Kathmandu Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Tour – 9 Days
Wildlife trails of Chitwan, Pokhara valley tour and Holy Pilgrimage tour to Lumbini – birthplace of Gautam Buddha are major pleasuring segments of this 10 days Nepal tour. CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK is one of the finest wildlife reserves in Asia situated in the southern lowlands (the Terai) in Nepal.
Chitwan National Park have more than 700 species of birds and over 70 species of wild creatures including the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, elephants, one-horned white rhinos, sloths and garial crocodiles. The local people belong to the Tharu tribe and travelers have equal opportunities to visit Tharu villages and to enjoy programmes of Tharu culture. POKHARA is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu, enclosed by the Annapurna range of the Himalaya (in the shape of a horse shoe). At 800m above sea level, the air is clean and fresh and the sub-tropical climate is ideal. Most travellers stay in favorite Lakeside district which follows the shoreline of Fewa Lake (Nepal’s second largest lake). One can even have a view of Machhapuchre – also is popular as fishtail mountain. LUMBINI – birthplace of Gautam Buddha – the Mecca of every Buddhist is one of the four holy places of Buddhism. Lumbini is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in modern Nepal. With its tranquil environ, Lumbini has lot more to offer to the researcher and religious travelers to know the actual history of Gautam Buddha, his holy preaching and how Buddhism started to be taken as religion by people all around the world.
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)
The views of the snow clad mountain peaks indicate that you have entered the country of the Himalayans where the people here are as diverse as the cultures here, where there is always something happening somewhere. Upon arrival, you will meet with our representative at the airport who will assist and help you transfer to a Hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in hotel.
Day 2: Sight-seeing tour around Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will have a full day guided sight –seeing tour around Kathmandu where you can feast your eyes on the rich and colorful history of the country. The tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square- houses the old royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom, Monkey Temple- swarming with monkeys, Pashupatinath- one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, Boudha Stupa- one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. One will be able to appreciate how the country is as it is. From the top of the Monkey Temple to the fluttering of the colorful prayer flags at Boudha Stupa, you will be able to feel the way of life of the people in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Chitwan Driving duration: 4 to 5 hours
- Pick up from the Bus stop to Hotel Parkside
- Sightseeing tour (visit Tharu village, Elephant stable, Visitor Center and Sunset view point)
- Dinner and Culture program (Tharu stick dance 1hrs)
Day 4: Safari at Chitwan National Conservation Area
- Wake up call
- Canoeing and Elephant breeding center. Or (Canoeing (35min) and Jungle walk 2 to 3 hour.)
- Elephant Safari
Day 5: Drive to Lumbini
- Wake up call
- Bird watching
- Departure to bus stop
- Bus to Lumbini
Lumbini is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha lived between roughly 563 and 483 BCE. Lumbini is one of the four magnets of the pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha; the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. One can go sightseeing of the Lumbini garden & various monasteries that are scattered around the area. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Lumbini.
Day 6: Drive to Pokhara
We will be driving to Pokhara in the morning. One can enjoy the views of the green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views along the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise where natural and cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc coexist. One can have the pleasure of observing views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel
Day 7: Exploration of Pokhara
We will start off with a early drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil magical view of the city before sunrise and also to view the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains on the backdrop. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. After an exhilarating start, we will drive back to Pokhara, where a whole day of sightseeing awaits us; Mahendra Cave, Bat cave, Davis falls….etc. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Day 8: Pokhara to Kathmandu Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours
You will take a ride back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will have the whole day to yourself. You can indulge yourself in your personal activities / Shopping. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer to Airport for departure.
- Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer)
- Government license holder City Tour Guide.
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
- All program as mentioned in itinerary.
- Government Tax and office service charge.
- Welcome and Farewell dinner.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Airport drop
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Tips for guides and porters
- Emergency rescue evacuation if needed