5 Star Luxury with Kathmandu, Nepal & Mt. Everest
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5 Star Luxury with Kathmandu, Nepal & Mt. Everest 15 day tour - November 5, 2018

This is the year to put India at the top of your list!!!!!

Our special designed 5-star luxury tour visits the best places in India and Nepal. We have even included a flight from Kathmandu around Mt. Everest. We have picked the best time of year to tour India.  In the summer it is so hot it almost melts the cement.  The winter is often cool and foggy.   We have picked early November for our 2018 tour.  It is not only the best time of year weather-wise, it is also the time of the Pushkar Festival.

You will experience true 5-star Luxury!  The quality of hotels and the location of hotels can make or break your tour in India.  Travel and Leisure Magazine make a list of the top 100 hotels in the world. This last year’s list does not have any Marriott hotels, Sheraton hotels, Hyatt hotels or Hilton hotels. One of the chains that have hotels listed in the top 100 hotels is Taj.

Optional Bhutan Pre-Tour

This is the rare opportunity to visit Bhutan, a country that has hardly changed in hundreds of years. Bhutan is a small picturesque country located high in the Himalayas with a border to India and Tibet. It has been completely cut off for centuries with no roads in or out. The first road into Bhutan was not completed until the 1960’s. As far as we understand it is still the only road into Bhutan. Bhutan has very limited access from those in the outside world. It fiercely guards its ancient traditions and customs. Even the way they dress in everyday life dates back hundreds of years. It is against the law to go to school or work of any kind dressed in modern clothing styles. Bhutan “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, only began to open up to outsiders in the 1970’s. They strictly control the number of visitors by limiting the number of visas. Visitors must be part of an organized tour, to receive permission to tour the country, they do not allow individual travel. We have that permission to enter with our group before our tour to India in 2016. This chance may not come again.

The owners of Fun For Less Tours, with special permission, visited Bhutan a couple of years ago. They were so impressed they have been working ever since, on getting permission to bring our passengers to Bhutan. The King of Bhutan, a few years ago, gave its citizens the vote and opportunity to rule themselves. But to the people, the King and Queen are still the rulers. The owners of Fun For Less Tours happened to be in a hotel when the Queen walked by, on her way to lunch with some India delegates. Every Bhutan close to where the Queen was walking prostrated themselves completely flat on the floor with the hands out straight and the faces looking down, not willing to look upon their queen out of respect.

With only a very few tourists allowed each year, the cost of visiting Bhutan is not inexpensive. We have to buy a package that includes hotel, meals, guides, buses, entrance fees, the expensive visa and pay a Royalty fee (King fee). Hotels can make a big difference as their only a few newer 5-star hotels in the country. Our package includes a 5-star luxury hotel. Bhutan also only allows its Royal Airline to fly into and out of the country, so there is no competition to lower prices. Is it rather expensive to add Bhutan onto your India Tour – yes! Is it worth it – yes, Yes and YES! Don’t miss out on this opportunity! You are in the area and will likely never get another chance!!!

Package Price Includes:

Important Note: Many travel companies show a low price, but by the time you add everything in, they become expensive.  Our pricing is a package that will actually give you more for less!  Below we have listed what is included in our discounted package price.
  • Luxury Hotels and Palaces.
  • Five Internal Flights costing $1,019.  Includes all taxes and fees.
    • Delhi, India to Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • Kathmandu, Nepal to Delhi, India.
    • Delhi, India to Varanasi, India
    • Varanasi, India to Agra, India.
    • Jaipur, India to Delhi, India.
  • Mt. Everest Flight costing $180.
  • Includes over $300 in hotel and land taxes.
  • The Famous Pushkar FestivalLess than 2% of those that visit India will ever experience the Famous Pushkar Festival.  National Geographic listed it as one of the 10 things you should do before you die!  There are only 5 days a year you can really experience this festival and there are only a few 5-star hotels in this area. We will be staying in one of them. Most of the tourists that attend the festival have to stay in tents!
  • All transfers to and from airports and hotels.
  • All entrance fees, tours, deluxe buses & guides.
  • Special Guest Educator: Dr. Taylor Halverson.
  • Fun For Less Tours Staff throughout the tour– “We don’t send you, We take you!”
  • “Whisper Perfect” headset receivers.  You will hear every word from your guides and educator, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture. 
  • All booking fees.
  • Boat ride on the River Ganges.
  • Elephant Ride to Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Rickshaw Ride.
  • Does not includes optional Bhutan Pre-Tour.
  • Does not include airfare to and from India.

Package Price: $4,595*

*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
INCLUDES $1,019 in 4 different INTERNAL FLIGHTS!
Does not include International airfare, visa and tips.

Salt Lake City round trip airfare: $1,649
Newark round trip airfare: $1,379
You may also purchase your own airfare. Call our office for quotes from other cities.

Day 1:  November 5:  Fly
Fly from the US to Delhi India.
Day 2:  November 6: Delhi
You arrive into Delhi this evening. You will transfer directly to your 5-star luxury hotel.
Day 3: November 7: Delhi – Kathmandu
This morning we transfer to the airport where we will fly to Kathmandu in Nepal where we will meet up with the pre-tour group. Today sightseeing will include Patan, a medieval Malla principality near to Kathmandu. Here, you will visit the main courtyard of Malla palace, which is adorned with intricate woodcarvings. In front of the palace stands famous Krishna Temple of the 17th century, replica of Viswanath Temple, Jagan Narayan Temple etc. You will also visit Hiranyavarna Mahavihar (Golden Temple), a 14th century Buddhist Monastery that is the center of rites and rituals of Newari Buddhist of Patan. We will end at your hotel: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu.
Day 4: November 8: Kathmandu – Mt. Everest Flight
This morning early, you will experience the once in a lifetime, breathtaking, flight around Mt. Everest. After returning we will continue with our tour of the Kathmandu area visiting Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, dedicated to Buddhism is situated in a hillock 80 m above the ground level and is claimed to be 2000 years old. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries (Gumba) around. The view of the valley is spectacular from here. Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the seven World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley is worth visiting. It was the center of ancient and medieval Kathmandu. You will visit the Hanumandhoka Palace of Malla Kings. You would also like to have an audience of Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, Kasthmandap Temple that is said to have been built of a single tree trunk. Later visit Pashupati Nath Temple, the holiest Hindu Temple that draws devotees from all over Nepal and India. This temple is situated on the bank of Bagmati River, which is considered as holy as the Ganges. Cremation goes throughout the days and nights on the bank of Bagmati River. Then, you will drive to Boudha Nath Stupa, the biggest stupa in the world. This is one of the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley. From here, you will drive to Bhaktapur, one of the three principalities of medieval Kathmandu. Bhaktapur, the youngest city in the valley has preserved its ancient look and originality. You would love to see the “Golden Gate” of the “Palace of 55 Windows”. There are temples with intricate wood carving, houses with different kinds of windows and balconies, stone sculptured water tanks, monastic complexes etc. Overnight Hyatt Regency.
Day 5: November 9: Kathmandu
Today we will fly from Kathmandu Nepal to Delhi, India. Overnight Delhi.
Day 6: November 10: Delhi
Today we will we tour Old Delhi that includes Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated). We will also visit the India Gate, the President’s House, the red fort from the outside, Emperor Humayun’s tomb and the Qutab Minar. Overnight Delhi.
Day 7: November 11: Delhi – Varanasi (River Ganges)
This morning we will fly from Delhi to Varanasi India and the most sacred spot on earth for the Hindu’s the River Ganges. Here we will experience a boat ride.
Day 8: November 12: Varanasi (River Ganges) – Agra
Today we will take a flight from Varanasi to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.  You are staying in the 5 star Jaypee Palace.
Day 9: November 13: Taj Mahal – Agra
This morning we will visit the world famous Taj Mahal, regarded as one of the wonders of the world. For people, the world over – the Taj Mahal mausoleum of the Mughal Empress Mumtaz Mahal, is synonymous with India. We will also do a city tour of Agra, visit Itimad Ud-Daulah tomb, and visit Agra Fort which has been the seat of Mughal rulers for hundreds of years. Overnight Agra.
Day 10: November 14: Agra – Jaipur
Today we will travel from Agra to Jaipur, an approximate 4-hour drive. On our way, we will stop at the Abhaneri step well. Abhaneri is known for its ‘Baori’ or step well which was invented by the natives to harvest rainwater. The Baori was used as a cool place of retreat and as a water source/reservoir during parched times of the year.  We will then head to Jaipur and transfer to your 5-star luxury palace.  Set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Moghul gardens (in the middle of Jaipur) is your incomparable palace that dates back to 1745.  The palace blends spotlight-grabbing opulence with tantalizing comforts.  You will spend two nights in the 5-star luxury Taj Jai Mahal Palace.
Day 11:  November 15: Jaipur
We will start the day by climbing up to the Amber Fort by an elephant. Our tour of the wonderful Amber Fort includes Sheesh Mahal, Ganesh Pol, Shila Devi Temple, Kesar Kyari Bagh. In the afternoon we continue our tour of the Pink City that will include Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, Jantar Mantar, the observatory of stone and the city palace.  We will return late this afternoon in time to enjoy your wonderful palace which is also located in the perfect spot for shopping.
Day 12: November 16: Jaipur – Pushkar
We will leave this morning for our 3-hour drive to Pushkar & Pushkar Lake, the most sacred city in India. Today will be a special day as you will spend the day enjoying one of the last great festivals on earth, the Pushkar Festival.  We will take camel carts throughout the many festivities.  This will be a day to remember!!!  You will overnight in a fantastic 5-star luxury hotel.  Most tourists that attend the Pushkar Festival have to stay in tents, you will just have to pass up the luxury of roughing it!
Day 13: November 17: Pushkar – Samode
This morning we head to the Samode village.  It is about a 4-hour drive.  Upon arrival, we will visit the Samode Bagh, which is the private garden retreat of the Samode Royal family. It is one of the oldest functional Mughal gardens of Rajasthan. Then we will go to the Samode Palace. This palace was built in the sixteen hundreds. Overnight in the palace.
Day 14:  November 18: Samode – Delhi
Today we will fly back to Delhi and continue to our international flight.
Day 15: November 19: US & Home
Early this morning you will arrive into the US, change planes and fly home.


Price includes:
  • Airfare Delhi to Paro Bhutan.
  • Airfare Paro to Kathmandu in Nepal.
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and fees.
  • Bhutan 5 day 4 nights 5-star package.
  • All of Bhutan’s taxes and fees.
  • 5-star luxury hotel in Bhutan.
  • Breakfast and dinner each day at your luxury hotel.
  • Visa to enter Bhutan.
  • Royalty (King) Fees.
  • Horses most of the way to “Tiger’s Nest” Himalayan Buddhist temple.
  • Transfers to and from airports and hotel.
  • All tours, buses, guides and entrance fees.
  • Fun For Less Tours Staff throughout.
  • Use of our “Whisper Perfect” headset receivers.
Bhutan Pre-Tour Package Pricing: $3,087
*Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy. Includes $892 in airfare.
*Does not include tips.
Day 1: November 1: Fly to Delhi India
We will be flying from the U.S. to Delhi, India.
Day 2: November 2: Delhi
Late this evening we will arrive into Delhi. We will transfer to our hotel to overnight.
Day 3: November 3: Bhutan
This morning we will fly through breathtaking mountains before we land in Paro, Bhutan. Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel in Thimpu.
Day 4: November 4: Thimpu Valley
Today morning you will drive to Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world and is Bhutan’s seat of government. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s royal family. In Thimpu we will visit the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School), the National Memorial Chorten, the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, and the Tashichho Dzong, this impressive fortress/monastery houses the secretariat building, the throne room of his majesty, the king and various government offices. We will overnight at our hotel.
Day 5: November 5: Paro Valley 
Today we will visit Ta Dzong which was built as a watchtower to Rinpung Dzong. It is now a national museum. After the museum, we will visit Rinpung Dzong, which was built in 1646 and is also called the “fortress of the heap of jewels”. We will then Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, which was built in the 7th century and is one of the two oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan.
Day 6: November 6: Tiger’s Nest
Today will be the best highlight day of all of India, Nepal and Bhutan. We will visit the Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, which is nestled up on a cliff of the mountain. We will ride horses 3/4 of the way up and then we will have to hike and climb many stairs the rest of the way. We will have to hike down to the bottom. We will the drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought off Tibetan invaders centuries ago.  End back at our hotel.
Day 7: November 7: Kathmandu
This morning we will be leaving beautiful Bhutan and flying to Kathmandu to meet up with the regular group.