Kathmandu Chitwan Tour

Trip Facts

  • Duration 6 Days
  • Trip Difficulty moderate
  • Max. Altitude 1350 m
  • Start and End -
  • Best Time Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodation Hotel

A Kathmandu-Chitwan tour combines the cultural and historical attractions of Kathmandu with the natural beauty and wildlife experiences of Chitwan National Park. Here’s a description of what you can expect on this tour:

Kathmandu: Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a vibrant and bustling destination rich in history, culture, and architecture. You’ll have the opportunity to explore ancient temples, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and traditional markets.

Some of the must-visit attractions in Kathmandu include Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, where you can admire stunning views of the city and immerse yourself in Buddhist traditions. Boudhanath Stupa, another iconic site, offers a serene atmosphere and an opportunity to witness the daily rituals of Buddhist devotees.

Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a significant pilgrimage site. You can observe the cremation rituals on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and learn about Hindu customs and traditions.

Chitwan National Park: Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a renowned wildlife sanctuary in Nepal’s Terai region. It offers a diverse ecosystem, including lush forests, marshlands, and grassy plains, home to various endangered species.

During your visit to Chitwan, you’ll have the chance to embark on thrilling jungle activities. A canoe ride along the Rapti River provides an opportunity to spot a variety of birds, including the elusive kingfisher, and keep an eye out for crocodiles in the water.

A jungle walk with experienced guides will take you through the park, where you can learn about the flora and fauna, spot wildlife, and gain a deeper understanding of the delicate ecosystem. An elephant safari is a highlight of the trip, allowing you to get up close to magnificent creatures such as rhinos, deer, and monkeys. If luck is on your side, you might even spot the majestic Royal Bengal tiger.

Chitwan also offers a chance to interact with the local Tharu community, known for their unique culture and traditions. You can participate in a cultural program featuring traditional Tharu dance and music, giving you an insight into their way of life.

Overall, the Kathmandu-Chitwan tour combines the best of Nepal’s cultural heritage and natural wonders, providing a well-rounded experience for travelers seeking a blend of history, spirituality, and wildlife encounters.

What's included

  • All land transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • A driver with a car

What's not included

  • Nepal visa information
  • meals

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    1. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into your hotel.
    2. Spend the rest of the day exploring the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist area known for its shops, restaurants, and lively atmosphere.
    3. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square if time permits.
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    1. Start your day with a visit to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) to enjoy the panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and explore the religious and cultural significance of this Buddhist site.
    2. Next, visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance.
    3. Afterward, head to Pashupatinath Temple to witness the rituals and activities along the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • Day 3: Kathmandu to Chitwan

    1. Depart from Kathmandu and drive to Chitwan National Park, which is approximately a 5 to 6-hour journey.
    2. Upon arrival, check into your resort and have some leisure time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
    3. In the evening, you can witness a cultural program featuring traditional Tharu dance.
  • Day 4: Chitwan National Park

    1. Embark on an exciting day of jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
    2. Start with a canoe ride along the Rapti River, where you may spot various bird species and even crocodiles.
    3. Take a jungle walk with experienced guides, who will provide insights into the park's flora and fauna.
    4. Enjoy an elephant safari, a unique opportunity to observe wildlife, including rhinos, deer, monkeys, and possibly even tigers.
    5. In the evening, go for a sunset jeep safari to explore the park further.
  • Day 5: Chitwan to Kathmandu

    1. After breakfast, bid farewell to Chitwan and drive back to Kathmandu.
    2. Once you reach Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
    3. You may choose to explore more of Kathmandu, visit additional temples and landmarks, or indulge in some shopping.
  • Day 6: Departure

    1. Depending on your flight schedule, you can spend the morning exploring any remaining sites in Kathmandu or doing some last-minute shopping.
    2. Check out from your hotel and proceed to the airport for your departure.

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