Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Short Tour - 5 days

Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Short Tour - 5 days


Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Short Tour is one of the shortest yet most immersive experiences set in Nepal's most popular tourist destinations. The five-day tour is packed with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, religious and cultural sites, national parks, sunrise views, mountain views, and more.

Discover the rich culture, monarchical history, and religion in the temples and durbar squares of Kathmandu, the city of temples. Witness the rich nature and close-up views of the sunrise over the 7000m above snowy peaks in the city of lakes, Pokhara. Explore the lush forests and wildlife in the national park of Chitwan.

Consisting of intercity flights, Kathmandu Pokhara and Chitwan Short Tour is a leisurely and luxurious tour suitable for all travel enthusiasts.

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Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu and Sightseeing
Day 2 Morning fly to Pokhara and afternoon Pokhara sightseeing
Day 3 Early sunrise tour, afternoon fly to Chitwan national park
Day 4 Explore Chitwan national park with jungle activities and late afternoon fly to Kathmandu
Day 5 Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing and evening final departure from Kathmandu


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Sightseeing

On this day, arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu, Nepal. After being welcomed by our guide, you will be driven to the hotel based in Thamel. After taking some rest at the hotel, head out to explore the city.

Kathmandu is known to be the city of temples which is very accurate as you will see many shrines, statues, temples of gods, and goddesses in the alleyways of Kathmandu Durbar Square in Basantapur. You can also visit the Hanuman Dhoka Museum, which was once a palace of the ruling Shah Dynasty.

If time allows, you can also go to the western hills to witness the 360-degree view of the valley from the height of Swayambhunath Stupa.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Morning fly to Pokhara and afternoon Pokhara sightseeing

Pokhara City and Mountain range View from near Pokhara (Annapurna mountain Range with Fishtail)

It is yet another day filled with adventure as you board an early morning flight to the 'city of lakes, Pokhara. As you land, you will be greeted with close-up views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Annapurna. After reaching your hotel and freshening up, head to the Phewa Lakeside in Badam. You can enjoy boating in the serene lake and stop at the island temple of Tal Barahi.

In the afternoon, take a spree in tourist destinations like the bat cave and the Mahendra Cave. One of the famous places is the International Mountain Museum, which has articles, clothing, and tools related to the Himalayan community and mountaineering. Nearby there is the famous Davis falls, worthy of amazing pictures.

After being famished from all the travel, you can pick up a candlelit dinner at a decent restaurant located in Lakeside.

Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 3: Early sunrise tour, afternoon fly to Chitwan national park

Chitwan National Park Chitwan National Park

Yet another day in Pokhara is filled with fun, as you wake up early in the morning, even before dawn, and take a drive to the nearby Sarangkot Hills. These hills are famously known to offer majestic views of the mountains in and around Pokhara.

You will witness the rising sun from the hills along with the golden and silver Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and others 7000m above the mountains. After enjoying this lovely view, make your way to the hotel to pack your belongings and head to the domestic Pokhara airport for a flight to the next destination, Chitwan.

As you land in Chitwan, you will experience tropical heat, but along with it, the greenery. Covered with the densest forest, it is home to 55 mammals and 525 bird species, the most in Nepal. After heading to your hotel, you can enjoy the day by exploring the Tharu communities living near Chitwan National Park. Enjoy their authentic local food like marinated duck, snail soup, etc. You can also go to watch the famous Tharu dance and acts in the Tharu Cultural Program.

Overnight stay in Chitwan.

Day 4: Explore Chitwan national park with jungle activities and late afternoon fly to Kathmandu

Elephant Safari in Chitwan Elephant Safari in Chitwan National Park

Wake up early and prepare for an adventurous jungle safari. The jungle safari can be either via jeep or on an elephant's back, but for a richer experience, a Jeep safari is recommended. In a half-day jeep safari, you will get inside the safari trail and witness wildlife like one-horned rhinoceros, deers, peacocks, kingfishers, blackbuck, animals living in the marshes, and luckily- a royal Bengal Tiger.

Head to your hotel, fresh up, and then explore the streets of Thamel and do some souvenir shopping before enjoying the last dinner in Nepal. After exploring the rich jungles, you can also experience boating in the Rapti river and witness Gharial crocodiles. Check out the Elephant breeding centers before taking a flight back to Kathmandu.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 5: Patan and Bhaktapur Sightseeing and evening final departure from Kathmandu

Bhaktapur durbar Square Bhaktapur durbar Square

Depending upon the departure time, you can choose to explore the city in the morning by taking a drive to Patan. Patan is also an ancient Newari town located close to Kathmandu, rich in art, history, and culture. You can visit the Patan Museum to witness ancient times' arms, tools, pictures, and sculptures.

Alternatively, visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore the Newari culture. The Bhaktapur Museum showcases artwork and personalized items of the Shah and Malla Kings of the past.

Following your tour, we will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport with a warm farewell and hope to return for another adventure. If you wish to continue the tour to other cities, let your guide know about the same, so that we can organize it for you.



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Thomas Allen
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Nov 21, 2021
Beautiful Trip
This short trip is the best trip to explore the 3 major cities of Nepal. Jeep Safari in Chitwan National Park was the best part of this trip. I absolutely loved to ride through the lush jungle, trying to spot wild wild animals. It was a great trip.
Henry Clarke
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Nov 20, 2021
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park Tour
I explored Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan in just 5 days, and it was a truly amazing experience. With an amazing guide, I enjoyed a lot. Thanks to Naba and his operation team in Kathmandu.

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