Experience Nepal with Chitwan, Lumbini and Scenic Pokhara tour covers most fascinating places within Nepal visiting exciting and glorious historical and scenic places of great interest. Experience Nepal with Chitwan, Lumbini and Scenic Pokhara tour a great way to enjoy your holidays in Nepal for week duration within best areas with interesting moments on this lovely tour where the tour begins from Kathmandu and then at Chitwan with wild-life safari on the lookout for wild animals and exotic bird life. Tour continues heading further due South West reaching at famous Lumbini the birthplace of Lord Buddha also known as ‘The Light of Asia’ tour leads around historical and religious sites and then heading towards scenic Pokhara.
Day 01: Drive to Chitwan -05 hrs journey and transfer to lodge/resorts.
Morning departs from the hotel in Kathmandu for the exciting drive to Nepal Mid-South to reach Chitwan and its national park for exciting jungle and wild-life safari. Reaching around the low and warm sub-tropical area at Chitwan within Terai the flatland of Nepal, where hotels, lodge, and resorts located near Chitwan National Park border. Afternoon nature walks or visits Tharu village native of Chitwan and Nepal Terai areas.
Day 02: Full day jungle activities with elephant ride and jungle walks.
Activities as per Park and Hotel set program for different groups with elephant briefing & bathing (depending upon the depth and size of the river at different seasons) Nature or Introductory walk. Elephant Safari, jungle walk includes visit to the tower (Machan) visit and Jungle drives, afternoon jungle activities of 2-3 hours, refreshing hours at leisure, evening program slide show on Chitwan National Park and its history, flora, and wildlife includes local Tharu Cultural Stick Dance program before dinner is served around 8 pm onward.
Morning Bird Watch Tour, Machan (Watch Tower) Tour, Jungle walks, nature walks, elephant and jeep safari with elephant briefing and bathing elephants include more with entertainment of local Tharu cultural programs.
Day 03: Drive to famous Lumbini and transfer to hotel - 04 hrs.
After a marvelous, exciting time and fun at Chitwan after breakfast drive towards Nepal Far South West to reach famous Lumbini birthplace of Lord Buddha, where drive leads west on low flat country of Nepal, with much warmer temperatures to reach Lumbini in Rupendevi district. On arrival transfer into a nice hotel/resort with the afternoon free to browse around the street of Lumbini near the holy sites, witness local people and villages of much Indian influence and culture due to close border with India at a mere distance. Afternoon visit Lord Buddha’s birthplace around historical sites, Lumbini traditional birthplace of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism born in 6th century BC, the site rediscovered in 1895, by German archaeologist when he came upon Ashoka's Pillar. Identified by its inscription with records made by the Chinese pilgrim Fa Xian was also used in the process of identifying this religiously acclaimed site. Lumbini was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Day 04: Morning drive to Pokhara - 06 hrs.
Morning drive leads to famous and scenic Pokhara where you can enjoy views of the mountains in the backdrop of Nepalese culture and traditions, as journey leads on winding uphill road to reach the famous touristic spot at Pokhara. Pokhara 2nd popular destination after Kathmandu, a famous and popular touristic place with awesome views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung and Manaslu range of mountains with majestic Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peak which reflects on the pristine lake Phewa and Begnas. Pokhara a picturesque place with awesome mountains views and lakes and it is also a place for adventure, where most of the Annapurna, Mustang and Dhaulagiri trekking start. Pokhara is also famous for other adventure sports like Paragliding, short hike, Ultralight flight, Kayaking, boating and the new Zip flyer with an interesting tour around the local bazaar in the shade of Annapurna Himalaya.
Day 05: In Pokhara tour of Sarankot and around places of interest.
Early morning taking a short drive to reach a scenic viewpoint at Sarankot where you can catch stunning sunrise over chain of peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Lamjung towards Manaslu, includes views of Pokhara city and its green valley with Phewa Lake, after a grand time head back to hotel for refreshment and breakfast and continue around places of interest visit the Devi's Water Falls, Gupteshwor holy cave and witness the deep gorge where Seti River flows down below. After an enjoyable day back to the hotel for dinner and evening at leisure.