Kathmandu Chitwan Tour-7 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Cultural and Heritage tour, drive in a snaky road, and encounter wild life in Chitwan National park
Duration : 7 Days Trip Code : HNKCT007
Trip Grade : Easy Max-Altitude : 1350/4428 ft.
Meals : All Meals at Chitwan Accomodation : Hotels/Resort
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Public Bus/private vehicle
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-Chitwan-Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : Throughout the year
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


The delightful tour package that takes you to cultural wonders of Kathmandu & wildlife paradise of Chitwan - Kathmandu Chitwan Tour.

A short cultural tour in Nepal that blends exceptionally wonderful ancient arts, culture and lifestyle of Kathmandu with the wildlife wonders of Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu Chitwan Tour is a mild Family Holiday in Nepal.

The tour highlights the heritage sites of Kathmandu that include a domed shaped Buddhist stupas at the hill top. The exploration of Pashupatinath, the biggest shrine of the country takes you closer to Hindu principle, which defines life, death & devotion in between so wonderfully. Visit to Durbar Square located at Kathmandu valley gives you an opportunity to sight admired artistic works of the past.

The tour also highlights intriguing wildlife activities at Chitwan National Park. It is the first protected wildlife park of Nepal and also an UNESCO enlisted Natural Heritage Site. The sightings of endangered species like One Horned Rhino, Gharial & Bengal Tiger are pretty high during wildlife activities at the park.

  • Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02: Cultural tour in Kathmandu (Option: Mt. Flight) (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03: Drive to Chitwan (Option: en-route rafting at Trishuli River) (Altitude: 150 m/ 495 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04: Safari Activities (Altitude: 150 m/ 495 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05: Safari Activities (Altitude: 150 m/ 495 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06: Morning nature walk & then drive to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Day 07: Depart Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Dinner)

The first view of Nepal from the window of your plane could be a lifetime memorable view as the clear wide and white range of Himalayas shine straight in-front of your eyes. The ecstatic beauty is so rare that you won’t be able to blink your eyes. Welcome to Nepal; a large heaven within this small planet Earth. On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02: Cultural tour in Kathmandu (Option: Mt. Flight) (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley.  

If you wish, we can also organize a Mountain Flight by fixed wings. Early Morning, you will be escorted to Domestic airport in Kathmandu. The reward of this flight is to show you Mt. Everest and other surroundings peaks from closer possible distance. You can view tremendous mountains including Langtang (7234m), Gosainthan (8013m), DorjeLakpa (6975m), Gauri-Sanker (7134m), Lhotse (8516m), and non-other than Mount Everest (8848m) from closer.


Day 03: Drive to Chitwan (Option: en-route rafting at Trishuli River) (Altitude: 150 m/ 495 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Take breakfast and get ready to catch a bus to drive to Chitwan.  You will drive along the Trishuli River in a snaky black topped Prithvi Highway viewing the green hill and highway life.  Reaching Chitwan, you can get refresh and get back to Lobby for a short brief about the Chitwan Tour program by your Safari Guide. After a while, get ready to go for Tharu village walk. Tharu, is ethnic group hugely settled in the Terai belt of Nepal. Explore traditional houses of Tharus, their lifestyle and even go to visit a museum that exhibits the traditional items representing Tharu culture. In the evening, don’t missed to go in the bank of Rapti River for a perfect sun set view. Your guide will give you a time to get ready for a Tharu cultural dance show; enjoy the Tharu stick dance and a crazy peacock dance reflecting the traditional lifestyles. Have delightful dinner at hotel and a wonderful time.

Additionally, if you wish, we can also organize a rafting program at Trishuli River. Rafting adventure en-route to Chitwan could be a bonus highlight of the tour.


Day 04: Safari Activities (Altitude: 150 m/ 495 ft. Meal: BLD)

Chitwan National Park is natural Heritage Site where the endangered rare species like One-horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger are preserved. Today, you will get involve in several jungle activities. You shall be taken to the dugout canoe ride that gives an opportunity to see aquatic life inside the park as well as the rich bird life park houses. See crocodiles including the protected Gharial in the bank of Rapti River. Gharial is an endangered species of crocodile found in Nepal along the tributaries of Ganges.   The most important highlight at the park is Elephant Ride deep into the jungle, where you can get enough opportunities to sight one-horned rhino and if lucky enough, you might sight the Bengal Tiger. In the evening, we shall again enjoy the Tharu cultural dance.


Day 05: Safari Activities (Altitude: 150 m/ 495 ft. Meal: BLD)

It will be the final day in Chitwan. Get involved in every activities like nature walk, bird watching, Jeep safari and grasp an opportunities to see the wild life from closer. Participate yourself in Elephant Bathing, visit Elephant Breeding center where, elephants are kept, fed and cared. The baby elephant playing with each other and family of wild boar just hiding themselves and taking elephant’s food really keeps enjoying whole day.


Day 06: Morning nature walk & then drive to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Drive: 5/6 hrs. Meal: Breakfast/Dinner)

Today, guide shall take you for an early morning nature walk in the wildlife park, which is an opportunity for sighting birds’ species. After walk, have breakfast and then drive along the same road as traveled on Day 3 all the way back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu we check into our hotel &get refreshed and relaxed. In the evening, we, Hiking Nepal, will offer you a farewell dinner at authentic restaurant. You can share your experience, feedback us and give us a chance to make your evening a wonderful time. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 07: Depart Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Our tour officer will pick you up from your hotel three hours prior to your departure time. You will be escorted in a private vehicle to the airport for your final departure. Have a safe flight home.

Price Based on Twin/Double Sharing Basis
1 Traveler 2 - 3 Travelers 4 - 6 Travelers 7 - 9 Travelers
$ 499.00 Per Person $ 415.00 Per Person $ 390.00 Per Person $ 370.00 Per Person
What is included
  • Airport transfer with an escort in a private vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Hotel Blue Horizon or similar in Kathmandu with breakfast in twin accommodation
  • 3 nights’ 4 days accommodation at Jungle wildlife camp or similar with full board meal in twin sharing basis and safari activities
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by English speaking local guide
  • Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Farewell Dinner at authentic restaurant in Thamel Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu/Chitwan/Kathmandu drive in a public vehicle
  • All government and local taxes as applicable
What is not included
    • Nepal Visa - (Cost- US$- 25 for 15 days & $- 40 for 30 days)
    • Lunch & evening meals while in Kathmandu (Except welcome/farewell dinner)
    • Travel insurance
    • Cost of personal nature expenses, Beverages (Mineral water or coca cola), cost of extra meals, snacks, phones bills, Internet, WiFi, laundry etc.
    • Cost incurred during emergency
    • Monuments’ entry fees for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
    • Tips for Guide
    • Option: Day Rafting at Trishuli River- USD 35 per person
    • Option Mountain Flight- USD 199 per person
    • Anything not mentioned in “Service Includes”
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We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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Nepal Visa & Getting in to Nepal
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from the Nepal’s border entry point. However, certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival. 

Requirements: Traveler should have a valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photos (size: 1.5" x 1.5") and Visa fees (either US$ or equivalent) mentioned as below: 

   Visa Facility               

  Duration           

 Fee                                                                               

   Multiple entry

  15 days

 US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency

   Multiple entry

  30 days

 US$ 40 or equivalent Nepalese currency

   Multiple entry

  90 days

 US$ 100 or equivalent Nepalese currency

 
You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below:http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa

Group Size
For Tour, group size do not hamper however, we normally run with minimum 2 person to maximum 10 in our published group departure program. Even, private trip is run without any barrier on group size. Even, we run a trip for single person and for more than 10 in a group.  

Meals and accommodations
During your stay in Kathmandu, we accommodate you in 3 star category hotel in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Breakfast is included with room accommodation. Normally, based on your group size, you will be accommodated in twin or triple sharing basis. In case of single room stay in a group, you will require to pay single supplement charge mentioned in our trip cost. Also, if you wish to upgrade hotel accommodation, we can accommodate you in respective hotels with surcharge.

On your arrival in Kathmandu and a day before your departure for homeland, we Hiking Nepal Team will invite you for Welcome and Farewell dinner. You will be taken to an authentic restaurant serving Nepali Cuisine with some cultural Dance Show. For your other day’s meals, you can get hygienic restaurants providing verities of taste including continental, Chinese, Italian, Nepalese and many more.

Similarly, for your stay at Chitwan, you will be accommodation in standard resort with full board meal course. The room will be provided in a sharing basis that could be either twin or triple depending on group size. Meals includes Breakfast, Lunch, Hi Tea, and Dinner and is served by Hotel itself.

Regarding upgrade in Hotel accommodation, we can accommodate in 3 to 5 star range to Boutique Hotels based on your suggestion. 

Transportation
On your arrival in Kathmandu and during city tour, we, Hiking Nepal, will provide you a private vehicle depending on your group size. However, for a drive outside Kathmandu valley, you will be driving by public tourist standard vehicle. If you are uncomfortable in such driving, we shall arrange a private vehicle for you with additional surcharge. Please suggest us in advance.

Trip Safety; our Guide and Supporting Team
During your trip, it is very essential that you are accompanied with very experienced and qualified tour guide for the safety and successful of the trip. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Government and fluent in any language as per your need. Our guides are especially for the tour so that they have very good knowledge about the historical places with its entire history and many more. We assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

Best Season for Tour
For Tour in Nepal, you can travel whole year and every season display different scenarios.  However, it is wise to know about climatic season. Normally, 2 season are considered best: Spring and autumn and season is categories in 4 different climatic seasons:
Spring (March, April, May):
During this time, temperature is mildly warm in low lands while moderate in higher altitudes with plenty of opportunities to have astonishing views of the mountains and landscape. At this time, the blossom flowers especially national flower of Nepal – rhododendron decorate the ascending altitudes with its generous color and beauty. Even the High altitude lodges get opened and get occupied with the mountain lovers.
Summer (June, July, and August):                                                                                                                               
This is also the monsoon season in Nepal. At this time, the weather is hot and wet at times. It rains almost every day with occasional thunderstorms in the evening. The rain spreads the pleasantness around with lush green vegetation. If you are planning to trek in this season, we suggest to choose rain shaded areas of Nepal. Even, if you do not mind rain, and wants to trek in this season, you should compulsorily bring umbrella, pancho, proper waterproof hiking boots, wind proof jackets, baggage wrap, and raincoat as well as required insect repellent. Likewise, the reward of this month is the view of lush green valley captured by small flowers. It is a wonderful time to observe monsoon cycle of agriculture and the traditional life of Nepalese people.
Autumn (September, October and November):             
This time is considered to be the best tourist season in Nepal with the end of summer and the winter to set in. The weather is highly pleasant so are the mountain views. The trekking routes get beautified with the presence of trekkers and expedition groups. Meantime, most of the festivals of Nepalese societies are enthusiastically celebrated at this time. 
Winter (December, January and February):
During this time, the weather is cool and the sky is clear with occasional snowfalls at higher elevations. At this time, trekking in lower elevation is fine however, at the high altitude, most of the lodges get closed and it will be a bit difficult to cross high altitude passes. This season is good for trekking in lower elevations. The morning and night get extreme cold sometime reaching temperature at (-) minus but the days are warm and pleasant. 

Travel Insurance: 
While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring your travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance. 

Vaccination 
It is better to follow the precaution given by World Health Organization and other international health related institutions that recommend having vaccines before travelling Nepal to prevent from certain fatal illness. If possible, we suggest you to bring your medical certificate however, it is not required to show but for safety. The recommended vaccines are polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever, hepatitis A/B, Influenza (Flu), Japanese encephalitis, and Tuberculosis. Meantime, it is better to consult your professional doctor about your travel and he might recommend you properly. You can also take suggestion of local travelers who have travelled Nepal before and know more about the required precautions. Please note that the protection that can be gained from vaccines varies from 50% to almost 100%. So remember that even if you have taken a vaccine you might still get the disease, although you will have greatly reduced your chances of getting ill.

Hiking Nepal Responsible Travel
Hiking Nepal is opened with a commitment to provide ecofriendly service to the guest and benefit to the host. It is our responsibility to minimize the negative impact in the society with an appropriate improvements and participation of locals. To upgrade the standard of living of the locals, Hiking Nepal inspired the local to involve in providing services. All our guides porters and staff are from different community who are given equal priority and no space is left to satisfy them. To upgrade the service quality, they are sent for various training and seminars.  Even all our guides and porters are insured in regards to their safety, health.

Personal Checklist
For Tour in Nepal, you should bring certain basic equipment. While packing or buying gears, keep update about climatic condition in that area. Well, here are some list of equipment that are recommended for trekking are:   

Foot Wear:
        Walking boots/shoes
        Socks
        Sandals 

Clothing:
        Waterproof/windproof jacket and trouser
        Comfortable shirts 

Head Wear
        Sun hat with hard front base
        Scarf
        Sunglasses 

Personal Equipment:
         Day backpack
         Water bottles and water purifier
         Sunscreen and lip balm
         Insect repellent
         Favorite snack food
         Books if habits of reading
         Camera, I-pod, cards, spare batteries
         Toiletry bag- toilet paper, soap, sanitizer, towel
         First Aid kits
         Small Alarm clock
         Torch/flashlight/headlamp

Documents:
         Travel documents (passport; itineraries, travel agent address, etc.)
         Money: Convertible currency in cash (USD or Euro is best for buying your visa at Nepal Entry points)
         Extra passport photos – for Heritage site and TIMS permits
         Credit/Debit cards
         Insurance Certificate

10 Jul, 2016
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Everest Base Camp Trek- 16 Days
Had best days of my life ever in Nepal. Wish you all a good time and hope to see you again in my next holiday and I promise to make longer holiday for best memories.

While travelling to a destination, there might occurs a series of questions, such as what should I bring, level of fitness, insurance, security, right time, visa procedure etc. Hence, to solve with such queries, here is prepared list with feasible answers.

Trekking in Nepal is walking in the Himalayas, on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides- ups and down. It is not so difficult nor too easy to trek Everest Base camp. Your health and physical fitness is vital. Hence, if you can walk 5 miles a day and in a good aerobic shape, you will definitely complete the trek. And you can trek smoothly if you are used to with some walking habits and even join some gym, aerobics. Also, it is better to build a habits of hiking for 3 to 6 hours once a week and use stairs ups and down to make your knees strong and comfortable to walk in the Rocky Mountains. If you are in a good shape, you can enjoy the overall experience.

Nepal is safe for travelling to anybody who wish to spend their holidays with fun and excitements. If you are travelling solo, involved with authorized company and make sure that you should be guided by licensed holder local guides. Individual Traveler are frequently trekking experiencing a good memories. Also, if you feel uncomfortable to trek alone, you can also join group departure that are published in our web sites.

Both group trek and private trek is organized for trekking in Nepal. In a Group Trek, participant from different nation, gender and ages joined the dates published in our websites. All the dates are guaranteed and you can join any dates that is suitable for you. The itinerary will be fixed with confirm services. Private Trek is organized on the individual request. It is good for those who do not like to join the group and wants some flexibility with itineraries and services.

The group is main thing while trekking in Himalayas. The trip will be full of fun and memorable while trekking in a group. While joining a group dates, we organize a group of minimum 2 people to maximum 8. In case private trip, there is no barrier in group size and could run from single person.

The Himalayas of Nepal is you trek in the remote site. However, most of the trekking destination are facilitated with the available of accommodating ranging from very basic to highly sophisticated. As you go up, the accommodation will be basic but neat and clean beds with comfortable mattress. Beds are quite small and shared bathroom (some lodges also offer attached bathroom). There is chimney heater in the dining hall where tables are set around to sit nearby heater. We provide clean and comfortable room with attached bathroom at the places where it is available. For meals, you will be served sufficient hygienic food. Our service includes a full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee) based on lodge menu. Normally, for breakfast; porridge, cereals, toast or chapattis, omelets and a range of hot drinks are served. Likewise for Lunch and Dinner; you can taste some Nepalese food (esp. rice, lentils and curry), local food, Indian food, Italian Spaghetti, noodles, potatoes, even Pizza in some areas. It is obvious that you will receive fresh and organic food in the Himalayas of Nepal. Your breakfast and dinner will be served in lodge where you stay and lunch on the way during trek.

For trekking in Nepal, you will be guided by locally trained licensed holder trekking guide who are involved in trekking for many years and used to with the trail, local culture and surrounding. They speak good English and make you feel comfortable while trekking.

While trekking in high altitude, headache and diarrhea is common sickness and our guide will take some prescribed medicine. But for the serious illness and other factor, they are not authorized to take the medicine. But help to take you to the hospital or evacuated back to Kathmandu. Also, you can bring Diamox or other medicine after consulting with your doctor or general physician.

For trekking in Nepal, usually two season are considered best (i.e. Spring: March, April, May and Autumn: September, October, November). During spring time, temperature is mildly warm in low lands while moderate in higher altitudes with plenty of opportunities to have astonishing views of the mountains and landscape. At this time, the blossom flowers especially national flower of Nepal – rhododendron decorate the ascending altitudes with its generous color and beauty. Even the High altitude lodges get opened and get occupied with the mountain lovers. Autumn (September, October and November): This time is considered to be the best tourist season in Nepal with the end of summer and the winter to set in. The weather is highly pleasant so are the mountain views. The trekking routes get beautified with the presence of trekkers and expedition groups. Meantime, most of the festivals of Nepalese societies are enthusiastically celebrated at this time.

For Trek, we will provide you a Hiking Nepal T-shirt, down jacket and sleeping bag and duffel bag. Any other clothing, you should bring yourself. We can provide you the list of clothing and gear.

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, our office representative and a driver will be waiting you outside of terminal gate displaying placard mentioning your name with Hiking Nepal. They will escort you to the Hotel and help you in Check-In at Hotel. Considering your feasible time, we will meet at Hotel or at our office for short briefing about the trip.

Hiking Nepal is run by the experienced tourism entrepreneurs working for 15 to 20 years with an intention to serve authentic services to the guest. For Hiking Nepal, Guest are safety of guest is foremost concern, hence, Hiking Nepal used experienced and trained guide for the trekkers and never compromise on service.

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