Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour

8 Days from $ 699

Trip Overview

Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara are three major cities of Nepal with their own specialties. Kathmandu, the capital city of the country is known as city of temples in the world and it has cultural significance. Chitwan is famous for jungle safari whereas Pokhara, the city of lakes is one of the naturally gifted cities in the world. This tour package of 8 days lets you explore the best of these three cities.

The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You get an opportunity to visit some of UNESCO’s world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Pashupatinath Temple, located on the outskirts of Kathmandu city is one of the holiest temples of Hindus. Thousands of Hindus especially from Nepal and India visit the temple to pay homage to Lord Pashupatinath (Lord of Animals), an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Patan Durbar Square, one of the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu valley used to be the palace of Malla kings and it showcases the architecture of Newa people. Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are two major spiritual sites of Buddhists in Nepal. After admiring the cultural beauty of Kathmandu valley, we take a drive by tourist bus towards Chitwan which takes us around 4-5 hours to reach our destination. Chitwan owes the first national park of Nepal, Chitwan National Park which is one of the two national parks of Nepal enlisted in UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Many tourists visit the park to spot various endangered animals and birds. You can enjoy your time in Chitwan by involving in various exhilarating jungle activities such as Elephant rides, Jungle walks, Jeep safaris, birds watching, canoeing, etc. After exploring Chitwan National Park, our next destination is Pokhara which can be reached by 3 hours drive from Chitwan. Pokhara, one of the major destinations of tourists visiting Nepal is naturally beautiful with lakes, falls, caves and mountainous beauty. We visit various sites in Pokhara including World Peace Pagoda, Devis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave and International Mountain Museum. We can enjoy our time in Lake Side admiring awe-inspiring views around there. After having great time in Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu.

Join this tour package to explore major sites of Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. You can tour with your friends and family too. Spending your holidays with your friends and family can’t get any better.

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Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel.

After your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), a representative of Himalayan Trekking Alliance will meet you at the airport and welcome you to the Himalayan nation of Nepal. You shall then be escorted to your hotel where you can rest and relax your jet lagged body. Later at the hotel you will be briefed about your upcoming daily activities. In the afternoon, you can go out and explore the surrounding streets. Stay overnight at Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu City tour

Today we shall visit the famous and popular heritage sites around the Kathmandu valley which are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We shall embark on a tour around the iconic Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple) which is also known as one of the oldest existing stupas in the world and Boudhanath which is one of the largest stupas in the world. We also should have a look around the sacred Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath which represents the faith of Hindus all over the world and is known for Hindu architecture.  and later on go for a visit to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, and the other big and small heritages. Later in the evening we shall have a pre-trip meeting where you shall be provided with necessary information about the trek. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chitwan by Tourist Bus. O/N at Chitwan Hotel

Today we shall start our tour outside the Kathmandu valley. We shall take a drive to the famous place of Sauraha in Chitwan which is close to the Chitwan National Park. Our drive shall be very picturesque as we pass through rivers and forests until we reach the hot lowlands of Terai with plain landscapes. Without a doubt you shall be able to notice the changes in weather, landscape, lifestyle and other aspects of society and culture of the locals. You shall be amazed by the sights as you follow the narrow and windy roads in the hills to the straight roads surrounded by huge farming lands and plains. Later in the afternoon you can go out and stroll around the areas of your hotel rooms to observe the local lifestyle and beautiful sunset. Stay overnight at Chitwan.

Day 04: Chitwan National Park

As of today you get to explore the natural landscapes and wildlife thriving here within the Chitwan National Park. You can go and explore the lush jungles with variety of wildlife living in it. See the birds flying high in the sky and take pictures of the wildlife to take back home. Get up and close with nature as you get to observe the local scenery with rare animals like One-horned rhinoceros, Leopard and other animals from much closer distance. Get your camera ready as you never know when a rare animal might come in front of you. Later you shall return back to your respective hotel room for dinner. Stay overnight at Chitwan.

Activities included:

-Cannoning and Bird watching

-Elephant Breeding Center

-Jungle walking

-Elephant Riding

-Cultural Show

Day 05: Chitwan to Pokhara by Tourist Bus. O/N at Pokhara Hotel

Today you shall drive to another destination of our trip. We shall have our breakfast and capture some last but amazing memories from Chitwan before heading onward to Pokhara. The drive from Chitwan shall take us about 5-6 hours to reach Pokhara. Our drive should take us gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns that shall take you directly into Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you shall be transferred to your respective hotel where you shall rest the following night. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 06: Pokhara City Tour. O/N at Pokhara Hotel

Today marks the sixth day of our tour. So we shall spend the whole day by exploring the vicinity of Pokhara. We shall do some sightseeing tour of Pokhara city. Pokhara is a place of natural beauty is known as a centre of adventure, has several beautiful lakes and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalaya. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Lake to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Lamjung ranges and do some boating activity around Phewa Lake. Generally “Phewa Lake” is also the centre of all attractions in Pokhara and the starting and ending point for many of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Activities included:

-Sarankot Sunrise

-Davis fall and Gupteshwor Cave

-World Peace Stupa

-Mountain Museum

-Boating on Phewa Lake

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. O/N at Kathmandu Hotel

Today we are now at the end of our interesting and scenic adventure tour we shall say goodbye to Pokhara valley as we have to drive back to the medieval city of Kathmandu. We shall drive along the twisting and turning paved roads along rural settlements and scenic landscapes. After reaching Kathmandu you shall be transferred to your respective hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 08: Final Departure

Today marks the end of our 8 days Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara tour as you shall be transferred to the airport by a representative of Himalayan Trekking Alliance at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your native land. We hope that we were successful in helping you achieve your desired expectation and create incredible memories worth remembering for the rest of your life along the entire tour.


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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.


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