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Colours Of Nepal including
A Taste of India

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A Taste of India

Day 1: Kathmandu & Patan

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Patan, one of three royal cities in Kathmandu Valley. After an introductory meeting at the hotel with your guide, the afternoon will be at leisure to allow you to relax and take in your new surroundings. The group will reconvene in the evening to enjoy a welcome dinner together.

  • Dinner

Day 2: Patan

Following breakfast, your group will commence its first foray into Nepal's capital city. Kathmandu is not only the country's core in terms of trading and religion but is also known for the sleepy, all-seeing Buddha eyes which keep watch from the stupas and temples dotted amongst the chaotic jumble of buildings that spread across the valley. Begin with Boudhanath, the largest and holiest Buddhist stupa (a hemispherical shaped monument containing Buddhist relics) outside of Tibet. Continue on to the ancient religious complex of Swayambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple due to the families of macaques that live and roam around the grounds. After lunch your tour returns to Patan, a sprawling city which has almost merged with Kathmandu, separated only by the murky waters of the Bagmati River. Explore the enchanting melange of temples and former royal palaces of Durbar Square before concluding your day with a shopping trip in Thamel where you can barter for souvenirs or take a break to enjoy a sweet pastry from one of the local bakeries.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Patan to Bandipur

In the morning you will begin your drive to the hilltop settlement of Bandipur, arriving in time for lunch. With winding lanes, traditional Newari-style buildings and a community of farmers and traders, this beautiful town is seemingly untouched by modern life. Following a local lunch, venture into the heart of Bandipur to discover Bandipur Bazaar, an area of old shops, houses, temples and meeting places where you can appreciate the extraordinary view of the snow-clad Himalayan skyline.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Bandipur to Pokhara

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Bandipur before journeying to Pokhara, the gateway to the peaks and valleys of the Annapurna mountain range. This sleepy lakeside city enjoys a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere and is the perfect base for day walks or hikes into the spectacular surrounding mountains. Arriving at your hotel in the late afternoon there will be some time to unwind before your evening meal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Pokhara

After breakfast at your hotel, a tour to the stunning Devi's Falls follows where the group will follow a series of underground streams and small walkways before reaching the cascading waterfall that bursts through a tunnel and falls into a cave deep below. Next visit Mahendra Cave to appreciate the stalagmites and stalactites before making a stop at the Tibetan refugee camp to browse for handmade jewellery, pashminas, trinkets and local carvings. Finally your group will take a peaceful boat trip on the serene waters of the lake before enjoying a riverside lunch. Returning to your lodge in the afternoon the rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Pokhara to Chitwan

Today you will depart Pokhara after breakfast for Chitwan National Park, one of the largest havens for the endangered Bengal tiger and home to a rare population of one-horned Indian Rhinoceros. A stop will be made en route at Manakamana to take a cable car ride to the summit of a spectacular viewpoint. Arrive at the hillside temple and a mountain shrine which dates back to the 17th century and is believed to be a place where the goddess Bhagwati has the power to grant wishes to those who are able to make a suitable sacrifice. Following lunch, your journey will continue into the sub-tropical lowlands of the national park where, in the evening you will experience the traditional dances of the Tharu Cultural Show.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Chitwan

Your full day tour of Chitwan National Park begins in the morning with a canoe ride up the Rapti River where you may encounter the rare gharial, a fish-eating crocodile whose population is estimated at less than 235 individuals. Next visit the elephant breeding centre where you will have the chance to watch mother and baby elephants interact whilst grazing in the jungle and warding off pesky mosquitos by covering themselves in dust. After lunch the group will proceed further into the jungle for a guided safari upon the backs of the majestic elephants, led by the local mahouts (elephant riders) who will be keen to help you spot deer, rhinoceros, antelope and perhaps even a glance of the 'King of the Jungle', the Bengal tiger.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Chitwan to Kathmandu

Leaving Chitwan after breakfast, you will be driven back to Kathmandu, stopping for lunch along the way and arriving back in the city in the late afternoon. Enjoy some free time to venture out into the bustling streets to pick out any last minute gifts before enjoying your final dinner with the rest of your group. The sounds of bicycle bells and chanting monks and the intoxicating aromas of Nepalese delicacies will leave you with a memory to cherish for years to come. Namaste - 'the spirit within me salutes the spirit in you', goodbye and farewell.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A Taste of India - Extension Starts

Day 9: Kathmandu

Following check out from your hotel you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport for your onward journey, or continue to you chosen extension.

  • Breakfast

Day 10: Kathmandu to Delhi

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in time for lunch. After this, a short tour of the beautifully planned city of New Delhi will follow. Offering you a taste of its imperial glory, you'll drive past the India Gate, President's House, Parliament Building and visit the Birla Temple, made purely out of 2,000 tons of Rajasthani white marble. Continue on to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial and the 12th century Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Delhi to Agra

After breakfast, you will be driven to Agra, arriving at your hotel in time for lunch. Despite being a small city, Agra was once the capital of the mighty Mughal dynasty whose strength manifested itself in the huge forts and buildings built to maintain its power. During this magical afternoon, you will tour one of The Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Words do not do this remarkable palace justice; it really must be seen to appreciate its stupendous beauty. Taking 17 years to build, the heartbroken Mughal Emperor Shahjahan dedicated this monument of love to his deceased wife to enshrine her mortal remains.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Agra to Delhi

This day starts after breakfast with a visit to the vast red sandstone Agra Fort, which was built in 1565 and boasts grand palaces, gigantic pavilions and spectacular courtyards. After lunch return to Delhi to spend the evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Delhi

Following breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Delhi International airport where this tour comes to an end.

  • Breakfast

Included in the Price

  • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation
  • Included Accommodation in 4* hotels
  • Included 23 Meals including 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 8 Dinners
  • Included Entry fees to all sights
  • Included Arrival Transfer
  • Included Departure Transfer

Important Information

Visas

Australian citizens are required to obtain a visa for Nepal. Tourist visas are available on arrival with the fee ranging between USD 25 and USD 100 depending on the duration of stay (15/30/90 days).
For your India extension you will also require a visa, which must be obtained before you leave Australia.The Indian Government has launched its TVOA scheme through the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) facility. Eligible Australians may apply for an ETA for tourism related travel of 30 days or less. Further information on eligibility is available on the Government of India's website at indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html.
All other Australian visa applicants (i.e. those not applying for TVOA) will need to make an appointment online prior to submitting their visa application through the Indian Bureau of Immigration website at boi.gov.in/content/apply-visa-online.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure and be able to provide evidence of your cover to our agents and ground suppliers.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate for your particular needs. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight from Kathmandu to Delhi will be operated by Jet Airways (9W) Each passenger is entitled to 15kg of hold luggage & hand luggage of 5kg not exceeding 55cm x 35cm x 25cm in size, in addition to one small personal item on-board the aircraft. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of your trip ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee or NPR, divided into 100 paisa. US dollars is often accepted should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you. The currency in India is the Rupee or Rs. The Rupee is a closed currency and officially you are not allowed to take any cash out of India. US Dollars and British Pounds are also widely accepted in India should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, Laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately $600 - $800 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

StartEndExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
25 Jun 201807 Jul 2018$389pp$1399pp$1788pp
03 Sep 201815 Sep 2018$369pp$1699pp$2068pp
24 Sep 201806 Oct 2018$419pp$1699pp$2118pp
22 Oct 201803 Nov 2018$419pp$1789pp$2208pp
12 Nov 201824 Nov 2018$419pp$1789pp$2208pp
03 Dec 201815 Dec 2018$419pp$1669pp$2088pp
07 Jan 201919 Jan 2019$419pp$1499pp$1918pp
04 Feb 201916 Feb 2019$419pp$1599pp$2018pp
04 Mar 201916 Mar 2019$419pp$1729pp$2148pp
29 Apr 201911 May 2019$389pp$1799pp$2188pp
27 May 201908 Jun 2019$389pp$1529pp$1918pp
24 Jun 201906 Jul 2019$389pp$1399pp$1788pp
02 Sep 201914 Sep 2019$419pp$1699pp$2118pp
30 Sep 201912 Oct 2019$419pp$1699pp$2118pp
21 Oct 201902 Nov 2019$419pp$1799pp$2218pp
11 Nov 201923 Nov 2019$419pp$1769pp$2188pp
02 Dec 201914 Dec 2019$419pp$1699pp$2118pp

Travelling alone?

We have secured a few places on this tour for single travellers with no single supplements. Once these are all sold, if you are a single traveller, you will need to pay a small supplement. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room

Private Tours:

If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

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  • Minimum temperature: 12°C
  • Maximum temperature: 29°C

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