Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Nagarkot Tour
A classic circuit of Nepal
- 8 Days
- Culture Tours
- Village Tours
If not the trek in Nepal, the next best thing is to do the classical circuit tour that delves deeper into varied aspects that make Nepal a hotspot for travelers. Each temple and monastery in the Kathmandu Valley reflects its rich past and cultural heritage, lively tradition, and ritual only add to its allure. Moreover, Pokhara Valley oozes out with its mountainous charms, Chitwan pulsates with wildlife, and Nagarkot for its appeal and glorious sunrise at the back of mighty Himalayan peaks.
The cultural highlights of Nepal combined with the Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Nagarkot Tour is a visual feast of magnificent mountains, lush green forests, and terraced fields with a mixture of Buddhist foundations and Hindu culture with natural wildlife safari. Along with the awe-inspiring views of some of the snow-capped peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Machhapuchre.
The scenic territory is also a perfect place to connect with a spiritual side. The wilderness in Chitwan extends over miles with various picturesque, isolated hamlets, small villages, river embankments, and forested passages, imparting a sense of connecting with the higher self and yet serene countryside. Nagarkot is a naturally inbuilt hill station of Nepal from where a traveler can enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains.
Naturally, Pokhara is the second-largest beautiful city in Nepal. Chitwan’s outstanding wildlife reserve is home to hundreds of species of birds, wild animals, and butterflies, including various exotic and endangered species. For the jungle activities: one can go for an open Jeep safari, Tharu village tour, Bird watching, Tharu traditional Dance, Canoe Trip and nature walking.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m).
Day 2: In Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara(850m/208km/6-7hrs).
Day 4: In Pokhara.
Day 5: Pokhara to chitwan(415m/160kms/5-6hrs)
Day 6: In Chitwan.
Day 7: Chitwan to Nagarkot(2175m/189kms/6-7hrs)
Day 8: Departure.
- Visit some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu and Patan.
- Learn more about the history, culture, and civilization of ancient Kathmandu Valley.
- Enjoy wildlife activities in Chitwan, including elephant/jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, and jungle walking.
- Experience the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of people from different regions.
- Witness Machhapuchre and Annapurna range from Pokhara.
- Enjoy the sunrise and panoramic mountain view from Sarangkot and Nagarkot.
Detailed ItineraryExpand All
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu, meet and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Depending upon your arrival time, you may spend your free time visiting Katmandu city. This evening, welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with folk dance and cultural performances. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, where we visit Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, and walk around Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive to Pokhara
Today we head west from Kathmandu towards Pokhara. On clear days, most of the way to Pokhara are views of Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna massif cascading rice terraces, rocky gorges, and roaring rapids crossed by precarious suspension bridges. The highway follows a series of deep river valleys, passing several small villages. Overnight in Pokhara.
This morning we will go for an excursion tour to Sarangkot. Sarangkot lies west of the old Pokhara bazaar. Sarangkot is famous for its sunrise view and offers spectacular views of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and other majestic peaks of the Himalayas. On the way back, we will stop at the Bindhyabasini Temple -the center of religious activities of Pokhara and later visit Davis Fall, Gupteshwar Cave, Tibetan Village, and the Peace Pagoda. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.
Drive to Chitwan
Today we shall drive to Chitwan following the Seti Gandaki, and Marsyangdi river banks until Mugling. From Mugling, we head east toward the Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife species. In the afternoon, we will explore the Tharu village, the Indigenous people of the Terai region of Nepal. Overnight in Chitwan.
Enjoy a full day in Chitwan National Park. You can participate in several activities and enjoy a Jeep safari through the Chitwan National Park. Take a canoe ride on the Rapti River, walk through the jungle, and visit the crocodile breeding center. In the evening, enjoy a Tharu cultural performance followed by dinner. Overnight in Chitwan.
Drive to Nagarkot
After breakfast, we will retrace our drive to Kathmandu. On arrival, take a diversion at Bhaktapur and drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is renowned for viewing Himalayan peaks and for its sunrise and sunet view. Overnight in Nagarkot.
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
- Accommodation in the listed hotels or similar.
- Only breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot while all meals are included in Chitwan.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a private vehicle.
- English-speaking local tour guide.
- All entrance fees and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above.
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips, laundry, telephone, camera fee, etc.
- Any extra cost is forced upon you by changing the itinerary due to your health, natural condition, and political situation.
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
The price is based on the number of participants using a private vehicle for all surface transfers.
- 8 members = US$ 680 per person
- 6 members = US$ 755 per person
- 4 members = US$ 885 Per Person
- 2 members = US$ 975 per person
- Single traveler = US$ 1600 (including single room supplement)
- Single room supplement = US$ 210
Stephanie GJune - 06,2006
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