15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights

Including international and one-way flights, all accommodation, all transfers, daily breakfast plus a farewell buffet dinner, a small group experience, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

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  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
  • 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Prepare for divine sites, extraordinary wildlife encounters and unique cultural experiences on a 15 day Classic India and Nepal tour.

Feel your eyes go wide with wonder as you get your first taste of Kathmandu’s bustling cityscape. The Nepalese capital has long been a haven for free-spirited travellers, mad mountain-climbers and hikers, and those seeking to soak up the deep spirituality of this fascinating city. Travel into the Kathmandu Valley to see two of its ancient kingdoms, including Patan, and learn more about its myriad shrines and stupas. Take in the temples surrounding Kathmandu’s main Durbar Square, and cross your fingers for a glimpse of the Kumari at the temple devoted to this human incarnation of the goddess Taleju. Swap the chaos of the city for the stillness of Chitwan National Park, the first of its kind to be established in Nepal. An expert naturalist will be on-hand to pass on incredible insight into the park’s eco-systems and wildlife, and is another set of eyes to help you spot some of the park’s most famous residents – Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinos, elephants, pythons and more. Finally, have a night in Nepal’s third-largest city of Pokhara and see two of its most famous attractions in Bindabasani Temple and the striking Devi’s Falls.

The tour itinerary then takes you across borders on a flight to Delhi in India. Give your senses time to adjust to the smorgasbord of sights and sounds that make up the Indian capital city. Tick off some of the city’s most significant landmarks on a guided tour that covers the likes of Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk. It is then onto Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan that earned itself the nickname of the ‘Pink City’ thanks to the red sandstone architecture that dominates its streetscapes. Jump into a Jeep for a trip up to the entrance of Amber Fort and take a moment to gaze across the panoramic view offered by this commanding fortress. Return to the city for guided visits around to Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Plus, have an entire day of free time to spend as you like uncovering more of Jaipur’s historical, cultural or culinary charms. Make a pitstop in Fatehpur Sikri to discover why this former palace and royal capital was abandoned soon after it was completed in the 16th century, and arrive in Agra in anticipation of seeing two of India’s most prolific monuments: the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Your first sighting of the Taj Mahal is a moment you’re unlikely to ever forget and your visit inside this sprawling complex is sure to be one of admiration and awe. Your time in India is capped off with a buffet dinner, enjoyed with your other travelling companions, upon your return to Delhi.

Those wanting to see more of India can extend their time away to an 18 day tour itinerary, which includes 3 nights in Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in Hinduism.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Kathmandu

Leave home for the airport with time to spare and board your international flights bound for Nepal! You land in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu and are greeted upon arrival by a tour representative, who offers you a khada, a traditional ceremonial scarf used to symbolise purity and compassion in Buddhist culture. You are then transferred to the hotel for check in and have the remainder of the day to rest.

Day 2: Kathmandu (B)

The group takes breakfast at the hotel and then heads out into the city for jam-packed day of sightseeing, including the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

The first destination is Patan (or Lalitpur), one of three royal cities located in Kathmandu Valley. Patan is known as an artists’ city and is sprinkled with Buddhist and Hindu temples, as well as more than 1000 monuments made from wood and stone carvings. The city also enjoys a reputation for its exemplary arts and handicraft industries. Visit the Patan Durbar Square to see its courtyards and pagoda temples, and learn about how the former royal palace has been transformed into a museum. You will also learn about the recovery efforts in Patan, following the recent earthquake. Next, travel to Swayambhunath. This hilltop religious complex features a stupa, multiple shrines and temples, and a Tibetan monastery, plus a museum and library. It is one of the most significant structures in the Kathmandu Valley, and the stupa in particular – with its 2,500-year-old history and paintings of Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows – is highly regarded. The group continues to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. This site is actually made up of three smaller squares, each housing palaces, temples and courtyards. Some of the things to see while exploring the area include the former royal elephant stables, Freak Street (a go-to for hippies during the 1970s), and Kumari Ghar, the temple that houses the living goddess of Kathmandu. Lucky visitors may even catch a glimpse of the Kumari – a young local girl believed to be the incarnation of Hindu goddess Durga – in the first-floor windows.

Optional: Mountain Flight to Mt Everest
Wake up early for your first day in Kathmandu to board a one-hour flight that takes you to Nepal’s most legendary summit, Mt. Everest. Soar over the world’s highest peak and other points across the Himalayas, including Gauri Shankar, Nuptse, Lhotse, Chamlang and Ama Dablam, on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park (B, L, D)

Leave Kathmandu and set out for Chitwan National Park this morning. The drive from the capital to this world-famous reserve takes about five hours. It was the first established national park in Nepal, and is especially known for its thickly-blanketed forests, grassy plains and rare wildlife, including Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros. Some of the other residents you might spy while exploring the park include wild elephants, leopards, sloth bears, rhesus monkey, pythons and mugger crocodiles. Arrive at your lodge accommodation and meet your expert naturalist guide to be briefed on what you can expect from your time in the park.

Day 4: Chitwan National Park (B, L, D)

You have breakfast at the lodge and then venture out into the park, accompanied by your guide. Make sure you stay vigilant as you travel throughout the park, keeping a lookout for wildlife and birdlife.

Day 5: Chitwan National Park – Pokhara (B)

Say goodbye to Chitwan National Park as you depart for your next destination, Pokhara. This journey takes about five hours. Pokhara is the third-largest city in Nepal and is used as a launching pad for discovering the Annapurna Range. Here, in this area of the Himalayas, visitors will find three out of the 10 highest mountains in the world; it is a magnet for trekkers, hikers and adventure-seekers. Check into the hotel upon arrival and have some time to freshen up before taking off on a half-day sightseeing excursion. Take in the Bindabasani Temple and the views offered by its hilltop perch, and admire the cascades at Devi’s Falls (also called Davi’s Falls) or throw a coin into the luck pond. A visit to a Tibetan refugee settlement is also included.

Day 6: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)

It is an early start as the group rises to make the drive out to Sarangkot in time to catch the glorious sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast before checking out and hitting the road back to Kathmandu. This journey takes approximately seven hours, and travellers have free time in the afternoon once back in the Nepalese capital. Escape the chaos of the city with a walk through the peaceful Garden of Dreams, shop for souvenirs and keepsakes along Asan Tole, or track down plates of delicious steamed momos (Nepalese dumplings), fried sel roti and Gorkhali lamb. Tonight is your final evening in Nepal.

Day 7: Kathmandu – airplane-takeoff – Delhi (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport, so you can board a one-way flight to Delhi in India. Touch down at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi and be met by a representative who will take you to the hotel for check in.

Day 8: Delhi (B)

Get to know the history and culture of Delhi on a city tour this morning. Begin in New Delhi at Humayun’s Tomb. Constructed in 1570 and thought to have inspired the design of the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb is a unique garden-tomb – the first of its kind in India. Look up at Qutab Minar, a tower of victory built in 1193, and drive into Raisina Hill to take in its colonial architecture and homes, including the now residence of the President of India. You also drive past India Gate, the war memorial arch.

Make the jump into Old Delhi with a stop at Raj Ghat, the humble memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and drive past the Red Fort. There is a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan – the ruler later responsible for the Taj Mahal. Meander through the narrow laneways of Chandni Chowk, a mile-long thoroughfare commonly called ‘Silver Street’. Those that want to give their feet a rest can opt to be taken around Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw.

Day 9: Delhi – Jaipur (B)

Breakfast is taken at the hotel before the group leaves the capital behind and travels towards Jaipur. This journey is expected to take about six hours. Arrive in Jaipur and be taken to the hotel for check in. You have the rest of the day as free time to begin your discovery of the Pink City. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is known for its intricately-designed palaces and honey-hued buildings.

Day 10: Jaipur (B)

Be taken out to Amer Fort after breakfast. This sight is arguably the most famous and most visited in Jaipur, strategically located on a hill near the city and commanding a magnificent outlook over the surrounding landscape. The Fort was originally commissioned for the successful general of a Mughal emperor, and was later the residence of the Rajput Maharajas and the royal families. You are taken up to the main entrance in a Jeep and then tour the palace and its network of gardens and courtyards. Return to the hotel to freshen up before a city tour of Jaipur. Catch a glimpse of Hawa Mahal, one of the city’s most emblematic sights. Also known as the Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal is iconic for its honeycomb-like façade and carved balconies – all once used by women of the royal court who wished to hide their faces from the public below. Another stop of the city tour is Jantar Mantar Observatory. Here, you will learn about Jai Singh – the prince and founder of Jaipur. The final stop of the day is City Palace, now part museum that holds a collection of fine Rajput and Moghul paintings, as well as manuscripts, armour, carpets and clothes once worn by Maharajas and Maharanis. You have the evening as leisure time.

Day 11: Jaipur (B)

Today is yours as free time. Opt to visit Nahargarh or Jaigarh Forts, head out to the Monkey Temple located near the Sun Temple, or meander through local markets selling everything from spices and fresh flowers, to knick-knacks and handicrafts. Don’t forget to try some of Jaipur’s local cuisine specialties: pyaaz kachori (fried snacks filled with onion stuffing), gol gappa (pastries filled with chickpeas), mutton tikka, and pretzel-shaped jalebi.

Day 12: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (B)

Move from Jaipur to the next destination of your Indian tour, Agra. Enroute the group makes a pitstop in the now-abandoned Fatehpur Sikri. This red sandstone city was built in the desert as the intended capital and palace for Emperor Akbar. The construction of the city included palaces and mosques, however the site was abandoned by its king and residents once the local wells went dry. Today, much of the city remains just how it was more than 300 years ago – offering an incredible peek into what life was like in the area during the 16th century. The group continues to Agra afterwards. Agra was the former capital of the Mughal Empire and is synonymous with India’s most iconic landmark, the Taj Mahal.

Day 13: Agra – Delhi (B, D)

Wake up this morning in anticipation of seeing the Taj Mahal! This marvellous marble structure is recognisable the world over, and your visit to this wonder will see you learn about its construction and lay out. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1631 following the death of Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, Mumtaz. Be in awe of the intricacy of the complex’s design as you walk around the grounds, inside the mausoleum, and take a moment’s respite to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. Following your time at the Taj Mahal there is a short tonga (a traditional horse-drawn light carriage) through the city ahead of a tour of Agra Fort. This historical fort is another of Agra’s foremost landmarks and was the primary residence of Mughal emperors until 1638. Explore its ramparts, courtyards and gardens as you learn about the fort’s legacy (including how Shah Jahan was imprisoned here by his son). Return to the hotel to collect your luggage and the undertake the return drive back to Delhi. This trip takes about three to four hours, and you have free time upon arrival until tonight’s farewell dinner. It is your final evening in India.

Day 14: Delhi – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport at the appropriate time to catch your return flights to Australia.

Day 15: Australia

Arrive home in Australia today.

 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Kathmandu

Leave home for the airport with time to spare and board your international flights bound for Nepal! You land in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu and are greeted upon arrival by a tour representative, who offers you a khada, a traditional ceremonial scarf used to symbolise purity and compassion in Buddhist culture. You are then transferred to the hotel for check in and have the remainder of the day to rest.

Day 2: Kathmandu (B)

The group takes breakfast at the hotel and then heads out into the city for jam-packed day of sightseeing, including the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.

The first destination is Patan, one of three royal cities located in Kathmandu Valley. Patan is known as an artists’ city and is sprinkled with Buddhist and Hindu temples, as well as more than 1000 monuments made from wood and stone carvings. The city also enjoys a reputation for its exemplary arts and handicraft industries. Visit the Patan Durbar Square to see its courtyards and pagoda temples, and learn about how the former royal palace has been transformed into a museum. You will also learn about the recovery efforts in Patan, following the recent earthquake. Next, travel to Swayambhunath. This hilltop religious complex features a stupa, multiple shrines and temples, and a Tibetan monastery, plus a museum and library. It is one of the most significant structures in the Kathmandu Valley, and the stupa in particular – with its 2,500-year-old history and paintings of Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows – is highly regarded. The group continues to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. This site is actually made up of three smaller squares, each housing palaces, temples and courtyards. Some of the things to see while exploring the area include the former royal elephant stables, Freak Street (a go-to for hippies during the 1970s), and Kumari Ghar, the temple that houses the living goddess of Kathmandu. Lucky visitors may even catch a glimpse of the Kumari – a young local girl believed to be the incarnation of Hindu goddess Durga – in the first-floor windows.

Optional: Mountain Flight to Mt Everest
Wake up early for your first day in Kathmandu to board a one-hour flight that takes you to Nepal’s most legendary summit, Mt. Everest. Soar over the world’s highest peak and other points across the Himalayas, including Gauri Shankar, Nuptse, Lhotse, Chamlang and Ama Dablam, on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park (B, L, D)

Leave Kathmandu and set out for Chitwan National Park this morning. The drive from the capital to this world-famous reserve takes about five hours. It was the first established national park in Nepal, and is especially known for its thickly-blanketed forests, grassy plains and rare wildlife, including Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros. Some of the other residents you might spy while exploring the park include wild elephants, leopards, sloth bears, rhesus monkey, pythons and mugger crocodiles. Arrive at your lodge accommodation and meet your expert naturalist guide to be briefed on what you can expect from your time in the park.

Day 4: Chitwan National Park (B, L, D)

You have breakfast at the lodge and then venture out into the park, accompanied by your guide. Make sure you stay vigilant as you travel throughout the park, keeping a lookout for wildlife and birdlife.

Day 5: Chitwan National Park – Pokhara (B)

Say goodbye to Chitwan National Park as you depart for your next destination, Pokhara. This journey takes about five hours. Pokhara is the third-largest city in Nepal and is used as a launching pad for discovering the Annapurna Range. Here, in this area of the Himalayas, visitors will find three out of the 10 highest mountains in the world; it is a magnet for trekkers, hikers and adventure-seekers. Check into the hotel upon arrival and have some time to freshen up before taking off on a half-day sightseeing excursion. Take in the Bindabasani Temple and the views offered by its hilltop perch, and admire the cascades at Devi’s Falls (also called Davi’s Falls) or throw a coin into the luck pond. A visit to a Tibetan refugee settlement is also included.

Day 6: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)

It is an early start as the group rises to make the drive out to Sarangkot in time to catch the glorious sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast before checking out and hitting the road back to Kathmandu. This journey takes approximately seven hours, and travellers have free time in the afternoon once back in the Nepalese capital. Escape the chaos of the city with a walk through the peaceful Garden of Dreams, shop for souvenirs and keepsakes along Asan Tole, or track down plates of delicious steamed momos (Nepalese dumplings), fried sel roti and Gorkhali lamb. Tonight is your final evening in Nepal.

Day 7: Kathmandu – airplane-takeoff – Delhi (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport, so you can board a one-way flight to Delhi in India. Touch down at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi and be met by a representative who will take you to the hotel for check in.

Day 8: Delhi (B)

Get to know the history and culture of Delhi on a city tour this morning. Begin in New Delhi at Humayun’s Tomb. Constructed in 1570 and thought to have inspired the design of the Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb is a unique garden-tomb – the first of its kind in India. Look up at Qutab Minar, a tower of victory built in 1193, and drive into Raisina Hill to take in its colonial architecture and homes, including the now residence of the President of India. You also drive past India Gate, the war memorial arch.

Make the jump into Old Delhi with a stop at Raj Ghat, the humble memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and drive past the Red Fort. There is a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan – the ruler later responsible for the Taj Mahal. Meander through the narrow laneways of Chandni Chowk, a mile-long thoroughfare commonly called ‘Silver Street’. Those that want to give their feet a rest can opt to be taken around Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw.

Day 9: Delhi – Jaipur (B)

Breakfast is taken at the hotel before the group leaves the capital behind and travels towards Jaipur. This journey is expected to take about six hours. Arrive in Jaipur and be taken to the hotel for check in. You have the rest of the day as free time to begin your discovery of the Pink City. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is known for its intricately-designed palaces and honey-hued buildings.

Day 10: Jaipur (B)

Be taken out to Amer Fort after breakfast. This sight is arguably the most famous and most visited in Jaipur, strategically located on a hill near the city and commanding a magnificent outlook over the surrounding landscape. The Fort was originally commissioned for the successful general of a Mughal emperor, and was later the residence of the Rajput Maharajas and the royal families. You are taken up to the main entrance in a Jeep and then tour the palace and its network of gardens and courtyards. Return to the hotel to freshen up before a city tour of Jaipur. Catch a glimpse of Hawa Mahal, one of the city’s most emblematic sights. Also known as the Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal is iconic for its honeycomb-like façade and carved balconies – all once used by women of the royal court who wished to hide their faces from the public below. Another stop of the city tour is Jantar Mantar Observatory. Here, you will learn about Jai Singh – the prince and founder of Jaipur. The final stop of the day is City Palace, now part museum that holds a collection of fine Rajput and Moghul paintings, as well as manuscripts, armour, carpets and clothes once worn by Maharajas and Maharanis. You have the evening as leisure time.

Day 11: Jaipur (B)

Today is yours as free time. Opt to visit Nahargarh or Jaigarh Forts, head out to the Monkey Temple located near the Sun Temple, or meander through local markets selling everything from spices and fresh flowers, to knick-knacks and handicrafts. Don’t forget to try some of Jaipur’s local cuisine specialties: pyaaz kachori (fried snacks filled with onion stuffing), gol gappa (pastries filled with chickpeas), mutton tikka, and pretzel-shaped jalebi.

Day 12: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (B)

Move from Jaipur to the next destination of your Indian tour, Agra. Enroute the group makes a pitstop in the now-abandoned Fatehpur Sikri. This red sandstone city was built in the desert as the intended capital and palace for Emperor Akbar. The construction of the city included palaces and mosques, however the site was abandoned by its king and residents once the local wells went dry. Today, much of the city remains just how it was more than 300 years ago – offering an incredible peek into what life was like in the area during the 16th century. The group continues to Agra afterwards. Agra was the former capital of the Mughal Empire and is synonymous with India’s most iconic landmark, the Taj Mahal.

Day 13: Agra – Delhi (B, D)

Wake up this morning in anticipation of seeing the Taj Mahal! This marvellous marble structure is recognisable the world over, and your visit to this wonder will see you learn about its construction and lay out. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1631 following the death of Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, Mumtaz. Be in awe of the intricacy of the complex’s design as you walk around the grounds, inside the mausoleum, and take a moment’s respite to soak in the beauty of your surroundings. Following your time at the Taj Mahal there is a short tonga (a traditional horse-drawn light carriage) through the city ahead of a tour of Agra Fort. This historical fort is another of Agra’s foremost landmarks and was the primary residence of Mughal emperors until 1638. Explore its ramparts, courtyards and gardens as you learn about the fort’s legacy (including how Shah Jahan was imprisoned here by his son). Return to the hotel to collect your luggage and the undertake the return drive back to Delhi. This trip takes about three to four hours, and you have free time upon arrival until tonight’s farewell dinner.

Day 14: Delhi – airplane-takeoff – Varanasi (B)

A transfer takes you to the airport, so you can catch a quick internal flight to Varanasi. You are met and transferred to the hotel upon arrival. Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in India, set along the banks of the sacred Ganges river. It is a magnet for pilgrims, worshippers and travellers, all seeking to experience the deep spirituality of this enigmatic city. Seek out the Dashashwamedh Ghat later on to witness the evening aarti ceremony. This ritual is a true spectacle to behold, as priests make commitments to Lord Shiva, accompanied by brass lamps and mantra chants. Devotees and spectators make their own offerings to the Ganges by releasing tiny oil lamps and flowers into the sacred waters.

Day 15: Varanasi (B)

Your first excursion of the day is an early morning boat ride along the Ganges. Cruise past the ghats used for bathing or puja ceremonies, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the two ghats used for cremation ceremonies. Return to the hotel for breakfast afterwards. An afternoon outing takes you to Sarnath, one of the most significant sites in Buddhism. The deer park here is where Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon after achieving enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Sarnath is located just 12 kilometres away from Varanasi, and some of the things to see here include the remains of the Dharmarajika Stupa and Mulagandha Kuti Vihara. There is also a museum. You have the rest of the day as free time.

Day 16: Varanasi – Delhi (B)

Be transferred to the airport to catch a return flight to Delhi. A hotel transfer awaits your arrival, and you then have the remainder of the day to use as independent exploration. Take advantage of this time to fit in any last-minute sightseeing – Khari Baoli, Sunder Nursery, Lodi Garden – or seek out a market for souvenir shopping.

Day 17: Delhi – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel and then take the airport transfer, in time to board your return flights to Australia.

Day 18: Australia

Arrive home in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights; plus one-way flight from Kathmandu to Delhi and all transfers within Nepal and India
  • 13 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels and lodges
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals while in Chitwan and a farewell group dinner in Delhi
  • Small group experience with maximum of 24 travellers
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary, including elephant feeding, boat safari, jungle and village walks in Chitwan, a rickshaw ride in Delhi, Jeep ride in Jaipur to Amer Fort, and a tonga ride in Agra
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transport with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All monument entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Option to extend to the 18 day itinerary to include time in Varanasi, with return flights

Highlights:

  • Head into the Kathmandu Valley to explore its ancient kingdoms and divine temples, and wander the Nepalese capital’s historic Durbar Square to see its palaces, courtyards and shrines
  • Venture into the wild landscape of Chitwan National Park and move into this world-famous reserve on the lookout for one-horned rhinos, Bengal tigers, leopards and antelope
  • See Bindabasani Temple and Devi’s Falls while in Pokhara, the third-largest city in Nepal and gateway to the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas
  • Fly to Delhi and delve into its mix of old and new on a guided city tour that encompasses Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk
  • Travel to Jaipur, the Rajasthan capital known as the Pink City thanks to its red sandstone forts, palaces and other sights
  • Wander the network of courtyards and gardens at the magnificent Amber Fort, and also see Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory on a city tour of Jaipur
  • Make a stop at Fatehpur Sikri enroute to Agra, and marvel at the inimitable Taj Mahal and Agra Fort on a day of sightseeing around this ancient city
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Payment Information:

  • A deposit of $299 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 2-3 weeks of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour Excludes:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Single Supplement:

15 day itinerary – $849 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.
18 day itinerary – $999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price. 

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Group size: 2 -24 people

Tour Only: To purchase this tour without the return international flights, click here. By selecting this option, all airport transfers (if applicable) will be forfeited. Please refer to the live calendar to view and select Tour Only start date. Please note, all other internal flights in India will be included as part of Tour Only package. 

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Kathmandu: Akama Hotel or similar 
Chitwan: Jagatpur Lodge or similar 
Pokhara: Atithi Resort or similar 
Delhi: WelcomHotel Dwarka or similar 
Jaipur: Clarks Amer or similar 
Agra: Clarks Shiraz or similar 
Varanasi: Hotel Madin or similar 

Please note, all hotel ratings are based local star ratings

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Maximum Room Capacity: 2 people 

Triple Share: Not available 

Child Policy: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

Important tour notes: The driving times mentioned are approximate times and do not include breaks in the journey for sightseeing, photo/tea/meal/rest stops. There may be delays in transfer time due to road conditions, road repair/widening works, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that at the moment there are numerous areas where road conditions are not very good due to road widening/repair works and you may experience rough and bumpy drives. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in India & Nepal.

Optional Tour:

Himalaya Flight Optional Activity – $380 per person.

Himalaya Flight also known as Everest experience flight, offers an hour of breathtaking views of the scenic beauty of the mighty mountains. The flight gives the best opportunity to get the closest and the best view of Mount Everest (8,848m) and other peaks such as; Shisa Pangma (8,013m), Gauri Shanker (7,134m), Melungtse (7,023m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Pumori (8,171m), Nuptse (7,855m), Lhotse (8,516m) and Amadablam (6,856m). Mountain flights operate from Kathmandu in the morning. Prices include transfers. 

Optional tours are subject to availability, weather conditions and minimum numbers.  
Optional Tours requested within 65 days of travel cannot be accepted.
You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here. For more information see the itinerary.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Tipping: Tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. AUD 5-10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

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Travel Dates

 

2020:

11 February 
25 February 
10 March 
24 March 
7 April 
28 April 
12 May 
26 May 
9 June 
23 June 
14 July 
28 July 
11 August 
25 August 
8 September 
22 September 
13 October 
27 October 
10 November 
24 November 

Surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

Tour Only option – Navigate to the Fine Print tab and proceed to “click here” for Tour Only option to view live availability.  Note, Tour Only option commences on Day 1 of the flight-inclusive itinerary.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Singapore Airlines, Air India, Southern China and their codeshare partners or similar 
  • Adelaide – A $250 interstate surcharge per person applies
  • Varanasi extension flights: Indigo Airline, Spice Jet Airlines, Air Vistara or Air India and internal flight information will be provided together with the final documentation. Check-in luggage allowance is 15 kg and 7 kg carry-on per person
  • International flights and Kathmandu to Delhi flight includes luggage allowance of 20 kg and 7 kg carry-on per person
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable

 Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Tour Only:

  • Tour only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport
  • All tour only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights; plus one-way flight from Kathmandu to Delhi and all transfers within Nepal and India
  • 13 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels and lodges
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus all meals while in Chitwan and a farewell group dinner in Delhi
  • Small group experience with maximum of 24 travellers
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary, including elephant feeding, boat safari, jungle and village walks in Chitwan, a rickshaw ride in Delhi, Jeep ride in Jaipur to Amer Fort, and a tonga ride in Agra
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transport with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All monument entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Option to extend to the 18 day itinerary to include time in Varanasi, with return flights

 

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