12nt Spiritual India & Nepal Tour Inc Flights
Nepal, a country of amazing extremes, fosters an incredible variety of ecosystems, the greatest mountain range on earth, thick tropical jungles teeming with a wealth of wildlife, thundering rivers, forested hills and frozen valleys. From the towering icy giants of the Himalayas and the cultural wonders of the Kathmandu Valley, to some of the richest wildlife areas in Asia, Nepal’s attractions are simply unbeatable. Adding dazzling colour to Nepal’s myriad attractions are the many festivals that dot the calendar. On this journey, visit the heritage capital of Kathmandu and the scenic yet fast-paced Pokhara.
Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, the revered city of Rishikesh, is surrounded by graceful Sal forests, and overlooks the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance. The Spiritual India is a pathway to the ultimate – it will leave you breathless with the enchantment of its surroundings and also assist in redefining lifestyles. Learn about the traditional Indian wellness regimes including yoga in the international yoga capital. In addition, the sojourn unveils the colonial heritage of Delhi, the royal Mughal splendours of Agra and gives an option to extend the tour to the royal city of Jaipur.
- Witness the Temple of the Living Goddess and the Royal Palace
- Visit to largest stupas in South Asia
- Enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise at Sarankot
- Excursion to WORLD PEACE STUPA
- Enjoy boat ride on Phewa Lake
- Take a walk in the bustling narrow bylanes of Old Delhi
- Soak in the atmosphere of spiritual city of Rishikesh
- Witness the magical Aarti ceremony on the ghats of Ganges
- Learn the basic of yoga in an introductory session
- Pay tribute to the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra
- Valid for double/twin occupancy only
- Departure points, dates and hours are subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed
- Hotel Check in 14:00, Check out 10:00
- There is no charge for payments made with Debit Cards.
Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, at Nepal’s only International Airport - Tribhuvan Airport. On arrival, after the custom clearance at the arrival lounge you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
Day 2 – Kathmandu:
Morning guided tour of the Kathmandu City that includes the Durbar Square, the Temple of the Living Goddess and the Royal Palace. You will also visit Kasthamandap -a temple built from a single tree from which the city of Kathmandu derives its name. After The Kathmandu city visit the Swyambhunath -- the oldest Buddhist shrine, said to be 2000 years old Stupa situate on a hillock, which offers a breath taking view of the city. Looking east from here one can see the entire Kathmandu Valley spread out below.
Optional: - Early morning pick-up from your hotel and transfer to airport to board Mountain Everest flight-45-minute to 1-hour flight tour (Subject to weather conditions). Later pick-up from airport and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon guided tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square - The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place - struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows - all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony.
Day 3- To Pokhara:
Morning drive to Pokhara (210 Kms / 4-5 Hours). Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights stay.
Afternoon sightseeing of Pokhara City of David falls, Bindebasisni Temple, Seti gorge and visit to Tibetan settlement camp.
Day 4 - Pokhara
Early morning drive to Sarankot to enjoy the beautiful view of sunrise and golden panoramic view of the western Himalayan ranges. After breakfast excursion to World Peace Stupa- a massive Buddhist Stupa is situated on the top of a hill on the southern shore of Phewa Lake. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a great vantage point which offers the spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Phewa Lake, and the Pokhara city.
Afternoon enjoy boating on Lake Phewa. Evening at leisure to walk around local market.
Day 5 – To Kathmandu:
Morning drive to Pokhara (210 Kms / 4-5 Hours). Upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay.
Afternoon visit Pashupatinath- Pashupatinath is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage destination in Nepal. There are linga images of Shiva along with statues, shrines, and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex , later visit Boudhanath- Boudhanath is among the largest stupas in South Asia, and it has become the focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. The white mound looms thirty-six meters overhead. The stupa is located on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and Tibetan merchants rested and offered prayers here for many centuries.
Day 6 – Delhi
On time transfer to the Kathmandu airport for your onward journey to India.
Arrive in the historical city of Delhi and transfer to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
Enjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi which includes drive past the Red Fort, a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia, walk through the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence) and end the tour with a visit to tomb of Emperor Humayun.
Day 08 – To Rishikesh:
Morning drive to Rishikesh (230 Kms / 06 -07 Hours). On arrival in Rishikesh, check-in to your hotel and relax for rest of the day.
Day 09 – Rishikesh:
Unwind with an energizing session of yoga and discover its infinite power to calm the mind, body and soul. After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour. Visit an ‘Ashram’, set in a tranquil setting, featuring a temple, well-manicured gardens and meditation rooms. Continue for a walking tour starting at Laxman Jhula, a modern suspension bridge (jhula) across the Ganges River, offering fine views of the river and its surroundings. It is said that Lord Laxman crossed the Ganges on jute ropes, where this bridge now exists. Walk past the numerous shops selling religious items and know its significance from your friendly guide; learn about the ancient religion of Hinduism and be a spectator to the Ganga Aarti ceremony, which is an unforgettable spiritual experience. Performed each evening at sundown on the banks of the river, it is attended by thousands of devotees who gather here and worship the holy river. Leaf boats are filled with flowers, lit with lamps and set adrift on the Ganges, creating a splendid aura of lights.
Day 10 – Rishikesh
The day is at leisure to enjoy the revered city at your own pace.
Day 11 – To Agra:
Early morning transfer to Haridwar railway station to board train for New Delhi (Jan Shatabdi-12056: 0620 / 1115 hours). Upon arrival in New Delhi railway station, drive to the Mughal city of Agra. On arrival, check into your hotel and relax for rest of the day.
Day 12 – Agra
Enjoy a guided tour of Agra which includes a visit to the massive red sandstone Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Continue to the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
Day 13 – To Delhi
Drive back to Delhi (204 Kms / 04 -05 Hours) and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.