Nepal with India

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN DELHI

Arrival. Welcome at the airport with garlands to the traditional Hindu way and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day and night in hotel.

DAY 02: DELHI

Breakfast. In the morning, we tour the Old Delhi: Visit Jama Masjid (one of the strongest opulent Mughal empire era). In the afternoon, visit to New Delhi: Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, India Gate and tour of the area of government buildings, the Presidential Palace and Parliament. We also visit a very interesting Sikh temple where we can appreciate this culture of rich merchants, so characteristic of the Punjab region. Finally we visit the Hindu Akshardham Temple, which means 'divine and eternal abode of the Supreme God', in which we will know part of the Great Indian history, culture and art. Transfer to the hotel.

DIA 03: DELHI/MANDAWA (por carretera 255 Kms/6 Hrs)

Breakfast. Road trip from Delhi to Mandawa. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon we visit the town of Mandawa, which extends in the heart of Shekhawati which is characterized by being full of havelis painted on the outside and gives a special to a colorful city. Mandawa is a place that keeps the true form of Rajasthani life. An arched door adorned with Lord Krishna leads to the bazaar. You can walk the streets where mansions of rich merchants are adorned with elaborate frescoes.

DAY 04: Mandawa /Bikaner (182 Kms road /04 Hrs)

Breakfast. Exit highway to Bikaner, capital of the former state of Bikaner, built on a hill and surrounded by walls, beautiful stone mansions (sculptures) forts and temples. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, we visit Bikaner. This desert town north of the state was founded in 1448 by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder of Jodhpur, Jodhaji. I visit Junagarh fort built by Raja Jai Singh between 1588 and 1593, a general of the army of Emperor Akbar, during the Mogul Empire. Also visit the Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum. Accommodation.

DAY 05: Bikaner /JAISALMER (333 Kms road /6.5 Hrs)

Breakfast. Exit highway to Jaisalmer. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Sand Dunes. Ride a camel to admire the sunset, as the sky seems to become fire while the Rajasthani folk musicians play haunting tunes. It will undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience.

DAY 06: JAISALMER

Breakfast. In the morning, sightseeing in Jaisalmer. This city is located in the heart of the Great Indian Desert. Its temple, fort and palaces are built with yellow stone, Jaisalmer being a mass of intricately carved buildings, facades and elaborate balconies. Note the Patwon-Ki Haveli, Haveli Salim-Singh-Ki - and Gadhi Sagar Tank. Free afternoon.

DAY 07: JAISALMER /JODHPUR (287 Kms road /6 Hrs)

Breakfast. Exit road from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur bound. walled city located in the Thar desert, 470 km southwest of New Delhi (India). This former capital of the principality of Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodha, his first maharaja, in 1459. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

DAY 08: JODHPUR

Breakfast. In the morning, city tour of Jodhpur - the gateway to the desert habitat "Rathors Marwa." Visit the Fort built by a hermit, located on a mountain slope from which can be seen throughout the city. Inside the fort we met a number of palaces added by different sovereigns.

DAY 09: JODHPUR /JAIPUR (road 332 Km /6 Hrs)

Breakfast. Morning drive to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon departure to know a Hindu temple where we can appreciate the AARTI ceremony. In Sanskrit it means "sink darkness." After the ceremony, transfer to Narain Niwas Palace for dinner and attend a show of typical dances of Rajasthan.

DAY 10: JAIPUR

Breakfast. In the morning excursion to Amber Fort (up by jeep or elephant), visit of the rooms and hallways of the palace, which is famous for its exquisite design and decoration. The main entrance is impressive Amber Palace, decorated with bas-reliefs and floral motifs, with the God-elephant Ganesha on the door and several windows with stone latticework where women could see without being seen. Inside the palace it is also of great beauty. Its walls are decorated with small mirrors embedded, so it has been called Sheesh Mahal, or Palace of Mirrors. In the afternoon, visit the unique Jantar Mantar observatory - which was built in 1700, and even today looks futuristic or at least surreal. The City Palace or Palace of the Maharajah is a huge complex with numerous courtyards surrounded by several buildings and museums. The Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds is surrounded by extensive gardens and other palaces. It has a majestic facade in pink and white. The ladies of the palace, for which it was built, could see the outside without being seen through numerous full viewpoints of nearly a thousand windows and shutters. It is a five-story building; the two upper floors narrower, draw the tail of a peacock, one of the animals that India has a symbolic value. In the evening we attend a Sound and Light Show (conducted in English) in the city of Amber, during which enjoy legends, folklore and traditional music of India. Return to hotel. The Sound and Light show at the Amber Fort is subject to cancellation according to weather conditions since it is held outdoors, or for technical reasons that it can not be done. In case of cancellation, it will be offered to customers well a visit to the old part of the city or attend a cinema in Jaipur to see an Indian film Bollywood style.

DAY 11: JAIPUR /AGRA (235 km road /5 Hrs)

Breakfast. Departure to Agra. Check-in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the most famous architectural monument in the world, the Taj Mahal, built between 1631 and 1654 on the banks of river Yamuna by the Muslim emperor Mumtaz Mahal dynasty Shah Jahan in honor of his favorite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum , who died giving birth to their 14th child. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements of Islamic architecture, Persian, Indian and even Turkish. The monument has achieved special notoriety by the romantic character of his inspiration. Although the mausoleum covered with white marble dome is the most famous, the Taj Mahal is a set of integrated buildings. Accommodation.

DAY 12: AGRA

Breakfast. Morning visit to Red Fort Itmad-ud-Daulah or 'Baby Taj' and Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri, the red sand desert city was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the sixteenth century. We will also visit the world's largest door, Bulund Darwaza. Arrival in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, founded on an ancient city of Indian origin in 1505 by the Sultan of Delhi, Sikander Lodi. Free afternoon. Accommodation.

DAY 13: AGRA /DELHI (200 Kms road /5 Hrs) /FLIGHT TO KATHMANDU

Breakfast. Early morning departure from Agra to New Delhi by road. In Delhi, connect flight to Kathmandu.Traslado the hotel. Accommodation. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the country's largest city, combining history and a growing modernity. The historic center retracts crowded plazas and temples, that have nothing to do with residential areas, luxury hotels, restaurants and shops on the outskirts of the city. The heart of the city is in the Durbar Square, surrounded by the river Vishnumati west, the Ratna Park to the east, the Bagmati River in the south and the north area of ​​Thamel.

DAY 14: KATHMANDU

Breakfast. In the morning, city tour called City of Glory to know the historical and cultural attractions. The visit includes the Durbar, Kasthamandap square (which is said to be constructed from a single piece of wood), Kumasi Ghar Temple the only living goddess worldwide and the palace of Hanuman Dhoka, medieval palace of the kings Mesh. Short stop at Kal Bhairab, abode of the god of destruction and Taleju temple, built in 1549 D.C. Then visit Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the oldest Buddhist stupas around the world, masterfully set on a hill with a wonderful view of Kathmandu Valley. This place is nicknamed the Monkey Temple. In the afternoon visit Patan, located on a plateau that extends over the Bagmati River, south of Kathmandu. Famous as a center of fine arts and the superb work of its artisans. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, "beautiful city". It is essentially a Buddhist town, which states that was founded in the third century B.C. by Emperor Ashoka, although there is no historical record of it. The inscriptions have been discovered reveal that Patan was a major metropolis since ancient times. It is famous for its handicrafts, with a Museum recently opened. Near are in addition the "Krishna Temple", the "Monastery Dorado" and Mahabodhi Temple. Return to Kathmandu, Accommodation.

DAY 15: KATHMANDU /FLIGHT Pokhara

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Pokhara. In Pokhara, assistance and transfer of Pokhara to Phedi (30 minute drive). Trekking of more than 3 hours to Dhampus. Lunch. Continue 2 hours walk to Pothana. Dinner and overnight at Tea House Lodge.

DAY 16: Pokhara /FLIGHT TO KATHMANDU

We get up very early to see the sunrise from Pothana Hill. After breakfast, trekking and climb to the viewpoint of Australia Camp, 30 minutes to see the ridge of Mount Annapurna, the mountain with isinglass. Dhaulaghiri. We walk up to Kande. Departure to Pokhara by car (approx. 1.30 hours). Completion of trekking. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for the flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

DAY 17: KATHMANDU

Breakfast. In the morning, visit Bhaktapur, "the city of devotees", where you can explore the narrow alleys looking at the ancient temples and houses of the place. The tour begins with a visit to the Golden Gate, continue with the Palace of 55 Windows, the Lion Gate, the (the highest of its kind in all of Nepal) Nyatpola Temple, the Temple of Bhairab and the Temple of Dattratraya. In the afternoon, visit to Pashupatinath, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This huge complex sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Only Hindus are allowed access inside the temple compound, while tourists can contemplate from the east side of the river. Then visit to Boudhanath, Buddhist stupa considered the largest in the world. This huge structure, has the distinction of having four pairs of eyes, each oriented to the four cardinal points. Return to Katmandu,

DAY 18: KATHMANDU /DELHI

Breakfast. The rich tapestry of cultural and artistic heritage of Nepal is summarized in the Kathmandu Valley, which has been the capital from its mythical origins, from a holy lake that was drained by Manjushri God. Successive dynasties have left their mark on the impressive palaces and temples carved, found throughout the valley. Free day until departure of the aircraft. Airport transfer. End of services.