Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara tour combines the great architecture & rich culture of Kathmandu valley, wildlife activities in Chitwan National Park and the natural paradise of Pokhara valley. Strolling around the medieval city of Kathmandu valley, full of amazing architecture which helps you to know the ancient history of Nepalese Kings, art and various cultures that will inspire your soul and rejuvenate your life. Wildlife tour in Chitwan includes elephant back rides to see the wild animals in the National park, canoe trip in Rapti river along the dense sub-tropical jungle, elephant bath and the cultural dance of Tharu community in the evening. When you reach the Pokhara city to see closer views of massif Himalayas in front of your eyes, you will get a heavenly feeling, a lifetime memory to boast about. Furthermore, the beautiful and peaceful Pokhara is full of beautiful lakes, caves, mountains and such charming natural sceneries. Boating, strolling around the mountain and mesmerizing sunrise views in the Himalayas is the best part of this week trip to Nepal.
We start this a 9 day tour to Nepal from Kathmandu Valley, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site cities of Kathmandu, Patan, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath. Then, drive to Sauraha, Chitwan to explore the Chitwan National Park that has an important place in preserving the rare wild species of this planet. From Chitwan, you will continue your journey to the amazing Lake City of Pokhara. The trip embraces some of the most grandeur nature, cultural, and wildlife display of Nepal as well provides an opportunity to mingle and experience the ethnic lifestyles of local people. If you are planning to tour the country for the first time then we would like to suggest you to visit these three most beautiful cities of the country. This tour is known as the Golden Triangle Tour of Nepal.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, one passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Early morning after breakfast drive to Chitwan. On reaching Chitwan you will be greeted by the hotel representative will hand you the full schedule of the activities that you will be doing throughout your stay in Chitwan.
Activities in Chitwan include: Lunch followed by a tour of Tharu village and park visitor center. - Sunset view from Rapti River, dinner & cultural program. Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan.
Today, the day will be filled with different types of jungle and non-jungle activities so in other words, it’s a day to have fun and to learn and observe new things.
Activities in Chitwan include: Canoeing & jungle walk or a visit to the elephant breeding center. Lunch followed by an elephant safari with evening entertainment. Overnight at Hotel in Chitwan.
After breakfast, leave Chitwan for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to a large number of lakes in the city). The road first passes through the subtropical jungles and fertile vegetation in Chitwan. As you leave Chitwan, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The places you visit are as below:
Lies in the center of the religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, yet another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Locally known as Patale Chhango and in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes.
The revered Gupteshwor Cave is situated 2 kms from Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Devi’s fall and the cave is almost 3 kms long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four.
Phewa Lake and Barahi Temple:
Situated at an altitude of 800m above sea level, it is the second largest lake in the kingdom. With the Barahi Island Temple in the middle of the lake it is the most important religious monument in Pokhara.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by Seti-Gandaki is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool & Prithivi highway Bridge near bus park, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps:
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a dinner in your hotel and you have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
You have the option to extend your trip to continue on to the rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 5-star hotels in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. In Kathmandu, we will be staying at The Dwarika’s Hotel or Hyatt Regency, In Pokhara Temple Tree Resort or Fish Tail Lodge and in Chitwan Temple Tiger Green Jungle Resort or similar category.
You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. in your daypack. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private AC vehicle throughout the trip.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival. If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card, a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. (Online payment link)
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number. (Voucher Redemption Link)
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15-day visa or $40 USD for a 30-day visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a Luxury holidays Nepal signboard and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/ Add-on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Basecamp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the tour. This is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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Note: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.