Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Tour - 9 Days

Overview

Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan tour is a tour itinerary package in which you get to tour three places of Nepal in one go of six days. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, you will be engaged in sightseeing tours and sunrise whereas in Chitwan, it will mainly be jungle related activities with some village tours there.

Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan tour takes you on a whirlwind tour of primarily two cities initially, Kathmandu and Pokhara both tourist hubs of Nepal in terms of what the cities have to offer. In Kathmandu, it is a tour of four places of significant value to the culture, tradition, history of the country and religion.

Kathmandu Durbar Square which was once the centre of Kathmandu, where the king of then provide his authority with marvels, of the palace, the town centre and numerous temples for various city deities. Pashupathinath being another temple of historical and religious fervour to locals and people internationally. Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa are entrenched in the Buddhist faith, the former with the formation of the valley and the other seeming to have the single strand of Buddha’s hair buried in it.

Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Tour then heads to Pokhara where besides the sunrise over Annapurna, Machhapuchhare and others, you also take a tour of the city. Its waterfalls, temple caves and the mountaineering museum out here, along with the famed boat ride in the Fewa Tal/Lake to see your reflection and of the mountains in the waters.

In Chitwan, it is more jungle related activities where, it is bird watching, elephant safaris, canoeing in the river and cultural programs at the Tribal village of the Tharus. You also see how elephants are breed and bathe an elephant.

There is much to gain in this short tour of Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Tour. Each temple or stupa you visit has a story to tell and the architecture is out of the world in them. Pokhara is a story of another kind. It gives the bearer of its magnificent sunrises, the Lake for boating and the cave temples and waterfalls all coming a part of the tourist city’s history. Chitwan is all about animal life and how nature takes care of what it has to show us, either in the forests or among the people who call it their home. Things like elephant rides in a jungle safari and a canoe ride in a crocodile river is not a short order by any means. That when it is finally over, you will be thankful that you made this tour with us.

How are we taken from place to place?
When travelling from destinations, it will mainly be in tourist buses or in a private vehicle where you get to stay in three-star lodging as far as possible. You need not worry about food at destinations, all food is provided there as stated.

Outline Itinerary for Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Tour
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour
Day 03 : Drive or Fly to Pokhara
Day 04 : Sunrise + Pokhara City Tour
Day 05 : Drive to Chitwan and start Jungle excursion
Day 06 : Full day in Chitwan
Day 07 : Drive Back to Kathmandu
Day 08 : Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to medieval city of Kathmandu
  • Explore the magical beauty of Pokhara
  • Visit religious Pilgrimage site of Buddhist and Hindu
  • Explore Historical and cultural monuments of Pokhara
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan range, sunrise and Pokhara city from Sarangkot
  • Enjoy jungle Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

Today, you will be welcomed at the airport by a representative of the Company who will then take you to your three star lodging for the night. If you have any time left, you could use it as it pleases you.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing

On this day, you go on a sightseeing tour of the city’s important historical, religious and social sites which have inducted into UNESCO World Heritages Sites. We begin with Kathmandu Durbar Square which once housed the kings of Kathmandu along with the many temples in the squares. Then it is onto Pashupatinath, the temple built in the fifth century in honour of Lord Shiva. Having lunch, it is onto Swayambhunath temple atop a hill which holds value in both the Buddhist and Hindus alike that is tied to the creation of the valley. Finally, it is boudhanath, which is said to house the single hair of the Buddha and walking around its circumference brings relief to stress and anxiety. You finally reach back at the hotel where you stay the night.

Day 3
Fly/Drive to Pokhara

You either have the option of being driven or flown to Pokhara with an additional charge. Whichever one you take, you get to see the rolling landscape of hills, valleys and rivers with villages in them, on from above and the other from the road. The road journey is about 7 hours whereas flying will get your there in twenty minutes. You are checked in at a three star hotel for the night.

Day 4
Sarangkot Sunrise and Pokhara City Tour

Today you will be taken early to the top of Sarangkot for a fabulous sunrise over the Annapurna Mountains, Machhapuchhare and others and after breakfast there, it is a tour of Pokhara City where you are taken to waterfalls, cave temples and others and to the international museum of mountaineering. Later it is a boat ride on the Fewa Tal/Lake. We stay at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 5
Drive to Chitwan

Today, we drive to Chitwan in a tourist bus and check into a hotel. From there we go to the elephant breeding centre and onto sunset point for a wonderful sunset over the jungles. Later there will be a cultural show at a Tharu village of the stick dance. We return to the hotel for bed.

Day 6
Activities in Chitwan

We wake up early for bird watching and after breakfast a stroll in the woods. Later it is an elephant back safari with a naturalist into the jungle to spot some wild life. On having lunch, we pay a visit to the Tharu village, go for a canoe ride on the river to spot crocodiles and then return to dinner and bed.

Day 7
Back to Kathmandu

After some early morning bird watching, we catch a tourist bus back to Kathmandu, which should take us 6 hours to reach, while getting some lovely views of the lush green hills, wayside villages and the river with its rafters on them. In Kathmandu, we check into the hotel and have dinner with staff as farewell at an authentic Nepali restaurant.

Day 8
Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination

Since all has been completed, you head back home. A staff of the company will bid you farewell at the airport three hours ahead of your flight for check in formalities.
At Breakfree, we hope that we have provided you with a wonderful time where we take your comfort and security into consideration.

Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Chitwan - Kathmandu transfers by a tourist bus. (Option: Flight or private vehicle)
  • Sarangkot sunrise tour & Pokhara city sightseeing with private vehicle and guide.
  • Two night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Two night’s accommodation in Chitwan at deluxe a/c resort.
  • All meals in Chitwan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) including tea/coffee.
  • Al jungle activities as per the program.
  • Experienced nature guide during the safari.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant at the tour’s completion.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash, US$30 per person for 15 days, and two passport photos)
  • Extra accommodations in Kathmandu or Pokhara if required.
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Any kinds of drinks or personal expenses (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips & Gratuities.
Where is Nepal located in Asia?

Nepal is a landlocked country located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and situated in central Nepal.

How to get to Nepal?

To get to Nepal one can be entered via land or flight. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. Many airlines like Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai, Qatar, Turkish Air, China Southern, Etihad, Lufthansa etc including Nepal Airlines (Nepal’s national flag carrier) connect Kathmandu with the rest of the world. You can fly to Kathmandu from cities like Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. If you have bought tickets from other airlines, you’d probably be connected with one of these airlines for your flight to Kathmandu. Via land you can enter from through several borders from India and also two borders from Tibet, China.

Do you need a visa to enter Nepal?

Yes, you will need a visa to enter Nepal. Nepal visa can be obtained upon arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu. The Visa fee for a tourist visa is US$30 per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency for multiple entries of 15 days from the date of entry. For 30 days is US$50 per person for multiple entries and US$125 per person for 90 days.

When is the best month to visit Nepal?

The best month to visit Nepal is between September to November and February to May which are considered the high tourist season when travelers, trekkers including mountaineers come to Nepal for a holiday. Nepal can be visited in other months too during when it will be fewer tourists and no hustle-bustle. Also, remember Jun-Aug is the monsoon season, so it’s a bit offseason but people do come and trekking is possible in the rain shadow area like Mustang.

What currency is used in Kathmandu Nepal?

denominations in notes whereas 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs are in coins. Rs. 1 is equals to 100 paisa but paisa or coins are less used nowadays. So you will be getting currency notes instead but sometimes coins are used too if there’s no change in notes.

Is ATM available in Nepal?

You can find plenty of ATM in Nepal at the major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Thamel, the main tourist hub in Kathmandu, also has lots of ATMs including another tourist hub ‘Pokhara. All major international credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted by leading hotels, restaurants, shopping centers or most of the shops in the tourist areas.

Will my mobile work in Nepal?

You need to check with your mobile service provider if Nepal is also included in its global roaming package. Not all parts of Nepal are covered by GSM network.

What are the vaccination requirements for Nepal?

Vaccination requirements for Nepal include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis plus Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles boosters are also recommended. As per your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies.

What are Kathmandu sightseeing places?

Kathmandu sightseeing places include four of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Kathmandu Durbar Square with age-old temples and palaces, Swayambhunath ‘Monkey Temple’ – atop hill with a great view of Kathmandu Valley, Pashupatinath – Hindu temple at the banks of holy Bagmati River and Boudhanath –the biggest Buddhist Stupa inside the Kathmandu Valley.

What is Pokhara sightseeing itinerary?

Pokhara sightseeing itinerary is to explore the beautiful Pokhara city with visits to Davis Falls, The longest cave in south Asia – Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan refugee camp, World Peace Stupa, International Mountain Museum including boating at Fewa lake.

How is Sarangkot sunrise tour from Pokhara?

Sarangkot sunrise tour from Pokhara is one of the most popular activities in Pokhara. Sarangkot is the hill station providing a beautiful Himalayan panorama of peaks like Mt. Fishtail, the Annapurna range and others. Sunrise view from Sarangkot is a must-watch. It is located about 12 km from Pokhara City which takes about 30 minutes’ drive to reach there.

Are there luxury hotels in Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, there are many luxury hotels in Kathmandu Nepal with best of facilities. Also lots of four star hotels are in Kathmandu which are equally good and luxurious.

What is Chitwan jungle safari package?

Chitwan jungle safari package is wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park, one of the finest wildlife reserves in South Asia and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What are Chitwan jungle activities?

Chitwan jungle activities include elephant safari in Chitwan national park, jeep safari in Chitwan national park, jungle walk, village tour, cultural show, bird watching etc.

What is included in a jungle safari at Chitwan?

Jungle safari at Chitwan includes all the safari activities, nature guide, accommodation and all food – breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What about accommodation in Chitwan national park?

You can find various categories of accommodation in Chitwan national park from standard accommodation to luxury hotels up to five-star hotels. But all the hotels are outside Chitwan National Park since the park is a protected area and no hotels can operate inside the park. The most popular area where most hotels are located is Sauraha which is the central tourist hub of Chitwan.

Trip Information

Tour guide
We have a team of highly experienced and professionally trained tour guides who are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place of the places you will be visiting.

Tour Availability
We operate Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour privately with your personal guide so that you don’t have to confront with other people who might have different interests or attitudes. To keep our tours private and comfortable we limit our groups with 10 people per guide. Please contact us if you have a bigger group and we will arrange several guides for you depending on group size.

Accommodation
We use comfortable 3 star category hotel. (Upgrade/Downgrade available as per your requirements)

Vehicle
We use comfortable car/mini-van for the sightseeing tours. (For up to 2 people, car is provided and mini-van is for the group 3-10 people) Kathmandu/Pokhara transfers can be done either by tourist bus, private vehicle or flight as per your requirement.

Tour duration
The tour duration is 7 nights/8 days. In Kathmandu, visit the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath-Monkey Temple, Boudhanath. Pokhara sightseeing includes all the natural tourist sites and Himalayan view-point Sarangkot. Wrap up the tour with relaxing jungle safari at the Chitwan National Park.

Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season. It’s warm in Kathmandu from April to October-end and from November to March-end, days are usually warm but evening colder. Summer clothes are okay during the day time but the evening requires a light jackets. Winter is from December till February so bring along sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc. Or you can purchase clothes of your choice in Kathmandu clothing stores too.

Meals
Breakfast is included during your stay at Kathmandu/Pokhara. All meals will be provided in Chitwan.

The sightseeing places we visit in Kathmandu will include:

Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th- century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also three museums inside the palace building.

Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal and its establishment is linked to the creation of the Kathmandu Valley out of a primordial lake. Swayambhu is also known the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. The stupa is towards the western side of the Kathmandu valley atop a hillock commanding great view of the entire Kathmandu Valley.

Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)
Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines located 5 kms east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. Chronicles indicate the temples existence prior to 400 AD. The holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple is also the cremation ground for Hindus.

Bouddhanath Stupa (World Heritage Site)
The Bouddhanath Stups is the largest stupa in the valley located about 6 kms to the east of downtown Kathmandu. It looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating
specimens of stupa design. Buddhanath is also known as Khasti, or dew drops, after an account that builders had to use dew to mix the mortar as Kathmandu was suffering from a severe drought during the construction of Bouddhanath.

The sightseeing places we visit in Pokhara will include:

Sarangkot
Sarangkot is the Himalayan view-point located at an altitude of 1600m. From Sarangkot, on the northern direction one can spot Dhawalagiri in the far west, Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction overlooks the Pokhara city and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda is a Buddhist stupa located on a hill top (Rani Ban) just above the Phewa Lake. This stupa is the symbol of peace where the huge idols of Lord Buddha from Japan, Sri Lanka and Thailand have been installed. From here one can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himalayan Ranges, lakes, and the city.

Bindhabasini Temple
The temple is for the Goddess Bhagwati located in the center of the religious old bazaar. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.

Davis fall
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes.

Gupteshwor Cave
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered

Seti River Gorges
Carved by Seti-Gandaki, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provide a perfect view of the rivers dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.

Tibetan Refugee Camps
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.

Regional Museum
It is located between the airport and Mahendra Pul & reflects the ethnic mosaic of Western Nepal. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali and the Tharu are attractively displayed.

In Chitwan:
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the UNESCO Natural Wolrd Heritage site located in the plains Terai of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.

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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 07 Nights/08 Days
  • Throughout the year
  • Private vehicles/Flights
  • Easy
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing, Natural & UNESCO heritage sites visit, Jungle Safari
  • Cultural, Nature & Jungle Safari Tour
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pokhara City, Sarangkot, Chitwan National Park
  • Hotels and jungle lodge/hotels

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