Nepal, a country rich in Himalayas, Mountains, Hills, Rivers, Lakes in also rich in cultural and religious sites. What better way to explore Nepal than the Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan package as it covers all the cultural heritage sites of all three cities, also the beautiful lakes of Pokhara and the gorgeous dense and luscious forest of Chitwan National park.
Start your trip at Kathmandu by visiting the UNESCO world heritage sites and the holy temples of both Hindus and Buddhists such as SwoyambhuNath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, the holy Pashupatinath Temple, the Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares etc. After Kathmandu, we head over to the beautiful destination Pokhara, the city of lakes and mountains. Pokhara is the second most popular tourist destinations after Kathmandu. You can have the best view of the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River, the high hills and the landscapes along the way. At Pokhara you will be taken for sightseeing at this city full of rivers, lakes, waterfalls, caves and temples. After finishing the sightseeing’s and relaxation time at Pokhara, the trip takes us to the Terai plains of Chitwan valley. The beauty of this city and the tasks to do are plenty. You can go for jeep safari, elephant safari, canoeing, bird watching’s etc. at Chitwan National Park. The forest at this national park is dense, luscious, green and beautiful beyond limits. You can encounter few of the animals and experience the wildlife amidst the forests.
With the arrival from Chitwan to Kathmandu, the trip of 9 days finally concludes. Thus experience the beauty of nature, be a part of the wildlife, witness the most amazing sunrise, learn more about the cultural heritage sites and different ethnic groups residing at different cities with this trip. Odea Services will help you give the most beautiful experience of your life with the Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara trip.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a traditional Nepali welcome dinner with cultural performances.Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu:
After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu. The sites you will be taken for are:
SwoyambhuNath Stupa: Located on the top of the hill, Swoyambhunath Stupa is a Buddhist holy site also known as the monkey temple. The dome shaped Stupa with eyes on all four sides is absolutely beautiful. The view of the whole Kathmandu valley from the top of the stupa is breath taking.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Located at the heart of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the ancient palaces in Kathmandu Valley; Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square being the other two. The Durbar Square comprises of a palace, a courtyard, the temples and various statues.
Pashupatinath Temple: The holy Hindu temple, Pashupatinath is the temple of Lord Shiva and also comprises of many other temples. This UNESCO world heritage site is magnificent in structure and the holy Bagmati River that flows alongside is where cremation rituals is performed.
Boudhanath Stupa: Situated to the north eastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for the Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, the umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true work of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives the serenity in the crowded city.
Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 03: Sightseeing Tour: Patan&Bhaktapur
We wake up early today for the mountain flight. An hour of mountain flight will give an insight of the snowcapped Himalayas, the beautiful Kathmandu valley, the hills and many more. After the early morning flight, you will be taken for the sightseeing at two medieval cities of the Kathmandu Valley; Patan and Bhaktapur.
Patan Durbar Square: One of the best attraction here is the ancient royal palace of the Malla Kings of Lalitpur. There are various other temples such as Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, TalejuBhawani Temple etc. and the Patan museum to explore.
Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure: Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom.Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage site of UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. You will be taken to the attraction sites such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, BhairabNath Temple, Dattatreya Temple.
After the sightseeing, we will head back to Kathmandu.Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara, Rafting on the way at TrishuliRiver
The early morning takes us to the highway heading towards Pokhara which will take around 7 hours on a continuous drive. After 3 hours of driving from Kathmandu, we reach Charaudi, where we stop by for rafting in the Trishuli River. After 4 hours of continuous rafting, we head back on the highway. We drive for around 4 hours to reach the beautiful city of Lakes, Mountains, Waterfalls etc. i.e. the beautiful Pokhara city. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and many others. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. Upon reaching to the city, we will check in to the hotel.Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast and Lunch included.
Day 05: Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing with Sarangkot Sunrise
We spend full day exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara. Early morning we drive to Sarangkot Hill for the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayas and above the clouds. After breakfast, we get prepared for a full day sightseeing at Pokhara. We enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake and admire the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail in the waters of the lake. We take a boat and go for a short ride, visit the TaalBarahi Temple in the middle of the lake and walk up the hill to Peace Pagoda. Some other places we will visit will be the famous Bindabasini Temple, the Seti gorge, Davis Falls, International Mountain Museum and many other cultural and natural landscapes.Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 06: Drive to Chitwan
Today we take an early morning breakfast and drive to Chitwan, 140 kilometers from Pokhara and a 5 hour's drive into the plains. We check in to the hotel as soon as we reach Chitwan where after getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our nature guide. We get ready for the activities at Chitwan. We go for a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the best sunset and the changing color of the horizons from the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, we go for a dinner with cultural program by the Tharus- the ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums.
Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 07: Full Day Sightseeing atChitwan National Park including Jungle Safari
The Chitwan National Park has been declared as a World Heritage Siteby UNESCO. The early morning breakfast leads you to the National Park for a jeep safari or an elephant safari. You can spot wild buffaloes, rhinoceros, deer’s, peacocks and many other animals during the safari. We have lunch after the jungle safari and head out for a canoe ride at the Rapti River. You can spot the reptile’s viz. crocodiles, ghariyals, birds viz. cranes, etc. during the ride. Later in the evening you will be takes for the visit to the elephant breeding center. You can see the elephant being trained by the Tharus. You can also see the ethnic Tharu people, their villages, the typical customs and traditions etc. during the jungle walk. The rest of the evening can be spent watching sunsets from the river bank and spending wonderful time at Sauraha.Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our 185 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. The best way to enjoy the sceneries and the view of the country side is by choosing the left pane of the vehicle. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the time at Kathmandu can be used and utilized to stroll around the Thamel area, buy gifts, souvenirs etc. the evening can be spent leisurely and have the best dinner at the evening.
Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09: Transfer to the International Airport for departure
This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched upon by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.Breakfast Included.
All accommodations for Kathmandu , Chitwan and Pokhara tour are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during our tour Mostly the buffet style breakfast will be provided in the Kathmandu hotel and all meals are available in the Jungle Safari. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement.