Kathmandu Lumbini Chitwan and Pokhara  Tour

9 Days

Kathmandu Lumbini Chitwan and Pokhara tour is one of the combined tours and is considered to be one of the best tours in Nepal. This is one of the ways to explore three geographic conditions of Nepal Terai, the plain, the hilly, and the mountain, so as to offer you some of the best sightseeing tours in Nepal. Each of these spots Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan, and Pokhara has a different specialty to offer. For instance, Kathmandu, the largest valley, and capital city of Nepal according to legend were once a huge lake that has a connection to the outside world by mountain roads running north to China and south to India. This is the hub of several temples and historical sites. Therefore why there is a famous saying that Kathmandu is the capital city of temples and monuments. It is the home of seven world heritage sites, located simply 20 km away from each other, listed by UNESCO, namely, Bhaktapur durbar square,  Patan durbar square, Kathmandu durbar square, Pasupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, and Changunarayan. You can have a tour of these heritage sites, as per your interest and availability of your time. Kathmandu is the home of several shrines, temples, and hidden courtyards, these all make you feel peaceful paradise from the bustle of the street. You can walk and stroll around or hire a rickshaw and explore the exotic bazaar, vibrant culture, artistic monuments blended into daily life. 
Thin Air Adventure Team has designed this trip to offer you the best tour to some of the best tourist hubs in Nepal. During this trip, you will have an opportunity to explore the cultural and religious sites mainly in Kathmandu and Lumbini, the fascinating buildings, arts, and architecture, as aforementioned. Chitwan is a popular place for conservation, where there is also located a national park, titled Chitwan National. You will explore a varied range of endangered animals and birds on an elephant back or jeep ride and also go on boating or bird watching tour. 
The tour starts right from Kathmandu, and then you will have a short drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan, the center for the conservation of endangered birds and animals and then you will have a drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, in plain land in Bhairahawa and after exploring all around Lumbini, you will have drive back to Pokhara via Palpa and Syanja. Pokhara is known as the lake city and the picturesque valley. It is also the gateway to the Annapurna region trekking. From Pokhara, you will have magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Fishtail known as Mt. Machhapuchre, right in front of you, and have a range of adventure activities like paragliding, sky diving, boating, and fishing, will have a short drive to Sarangkot, and have wonderful views of the magnificent Himalayas namely the Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Fishtail, known as Mt. Machhapuchre, right in front finally after making the trip to all around, you will return back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sight seeing tour around Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Chitwan Driving duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Day 04: Chitwan
  • Day 05: Chitwan
  • Day 06: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 07: Exploration of Pokhara
  • Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Day 09: Departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu The views of the snow clad mountain peaks indicate that you have entered the country of the Himalayans where the people here are as diverse as the cultures here, where there is always something happening somewhere. Upon arrival, you will meet with our representative at the airport who will assist and help you transfer to a Hotel. Overnight accommodation will be in hotel.
  • Day 02 :Sight seeing tour around Kathmandu After breakfast, we will have a full day guided sight –seeing tour around Kathmandu where you can feast your eyes on the rich and colorful history of the country. The tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square houses the old royal palace of the Kathmandu kingdom, Monkey Temple swarming with monkeys, Pashupatinath one of the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, Boudha Stupa one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. One will be able to appreciate how the country is as it is. From the top of the Monkey Temple to the fluttering of the colorful prayer flags at Boudha Stupa, you will be able to feel the way of life of the people in the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
  • Day 03 :Kathmandu to Chitwan Driving duration: 4 to 5 hours 01:00 Pick up from the Bus stop to Hotel Parkside

    02:00 Lunch

    04:30 Sightseeing tour (visit Tharu village, Elephant stable, Visitor Center and Sunset view point)

    07:00 Dinner and Culture program (Tharu stick dance 1hrs)
  • Day 04 :Chitwan 6:00 Wakeup call

    6:30 Breakfast

    7:00 Canoeing and Elephant breeding center. Or (Canoeing (35min) and Jungle walk 2 to 3 hour.)

    12:00 Lunch

    03:00 Elephant Safari

    07:00 Dinner
  • Day 05 :Chitwan 6:00 Wakeup call

    6:30 Bird watching

    7:30 Breakfast

    8:30 Departure to bus stop

    9:00 Bus to Lumbini

    Lumbini is the place where Queen Mayadevi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who as the Buddha Gautama founded the Buddhist tradition. The Buddha lived between roughly 563 and 483 BCE. Lumbini is one of the four magnets of the pilgrimage that sprang up in places pivotal to the life of the Buddha; the others being at Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. One can go sightseeing of the Lumbini garden & various monasteries that are scattered around the area. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel in Lumbini.
  • Day 06 :Drive to Pokhara We will be driving to Pokhara in the morning. One can enjoy the views of the green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views along the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise where natural and cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc coexist. One can have the pleasure of observing views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel
  • Day 07 :Exploration of Pokhara We will start off with a early drive to Sarangkot to capture the tranquil magical view of the city before sunrise and also to view the first rays of sunlight hitting the mountains on the backdrop. Sarangkot offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. After an exhilarating start, we will drive back to Pokhara, where a whole day of sightseeing awaits us; Mahendra Cave, Bat cave, Davis falls….etc. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
  • Day 08 :Pokhara to Kathmandu Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours You will take a ride back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will have the whole day to yourself. You can indulge yourself in your personal activities / Shopping. Overnight accommodation will be in a hotel.
  • Day 09 :Departure Transfer to Airport for departure.

Key Information

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Destination Nepal
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