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Unique Experiences:

•  Make your overland transport a true adventurous exploration beyond the beaten track
•  Stock up on cultural experiences and religious insights in Varanasi, Sarnath and Kushinagar
•  Trek, drive and raft your way through Nepal and enjoy the serene mountain views
•  Spot rare wildlife animals in Chitwan National Park

Participants:

Small Group Exploration
Min. 2 and max. 8 participants

Trip Length: 10 Day(s) 9 Night(s)
Tour Departure Dates: Every dayNote that there must be a minimum of 2 participants for the tour to depart.
Travel Season:

Through out the year in India
Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. In the main trekking seasons in the spring (March/April) and autumn (October/November), the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. But beware, you are heading into the World’s highest mountain range and beprepared for changes of temperature and weather. And though this period is generally expected to be dry, as everywhere, rainfall and gloomy weather may occur making the mountains less visible.

Type of Transportation: Train and AC Vehicle for the transfer in India. Normal tourist bus, local bus and walking in Nepal
Type of Accommodation: Guest house/Budget class hotel in standard room with private bathroom in India.Basic home stay and budget resort in Nepal.
Physical Rate: 3/5
Child Policy:

Child age: No child age, but pay same rate as adults
This tour is not recommended for: Children below 9 years of age

Included in Price:

Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodation: 2 nights in local home stay, 2 nights in budget resort, 4 nights in budget hotel and 1 night in overnight sleeper train
Transport: Train ticket from to Delhi to Varanasi (sleeper class with aircon), local transportation and all transfers and sightseeing in a private vehicle with aircon in India. Normal tourist bus/local bus in Nepal.
English speaking guide: Local guide for sightseeing in Varanasi and Sarnath plus boat rides in India. Guide (English speaking) and porter(s)with their foods, accommodation and insurance during trekking in Nepal. Rafting guide and necessary equipment. Please note that drivers may speak limited English.
Experiences: Rafting on Trishuli River, 3 days trekking and visit to Chitwan National Park to encounter  wild animals. Cultural, religious and temple excursions in India. All experiences are according to itinerary.

 
What to bring and What to expect?
Please find Gear List & Trekking Tips here: http://bit.ly/nepalkbyg

Excluded from Price:

•  Nepal visa fee
•  Meals other than mentioned
•  Entrance while sightseeing
•  All personal expenses and drinks
•  Personal insurance
All other expenses not stated as included in the above

Map

Locations Visited:
Varanasi, Ganges Ghats, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Trishuli river, Chepang village, Chitwan national park
Start City:
Delhi
End City:
Kathmandu

Itinerary

Please Note: This tour can also be done in the opposite direction, Delhi to Kathmandu. Please contact us for more information.

Day 1: Kathmandu – Hattibang
Leave early in the morning from Kathmandu and make your way along river valleys and past terraced fields (approx. 3 hours driving) to the rafting starting point by the Trishuli River. Raft for about 2 hours to satisfy that adventurous heart of yours with fast rapids and thrilling water action.
Prepare for your trekking adventure (approx. 5-6 hours trekking) and trek mostly up hill through mixed village to Hattibang (1410m) where you may enjoy the beautiful mountain view of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugalhimal and Manaslu (if weather permits). (L, D)
Overnight: Basic Home stay

Day 2: Hattibang – Upper Dangadi
You will start walking up hill, gradually reaching Chepang village and further up hill to Bhanjyang. From here it will be mostly down hill walk and up hill take us to Upperdang Gadiat (1275m) , which will be your overnight place (approx. 7 hours walking today). Upper Dangadi is a small village and you will be able to see the old fort made in the 18 th century. You can see mountain view from here if weather permits. (B, L, D)
Overnight: Basic Home stay

Day 3: Upper Dangadi – Shaktikhor – Chitwan National Park
Down hill walk (approx. 3 hours) through mixed forest to Shaktikhor from where you drive (approx. 2 hours) to Chitwan National Park. This is one of the finest national parks in Asia and listed as a world heritage site since 1984. It covers an area of 932 square kilometres and is renowned for its variety and amount of wildlife. Check in to your hotel, relax and get introduced for the program for the following days. (B, L, D)
Overnight: Budget resort

Day 4: Explore chitwan national park
Early morning you will do a canoe trip on the river to spot crocodiles in the surface and on the riverbanks. From here do a nature walk. In the afternoon do a jungle walk to see the wild animals. You will explore the jungle on foot for about 3 hours to see the wildlife. Your guide takes you to some prime location in the process of spotting Rhino, deers, wild boar, birds and if lucky may be a tiger. In the evening enjoy dinner and a Tharu dance performances by the native people of the area. (B, L, D)
Overnight: Budget resort

Day 5: Chitwan - Kushinagar
After breakfast drive to the Indian boarder to handle the visa/immigration formalities before continuing to Kushinaga, India (approx. 275 kilometres/6 hours). Check in to your hotel in Kushinagar and if time permits, you will explore some of the temples in the city.
Overnight: Budget Hotel

Day 6: Kushinagar – Varanasi
Today you will explore Kushinagar. Visit Mahaparinirwana Temple (where Buddha took his last breathe), RambharStupa (cremation site of lord Buddha) and a Japanese Temple.
After lunch drive to Varanasi (approx. 275 kilometres/6 hours) and upon arrival check in to your hotel.
Overnight: Budget Hotel

Day 7: Varanasi
Start your day late and relax to beat the tiredness of the long drives.
In the afternoon leave for a temple tour of Varanasi, where you will visit Bharat Mata Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple, Durga Temple, and Tulsi Manas Temple. After attending the evening Aarti (worship) at river Ganges and visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, you return and overnight at the hotel.
Overnight: Budget Hotel

Day 8: Varanasi
In the early morning, you will go on a boat ride taking you past the ghats.
After breakfast you will go on an excursion to Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon in a Deer Park. It contains the most impressive remains, as well as a modern temple and the Dharmarajika, Chaukhandi and Dharnekstupas are outstanding. There are also the remains of a monastery, and the beautifully polished Lion Capital of Ashoka. Sarnath contains a rich library and at the Mulagandha Kutir Vihara, there are excellent frescoes by KosetsuNosu.
The Sarnath Museum, not far from the site, contains some of the finest specimens of Buddhist sculpture. The illustrious Mantra, 'Buddham Sharanam Gachhami', owes its foundation to Sarnath. Besides Buddhism, it is also linked with Jainism. There is also a vast expanse of prehistoric ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the National emblem of India.
Continue your journey to the Ramnagar Fort. This is situated 14 kilometres from Varanasi and sited on the contradictory bank of river Ganga, built by Maharaja Balwant Singh.
Overnight: Budget Hotel

Day 9: Varanasi – Delhi
Today is free to relax and explore the city on your own. At noon/evening board the train to Delhi. Spend the night on board the train in sleeper berth.
Overnight: Train with sleeper berth and aircon

Day 10: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and continue on your own.

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