The slower the travel the more you see. Take this mantra with you through Nepal and India on a one-way journey that connects lands of sublime history and spiritual present. Regal palaces, epic mountains, sunset ceremonies, and jungle safaris will be just the start of your time in Nepal. Then, memoirs of the Mughal Empire, hot air ballooning, Buddha’s birthplace and more will be a few of the highlight of India. Tailored for senior travelers, this leisurely journey will take you through a stunning...
Kathmandu – A Gentle Welcome to a Spiritual Land
When you touch down in Kathmandu, you’ll take your first look at the mountains. Nothing is straight or flat in the Himalayas, and as you look to the horizon, the mountains seem to extend ceaselessly. They will provide the backdrop for your time in Nepal, omnipresent as you tour a city that brims with pride and passion. Locals enter small temples, colorful saris dominate side streets, and there’s a sense that Kathmandu marches to the beat of its own drum. You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to a boutique hotel just outside the city, with a stunning view of Mt. Everest shining at sunset.
Kathmandu – Buddhist Shrines, Monkey Temples and Holy History
Kathmandu – Everest Helicopter Flight and a Quiet Afternoon at Boudhanath
Chitwan National Park – Rhinos in the Jungle
Day 5 - 6
Chitwan National Park – Immersive Safari Including Canoe and Jeep Activities
Lumbini – A Day at the Birthplace of Buddha
Varanasi – Opening the Senses to India’s Holiest City
Day 9 - 10
Varanasi – Sunrise Boat Ride, Burning Ghats and Sunset Ceremonies
Day 11 - 12
Orchha – Palaces and Proud Memoirs to India’s Rich Past
Agra – Beyond the Taj Mahal
Agra – Sunrise at the Taj Mahal and More Beautiful Mughal Remainders
Jaipur – Living the History in India
Jaipur – Hot Air Ballooning Above the Pink City
Jaipur – Forts, Observatories and More Royal Legacies
Day 18 - 19
Delhi – The Best of Old and New Delhi
Delhi – Departure
- Take a helicopter to Mt. Everest and bask in the wonder of the world’s highest mountain range
- Go in search of rhinos and tigers on a three-day jungle safari to Chitwan National Park
- Discover all of the majestic wonders of Agra, including the Taj Mahal
- Spend a day at the birthplace of Buddha, a chance to connect with the Buddhist religion and its principles
- Savor the legacy of India’s Mughal Empire with three days in Jaipur, including a hot air balloon ride above the Pink City
- Connect with culture during your three days in Kathmandu on a tour that includes everything from a monkey-shrouded temple to Hindu-Buddhist harmonies
- Feel the atmosphere of Varanasi, India’s oldest city, which is always a sensual introduction to the country it graces
- Complete the vacation in Delhi, to discover the traditional charms and modern features
Your travels through Nepal and India will be memorable because of the details. While Mt. Everest and the Taj Mahal may provide excellent photos, these enigmatic countries are also noteworthy for the small moments that nobody else sees. From the head wiggle of a boatsman on the Ganges, and a rhino that looks at you through the bushes to the tastes on the tongue and sounds that float around 3,000-year-old city streets, every moment will be unforgettable. Traveling slowly will be rewarding as it reveals the best of Nepal and India. This private three-week tour has been tailored for senior travelers seeking a slow and leisurely means of exploration. While you travel one way from Kathmandu to Delhi, your journey through the countries’ famous and lesser-known highlights will consist of private tours throughout the trip.
Begin your time in Nepal, where remarkable landscapes set the scene for cultural connections. See how Buddhism and Hinduism come together in Kathmandu, take a helicopter flight to the world’s highest mountains, and spend serene afternoons overlooking World Heritage Sites. Then, fly to Chitwan, and you’ll be immersed in a different world on a jungle safari that brings you face to face with some of the greatest animals to walk the earth. In the lush foliage, rhinos and elephants will become your neighbors as you try out a variety of safari activities. Afterward, it will be off to Lumbini, where the birthplace of Buddha is all about tranquility and moving moments with the locals.
Your first stop in India will be Varanasi, the country’s holiest city. Explore the River Ganges, follow the spirituality, and open your senses to all the different Indian impressions. Next, you’ll visit Orchha, a regal town that’s off the standard path, seemingly frozen in a distant time. Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi will fill your final week, and these famous destinations are packed with both architectural relics and fresh experiences. You’ll experience the real India as well as the iconic attractions, as shown by expert guides in each city. Cruise above the Pink City in a hot air balloon, cook with the locals, tour historic bazaars, and enjoy the concept of slow travel through the streets of Nepal and India.
$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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