Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan Tours are one of the best Tours in Nepal. You can explore three different regions of the country. Kathmandu valley is regarding as one of the most fascinating valleys in Nepal. Chitwan National park is situated in inner terai of Nepal. It is home for one horned Asian Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, rare and common wild animals, ...See more
Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan Tours are one of the best Tours in Nepal. You can explore three different regions of the country. Kathmandu valley is regarding as one of the most fascinating valleys in Nepal. Chitwan National park is situated in inner terai of Nepal. It is home for one horned Asian Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, rare and common wild animals, and more then 500 migratory and residential birds.
Pokhara valley is one of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. The beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. Pokhara is famous for landscape, lakes and Mountain View. It is known as van ice of Asia. This remarkable trip will make you realize that Nepal has much to offer.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites
- View birds at shore of Phewa lake in Pokhara, boat ride and lakeside fun
- Sarangkot Hiking for captivating glimpse of rural life and the magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayan range
- View hundreds of rare species of birds and wildlife habitats around Chitwan National Park
- Jungle fun activities and further spot birds at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
- Sightseeing around ancient medieval town of Bhaktapur
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Ovenight at hotel.
Day 03: Sightseeing of Pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Sightseeing of Pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan and half day jungle activity. Overnight at resort.
Days 06-07: Full day jungle activity. Overnight at resort.
Day 08: Half day city sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09: Eco Trip Nepal representative will drop to international airport for onward destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m,
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met by our airport representative -- look out for your name on a sign in the arrivals area. They bring you to the hotel where your room is already booked. If you're feeling up to it, take some time to explore Kathmandu's medieval Backstreets. Discover buildings dating back to the 16th century. Make your way down to Thamel, the main tourist area in Kathmandu and a great place to dine. Choose one of the many Nepalese or international restaurants -- the food is excellent at places like New Orleans Cafe, Rum Doodle and Beer Garden. Enjoy your evening and take plenty of rest to recover from that Jetlag. The adventure begins tomorrow!
Day 02: In Kathmandu (The Magical Kathmandu)
Your local tour leader will meet you at the hotel and introduce you to the cities of Katmandu Valley. We begin our morning visiting Kathmandu’s main sites, including Durbar Square, Taleju Temple and the House of the Living Goddess. Durbar Square (UNESCO Heritage site), one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, is a synthesis of Hindu and Buddhist temples, stupas and statues, and is often the site of festivals, marriages and other ceremonies. Kathmandu’s Durbar (palace) the heart of the capital was where the city’s kings were once crowned and legitimized, and from where they ruled. Next, we climb the many steps to Swayambhunath (UNESCO Heritage site) known by the name ‘the monkey temple’ with its commanding views of Kathmandu (at 1420 m), its whitewashed stupas and its unique synthesis of Buddhism and Hinduism. From here we can see the mighty Himalaya rising above the valley. Journey to nearby Patan (UNESCO Heritage site), the city of arts and architecture founded in AD 250 and known for its fine works in bronze, silver and copper. Many of these treasures can be seen in the new Patan Museum. Time permits also visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp to watch a demonstration in carpet weaving.
Day 03: The Gateway to the Annapurna
After breakfast fly to Pokhara, centre of the Western Development Region and traditional trading Centre in the shadow of the Annapurna Massif. During our half an hour flight the view of the mighty Himalayan range, including the Annapurna, Ganesh, Mt. Nilgiri, and Manasulu will be a life time experience. Upon arrival our local representative will transfer us to our hotel. Afternoon we walk along the shores of the Phewa lake allowing us to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Pokhara valley. Birding at the shore of the lake is equally rewarding or we sit and relax in a cafe with a book. We’ll head for Moondance Cafe or Boomarang restaurant for dinner and drinks in the evening - great spots!
Day 04: Day Hike to World Peace Stupa (1222m)
After our leisurely breakfast, we take a traditional rowing boat across the lake, stopping off en-route to see the Bharai temple on a small island, walk across the hills through woods and traditional Gurung village, a pleasant hike to Peace Stupa at an elevation of 1222m, and most scenic short excursion from Pokhara. This day hike will offer us a captivating glimpse of rural life and the magnificent view of Annapurna range and the Pokhara valley itself. On our return journey the trial leads us down to the Tibetan self-help refugee camp through the forest and rice fields other side of the hill. Time permits, we also try to make a shor visit to the Annapurna Conservation natural history museum in Pokhara University campus and Pokhara mountaineering Museum.
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan National Park (350m)
It is a beautiful journey on the Pokhara -Chitwan highway, through Nepal's middle hill & Tarai, to the Royal Chitwon National Park. By making an early start we shall aim to reach our hotel for a late lunch. Enroute, we will make few stops to look for country life, birds like vultures, eagles, Wallcreeper & Braun Dipper in Trisuli River and its rocky walls. This evening we shall paddle down the Rapti River in search of water birds, crocodile or go for Elephant safari looking for Rhinos and Tigers.
The Park comprises 1000 sq.km of Sal and riverine jungle and magnificent environment with a great variety of wildlife than any other area of Nepal. Over 480 species of birds have been recorded here and we can expect to see nearly one third of these, as well as many mammals and reptiles. These are likely to include the endangered Great One Horned Rhinoceros, wild boar, sambar, muntjc, spotted and hog deers, rhesus and hanuman monkeys, and possibly marsh muggar and fish eating gharial crocodiles. Tiger, leopard, sloth bears, and gaur (wild bison) are all common and regularly seen by the lucky ones!
Days 06-07: Heart of the Jungle
A full day based at the wildlife lodge we shall explore the jungle and search the grasslands for tigers, rhinos and other animals – on elephant back, and go bird-watching in the forest on foot. The dry Sal forest, Grassland dominates the Park and that hold a wide variety of species birds & mammals. This should be an outstanding day.
Day 08: Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu
Another early morning walk or elephant ride, back to the lodge, where the vehicle is waiting to take us to Bharatpur airport. We will enjoy our last day in Magical Kathmandu with plenty of time for shopping in Thamel the main tourist area of Kathmandu. Thamel is a myriad of banners, signs, music shops, bakeries, internet cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels, shops of all imaginable varieties and eccentrically clad backpackers. In the evening will head out for dinner on one of Kathmandu's excellent restaurants and farewell. Over dinner we will reflect our activities and personal insights.
Day 09: Final departure
After breakfast, Relaxing/Shopping with own activities, Eco Trip Nepal representative will drop to international airport for onward destination.
- Airport transfers
- 3 night’s comfort hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 2 night’s comfort hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
- 3 night's standard hotel in Chitwan with full board basis
- Service of tour guide
- Accident and evacuation insurance for tour guide
- Transportation by private vehicle
- Entrance fees, necessary permits
- Local guide and representative throughout the tour
- Cell phone during tour/trek with free calls to emergency hot line
- All meals marked as included in the itinerary
- Nepal Visa fee $ 35 (obtained at the airport immigration upon arrival – bring exact USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Emergency evacuation and oxygen cost, and medical-box
- Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
- Expenses due to flight delay, sickness other contingencies
- Extra night in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any unforeseen reason)
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from Mountain)
- Travel and rescue insurance
What makes this trip different?
Eco Trip Nepal has been working hand to hand with nonprofit social organization SWAN Nepal (Social Welfare Association of Nepal) from its initial years. We provide continuous support to SWAN financially as well as by organizing charity and volunteering tours in the remote village of Baglung district. Organizing your holiday through Eco Trip Nepal will not only provide the chance to explore the natural grandeur of Himalayan country Nepal but also you will be playing a vital role in bringing positive changes in the lives of local community.
Financial support to direct beneficiaries: In all our programs, we strive to ensure that we only use local operators and try to source all provisions from local businesses, so you can be sure that some part of the money paid to us for arranging your holiday goes to the needy people of Nepal. The money you pay for touring and trekking through Eco Trip Nepal directly benefits the local people through SWAN as we provide them certain percentage of our profits from each and every trip on regular basis. Our guests experience true satisfaction together with enjoyment from Nepal holiday.
Local development through tourism: Eco Trip Nepal along with SWAN has been working together in discovering new routes, making plans into action and constantly working on how it can positively impact on local community development through tourism. In this way we have developed the Eco-tourism Project which focuses to flourish local tourism preservation of nature and cultural heritages.
Community Tourism: We help experience the best of Nepal through the eyes of the local Nepalese community. We enhance community based tourism to help our guests discover local habitats and wildlife; celebrate and respect traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. In this way community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will promote community based management of these resources.
For more details, visit SWAN Nepal's website www.swannepal.org