The Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Lumbini tour is one of Nepal's most memorable travel experiences. In a short period of time, visit the Hse cultural sites of Kathmandu, the natural wonders of Pokhara, the wildlife resources of Chitwan, and the Buddhist spirituality of Lumbini.
We go around several UNESCO Heritage sites in Kathmandu. The various rituals dedicated to Hindu deities including the cremation ceremony in the Pashupatinath Temple, and prayer flags and wheels whirling in the Boudhanath and Swayambhunath stupa (monkey temple), two of the biggest stupas in the world, affirms the vast religious harmony in Kathmandu. Apart from these sites, Bhaktapur, Patan, and Basantapur Durbar Squares (ancient palaces) provide a glimpse of the rich ancient culture via stone and wood carvings in different pagoda-styled temples and other structures.
After sightseeing in Kathmandu, we visit Pokhara (by air/land). Pokhara is a beautiful valley with various picturesque destinations and spectacular mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and many more. The early morning sunrise view from Sarangkot is followed by a visit to several amazing caves (Mahendra cave/Bat cave) and boating in the Fewa Lake. Other various attractions are Davis fall, mountain and cultural museums, and temples. Evenings are fabulous when spent in the periphery of tranquil Begnas Lake or in the Peace Pagoda on the high hill, from where we can view the whole Pokhara city. Pokhara offers other various adventure experiences including Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, zip flyer, mountain biking, rafting etc. Apart from it, beers and live music are a cool company in the pubs at Lakeside.
After enjoying the scenic beauty of Pokhara, we head towards Chitwan National Park, one of the popular destinations in Nepal in order to experience varieties of wildlife resources. Elephant Safari and canoeing in the Budhi Rapti is followed by Jeep Safari in the Jungle. We indulge in other various activities such as elephant bathing, visit elephant breeding centers, Bird watching, and jungle walk. We can see Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, Gharials, wild boars, and other various species during our safari tours. In addition to that Tharu cultural shows and hospitality of the indigenous communities are something to remember forever.
From Chitwan, we head to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini is a sacred pilgrimage tour for Buddhists all over the world. Apart from the holy sentiments of Buddhist spirituality, the place has other various attractions. The history of the place goes back to 623 BC when Buddha was born. Puskarini pond is where Buddha took bath, Ashoka pillar commemorates the visit of ancient subcontinent Emperor Ashoka before the 3rd century BC. Maya Devi Temple, museums, and parks are nice places to visit in Lumbini which is indeed a sight for a spiritual panacea.
Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.
Today after breakfast you will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple’ Swayambunath and Buddhists shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. Along with it you will visit the medieval palaces of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur, these palaces are rich in stone and wood sculptures glorifying the rich artistic history of ancient Nepal.
After breakfast at hotel you will drive or Fly to Pokhara. By driving it takes about 6 to 7 hours and by flight it takes about 45 minutes. Rest of the time you will visit Phewa Lake and boating around there. (best place for family tour).Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast Included).
Today is the most important day of your tour because you are going to Sarangkot, a major viewpoint to see the Himalayas. Early morning you will drive to Sarangkot to view the magnificent view of the Annapurna range, Machhepuchhre, Himchuli, Manaslu, and many others. After spending a couple of hours in Sarangkot you will get back to Hotel for Breakfast. After some rest, you will have sightseeing around Pokhara. You will visit Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Mahendra Cave, Seti River Gorge, Barahi Temple, Mountain Museum, World Peace Pagoda, etc which are the most popular spots. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast Included). (Tips for trek seekers: You can go for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking as well as Annapurna Base Camp trekking from here)
After Breakfast, you will depart from Pokhara, and about 4 hrs drive you will be welcomed to the Chitwan hotel with welcome drinks and after refresh the Hotel, you will explore and walk around Tharu village who is an ethnic group indigenous to the Tarai region. Also village walk you will have a sunset view at Rapti river and transfer to the resort.
Today you will discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet. You're almost sure to spot one horn rhino, egrets, woodpecker, and deer in their natural habitat. The Park is also home to rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison, genetic dolphin, 500 birds, butterflies, as well as the near-extinct Gharials crocodiles and 543 species of birds that include critically endangered Bengal florican, the vulnerable lesser adjutant, Grey-crowned Prinia and etc.
Elephant Safari: A traditional way of exploring the jungle. From the elephant's back, you can see over the high grass and discover the animals there.
Colorful Tharu Village Visit: Experience the culture and traditions of the Tharu people living close to the jungle and wildlife for centuries. In symbiosis and battle with the wild animals.
Nature or Jungle Walk: Exploring the area on foot, watch birds, animals, and plants. Our experts can take you to good places for spotting a tiger, rhino, r any animal.
Elephant Bath: At Rapti river, you will take a bath with an Elephant. Elephant bath is very good for your health.
Cannoning trip: A typical handmade Canoe will take you along the famous Rapti River where you will encounter the Harmless Gharial and the mud-drenched crocodile, basking in the sun at the Riverbanks. Moreover, many aquatic birds can be seen on the way.
Tharu Stick Dance: A melodious tribal dance performed by men with rhyme or drums and the clashing of sticks. The dance shows how to rhinos and other wild animals are scared away from the village.
. After Chitwan, we will head towards Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It’s a quite long drive and can take about 3/4 hours.
After breakfast, you will have a Lumbini sightseeing place to visit the Japanese temple, Chinese temple, ASOKA PILLER, Vietnam Temple Buddha birthplace, Maya Devi Garden, and many more other Buddha stupas.
After breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu which can take 7/8 hours or you will also have a flight option which will take about 30 min. Evening relax your time with shopping souvenirs.
All Nepal Adventure Tours & Treks' representatives will transfer you to Airport for your final departure. Enjoy your Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour along with Lumbini hence.
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