Kathmandu Pokhara River & Wildlife
A wonderful 10-day trip of Kathmandu Pokhara River & Wildlife Tour which combines natural and cultural sightseeing with adventure and wildlife experiences including rafting, elephant safari and boating. From medieval streets of Kathmandu full of architectural wonders to a boat ride in a Himalayan lake or from a canoe trip in the dense sub-tropical jungle to follow the wild-lives in their natural habitat – we’ve combined everything that best offers you the true taste of Nepal.. The trip starts from Kathmandu Valley, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site cities of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Then proceed to feel the adventure of Himalayan river rafting followed by trips to Chitwan Jungle to discover why the National Park holds an important place in preserving the wild lives that are rapidly getting extinct from this planet from where the journey continues to the fantastic City of Pokhara which is blessed with fabulous natural beauties of lake and mountain views. The trip encompasses some of the most spectaculars natural, cultural, and wildlife splendors of Nepal as well as provides an opportunity to experience with local people with their ethnic lifestyles in first hand.
This 10-day tour has been perfectly designed for those visiting Nepal seeking for a combination of cultural, natural, and jungle/wildlife/river exposure with some adventurous taste in their trip.
|DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival, Welcome and receive from airport and transfer to Hotel. Introductory program and briefing about the trip.
|DAY 02: KTM Sightseeing Tour: Kathmanu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Boudhanath
The sightseeing includes the visits to historical palace of Kathmandu which has great cultural and architectural importance with full of ancient places, temples and shrines. Similarly it includes visits to famous Pashupatinath Hindu temple and Boudhanath & Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple) Buddhist, all listed in UNESCO’s world heritage site.
|DAY 03: Drive & Rafting in Trishuli River
After morning breakfast, drive to rafting starting point of Trishuli River which is about 3 hours drive along the mountain road. First, the rafting guide briefs on different aspects and techniques of rafting. At times, we encounter Class 2 or Class 3 rapids. There will be lunch and camping on the bank of Trishuli River. Soon you will discover the thrills of rafting in the Himalayan River and the spectacular sceneries, with blue sky, green mountains, and terraces stretching up the mountain sides. After rafting, drive to Chitwan National Park. Welcome and refreshment. A guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle. In the evening, dinner with cultural program by ethnic tribal people with their stick dance and tribal drums.
|DAY 04: Full Day at Chitwan National Park
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 will be doing a number of activities here – an elephant safari, a nature walk, bird watching, a canoe trip, elephant breeding center visit etc. You may even take a bath with an elephant and learn how to wash your elephant! You could take a video of your elephant-bath which will be one of the fondest memories of the lifetime. Overnight at Chitwan.
|DAY 05: Another Full Day at Chitwan National Park
Another full day of activities in the Jungle with a number of activities here – an elephant back ride, a nature walk, bird watching, a canoe trip, elephant breeding center visit etc. You may even take a bath with an elephant and learn how to wash your elephant. In the evening, dinner with cultural program by ethnic Tharu people with their stick dance and tribal drums
|DAY 06: Drive to Pokhara & Pokhara Sightseeing
Today after enjoying bird watching or jungle safari in the morning, drive to Pokhara – about 140 kilometers from Chitwan and a 5-6 hour’s scenic drive. Having lakes, gorgeous mountain views and green hills, Pokhara by a lot call Pokhara a paradise on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. After arrival explore around. Overnight at Pokhara.
|DAY 07: Sarangkot Sunrise & Explore Pokhara
We spend a full day exploring Pokhara. Early morning drive to the Sarangkot Hill to have the sunrise views over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak on the blue Phewa Lake. Take boat ride and visit Barahi temple and take boat across the lake and take an hour’s walk to the World Peace Pagoda. We also make a short visit to the Gupteshwar Gufa Cave (also called Shiva Gufa). Some of the other places that visit today include the Seti River Gorge, Devi’s Fall and the mountain museum etc. Overnight at Pokhara.
|DAY 08: Full Day in Pokhara with Boating
Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We make a sightseeing tour of any of the places that we could not have made the previous day. Take a boat around the Fewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. Paddling in the Fewa Lake would be one of the fondest memories of being in Pokhara. Enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalayas, especially the Machapuchhre (Fishtail) in the blue-green Fewa waters. Also take the boat across the lake and take an hour’s walk climbing up through the forest to the World Peace Pagoda. The Stupa on a hill overlooking Phewa Tal offers a panoramic view over the mountains and the sunset over Pokhara
|DAY 09: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping
|DAY 10: Departure day
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Transfer to airport and fly back home with beautiful memories of your Nepal trip and also with determination to be back again
Trip Cost Includes
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Private car with driver
- 4 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard) and 2 nights in 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara (All on B.B basis)
- One day rafting with all rafting gears.
- 3 nights / 4 days Package trip in Chitwan National Park with all meals
- An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- T-shirt, City map
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- All government and local taxes
Trip Cost Does Not Include
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Personal wears in the Rafting (Clothing, Sandals, water glass etc.)
- Excess baggage charges
- All meals except breakfast
- Extra night accommodation if needed
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)