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6 Days Kathmandu & Chitwan National Park Tour

Nepal Wildlives Adventure

Want to have a wildlife adventure in Nepal? Go Chitwan National Park which is praised as one of the worlds’ biodiversity hotspots according to UNESCO.

This 6 days tour takes you to not only have a great exploration of the forested jungles and wild animals, but also provide you with great nature fun by various kinds of jungle safari, like jeep safari, jungle walk, canoe safari and elephant ride for your choice. Endangered species, including one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, wild elephant, four-horned antelope can be spotted as you walk through the park. Of course, you won’t miss the highlights of Kathmandu Valley. All the UNESECO-listed cultural essences can be savored, including Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhnath.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Under take exciting jungle safari in different ways according your own interest, like jeep safari, elephant safari, canoe safari, nature walk, etc. with a professional travel guide;
  • Search for one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tigers and the jungle giant – Indian elephant as well as other animals and birds in in the dense forests of Royal Chitwan National Park;
  • Visit the featured religious and historical temples in Kathmandu, including the giant Buddhist stupa – Boudhanath.
  • Have a leisure stroll on the grand Durbar Squares in Patan and Bhaktapur to admire the medieval architectural wonders in Nepal.

Tour Brief Information

  • Tour price:

    1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

    2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

    3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

    4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

  • Tour code: TD-NP-06
  • Tour type: Private escorted tour with experienced trek guide and private vehicle with experienced driver
  • Destination: Kathmandu / Chitwan / Kathmandu
  • Duration: 6 days & 5 nights
  • Departure: Flexible
  • Travel Theme: CultureTrekkingPhotographyFamily
  • Best Time: SpringAutumnWinter
  • Physical Level
  • Tour Pace
    Leisure
  • Max Altitude
    1,370m

Itinerary Details - Day by Day

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Day 1 Kathmandu Arrival (D)

Kathmandu Airport Pick up & Check in Hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, the colorful capital of Nepal. Upon arriving at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our enthusiastic local guide with smiles, then transfer to Kathmandu downtown to check in your hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

At evening, a "Welcome Dinner" will be held for you at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine dinner.

Free time ideas: 1) visit Garden of Dreams, Royal Botanical Garden; 2) Walk around Thamel, Ason or Indrachowk bazaar.

  • Traditional Nepalese Food Traditional Nepalese Food

Day 2 Kathmandu (B)

Today's Highlights: Bhaktapur, Boundhanath, Swayambhunath

This morning, meet your tour guide in your hotel, you will travel towards the western delight of the Valley - Swayambhunath, the Kathmandu's most ancient and enigmatic holy shrine with a history over 2500 years. There are a lot of monkeys residing in the Temple, that's why the shrine is also famous as the Monkey Temple.It is an excellent place for a quick hike and some fresh air. On the clear days, you are able to see a line of Himalayan Ranges, and enjoy a fine view over Kathmandu city and the valley.

Next, you will get to the giant Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath which is the largest stupa in the world with a height of 131ft (39.93 m) , also one of the most important Buddhist sacred sites in Kathmandu valley. The stupa was was built around the 5th century A.D. with a highly unique three level mandala style structure. The location of the stupa is on the ancient trade road to Tibet where the merchants from Tibet rested and hanged prayer flags here for centuries.

After a shortwhile driving from Kathmandu, you will move to Bhaktapur which offers you the less disturbed cultural experience. In the ancient time, Bhaktapur was also known as Bhadgaon(the land of rice). The city was one of three medieval city-states in the Kathmandu Valley as well as the best preserved one. You can please your eyes with beautiful medieval arts and grand architecture, and walk through the stone patched streets to explore local culture and lifestyle. Not to be missed place include Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple square, Bhaktapur national art gallery and the 55 windows palace. There is also a pottery square where you can find a traditional way of producing pottery which has been passed down from generation to generation.

After a shortwhile driving from Bhaktapur,

Optional Activity: take the one-hour scenic flight in the early morning to enjoy the fantastic Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers from the air.Window seat is guaranteed.

  • Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure Bhaktapur Durbar Sqaure
  • Panoramic View of  Swayambhunath Panoramic View of Swayambhunath

Day 3 Kathmandu - Chitwan / 150km, About 5.5hrs' Driving (B)

Today's Highlight: Local Village Visit

After breakfast, you will be driven towards Chitwan National Park, which is about 150 kilometers from Kathmandu and a 5 hour’ drive into the mountains. Along the way, you will descend down along the winding road on the banks of Trishuli River.

Chitwan is the first national park, the oldest wildlife reserve and one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal. Because of its remaining undisturbed vestiges of the Terai Region and particularly rich flora & fauna, it is listed in UNESECO World Heritage. There are over 70 recorded mammal species and hundreds of species of birds reside in the park.

After checking into the hotel and getting refreshed you will be briefed about full nature programs by nature guide. Then you'll head on for activities. There will be a guided village walk and a walk on the banks of the Rapti River to watch the charming sunset views in the sub-tropical jungle.

In the evening, dinner with Tharu Cultural Program by ethnic tribal people with their Tharu dances (like Stick Dance, Fire Dance and Peacock Dance) and tribal drums. It will entertain you as well as introduce you the Tharu culture and tradition.

  • Primitive Scenery in  Chitwan National Park Primitive Scenery in Chitwan National Park

Day 4 Chitwan (B, L, D)

Today's Highlights: Wildlife Observation, Jungle Safari

Today, you will have a full day enjoying safari in Chitwan National Park. As the home to sizable populations of wildlife, this park will undoubtedly offer you a splendid experience with the nature. In Chitwan National Park, you can find various endangered animals (like single-horned rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Mugger Crocodile, Indian rock python and several species of deer, etc.), some amphibians (like golden monitor lizard, crocodiles, python…) and over 500 species of birds (like lesser florican, large hornbill, black stork, white stork, etc.) There is a variety of excursions to have nature fun in Chitwan National Park, including Jeep safari, Canoe Ride, Jungle Walk and Elephant Safari, you can choose one or some of them according your own time and interest. Please tell your travel consultant your likes before booking the tour, and the final quotation will differ by activities you choose.

Jeep Safari: Jeep Safari allows you to travel into deep forest of jungle and get a better opportunity to take a view of more wild animals closely. The whole Jeep safari trip takes about 4 ~ 5 hours.

Canoe Ride: Canoeing at Rapti River is also a great adventurous experience. You are able to observe crocodiles basking motionlessly under the sun with their snouts wide. It is also possible to see the exotic species of birds sipping at the waters. It takes about 45 minutes usually.

Jungle Walk: Exploring the park on foot is a fantastic way to see the nature as well. Walking through the tall grasses and twisting vines, you will spot some wild animals and rare birds as well. Jungle walk takes 1.5 ~ 2 hours usually.

Elephant Safari: Exploring Chitwan National Park on the back to lumbering elephant offers you a safe and splendid vantage point high above the towering bushes. You may even take a bath with an elephant and learn how to wash your elephant!

Stay overnight in Chitwan.

Note: our price is based on Elephant Safari + Jungle Walk. Please tell your travel consultant your likes before booking the tour, and the final quotation will differ by activities you choose.

  • Riding Elephant in Chitwan National Park Riding Elephant in Chitwan National Park
  • Bengal Tiger in Chitwan National Park Bengal Tiger in Chitwan National Park
  • Chitwan Canoe Trip Chitwan Canoe Trip

Day 5 Chitwan - Kathmandu - Patan / 150km, About 5.5hrs' Driving (B)

Today's Highlight: Patan Durbar Square

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu Valley from Chitwan.

In the afternoon, you will visit Patan, the second largest city in Kathmandu valley. Compared with Kathmandu city, Patan is quieter, a living place to experience Nepal local culture and lifestyle. You will visit its landmark - Patan Durbar Square which is honored as the finest collection of temples and palaces with exquisite carvings in Nepal. There are Hindu and Buddhist relic sites spread around the square. Most famous one is Krishna Temple which is said to be carved from a single enormous stone. Enjoy the beautiful stone works, religious sculptures, and enjoy a leisure stroll through packed streets of souvenirs in the square.

After the nice refreshing tour of the Heritage and religious sites, drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

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  • Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square Pigeons at Patan Durbar Square

Day 6 Kathmandu Departure (B)

Kathmandu Airport Dropped off

Today is free for you until your guide pick you up from hotel to the airport to catch your flight in time.

Tips: Please pack your luggage carefully, especially for small things like camera charge, power adaptor, mobile phone, phone charger, wallet and towel. If your flight is arranged in the afternoon, please make sure you check out the hotel before 12pm.

Price & Service Guide

The quotation for this trip is per person

1. This price is based on a group of 2 adult travelers who will take our private tour and share one standard rooms in regular local 4-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.

3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2021.

4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.95. The final quotation will be adjusted accoring to the latest real-time exchange rate.

What's included in this price?

  • Private professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private vehicle and Luggage Transfers.
  • All accommodations, based on double-occupancy. Medium standard accommodation with attached bathroom on twin sharing basis. Guesthouse or tent in remote areas.
  • Meals noted in the itinerary as "B,L,D".
  • Admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge (the planning, handling, operational and communication charges) & government taxes.
  • Tourists Accident/Casualty Insurance

What's excluded in this price?

  • Nepal visa (your local tour guide could help you get it if necessary).
  • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary (all lunches and dinners).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Single room supplement.
  • Additional tour service and/or activities.

Value for money:

While the trip of a lifetime is priceless, we know value is a vital aspect for those deciding which tour to choose.

When comparing tour prices, be sure to compare like to like. Our tours are designed to ensure that our customers experience all the culture, history, and beauty that Tibet has to offer, and at a reasonable price.

A great way to enjoy the lowest possible price is to invite more people to join your trip to share the travel experience as well as the tour expense. The more people in a group, the lower the price per person. (We recommend you join our group tour if you are traveling alone. Please contact our travel consultant for more information)

Booking early is also an easy way to ensure the best rate! We highly recommend you contact us at least 1 month before your planned departure date.

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Useful Trip Notes

  • Recommended groups: suitable for all kinds of groups like youth, students, seniors, couple. It is especially designed for those visitors who want a combination of cultural, natural, and jungle/wildlife exposure during their trip.
  • Conditions: Your activities are mainly arranged in Kathmandu and Chitwan. The altitude in these places are less than 1,400 m, and the road condition is quite good during the transfer. While be careful when you take part in actiivities in Chitwan such as elephant safari, a nature walk, bird watching, a jungle drive or a canoe trip. 
  • Nepal Visa Nepal visa is required for all foreign nationals (except Indian nationals), who wants to enter Nepal and spend a holiday there. Once the visa was issued, it must be used within six months from the date of issue. For foreign travelers who want a holiday in Nepal, there are three kinds of Nepal Visa to apply according to different tour durations and purpose, including Single-entry Visa, Multi-entry Visa and Transit Visa. Nepal Visa on Arrival is possible for UK, EEC, Australia, Canada and USA passport holders, and can be issued at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Best time to visit Chitwan National Park is open all year round. But you have a bigger chance to see tigers during the end of the dry season in October to December. November and December are also good months to visit Chitwan because it's not that hot. From June - to September it is both Nepal's Hot season and Monsoon season. It can get very hot and humid in Chitwan at this time of year making trekking uncomfortable for many.
  • How to Get to Kathmandu
    Travelers can take inbound international flights to Kathmandu from Lhasa, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming in China, Thailand, India, Qatar, Turkey, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates directly. Overland travel from Tibet, India or Bhutan is also available.

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