FD-8 Days Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & Nagarkot Tour

Day 01. Arrival at the Kathmandu[altitude 1400 m/4595ft]
Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Welcome by Tour officer of DNTT  
Transfer to the hotel 
Briefing about program
 
We’ll discuss the trip details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. The evening is free to explore the streets of Kathmandu, whose mixture of ancient architecture and modern development, and rich artistic and cultural heritage, means it remains the famous destination it has been for decades. Busy markets and bazaars are the centre of Nepali life and the narrow streets are home to holy men, monks, bicycles, incense, goats and sacred cows. 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • There are no Meals included on this day 
Day 02. Kathmandu-Pokhara[altitude 830m/2723ft]
After breakfast, drive around [210 km-5-6 hrs] to Pokhara, passing through valleys, rivers, terrace fields and some spectacular views of the Himalayan ranges. Today evening free time to explore around Lake side [around Phewa Lake]
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 03. Pokhara
Early morning drive to Sarangkot [1700m/5577ft] for sunrise and close-up view of Annapurna & Fishtail Mountain range
After breakfast, Half day city tour of Bindabasini temple, Davis fall, Gupteswori Mahadev cave, Tibetan refugee camp & Seti gorge 
Free time for adventure activities or self visit around Lake Side [Around Phewa Lake]
 
You will get a early morning wakeup call from the reception as we need to drive 12 km from the city of Pokhara to see the sunrise and the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. Your city guide will come to receive you after breakfast and drive towards the Davis fall, named after a Swiss coupled washed away by the waterfall in 1961.  Then cross the road and go to the Gupteshwor cave with a self created statue of Lord shiva and the view of Davis fall coming down from the other side.  A 5 minutes walk from the Gupteshwor cave is the Tibetan refugee camp where you can see Tibetan refugees doing different kinds of work for livelihood such as making carpets, making jewelries with semi precious stones and selling things to tourist. After spending some time to understand Tibet and its political conditions in the area we head towards the Bindabasini temple and the Seti river gorge.
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 04. Pokhara-Chitwan[altitude 415m/1361ft]
Today after breakfast, drive around [160 km-4-5 hrs] to Chitwan, passing through valleys, the banks of the Seti & Narayani River, terrace fields we can see. After arriving and settling in, you will be introduced to the camp staff and resident naturalists who will discuss the program. There is some flexibility, and activities may vary depending on the time of the year, and on wildlife movements. A late-afternoon safari will take you through forests and across grasslands to observe the varied and exciting wildlife in the park. In the early evening the local Tharu dance troupe may perform a cultural program. You will then enjoy dinner and afterwards you will be free to relax in the bar and discuss the day’s sightings or listen to the exotic sounds of the jungle at night.
 
Activities Includes:
  • Tharu Village tour
  • Tharu cultural dance presentation s or a slide show presentation
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel/lodge/Resort [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner  
Day 05. Chitwan
Embark on an early-morning excursion. This could include either another safari to different parts of the park (in search of the great rhino, deer, and exotic bird life) or joining one of the other activities available in the park. Tiger sightings are rare these days, but these magnificent animals do inhabit the park. After breakfast you will leave the lodge and go on a dugout canoe adventure on the Rapti River. This is an exciting trip with chances to view marsh mugger crocodiles and various birds that inhabit the riverbanks. A program will be organized for the rest of the day, and may include further excursions by jeep or a visit to one of the nearby villages.
 
Activities Includes:
  • Bird watching 
  • Elephant Safari 
  • Elephant Breeding Centre
  • Tharu cultural dance presentation or a slide show presentation.
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel/lodge/Resort [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner  
Day 06. Chitwan-Nagarkot[2175m/4136ft]
After breakfast, drive to Nagarkot 210km-5-6hrs]; 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 07. Nagarkot –Kathmandu
Wake up early to see the sunrise on the Himalayan ranges including Mount Everest. 
After breakfast, Arrival and full day sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur durbar square, Boudhanath stupa & Pashupatinath temple 
 
Bhaktapur, Durbar Square, a well preserved fine UNESCO world heritage site where you will witness the 55-window palace, the Golden Gate, Nyatapole temple, stone temple and many more. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. 
 
Accommodation: 
  • Hotel [1 Night]
Optional Activities:
  • Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [complimentary]
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 
Day 08. Depart from Kathmandu
Free time until departure
Transfer to the international airport for final departure (Or stay longer for short tours - ask us)
We hope you had a magical experience in the Himalayas and we hope to see you again soon.
 
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast 

 

 

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PRICE INCLUDES:
  •  Airport pick up & drop by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle
  •  All tours & transfer as per the given itinerary by comfortable private air-conditional vehicle 
  • All sightseeing tours with an English speaking local guide as per itinerary
  • All activities which are mention in above itinerary 
  • Daily buffet breakfast 
  • Daily lunch & dinner in Chitwan 
  • All accommodation in the mention hotel on Double/twin sharing basis 
2 Nights Hotel Le Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu
2 Nights Dahlia Boutique Hotel or similar in Pokhara
2 Nights Jungle safari lodge or similar in Chitwan
1 Night Country villa or similar in Nagarkot
 
PRICE EXCLUDES:
  • Nepal Visa fees  
  • International airfare 
  • Entrance fees for Monument: USD 40 per person 
  • Tips for driver & guide [It is not compulsory but recommended ]
  • Meals [Lunch & dinner: US$ 10-20 per lunch/dinner]
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
  • Single Room Suplement Charges USD 200 Per person If you want your own single room
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc 
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

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GENERAL INFORMATION
VISA 

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad. Visa is also issued at the entry points. It can be extended at the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu. Children under 10 years need not pay any visa fee. People willing to get entry Visa at the airport or any of the land entry points are required to fill a visa form with passport photograph. So, please download form from the link below (visa form) and get ready while you are passing through the immigration Point. Only People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: - Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. For more and updated information: Click here

VISA FEES
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

  • Children below 10 years except US citizens
  • Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year.  Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
  • Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
  • Chinese Nationals

Officials from China, Brazil, Russia and Thailand do not need Entry Visa based on reciprocal visa waiver Agreement

Visas of all kinds including ‘Gratis’ issued at the Airport are Tourist Visas. Contact Department of Immigration for extending your visa or changing the category of your visa. Tourist Visa extension can be done from Immigration Office, Pokhara too. Non tourist visa extension can be done only at Department of Immigration (if eligible) for a period of maximum one year (except business visa).

Visa Extension

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

PASSPORT AND VISAS: 
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip; please refer to the Trip Notes for details. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

INFORMATION FOR INDIAN CITIZENS: 
Visa is not require for an Indian citizens For updated information: Click here
To allow Indian citizens to make travel on the basis of the following document:
a.    Passport, or
b.    Driving license with photograph, or
c.    Identity card with photograph issued by a governmental body, or
d.    Ration card with photograph, or
e.    Voter identity card with photograph, or
f.    Registration certificate issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen staying in Nepal, or
g.    Ad hoc/temporary identity card issued by the Indian embassy to the Indian citizen in the event of exigency, or
h.    Document with photograph and setting out identity, issued by the sub-divisional magistrate or authority there above. 
i.    Once again, welcome to Nepal, we wish you a memorable holiday in this country, thank you.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of 40% of total trip cost & the balance 60% of total trip cost after on arrival in Kathmandu. 

CANCELATION 
In case of cancellation by the Traveller, the Agency has the right to charge a percentage cancellation fee according to the following scale:
•    Up to 30 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 20% 
•    15-29 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 30% 
•    7-14 days before the “Trip Start Day” a fee of 60% 
•    6 or less days until the “Trip Start Day” and in the event of non-appearance a fees of 90% 

TIPPING:
If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.
The following amounts are based on local considerations and just our suggestion:
Hotel porters: NPR50-100 is adequate for porters that assist you with bags to your room.
Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there is an addition of 10% service charge, there is no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 5-10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.
Local guides: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day for local guides. (Including city tour guides, jungle guides, rafting guides, assistant trek guides)
Porters: Throughout your trip, you may at times have a porter in addition to your leader. We suggest US$4-5 per person, per day, per porter.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however, a base of US$4-5 per person, per day is generally appropriate.
Local transport: For a city tour, we suggest US$3 per person, per day.
Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however, as a guideline US$4-5 per person, per day can be used. Of course, you are free to tip more or less, as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

NOTE: Please do not tip with coins or notes of or less than NPR50, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.

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Himalaya View from Sarangkot, PokharaDavis fall, PokharaBoating at Phewa Lake, PokharaOne horn Rhino, Chitwan National ParkElephant Bathing, ChitwanCanoeing at Rapti River, ChitwanThrau Stick Dance, ChitwanHimalaya View in Nagarkot from HotelBhaktapur durbar squareBoudhanath stupa, KathmanduPashupatinath temple, Biggest Hindu temple

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