- Duration:10 Days
- Primary Activity:Tour, Jungle Safari and Rafting
- Group Size:1-25 Peoples
- Arrival on:Kathmandu
- Trip Grade:Easy
- Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara; Full Board in Chitwan.
- Max-Altitude:1350 m.
- Transportation:Private vehicle and Tourist Bus
- Departure from:Kathmandu
- Culture:Newari and Tharu
Kathmandu, Chitwan & Pokhara with River Rafting: 10 Days
Explore and experience the very best of Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara in this adventurous wildlife tour that includes river rafting!
Kathmandu is rich with ancient temples from the Hindu religion and historic stupas from the Buddhist religion. These two cultures and religions have been living peacefully side by side for centuries, making Nepal wealthy in culture, tradition, and harmony.
On this tour, you will be immersed in UNESCO Heritage Sites such as Patan Durbar Square, where you can visit temples dating back thousands of years. You will experience the Royal complex at Kathmandu Durbar Square, which was residence to Nepal’s royal family before the construction of the Narayanhiti Royal Palace. There are around 50 temples in the vicinity including the temple of the royal family – Taleju Bhawani. Important ceremonies, including the coronation of the Nepali monarch, are held in the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
You will also visit the famous Swaymbhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and learn about the gruesome reality at Pashupatinath Temple and why it is said to be one of the holiest of temples in Nepal.
From Kathmandu, travel to Chitwan National Park for jungle adventures and river rafting!
Chitwan has one of the most stunning, oldest National Parks in the world and was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1984. At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the ‘Terai’ region, which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal. It is home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tigers, and Gharial Crocodiles.
Wildlife jungle safari tours allow you to get up close and personal to these amazing, endangered species, making it the perfect place for wildlife and animal lovers everywhere.
From Chitwan, this tour will take you to the lazy lakeside town of Pokhara.
Pokhara is the gateway to the Himalayas. This gorgeous, sleepy town is a mirror of Kathmandu’s Thamel scene on a larger scale. It ticks all the right boxes when it comes to stunning scenery, adventure, and heavenly accommodation choices and food.
Whether you’re finishing a trek or need a break from the mayhem of Kathmandu, Pokhara offers respite and is the perfect place is recharge your batteries.
This charming town is surrounded by snow-capped mountains which can be seen from your luxury boutique hotel or from a boat on one of Pokhara’s tranquil lakes. It also attracts paragliding enthusiasts from around the world thanks to the spectacular 360-degree views and perfect weather.
Travel Society Nepal combines the best travel packages to bring you these highlights to give you the ultimate Nepal experience. For changes, add ons and amendments to this program, please contact us.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Travel Society Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa, etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will be invited to a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a cultural dance performed by the local women. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight stay at the hotel (D)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full-day guided tour to the historic sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath). Afterward, you can visit our local projects that support women and children in education. Stay overnight at hotel. (B)
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Charaundi (River Rafting)
You set out on your journey early morning to Charaundi, the staring point for Trisuli River Rafting. Before immersing yourself in this adventure, you will get a brief orientation from an experienced guide about general information regarding the trip. Then the rafting starts from Chauraundi to Kurintar.
You can enjoy your lunch on a beach off of Trisuli River which features unique sculptured boulders. Afterward, you enter the Trishuli gorge. As the canyon narrows the walls become steep, compactly forested and along with the current, you will speed up as the rapids increase in the size and frequency. Stay overnight in Chitwan National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 04: Chitwan National Park: Jungle Activities
Today is jam-packed with activities such as bird watching, elephant safari, a nature walk and swimming with elephants. The program is flexible and can be adjusted to what you want to do:
– 05:30: Wake up call
– 05:45: Tea/Coffee
– 06:00: Elephant ride/bird watching
– 08:00: Breakfast
– 09:00: Canoe ride/elephant briefing / swimming and bath
– 13:00: Lunch
– 15:00: Elephant safari / nature walk / visit to observation tower / Canoe ride
– 18:30: Tharu Stick Dance/slide show
– 19:30: Dinner
Day 05: Full Day of Jungle Safari Activites in Chitwan National Park
After tea or coffee, you can go for a bird watching tour in the jungle before coming back for breakfast. Spend the rest of the morning relaxing before lunch. In the afternoon, you will go on a Jungle Safari excursion by jeep or bicycle to the ‘Twenty Thousand Lakes’ or take a wildlife nature walk in the dense jungle.
– 05:30: Wake up call
– 05:45: Tea/Coffee
– 06:00: Bird watching
– 08:00: Breakfast
– 09:00: Elephant swimming and bath / Canoe ride
– 13:00: Lunch
– 15:30: Jungle drive/elephant ride/Canoe ride
– 18:30: Slide show/Tharu stick dance
– 19:00: Dinner
Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara: (7-8 hours drive)
At 6:30 am, you will travel to Pokhara by tourist bus along the Trishuli and Marshyadgdi River and through the beautiful countryside of Nepal that offers wonderful mountain sceneries. When you arrive, you will check into your hotel and receive a welcome drink. After settling in, you can go boating on Fewa Lake, visit Tal Barahi Temple and explore the sights of Pokhara including the caves, temples, and lakes. Stay overnight at hotel (B)
Day 07: Pokhara Sightseeing & Sunrise at Sarangkot
Wake up early to see the sunrise at one of the most famous sunrise spots in Pokhara – Sarangkot. After breakfast, we will visit Davis fall, Gupteshwor cave, Int’l Mountain Museum, Bindhyabasini temple, White river (Seti Gorge) and Regional Museum. Spend the evening having dinner by the river. Overnight stay at hotel. (B)
Day 08: Full day in Pokhara with boating
Enjoy another full day in Pokhara as you go boating on Fewa Lake. Option to boat to the entrance of Peace Pagoda on the other side of the lake or relax on the boat in the middle of this picturesque lake. Spend your afternoon and evening exploring and relaxing. You can also go paragliding in the morning – price not included but it can be arranged.
Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (5-6 hours)
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Check into hotel. The rest of your time here is free for shopping and sightseeing. In the evening; you will be invited to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of authentic Nepalese cuisine. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu (B, D)
Day 10: Breakfast & Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the bus station or to the airport to continue your onward travel. (B)
|Trip Cost per person:||»||Budget Price- USD 1,200|
Standard Price – USD 1,400 OR Equivalent Foreign Currency
Deluxe Price – USD 1,800
|Additional Charges||»||A Single Supplement charge will be extra. However, you can upgrade your Hotel, Car/Vehicle/flight ticket for your standard/budget tour with extra cost.|
Deluxe: Deluxe hotels (4/5 star), best available hotels or resorts, best available private transport and transfers in air-con vehicles or flight, Tourist guide during city sightseeing, Sightseeing entrance fees, etc.
Standard: Standard hotels (2/3 Star), best available private transport and transfers in vehicles non air-con or by flight, Tourist guide during sightseeing, etc.
Budget: Includes Tourist standard hotels (less than 2 stars), choice of available transport like a tourist bus, Airport Pick up drop service by car, etc.
Note: Please feel free to ask us for a tailor-made itinerary that suits your interest, time, and budget.
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
- All transportation
- Meals on full board. Breakfast, Veg. Lunch & Non-veg.Dinner as per hotel’s rules in Chitwan
- River Rafting activity
- All Activities:- Elephant Ride, Canoeing, Jungle Walk, B0ird Watching, Visit to Elephant Breeding Centre , Tharu Village Tour, Culture Program etc
- English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide (optional)
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- All government and local taxes
- International airfares/ airport taxes
- Travel insurance
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Drinks hot and cold.
- Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Tips to guides