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Nepal Golden Triangle

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines. Around Kathmandu Valley are Swayambhunath, a Buddhist temple with resident monkeys; Boudhanath, a massive Buddhist stupa; Hindu temples and cremation grounds at Pashupatinath; and the medieval city of Bhaktapur.

Nepal Golden Triangle - Private Tour  

ITINERARY


Day 1:    Overnight flight to Kathmandu


Day 2:    Arrive Kathmandu  

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative at the airport. Later you will be transferred to your hotel.

Arrival at Hotel check in at the hotel.

Later evening, dinner at Nepalese restaurant with culture show at Local Restaurant.

Later drive back to the hotel.

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu


Day 3:    In Kathmandu  

Early morning tea/ coffee and start the tour.

Morning heritage walk starting for Teku and ending at Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. The trail passes through local markets, temples, to Old Kathmandu city and provides plenty of opportunities for photography. On this heritage walk we cover almost 06 km of the city this will take us approximately 3 to 4 hours.

After Kathmandu city visit the Tibetan Buddhist Stupa of Bouddhanath. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in south-east Asia. [45 minutes walking tour]

In the evening visit the Pashupatinath Temple to witness the Aarti Ceremony on the banks of river Bagmati (Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple premises) [1hrs walking tour]

Overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu


Day 4:    Kathmandu – Patan City [5kms / 45 min] 

Optional: Take an early dawn flight to view the majestic Himalayan Range including Mt. Everest (8848m) [60 minutes flight]

After breakfast board the vehicle and drive to Patan city

Sightseeing tour of Bungamati Khokana.

It lies five kilometers south of Patan. The approach road from Patan to Bungamati is dotted with small votive chaityas, appropriate for an ancient  recessionary path. The village of over 2,000 people is tightly clustered against a hilly riverside slope, surrounded by terraced rice fields and clumps of trees. Open ponds flank the paved path as it enters the village.

Ten minutes’ walk away, past the important Karya Binayak shrine on a tree-covered hillock, is the village of Khokana. Slightly bigger than Bungamati, with a population of about 3,000 Newari Buddhist. It is famous for its mustard-oil manufacturing. It is worthwhile to seek out one of the village's oil presses, located in poorly lit factories with medieval atmosphere.

Khokana's streets are brick and stone-paved with central gutters. The main street is remarkably wide; it was built after the 1934 earthquake. The village's main temple is dedicated to the goddess Shekali Mai, also known as Rudrayani, one of the Valley's nature goddesses.

After visiting Bungamati Khokana drive to Patan

Patan City

Go on a sightseeing tour of the ancient Patan City, this ancient city of Patan also known as Lalitpur or the city of fine arts is about five Kilometers southeast of Kathmandu. The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments.

You will have a special session with singing bowl to get free from stress

The major tourist attraction of Patan are: Dunbar Square, Patan Dunbar Square situated in the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor’s attraction, the square is full of ancient palaces, temples and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan Durbar consists of three main chowks or courtyards, the central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshav Chowk. The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal Bath called Tushahity.

Krishna Mandir: Built in the seventeenth century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen in Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal; having 21 spire and is completely made of stone.

Mahaboudha: A little further east of Patan Durbar Square lies this Buddhist temple made of clay bricks in which thousands of images of Lord Buddha engraved. The terra-cotta structure is one of the fourteenth century Nepalese architectural masterpiece.

Hiranya Verna Mahavihar: Located inside Kwabadehal, this Lokeshwor (Lord Buddha) was built in the twelfth century by king Bhaskar Verma. Inside the upper storey of the pagoda, are the golden image of Lord Buddha and a large prayer wheel. After the sightseeing tour of Patna city proeed towards the Tibetan Refugee camp about 2 Km south of Patan. Here you can see Tibetan man and women weaving carpets which are mostly exported to the western countries especially Germany, United Kingdom and many others.

Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu


Day 5:    Bhaktapur – Changunarayan – Telkot

After breakfast drive to Changu Narayan. [18kms / 1 Hr

Renowned to be the oldest temple in Nepal, Changunarayan Temple has beautiful, intricate and

well-preserved architecture and the temple is surrounded by very beautiful stone carvings. You will get to see local people worshipping at the temple [1 hr walking tour].

Afterwards you have the option to visit a local wood carving workshop.

Later enjoy a hike from Changunarayan to Telkot. The walk follows the saddle of a ridge with great views of the valley on right hand side and the Himalayas on the left-hand side [2-3 Hrs hike].

On your return to Bhaktapur, visit a local school and free time to explore around.

Along with the fascinating Nepalese architecture you can also witness master craftsmen busy at work making wooden masks, impressive golden statue of god and goddess, etc. [3 hrs walking tour]

Bhaktapur still retains its medieval essence, with centuries old architecture and the lifestyle of the people to complement this architecture. Among other things here you will visit a wood-craft centre paper factory and a pottery centre [2.5 Hrs walking tour]

 Overnight at hotel


Day 6:    Kathmandu – Chitwan [185 kms / 5-6 hrs]

After Breakfast drive to Chitwan, en route stopping at the scenic village of Kurintar. Visit the village and take a walk around to see the village life style.

Continue your drive and head to the Nepal’s famous Jungle lodge at the Chitwan National Park. The park offers the richest and most spectacular wildlife sightseeing in Asia. Cruise deep into the dense jungle on an elephant back to face the elusive Bengal tigers and single horned rhinos.  Evening will be at leisure.

Dinner and Overnight at hotel


Day 7:    Chitwan

Early morning wakeup call with Tea / Coffee and then proceed for the Jungle Activities. Possible Jungle activities at Chitwan include Elephant safari, canoeing, visit to the Elephant breeding center, jeep drive and jungle walk.

In the afternoon visit a nearby village of the local people knows as the “Tharus”. Get a close insight into the lifestyle of this hardworking community.

In the evening enjoy a Tharu cultural dance show. 

Dinner & Overnight at hotel.



Day 8:    Chitwan – Pokhara [168 kms / 4-5 hrs]

After breakfast drive to Pokhara.                                          

In the evening visit the Peace Pagoda. This Pagoda overlooks Phewa Lake, Pokhara City and provides great views of mountains; as such it is a great spot for photographers. Besides being an impressive sight in itself, the shrine is a vantage point which offers spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Phewa lake and Pokhara city [2 Hrs hike]

Overnight at hotel


Day 9:    Pokhara

We head out before day break to Sarangkot to watch the glorious sunrise over the Himalayas.

Return to the hotel for breakfast; afterwards enjoy a tour of Pokhara city.

Visit the Seti gorge, Davis falls, Tibetan Refugee camp for Tibetan Carpet and also Old bazaar where you can witness how traditional utensils are hammered out of sheets of brass.

Visit the International Mountain Museum.

In the evening enjoy a boat ride at Phewa lake with the Mt. Fishtail in the background. Take a tour of Barahi Temple situated on a small island in the lake.

Overnight at hotel


Day 10:    Pokhara – Kathmandu

Breakfast at hotel

Drive back to Kathmandu

Arrive and check in at Hotel rest of the time free for your leisure.

Overnight at hotel


Day 11: Leave Kathmandu

After breakfast transfer to airport for your onwards flight.

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Jul: 22°C
Aug: 21°C
Sep: 18°C
Oct: 15°C
Nepal Golden Triangle

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  • Tours accompanied by experienced English-speaking local guides
  • 9 nights accommodation per itinerary
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