This Nepali cultural tour indeed begins in culturally rich Kathmandu which has several temples, monasteries, stupas, cultural and historical monuments, and different ancient palatial sites and durbar squares. The scenic drive from Kathmandu will extend this cultural trip to blend it with the Chitwan Jungle Safari.
You will begin the trip first visiting the Swayambhunath—an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It will be a holy beginning with a touch of spirituality. Once you reach there, you can easily guess its importance for the Buddhists. It is a major Buddhist religious and pilgrim site. It is expansive. It is magnificent. After this, you will visit Patan—the third largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and Pokhara and it is located in the south-central part of Kathmandu Valley. The city is aptly called an open-air museum. Its rich cultural heritage and tradition of arts and crafts have made it a distinguishably outstanding city. Interestingly, it is also called the city of festivals and feasts. The intricate carvings done on the monuments will leave you awestruck. The city is adorned with water conduits, stone spouts, Hindu temples, and Buddhist gumbas. The most important monument, the Patan Durbar Square, is majestic with intricately carved doors and windows, and beautiful courtyards adorned with exquisite icons.
Finishing the cultural tour in Patan, you will take a scenic drive to Chitwan. Before embarking on Jungle Safari, you will make a cultural trip. You will visit the Tharu villages. Their traditional lifestyle is distinctively rich. And hence there is a Tharu Museum to conserve and display cultural artifacts. It will be a pleasant visit. Furthermore, the cultural trip will be suitably and beautifully complemented with the Chitwan Jungle Safari. It is pure wilderness with a rich ecosystem. It has various kinds of mammals, birds, and reptiles. You will canoe in the Rapti River and make a short jungle walk. You will traverse the dense forest with jungle safari on elephant back. The Chitwan National Park is well known for one-horned rhino and nocturnal Royal Bengal Tiger. You might luckily spot them. It has numerous other exotic wild animals like crocodiles, pythons, leopards, grey langur, and the like. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful birds.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Visit Swoyambunath & Patan
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan
Day 04 : Chitwan Jungle Safari
Day 05 : Chtwan Jungle Safari
Day 06 : Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu
Day 07 : Visit Bhaktapur
Day 08 : Transfer to the airport and departure
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to the hotel by one of our representatives. Welcome dinner at one of the traditional Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Visit Swoyambunath and Patan: start our tour visiting a magnificent Buddhist stupa called Swoyambunath followed by a true open air museum called Patan with its pagodas, temples, & monasteries.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan: a scenic drive to Chitwan for about 5 hours.
14:00: Lunch, then two hours free time.
16:00: Tour of a Tharu village and museum. Sunset point for a drink and the magnificent view of the setting sun.
Overnight: Wildlife Resort
Difference in Elevation: -519m
Day 04 : Chitwan Jungle Safari:
7:00: Breakfast, then head out for our canoe ride on the Rapti River, followed by a short jungle walk.
15:00: Elephant safari: An excellent opportunity to see: four different kinds of deer; rhinoceros; wild boars; monkeys; leopards; sloth bears and the Royal Bengal Tiger (if you are lucky). You may also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
20:00: Tharu culture program
Overnight: Wildlife Resort
Day 05 : Chitwan Jungle Safari:
7:30: Jeep safari for four hours into the heart of the jungle
Overnight: Wildlife Resort
Day 06 : Drive Chitwan to Kathmandu (1334m): a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
7:30: Elephant breeding center
9:00: Departure for Kathmandu
Difference in Elevation: +519m
Day 07 : Visit Bhaktapur: escorted by our experienced city tour guide, you travel approximately one hour to visit the very ancient city of Bhaktapur.
Day 08 : Transfer to the airport and departure.
Special Note: This Itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.
NOTE: The price of the tour will be adjusted according to the group size.
From the eternal snow of the high peaks to the extensive tropical lowlands, Nepal has a wide variety of climates.
Spring: March to late May: In this season, Kathmandu is in full bloom, lots of different types of flowers can be seen at this time of the year. Temperature is mild, end of the cold winter and approaching warm and hot summer. Temperatures vary between 10 ° C to 28 ° C but can rise up to 30 ° C. Between 2000 and 3000m, temperature rarely drop below 0 ° C. However, few frosts or snowfalls are possible in March above 4000 m.
The summer/monsoon period: It interrupts the majority of trekking from late June to late August. Some of the trekking regions "trans-Himalayan", Dolpo and Mustang, however, remain protected from monsoon prevailing rest of the country. They are the only channels available in Nepal in the summer.
Autumn: mid September – mid December - Perfect temperature and weather for trekking. Brings cooler days, but clear skies. Above 3000 m altitude, temperatures can drop to -10 ° C at night.
In winter: mid-December - mid-February - Nights are generally cold, dry climate, Above 3000m, temperature drop down to 0 ° C to - 15 ° C at night, the days are often sunny.
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