This trip will cruise you through the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara with a jungle experience at Chitwan integrated in between. The city of Kathmandu can be called a magnificent open museum filled with amazing temples and Palaces, wooden carvings and ancient relics. We can take advantage of this opportunity and amble across Kathmandu's 2000 year long epic story among the great temples, which is a sentient witness to mankind's pursuit of salvation. At Chitwan National Park, we enjoy a breathtaking jungle safari in the deep woods. We then take the road to Pokhara, a serene town that has entranced visitors for decades. Here, we head to the shores of the Fewa Lake and absorb some of the most remarkable places you’ve ever seen.
Day 1: Kathmandu
Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be picked up from the airport and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be given a briefing by the tour leader. You will be given an overview about the whole program. If you have any question about the trip this is the right time to ask.
Day 2: Kathmandu
You will take a guided tour of Kathmandu in the morning. First you will visit the Boudhanath Stupa. The Buddhist site is revered by the Vajrayana sect of Buddhism. The Stupa is colossal and beautiful. There is an air of spirituality about it and at that moment you will feel the magnanimity of Buddhist culture. All around the stupa there are shops selling Buddhist artifacts. These shops are mostly run by Tibetan refugees.
You will then be driven to the temple of Pashupati Nath. This temple is considered the holiest of all temples in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Last rites are performed on the premises of this temple and from afar you can even see a Hindu last-rite being performed. Swayambhunath is the most ancient and enigmatic of the Valley’s holy shrines the golden-spired stupa of Swayambhunath tops a wooded hillock. Records of its history date as far as the 5th century, but its origins are believed to be older. Then we head to the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is the number one tourist attraction swarms with life. Though a few of the square’s 50-plus monuments date from the 12th century, most are from the time of the Malla Kings. Probably the most famous building here is the Kumari Bahal, a building richly decorated with beautiful woodcarvings, which is home to the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess, a manifestation of the great goddess Durga.
Day 3: Chitwan
This day, you head for the Chitwan National Park. The drive to the park will take us about 5 hours. Once you reach Chitwan, you will be transferred to your lodge. The Chitwan National Park provides shelter to various species of birds and animals. They find refuge in this vast jungle, where only occasional tourists come to have a peek into the wild side of Nepal. The park was established in 1973 and is set in an area of 932 sq. km. There are more than 43 species of mammals, over 450 species of birds, and more than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles in this reserve. You can find the Chital, Sambar, Hog Deer, Barking deer, wild elephant, four horned antelope, striped hyena, pangolin, Gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard, python, sloth deer, common leopard, ratel, palm civet, wild dog, langur and rhesus monkeys. You can also find endangered animals like the one horned rhinoceros, the Tiger and the Gharial.
In the afternoon you will make an excursion to a neighboring village. The village is inhabited by the Tharu community where you might see Tharu cultural dance program.
Day 4: Chitwan
In the morning you will go for an elephant safari. This way you can move to various parts of the Jungle without any hindrance. You can closely watch the one horned rhino and other wonderful animals. You will later take a dug-out canoe across the Rapti River. The river is home to Crocodiles but they do not attack humans unless provoked.
Day 5: Pokhara
You will catch our transport from Chitwan and take a six-hour drive to Pokhara. Pokhara is a serene lake side town, with amazing places to visit and interesting things to see. The views of the Annapurna massif and especially the Machhapuchhare never leave you. While you are here, you can take a boat ride across the moss green water of the Fewa Lake. You can also ramble across the marketplace which has a lot of beautiful items for sale. You can also visit the Devil's fall here.
Day 6: Pokhara
Set in a serene location with absolutely minimal pollution Pokhara is adorned all around with colossal peaks of the Annapurna range. All tourists find safe haven here as they seem to be away from the noise of the city. Since Pokhara is the starting point of some of the most exclusive treks in the world, tourists flock this beautiful town.
You can either relax by the pool or go for boating on the Fewa Lake. Either way, Pokhara is an ideal place for relaxation.
Day 7: Kathmandu
Today you will drive back to Kathmandu. Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free to relax or for shopping
Day 8: Departure
The tour ends here. You will be transfer to the airport for departure.