Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour

History, Culture, Wildlife and Mountains, all in one trip is a very rewarding trip designed for people of all ages. Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara are the most popular and most visited places of Nepal and all these three places are known for their distinct features. Kathmandu, the capital is the center of Nepal's history, culture, art and economy. Chitwan with its rich flora and fauna is famous for its National Park, the first in Nepal. Whereas, Pokhara is the base for trekkers due to its proximity to Annapurna Mountain range. Thus, these three places with three different tastes provide travelers with an insight of Nepal in their short stay.

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara
  • Visit to the famous Davis Fall, Caves and boating in the Fewa Lake in Pokhara
  • Drive to Sarangkot for the ethereal lightshow over Annapurna Range during sunrise
  • Visits to an ancient Palace of King of Kathmandu untill 18th Century, which now is an UNESCO Listed World Heritage Site.
  • Mix with the locals in the Buddhist environment of Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhu Temple.
  • Watch Hindu cremation rituals along the Bank of Bagmati River in Kathmandu
  • Visit to the most powerful Hindu Temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple
  • Jeep Drive for 3 hours in Chitwan National Park looking for Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinos,Deers and different species of Birds
  • Watch and participate in Traditional Tharu Dance in the evening
  • Crocodiles and Bird watching Tour along Rapti River in Chitwan
  • Jungle Walk, Village Tour and Elephant Breeding Center in Chitwan

Trip Cost Includes:
  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu in a standard hotel on a twin shared basis.
  • 2 Nights in Pokhara in standard hotel on a twin shared basis.
  • 2 Nights in Chitwan in a Hotel with Swimming Pool on a twin share basis
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • All permits, entry fees and all activities in Chitwan National Park
  • An English speaking Licensed Tour Guide for Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • An English speaking Expert Nature Guide in Chitwan
  • Ground transportation in tourist bus and private tourist vehicles
  • Farewell Dinner with Nepalese Cultural Dance Program.
Trip Cost Does Not Include:
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary and monument fees

Day 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure to freshen up and relax.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

 

Day 02: GUIDED SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU

Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath, a pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is considered to be the powerhouse of Hindu spiritual power in religious terms. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple is 6 kms from Kathmandu city.Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Boudhnath Stupa: Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this enormous stupa where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a ritual circumnavigation of the dome, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gaze out from the gilded central tower. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan Buddhist culture is accessible and unfetered, and the lanes around the stupa are crammed with monasteries and the surrounding is a paraphernalia for Buddhist life.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: is one of three royal palace squares in the Kathmandu Valley. This site was the royal residence until the 19th century where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch use to take place. 

Swoyambhunath Temple: This Buddhist Stupa, said to be 2000 years old is a perfect architecture of gilded spire and white washed dome located under thousands of fluttering prayer flags. From the spire, four faces of Buddha stare out across the valley in the cardinal directions. The entire structure is symbolic. 

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

Meals: Breakfast


Day 03: DRIVE TO CHTWAN AND DO THE VILLAGE TOUR AND JOIN CULTURAL DANCE

Driving for 5 hours we reach our Lodge in Chitwan National Park where we spend two nights. We freshen up and go for village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus and also visit the National Park Visitor’s centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River. In the evening we watch and join the Tharu cultural dance presentation by the local villagers in which you can participate or Slide show presentation on almost everything under the Chitwan.

Overnight:  Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04: ACTIVITIES IN CHITWAN

After breakfast in the lodge we go for canoe ride along the Rapti River which is an excellent opportunity for Bird Watching and for seeing the rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial. + Jungle Walk + on the way back one can enjoy the elephant bathing. After lunch we go for Jeep Safari whcih is an excellent opportunity to see different kinds of animals such as deer, rhinoceros, wild bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Overnight: Hotel with Swimming Pool

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 05:  HAVE BREAKFAST AND DRIVE TO POKHARA

Enjoy your breakfast and drive to Pokhara and drop you at your hotel.

Pokhara: Situated about 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu, Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal and is the second most populous city in the country. Due to its proximity to the Annapurna mountain range the city is also a base for trekkers undertaking many short or long treks. The serene of lakes and the magnificence of the Himalayas rising behind them makes Pokhara an ambience of peace and magic.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 06: SUNRISE VIEW FROM SARANGKOT HILL and GUIDED SIGHTSEEING IN POKHARA

Just at a distance of 45 minute drive, Sarangkot is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, where on a clear day you can see an unobstructed view of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Fishtail. After viewing the ethereal lightshow in the mountains, we can go for paragliding adventure (OPTIONAL) 
Phewa Lake is a semi natural freshwater lake at an altitude of 742m located in the south of the Pokhara  The Annapurna range on the north is only about 28 km (linear distance) away from the lake, and the lake is famous for the reflection of mount Machhapuchhre and other mountain peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges on its surface.The Barahi Temple is situated on an island in the lake and thick forest lies on the adjoining southern slopes of the lake.
Davi's fall: Locally known as Patale Chhango is an awesome waterfall lying about 2 km south-west of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen. The water that feeds the Davi’s Fall comes from the Phewa Lake, which follows a rocky stream to eventually rush down the waterfall and disappear. The passages that run under the ground are connected to the hole below the waterfall. The best time to view this spectacular sight is during the monsoon season when there is a high rainfall and the summer season. An interesting modern legend says that a foreigner named David was dipping in the Pardi Khola (river) when the floodgates of the dam were opened, sweeping him into an underground passage beneath the fall, never to be seen again.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 07: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU AND DROP TO YOUR HOTEL

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell meal together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails  in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: standard hotel on a twin shared basis.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Meal

 

Day 08: AIRPORT TRANSFER

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Meals:  Breakfast

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will organize your trip on the date appropriate for you.

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. But you can visit any time of the year except for the rainy months of June, July and August.

 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays.  Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather depends on the season you are travelling. During the winter months of December, January and February it is cold at night and relatively warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging from 4°C at night to 22°C. During the summer months of March, April and May, the weather stays prefect as the temperature averages 27°C during the day. From September to December, following the monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 20°C.

 

Tour Guides

All our tour guides are Government Licensed Experienced Tour Guides. 

 

Accommodation

Accommodation will be in standard hotel rooms on a twin share basis. Hotels can be upgraded to 4 star or 5 star and single supplement can be available in an additional cost.

 

Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles and tourist bus. 


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss) and trip cancellation. We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. 


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

As a solo women traveler, I wanted to book with a reliable travel company.  Through the Trip Advisor Reviews I came to know about Eve Holidays run by Maina, a Single Mother. I appreciate the arrangements made by her. Everything was on a luxury standard and the guides were perfect. I saw many beautiful sights in all the three cities, Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara.  It was an amazing experience for me in Nepal and would want to go back to Nepal again for trekking. I would book with her again, off course.

Olivia Jones, Wales

We had an incredible experience in Nepal. Food was fantastic with large varieties in the buffet menu and the accommodation was great with outdoor swimming pools. Tour Guides were very friendly and professional. We had a great time and I would definitely recommend the tour with them.

Sophia Williams, New York