Join the Green & Gold Army as we support the Socceroos in an important 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match vs Nepal while soaking up the rich culture, history and tourism highlights of Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Our Socceroos tours are open to all ages and our programs are renowned for first rate organisation, well located accommodation, exploring tourism highlights and getting up close, passionate and personal when supporting the team.
Socceroos Nepal: 29th March – 2nd April (4 nights 5 days)
4.5 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu (inc. breakfast)
All Ground Transfers/Transport (luxury bus/coach travel between hotel and all official tour activity/match days)
Exclusive & legendary Green & Gold Army Pre-Match party including food, alcohol & entertainment
Experienced Green & Gold Army tour guides (including bi-lingual support)
Green & Gold Army Tour Pack (includes back pack, power adaptor, tour scarfs x2, hat and much more)
The Destination: Kathmandu (Nepal)
For many, stepping off a plane into Kathmandu is a pupil-dilating experience, a riot of sights, sounds and smells that can quickly lead to sensory overload. Whether you’re barrelling through the traffic-jammed alleyways of the old town in a rickshaw, marvelling at the medieval temples or dodging trekking touts in the backpacker district of Thamel, Kathmandu can be an intoxicating, amazing and exhausting place.
Strolling through the backstreets and Kathmandu’s timeless cultural and artistic heritage still reveals hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards full of drying chillies and rice, and tiny hobbit-sized workshops. This endlessly fascinating city has enough sights to keep you busy for a week, but be sure to leave its backpacker comforts and explore the ‘real Nepal’ before your time runs out.
Why Travel with Green & Gold Army?
Everything is organised for you (quality accommodation, transfers, touring options, match tickets, stadium parking, special events & more). Past guests say this is one of the real advantages of a GGArmy tour. All you have to do is follow the itinerary on our tour app and enjoy your tour experience. No stress just fun
We cater for solo travellers. We can match solo travellers with other solo guests so you can share a room to manage costs. On average 25% of our tour guests are solo travellers, a great way to make new friends
Established relationship with the Football Federation Australia resulting in smooth liaison for access to training, match day support and inclusion.
Experienced Host/Guide team that is on hand 24 hours a day to support all your needs.
Instalments & Notes
100% payment (by credit card) required when booking.
Guests who have travelled with the GGArmy previously enjoy a Loyalty Discount of $100.
Solo Traveller Match Program: we’ll match you with a person of similar age and gender to room share to keep the price down. Twin share pricing applies. 25% of our travellers did this for 2019 France and it was a highly successful program. You can select this option during the booking process.
GGArmy Group Flights: Want to join our group flights which include arrival and departure transfer services please let us know and we will provide the pricing and flight schedule.
Kathmandu: Aloft Kathmandu Thamel (4.5 Star)
Aloft Kathmandu Thamel features a fitness centre, restaurant, a bar and shared lounge. Featuring an ATM, this property also provides guests with a casino. The accommodation provides room service and a 24-hour front desk. Guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel each room is equipped with a wardrobe and a private bathroom. Continental and buffet breakfast options are available daily.
Day 1: Sunday 29th March: Welcome to Kathmandu, a spicy masala of its mixed reputations. The gems of its heritage contrast with its manic traffic. Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you’ll be met and received by a private transfer to whisk you away to the tourist hub of Thamel. Setlle-in at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 2: Monday 30th March: After breakfast, drive towards Swayambhunath, a 5th century Buddhist stupa, perched high up on a hill. When the weather is clear, the views of the city and the greater Kathmandu Valley from Swayambhu are well worth the energy it takes to climb the 300 steep steps to get there. Next, we drive to Pashupatinath, Nepal’s holiest Hindu site dedicated to the God of Destruction – Lord Shiva. The site has held great significance since the 3rd century BC. Next, we visit Boudhanath Stupa. Dating from the 5th century, it’s one of the largest stupas in the world & is the most important Tibetan Buddhist site outside of Tibet.In the evening, explore via Rickshaw aka ‘street helicopters’, the colorful tourist hub of Thamel, then on to the bustling vegetable and spice markets of Asan – the oldest market square of Kathmandu. Continue to take the backstreets into the Kathmandu Durbar Square (also called Basantapur and Hanuman Dhoka).
Day 3: Tuesday 31st March. Match Day. Enjoy our legendary GGArmy match day experience which includes a 2.5 hour pre-match event inclusive of food, alcohol & entertainment. We then head to the Dasarath Rangasala Stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification match Nepal v Australia. There is nothing like supporting the Socceroos on the road. All transfers included.
Day 4: Wednesday 1st April: After breakfast we drive towards Patan Durbar Square area. You’ll be escorted by your guide to the medieval city of Patan – one of the 3 royal cities of Kathmandu. It is a destination for connoisseurs of fine arts, filled with the rich local traditions of wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Next, our drive leads to the serene Himalayan hill station of Nagarkot – famous for its stunning sun-set views of the knife-edged Himalayan peaks – including distant Everest. Club Himalaya sits 7200 feet above sea level on Windy Hill with 360 unrestricted view of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Sankhu, and the Himalayas. Later, drive to the oldest temple in Nepal and another of the world heritage sites – Changu Narayan, an insightful walk around the temple. Finally, Bhaktapur – with its old world charm, centuries old marvel of craftsmanship evident in temples and squares, and its people fiercely devotional to its ancestral ways of life and faith.
Day 5: Thursday 2nd April: Tour ends and we head home with 3 points in the bank.
Wondering what it is like travelleing with the us? Here are some great recaps of past tours
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Having never been to a World Cup before, Green & Gold Army made it very easy for me- from their information sessions, the booking of the trip, and knowing everything was taken care of for me, including my safety: all I had to do was show up and have fun!
The experiences at and outside of the games were just amazing, and the people I met have become part of my “football” family. I cannot speak highly enough of Green & Gold Army.
We have attended 3 World Cups (South Africa, Brazil & Russia), 1 Women’s Asia Cup (Jordan) and numerous World Cup Qualifiers with the GGArmy. The tours were expertly organised and planned. The organisers faced challenges with transport in South Africa, something they addressed for the Brazil program which was first class. We have shared many happy and memorable experiences with our fellow GGArmy supporters, and our safety was of paramount importance to the organisers, something that was important to us attending FIFA World Cups in South Africa, Brazil & Russia. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend travelling with the GGArmy on any of their tours.
Joy & Merv Fiedler
The atmosphere of the GGArmy 2018 Russia tour was fantastic. The fine detail in the program as organised for us by the GGArmy was amazing and played a big part in the success of the tour. I loved the peace of mind that everything was organised for us. It was awesome and a great thing to be a part of. Many thanks to all the GGArmy tour leaders for the hard work they put in to make every part of the trip seamless for the guests. Nothing was too hard for them!
Emily & Ben Forner
In life you often get lucky. I have been fortunate to be invited to be a host/guide for the GGArmy at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, 2017 FIFA WCQ tour to Japan and 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. They have been the most magnificent experiences. The friendships I have made will last a lifetime. No doubt about it.
However, the one item that stands out the most is the care and thought invested into the tour organisation by the GGArmy leadership. They are football fans united in a passion for the Socceroos and Matildas who direct that energy into the research and planning of their tour programs. The GGArmy leaves no stone unturned in the planning of the program. They deliver quality every time. Bring on the next adventure.