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India To Nepal.
22 Nights, Binsar, Kathmandu, Chitwan Park, Sailung.
Discover the Himalayan foothills of India and Nepal in this extraordinary journey.
From the wooded hills of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary to the open vistas of the Sailung hills, discover the Himalayan foothills of India and Nepal in this extraordinary journey. Walk to a magnificent mountain backdrop and delight in village life in both Binsar and Sailung. Join them together with a great journey, visiting temples and monasteries, the Chitwan National Park – home to rhinos and tigers – and Kathmandu on your way.
Itinerary | Day by Day
DAY 1 | Outward Journey- India
Welcome at Delhi airport, transfer to Delhi guesthouse for overnight stay.
An early morning transfer from your guesthouse takes you to the station to catch the day train into the foothills, to Kathgodam station. A road journey takes you from Kathgodam to Khali Estate, for a warm welcome and a relaxing stay in a double room garden bungalow.
Day 3 - Day 7 | In the Binsar Sanctuary
After breakfast meet your guide to discuss the journey ahead. You visit and stay in three of the Binsar villages, with two nights in two villages, in community-owned guesthouses with simple twin bedroom accommodation. All meals are included throughout your stay, with picnic lunches taken when walking. Get to know the local traditions and enjoy life in the hillside villages, explore the terraced fields and woods, discover an array of wildlife and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Return to Khali Estate for another night’s stay.
Day 9 | Journey Further North
After lunch, return by road to Kathgodam, in time to catch the overnight train. The Bagh Express takes you towards the border; through Lucknow to Gorakhpur.
Day 10 | Into Nepal: Buddhist Monasteries And Wild Rhinos
You are met on arrival at Gorakhpur and transferred by road to the Nepalese border crossing at Sunauli. Continue to the fascinating pilgrimage site of Lumbini and discover the fabled birthplace of Buddha. Spend the night in a comfortable hotel in Lumbini.
Day 11 - Day 12
After a morning exploring the ancient sites, your journey continues by road into Chitwan National Park Two nights here gives you time to enjoy elephant or jeep safaris into the park, where your guide helps you to spot the abundant wildlife – including, if you are lucky, rhino, sloth bear, elephant and the elusive Bengal tiger. Enjoy a gentle canoe trip down the Narayani River and explore the local tribal village.
Day 13 - Day 14 | Into The City
A full day’s drive takes you from Chitwan into Kathmandu, for an overnight stay in a charming hotel. Two nights here gives you time to explore this fascinating city.
Day 15 | Into the Sailung Hills
Road transfer to Solambu Village (5-6 hours). Overnight in community-owned guesthouse.
Day 16 - Day 21
Walk between and visit the villages of Teksingh and Pasiban and the splendid tented camp at Kholakharka.
You walk between 4-5 hours each day, in the company of your own guide. The walking here involves some long but rewarding ascents. You will spend two nights in each village and one night at Kholakharka. Stay in simple, twin rooms in the village guesthouses.
Day 22 | Homeward Journey
From Teksingh you walk to the village of Taar for your return transfer by road to Dhulikhel (4-5 hours), an old city which was used as a trading ground between Kathmandu and Tibet. Overnight at Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, located on an isolated hillock with a magnificent view of the mountains.
Enchanting Binsar, India
With hillsides cloaked in pine forest and dotted with stone houses, enjoy the gentle of pace of life in the beautiful, hidden villages of the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Walk from village to village with your private guide, discover local traditions and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of northern India.
Birthplace of Buddha, Nepal
Crossing the border from India to Nepal, visit the World Heritage Site of Lumbini – an important pilgrimage site famed to be the birthplace of Buddha. Discover ancient remains of Buddhist monasteries and stupas and visit the fascinating Maya Devi Temple and the pillar of Ashoka, set in sacred gardens coloured with prayer flags.
Heart of the Jungle, Nepal
Venture into the wild grasslands of the Chitwan National Park, home to one-horned rhinos, wild elephants and Bengal tigers. With a name meaning ‘heart of the jungle’, Chitwan is a World Heritage Site and offers wonderful opportunities for spotting animal and birdlife by jeep and elephant safari.
Himalayan Villages, Nepal
Head into the Nepalese foothills to enjoy enthralling walking to a backdrop of the towering peaks. Stay in comfortable guesthouses in the hillside villages and spend a night in a splendid tented camp below Sailung peak, where you can watch the sun rise over the Gauri Shankar range.
India To Nepal22 Nights
All meals at Khali Estate and in the villages
B&B in Delhi Guest house
Guide and Porter services
HOLIDAY PRICES per person