Kathmandu-Chitwan Tour

Trip duration: 7 day(s)
Trip Grade: Pleasure

Nepal is a land of extreme contrasts in climate and geography; It has a unique topography ranging from lowlands with sub-tropical jungles to arctic conditions in the Himalayan highlands. Within a mere 150 kilometers the land rises from near sea level in the south to over 8000 meters in the North. This, together with the monsoon rainfall along the south facing slopes, has resulted in compacting virtually all climate zones found on planet Earth. As a result, Nepal has been endowed with a great diversity of life-zones providing a home for a large variety of plants, birds and animals.

The Terai lowlands are defined by a belt of well-watered floodplains stretching from the Indian border northward to the first slopes of the Bhabhar and the Siwalik Range. This is the richest habitat in the land with tall grasslands interspersed with riverine and hardwood saal forest. Here one can see wildlife such as the swamp deer, musk deer, black buck, blue bull, the royal Bengal tiger, gharial and marsh mugger crocodile and the last of a breed of Asiatic wild buffalo. This area is also rich in birdlife with a variety of babbles and orioles, koels and drongos, peacocks and floricans, and a multitude of wintering wildfowl. There are five protected areas in Nepal - KoshiTappu and Parsa in the east, SuklaPhanta and Dhorpatan for hunting in the west and Shivapuri in the. Mid-mountain region. The Churia, also known as the.siwalik, is the southernmost range of the Himalaya. No where do they rise above 1,220 meters, This range is famous for fossil deposits of Pleistocene mammals, among them 10 species of elephants, 6 rhinoceros, hippopotamus, saber-toothed cats, various antelopes and primates such as the orang-utan, long extinct in the subcontinent, Situated north of the Churia are broad, low valleys of the inner Teraiknow as the Doons. These valleys are not unlike the outer plains with tall elephant grass, swamps and ox-bow lakes where the last of the one-horned rhinoceros survive.

Royal Chitwan National Park
in the Inner Terai of central Nepal is the first and best protected area in the kingdom. Once one of the most famous big game hunting areas in Asia.Chitwan now offers protection to a large array of mammals such as the. one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, sloth bear and the gaur (wild bison) as well as more than 400 species of birds.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square another palace complex of the Malla King's during 9th - 18th Century is located in the center of Bhaktapur. The Square is one of the most charming architectural showpieces of the Valley as it highlights some of the finest medieval arts of Nepal. The main items of interest in Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion Gate, the Golden Gate and the statues of kings on stone monoliths. The Golden Gate was erected by King RanjitMalla as the entrance to the main courtyard of the Fifty-five Windowed Palace. The Palace of Fifty-five Windows was built during the reign of King YakshyaMalla in A.D. 1427 and was remodelled by King BhupatindraMalla in the 17th century.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square another royal palace complex of the Malla Kings during 17th century is situated in the center of Patan city. This was taken as the youngest Kingdom. The Square and its surroundings provide very good example of ancient Newari architecture. Patan City is taken as Buddhist city and can be seen many Buddhist shrines, stupas, monasteries etc. The palace has three main courtyards the central and the oldest is MulChowk. To the west of the complex are a dozen free standing temples of various sizes and styles. Krishna Temple widely worshipped on Krishna's Birthday, Bhimsen Temple, the Golden Temple of Hiranya Varna Mahavira and SundariChowk ( the bathing complex of the then Malla King's ) mark the architectural excellence of its era. The SundariChowk with the sunken bath of TushaHiti, contains exquisite woodcarvings, stone, and metal sculpture. Patan Durbar Square also houses a temple of TalejuBhawani. In this complex, there is amazing museum of art where the collection of Hinduism and Buddhism are displayed.


Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Tribhuwan international airport, transfer to Hotel and describe about tour package and overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour.
Have a breakfast and starts sightseeing tour with a tour guide.
Sightseeing tour places:
Morning sightseeing: Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.
Afternoon sightseeing: Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swaymbhunath.
After sightseeing drive back to hotel and overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Full day sightseeing in "Bhaktapur" and "Patan".
Breakfast and sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar Square then drive back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan
Breakfast and drive to Chitwan National Park seeing the beautiful mountain and Trishuli river.
Afternoon: After arrival in Chitwan National Park, transfer to hotel and have a lunch. After lunch enjoy Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village. Visit to the National Park Visitor's to learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife.
Evening: Sun set view from the bank of Rapti river and enjoy culture program.
Night: Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Chitwan National Park
Chiwan National Park has covered 932 Sq. K.M, situated at terai lowland belt of Nepal and around four drive and 30 minute flight from Kathmandu. The park established and protected as National Park in 1973.
UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site in 1984. We can find around 600 plant species, 50 mammals, 526 birds and 49 amphibians including one horned rhinoceros and Royal Bangle Tiger inside the park.

Day 05: Full day Jungle safari activities in Chitwan.
Morning: Breakfast, Canoe ride in the Rapti River, (an good opportunity to see Bird and two rare species of crocodiles; Marsh Mugger as well as fish eating Gharial.) Jungle Walk and visit elephant bathing center.
Afternoon: Lunch, Elephant Safari (an opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear also many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.)
Evening: Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River, and enjoy with culture program.
Night: Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, visit to the Government Elephant Breeding Centre and drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Departure from Tribhuwan nternational airport.