Have you always dreamed of visiting Nepal and India but never had the time? With this package deal, we’re offering you the best of both worlds: 11 nights shared between the magical mountain ranges of Nepal and the wonderful Indian cities of Agra, Jaipur and Delhi which make up the illustrious Golden Triangle.
Nepal is a twinkling paradise of mystical mountain ranges and large, sloping plains which are home to an impressive range of wildlife, religious heritage and cultural charm. Tourists flock from all over the globe to this impressive central Himalayan country not only because of the interesting Hindu and Buddhist heritage flowing through its veins, but also because it houses eight of the world’s tallest mountains, including the jaw-dropping, snow-capped Mount Everest. It’s no wonder why Nepal features only too often on the bucket-lists of mountaineers, rock climbers and thrill-seekers alike.
Your 11 night trip starts in style in Kathmandu, Nepal’s largest metropolis and a hub of the country’s history, art, culture and economy. As a gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas, Kathmandu bursts with exotic landscapes and dazzling monuments, such as the Pashupatinath Temple Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which,along with the Buddhist Bouddhanath holy shrine and Kathmandu Durbar Square, you’ll have the chance to scope out on your second day. You’ll also have the amazing opportunity to visit Patan, also known as Lalitpur, one of the towns which make up the Kathmandu Valley, where you’ll stand in awe at the beauty of the Monkey Temple and find yourself drawn to the enticingly beautiful Tibetan carpets on sale within the Tibetan refugee center.
After a jam-packed couple of days exploring Kathmandu’s hidden crevices and architectural sensations, you’ll take a trip to Pokhara, the largest city of Nepal and located 200 km west of Kathmandu. Standing a mere 15-35 miles away from the Annapurna mountain range which contains three of the ten highest mountains in the world, Pokhara often acts as a base for trekkers and offers fabulous views of the Himalayas on a clear day. During your time here, you’ll wander the Bindebasini Temple, explore the area of the bazaar, discover Devi’s Fall and end your day in style with a peaceful boat ride on the Phewa Lake. You’ll then set off for Nagarkot, a town located 32km from Kathmandu which offers maybe the best views of the Himalayas in all of the Bhaktapur District, as well as a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. At sunrise, watch as Mount Everest and other peaks of the Himalayan range come into view, startlingly crystal clear, and then head off for a hike into the heart of all of this incredibly beautiful nature.
The second portion of your trip will see you touch down in Delhi, India. From Delhi, you will be taken to the Mughal city Agra through Yamuna Expressway without complaining about an exhaustive journey through crammed roads. In Agra, you can find the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Agra Fort however the most striking has to be the impossibly beautiful Taj Mahal which you’ll experience on day 9 of your trip. This fabulous building, built by Emperor Shah Jahan, is one of India’s most iconic symbols, displayed on millions of postcards and travel guides worldwide. If you happen to tire of its stunning backdrop and taking photos, Agra also offers a myriad of fascinating tombs and mausoleums, left behind by the Mughal Empire.
The trip concludes with a two night stay in the Pink City of Jaipur, the capital of the Indian State of Rajasthan. In 2015, TripAdvisor ranked this unparalleled jewel of Northern India as the number one Indian destination for the year in its Traveller’s Choice Awards and it doesn’t take a genius to work out why. Its colorful flamboyancy is echoed through landmarks and monuments such as the honey-colored Hawa Mahal, a five storey pyramid-shaped monument, as well as the astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar which, along with Amer Fort, Jaipur’s star attraction, are classed as World Heritage Sites.
Towards the end of the trip you will visit the capital city Delhi. Delhi offers a wealth of temple complexes and shopping destinations, as well as three UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the Qutub Complex, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb) and the India Gate, a memorial to the soldiers of the British Indian Army who perished during WWI. After marveling at these impressive landmarks, as well as the Lotus Temple, the Raj Ghat and Chandni Chowk (a marketplace) you’ll then tear through the streets of Delhi on a rickshaw ride like a true Delhiite.
A breathtaking journey through rich history and vibrant cultures!
- Flight from UK to Kathmandu
- A wonderful 2 nights’ stay in Kathmandu
- 2 nights’ stay in Pokhara
- 2 nights spent in Nagarkot
- 2 airport transfers in an air conditioned vehicle with an English Speaking Driver
- Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary in an Air Conditioned Vehicle
- Transport from Kathmandu / Pokhara / Nagarkot / Kathmandu in an Air Conditioned Vehicle
- Visit to the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu
- Benefit from an English Speaking Guide in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Visit to the famous Bindebasini Temple, Pokhara
- 1 bottle of water per person per day will be provided in the vehicle during transfers and sightseeing
- An hour’s Boat Trip on the Phewa Lake
- Enjoy the beautiful sights in Nagarkot
- A fantastic 6 day tour of India’s Golden Triangle with an Expert Guide available at each monument
- 1 night stay in the Mughal City, Agra
- 2 nights stay in the Pink City, Jaipur
- 2 nights accommodation in the Capital City, Delhi
- Visit to impossibly beautiful Taj Mahal
- Enjoy at Agra Fort
- See landmarks and monuments such as Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar & Amer Fort
- Have an incredible time at the Light and Sound Show
- Visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites ie the Qutub Complex, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb
- Visit to India Gate, one of the most popular monuments in the city
- Lotus Temple visit which is without a doubt one of the must-visit places in the capital
- Raj Ghat, memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi
- Enjoy a rip-roaring Rickshaw Ride through Chandni Chowk
- Breakfast included at all the hotels
- Applicable entrance fees for each monument
- Meet & greet services on arrival/departure at airport/hotel.
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with an English Speaking Driver.
- 2 bottles of mineral water available daily
- Flight from Delhi to UK
Extend Your Indian idyll with 4 Nights in Beautiful Goa for just £299!
Inclusions for 4 Nights Goa Extension
- Internal flight from vibrant Delhi to chilled out Goa
- We take care of travel with return airport transfers
- 4 Night accommodation Resort Terra Paraiso with breakfast
- Enjoy quick and accessible free Wifi available daily
- 2 bottles of mineral water available daily
An optional extension to Chitwan National Park at an additional £199 only!
Inclusions for 2 Nights Extension
- A fabulous 2 nights’ stay in Jungle Villa Resort, Chitwan
- Accommodation in a Deluxe room
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Itinerary briefing
- Enjoy Full Board Basis
- Presentation about Chitwan National Park while enjoying a sumptuous dinner
- Wake up call
- Free transfers
- Enjoy elephant back safari or Tharu / Derai Village Tour
- Elephant briefing
- Go canoeing on Rapti River
- Crocodile breeding conservation center tour
- Experience beautiful Riverside sunset view with tea/coffee and cookies
- Enjoy Tharu / Derai Cultural (Stick) Dance Show
- Experience bird watching / jungle walk
Make memories which will stay with you forever!
- A plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to choose from
- A stunning look at Kathmandu’s glorious temples and shrines
- Discover the architectural gems of Patan
- Marvel at Pokhara’s glistening scenery and landscapes
- Take a relaxing boat ride on the Phewa Lake
- Sample the exotic cuisine of North India
- Take pictures at the iconic Taj Mahal
- Soak the architectural genius of the Taj Mahal
- Marvel at the grand palaces and forts of Rajasthan
- Wander the city of Jaipur and its monuments
- Get to know the intricate streets and rich history of Delhi
- Rikshaw rides
- Plenty of shopping opportunity all the way through
Situated in Lazimpat, Hotel Tibet is the perfect place to experience Kathmandu and its surroundings. With its location just 1. Km from the city center and 8. Km from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
Step into one of 56 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as air conditioning, wake-up service, desk, mini bar, balcony/terrace which can be found in some rooms. Decorated in soothing colors, rooms feature a mix of modern Tibetan and classic decor. Each air-conditioned room has a TV, seating area, minibar and private bathroom with hot shower and hairdryer.
The hotel's recreational facilities, which include sauna, spa, massage, garden are designed for escape and relaxation.
Himalayan Restaurant is the place where Asian and Western culinary favorites are brought together, giving you a taste of what the best of Nepal has to offer. In the evening, head on up to the rooftop terrace garden and playground for the soul, where the breezes are fresh and the views surprising.
Hotel Tibet is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kathmandu.
The Lakeside Retreat is just 10 minutes walk from Pokhara's busy tourist center and a 10 minute ride from the airport. This property provides the perfect environment for relaxation, nestled among several acres of private garden just outside the lakeside bustle.
The Lakeside Retreat's guest rooms and suites feature their own personal access and garden side terrace. Every room features air conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee facility, WiFi and security lockers.
Guests can relax in the sauna room while a 24-hour front desk can assist with laundry services and room service. Breakfast can also be served in the room upon request. The resort also houses a terrace as well as meeting/banquet facilities.
Pokhara is home to over 100 great restaurants ranging from steakhouses, regional cuisine, Asian fusion and more. The in-house restaurant will serve Indian, Nepalese and Chinese food. Guests can also choose to lounge by the bar which serves a variety of cocktails and spirits.
Hotel Country Villa – a beautiful paradise on earth is your ideal address in Nagarkot. It boasts of wonderful scenic canvas of Himalayas stretching form Mt. Kanchanjunga in the far east to the Annapurna massif in the far west and the revering sunrise that serenades the entire valley.
Hotel Country Villa oozes luxury in every sense and the lobby epitomizes the ultimate class. The lobby offers an out of the world panoramic landscape from all points through its floor to wall ceiling windows. Add into it the minute detailing for comfort, the visitors can just relax and savor the scenic splendor.
Hotel Country Villa offers elegant rooms that will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The elegant ambience blended with all the modern amenities will make you stay a truly memorable experience. On top of it, the scenic view of the Himalayan form the balcony of the rooms is sure to make you ecstatic and the cool breeze that gently rubs across your face will make you crave for more.
The restaurant with a seating capacity of 100 peoples including an open terrace area offers a breathtaking view of deep valleys and high mountains, It serves varieties of mouth watering delicacies - Nepali, Chinese, Continental and Indian Cuisines which will ignite your connoisseur tongue. The bar stocks a wide array of drinks.
Come to the Hotel Country Villa -a haven for adventure, excitement and fun that will be memorable for time immemorial.
Four Points by Sheraton Agra a 4 star hotel located near the famous and magnificent Taj Mahal which is just 2 km away. At Four Points by Sheraton Agra, each room will provide you facilities like minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes etc.
A full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. Dining options include Oasis, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant, Stop by Henry’s, a lounge bar where alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and The Roof Top where guests can enjoy sumptuous grilled option with a view of the Taj Mahal.
Park Regis Jaipur presents majestic architecture - blending colonial and local styles - set against the Aravali Range. Park Regis Jaipur is just beside the Fort of Amer and the City Palace. It is 13 km from Jaipur Airport and 8 km from Jaipur Railway Station. Park Regis Jaipur aims to provide you with all the amenities required to create a home away from home during your visit.
All guest rooms and suites feature modern decor, soothing warm colors, plush duvets, international standard mattress and high quality bathroom amenities. Rooms are furnished with your choice of king or two queen size beds offering a view of either lush outdoor lawns or Aravali Hills. All rooms include a LCD television with DTH providing local and international channels, a desk for the business traveler, in-room safe, hair dryer, mini bar, Wi-fi and iron with ironing board for your use during your stay. Rooms also provide guests with the convenience of tea & coffee making facilities and 24 hour room service.
Palms the Coffee Shop serves international and Indian dishes, while imported wines and drinks are available at the Bar. Views of the colourful puppet show in the garden can be enjoyed while dining.
Park Regis Jaipur understands that travelers can miss out on parts of home, the hotel does their best to ensure you will be comfortable while you are away from home. Hotel offers a variety of recreational facilities. Guests may exercise at the fitness centre or enjoy a game of table tennis. This 5-star "Havali" (nobleman's mansion) has an outdoor pool and beautiful landscaped gardens.
Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi Lajpat Nagar places you in the heart of one of Delhi’s most popular neighbourhoods outside the bustle of the city centre. You’ll be close to the famous clothing shops at Lajpat Nagar Market and the reflection pools at Lotus Temple.
The rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms have a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.
The Park Inn in Lajpat Nagar is home to RBG Bar & Grill, our on-site restaurant that serves a wide variety of cuisines. Choose from Chinese dishes, traditional Indian fare and international favourites like gourmet burgers, and then pair your meal with a cool cocktail.
At the Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi Lajpat Nagar, you’ll find a wealth of services and amenities to make your stay better. Once you arrive at the hotel, cool off with a swim in the pool, and then talk to our friendly concierge to learn about the best places to visit in Delhi.
Day 1 KATHMANDU
Welcome to Nepal! Our representative will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Kathmandu is Nepal’s capital and offers an abundance of adventure, fun and cultural delights for even the most seasoned traveler, particularly within the Kathmandu Valley, the political and cultural hub of the kingdom. Later head to the Bouddhanath, a holy shrine where Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. Then, you’ll make your way to Kathmandu Durbar Square.
OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU
Day 2 KATHMANDU
Get to grips with Hindu culture this morning during your visit to the Pashupatinath Temple. Located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometers north-east of Kathmandu, this elegant temple complex is the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath and is the place where the holy saddhus pray. As one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this “extensive Hindu temple precinct” which provides a wealth of ashrams, images and inscriptions along the Bagmati river banks,is a must-see for any tourist visiting Nepal.
Patan, also known as Lalitpur, will be on the cards for today. As the second largest town in the valley, Lalitpur is bursting with many different architectural masterpieces and its central Durbar Square is jam-packed with a much greater number of temples than can be found in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur. The city is also home to the Tibetan refugee center whose inhabitants, despite being classed as “refugees,” are some of the wealthiest people in the valley due to their carpet industry. You’d better get your wallets out, because these Tibetan carpets are exquisite and definitely worth a purchase. Afterwards, you’ll head to Swayambhunath Temple (also known as the Monkey Temple) which offers wonderful views of Kathmandu and is such an iconic, important symbol of Nepal’s heritage and culture.
OVERNIGHT IN KATHMANDU
Day 3 KATHMANDU / POKHARA
Today you’ll drive to the town of Pokhara which is around 41/2 hours away from Chitwan, whose views will take your breath away. From Pokhara the image of the peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges which are laid out in front of you, some 20 miles away, are crystal clear and unspoiled.
OVERNIGHT IN POKHARA
Day 4 POKHARA
Next up is a visit to the Bindebasini Temple, a two-tiered temple dedicated to the Goddess Durga which is one of the oldest in Pokhara. Presenting a stunning view of the Himalaya on an uncloudy day, the temple radiates beauty and is located in the area of the bazaar. 2km southwest of Pokhara you’ll also find Devi’s Fall, also known as Patale Chango. This waterfall is beautiful to watch, particularly during the summer and rainy season, when the droplets soothe the rocks with their brisk landing. Towards the other side of Devi’s Fall, you’ll see Gupteshwor Cave which contains natural forms made from limestone deposits, although unfortunately photography is strictly prohibited here. Later on, you’ll be taken on a boat ride through the Phewa Lake and then stay overnight at the hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN POKHARA
Day 5 POKHARA / NAGARKOT
Today make your way to Nagarkot, situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2.175 meters, meaning you’ll be on the road for roughly 1.5 hours. On your way there, you’ll stop off at Bhaktaur Durbar Square. When you reach Nagarkot you’ll be blown away by a panoramic view of the major peaks including Mount Everest. It is an outstanding hilltop that offers great views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset OR take an optional 2 nights visit to Chitwan National Park.
OVERNIGHT IN NAGARKOT
Day 6 NAGARKOT
Today will be at leisure before flying into the busy Golden Triangle Circuit. Also enjoy the green hills, clean and fresh environment and the unobstructed views of Langtang range which are the main features of Nagarkot.
OVERNIGHT IN NAGARKOT
Day 7 NAGARKOT / AIRPORT—ARRIVE DELHI--AGRA
Today you’ll drive for 1.5 hours to the airport to board your flight from Kathmandu to Delhi. Once in Delhi, you will be taken to the Mughal city Agra through Yamuna Expressway which is a 6-lane, 205 km long, controlled-access expressway. In the afternoon visit the beautiful Agra Fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar. Evening will be at leisure.
OVERNIGHT IN AGRA
Day 8 AGRA - JAIPUR BY SURFACE
After a delicious breakfast, visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful monuments and one of the wonders of the world.It is also synonymous to love and romance. Later you’ll drive to the Pink City of Jaipur and check in to your next hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR
Day 9 JAIPUR CITY TOUR
Today you’ll really get to experience the magic of Jaipur to the maximum during a full day sightseeing tour. You’ll drive past the Hawa Mahal and in the afternoon you’ll explore the city palace and museum and walk adjacent the astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar. In the evening, you’ll visit the Amer Fort for an incredible light and sound show.
OVERNIGHT IN JAIPUR
Day 10 JAIPUR-DELHI BY SURFACE
After a delicious breakfast, you’ll drive to the capital city Delhi. Explore the sites of Old Delhi, such as the Raj Ghat, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, and you’ll also get to enjoy a rickshaw ride.
OVERNIGHT IN DELHI
Day 11 DELHI
Today you’ll take a wander around all that New Delhi has to offer, such as the Qutub Minar, the India Gate, the Rastrapathi Bhawan, the Humayun Tomb and the Lotus Temple. You will also visit Dilli Haat which is an is an open aircraft bazaar cum food plaza. It severs a single destination to shop for arts and crafts product as well as enjoy delicious dishes along with cultural activities conducted here. The handicrafts offered here are commendable as it includes sandalwood and rosewood carvings, brass ware products, metal ware, jewelry made from gems, camel hide footwear etc.
OVERNIGHT IN DELHI
Day 12 DELHI-UK FLIGHT
Get ready to say goodbye! After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Delhi Airport to catch your flight back to the UK. We hope you’ve enjoyed your trip!
END OF TOUR
- We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
- Accommodation will be on twin sharing basis unless otherwise stated.
- The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken.
- Anything not included in the package will be charged separately.
- Sequence of itinerary can be changed depending on various factors such as flight timings, weather conditions, availability, Taj visit etc.
- Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
- Early Check in / Late Check out