Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan are one of the most visited tourist sites in Nepal.
Pokhara, a small but peaceful city, which has got stunning mountains views of Annapurna Himalayas along with other high peaks over 8000m and its natural beauties including Phewa lake, the second biggest lake of Nepal. Moreover, views of Himalayas, Pokhara valley from the hill of Sarankothill including sunrise view is a natural boon for its visitors and some of the visiting sites like Davids fall, Gupteshowr cave, and world peace temple are equally superb giving sites. Pokhara is also preferred for adventure activities including mountain biking, bungee jumping, paragliding, ultralight flight, sky diving, and some other interesting trip. Pokhara is a place, where we will mostly connect with people of Gurung and Magar, but the fascinating fact about it is that we can connect with people who had lost their nation sixty years back and still preserving its identity and culture, taking asylum there, the Tibetan refugees.
Chitwan also called the zoo of Nepal, the village of Tharus tribe lies to the 168 km to the south of Kathmandu city. Chitwan, which is famous for its natural beauties and bio-diversity due to the presence of Chitwan national park is the first national park in Nepal established in 1973 with the aim of preserving some rare species like one horn rhino, royal Bengal tiger and gharial crocodile. Most of the visitors came to experience jungle activities such as elephant riding, jungle walking, canoeing, elephant bathing, and jeep safari. Chitwan national park is so great to visit the world’s rare species like one horn rhino, gharial, leopards, Bengal tiger, Indian rock python and several species. You can visit the whole area full of natural beauty, different types of species and animals. Chitwan national park was also listed in the UNESCO world heritage site in 1984.
Today you will be welcome by our representative at Tribhuwan international airport and you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. after enough rest, we will roam the city of Thamel, where you will buy things required for our trek.
It is our exploring day at Kathmandu. As there is quite many places to visit, we will start our tour early in the morning after breakfast. With the help of our professional guide, we will explore admirable ancient temples and stupa in Kathmandu city that carries historical knowledge of Hindu and Buddhist religion as well as the kingdom of Nepal. We will visit Boudhanath stupa and Swoyambhunath stupa, famous religious sites of the Buddhist religion. After that, we will visit Patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, Brikutumandap, Pashupatinath temple and many more, famous religious sites of the Hindu kingdom of Nepal.
After breakfast, we will fly (25 minutes) or drive (6-7 hours) to Pokhara. We highly recommend you to take a flight because we will get a chance to visit more tourist sites if we reach quit earlier there. Upon arrival, after we check our hotel in, our tour, start with professional tour guide and private tourist vehicle. The places we visit are Davis fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Phewa Lake, and Barahi Temple. Phewa Lake is the second biggest lake, is the center of attraction in Pokhara. We can enjoy the view of the mountains by boating to the center of the lake to visit the island temple.
We will visit one of the most important monuments in Pokhara, Barahi temple, built almost in the center of Phewa Lake. Locale sacrifice animals here in the name of god and goddess. Gupteshor cave that holds special religious importance to the local people. The main highlights of this cave are the Shivalinga, the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. From the end of the cave, we can see David’s fall, which is known as Patale Chhango locally. It is a beautiful waterfall.
Today we will head to the Sarang Kot early in the morning with our private tour bus to see and capture the pictures of sunrise between the two hills opposite to us. Yellow sun rays over the mountain ranges is out of imagination. From there, we will see beautiful Pokhara with its Phewa shining down there. We will enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna mount and other high peaks. After enough time there, we will head towards the Shanti stupa, a Buddhist pagoda-style monument as a symbol of peace. From there we see a panoramic view of Annapurna range, Pokhara city, and Phewa Lake. We will visit the International Mountain Museum
Today we will drive to Chitwan after breakfast by tourist vehicle on Prithvi highway connecting Chitwan with Kathmandu that follows through the Trisulki riverbank and taking us to the Chitwan, the village of Tharu tribe and zoo of Nepal. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Chitwan from Pokhara. Upon arrival at Chitwan, we will drive toward Chitwan national park and we will check in the fine local lodge or resort nearby national park for our easiness.
Let us explore Chitwan today! We take part in different recreating activities today. We will do elephant safari sitting on the back of the elephant and elephant bathing too. We do canoeing and jungle walk too. While doing a jungle walk, we will see different kinds of animals and plants around us. In the evening, we will connect with some locals there to get information about their cultures and our days end with buffet local dinner there.
Today our representative will drive you back to Tribhuwan international airport after hotel checkout. Have a safe flight back to your home. See you soon.
Things you can do in Chitwan
You can spot many endangered animals such as royal Bengali tiger, one-horned rhinos, monkeys, leopards, wild boars, deer, sloth bears, crocodiles and also around 544 species of birds. If you are a butterfly enthusiast you can also spot 67 different species of it too.
You can also visit the elephant breeding center where you get to see the live breeding by yourself.
You also get to have elephant back safaris, jeep safaris to have a greater exploration of wildlife. And also have elephant bathing early morning which would be extra fun.
The locals are very welcoming and friendly and you can experience the great hospitality of the place. you won’t ever feel unwelcomed.
You get to witness the traditions and lifestyles of Tharus people. Especially their dances at night which is beautiful.
There are many hotels as per your budgets and also as per your need so no need to fear of facilities.
You can also have the mesmerizing canoe ride seeing the actual crocodiles and also have the walk around the jungles only to have a life-time experience.
Included in the Cost
Airport pickups and drops
Guided city tour in Kathmandu
Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
Related Tours and Sites permits
Medical kit (carried by your Tour Guide leader)
Not included in the cost
Nepali visa fee
Extra day/night meals and accommodation in Kathmandu than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, hard or soft drinks, laundry service, trekking gears, etc.)
Sharable expenses (shared among the number of people in trekking groups)
Experienced and licensed English-speaking guide
Transportation (Jeep and Emergency Helicopter Chatter)