Maharajas & Mountains

What's Included

All tours are led by experienced regional tour guides in Nepal and India. All transportation and accommodation as indicated in detailed Trip Notes. The following sightseeing trips are included: Royal Chitwan National Park - park entrance fees and one elephant ride; Agra - one visit to the Taj Mahal including transport, entrance and local site guide fees; Tordi Garh - village walk and jeep safari; Jaipur - one visit to Amber Fort including transport, entrance and local site guide fees.

Geckos Nuts & Bolts


  • Bicycle rickshaw
  • Boat
  • Bus
  • Elephant
  • Local bus
  • Sleeper train
  • Taxi


  • Lodge
  • Overnight train
  • Historic hotel
  • Jungle lodge
  • Hotels/guesthouses

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre or post tour accommodation, meals, optional tours sightseeing or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature, laundry and flights unless specified. Some places that we visit charge additional fees if you are entering with a camera or camcorder - your city guide will advise on these and they can be paid for locally.

Optional Extras

  • Agra - Agra Fort entrance
  • Chitwan - Park Entrance Fee
    US$18 / NRS 1500
  • Jaipur - Half-day sightseeing tour of city palace, Jantar Mantar, Albert Hall, gardens & temple
    US$50 per car/entrances US$15.
  • Jaipur - Tour of Nahargarh Fort
    US$40 per car/entrance US$3.
  • Kathmandu - Taxi to Pashupatinath
  • Tordi Garh - Half day tour of village and surrounding countryside
    US$10-15 depending on number of participants
  • Varanasi - Half-day city tour of Varanasi
    US$40 per car
  • Varanasi - Half-day tour of Sarnath
    US$40 per car/entrance US$4


You need to be in good health as there is a steep walk to our mountain-top village at Hyenjakot.


Vaccinations may be required or recommended for this trip so you should consult with your travel doctor to obtain the latest up-to-date information. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain any vaccinations or preventative medicines for the countries you are visiting – or any which may be required by your home country upon your return.

For travellers from Australia and New Zealand, we recommend the Travel Doctor-TMVC clinics (see or phone 1300 658 844 for an appointment in Australia). Travellers from countries other than Australia and New Zealand should contact similar organisations or their travel doctor for advice. General health and vaccination information is available to all travellers at Some vaccines require more than one dose, so arrange for your visit at least 4-6 weeks before you travel.

At A Glance

Maharajas & Mountains

Trip Length

16 days

Trip Code



Culture, Wildlife, Walking

Countries Visited

Nepal, India

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