The trip starts in New Delhi where you experience first-hand this diverse, vibrant, and colourful city. Walk the boulevards, engross yourself in the labyrinth spice markets, and marvel at the impressive architecture that reflects the rich history and culture of this tantalising country.
The next stop is the mind-blowing Taj Mahal, one of the great wonders of the world that is situated in the city of Agra. Constructed in the 17th century this iconic building is a mind-blowing fusion of Islamic, Persian, Ottoman, and Indian architectural styles. The Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, grief stricken by the death of his Persian princess commissioned the Taj Mahal in her honour.
Continue your Indian adventure to the pink fort city of Jaipur, located in the Rajastan desert region of India. Traverse through the grandiose architecture wonderland of this city, travel back in time, and experience the essence of India. Jaipur boasts a thriving local jewellery and artisan industry, allowing you to purchase beautiful and intricate accessories, fine cotton garments, and exquisite leather camel bags at prices that will not break the bank. One of the highlights of Rajasthan is an elephant ride to the Amber fort.
On this whirlwind tour your private vehicle takes you to three completely different types of cities, all with their own distinct culture and history that allows you to capture the real India in many different ways.
Fly to Nepal from India and continue your adventure by trekking in the Himalayas to Annapurna Poon Hill. This trek is very popular due to its low altitude (3200m) and abundant and captivating views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. The highlight is an early morning pilgrimage to Poon Hill for a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas. The views stretch as far as the eye can see - north towards Tibet, west towards the Dhaulagiri Himal, and east towards the Annapurna Himal.
The small mountain villages have friendly inhabitants and provide a wealth of impressive accommodations in their local teahouses. These teahouses also serve food and refreshments to passing trekkers during the day. The Annapurna Region provides the world's best treks in terms of scenery and diversity of terrain.
Considered to be the best introduction to trekking, this trail offers spectacular views after only two days of trekking. With its diverse terrain, amazing beauty and rich local culture, the Poon Hill trek provides a splendid glimpse into the serene and secluded world of the Himalayas. This trek is suitable for most people, it's a great family trek, and is highly recommended as a one week getaway.