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19 Day Tour Through India's Golden Triangle & Sensational Nepal
Experience the exotic sights and sounds of India's Golden Triangle and the breathtaking serenity of the Himalayas when you embark on a 19 day/18 night Golden Triangle & Nepal tour and trek - only $2,399 per person (twin share) valued up to $4,285 with internal domestic and international flights, plush accommodation, select meals, cultural experiences, and internal transfers
Your journey begins in vibrant Delhi where you will then travel to the colourful cities of Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi before flying to Nepal to begin your trek through the cities and provinces of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Phedi and to the beautiful Gokarna Forest
Enjoy a mix of four and five star twin share accommodation as well as stays in rustic Nepalese guest houses, plus internal domestic and international flights, select daily meals, return airport transfers and the once in a lifetime opportunity to trek through some of Nepal and India's most enticing regions
Travel to the spectacular cities that make up India's Golden Triangle before journeying to sensational Nepal where you will trek to the cities of Pokhara and Nayapul before returning once again to Kathmandu to spend one blissful night at the lavish Gokarna Forest Resort - winner of a 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award
Your tour starts in the bustling metropolis of Delhi where you will visit the iconic Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate and more before enjoying the chance to indulge in some sensational Delhi street food, visit the World Heritage Listed Taj Mahal in Agra, head to Jaipur and explore the Amer Fort, Jagat Shiromani Temple, Narsinghji Temple, plus take elephant ride, and enjoy a scenic boat ride in Varanasi and much more
Journey across the border to Nepal where you will embark on a sightseeing throughout Kathmandu Valley visiting Kapon Monastary, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and more along the way before embarking on a one in a lifetime trek taking in the breathtaking sunrise at Sarangkot, the sunset at Annapurna, the natural beauty of Pokhara, and much more
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Enjoy ease of travel with internal international and domestic flights including a flight from Varanasi to Delhi, Delhi to Kathmandu, and Kathmandu to Pokhara
Convenient return airport transfers from Delhi International Airport and to Kathmandu International Airport at the beginning and end of your tour
Sensational regional cuisine and meals throughout your journey - start off each morning with daily breakfasts to ensure you're energised for a long exciting day of touring and trekking plus a traditional welcome dinner in Kathmandu with a cultural show and a farewell dinner at Gokarna Forest
17 nights of deluxe 4 and 5 star accommodation - spend four nights in Delhi, two nights in Jaipur, one night in Agra, two nights in Varanasi, two nights in Kathmandu, one night in Pokhara, three nights in a traditional Nepalese guest house, one night in Mount Kailash, and one night in the Gokarna Forest
Enjoy the romance of old India when you spend one night aboard a train sleeping in an air conditioned sleeper car as you travel from Agra to Varanasi
Comfortable and safe transportation on board a private air conditioned bus plus an experienced English speaking driver to help you discover the magic of The Golden Triangle and Nepal - plus enjoy the flexibility to stop and sightsee as you want
Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle and see the famous sites
Relax with a well earned Trekker’s Massage featuring soothing traditional Thai techniques after arriving at the Gokarna Forest Resort
Your package also includes all necessary trekking equipment including a sleeping bag, duffle bag and trekking pole - as well as necessary permits, TIMS and national park entrance fees
Clear your mind and bolster your spirit with a calming Yoga session led by a certified Yogi in Kathmandu
All sightseeing admissions as specified in the itinerary plus all mandatory tipping, gratuities and taxes
Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller options are available for only AUD$800 (approx. NZD$860) more per person
Departure dates are available through to December 2017
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the resort. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the resort directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher
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What We Like
Himalayan Social Journey is one of the world’s finest tour providers with over 16 years of experience and boasts a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
The family owned company with knowledgeable local guides and porters who accompany you every step of your journey, taking you off the beaten track and offering you a unique, culturally vibrant experience - truly the trip of a lifetime
Nepal is world-famous for its natural beauty with towering mountains, lush green valleys, picturesque farmlands, hilly trails and forests full of rare and exotic wildlife
Get a friend or your partner onboard for an adventure of a lifetime
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Valid for departures from 3 May 2016 until 14 December 2017 (book by 14 October 2017)
Departure Dates: 3 May 2016, 14 May 2016, 3 June 2016, 14 June 2016, 3 July 2016, 14 July 2016, 3 August 2016, 14 August 2016, 3 September 2016, 14 September 2016, 3 October 2016, 14 October 2016, 3 November 2016, 14 November 2016, 3 December 2016, 14 December 2016, 3 January 2017, 14 January 2017, 3 February 2017, 14 February 2017, 3 March 2017, 14 March 2017, 3 April 2017, 14 April 2017, 3 May 2017, 14 May 2017, 3 June 2017, 14 June 2017, 3 July 2017, 14 July 2017, 3 August 2017, 14 August 2017, 3 September 2017, 14 September 2017, 3 October 2017, 14 October 2017, 3 November 2017, 14 November 2017, 3 December 2017 and 14 December 2017
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you dont get your preferred dates (within the validity period) we will give you a FULL refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period). Refunds are not available if you are unable to secure your preferred dates after the 14 day period (book by 14 October 2017)
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis
Voucher is valid for ONE PERSON (twin share)
You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking if travelling with someone, otherwise an additional single traveller (in their own room) surcharge will apply, payable directly to Himalayan Social Journey
Single Traveller Option: Single traveller packages are available for an additional surcharge of AUD$800 (approx. NZD$860) per person for the standard tour, payable directly to the tour provider. Please enquire directly with the tour provider at time of reservation. Please note that during the trek there may be some lodges which will not have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation, thus you may still be required to share a room for some days of the trek
This is an Easy and Entry Level Trek which is suitable for people aged between 10 and 70 years or age. Please note, that a normal standard of fitness is required to complete the trek. If you have any health issues please consult your doctor before purchasing
All accommodation is twin share, single traveller options are also available
Trek Capacity: The minimum trek capacity is two people and the maximum capacity is 15 people per trek (additional trek dates can be arranged if required)
Please note that no extra beds may be added to any of the rooms
All accommodation is subject to availability. If desired hotel is not available, alternate accommodation of a similar standard will be provided
Package does not include the following: International or domestic flights unless specified (e.g. optional flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu costing approx. USD$120 each way. Motor vehicle transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu is included), insurance, personal equipment and clothing; meals unless specified (including trekking days where meals can be purchased for approx. USD$7 per item depending on where you eat); city sightseeing entry fees in Kathmandu; optional paragliding (costing approx. USD$85), psychological and astrological counselling for those who need, and any other activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary
Package included flights from Varanasi to Delhi, Delhi to Kathmandu, and Kathmandu to Pokhara. No other flights are included in this package
Himalayan Social Journeys cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of the tour provider and charges may apply
Airport transfers are provided at any time as per the flight schedule. Airport transfers are available on the first and last day of your tour
Vouchers are not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee
One porter will be allocated amongst two people during your trek
Value has been determined based on the tours published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
All activities and services are subject to availability
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations. Voucher is non-combinable with any other promotions
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) international flights are not included with this voucher
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas
A VISA may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa
Voucher must be presented at check-in
Package cannot be split
Nights must be used consecutively
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Multiple vouchers are available for separate trips or can be purchased as gifts for friends and family
All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company or hotels
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.
And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
How does it work?
It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.
What do I need to do?
Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
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19 Day Golden Triangle Varanasi Tour & Nepal Trek
On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, a representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast start a sightseeing tour of Delhi visit the Red Fort, Jamia Masjid, Chandni Chowk, the main street of old Delh and an excellent place to come to sample some of Delhi's street food, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Laxmi Narayan Temple. Stay overnight at Hotel in Delhi.
Delhi - Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check in Hotel later start a sightseeing tour of Jaipur visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and the Albert Hall Museum. Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.
Early morning after breakfast proceed to sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Visit the Amer Fort, Jagat Shiromani Temple, Narsinghji temple, the stepwell of Panna Meena and fine carved royal cenotaphs on the road to Delhi. See the Jal Mahal, Galta Monkey Temple and more. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Jaipur - Agra
After breakfast proceed to Agra en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a tribute to Sufi Saint and houses some of the city’s important buildings namely Buland Darwaza, Birbal’s House, PanchMahal and Jama Masjid. Later proceed to Agra where you will stay overnight.
Agra - Varanasi (by train)
After breakfast start a sightseeing tour of Agra visit the Taj Mahal, the white marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Then visit the Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah, India’s first tomb to be made completely out of marble. That evening board a train to Varanasi, travelling overnight in an airconditioned sleeper train.
Upon arrival at Varanasi Train Station meet and greet our representative and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Varanasi. Visit Annapoorna Devi Temple, Assi Ghat, Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Dashaswamedh Ghat, Kashi Vishwanath Temple, and in the evening visit Ganga Aarti. Stay overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
After breakfast proceed to Sarnath, one of the four most significant Buddhist pilgrimage places in India; before visiting Sarnath Buddhist Temple, Sarnath Museum, Pillars of Ashoka, and in the evening visit local markets and small temples. Stay overnight at Hotel in Varanasi.
Varanasi - Delhi (by flight)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where on arrival you will meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for the night.
After breakfast visit New Delhi. Stay overnight at Hotel in Delhi.
Delhi - Kathmandu
In this day transfer to Airport for flight to Nepal. After Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport transfer to hotel, at evening the orientation will be at the Kathmandu hotel after arrival and at evening welcome dinner with cultural show with dances and singing from different ethnic groups and cast of Nepalese community with Nepalese dinner.
Morning yoga and after breakfast full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, Kapon Monastary or Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Stay overnight at Holy Himalaya.
Kathmandu - Pokhara (by flight)
Morning yoga and Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (30 Minutes) and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel Pokhara Grande
Phedi - Dhampus
Pokhara to Phedi by private transportation and trek to Dhampus. A stunning view of Machhapuchhre including entire panorama of Annapurna can be witnessed with sunset and sunrise. Stay overnight at Guest House
Trek to Australian camp (2-3 hours) and stay overnight at Guest House
Trek to Sarangkot (5-6 hours). Sarangkot is the place from where we can see the sunset and sunrise and magnificent view of mountains. Stay overnight at Guest House.
Sarangkot - Pokhara
Embark on a 2-3 hours walk from Sarangkot to Pokhara or paraglide (paragliding is an optional). Then enjoy a sightseeing tour in Pokhara and visit David’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindyabasini temple and one hour boating in Phewalake. Stay overnight at Mount Kailash Resort
Pokhara - Kathmandu
After breakfast, drive or fly (flight is optional which can be booked on your request) back to Kathmandu. After arrival at hotel enjoy a Trekker's Massage, evening dinner and a five-star stay at the Gokarna Forest Resort.
Enjoy morning yoga after breakfast transfer to airport for your departure