Kathmandu – Chitwan Break(5 Nights)

Kathmandu, Chitwan, Kathmandu

for Family Traveller, Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Photo Courtesy Ankit Rimal
Riverisde at Chitwan (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 March 2008)
Marsh Crocodile - Photo Courtesy Chris Hartford
Asian Paradise Flycatcher - Photo Courtesy JM Garg
Elephant Safari - Photo Courtesy Leofleck
White Throated Kingfisher - Photo Courtesy JM Garg
Royal Bengal Tiger - Photo Courtesy Koshy
Swayambhunath Stupa - Photo Courtesy Swayambhunath
Patan Darbar Square Photo Courtesy R.M. Calamar
Boudhanath Stupa Photo Courtesy Joshua Doubek
Pashupatinath Temple - Photo Courtesy Bineetojha

Kathmandu Chitwan Break combines best two most visited destinations of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu (4500 ft asl, capital city and arrival point) and Chitwan (Wildlife and Bird watching).


Kathmandu(2) - Chitwan(2) - Kathmandu(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Kathmandu
  • Day-2 Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day-3 Drive to Chitwan
  • Day-4 Chitwan Elephant Safaris, walks, Canoe ride and Tharu Tribal Dance
  • Day-5 Return to Kathmandu
  • Day-6 Departure from Kathmandu
Sightseeing Summary

Kathmandu - Pashupatimath Temple (4.00 kms), Swayambhunath (4.00 kms), Patan Darbar Square (5.00 kms), Boudhanath Stupa (6.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Kathmandu Departure - Kathmandu
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests with greater interest in Wildlife Photography and Bird watching may stay longer. Pokhara (Lakeside Hill station) is a popular extension for guests visiting Chitwan and Kathmandu.

  • Kathmandu to Chitwan -165 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu -165 kms (5.5 hrs)

Kathmandu(2) - Chitwan(2) - Kathmandu(1)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Kathmandu Arrive at Kathmandu. Evening is free to explore Kathmandu.

Day-2 Kathmandu Sightseeing Proceed for the full-day sightseeing to Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa, After refreshment continue sightseeing to Swoyambhunath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square

Day-3 Drive to Chitwan Drive to Chitwan National Park. (186 kms / 5 hours). After lunch proceed for a safari.

Day-4 Chitwan Elephant Safaris, walks, Canoe ride and Tharu Tribal Dance Early morning Nature walk and Bird watching tour. Safari after breakfast on Elephant back. Guests may sight Deer, Rhinoceros, Wild boar, Leopard, Birds etc. After elephant back safari tour proceed for Dugout Canoe Ride along with Dungre / Rapti River to see 2 types of rare species of crocodile; the marsh mugger and the fish eating Gharial are found. Visit elephant breeding farm & drive back to the lodge. Late afternoon Village walk can be organized nearby Tharu village. Walk / drive back to the lodge/resort. Evening enjoy “Tharu Tribal Dance” presented by the local Tharu villagers.

Day-5 Return to Kathmandu Drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free to explore.

Day-6 Departure from Kathmandu Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Kathmandu :

  • Pashupatimath Temple - Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Shiva in the world. The temple is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The temple is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams (Holy Abodes of Shiva).

  • Swayambhunath - Swayambhunath, is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The place is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa here was renovated in 2010 and now a major tourist attraction.

  • Patan Darbar Square - Patan Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of its attraction is The Ancient Royal Palace.

  • Boudhanath Stupa - The Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu is one of the largest in the world and the most significant Buddhist heritage monument in Kathmandu. There are about 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Destination Overview

Kathmandu - Kathmandu (4500 ft) is Capital of Nepal and Nepal;'s largest city and the International airport. It boasts of Casinos, nightclubs and is a gateway to other destinations in Nepal Such as Pokhra, Chitwan, Jomsom etc.

Chitwan - Chitwan is the Tiger Country where rare population of Royal Bengal Tiger can be sighted. However its a park that can be visited for the sheer park experience on part with Corbett, Kanha and Nagarhole in neighboring India.

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  • Kathmandu to Chitwan -165 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu -165 kms (5.5 hrs)

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  • Kathmandu to Chitwan -165 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu -165 kms (5.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

There is an option for guests to fly to Bharatpur Airport (Chitwan) to save time and effort of traveling by Road. Everest Mountain flight is one of the definitive experience of a Nepal trip and therefore recommended on one of the mornings at Kathmandu.

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