Kathmandu, Pokhara Jomsom

As you take on this trip, you will be guided to the most beautiful sightseeing places of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, providing you an insight into the rich culture and tradition of Nepal. Then you will head towards Pokhara, where you will get to explore the beautiful ambience of the city. The major tourist attractions in Pokhara include Phewa Lake, MahendraGupha, the Davis Fall, the gorge of the Seti River, etc.
After your sightseeing tour in Pokhara, you will fly to Jomsom which is blessed with exquisite natural beauty. Jomsom is situated on the bank of Kali Gandaki River and is dominated by massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. An excursion around Jomsom gives you a truly rewarding experience of a lifetime. The trip concludes in Chitwan, with a visit to Nepal’s oldest National park. Chitwan National Park, situated in the tropical Terai region, is renowned for being home to various rare species, particularly the one-horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger. Taking on this fun-filled journey, you get to experience real adventure and pleasure, leaving you with unforgettable memories to cherish.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Day 3 Fly to Pokhara (25mins); Sightseeing tour in Pokhara & Boating on Phewa Lake
  • Day 4 Fly to Jomsom (20 mins); Excursion around Jomsom
  • Day 5 Fly to Pokhara (20 mins); Drive to Chitwan National Park
  • Day 6 Safari excursion in Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Day 7 Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 8 Depart Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the arrivals and escort you to your hotel. .

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing tour in Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square

    We begin our sightseeing tour with a visit to Boudhanath - the largest stupa in Nepal and a center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed like a giant mandala (a representation of a Buddhist cosmos). Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple, which is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is regarded as the most sacred Hindu shrine in Nepal. Here you can witness cremation ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat’, the cremation area of the temple. Then you head to Patan which lies 5 km away from Kathmandu Valley on the South-East. Patan is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu and a destination for connoisseurs of fine arts. We take a tour of the Patan Durbar Square - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the square is the Patan Museum (originally a Malla palace), Krishna Mandir- a stone temple of Lord Krishna with its 21 spires and bas-relief art depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, Royal Bath or 'Tushahity' and surrounding Hindu and Buddhist temples..

  • Day 3

    Fly to Pokhara (25mins); Sightseeing tour in Pokhara & Boating on Phewa Lake

    It takes around 25 minutes to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. While flying to Pokhara, you can enjoy the fantastic views of shimmering mountain ranges and spectacular landscapes below you. On reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the best resorts or hotels of your choice. Pokhara will have you mesmerized with its majestic sight of snow-capped mountain peaks and exquisite beauty. You will visit some of the popular landmarks of Pokhara like Devis waterfall, Seti gorge, Bindabasini temple, Guptseshowor Cave etc. You can also savour the pleasure of boating on Phewa lake..

  • Day 4

    Fly to Jomsom (20 mins); Excursion around Jomsom

    Your next destination is Jomsom. As you fly to Jomsom, fun-filled adventurous journey awaits for you. Pokhara-Jomsom flight gives you the most thrilling panoramic view of Himalayas and rivers. After taking proper rest and meal, you get ready for your excursion in Jomsom. Travelling to Jomsom will take you down to the memory lane of ancient kingdom of Mustang. Muktinath is the most popular site in Jomson. As you visit this sacred site, you will able to grasp a complete picture of Hindu religious and culture, tradition and custom of local people. .

  • Day 5

    Fly to Pokhara (20 mins); Drive to Chitwan National Park

    You will fly to Pokhara and head for Chitwan (4/5 hrs’ drive). Chitwan houses rich wildlife, lush grasslands and rare species of bird and animals. Chitwan National Park is your target destination. It gives a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several are species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger, leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy, but the chancing of sightseeing these are very high owing to the expertise and experiences of guides. .

  • Day 6

    Safari excursion in Chitwan National Park

    You surrender yourself to the pure pleasure of jungle activities. Your safari excursion includes Wildlife safari, canoeing, jungle walking, bird watching etc. On your jungle safari through the majestic jungles of Chitwan National Park, you may encounter rare endangered species like one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tiger and rich diverse ecosystem. You can have the most thrilling and exciting wildlife experience of your lifetime..

  • Day 7

    Drive to Kathmandu

    After your tour in Chitwan National Park, you return to Kathmandu (6 hrs). On reaching Kathmandu, you can indulge in any kind of activities of your interest. You can simply go for shopping, walking, sightseeing or any kind or recreational activities..

  • Day 8

    Depart Kathmandu

    Our drive and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime..

Tour Guide
We have a team of highly experienced and multilingual guides (guides who can speak your language – major languages only). They are professionally trained and are thoroughly versed in culture and history of each place in this itinerary.
Tour Availability
We operate Nepal cultural tours for private team of your friends and family of any size, so you can enjoy your private trip without having to deal and confront with other people who have different interests and attitude. Each trip is accompanied by a tour guide and driver(s). Nepal Cultural tours of four to eight days in duration are ideal for an extension trip if you have booked any longer trekking holidays in Nepal or tours/treks in Tibet.
Accommodation
Kathmandu offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, from 5 star luxury hotels to budget-priced guest houses. Top hotels give you the high quality services. Whatever your requirements are, hotels in Nepal can meet them all.Explore Himalaya will assist you in hotel reservation. For more information, you can ask us for details.
Meals
Breakfast is included but lunch and dinner are excluded in all our tour costs. There will be one hour lunch break during city sightseeing tour. Plenty of best and quality restaurants in town serve Nepali, oriental and continental dishes. We recommend the best one depending on your taste preference. A good continental lunch or dinner at a good restaurant costs approximately USD 10-15. Full board option is also available on request.
Meeting/airport transfers
In all our packaged tours, airport pick-ups and drops are included. You need to pass on your International flight details to us for a “meeting and greeting” service at airport. You just pass on the Customs and come out of the Terminal building where you will see someone standing with a placard with either ‘Explore Himalaya’ or your name written on it. Our airport representative or tour officer will greet you and welcome you at the airport. You will then be escorted to your hotel where you will be briefed about your further activities in detail. You collect your flight tickets for reconfirmation and deliver them back later. After your trip is over you will be transferred back to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.
Cost of the trip
The cost of each trip depends on various factors such as types of accommodation, type of vehicles with or without air-conditioner, group size (i.e. number of people in your team) etc. Our costs are usually categorized into standard package (based on 3 star hotels), superior package (combination of 3-4 star hotel) and deluxe package (5 star hotels with air conditioned vehicles). However, you can always upgrade your accommodation and use air conditioned car at extra charge though you have initially booked standard or superior package. We can customize any tour to suit your best interest and budget.
Vehicle
We have a fleet of mostly Japanese made Toyota vehicles of all types and sizes, from small two-seater luxury cars to large capacity luxury tourist coaches. Size and type of vehicle depend on size of your group. We use two-seater car for 1-2 persons, micro luxury 6-seater van for 3-5 persons, 10-seater van for 6-9 persons and tourist coach or coaster for group size above 10 persons. Our drivers are specially trained to serve in the hospitality industry. The vehicles are checked carefully before assigning to your service.
Tour timings
Duration of each city tour is six hours (full day tour) or three hours (half day tours). Durations and tour highlights are mentioned in all our detailed itineraries. Relevant tips/information will be briefed to you before you embark on any of our trips. Tour usually starts after your breakfast (9 am). Your half-day tour lasts till 1 pm and till 3 pm if it is full day. Late afternoon and evening can be used to explore the town on your own.
Tipping 
Tips are not mandatory. However you can tip your support team if you wish for, according to your budget and appreciation of their work. Normally, tip amounts for 5-10% of your total budget. All fees to sightseeing places stated in tour package are included in our cost.
Clothing
Clothing varies with the type of tour and season.
From April to the end of October, it is warm in Kathmandu. In Nepal clothing for traveling purpose should be comfortable and light. You can also wear longer shorts provided that it is weather- friendly. In the months of November to the end of March, days are usually warm and evenings are cool. Put on your summer clothes during the day time but in the evening and night it is advisable to carry a light jacket. Winter season starts from December to February. One must be equipped with sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc to stay protected from the cold. In accordance to Nepali weather you can have your clothes well-packed in your luggage or you can also purchase clothes of your choice and needs from the clothing stores in Nepal.
BOOKING CONDITIONS
1) Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of USD 500 and the signed copy of booking form and contract.
The balance is due no later than two months prior to departure. If you book a tour less than 2 months prior to departure, you must send the full payment within 7 days of confirmation by us.
2) If you cancel, the following scale of charges will apply:
DATE OF CANCELLATION - CHARGE INCURRED
2 months before departure – Loss of deposit (US$ 500)
29 days to 2 months before departure – 30% of total trip cost
10 to 28 days before departure – 60% of total trip cost
Less than 10 days before departure – 100% of total trip cost

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