Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour
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Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan and Lumbini tour is one of the finest travel experiences in Nepal. Examine the UNESCO enlisted cultural sites in Kathmandu, natural wonders of Pokhara, wildlife resources of Chitwan and the Buddhists spirituality of Lumbini in a very short time.
Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. The city is surrounded by mountains by its side. There are different religious and historical sites that are enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur are the three main cities in Kathmandu Valley. There are different durbar squares in Kathmandu Valley that are preserved from the past.
Chitwan is another tourist place in the inner Terai region of Nepal. It is famous for the Chitwan National Park which is enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park is rich in its large number of flora and fauna. You can do different jungle activities such as elephant safari, jeep driving and many more in the jungles of Chitwan. There are different small villages that have a unique culture and tradition. Tharu is the main ethnic group living in Chitwan.
Pokhara is famous for adventurous tourism. The city has different beautiful lakes. Barahi Temple, David Falls, Mahendra Cave, Fewa Lake, Seti River George, International Mountain Museum and many more are the main attraction of tourists in Pokhara. You can have different adventurous activities including paragliding in Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Our representatives will receive you at the airport and take you to the hotel. After freshening up, you are briefed about the trek as well as about Nepal. You can enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine for dinner. We spend the night at 1300 meters.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu Tour of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar Square
Today, after breakfast our interesting tour continues with a drive towards Pashupatinath Temple one of the holiest of all holy Hindu Temple. Situated 5km east of Kathmandu, the temple of Lord Shiva-Pashupatinath with two tiered golden roof and silver doors is famous for its superb architecture. Visitors can clearly see the temple and the activities performed in the temple premises from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.
Apart from Hindu’s no one are allowed to enter the main Temple premises, however, we take a short walk by the bank of Bagmati River where one can observe the pilgrims and Hindu priests activities. This River is also a cremation site of the Hindu’s. From here a short drive leads to the Bouddhanath northeast from Pashupatinath area.
The Stupa of Bouddhanath lays 8km east of Kathmandu. This colossal and ancient stupa is one of the biggest in the world. This area is also known as ‘Little Tibet’ after a visit here observing the Tibetan Buddhist way of life, our tour continues towards Patan area, which is situated on the south of Kathmandu, and it is separated by a bridge over the River Bagmati. Patan is also known as Lalitpur meaning city of Arts.
As you enter the old Palace courtyard (Durbar) the tall terracotta house looks fascinating with intricate window carvings, and the Stone Temple of Krishna with the pillar of Garuda the vehicle of Lord Vishnu and as well of Lord Krishna. After the historic visit, a short drive leads towards the end of the Patan area at Tibetan Refugee camp where one can observe the happy-cheerful workers weaving carpets.
This place was established in the early 1970s after the Chinese invasion in Tibet where a great number of Tibetan migrated here, and the Nepal Government established this place as a permanent camp or settlement for the Tibetan Refugees, after a wonderful day with lunch at Patan area, drive back to the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park 187 k.m. 5-6 hrs journey.
From Kathmandu morning drive of nearly five hours on the main south-west central highway. The scenic drive leads past Kathmandu Valley and then following the River Trisuli most of the way towards south on reaching at Chitwan meet the staff from the Lodge and transfer by four-wheel drive or by an elephant to the Jungle Lodge through the park entrance.
These exotic jungles provide home and habitat for the most endangered species of wildlife, the Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned Rhinoceros, the Gangetic Gharial and fresh water Dolphins. In one of these jungles, you will find one of the most exciting safari destinations in the world, Safari on the back of an elephant or in the four-wheel drive to view the diverse wildlife and many different species of exotic birds.
Other thrills are canoe rides, jungle walk, and bird watch excursion in the comfort of the cosy lodge built out of local material which blends it well with the natural surrounding, with all the homely basic facilities.
Day 04: At Chitwan. Jungle Safari & Nature Tours:
Jungle program begins early in the morning before breakfast with a Jungle walk-Bird watch or elephant safari for few hours return to the Lodge for breakfast and then with an hour break, another jungle tour till lunch time at 1 p.m. Afternoon activities starts by 3 p.m. for elephant safari or Jungle walk as per the Lodge set program.
Day 05: Drive to Pokhara 170 k.m 3-4 hrs.
After an early Jungle activity, after breakfast drive to the main road at the Park exit point, for the wonderful scenic drive to Pokhara, another tourist exotic destination with Fabulous scenery of the surrounding landscapes, lakes and the close view of Annapurna-Manaslu range of mountains including the majestic towering Mt.Machhapuchare’The Fish Tai’ the drive last for about 5 hours on the western highway, on reaching Pokhara, the Hotel is situated near the beautiful Phewa lake.
After a refreshment afternoon walk by the lakeside where there are many shops and delightful restaurants.
Day 06: In Pokhara.
Early morning visit Sarankot for sunrise with a short drive to the Sarankot, a hilltop located just on the north-west of Pokhara city, Sarankot at an altitude 1,592 offers breathe taking scenery of the whole Pokhara city and the valley including the serene lake Phewa in the magnificent backdrop of the snow capped mountains from world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri, worlds 10th highest Annapurna to world’s 8th highest Mt. Manaslu range including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (fishtail), the sunrise from here which is one of the best reflecting on the snow-capped peaks.
After a wonderful time head back to the hotel, after refreshment a short walk leads you for the boat ride across the Lake Phewa in the shade of the Annapurna mountain range, with a visit to the small beautiful island which houses the Varahi Temple, head back to hotel for lunch, afternoon at leisure for individual activities.
Day 07: At Pokhara.
Today a visit to Peace Stupa, walk to the Pardi area, or one can take a boat to the other side of the lake. Whatever option the hill is located on the southern side of the Lake Phewa, a nice hike on the gradual uphill with a little small steep section in the shade of the forest.
After an hour walk reaching to the top of the ridge where the beautiful Stupa stands, it is a park with marble stupa accommodating the huge statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, a wonderful spot overlooking great views of the Lake Phewa, Pokhara city and the mountains.
Retrace the journey back to the hotel for lunch, afternoon free at leisure or for individual activities and shopping or tour of Brindabhasini Temple premises and the Seti Gorge, visit Devi’s fall (David) or Pathele chhago, Maheswor Cave and Tibetan Refugee Camp.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu 5-6 hrs. 220 k.m.
After a great time at Pokhara with a magnificent view of the Annapurna-Manaslu-Dhaulagiri and the striking Mt. Maccahapuchare, the drive continues for nearly 5 hrs, on reaching Kathmandu check into respective hotels.
Day 09: International Departure.
Depending upon the international flight time our staff will pick you from the hotel for the drive to the airport after a memorable time in Nepal with us.
- 3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
- 2 Night 3 Days Full board package in Chitwan
- 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
- All road transportation by Private vehicle
- Government license holder English speaking Tour guide.
- Airfare domestic and international
- Entrance fees.
- Your travel insurance.
- Any kinds of personal expenses
- Any drinks like alcohol, mineral water, juice
- Tips for Guide and Driver.
- Emergency rescue