Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara tour is one of the most enjoyed and admired tours in Nepal. This tour provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy all sorts of natural and cultural treasures that Nepal has to offer. The Kathmandu valley tour comprises of visits to the World famous sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and others that are listed under the World Heritage sites list. Pokhara, on the other hand is famous for the various naturally endowed sites perfect for mountain views and adventure sports. Chitwan is known as the jungle of Nepal as one gets to explore the dense forests of Chitwan National Park on the famous elephant rides. The jungle safaris are especially famous for providing the perfect opportunity for bird watching and witnessing the wildest and rarest animals in their natural setting from a very close range.
Pokhara is also known as the city of lakes for it has numerous beautiful lakes like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and other smaller yet beautiful lakes which are famous for boating as well as chilling around the lakeside areas. The various vantage points like the World peace pagoda and Sarangkot provide the perfect opportunity to watch the majestic snow-capped mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri changing their colors during dawn and dusk every day. The splendid lakes and the lush green forests in the beautiful valley of Pokhara is a sight that one can enjoy for hours from the vantage points. Pokhara is also home to a number of religious places sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists and natural caves like the Bat cave and Mahendra cave. A number of adventure activities like paragliding, para-hawking, Zip line, trekking etc can be experienced in Pokhara which makes it a perfect destination for adventure junkies all over the world. In this way, this Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara tour package provides you all the things that ensure your trip to Nepal is a culturally enriching and adventurous one.
Note: The tour package is designed to meet the time and money values of all the clients with perfectly managed transportation and accommodation facilities with the most experienced guides. We hope you have the time of your life in this tour with Nepal Eco Adventure.
- Historical sites of Kathmandu valley.
- Elephant Safari in Chitwan.
- Sunset view from the bank of Rapti River, Chitwan.
- Sunrise view from Sarangkot.
As you enter the land of the Himalayas, you will be welcomed by the glorious views of the high hills and mountains as well as green fields and valleys. As you land in the Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital city, Kathmandu, you will be guided towards your hotel by a representative of Nepal Eco Adventure.
After breakfast, you will start your guided tour to world UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, house of the sacred linga (Phallic symbol of Lord Shiva). This temple is on the bank of Bagmati River which is also a sacred funeral site of Hindus. Bouddhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages in the world marked by the world’s biggest Stupa with colorful prayer flags. Kathmandu Durbar square is adorned by the temples and palaces built by medieval kings who ruled over the Kathmandu kingdom. One of the temples houses Goddess Kumari, the living Goddess. Swoyambhunath Stupa is located atop a hill and is another Buddhist pilgrimage site also known as the “monkey temple” for the hundreds of monkeys in the temple area. Overnight at Hotel.
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Chitwan National park, 150km southwest of Kathmandu. As you leave Kathmandu valley, the road winds through the scenic bank of Trisuli River and after a 5 hours’ drive, you reach and check in to a hotel before the briefing about programs by a guide. After lunch, you go for a guided Tharu village walk and walk around Rapti River to watch charming views of the sub-tropical Jungle. The views of the sunset sometimes accompanied by crocodile sightings on Rapti River might be interesting. In the evening, after dinner, you can enjoy the cultural programs by ethnic people with their stick dance and tribal drums at Tharu cultural hall in Sauraha. Overnight at hotel (B,L,D)
After enjoying the early morning breakfast you will begin dugout canoeing flowing through the Elephant breeding center. You will definitely enjoy watching the Elephants bathing in the river. Jungle safari is the most exhilarating activity enjoyed by the visitors in Chitwan as it takes you around the whole jungle witnessing a diverse variety of animals and vegetation. The major attractions are the extinct animals like the one-horned rhinoceros, Gharials, Bengali tiger, leopard and other different types of animals. Overnight at Hotel (B,L,D)
On this day you make another early start before breakfast for bird-watching as Chitwan is home to a wide species of birds. After breakfast, you start driving to Pokhara which will take about 5 hours. You will enjoy the evening at lakeside with the beauty of the surroundings. After the short visit to lakeside and the market area, you will rest the night at a local hotel. Overnight at Hotel(B)
You will start early with a drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil and magical beauty of the city with the sunrise over panoramic view of Himalayas. After breakfast you will visit different places like Mahendra cave, Phewa Lake, Davis fall, Tibetan refugee camp, Seti gorge and World peace Pagoda for best mountain views of the region. You can enjoy the great view of beautiful lakes and forests along with high mountains like Machchhapuchhre, Annapurna, etc. Overnight at Hotel (B)
From Pokhara you will return back to Kathmandu. The wonderful view of the surroundings from the window of the vehicle is always breathtaking. Driving for about 7 to 8 hours, you will return back to Kathmandu and rest the night here. Overnight at Hotel (B)
On this day you start your tour of two more UNESCO World Heritage site cities – Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan is also known as the city of Fine arts as Patan Durbar Square still houses the medieval arts and architecture in their original state. The Durbar Square is full of ancient places, temples and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings, mostly the Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Similarly, the medieval town of Bhaktapur is a popular tourist destination especially for devotees as it also preserves medieval arts, architecture, culture and lifestyle. Most interesting thing to see in Bhaktapur is wood carving and pottery square. Overnight at Kathmandu. (B)
In Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the International airport by our representative for the final departure. We would like to welcome you again to explore many other treasures of the Himalayan Kingdom.
What is Included
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
- Four nights 3 star standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- All the Transfer and the transportation by tourist bus/car depending on group size.
- Two night three days Chitwan package all included like transport, accommodation, meals, all Jungle activities in National Park.
- Two nights 2-3 star standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Guided tour in Kathmandu Pokhara with private vehicle as per itinerary.
- Government Taxes and office expenses and service charge.
What is Excluded
- All your meals except from Chitwan. Lunch and Dinner.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $25 dollar.
- Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing entrance fee.
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Can I get Nepal visa on arrival or online?
Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.
You can apply online visa from 1st of March (http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
Trekking at Nepal will be best during the seasons of spring and autumn. But according to the will of the trekkers, the trekking and visiting in Nepal can be managed. The trekking at the high altitude should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May but the trekking at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.
How difficult is trekking in Nepal?
The trekking in Nepal is one of the most interesting things that the visitors in Nepal want to do. The trekking will take the visitors of Nepal to different parts of Nepal. Generally, trekking in Nepal will goes for about 5 to 7 hours per day in every trekking but the toughness of the trekking will differ from its grade. There are different types of trekking grading from the easy, medium, challenging and demanding. Normally in Trekking covers 3000 meters to 8848 meters which has categories in various stage of grade. Expedition is challenging but trekking is normal and easy.
How fit do need to be for trekking?
It depends on you; if you’re reasonably fit and enjoy walking then trekking is certainly for you. Choose the trekking route suites your fitness level. Obviously shorter treks are easier then longer ones, longer and bigger treks require a better standard of fitness. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should try some longer day hikes.
How long will be the trekking?
The trekking at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the trekking destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for trekking and the duration of the trekking will generally goes for about 1 to 4 weeks. But the trekking at the different places like in city tours will be short but the trekking towards the base camp of the high hills will be generally long.
What is teahouse and camping trekking in Nepal?
In Nepal, generally we can do two types of trekking. In the teahouses trekking, we will do the trekking by resting the night at the lodges or the teahouses at different places of the trekking trails. The teahouses trekking at Nepal will be comfortable than the camping trekking because the trekkers should not have to take any tensions regarding the accommodation and foods. But besides the teahouses trekking, camping trekking in Nepal is also equally popular. The camping trekking will be based on the trekking where the night will be resting at the camps, where we will set up our camps at the different parts of the trekking trails for our convenience. We will have our meals at the camps and will rest the night at camps. As compared to the lodging trekking, camping trekking is a bit difficult.
What types of food will be served during the trekking?
While trekking in Nepal, meals are prepared in tea houses, good standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked in iodine water before cooked. The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the trekking is camping trekking, then the trekkers will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. Due to the lack of electricity and refrigerators along our trekking route you will eat a largely vegetarian diet. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.
Does your company organize domestic flights, hotel booking and other services?
Yes. Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home. But domestic flight ticket and accommodation during the trek will be included in our package. If you like to organize individually river rafting, sightseeing tour, mountain flight, jungle safari can be organized according to your interest.
Do I really need trekking guide?
While visiting to Nepal, trekking guides is almost mandatory to trekking in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the trekkers is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the trekking guides. But trekking guide can play big role to make your trekking They will provide information about the trekking destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the trekking, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the trekkers themselves to solve them.
Is trekking and travel safe in Nepal?
Yes Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.
Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes. . There are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world.
Do I need insurance for travel and trek in Nepal? Can I get it there?
You should buy medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m. General travel and medical insurance for traveling in Nepal. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country as we don´t have mountain rescue insurance over here in Nepal. Check with your home country travel insurance company which covers the rescue helicopter from the mountain up to 5500m.
Is there any telephone/internet facilities, when we are on the mountain?
In the way in most villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephone for international call. Popular trekking area like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang area there good coverage of cell phones. and there internet cafe some lodges have wifi service.
What do I need to carry on trek?
A porter will carry your luggage and that belonging to your room-mate. Your clothing and sleeping bag must be placed in plastic bags inside your rucksack which must not weigh more than 25 pounds (12 kg) in total. You will be able to leave clothes and other baggage at our hotel in Kathmandu while away on trek.
Each trekker will carry a small day-sack, fleece jacket, water proofs, warm hat, sunhat, sun-cream, water bottle (or camel back system), first aid kit and water purification kit.
What in case of altitude sickness?
Altitude sickness is one of the major problems while you will trek high altitudes trekking destination of Nepal. But there are certain measures that can be applied while trekking at the high altitudes which help the trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. Besides, if it will affects to any trekkers then there are several provisions for the first aid and other medicines to recover. If the condition of the trekkers gets worst, then he will immediately transfer to the nearby hospitals.
What happens if there is an emergency?
Our guides are trained with first aid and have basic knowledge about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.
You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
Do I need to bring First Aid Kit?
Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.
What currency should I bring to Nepal?
We advise you to bring US dollars /British pounds/Euros to pay for your visa, trip cost and other expenses. most major currencies are usually accepted also. It is always better to travel with US dollars.
Does Nepal has good quality banking facilities?
Nepal has reasonable banking facilities having branches of some international local commercial banks Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as Visa and Master card are broadly accepted. ATM is widely available in Kathmandu and pokhara. There are some ATM in bigger town on treks. when you go remote area idea to carry enough cash. some trekking area has bank and ATM, they might not be reliable.
What are the main Nepali customs to know about?
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a house
Ask for permission before entering Hindu temples
Most of the time, it will be forbbiden to take photographs inside temples
What about time and phone code in Nepal ?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC + 5H45
The Country Code is 977
Do we need to get vaccinated to visit Nepal?
You do not need any specific vaccine to come to Nepal. It is however recommended to check if your mandatory vaccines are up to date and talk to your doctor before travelling.
How early should I book my trip?
We recommend you to book your trip in few month advance. Even you arrive and want to organize your trip we accommodate last minute bookings. However, for Trekking like Everest region we need to reserved the flight so we highly recommend earliest is best for us.
What are your payment terms?
You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arriving to Nepal and remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.
What essential documents/items do I need to bring with me?
You must bring a valid passport (must be valid for up to 6 months, keep an extra photocopy just in case), a copy of your travel insurance, cash, flight tickets, emergency contact numbers of insurance and family members and any medications.
How much extra spending money should I bring?
This depends on the destination you will travel or trek. There is something you spend your money on throughout the trek other than the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Hot shower on the trek, Tipping and shop round on the trek. On the other hand Kathmandu is a shopper’s paradise.. Frequently purchased items include hand-woven Tibetan carpets, hand knit woollen goods, hats, outdoor clothing and equipment, cashmere clothing, shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings and jewellery etc. we suggest you to bring $200-$350 US dollar. You can only buy Nepalese Rupees in Nepal. There are ATM’s in Kathmandu where you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees Credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there will be an additional charge for this service.
Are Nepal Eco Adventure guides/porters insured?
Yes our company trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas all of them are insured. we have bought insurance for all our staff from Neco Insurance. Their insurance cover up to $5000 USD.
How much should I tip to my guide and porter?
Tips do not form any part of thewages of guides,porters and other trekking crews. but they are expected by the porters, guide, Sherpa and cook. it is a nice way of saying thank-you to someone who will play a large part in your trekking experience and who will prove invaluable to you on this trip. Our porters and guides will be paid more than working for other big tour and trek companies. we suggest to tip 10-20% of total trip cost. This amount must be given in Nepalese rupee. The porters live in small hill villages several days walking from the nearest bank or money changer. I will suggest you to be generous about tipping job they have done for you.