Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini Tour: 11 Days

“Set out on a journey into Nepal's heart, where ancient legacy meets natural grandeur.”
Good to Know
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 1910m
  • Group Size 1+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Cultural and Historical excursion and wildlife activities
  • Best Season September - June

Highlights

Explore Kathmandu's fascinating tapestry, find peace in Pokhara's lakeside idyll, witness the untamed wonders of Chitwan's jungles, and follow in the footsteps of Buddha in Lumbini. An 11-day journey through culture, nature, and spirituality is in store.

  • Immerse yourself in almost 2000 years of Hinduism and Buddhism-influenced culture. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Budhanilkantha.
  • Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and sunrises in Dhulikhel, a Himalayan village with panoramic views. Unwind in Pokhara, a calm city surrounded by snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes. It serves as a starting point for hikers, rafters, and mountaineers.
  • Explore Chitwan National Park's diverse wildlife, including the one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger. Take advantage of forest safaris, canoeing, and elephant rides.
  • Visit Lumbini, Lord Gautam Buddha's birthplace, with its temples, monuments, and monasteries. Investigate landmarks such as the Ashoka Pillar and the Eternal Peace Flame.

Advantage of booking tours with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini Tour

Nepal is a small country with mixed religions, cultures, and traditions. People mostly come here to enjoy its natural beauty, experience different adventurous activities, experience wildlife, peace, and composure. Possessing eight of the ten highest mountains in the world, Nepal is a hotspot destination for mountaineers, rock climbers, and people seeking adventure. The Hindu and Buddhist Heritage of Nepal and its cool weather are also strong attractions. Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini Tours-11 days is a combined tour package of places that have unique significance to each other.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini are the major cities of Nepal, exist with outnumbered sets of ancient monuments, and temples, rich in natural scenery and wildlife. Our first destination Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, also a capital of treasure, packed with historical monuments, Temples, and carvings. It offers to explore historical places such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur, Changunarayan and Nagarkot (viewpoint of mountain views with Sunrise and Sunset) nearby Kathmandu city.

Pokhara is the bliss of remarkable natural scenery and mountain views and it is the best place to start trekking and other adventurous activities like Paragliding, ziplining, and so on. The places to visit in Pokhara are Phewa Lake, Begnas LakeRupa Lake, Barahi Temple, World Peace Pagoda, Seti Gandaki, Davi’s fall, Gupteshowr Cave, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, World Bazar, Bindbyashini Temple.

Chitwan (in the heart of the jungle) is acclaimed for Chitwan National Park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, and gharial crocodile along with many other common species of wild animals.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha is the holy place of Buddhism located in the Kapilvastu District of Nepal. The tourist attractions of Lumbini are the Sacred Garden, Maya Devi Temple, Puskani Pond, Ashokan Pillar, Buddha Temple, and Lumbini Museum.

Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini Tours can do any time of the year but September to May is considered the best time. Trekking Planner Nepal organizes many activities such as trekking, tours, peak climbing, and more for groups of elders and families with children, we also design a tailor-made itinerary as per guest interest. Make your holiday in Nepal hassle-free and lifetime memories.

How doee the tour start and end?

If someone is planning for a long vacation and wishes to spend their holidays exploring the cities of an exotic destination, they might consider visiting the beautiful cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini in Nepal. Nepal, known for its rich natural beauty, culture, historical monuments, and wildlife, offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the magnificent views of the Himalayas and explore ancient holy shrines and monuments.

The Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini Tour commences from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and a hub of culture and history. With a cultural heritage spanning over 2000 years and a blend of Hinduism and Buddhism, Kathmandu attracts visitors from around the world to its religious sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhnath, and Budhanilkantha. The bustling neighborhood of Thamel caters to tourists with its guest houses, restaurants, and shops. Kathmandu is renowned as an "enormous treasure house of art and sculptures" crafted from various materials like metal, terracotta, wood, and stone. It also serves as a vibrant hub for cinemas, theaters, music, and festivals. The tour continues with a short trip to Dhulikhel, a village offering magnificent views of the Himalayas, particularly famous for its breathtaking sunsets and sunrises.

The journey then leads to Pokhara, often described as a paradise with its tranquil cityscape, backdrop of snow-capped peaks, and stunning lakes. Pokhara is not only a peaceful retreat but also a launching point for trekkers, rafters, and mountaineers.

Chitwan National Park, situated in the southern part of Nepal, is a sub-tropical jungle teeming with wildlife. While visitors can explore the neighboring Tharu village, the primary attraction of Chitwan is the national park itself. It is renowned for its one-horned rhino, Bengal tigers, jungle safaris canoeing adventures, and elephant rides.

Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, is a serene Buddhist pilgrimage site. It boasts numerous temples, including the Mayadevi temple, as well as various monuments, monasteries such as the Ashoka pillar, Chinese Maitreya Temple, Burmese Lokmani Cula Pagoda, Marker stone, and a museum. The Puskarini Pond, or Holy Pond, where Buddha's mother took a ritual bath, and the famous Eternal Peace Flame are also notable attractions.

Trekking Planner Nepal offers a comprehensive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini tour package, combining elements of nature, culture, history, and wildlife at a reasonable cost, all while providing excellent service. The package includes meals and accommodation. Additionally, they offer customizable tour and trek packages for both individuals and groups, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable holiday experience. Travelers can expect all the necessary assistance and guidance to make their vacation memorable and fulfilling. It is an opportunity to savor the wonders of Nepal and create cherished memories.

Climate and Weather during the tour

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night in the shade can also be cold and much freezing temperatures around high hills.

Other months from September to February are another great time for tours and hikes when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of the autumn season with an extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Itinerary
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This interesting Tour around best parts of Nepal provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks and drive can be shorter or longer as per road and weather condition within eight time of the year, designated overnight stops provides you with all meals except in Kathmandu and at Pokhara.

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Nepal Trekking Planner.

    • Arrival in Kathmandu
    • Meet Trekking Planner representative with your name card and transfer to hotel
    • Check in Hotel
    • Rest for the day/explore the area
    • Later in the afternoon pre-trip meeting in hotel/office
    • 06:30 welcome dinner
    • Stay overnight in Kathmandu

     

      • Breakfast in hotel
      • Pashupatinath Temple; located bank of the Bagmati River. It is very famous and most worshipped temple for Hindus in Nepal.
      • Swyambhunath Stupa; A holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple.
      • Boddhanath Stupa; one of the biggest and oldest stupas.
      • Patan durbar Square; a city of fine arts. Patan is filled with wood and stone carving, metal statues, ornate architecture, Buddhist and Hindu temples and many monuments.
      • Stay overnight in Kathmandu

        • Breakfast in hotel
        • Drive to Pikhara about 200km west of Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
        • Pokhara; the capital city of Nature
        • Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manslu and Fish tail mountains can view from Pokhara
        • Rest for the day/explore the city/ boating in Phewa Lake and visit temple in Phewa Lake
        • Stay overnight in Pokhara

          • Early morning according to given time sunrise trip to Sarangkot
          • Back to hotel for breakfast
          • Guided tours to Davis Fall (waterfall), Cave, Temple and Museum.
          • Visit world peace pagoda
          • Overnight in Pokhara

            • Breakfast in hotel
            • Scenic drive to Lumbani via Palpa and Tansen
            • Rest for the day/explore the city
            • Stay overnight in Lumbini

              • Breakfast in hotel
              • Visit Tailaurko; about 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam's father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince.
              • Visit Asoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni (sacred bathing pool) and various other monasteries
              • Stay overnight in Lumbani

                • Breakfast in hotel
                • Scenic drive to Chitwan National Park; the first National Park in Nepal listed in the world heritage sites
                • Lunch at Lodge/hotel
                • Short explanation of activates in Chitwan
                • Today activities; Village tour/Elephant breeding center/sunset view
                • Dinner-Tharu Cultural program
                • Stay overnight in Chitwan

                  • Breakfast in hotel
                  • Elephant Safari/Jungle walk/ Canoe Ride/Elephant bathing
                  • Stay overnight in Chitwan

                    • Bird watching
                    • Breakfast in hotel
                    • Scenic country side drive to Kathmandu
                    • Rest for the day/explore the
                    • Stay overnight in Kathmandu

                      • Breakfast in hotel
                      • Bhaktapur Durbar Square; the city of Devotees, Culture and Living Heritage of Nepal. The city is filled with monument, most Terra-cotta with carved columns, palaces and temple with elaborate carvings.
                      • A farewell dinner in the evening
                      • Stay overnight in Kathmandu

                        • Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.

                        Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                        Inclusions
                        What's Included
                        •  All airport Pick-ups and drops are by private vehicle.
                        •  4-night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
                        •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan, and Pokhara with personal vehicles (entrance fees extra).
                        •  2 nights of twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.
                        •  2 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Lumbini.
                        •  Kathmandu to Pokhara to Lumbini to Chitwan to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
                        •  2 nights/3 days safari activities on full board meals plan in Chitwan National Park (Activities; Elephant back Safari, Jungle Walk, Bird watching, Elephant breeding center, Village tours with sunset view, Canoe Ride, Tharu Cultural Program.).
                        •  Safe drinking water.     
                        •  Welcome dinner in an Authentic Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
                        •  first aid kit box.
                        •  Trekking Planner’s T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, and city– if necessary.
                        •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
                        •  All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
                        What's Excluded
                        • Nepal Visa fee.
                        • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
                        • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dhulikhel, and Lumbini.
                        • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                        • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in the city because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
                        • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
                        • Tips to the trekking/tours crews and drive.
                        Departure Dates
                        • This trip departs every day of the year.
                        • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
                        • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
                        • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
                        • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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                        Essential Info

                        Suggested Equipment List.

                        • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                        • Day pack.
                        • Sports shoes and sandals.
                        • Sun Hat/cap.
                        • Warm woolen cap.
                        • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                        • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                        • Raincoat.
                        • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                        • Hand gloves.
                        • 2/3 pairs of trousers.
                        • 3/4 pairs of shirts.
                        • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred).
                        • Sunglasses.
                        • Water bottle.
                        • Flash or Torch light.
                        • Camera and batteries.
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