This was our 4th trip Explore Worldwide, a UK based "adventure travel" operator. Explore offers "small group" (max. 17) tours in 130 countries. Typically, 50% of our fellow travelers hail from UK/Scotland/Ireland.
What is an Explore trip like? If you've watched a National Geographic show and wished you could "be there" then Explore is for you. If on the other hand, you prefer to be in a beach chair connected interveiniously to a Pina Colada dispenser, then this is NOT for you.
Explore trips are "Land Only" which means that you are on your own to get to the starting point. Fortunately, we have a local travel agent Trek Escapes (adventure only travel) who helps to figure that out.
Our journey began in Kathmandu by way of Newark and Delhi. No trip is complete without a stop in New Jersey!
This journey takes in many of the major highlights of Nepal and India including the Kathmandu Valley, Chitwan National Park, India’s holiest city Varanasi, the Taj Mahal at Agra and the Rajasthani city of Jaipur.
We also spent 3 days travelling by local sailing boat on the River Ganges or ‘Ganga’. Known locally as the ‘Lifeblood of India’, the Ganga not only runs through the heartland of the country but also through the mythology of Hinduism. It attracts millions of pilgrims and devotees every year – many of whom travel huge distances to bathe in its purifying waters.