Kathmandu Chitwan Tour is a combination of sightseeing in Kathmandu and exploring Chitwan. Kathmandu, the only metropolitan city of Nepal, is also the capital city. Kathmandu is a setting of numerous temples, palaces, museums, commercial and non-commercial places, hotels and restaurants. Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Basantapur (Hanuman) Durbar Square and Patan are some places to walk around while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Patan Durbar Square is one among the three royal cities of Nepal. The Durbar Square is famous for wood carving, stone carving, architecture of the temples and palaces situated there. Numerous Buddhist and Hindu temples that were constructed centuries back still exist in Patan.
Chitwan is located in the Terai region of Nepal. It is the homeland of the Tharu people. Chitwan National Park, Rapti River, Narayani River and Narayangarh are popular places of Chitwan.
In Chitwan, jungle safari in the National Park is an activity to enjoy. We can observe the various species of mammals, reptiles as well as birds. During sunrise and sunset, the jungle safari is of more joy. Elephant ride, jungle walk, jeep drive, canoe ride (safari) and bird watching are the major activities for visitors in Chitwan. The Tharu stick dance is also a source of entertainment in Chitwan.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. Welcome by our representatives and transfer to your Hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast in the Hotel start the tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight stay in the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan National Park by Private Vehicle or Fly to Bharatpur. It will be better to fly during the Monsoon season that is May – August as the Highway will be in the poor condition. Pick up by the Hotel and enjoy the programmers set by the Hotel.
Day 04: Enjoy the Programmers in the National Park as the Elephant Ride, Jungle walk, Bird Watching tour, Village visit and many more. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 05: Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Dinner with Nepali culture dance.
Day 06: Enjoy the free time and shopping till you Depart.
What's included !
- All Required ground Transfer in the Private Car / Van or Air ticket.
- Meals three times a day (breakfast/lunch & dinner in tour)
- English Speaking Guide for Tour. [ Guides with other language on request ]
- Permit of National Park and other necessary fees.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Chitwan as per Itinerary.
- Government Tax and Other charges.
- Other assistance.
What's not included !
- Expenses of Personal nature and Travel Insurance.
- Meals except Breakfast. Allow USD 10 – 20 per day.
- Entrance Fees to the Monuments / Temples / Shrines during tour.
- Others not mentioned in inclusion above.
- Tips for Guide which is not mandatory but expected.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.