7 Days
Duration
Easy
Physicality
Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara
Location
Sept.-Dec. & March-May
Dates

This tour comprises with three major touristic destination of Nepal – Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan, which offers you an amazing sightseeing and wildlife expedition. On this tour you will gain an insight into the rich culture and traditions of Nepal. The trip begins with a sightseeing tour to the most remarkable places in Pokhara and Lumbini. Pokhara- the city of paradise, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal gives you one of the most delightful travel experiences. Pokhara is also famous for adventure sports like – rafting, paragliding, ultra light flight, zip line, bungee jump, cannoning etc

After Pokhara, the tour proceeds to Lumbini – the birth place of Lord Buddha and then to Chitwan. Chitwan is known for its rare bird and animal species, wildlife and lush vegetation. The major Activities in Jungle include elephant safari, canoeing, Jeep safari and a walk in the wilderness accompanied by a trained guide.

Trip Facts

Group Size Minimum 2 Days
Trip Duration 7 Days
Activity Sightseeing, Wildlife Safari
Starts In Pokhara
Ends In Kathmandu
Accommodation Hotels
Transportation Flights, Private cars or Tourist coaches
 

COST INCLUDES

Pickups and drops from airport and hotel
All accommodations on twin sharing basis
Breakfast in Pokhara and Lumbini and all meals in Chitwan
Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
Sightseeing tour in Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan
English-speaking, trained and experienced guide
All fees for sightseeing including entry fees, and national parks
Welcome and farewell dinners
A comprehensive medical kit
All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s)
All applicable taxes and service charges

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Dec.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trip when the weather is clear and pleasant. For anyone willing to withstand a bit of cold and avoid the crowd then the trip can also be arranged during winters (late Dec to Feb.)

Trip Start Dates and Cost

We organize the trip on the dates requested by you.If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it, please contact us for your customized departure date and cost.

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Day 01: Arrival in Pokhara

Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we will be greeted by a representative from Sisne  Rover Trekking who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest. We may also stroll in the streets of lakeside, a tourist hub in Pokhara for some souvenir shopping. For dinner, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the Nepalese food culture.

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Day 02: Sightseeing in Pokhara

In our sightseeing tour in Pokhara, we will visit the famous Bindhyabasini Temple- a white dome structure dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, David’s fall- a fascinating waterfall, Seti gorge- a deep canal, and Peace stupa. We also visit the famous international Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents and chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas followed by the sunrise tour to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is the best place for the sunrise and mountain views in sunny weather.  Pokhara offers the best for adventure sports like – paragliding, Ultra light flights, Zip Line, Bunjee Jump, canoeing and boating on Fewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

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Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Lumbini (150 m): 169km,5-6 hrs

We will have short view of Barahi Temple- a pagoda styled temple dedicated to goddess Barahi, and boating on Fewa lake- the biggest lake in Pokhara.  After breakfast, we drive to Lumbini – the birth place of Lord Buddha via Tansen .Tansen is among a few towns outside the capital which bears a rich legacy the traditional art and architecture located at an elevation of 1310 meters. Tansen is famous for various kinds of handicrafts, textile and organic coffee.  Lumbini is 85 KM away from Tansen and takes about 2- 3 hours maximum. Overnight in Lumbini.

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Day 04: Lumbini – Chitwan (190 - 415m.): 134km/4-5 hours

In the morning, we will have a visit to the Lumbini Area including the Mayadevi temple and other various monasteries. Then we drive to Chitwan- a city located at the foot of the Churia range and famous for housing Chitwan National Park (CNP), the first national park in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival in Chitwan we will be welcome by refreshment drinks and go for a jungle/nature walks. During nature walks we enjoy the company of a wide variety of flora and fauna and spend some time bird watching. In the evening, there will be a presentation on the wide range of flora and fauna of CNP. Overnight in Chitwan.

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Day 05: Safari in Chitwan National Park

Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles by Jeep or followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. During the safari, we go deep into the jungle and spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, along with other wild animals. If lucky, we may even spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger Crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walk and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

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Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu: 127km, 4-5 hours

Early in the morning, we engage ourselves in birding as Chitwan National Park is also home to a large variety of resident and migratory birds. We then have breakfast and drive towards Kathmandu. Our journey will be on the Terai plains while in and near Chitwan and gradually move to a more winding road as we come closer to Kathmandu. Along the way, we can enjoy the beautiful hilly terrains and small houses. We reach Kathmandu in the evening. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.

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Day 07: Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today.  A representative from Sisne Rover will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight

What to bring

Nepal is a mountainous tropical country, which means there are climate extremes. Night and day temperature differences can vary between -10°C on the high treks and 30°C on the lower ones (14°F to 86°F), so you need to bring a variety of clothes.

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your trekking but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • Lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • Hiking shorts
  • Hiking trousers
  • lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • fleece or woolen trousers
  • waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water
  • , ankle support, “broken in”)
  • Running shoes and/or sandals
  • Resistant Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • Medium size rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • Compass or GPS(optional)
  • Alarm clock/watch
  • Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • Water bottles
  • Small folding knife
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • Medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • Modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Green note:

Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible. If you use disposable batteries, please take the used ones with you and dispose them safely in your home country.

Many of these items can be bought or rented in Nepal

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