This program is designed to withstand your interest of enjoying the heritage and jungle safari all together while you are in Nepal . This connects the medieval architecture of kathmandu valley to the flora and fauna of chitwan National park .Nepal is among the very few luckiest countries in the world which despite its smaller land size , has lots to offer to the visitors from mountains to Plains , heritage & culture, jungles and rivers , greeenary to serenity.
This is the window which let you enjoy the best of heritage , flora and fauna . Nepal is not only the country of Hills and mountains but it also has the splendid beauty of the Terai, the lowland boardering to India. Chitwn National park is one of the finest National park and the JEWEL on the Terai . While you are here you will experience an amazing jungle safari which includes Elephant ride, Jeep ride, canoe ride, village walk, jungle walk etc. You are almost definite to see one horn rhino, different types of monkeys ,deer, crocodiles ,wild boars , species of birds and perhaps even a tiger .
And, perhaps the most memorable and unique aspect of this trip is spending a night at
Brief Itinerary :
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu ( 1300 m/4260 ft ) .
Day 2 : Full day sightseeing
Day 3 : Kathmandu- Chitwan drive
Day 4: In Chitwan
Day 5 : Chitwan – Kathmandu – Nagarkot
Day 6 : Departure
Deatailed Itinerary :
On Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport ( TIA ) in Kathmandu you will be met and greeted by Global Asia Tours & Travel’s represenatative and transferred to your centrally located hotel . After brief rest you will be taken for a quick city tours covering Swayambhunath /Monkey temple ( 2000 years) Buddhist stupa . After this we visit (time permiting ) Kathmandu Durbar Square, the cultural center of Kathmandu valley where the world’s only living goddess KUMARI is housed. Evening Typical Nepalese dinner with dance . Overnight at the hotel .
After breakfast at the hotel you will be met by our guide for the full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley covering PASHUPATINATH, BOUHDANATH & PATAN .
First in the morning we visit to Pashupatinath , the holiest hindu temple situated at the bank of Bagmati river . This is one of the most sacred Hindu temple in the world dedicated to lordg Shiva. This temple exist to 200 years BC . Near the temple we can see the crematoriums in the bank of Bagmati river where local hindus observe the death rituals. From here we continue to tour to Boudhanath which is the largest stupa in the world . It looms 36 m high with 4 paits of eyes facing th four cardinal driections . It was built in 5th Century in an octagonal foundation representing Mandala ( Lotus ) . Thousands of people from Tibetan origin live in this area and there dozens of massive Tibetan Monasteries. From here we visit to Patan , the city of arts and architecture . Enchanting rows of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples makes this city more beautiful. The interesting things to see here are Local Bazaar, Palace square, Krishna temple, Patan museum, stone fountains, Golden temple , Kumbheswar temple, Mahaboudha temple (temple of 9000 Buddhas) . Evening free and overnight at the hotel .
Morning after breakfast we drive to Chitwan (175 kms. 6 hrs). There is an opportunity to do the (optional) white water rafting in Trishuli River while driving Chitwan . On arrival check in at the hotel and activity briefing by the camp manager . Lunch will be served . PM : Elephant briefing . Late afternoon village walk /bullock cart ride to the surrounding farmland/viallge . Evening overnight at the resort .
Early morning wake up call and tea , coffee/cookies will be served . Later elephant back safari in the jungle . During this safari there are plenty of opportunity to see one horn rhino, deer, monkeys, wild boar, bears,peacocks , various species of birds and perhaps even a tiger . On return you will have your breakfast at the resort .
In the afternoon depending on the season : Afternoon: depending upon the season, elephant bathing will be held on the Rapti River, and you are welcome to join in giving the elephants a scrub.
PM: After Lunch you will be taken for a traditional dug-out canoe on the Rapti river. On this silent river ride you will get an opportunity to view aquatic birds and see animals on the river banks. And at the end we will visit Gharial (Crocodile) Breeding Centre. From this place nature walk in the jungle and back to the resort . Evening dinner followed by Tharu Cultural Dance . Overnight at the resort .
Time permiting , we go for bird watching to the nearby community forest. Chitwan is the home to over 450 species of birds . Later transfer to Bharatpur Airport in time to connect your flight to Kathmandu . ON arrivnal in Kathmandu you will be tranferred to Dhulikhel for himalayan panorama. Evening sunset over the himalayas. Overnight at the resort
NB: If interested you will also have the opportunity to stay at community run homestay in Panauti.
Morning sunrise over the himalayas . Later you will be transferred to the airport in time to connect your flight back home . Warm farewell with Farewell scarf .
- All the required airport transfers
- Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
- Service of english speaking tour guide
- Twin share accomodations
- Daily breakfast
- Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner in Chitwan .
- Entrance fees at the places of visit
- National park fee, permits
- All the jungle activities ( canoe ride, elephant ride, vilage walk, nature walk etc )
- Sightseeing and excursions as per the program .
- Kathmandu-Chitwan surface transfers
- Chitwan (Bharatpur) –Kathmandu flight
- Excursion to dhulikhel or Panauti
- All the government taxes
Fresh flower garland on arrilval, welcome drinks, service of tour officer , welcome dinner OR farewell dinner , 01 bottle of mineral water every day during sightseeing ) , farewell scarf on departure
Services exclude :
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- International flight cost
- Emergency rescue
- Optional tours like Mountain flight , Cable car, rafting .
- Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping.
- Expenses arising from from flight delays, flight cancellations, bad weather , road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
- Rooms/hotels upgrading
- Services other than included.