Kathmandu & Chitwan Jungle Safari TourExtermly Popular ||
Nepal cultural and wildlife tour
Day 01: Tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath, approx: 05 – 06 hours.
Day 02: Tour of Patan (Lalitpur) & Bhaktapur, approx: 05-06 hours.
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park approx: 05-06 hrs.
Day 04: In Chitwan with full day jungle safari and elephant ride.
Day 05: Morning activities and drive back to Kathmandu – 05 hrs journey.
Day to Day Journey
Morning 09 a.m. departure from the hotel for guided sightseeing tour of historical and cultural tour with delightful scenery around Kathmandu city with Everest Vacation, a short ride to Kathmandu Durbar Square, visit of places with old history and rich culture of old king’s durbar square and Hanuman Dhoka (palace) visit of ancient Kastamandap Temple (where Kathmandu name derived from) this temple built of wood from a single tree, tour of Kumari Goddess (living virgin goddess) Kumari a very young girl, after teenage years phase replaced by another young Kumari, from here a short drive to west of the city at Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with panorama view of Kathmandu city, surrounding green hills with snow capped mountains in the north.
This old Stupa of Swayambhunath, the oldest historical monument listed as World Heritage Sites with over 2, 5000 years old Buddhist religion area with huge dome shape stupa overlooking four cardinal eyes of Buddha around North, South, East and West directions. Here visiting monastery and chapels, Sywambhunath is guarded with lovely woodland with a many monkeys around, this place is also named as “Monkey Temple”.
From here another tour leads to Pashupatinath Temple, where non Hindu are not permitted inside the main temple entrance, where visitors can have a look of the temple surrounding from above the Bagmati river, this famous Shiva temple decorated with golden tier roofs with silver doors around each corner, this place close to green woodland with lots of monkeys around. Pashupatinath is full of pilgrims in special day on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva).
Nearby on the side of the river funeral and cremation are held for all Hindus, from here return back to your hotels at leisure for the rest of afternoon.
Starting the morning with a short drive towards Patan city located south of Kathmandu at mere distance across the bridge, on reaching Patan also known as Lalitpur meaning “city of arts” visit the old Palace complex, courtyard (Durbar) with tall terracotta palace, impressive window carvings, and a tall Krishna Temple with Garuda pillar, a vehicle of Lord Vishnu and Lord Krishna, from here a pleasant ride to valley 03rd biggest city, this old looking city at one time Nepal capital during Malla period in 12th to 15th century.
Bhaktapur famous for arts and crafts like woodcarving and pottery, tour of unique Durbar Square with golden gate of 55 windows palace, interesting wooden peacock window, continue tour of Bhaktapur visiting another Durbar Square with famed Nytapola Temple, Bhaktapur National Art Gallery, and Bhairavnath Temple.
After a lovely and interesting day return back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure.
Morning after early breakfast our staff will receive you for a scenic and interesting drive towards Nepal Mid South on the low land of Terai, drive leads on the main highway through interesting farms, villages and towns with glimpse of snow capped peaks towards north, the drive follows river Trisuli most of the way, after leaving the hills reaching at Terai the flatland of Nepal full of agriculture large fields and dense verdant jungles, from the main road our route diverts further south to reach at Chitwan National Park buffer zone, where all the nice hotels, resorts and lodges are located, on reaching at respective jungle lodge or hotels with afternoon short introductory nature walk or Tharu village visit the native tribe of Terai from East to West of Nepal.
Starting early morning before breakfast for jungle activities as Chitwan National Park is listed as Asia’s best national park where the rare royal Bengal tiger, rhinoceros and many types of deer’s and other wild life habits in this deep jungle surrounding with more than 75 species of bird life and 2 types of crocodile the marsh mugger and Gangetic fresh water Gharial. As per the program set by the naturalist with jungle walk, elephant safari, jungle drive, bird watch tour, dugout canoe ride, elephant bath and briefing.
Enjoy the jungle activities from morning till late noon with breakfast and lunch in between the activities and in the night time buffet dinner with Tharu cultural show.
Morning a short nature activities either a tower visit or bird watch tour, after few hours of tour, and then having breakfast drive back to Kathmandu on the same route the main highway that connects Kathmandu and all Nepal.
After an enjoyable time and overland drive reaching at Kathmandu for last overnight in Nepal with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.
Optional / Extended / Alternate Activities
- Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp - 4-5 hours
- Mountain Flight over Mt. Everest Area - 1 hour
- Short 1 Day Hiking around Kathmandu - 4-6 hours
- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan Tour - 2 days
- Kathmandu Valley with Nagarkot Sunrise/Sunset Tour - 4 days