Highlights of Nepal
Kathmandu,Pokhara,Chitwan & Bhaktapur 8 Days Tour
- World Heritage sites of Syambhunath, Pashupatinath and Patan in Kathmandu valley
- Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
- Pokhara valley with lakes and surrounded by peaks of Annapurana ranges
- Well preserved city of Bhaktapur
Kathmandu valley, Chitwan and Pokara valley have been mainstay of our Nepal cultural Tour, for the sheer luxury of the diversities it offers in a single framework of a tour. It has something for everyone. If your proclivity lies in culture, art, architecture and religious aspects, historical Kathmandu valley sparkles with it in every corner. For wildlife enthusiasts and photographer, Chitwan displays wildlife in its natural canvas seriously and also provide peek into ethnic ways of life, far removed from flamboyance of modernity. And Pokhara, always bring into forefront, the ethos that Nepal is synonymous with – the mighty Himalayas ranges and varied form of activities and attractions that thrive under the shadow of Mt Annapurna.
This tours offer a slight deviation from normal framework, adding a deft touch by incorporating local tourist bus rides in between places, providing opportunities to rub shoulder with local people, interacting with them and in the process offering far more authentic means to have insights into religious, cultural and social structures. Options are available to travel with private vehicle is available as well.
After visiting local attractions and sights in Kathmandu valley, the travel to dramatically different Chitwan, with jeep safari and elephant rides that takes you closer to wild lives that form central theme of this region along with peek into tribal life that thrives on the fringes of the forests reserve. Our next port of call is the scenic Pokhara valley with lakes and surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Returning to Kathmandu valley, the journey culminate in medieval town of Bhaktapur where you will see its history craftily carved and ornate in its wooden architecture that adorned the city.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
On arrival in the Nepalese capital, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel.Set at an elevation of 1350 metres in a bowl shaped valley and surrounded by verdant hills, Kathmandu is a city that is rich in history and heritage. Depending on your arrival time, you can stroll and visit some of its attractions. You can arrive at any time, as no activities are planned for today. Along the way to your hotel, our representative can provide some suggestion on tours or walks you can do on your own and brief you about tomorrow program. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Tour Kathmandu.
Kathmandu is like an alluring whirlwind of sights, sounds, smells and colors. Its traffic and congestions are real and overwhelming, but its charm and history peeks out from the most unexpected places rendering most visitors enamored. Heighten your spiritual awareness as you witness the devotion of the people around the religious sites and feel the pulse of Kathmandu in the colorful local market.
Our full day guided tour of Kathmandu valley takes on visit to Syambhunath, also known as the monkey temple, Pashupatinath, holiest site for Hindus in Nepal, visit the ancient city of Patan, where we stroll through its Durbar Squares, see the art of making statues and wood carving and the Great stupa of Tibetan Buddhists at Boudanath. These are all UNESCO World Heritage sites.Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Chitwan.
Transfer from hotel to the bus stand, and board Deluxe Tourist the coach to Chitwan, which takes about 5-6hrs. Travelling in coach gives you opportunity to meet with other tourists and also locals who like to travel comfortable way. It is also more comfortable than riding on a small private vehicle. Travel south through the southern foothills of the Himalayas to the lowland plains of the Terai where the country’s famous national park Chitwan is located. On arrival at the lodge, where you will spend the next two nights on full board (with all meals). This afternoon there will be a chance to take an ox cart ride to a local Tharu village, home to the ingenious people of the Terai. After touring local village, return to the hotel, where you will be treated to cultural show Before dinner enjoy a traditional ‘stick dance’ performance by the Tharu tribe. and or slide show presentation, followed by dinner.Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 4: In Chitwan.
Enjoy a full day of activities. The park covers an area of 360 square miles at the foot of the Himalayan foothills and is home to a variety of rare wildlife species including Bengal tigers, leopards, sloth bears, Asiatic rhinoceros and Asian elephants. Enjoy an elephant ride Safari and Jeep Ride safari, take a short canoe ride on the Rapti River, and take a walk through the jungle before visiting the Elephant Breeding Centre and the Gharial (a native crocodile) Breeding Centre. Return to your lodge for dinner and an evening at leisure. Overnight in Chitwan.
Day 5: Chitwan to Pokhara.
Transfer to the bus stop and board tourist coach to Pokhara. The landscapes change again today as you head North West to Nepal’s third largest city – Pokhara – which sits in the shadow of the mighty Annapurna Massif. The city acts as a gateway to the trails and mountains for adventurous trekkers and climbers, as well as being a laid-back mountain and lakeside retreat. Your hotel is located in the popular Lakeside part of the city which is right on the shore of the beautiful Phewa Lake – the perfect location to shop, drink and dine.
This afternoon take a guided stroll through the Lake side and take an hour long boat ride on Phewa Tal Lake, as the sunset over the horizon. We also make a short stop to visit Taal Barahi Temple situated on an island in the lake.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 6: Pokhara.
This morning is the perfect opportunity to view beautiful Himalayan views (weather permitting). Rise early and travel to Sarangkot to watch the changing light catch the peaks of the Annapurna Himalayas – including the distinctive Machhapuchhre, or ‘Fishtail’ mountain – as the sun rises. Return to your hotel for breakfast before departing on a tour of Pokhara’s main sights. Begin at the World Peace Pagoda, also known as the Shanti Stupa, which is set on at the top of Ananda Hill overlooking the city. A modern stupa by Nepalese standards this place of worship was built, along with many other World Peace Pagodas around the globe, in response to the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From here you can enjoy stunning views before trekking back down to the lake shore. Return to Lakeside by boat and spend a bit of time walking along the lakeside. The afternoon will be spent further exploring Pokhara, visiting the Bindebasani Temple, Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, the old Pokhara Bazaar and the Tibetan Refugee Settlement.Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu – Bhaktapur.
Board the coach to Kathmandu, following the course of a few of Nepal’s many rivers. On arrival, transfer to Bhaktapur, just short distance in the suburbs of Kathmandu but a cultural gem of Nepal. Bhaktapur, is the largest of the three ancient Newar Kingdoms found in the Kathmandu Valley. The city is particularly known for its arts, culture and the traditional lifestyles of its people. In this ‘open museum’ you will visit Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square where you will witness the magnificent 55-window palace which is surrounded by a number of pagodas and shikhara-style temples. Continue on to Taumadhi Square home to the early 18th Century, five storied Nyatapola Temple, which is the largest of its kind in the country. An ancient town located close to Kathmandu city, Bhaktapur is like stepping back in time with its heritage buildings, cobblestones, shrines and car-free streets. Overnight in Bhaktapur
Day 8: Departure.
Transfer to Kathmandu airport in time for your flight. There are no activities planned on the last day and after breakfast you may depart the hotel at any time. Check-out from the hotel is at 12 noon. If you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel.å
Group SizeMaximum 10 pax
MealsBreakfast & Dinner
Trip Accommodation4 star
Trip Type Cultural Tour
Trip SeasonsThrough out the year
Best MonthsJanuary, March, October, November, December
Good MonthsFebruary, April, May, September
Lean MonthsJune, July, August
Prices & Dates
Join this tour that starts daily. It is priced based on number of participants. And tour is guaranteed even with Single traveler.
- 5-7 members: $680 Per Person
- 3-5 members: $765 Per Person
- 2 members: $820 Per Person
- Single traveler $1100 (including single room supplement)
- Single room supplement extra $
The tour uses the local tourists coaches to travel between Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu but all other transfers and sightseeing are done using private vehicle. Option is available to use to private vehicle to travel between these places at small extra cost.
- All transfers by private vehicle (transportation between places are done by local public tourists air-con coach)
- English Speaking Guide
- Sightseeing as per itinerary with entrance fees including boat ride in Pokhara, Park entrance fees for Chitwan.Park entrance fees
- Accommodation in listed hotels with breakfast or as indicated by B/L/D for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner respectively. (Daily breakfast and all meals when in Chitwan)
- One welcome dinner with cultural performance in Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa ($25 upon arrival)
- Meals (other than listed)
- Bar/Beverages, Laundry & Telephone, optional tips & gratuties
- Travel Insurance
- All other personal expenses not listed in the included section
Hotel used are 4 star types.
Kathmandu: Hotel Shambhala
Pokhara: Temple Tree
Chitwan: Jungle Villa Resort
Bhaktapur: Thagu Chhen or Heritage Hotel
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After completing college from Kathmandu University, Mahindra pursued Post Graduate In Community Welfare and MBA from Australia, where he also worked as Social and Community Care Coordinator in Royal Darwin Hospital for 1 and half years and as a Community Service Worker and Disability Service Coordinator in Somerville Community Services. He returned to Nepal and has been Consultant/Manager of Health Care International for 2 years and finally left to join the exciting career in promotion of Tourism in Nepal.
Hem Raj Bastola is a permanent inhabitant of Pokhara-25. He has been working as a tour and trekking guide since 2010. Formerly he has worked as a guest service agent at the hotel Pokara Grande. He started his career as a Cave guide, ticket sales man at Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave in Pokhara. So must of his working experience is related to tourism and hospitality industry. Beside his guiding profession, he enjoys reading and writing poetry. His poets have been published in different forums and medias. When get free time loves to work in the field as well.