Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan 10 Days
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan 10 Days

Himalayan rock Visit all major temples, palaces and stupas in the Kathmandu valley. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley and this trip has you visiting all of them. Hop on an elephant's back and ride through the jungles in Chitwan. Look out for the one-horned rhino and, hopefully, the elusive Bengal Tiger. Take a boat-ride on the Phewa lake and an optional hike in Pokhara. Each year, Pokhara serves as the starting point of many treks and expeditions in the Annapurna region. The best months for this trip are September through May.

Facts Of Trip

Grade: Grade II
Type: Cultural tour
Total duration: 10 days
Cost: See Details
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu
Day 03: Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara
Day 05: Chitwan
Day 06: Chitwan
Day 07: Chitwan
Day 08: Kathmandu
Day 09: Kathmandu
Day 10: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive at the Kathmandu airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu

After breakfast, visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a Million Dew-Drops. Circumambulate the stupa with monks and devotees. Visit Pashupatinath, Nepal's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer. Watch a Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati river.

Drive to Bhaktapur, the City of Devotees. Bhaktapur is one big museum with temples, palaces and houses dating back several centuries. Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight Kathmandu. 

Day 03: Pokhara

Fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is 210 kms (131 miles) west of Kathmandu, and the plane ride is approximately half-hour. 

Pokhara is a tranquil and picturesque town situated in the geographical center of Nepal.  It offers a magnificent view of the Central Himalaya from an extremely close range.  At least three 8-thousand meter peaks can be viewed from Pokhara: Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m) and Annapurna I (8,091m). However, Machhapucchare (6,997m), the fish-tailed mountain, pleasantly dominates the Himalayan panorama.

The lakeside area of Pokhara is a vibrant area where you will find yourself enjoying the many restaurants, shops, book-stores, and more.

Day 04: Pokhara

Tour sites in Pokhara.  Drive to the International Mountain Museum where you will lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the many exhibits at the Museum or just lounging in the museum's premises. Overnight Pokhara. (Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 05: Chitwan

Chitwan In the morning, drive to Chitwan.  The drive to Chitwan is approximately 6 hours. Transfer to your resort in Chitwan where you will be briefed on the area and jungle activities during your stay in Chitwan safari. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 06 and Day 07: Chitwan

Chitwan is the Heart of the Jungle.  Situated 75 miles south-west of Kathmandu, it is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger and Greater One-horned Rhinoceros.  Chitwan is also Nepal's first national park, established in 1973 specifically with the objective of conserving the tiger population in the park. 

During your safari in Chitwan, you will engage in jungle activities: elephant ride, jungle drive, boating, bird-watching, etc. that will allow you to experience the park's wildlife, nature and people.

All meals are included in Chitwan.

Day 08: Kathmandu

Transfer to Bharatpur airport and fly back to Kathmandu. The flight is approximately 25 minutes.

Transfer to your hotel.  Rest of day free to relax shop or explore the city on your own. Dinner at a Nepali home.

Day 09: Kathmandu

After breakfast, visit the 5th century Swoyambunath temple with its characteristic Buddha eyes that keep a protective watch over Kathmandu Valley.  Better known as the "monkey temple", pilgrims climb up the 365 steps to the temple.  This climb is optional. 

Then drive to the Patan Durbar Square complex for lunch, followed by a tour of the ancient Palace Square and temples. 

Time-permitting, end the day with a visit to the Tibetan Refugee Center at Jawalakhel.

Return to hotel and free until dinner. Tonight, attend a traditional Nepali dinner accompanied by a cultural program that presents glimpses of colorful Nepal. (All Meals)

Day 10: Final Departure 

Optional: morning mountain flight.  This 1-hour flight takes you on a close-up view of Mount Everest, the world's highest peak at 8,848m, and also provides a superb view of many other Himalayan peaks.

After breakfast, free until we transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

Cost Includes / Excludes
Included:
- Transfers to and from Kathmandu Airport
- All transfers as per the itinerary
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pokhara and activities in Chitwan.
- Hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara 0n BB basis and Full board in Chitwan
- All entrance fees

Not included:
- Tips and personal expenses / insurances
- Drinks
- Nepal Visa

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TIBET TOUR - TIBET CULTUREEL Kathmandu , 23 august 2008 Hello Ram mani, From day one we had a great time in Nepal !! The reception has been great (every time by the way we came by your office). We drank a lot of Nepali tea together. With your help and Hira's we have seen a lot of Nepal . Everything was taken care of and we felt really s

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