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Kathmandu Chitwan Poon hill Tour – 12 days

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Trip Duration Trip Duration
12 Days
Group Size Group Size
1 + people
Maximum Altitude Max. Altitude
3210m/10531ft
Trip Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Activities Activities
  • City Tour
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
Best Season Best Season
  • Sep – Dec
  • Feb – April
  • May – June
Calendar Accommodation
  • 8 Nights Hotel
  • 3 Nights Lodge
Calendar Meals
  • 12 Breakfast
  • 6 Lunch
  • 6 Dinner
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Highlights of Kathmandu Chitwan Poon hill Tour – 12 days

  • Kathmandu Chitwan Poon Hill Tour is Combined package of tour Jungle safari and Trekking
  • Relive ancient history by visiting grand stupas, mosaic temples and old palaces in the three sister cities of Kathmandu Valley.
  • Encountering rare wild animals like the fabled Royal Bengal Tiger while on jungle safari at the Chitwan National Park.
  • Witnessing unique cultural dance of indigenous Tharu people in Sauraha, Chitwan.
  • Pleasure of trekking inside canopy of rhododendron and sub-tropical rain forests.
  • Breathtaking wide angle panoramic mountain view from the top of Poon Hill.
  • Experiencing the lifestyle of the local Magar & Gurung people in the Annapurna belt.

Overview of Kathmandu Chitwan Poon hill Tour – 12 days

Kathmandu Chitwan Poon Hill tour is a complete tour cum trek plan rolled into the same deal. You will traverse through Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara – three ace tourist cities of Nepal. There is an added incentive of a grueling but memorable hike/trek to the Poon hilltop.

 

This unique tour starts from three primeval cities of the Kathmandu Valley tour- namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur. You will take a history tour of old monuments, elaborate palaces, and prehistoric temples while on this plan.

 

The three durbar squares at the sister cities of Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, and Kantipur (the old name for Kathmandu) are top UNESCO world heritage sites. Likewise, visits to Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, and Swoyambhunath Stupa are a holy experience for the ages.

 

The second phase will commence at Chitwan National Park (CNP), located in the Chitwan district which is directly south of the capital city.

 

The park houses celebrated one-horned rhinoceros, the feared royal Bengal tiger, near-extinct gharial, spotted leopard, wild boar, Asiatic rock python, multiple deer varieties, at least two bear species, and a plethora of other animals on the brink of extinction elsewhere.

 

A rustic boating experience in the calm Rapti river followed by a wild jungle safari inside the protected national park is something you will cherish for ages. The near-forgotten dance of the indigenous Tharu people is another memorable affair.

 

Our final foray includes trekking to alluring Poon Hill (3,210 m). We will board a tourist coach to Pokhara – the city of lakes – from Chitwan. A short but sweet drive to Nayapul from Pokhara will come before actual trekking.

 

Poon Hill is well known for its engrossing sunrise and sunset views over gigantic Himalayan peaks. You will see more than twelve big and small peaks including three peaks over 8,000 m in height – Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), and Annapurna 1 (8,091 m). Witnessing firsthand the rich flora-fauna variety of the Annapurna Sanctuary is worth a million tons of rich memory.

 

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

Short/Detail Itinerary of Kathmandu Chitwan Poon hill Tour – 12 days

Day Mode Route Itinerary Elev.(m) Duration Overnight Included
01 Flight Arrive day Kathmandu- Hotel 1300 ------ Hotel Dinner
02 Car Kathmandu - Sightseeing tour 1300 6/7 hrs Hotel Breakfast
03 Car Patan - Bhaktapur Sightseeing 1300 6/7 hrs Hotel Breakfast
04 Drive Kathmandu - Chitwan -tour 224 5/6 hrs Hotel B L D
05 Tour Chitwan - Park activities full day 224 full day Hotel B L D
06 Drive kathmandu - Pokhara City 822 5/6 hrs Hotel Breakfast
07 Drive/trek Pokhara - Nayapul - Ullri Village 2070 5/6 hrs Lodge B L D
08 Trek Ulleri - Banthanti - Ghorepani 2853 4/5 hrs Lodge B L D
09 Hike/trek Poon hill - Ghorepani - Tadapni 3210/2630 7/8 hrs Lodge B L D
10 Trek/drive Tadapani - Kimche - Pokhara 822 5/6 hrs Hotel B L
11 Drive Pokhara - Kathmandu 1300 6/7 hrs Hotel Breakfast
12 Flight Kathmandu - Own country ----- ------ ------ Breakfast
Note: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner

Detail Itinerary

You will land at the  Tribhuvan International Airport and Ambition Himalaya staff will pick up and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Depending upon your arrival time you can have some free walking in the city area.

If time permits we will welcome you with a traditional Nepali dinner in the evening at a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepali cultural music and dance show.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; the pilgrimage site of Hindu temple Pashupatinath, the world’s biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the monkey temple.

After exploring the surrounding areas, we will visit historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temples, unique architecture, and Kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Today, you 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. You 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 Durbar Square. Bhaktapur has the Nyatapola Temple, the 55 windowed Palace, and the Dattatreya Temple Pottery square. and the beautiful pond named Siddha Pokhari near Durbar square.

After early morning breakfast, you 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.

Today, while you arrive at the final stop, our representative will pick you up and drive you to the hotel. Following lunch and a rest for a few hours, you will start a village walk. In this plan, you will visit the Tharu village museum and view the sunset park on the Rapti river.

Evening back to the hotel and Dinner. After dinner, we will show you a cultural Tharu dance and Music show. A good night’s sleep at your hotel.

Today you will enjoy a jungle excursion and other wildlife activities in Chitwan national park. You will also canoe in the river. 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 on an elephant’s back, jeep safari, and boat safari. We recommend elephant safari for first-time travelers. Enjoy watching animals in their natural habitat.

While canoeing in the Rapti river for 30-40 minutes you will be able to see crocodiles, Gharials, many kinds of birds, etc.

You will take a jungle walk after canoeing and see many animals and birds in their natural habitat. Then this walk ends at the Elephant Breeding Center where you might gain knowledge about elephant history. The most beautiful thing about this place is that you can see baby elephants and play with them.

You will have the main safari (Elephant back Safari starts at about 3 pm and is about 2-3 hours in total). See wild animals including rhinoceros, wild boars, deers, luckily tigers and peacocks, etc.

 

This early morning you will have a birdwatching plan. Then you will have breakfast and board a bus to Pokhara. The drive takes about five hours. You 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. The remaining time of the day is free and at your disposal. Overnight at the hotel.

 

You will have breakfast in the hotel and drive to Nayapul. The drive takes about one hour in a private vehicle. You will start your trek from Nayapul. The first part of the trek is gentle. You will ascend slowly up to Birethanti. Views of terraced fields and Machhapuchhre are great from here.

The path starts to go steeply up from here. You will follow the course of the Modi river during the trek. You will have lunch at Tikhedhunga, which lies at the bottom of Ulleri. We will then begin a one and half hour trek to Ulleri. This is a beautiful village up on a Hill from where you can see beautiful mountains. Overnight at lodge.

 

You will start your journey from Ghorepani early in the morning after breakfast. It takes about 4-5 hours to walk through dense Rhododendron forests for most of today’s trek. We will encounter a beautiful village called Banthati. As we continue our trek we will reach a village called Nangethanti.

Finally, you will reach Ghorepani after lunchtime. This village already welcomes you with some panoramic Mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, etc. Overnight at lodge.

 

You will wake up very early at 5 am and head for Poon Hill. You 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 (8167 M), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and others.

You will spend a wonderful morning in Poon Hill and return back to our homestay. We will start trekking to Tadapani after breakfast. It takes about 4- hours uphill and downhill and again uphill to Tadapani. This villa is tiny but beautiful in the middle of the Rhododendron forest.

 

We have a long day of the 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. The village is a vital recruitment center for the famous Gorkha Soldiers. Ghandruk is also famous for its Annapurna views. You will continue to walk to Kimche and have lunch. Take a vehicle drive to Pokhara for about 2 hours. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

You will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara in a tourist bus. It takes about 6-7 hours. You will enjoy the beautiful hills and rivers along the way.

You also have the option of traveling by air. The time taken is much shorter – only 30 minutes –  and you get a wonderful opportunity to view the mountain from up above. But you have to pay extra for the flight. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

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 home or next destinations. Or if you have more days you might have other options to do in Nepal.

Includes/Excludes

What's included
  • Arrival and departure by private transport
  • Complimentary welcome dinner in Nepali cultural restaurant
  • Standard tourist hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Standard hotels in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu- Chitwan-Pokhara -Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul & Kimche to Pokhara by private vehicle before and after trek
  • Meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) during the trek
  • Accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek
  • Well trained English speaking guides in trek (including his all expenses & insurance)
  • For groups over 6 people – assistant guide (including his expenses & 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.
  • A complimentary traditional Nepali dinner on arrival..
  • Pre – Trip meeting in Kathmandu
What is excluded
  • International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days and $ 125 for 90 days)
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  • Emergency evacuation and insurance.
  • Extra food, Bar and beverage , telephone bills, dessert, laundry charges and shower fees.
  • Wi-Fi and battery charging bill during the trek.
  • Cost of porter ( If you need porter during trek we arrange with extra cost)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek)
  • Tips, gifts and gratitude to guide and porters.
  • Things not mentioned in the ‘cost includes’ section.
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