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Kathmandu Pokhara Lumbini Chitwan Tour - 10 days

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    • Tour of magnificent world heritage sites around Kathmandu and beyond.

    • Explore the ancient glorious monuments and famous landmarks of Nepal.

    • Exciting tour of Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty of lakes and mountains.

    • Visit Lumbini the historical birth place of Lord Buddha and the heart of Buddhism.

    • Enjoy the adventure of great thrills with wild-life safari in Chitwan national park.
‘an exciting cultural, historical tour with thrills of wild-life safari in Chitwan’
Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour is an exciting and delightful way to experience the best of Nepal highlights. This exciting sightseeing tour takes you around visiting Kathmandu’s most interesting places, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tour leads you to the best of Nepal, from Kathmandu and beyond to scenic Pokhara and Lumbini. The birthplace of Lord Buddha and historical sites, and then to the famous Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari.
Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour, covering all great places that the country has to offer to interested travelers. The tour is for all types of people and age groups, where one can enjoy from historical, and religious to scenic places.
As well as a surge of exciting thrills in the dense green jungles of Chitwan on the lookout for rare mammals. Including exotic bird life in the comfort of nice lodges and hotels, and enjoying the safari riding on elephant backs.
The tour begins in Kathmandu visiting places of the great historical and artistic architecture of pagoda-roofed temples and monasteries. Then heading beyond Kathmandu valley to a renowned tourist destination at Pokhara, a city blessed with charm and beauty. Located on the lap of massif great Annapurna Himalayas with the famed Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail peak. A place to relax and marvel at the stunning surrounding views of the snow peaks and serene lakes. 
As well as visiting its amazing sites of natural wonders of beautiful waterfalls and deep caves. The tour extends heading further Far South Mid-West around the Terai belt to the holy site of Lumbini. An exciting and pleasant tour of Lord Buddha’s birthplace and its historical religious sites. The final part of the tour takes you to another famous area at Chitwan for exciting jungle activities. The main habitat of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Rhinoceros, and different wild animals and birdlife.
After an enjoyable time at Chitwan, Lumbini, and Pokhara our tour slowly comes to an end upon reaching Kathmandu. This remarkable and marvelous Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour completes.

Important Note

Tour Mode: On best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu and

Tour Grade: Leisure to Moderate with short walks.

Area of Tour: Kathmandu city, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan national park.

Mode of vehicles:  As per group size from car, coach and Land-
Cruiser or similar. 

Tour beyond Kathmandu.  06 Nights / 07 Days with drives.

Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days from arrival to final 

The Best Seasons for Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini and Chitwan Tour: 
The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall. The spring starts from March to May when days are longer with enough sunlight hours. 
 Normally the morning till mid-afternoon days are clear for views and scenic walks can get overcast late afternoon sometimes. 

The next high season is autumn/fall, from September to November, most days are fine and crystal clear. One can enjoy pleasant walks and tours, along with glorious views of surrounding snow-capped peaks.

The days are much shorter with limited sunlight hours, cold afternoons, and nights till morning time. The winter times of December to February is also best for sightseeing tours of Nepal's interesting places. Most days are clear and sunny, but much shorter days due to limited sunlight hours. Cold morning, evening, and night times.

Culture and Religion on Tour around Kathmandu and beyond:
Nepal is a country mostly dominated by a huge population of Hindu religion from the low land of the Terai belt to the mid-hills. 

Around Kathmandu, a mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism religion, the local native of Kathmandu valley are Newar people. Follows both Hindu and Buddhism religions, and celebrates various festivals throughout the year round. Newar cultures are rich in age-old heritage from the ancient Malla regime till the present. The Buddhist religion is strong around the high and mid-hills and the mountainous region of the great Himalayas.

The Tamang, Sherpa, and Gurung are interwoven into the Buddhism religion celebrating their tribal festival events and cultures. The low-land of Terai is populated by Hindu people quite similar to Indians, due to the close border with India.
Around Nepal visitors can visit both famous temples of Hindu as well Buddhist monasteries, along with Stupas and Chorten. 

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, after clearing the visa formalities, and claiming the baggage. Head towards departure exit, where our staff receives you for a short transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed join on the lobby with other members for Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour for briefing. Provided by our guide or group leader, briefing includes full information of the tour of hotels in Kathmandu and beyond as well of local cultures with do’s and don’ts. Evening a lovely dinner introduction to Nepali foods with exciting cultural programs. 

Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide takes you on a tour visiting world heritage sites around Kathmandu city. Includes Old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard, residence of Living Goddess the Kumari; and to Swayambhunath Stupa with more 2,600 years of history. Then head towards holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath a huge Buddhist Stupa. After an exciting and interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for journey to Pokhara and beyond.

Non-essential clothing and items not required for the tour, can be stored in the Hotel or with Everest Adventure Tour.   

The tour of Kathmandu includes following world heritage sites:

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
Uncountable monuments around Kathmandu Durbar Square. 
The house of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty. The Square teems with colorful life. Vendors sell vegetables, curios, flutes, and other crafts around the Kasthamandap rest house. 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): 
More than 25 Century old, stands as one of the world's oldest Buddhist Stupa. 
The Great Stupa of Swayambhunath is the wonder that was Nepal, the glory that was Nepal. A religious center, for faithful worship of Vajrayana philosophy in honor of Lord Adi Buddha, painted on four-sided based by spiral all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha, keeping an eternal watch on the Valley distinguishing between vice and virtue. A mere distance west of Kathmandu City, situated on a hillock, at about 500 feet above the level of the Valley. The whole hill is a mosaic of small Chaitiya and pagoda temples possessing great five Mahayana (Lamaism) and one Hinayana (Therbadist). On the hind hill is located another important Buddhist shrine; it is called Manjushree. This Chinese Buddha is the God of Knowledge. 

Pashupatinath Temple:
A pagoda style Hindu temple with gilt roofing and richly carved silver doors dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated at the bank of the holy Baghmati River. One of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world, Pashupatinath Temple is the nerve center of pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri. 

Bouddhanath Stupa:
Largest Buddhist monument of South Asia. The ancient colossal Chorten built in 6th century A.D. by King Man Deb. It rests on a series of three terraces, relevant shape of a lotus flower. The Stupa surrounded by circular market, which forms a part of Tibet town. In this case, also the four pairs of the Buddha's eyes give a vivid flash to the four cardinal directions. The Stupa embraces authentic philosophy of Mahayana, faith known as Lamaism in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Bhutan and Tibet. 

Morning an interesting drive to picturesque Pokhara, famous and popular touristic spot with its beautiful lakes. Located in the shade of massive Annapurna Himalayan range, an exciting and scenic drive through farm villages and towns.

The overland journey from Kathmandu of about six hours facing grand views of Nepal beautiful landscape scenery with snow peaks. After an exciting drive reaching Pokhara, and then check into a nice hotels by the lake Phewa.
Having time to get refreshed from the drive, enjoy short walks around the lakeside, where best shops, stores, restaurants and hotels located. 
Enjoy the views of Annapurna peaks with towering Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.

Early morning before breakfast, depart from the hotel for short drive to scenic Sarankot hill top. A great picturesque spot for stunning sunrise with grandeur vista of Annapurna Himalayan range, and Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).
Includes panorama of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal as far as Dhaulagiri range of peaks in the west. An awesome views of Pokhara city and the valley with Phewa Lake Phewa. Sarankot hill is also famous and popular for Paragliding, Zip-Line and other adventure sports activities.

From Sarankot after a refreshing cool morning back to hotel for breakfast, having rest. The tour continues visiting Pokhara natural wonderful sites and places of interest as follows. 

Enjoy boat ride on calm Phewa Lake visit the island with temple of Barahi overlooking views of Annapurna Himalaya range.

Having lunch afternoon tour of natural wonders visit the Devi’s Waterfall and Gupteshwor Mahadev a large cave, from here tour of International Mountain Museum and the local market of Pokhara.

Start the morning journey to Lumbini, after breakfast, a long and interesting drive beyond southern end of Pokhara valley. The drive leads to Syangja, Waling town and downhill on winding road to low warm flat land of Terai belt. 
Reaching a nice city of Butwal, and then few hour drive to Lumbini at Buddha’s birth place. At Lumbini check into a nice hotel with time to browse around the local village and town. Lumbini with sub-tropical climate, located on low land around Far Mid-West Nepal and close to the border of India.

After breakfast enjoy a pleasant tour of Lumbini entering the premises of Lord Buddha’s birth site. The visit leads to historical and religious places, around major holy hub for all Buddhist followers. As well for people interested in Buddhism religion and culture. The tour includes famous landmarks the historical pillar erected by Asoka, emperor of North India from the kingdom of Magadha.
Who visited in the 3rd Century B.C.? The historical pillar marks an inscription declaring the exact birth spot of Lord Buddha. A Chinese pilgrim named Tsen Tsai also visited in the 4th Century A.D. and Fa-Hsian in the 5th Century A.D. 
As well Huin-Tsang made a pilgrimage in the 7th Century A.D. recorded their journey to Lumbini and have mentioned regarding the holy tree, the pond, stupas and shrines. Tour of Maya Devi temple, mother of Lord Buddha, which is recently renovated under the care of UNESCO. Several foreign monasteries and stupas have been constructed within Lumbini area. 

After an interesting tour back to hotels, having time for short walk around the towns of Lumbini, of great cultural interest and local activities.

At Lumbini having good breakfast, and enjoying an interesting time around Lord
Buddha’s birth place. Morning an exciting drive to Chitwan for wild-life safari, the drive heads towards north east. A pleasant journey beyond Lumbini and Butwal city then reaching at Chitwan close to the park premises.
On arrival check into a nice hotels or resort, here the naturalist and jungle guide provides briefing and information regarding jungle activities and safari.

Afternoon enjoy short nature walks or visit the local Tharu village the indigenous tribes of the low plain Terai.  

The nature and jungle activities starts from early morning before breakfast, walk to assemble place. As per the programs the guide will take you for nature walks,
bird watching tour or elephant safari. The programs is made by the hotel management and park authority according to different group size.

The jungle and nature activities as follows:
Morning bird-watch tour, nature walks or elephant safari for few hours and return for breakfast. Before lunch after a good rest, either canoe ride downstream of Rapti River or short jungle walks. Including elephant stable visit and briefing on elephants as well elephant bathing.

Return for lunch, late afternoon either elephant safari, jungle walks or drive into the dense jungle. As well visit the local Tharu village and observe the culture of the ingenious tribes of Terai.

What to see around the Chitwan on safari or other jungle activities:
Chitwan National Park designated as World Heritage Site, home to various wild mammals and birds. Visitors on jungle activities can observe the rare Royal Bengal Tiger, one horned Rhinoceros with other animals.

Chitwan enriched with 43 species mammals, includes fresh water Gangetic Ghariel and Marsh Mugger crocodiles. The other mammals are Gaur (Asian bison) wild elephants, four horned antelopes, hyenas, pangolins, Gangetic dolphins, monitor lizards and pythons. During Safari Sambars, spotted and barking deer, sloth bear, palm civets, langurs and rhesus monkeys are also seen. The park is also famous for bird-watching includes over 450 of bird life. Florican, the Giant Hornbill, with Black and White Stork, peacocks, jungle fowls and ducks.

In the evening visitors can enjoy the Tharu cultural folk programs before dinner.  

Morning options for bird-watching or nature walks, after breakfast depart from the hotel for interesting drive to Kathmandu. Drive follows on main busy highway towards Trisuli River on leaving low land of Chitwan. 

As journey continues, then drive leads on winding uphill towards Kathmandu valley and into the city. On reaching the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Final day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight for homeward bound or next port of call. Transfer to Kathmandu, Nepal international airport bidding farewell to your guide and staff. After a marvelous and enjoyable holiday on Kathmandu, Pokhara and Lumbini and Chitwan Tour.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It all depends upon the trip cost as per the itinerary set by Everest Adventure Tour. Normally we accommodate trekkers on normal standard lodge having nice rooms with good foods. But if the clients request us to upgrade the standard of hotel accommodation, we will certainly comply with the request and need of our valuable clients. Where the cost will be slightly higher on Luxury type lodges than on budget or standard hotel accommodation.

Travelers in Nepal, will be surprised to find good food menu of varieties, from Tibetan, Nepali, Indian and Chinese to Continental. Includes long list of snacks and drinks for the customer delights in all hotels lodges during the tour and designated overnight destinations. 

The hotel accommodation are nice and lovely according to the choices of the visitors. From budget, standard to luxury accommodation, either attached or non-attached bath and toilets.

On tour in Kathmandu and beyond, travelers can find ATM and money changing station all over the towns and cities. Around all places in Kathmandu, Pokhara and few places in Lumbini and at Chitwan. But all visitors will have the opportunity to change foreign currencies to Nepali Rupees as per the current rates.

Every town and cities on this tour can find facilities of ATM, as well banks and money change counters.

The main religions of Nepal, as per the population wise is Hinduism, followed by Buddhism religion. Hinduism covers nearly 75 % and Buddhism of 20 % the rest 05 % are minority of Christianity, Islam, Jain and Sikh religions in Nepal.

As mentioned above in our itinerary text, the best time is spring from March to May. Including autumn / fall starts from September and end in November.

Spring season days are much longer with sunny days can get cool in the morning and night time. Depending upon various places and overnights stops, the season of autumn / fall one of the best time especially for Lumbini and Chitwan the places with hot sub-tropical climate. Days are mild with sunshine, but shorter day time due to limited hours of sunshine. Much cooler morning and nighttime. 

Interested people can visit on this tour in winter times of December to February, most days are full of sunshine and pleasant for tour. But cold morning and night time especially around the Terai low-land

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