Hotel Shanker Lazimpat Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
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Pokhara

- Stunning mountains view of Annapurna Himalayas 
- Boat ride at Phewa Lake and Explore Pokhara City

Chitwan

- Be wild with the nature; jungle safari on elephant back, nature walk, bird watching, canoeing, etc 
- Explore the Tharu Villages

Route: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan by road and Chitwan/Kathmandu by flight



DAY 01- (DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA) 

- After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (approx 200km/5 hrs drive)
- Arrive Pokhara, check in at Hotel Barahi 
- One hour boat ride including visit of Barahi Temple 
- Overnight at Hotel Barahi


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 Photo: Sights of Pokhara

Pokhara is situated at an elevation of 915m above sea level and 200km west of Kathmandu. The rich ness of valley in pure natural beauty is indeed one of the main attractions to the visitors from all over the world. Just imagine the joy of observing the majestic Himalayas, three peaks above 8000m from an elevation of below 1000m within a very close aerial, distance. The valley is equally superb giving as they do elevated close-ups to the snowy peaks. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence summits like Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6977m) and the five peaks of Annapurna range rising behind it create an ambience of peace and magic. Pokhara is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakalis are other major communities here.

Arrive Pokhara, check in at Hotel Barahi

Hotel Barahi is a homely retreat, located besides Lake Fewa, set in the heart of the Pokhara valley and surrounded by the mighty Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna range.


 Photo: Hotel Barahi in Pokhara

Hotel Barahi provides comfortable and scrupulously clean accommodation. Rooms are well facilitated and include private balcony to witness the majestic view of the Fishtail Mountain and the Annapurna range. All rooms come with en-suite lavatory, with all the necessary amenities attached.

Afternoon one hour boat ride at Phewa Lake including visit of Barahi Temple


Phewa Lake

Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, one can sail or row a hired boat across the lake to visit the island temple in its middle.


 Photo: Fewa Tal or Phewa Lake in Pokhara

The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.

Barahi Temple

The Barahi temple is the most important monument in Pokhara; Built almost in the center of Phewa Lake, this two-storied pagoda is dedicated to the boar manifestation of Ajima, the protector deity representing the female force Shakti. Devotees can be seen, especially on Saturdays, carrying male animals and fowl across the lake to be sacrificed to the deity.

Overnight at Hotel Barahi

Meals included: No


DAY 02- (IN POKHARA) 

- Breakfast at Hotel Barahi 
- Half day tour of Pokhara City 
- Overnight at Hotel Barahi 
- Early morning excursion to Sarangkot for sunrise view (weather permitting)


Sarangkot

Sarangkot is the highest point on the Pokhara valley rim. It is located at altitude is 1592m above sea level. This place provides the best view of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake and beyond to the main spine of the Annapurna ranges (Annapurna South 7195, Annapurna I 7647, Machhapuchure 6997, Annapurna III 7555, Annapurna II 7937, Annapurna IV 7525, Lamjung Himal 6986.)


Photo: View of Mt. Macchapuchhre or Mt. Fishtail from Sarangkot in Pokhara

Breakfast at Hotel Barahi

Half day tour of Pokhara valley including Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor Cave and Tibetan Refugee Camp

David’s Fall

Locally known as the Patale Chhango (Hell's Fall). David's Fall (also known as Devin's and Devi's) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker called David as washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared into an underground passage beneath the fall.

Gupteshwor Mahadev

Gupteshwor Cave is also known as the Gupteshwor Gupha. The Gupteshwor Cave holds a special religious importance especially to the local people. This cave is regarded holy by the Hindus. The main highlight of the site is the Shivalinga, the phallic symbol of the Lord Shiva. The linga is preserved here in the condition it was discovered. It is just across the Devi’s Fall. From the end of the cave, you can see the view of Davis Fall.

Tibetan Refugee Camp

Tibetan Handicraft center know as the Tibetan refugee camp. And it is the pioneer of Tibetan carpet industry in Pokhara, Nepal. This center provides job to Tibetans from the camp and local Nepalese. The profits of the handicraft center is used for the education, health care, sanitation, looked after old age and physically handicapped Tibetan people of this refugee camp.

- Drive back to Hotel Barahi 
- Overnight at Hotel Barahi

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 03- ( POKHARA-CHITWAN BY ROAD) 

- Breakfast at Hotel Barahi 
- Drive to Chitwan (Approx: 185 km/5 hrs drive) 
- Dinner and overnight at Hotel Barahi


Drive to Chitwan (Approx: 185 km/5 hrs drive)

An enjoyable and scenic five hours drive by car or private vehicle on the Prithvi highway connecting Chitwan with Kathmandu follows the Trishuli River takes us through the Tharu Villages of Chitwan . The ethnic tribe of the Tharu’s is the local inhabitants of Chitwan and isagriculturists by profession. The drive finally brings us to the Tigerland Safari Resort.

Up on arrival at Tigerland Safari Resort the guests will be met and briefed by the Guest Relation officer regarding the park and the programs available. Lunch will be followed by a choice of activities arranged for you.

Tigerland Safari Resort

Tigerland Safari Resort lies on the edge of Nepal's premier Chitwan National Park, a world heritage site, 168 kms south of Kathmandu. Tigerland Safari Resort is spread within 20 acres of land at the elevation of 30 meters above the Rapti River, the border of Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park is the home of the great one horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, wild boar, Gaur (bison), 4 species of deer, 2 species of monkeys, 2 species of crocodile, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, over 450 species of birds and various other reptiles. All twin bedded rooms at Tigerland safari Resort are fully airconditioned and attractively furnished and each room has attached modern toilet amenities and solar heated showers. Both Nepalese and Western cuisine is served in their dining hall.


 Photo: Tigerland Safari Resort in Chitwan

Later in the afternoon, the guests will be taken for elephant safari or nature walks or for jungle drive depending on the time of arrival at the resort. Those on elephant safari can penetrate deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife and those on a jungle walk can experience the abundant bird life and the flora and fauna of the park. The area from Kasara to Sukhebar is considered as the best area for the jungle drive, where chances of seeing bison (Gaur), sambar deer and Royal Bengal Tiger is very high compare to other area of Chitwan national Park. If you are lucky you may see the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger both on nature walk as well as on elephant safari. In the evening before dinner, the slide presentation about the flora and fauna of Chitwan national park will be organized by our well trained senior Naturalists. This will be time when the guests can gather more information about the flora and fauna of Chitwan 
National Park.

In the evening before dinner, the slide presentation about the flora and fauna of Chitwan national park will be organized by our well trained senior naturalists. This will be time when the guests can gather more information about the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park. Dinner and overnight at the deluxe Tigerland Safari Resort

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04- ( IN CHITWAN) 

- Full day at Chitwan 
- All meals and overnight at Tigerland Safari Resort

Early morning guests will be mounted on elephant back and taken for a jungle safari for 23 hours penetrating through dense grasslands to view wildlife in their natural habitat. This grass commonly known as elephant grass is dense and grows to a height of 1820 ft. It is the favorite habitat for rhinoceros and other mammals.


 Photo: Elephant Safari in Chitwan National Park

After breakfast, you are taken to our elephant stables where a senior naturalist briefs about the interesting and unbelievable 
habits of elephant. Here one may witness the rare scene of the elephants at bath.

Lunch at the TIGERLAND SAFARI RESORT

In the afternoon you may choose to relax around the resort or take a drive through the jungles in four wheel drive jeep followed by a 
canoe ride down the Rapti River. The river ride provides opportunity of viewing the gharial crocodiles as well as the mugger 
crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds.

OR,

You may also feel like going for a nature walk or birding with one of our naturalists to know more about the flora of the Chitwan National Park Those on canoe ride are taken back to the resort four wheel drive jeep from the endpoint.

Dinner and overnight at the deluxe Tigerland Safari Resort

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


DAY 05- (FLY FROM CHITWAN TO KATHMANDU) 

- Breakfast at Tigerland Safari Resort 
- Jungle safari 
- Transfer to the Bharatpur Airport 
- Fly from Chitwan to Kathmandu 
- Breakfast at Tigerland Safari Resort

After breakfast in the morning, since Chitwan is a bird paradise of resident and migratory birds, making it a delightful and educational experience for every bird watcher. Special bird watching tour can be arranged too. Those who could not go for elephant safari on the day of arrival would go for elephant safari to penetrate deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife and those on a jungle walk can experience the abundant bird life and the flora and fauna of the park Then after, the guests will be transferred by Jeep or by coach to Bharatpur Airport for flight to Kathmandu.


- Depart Bharatpur (Chitwan) for Kathmandu (It will be just a 25 minuets flight) 
- Arrive Kathmandu Domestic Airport, guest will be met and welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Ends

COST OF THE ABOVE TOUR WILL BE AS FOLLOWS 
(Per person cost on room sharing basis)

2 Pax (Car) USD 705
3-5 Pax (Van) USD 660
6-10 Pax(Hiace) USD 580
10-14 Pax (Coaster) USD 530

Single room supplement USD 160


The above cost includes:

- All tours and transfers in a private air-conditioned by vehicle as per the itinerary 
- One hour boat ride at Phewa Lake including visit of Barahi Temple in Pokhara 
- Visit of Sarangkot and half day tour of Pokhara City with a local English speaking guide in Pokhara 
- All jungle activities as mentioned in the program in Chitwan 
- National Park Fee 
- Services of Naturalist / jungle guide in Chitwan 
- Entrance fees of Pokhara’s activities as mentioned in the itinerary 
- Domestic Airfare for Chitwan (Bharatpur)/Kathmandu 
- Accommodations: 
- 2 nights at Hotel Barahi or Similar in a deluxe room with breakfast in Pokhara 
- 2 nights at Tigerland Safari Resort or Similar with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and all jungle activities, Park in Chitwan 
- 24.3% VAT and Service Charge

Cost excludes:

- Personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc) 
- Travel Insurance 
- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara 
- Domestic tax : Nepalese Rupees 200 ( approx USD 3 ) per person to be paid directly inside the airport for Bharatpur airport for Chitwan/Kathmandu flight

Note: The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.