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NP08: 9 Days Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Nagarkot - Kathmandu

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Kathmandu! You will be greeted at the airport by our guide and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest and get prepared for the 9 days Kathmandu Pokhara Tour.
Day 2: Kathmandu full day sightseeing
Your tour starts with the popular Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is located at the heart of the city. You can get a good taste on Nepal culture after seeing the old palaces, the house of 'kumari', the many temples, markets and lanes in and around the square. Following that, you will be guided to visit the Swayambhunath Stupa. Situating on a hilltop, this temple is among the oldest Buddhist shrines in the world. You will find wonderful views of Kathmandu valley if you visit this site on a clear day.

Later, a short drive will take you to Patan. Near Kathmandu separated by a river, Patan has been described as a city of arts. You will find it really a feast for the eyes when exploring the Newari architecture, the palace, the royal bath and numerous temples in the Dubar Square. After visiting the Golden Temple, you will be transferred back to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Patan Durbar Square
    Patan Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath Stupa
    Swayambhunath Stupa
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara, Boat trip on the Phewa Lake
After breakfast at hotel, we will take a scenic drive to Pokhara and check in at hotel. The driving takes around 7-8 hours and lunch will be served at the restaurant on the highway. After a short rest at hotel, you will first be guided to have a leisure walk at the town of Pokhara. Afterwards, you will ride a boat on the Phewa Lake to overlook the rare natural beauty of Mt. Annapyrna and Mt. Fishtail.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Pokhara highlights with Sarangkot sunrise
Wake up early and we will transfer you to Sarangkot Hill to enjoy the spectacular view of sunrise over the Himalayas. Return to hotel for breakfast and then visit one of the famous temples in Pokhara known as Bindhyabasini. We will continue to visit World Peace Pagoda, the Devi's Fall, Mahadev Cave and Pokhara Mountain Musuem. Lunch will be served at a notable restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Lake Begnas. Different from the busy Phewa Lake, Begnas is tranquil and peaceful with fewer crowds.

Friendly Tips:
If you wish to add an easy hiking experience, today we can arrange a 1-2 hour hike down from the World Peace Stupa to the Phewa Lake. You can decide in advance or discuss this with your guide at the time based on your physical condition. There is no additional cost for this activity.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Drive to Chitwan, Free time for the rest of the day
After having breakfast, we will leave for Chitwan National Park. The transfer takes about 6-7 hours. Upon arrival, you will lodge in a jungle resort. For the reminder of the day, you will be free to have a good rest to save strength for your jungle safari tomorrow. As the first royal reserve in Nepal, Chitwan National Park harbors many precious wild animals and birds, including the endangered one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tigers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Chitwan National Park
    Chitwan National Park
Day 6: Full day safari in Chitwan National Park
Breakfast is served at the lodge. You will embark on a whole day jungle activities, including bird watching, elephant back safari, canoeing trip, jungle walks and elephant bathing. In the evening, you will enjoy the Tharu stick dance performed by the villagers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Drive to Nagarkot and enjoy sunset
Today we will drive for about 6 hours to reach Nagarkot and check in a local hotel upon arrival. After a short rest, enjoy the beautiful sunset view over the snow mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Nagarkot sunrise, Bhaktapur world heritage sites, Drive back to Kathmandu
Get up early to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas, which is one of the most marvelous natural views in Nagarkot. After breakfast at the hotel, take car for about 30 minutes to Bhaktapur. Listed as a World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur is the birthplace of the Nepal medieval architectures and arts. Here you will see remarkable ancient buildings including Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Dattatreya Temple. Then continue the visits to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Natural views of Nagarkot
    Natural views of Nagarkot
  • Locals at Dattatreya Temple
    Locals at Dattatreya Temple
Day 9: Departure from Kathmandu, Airport see-off
Breakfast is provided at the hotel and your Kathmandu Pokhara Tour finishes today. Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport and see you off according to your onward flight schedule. Should you wish to stay longer in Kathmandu, we are happy to arrange an extension tour for you.

Meals: Breakfast

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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
KathmanduRadisson Hotel Kathmandu
Hotel Himalaya
PokharaSwiss International Hotel Sarowar
Swiss International Hotel Sarowar
ChitwanPark Safari Resort (Jungle Resort)
Park Safari Resort (Jungle Resort)
NagarkotCountry Villa Nagarkot or similar
Country Villa Nagarkot or similar
Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
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Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sites visited.
  • Central Park resort, Saurah or similar Resort on Full Board Basis Chitwan including all Jungle activities.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Kathmandu.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee.
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