Kathmandu-Chitwan-Poon Hill Tour

Kathmandu-Chitwan- Poon hill Tour 12 days

US$ 699

Private tour departure everyday of the year. Group discount is available. Have a big group? We can help.

Group size: 2-10 people

Max-Altitude: 3,210 m/10,531 ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 12 days

Activity: Trekking & Sightseeing. tour

Travel by: Car/Bus

Fitness Level: Easy

Accommodation: Hotel in City/ lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in city/ all meal in trek & chitwan

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1. Visiting historic temples, palaces and stupas in the three cities - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur - of Kathmandu Valley.
2. Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park and spotting rare wild animals - including the Royal Bengal Tiger.
3. Watching cultural dance of the Tharu people in Sauraha, Chitwan.
4. Visit to the Annapurna Sanctuary and trekking inside dense Rhododendron forests.
5. Panoramic mountain view from Poon Hill.
6. Homestay experience with the Gurung people in the Annapurna region.

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Kathmandu-Chitwan-Poon Hill tour is a perfect package for those looking for a mix of trek and tour. This travel plan will take you to the three top tourist destinations of Nepal - Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara.

The first part of the tour takes place in the three cities of Kathmandu - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. You will visit ancient temples, monuments and palaces during this leg. Major sites include the three Durbar Squares of three cities, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Changunarayan Temple, Chobhar Gorge, Budhanilkantha, the ancient town of Sankhu etc.

You will visit Chitwan after finishing you valley tour. The Chitwan National Park lies in the district. The park is home to the endangered one horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tiger, gharial, leopard, wild boar, asiatic rock python, deer, bear and hundreds of other species of animals and birds. You will enjoy boating in the Rapti river and take part in jungle safari inside the National Park. The cultural show and dance of the Tharu people is another highlight of the trek.

The third and final part of our journey includes trekking to Poon Hill. We will first travel to Pokhara - the city of lakes. We will take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and start our trek from the place. Poon Hill is famous for its mesmerizing sunrise and panoramic view of the mountains. The trek provides us opportunity to explore the rich flora fauna diversity of the Annapurna region.


Route Summary: Kathmandu - Chitwan- Pokhara - Ghorepani- poon Hill - Pokhara- Kathmandu

Best Season: September to December and February to May

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft) transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing ( Soyambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure) 

Day 03: Patan and Bhaktapur sightseeing.   

Day 04:  Drive to Chitwan by tourist bus 5-6 hours drive 

Day 05: Full day Wildlife activities in Chitwan National Park.

Day 06: Morning activities and drive to Pokhara by tourist bus.

Day 07: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577 m/5,173 ft), one hour drive and four hours of walk.

Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m/9,350 ft), 5-6 hours of walk.

Day 09: Poon Hill hike and trek to Tadapani (2,540 m/8,332 ft), 6-7 hours of walk.

Day 10: Tadapani to Kimche and drive to Pokhara (823 m),4-5 hours of walk and 2 hours drive

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft), 6-7 hours.

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu.

 

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be safe thus we have given full authority to your tour leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary. However, natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we hope you understand these concerns. Our leaders will give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.

DETAIL ITINERARY 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,300 m/4,265 ft

You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our staff will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will be welcomed with traditional Nepali dinner in the evening at a typical Nepali restaurant. Dinner will be followed by folk music and cultural dance.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa and visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple, After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

 

Day 03: Bhaktapur and Patan Sightseeing

Today we will visit the other two cities of Kathmandu Valley - Patan (Lalitpur) and Bhaktapur. These two cities are also as rich in culture and tradition as Kathmandu. We will visit the Durbar squares and the surrounding temples and monuments in the two cities. Patan has the Golden Temple, The Krishna Temple, The Bhimsen Temple, Batuk Bhairav Temple and the Bangalamukhi Temple near the Durbar Square. Bhaktapur has the Nyatapola Temple, the 55 windowed Palace, the Dattatreya Temple and the beautiful pond named Siddha Pokhari nearby the Durbar square. 

 

Day 04: Drive to Chitwan

Altitude: 415 m/1,361 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

We will drive to Chitwan in a tourist bus. The journey takes about six hours. Chitwan is a paradise. It is home to the Chitwan national park - one of the model national parks in the world. This national park has won many international accolades for its effort in conserving the royal Bengal tiger and the one horned rhinoceros.

Large rivers like Narayani and Rapti flows through the heart of the district. The rivers are home to gharials and Gangetic dolphins. The national park provides shelter for hundreds of species of plants, animals and birds. Today you will have village walk and evening sunset view plan. 

 

Day 05: Wildlife activities

Today you will enjoy jungle excursion and other wildlife activities in Chitwan national park. Jungle safari is the highlight of today’s activities. There are four options for jungle safari - walking inside the park with a licensed guide, safari in an elephant’s back, jeep safari and boat safari. We recommend elephant safari for first time travelers. Enjoy watching animals in their natural habitat.

We will also visit the Elephant breeding center in Khorsor - at the outskirts of the park. You will see elephants of all age group here - from baby elephants to adult ones. Afternoon you will have Elephant back safari . We will end the day with Tharu cultural show and dance program.

 

Day 06: Drive to Pokhara

Altitude: 900 m/ 2,952 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

You can visit the Rapti riverside in the morning. We will then have breakfast and board on a bus to Pokhara. The drive takes about five hours. We will follow the Gandaki river (Narayani) up to the place named Mugling. The road to Kathmandu and Pokhara diverges from Mugling. The road to Pokhara passes past the Marsyangdi, Seti and the Bijaypur rivers.  Pokhara is a city of Lakes. If you are willing and if time permits, you can go boating at the nearby Phewa lake.

 

Day 07: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Altitude: 1,070 m/3,510 ft (Nayapul), 1,480 m/4,855 ft (Tikhedhunga)

Time: 1 hour drive and 3-4 hours walk

We will have an early breakfast and drive to Nayapul. The drive takes about one hour in a private vehicle. We will start our trek from Nayapul. The first part of the trek is gentle. We will ascend slowly up to Birethanti. The path starts to go steeply up from here. We will follow the course of the Modi river during the trek. We will rest in Tikhedhunga overnight. Resting in a place far away from traffic and commotion will be a welcome respite for you.

 

Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani

Altitude: 2,474 m/ 9,429 ft

Time:  6-7 hours walk 

We will start our journey for Ghorepani early in the morning. We will trek through dense Rhododendron forests for most part of today’s trek. We encounter a beautiful village called Ulleri on our way. We will have our lunch at Ulleri. Ulleri provides wonderful view of the Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna and Himchuli mountains. We will reach Ghorepani in the evening. The homestay with the Gurung people will be memorable.

 

Day 09: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

Altitude: 3,210 m/10,531 ft (Poon Hill), 2,630 m/8,628 ft (Tadapani)

Time: 2 hours for poonhill and 4-5 hours to Tadapni

We will wake up very early and head for Poon Hill. We need to reach Poon Hill before sunrise. The view of the sun rising over tall snow clad mountains is heavenly from Poon Hill. Mountains on view include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Tukuche and others. We will spend a wonderful morning in Poon Hill and return back to our homestay. We will start trekking to Tadapani after breakfast.>

 

Day 10: Tadapani to Kimche and drive to Pokhara

Altitude: 1,070 m/3,510 ft (Nayapul)

Time: 4-5 hours walk and 2 hours drive

We have a long day of trek ahead. Normally the trek is broken down into two days - Tadapani to Ghandruk and Ghandruk to Kimche. However, we will cover the trek in a single day. We will not have much difficulty in doing so because we will be walking downhill today.

Ghandruk village is a large settlement of the Gurung people. It provides perfect rest during today’s trek. Ghandruk is also famous for its mountain view. We will reach Kimche. We will drive to Pokhara from here.

 

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

Time: 6-7 hours 

We will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara in a tourist bus. The drive takes six hours. You will enjoy the beautiful hills and rivers along the way. You also have the option of travelling by air. The time taken is much shorter - only 30 minutes -  and you get a wonderful opportunity to view the mountain from up above. You will, however, have to pay separately for it. 

 

Day 12: Departure

Today is the day of your departure. We will bid you goodbye with a small traditional Nepali farewell ceremony. Our staff will drop you at the airport, from where you will head back to your destination. You also have the option to take part in other treks and extend your trip. 

US$ 699/ per person (price valid minimum two person) 

 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private transport
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Nepali cultural restaurant
  • 4 Night standard tourist hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 Nights standard hotels in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu- Chitwan-Pokhara -Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul & return by private vehicle before and after trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek
  • Well trained English speaking guides (including his salary, accommodation, meal, transportation and insurance). 
  • For groups over 6 people - assistant guide (including their salary, accommodation, meal, tramsportation and insurance).
  • All National park & Conservation entry fees & permit
  • 2 night 3 days Chitwan Package trip. (With activities, guides, accommodation and food)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with tour guide by private car and driver
  • Pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before the trek
  • Government taxes and official service charges 

 

Cost Excludes

  1. Overseas airfare and visa fees ($25 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days
  2. Monuments entrance free in Kathmandu sightseeing
  3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  4. If you need porter we provide with extra cost
  5. Personal travel insurance & helicopter evacuation
  6. Items of a personal nature (personal gear, Wi-fi, Battery charge telephone calls,Bar and  beverages, internet, laundry etc.)
  7. Tips for driver, guides and porters.
  8. Any additional expenses due to unforeseen circumstances

 

Equipment you need to bring

  • Pair of trek boot, sleeping bag, down jacket, pullovers, neck scarf for evening/night/morning.
  • Sun hat and casual warm clothes for day.
  • Some pairs of good quality socks, slippers, suntan lotions, personal medications etc.

 

List of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. These gear list can be different depending on route, season etc. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat, scarf, light balaclava or warm fleece hat. Sunglasses (real ones, with true UV protection).

Lower Body:

Undergarments, comfortable hiking shorts, lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, fleece or wool pants (seasonal), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.

Feet:

Thin and lightweight inner socks, thick and warm wool hiking socks, hiking boots with spare laces, sandals (flip-flops for use after trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom), gaiters (For high altitude trekking and crossing passes).

Upper Body:

T-shirts, light and expedition weight thermal tops, fleece jacket or pullover, gloves, fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest and/or jacket.

Accessories:

One microfiber towel (most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry), sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade, DSLR / digital camera with spare batteries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bag with rain cover / duffel bag, comfortable day pack, trekking poles, water bottle, ear plug (rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms).

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste (preferably biodegradable), feminine hygiene products, small mirror.

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue / toilet rolls, anti-bacterial hands wash, water purifier (Better than using mineral water to keep the mountains clean).

Extras / Luxuries:

Adapters (Nepal - two prong, 220 volt plug; or an international, universal adapter), multi tool (Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool), personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse), sewing kit (sometime it’s very useful), superglue, books for reading on free time, cell / mobile phone, trail map / guide book, Ipod / walkman / Mp3 player / Mp4 player, pens / pencils and small notebooks, games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards etc.

Why choose us

  • Family Holidays
  • Experienced guide & porters 
  • Over 20 Years Experience
  • Personal care & best customer service
  • All guaranteed departures
  • 24/7 Support & no hidden cost 
  • Over 100 Holidays packages
  • Competitive price
  • Private tour depart everyday of the year

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