Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour - 8 Days

Overview

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour is a great travel package. It offers a lifetime opportunity to unveil the enduring beauty of the three most beautiful cities of Nepal. Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan are the most rated cities to travel in Nepal. The medieval city of Kathmandu will entice you with its traditional beauty and cultural significance. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal and it is also known as the city of lakes. Chitwan holds Royal Chitwan National Park which is a home for numerous floras and faunas in the region. Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park is yet another striking adventure activity of this package. Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan tour is one of the popular packages in Nepal and our professionally designed itinerary ensures the best traveling experience ever.

Our 8-Days Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour commences with a guided city tour in Kathmandu where you will visit some of the popular world heritage sites and different religious and spiritual hubs. Next day we will drive to Pokhara on a private vehicle enjoying the spectacular views of traditional villages, beautiful rivers, etc. It will take us approximately 6 hours to reach Pokhara. On the following day, we will operate a guided Pokhara City tour and visit different sites and monuments of Pokhara. A visit to Sarangkot is one of the major attractions of Pokhara as it offers a great view of Sunrise from its ridge. Some of the major attractions of Pokhara include Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Davis Falls, Bindabasini Temple, Regional Museus, Tibetan Refugee Camp and World Peace Stupa. The next day we will set off for Chitwan to experience the Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park. We will be spending a full day in Chitwan today. We will be doing a Jungle Safari either riding an elephant or by jeep. It will be a great opportunity to explore the conservative area and observe the rich vegetation. We will wrap up our tour by driving back to Kathmandu.

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

  • - Sightseeing tour to medieval city of Kathmandu
  • - Explore the magical beauty of Pokhara
  • - Religious Pilgrimage to Buddhist and Hindu Pilgrims
  • - Explore Historical and cultural monuments of Pokhara
  • - Panoramic views of Himalayan range, sunrise and Pokhara city from Sarangkot
  • - Jungle Safari in Royal Chitwan National Park

Itinerary

Day 1
Destination Kathmandu

Today is the day you arrive in Kathmandu. There will be a representative from the company to welcome you at the airport. He will then take you by private vehicle to your hotel for lodging. If you have any time left of the day, you could use it to check the city out yourself.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today you will spend the time visiting four UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kathmandu. First in the day, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you see the old place of the past kings, the yards and temple and the houses around. After which you will be taken to the highly revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath which was built in the fifth century by the then king of Kathmandu for Lord Shiva, locally known as Pashupati. You see here the other temple, the surroundings and the place where people wish to be burned after death. Later, we head to the Monkey temple, known as Swayambhunath that is atop a hill. This is a Buddhist temple whose roots lie not only in Buddhism but also with the creation of the valley from the lake. Finally, it is to Boudhanath which is a stupa on the eastern side of Kathmandu that is one of the largest in the world and is said to house the single hair of Lord Buddha and believed in walking around its circumference, turning the prayer wheels and striking the bells, helps to relieve anxiety, stress and mental problems. Then we return to the hotel for your nightly stay.

Day 3
Drive or Fly to Pokhara

We are all set to set off to the magical city of Pokhara today. We will either board a flight or drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus or private vehicle. The flight to Pokhara offers a great view of the Himalayan range and the mystical landscape of Nepal. If we drive to Pokhara we will have a great opportunity to discover the beautiful rivers, green forests, hills and magnificent Himalayas. It will take us approximately six hours to reach Pokhara by private vehicle and seven hours by tourist bus. Upon reaching Pokhara our representative will escort you to the hotel where you stay for the night.

Day 4
In Pokhara - Sunrise + Pokhara City Tour

Early morning, we set off for Sarangkot to catch eye-popping view of sunrise from its ridge. We need to walk for a couple of minutes to reach its vantage point. Sarangkot also offers a great view of some of the tallest Himalayas of Nepal including the Annapurna Range. Later we will drive back to continue with our city tour. We will pay our visit to the famous Bindabasini Temple that is dedicated to the goddess Durga.
We will continue to visit other attractions of the City like Seti River Gorge, Davis Falls, The longest cave in south Asia Gupteshwor Cave and many more. Hanging around the lakeside in the evening and boating in the Fewa Lake for some time is indeed great fun. O/N We stay at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 5
Drive to Chitwan and start Jungle excursion

We get up early in the morning, have our breakfast and set off for Chitwan on a private vehicle. We will drive through the beautiful route enjoying the magical views of Himalayas, rivers and rich vegetation. It will take us approximately six hours to reach Chitwan. Upon reaching Chitwan we will take a short jungle excursion and get back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 6
Full day in Chitwan

We will be spending a full day in Chitwan today. We will be doing a Jungle Safari either riding an elephant or by jeep. It will be a great opportunity to explore the conservative area and observe the rich vegetation. We will allocate a trained guide who will simplify your expedition in the National park. We will enjoy the safari going deep into the forest and discovering many wild animals, birds and amphibians. We will be amazed to see the natural beauty of the region that attracts many tourists from around the globe. We will also enjoy the jungle walk, Birds watching and Canoeing. A walk to the Tharu village in the evening is a good idea. We will then get back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 7
Drive Back to Kathmandu

Today we will warp our adventure tour in Chitwan and drive back to Kathmandu. Driving back to Kathmandu is great fun as it offers a scenic view of beautiful rivers, landscapes and traditional villages on our way back. Upon reaching Kathmandu you may choose to hang around in the city in the evening. Overnight, you stay in Kathmandu.

Day 8
Departure

Since now your Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour is over, you will be taken to the airport three hours ahead of your flight out for check-in formalities.
At Breakfree Adventures, we hope that we had given you the best experience of a cultural tour of Nepal.

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.

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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Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 07 Nights/08 Days
  • All year round
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Private vehicles or Tourist Bus or Flight
  • 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/Resorts/Jungle Lodge

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