In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jet-lag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.
It is an exciting start of the day today. We go for an early morning Everest view flight that takes us closer to the mountains in the Everest region. Later, we spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in details and answer your questions should you have any. After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The sites we take you for the sightseeing today include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
We get ready early in the morning for a five hour drive to Chitwan. After a cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu valley, it’s now turn to explore the wild life in the jungle of Chitwan. Chitwan National Park lies about 160 kilometers to the south of Kathmandu. The drive to Chitwan is scenically beautiful. We get chance to see the countryside life of Nepal. Once we exit Kathmandu valle, we go through peaceful surrounding along the highway. The highway runs along a beautiful rafting river called Trishuli for the most of its stretch. With enough breaks along the highway, we eventually reach our hotel in Chitwan where the hotel management gives us a detailed schedule of our jungle safari activities during our stay there. We will later go for the activity that is scheduled for today.
We spend full day here at Chitwan exploring the wildlife. We go for the activities like elephant back safari, canoe ride, jungle walk, bird watching, ethnic village tour etc. as per the schedule. Our exploration of the day brings us possible encounters with one horned rhinoceros, deer, crocodiles, wild boar, Bengal tiger, monkeys and several species of birds. The day is going to be full of wildlife adventure inside the forest there. We also go for a wonderful cultural show of the ethnic Tharu people in the evening if we haven’t done it the previous night.
After an amazing exploration of the wildlife at Chitwan, we are going for an exciting rafting trip on Trishuli River trip. About two and half hour of drive takes us to rafting point where we start the thrilling rafting trip from. The rafting trip will keep us in the river for more or less 3 hours. Later we drive to Bandipur after the rafting trip is over. Bandipur is a traditional village that is perfectly situated for a fantastic view of the Himalayan panorama. We go for a walking exploration of the village and a short hiking around.
After an incredible immersion into the wonders of the rural heritage at Bandipur and around, we are driving to Pokhara today for an immersion in the natural beauty of Pokhara. About two hours of drive from Chitwan takes us to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara where we will indulge in several different activities. The stretch of the highway goes through beautiful places and eventually reaches Pokhara where the breathtaking Annapurna panorama in the Himalayas welcomes us on a clear day. Once we reach Pokhara, we go for a row boating tour of about an hour. The peaceful indulgence in boating on the lake will refresh us from the tiredness of driving along bumpy road.
Our day starts very early in the morning. We set our wake-up alarm at the fixed time and get ready for a drive to Sarangkot hill to witness a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna range. We reach Sarangkot after about half hour of drive to enjoy a close up, panoramic view of the mountain peaks in the Annapurna range. When the sun rises and pours its rays over the mountains, they look overwhelming. We drive back to hotel for breakfast after the sunrise. We have a free half day to relax and wander around the lakeside and also to go for some adventure activities if you like to. We go for another sightseeing tour after the lunch hour. We go to visit Davis falls, Gupteshwor cave, and Tibetan refugee camp and finally drive to World Peace Stupa for sunset. We return back to Pokhara and take an easy time on our own.
We take a drive back to Kathmandu via the same highway that we have almost covered earlier. We can also go for an optional flight back to Kathmandu that will cost you extra money. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Nepal Tour with Mountain Flight and Rafting and hope to see you for another adventure soon.