Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour
Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour Overview
Imagine sitting by a beautiful blue lake reflecting the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. Then imagine yourself on an elephant looking for rare one-horned rhinos and the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Then picture yourself touring ancient temples and even getting a chance to see a living goddess. Sounds impossible to do in a week ? Well, welcome to Nepal ! Here you can do all of these things in the course of a few days.
The Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour is GA Travels highlight tour of Nepal. This is one of our most popular trips as it combines the highlights of this great country in a very short period of time. Most people are so impressed with what they encounter that they want to come again and again. It is said that a lifetime is not enough to see all of Nepal. Once you've been here Kathmandu Chitwan Pokhara Tour, you'll agree !
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival: You arrive at Tribhuven International Airport where you will be greeted by a representative of GA Travels. From here, you will be taken to your hotel where you will have a chance to rest up from your journey, or take in some of the nightlife in Thamel, the tourist hub of the city.
Day 2—Kathmandu: The walk begins early as you leave Thamel and travel first to Kathesimbhu Stupa, a miniature version of Swayambhu. From here, pass numerous temples until we reach Durbar Square, home of the living goddess called the Kumari as well as being the site of some 60 impressive temples in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here, we take a vehicle to Swayambhu to visit one of the most sacred places in Buddhism, dating back 2000 years. The tour continues to Budhanilantha to see the magnificent 5 meter long carving of Lord Vishnu sleeping on the cosmic sea. Return from here to your hotel.
Day 3 – Travel to Pokhara: We travel by first-class luxurious bus to Pokhara, the lakeside city. The journey follows first along the mighty Trisuli River as it cuts a deep valley between the mountains. We cross a suspension bridge at Mugling and continue westward along the Seti River until we reach Pokhara where we will spend the night alongside of Fewa Lake.
Day 4 – Touring Pokhara: We get up early to travel to Sarankot to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. From here, travel to Devi Falls and the neighboring underground temple. Then it's up to the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist holy site that offers the most beautiful view of Pokhara, Fewa Lake and the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas.
Day 5 – Travel to Chitwan: Our journey again goes by bus to the jungles of Chitwan in southern Nepal, where we will prepare to meet the Tharu people of the plains area of Nepal. Chitwan is home of the Tharu people and in the evening we will attend a cultural program which features the famous as well as fascinating stick dance of the Tharu warriors.
Day 6 – Jungle Safari: The day begins with an elephant safari as you head deep into the jungle to look for tigers and rhinos, along with deer and other wildlife. Afterwards, you can enjoy an elephant bath and then take a cruise in a dugout canoe on the Rapti River to look for crocodiles and birds. Chitwan is an amazing place, yet in the shadow of the foothills of the Himalayas.
Day 7 – Return to Kathmandu: Today we return to Kathmandu, following the Trisuli River upwards and then climbing to the pass that leads into Kathmandu. Spend the late afternoon and evening enjoying Thamel in Kathmandu.
Day 8 – Departure: Spend some time doing some last minute shopping before your representative of GA Travels escorts you to the airport for your journey home. Be sure to discuss with your representative of GA Travels about a return trip to Nepal. There is so much to see and do, including more temples as well as mountain views. Begin now to plan for your next trip.