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Highlights of Nepal: Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park & Pokhara

8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,529

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Embark on a captivating journey through Nepal, starting in the vibrant capital of Kathmandu, where ancient temples and cultural wonders await exploration. Continue to the exotic Chitwan National Park for a thrilling wildlife adventure. Head to the picturesque city of Pokhara, nestled against the Annapurna range, to absorb the reflections of majestic mountains amidst breathtaking landscapes.

Begin your 8-day Nepal vacation in the vibrant capital Kathmandu framed by the stunning Himalayan Mountains. Explore the temples, courtyards, and ancient palaces within Basantapur Durbar Square, including Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, Taleju Temple, Kumari Ghar, and Ashok Vinayak Temple. Venture west to the ancient UNESCO-listed Swayambhunath complex, one of Nepal’s oldest religious sites, overlooking Kathmandu Valley, before visiting the magnificent display of Newari architecture from the Malla Kings’ era, including over 1,200 monuments at the UNESCO-listed Patan Durbar Square.

Take a short flight to Chitwan National Park, a lush sanctuary in the heart of Nepal’s subtropical lowlands, home to an incredible array of wildlife, including one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, elephants, and several species of unique birds. Join a naturalist guide and immerse yourself in the traditional culture of a neighbouring Tharu community along the length of the Terai Plains before your full-day exploration of Chitwan National Park. Grab a bamboo walking stick and a pair of hiking boots and venture into the UNESCO-listed national park en route to your tranquil patella boat ride along the Narayani River, searching for crocodiles, Gharials, and aquatic birds along the riverbank.

Fly to the beautiful city of Pokhara on Phewa Lake, nestled against the backdrop of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. Embrace the city’s lakeside atmosphere and embark on a peaceful excursion across the pristine reflections of the Himalayan peaks on Phewa Lake. Discover the island temple in the lake’s centre, surrounded by a verdant forest, before exploring the International Mountain Museum, dedicated to Nepal’s mountaineers who’ve conquered the Himalayas. Continue to the ancient Bindebashini Temple, one of Pokhara’s oldest, and the captivating Devi’s Falls. Cross the road to a revered stalagmite worshipped as a Shiva lingam, leading to Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave through a damp cavern tunnel.


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8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,529

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Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Nepal, nestled in the Himalayas between China and India, is a landlocked country renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, including the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Kathmandu, the capital and largest city of Nepal, is a vibrant cultural hub characterized by ancient temples, bustling markets, and a rich history that reflects the country's diverse traditions.

You will be met at the airport and transferred from the airport to your hotel.

Accommodation: Aloft Kathmandu Thamel

Duration2 Nights
Day 2

Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast, meet your guide and start your explorations of Kathmandu that will lead you to several incredible sites. At the heart of the city lies the Basantapur Durbar Square, an ensemble of temples, courtyards, and ancient palaces that once housed the Nepali Royals. Key attractions within this historic square include the Hanuman Dhoka Royal Palace, the towering Taleju Temple, Kumari Ghar (residence of the Living Goddess, Kumari), the Ashok Vinayak Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh, and Kal Bhairav, the God of Wrath.

Situated 2 kilometers west of Kathmandu, Swayambhunath, also known as the 'Monkey Temple,' is a Buddhist Stupa believed to be around 2000 years old. Overlooking the valley from a hillock, it holds the title of one of the oldest stupas, with references dating back to the 5th century. Legend has it that the stupa spontaneously emerged during the creation of the Kathmandu valley. The site is home to a large population of monkeys.

Heading 5 kilometers southeast of Kathmandu, Patan Durbar Square, recognized as the 'city of artisans,' unveils a magnificent display of Newari architecture from the Malla kings' era. The square houses royal palace structures, artistic courtyards, and elegant pagoda temples, featuring wood and stone carvings, metal statues, and ornate architecture. With over 1200 monuments, including numerous Buddhist and Hindu temples, Patan Durbar Square stands as a testament to the artistic pinnacle achieved during the reign of the Malla kings.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Kathmandu to Chitwan

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your short flight to Bharatpur. After arriving drive approx one hour to the resort in Chitwan National Park.
Chitwan National Park, located in the southern part of Nepal, is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. This lush sanctuary is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the iconic one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, elephants, and numerous bird species, offering visitors a unique and immersive experience in the heart of Nepal's subtropical lowlands.

Upon arrival at our resort you will have a short briefing on the park program and facilities available at the resort.

After check in, embark on a walk to explore a neighboring village through a guided tour to immerse yourself in local Tharu culture. A naturalist will provide insights into the social and cultural aspects of the villagers and their way of life. Return to the resort after the walk.

Accommodation: Himalayan Wildlife Sanctuary

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Chitwan Adventures

After breakfast at the resort, explore Chitwan National Park. Start the day with strapping on your walking boots and grabbing a bamboo walking stick and head out on an exhilarating journey with a naturalist, delving into the jungle's wonders on a guided tour.

Later, embark on a jungle drive, followed by a tranquil boat ride in a traditional patela boat along the Narayani River. This silent journey offers glimpses of aquatic birds, crocodiles, Gharials, and the diverse wildlife along the riverbanks. Following the boating experience, head back to the resort to unwind and spend some time at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Chitwan to Pokhara

Today, transfer to the airport for your short flight to Pokhara.

Nestled against the backdrop of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, Pokhara is a picturesque city in central Nepal, celebrated for its stunning natural beauty and serene lakes. This incredible destination offers a tranquil escape with its vibrant lakeside atmosphere, charming markets, and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks reflected in the pristine waters of Phewa Lake.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel Barahi Pokhara

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 6

Pokhara Sightseeing

After breakfast, meet your guide and start your explorations of breathtaking Pokhara.
Enjoy a peaceful boat excursion on Phewa Lake, where the reflections of Mount Annapurna and the Machhapuchhre range create a mesmerizing scene. While boating, encounter a variety of fish in the clear waters, and discover an island temple positioned in the lake's center. Adorning the southern slopes adjoining the lake is a dense forest, enhancing the natural beauty.

Explore the International Mountain Museum, dedicated to Nepal's mountains and the mountaineers who have conquered them, offering insights into the history, culture, geology, and diverse flora and fauna of the Himalayas. Visit the ancient Bindebashini Temple, one of Pokhara's oldest, steeped in legend and providing a tranquil setting with Himalayan views on clear days.
Experience Devi's Fall, locally known as Patale Chhango or Hell's Fall, a captivating waterfall located about 2 km southwest of Pokhara airport on the highway to Tansen, named after a Swiss lady, Devi, who tragically disappeared when the floodgates were accidentally opened. Adjacent to Devi's Fall, across the road, explore Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, featuring a revered stalagmite worshipped as a Shiva lingam, and the ticket allows you to traverse a tunnel behind the shrine, emerging in a damp cavern beside the thundering waters of Devi’s Falls.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Day 8

Depart Kathamandu

Today, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information




  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Kathmandu, Bharatpur and Pokhara
  • 3 nights first-class hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights first-class resort accommodations in Chitwan
  • 2 nights first-class hotel accommodations in Pokhara
  • Private-guided Full Day Durbar Square, Swayambhunath & Patan Durbar Square Tour in Kathmandu
  • Join-in jungle, river and village tours in Chitwan National Park
  • Private-guided Full Day Exploration Tour in Pokhara
  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu - Bharatpur – Pokhara - Kathmandu (economy class)
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 1 lunch, 2 dinners


  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • Beverages unless specified
  • Airport taxes
  • International airfares and airfare taxes unless specified


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

18 Mar 2025
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