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Golden Triangle of Nepal

Golden Triangle of Nepal

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2KathmanduSightseeing activities in Kathmandu:
AM: Boudhanath Stupa & Patan Durbar Square
PM: Kathmandu Durbar Square
3ChitwanReach Chitwan for lunch:
PM: Explore the Tharu village, an indigenous village of Chitwan
4ChitwanExplore the mighty jungle of Chitwan National Park:
EM: Jungle walk or Bird watching
AM: Jeep Safari inside Chitwan National Park
PM: Canoeing in the wild river inside the national park.
5Pokhara Arrive at the paradise city Pokhara and enjoy a laid back evening by the Phewa Lake.
6Pokhara Explore Pokhara:
EM: Drive to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise view in the Annapurna range.
AM: Visit the Mountain Museum & Bindabasini temple.
PM: Drive to Peace Pagoda to enjoy the sunset view.
7KathmanduReturn to Kathmandu and relax at the hotel
PM: Sightseeing at Bhaktapur Durbar Square
8Kathmandu International Departure

Heritage Tour

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2KathmanduSightseeing activities in Kathmandu:
AM: Swayambhunath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square
PM:Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple & Kumbeshore temple (All UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
3NagarkotAM: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur.
Sightseeing activity at the Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Changunarayan Temple (Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
PM: Further proceed to Nagarkot from Bhaktapur, and enjoy a beautiful sunset from the hotel.
4KathmanduEnjoy the sunrise view from the hotel.
AM: Take a short walk to Nagarkot view tower. Then drive back to Kathmandu
PM: Visit Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa (Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
5Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight Visit Namo Buddha & Panauti village
PM: Free time
6Kathmandu International Departure

Panoramic Poon Hill

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Pokhara Arrival at the paradise city Pokhara and explore the Phewa Lake by boat.
PM: Sightseeing activity at Davis Falls and Bindabasini Temple.
3GhorepaniProceed to Uleri from Pokhara (3 hrs.) by vehicle and begin hike from Uleri to Ghorepani (takes approx 4-5 hours hike to reach)
4TadapaniEM: Sunrise view excursion to Poon Hill (1 hour hike View Point) Return back to lodge for breakfast Later hike from Ghorepani to Tadapani (takes app 5-6 hours )
5PokharaBegin hiking from Tadapani to Ghandruk (3 Hrs.) From Ghandruk, proceed towards Pokhara by vehicle (3 hours)
6KathmanduReturn to Kathmandu
PM: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
7Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight
AM: Sightseeing activity: Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath
8.Kathmandu International Departure

Mystical Mountains of Nepal

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight
AM: Sightseeing activity: Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath
3Pokhara Arrive at paradise city Pokhara
PM: Witness the Annapurna range from Peace Pagoda. The hike down to Phewa Lake. Explore the lake via boat ride and enjoy the rest of the evening by the lake.
4PokharaExplore Pokhara:
EM: Drive to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise view in the Annapurna range. Take a short hike from Sarangkot to Naudanda to further explore the beauty of the Annapurna Range
5Nagarkot Return back to Kathmandu and proceed to Nagarkot (drive) Enjoy the sunset view of the Everest range from the hotel
6NagarkotEnjoy the sunrise view of the Everest range from the hotel
AM: Drive from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur and explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square
7Kathmandu International Departure

Mustang: The Forbidden Kingdom

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Pokhara AM: Sightseeing activities in Kathmandu: Boudhanath Stupa & Patan Durbar Square
PM: Fly to Pokhara (25 min)
3Jomsom Arrive at paradise city Pokhara
PM: Witness the Annapurna range from Peace Pagoda. The hike down to PhewaaFly to Jomsom by domestic flight Proceed to Rani Pouwa (Muktinath) by Jeep & Hiking to Muktinath Temple Later proceed to Kagbeni and Visit Kagbeni Tibetian Buddhist Temple Lake. Explore the lake via boat ride and enjoy the rest of the evening by the lake.
4Lo ManthangAM: Proceed to Lo- Manthang by jeep (7-8 hour drive) Arrival at Lomangthang & Visit Lo Manthang Palace
5Lo ManthangAM: Full day hiking tour Near Lo Manthang Area & Palace (3-4Hrs.)
PM: Visit the mysterious Chhoser Caves
6Jomsom Proceed to Jomsom by jeep (6-7 hour drive) and rest at the hotel with a gorgeous mountain view
7Pokhara Fly to Pokhara by domestic air
PM: Enjoy free time at Lakeside
8Kathmandu AM: Visit Old Bazaar, Patale Chhango, Bindiyabashini Temple.
PM: Return back to Kathmandu
9Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight
International Departure

The Nirvana Tour

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight Sightseeing activities at:
AM: Swayambhunath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square
PM: Boudhanath Stupa & Shechen Monastery
3Lumbini Arrival at Lumbini Sightseeing activities at:
PM: The Maya Devi Temple, The Sacred Garden & the Ashoka Pillar
4Lo Lumbini Sightseeing activities at:
AM: Tilaurakot & Kudan
PM: Ramgram
5Pokhara Arrive at Pokhara
PM: Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp
6Pokhara AM: Visit Peace Pagoda and hike down to Phewa Lake for a boat ride.
PM: Pema Ts'al Sakya Monastic Institute
7KathmanduArrive at Kathmandu
PM: Visit Patan Durbar Square for Sightseeing
8Tibet Take an hour Trans-Himalaya flight to Tibet with a breath-taking aerial view of Everest and other highest peaks.
9Tibet AM: Sightseeing activity at the Potala Palace (Winter Palace), Sera Monastery, & Jokhang temple
PM: Visit Barkhor market
10Tibet Day Tour to Yamdrok Tso (Lake)
11KathmanduFly back to Kathmandu
12Kathmandu Sightseeing activity at Namobuddha Monastery & Panauti Village
13Kathmandu International Departure

Wildlife Wilderness

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu Sightseeing activities at Boudhanath stupa and Patan Durbar Square
3Nagarkot AM: Sightseeing activity at Bhaktapur Durbar Square
PM: Drive to Nagarkot to enjoy a stunning sunset
4Bardiya Arrive at Bardiya
PM: Enjoy a relaxing Sundowning by the Karnali River
5Bardiya Full day jungle safari at the Mighty Jungle of Bardiya National Park. The Jungle has a diverse range of ecosystems, including riverine forests, sal forests, savannah grasslands, and wetlands. Safari: First on foot, then by jeep and finally on a canoe
6Lumbini Arrive at Lumbini
PM: Visit The Maya Devi Temple, The Sacred Garden & the Ashoka Pillar.
7Chitwan AM: Drive to Chitwan
PM: Visit the Tharu Village, an indigenous village of Chitwan
8Chitwan Full day jungle safari in the Mighty Jungle of Chitwan National Park. The Jungle is a subtropical moist deciduous forest with dense forest with tall trees and a variety of plant species.
Safari: First on foot, then by jeep and finally on a canoe
9Bandipur Arrive at Bandipur
PM: Hike to Ramkot Magar village and Thani Mai Hill viewpoint
10Kathmandu Arrive at Kathmandu
PM: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square & Thamel
11Kathmandu Final Departure

Prithvi Narayan Shah Tour

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu AM: Sightseeing activities at Swayambhunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square
PM: Drive to Kirtipur and try Newari Food. Visit Bagh Bhairav Temple and enjoy a birds eye view of the Kathmandu Valley.
3Nuwakot AM: Drive To Nuwakot ( 60 KM / 2.5 hours)
PM: Nuwakot Village tour
4Gorkha Arrive at Gorkha (130 KM/ 3.5-4 hours drive)
PM: Visit Gorkha Durbar and village
5Pokhara AM: Drive to Pokhara ( 105 KM 3.5-4 hours) En- route visit Bandipur Town PM:​​Free time in Lakeside
6Pokhara EM: Drive to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise view in the Annapurna range.
AM: Sightseeing activities at Peace Stupa, Davis Fall, Tibetan Camp, Bindhabasani Temple & Old Bazar
PM: An hour Boat Cruise at Phewa Lake
7Kathmandu AM: Arrival at Kathmandu
PM: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square [World Heritage site]
8Kathmandu International Departure
Heritage Tour

Heritage Tour

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2KathmanduSightseeing activities in Kathmandu:
AM: Swayambhunath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square
PM:Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple & Kumbeshore temple (All UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
3NagarkotAM: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur.
Sightseeing activity at the Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Changunarayan Temple (Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
PM: Further proceed to Nagarkot from Bhaktapur, and enjoy a beautiful sunset from the hotel.
4KathmanduEnjoy the sunrise view from the hotel.
AM: Take a short walk to Nagarkot view tower. Then drive back to Kathmandu
PM: Visit Pashupatinath Temple & Boudhanath Stupa (Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites)
5Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight Visit Namo Buddha & Panauti village
PM: Free time
6Kathmandu International Departure
Panoramic Poon Hill

Panoramic Poon Hill

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Pokhara Arrival at the paradise city Pokhara and explore the Phewa Lake by boat.
PM: Sightseeing activity at Davis Falls and Bindabasini Temple.
3GhorepaniProceed to Uleri from Pokhara (3 hrs.) by vehicle and begin hike from Uleri to Ghorepani (takes approx 4-5 hours hike to reach)
4TadapaniEM: Sunrise view excursion to Poon Hill (1 hour hike View Point) Return back to lodge for breakfast Later hike from Ghorepani to Tadapani (takes app 5-6 hours )
5PokharaBegin hiking from Tadapani to Ghandruk (3 Hrs.) From Ghandruk, proceed towards Pokhara by vehicle (3 hours)
6KathmanduReturn to Kathmandu
PM: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square
7Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight
AM: Sightseeing activity: Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath
8.Kathmandu International Departure
Mystical Mountains of Nepal

Mystical Mountains of Nepal

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight
AM: Sightseeing activity: Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath
3Pokhara Arrive at paradise city Pokhara
PM: Witness the Annapurna range from Peace Pagoda. The hike down to Phewa Lake. Explore the lake via boat ride and enjoy the rest of the evening by the lake.
4PokharaExplore Pokhara:
EM: Drive to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise view in the Annapurna range. Take a short hike from Sarangkot to Naudanda to further explore the beauty of the Annapurna Range
5Nagarkot Return back to Kathmandu and proceed to Nagarkot (drive) Enjoy the sunset view of the Everest range from the hotel
6NagarkotEnjoy the sunrise view of the Everest range from the hotel
AM: Drive from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur and explore the Bhaktapur Durbar Square
7Kathmandu International Departure
Mustang: The Forbidden Kingdom

Mustang: The Forbidden Kingdom

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Pokhara AM: Sightseeing activities in Kathmandu: Boudhanath Stupa & Patan Durbar Square
PM: Fly to Pokhara (25 min)
3Jomsom Arrive at paradise city Pokhara
PM: Witness the Annapurna range from Peace Pagoda. The hike down to PhewaaFly to Jomsom by domestic flight Proceed to Rani Pouwa (Muktinath) by Jeep & Hiking to Muktinath Temple Later proceed to Kagbeni and Visit Kagbeni Tibetian Buddhist Temple Lake. Explore the lake via boat ride and enjoy the rest of the evening by the lake.
4Lo ManthangAM: Proceed to Lo- Manthang by jeep (7-8 hour drive) Arrival at Lomangthang & Visit Lo Manthang Palace
5Lo ManthangAM: Full day hiking tour Near Lo Manthang Area & Palace (3-4Hrs.)
PM: Visit the mysterious Chhoser Caves
6Jomsom Proceed to Jomsom by jeep (6-7 hour drive) and rest at the hotel with a gorgeous mountain view
7Pokhara Fly to Pokhara by domestic air
PM: Enjoy free time at Lakeside
8Kathmandu AM: Visit Old Bazaar, Patale Chhango, Bindiyabashini Temple.
PM: Return back to Kathmandu
9Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight
International Departure
The Nirvana Tour

The Nirvana Tour

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu EM: Everest Mountain Flight Sightseeing activities at:
AM: Swayambhunath Stupa & Kathmandu Durbar Square
PM: Boudhanath Stupa & Shechen Monastery
3Lumbini Arrival at Lumbini Sightseeing activities at:
PM: The Maya Devi Temple, The Sacred Garden & the Ashoka Pillar
4Lo Lumbini Sightseeing activities at:
AM: Tilaurakot & Kudan
PM: Ramgram
5Pokhara Arrive at Pokhara
PM: Visit Tibetan Refugee Camp
6Pokhara AM: Visit Peace Pagoda and hike down to Phewa Lake for a boat ride.
PM: Pema Ts'al Sakya Monastic Institute
7KathmanduArrive at Kathmandu
PM: Visit Patan Durbar Square for Sightseeing
8Tibet Take an hour Trans-Himalaya flight to Tibet with a breath-taking aerial view of Everest and other highest peaks.
9Tibet AM: Sightseeing activity at the Potala Palace (Winter Palace), Sera Monastery, & Jokhang temple
PM: Visit Barkhor market
10Tibet Day Tour to Yamdrok Tso (Lake)
11KathmanduFly back to Kathmandu
12Kathmandu Sightseeing activity at Namobuddha Monastery & Panauti Village
13Kathmandu International Departure
Wildlife Wilderness

Wildlife Wilderness

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu Sightseeing activities at Boudhanath stupa and Patan Durbar Square
3Nagarkot AM: Sightseeing activity at Bhaktapur Durbar Square
PM: Drive to Nagarkot to enjoy a stunning sunset
4Bardiya Arrive at Bardiya
PM: Enjoy a relaxing Sundowning by the Karnali River
5Bardiya Full day jungle safari at the Mighty Jungle of Bardiya National Park. The Jungle has a diverse range of ecosystems, including riverine forests, sal forests, savannah grasslands, and wetlands. Safari: First on foot, then by jeep and finally on a canoe
6Lumbini Arrive at Lumbini
PM: Visit The Maya Devi Temple, The Sacred Garden & the Ashoka Pillar.
7Chitwan AM: Drive to Chitwan
PM: Visit the Tharu Village, an indigenous village of Chitwan
8Chitwan Full day jungle safari in the Mighty Jungle of Chitwan National Park. The Jungle is a subtropical moist deciduous forest with dense forest with tall trees and a variety of plant species.
Safari: First on foot, then by jeep and finally on a canoe
9Bandipur Arrive at Bandipur
PM: Hike to Ramkot Magar village and Thani Mai Hill viewpoint
10Kathmandu Arrive at Kathmandu
PM: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square & Thamel
11Kathmandu Final Departure
Prithvi Narayan Shah Tour

Prithvi Narayan Shah Tour

DayPlaceHighlights
1KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
2Kathmandu AM: Sightseeing activities at Swayambhunath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square
PM: Drive to Kirtipur and try Newari Food. Visit Bagh Bhairav Temple and enjoy a birds eye view of the Kathmandu Valley.
3Nuwakot AM: Drive To Nuwakot ( 60 KM / 2.5 hours)
PM: Nuwakot Village tour
4Gorkha Arrive at Gorkha (130 KM/ 3.5-4 hours drive)
PM: Visit Gorkha Durbar and village
5Pokhara AM: Drive to Pokhara ( 105 KM 3.5-4 hours) En- route visit Bandipur Town PM:​​Free time in Lakeside
6Pokhara EM: Drive to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise view in the Annapurna range.
AM: Sightseeing activities at Peace Stupa, Davis Fall, Tibetan Camp, Bindhabasani Temple & Old Bazar
PM: An hour Boat Cruise at Phewa Lake
7Kathmandu AM: Arrival at Kathmandu
PM: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur Durbar Square [World Heritage site]
8Kathmandu International Departure

Nepal is a land of festivals, where ancient traditions are kept alive through the celebration of colorful and exciting events.

Dashain

Dashain is Nepal’s biggest and most important festival. It is a 15-day festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and the worship of the goddess Durga. The festival is marked by colorful lights, delicious food, family gatherings, and traditional games. Dashain is a time for joy, excitement, and celebration.

Tiji

A Festival of Masks and Mystery, a three-day celebration of Tibetan Buddhism held in the remote region of Upper Mustang, Nepal. The festival commemorates the victory of good over evil, and features masked dances, rituals, and music. Experience the rich culture and history of Mustang, and learn about the Buddhist faith.

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Indra Jatra

Partake in the unique and captivating festival of Indrajatra, celebrated in the Kathmandu Valley in September or October. The festival honors the Hindu god Indra and is marked by the erection of a tall wooden pole (lingo) in the center of the city.

The pole is believed to represent Indra’s staff, and its erection is said to signify the restoration of order and the defeat of evil. You will be awed by the colorful processions, traditional dances, and the infectious joy of the locals.

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Discover the town of Janakpur, where festivals are celebrated in honor of the Hindu goddess Sita.

Experience the mesmerizing Chhath Puja in November, dedicated to the worship of the sun god and marked by offerings of water and prayers to the sun.

Celebrate Vivah Panchami and Ram Navami in honor of the god Rama and his wife Sita, or join in the celebration of Holi and Teej.

“Come and immerse yourself in the magic of our festivals, and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

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Tihar

Indulge in the magic of Tihar, the festival of lights, celebrated in October or November. The festival is marked by the lighting of diyas (oil lamps) and the decoration of homes with colorful rangolis.

Each day of Tihar has a specific significance and is dedicated to a different deity. You will be awed by the beauty of the intricate rangolis and the glowing diyas that light up the streets, creating a mesmerizing and otherworldly atmosphere.

Holi

Join in the revelry of Holi, the festival of colors, celebrated in March, marking the arrival of spring.

The festival is marked by the throwing of colorful powder and water at each other, symbolizing the breaking down of barriers and the celebration of unity. You will be welcomed with open arms and drenched in vibrant colors, making you feel like part of the celebration.

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Visit the town of Thimi in April to experience the enchanting Sindur Jatra, where they smear vermilion powder on each other’s faces. The festival is marked by the traditional dance of the masked deities, truly a fascinating and unique experience.

Explore the town of Pokhara, where festivals are celebrated with great fervor throughout the year. Whether it be Ropain Jatra in June, where farmers sow the first seeds of the monsoon season, or celebrating Holi, with the locals and tourists alike.

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Travel to the rugged terrain of Mustang, where festivals are unique and captivating.

Join in the celebration of Tiji in May, where participants dress up in colorful costumes and perform traditional dances to ward off evil spirits.

Celebrate Yartung, the festival of horses, where locals race horses through the streets of the town, displaying their riding skills and strength.

Visit Kagbeni during the Mani Rimdu festival in October, where locals perform traditional dances and ceremonies to commemorate the founding of the Monastery of Thame.

Celebrate Losar, the Tibetan New Year, in February, with colorful decorations, traditional dances, and the exchange of gifts.

ACTIVITIES

Destinations covered in the theme

Kathmandu

A sensory feast of sights, sounds, and flavors, with its rich history and culture on full display

Mountains

Playground for adventurers and
nature enthusiasts alike

Janakpur

Step back in time to the ancient kingdom of Mithila-the birth place for revered Hindu goddess Sita

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