Delhi to Kathmandu Yolo Adventure
India is less a place to see than a place to do, and this fast-paced 15-day tour ensures you live every moment to the fullest. With other youthful travellers, you'll sail the Ganges, have the opportunity to take a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park, and breathe deeply in the Himalayas of Nepal. It's a mix of classics like the Taj Majal and backpacker faves like Pushkar wrapped up in a riot of colour. And we do the planning but leave the choice of excursions up to you. Don't explore South Asia live it.
Train, metro, local bus, charter bus, rickshaw.
Simple hotels or guesthouse (twin-share) (11 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), homestay (2 nt).
Explore the vibrant streets of urban India, sail down the Ganges, get a glimpse of traditional life in small villages, experience a jeep safari in Chitwan NP, Learn to make traditional Nepalese dumplings, marvel at Nepal's mountain views.
G Adventures for Good: Barauli Community Homestay, Royal Chitwan National Park G Adventures for Good: Barauli Village Orientation Walk, Royal Chitwan National Park G Adventures for Good: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Pokhara. India Gate and Connaught Place visit. Guided tour of the Amber Fort and the Taj Mahal. Savitri Temple sunrise hike. Visit to Buddha's birthplace. Orientation walks in Pushkar, Jaipur, Varanasi, Pokhara, and Kathmandu. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Delhi
Arrive at any time. Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in the evening.
Day 2 Delhi/Pushkar
Take in the great vibe of this town on an orientation walk. Opt for an afternoon camel ride.
Day 3 Pushkar/Jaipur
Hike up to Savitri Temple in the morning to watch a gorgeous sunrise in Pushkar, then travel on to Jaipur. Enjoy an orientation walk.
Day 4 Jaipur
Take a guided tour of the Amber Fort, then enjoy some free time to explore Jaipur.
Day 5 Jaipur/Agra
Enjoy a guided tour of the impressive Taj Mahal.
Day 6 Agra/Varanasi
Opt to visit Agra Fort and Baby Taj. Take an overnight train to Varanasi.
Day 7 Varanasi
Take an orientation walk along ghats and the old city. Head to the temples and explore, or hop on a boat and sail the Ganges at sunrise or sunset.
Day 8 Varanasi
Enjoy more free time to explore Varanasi.
Day 9 Varanasi/Lumbini
Step back in time and check out Buddha's birthplace.
Day 10 Lumbini/Chitwan National Park
Take an orientation walk of Barauli town, then opt for a bike ride. Enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community.
Day 12 Chitwan National Park/Pokhara
Get your bearings in town on an orientation walk. Opt to go paragliding or catch a Himalayan sunrise up Mt Sarangkot.
Day 13 Pokhara (1L)
Visit the Sisterhood of Survivors Project, a grassroots organization that trains survivors of human-trafficking to become certified paralegals. Explore Pokhara during free time in the afternoon. Opt to go paragliding over Pokhara lake.
Day 14 Pokhara/Kathmandu
Travel the last leg of the trip through the wild, rugged Himalayan landscape to Nepal's capital and largest city, Kathmandu. Get a feel for the city on an orientation walk.
Day 15 Kathmandu
Depart at any time. Opt for an Everest flight this morning, if weather permits.
Day 11 Chitwan National Park
Enjoy a free day to explore the surrounding village and rice paddies before spending another night with the Tharu community. Opt to take a jeep safari through Chitwan National Park.