Although there are several national parks in Nepal, Chitwan is by far the most famous. And also the easiest to reach from Kathmandu and Pokhara. A 5-hour drive or a 30-minute flight (and a short drive) will bring you to the jungle of the lowlands (Terai) of the country. You can even raft down to near the park. See our rafting section for details. Most people stay two night / three days in Chitwan, but you can certainly stay longer! There is enough to do to keep you active. You might even want to relax for a few days after the rest of your Nepal adventure. You can canoe, jeep safari, walk in the park, do bird watching, watch elephants bathe, visit indigenous villages, watch Tharu dances, and relax on the banks of the Rapti River in the sun, or around a campfire at night. All in a lovely jungle setting! After your visit to Chitwan, head on over to Pokhara by tourist bus, where we can arrange sightseeing for you. Although Pokhara is known as the starting point for trekking in the Annapurnas, it is also famous as a delightful lake town, perfect for relaxing in. We can arrange to take you to several interesting points, including David Falls, Gupteswor Cave, The Mountaineering Museum, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and the Peace Stupa. And let’s not forget boating on the lake! We can arrange to drive (or trek) you up to Sarangkot in the early morning to watch the sunrise over the Annapurnas. And if you would like to stay overnight there, just let us know! We would recommend three nights in Pokhara (two nights if you are flying rather than going by road). But of course, there is, as we mentioned, enough to keep you occupied for days! And remember there is trekking, paragliding, ziplining and bungee jumping to enjoy while you are there.
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The Cost Includes
- All the transportation by private car during the 5 days tour
- 2-night 3 starred Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
- Two-night hotel in Chitwan Jungle resort with Breakfast Lunch and Dinner (Full board meal)
- Jungle walk with the guide, elephant back safari, bird watching, canyoning in Chitwan national park
- Kathmandu city tour with the guide
The Cost Excludes
- Entry fee during the sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu
- Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
- Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
From Kathmandu, after breakfast and required free time drive toward Chitwan Sauraha passing via Mahendra Highway which connect east to west of Nepal. Upon arrival in Resorts in Sauraha, Chitwan welcome drink will be served followed by introduction section with guides who provide the entire details itinerary with mentioned time duration. During late afternoon excursion to Tharu Village followed by elephant breeding center with sunset view over Rapti River. In evening after dinner trip to Tharu Culture Center for local Tharu Culture Show. Overnight in Hotel in Chitwan.
After breakfast group will gather together in the premises of hotel from where Nature Guide will takes you to boating center, Long wooden boats over Rapti River with birds all the way long provide scenic bird watching tour, Be careful there are several crocodiles in the river. At the end of boating there will be border of Chitwan National Park from where our jungle walking will starts, walking all way inside premises of national park again we will be back to start point of boating from where we will walk back to hotel. After lunch there will be free afternoon. On late afternoon jeep will take to start point of Elephant Jungle Safari, which offer probably wildest Jeep Safari into Chitwan National Park without any trail. At end of Jungle Safari team will be transferred back to hotel and onward free time to explore around Sauraha. Overnight in Hotel in Chitwan
Third days after breakfast, may be around ten – eleven o’clock in morning we will drive toward Pokhara with all free afternoon in Pokhara followed by cultural dinner program in evening. Overnight in Pokhara
Free morning in Pokhara followed by city tour with in Pokhara, Full day Pokhara Sightseeing covering David Falls, Gupteswor Cave, Mountaineering Museum, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave and Boating in Pokhara followed by sunset tour to Stupa, World Peace Pagoda. Overnight in Pokhara
Early morning sunrise tour to Sarangkot, Further drive down to Pokhara and retrace back to Kathmandu via same highway and overnight in Kathmandu or final departure as per schedule of international flights.