Golden Triangle Tour - 8 Days

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US$ 2700/pp  

Golden Triangle Tour - 8 Days

  • Starting Cost
    US$ 2700
  • Duration:
    8 Days
  • Destinaiton:
    Kathmandu
  • Seson:
    Spring and Autumn
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Max Altitude:
    1,400 m

Highlight

  • Visit Kathmandu City’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Explore the local markets of Asan and Thamel
  • Offer prayers in Budhanilkantha Temple.
  • Explore Pokhara city and its popular places.
  • Boat in Phewa Lake.
  • Magnificent Sunrise from Sarangkot
  • Experience Tharu Culture and their cultural dance in Chitwan.
  • Various wildlife activities inside Chitwan National Park.
  • Magnificent Sundown on the horizon of Narayani River.

Overview

Draw a line connecting the three of the most popular destinations in Nepal, you’ll find yourself making a triangle, thus the name Golden Triangle.

 
The Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara, and Chitwan have been major draws for tourists visiting Nepal for centuries. The Kathmandu Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the cultural heart of Nepal, with its rich history, architecture, and religious sites. Pokhara, situated at the foothills of the Annapurna range, has been a gateway for trekkers and adventurers. Chitwan National Park, established in 1973, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a significant conservation area for endangered species like the one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tiger.


The Golden Triangle of Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan offers a diverse range of experiences for tourists, from cultural immersion to outdoor adventures and wildlife safaris. This combination of attractions has made it a popular tourist circuit, attracting visitors from around the globe.

The Kathmandu Valley's cultural and historical sites, such as the Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and the Durbar Squares, provide a glimpse into Nepal's rich cultural heritage. Pokhara, with its stunning natural scenery and opportunities for trekking and adventure sports, appeals to outdoor enthusiasts. Chitwan National Park, on the other hand, offers a unique wildlife experience, with jungle safaris, elephant rides, and opportunities to learn about the local Tharu culture.

Itinerary (Plan)

Time : NA
Max Altitude : 1,400m
3 Star
Dinner

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative who will assist with your transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day's activities will be tailored to your arrival time. If you reach Kathmandu by midday or late afternoon, optional activities can be arranged to enhance your experience and make the most of your time in the city.

Time : 7 hours
Max Altitude : 1,400m
3 Star
Breakfast and Dinner

The whole day is dedicated to the tour of the UNESCO world Heritage sites of Kathmandu. After breakfast, our day begins with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a site known for its cultural and architectural significance as the former royal palace of the Malla kings.

 

We then make our way to the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is one of the oldest and most important sacred Buddhist site located on a hill in Kathmandu. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The stupa's name, Swayambhunath, means "self-existent one" in Sanskrit, indicating its ancient origins.

Following lunch, we proceed to Pashupatinath Temple, another significant religious site in Kathmandu, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism.It is believed that a visit to Pashupatinath and offering prayers here can cleanse one's sins and lead to spiritual liberation.
 

Our day of sightseeing concludes at the Boudhanath Stupa, which is believed to have been built in the 5th century, making it one of the oldest and holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu Valley. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a prominent symbol of Buddhism in Nepal. The stupa is a massive structure with a dome-shaped base and a towering spire, adorned with the watchful eyes of the Buddha painted on all four sides. These eyes, known as the "Eyes of Buddha" or "Wisdom Eyes," symbolize the all-seeing and compassionate nature of Buddha.
This enriching tour of Kathmandu is sure to leave us with lasting impressions of its spiritual significance and timeless beauty.

 

Time : 7 hours
Max Altitude : 822 m
3 Star
Breakfast and Dinner

Start your day in Kathmandu with breakfast at your hotel, preparing for an exciting exploration ahead. A chopper ride from Kathmandu will take us to the city of lakes, Pokhara. We begin the tour by visiting David's Fall, where you'll witness the force of nature as water cascades into a deep rock gorge in the heart of the city. Next, explore the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site filled with intricate carvings and shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Our journey continues to the World Peace Pagoda, situated atop a hill, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range and Phewa Lake. Take in the stunning vistas before enjoying a serene boat ride across Phewa Lake to get across to the Lakeside. After returning to the lakeside, take time to explore vibrant local markets, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere, or indulge in authentic Nepali cuisine at a lakeside restaurant. After a short rest, we make our way to the serene hill station of Sarangkot.

As the day comes to an end, retire to your accommodation in Sarangkot, carrying memories of a day immersed in the stunning landscapes and cultural heritage of this enchanting city. From the raw power of nature at David's Fall to the serene spirituality of the World Peace Pagoda and Gupteshwor Mahadev, this day promises an unforgettable experience.

Time : 7 hours
Max Altitude : 822m
3 Star
Breakfast and Dinner

A start of a tough day for night owls. We rise early to witness the glorious sunrise from Sarangkot. A scene sure to drop your jaws, something you shouldn’t miss out on. After a hearty breakfast, we make our way down to the tranquil lakeside of Begnas, a serene alternative to the bustling Phewa Lake located on the outskirts of Pokhara. Begnas Lake is a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering a peaceful retreat amidst emerald-like surroundings, particularly stunning during spring and summer. Across the lake, lies a small yet beautiful fishing village of Majhikuna, famous for its delicious grilled fish enjoyed throughout Nepal.

Today will be a leisurely day, allowing you to unwind and relax in this picturesque setting. After enjoying the tranquility of Begnas, we'll head back to the hotel for some more relaxation, utilizing the hotel’s amenities.

Time : 2 hours
Max Altitude : 135m
3 Star
Breakfast and Dinner

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before heading to the airport for our flight to Chitwan. Due to Chitwan's hot and humid climate, the day will be dedicated to relaxing in the comfort of your hotel. Later in the evening, we will drive to the Narayani River to witness the breathtaking sunset along the horizon. After spending some time by the riverbank, we will return to the hotel. Experience a captivating Tharu cultural program organized at the hotel, offering a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the local ethnic culture of Chitwan.

Time : 3 to 4 hours
Max Altitude : 1400m
3 Star
Breakfast and Dinner

Chitwan, a mystical land that seems to be one of nature's favorites, is a protected area that serves as a habitat for several endangered species including the Bengal Tiger, One-Horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Elephant, Great Hornbill, Gharials, and numerous aquatic species. The lush wetlands of Chitwan attract many migratory birds during the winter months.

The jungle safari within the confines of Chitwan National Park grants you an opportunity to get a glimpse of these majestic creatures. Choose from activities like jungle walks, Elephant rides, or relaxing in a jeep to enjoy the park's natural beauty. Other activities include bird watching, canyoning in the Rapti River, and visiting the Elephant breeding center.
After a day full of wild encounters, we leave Chitwan to take a flight to Kathmandu as our day comes to an end.

Time : 7 hours
Max Altitude : 1400m
3 Star
Breakfast and Dinner

Shortly after we’ll have a filling breakfast at the hotel, from then our tour to the ancient city of Bhaktapur commences. A city which has welcomed modernization with keeping its history intact, Bhaktapur’s streets look like it was stuck in the loop of time. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Bhaktapur, the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple, which is the oldest temple of Nepal. We'll indulge in tasting the authentic King Curd, Juju Dhau, and explore some pottery works nearby the durbar square. A day filled with rich immersion with the evergreen culture of Bhaktapur concludes  as we make our way back to the bustling city of Kathmandu for the night

Time : NA
Max Altitude : NA
3 Star
Breakfast

The grand finale of our Golden Triangle Tour has arrived!  Our airport representative will accompany you to the International Airport, ensuring a smooth departure for your journey back home.

As we bid you farewell, we hold the hope that your wanderlust brings you back to Nepal once more. Safe travels!

 

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Cost Include

  • International and Domestic airport transfers via private vehicle.
  • Double occupancy accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara, and Chitwan, staying in 3-star hotels with breakfast included.
  • Private vehicle for all ground transportation.
  • Guided city tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan with an English-speaking licensed guide on a private vehicle.
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff.
  • Entry permits and fees for temples, parks, monasteries, and other cultural and historical sites.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes included.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during the tour.
  • International and Domestic flight fare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with a fee of (USD 30 for a 15-day visa, USD 50 for a 30-day visa and USD 125 for a 90-day visa).
  • Tips for staff, drivers, and guides.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Early check-in and late check-out subject to Hotel availability.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot beverages like tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, mobile sim, etc).
  • Any further expenses that are not included in the "Include" section.

Additional Information

Physical Fitness

“Golden Triangle Tour” is suitable for individuals of all backgrounds; no prior experience is necessary.

Accommodations

Accommodations for the duration of the tour will be provided at a comfortable 3-star property in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. You can upgrade the accommodation to a 4-star or to a 5-star property during the trip for an additional charge.

Environment Considerations

  • Respect local customs and the environment. Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and contribute to responsible tourism.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets to reduce plastic waste.

Weather Condition

This tour encompasses three major regions: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, each with its distinct weather patterns, necessitating different types of clothing to adapt to the varying conditions. Kathmandu experiences cool mornings and evenings, but the days are relatively warm, with occasional midday showers during the monsoon season. In contrast, Pokhara and Chitwan are generally hotter and more humid compared to Kathmandu, and they also experience higher levels of precipitation during the monsoon period. Throughout Nepal, winters can be chilly, with limited sun time. It's advisable to pack your clothes according to the time of year you plan to travel, ensuring you have appropriate attire for the diverse climates encountered during this tour.

Tour Documents

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A copy of international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance 

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Equipments

You only need to bring comfortable clothes for this tour; there's no requirement for special equipment. However, for your convenience, here's a general idea of personal items you may want to consider bringing. These are optional and depend on your preferences and the time of year you're traveling.
 

Note -  Winter clothing is only required in the months of November, December, January and February. 

Clothing

  1. Sun Hat or Beanies 
  2. Sun Glasses
  3. Pollution Mask
  4. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirt
  5. Day Pack
  6. Liner Gloves and Socks
  7. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  4. Medication for your Allergies 
  5. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Quick-dry towel
  3. Personal identification and necessary permits
  4. Money (cash) in small denominations
  5. Passport-size photos for permits
  6. Power bank or extra batteries
  7. Wet Wipes

Route Map

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Freqeuntly Asked Questionnaire

Mountain Tiger is renowned for its adept leadership on treks, boasting experienced guides and attentive staff who cater to every aspect of your journey for nearly two decades. As a certified sustainable travel operator, we wholeheartedly support the concept of community contribution, engaging in diverse philanthropic endeavors.

You have two options for booking your flight to and from Nepal: you can either book directly through our platform, or you can reach out to us, as our sister company is an IATA certified ticketing agency, and they can assist you with the booking process.

The best time for the Golden Triangle Tour is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

Generally travelling solo does cost more compared to traveling with a group, as you’ll be responsible for covering all costs independently that includes food, accommodation, transportation and even leverage in negotiation. However, our program is structured to minimize additional expenses for solo travelers, requiring additional costs only for private trips or in the event of tour date postponements.

It's advisable to dress modestly out of respect for local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites such as temples or monasteries. While there isn't a strict dress code for most attractions, it's best to avoid clothing that is too revealing or inappropriate for a cultural setting. If we'll be visiting any sites with specific dress code requirements, such as temples or religious monuments, we’ll surely inform you in advance so you can dress accordingly.

We advise against consuming street food in Nepal without consulting us first, as only a few vendors maintain proper hygiene standards. Additionally, it's important to take precautions such as wearing a pollution mask during tours, applying sunscreen and wearing a sun hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays, and only drinking filtered water to ensure your safety and well-being.

Tipping is customary during treks in Nepal but less common during tours. While Nepal doesn't have a strong tipping culture, it's entirely optional if you choose to tip and the amount is at your discretion.

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