KATHMANDU CHITWAN POKHARA TOUR

DURATION: 7NIGHTS 8 DAYS

Brief Iternary:

DAY 1  KATHMANDU ARRIVAL

Meal – N/A
Pick up Time – As per flight of Guest

DAY PLAN       

On arrival, meet our representative at the Kathmandu airport & transfer to the hotel. Tour briefing at hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital and largest city of Nepal. The city stands at an elevation of approximately 1,400 meters (4,600 ft) in the bowl-shaped Kathmandu Valley of central Nepal. It is surrounded by four major mountains: Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. Kathmandu Valley is part of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur).

 DAY 2  KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

Meal – Breakfast
Sightseeing Places – Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
Time – 7-8 Hrs
Pick up Time – 10:00 AM

DAY PLAN

After breakfast, meet at the hotel lobby for full day Kathmandu sight seen including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath is revered as national deity of Nepal. The Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the river Bagmati, is considered the most sacred place in Nepal. In myth, Pashupatinath started living in Nepal in the form of a deer, when he saw the Kathmandu Valley and was overwhelmed by its beauty. Chronicles indicate the temple existence prior to 400 A.D. Pashupatinath temple, world heritage site is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. This holy place is picturesque collection of temple ad shrines. Only Hindus are allowed to enter the temple.

Swayambhunath Stupa
The golden spire crowning a conical wooded hill, Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible for many miles and from all sides of the valley. Historical records found on a stone inscription give evidence that the stupa was already an important Buddhist pilgrimage destination by the 5th century AD. Its origins however, date to a much earlier time, long before the arrival of Buddhism into the valley.

Bouddhanath Stupa

Boudhanath is Located about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa’s massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanumandhoka or Basantapur Durbar Square)

Kathmandu Durbar Square or Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. It is one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Durbar Square is surrounded with spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries. The Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the Malla and Shah Kings who ruled over the city. Other major attractions are House of Living goddesses Kumari, Kasthamandap, statue of Kalbhairav, temple of Taleju Devi and so on.

DAY 3 KATHMANDU CHITWAN DRIVE

Meal – Breakfast Lunch, Dinner

Distance – 158 KM
Driving Time – 5 HRS
Pick up Time – 08:00 AM

DAY PLAN

After breakfast at the hotel, check-out from hotel to depart for Chitwan, enjoy a five hours beautiful drive, arrive at Chitwan and check-in at hotel. Visit for Tharu cultural dance in evening. Overnight at hotel.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km2 (360 sq mi) and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan District. In altitude it ranges from about 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills. In the north and west of the protected area the Narayani-Rapti river system forms a natural boundary to human settlements.

Tharu cultural Dance

The Tharu people have a culture unlike any other in Nepal, and they welcome visitors to Chitwan to join in an evening of song and dance to celebrate their lives and community. The famous Tharu stick dances and the crazy peacock dance are two highlights, but there are plenty of other surprises. Expect to be invited to join in the dancing, as the evening reaches it’s climax. The dancing takes place in a special community hall, newly improved with air conditioning added to make the evening more enjoyable in the hot season.

Duration : 45 minutes-1 hours

DAY 4  CHITWAN JUNGLE ACTIVITIES

Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sightseeing Places – Elephant safari, Canoe Ride, Visit to elephant Breeding center

Pick up Time – As per hotel arrangement

DAY PLAN

After Breakfast visit for Elephant safari and back to hotel for lunch, in afternoon Canoeing Ride, short jungle walk and visit to Elephant Breeding Centre. Evening free and overnight at hotel.

Elephant Safari

Duration: 1 hour

An Elephant Safari is the classic Chitwan activity. Up to four guests sit atop a 3 meter high adult elephant, under the guidance of the experienced mahout. It may take a little time to get used to with the gentle rolling motion, but soon you will be relaxed and enjoying the view. On your elephant safari, expect to ford rivers, move silently through the trees and grassland, and get up close to wild boar, kingfisher, deer, and rhino.

Elephant Breeding Centre

The elephant breeding centre supports the wild and trained herds of Chitwan elephants by ensuring a steady supply of elephant calves. Expect to see several cow elephants and calves of ages from a few days to a few years old. Expect also to be moved – there are few things in Chitwan so endearing as a baby elephant.

Canoe Boat Ride

Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour

The canoe safaris takes you along Rapti river, and a good chance of seeing crocodiles, kingfisher, serpent eating eagles, monkeys, and other wildlife. The beauty of the canoe safari is the quiet glide through the water, and the chance to see the river, forest and crocodile. The trip takes 45minutes to one hour and finishes conveniently for the Elephant Breeding Centre.

DAY 5    CHITWAN TO POKHARA DRIVE

Meal – Breakfast

Distance – 135 KM

Driving Time – 6 Hrs

Pick up Time – 08:00 AM

DAY PLAN

Today after breakfast we will be driving you to Pokhara. It will take around 6 hour approx by surface to reach beautiful city of Lakes in Nepal known as Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, check in at hotel and get refreshed. Evening free for personal activities or one can go for boat ride in Phewa Lake or shopping on the Lake Side on own. Overnight stay at hotel

Pokhara Valley

Pokhara city is located approximately 200 km west of the country’s capital, Kathmandu. It serves as the headquarters of Kaski District, Gandaki Zone and the Western Development Region. Pokhara is the most popular tourist destination in Nepal. Three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I and Manaslu are within 30 miles (linear distance) of the city, so that the northern skyline of the city offers a very close view of the Himalayas. Pokhara is the largest tourist city in the country and home to great Himalayan trails.

DAY 6: POKHARA SIGHTSEEING

Meal – Breakfast

Sightseeing Places – Sarangkot, Bindyabasani temple, Devisfall & Gupteshwor cave Sightseeing Time – 3 Hrs + 3 Hrs
Pick up Time – 10:00 AM

DAY PLAN

Today early morning you will go for an excursion trip to Sarangkot. The village of Sarangkot (1590 m) is situated on the top of a hillock just north of Phewa Lake. One gets to see beautiful views of the Himalayan range including mighty Annapurana (8091Mt 10th highest) and Dhaulagiri (8167MT 7th Highest) with Fishtail mountain. After noon visit Bindabasini Temple, a white pagoda-styled building of the Hindu Bindabasini Temple that quietly sits at some 3000 feet above sea level along the renowned Annapurna and Machhpuchhare mountain ranges. Also visit the Devis fall and Gupteshwar Cave where the Shiva lingam is preserved. Overnight at hotel.

Sarangkot

Sarangkot is a village and famous tourist destination of Nepal. The village is located on a mountainside ridge at an altitude of 1600m with panoramic Himalayan views. From Sarankot, on the northern direction we can see Dhawalagiri in the far West . Annapurna range is visible when the weather is clear on the same side. On the southern direction the village overlooks the city of Pokhara and its lake on the north-western outskirts of the city.

Fewa lake & Taal Barah Temple

Fewa Lake is the second largest lake in Nepal. The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface. The Taal Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake.

Devis fall

Devis Falls is a waterfall located at Pokhara. The water from the fall flow about 500 feet through the natural tunnel at the depth of 100 feet from ground level. The water passes through the cave called Gupteshwor Mahadevcave. The source of water is provided through the dam of Phewa Lake and in the rainy seasons the rise in the water level increases the flow and density of water in this fall. The natural scenery is very impressive.

Gupteshwor Mahadev cave

Gupteshwor Mahadev cave is probably the longest and attractive cave in south Asia which is located at the northwestern part of Pokhara. Inside the cave there is a temple of Gupteshwor Mahadev.

Bindyabasani Temple

Bindyabasani Temple is the oldest temple of Pokhara, and the royal Deity of Kingdom of Kaski. Along with religious significance, the magnificent view of Annapurna and Fishtail Mountain can be seen from here

 DAY 7  POKHARA KATHMANDU DRIVE

Meal – Breakfast

Pick up Time – 08:00 AM

DAY PLAN

After breakfast at the hotel, drive back to Kathmandu. Check – in at the hotel at Kathmandu evening free for personal activities or shopping. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 8 KATHMANDU DEPARTURES

Meal – Breakfast
Pick up Time – As per flight of Guest

DAY PLAN

Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight; you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

Inclusions:

Accommodation as per booking on twin sharing basis
Meals on BB plan
Meals on AP plan at Chitwan
All transfers and sightseeing by private A/C vehicle
Entrance and guide fee
All applicable government tax

Exclusions:

Service other than specified.