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Colourful India & Nepal

Image of prayer flags decorating a temple in Nepal - KILROY
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Recommended duration

4-5 weeks



Travel type



Flights, touring and accommodation

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From the dizzying heights of the Himalayas to the peaceful backwaters of Kerala, this itinerary takes you through the highlights of Nepal and southern India.

Start your adventure in the ancient city of Kathmandu where you'll explore the historic streets and temples on foot and by bike. Then it's off to the mountains for a scenic trek through the Himalayas, staying in traditional tea houses along the way. Nepal is home to some incredible wildlife and you'll have the chance to spot wild rhino, monkeys, antelope and, if you're lucky, a sloth bear. 

Your adventure continues in southern India where you'll watch the sunset through the photogenic fishing nets of Kochi, sail through the peaceful Keralan backwaters and relax on the beaches of Varkala.

*From price per person based on shared accommodation

What's included
  • Flights from the UK to Nepal and back from India
  • 4-day stay in Kathmandu with accommodation, airport transfer, city walking tour and city cycling tour
  • 6-day Ghorepani Poonhill Tea House Trek with daily meals, transportation, accommodation, trekking permits and local guide
  • 3-day tour in Chitwan National Park with daily meals, transportation, accommodation and activities
  • Flights from Kathmandu to Kochi
  • 7-day tour of Kerala with transportation, accommodation and guided sightseeing
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Booking fees
  • Services of your own travel advisor
What's not included
  • Travel insurance (but we can help you with that)
  • Vaccinations
  • Meals (other than those specified)
  • Optional activities
  • Accommodation in Pokhara and transport from Pokhara back to Kathmandu

Itinerary Suggestion: Colourful India & Nepal

Home - Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ghorepani - Pokhara - Chitwan National Park - Kochi - Alleppey - Varkala - Kochi - Home

This itinerary is just a suggestion and can be customised to suit your unique travel plans. Make it longer, make it shorter. Add in the things you want to do. Get in touch with our travel experts to turn this itinerary into your dream India and Nepal combo trip.

Kathmandu Nepal

You kick off your adventure in Kathmandu, where we've arranged your first 4 days. You'll get picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel, where you'll have some exciting activities included. Get to know the mix of Buddhist and Hindu influences and experience a city full of history, religion and culture.

You'll be exploring the city by bike and on foot with the chance to sample local delicacies and witness the morning rituals of locals as they visit the temples and monasteries.

Himalaya Trekking Nepal

It's time to challenge yourself with a trek in the spectacular Himalaya mountain range. You'll travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you'll join your group for the adventure. Over the course of six days you'll marvel at Himalayan peaks including Machhapuchhare, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You'll also visit mountain villages and stay in local tea houses.

There is around 25 hours of trekking during the trip, but we can guarantee you that it's worth every minute. You'll end the trip in Pokhara where we recommend you take a few days at leisure to relax after your challenging hike.

Free time Pokhara

Here you have the chance to spend some time at your own leisure. You could rent a scooter and explore the city on two wheels, or perhaps you'd prefer a leisurely boat ride on the scenic Pokhara Lake. You can even try standup paddle boarding on the lake, if that's your thing.

We've not included accommodation in Pokhara in this itinerary but we can add that in for you - just let us know whether you want something basic and easy-going on the wallet. Or something a little more luxurious.

Chitwan National Park Safari in Nepal

Find your own way back to Kathmandu where you'll join a 3-day tour of Chitwan National Park. Here you'll have the opportunity to spot lots of different animal species including rhinos, antelopes, monkeys and even tigers (if you're really lucky).

Once you're wildlife adventure is over, you'll be transferred back to Kathmandu where you'll get a flight to India.

Free time Kochi

Your next stop is Kochi in the Kerala province of southern India. Here you have the option to enjoy some time on your own. We suggest that you spend around three days here before joining your next tour.

Keralan backwaters India

This 7-day trip takes you through some of the coolest places in the southern part of India. First stop is Alleppey, where you'll learn about life along the lagoon and canals before sleeping in a homestay. Next up is Kollam where you can enjoy the beaches or check out the local nightlife. From Kollam you continue to the local fishing community of Varkala where there will be plenty of time on your own to explore. The trip ends back in Kochi which is where your flight home will depart from.

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