12 Day Classic Nepal

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12 Day Classic Nepal
Aloft Kathmandu Thamel Kathmandu
Safari Narayani Hotel Chitwan
The Old Inn Bandipur
Shangri-La Village Pokhara
Club Himalaya Nagarkot

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2020 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $500
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Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Kathmandu-Chitwan & Pokhara-Kathmandu.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program, features the highlights of Nepal. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days, where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The pace is fast, as you cover a good amount of ground each day. Some days require long driving distances between cities, necessary to cover the territory. There are tours which will require travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. The optional flight to Mt Everest will be subject to weather conditions and an early wake up will be required. Air pollution is a problem in many of Nepal's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The use of a bandana or light scarf may help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Kathmandu, Kathmandu-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Kathmandu-Chitwan & Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Kathmandu
    • 2 nights Chitwan
    • 1 night Bandipur
    • 1 night Pokhara
    • 2 nights Nagarkot
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • In ancient Patan, "City of Fine Arts", tour the square filled with Hindu Temples and Buddhist monuments
  • Visit Durbar Square, the ancient palace of Hanuman Dhoka and the Temple of Kumari in Kathmandu
  • Marvel at the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambhunath, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Spiritual journey to the World Heritage Site of Pashupatinath, a world-famous Hindu shrine
  • Overnight at a jungle resort in Chitwan National Park, adjacent to the Indian Tiger Reserve
  • Tour the Pokhara Valley with its natural wonders including cascading Devi's Falls
  • Visit Kahun Danda for panoramic view of Himalayas
  • Travel to medieval Bhaktapur, known as the "City of Devotees," dating back to the 13th century
  • Explore the village of Nagarkot and interact with the local people
  • Visit the Boudhanath Stupa, set in the octagonal Mandala design

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program, features the highlights of Nepal. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days, where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. The pace is fast, as you cover a good amount of ground each day. Some days require long driving distances between cities, necessary to cover the territory. There are tours which will require travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. The optional flight to Mt Everest will be subject to weather conditions and an early wake up will be required. Air pollution is a problem in many of Nepal's major cities. Please see the CDC website and/or consult with your healthcare provider for specific recommendations. The use of a bandana or light scarf may help screen out some of the pollutants in the air. During this tour, you may come into proximity of wild animals whose actions can be unpredictable. Certain inherent risks are involved which should be considered at your own discretion. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Nepal
Depart for Nepal

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Arrive in dynamic Kathmandu, Nepal, "The Roof of the World". Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a traditional flower garland. Transfer to the hotel with time to relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Kathmandu

DAY 3, Sunday - Bungamati, Khokana, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Ancient Patan
In the morning, following breakfast, at approximately 8 AM join your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for an orientation meeting about the extraordinary journey that lies ahead. After, visit Bungamati, the hometown of the deity Machhindranath, regarded as the patron of the valley. Then, on to Khokana, known for its production of rich mustard oil since ancient times. Continue to Tibetan Refugee Camp, also known as The Jawalakhel Handicraft Center, a pioneer of Tibetan carpet industry in Nepal and watch craftsmen at work. After, drive to the ancient city of Patan known as the "City of Fine Arts." Your tour begins at the main square, filled with breathtaking Hindu temples and striking Buddhist monuments. View the old Royal Palace, dominating all others in grace and grandeur and the 16th century stone Krishna Mandir, with its 21 pinnacles dedicated to Lord Krishna. Other landmarks include the Golden Temple, and the terracotta temple of Mahabouddha. Tonight, gather together for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Monday - Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery, Kathmandu City Tour, Swayambhunath Stupa
Join the optional Mt Everest flightseeing and enjoy an hour of spectacular scenery over Mt Everest, during an early morning flight. Begin the day with a visit to Neydo Tashi Choeling Monastery, located in the southwest corner of the Kathmandu Valley, amidst the most scenic area. There are around 200 monks that live and study here. Time for some meditation before a city tour of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. Visit Durbar Square, an amazing cluster of ancient temples and palaces epitomizing the religious and cultural life of the people. Stop at sprawling Hanuman Dhoka, ancient palace of Nepalese Royalty and the Temple of Kumari, home to Nepal's most important living goddess. See the stone carved statue of ferocious Kal Bhairav, a colorful memorial to the Hindu God of destruction, followed by a view of the magnificent Temple of the Goddess Taleju. Later continue to Swayambhunath, a 2,000-year old Buddhist stupa, celebrated as the oldest Buddhist shrine in the world, with its lofty copper spires adorned with fluttering prayer flags. This majestic ancient structure crowns the hilltop overlooking the Kathmandu Valley - the four sides painted with the compassionate eyes of Buddha. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Nepal, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, do not miss out on the opportunity to partake in the optional dinner of traditional Nepalese cuisine
Optional: Mount Everest Flightseeing (AM)
Optional: Traditional Nepalese Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Flight to Chitwan, Tharu Village
After breakfast, board a short flight to Chitwan. Arrive at your hotel and meet your naturalist guide for a refreshing Welcome Drink and briefing about the park and the many different activities available during your stay. Time to settle in and savor lunch before this afternoon's very special adventure. Visit to an ethnic Tharu Village on ox- cart, where you will visit the homes of some of the indigenous people. Afterward, return to your hotel. Share stories of today's adventure with your fellow travelers during dinner
Overnight: Chitwan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday - Chitwan National Park, Jungle Resort
Begin the day with a ride on a traditional dug-out canoe on the Rapti River. Chance to see aquatic birds and other animals along the river banks. Arrive at the Crocodile Breeding Center to see endangered Gangetic crocodiles. This decade-long conservation program has been a great success in releasing endangered species of Gharials and Mugars crocodiles back in the wild. Then, embark on a Jeep Safari that penetrates the dense grasslands to view wildlife in their natural habitat. After lunch, go on a jungle walk with a trained naturalist guide that introduces you to some of the wildlife and the various species of birds. Tonight, gather together for dinner at the hotel’s restaurant
Overnight: Chitwan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Explore Bandipur
Depart Chitwan this morning and travel to the hilltop settlement of Bandipur, one of Nepal's most charming towns. Once an important stop on the trade route to Tibet, the beautifully preserved village is a living museum of Newari culture. After check in to the hotel, begin your exploration of Bandipur, boasting a glorious 18th century Newari architecture. Walk along the main street lined with traditional row houses, where time seems to have stood still. Visit temples and interact with the locals in order to understand their culture. Dinner at the hotel, caps a fascinating day of discovery
Overnight: Bandipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Pokhara’s Natural Wonders
After breakfast, drive to scenic Pokhara, the second largest city in Nepal and home to three of the highest mountains in the world. Explore the Pokhara Valley's natural wonders. Begin at cascading Devi's Falls, locally known as Patale Chhango (Hell's Falls) which drop out of sight and are hidden in an underground gorge. Then, on to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, with its ancient temple of Lord Mahadev and the Seti Gandaki River, that flows throughout the city. Relax during a cruise around serene Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in Nepal and marvel at the stunning views of Annapurna Range. The rest of the day is at leisure in Pokhara
Overnight: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Panoramic View of Himalayas, Flight to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur
Early morning visit to Kahun Danda, for panoramic view of Himalayas (weather permitting). After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, travel to Nagarkot. Along the way, visit the medieval city of Bhaktapur, called the "City of Devotees," a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lined with palaces, temples, statues and squares connected by a maze of pedestrianized streets. The 14th century Dattatreya Temple and the world-famous Peacock Window at Tachapal keep visitors spellbound. Marvel at the intricately carved deities of the richly molded Golden Gate and enter the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows with its exquisite wood carvings. See the Lion's Gate with its guarding statues, Nyatapola, the five-storied temple in Taumadhi Square and the astonishing Bhairab Temple, dedicated to Lord Buddha. Then, visit the Pottery Center where you watch a demonstration of this fine craft by skilled potters. Later, drive to Nagarkot village, boasting stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley. Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner
Overnight: Nagarkot
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Nagarkot Village Tour
Rise early this morning to observe the sunrise over the majestic Himalayas (weather permitting). After breakfast, embark on a tour of scenic Nagarkot, in the midst of snow-capped mountains. Walk around the village with its Buddhist temples and monasteries. Observe first-hand how everyday life begins in this Nepalese town from prayer rituals to market shopping. You will have a chance to interact with the local people and learn about the culture. Tonight, bid a fond farewell at dinner to your newfound friends and Tour Manager with whom you shared this extraordinary journey in Nepal
Overnight: Nagarkot
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Monday - Return to Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa
This morning, drive back to Kathmandu. En route, visit the imposing Boudhanath Stupa, also called Khasti Chaitya, the largest stupa of its kind in the world. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument, dominating the skyline in the area, is that it’s set in the octagonal Mandala design. Participate in a prayer ceremony and receive blessings from the Holy Lama. Afterward, continue to your hotel in Kathmandu. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Traditional Nepalese Dinner

This evening savor an authentic Nepalese meal at a traditional style restaurant accompanied by a cultural program including local ethnic dancing along with traditional music while you enjoy your dinner.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Sep 2021 $33.00
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Mount Everest Flightseeing

Enjoy an early morning flight on a small aircraft, with a window seat, for an hour of spectacular scenery over the tallest mountain peak on earth. You will be able to view some of the most incredible, and famous sights that Nepal has to offer. This is weather permitting so tour might be delayed or an alternative day may be scheduled.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $239.00
01 Jan 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 $239.00
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11 Day Kaleidoscope of India, February 2020
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We thoroughly enjoyed everything about it. The tour guide Mancey was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, helpful, kind, considerate and thoughtful We would certainly recommend her as a guide. Hotels and food were also good.

Jenny & Daryl S. New Lambton, Australia
13 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, February 2020
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The trip was wonderful. Our guide Bhanu was incredible, hotels spectacular and experience exotic. Gate 1 finds a way to pack a lot of history, culture and interesting facets of the country along with amazing events that bring the group together. While not within your control, the weather was perfect! We have traveled abroad for over 20 years and are so glad we found Gate 1 just a few years ago. Gate 1 is the best.

Katie & Joe B. Tampa, FL
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India, January 2020
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India can only be truly comprehended by someone who has been there — the intensity, the extremes, the beauty ... Winter is the best time to go. I recommend it highly, but for seasoned travelers; it is NOT for the faint of heart! Gate 1 provided a great way to see it. Our guide Kapil was excellent, as were the brave (!!!) drivers.

Victoria L. Asbury Park, NJ
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, January 2020
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It really was INCREDIBLE! Our guide Bhanu was the absolute best!! Saw more than I expected; loved the food & restaurants, was more than pleased with hotels & their locations; learned about the Indian culture and traditions. Made lots of new friends and brought home tons of wonderful memories and souvenirs!

Randy K. Memphis, TN
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, December 2019
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The trip was very enjoyable and very informative. We have been on other Gate 1 trips before but may I say that our Tour Manager Bahnu was the best guide ever, He should be commanded for his knowledge and insight towards the history of India and also their beliefs.

Fernando R. West Hills, CA
11 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, November 2019
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I had the most rewarding holiday and have no complaints. Our guide, Kapil was outstanding, best I have ever had the pleasure to travel with. His care and people skills are outstanding. He is a great asset to Gate 1, don't lose him!!!!!!!

Elizabeth C. Gilston, Australia
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, September 2019
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India was a fantastic experience and we must admit, a real eye-opening experience. Our guide, Bnanu, was the best tour guide we have ever had! He went above and beyond the call of duty. Can’t wait to book our next adventure with Gate 1.

Linda S. Mount Pleasant, SC
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, May 2019
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Just arrived back from a 10 Day Tour of India’s Golden Triangle. Gate 1 Travel took all the work out of negotiating this confusing country. Each location has been carefully selected for safety and pleasure. The bus was comfortable, air conditioned and filled with bottomless clean bottled water, a must in India! Clever seating arrangements were rotated daily. Poised, professional, and knowledgeable you should consider yourself fortunate if Mansi is your tour guide. A strong female in a male dominated culture/country, she made the entire trip enjoyable and interesting. She is gifted with total recall and a magical memory, pulling endless stats and facts during her breathless talks. She also discussed her personal life bringing us even closer to this different culture. Not sure how she remained so composed with a couple difficult travelers. However, she took care of everyone’s needs and stayed with us for the entire journey. For all this I thank you. Gate 1 Travel will now be my first choice when selecting tours for this world traveler.

Kevin S. Harbor City, CA
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, April 2019
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The trip to India was quite an experience. No other country would have such contrasts between rich and poor, modern and very old, different religions and varying landscapes. The forts, castles and maharajas estates were fabulous. The food was good. The folks on the tour as well as the tour director were great.

George S. Oak Brook, IL
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, April 2019
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What a wonderful trip to India! We enjoyed it tremendously and had a great time. The selected hotels exceeded our expectations. Vinny, our tour manager was outstanding and went way and above his way to make sure all our needs were met for the entire group. The history of India was awesome and made it so interesting during our road trips that made driving to each city such a joy. I want to also thank the driver and assistant for getting us to each destination in a safe manner and always made sure we were able to stop and take the time for the group to get pictures of the best sites along the way. Gate 1 is my only choice of travel now. You guys are the greatest! Looking forward to my next trip soon this year.

Adislado M. Austin, TX
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, March 2019
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It was absolutely fantastic. The colors and the culture were amazing. Banhu was an outstanding tour manager. He kept everything informational and entertaining. I learned a lot about Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Indian/Nepal customs and way of life. Looking forward to my next trip to Kenya in July!

Colleen L. Towanda, PA
11 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, March 2019
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Our trip to India and Nepal was fantastic. The 9 days were packed with beautiful and interesting places and experiences. Our tour director, Devendar, took great care while imparting his knowledge of the history, culture and people in India and Nepal, while Suresh told us all about the places and people in Kathmandu. We did the optional Everest flight which was very beautiful and exciting. This was our 3rd Gate 1 tour, hopefully not our last.

Caroline H. New South Wales, Australia
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, March 2019
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Seeing the Taj Mahal has been on my bucket list for years. My gate one tour manager Sandeep, made India come alive for me. He provided history of the area and many stories at each site we visited which made you feel more connected. He set the stage for our visit to the Taj Mahal with the moving story of its construction. Experiencing the Taj Mahal was magical and something I will never forget thanks to Sandeep. This trip was just a taste of India but made me want to see more of the country. Thank you Gate one and Sandeep for a magical week in India.

Patricia P. Hitchcock, TX
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, February 2019
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Our trip was fantastic.The hotels, the program, the food, the security, the bus, the driver and the assistant were all excellent. However, the most amazing of all was our guide, Aparna. Unbelievable knowledge, passions and organizing skills. She made our trip unforgettable. Gate 1 did it again This was our third time with Gate 1 and all were great trips We are looking forward to the fourth in Ireland this summer.

Stamatios V. Fort Lauderdale, FL
8 Day Golden Triangle of India, February 2019
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We had a great time. Gate 1 looked after us magnificently and our guide Jimmy was so informative, funny and ever so obliging. I would definitely travel with Gate 1 again.

Wendy T. New South Wales, Australia
11 Day Kaleidoscope of India, February 2019
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India was AMAZING!!! Absolutely loved it. Our guide Kapil was fantastic and had us all laughing all the time. Yet again, Gate 1 has been a really great company to travel with.

Lara S. New South Wales, Australia
14 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, October 2018
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My husband and I had a wonderful trip, due in large part to our guide, Kapil. He had an extensive knowledge of the history of India and ensured that we were well received in all of our stops. The hotels were all of a high quality as were the buses used to transport us. He endeavoured to make our trip memorable, especially as it was the time of the Diwali Festival. He included us in some of the local celebrations. He was an excellent advertisement for Gate 1 Travel.

Ian D. Aspley, Australia
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, October 2018
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I really enjoyed this trip. It is the trip that has taken me the furthest out of my comfort zone and to the most exotic place I have been to date. I didn't know what to expect ... I loved the trip. The Indian people always returned my smile and they seemed happy. I enjoyed myself and came away with the impression of a beautiful country filled with history and natural beauty. I give a lot of the credit to our guide, Shalendra, for helping us on the tour understand the culture and way of life. This man was extremely knowledgeable about the places we visited. He came from the region we were visiting and his love for his province and people came through again and again. He also spoke with us on the tour about their way of living, politics and helped us understand that the western ideas are very different than the Indian perspective. I cannot say enough good things about Shalendra and give him full credit for making our trip so enjoyable. I feel I truly saw India with all its' flaws and beauty ... This trip really gave me a feel for the country without asking me to give up my western comforts. The hotels were spectacular, the itinerary kept us moving ... It really allowed me to see India in its natural state. I am thrilled with my trip... I cannot say enough good things about this trip. I will certainly travel with Gate 1 again, particularly to these exotic places as I always felt safe with our guide.

Mary B. Quebec, Canada
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, October 2018
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Our trip was wonderful. Our small group of 19 people was perfect. I have never been on a trip where everyone got along so well, nobody wanted to leave. This was due mostly to our guide Jimmy. He had to be the best guide I have ever encountered in my 40 years of traveling . His two assistants were as good also. They made our trip memorable, exciting and so much fun. We will surely recommend this trip to others. Also we will be using Gate 1 again.

Wanda R. Hallandle Beach, FL
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal, October 2018
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It was an amazing experience for both India and Nepal. Our guide Kapil was a delight, he was a wealth of information, humorous and attentive to everyone. I would definitely travel with Gate 1 again.

Margaret C. New York, NY
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, October 2018
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My friend and I enjoyed our trip to India and Nepal with Gate 1. This was due primarily to our tour guide “Viney." Gate 1 has an excellent representative. I am also a tour guide (in Arizona) and have worked with many other guides. Viney is one of the very best ... He was very knowledgeable and shared India’s history and culture with us - just what I wanted to learn on this trip. It was due to this experience that I will be planning another Gate 1 adventure in the near future.

Barbara R. Scottsdale, AZ
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, June 2018
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Our trip to India was fantastic ! I'm more than happy with Gate1 and with your organized trips. India is our 3rd trip with Gate1 and I don't have one single thing to complained ... I personally would not be able to organize my own time better. Gate1 vision of traveling and seeing world is fantastic for people who likes to travel . Your tour guides makes trips really enjoyable and memorable . We arrived back to Canada and India was way more then just amazing trip.

Aleksandra V. Ontario, CA
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, May 2018
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Hi there, The India trip was so amazing, everything ran smoothly, I was impressed with how organized and detailed every aspect was. Jimmy, our tour guide did a fantastic job!

Anastasia S. Los Angeles, CA
10 Day Golden Triangle of India (Sunday Departure), May 2018
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Our trip to India was incredible! Our tour guide, Jimmy, was attentive, helpful, personable, reliable, and approachable. His assistant and bus driver were also very helpful throughout the trip. I didn't know much about India and booked the trip because my friends found a great package. I was a little nervous since the culture is very different; however, all my doubts were gone once we arrived and met the Gate 1 team and our group. Everything exceeded my expectations and I wish we had more time in India. I will most likely book anther trip with Gate 1 in the future. Thanks again for an unforgettable trip.

Estefania P. Parkland, FL.
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, April 2018
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It was wonderful. Gate 1 always does a great job. I especially loved the hotels and the ideal locations! Mandu, the tour guide was EXCEPTIONAL!! He was very helpful, caring and informative.

Rose L. Alameda, CA
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, April 2018
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Highlights of my trip were Seema the guide, she was excellent. The bus was comfortable and the hotels (most of them were 5 star in my book. Plenty of opportunities for meals and all travelers were well taken care of. BUT the best of all was all the wonderful sites, history, culture, religions and philosophies. It was an education bar none. I definitely got my monies worth and more.

Jeanne J. Shoreline, WA
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, April 2018
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Our trip was everything we hoped for and more! Our tour guide Seema Singh was delightful and very organized. She was extremely knowledgeable about history and current events. She kept us on schedule and added other things such as an Indian wedding, which was delightful! She also gave great suggestions for things to do on our free time. I would suggest everyone sign up for the optional tours as they were all an added bonus to the trip. The motor coach in India was so nice, as was the driver and assistance. The food was so good, only too much of it! I loved trying all the new items...As for the hotels The Trident chain was so nice! We felt very cared for by the staff and the beauty and cleanliness of the hotels were so welcome after our long days. Our guide in Nepal Sanjay Nepal was great also. He has a great sense of humor, knowledge of his country and was flexible in his schedule which we had to be to see Mt Everest...We have traveled with Gate 1 before and will do so again. I tell everyone "Call Gate 1!"

Marilyn R. Tooele, UT
15 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, March 2018
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Trip was amazing! Our guide, Neelam, was fantastic. Hotels and food were great. Everything went smoothly and seemed well organized. I'm going to look at Gate 1 first the next time I'm ready for another vacation!

Spring Valley, CA
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, March 2018
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Trip was excellent, loved India, great guide and incredible bus driver! Gate1 does a really good job and I will definitely go on more of your tours!

Susan J. Henderson, NV
13 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, March 2018
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Really enjoyed my 13 day India tour...Everything exceeded my expectations- hotels and coach transport were top notch and the historic buildings around the Golden Triangle and in Mumbai were wonderful. But the highlight for me (even slightly better than the Taj Mahal) was seeing a tiger up close in Ranthambore. I'm very impressed with Gate 1 tours and am considering another holiday with them.

Glenda C. Bawley Point, NSW, AU
13 Day Classic India with Ranthambore, February 2018
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Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to India. Have nothing but praise for Gate 1 travel from my first communication with you here in Sydney and for all who made my travels enjoyable. The organisation was exceptional with no worries for me. My tour leader, Sony Singh, was very impressive, efficient, and approachable. Another Gate1 trip should be on the horizon.

Heather G. Lake Heights, AU
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India, February 2018
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Our trip was fabulous! We are so pleased with Gate 1 and are looking forward to another adventure with Gate 1. Our guide in India was just terrific. We feel lucky to have gotten Manish Nagar for our trip. We are recommending Gate 1 to family and friends who are interested in travel.

Susan P. Mesa, AZ
15 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, February 2018
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We had a wonderful time. I did a lot of research before we left on the historical aspects of the areas in India and Nepal which we were going to visit. And as always, it was more beautiful in person. Our guide Kapil was just the right blend for our group. Knowledgeable with a good sense of humor. Keeping a group that large happy, interested, and moving in the right direction must be a challenge. And he did it with seemingly no effort.

Edward B. N Chesterfield, VA
15 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal, February 2018
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My trip was fantastic!. The tour director in India did and exceptional job. I learned a lot from her not only about the history the culture at the religion of India but also know developments in the country. She did an excellent job of managing the entire tour and made it a very memorable experience. Her knowledge was incredibly impressive. Anil The tour director in Nepal Did an outstanding job. Incredibly knowledgeable and exceeded any expectations I had. I had such a great time that when I return home I started to look at other Gate 1 tours.

Joffre M. Brightwaters, NY
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, January 2018
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The Golden Triangle India tour was fantastic. Made even better by an outstanding tour manager, Aperna Thakur. Just reinforces my choice of Gate 1 for my tours—good prices, top-rated hotels, access to important sites, good restaurants on the road, reasonable bathroom stops and knowledgeable, friendly hard-working tour managers. Kudos to everyone!

Rochelle M. Honolulu, HI
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal, January 2018
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Our trip to India and Nepal met every expectation. I appreciated the diversity of experiences and the range of backgrounds and experiences of our fellow-travelers. The pace was just right...Our tour guide, Viney, was sensitive to the group's needs and provided the logistical and interpretive support we needed. Toward the end of the trip we fit in more cultural exposures with a bit less attention to temples and monuments, which was most welcome. This was our fifth trip with Gate 1 and I suspect it won't be our last.

Bill M. W Hyannisport, MA
9 Day Golden Triangle of India, August 2015
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I enjoyed the trip very much. The accommodations were top-notch. Our guide Mr. Singh was quite knowledgeable and he and the other staff on the bus made the vacation a pleasurable experience. The shows and the meals were enjoyable. As with my other Gate 1 tours, I will be recommending the Gate 1 India vacation to my friends and colleagues.

Dennis R. Bronx, NY
8 Day Golden Triangle of India, February 2015
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My trip was amazing. Everything went soo smoothly. I was extremely happy with Gate 1 and the package they offered. The hotels, bus everything was excellent. I also wanted to say that the tour guide Mr. Singh was exceptional. A very friendly, caring, knowledgeable guide. Nothing was too much... He was very good.

Thank you once again. Everyone on the trip from what I heard was also very happy with their trip. Well done Gate 1 and thank you, I look forward to taking future trips with you!

Katrina L. Queensland, Australia
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India, January 2013
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Our trip was very interesting and quite a bit to take in. We particularly want to commend our guide, Verandra Kohli, who gave knowledgable and insightful information throughout the tour and worked tirelessly to ensure the many details of the arrangements were in place in each location. He even helped with the overwhelming hawkers! As he explained, we were very lucky, not only with the weather, but that there weren't a huge number of visitors at the Taj Mahal (or other sites). We were a relatively large group, I think 32, but the camaraderie was excellent and we're already exchanging emails and even have a site for posting photos for all to share. Hotels were good and food was usually excellent. Bus drivers were incredible (given the conditions).  Thanks for the great trip and value.

Admon B. Palo Alto, CA

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