Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Lumbini Tour - 11 Days

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Lumbini Tour
Trip Information
  • Duration11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude1910m
  • ActivityTours and wildlife adventure
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeSept to June

Explore Kathmandu's fascinating tapestry, find peace in Pokhara's lakeside idyll, witness the untamed wonders of Chitwan's jungles, and follow in the footsteps of Buddha in Lumbini. An 11-day journey through culture, nature, and spirituality is in store.

Trip Highlights: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini Tour

  • Immerse yourself in almost 2000 years of Hinduism and Buddhism-influenced culture. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Budhanilkantha.
  • Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and sunrises in Dhulikhel, a Himalayan village with panoramic views. Unwind in Pokhara, a calm city surrounded by snow-capped hills and tranquil lakes. It serves as a starting point for hikers, rafts, and mountaineers.
  • Explore Chitwan National Park's diverse wildlife, including the one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger. Take advantage of forest safaris, canoeing, and elephant rides.
  • Visit Lumbini, Lord Gautam Buddha's birthplace, with its temples, monuments, and monasteries. Investigate landmarks such as the Ashoka Pillar and the Eternal Peace Flame.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Holiday Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Holiday Planner Nepal’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

“Set out on a journey into Nepal's heart, where ancient Legacy Meets Natural Grandeur.”

Trip Introduction: Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Lumbini Tour.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini are important tourist destinations for those seeking a rather relaxed and non-demanding trip. Kathmandu is home to seven of the UNESCO World Heritage site which includes Three Durbar Squares (Kathmandu Durbar Sqare, Bhaktapur Durbar Sqare, and Patan Durbar Sqare), Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath stupa, and Changunarayan Temple.

Pashupatinath Temple devoted to Lord Shiva is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal. The pagoda-style temple and its surrounding area are a pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees. Similarly, both Soyambhunath stupa (Monkey Temple) and Boudhanath stupa are Buddhist pilgrimage sites. 

Exploring Durbar squares will captivate visitors with rich history and delicate architecture which tells the tale of Nepalese ancient history and kingdom. Every square serves as a center of customs and culture, providing important insights into Nepal's regal history.

Similarly, Pokhara often regarded as a City of lakes is another mesmerizing destination in the western region of Nepal. This city holds insights into the heavenly beauty of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fish-Tail) mountain ranges. However, the true asset of Pokhara lies in the center of the city known as the Phewa Lake. This lake is surrounded by lush forests and snow-capped mountains. A scenic boat experience in the lake makes it an adventure in itself. Therefore no wonder Pokhara is the gateway to trekkers trekking along Annapurna Region including the renowned Annapurna Circuitand Annapurna Base Camp.

Chitwan on the other hand is a small district located in the western region of Nepal. It is renowned for its rich biodiversity and wildlife as it shelters Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park, located in the southwestern region of Nepal, is a key highlight of the tour. Exciting jungle Safaris are available for those who want to see famous animals like the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, leopards, and many kinds of deer. Chitwan is a birdwatcher's heaven, offering a wide variety of bird species to see. Canoe trips down the Rapti River, which flows through the park, are possible, and the area's abundance of lodges and resorts guarantees a comfortable stay while taking in the scenery and wildlife of Chitwan National Park.

Heading further towards south southwestern region of Nepal reaches Lumbini, a place of great spiritual significance. It is the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam, the man who would later be known as Lord Buddha. Buddhists travel from all over the world to Lumbini, the sacred garden, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries in the region, each representing a different country's architectural design and cultural contributions. The Maya Devi Temple, the supposed birthplace of Lord Buddha, is open to visitors. The World Peace Pagoda's eternal flame and the peace park that surrounds it provide a calm and reflective mood. A calm and spiritually enlightening experience, Lumbini offers insight into the origins of Buddhism and the life story of Buddha.

How does 11 day Nepal Tour Start and End?

If someone is planning for a long vacation and wishes to spend their holidays exploring the cities of an exotic destination, they might consider visiting the beautiful cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini in Nepal. Nepal, known for its rich natural beauty, culture, historical monuments, and wildlife, offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the magnificent views of the Himalayas and explore ancient holy shrines and monuments.

The Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini tour commences from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal and a hub of culture and history. With a cultural heritage spanning over 2000 years and a blend of Hinduism and Buddhism, Kathmandu attracts visitors from around the world to its religious sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Budhanilkantha. The bustling neighborhood of Thamel caters to tourists with its guest houses, restaurants, and shops. Kathmandu is renowned as an "enormous treasure house of art and sculptures" crafted from various materials like metal, terracotta, wood, and stone. It also serves as a vibrant hub for cinemas, theaters, music, and festivals. The tour continues with a short trip to Dhulikhel, a village offering magnificent views of the Himalayas, particularly famous for its breathtaking sunsets and sunrises.

The journey then leads to Pokhara, often described as a paradise with its tranquil cityscape, backdrop of snow-capped peaks, and stunning lakes. Pokhara is not only a peaceful retreat but also a launching point for trekkers, rafters, and mountaineers.
Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha, is a serene Buddhist pilgrimage site. This is located at around 205km from Pokhara which takes about 5-6 hours depending on the traffic. It boasts numerous temples, including the Mayadevi Temple, as well as various monuments, monasteries such as the Ashoka pillar, Chinese Maitreya temple, Burmese Lokmani Cula Pagoda, Marker stone, and a museum. The Puskarini Pond, or Holy Pond, where Buddha's mother took a ritual bath, and the famous Eternal Peace Flame are also notable attractions.

The next stop after Lumbini is a return drive to Chitwan National Park, situated in the southern part of Nepal, is a sub-tropical jungle teeming with wildlife. While visitors can explore the neighboring Tharu village, the primary attraction of Chitwan is the national park itself. It is renowned for its one-horned rhinos, Bengal Tigers, jungle safaris, canoeing adventures, and elephant rides.

Holiday Planner Nepal offers a comprehensive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Lumbini tour package, combining elements of nature, culture, history, and wildlife at a reasonable cost, all while providing excellent service. The package includes meals and accommodation. Additionally, they offer customizable tour and trek packages for both individuals and groups, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable holiday experience. Travelers can expect all the necessary assistance and guidance to make their vacation memorable and fulfilling. It is an opportunity to savor the wonders of Nepal and create cherished memories.

What is the Best Season/time for Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Lumbini Tour?

Due to its varied landscape and climate, Nepal offers a multitude of opportunities to participate in this holy Pilgrimage Tour experience all year long. Additionally, the best time to embark on this tour in Nepal depends a lot on personal interests and the specific locations visitors want to see. But for those seeking ideal weather and comfortable temperatures, spring and autumn are the most popular seasons. 

Spring, which lasts from March to May makes it an ideal season for visitors aiming to travel to Nepal. This season offers a spectacular mountain view with pleasant weather surrounded by blooming rhododendrons. Likewise, exploring the Chitwan National Park wildlife and biodiversity is a great option during spring. 

Autumn, lasting from September to November is another ideal season for traveling to Nepal. Autumn offers clear skis and moderate temperatures which becomes perfect for exploring cultural sites in and around Kathmandu and Lumbini. Additionally, the wildlife activities and cultural immersion in Chitwan are enjoyable during this season.

Travelling can be done in the Monsoon (June to September) and winter (December to February) seasons however it can be quite challenging. One positive aspect is this period sees fewer tourists making it a great opportunity for exploration and adventure. However, during the monsoon season in Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara, and Kathmandu, strong rains can cause road closures and landslides, which might hinder movement. Likewise, travelers have difficulties due to the cold, particularly in mountainous places. The amount of time available for activities and sightseeing is reduced by shorter daylight hours.

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  • Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Meet the Holiday Planner's representative at the airport. they will be waiting for you at the airport with your name card and transfer to the hotel after the welcome formality.
  • Check in the Hotel.
  • Rest for the day/explore the area.
  • Later in the afternoon pre-trip meeting in hotel/office.
  • 06:30 welcome dinner.
  • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Max. Altitude:1,350 m / 4,430 ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel moonlight/Hotel Lo Mustang/Hotel Thamel Park
  • Meals:Welcome dinner
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Pashupatinath Temple; located bank of the Bagmati River. It is a very famous and most worshipped temple for Hindus in Nepal.
  • Swyambhunath Stupa; A holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as “the monkey temple” as a large number of holy monkeys live in the north-west part of the temple.
  • Boddhanath Stupa; is one of the biggest and oldest stupas.
  • Patan Durbar Square; a city of fine arts. Patan is filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and many monuments.
  • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Max. Altitude:1,350 m / 4,430 ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel moonlight/Hotel Lo Mustang/Hotel Thamel Park
  • Time:5-6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Drive to Pokhara about 200km west of Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus.
  • Pokhara; is the capital city of Nature.
  • Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manslu, and Fish Tail mountains can be viewed from Pokhara.
  • Rest for the day/explore the city/ boating in Phewa Lake and visit the temple in Phewa Lake.
  • Stay overnight in Pokhara.
  • Max. Altitude:822 m/2,697 ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel Splendid View/Kuti Resort & Spa
  • Time:6-7
  • Early morning according to the given time sunrise trip to Sarangkot.
  • Back to the hotel for breakfast.
  • Guided tours to Davis Fall (waterfall), Cave, Temple, and Museum.
  • Visit World Peace Pagoda.
  • Overnight in Pokhara.
  • Max. Altitude:822 m/2,697 ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel Splendid View/Kuti Resort & Spa
  • Time:5-6
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Scenic drive to Lumbani via Palpa and Tansen.
  • Rest for the day/explore the city.
  • Stay overnight in Lumbini.
  • Max. Altitude:150 m /490 ft
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Visit Tailaurko; about 27km west of Lumbini; visit the important archaeological site, Tilaurkot, the ancient palace of King Suddodha (Siddhartha Gautam’s father), where the Buddha spent his formative years as a Shakya Prince.
  • Visit Asoka Pillar, Maya Devi Temple, Puskarni (sacred bathing pool) and various other monasteries.
  • Stay overnight in Lumbani.
  • Max. Altitude:150 m /490 ft
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Scenic drive to Chitwan National Park; the first National Park in Nepal listed in the world heritage sites.
  • Lunch at Lodge/hotel.
  • A short explanation of activities in Chitwan.
  • Today's activities; Village tour/Elephant breeding center/sunset view.
  • Dinner-Tharu Cultural program.
  • Stay overnight in Chitwan.
    • Breakfast in the hotel.
    • Elephant Safari/Jungle walk/ Canoe Ride/Elephant bathing.
    • Stay overnight in Chitwan.
      • Bird watching.
      • Breakfast in the hotel.
      • Scenic countryside drive to Kathmandu.
      • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
      • Max. Altitude:1,350 m / 4,430 ft
      • Accommodation:Hotel moonlight/Hotel Lo Mustang/Hotel Thamel Park
      • Time:5-6 hrs
      • Meals:breakfast
      • Breakfast in the hotel.
      • Bhaktapur Durbar Square; is the city of Devotees, Culture, and Living Heritage of Nepal. The city is filled with monuments, most Terra-cotta with carved columns, palaces, and temples with elaborate carvings.
      • A farewell dinner in the evening.
      • Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
      • Max. Altitude:1,350 m / 4,430 ft
      • Accommodation:Hotel moonlight/Hotel Lo Mustang/Hotel Thamel Park
      • Meals:Breakfast and farewell dinner

      Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.

        Cost Details
        What's Included
        • All international and domestic airport pick-up and drop-off is done by private vehicle.
        • 4-night twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
        • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan, and Pokhara with a private vehicle.
        • 2 nights of twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara.
        • 2 nights of twin/double sharing deluxe accommodation on BB in Lumbini.
        • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Lumbini to Chitwan to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
        • Safari activities on a full board meal plan in Chitwan National Park (activities: Elephant back Safari, Jungle Walk, Bird watching, Elephant breeding center, Village tours with sunset view, Canoe Ride, Tharu Cultural Program.)
        • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
        • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
        What's not Included
        • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport-size Photos).
        • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
        • Dinner and lunch in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini.
        • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
        • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in the city because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip(due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
        • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
        • Tips to the trekking/tours crews and drive.
        • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions,s or any event out of our control.
        • Anything not included in the service includes a column.
        • The trip departs everyday if the year
        • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

        • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

        • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

        • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients

        • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

        Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on whatsapp viber wechat for additional informations.

        Useful Information
        • Welcome Dinner in Authentic Restaurant
        • Holiday Tours Nepal’s T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
        • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
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