5 Days Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Short TourOptional Everest Mountain Flight | Sarankot sunrise tour | Paragliding | Elephant Safari || Extermly Popular ||
This tour specially designed for those who have limited time and also want to explore three major cities (Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan) together with an adventurous mountain flight. If we consider the tour duration, it seems expensive short tour in comparison to other prevalent trips in Nepal. But it includes every possible must-try activities in your brief and vital holiday time in Nepal. In this short tour, you will be able to experience a multiple range of delights extending both naturally and culturally. Similarly, your accommodation will be flexible at request.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Join the Pashupatinath Aarati in the evening.
Day 02: Early morning Everest mountain flight and return to the hotel, take a breakfast, fly to Pokhara, Pokhara Paragliding, city tour of Pokhara.
Day 03: Early morning Sarankot drive for a Himalayan Sunrise view and return to the Hotel for breakfast and drive to Chitwan. Chitwan Tour: Elephant safari, Village tour, and Cultural Tharu dance.
Day 04: Early morning Bird watching tour, take breakfast and drive back to Kathmandu. Kathmandu Tour including Basantapur and Swoyambhunath Stupa.
Day 05: After Breakfast, Patan / Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tour and heading to the airport for your departure.
Alternate 5 days tour -5 Days Trekking Short Everest & Annapurna Trips
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
Day to Day Journey
Hotel as below with Breakfast
After arrival in Kathmandu, you will meet our guide and driver. They will then transfer you to your hotel. After refreshment at the hotel visit Pashupatinath temple for evening Aarati (A platter containing lamps in a series of circles is waved in front of the Temple by the priest to Please the God.)
Pashupatinath Evening Aarati: Witness one of the most mesmerizing Hindu rituals where prayers are sung for the betterment of humanity as a whole. It is also called Pashupatinath Bagmati Aarati or Ganga arati as performed in the Banks of holy river Bagmati. The Bagmati river divides the temple into two sides, with the main Pashupatinath Temple being on one side and the location of this Aarati on the adjacent half. In a calm evening a perfect way to end your day with hundreds of devotees and feel blessed.
Early morning to evening Hotel as below with Breakfast
Early morning Everest Mountain Flight: Early morning at the break of dawn our staff will receive you. Depart with your hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport terminal for an hour of sweeping scenic mountain flight. This flight consists of a breathtaking experience with panorama array of snow-capped mountains. The mountain ranges seen from this scenic flight are from Ganesh-Langtang and Jugal Himal to Gaurishankar, Melun Tse, Dorji Lakpa in the center extending all the way to Mt. Everest. You can also view Mt. Makalu in the east of Everest. In this flight, you will witness four of the highest peaks in the world.
Return to Hotel for Breakfast: After an overwhelming flight with views of mountains return to the hotel for your breakfast.
Flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu Airport: Proceed again to the airport for short 35 minutes flight to picturesque Pokhara valley. On arrival at Pokhara head towards your hotel with our guide.
Paragliding at Pokhara: After check-in, your hotel, be ready for some paragliding adventure. Pokhara, green valley and buzzing city full of lakes. With the lovely Phewa Lake below, fly beside the fabulous panoramic mountain range of Annapurna. Amongst the most popular activities to do in Pokhara, you will experience Pokhara as a whole enclosed in nature in your tour.
Pokhara Tour: After completion of the perplexing paragliding tour it's time to see Pokhara up close. The trip to David falls, Mahendra cave and Talbarahi Temple are the highlights of the places you will reach today. Located in the middle of the beautiful lake Phewa in a peaceful environment, is the Hindu temple of Tal Barahi. Spend a delightful evening boating at Phewa lake and enjoy the alluring sunset view from the boat before returning to your hotel.
Morning to Evening Hotel as below with Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
Sarankot sunrise tour:Your Pokhara tour begins from the early morning with a short drive to a hillside at Sarankot. Sarangkot is famous in Pokhara for the stunning sunrise view over an array of snow-capped mountains. From world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m and the 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m to the 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m you can call it every mountain lovers paradise. Adding to it a chain of smaller peaks joins these mountains with the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” standing high at 6,993 meters. A glow of morning sun in the white faces of the Himalayas is a sight that you won't forget for a long time.
Breakfast time: Return to hotel for breakfast and refreshment.
Drive to Chitwan from Pokhara:After breakfast, you will head to Chitwan to witness the nature in the Plains of Nepal. A four-hour drive from Pokhara straight through the canvas of life and grueling rivers and waterfalls in the way, the road leading to Chitwan itself is one to remember. The main attraction here is the Elephant safari to the Chitwan National Park. This NP is also considered as one of the best safari destination National Park in whole Asia.
Chitwan activities: Start Your Elephant Safari seeking for the elusive and rare Royal Bengal Tiger, One Horned Rhinoceros with other four types of rare deer’s species here. Alongside these mammal species, there are also more than 70 bird species abundant in Chitwan National Park. if you are lucky, you will get a chance to view migratory birds from Tibet and Mongolia here. And a short introductory nature walks, you will visit the Tharu villages for an hour return back to your hotels. End your day with dinner consisting of local Cuisine and some Tharu cultural programmes.
Morning to Evening Hotel as below with Breakfast
Bird watching tour: Have an organic tea or coffee early in the morning and then experience Bird Watching in the lush jungles of this National Park. The Chitwan National Park is home to more than 570 different species of birds amongst which more than two dozen rare birds amongst them. Our local specialist and guide will help you to view and identify them. Bird watching is always best on foot early in the morning. There are also some birds watching towers made for your assistance.
Breakfast time: After returning from your Bird watching tour, take your breakfast and refreshment.
Drive to Kathmandu: After refreshment, drive back to Kathmandu with scenic views of hills and Trishuli river.
Kathmandu tour: After arrival in Kathmandu, check into the hotel and have a short ride to Kathmandu Durbar Square. One of the must-visit places in Kathmandu Abundant with ancient history and rich culture. The Palace is of the former Malla kings that ruled Kathmandu and also known as Hanuman Dhoka (palace). Among many components of this palace, visit the ancient Kastamandap Temple (The name "Kathmandu" is derived from 'Kasthamandap'). This temple was built out of wood from a single tree. Then take a tour to the temple of Kumari Goddess (living goddess of Nepal). Kumari a very young girl and is worshipped in the form of a divine Goddess. From here take a short drive to the west of the city to Swayambhunath Stupa located on the top of the hill. This UNESCO World Heritage Site provides a panoramic view of Kathmandu city, surrounding green hills and also snow-capped mountains in the north.
The old Stupa of Swayambhunath, is the oldest historical monument in Nepal that is listed as World Heritage Site. Over 2, 5000 years old Buddhist religion area with huge dome shape stupa with two pairs of cardinal eyes Overlooking the Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath is also known as the Temple of Monkeys. Visit the surrounding shrines and chapels of both Buddhist and Hindu Religion and take a glance at the local lifestyle here. View the sunset from this hill falling over the horizon of Kathmandu Valley.Standard: Hotel Holy Himalaya | Hotel Jampa (3 star)
Deluxe: Hotel Shanker | Hotel Shambala (4 star)
Gold: Hotel Baber Mahal | Hotel Yak & Yeti (5 star)
Luxury: Hotel Dwarikas (Luxury Resort)
Take breakfast and continue your tour to the Patan Durbar Square or Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Patan city is located on the south of Kathmandu at a short distance. On reaching Patan which is also known as Lalitpur city nowadays ( meaning “city of arts”), visit the old Palace complex of Patan. One of the three major Palace square in Kathmandu valley lies a beautiful Palace courtyard (Durbar) with the tall terracotta palace. The palace square is full of impressive window carvings and meamerising monuments. The major attraction here is the tall Krishna Temple with Garuda pillar (a transporting animal or Vahana of Lord Vishnu). From here take a pleasant ride into the valleys third biggest city and know it inside out. This old city at one time was the capital of the valley during the Malla ruling period from 12th to 15th century.
Bhaktapur or Bhadgaon(local for the village of rice) is famous for arts and crafts featuring woodcarvings and pottery. Take a tour of unique Bhaktapur Durbar Square with many monuments you wont like to miss. Among those are the golden gate temple, the palace of 55 windows, interesting wooden peacock windows around every monuments and a lot of temples. Continue Your stroll in Bhaktapur visiting another Famed Durbar Square with Nytapola Temple(tallest Temple of Nepal), Bhaktapur National Art Gallery, and the Bhairavnath Temple.
After the completion of your tour, we will drop you to the airport for your departure from Kathmandu back to home or your next destination. Returning, you will surely carry along, abundant memories of nature, hills, valleys and a different culture and tradition from this short tour. The lovely ethnic group hospitality that you will meet on this tour and the story of reaching every destination of the voyage will be a memory to cherish and share with your closed ones back in your home.
- Accommodation with listed hotels with twin sharing.
- Regional tour guide in all location.
- Transportation by car/jeep/hiace/coaster from arrival to final departure.
- Entrance fee of Monuments.
- Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara in listed hotel.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Chitwan.
What's not included?
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Flight ticket Kathmandu to Pokhara.
- Everest mountain flight ticket.
- Gratitude / Tips to guide and driver.
- Paragliding ride in Pokhara.
- Travel / medical insurance.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, alcoholic beverages etc.
- Others which not includes in above.
Travelling in 2019
Outstanding service for a once in a lifetime
Our tour was packed with some unforgettable experiences. A bulk of the credits to the tour operators Everest Vacation. The knowledgeable guides and super-skillful drivers gave it all too. Everything ran smoothly with no complications. As a cultural tour, there were some personal inclusions too with their standard tour. I am grateful for being flexible to make these changes. For anyone planning a cultural tour of Asia, I recommend this company.