Nepal and Cruising the Ganges November 2019


An expedition on the Lower Ganges or Hooghly River is one of the prettiest river journeys imaginable. The river wends its way through the lush countryside of West Bengal where a vibrant rural life abounds. There can be no better vessel to explore this lush tapestry than the classic Orient Pandaw. With 30 staterooms on two decks, all with personal verandah space, this is a comfortable vessel. Although Nepal is a trekkers’ paradise, this is not a trekking tour as there is so much more to this small, friendly country sandwiched between China and India. You will visit the bustling city of Kathmandu with its golden temples, world heritage sites and colourful local bazaars. There will be an opportunity to fly up the valley and see the majestic Himalayas and of course Mt Everest. Tour manager Sue Hayman has spent a lot of time in India and Nepal and would love to share these favourite places with you.


Sue grew up in a family of adventurers with both her father and step-father being mountaineers and explorers. This gave her the opportunity to travel extensively with her family to India, Nepal and the Antarctic. For the last 15 years she has been taking groups trekking in Nepal and India. Sue lives with her husband on an organic kiwifruit and avocado orchard in Katikati and teaches new entrants for half the year at the local primary school. Participants on her tours value her relaxed but very well organised approach to her role as tour manager.

TOUR DATES Friday 25 October – Monday 11 November 2019


  • The services of an experienced New Zealand based Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 8 nights hotel and lodge accommodation
  • 7 nights on the Orient Pandaw
  • All meals and local beverages on the ship, other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local guides
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and drivers
  • Pre-tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals,
    unless specified
  • Hotel porterage
  • Optional flight to Mt Everest ($225 USD pp approx.)

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$12,699
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$ 1,270 (no charge for sole use of a cabin on the ship)

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

This your is now full. Please contact us if you’d like to go on a wait list should we receive any cancellations.