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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
Davis Falls - Photo Courtesy Nirmal Dulai (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 March 2008)
Fehwa Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 March 2008)
Views from Renowned Tiger Mountain Lodge near Pokhara (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 March 2008)
Views around Pokhara (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 March 2008)
Views around Pokhara (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 March 2008)
Swayambhunath Stupa - Photo Courtesy Swayambhunath
Patan Darbar Square Photo Courtesy R.M. Calamar
Boudhanath Stupa Photo Courtesy Joshua Doubek
Pashupatinath Temple - Photo Courtesy Bineetojha

Best of Nepal combines three most visited destinations of Nepal i.e.. Kathmandu (4500 ft asl, Capital city and arrival point), Pokhara (Lakeside hill Station) and Chitwan (Wildlife and Bird Watching).

Route

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

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Kathmandu
  • Day-2 Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day-3 Drive to Pokhara via Manakamana
  • Day-4 Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Day-5 Drive to Chitwan. Jungle Safaris / Activities in the afternoon.
  • Day-6 Chitwan Elephant Safaris, walks, Canoe ride and Tharu Tribal Dance
  • Day-7 Return to Kathmandu
  • Day-8 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), Manakamana Temple (150.00 kms)

Pokhara - Phewa Lake (1.00 kms), Davis Falls (2.00 kms), Seti George (3.00 kms), Manakamana Temple (105.00 kms)

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

Guests with interest in Bird watching and Wildlife can spend more time at Chitwan (Wildlife and Bird watching).

Distances
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara -200 kms (7 hrs)
  • Pokhara to Chitwan -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu -165 kms (5.5 hrs)
Route

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

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Kathmandu Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Welcome, meet, assist by our representative & transfer to hotel. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing. Evening is free for your own leisure.

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 Pokhara via Manakamana Drive for Pokhara (200 kms / 6 hours) observing the scenic views on the national highway along the Trishuli River. En-route visit Manakamana temple by cable car. Upon arrival at Pokhara, evening walk around the tourist area of Lake Side and enjoy the view of western Himalayan ranges with Mt Fishtail.

Day-4 Pokhara Sightseeing Witness sunrise and Himalayan view from hotel rooftop. Leave for sightseeing of Pokhara valley later covering Davi's Fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Seti gorge & Fewa Lake with1 hour boat ride on Lake Fewa. Further explore Pokhara in the evening or just enjoy the lakeside character.

Day-5 Drive to Chitwan. Jungle Safaris / Activities in the afternoon. Drive to Chitwan National Park. (151 kms / 5 hours). After Lunch and proceed for jungle activities / safari.

Day-6 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-7 Return to Kathmandu Drive back to Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free to explore

Day-8 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.

  • Manakamana Temple - Manakamana is a Devi temple and a renowned Hindu Pilgrimage centre and a mid-way point enroute from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Cable car is installed now for the Darshan.

Pokhara :

  • Phewa Lake - Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Pokhara and 2nd largest lake in Nepal. The lake is a popular tourist attraction of Pokhara where boating is conducted.

  • Davis Falls - Davis Fall (or Devi's Fall) is a waterfall at the end of Fehwa lake in Pokhara. Interesting aspect of the waterfall is that it comes out of a tunnel.

  • Seti George - Seti George is a narrow river that before entering Pokhara disappears as it does into a tunnel. This is the interesting feature that attracts visitors.

  • Manakamana Temple - Manakamana is a Devi temple and a renowned Hindu Pilgrimage centre and a mid-way point enroute from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Cable car is installed now for the Darshan.

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.

Pokhara - Pokhara (4000 ft) is a scenic lakeside hill station. Lake in Pokhara and surrounding Himalayan views are the main attractions. Pokhara is also base for trekking around the area.

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.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageKathmandu
Prefered Departure : No ImageKathmandu
Distances
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara -200 kms (7 hrs)
  • Pokhara to Chitwan -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu -165 kms (5.5 hrs)

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Distances
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara -200 kms (7 hrs)
  • Pokhara to Chitwan -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chitwan to Kathmandu -165 kms (5.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Guests with no interest in visiting Manakamana may opt to fly in and out of Pokhara saving valuable time, adding to convenience. 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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