Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour – A Tour of Fascinating Culture and Nature’s Wonders
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour makes a great combination of historical and cultural insight, nature’s wonders and the entertainment of wildlife viewing in natural habitat. Kathmandu Valley tour explores the cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu Valley visiting old monuments, temples, old royal palaces in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. The enlightened monarchs have contributed rich artistic heritage over the ages in these three old cities. Arts and traditions are as vital as they were thousand years back.
Nagarkot offers the magnificent panorama of Himalayas from Manaslu to Mt. Everest. The vibe of tranquil nature can be experienced from the tip of the hill with the views of splendid landscape in Nagarkot.
Tour in Pokhara offers splendid views of Himalayas and the beautiful nature scenery. Sarangkot, the best vantage point close to Pokhara is renowned for sun rise tour as well as the close views of Himalayas. Machhapuchhre and Annapurnas mirrored on placid Phewa Lake and the tranquil surrounding around the lake make a nature paradise in Pokhara.A visit to Chitwan National Park, one of the finest national parks in Asia makes a perfect wild life safari to view endangered one horned rhinos, Royal Bengali tigers and other wild animals in natural habitat.
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour Highlight
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour begins with the exploration of rich cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu Valley. Visit Swayabhunath, a stupa on top of a hill overlooking Kathmandu Valley and Kathmandu Durabar Square, well know for a clusters of old royal palace, distinctive pagoda roofed temples, stone sculpture and old monuments. You will get the glimpses of Kumari, the only living goddess who resides in the heart of Kathmandu Durbar Square.
We visit Bouddhanath, one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design and Bhaktapur Palace Square with several palaces, temples and monuments which resemble a museum of medieval art and architecture. A tour to Patan, the city of fine art full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples enhance the pleasure of cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot tour takes you to a quiet but a scenic spot renowned for sun rise/set as well as panoramic views of Himalayan range including Mt. Everest.
A tour to the town of nature’s wonders, Pokhara with the close views of Himalayas from the scenic spot Sarangkot and a visit to Chitwan National Park for wild life viewing including one horned rhinos and Royal Bengali tigers add the charming of leisurely tour in Nepal.
Tour: Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour
Duration: 9 Days
Difficulty Level: Easy Tour
Best Season: March, April, May/October, November, December
Main Highlights: Explores the cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu vallye, offers the panoramic views of Himalayas from Nagarkot and Saramgkot, jungle safari in Chitwan national Park for wildlife viewing
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival at the airport in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. A briefing of the trip at a convenient time.
Day 02: Swayambhunath – Kathmandu Durbar Square – Bhaktapur Durbar Square – Nagarkot
Visit Swayambhunath – the Buddhist stupa believed to be 2500 years old , Kathmandu Durbar Square (old royal palace), full of distinctive pagoda roofed temples, stone sculpture and old monuments including nine storey Basantapur Tower with outstanding wood carving, Taleju Temple for its artistic richness and religious importance, Kasthamandap – a huge building believed to be built from the wood of a single tree and Kumari Chwok – abode of living goddess, KUMARI.
Continue tour to Bhaktapur, known as ‘the city of devotees’, is a museum of medieval art and architecture. Visit Golden Gate – the most beautiful and richly moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world, the Palace of 55 Windows – a unique masterpiece of wood carving, Nyatapole Temple – one of the tallest pagoda temples in Nepal. Proceed to Nagarkot. Located at 32 km east of Kathmandu at 2195 meters from the sea level, renowned for sun rise/set as well as panoramic views of Himalayan range of eastern Nepal including Mt. Everest in clear weather.
Day 03: Patan – Boudhanath – Pashupatinath Tour
Observe the views of the sun rising and shedding light on Himalayan peaks one after another as the sun comes up. After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu and commence sightseeing tour to Patan – the city of beauty and the oldest city in Kathmandu valley – full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples including Krishna Temple – one of the masterpieces of stone art of ages, Hiranyavarna Mahabihar – a still active Buddhist monastery and Mahabuddha – the replica of famous Mahabouddha in Bodh Gaya of India.
After lunch, proceed to Bouddhanath – one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design and the biggest one in the world surrounded by hundreds of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries scattered around. Continue tour to Pashupatinath, the holiest of all the Shiva Shrines. The site dates back to Fifth and Sixth century with a crematorium on the bank of the holy river the Bagmati surrounded by sacred lingams (phallic symbol) of Lord Shiva.
Day 04: Drive / Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara (6 hrs.) along the bank of the Trisuli and Marsyangdi Rivers observing a great diversity of sceneries along the way. If fly, it will be half an hour scenic flight with spectacular views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas ranges. Pokhara is a beautiful city nestled on the lap of Himalayas with nature grandeur.
Day 05: Sarangkot and sightseeing Tour
Drive to Sarangkot early in the morning for the sunrise tour and the close and magnificent views of Himalayas. Return to Pokhara and commence sightseeing tour of the sites of geological interest: Seti River Gorge, Devis Fall followed by boating on Phewa Lake.
Day 06: Drive Pokhara – Chitwan National Park
Drive to Chitwan (5 hrs.) along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trisuli Rivers. Chitwan is one the finest national parks in Asia and covers an area of 932 sq. km. with prolific wildlife. After lunch make a tour to Tharu village and visit elephant breeding center.
Day 07: Full Day Jungle Activities
Canoe ride on Rapti River and observe both migratory and local birds and some time crocodile. Walk in the jungle with nature guide for the possible sights of wildlife followed by elephant bathing on Rapti River. After lunch you go for elephant safari to view the wild animals including one horned rhinoceros. Tharu culture program in the evening.
Day 08: Drive Chitwan – Kathmandu
Bird watching in the jungle early in the morning, more than 450 species of birds make their habitat in Chitwan National Park. After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu (6 hrs.). Farewell dinner in one of the Nepalese restaurants with culture program.
Day 09: Airport Transfer
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Cost will be provided on request
- Airport arrival and departure
- Three nights in Kathmandu, one night in Nagarkot and two nights in Pokhara hotel accommodation on twin sharing on BB plan including all applicable taxes
- Guided sightseeing tour including entrance fees in all the sightseeing places
- Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Kathmandu land transportation
- Kathmandu – Pokhara land transportation or flight fare
- Pokara – Sarangkot – Pokhara land transportation
- Guided sightseeing tour in Pokhara including entrance fees and boating on Phewa Lake
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathamndu land transportation
- Two night/three day package tour to Chitwan national park on full boad including all jungle activities as per the itinerary
- national park entrance fees
- Farewell dinner at Nepalese restaurant with culture program
Cost does not include:
- Visa Fees
- Meals ( lunch and dinner ) at hotels in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara
- Travelling insurance
- Any other expenses of personal nature