- Accommodation on double occupancy basis.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- Transportation by air-conditioned Vehicle.
- In-tour airfare (Delhi-Kathmandu-Chitwan-Kathmandu).
- Sightseeing as per package details.
- Sightseeing admission tickets.
- English speaking local certified guides.
- All applicable taxes.
Cost Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- India visa (You must obtain on your own.
- Nepal visa ($ 25 you can obtain on arrival).
- Camera fee to the museums and monuments.
- Personal expenses such as tipping, porterage, laundry, telephones, etc.
- Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events.
- Travel insurance.
Passport and Visa
You must have six months remaining validity on your passport when you return from the trip. Make sure you have two blank visa pages for each country you visit on this trip. Nowadays, you can get an Indian visa online. You can obtain a Nepal visa on arrival as well. Nepal Visa fee costs US$ 25 and one picture.
Trip Difficulty Level
This trip is a motor vehicle-based tour, suitable for travelers of all ages with average health conditions. Some monuments, forts or castles visit might require climbing stairs. Please do not expect elevators or escalators. This trip does not involve any strenuous hiking or climbing, and so you have any altitude issues at all. However, you have some long day drives. But there will be ample opportunities to stop on the way to stretch the legs. Although no major preparation is necessary for this trip, it’s recommendable that you start a soft training program such as walking, jogging, cycling, or aerobics about a month ahead of the trip to keep yourself physically fit.
Life on the Trip
A sightseeing day, depending on the season starts between 8.30 am to 9 am. Your Guide meets you at the hotel lobby and will take you for the sightseeing. You will have the lunch break around noon to 1 pm. Your afternoon tour will last for 2 to 3 hours, and then you are brought back to your hotel. Your guide and driver will be happy to drop you somewhere else if you want some time on your own. When you are traveling from one city to the other, usually you will spend 4-5 hours on the road with occasional stops for photography, drinks, and snacks.
Far & High will try our best to adhere to the itinerary, but it is a general guideline or an indication of the scope of activities. Depending on the local conditions and other variables; the sightseeing order may change. During the tour, you will have time enough for photography and to interact with the locals. The guide and driver will be flexible and will do their best to help you enjoy the trip the way you like.
Trip accommodations are in superior class hotels, four-star by local standard and adequately comfortable.
Local certified guides lead all our trips. They are knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible. They will show you the wonders of the areas that you would never discover on your own and also share their knowledge of Indian history, culture, and religion. Your guide carries the necessary vouchers for the hotels and will buy admission tickets where appropriate. The tour guide and the driver are not the same people.
Depending on the group size, we will use air-conditioned SUV's, Mini Van's, or coaches for all transfers and tours. Vehicle in Chitwan National Park will be safari style open jeep. Our drivers are friendly locals with years of experience in driving the car in the tourism and hospitality industry. The driver speaks little or no English.
International and Internal Airfares
The trip includes the in-tour airfares. We can help you book international airfare.
We request a deposit of US$ 300 along with the completed trip application form and a passport scan. The balance payment is due 90 days before the travel date.
We will email you the finalized trip dossier with your confirmed list of hotels, services, and travel notes about 8-10 weeks before the trip date.
- Ninety days before departure: Administrative fee US$ 150 per person.
- 60-89 day's prior departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Forty-five days to 59 days prior departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Thirty days to 44 days before departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
- Less than 30 days: 100%.
Travel Protection Plan
While we plan and do our best to make your trip smooth and seamless, there may be chances of unforeseen events and conditions such as illness, accident, inclement weather, flight cancellation, missed-connection, or loss of baggage. That may cause interruption or delay or total cancellation of your trip putting your hard earned travel investment in jeopardy. It’s also possible that you may need medical assistance, emergency evacuation, or medical transportation when you get ill or if you are involved in an accident while you are traveling in remote areas. Far & High’s tour cost does not cover any of these expenses or losses, that being said, we strongly recommend you that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against those unfavorable conditions with Travel Insurance.