India and Nepal tour, 22 days
During our India and Nepal tour you will visit the highlights of North India, as well as the most interesting sights of the mountainous Nepal. You will get an image of Rajasthan by visiting the capital Jaipur. Highlights include the Taj Mahal, perhaps the most famous building in the world, the famous erotic temples of Khajuraho, and the fascinating ancient and sacred city of Varanasi, situated on the Ganges. The natural beauty of Nepal is an interesting contrast to the cultural attractions of India.
Join our international groups with active travelers, of all ages. Most will come from Holland and Belgium, but you will find they have an excellent command of English. Your tour leader addresses the group in Dutch and English. Our skilled land crew have worked with Djoser for many years and make sure things run smoothly.
There is ample time for group exploration. Count on lots of walking. But sometimes, it is great to be able to break off and explore on your own. Your guide can make some great suggestions.
Join us for unforgettable cultural, nature and local experiences!
- Delhi - (Hotel night included)
- Delhi - Land program begins (early A.M.)
- Delhi, train to Jaipur
- Jaipur, excursion Amber-fort
- Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
- Agra - Train Jhansi (Orccha)
- Orccha - Khajuraho
- Khajuraho- Varanasi
- Varanasi boat trip Ganges
- Varanasi - Shivpatinagar
- Shivpatinagar- Chitwan N. P.
- Chitwan N. P. Jeep safari 20,000 Lakes
- Chitwan N. P.
- Chitwan N.P. - Pokhara
- Pokhara - Kathmandu
- Kathmandu (Nepal) excursion royal city Bhaktapur
- Kathmandu - Land ends early A.M.)
Day by day
On the Road with Djoser
Djoser's active journeys offer an ideal balance of guidance and freedom. Our guide-assisted adventures cover the globe and feature wildlife, beautiful natural settings, historic sights and authentic cultural experiences. During Djoser travels, the daily schedule is not rigidly set.
The day-to-day descriptions describe the anticipated, or possible daily activities. Our travel days are obviously fixed, but each day the program may deviate depending on the preferences of the group, in consultation with the tour leader. The tour guide offers a program daily, with planned excursions. You are never obligated to participate. Those who desire more freedom may go out exploring or may dine on their own. Your tour leader can offer suggestions for safe explorations and fun restaurants. You will find that Djoser participants will take advantage of this flexibility. We believe a sense of discovery is an integral element of a great trip.
We offer the land program only. Below, you will find the day-to-day description days numbered to correspond with that of the Dutch participants (which includes their transit days from/to Amsterdam). This is so that when you are traveling and refer to this day-to-day description, all travelers will be “on the same page” or the same day number.
Days below are numbered to correspond with Dutch travelers, including travel day. The land program is 21 days.
Day 1 Delhi (Hotel night included - no program today)
Day 2 Delhi – Land begins early AM
You will check into your hotel and get a good night rest before the program begins the next morning. You will meet the tour leader and group members who have arrived on the flight from Amsterdam, for the Welcome meeting. There you will be introduced to the group and will get an overview of the days to come.
We start out India and Nepal tour in the capital city Delhi. Both old and new part of the city have many rich sights. The streets in the old town are impressive, with tinkling rickshaw bells and countless street vendors. Bargain hunting is a memorable experience.
In and around the center are a large number of sites. A few of the possibilities: the imposing Red Fort from the Moghul era, the Jama Masjid Mosque (the largest in India), the Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, and Chandni Chowk, the main bazaar street in the old part of Delhi. The modern office and shopping center are around Connaught Place in New Delhi, where the parliament and the India Gate are located.
Outside the center are the tomb of Humayun, the huge minaret Qutab Minar and the ultramodern Bahai temple, built in the shape of a lotus flower. In the vast Delhi auto rickshaw or taxi are the most convenient means of transport. Negotiate price in advance to avoid surprises. Our hotel is located in the pleasant district of Karol Bagh, where locals like to come shopping.
Day 3 Delhi - Jaipur
Day 4 Jaipur, excursion Amber Fort
We arrive in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajasthan , with a typical Indian daytrain where seats in the second class are reserved. In honor of the Prince of Wales the Maharaja Ram Singh II had all houses and buildings in the center painted pink; at the time pink was the color of hospitality. Jaipur is know as the “Pink City”.
In the heart of the city is the Royal Palace, now a museum, and the well-preserved observatory of the 18th century. The Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, with its richly decorated 1000 windows is the most characteristic building of Jaipur. This building should definitely be on your list of attractions. We make an interesting excursion 7 miles outside the city to the Amber fort. You can take an optional camel ride from Jaipur.
Agra & Khajuraho
Day 5 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Day 6 Agra - Gwalior - Orcha
Day 7 Orcha - Khajuraho
Day 8 Khajuraho
On the way to Agra we visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughal Empire.
One of the highlights of this trip is the visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra. This magnificent marble mausoleum was built by the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in honor of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The building is seen as a symbol of love. It is surrounded by a beautiful garden with ponds and fountains. A visit to the Taj at sunrise is a unique experience. Near the bustling old town is the Agra Fort where you can find several palaces and mosques of pure marble. Again, the rickshaw is an excellent means of transport. In the town of Sikandra you will find the tomb of the former ruler Akbar.
We drive to the quiet and rural Khajuraho, a long but fascinating ride through the countryside. At Gwalior we stop to visit the eponymous fort, with an impressive wall of 1.9 miles long and 114 ft high. A You can visit several beautiful Jain images. We interrupt the trip for a night in Orcha, once one of the most powerful kingdoms of India. On an island in the Bawra River there is the impressive fortress of the former ruler.
Khajuraho for centuries were temples covered by jungle growth dating back to the medieval Chandella dynasty. The beautifully carved erotic scenes have made these world famous temples. With a bike you can ride quickly and easily from one temple to the other and to the surrounding villages. Whoever wants to can make an optional visit to the nearby Panna National Park, where there is alarge variety of wildlife. If you're lucky you might even see tigers.
Day 9 Khajuraho - Varanasi
Day 10 Varanasi,
Day 11 Varanasi- Ganges boat trip
Day 12 Varanasi
We leave Khajuraho through the countryside to Varanasi. Varanasi is one of the most impressive and oldest cities in the world. Pilgrims bathe in the holy Ganges to wash away their sins. On the ghats (river steps) the dead are burned. Hindus believe those he who bathe in Varanasi are freed from the cycle of rebirth. Djoser has arranged a morning a boat trip on the river, at a beautiful place where we can watch the morning rituals. Behind the ghats you arrive in small streets with shops selling silk in all imaginable colors. The old city is a fascinating maze of alleys, where sometimes the road is blocked by a sacred cow. You can also have your fortune told by a real guru or a head massage at one of the ghats.
Nepal, Chitwan National Park
Day 13 Varanasi - Shivpatinagar
Day 14 Shivpatinagar (India) - Chitwan National Park (Nepal)
Day 15 Chitwan NP, jeep safari
Day 16 Chitwan NP
We continue our route to Nepal. The unforgettable journey through the countryside is interrupted by a night in Shivpatinagar, a small town surrounded by countryside. Here we use an old colonial hotel: The Royal Retreat.
After customs clearance, we continue our route in Nepal. Nature changes here compared to India and the landscape immediately becomes hilly. The Chitwan National Park is home to various animals such as crocodiles, deer, monkeys, rhinos and tigers. Nearby you can explore by ox cart or bicycle. Accompanied by a local guide, we take a walk through the park. Where local conditions permit, you can also visit the park by jeep. We go in search of the most famous inhabitants of the national park: the white rhinoceros. Chances are you'll come face to face with this impressive beast. It is rare is it to spot a tiger.
Day 17 Chitwan National Park - Pokhara
Day 18 Pokhara
From Chitwan it is about a five hour drive to Pokhara on this beautiful Phewa Lake where you can take a boat or you can visit the Peace Pagoda. You can also make a big hike to or in the vicinity of the village of Sarangkot. In clear weather you have a fantastic view of the majestic peaks of the 26,028 ft high Annapurna.
The real sportsman can rent a bike for a ride in the area or to a village where Tibetan refugees have settled. Perhaps you can witness an impressive prayer service in one of the monasteries.
Day 19 Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 20 Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan royal cities excursion
Day 21 Kathmandu
Day 22 Kathmandu
The journey ends in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, a fascinating city where everywhere you see stupas, temples, pagodas and shrines. Around Durbar Square, the center of the city, you will find the royal palace Hanuman Dokha, the Taleju temple, and the house of Kumari, the living goddess. Thamel is a paradise for shoppers, and you can enjoy the bustling bars and restaurants and also live music. We also visit the royal city of Bhaktapur, “City of the Golden Temples”.
Swayambunath, also called the “monkey temple”, offers a combination of Buddhist and Hindu culture, plus a beautiful view of the city and the valley. Around the Bodnath temple many Tibetans have settled since the Chinese invasion of their country. In the early evening they come together for their daily pilgrimage around the stupa. The temple complex Pashupathinath lies at the holy Bagmati River, where cremations take place regularly.
Dates and prices
Departure dates 2021
|Land Begins||Land Ends||Price||Availability|
|Oct-25-21||Nov-15-21||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Nov-08-21||Nov-29-21||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Dec-11-21||Jan-01-22||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
Departure dates 2022
|Land Begins||Land Ends||Price||Availability|
|Jan-15-22||Feb-05-22||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Feb-05-22||Feb-26-22||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Feb-19-22||Mar-12-22||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Mar-08-22||Mar-29-22||$2,410||19 seats||book now >|
|Mar-26-22||Apr-16-22||$2,410||18 seats||book now >|
|Jul-16-22||Aug-06-22||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Jul-23-22||Aug-13-22||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Jul-30-22||Aug-20-22||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Sep-17-22||Oct-08-22||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Oct-14-22||Nov-04-22||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Oct-28-22||Nov-18-22||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Nov-07-22||Nov-28-22||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Dec-10-22||Dec-31-22||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
Departure dates 2023
|Land Begins||Land Ends||Price||Availability|
|Jan-14-23||Feb-04-23||$2,410||20 seats||book now >|
|Feb-04-23||Feb-25-23||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Feb-17-23||Mar-10-23||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Mar-07-23||Mar-28-23||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
|Mar-25-23||Apr-15-23||$2,540||20 seats||book now >|
Conditions "Guaranteed leave"
Included in our India and Nepal tour package: land package (begins & ends at hotel), lodgings, tour leader (as a logistics coordinator, not a lecturer) speaks Dutch & English, city-to-city transport by private bus, excursions according to program,
Excluded in our India and Nepal tour package: international flights from/to United States, meals, and optional excursions, entrance fees if not specifically named as included, India tourist visa, Nepal tourist visa, exit taxes (if applicable), tips, personal expenses, travel insurance, airport transfers at arrival & departure.
The dates you see listed in our group tours that are marked with a green "G" are designated as a GO based on this trip's past booking history, for a similar date. Before booking your flights it is important that you check with us to see if the group has enough participants for the trip to GO. However, Djoser is not responsible for costs for flight changes or cancellations if a trip must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, should someone withdraw or if the trip needed to be cancelled for another reason, such as natural disaster. Therefore traveler's insurance is recommended to cover unexpected costs.
Costs are listed in U.S. Dollars
Single room from: $390
Estimated Out of Pocket Costs Weekly (for meals, excursions and extra not listed as included) $240
|Extension hotel city #1||Delhi|
|Double room - total from||$75|
|Single room from||$65|
|Extension hotel city #2||Kathmandu|
|Double room total from||$55|
|Single room from||$45|
- Deposit is due upon booking to hold your place
- 20% of total costs due (or $500 minimum)
- Payments by charge card or check accepted
- Balance is due 60 days prior to departure date.
Center for Disease Control: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list
Consulate List: http://www.state.gov/misc/list/index.htm
Passport/Visa Expeditor: TRAVISA http://www.travisa.com/
Travel Insurance Quote: TRAVELEX 1-800-228-9792 http://www.travelexinsurance.com/
Currency Conversion Cheat Sheet : http://www.oanda.com/currency/travel-exchange-rates
Accommodations & Meals
Accommodations - Our accommodations during our India and Nepal tour provide a pleasant haven in the busy Indian streets. Our centrally located hotels have air conditioning, private shower and toilet. Often there is a good restaurant at the hotel. Sometimes there is a swimming pool. In Nepal the accommodations are easier. The rooms are clean and always with own shower and toilet. In the Chitwan National Park mosquito nets are provided.
Some examples of our usual hotel (subject ot change)
|Orcha||The Orccha Resort|
|Shivpatinagar||Hotel Royal Retreat|
|Chitwan NP||Rhino Lodge|
Single room - Djoser is single friendly! If you are traveling solo, we will match you with a same-sex roommate. If we cannot match you, there will be no additional room charge. For a reasonable charge, you may request single accommodations, subject to availability. Just indicate this preference on your booking form. You will find pricing for single accommodations on "Dates & Prices" page.
Hotel extensions - It is always great to be well-rested when you begin a journey such as this. If you would like to book an extension hotel night upon arrival in the city where the land program begins, let us know on your booking form. You will find the prices for extension nights listed in the "Dates & Prices" page.
Meals - Meals during our India and Nepal tour are not included on the tour. This leaves you plenty of freedom to go out and look for restaurants of your choice, with the tour leader's assistance. In India, a “thali” could be your meal choice, which is a Hindi word, literally translated as “plate”. On it you find different types of food to be eaten with rice and bread. A special yogurt drink, lassie, sometimes mixed with fruit is surprisingly refreshing in warm weather. Good, cheap Indian meals are found in every place, but often pastas and pizza are on the menu.Indian cuisine, with a variety of curries is world famous and delicious.
Note: Many hotels in India organize a special celebration dinner with entertainment for guests on Christmas and New Year's Eve For this, a mandatory fee usually charged, regardless of whether one may or may not participate in this dinner. The amount of this fee can be up to $45 - per person.
Flights & Transportation
Booking your international flight - We provide the land package and transportation within the program as described. We do not arrange international flights from or to the United States or Canada. The land program will begin approximately two hours after the arrival of the Netherlands (NL) participants who will be arrive from Amsterdam. The land program will end about 4 hours prior to their scheduled departure time, which allows for time to get to the airport. The proposed flights for the Dutch participants and the land beginning and end times are listed in this section. They are subject to change based on flight delays or changes. We will keep you posted of any flight changes that we are aware of prior to the trip. When scheduling your flights, keep the following times in mind:
Dutch participants' proposed flights: (subject to change)
Airline: Turkish Airlines
NL participants arrive: Delhi 4:20 AM
NL participants depart: Kathmandu 07:45 AM
Note: The Dutch participants arrive in Delhi in the early morning of day 2, however you will have access to the hotel from day 1.
Before you book your flight - To avoid flight change or cancellation costs get email confirmation from our office that the trip has enough participants to be a “GO”.
Verify the spelling of your name-within 24 hours - When you book your flights, double check your flight records to confirm that your name is spelled on your ticket exactly as it appears on your passport. Some companies (for example, ORBITZ) will only allow a 24 hour window to correct any errors without penalty. You may incur heavy fees for changes, forfeiture of your flight ticket, or even worse, you could be denied entry to a border upon arrival.
Send us a copy of your flight itinerary - We will forward to the tour leader so they will know when to expect you at the hotel and when you will be departing.
Keep in mind hotel extensions - If the Dutch travelers arrive early in the morning, we recommend that you arrange to fly in the day or night before so you will be meet the group. Some trips involve an immediate transfer from airport to the next town so make sure you will arrive before the others so you don’t miss the first meeting or transfer to the next location. We can arrange an extension hotel night for you. Prices for hotel extensions can be found in the "Dates & Prices" section
If the Dutch participants arrive in the late evening - Should they arrive very late in the evening, the group will have their first meeting in the morning in the hotel lobby. You can check in earlier and relax or explore on your own.
Airport transfer to/from hotel – not Included - If you will be arriving and or departing on the same flight as the Dutch travelers let us know. Then you can join them on the bus for the group transfer at no additional charge. Notify us in advance so we can alert the tour leader. If you schedule your flight at the same time as theirs, or later, you can join them on the group transfer to the airport at no additional charge. Otherwise, you can take an authorized taxi to the first hotel on the list we have provided for you. Private airport transfers can be very costly . If your flight is delayed, they are difficult to reschedule or cancel. With a taxi, you are not charged for waiting time or cancellations.
Useful Links for booking your flights
Local transportation - Throughout the trip, we use a private bus. During a long day of travel, we can stop regularly in the villages and places that we pass through, for example, to visit a local market or to take a photo. Throughout the year our buses include air conditioning. The route from Delhi to Jaipur we bridge with a day train in which we have reserved seats in second class compartments. The cities are often best explored on foot. Of course you can also use the familiar cycle for longer distances or motor rickshaw. It is possible to rent a bike in some places.
A summary of all trip costs can be found on our "Dates & Prices" page. Prices may fluctuate throughout the year depending on currency exchange, gas costs, etc.
Included in price of our India and Nepal tour package
- Land package (begins & ends at hotel)
- Tour leader (logistics coordinator, not a lecturer), speaks Dutch & English)
- City-to-city transport by private bus, sometimes internal flights, trains or boats
- Transport by air-conditioned bus
- Hotel Accommodation – comfortable tourist class
- Excursions according to program
- Train Delhi - Jaipur
- Flight Kathmandu - Delhi
- Excursion Amber Fort
- Visit Fatehpur Sikri
- Boat Ganges
- Jungle walk Chitwan NP
- Tour royal city of Bhaktapur
- International group - all ages
- Deposit is due upon booking to hold your place, 20% of minimum land price or minimum of $500 (see Prices & Dates page for amount)
- Payments by charge card or check are accepted
- Balance is due 60 days prior to departure date
While you are traveling
In your pre-trip information we will send you more information about money matters such as information about local currencies, charge cards, ATM’s, currency exchange, etc.
|Local Currency:||Indian Rupee & Nepalese Rupee|
|Other currency accepted:||Dollars in small denominations|
|ATMs:||Available in major cities|
|Charge Cards:||Accepted in major cities in India|
Tipping - It is customary to tip for services rendered. The tour leader will organize a tip jar at the beginning of the trip, from which tips to drivers, guides, hotel staff are paid. Depending on the size of the group, each participant will be asked to contribute $40 to $50. This does not include a tip for your tour leader. Tipping the tour leader is appreciated and the amount up to your discretion.
** You will find a list of all trip costs in the "Dates & Prices" section, including your estimated out of pocket costs.
Freedom and choice are important elements of a Djoser trip. In addition to scheduled group activities, wherever possible, you may decide which attractions you wish to visit, and with whom. Unless otherwise indicated, entrance fees are not included in the price, so you have the freedom to make your own choices. One person may prefer to stroll through the market in search of bargains, while someone else may want to relax by the pool, go to a museum, or take a bike ride. Join the guide or break off with others in the group to explore on foot or with the local transport. Some attractions should not be missed, or they are not easily accessible, or are en route to our next overnight location and are therefore built into the program. In the "Dates & Prices" section you will find the estimated out-of-pocket, weekly expenses that have calculated in typical entry fees in addition to meals and other costs.
During our India and Nepal group tour, the following excursions are included in the program:
- Excursion Amber fort. The fort is the former residence of the Mogolheerser Jai Singh I and four courtyards, at different levels.
- Boat trip on the Ganges; View the fascinating spectacle on the river stairs - ghats - from the water.
- Jungle walk; in the morning we are accompanied on a guided walk through Chitwan NP.
- Tour royal city of Bhaktapur, one of the three royal cities included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The different monumental buildings are built in the typical Newari style with terracotta and wood carved ornaments, richly decorated palaces and temples, gilded temple roofs and intimate courtyards.
On the way of our India and Nepal group tour, our bus stops at a number of places where you will need to pay entry fees:
- On the way to Orcha we stop in Gwalior, known for the eponymous fort and the beautiful Jain images.
- On the way to Agra, we visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted 16th century capital of the Moghulrijk.
During the trip are other excursions that are definitely possible. A visit to a Bollywood movie in Jaipur is an experience. From our hotel in Agra you can walk to one of the highlights of this trip: the Taj Mahal. A jeep safari in Chitwan can be booked as an option to go white rhino spotting.
When you book a trip we will provide you with more details about necessary documents. Passports should be current and valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date. If a visa is required, you may need extra pages in your passport for your stamps. Check all visa requirements carefully and leave yourself plenty of time to send and receive documents before your trip.
Visa for India is done online. Nepal visa can be obtained at entry.
Health Issues & Insurance
Health - Check for the Center for Disease Control – Travelers information for recommendations. Keep in mind that they may recommend an inoculation or medication such as malaria pills, which may be necessary for one specific part of a country but not another, or for a particular season. Shots are expensive. Make sure to get only what is needed. We recommend asking your doctor for a prescription to combat a more serious intestinal disorder.
When you book a trip we will provide you with information regarding the usual recommendations for the region we will visit. You will be responsible to check with your travel clinic or physician to review your plans and to find out the most up-to-date recommendations and needs for your particular situation. Plan to get your inoculations four to six weeks in advance of your trip. Some offices may need to preorder the medicines so call in advance.It is wise to pay careful attention to what you eat. Also, we recommend you bring medicines such as pain-killer and for remedy for intestinal disorders (such as IMMODIUM). Bring a small first aid kit. Tweezers, band-aids, antiseptic cream, insect repellent , salt rehydration tablets. The tour leader will have a first aid kit.
Climate and altitude changes can sometimes cause illness. Be sure to drink plenty of water. Bottled water is readily available. Excessive alcohol intake contributes to dehydration and makes you more vulnerable to illness. Make sure that you get plenty of rest and enough food and drink during the trip.
Most people are recommended to get
- DTP vaccinations, typhoid and hepatitis A
- Malaria tablets
Insurance - For piece of mind, we recommend that you procure travel insurance. In the event of an illness or injury, an emergency evacuation can be incredibly expensive and you would want access to the best possible facility. Also, lost baggage or missed flights can mean added expenses, Even events at home may prevent you from taking a trip, such as a lost job or ailing family member. It is important to get travel insurance immediately after booking. Most companies have a brief window (within 10 days of booking) for coverage for a preexisting condition. You will be asked to provide us with travel insurance contact information before your departure.
You are free to choose your own provider. Over the years, we have recommended TRAVELEX. They offer a variety of plans and most importantly, they are responsive. Should you choose to go with TRAVELEX, you will contact them directly and the cost of your coverage will depend on the plan you choose. The cost will be based over the total cost of your trip and flights, and the amount is also subject to your age. Ask about the TRAVEL PLUS plan and the more economical TRAVEL LITE plan. * Arrange for insurance immediately after booking your trip so that you are covered for any pre-existing situation. TRAVELEX 1-800-228-9792
Djoser travelers are active, enthusiastic travelers of all ages. Join an international group with travelers from the Netherlands, Belgium and North America, who will be the minority group on these trips. Most of our trips range from a minimum of eight participants to a maximum of 20 or 22. You will find couple and singles on our trips. Feel free to call us if you wish to know the demographic make-up of a particular trips (number of singles and age range).
Minimum group size: 10
Maximum group size: 20
What to expect when traveling with an international group - Djoser, Inc. (the United States office) has been an India and Nepal tour operator for over 15 years. Djoser, B.V. (the Netherlands office) has been an India and Nepal tour operator for over 25 years. So together we bring vast experience. Most of our trips are arranged in cooperation with Djoser, B.V. in the Netherlands. Because they cater to the voracious travel appetites of the Dutch, we can offer a vast number of programs around the world with hard-to-find itineraries, with numerous departure dates.
On India and Nepal group tour, you will travel with an international group, with most participants from Holland and Belgium. The international make-up of our groups is the attraction for many regular Djoser travelers and adds another cultural element to the trip. Typically, there are only one to five North Americans per group. You will find that almost all of your fellow travelers have an excellent command of English and most are very willing to socialize. It’s a great idea to extend an invitation to a few travel mates for coffee or a drink early in the trip. They will appreciate your effort and this is a great way to break the ice. It will be easier for them to test out their English skills in a quiet, one-on-one setting. Group members tend to warm up to one another in a day or two. As with every tour group, compatibility has most to do with individual personalities.
We attract travelers of all ages and we enjoy the mix! You will find our participants welcome opportunities for independent explorations in addition to group activities. No matter their age, Djoser travelers expect, and are up to lots of walking, hiking, biking, or whatever comes our way. The Dutch and Belgian travelers will fly as a group from Amsterdam. You will meet the group and tour leader at the hotel where you will begin the land program with the group.
Tour Leaders & Support Staff
Our trips will be guided by an experienced Dutch guide who speaks Dutch and English. He or she will be responsible for the organizational and technical aspects of the trip. He/she coordinates with the driver , hotels, and other vendors along the way. The tour leader has extensive travel experience and expertise as well as a comprehensive training.
Our experienced land representatives are situated in the destination country you will visit. We work closely with them and they function as the liaison between our office, the guide, drivers and hotels. They are also available in the case of an emergency and their number will be provided on your emergency contact list.
Climate & Geography
The weather in India can vary greatly depending on the season. In winter, daytime temperatures are pleasant and nights can be refreshing, even cold. In summer, temperatures can reach tropical highs, but humidity is low and the heat is surprisingly easy to bear. In summer it is wise to start the day early, take it easy around noon and go out again at the end of the day. Nepal is always cooler than India.
The monsoon season in India and Nepal lasts from July to the end of August. Starting in the south, the monsoon reaches the north in the middle of July. Traveling in the rainy season does not have to adversely affect your holiday. The rains usually do not last long and nature flourishes.
Our trips are organized with weather conditions in mind. On our website, we will provide you with a weather summary of the region: Check temperature and rainfall for specific cities on your trip, during your month of travel at worldweather.org
Photos & video
Book Trip/Trip Inquiry
Are you ready to book a trip?
* Submit this form to begin your reservation process. Confirm that names exactly as they appear on a current passports. If names on your international, domestic flights or visas (if applicable) do not match your name as it appears on your passport, some countries will deny you entry.
TIP: Also verify your name on your flight records, within 24 hours after reserving to avoid change or cancellation penalties.
* Pay by personal check or credit card: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
* Call us with your charge card information. Your place will be reserved upon receipt of funds for required deposit.
* Refer to the Prices & Dates page for an overview of your total costs & deposit
* Download the Booking Form with Terms and Conditions
* Fax for with signatures for all participants 18 and over to 484-595-9140 . Or scan to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Or mail Djoser, Inc., 154 Woodgate Lane, Paoli, PA 19301 - Attn: Luke Neal