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zIndia, Nepal & Bhutan

Private Touring Discoveries

  • Thrill to Asia’s largest and most colorful spice market as you explore the bustling lanes of the old Chandni Chowk Market in a traditional pedicab.
  • Set out on an unforgettable flight-seeing excursion for awe-inspiring views of Mount Everest.
  • Discover the medieval towns and venerated Hindu and Buddhist sites of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Experience Bhutan’s age-old ways, discover its rich artistic and cultural heritage, and ascend to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

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Day
1

Welcome to Delhi, India

Check in to the exceptional ITC Maurya Hotel in the heart of New Delhi.

Day
2

Sightseeing with your personal car, driver and guide

Begin your day along the Rajpath, laid out by the British more than a century ago. Then marvel at the Red Fort c and explore the old Chandni Chowk market by pedicab. Visit India’s largest mosque and Sikh Temple and finish your day at two World Heritage Sites: Qutab Minar c and Humayun’s Tomb c. Meals B,D

Day
3

Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal

Upon arrival, transfer by private car to the Dwarikas Hotel. Meals B

Day
4

Mt. Everest and Kathmandu

Weather permitting, an early morning flight-seeing excursion offers inspiring views of Mt. Everest. After breakfast, your private tour includes Durbar Square, the Mahadev & Parvati Temple and Hamuman Dhoka, the city’s ancient royal quarter. In the afternoon, travel through the Nepalese countryside to visit Patan, founded in 250 AD and famed for its traditional architecture. Meals B

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5

Explore the Kathmandu Valley c

Travel with your private car, driver and guide into the lovely Kathmandu Valley to explore ancient Bhadgaon, one of the three kingdoms of medieval Nepal. Then visit Bodhnath, the largest stupa in Nepal and venerated by both Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhists. Before returning to your hotel, stop along the River Bagmati to see Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This evening’s dinner features traditional Nepalese cuisine and entertainment. Meals B,D

Day
6

Fly to the Kingdom of Bhutan

Fly to Paro and embark on a scenic overland journey by private car to Thimphu. Check in to the Taj Tashi Hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure. Meals B,L,D

Day
7

Explore Thimpu

Your full-day private tour includes the National Library, home to a priceless collection of Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School, dedicated to the preservation of Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts. In the afternoon, continue to the imposing Trashichhoedzong Fortress, built in 1641, and the King’s Memorial Chorten, continuously circumambulated by pilgrims chanting mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

The magnificent Paro Valley

The ascent to the oft-photographed Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a bit steep, but the invigorating journey is well rewarded with awe-inspiring views of the cliff-side monastery and surrounding mountains. Then visit Ta Dzong to see an impressive collection of antique Thangka paintings and textiles. Overnight at the Uma Paro Hotel. Meals B,L,D

Day
9

Depart Paro

Our tour services end this morning after breakfast. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

See North India before Nepal & Bhutan

8-day Pre-Tour Extension from $1,999

This comprehensive Private Tour of northern India is a great way to enhance your journey.

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Day
1

From Delhi to Jaipur

Depart the capital and journey through the colorful Rajasthani countryside to Jaipur, where you’ll check in to the deluxe ITC Rajputana Hotel. This evening, stroll with your personal guide through a bustling city market filled with colorful shops and vendor stalls, many owned by the same family for generations. Along the say, your guide will show you hot to don a traditional saree and turban.

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2

Explore Jaipur

Tour the extravagant Amber Fort, home to palaces, courtyard gardens and the lovely Chamber of Mirrors. See the oft-photographed Palace of Winds, tour the City Palace Museum and visit Jantar Mantar, an extraordinary observatory with accurate stone instruments built in 1726.  Meals B

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3

Onward to Agra

Explore the magnificent “ghost town” of Fatehpur Sikri, built and then mysteriously abandoned in the 16th century – but still in pristine condition! Continue to Agra and check in to the opulent ITC Mughal Hotel.  Meals B

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4

The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Arise early this morning for a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, an unforgettable spectacle as the sun casts its first golden light upon the iridescent marble of this monument to love. Return to your hotel for a hearty breakfast and then tour the impressive Agra Fort, begun in 1565 by the great Emperor Akbar.

This evening, you’ll return to the Taj Mahal to watch as the setting sun seems to magically change the hues of its glowing, pearly white façade.  Meals B

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5

Onward to Orchha and Khajuraho

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted by private car to the rail station to board the Shatabdi Express Train bound for Jhansi. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and driven to Orchha for a private sightseeing tour of this celebrated medieval city, the site of several magnificent temples and palaces of the Bundela Dynasty. After lunch, continue to Khajuraho and check in to the 5-star Taj Chandela Hotel. Meals B,L

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6

Discover the temples of Khajuraho and fly to Varanasi

This morning’s private sightseeing shows you the most significant of the town’s spectacular 10th-century temples. Many are famously adorned with erotic carvings and all are notable for the near-perfect balance they strike between architecture and sculpture. Then transfer to the airport for your included flight to Varanasi where you’ll be met and driven to the Taj Gateway Hotel. After time to refresh, you’ll visit Sarnath – revered as the place where Buddha gave his first sermon.

This evening, we’ve arranged for you to observe the Aarti Ceremony, an evocative Hindu ritual of light and praise which unfolds along the sacred River Ganges.  Meals B

Day
7

Explore Varanasi

Set out at dawn for a boat ride on the Ganges as thousands of devotees descend to the holy waters for purification. It’s a daily ritual which has unfolded here for thousands of years, and it is one of the most powerful scenes of humanity you will ever witness. Then tour the most important shore temples of the Ganges and later learn how the city’s intricately beautiful silks are woven.  Meals B

Day
8

Back to Delhi

Enjoy a morning Yoga session at your hotel and then transfer to the airport for you flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and driven to the 5-star ITC Maurya Hotel for the start of your 9-day Private Tour.  Meals B

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