Mountain Culture and Wildlife

Trip Facts

Duration

8 Days

Max. Altitude:

2195 meters

Location

Nepal

Meals

Breakfast with welcome and farewell dinners

Accommodation

3-star hotels

Group size

1-16

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Overview

This 8 day long ‘Mountain, Culture and Wildlife Experience’ tour gives it all. We start this wonderful journey by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath). The sightseeing also extends to Tibetan Rufugee Camp in Patan where we watch the small Tibetan community engaged in making beautiful handmade handicrafts. Patan: the city of ancient art amazes us as we tour the Durbar Square.

The next destination on this journey would be the Chitwan via central highway, which is the lifeline of Nepal.  We spend two days enjoying the wildlife safari and several other fun activities in Chitwan National Park: one of the best parks in the whole Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After admiring the beauty of the jungle to the fullest we head to Pokhara.

Pokhara: an amazing lakecity which is as beautiful as could be. Pokhara provides the spectacular mountain vistas of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre and five of Annapurna Peaks. It is also the gateway to Annapurna-Region. In pokhara, we enjoy the amazing sunrise view from Sarangkot, we have fun boating around the phewa lake, we pay our visit to couple of splendid Landmarks including Mountain Museum, Davi’s Fall, World Peace Pagoda. Nonetheless, we stroll around the lake side which is equally fun in its own right.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International airport a representative from Naata Trek and Tours will be waiting for you at the airport displaying a playcard imprinted with your name. He/she will then transfer you to the designated hotel. In the evening we can enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by Naata Trek and Tours. During the dinner we can enjoy Nepalese cuisine which will introduce us to the country’s food culture.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 2: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu

We will have a pre trip meeting after breakfast where you will be introduced to your Guide. During the meeting you can assure yourself with any queries regarding the trip.
We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara–style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 3: Drive to Chitwan National Park

After the early breakfast today, we start our drive to Chitwan via Prithivi Highway: the main south-west central highway. The scenic (150km) five hours drive to Chitwan is along the winding roads on the bank of Trishuli River. Upon the arrival and after checking-in to the hotel, you will be briefed about the whole nature program by our nature guide. We start the activities right on. We will have a guided village walk and walk along the bank of Rapti River watching the spectacular sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. After the wonderful evening, we will be served dinner with cultural programs showcased by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums.
Chitwan National Park declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most exciting safari destinations in the World, Safari on the back of an elephant or in the four wheel drive viewing exotic birds and diverse wildlife. The other thrills include canoe rides, jungle walks and bird watching excursions. The exotic jungle of Chitwan National Park is a habitat for the most endangered species of wildlife: the Royal Bengal Tiger, One horned Rhinoceros, the Gangetic Ghariel and fresh water Dolphins.

  Maximum Altitude : 415 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 4: Jungle Safari

Our jungle program begins early in the morning before breakfast with a jungle walk, bird watching or elephant safari for couple of hours, then return to lodge for breakfast. After an hour break, another jungle tour begins till the lunch time around 1 p:m. Afternoon activities embarks by 3 p:m for Elephant safari or Jungle walk.

Note: However, the itinerary can be slightly modified, if and when need be.

  Maximum Altitude : 415 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara and Sightseeing

After breakfast today we head towards pokhara: nicknamed as lakecity is probably one of the most beautiful city not only in Nepal but also in the Whole World. The comfortably scenic drive to Pokhara last for about five hours. Pokhara- another exotic tourist destination offers a mind-blowing views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre , five peaks of Annapurna and others. It is also the gateway to the Annapurna-Region. After our arrival, we make a near-by sightseeing tour visiting the old bazzars, marketplaces and Landmarks. In the evening we can enjoy the vibrant night life in the Lake side.

  Maximum Altitude : 820 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel
 Driving Distance : 4-5 hours

Day 6: Sunrise from Sarankot and Sightseeing in Pokhara

This day is spent for the exploration of the beautiful city. Early in the morning we drive to Sarangkot to watch the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. We boat around the Fewa Lake with the view of Majestic Fishtail (Mt Machhapuchre) and take an hour walk to the World Peace Pagoda. We also pay our visit to the amazing Davi’s Fall: a place with surreal history. Other places that we visit today are the Mountain Museums and seti river gorge.

  Maximum Altitude : 1600 meters
 Meal : Breakfast
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 7: Flight to Kathmandu

After breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the Pokhara airport. Try to take the sit on the left side of the plane as the snow capped mountain views from the plane window is worth the try. Upon your landing in TIA in Kathmandu, a NAATA’S representative will escort you to the hotel in a private vehicle. You can enjoy the leisure day but we will assist you if you want us to. In the evening, Naata Trek and Tours will organize a THANK-YOU Dinner as a farewell.

  Maximum Altitude : 1350 meters
 Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Day 8: Departure

Today as per the flight timing Naata’s representative will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the Airport bidding you goodbye from this amazing country of Nepal.

 Meal : Breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights and Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation sharing twin at Jungle Lodge in Chitwan for 2 nights with Jungle Activities on full board basis.
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Kathmandu & Pokhara with applicable entrance fees.
  • Transportation as per itinerary by private Non AC vehicle.
  • Internal flight Pokhara / Kathmandu with applicable airport taxes.

Not Included in the Cost

  • International flights to / from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotels.
  • Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
  • Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  • Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.

Traveler Reviews

Rebecca Clark
Rebecca Clark
February 5, 2022

The coolest part about Chitwan was when I was strolling for morning walk, A rhino was just chilling in road. 🤣🤣

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