Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan Tour-7 days

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • elephant
  • pashupatinath
  • rhino
  • patan
  • puppets

Trip Introduction

Your 7-day Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan tour begins in the valley where you visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered in Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley. These sites showcase Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage such as its architectural marvels and the ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics. During this trip we also visit Nagarkot, a village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is an ideal place for stunning Himalayan views. We end our tour in Chitwan, famous for housing Chitwan National Park which is another World Heritage Site. In the steamy sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan we enjoy bird-watching and a laidback safari by elephant-back while also getting acquainted to the tribal culture of the region.

Trip Cost: USD1090

Day to Day Itinerary

Day : 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)
Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, Himalayan Glacier will arrange to pick us up from the airport. We will then be transferred to Hotel Shanker or similar category hotel. We can either visit Himalayan Glacier’s office in Thamel or take a rest at our hotel room during the late afternoon. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be served to us in a traditional Nepali restaurant where we will be able to enjoy authentic Nepali cuisine with a brief cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals:D
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath
After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century. Swayambhunath Temple is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva. The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet.
Included meals:B
Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunrise or Sunset views from Nagarkot

Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture. We also visit Bhakatpur, an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, we get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambience of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur.

Today we also visit Nagarkot, a village in Bhaktapur which sits at 7,200 ft and boasts stunning Himalayan vistas. It is also renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. Depending on your choice, we will visit Nagarkot either for sunrise or for sunset.
Included meals:B
Day 04: Drive to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 5-6 hours
Today we take an early morning breakfast and drive to Chitwan located 175 kilometers from Kathmandu. We descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the hotel,there will be a briefing on the activities we will be engaged in during our stay in Chitwan.We then walk on the banks of the Rapti River to enjoy the sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. In the evening, we enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program showcasing the tribal dances unique to the Chitwan region of Nepal.
Included meals:BLD
Day 05: Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephants for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds.Or,we may even go for bird watching or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park.Overnight in Chitwan.
Included meals:BLD
Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours
Early in the morning, we spend our time bird-watching as Chitwan National Park is also home to a large variety of resident and migratory birds. We then have breakfast and drive towards Kathmandu. We reach there by evening and enjoy an authentic Nepali cuisine on our farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier.
Included meals:BD
Day 07: Final departure
Our Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan Tour in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
Included meals:B
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Shanker on BnB basis)
  • 2 nights/ 3 days accommodation in Chitwan
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in Chitwan
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section
  • Travel insurance

Accommodations

We will be staying at Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu for four nights and at Tigerland Safari Resort in Chitwan for 2 days. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 350.

Meals

Mostly buffet-style breakfasts (only) will be served by your hotel during your stay in Kathmandu. Your stay in Chitwan includes all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). There will also be welcome and farewell dinners hosted by Himalayan Glacier.

Route Map

Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Kathmandu valley and Chitwan Tour route map

Best Season

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May)is the best season when the sub-tropical weather is at its best. Especially during autumn you will not only get to fully enjoy the jungle activities but the clear weather will also help spot the elusive wild animals.

Trip Start Dates

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510-55684

Price From

$ 1090 USD

Trip Code

HGTNP-0157
  • Activities: Cultural and Historical Tours, Nature and Wildlife
  • Trip Duration:7 Days
  • Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Kathmandu. Resort in Chitwan
  • Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in Chitwan
  • Transportation: Private car/Van/Hiace
  • Group Size: Minimum of 2 people
 
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