Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Chitwan Tour Itinerary will help you to experience a different world in a short time. You can feel the geographical diversity, different climatic experiences, incredible landscapes, topography, and so on. Along with it, as all these areas are highly developed in culture, tradition, you can interact with people to share the culture and livelihood.
Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Chitwan tour package is designed to include the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. Kathmandu; the capital city with history, culture, and tradition. Similarly, Pokhara, the naturally beautiful valley, has magnificent mountain views and the most popular trekking gateway.
Lumbini is a world-famous place because the Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha, or Lord Buddha, was born here. Chitwan National Park is the most diverse iconic site that has made the world-famous National Park for UNESCO has inscribed it as the world's natural heritage.
· Combination of cultural, religious, and natural beauties.
· Visit most of the world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
· Birthplace of Lord Buddha Lumbini.
· Visit the city of Pokhara and Chitwan National Park.
· A unique experience during a short visit.
· The picturesque mountain scenery of Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400 m)
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour to Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. On the way rafting on the Trishuli River
Day 04: Sunrise trip to Sarangkot and Pokhara city tour (paragliding optional)
Day 05: From Pokhara drive to Lumbini via Palpa Tansen
Day 06: Exploration in Lumbini
Day 07: Drive to Chitwan National Park
Day 08: Jungle activities in Chitwan
Day 09: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 10: Final departure according to your flight schedule.
Kathmandu is Nepal's capital and is located at 1,400 meters above sea level, surrounded by Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Nagarjun, and Chandragiri. The Kathmandu Valley consists of three districts (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur) and has the country's highest population density.
Historically, the Kathmandu Valley and adjacent areas were known as Nepal Mandala. Until the 15th century, Bhaktapur was its capital, as two other capitals, Kathmandu and Lalitpur
Kathmandu Tour can provide an authentic opportunity to trace the history of Nepal. The Malla era's medieval place was ruled by numerous dynasties, an enchanting architectural masterpiece, colorful culture, and historical shrines listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the whole city, and the preserved city of tourism. Kathmandu city is named after Kasthamandap temple, which was located in Durbar Square. In Sanskrit, Kastha means "wood," and Mandap means "covered shelter." This temple, also known as Maru Satta: in the Newar language, was built in 1596 by Biseth during King Laxmi Narsingh Malla. The two-story structure was made entirely of wood and used no nails or iron supports. According to legend, all the wood for constructing the pagoda was obtained from a single tree.
Pokhara: Pokhara is a place of outstanding natural beauty and the second-largest city in Nepal. It is located at an altitude of 827 meters above sea level and 210 km west of the Kathmandu Valley. This charming town has several beautiful lakes and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. The lakes' tranquillity and the Himalayas' splendour towering behind create an atmosphere of peace and magic. This valley is the most famous gateway to the world-famous trekking areas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and the most beautiful places for paragliding
Lumbini: Lumbini is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists in all of South Asia. Lumbini is the site of the famous Kushinagar-Sarnath-Kapilvastu-Shravasti Buddhist circuit in the Terai region. Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, holds an extraordinary place in Buddhists' hearts around the world. Lumbini is the only Buddhist place revered by followers of the Hinayana and Mahayana sects of Buddhism. Lumbini at a glance is an informative guide that will provide you with various facts and figures about Lumbini.
Chitwan National Park: It is most chosen by those who want to have a great wildlife safari experience during the Chitwan jungle safari tour. The park covers 932 square kilometres and consists of the Churia hills, lakes, and floodplains of the Rapti, Narayani, and Reu rivers. There are several ways to explore Chitwan. One can opt for a jungle trek or canoe tour or a jeep safari, or an elephant ride. Chitwan National Park is home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, sluggish monkeys, lumbering elephants, wild boar, several deer species, and over 400 colourful bird species.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport, meeting and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, explore Thamel on your own and stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After Breakfast, you will have a full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley and see the main sights of Kathmandu as below
Pashupatinath Temple is a sacred Hindu temple that serves as Nepal's national deity, Lord Shiva (one of Hinduism's main Gods, where Pashupatinath or Pashupati is one of his given names). Being the oldest Hindu temple in the city, you will find a great mix of temples, ashrams (spiritual monasteries), images, and inscriptions from the moment you set foot in this place.
Boudhanath: Dominating the Kathmandu skyline, this is a famous stupa which is one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal with its massive mandala, a spiritual symbol in Buddhism. It is helpful to know that it has been a beacon of the Buddhist faith for centuries and has since been an important place of meditation and pilgrimage for many Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhists.
Swayambhunath: Swayambhu Nath Stupa is a very popular temple in Kathmandu Valley for Buddhists and Hindus. Swayambhunath Stupa is also known as the "Monkey Temple" because you can see hundreds of monkeys around. Swayambhunath's followers including Hindus, Buddhists from northern Nepal and Tibet, and Newari Buddhists from southern Nepal and central. Every morning, before dawn, hundreds of pilgrims ascend the 365 steps leading up the hill.
According to legend, the lotus mysteriously emitted a bright light, and the name of the place became Swayambhu, meaning "self-created or self-existing." Bodhisattva Manjusri came to a beautiful lake on his journey. He saw a lotus radiating a bright light in the middle of the lake, so he opened a gorge on a southern hill and drained the water to worship the lotus. The lotus then turned into a mountain, and the light became the Swayabhunath Stupa. People settled on the bottom of the lake and called it Kathmandu Valley. Since then, the top of the hill of the self-existent Lord has been a holy place.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: "Durbar Square" is a common name used to describe the places in front of Nepa's former royal palaces. In particular, Kathmandu Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture that showcases Newar artists' skills (historical residents of the Kathmandu Valley) for centuries. Unfortunately, some buildings collapsed due to an earthquake in 2015, but this square's beauty remains due to its incredible palaces, courtyards, and temples. Still, most of the monuments are already rebuilt.
After Breakfast, You will start your journey to Pokhara with Trishuli River Rafting. The entry point for rafting on the Trishuli River is only a 3 to 3.5 hours' drive west of Kathmandu. On the way to Chitwan and Pokhara, it is an excellent choice for short rafting trips of 4 to 5 hours. Pokhara is the most beautiful natural valley in Nepal, which is also the most popular tourist destination. Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and countless mountains always tower high and greet every visitor with a smile.
Today, we will drive you towards Sarangkot early in the morning to enjoy the fantastic sunrise view. The shimmering Himalayan range looks breathtaking from this hill. After seeing the sunrise view from this hill, you will come back to your hotel for Breakfast. After Breakfast, explore the beautiful city of Pokhara, including visit Seti River Gorge, Davis Falls, South Asia's longest cave Gupteshwor Cave, and Mountain Museum. Walk along the lakeshore in the evening and sail in Fewa Lake. Depending on your interest, you can do paragliding, which will bring you extra fun and new experiences. While paragliding, you can see Annapurna Himalayan range, Pokhara valley, and Phewa Lake at the same time.
After Breakfast, we will drive you to Lumbini via Tansen Palpa, a scenic mountain road. After a pleasant stay in Pokhara, the morning drive takes you southwest into Nepal to Palpa. Tansen lies in the beautiful Srinagar hill and boasts magnificent views of the mountain panorama and the Terai plains.
Tansen, an ancient hill town with architecture heavily influenced by Newari migrants from the Kathmandu Valley, is waiting to be discovered by tourists. It is among the most amazing places for its ancient culture, excellent Mountain View, serene atmosphere, and friendly people.
Today you will spend the whole day in Lumbini exploring the monuments and sites. You will visit many archaeological sites, Bihar, gardens, etc. The recently renovated Maya Devi Temple is the main attraction of Lumbini. The temple has a stone image of Maya Devi giving birth to Buddha while clinging to a tree branch. The Ashok Pillar, which depicts Lumbini as the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is another attraction here. The remains of ancient stupas and monasteries can also be seen throughout the area. The newly built international monastery area is another attraction of this place. Apart from its religious significance, you will also get to know its cultural and natural aspects and back to your hotel for a night's stay.
After Breakfast, transfer to the next destination called Chitwan National Park. After checking in at the hotel, a nature tour guide will explain the tour program, and the rest of the time, you will explore the surroundings of Sauraha. In the evening, you will observe the local Tharu dance, reflecting their culture, tradition, and way of life, then you will rest and spend the night.
After Breakfast in the morning, your jungle activities start. On this day, our jungle guide will take you on a canoe ride on the Rapti River with bird watching. Visit elephant breeding centre, jungle walk, and return to the hotel for lunch. After a short break, ready for an elephant or jeep safari (you can choose one of the two safaris), return to camp around evening, and after a break, ready for a local community cultural dance show.
Last day in Chitwan National Park, after waking up, you will go for bird watching (about 1 hour), have Breakfast at the hotel, and leave Chitwan for Kathmandu in the late morning.
Depending on your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.
Transfers airport/hotel/airport in private vehicle
Hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast
Hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
Hotel Lumbini with Breakfast
Chitwan national park jungle activities
Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable Tour Guide
Full board package program in Chitwan (including Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
All transports by private vehicle as per group size
Nepalese farewell dinner in Kathmandu
All necessary paperwork, office service fees, and all state taxes.
Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa on arrival at the airport.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini
International airfare/airport taxes,
Hot and cold alcoholic beverages, mineral/hot water, desserts.
Personal expenses include laundry, phone calls, candy, snacks, drinks, cash bills, etc.
Travel Insurance (must include emergency evacuation insurance).
Tips for excursion/tour staff and drivers
All our published fixed departure dates are guaranteed. If the date does not fit your travel plans, cost and duration, please contact us to request your customized private tour, itinerary and price. Since we are a local travel and trekking company based in Kathmandu, we try to find a small private group to fit your travel needs. Tell us what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help you plan your customized trip to your dream destination.
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There are many different categories of hotels. In our itinerary, we offer accommodation in three-star hotels for the whole trip on twin sharing basis. The hotels have 24 hours hot and cold water, attached bathrooms, dining rooms, bar, internet facilities, etc. If you wish to upgrade your accommodation to a four or five-star hotel for the entire trip, you will have to pay an extra charge. The accommodation criteria are to stay in groups of two. You will have to pay a supplement for a single room.
Your hotel will serve Breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu Pokhara and Lumbini. In Chitwan, lunch, dinner, and Breakfast are included.
Applying for a visa for Nepal
You will receive a visa upon arrival in Nepal. Upon arrival in Nepal, you will get a tourist visa for 15 to 5 months. It depends on your visit's purpose, but you will get a visa for 15 to three months if it is for travel.
v It's worth organizing a few things while you're at home. Make a note of the details on this list before you leave; these tips will help make your trip enjoyable
v Read the travel tips, get information before you travel, and get local advice when you arrive.
v During your trip, make sure you know your passport's expiration date and inquire about visa processing.
v Calculate your budget and desired vacation period, and then choose the right destination.
v Write down your travel checklist before you leave home and prepare accordingly.
v Tell your friends and family about your trip and the details of the itinerary.
v Make copies of your essential documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
v Buy a guidebook and study general information about Nepal (culture, customs, politics, people, geography, climate, festivals, religion, rules, and regulations).
v Purchase insurance that covers all medical and emergency evacuation costs while abroad.
v In the list, you will find some Nepali words that you can get to know while traveling in Nepal.
v Book travel, accommodations, and local guides in advance, especially in high season.
v Call your bank for debit and credit cards to let them know about fees and your destination. Get your bank's emergency number if you have any problems.
v Check with your doctor about your health and take the appropriate medications and vaccinations.
v Remember that local laws apply to you as a visitor, and it is your responsibility to comply with them.
v Be sensitive to local customs, traditions, and practices, as your behavior may be considered inappropriate, hostile, or illegal.
v Don't step on anyone's feet/legs and pull your legs in if someone tries to overtake you.
v When you enter a house, someone's kitchen, a temple, or a monastery, take off your shoes.
v As a woman, you should always be dressed in a way that will not provoke you, so keep your shoulders and legs covered.
v It is very polite to give and receive with the right hand, and even more so when the left hand is used to support the elbow of the right hand.
v It is best not to touch the offerings or people on the way to the shrines.
v Beef is forbidden by both Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for consumption.
v You are not allowed to enter the inner sanctums of temples and stupas.
v You may be interested in taking photos of temples, stupas, and monuments. Taking pictures of temples, stupas and monuments is generally allowed, but it is best to ask permission before using cameras.
The best time to travel to Nepal is between mid-September and December when the skies are clear and blue and spectacular. The weather remains dry until about April, with temperatures varying by region. January and February can be freezing, especially at night.
How much time do you need in Kathmandu? 3-4 days is enough time to explore the chaotic streets, visit some of the most famous temples, indulge in Nepalese cuisine, haggle in the stores, and of course, get a taste of the Nepalese way of life.
Nepal is known as the famous outdoor sports destination par excellence, offering a wide range of sports such as climbing, canyoning, zip-lining, etc. Probably the most challenging sport is skydiving from Mount Everest and landing in the highest place in the world.
Kathmandu is generally an extremely safe city. Feel free to stroll around the city on your own at any time of day. Be careful walking alone outside of Thamel at night, but you will find that the night walks are as safe as they are surreal within the well-lit tourist area.
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