Von Kathmandu nach Delhi

Chitwan, Ganges und der Taj Mahal - Nur einige der Höhepunkte auf deiner Erlebnisreise von Nepal nach Indien

  • Antike Tempel von Orchha
  • Bootsfahrt auf dem heiligen Ganges
  • Taj Mahal in Agra (Weltkulturerbe) - perfektes Fotomotiv & Wunderwerk aus weißem Marmor
  • Wildbeobachtung im Chitwan Nationalpark
  • Heilige Stadt Varanasi
  • Lumbini - Besuche den Geburtsort von Buddha
  • Pulsierendes Delhi
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen

15 Tage Nepal · Indien

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Sonderkonditionen

Vom Tierreichtum in den Vorbergen des Himalaya über den Geburtsort von Buddha bis zum Ufer des heiligen Ganges - begib dich zusammen mit Gleichgesinnten auf eine Erlebnisreise, die dich von Nepal nach Indien führt. Auf dem Weg von Kathmandu nach Delhi erkundest du die Tierwelt im Chitwan Nationalpark, unternimmst eine Bootstour auf dem mächtigen Ganges, mischst dich unter die Pilger im heiligen Varanasi, entdeckst die Tempel und Paläste von Orchha und besuchst eines der schönsten Monumente, das jemals errichtet wurde - das Taj Mahal in Agra. Erlebe ein Abenteuer, das dein Herz höher schlagen lässt!

1. Tag: Kathmandu
2. Tag: Kathmandu
3. Tag: Chitwan Nationalpark
4. Tag: Madi Tal/Chitwan Nationalpark
5. Tag: Chitwan Nationalpark
6. Tag: Lumbini
7. Tag: Grenzübertritt Nepal/Indien - Varanasi
8. Tag: Ganges Fluss
9. Tag: Ganges Fluss - Varanasi
10. Tag: Varanasi - Nachtzug nach Orchha
11. Tag: Orchha
12. Tag: Orchha
13. Tag: Agra
14. Tag: Agra - Delhi
15. Tag: Delhi

Leistungen enthalten

  • Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Kathmandu: Swayambhunath Tempel, Bodhnath Stupa & Pashupatinath Tempel
  • Kanutour, Vogelbeobachtungstour oder Jeep Safari, Besuch Krokodil-Aufzuchtzentrum im Chitwan Nationalpark
  • Besuch des Heritage Parks in Lumbini
  • Bootstour, Rundgang durch die Altstadt und Blumen-Kerzen-Zeremonie in Varanasi
  • Orchha: Orientierungsrundgang, Besuch des Stadtpalastes, Kochdemonstration, Besuch einer nachhaltig arbeitenden Papierfabrik (Taragram) und Ram Raja Tempel-Zeremonie
  • Besuch des Taj Mahal und Agra Fort in Agra

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Flughafengebühren und Ausreisesteuern

Unterbringung

7x Mittelklasse-Hotel
2x Mittelklasse-Lodge
1x Gastfamilie
1x Zelt
1x Nachtzug
2x Festinstalliertes Zelt
Unterbringung in Zwei- bzw. Mehrbettzimmern. Alleinreisende werden mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit, keine Einzelunterbringung im Nachtzug möglich). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

4x Frühstück, 4x Mittagessen, 3x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleitung, lokale Tourguides

Hinter jeder Reise steht ein großartiger Reiseleiter. Der Enthusiasmus und das fast unschlagbare Wissen unserer einheimischen und englischsprachigen Reiseleiter werden deine Reise unvergesslich machen. Mit Rat und Tat stehen sie den Reisenden zur Seite. Vom Anfang bis zum Ende der Tour sind sie vor Ort für die Gruppe da, wissen nicht nur, in welchen Restaurants man gut isst und wo die besten Shops zu finden sind, sondern zeigen dein Reisenden mit Kompetenz und voller Begeisterung ihre Heimat.

Transportarten

Allradfahrzeug, Bahn, Jeep, öffentlicher Bus, Rikscha, Kanu, Privatfahrzeug, Fahrrad

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Flughafentransfer

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Kathmandu
Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure USD68
Kathmandu by Bike Urban Adventure USD100
In Focus: Cook in Kathmandu Urban Adventure USD93
In Focus: Handmade Kathmandu USD93
Everest Rundflug USD220

Varanasi
Ram Nagar Fort INR150
Ausflug nach Sarnath INR250 (nur Eintritt)

Delhi
Rotes Fort INR500
Humayuns Grab INR500
Qutub Minar INR500
Culture Vulture Urban Adventure INR2500
Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure INR2700
City Food Crawl Urban Adventure INR3500

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Kathmandu

Namaste! Welcome to Kathmandu, where a mixture of ancient architecture, rich artistic and cultural heritage and proximity to the Himalayas have made it a legendary travel destination for decades. This adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. At the meeting, please have your insurance details and next of kin information ready to pass on to your leader. Once the formalities are out of the way, you can do as you please for the rest of the evening. Maybe grab your new mates and head out for your first taste of life in Nepal. Your leader can give you the lowdown on where to find the best dal bhat (thick lentil soup).

Optional Activities:
Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD68
Kathmandu - Kathmandu by Bike Urban Adventure - USD100
Kathmandu - In Focus: Cook in Kathmandu Urban Adventure - USD93
Kathmandu - In Focus: Handmade Kathmandu - USD93

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

2. Tag: Kathmandu

Start today with an excursion to Swayambhunath Temple – known to tourists as the Monkey Temple –Kathmandu's most important Buddhist shrine. The sleepy, all-seeing eyes of the Buddha that gaze out over the city from their lofty perch have become the quintessential symbol of Nepal. Then, join the pilgrims at Bodhnath Stupa – the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It's the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. Continue on to Pashupatinath, a sprawling Hindu temple comples on the banks of the Bagmati River in Deopatan. Dedicated to a manifestation of Shiva called Pashupati, the 'Lord of Animals', here you'll see sheep, monkeys, pilgrims and holy men converging in this sacred space. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore further or take a breather, depending on how you're feeling.

Optional Activities:
Kathmandu - Early Morning Everest Scenic Flight - USD220

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple
Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

3. Tag: Chitwan Nationalpark

This morning you’ll travel by private vehicle to Chitwan National Park, which sits at the base of the Himalayas around six hours away from Kathmandu. Declared the area a World Heritage site in 1984, this park and it offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Asia, with rhino, deer, monkeys and a wide array of bird life all regularly spotted by visitors. Arrive and settle in to your accommodation before jumping on a bike to explore a local village. In the evening, prepare for tomorrow’s exploration of the park with a presentation on the park's history, flora and fauna.

Special Information: Please be aware that due to safety concerns we have suspended all wildlife jungle walks within Chitwan National Park.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Lodge

4. Tag: Madi Tal/Chitwan Nationalpark

Today after breakfast, take a walk to the Rapti River from where you’ll be taken by boat on safari. Brilliantly coloured birds abound along the Rapti River, which also shelters about a quarter of the world's remaining gharial population. This fish-eating crocodile has long been hunted for the supposed aphrodisiac qualities of its snout. This evening, we will be staying overnight at the Intrepid Foundation’s project, the Madi Valley Homestay. This project provides sustainable incomes and encourages the communities living on the fringes of Chitwan National Park to conserve the wilderness and wildlife around them. On our arrival, the local men and women, dressed proudly in their traditional Magar attire, will be there to greet you and welcome you into their homes. In the evening enjoy a cultural performance by the locals where they demonstrate one of the oldest ethnic dance forms of the Magar community; the Maruni Naach.

Special Information: From October (to June) when jeep safaris resume you will boat part of the way before meeting drivers and touring the national park by vehicle (approximately 3-4 hours), finishing in Madi Valley in the late afternoon.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Chitwan - Canoe trip
Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari

Unterkunft: Gastfamilie

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

5. Tag: Chitwan Nationalpark

In the morning you will be given a guided village tour. After, try your luck fishing in one of the ponds around the village. Depending on weather and road conditions, you will also have the option to take a short drive to Baikunthe Tal where you can trek to a beautiful waterfall, sacred to the local people. After saying your goodbyes to your Madi Valley hosts, you’ll return to your lodge in Chitwan National Park via Twenty Thousand Lakes (Bis Hajaar Tal). Nepal’s second largest natural wetland, this beautiful reserve area is a maze of small lakes that teems with wildlife. Home to numerous crocodiles, this is one of the park’s best areas for birdwatching, with hundreds of species using it as a migratory route stop. If you’re lucky you might catch some more sights of the Indian rhino. Drop by the crocodile breeding centre on the way. Then there’ll be time to relax, or to take part in other optional activities offered by the park.

Special Information: While we respect each individual’s decisions while travelling, Intrepid does not include elephant rides or unnatural performance activities on any itinerary, and we recommend you bypass these activities should they be offered to you during your stay. Professional wildlife conservation and animal welfare organisations, including the World Animal Protection (formerly the World Society for protection of Animals) advise that contrary to common belief, captive elephants remain wild animals and despite good intentions, unfortunately many venues are unable to provide the appropriate living conditions elephants require and this ultimately impacts their well-being. While there is some merit in the argument that the money that you pay for the activity goes towards keeping the elephants and their mahouts employed, we know that it also fuels demand for elephants to be captured in the wild or captive bred. We thank you for your support in improving the welfare of these majestic creatures.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Chitwan - Crocodile breeding centre

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Lodge

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

6. Tag: Lumbini

Leave Chitwan this morning for your final stop in Nepal. Travel by private vehicle to the Nepalese border town of Lumbini (approximately 5 hours). This is no ordinary border town, but the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, and one of his four holy places of pilgrimage. It's said in the Parinibbana Sutta that Buddha identified the sites as those of his birth, enlightenment, first discourse and death. You’ll visit the beautiful Ashoka Pillars and hop on cycle rickshaws to the Maya Devi Temple, the actual site where Lord Buddha is thought to have been born.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Lumbini - Heritage Park

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

7. Tag: Grenzübertritt Nepal/Indien - Varanasi

Today it’s wave goodbye to Nepal and namaste to India as you cross the border. Though there’s always something to look at out the windows, it’s a good idea to have some other entertainment on hand for the long day of travelling ahead (approximately 8-10 hours by private vehicle including stops). You will cross at Sunauli and head for Varanasi. The change of scenery from Nepal to India is immediate. Enter Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, and be greeted by cows ambling along the highway. Varanasi is one of holiest cities in India and the ultimate destination for Hindu pilgrims who travel from far and wide to experience this spiritual city. Overflowing with temples, shrines and devotees, Varanasi might not be one of the world's cleanest cities but there’s no doubt it’s one of the most amazing.

Special Information: You must have an Indian visa in advance to cross the border. E-visas are not valid for land border crossings into India.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

8. Tag: Ganges Fluss

Today you’ll experience the sacred River Ganges, lifeblood of millions of Indian people, with a boat trip through the heart of India. Transfer by small riverboats for our sailing trip (approximately 2 hours). A support crew will be on hand as you sail down this iconic waterway, passing village communities and viewing river life as it goes on around you. The boats are equipped with life jackets, the deck has mattresses and cushions to relax on, and it’s all covered with a cloth roof for sun protection. Arrive at your campsite and relax riverside, read a book or play some cricket. Watch the sun go down and eat a delicious vegetarian meal prepared by the boatmen.

Special Information: Tents are twin share with mattresses and blankets provided. It gets cold in winter, so a sleeping bag is recommended if travelling at this time. There is a squat toilet tent, and no showers available. Lunch, dinner and breakfast are provided during you time camping. Water and soft drinks are available to purchase, but no alcohol is allowed here, as the Ganges is a sacred place. Please note that due to high water levels on the River Ganges and the associated safety concerns, the boat trip won't operate during the monsoon or other times of heavy rainfall. Departures affected by such safety concerns will be communicated during the trip by your leader – it's difficult to know well in advance how much rain there's likely to be at any point in time. In these cases, an extra night will be spent in Varanasi including a visit to the temple complex of Sarnath, the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon.

Unterkunft: Camping

Verpflegung: 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

9. Tag: Ganges Fluss - Varanasi

After your Ganges camping adventures, sail back in to Varanasi. Then set off by cycle rickshaw to visit the oldest part of the city, bustling with tourists and priests, and see different rituals being performed. Wander through the Old City with its maze of narrow alleyways packed full of small shops and stalls, and lumbering cows. See pilgrims bathing and performing rituals and ceremonies unchanged for hundreds of years; temples full of bell chimes and the smell of incense; the dhobi wallahs and the burning ghats. There’s an option to take a trip to nearby Sarnath, one of the four main Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. The site is where Buddha preached his message of the path to enlightenment and features a number of stupas and museums to explore. Or perhaps visit Ram Nagar Fort, a crumbling 17th-century fort and palace on the eastern bank of the Ganges, that’s the ancestral home of the Maharaja of Banaras. This evening soak up the unique magical atmosphere of a candle flower ceremony as the sun sets.

Optional Activities:
Varanasi - Ram Nagar Fort - INR150
Varanasi - Sarnath day trip (entry only) - INR250

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

10. Tag: Varanasi - Nachtzug nach Orchha

Today starts early with a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, where you can watch the light gradually illuminate the many ghats and temples along the river as you pass. The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you like. You can explore the laneways and alleys behind the ghats, picking up some examples of the excellent local silk industry, or perfecting yoga in this most chakra-balancing of places. This evening you’ll board an overnight train for Jhansi, the nearest junction to Orchha (approximately 15 hours).

Special Information: Sleeper trains are usually comfortable and air-conditioned (sometimes fan-cooled), and are a great way to travel long distances and still get maximum time in each place. Most of the time sheets, pillow and blanket are provided but some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet. Please note you may be sharing with locals in a same/mixed gender situation.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Varanasi - Sunrise boat trip

Fahrzeit: ca. 15 Std.

Unterkunft: Nachtzug

11. Tag: Orchha

Upon arrival in Jhansi, travel through traditional rural Indian landscapes to reach the beautiful town of Orchha on the banks of the Betwa River (approximately 45 minutes). Here you’ll have the opportunity to uncover a very different side of India. Initially a hunting area, Orchha has changed very little over the centuries. Despite its small size it is filled with many beautiful temples and palaces, built here in the 16th century by the ruling Bundelas clan. Here you'll explore the palaces and temples scattered across the peaceful countryside on a walk. This evening witness the Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony at the shrine at the heart of the city. Our accommodation here is a comfortable permanent camp tent.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orchha - Ram Raja Temple ceremony
Orchha - Orientation walk

Unterkunft: Festinstalliertes Zelt

12. Tag: Orchha

After breakfast you will visit the stunning Orchha Palace, built by Bir Sing Deo for his friend Jehangir, the great Mughal ruler. Take note of the grand Iwans (domes) that were built large enough to allow the movement of war elephants. You’ll also make a stop at Taragram, one of our Responsible Tourism projects. Taragram is a paper making factory that enables local tribal women to work outside the realm usually afforded to them. The paper is crafted from wood pulp and recycled clothing. Tonight you’ll get a closer experience of local flavours at a cooking demonstration with our local friends.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Orchha - Orchha Palace
Orchha - Cooking demonstration
Orchha - Taragram visit

Unterkunft: Festinstalliertes Zelt

Verpflegung: 1x Abendessen

13. Tag: Agra

Travel to Agra by train (approximately 5 hours) and head straight to the most recognisable sight in India. It doesn’t matter who you are, the Taj Mahal will exceed all your expectations with the morning light shimmering off its white marble surface. Best known as a monument to love and loss, the 17th-century Taj is a beautiful example of Mughal architecture, surrounded by trimmed English gardens. The highlights keep coming as you take a motorised rickshaw tour, a truly fun and Intrepid way to see the monuments of Agra. The city is also home to one of the finest looking forts in India. you’ll enter the dark red sandstone stronghold of Agra Fort – part fortress, part palace and part prison – and search through throne rooms and tiny but incredibly decorated mosques. Later, if you’ve got the energy, you can also visit Akbar's Mausoleum – a beautiful sandstone and marble tomb built for the greatest of the Mughal emperors. An amazing local social enterprise, Sheroes Hangout, an initiative by the Stop Acid Attacks campaign and staffed by survivors, is located about 10 mins walk from the Taj Mahal and is an excellent place to stop for a cold drink, coffee or light meal while you are here.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Agra - Taj Mahal
Agra - Agra Fort

Fahrzeit: ca. 5 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

14. Tag: Agra - Delhi

It’s back on the rails today as you take an express train to India’s capital (approximately 4 hours), sharing the journey with locals as the chai wallahs make their way down the carriages. In Delhi, watch one of the world's greatest shows unfold as people, traffic, cows and kids all work together in a kind of organised chaos around historical sites from different eras, museums and galleries, shops and endless bazaars. This is the place to grab a chai, put your feet up and let it all soak in. Make a visit to the Jama Masjid, Delhi's oldest mosque and one of its most impressive buildings, or to the World Heritage-listed Mughal masterpiece of Humayun's Tomb, the first garden tomb in India, built in 1570. You could wonder at the tall brick minaret of Qutub Minar, which was started all back in the 12th century, or explore the mighty Red Fort of Delhi. Part palace and part fort, it played an integral part in the history of the city with former residents ranging from royal families to British soldiers.

Special Information: Please note that due to train arrival times there may not be any free time in Delhi at the end of this tour. We strongly advise booking additional accommodation to extend your stay.

Optional Activities:
Delhi - Red Fort - INR500
Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR500
Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR500

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Mittelklasse-Hotel

15. Tag: Delhi

Your adventure through India and Nepal ends after breakfast this morning and you're free to leave the accommodation at any time. If you are staying on in Delhi a little bit longer an Urban Adventure is a perfect way to finish your time here.

Optional Activities
Delhi - Culture Vulture Urban Adventure - INR2500
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure - INR2500
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure - INR3500

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.

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Die Übernachtungen sind vorwiegend in ausgewählten Mittelklasse-Hotels und landestypischen Gästehäusern, die von Einheimischen geführt werden. Einige Mahlzeiten sind bereits inkludiert. Die Beförderung ist eine Mischung aus privaten, öffentlichen und lokalen Transportmitteln. Die lokalen Transportmittel werden nur genutzt, um etwas Besonderes zu erleben. Das authentische Erleben der Region, Kultur und Menschen im besuchten Reiseland steht im Vordergrund.

Bitte beachte
Bei dieser Tour erfolgt die Einreise nach Indien über Land (Tag 7). Da mit dem e-Visum die Einreise nur auf dem Luftweg möglich ist, benötigst du ein Visum, welches vorab bei der zuständigen indischen Auslandsvertretung zu beantragen ist. Mit diesem ist die Einreise sowohl über Land als auch auf dem Luftweg möglich.

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