BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769NEPAL89Start FinishStart Finish201117-Feb 28-Feb 10-Mar 21-Mar 24-Mar 04-Apr 23-Jun 04-Jul 18-Aug 29-Aug 22-Sep 03-Oct 20-Oct 31-Oct 17-Nov 28-Nov 15-Dec 26-Dec 201209-Feb 20-Feb 08-Mar 19-Mar 22-Mar 02-Apr 21-Jun 02-Jul 16-Aug 27-Aug 20-Sep 01-Oct 18-Oct 29-Oct 15-Nov 26-Nov 20-Dec 31-Dec Himalaya Discovery 12 days A classic Himalayan journey, without the treks!A non-trekking cultural journey discovering Nepal's highlights. Many people want to see the Himalaya but simply don't want to trek, and, contrary to popular belief, this is possible. This trip is the perfect introduction to Nepal - and to adventure travel - offering a more relaxed journey through this exciting and beautiful mountain country. The itinerary includes mountain views, local villages and the lowland jungle of Chitwan National Park.Trip InfoDeparture DatesEssentials: A short, non-trekking trip with some relatively easy optional walks. Saranot, for example, is reached by road and provides stunning views of the Annapurna massif. You can return to Pokhara by vehicle or ramble down the hill through the hamlets that dot the hillside.Transport: Minibus, elephant, on foot, canoeAccommodation: Hotels (5nts), guesthouse (4nts), lodge (2nts)Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinnersTour code: TCIAItineraryDay 1 / Kathmandu Arrival day.Day 2 / Kathmandu & Bhaktapur You'll enjoy a leisurely wander amongst the bazaars and temples of Kathmandu before heading for Bhaktapur.Day 3 / Bhaktapur Drive to Panauti village for guided walks then continue to Dhulikhel and visit Namo Buddha. Exploring the countryside around Bhaktapur gives a wonderful introduction to everyday Nepali life.Day 4 / Nuwakot Your journey will take you north to the foothills of the Langtang Himal. Here, you'll stay at a converted farmhouse on a terraced hillside above a beautiful fertile valley in the village Nuwakot.Day 5 / Bandipur You head to Bandipur to savour the hills and traditional atmosphere of this secluded gem. You'll enjoy early morning views of a Himalayan sunrise, exploring on foot with free time to discover the area.Day 6-7 / Pokhara Journeying to Pokhara you visit Mahendra Cave and an early morning start will be rewarded with sunrise views of the Annapurnas and Fishtail Mountain. A boat takes you across Phewa Lake and you can walk up to the World Peace Pagoda with views down over the lake & village.Day 8-9 / Chitwan In Chitwan National Park you'll have an unforgettable elephant ride, where, you might spot the rare Asian Rhino! Closer to the ground you can explore the park by foot or canoe.Day 10-11 / Kathmandu You return to Kathmandu, visiting Swayambhunath followed by an on-foot exploration of Durbar Square and back streets ending at Thamel. Your time is then free for some last-minute shopping or a dramatic over-flight of Mt. Everest (additional charge).Day 12 / Kathmandu Tour ends.
For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our website90india / nepalItineraryWildlife & Moghul Cities 11 days The Golden Triangle, Tigers of Ranthambore and rural Shekhawati.Discover the natural and cultural highlights of northern India. This trip not only visits the great Moghul sights, but also spends time exploring Shekhawati, a quiet rural corner of Rajasthan with fine examples of painted havelis and frescoes. It also includes visits to one of India's premier wildlife watching attractions - Ranthambore National Park.Trip InfoDeparture DatesDay 1 / Arrival day.Day 2 Delhi / Be prepared to be amazed by the sights, sounds, hustle and bustle of Old Delhi's narrow streets and hectic bazaars.Day 3 Agra / Travelling by train to Agra you set out to discover what has been described as the world's most beautiful building. With its dazzling, intricately carved marble walls, the Taj Mahal is a sight to behold.Day 4-5 Ranthambore National Park / The pace slows as you journey to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Then you'll spend two exciting nights in Ranthambore National Park. On game drives you'll go in search of crocodiles, deer, leopards - and tigers! In the summer months we operate an amended itinerary visiting Sawai Mansingh Park, near Ranthambore. Please see our trip notes for more details.Day 6-7 Jaipur / In Jaipur, originally painted pink by a maharajah to welcome Prince Albert, you'll see the magnificent hilltop Amber Fort and the Palace of the Winds.Day 8-9 Shekhawati Region / Lastly, you journey to rural Shekhawati where you'll meet welcoming local people and learn about their traditional ways of life. Painted havelis and beautiful frescoes are a real highlight here.Day 10 Delhi / You'll return to Delhi for a free afternoon.Day 11 Delhi / Tour ends.Essentials: A short but comprehensive cultural journey suitable for anyone in reasonable health. This trip is physically undemanding but does require a degree of mobility due to a number of excursions involving steps, narrow streets or uneven footpaths. To get the best out of India bring a sense of humour and be prepared to experience a very different culture and way of life.Transport: Minibus, train, rickshaw, 4WD or canter (seasonal).Accommodation: Hotels (9nts). The accommodation on this trip will vary in style from modern city hotels to restored heritage properties.Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 3 dinners.Tour code: TCNIStart FinishStart Finish201119-Jan 28-Jan 08-Feb 17-Feb 05-Apr 14-Apr 12-Apr 21-Apr 19-Apr 28-Apr 09-Aug 18-Aug 13-Sep 22-Sep 18-Oct 27-Oct 12-Nov 21-Nov 15-Nov 24-Nov 22-Nov 01-Dec 13-Dec 22-Dec 20-Dec 29-Dec 201217-Jan 26-Jan 07-Feb 16-Feb 27-Mar 05-Apr 03-Apr 12-Apr 07-Aug 16-Aug 11-Sep 20-Sep 16-Oct 25-Oct 10-Nov 19-Nov 13-Nov 22-Nov 20-Nov 29-Nov 11-Dec 20-Dec 18-Dec 27-Dec