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19 Day Inspiring India & Nepal Small Group Tour

19 Day Inspiring India & Nepal Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
996 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group experience, with no more than 14 people
✓ Incredible sightseeing including a sunset visit to the Taj Mahal, guided touring of the Amber Fort and the City Palace in Jaipur, two game drives in search of the illusive Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore National Park and guided tours of both Old and New Delhi including a spice market and food tour in Chandni Chowk, panoramic views of the Himalayas from Nagarkot at sunrise and sunset, wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park and the highlight - a spectacular scenic flight to view Mount Everest
✓ 16 nights accommodation in handpicked 3 to 5-star accommodation including a 3 nights in a stunning historic mansion in Jaipur and 2 nights in a safari lodge whilst in Chitwan National Park
✓ Daily breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners including a cooking class class followed by dinner in an Indian home and a farewell dinner in Jaipur
✓ Meet and greet on arrival into New Delhi
✓ Return airport transfers by private vehicle 
✓ Domestic flight from Jaipur to New Delhi
✓ International flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu
✓ The services of a professional English-speaking guide throughout
✓ Sightseeing & all entry fees as per the itinerary
✓ Dedicated, comfortable air conditioned transportation

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

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Itinerary

Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa or Similar

Welcome to India and the country's cosmopolitan capital, New Delhi!

On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you will be met in the arrivals hall by a local representative and transferred by private vehicle to your luxury 5-star hotel located in the heart of this dynamic city. 

Today is at your leisure with time to relax and explore on your own.

Arrival airport transfers are included as part of your package. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please note: if you are arriving early and have made your own arrangements prior to your tour commencing, airport transfers will not be included. However, if you are purchasing pre-nights accommodation as part of your Inspiring Vacations package, airport transfers will still be provided to the starting hotel.

Hotel
The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting your guide and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a full day exploration of this incredible city. 

Begin your day with a guided tour of New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind.  Enjoy a photo stop at the imposing India Gate, drive past the Parliament buildings and the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence) and visit a step well in very close vicinity of India Gate “Agrasen ki Baoli”. 

Later we drive to visit Gandhi Smriti, Mahatma Gandhi spent his last 144 days in this mansion and today it is converted into a National Memorial. Proceed to Humayun’s tomb, the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and today a World Heritage Site. It was the first great example of a new distinctive style, which developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty. 

Following our tour of New Delhi, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then later continue with a guided tour of the Old city of Shahjahanabad. Walk past the Red Fort and through the main street of Chandni Chowk visiting Jain temple from outside and to Sikh temple. We then proceed to Paranthe wali Gali, Kinari Bazar, a colourful spice market of Old city where your guide will show you the hundreds of colourful spices that are used in everyday Indian cuisine and take an opportunity to taste the local snacks at one of these shops. 

Following your tour, return to your hotel late this afternoon for an evening at leisure. 

Hotel
Clarks Shiraz or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast you will be driven to the Mughal city of Agra arriving early afternoon. 

Upon arrival, check into your hotel with time to freshen up before we head out on a guided tour of the city. 

Our first stop is the impressive UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort. This historical fort was built by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD from sandstone as a majestic ode to the magnificence of the Mughal empire. It served as the main residence of the rulers of the Mughal dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi.  

No visit is complete without a stop at the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, this masterpiece in marble and one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Enjoy a guided tour of this incredible complex as the sun sets over the city, then return to your hotel for an evening of leisure.

Hotel
Ranthambhore Tiger Inn Comfort Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For those wishing to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, an optional guided tour is available. Please refer to the below description for more information. 

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and later you will be driven to Ranthambore National Park at Sawai Madhopur arriving late this afternoon. En route, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant before arriving at our hotel late this afternoon located a 10 minute drive from the famous park gates. 

Once considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park is a major wildlife tourist attraction that has drawn the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers offering a huge variety of wild animals including tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles.

Enjoy an included dinner this evening at the hotel and be sure to have an early night in preparation for your incredible safari experience that awaits you tomorrow! 

Optional Tour - Sunrise Tour of Taj Mahal

Early this morning, proceed on a spectacular sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal, celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. Emperor Shah Jahan built this exquisite white marble mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was commissioned in 1631 and took 20,000 artisans, 22 years to complete. Witness the dramatic interplay of light as the sun rises and casts its golden rays over the pearl white tomb, recreating the magic of the Taj.

Start Time: 5.00am
End Time: 8.00am
Includes: hotel transfers, guide & entrance fees

Hotel
Ranthambhore Tiger Inn Comfort Resort or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up early today to undertake an experience you’ll never forget, a thrilling jungle safari in open top roof canters through Ranthambore National Park. Drive to the dense jungle of Ranthambore for tiger tracking and bird watching accompanied by a naturalist guide. The scrub woodlands of Ranthambore were the erstwhile hunting reserve of Maharajas of Jaipur. Today, it is a sanctuary for India’s exotic wildlife, and famous for spotting the majestic predator – the tiger. The park is also home to a large variety of other animals, including sambar deer, panthers, marsh crocodiles, jungle cats, civets, wild boar, sloth bears and leopards, as well as being a birdwatcher’s delight with more than 250 species nesting there. 

Following the visit, return to your hotel for breakfast and spend the rest of the morning relaxing and enjoying the facilities of the hotel. 

After lunch, we head back to Ranthambore National Park for an afternoon safari with your naturalist guide. The afternoon gives you a different perspective on the wildlife as the sun begins to set and the nocturnal animals become more active. 

After your game drive, we return to the hotel for dinner. 

Please note: Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve opens from 1st October and closes on 30th June each year. During the months of July to September, gates 6 - 10 remain open and all wildlife drives will occur via these gates only. In cases of heavy rainfall, wildlife drives can be cancelled by the Forest Department without notice.

Hotel
Shahpura House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, an additional optional game drive can be booked. Please refer to the below description for more information. 

After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Jaipur arriving early this afternoon. On arrival we check into our Inspiring Stay, a beautifully restored early 19th Century Palace which offers a magical experience of the bygone regal era of Rajasthan to its guests.

Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as ‘the pink city’ as its prominent buildings are washed in this colour. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur is steeped in Rajput history and is characterised by sites such as the City Palace with its astronomical Observatory, Hawa Mahal and the beautiful Amber Fort. 

In the evening, an Inspiring Taste awaits as we drive to a local house to experience the art of authentic Indian cooking.  Get yourself acquainted with Indian spices and local Rajasthani cuisine as your host will demonstrate how to cook an Indian dish.  You can also join in preparing ingredients and participate in cooking then all enjoy your efforts over dinner together. 

Optional Tour - Ranthambore National Park Morning Drive

Morning game drive through Ranthambore National Park in an open top roof canter with a naturalist guide. Enjoy another opportunity to sight the illusive Bengal Tiger. Other wildlife that inhabit the park include leopards, striped hyenas, sambar deer, chital, nilgai, common or hanuman langurs, macaques, jackals, jungle cats, caracals, sloth bears, black bucks as well as a plethora of birdlife and reptiles. 

Start Time: 6.00am
End Time: 9.30am
Includes: hotel transfers, entrance fees, Naturalist Guide 

Optional Tour - Evening Sound & Light Show at Amber Fort

A spectacle of great visual delight, the Amber Fort & Palace Complex in Jaipur, hosts a breathtaking son-et-lumière. The Amber fort has been home to 28 kings of the Kachwaha dynasty until their capital was moved to Jaipur. The sound and light show at Amber Fort is a glorious attempt in reviving the pride, history and traditions of Amber. The show highlights the local legends, folklore, and celebrates the maestros of folk music, who, to this day, continue to give Rajasthan its unique identity. The show has been set in a spectacular location, with a brilliant view of Amber Fort & Palace Complex in the front, the rising Jaigarh on the left, and magnificent hills behind it.

Start Time: 6.30pm - 7.30pm (depending on time of year) 
End Time: show duration is approximately 1 hour 
Includes: hotel transfers and entrance fees

Hotel
Shahpura House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

An exciting day awaits you on a full day of discovery of the beautiful “Pink City'' with your guide. Begin your sightseeing tour with a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with lattice screens, domes and spires. The town around Amber Fort consists of beautiful small temples and a step well called Panna Meena. Amer was a flourishing settlement originally occupied by the Meena tribe. Explore this atmospheric ancient town as you pass numerous local shops selling traditional sweets, historic temples, havelis, and water harvesting structures amidst the natural beauty of Aravali Mountain range with your guide. Continue your sightseeing tour with a visit to the fabulous Amber Fort. At the foot of the hill, you will be taken by jeep up to the main gate and tour the chambers and hallways of the palace, famous for the excellence of its design and decoration

Following our visit, we stop for lunch at a local restaurant before exploring the exquisite City Palace, a synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, consisting of an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces. The Museum has a collection of Rajasthani costumes, armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles.  Later, visit the Royal Observatory also known as “Jantar Mantar”, a stone astronomical and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century before returning back to your beautiful Haveli for an evening of relaxation. 

An optional sound and light show at Amber Fort is available this evening. Please refer to the below description for more information. 

Hotel
Shahpura House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of your heritage Haveli, then we embark on a morning heritage walk in the pink city. 

Starting from the massive Tripolia Gate, make your way through the bustling lanes of Jaipur as you walk past the beautiful old temples and painted havelis. Wander through the streets as you see some of the gorgeous temples on both side of the roads dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman, and the many forms of Lord Krishna. Appreciate the beautiful murals on their exterior walls as you continue to the big terracotta red building called the Jaipur College. Proceed through the narrow alleys seeing a collection of textiles, utensils, wedding attires and street food vendors. Choose to stay to continue exploring on your own and do some last minute shopping, or return back to your Haveli where the afternoon is yours to relax, unwind, and take in your last day in Jaipur. 

This evening, we gather for a special dinner at a typical Jaipurian restaurant.

Hotel
Lemon Tree Aerocity or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast this morning before we transfer to the airport for our included flight to Delhi. 

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel located close to the airport where the rest of the day is at leisure.  

Hotel
Hotel Thamel House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Your journey through India comes to an end this morning after breakfast. You will be met in the hotel lobby and transferred to Indira Gandhi International Airport in time for your included flight to Kathmandu, Nepal.

On arrival into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be met in the arrivals hall and transferred to your accommodation in Kathmandu.

There will be a pre-trip briefing after you have checked-in your accommodation - its location and time will be communicated to you closer to your arrival.

Hotel
Hotel Country Villa or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning you will meet your local guide, who will take you on your introductory tour of Kathmandu.

As you venture through the city, you will disembark the transportation and be able to venture around some World Heritage Sites such as; Bhaktapur Durbar Square and its’ collection of pagodas and shikharas, Changunarayan Temple and its’ richly decorated sculptures, Patan Durbar Square and its’ palace buildings and artistic courtyards. 

On arrival into Nagarkot, check into your accommodation before heading out just before sunset for a famous view of the Himalayas as the sun goes down.

Hotel
Hotel Hidden Kingdom or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today you head west towards the Pokhara - the gateway to Annapurna.

The drive is approximately 7-8 hours, however there will be regular stops at stunning vistas or noteable sights to break up the drive.

Hotel
Hotel Hidden Kingdom or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is spent exploring the natural wonders and sights of cultural significance surrounding Pokhara.

Your touring will include; both Begnas and Rupa Lake which lie to the north-east of the Pokhara Valley, at the foothills of the Begnas Mountain, Davis Falls (Patale Chhango) where you will marvel at the centuries of erosion and unique potholes, Gupteswar Cave and its hall-sized caverns and tight crawl spaces and Mahendra Cave which is renowned for its stalagmites and stalactites.

Culturally, you will visit two different museums; the first is the Pokhara Museum where you will learn the lifestyle and history of the Gurungs, Thakalis and Tharu. The other, the Gurkha Memorial Museum, which is dedicated to the famous Gurkha Warriors who earned their name during many battles fought during the World Wars and their operations since 1815. 

Overnight in this beautiful lake-side city.

Hotel
Landmark Forest Park or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Prior to sunrise, drive approximately 45 minutes to the base of your sunrise walk destination - Sarangkot View Point. The walk is approximately 25 minutes and will conclude at the best vista in Pokhara to view the Himalayas.

Weather permitting, you will be able to see the magical sight of the golden sun rising over white spires of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak), including views of the beautiful Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake. 

Return to your hotel for breakfast before commencing the drive to Chitwan National Park.

On arrival into Chitwan, you will be briefed by the accommodation’s Guest Relations Officer, who will detail your itinerary over the next few days.

Following lunch, you will be taken on a guide tour of a local village.

Dinner will be ready for you upon returning to the resort.

Hotel
Landmark Forest Park or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is spent exploring Nepal’s Chitwan National Park.

At sunrise, rise for your early morning safari. This is the best time to see animals at their most active - in search of food before the peak of the day lulls them into rest. Creatures that can be found in Chitwan National Park; various amphibians, Mugger Crocodile, Gharial, various types of lizards, various types of snakes (including the King Cobra), over 300 different avian breeds, Asian elephants, various species of monkeys, various species of deer, Asian black bears and sloth bears, leopards, Indian rhinoceros and famous Bengal tiger.

After breakfast, stroll through the forest en route to a local boat for a safari on the Narayani River.

Return to the resort in time for lunch and the afternoon at leisure.

Early this evening, you will be entertained by the Tharu Cultural Program. 

Hotel
Hotel Thamel House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Before breakfast, you will embark on another morning safari in search of endemic birds found in the national park.

Over 173 different bird species have been spied in the national park since records have been kept. Some of the most notable birds you may see include; the oriental pied hornbill, changeable hawk-eagle, spotted owlet, red junglefowl and the ruddy shelduck. 

Return to the resort in time for breakfast before heading back to Kathmandu.

Hotel
Hotel Thamel House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today is all about exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu.

Each of the sites you will visit today hold an important significance in Nepalese culture and history; the Bouddhanath Stupa - the largest stupa in the valley at 36 metres high. Swoyambhunath Stupa - also known as The Monkey Temple, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal, overlooks the Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath Temple - one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world, it is richly ornamented and houses the sacred ‘Linga’, or phallic symbol or Lord Shiva.

Conclude today by visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and its complex of palaces, courtyards and temples. It was built between the 12th and 18th centuries with the purpose of being the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. The stone inscriptions set into the wall of the palace are written in 15 languages. The square is the social, religious and urban hub of Kathmandu. 

Hotel
Hotel Thamel House or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your Everest flight. The one-hour flight takes you within the camera range of some of the highest peaks in the world, and cruising this close to the awe-inspiring mastiffs of rock and ice, is an out-of-this-world experience. This special mountain flight offers the closest possible aerial views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and many other giants, as well as the Tibetan Plateau.

After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. 

This evening you will have a farewell dinner with your fellow travel companions.

Meals
Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in time for your departure flight.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Small group experience, with no more than 14 people
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary 
  • 9 nights in 4 to 5 accommodation in India
  • 3 nights in a stunning historic mansion in Jaipur
  • 7 nights in 3-star accommodation in Nepal
  • 2 nights in a safari lodge whilst in Chitwan National Park
  • Daily breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Cooking class in Jaipur followed by dinner in an Indian home
  • Jungle and river safari whilst at Chitwan National Park
  • Bird watching excursion at Chitwan National Park
  • Scenic flight of Mount Everest
  • Domestic flight from Jaipur to New Delhi in economy class with 25kg checked baggage
  • International, economy class flight from New Delhi to Kathmandu inclusive of 23kg of checked baggage
  • Meet and greet on arrival at New Delhi Airport
  • Return airport transfers 
  • The services of a professional English-speaking guide throughout.
  • Dedicated, comfortable air conditioned transportation
  • All entrance fees to the sites listed (except optionals)

  • New Delhi - Enjoy a city tour in Old and New Delhi including the bustling bylanes of Chandni Chowk with a spice market visit and food tasting 
  • New Delhi - UNESCO listed Humayun’s Tomb
  • Agra - Witness the world’s most revered monument of love, the Taj Mahal at sunset 
  • Agra - Explore majestic Agra Fort
  • Ranthambore National Park - Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Bengal Tiger and other wildlife 
  • Jaipur - Admire the Jaipur’s hilltop citadel - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - See the Palace of Winds and visit the City Palace Museum
  • Jaipur - Experience a cooking class of traditional Rajasthani cuisine followed by dinner 
  • Jaipur - Walking tour of the “Pink City” with time at the local markets for shopping 
  • Kathmandu - learn about the World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur Durbar Square and its’ pagodas and temples
  • Kathmandu - drive through the Kathmandu Valley towards the Changu Narayan Temple; dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu
  • Nagarkot - there is, arguably, no better location to view the Himalayas
  • Pokhara - located in the middle of the religious, old bazaar is Bindhyabasini Temple which is dedicated to the goddess Bhagawati
  • Pokhara - Begnas and Rupa Lakes offer a different scenic experience instead of the peaked mountains
  • Pokhara - Gupteswar Cave is 3 km deep and has some caverns the size of grand halls
  • Sarangkot - a 25 minute hike takes you to the vista over Sarangkot where you view the spires of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre
  • Chitwan National Park - explore the national park in search of endemic animals
  • Chitwan National Park - take a boat safari in search of marine animals
  • Mount Everest - marvel at the earth’s highest peak during your scenic flight

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $382.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $764.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, CLICK HERE.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

Fitness Requirements
3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping

India Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. At the commencement of your tour you will be asked to provide tipping to your guide towards a ‘kitty’, which is then used towards the guide tipping for the services of helpers, hotel staff, restaurants and airport porterage. We recommend AUD$3 per person, per day, to be paid in local currency. Please note that this tipping is not for the guide or driver, merely for the guide to tip the services of other local workers during your tour. While not made compulsory, if you choose not to contribute to the kitty it means that the guide is tipping for these services out of their own pocket. Your cooperation in this instance is most appreciated.  

Further, tipping for your guide and driver will be collected at the conclusion of their services.  To remove the uncertainty and stress of not knowing how much is appropriate to tip we recommend AUD$6-10 per person per day for your guide and AUD$3-5 per person per day for your driver to be paid in local currency. The amount you wish to contribute is dependent on the services received and at the complete discretion of the guest. Thank you for your understanding.

Any other tipping, such as tips for camera and video fees, bathroom attendants or hotel porters that are taking luggage to your room, is at your discretion as are gratuities for additional requested special services. We encourage passengers to have a supply of small denominations of local currency to distribute for personal tipping.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,020.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 14

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

 

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $196.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $196.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $156.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $145.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

Beyond your standard travel items, please find below a list of items we believe that are necessary to make your time in Nepal more comfortable. Please take into consideration that you will be at a higher altitude (maximum 2195m or 7201ft), the sun will be strong yet the weather cool:

  • sun hat - preferrably one that covers your ears
  • sunscreen
  • lip balm
  • warm gloves
  • thermals / long underwear
  • waterproof cover for backpack (especially if travelling between June and September)
  • personal medication (please check with your local doctor)
  • binoculars (beneficial for use at Chitwan National Park)

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