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 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft)
Day 2: Drive to Chitwan (175Km/6 Hrs)
Day 3: Full day Jungle activities
Day 4: Drive to Pokhara (146Kms/4 Hrs)
Day 5: Early morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise. Later half day Sightseeing tour of Pokhara City
Day 6: Drive back to Kathmandu (200km/6-7 Hrs)
Day 7: Full day Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City, Swoyambhunath and Patan City
Day 8: Departure
Welcome to the land of the Himalayas. You will be welcomed by the high snowcapped peaks. Our company representative will escort you to your hotel. You will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. If you arrive late in the evening, then there is always the other day to provide information about your tour.
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan with a long 6 hours' drive. Upon your arrival at Chitwan, you will be moved to the hotel for check-in purposes. The rest of the day will have briefings about the tour activities. In the evening, enjoy the Tharu Dance Program followed by a typical Nepali dinner.
Early in the morning, get ready for the jungle safari. Take lots of photos and videos while on safari. Who knows what you'll come across. After breakfast, you will be guided to the Elephant Breeding Centre. There, you will see how the elephant meals are prepared and how they are fed. The guides will explain the nature of elephants and all other things related to such species. During the evening, you will visit the Tharu village.
Early in the morning, you will drive to Pokhara after having the morning meal. Upon our arrival at Pokhara some 4 hours later, you will be moved to the hotel for check-in purposes. During the evening, visit the Fewa Lake to boat and visit the Tal Barahi Temple.
Early in the morning, hike to the Sarangkot Height to experience a beautiful sunrise over the Pokhara Valley. Enjoy the picturesque moment and don’t forget to click some 360-degree photos. Visit the David Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev, Bindhabasini Temple, and the Tibetan Refugee Camp. Later on, visit the White Stupa. Enjoy the views of the high snowcapped peaks of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri along the Pokhara Valley from there.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
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.
Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): The Great Stupa of Swayambhu stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The self-created, self-existent Buddha". The myth of its origin is also a myth of the primordial Buddha's enlightenment. It is the story of the origin and spread of Buddhism throughout Nepal and the origin myth of the Valley. This place has been the most sacred for both the Buddhist and Hindu devotees. It is considered to be the most powerful shrine in the Himalayas. At the top of the eastern stairway is the great Vajra set upon a drum that has the Dharmadhatu Mandala inscribed upon its gilt copper top. It is said that this drum covered a well that reflected images of the beloved dead with such flattery that wives and husbands would throw themselves in and drown. Another story has it that the Mandala covers a pit to the hells and the realms of the hungry ghosts.
Patan City (City of Fine Arts): 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. Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Hiranya Varna Maha Bihar are just a few among the temples offering you an ecstasy of paintings, wood and metal carvings.
Sadly, your most memorable journey ends today. Our staff of Great Nepal Treks will see you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight for your onward destinations.