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Essence of Rajasthan

  • 18 Days
  • Easy
  • $1375 USD
Essence of Rajasthan - Essence of Rajasthan

Trip highlights

 Visiting major attractions of Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore – Bundi – Chittorgarh – Udaipur– Kumbalgarh – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Pushkar – Ajmer – Jaipur area.

This fascinating tour takes you through the cultural, historical, and natural highlights of the desert state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is one of the most visited regions in India, due to its fascinating ancient architecture and breathtaking desert landscape. Explore the beautiful temples, palaces, and forts of Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Pushkar and Jodhpur. In Jaisalmer, take a thrilling camel ride in the beautiful Sam Sand Dunes. Take a break from the historical sites to bargain in the colorful bazaars. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition will design an itinerary and program for Essence of Rajasthan Tour according to an individual clients’ interest throughout the year.

All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.

Trip facts

Duration: 18 Days

Grade: Easy

Price: $1375 USD

Destination:  Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore – Bundi – Chittorgarh – Udaipur– Kumbalgarh – Ranakpur – Jodhpur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner – Pushkar – Ajmer – Jaipur – Delhi.

Accommodation: Hotel

Average Hiking: 5-7 hrs/day

Best Season: Anytime

Starting Point: Delhi

Ending Point: Delhi

Geography: Countryside, Forests, Rivers, Towns, cultural city, unique culture, valleys, villages

Min. Group Size: 2

Program Type: Guided Tour

Special Interest: Children tour, Culture, Environmental education, Ethnic People, Family travel, Festivals, History, Lifestyle, Luxury Tourism, Photography, ethnic people, exploration, senior tours, single tour, research

Detailed itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive at Delhi, meet & assistance at the airport & transfer to the hotel. Visiting India is a journey of the mind and soul, a journey of self-discovery. Evening free for independent activities. Overnight stay at Delhi.

Day 02 :Delhi sightseeing

Day 03 :Delhi - Agra (205 km) - 5 hrs

Day 04 :Agra - Fatehpur sikri - Ratnhambore (270 km) - 5-6 hrs

Day 05 : Jungle safari in Ranthambore national park.

Day 06 :Ranthambore – Bundi (130 km) - 3 hrs

Day 07 : Bundi – Kota - Chittorgarh (230 km) - 4-5 hrs

Day 08 :Chittorgarh - Udaipur (120 kms) - 3 hrs

Day 09 :Udaipur sightseeing

Day 10 :Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh (100 km) - 2.5 hrs

Day 11 : Kumbalgarh - Ranakpur - Jodhpur (210 km) - 4 hrs

Day 12 :Jodhpur – Jaisalmer (320 km) - 6-7 hrs

Day 13 : Jaisalmer sightseeing + trip to Sam sand Dunes.  

Day 14 :Jaisalmer – Bikaner (330 km) - 6-7 hrs

Day 15 :Bikaner – Pushkar - Ajmer (270 km) - 4-5 hrs

Day 16 :Ajmer - Jaipur (150 km) - 3 hrs

Day 17 : Jaipur sightseeing

Day 18 : Jaipur – Delhi (256 km) - 5 hrs
Departure from Delhi

If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.

We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during 18 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:

Start End Price
10.12.2018 27.12.2018$1375 USD Book
19.12.2018 05.01.2019$1375 USD Book
28.12.2018 14.01.2019$1375 USD Book
06.01.2019 23.01.2019$1375 USD $1169 USD Book
08.01.2019 25.01.2019$1375 USD $1169 USD Book
17.01.2019 03.02.2019$1375 USD $1169 USD Book
26.01.2019 12.02.2019$1375 USD $1169 USD Book
28.01.2019 14.02.2019$1375 USD $1169 USD Book

Entry fees must be paid to enter the 20 Protected Areas in Nepal that have been divided into National Parks, Wildlife Reserves, Conservation Areas and Hunting Reserve. One must also obtain hunting license to hunt in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. Please note that Dhorpatan is the only protected area where hunting is licensed.

Trekking permit is required, to trek in any part of Nepal. Visa is only valid for the towns and the places reachable by road. All trekkers require a trekking permit to visit Nepal’s interior regions, which are not connected by highways. Recently the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest region and few others regions have been declared permit free areas though National Park or Conservation Area fees are required.

We help trekkers to issue their trekking permits, national park, conservation and heritage sights entrances permits from Kathmandu(whole region) or from Pokhara (Annapurna region only).

Trekking permit fees

Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS)
Trekkers must acquire Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card before the onset of their trek. TIMS Card has been mandatory to control illegal trekking operations and ensure the safety and security of the trekkers in the general trekking areas. TIMS Card helps to store the database of trekkers and records their whereabouts for safety reasons. Fees, passport copy, and a passport sized photograph are required to obtain TIMS Card from theTourist Service Center, Bhrikutimandap, and Trekking Agencies’ Association Nepal (TAAN) Office in Maligaon and Government registered trekking companies in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Each visitor who goes trekking through a trekking company must pay $10 USD and each free individual trekker (FIT) must pay $20 USD per trekking route per person per entry in equivalent Nepali Rupees only. Part of the collection will go into maintaining the trekkers’ database and the rescue of trekkers in need of emergency services.

Apart from this, the following extra trekking permits are required for some regions:

Lower Dolpo
Kanchenjunga
Gaurishankar
Lamabagar
$10 USD/person/week
Manaslu Dec-Aug: $50 USD/person for one week + $7 USD/person for each extra day
Sep-Nov: $70 USD/person for one week + $10 USD/person for each extra day
Humla
Simikot
Yari
$50 USD/person for one week + $7 USD/person for each extra day
Upper Mustang
Upper Dolpo
$500 USD/person for 10 days + $50 USD/person for each extra day

Chekampar
Chunchet of Gorkha District
Sirdibas, Lhokpa, Chumling, 
Chekampar, Nile, Chule

Dec-Aug: $25 USD/person for 8 days + $7 USD/person for each extra day
Sep-Nov: $35 USD/person for 8 days + $10 USD/person for each extra day

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Trekking through national park or conservation areas require an entry permits.

Visitors entry fees

  Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1'500/person + 13%VAT free 
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

  Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing

Entry Permits are available at the following locations

  • Kathmandu: Tourism board office Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu (for all conservation and national park area of Nepal)

  • Pokhara: Nepal Tourism Board (for Annapurna only)

Note: Entrance fee not required for children under 10 years of age. This entry permit is valid for one Conservation Area or national park area. Trekkers visiting both the Conservation Areas will require obtaining individual Entry Permits for each Conservation Area or national park area. Two passport size photographs are required while applying for each Entry. 

Terms and Conditions

This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and is nonrefundable, non-transferable. The permit holder can enter the designated places within the Conservation Area or national park.Person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 2029 B.S. (1973, Nepal) and the Regulations made under this Act.
This Entry Permit must be carried during the entire trip and should be shown if concerned personnel of the Conservation Area want to check it.
Entry permits to these area will be issued only from the entry permit counters. Entry Permits will not issue from any check posts along the routes of those areas. Therefore, all visitors are requested to obtain entry permit before entering those areas.

Although every guide on your trip carries a comprehensive medical kit, it is advisable to bring a small supply of first aid items for your own personal use. Base your kit on the following list, plus any special medications you may require:

  1. Insect repellent.
  2. Antiseptic cream.
  3. Sun/face cream and lip screen.
  4. Throat lozenges or hard candies.
  5. Anti-diarrhoeal drug
  6. Anti-protozoan. (Flagyl). Ask your doctor.
  7. Antibiotics. A broad-spectrum antibiotic. Please ask your doctor.
  8. Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol - for headaches etc.
  9. Moleskin or Second Skin for blisters.
  10. Diamox. Already discussed.
  11. Re-hydration salts. A small tub of Gatorade powder mix is a good idea.
  12. Multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.
  13. Iodine-based water purification tablets.

You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.

  • Tetanus: An updated booster shot every 10 years is recommended.
  • Typhoid: This series is now available in pill form and provides 5 years of coverage.
  • Hepatitis (A): The Hepatitis A Vaccine (commonly called Havrix) is highly effective and provides 10 years coverage.
  • Hepatitis (B): The Hepatitis B Vaccine is recommended for long term travelers and those in the health care profession. Twinrix is a combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Meningitis A+C: This vaccination is now recommended for Nepal. Each shot provides three years of coverage.
  • Rabies Vaccine: Recommended for long term travelers but optional for tourists.
  • Cholera: The risk of cholera to the foreign traveler or resident in Nepal is still minimal.
  • Yellow Fever: Yellow fever is not a disease risk in Nepal and is only required if arriving from a country where yellow fever is present.
  • Diamox: A number of studies have consistently shown that the controlled taking of Diamox (Acetazolamide) can be effective in reducing some of the symptoms of AMS (acute mountain sickness). We would recommend that you ask your doctor to provide you with a small supply of Diamox (12 x 250mg tablets).

Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Equipment list for day tours

Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • Day back pack
  • Nepalese Money
  • Passport
  • Address book
  • Walking Boots
  • T shirts
  • Fleece 
  • Sun-hat
  • Walking Trousers
  • Towel 
  • Wash Gear (compact) 
  • Sun Block
  • Sandals 
  • Shorts 
  • First Aid pack + any extra medication
  • Glasses
  • Sun Glasses
  • Digital Camera + extra batteries + charger & leads 
  • Mobile Phone (Buy Local SIM card) 
  • Battery chargers for above
  • Small Padlock
  • Water Bottle
  • Water Purifier 
  • Pocket knife
  • Head Torch
  • Trekking Pole(s)
  • Guidebook / Maps
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof / Windproof Jacket
  • An Umbrella 
  • Insect repellent cream
  • Personal toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Personal toiletries

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