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Breakfast: 9
Lunch: 1
Dinner: 2
Private Vehicle or Deluxe A/C coach depending on the group size
Hotel: 8 Night(s)

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Golden Circle Trip

Touring around the most popular cities in Nepal. Golden circle guides you to the four most important and famous cities: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini. Tour starts with the ancient city - Kathmandu, then proceeds to the city of lakes - Pokhara, then goes through the oldest national park in Nepal - Chitwan and finally, steps to the birthplace of Gautam Buddha - Lumbini.

Our tour begins from the ancient city Kathmandu sheltering plethora of diverse monuments, temples, and stupas. Kathmandu tour begins with sightseeing to the popular UNESCO enlisted attractions like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and others.

It then proceeds to the city of lakes- Pokhara. Our guide will take you through the must-see attractions like world peace stupa, Davis falls, Mahendra cave and others. While in there, nightlife around the lakeside is set to be an astounding experience. This city is also famous for a wide range of adrenaline rushing adventure sports such as paragliding, parahawking, bungee jumping, zip flyer, skydiving and many more. We really recommend you to do ultra-light flight into the mountains if you are not a passionate trekker. These memories you will carry all your life!

Next, we head towards Chitwan. The tour to Chitwan begins with the jungle safari around the UNESCO enlisted national park - Chitwan National Park followed by visiting Tharu cultural museum and many more.

The final destination – the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, Lumbini. We visit the major attractions of the UNESCO enlisted world heritage site such as the birthplace of Buddha- Mayadevi temple, Ashoka pillar, museums and several monasteries built by different countries around the world.

Travelling to four different cities in Nepal, Golden circle trip offers spectacular sceneries, a wide range of adventure activities and plenty of memories. Anyone can be a part of a tour without having to think twice about physical or age restrictions. Apart from short walks during sightseeing, there aren't any strenuous walks involved. So, if you are eager to visit three most popular destinations in one setting without having to compromise with safety and comfort then this trip is definitely for you. Golden circle trip binds adventure activities, jungle safaris with spirituality, and relaxation. Experience four different cities of Nepal in one holiday with Golden circle trip!

Trip Code

GCT41

Starts

Kathmandu

Finishes

Kathmandu

Duration

10 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

1400 m/ 4593.2ft

Trip View

1929

Activities

Overland Tours

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • The Golden Loop itinerary comprises heritage, culture, relaxation, jungle activities, and religious sites.
  • The word 'Chitwan' means 'Heart of the Jungle.'
  • Approximately two-thirds of the globally threatened species of birds are found in Chitwan National Park. There have been as many as 543 different bird species recorded in the park.
  • Mt Machhapuchhre, Annapurna Himalaya Range, Nilgiri along with 20 other beautiful mountains and a total of nine lakes including Phewa and Begnas can be observed in the vicinity of Pokhara.

Why this Trip

This is a great itinerary where you can visit in a lot of Nepal’s sights and take part in thrilling activities. The best part of this itinerary is that you can cut off or add days to spend, If you want to spend an extra day somewhere, that means you will be spending 1 day less somewhere else according to your taste. For example, one day less looking at heritage sites means you can utilize the day in kayaking, trekking or relaxing.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Brief Itinerary

At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle. In the evening we will meet for a welcome dinner at a traditional local old restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • welcome dinner
After breakfast, our Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu is the country’s bustling city. Throughout the tour, we will observe most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
On this day, we head towards Pokhara early in the morning. It’s a relaxing drive of 6-7 hours along the Trishuli River and picturesque villages and hills. Upon reaching Pokhara, we can stroll around the lakeside. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive to Pokhara
Pokhara (city of lakes) is a beautiful city with a wide range of activities to offer. Enjoy sightseeing around the World Peace Stupa, Tal Barahi Temple, Begnas Lake and many more. We can also go for boating around Fewa Lake and enjoy the wonderful scenery. You can roam around the beautiful lakeside which comes alive in the evening. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Guided tour
We leave for Lumbini in the morning after breakfast and arrive at around lunchtime. Free afternoon to stroll around. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive
After breakfast, we visit the actual birthplace of Lord Buddha and visit the beautiful monasteries and museums. The holy site of Lumbini has ruins of ancient Palace, monasteries, a sacred Bodhi tree, the ancient bathing pond where Lord Buddha as a child took bath. The Ashoka pillar, and the Mayadevi Temple where the supposed place of birth of Buddha is located. From early morning to early evening, pilgrims from various countries perform chanting and meditation at the site. The peacefulness of this place will let your mind rest and be at peace. We can also meditate to feel the energy of the place. In the evening, we head back to the hotel for dinner and stay;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Sightseeing
After breakfast, we head towards Chitwan National Park where we will arrive at around lunchtime. We can spend the afternoon on the river beach or canoeing with crocodiles. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel/Resort

Activities:

  • Drive to Chitwan
  • canoeing
We will go on a full day jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. It is the first National Park of Nepal and was previously the favourite hunting area of the Royal families. Chitwan is very popular for its rich natural biodiversity and beautiful jungles where the rare One-Horned Rhino and many other rare birds and animals live. Chitwan is also very famous for its delicacies. We can enjoy multiple unique cuisines there. In the evening, we will observe the traditional Tharu cultural dance. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Chitwan jungle safari
  • canoeing
  • jungle walk
  • Tharu cultural dance
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we drive towards Kathmandu from Chitwan. Driving along the plains of Terai, we gradually move along the winding road enjoying the beautiful landscapes of hilly terrains and small houses on the way. After almost 6-7-hour drive, we reach Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive to Kathmandu
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop off

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
This tour is popular for heritage, culture, adventure sports, relaxation, jungle activities etc. done in different places.
We make sure to take security measures during tour to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Golden loop Nepal is one of the popular tours for cultural, lifestyle, tradition, adventure sports and Jungle activities; hence this region provides wide range of traditional meals. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) is a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. Also, you can get western meals like pasta, pizza, etc.
There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
We use a private transportation for sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara, Chitwan and Lumbini on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We do pick up and drop from the starting point till the end.
You can enjoy this tour in every season, but February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.
In case of emergency like altitude sickness or any medical condition, ask your tour leader to contact us so that we can transfer you to hospital for the treatment.
Weather at the Kathmandu is not so much cool so you should carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with pant and thermal innerwear to escape the severe cold. If you are doing this tour during winter season you have to carry one down jacket also.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trip, consult the guide.
We contact the hotel owner for reservation of the room before trip.
All our guides are experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
If you need extra day to complete the trip, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trip without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
Yes, you can use the credit card during the hiking. But make sure you withdraw few amount in case of emergency.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle yourself and medicines will be carried by your guide in case of need.

Optional Activities

Paragliding
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Mountain flight
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Rafting
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Mountain biking around Kathmandu Valley
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Cable car ride
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Ultra-light flight
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Skydiving
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