Nepal Golden Triangle Tour - 10 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 2060 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November, December

Highlights

  • Explore the city of temples, Kathmandu boasting seven of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal.
  • Immerse yourself in the adrenaline-rushing rafting at the rapid water flow of Trishuli River.
  • Stroll around the scenic lakeside of Phewa Lake.
  • Unwind yourself in the magical city of Pokhara with amazing natural and cultural wonder.
  • Visit the city's nearby famous vantage point of Sarangkot to tour several incredible tourist spots such as the Australian Camp with the majestic sight of snow-covered mountains and peaks.
  • Venture deep into the rich biodiversity of the Chitwan National Park home to several exclusive fauna such as one honored rhino, Bengal tiger, and many others.

The combined tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan is the other name of the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour, a perfect way to experience the essence of Nepal’s natural and cultural diversity, which takes you through the bustling streets of the capital city, Kathmandu, the serene lakeside of Pokhara, and the exotic wilderness of Chitwan.

Beginning with surreal UNESCO Heritage Sites sightseeing in the valley with more temples than houses and locals in the afternoon, including Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and the holiest Hindu temple of the supreme Hindu deity Shiva in Pashupatinath alongside the three infamous Durbar Square, later on, enjoy the live music at the tourist hub of the city, Thamel, in the evening, where the night reveals the unique sight of the town.

The adventure tour is going to be more exhilarating as you head forward to the magnificent city of Pokhara, regarded as the tourist paradise that has everything one can ever dream of relishing in their lifetime, from rafting, boating, canyoning, paragliding, and kayaking amidst the sky and towering peaks such as Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchare.

So often, Pokhara is referred to as the gateway to the Annapurna Trekking region, offering some of the most preferred trekking routes by trekkers and mountaineers to go on an unforgettable Himalayan journey, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Circuit Expedition.

On this 10-day adventurous combined tour (Nepal Golden Triangle Tour), you will be visiting the hidden gem of Nepal, the natural haven of Terai, and the Chitwan National Park to engage yourself in some of the fantastic natural and cultural exploration, including some adventurous bird and wildlife watching.

Furthermore, you will get to spend a scenic night at the local settlements of Tharu people or locally available lodges, looking over the cultural richness of the Terai region of Nepal. Therefore, get ready for a memorable expedition filled with enchanting adventures, beauty, and unique cultural excitement.

Therefore, this 10-day itinerary combined journey to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan is no doubt the best tour to Nepal, catering to the dream of many adventurers to see the vibrant cities of Kathmandu, the tranquility of the Himalayas in Pokhara, and later on the natural splendor of Chitwan National Park.

What to expect at the 10-day Golden Triangle Tour In Nepal?

Nepal has been one of the bucket-listed must-travel destinations in the world for quite some time now. It has so much to offer, be it the cultural enthusiast, natural aspirants, or adventurers seeking the ultimate serenity and tranquility of the Himalayas and hills, some even looking forward to summiting some of the tallest mountain ranges in the world.

One such way to embrace this immensely beautiful land is a combined tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan that will fill you with a deep love and appreciation of Nepal’s richness in diverse culture, varying landscapes, delicious cuisine, and natural beauty, posing numerous outdoor adventurous opportunities with:

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is home to at least seven United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage sites, which are not only architectural marvels but also significant cultural and historical monuments illustrating a glimpse into the nation's past, artistic achievements, religious beliefs, and traditions.

The Pashupatinath temple is considered the holiest Hindu temple amongst all the holy shrines, while Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are sacred pilgrimages dedicated to Buddha, highly revered by Hindus, as well as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu. Along with these religious landmarks, in our 10-day itinerary of a combined tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, you will get to unwind around the ancient trilogy of Durbar Squares: Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan.

Around these holy sites, you can see Sadhus (holy men) immersed in meditation while pilgrims from across the world take a dip in the Bagmati River along the way, watching the cremation ceremony inside the Pashupatinath temple. Similarly, it is considered to bring luck in circumnavigating the aromatic Buddhist stupas of Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath in a clockwise direction.

Therefore, you will not miss the opportunity to visit these respective cultural and historical structures to gain an extra-deeper understanding of the otherworldly legacies of Kathmandu Valley’s heritage listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in our 10-day Golden Triangle Tour to Nepal.

Participate in various adventurous activities in the city of Pokhara

By taking part in the combination vacation to Nepal, especially in Pokhara, you can engage yourself in a diverse range of thrilling activities catering to varying tastes and levels of excitement, including trekking, hiking, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, kayaking, paragliding, zip-lining, and bungee jumping.

Nonetheless, you will tour some of the iconic natural formations of Pokhara, several of which hold spiritual importance in the everyday lives of Nepalese, such as Barahi Temple, Gupteswar Cave, Seti Gorge, along with the lovely waterfall, Davi’s Fall, and Mountain Museum.

At your request, you can depart from the rest of the group and treat yourself to the goose-bumping adventurous activities mentioned above, and later on, join the members to explore the natural and cultural paradise of Pokhara.

The stunning sunrise from the Australian Camp

Located near the lovely city of Pokhara, the Australian Camp at 2,060 m (6,759 ft) offers a dazzling sunrise over the surrounding valleys and Annapurna mountain ranges as one of the best vantage points nestled amidst the verdant forests and terraced in a tranquil setting.

In your 10-day Nepal tour, you will embark on an early morning hike from Kande, which is aesthetically pleasing and takes about 30-45 minutes to catch the magical glow during the sunrise, creating another worldly scenery and breathtaking Himalayan ambiance.

Visitors often call it the golden hour as the sun just begins to rise above the horizon when the sky gradually transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, including hues of orange, pink, and gold, over the classic Himalayan peaks of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Lamjung Himal.

Savor the never been before Jungle Safari in the Chitwan National Park

Established in 1973 and listed as one of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Sites in 1984, Chitwan National Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, nestled in the heart of Nepal, offering an unparalleled raw wilderness far away from the hustle and bustle of pollutants.

Covering an area of 952.63 square kilometers (367.81 sq miles) of dense forests, grasslands, and riverbanks, Chitwan National Park is the natural habitat of several exotic flora and fauna that you can spot in guided tours while the expert guides lead you deep into the center of the park.

Furthermore, elephant safaris, jeep safaris, canoeing on the Rapti River, nature walks, visits to the elephant breeding center, and Tharu communities offer you an exhilarating experience. At the same time, as you explore the vast expanses of Chitwan National Park, you will get to observe some of the elusive species of mammals, such as one-horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tigers, and others, including wide ranges of avians like a plethora.

Therefore, lace your boots now to embark on a guided nature walk through the lush woods and grasslands to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle up close in our 10-day combined adventure tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.

The best family tour in Nepal

As the home country of the tallest peak in the world, Mt. Everest (8,848m), famous for its sky-soaring hills and mountains, travelers tend to regard the journey to Nepal as arduous, and its main targets are mountaineers and trekking specialists, which in fact is not completely false. However, you will be delighted to know the nation also has several such destinations where people of any age can be included to relish a memorable family journey.

If you are looking for one such kind of family-oriented outing in Nepal, the combined adventure tour traversing the three most beautiful and historic cities: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, is just the right option for you, offering an excellent balance of cultural immersion, child-friendly outdoor activities, and drop-dead relaxation, ensuring a pleasing experience for travelers of all ages.

So, what is the time now? It is time to bring your family closer and bond tighter while you explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Nepal, feasting on the 10-day Combine Nepal Adventure Tour and the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour.

Best itinerary for the Combined Golden Triangle Tour

The joint trip to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan usually begins with impressive sightseeing of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO, providing a golden chance to venture into the fascinating city that has plenty to discover.

As it is a combined tour, the next phase of the journey begins on the third day, when you will travel to Pokhara on a local bus or private jeep, viewing some of the magnificent Himalayan and hilly scenery to enjoy different adventurous activities such as paragliding, boating, and kayaking.

Before you officially make it to Pokhara, in between, you can take around 3 hours of adrenaline-rushing break rafting along the bank of the Trishuli River and notice the mesmerizing sight of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhare, and Dhaulagiri as soon as you enter the city of Pokhara in a 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu.

Then the 10-day itinerary for the combined adventure tour gives you ample time to delve into the Himalayan beauty of Pokhara, which on the next day climbs to the Australian Base Camp to witness the expansive sight of the regionally dominating snow-capped peaks such as Machapuchare (6997m), Annapurna I (7,219m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Tent Peak (5,663m), Gandharba Chuli (6,250m), and Gangapurna (7,454m).

After spending two scenic nights at the Australian Camp accompanied by hot tea in shivery weather, the tour to Chitwan is fixed, where you will be greeted by the chirping of birds, the roars of the Rapti River, and a vast range of other flora and fauna besides the admirable traditional lifestyle of Tharu people on the outskirts of the Chitwan National Park area.

On arriving in Chitwan, according to our best package to tour Nepal, you will be riding on the back of an elephant, possibly to see the elusive rhinoceros, deer, wild boars, and even a royal Bengal tiger. You will be presented with a bounty of things to do in Chitwan National Park, so it is wise to use your time wisely and wake up before sunrise to watch the first rays of sunlight over the lush greenery of the national park area.

Lastly, as the starting point and ending point of the overall journey to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, you will return to the capital city of the country, Kathmandu on the ninth day to take a flight back to your own hometown on the very consecutive day.

All of our itineraries guarantee a special discount on group treks with a 100% departure day at a flat rate, including the 10-day Golden Triangle Tour to Nepal. Grab this opportunity now for 2024 and 2025.

The cost of a combined tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan

The cost of a 10-day combined tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan begins with a standard price of USD 1238 per person usually covers the expense of food, accommodation, guides, and porters essential during the tour.

In addition, Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks is offering you a significant special discount on each group trip you do with us including the Golden Triangle Tour to Nepal which is as follows:

  • USD 1,238 for 1 pax
  • USD 1,175 for 2-3 pax
  • USD 1,125 for 4-6 pax
  • USD 1,075 for 7–10 pax
Itinerary
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Welcome to Nepal! You will be welcomed by our representatives at the airport and then be transferred to the hotel. After reaching the hotel, we will give briefing about your trip itinerary. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip, they will clarified at this time. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

On the second day, you will be touring some of the best UNESCO world heritage sites, such as Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, and the largest Buddhist dome in Asia, Boudhnath, including the ancient trilogy of the Durbar Squares: Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan Durbar Square.

Meet your trekking guide in the afternoon for last-minute preparation and a briefing on the upcoming journey.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

It is one of the major highlighted adventurous days of the combined tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan when you will take a joyous ride to the city of lakes, Pokhara, along the bank of the rigorous Trishuli River, where you will get to enjoy the thrilling chill of rafting.

After around 2–3 hours of rafting, you will take a small lunch break to continue yet another magical driveaway to Pokhara, renowned for boating, trekking, rafting, and several other adventurous tourist activities.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

It is definitely amazing to wake up amidst the panoramic backdrop of the Annapurna ranges, Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri when you drive early in the morning to catch the first ray of sunlight over them from Sarangkot.

After the sunrise tour to Sarnagkot for the rest of the afternoon, you will immerse yourself in the discovery of various top-notch religious and natural landmarks in Pokhara city, including Barahi Temple, Davi’s Fall, Gupteswar Cave, the Mountains Museum, and others.

Later on, spend the night around the beautiful lakeside.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude8000m

Today again is an early morning drive to Kande, from where you will begin walking on foot to the Australian Camp declared as a conservation area by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, featuring wonderful lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests alongside the windswept desert plateaus and the Annapurna Himalayas.

It will be a unique experience to go camping under the watchful eyes of the stars and moon at night.

  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude2,065m

Australian Camp is specifically known for its sunrise over the sky-dominating peaks of Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, Gandharba Chuli, Gangapurna, Tent Peak, and Dhaulagiri when the turquoise sky changes into a magical ray of golden hue.

Sipping a hot tea while admiring these ranges will fill your void heart to the fullest. Nonetheless, on taking the breakfast, you will hike down to Kande to drive to Pokhara.

  • AccommodationThree-Star-Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude2,065m

The seventh day marks a drive to the natural paradise of the country, Chitwan, to indulge yourself in an adventurous elephant-back safari, leave footprints in the raw wilderness of the jungle, and watch the wildlife protected under the Chitwan National Park.

On your fortunate day, you can look forward to seeing one-horned rhinoceros, deer, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard, and the rare Royal Bengal Tiger while our guide provides you with an insight into the vast species of flora and fauna.

In the evening, see the unique cultural dance representing the rich traditional lifestyle of the Tharu people on the outskirts of the national park.

  • AccommodationResort
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude800m

While tody is your full explore day at Chitwan , you will have Caneoying trip at Rapti river,Bird watching tour at the jungle,village walk,elephant breeding center visit,Tahru cultural dance in the evening and you will get guide during the trip at chitwan . You will get Breafast,Lunch,dinner as well at this package .Overnight at Chitwan.

  • AccommodationResort
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude850m

You are now almost at the end of your 10-day adventurous tour in Nepal, offering the surreal fusion of three major tourist towns: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, as soon as you board a private vehicle from Chitwan to Kathmandu.

On a 6-7 hour drive, you will arrive at the city of Kathmandu, viewing the greatest scenario of mountains and hills beside the lush scenery filled with rice-terraced fields and local lifestyle in the traditional river hamlets on a jaw-dropping ascent from Naubishe and Thankot.

  • AccommodationThree star hotel
  • MealsBreakfast- Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,400m

It is your last day in Nepal. Our representative will assist you with the last-minute packing after breakfast and drive you to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight time to ensure a smooth return to your loved ones.

Thank you for touring with us, and we wish you a safe journey!

  • MealsBreakfast

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Route Map
Nepal Golden Triangle Tour - 10 Days Map
What's Included
Includes
  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle. 
  • Three nights accommodation in Kathmandu with 3 star Hotel
  • Three nights accommodation in Pokhara with 3 star Hotel 
  • One nights accommodation in Australian camp with Lodgle 
  • Two nights accommodation in Chitwan with 3 star Hotel
  • All the accommodation by double sharing room
  • Experienced and helpful Tour Guide and Trekkig Guide
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP)
  • Rafting in trisuli rivar and permit
  • Everyday breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Australian Camp. 
  • All meals in Chitwan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and National Park activities 
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
  • All sightseeing transport by private vehicle 
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara- Kandy-Pokhara-Chitwan- Kathmandu by private vehicle. 
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
Excludes
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Australian Camp 
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Snacks/drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Our cost include section
Dates and Prices
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 22, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayJul 31, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 29, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayAug 07, 2024PricePriceUS$1175StatusStatusAvailable
Useful Info

Food and accommodation options during the combined Adventure Tour to Nepal

As the combined tour to Nepal takes place in three of the major cities of Nepal, such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan, you will be exposed to a wide variety of local and international cuisines. The majority of the hotels also offer in-house dining options, with menus featuring a range of dishes to suit varying palates.

It goes the same for accommodation options as well, where you will observe the variation from luxury resorts to boutique hotels catering to different budgets and individual preferences, posing options for each type of traveler.

At Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, we are offering three-star hotels during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara and will definitely provide you with the best of the best in Chitwan as well.

Best time for touring in Nepal

Nepal has four main seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Each season has a unique aura, enabling an extraordinary experience and exploration opportunities catering to different niches of interests and fondness, so Nepal touring throughout the year prevails.

However, if you are specifically crazy about the hills and mountain views alongside the wildlife excursion, the months of spring from March to May and autumn seasons spanning from September to November are the ideal time when the weather is pleasant, skies are clear, and many Nepalese cultural festivals abound, along with the full bloom of a wide array of wildflowers beside the vibrant amalgamation of the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.

Permits for Golden TriangleTour in Nepal

As our joint package to tour Nepal lets you explore some of the marvelous UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the country, including six of them in Kathmandu and the Chitwan National Park itself, and some of the preserved and highly significant sites in Pokhara, you will have to pay for the entrance permit.

It can get very hectic for you to manage all the necessary permits, so it is advisable to buy one of the packages from any trustworthy travel and trekking agency like Adventure Himalayan Travels and Tours, which is capable of arranging all the required permits for any sort of trek, tour, camping, or even climbing, including for the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour.

Must you hire a guide for 10 days Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan Tour?

Yes, without a second thought, the locally well-versed guides are a must for more structured holidays with adequate cultural and historical insights, as the combined adventure tour to Nepal covers the three major tourist destinations of Nepal, such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan that involve jungle safaris in the Chitwan National Park along with a day hike to the Australian Base Camp.

Therefore, a prodround knowledgeable tour guide is must hire during outdoor activities such as touring in Nepal for a more enhanced first-hand experience, safety, and security while they aid you in the occurrence of emergencies besides the navigation on the right track.

Why get travel insurance for the Nepal Golden Triangle Tour?

Though it is not mandatory, given the potential risks and uncertainties associated with travel, trekking, or any sort of excursion, especially in the country of Nepal, which has several remote countryside and is certainly an unfamiliar destination, travel insurance is a must to give yourself financial peace and protection against unforeseen events that can occur during the 10-day Nepal Golden Triangle Tour.

Client Reviews
  • Combine Adventure Tour 10 day

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    Great experience Everyone friendly and helpful. The roads however in Nepal are like a dirt track not for the feint hearted! Food great.

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    Jules'sUnited Kingdom,Oct 31, 2023
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