Arrive in Delhi and transfer to a 3* hotel by private car. Relax in hotel.
All day sightseeing in Old and New Delhi.
Early morning train to Bharatpur with an afternoon visit to the famous Keoladeo Ghana National Park, home to nearly 400 species of bird plus mammals and insects.
Morning visit to Keoladeo Ghana National Park and then transfer by road to Agra via Fatepur Sikri for sight seeing. Relax in the hotel before an evening visit to the river behind the Taj Mahal (time / traffic permitting).
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal for sunrise (closed on a Friday), visit the Red Fort and marble factory before taking the evening train to Varanasi (1st Class carriage if possible).
Arrive Varanasi and relax before going on a boat on the Ganges to watch the Hindu evening Prayers.
Early morning boat ride on river, return to hotel before sightseeing in and around Varanasi – optional evening visit to the Buddhist temples of Sarnath.
A long driving day from Varanasi to the Nepalese border at Lumbini – Hotel in Lumbini.
Day 9 – 11
Morning visit to Buddhist temple at Lumbini before driving to Chitwan National Park – approx 3 hours – travel by dugout canoe on the river and see birds and wildlife, take a jeep safari in search of the single horned Asiatic rhino and do a nature walk. (3 Nights / 2 days in Chitwan)
Day 12 – 14
Drive to Pokhara by road – approx 3 – 4 hours – visit the lake, shopping and relax. Early morning walk to see sunrise over the Annurpurna range of mountains and hope to see “Fish tail” peak. OPTIONAL EXTRA: Day walks in the Pokhara Valley or tandem Paragliding.
Drive to Kathmandu along side the Trisulli River.
Day 16 – 17
Sight seeing in Kathmandu – Monkey Temple, Bodnath Stupa, Thamel, Garden of Dreams, The Royal Palace, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar, ghats at Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur Durbar and an OPTIONAL flight to hopefully see Everest.
Tour ends – transfer to airport – return home or onward travel.