Nepal: Chitwan National Park and Pokhara

Chris Mackay

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Nepal

Chitwan National Park and Pokhara


Rhino in Chitwan Nepal sustainable travelNepal’s first national park is located near its southern border with India. These former royal hunting grounds are now crucial habitat for many species of animals, as well as a large draw for nature lovers. A highlight is searching for wild rhinos from atop an elephant. Spend time exploring the jungle of Chitwan, viewing wildlife, and listening to the birds.

nepal pokhara lakeYou will then make your way to the Himalayan town of Pokhara on the banks of Lake Phewa Tal, with a stunning backdrop of the snow-peaked Annapurna Range, including 3 out of 10 of the world’s highest mountains situated within 30 linear miles. Pokhara has paragliding, hiking, canoeing, shopping and a Tibetan Village. It's also just an amazing place to relax, reflect and soak in the amazing surroundings. This short trip is a great extension to your trek or homestay.


Sample Itinerary

Our itineraries are designed to let the country and its people guide your experiences. Please be flexible and allow the program to unfold.

DAY 1

Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park

This morning take a quick flight to Chitwan National Park, which is the first national park in Nepal and a great place to experience the narrow strip of land at the southern border. Upon arrival you will be picked up by your local park guide and brought to the Rhino Residency Hotel to get checked in, relax and enjoy dinner at the lodge. In the evening there is a Tharu Cultural Dance.

MEALS:  B,L,D


DAY 2

Chitwan Safari

After breakfast you will embark on a series of adventures, including a canoe ride on the Rapti River to see the alligators, bird watching, riding an elephant on a jungle safari to search for rhinos, leopards and maybe a tiger. Evening will be free for your leisure.

MEALS:  B,L,D


DAY 3

Chitwan - Pokhara

This morning after breakfast and your morning activities you will be taken to the bus terminal to catch a bus to Pokhara. Once you arrive, take a taxi to your hotel in the heart of Lakeside. Get checked in and stroll the town and enjoy dinner down near the Lake Phewa Tal.

MEALS:  B


DAY 4

Pokhara

Enjoy the town and plan some fun. You can take yoga classes, go paragliding or parahawking, mountain biking or hiking. You can hike to the World Peace Stupa, or wake up early and hike up to Sarangkot to watch the sun rise over the Annapurna Range. Enjoy yourself and explore. We can help book activities for you, or you can opt to plan when you get there.

MEALS:  B


DAY 5

Pokhara - Kathmandu

Enjoy your breakfast and a free morning in Pokhara before your afternoon flight back to Kathmandu. You will be picked up at the airport and brought to the guesthouse in Thamel.

MEALS:  B


PRICE

From $1,045

DURATION

5D / 4N

DEPARTURE DATES

Custom departures available year-round


ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

ROUTE

Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park - Pokhara - Kathmandu

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Customizable



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