Nepal Golden Triangle Tour 8 days

Nepal Golden Triangle Tour 8 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

7N/8D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

2175 meters

Meals

B+B

Accomodation

Hotel/Resort

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

  • See Kathmandu’s top sights on a guided tour of the city
  • Discover Kathmandu’s renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Pokhara sightseeing. Experience a Himalayan sunrise from Sarangkot
  • Jaw-dropping sunrise view at picturesque hill station of Sarangkot
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square with Living Goddess
  • Pokhara City with great nature, Sarangkot, Water falls, Phewa Lake
  • Chitwan – Element Back Safari, Canoe Trip, Jungle Walk, Bird Watching
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square with Nagarkot for Sunrise View
  • Patan City and Durbar Square for fine arts
  • Swoyambhunath Monastery and Boudhanath Stupa

Nepal Golden Triangle Tour Overview

The Nepal Golden Triangle Tour is a popular tourist route that takes in three of Nepal’s most popular destinations: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. The tour is a great way to experience the diversity of Nepal, from the ancient city of Kathmandu to the stunning mountains of Pokhara to the wildlife-rich Chitwan National Park.

The tour typically starts in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is a bustling city with a rich history and culture. Here, you can visit the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world, and the Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. You can also explore the maze of streets in the old city, where you will find shops selling everything from souvenirs to traditional Nepali clothing.

From Kathmandu, the tour continues to Pokhara, a beautiful city located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Pokhara is a popular destination for tourists who want to relax and enjoy the scenery. Here, you can go boating on Phewa Lake, visit the World Peace Pagoda, or go hiking in the surrounding hills. You can also take a day trip to Sarangkot, a hilltop village with stunning views of the Annapurna range.

The last stop on the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour is Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chitwan is a wildlife sanctuary home to tigers, rhinos, elephants, and many other animals. Here, you can go on a jungle safari to see the animals in their natural habitat. You can also go birdwatching, fishing, or rafting.

The Nepal Golden Triangle Tour is a great way to experience the best of what Nepal has to offer. It is a well-rounded tour that combines culture, nature, and adventure. If you are looking for a memorable trip to Nepal, then the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour is a great option.

Detail Itinerary

Once you land at Kathmandu International Airport (KTM), you will be greeted by a friendly representative holding a placard with your name on it. Look out for them as you exit the arrival hall.

After a warm welcome, our representative will help you with your luggage and escort you to a waiting private vehicle. The vehicle will be clean, comfortable, and air-conditioned, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey to your hotel.

The journey to your hotel will depend on its location. In general, it can take anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions. During the ride, you can relax and enjoy the views of the bustling city or ask your representative any questions you may have about your stay in Nepal.

Upon arrival at your hotel, the representative will help you check in and ensure you are settled in comfortably. They will also be happy to answer any further questions you may have and provide you with information about the tour services.

Today, you will be visiting the following places in Kathmandu:

Pashupatinath Temple: This famous, sacred Hindu temple & cremation site on the riverbank was rebuilt in the 15th century. It is located at Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal and has a 4.7 star rating on Google Maps.
Boudhanath Stupa: A Buddhist place of worship featuring a sizable white dome topped with a towering, golden spire. It is located at Kathmandu 44600, Nepal and has a 4.7 star rating on Google Maps.
Swoyambhunath Monastery: A very old religious site, this Buddhist complex has an iconic stupa, temples & many shrines. It is located at P77R+X52, BHAGANPAU 44600, Nepal and has a 4.6 star rating on Google Maps.
Patan Durbar Square: Museum in a former royal palace housing Hindu & Buddhist sculptures & other cultural artifacts. It is located at Lalitpur 44600, Nepal and has a 4.6 star rating on Google Maps.
Here are some additional details about each place:

Pashupatinath Temple: This temple is one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located on the banks of the Bagmati River. The temple complex includes a number of shrines, temples, and cremation grounds.
Boudhanath Stupa: This stupa is one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. It is located on the outskirts of Kathmandu and is a popular pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists. The stupa is surrounded by a number of monasteries and shops.
Swoyambhunath Monastery: This monastery is one of the oldest religious sites in Kathmandu. It is located on a hilltop overlooking the city and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The monastery is home to a number of Buddhist shrines and temples.
Patan Durbar Square: This square is one of the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu. It is located in the ancient city of Patan and is home to a number of temples, palaces, and courtyards. The square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I hope you have a wonderful time visiting these amazing places!

After breakfast, it will take about 4 hours and 43 minutes to drive from your hotel in Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park.

You will arrive at Chitwan National Park around 12:30 PM to 1 PM. After freshening up and attending a short briefing about the program, you can begin your jungle activities on the same day. This afternoon, Elephant Back Safari or Jeep Safari can be done on your choice.

I hope you have a wonderful time exploring Chitwan National Park!

Morning Wake up call, after tea or coffee your jungle activities start from morning like as canoeing in Rapti river to see the water mammals like crocodile, Tharu village tour, Elephant breeding center, Nature Walk, etc……and in the evening there will be Tharu cultural stick dance. Overnight in resort.

After a refreshing wake-up call, enjoy a warm cup of tea or coffee before embarking on a morning bird watching adventure in the lush jungle. With over 540 species of birds documented in Chitwan National Park, you’re in for a treat for your eyes and ears. Be sure to keep an eye out for the elegant Bengal Florican, the vibrant Great Hornbill, and the elusive Asian Paradise-flycatcher.

After a satisfying breakfast and packing up, it’s time for a scenic 4-hour drive to Pokhara, the stunning city nestled amidst the Annapurna Himalayas. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and freshen up for an afternoon of exploring the city’s natural wonders.

Mahendra Cave:

Your first stop is the intriguing Mahendra Cave, a naturally formed limestone cave discovered in the 1950s. Embark on a guided tour through its passageways, marveling at the stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over eons. The cave also holds historical significance, believed to have been inhabited by hermits and sadhus in the past.

Seti River Gorge:

Next, head to the breathtaking Seti River Gorge, a dramatic canyon carved by the Seti River over centuries. Witness the mesmerizing turquoise waters rushing through the narrow gorge, and capture stunning photographs. While there, you might even spot some adventurous individuals taking on the rapids in whitewater rafts.

Sunset over the Himalayas:

As dusk approaches, head to a vantage point offering a panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayas. Witness the majestic peaks of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu painted in the vibrant hues of the setting sun. This breathtaking spectacle is a perfect way to end your day in Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara:

Enjoy a restful sleep in your comfortable hotel room, preparing for another exciting day of exploration in the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Early Morning Drive to Sarangkot for Sunrise:

Wake up early and embark on a scenic drive to Sarangkot, a hilltop village offering panoramic views of the majestic Annapurna Himalayas. As the sun peeks over the horizon, witness the dramatic transformation of the snow-capped peaks from hues of blue to golden orange. This breathtaking spectacle is a must-see experience in Pokhara.

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After capturing the beauty of the sunrise, enjoy a relaxed drive back to your hotel in Pokhara.

Breakfast and City Sightseeing:

Fuel up for a day of exploration with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. At 9:30 AM, embark on a city tour that will take you to some of Pokhara’s most iconic landmarks:

Davis Falls: This cascading waterfall, also known as Patale Chhango, plunges 160 feet into a deep gorge, creating a mesmerizing sight and sound.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave: This sacred cave system stretches for over 2,950 meters and is considered one of the longest caves in Nepal. Explore the cave’s chambers adorned with shrines and natural formations.
World Peace Stupa: This magnificent Buddhist stupa sits atop a hill overlooking Pokhara and the Annapurna Himalayas. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Pumdikot: This ancient village perched on a hilltop offers historical charm and breathtaking views of the surrounding valley. Visit the Shiva statue and explore the traditional houses and temples.

Late Afternoon Boating on Fewa Lake:

As the afternoon sun casts a warm glow over the city, embark on a relaxing hour-long boat ride on Fewa Lake, Pokhara’s crown jewel. Enjoy the gentle breeze, admire the reflection of the Annapurna Himalayas on the water’s surface, and soak in the picturesque scenery.

Optional Activities:

International Mountain Museum: Learn about the history of mountaineering and the culture of the Himalayan people.
Tibetan Refugee Camp: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Tibetan community in Pokhara.
Paragliding: Soar through the skies and experience the thrill of paragliding over Pokhara Valley with breathtaking views.
Overnight in Pokhara:

After an exciting and fulfilling day, retire to your hotel for a restful sleep, ready to continue exploring the wonders of Pokhara.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel in Pokhara, it’s time to embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. The journey promises breathtaking views and a glimpse into the diverse landscapes of Nepal.

Departure from Pokhara:

Head to the tourist bus park around 6:30 AM to board your comfortable bus for the journey to Kathmandu.

Scenic Route with Marshyangdi River:

The initial part of the drive winds through the stunning Marshyangdi River Valley. Witness the river’s emerald waters snaking through the valley flanked by lush green hills and towering mountains. Keep an eye out for opportunities to capture stunning photographs of this picturesque landscape.

Lunch Stop and Trishuli River Confluence:

The journey takes a break for lunch at a convenient location, allowing you to stretch your legs, savor local cuisine, and recharge for the remainder of the trip. As you continue your drive, you’ll encounter the point where the Marshyangdi River merges with the Trishuli River. Witness the confluence of these two majestic rivers, creating a powerful current and a spectacular sight.

Following the Trishuli River Valley:

The drive continues along the Trishuli River Valley, offering breathtaking views of the river winding through the foothills of the Himalayas. The landscape transitions from lush green hills to cascading waterfalls and quaint villages along the way. Keep an eye out for opportunities to witness traditional Nepali life unfolding before your eyes.

Arrival in Kathmandu:

After a scenic journey, you will arrive in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal. With refreshed memories of the breathtaking landscapes and cultural encounters, you’ll be ready to explore the city’s rich heritage and diverse offerings.

I hope you had a wonderful time exploring Nepal! It was a pleasure assisting you with your itinerary and providing information about the various places you visited.

Departure from Kathmandu:

On your departure day, I will meet you at your hotel in Kathmandu and assist you with your luggage. We will then transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in a comfortable vehicle.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers - Pick up and Drop off - Air Codition Car
  • Accommodation with Breakfast basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara 2 Star Hotel Air Condition Room
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Transportation expenses during the Tour Packages - Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan National Park - Air Condition Car
  • Experience Tour Guide - Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan for City Tour
  • Jungle Activities in Chitwan like as Elephant Back Safari, Canoe Trip, Jungle Walk, Bird Watching Tour, Tharu Village Tour
  • Chitwan National Park Entrance Fee and Resort with Air Condition Room
  • In Chitwan National park - Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast
  • Special Note: This is Deluxe Class Tour Package, so if you want Budget Class Tour or Luxurious Tour Package, we are able to provide you as per your demand.
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to: Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as: Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas to Nepal
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    Best Time, Season, and Months

    The best time to take the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour is during the autumn and spring seasons. The weather during these seasons is mild and pleasant, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

    • Autumn Season (September-November) is considered the best time to visit Nepal, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and post-monsoon greenery making it an ideal time for sightseeing. During this season, the weather is stable, and you can expect sunny days with minimal rainfall. The visibility is also excellent, making it perfect for mountain views and photography.
    • Spring Season (March-May) is another popular time to visit Nepal, with warm temperatures and colorful flowers blooming throughout the country. The weather is dry, and the skies are clear, making it ideal for outdoor activities. During this season, the Rhododendrons and other wildflowers are in full bloom, making it a great time for nature lovers and photographers.

    It’s worth noting that the weather conditions can vary significantly depending on the region you are visiting. For example, the weather in the mountainous regions can be more extreme than in the lowlands. Therefore, it’s essential to research the weather conditions for the specific destinations included in the tour and plan accordingly.

    Food or Meal Availability

    Food is an essential aspect of any travel experience, and Nepal is no exception. The Nepal Golden Triangle Tour includes meals during the trip, so you don’t have to worry about food availability during your tour. The tour includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners. The meals are typically Nepalese cuisine, which includes a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Nepalese food is known for its rich flavors and spices, and the meals served during the tour are no exception.

    Some of the popular Nepalese dishes that you might expect to try during the tour include:

    • Dal Bhat: A traditional Nepalese dish made of lentil soup and rice, served with vegetable curry and pickles.
    • Momo: A type of steamed or fried dumpling filled with vegetables or meat.
    • Thukpa: A hearty noodle soup with vegetables or meat.
    • Newari Khaja Set: A platter of assorted Newari dishes, including buffalo meat, beaten rice, and spicy potato salad.
    • Chhwela: Spiced meat that’s marinated and grilled, served with puffed rice.

    Vegetarian and vegan options are also available for those with dietary restrictions. The tour also includes a welcome and farewell dinner, where you can try some of the best Nepalese dishes and interact with fellow travelers. It’s important to note that the food quality and hygiene standards may vary depending on the place you are visiting. However, we choose the best and most hygienic restaurants for our customers to ensure safety and satisfaction.

    Accommodation Facility 

    Accommodation is a crucial aspect of any tour package, and the Golden Triangle Tour Nepal includes comfortable and convenient accommodations throughout the trip. The tour includes accommodation in three-star or equivalent hotels, lodges, and resorts, depending on the location. The hotels and lodges are chosen for comfort, convenience, and location, ensuring that you have a pleasant stay during the tour.

    • In Kathmandu, the tour typically includes a stay in a centrally located hotel, providing easy access to the city’s attractions. The hotels in Kathmandu offer modern amenities, such as air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and en-suite bathrooms.
    • In Chitwan, the tour typically includes a stay in a jungle lodge or resort, providing a unique and immersive experience of staying close to nature. The lodges and resorts in Chitwan offer comfortable rooms, restaurants, and facilities, such as nature walks, jungle safaris, and cultural performances.
    • In Pokhara, the tour typically includes a stay in a lakeside hotel, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. The hotels in Pokhara offer comfortable rooms, restaurants, and facilities, such as swimming pools and spas.

    It’s worth noting that the accommodation may vary depending on the availability and the season. However, Green Valley Nepal Treks typically choose the best and most convenient accommodations for its customers to ensure comfort and satisfaction.

    Requirements of Travel Insurance for the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour

    Travel insurance is an essential aspect of any travel experience, and the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour requires that all travelers have adequate travel insurance coverage for the duration of the tour. Here are some requirements of travel insurance for the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour:

    • Medical Coverage: The travel insurance policy must provide adequate medical coverage for emergency medical treatment and hospitalization expenses. The coverage should include emergency medical evacuation, ambulance services, and repatriation of remains.
    • Trip Cancellation and Interruption Coverage: The policy should provide coverage for trip cancellation, interruption, or delay due to unforeseen circumstances, such as severe weather, natural disasters, or personal emergencies.
    • Personal Liability Coverage: The policy should provide coverage for personal liability, including accidental injury or damage caused to third parties or property.
    • Adventure Activities Coverage: The Nepal Golden Triangle Tour includes adventure activities, such as trekking, jungle safaris, and white-water rafting. Therefore, the policy should provide coverage for adventure activities to ensure that you are covered in case of any accidents or injuries.
    • 24/7 Emergency Assistance: The policy should provide 24/7 emergency assistance services, including medical advice, emergency evacuation, and repatriation services.

    It’s important to note that the travel insurance policy must be valid for the duration of the tour, including any pre-or post-tour activities. We typically recommend purchasing travel insurance from a reputable insurance provider and verifying the policy’s coverage and benefits before purchasing it.

    Packing List, Gears, and Equipment

    When taking the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour, it’s essential to pack wisely to ensure that you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Here’s a packing list that can help you prepare for the tour:

    Clothing:

    • Lightweight, breathable clothing for the day
    • Warm clothes for the evenings and mornings
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket or poncho
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Sandals or flip-flops

    Accessories:

    • Sun hat or cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Scarf or bandana
    • Gloves and a warm hat (if you’re traveling during the colder months)
    • Insect repellent
    • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
    • Personal medication and first aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
    • Reusable water bottle

    Electronics:

    • Camera and charger
    • Mobile phone and charger
    • Power bank
    • Adapters for Nepal’s electrical outlets

    Other Essentials:

    • Passport and visa (if required)
    • Cash and credit cards
    • Travel insurance documents
    • Guidebook or map
    • Waterproof bag for your electronics and documents

    It’s important to pack light and only bring the essentials. You will have to carry your luggage during the trip, and excessive baggage can be a burden. Additionally, it’s worth noting that the packing list may vary depending on the season and the itinerary. Therefore, it’s important to check with your tour operator regarding the specific packing requirements for your trip.

    Reviews

    Jamelle Pelimiano Naron

    Jamelle Pelimiano Naron - Phillipine

    Relaxed this holidays

    Our experience on the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour was absolutely fantastic! Accompanied by my family and a friend, comprising a group of seven individuals aged between 27 to 57 years, we found the itinerary and activities perfectly suited to our preferences. Each day was packed with enriching experiences, yet allowed ample opportunities for relaxation and personal exploration. Parshuram, our guide, played a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless journey, meticulously arranging every detail. For anyone considering a trip to Nepal without the hassle of extensive planning, but with the assurance of an unforgettable adventure, I heartedly recommend this tour.

    Naresta Tidar

    Naresta Tidar - Indonesia

    best of golden triangle tour nepal

    Our tour was absolutely fantastic, with each moment filled with joy and unforgettable experiences. The trip to Kahmandu,Pokhara and Chitwan was particularly memorable, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts. The hospitality of the hotel staff was remarkable, as they treated us with kindness and warmth throughout our stay.

    Our journey felt like a family adventure, with every member of our group sharing laughter and creating cherished memories together. Special thanks to our tour guide, Mr. Chij, whose assistance and guidance made our experience even more enjoyable and hassle-free.

    A heartfelt thank you to the entire Adventure Land Nepal team for their dedication and efforts in ensuring our tour was a resounding success. We are immensely grateful for the exceptional service and unforgettable moments provided by your team.

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