Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan & Pokhara Tour - 10 Days

Duration10 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude1310 M
Group Size2
Best TimeRound of the Year

10 days Nepal tour is an unforgettable journey through Nepal's most iconic destinations with the Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan and Pokhara tour. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, this tour offers a perfect blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty and wildlife encounters.

Begin your adventure in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal. Explore its ancient temples, bustling markets, and rich cultural heritage. Dive into the spiritual ambiance of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple and marvel at the intricate wood carvings of Pashupatinath Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Boudhanth Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site and Kathmandu Durbar Square . Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Thamel, Kathmandu's vibrant tourist district, where you can shop for souvenirs and indulge in local cuisine.

Next, journey to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the sacred gardens, monasteries, and archaeological ruins that dot this revered pilgrimage site. Witness the serene beauty of the Maya Devi Temple, where Buddha was born and gain insight into his life and teachings.

Venture into the lush jungles of Chitwan National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Began on thrilling jungle safaris to spot exotic wildlife such as Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses and Asian elephants. Explore the park's diverse ecosystems on elephant-back or jeep safaris and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nepal's lowlands.

Conclude your journey in Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled beside tranquil lakes and towering Himalayan peaks. Marvel at the breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna range from the vantage point of Sarangkot. Take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, surrounded by lush forests and mirrored peaks, and visit the mystical Devi's Fall, world peace stupa, international mountain museum and the Gupteshwor Cave.

Indulge in adventure activities such as paragliding, trekking, and mountain biking, or simply relax and soak in the serene ambiance of this lakeside paradise.

Experience the best of Nepal's cultural heritage, natural beauty, and wildlife diversity on the Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan, and Pokhara tour. With its blend of spirituality, adventure, and tranquility, this journey promises to be an enriching and unforgettable experience for travelers of all interests.

Highlights of Kathmandu City, Lumbini, Chitwan Wildlife and Pokhara tour

  • Pashupatinath Temple:
    Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple complex is known for its stunning architecture, with intricate wood carvings and pagoda-style roofs.
    Devotees from all over the world come to Pashupatinath to pay their respects and seek blessings. The main temple is off-limits to non-Hindus, but visitors can still admire the beauty of the temple from outside. The temple's surroundings are bustling with activity, with sadhus (holy men), pilgrims, and devotees performing rituals and prayers.
    One of the most significant rituals performed at Pashupatinath is the cremation ceremony. The ghats (cremation platforms) along the Bagmati River witness cremations daily, following Hindu traditions. The atmosphere is both solemn and spiritual, providing a glimpse into Nepali Hindu culture and customs.
    Visitors can also explore the Pashupati area, which includes smaller temples, shrines, and ashrams. The serene ambiance of the temple complex, coupled with its cultural and religious significance, makes Pashupatinath Temple a must-visit destination in Kathmandu.

  • Boudhanath Stupa:
    Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Kathmandu Valley, this ancient structure is a symbol of peace and enlightenment for Buddhists. The stupa's massive dome is adorned with colorful prayer flags, while the all-seeing eyes of Buddha gaze out from the pinnacle.
    Surrounding the stupa are monasteries, shops, and Tibetan Buddhist artifacts, creating a vibrant and spiritual atmosphere. Pilgrims from all over Nepal and beyond come to Boudhanath to circumambulate the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras as they walk.
    he stupa holds great significance for Tibetan Buddhists, who consider it a sacred site. It is believed that the relics of Kassapa Buddha, an earlier incarnation of Gautama Buddha, are enshrined within the stupa. As such, Boudhanath is a center for Buddhist worship, meditation, and learning.
    Visitors can immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of Boudhanath, observing monks in deep contemplation and soaking in the spiritual energy of the surroundings. Whether you're a devout Buddhist or simply seeking inner peace, a visit to Boudhanath Stupa is sure to leave a lasting impression.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square:
    Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square, is a historic square in the heart of Kathmandu city. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was once the royal palace of the Malla and Shah kings of Nepal. Today, the square is a bustling hub of activity, with temples, palaces, and shrines dating back centuries.
    The architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square is a blend of Nepali, Newar, and Mughal styles, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the region. The intricately carved wooden temples and palaces are a testament to the craftsmanship of the Newar artisans.
    Highlights of the square include the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the Taleju Temple, and the Kumari Ghar, home to the Living Goddess Kumari. Visitors can explore the narrow alleys and hidden courtyards of the square, discovering hidden gems at every turn.
    Kathmandu Durbar Square is not only a historical site but also a cultural center, hosting festivals, rituals, and celebrations throughout the year. It is a window into Nepal's royal past and a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the country's history and heritage.

  • Swayambhunath Temple (Monkey Temple):
    Swayambhunath Temple, perched atop a hill west of Kathmandu city, is one of the most revered Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Also known as the Monkey Temple due to the large population of monkeys that inhabit the area, Swayambhunath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of peace and harmony.
    The stupa's whitewashed dome is topped with a gilded spire and a pair of all-seeing eyes, representing the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha. Surrounding the stupa are prayer wheels, shrines, and statues, creating a serene and spiritual atmosphere.
    Visitors can climb the steep staircase to reach the top of the hill, where they are rewarded with panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains. Monks and pilgrims can be seen performing rituals and prayers, while colorful prayer flags flutter in the breeze.
    Swayambhunath Temple is not only a religious site but also a cultural landmark, attracting visitors from all over the world. Whether you come to meditate, admire the architecture, or simply enjoy the peaceful ambiance, a visit to the Monkey Temple is sure to be a memorable experience.

  • Lumbini:
    Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and one of the holiest pilgrimage sites for Buddhists around the world. Located in the Rupandehi district of Nepal, Lumbini is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place of profound spiritual significance.
    The focal point of Lumbini is the Maya Devi Temple, which marks the exact spot where Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Buddha. The temple houses a stone relief depicting the birth of Buddha and a sacred pool where Queen Maya Devi is said to have bathed after giving birth.
    Surrounding the temple are monasteries, stupas, and meditation gardens built by Buddhist communities from various countries. Pilgrims come from far and wide to pay their respects and meditate in the peaceful surroundings of Lumbini.
    Apart from its religious significance, Lumbini is also a center for Buddhist studies and research, with several museums and educational institutions dedicated to the life and teachings of Buddha. Whether you're a devout Buddhist or simply seeking spiritual enlightenment, a visit to Lumbini is a deeply enriching experience.

  • Chitwan Wildlife Safari:
    Chitwan National Park, located in the southern Terai region of Nepal, is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, Asian elephants, and more than 500 species of birds.
    One of the best ways to experience the wilderness of Chitwan is through a wildlife safari. Visitors can embark on guided jeep or elephant safaris, led by experienced naturalists who help spot elusive wildlife in their natural habitat.
    The park's lush jungles, grasslands, and wetlands provide ample opportunities for wildlife sightings, with encounters ranging from majestic big cats to colorful bird species. Visitors can also explore the park on foot, hiking through the forest trails and learning about the unique ecosystems of the Terai region.
    Apart from wildlife safaris, Chitwan offers a range of other activities, including birdwatching, canoeing, and cultural experiences with the local Tharu community. Whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or simply seeking adventure in nature, a visit to Chitwan National Park is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

  • Pokhara City with Sarangkot Mountain Hill:
    Pokhara is a picturesque city located in central Nepal, nestled beside tranquil lakes and towering Himalayan peaks. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, adventure activities, and laid-back atmosphere, making it a popular destination for travelers from around the world.
    One of the highlights of Pokhara is Sarangkot Mountain Hill, a vantage point located just outside the city. Visitors can hike or drive to the top of the hill, where they are rewarded with panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the Pokhara Valley. Sarangkot is particularly famous for its breathtaking sunrise views, with the golden rays illuminating the snow-capped peaks in the distance.
    In addition to Sarangkot, Pokhara offers a wealth of other attractions and activities. Visitors can take a boat ride on Phewa Lake, visit the mystical Devi's Fall and the Gupteshwor Cave, or explore the International Mountain Museum, which showcases the history and culture of the Himalayas.
    For adventure enthusiasts, Pokhara is a paradise, offering a range of activities such as paragliding, trekking, mountain biking, and zip-lining. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply stunning natural beauty, Pokhara has something to offer for everyone.

Trip PlanExpand all

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by a representative who will assist you with the immigration process. Once you're through, they'll help you with your luggage and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to your hotel will give you a glimpse of Kathmandu's bustling streets, colorful markets, and vibrant culture. After checking into your hotel, you can relax and freshen up after your journey. You'll spend the night at the hotel, resting and getting ready for the adventures ahead.

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, your guide will meet you for a full day of exploring Kathmandu's rich cultural heritage. Your first stop will be Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, you'll witness devotees performing rituals and prayers along the banks of the Bagmati River. Next, you'll visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can circumambulate the stupa with pilgrims and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. From there, you'll head to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historic square filled with ancient palaces, temples, and courtyards. You'll also have the chance to visit Kumari Ghar, the residence of the Living Goddess Kumari, if she's in residence. Finally, you'll visit Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, perched atop a hill overlooking the city. You'll enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and observe the playful monkeys that inhabit the area. After a day filled with cultural insights and breathtaking sights, you'll return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

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Today, you'll embark on a journey to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. After breakfast at your hotel, you'll be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Bhairawa. The scenic flight offers stunning views of the Himalayas before landing in Bhairawa. From there, you'll continue your journey to Lumbini by road, approximately a 30-minute drive. Upon reaching Lumbini, you'll check into your hotel and have some time to relax. In the evening, you'll embark on a short sightseeing tour of Lumbini, visiting the sacred garden and other important Buddhist monuments. As the sun sets, you'll return to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.

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Today is dedicated to exploring the historical and spiritual sites of Lumbini and Tilaurakot. After breakfast, you'll visit the Maya Devi Temple, the exact spot where Lord Buddha was born. You'll also explore the Ashoka Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka to commemorate his pilgrimage to Lumbini. Next, you'll visit Tilaurakot, the ancient capital of Kapilvastu, where Buddha spent his childhood. Here, you'll see the archaeological remains of ancient palaces, stupas, and monasteries. You'll gain insights into the life of Buddha and the ancient kingdom of Kapilvastu. In the evening, you'll return to your hotel in Lumbini for another peaceful night's rest.

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After breakfast, you'll depart from Lumbini and head towards Chitwan, known for its rich biodiversity and national park. The journey by road takes approximately 4-5 hours, covering a distance of 165 kilometers. Along the way, you'll pass through picturesque landscapes, rural villages, and lush greenery. Upon reaching Chitwan, you'll check into your hotel or resort and have some time to unwind. In the evening, you'll enjoy a traditional Tharu cultural show, featuring dance and music performances that showcase the local heritage. After a day of travel and cultural immersion, you'll retire to your accommodation for a comfortable overnight stay.

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Today promises thrilling adventures as you explore the wilderness of Chitwan National Park. After breakfast at your resort, you'll embark on a jungle excursion, choosing from activities such as a Jeep Safari or an Elephant Safari. These guided tours offer opportunities to spot exotic wildlife, including rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, elephants, and various bird species. You'll also visit the government-run Elephant Breeding Center to learn about elephant conservation efforts. In addition, you'll have the chance to go on a jungle walk with experienced naturalists, enhancing your understanding of the park's flora and fauna. As the day comes to a close, you'll return to your resort for dinner and relaxation, surrounded by the sounds of the jungle.

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After breakfast, you'll bid farewell to Chitwan and embark on a scenic drive to Pokhara, a charming lakeside city nestled in the Himalayan foothills. The journey takes approximately 5 hours, covering a distance of 160 kilometers. En route, you'll traverse winding roads that offer panoramic views of lush valleys, terraced fields, and cascading rivers. Upon arriving in Pokhara, you'll check into your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, you can take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Fewa Lake, soaking in the serene ambiance and majestic mountain vistas.

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Today, you'll explore the natural and cultural attractions of Pokhara on a full-day sightseeing tour. After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to Fewa Lake, where you'll embark on a scenic boat ride amidst tranquil surroundings. You'll then visit the World Peace Stupa, a gleaming white pagoda that offers panoramic views of Pokhara Valley and the Annapurna range. Next, you'll marvel at the beauty of Devid's Fall, a mesmerizing waterfall cascading into a cave-like gorge. You'll also explore Mahendra Cave, a fascinating limestone cavern adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Lastly, you'll visit the International Mountain Museum, where you'll learn about the culture, history, and mountaineering heritage of the Himalayas. After a day of exploration, you'll return to your hotel in Pokhara for a relaxing evening.

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Early in the morning, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Sarangkot, a picturesque hill station renowned for its panoramic sunrise views. From the hilltop, you'll witness the first rays of sunlight illuminating the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in a spectacular display of colors. After soaking in the breathtaking scenery, you'll return to your hotel for breakfast. Later, you'll be transferred to Pokhara Airport for your short flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you'll have some free time to explore Thamel, Kathmandu's vibrant tourist district, where you can indulge in shopping for souvenirs and handicrafts. In the evening, you'll enjoy a farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant, featuring traditional cuisine and cultural performances. After dinner, you'll return to your hotel for a final night's stay in Nepal.

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Today marks the end of your memorable journey through Nepal. After breakfast, you'll check out from your hotel and be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight. As you board your flight home, you'll carry with you cherished memories of the Himalayan nation and the warm hospitality of its people. Until we meet again, farewell and safe travels!

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  • All airport arrival and transfers
  • All ground Transportation by private vehicles
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Bhairawa and Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (3* Hotel)
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Lumbini on BB Plan (3* Hotel)
  • 2 Nights Resort in Chitwan on AP Plan (3* Hotel)
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara on BB Plan (3* Hotel)
  • A professional local guided tour in Kathmandu, Lumbini & Pokhara
  • A professional wildlife nature guide in Chitwan National park
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • All expenses for guide and driver
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (such as souvenirs, laundry, drinks)
  • Additional meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities or excursions
  • Tips for guides and drivers