9 Nights/10 days Best of Nepal tour (KTM, Pokhara, Bandipur & Chitwan)
Nepal has the amalgam of varies attractions tourists love to experience. Kathmandu city has a cluster of 7 world heritage sites within a radius of 20 Km and Pokhara other hand is a paradise with majestic Mountain View and numerous lakes. This 9 nights/10 day’s Nepal tour includes the tour of Chitwan national park and its periphery. In addition Bandipur provides you a village life experience.
- Trip duration - 9 nights/10 days Nepal tour.
- Tour code - Best of Nepal Tour Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Bandipur..
- Places to see - Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Lumbini and Chitwan.
- Minimum number of people - 1 and above.
- Tour category - Budget/Standard and Deluxe.
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Rhino in Chitwan National Park: A one horned Rhino is drinking water at the open area of Chitwan National Park.
Lumbini: The homeland of Lord Buddha situated in the Terai plains of Nepal is one of the extreme pilgrimage spots for Buddhists People.
Itinerary in Detail
Our staff with your name plate will be waiting for you in the airport. After check in at the hotel in Kathmandu. Evening free on your own.
Full day sightseeing of the southern Kathmandu valley including Khokana, Bungmati and Patan Durbar Square.
Khokana and Bungmati- These two Newar Villages are located in the outskirts of the Patan District and are proposed as Tentative UNESCO heritage sites by the Nepal government. Khokana has the temple of Rudryaini and is also famous for the Mustard oil production. Bungmati, 20 minutes walk from Khokana through paddy fields is full of old Newari houses and architecture. These twin villages are one of the best places to experience Nepal’s age old heritages and to observe the daily life of the People. You will feel like walking in the 18th century Europe as you go through these streets.
Patan Durbar Square- Patan unlike most of other cities in Nepal has majority of Buddhist population. The Patan city has more than 136 Buddhist monasteries and only 50 Hindu temples. Patan Durbar Square is famous for the south Indian style, Krishna temple, the sunken bath, the tall temple of Taleju and the golden temple. Patan Durbar Square is also famous for carvings done in metal, wood and stone.
After a warm breakfast at hotel we start the 7 hours/200km drive to Pokhara. We will make few stops on the way as there are lots of places to capture photographs. We will follow the Trishuli river, one of the best rivers for amateur rafting until Mugling and then onwards go on the opposite direction of the Marshayngdi river for a while. Besides the small and simple villages the Prithvi Highway also offer nice view of mountains, most notably from Khairini and onwards. If the weather is clear you can see the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu and Annapurna as soon as you start going down from Kathmandu. In the evening stroll around the lake side or depending on the time you reach Pokhara fo for a boating trip in the Phewa lake.
Early morning wake up and drive to Sarangkot for sunrise view. After breakfast transfer For Sightseeing of Pokhara city including the Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Bindabasani temple, Tibetan refugee camp and Seti river gorge. Free time in the afternoon for exploration.
You will get a early morning wakeup call from the reception as we need to drive 12 km from the city of Pokhara to see the sunrise and the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961. Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self created statue of Lord shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side. A 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelries with semi precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasani temple and the Seti river gorge
Free day in Pokhara. Explore on your own. You can do boating in the Phewa lake, do cycling around the lake or go for a hike to the world peace Pagoda.
Drive to Bandipur (55km/2 hours).Visit the Thani Mai Temple, Notredamn School and BandipurBazaar in the Evening. Overnight at Hotel.
We start the day after breakfast and drive towards Bandipur. A Small village in the Tanahun District, it is a new destination in Nepal with a feel of village life and some cultural attractions. The Bazaar area is lively with old houses and friendly people and gives you a feeling of coming back to the 18th century Europe. You can also see the sunset and sunrise over the Manaslu range from Bandipur. Besides Manaslu Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal range and others are also visible from Bandipur.
Drive to Chitwan (170km/6 hours). Tharu village walk in the afternoon. Tharu cultural program in the evening before dinner.
The drive from Pokhara to Chitwan is a scenic drive of 6 hours. The change in the vegetation and lifestyle of the people is very significant. We will reach Chitwan for Lunch on this day. After a brief rest we take a walk through the village of the Tharu people, one of the famous indigenous groups in Nepal. They are famous for their resistance against Malaria, also for the huts they live in and the unique culture they have which they brought with them from Rajasthan in India from where they migrated. After a brief walk in the village to understand better we will come back to the hotel to see the Tharu dance program, which is a collection of many different dances that are performed by Tharu in different festivals.
After breakfast we go ahead for the canoeing and elephant breeding center visit. We go to the elephant bathing place, if you want to participate you can enjoy the shower on a elephant. After lunch Elephant safari and Nature walk.
Yes you are in the periphery of the Chitwan national park, The best habitat for tropical animals and plants in Nepal. This is an exciting day ahead of you. After breakfast in the morning we drive for a while from your jungle camp and go for the canoeing in the Budi Rapti river. The canoeing lasts for maximum 40 minutes and during those 40 minutes you see atleast 20 species of birds and 2 species of crocodiles basking in the sun. There are chances to see the one horned rhino and other wild animals. After the canoeing we go to the elephant breeding center where female elephants are kept for breeding. You might also see few small naughty ones coming to play with the visitors. We drive to the elephant bathing place in Suaraha. You can participate in the elephant bathing if you want. It cost you 2-3 dollars for a shower on top of an elephant. We head back to the hotel for lunch and rest for a while. At around 3 pm we will go for the elephant ride inside the Chitwan national park which lasts for 2 hours. There you can see many animals including one horned rhino, 4 species of deers, monkeys and many more.
Drive back to Kathmandu. Free time in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- All sightseeing’s in A/c vehicle.
- 7 night’ accommodation on BB basis.
- 2 nights in Chitwan with all jungle activities and meals.
- Entrance fees.
- Guide fees.
- Drinks, Tips, Insurance and any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation Etc
- All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills etc.
- Travel insurance