8 Days Golden Triangle[Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara]
Nepal is a paradise for the like-minded trekkers and adventure-seekers. But, besides adventure, tourists will also get what most of us ask for: a scenic joy. The tour in the cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan has been the termed as the Golden Triangle Tour in Nepal. It is called so because of the three different aspects all of these cities.
Kathmandu is called the city of temples. As it is famous for the antiquity of the temples and the mix of religions it contains, the city has been termed as one of the best cultural destinations in the world. It is said that the Newar community of the valley has festivals all year round.
Likewise, the city of Pokhara is popular as the Cherrapunji of Nepal. The city is famous for its mix of the natural scenic beauty more than the any other place in the country. The place is the home of the world famous Phewa Lake. Besides that, the place also contains the David’s Fall and the caves of Mahendra and Chamero.
Similarly, Chitwan is the home of the endangered One Horned Rhino and the Royal Bengal Tiger. This place stays as the best place for enjoying the whole host of flora and fauna of the country. Enjoy the more than 700 species of wildlife residing in the Chitwan National Park. Also, have a look at the endemic bird of Nepal, the Spiny Babbler (Kadey Vyakur).
The mix of culture from Kathmandu, natural scenes from Pokhara, and wildlife from Chitwan make the Golden Triangle Tour in Nepal a complete touring package. Enjoy the hikes, the rides, and more importantly, the sights.
Day 01: Arrival and Half Day Sightseeing Tour
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu City
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan [167 km /5 Hrs Drive]
Day 04: Full Day Jungle activities.
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara City [146km/ 5 Hrs Drive]
Day 06: Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 07: Drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur City [238 km/ 8 Hrs Drive]
Day 08: Morning Sunrise view from Nagarkot & Drive to Drive to TIA for Departure [38km /2 Hrs Drive]
Day Arrival and Half Day Sightseeing Tour
Welcome to the land of Nepal at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by our representative and escorted to your hotel and will describe you about your entire tour program in detail. Later on half day sightseeing tour of Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
Boudha Nath Temple:
Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal lies a further 2 km north from Pashupatinath Temple and also the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in the town of Buddha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. It was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepal’s, as well as a popular tourist site.
It is the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to lord Shiva, first established in 5th century. The holiest Hindu pilgrimage place in Nepal Pashupatinath has received the attention of worshippers for at least fifteen hundred years. Dedicated to Shiva the lord of Destruction the temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River. A circuit of the Pashupatinath area takes visitors past a sixth century statue of the Buddha an eighth century statue of Brahma the Creator freshly painted skeletal images guarding temple gates, and other magnificent temples dedicates to various deities in the complex. Pashupati Nath Temple is situated 5 km. east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupati Nath, with tow tiered golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest shrines for Hindus, although only Hindus are allowed inside temple, visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The temple was listed in the UNESCO World heritage Monument list in 1979 AD.
If time permits one can visit nearby markets self or visit Thamel.
THAMEL: As the tourist district of Kathmandu, Thamel bustles with activity late into the late evening. It is a mere 10-minute walk from the center of Kathmandu, yet completely different from the rest of the city. Thamel caters entirely to tourists with its scores of hotels, rows of restaurants and bars, book shops, inviting souvenir shops, cyber cafes and travel agencies. All that a tourist needs can be found here, even friends and traveling companions.
Day 2Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City.
After breakfast you will have full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city consist of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhnunath Temple and Patan City.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city.
It is the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the almost entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. Swayambhunath is a best place to observe religious harmony between Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa is one of the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers come from diverse ethical backgrounds. Situated on the top of a hill. It provides an excellent view of the Katmandu Valley. Huge prayer wheels and fine Buddhist paintings are displayed in the monasteries as well as the largest Buddha statue in the country.
Swoyambhunath literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site.
Patan City is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, Guardian Deities, and wonderful carvings. Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the square, was built in 1637 by the king Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed of the stone. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of fine arts or city of artists. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.
Day 3Drive to Chitwan [167 km /5 Hrs Drive]
After breakfast drive to Chitawan National park for exclusive jungle safari. Small city say Muglin, Narayangargh will be drive pass then finally to Sauraha where many touristy hotels are located. Upon arrival at hotel meet by the guide, welcome drink and allocate room for accommodation.
Chitwan National Park has long been one the country’ treasures of natural wonders. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner TERAI. The area comprising the Tikauli forest-from Rapti River to the foothills of the Mahabharat-extending over an area of 175 sq. km. was declared Mrigakunja in 1959. The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. The park consists of a diversity of ecosystems, including the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani rivers. The Churia hills rise slowly towards the east from 150m to more than 800m. The western portion of the park is comprised of the lower but more rugged “Someshwor hills”. The park shares its western boundary with the “Parsa Wildlife Reserve”.
Tharu cultural dance: [6:30 PMA melodious ethnic dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums. The clashing of sticks represents and performance how to keep away the rhinos and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land.
Day 4Full day Jungle activities
Breakfast at Hotel
Following are the programs after breakfast:
- Dugout canoe ride:
Floating down to Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species, while they are drinking water in the bank of river Rapti.
- Elephant Breeding Centre:
Elephant Breeding Center (EBC) was established in 1985 at Chitwan National Park and is the only EBC in Nepal. A breeding center for increasing number of elephants but not having compartment for mating with wild bull it is well trained and appropriate number of staff should be provided and an Elephant Camps Service should be creator. You may not want to miss the opportunity to explore Elephant breeding center where number of elephants are kept for reproducing purpose only.
- Elephant Back Safari:
One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting back on an Elephant. The duration of the elephant back safari is about 1 & half hour .Elephant ride is the most pleasant activities in the park.
Day 5Drive to Pokhara City [146km/ 5 Hrs Drive]
Wake up early in the Morning and ready for Bird watching, after breakfast drive to Pokhara City (146 km/5 Hrs).
The Chitwan National Park is the realm of more than 450 species of birds. Most people consider it as a heaven of the bird world. The best way to explore and study the different bird’s activities and behave is to walk with a guide along the riverside of Chitwan National park.
After breakfast, you will board a vehicle to start the drive to the Pokhara Valley. On your way to Pokhara, you can enjoy the beautiful picturesque scenes of the countryside. Enjoy the green hills, rivers, and every other thing you see during the drive. Also, get several opportunities to look at the high peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre. Among such peaks, you will also have the chance to encounter the cultural diversity of the region
Pokhara is a resort city of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapuchhre rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant caravan route extending between India and Tibet. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakalis are other major communities here. Upon arrival move to hotel for check in process.
Afternoon: Boating on Fewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple.
Early evening enjoy walking, eating at the lakeside market on own then overnight
Day 6Full day Sightseeing tour of Pokhara City
Early Morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise.
Pick up time: 5:30am
Sarangkot is a 1,600m high hill situated on the northern shore of Phewa lake. On the way to Sarangkot you’ll pass through Schima-Catonopsis forest and there is a lot of opportunity to watch birds. It’s a 2 hour walk from Phewa Lake. On reaching the hill, you can find good hotels and a tower on the top of the hill from where you can view the Pokhara Valley and also the wide range of Annapurna.
Drive to hotel for breakfast. On the way to hotel visit Bindabasini Temple.
Breakfast at hotel
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara consists of: White Stupa, David’s fall, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum.
International Mountain Museum- The museum is situated just 0.5 km south from the Pokhara airport. The spot is rightly selected as we can enjoy the unique view of 3 massive mountain peaks; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu which are above 8000 meters with our single eyesight and no place in the world offers us such a panoramic view. Provides information on mountaineering, the world’s mountain system, mountain cultures, environments, prominent people in mountain history, mountain geography, ecology, exhibition of mountaineering history and implied methods.
Day 7Drive to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur City [238 km/ 8 Hrs Drive]
After breakfast drive to Nagarkot via visitng Bhaktapur Durbar square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the royal palace of the old Bhaktapur Kingdom, 1401m above sea level. It is one of three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur,also known as Bhadgoan. Which lies 14 km east of Kathmandu. While the complex consists of at least four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square), the whole area is informally known as the Bhakapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited site in the Kathmandu Valley.
Nagarkot: Nagarkot is one of the nearest and most famous Mountain View point from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunset over the Himalayas. Nagarkot is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level. Nagarkot is a popular tourist spot of Nepal. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Nepal Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest-if weather permits), can be seen from here). The Himalayan peaks Like Manaslu (8463 in). Ganesh Hinial (7111 in), Langtang (7246 in), Choba Bhanre (60l6 in), Gaurishanker (7134 m) and number (6957 in), are also clearly seen from Nagarkot).
Evening enjoy sunset and move around the Hotel.
Day 8Morning Sunrise view from Nagarkot & Drive to Drive to TIA for Departure [38km /2 Hrs Drive]
Morning enjoy sunrise and Mountain View. One can go to View tower which is just in 30 minutes walking distance one way [3km]. From here you can see more area including Mountains [altitude 2175m].
After breakfast drive to TIA for your Final Departure.
- On Twin sharing Room basis as mentioned in above Itinerary.
- Bed and Breakfast at hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as mentioned in the program.
- Full Board Basis on Chitwan and Nagarkot [BLD]
- Using A/c private Vehicle for Arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing tour and out station trip to Pokhara, Chitwan and Nagarkot.
- English speaking guide for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu City and Pokhara
- Natural English Speaking Guide in Chitwan
- Meeting and assistance on Arrival/Departure by Office representative.
- Porterage on arrival/departure at airports.
- Monument Entrance Fees at all places as per the Itinerary.
- Mineral water during sightseeing.
- Our 24 hour personal care and Attention
- Boating on Fewa Lake
Lunch and Dinner wish list in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the Itinerary
Any international Fare
Personal expenses like telephone bills, laundry charges, table drinks, tips, camera/video-camera fee at monuments etc.
Any items not mentioned in above include section
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Program Code: PTT-MT-003
Duration: 8 Days
Program Type: Multidays Tour Program
Maximum Altitude:2175 M
Mode of Travel:Car, Jeep, Bus
Start Trip: Kathmandu
End Trip: Kathmandu