Duration : 10 days
Best Season : All year round
Grade : moderate
Max. Altitude : 1700m
This tour gives travellers an opportunity to explore Nepal's three different regions; each of them being culturally, historically and naturally unique. Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley highlights three medieval cities - Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. After sightseeing in and around the major attractions within the valley, we drive to Chitwan National Park where you will enjoy a variety of different jungle activities under the guidance of a naturalist. After the Jungle Safari tour in Chitwan, we head to Lumbini, the birth place of the Lord Buddha. There we will visit Mayadevi Temple where Siddhartha Gautam (Buddha) was born, and visit the many international monasteries around the temple. After that we continue on to the scenic lakeside town of Pokhara, nestled in a valley which lies in the shadow of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). For the mountain lovers, the valley also offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, the five peaks of Annapurna as well as others. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range, the city is also a base for trekkers to the Annapurna region.
This tour program covers all the popular tourist sights of Nepal, and can be modified to suit your preferences.
Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to hotel, Thamel excursion
Upon arrival at the airport, our office representative will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. After short check in process, we will brief you about your trip and information about the local place, people and other necessary information. Depending on your flight time, if you are on an early flight we will arrange for you to visit one major sightseeing spot. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Sightseeing (Kathmandu Valley)
After breakfast we will begin sightseeing in Kathmandu, tour guide will pick you up from hotel and visit UNESCO world heritage sites including Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka Palace). In the palace area you can see Kumari Ghar (Living Goddess Kumari), Kastamandap Temple and other temples in the square. Lunch will be on the way at your convenience. Evening drive back to hotel.
Day 3 : Drive to Chitwan (Jungle Safari) on the way rafting in Trisuli River
After breakfast we will drive about 4 hrs (160km) to Chitwan. The road descends from Kathmandu alongside the Trisuli River where you can enjoy views of mountains, rivers and local villages. You will stop after 60 km drive from Kathmandu and begin rafting along the Trisuli River. Lunch will be served during rafting and after rafting continue driving to Chitwan. You will shortly arrive in Chitwan National Park. Check in at hotel and short briefing about activities (2 night 3 days package). After lunch we will take an elephant ride inside the forest where we can see one-horned rhino and other wild animals and birds. In th evening you can enjoy sunset views by the Rapti River with chilled beer. Before dinner you will see a Tharu cultural performance. Dinner and overnight at lodge/hotel in Chitwan.
Day 4 : Chitwan (Jungle safari)
Today you will have full day of activities in the jungle: Bird Watching, Elephant Bathing, Canoe Ride, Elephant Breeding Centre, Tharu Village Tour etc. BBQ service can be arranged at your request at hotel. Dinner and overnight at lodge/hotel in Chitwan.
Day 5 : Drive to Lumbini (Visit Mayadevi Temple)
After breakfast we will drive about 5 hrs to Lumbini. Today the drive will be easy and flat, as the highway road is on the south belt of the country. As you arrive in Lumbini, first proceed to hotel check in and rest for few hours. Evening time you will visit Maya Devi Temple, the exact birth place of Lord Buddha. You can see and feel peace all around. Old ruins of the past can be seen. Ashokan Piller is aslo interesting to see. Evening return to hotel.
Day 6 : Visit International monastries and Drive to Pokhara
Breakfast at hotel and several hours free time. After 10 am you will check out from hotel and before leaving Lumbini we will visit several international monasteries. We recommend you to visit Chinese, German, Myanmar, Thai, etc as well as the Japanese Peace Stupa. After that we will begin driving to Pokhara. Lunch will be on the way as per best available. We will arrive Pokhara evening time so we will check in hotel and rest.
Day 7 : Sightseeing (Pokhara)
We will wake you early and drive to Sarangkot Hill top (40 min drive) for sunrise with magnificent views of Fishtail and Annapurna mountains. On the drive back down we will visit Bindabasini Temple (a popular Hindu Temple), Old town and Seti Gorge. After arrival at hotel and breakfast, you will have couple of free hours to relax on your own. You can do tandem flight, ultra light flight, zip flyer or other adventurous activity. Evening we will drive you to visit Davi's Fall, Cave and Tibetan refugee camp. You can see how Tibetan people live at the camp and if you wish you can help them by buying some souvenirs. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 8 : Drive to Kathmandu and to Nagarkot
Day 9 : Sightseeing (Bhaktapur / Patan)
After breakfast we will check out of hotel and proceed to Kathmandu. On the way we will stop in Bhaktapur, one of the oldest towns in Kathmandu valley. You can explore Bhaktapur's cultural, traditional and historical life stye. Afterwards we will drive ahead to visit another palace square in Patan. Patan is also rich in culture, art and historical monuments. At the end, we will drive back to hotel and check in. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10 : Departure
Depending on your international flight time, you will have free time. If you are not flying early in the morning than you can do short walk around local market or you can catch mountain flight to see Mt. Everest. We will pick you up from hotel 3 hrs before your flight time to drive to airport for your departure.
- Camera, Chargers, Phone, ID/Passport, Personal medical kit, Diary, Money-wallet etc...
- Umbrella or rain coat
- Day bag
Cost Includes :
- Airport arrival and departure
- Hotel accommodation as per itinerary (B/B plan)
- Private transport as per itinerary
- Half day rafting in Trisuli River
- Jungle Safari (2N3D package)
- Tour guide (English speaking or preferred language)
- Bottle water
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Lunch and dinner
- Drinks and beverages
- Personal nature expenses
- Medical and other
- Single supplement
- Additional service activities
- Staff tips