Kathmandu Valley & Beyond
Trip code: Private tour or escorted group tour
Price from: £2095
Day 1 London - Delhi - Amritsar
Evening flight to Amritsar with a change in Delhi.
Days 2 & 3 Amritsar
Transfer to the luxury Ista Hotel for 2 nights. Visit the Golden Temple, Jalianwala Bagh and witness the joint “retreat” ceremony at Wagah border.
Days 4 & 5 Dharamsala
Drive up the hills to Dharamsala, stay two nights at the Blossoms Village Resort, in a valley surrounded by the Dhauladhar Range; visit Mcleodganj and the Norbulingka Institute.
Days 6 & 7 Pragpur
Drive down to Pragpur with the option of a ride on the Kangra Railway; two nights at the colonial Judges Court. Pragpur is a medieval "heritage" village with cobblestone streets and slate-roofed houses; free time to explore.
Days 8, 9 & 10 Shimla
A long drive through picturesque countryside ending with the climb up the Shivalik Hills to Shimla (7000’); stay at The Cecil for 3 nights; free time to explore with the option of a train ride on the mountain railway to Kandaghat.
Day 11 Dehradun
A long drive through stunning hill country to the outskirts of Dehradun; stay at the remote Vishranti Resort, in the midst of wilderness, an ideal place to relax.
Days 12 & 13 Haridwar
Drive to the holy city of Haridwar for two nights at the charming Haveli Hari Ganga, overlooking the Ganges; visit nearby Rishikesh for the spectacular “Ganga Aarti”; optional safari at Rajaji National Park.
Day 14 Delhi
A morning train to Delhi; stay at the luxury Shangri la, centrally located; a free afternoon.
Day 15 London
Flight back at midday.