It’s a fabulous 8n/9 days Kathmandu, Pokhara& Chitwan Tour that caters to you craving for cultural and natural exposure in Nepal. We would like to assure you that 9 days Kathmandu Pokhara, and Chitwan Trip doesn't get better than this! Start the tour with a visit to four of Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhanath. We also make a visit to the two medieval cities famous for arts and architectures - Patan and Bhaktapur. Then we drive into the mountains to Pokhara along the cascading Trishuli River below. Pokhara, well-known as a Lake City, the gateway to world famous Annapurna Region, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful valley world today have. Moreover, popularly known as a city of Himalayan lakes, caves, waterfalls, rivers, and mountains. Another, feature of Pokhara is that although it has somewhat sub-tropical climate, you will see the Himalayas hover over Pokhara as if you can stretch your hands and hug them. Pokhara is also famous for its waterfalls, we take you to several dashing waterfalls flowing downhill, some of them really scary ones. There is a waterfall in Pokhara even inside the city itself - the bone-chilling Davis Fall. Besides, the breathtaking views of the world famous Himalayas including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are sure to make you spellbound. And what to say of the panoramic mesmerizing sunrise views over the Himalayas from the Sarangkot Hill, or the unparallel views of the Fishtail Mountain mirrored by the Fewa Lake? The trip encompasses some of the most spectacular cultural & natural splendors of Nepal. Moreover, you will also get an opportunity to mingle with local people with their ethnic lifestyles.
The 9 days Kathmandu Pokhara& Chitwan Tour has been designed for those visiting Nepal seeking for a combination of cultural and natural exposure and wild life during their trip. Depending upon the time you can spend for your Nepal trip, you may also find it interesting to check out our other tour package.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a Odea Services. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office - it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Overnight at Kathmandu.(D)
Day 02: KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
We start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the "the self-existent" is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B)
Day 03: Sightseeing Tour: Patan & Bhaktapur
We start our tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage Site cities adjacent to Kathmandu: Patan & Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts. Patan Durbar Square is one of the places in the Kathmandu Valley where the medieval arts and architecture still remain in its original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur, or the Town of the Devotees, preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle to this date. One is sure to feel like travelling back into the past while walking along the Bhaktapur thoroughfares, squares and streets. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B)
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara, Rafting on the way at Trishuli river
Today, we drive to Pokhara, 200 km from Kathmandu into the mountains and about 6 hour's drive. Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is not only Nepal's but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara owns numerous lakes, known as 'Tal' in Nepali, offer fishing, boating and swimming. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. After 3 hr driving from Kathmandu we will have a rafting point. We will have a 4 hour rafting n launch. Then heading to Pokhra.Reaching Pokhara. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. Overnight at Pokhara. (B)
Day 05: Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing with Sarangkot Sunrise
We spend a full day to explore Pokhara. Early morning we drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the sunrise views over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Some of the other places that we visit today include the Seti River Gorge,davils falls, international mountain museum, Bindhabasini Temple the pet God of Pokhara, and many other cultural and natural landscapes. Overnight at Pokhara. (B)
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 mountains. After checking in to the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by our nature guide. Then we head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums. Overnight at Chitwan. Included meals: (B, L, D)
Day 07: Full Day at Chitwan National Park including Jungle Safari
The Chitwan National Park has been declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Today you will discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. You're almost sure to spot water buffalo, egrets, woodpecker, and deer in their natural habitat. The Park is also home to rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison, 500 birds, butterflies, as well as the near extinct Gharials crocodiles. You can do a number of activities here - an elephant safari, a nature walk, bird watching, a jungle drive or a canoe trip. You may even take a bath with an elephant and learn how to wash your elephant! Don't forget take a video of your elephant-bath which will be one of the fondest memories of the lifetime. Overnight at Chitwan. Included meals: (B, L, D)
Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our 185 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. It would be an upward journey along the winding road that we came by. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to Hotel Shanker or a similar category hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with us. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B, )
Day 09: Farewell
Odea Services representative will transfer you in the airport.
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.