Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Tour
All Inclusive Price:
- 8 Days
- Trip Level:
- EasyJust about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.
- Max Altitude:
- 1400 Meter
- Sightseeing and Cultural Tour
- Best Season:
- all season
There is no better way to explore Nepal and get knowledge about the major landmarks in a limited time period than the Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan tour. This Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan tour is intricately carved for those working on the clock or for those that don’t want to indulge in heavy activities. Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural melodrama of these cities and learn what it means to be spiritually enlightened, culturally awakened, and most importantly happily satisfied.
Our tour commences from Kathmandu where you’ll get to first hand observe the history of the religious sites. The religious aura of Pashupatinath captivates you with the fragrance of essence and the sound of prayers. Escape monkeys at Swayambhunath and learn about the traditional Malla culture and architecture as you venture into the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. After taking in the beauty of Kathmandu, we venture into the naturally significant city of Pokhara. You’ll be amazed by the tranquil waters and sombre environment of the Phewa Lake. Make your way to the top of the World Peace pagoda temple and listen to the sound of silence. Observe the people paragliding and visit the Bindyabasini temple in the middle of the Phewa Lake to get some blessing from the lord. From Pokhara, we make our way to Chitwan. We explore the Chitwan National Park on the back of a majestic elephant and our wobbling journey will lead us into the wilderness of the forest where we can observe animals busy in their commute. Animals like Tiger, Gharial, and cranes are easily observable. Enjoy the Tharu cultural show in Chitwan and from there drive back to Kathmandu where your journey shall come to a stop.
If you wish to receive optimum satisfaction then you must choose the Himalayan Recreation. If you are thinking of tour in such a region, then we are more than happy to assist you, and we look forward to making your trip memorable with our best travel arrangement. This package is welcomed with a wide open arm and with our decade of experience in which there is complete satisfaction.
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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You can head to the lively streets in the city following the briefing of the tour. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Embark on spiritual awakening and fulfilment as you venture into the cultural and religious prospect of the ancient Kathmandu valley. Make your way atop the Buddhist monastery of Swayambhunath, and scout the terrain from there. Visit other UNESCO world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and the artistically significant Durbar Square of Kathmandu. After observing these sites, head back to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive or take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Wake up early and along with our guide, be ready for a journey that leads to the ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara. You have the option of either flying or driving to Pokhara. The flight lasts for roughly half an hour whereas the drive tends to stretch for about 7 hours. Regardless of your method, you’ll be amazed by the intricate display of the Himalayas, rivers, and the almighty hills. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara
First, on the sightseeing tour, enjoy some boating on the serene water masses of Phewa Lake and also visit the Bindyabasini Temple. The ever-present Annapurna and Machhapuchhre add mystique as well as delight in your journey. The pungent smell of Mahendra Cave may scare you but the opportunity to explore will attract you. Take time to admire the dazzling scenery from atop the World Peace Pagoda. Witness the roaring magnitude of the Davis Falls and enjoy the nightlife of lakeside. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan
Pack your bags and get ready for another journey filled with thrill and enthusiasm. Get on a bus and head towards the natural abode of Chitwan. The distance covered is about 85 km and depending upon the traffic conditions, we might reach a bit early or late. As you reach Chitwan, you’ll feel that the climate is a bit hot. Upon arrival in Chitwan, transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Chitwan.
Day 06: Full day Jungle safari activities in Chitwan including Elephant Safari
Today, we’ll explore the magic of the Chitwan National park. This park is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Venture into the wilderness to observe the creatures that inhabit it like the Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, elephant, and Gharial. Sit on the back of an elephant and enjoy the bumpy ride and watch as the terrain unfolds into something straight out of a textbook. Watch the birds playing in the rivers and Gharial soaking in the sun. After the excursion, head back to your hotel in Chitwan. Overnight stay at a hotel in Chitwan.
Day 07: Drive back from Chitwan to Kathmandu
You will head back to Kathmandu today. Wake up early and either on a private vehicle or a public one, we will head back to Kathmandu. The drive will last for about 6 hours and the newly constructed Narayanghat-Mugling highway will amaze you with its twists and turns. Each turn is filled with new discoveries. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 08: Final departure
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. Goodbye and best wishes!
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TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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Nepal amasses the natural, cultural, and historical riches dating back thousands of years. Kathmandu valley, on the other hand, is the epitome of culture and history. The valley and its outskirts are popular for the pristine natural sites; lush forests, streams, high-hills, wildlife, and adventurous terrain. The lush green forest, terraced farmlands, quaint villages, and cultural and historical sites are few of the traits of Kathmandu valley. The exploration of Namo Buddha whilst on the tour stands evident to these facts and is viable to travel aspirants all around the globe.
The 7-day tour begins at Kathmandu. After your arrival, you’ll embark on a full-day tour of the historical Kathmandu city. You’ll witness numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cultural monuments during the tour. The next day, you’ll drive up to Sundarijal which lies 25km north of the Kathmandu city. Sundarijal serves as the gateway to Shivapuri National Park. You’ll begin the trek and advance through the lush forest and streams of the National Park. You’ll reach Chisapani, a quaint and discreet village just above the National Park. From Chisapani, you’ll head 12km northeast to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a popular hill-station popular for its cool weather and magnificent views. After enjoying the beautiful sunrise from the local watchtower along with the panorama of Everest (8848m), Manaslu (8156m), and DorjeLakpa (6966m), you’ll head southeast to another popular hill-station of Dhulikhel. The small hill-town is popular for its old settlement, temples, and scenic getaways. From Dhulikhel, you’ll drive 12km down to Namo Buddha. Namo Buddha is a popular Buddhist stupa located atop a small hill. It is considered one of the most religious Buddhist sites south of Himalaya and boasts a rich folk-legend. After exploring the stupa and the locality, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu. Spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November) guarantee the best weather and accessibility.
Himalayan Recreation has been specializing in custom tours and treks in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, and India for numerous years. We conduct solo, private, group, and family tours at a reasonable cost. We offer all-inclusive tour packages which cover entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, an experienced guide, permits, and the entire logistics.
Nepal, a South Asian nation with a rich historical and cultural background, is the birthplace of Buddha, home to the Mt. Everest (8848m), and the discreet gateway to the Himalayan Shangri-La. The Nepal Highlight tours with UNESCO Heritage and Everest flight facilitates a complete cultural tour of Nepal. The tour explores each of the ten world heritage sites in the country and entails a plethora of culture, religion, lifestyle, tradition, and art that have been inherited over the ages. A serene mountain flight to Mount Everest is a cherry on the cake.
The 10-days tour begins upon your arrival at Kathmandu. The tour officially commences with the scenic mountain flight to the Everest (8848m). You will witness Everest, along with Lhotse, Makalu, and numerous peaks during the tour. The day ends with the brief tour of UNESCO designated sites inside Kathmandu city, namely; Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you’ll embark on the tour to explore the UNESCO designated sites in the neighbouring Patan and Bhaktapur cities. Afterwards, you’ll drive 148km south of Kathmandu to Chitwan National Park. A UNESCO designated site, Chitwan is a protected region and a home to Royal Bengal tiger and One-horned Rhino. After exploring the lush tropical forests, indigenous culture, and wildlife of Chitwan, you’ll advance west to the city of Lumbini. Lumbini is a historical city renowned as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The UNESCO designated Mayadevi Temple, Peace Pagoda, and numerous other stupas are the highlights of this tour. After completing the journey in Lumbini, you’ll drive 169km north to the touristic city of Pokhara. An ultimate getaway, Pokhara boasts numerous UNESCO designated sites along with adventure activities such as cycling, boating, paragliding, caving, and zip-lining etc. You’ll indulge in Pokhara city tour along with an early morning drive to Sarangkot (1600m) to enjoy the beautiful sunrise and magnificent panorama of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri peaks. The tour ends at Kathmandu. You can undertake the tour anytime throughout the year, however, spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) guarantees best weather and accessibility.
Himalayan Recreation thrives in the demands and expectations of the clients. We, over the years, have carefully identified the necessities of the travellers and crafted trips to address such aspirations. We ensure you that the Nepal highlight tour will surely be one of the most delightful experiences you will undertake.
Nepal has amassed various religions, caste, culture, and traditions since several millennia. The influx of people from various backgrounds has provided a rich amalgamation of cultures; hence, the small nation is home to numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Nepal Exploration Tour entails views of pristine Himalaya, lush green forests and herbs, exotic wildlife, temples, and stupas of massive essence. Traversing the four major cities in Nepal; namely: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini, the tour is made even spicier with small detours while on the trip.
The 19-day tour takes you on a round journey of Nepal beginning at Kathmandu. The tour begins at Kathmandu with a brief cultural tour of the city. You’ll drive 3hr west of Kathmandu to Charaudi River and indulge in a Grade-3 rafting experience. Afterwards, you’ll head further west to the tourist city of Pokhara. You’ll head towards Annapurna to undertake a brief trek to Poon Hill to enjoy the beautiful sunrise along with the magnificent panorama of Himalayas. Afterwards, you’ll head back to Pokhara and explore the city along with the outskirts. The tour advances to the south of Nepal to the historical city of Lumbini, also the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. After exploring the UNESCO designated site of Mayadevi Temple, you’ll head east to the exotic Chitwan National Park. The oldest national park in Nepal is home to the endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger and One-Horned Rhino. After indulging in the fun-filled Jungle Safari and cultural visit to the nearby Tharu village, you’ll head back to Kathmandu city. The final leg of the tour takes you to the popular hill-station of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel along with the cultural site of Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. To end the tour, you’ll make a cultural tour of the Lalitpur district and visit Newari town of Bungmati, Khokana, and Patan before conceding the tour at Kathmandu.
Himalayan Recreation has been specializing in custom tours and treks in Nepal. We operate solo, private, group, and family tours at a reasonable cost. We offer all-inclusive tour packages which cover entire transportation, quality meal and hotels, an experienced guide, permits, and the entire logistics.