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Overview

Kathmandu-Chitwan-Poon Hill tour is a perfect package for those looking for a mix of trek and tour. This travel plan will take you to the three top tourist destinations of Nepal – Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara.


The first part of the tour takes place in the three cities of Kathmandua – Kathmandu and Lalitpur You will visit ancient temples, monuments and palaces during this leg.


You will visit Chitwan after finishing you valley tour. The Chitwan National Park lies in the district. The park is home to the endangered one horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tiger, gharial, leopard, wild boar, asiatic rock python, deer, bear and hundreds of other species of animals and birds. You will enjoy boating in the Rapti river and take part in jungle safari inside the National Park. The cultural show and dance of the Tharu people is another highlight of the trek.


The third and final part of our journey includes trekking to Poon Hill. We will first travel to Pokhara – the city of lakes. We will take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and start our trek from the place. Poon Hill is famous for its mesmerizing sunrise and panoramic view of the mountains. The trek provides us opportunity to explore the rich flora fauna diversity of the Annapurna region

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Activities: Tours
  • Duration: 7 - 14 Days
  • Max. Altitude: 3426m
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Itinerary

Day 2 Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City.

After breakfast you will have full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city consist of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhnunath Temple and Patan City.

Kathmandu Durbar Square:
This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city.

Swayambhunath Temple:
It is the oldest Buddhist shrine. Looking east from here, one can see the almost entire Kathmandu valley spread out below. Swayambhunath is a best place to observe religious harmony between Nepalese Buddhists and Hindus. The stupa is one of the most ancient in this part of the world and its worshippers come from diverse ethical backgrounds. Situated on the top of a hill. It provides an excellent view of the Katmandu Valley. Huge prayer wheels and fine Buddhist paintings are displayed in the monasteries as well as the largest Buddha statue in the country.
Swoyambhunath literally means ‘Self-Existent One.’ Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. An inscription dated 460 A.D. states that the construction was carried out by King Manadeva. By the thirteenth century Swoyambhunath had developed into an important Buddhist learning site.
Patan City:
Patan City is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, Guardian Deities, and wonderful carvings. Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the square, was built in 1637 by the king Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed of the stone. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of fine arts or city of artists. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.

Day 3 Drive to Chitwan [167 km /5 Hrs Drive

After breakfast drive to Chitawan National park for exclusive jungle safari. Small city say Muglin, Narayangargh will be drive pass then finally to Sauraha where many touristy hotels are located. Upon arrival at hotel meet by the guide, welcome drink and allocate room for accommodation.
Chitwan National Park has long been one the country’ treasures of natural wonders. The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 932 sq. km. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner TERAI. The area comprising the Tikauli forest-from Rapti River to the foothills of the Mahabharat-extending over an area of 175 sq. km. was declared Mrigakunja in 1959. The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. The park consists of a diversity of ecosystems, including the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes and the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani rivers. The Churia hills rise slowly towards the east from 150m to more than 800m. The western portion of the park is comprised of the lower but more rugged “Someshwor hills”. The park shares its western boundary with the “Parsa Wildlife Reserve”.
Tharu cultural dance: [6:30 PMA melodious ethnic dance performed by men and women with rhyme or drums. The clashing of sticks represents and performance how to keep away the rhinos and other wild animals from the human habitat and their farming land.

Day 4 Full day Jungle activities

Breakfast at Hotel
Following are the programs after breakfast:

  1. Dugout canoe ride:
    Elephant Breeding Center (EBC) was established in 1985 at Chitwan National Park and is the only EBC in Nepal. A breeding center for increasing number of elephants but not having compartment for mating with wild bull it is well trained and appropriate number of staff should be provided and an Elephant Camps Service should be creator. You may not want to miss the opportunity to explore Elephant breeding center where number of elephants are kept for reproducing purpose only.

  2. Elephant Breeding Centre:
    Floating down to Rapti River on a dugout canoe is the best way to discover the habitat of crocodiles in the river. It is also a relaxing and better way to watch the different kind of birds and wildlife species, while they are drinking water in the bank of river Rapti.

  3. Elephant Back Safari:
    One can monitor wildlife activities in the deep jungle while sitting back on an Elephant. The duration of the elephant back safari is about 1 & half hour .Elephant ride is the most pleasant activities in the park.

For jungle safari, four wheel jeeps are easy to go deep into the park, viewing some of the rare species of flora and fauna. You can also go on foot in to the park escorted by your experience guide who will interpret to you the concealed secrets of the jungle.

Day 5 Drive to Pokhara City [146km/ 5 Hrs Drive]

Wake up early in the Morning and ready for Bird watching, after breakfast drive to Pokhara City (146 km/5 Hrs).

Bird Watching:
The Chitwan National Park is the realm of more than 450 species of birds. Most people consider it as a heaven of the bird world. The best way to explore and study the different bird’s activities and behave is to walk with a guide along the riverside of Chitwan National park.
After breakfast, you will board a vehicle to start the drive to the Pokhara Valley. On your way to Pokhara, you can enjoy the beautiful picturesque scenes of the countryside. Enjoy the green hills, rivers, and every other thing you see during the drive. Also, get several opportunities to look at the high peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre. Among such peaks, you will also have the chance to encounter the cultural diversity of the region
Pokhara is a resort city of remarkable beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificent summit of Machhapuchhre rising behind it create an ambiance of peace and magic. Pokhara is part of a once vibrant caravan route extending between India and Tibet. This is the land of the Magars and Gurungs who have earned worldwide fame as Gurkha soldiers. Brahmins, Chhetris and Thakalis are other major communities here. Upon arrival move to hotel for check in process.
Afternoon: Boating on Fewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi Temple.
Early evening enjoy walking, eating at the lakeside market on own then overnight.

Day 6 Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga (1525m) Walking distance 3 Hours

After breakfast we drive to Nayapool (1 hour) which is the starting point for our trek. This is a relatively easy day of hiking as we follow the bank of the Modi Khola (river) passing through picturesque farmland and rice terraces.

Day 7 Trek to Ghorepani (2855m) Walking distance 6-7 Hours

Fuel yourself up very well with this span morning because today you will begin the real trekking. The day starts with a steep climb to Ulleri, ascending a steep stone staircase which has about 3300 steps and these first two hours will be challenging. Later, the path becomes more level although slightly uphill. Along the trail you will experience beautiful views, rhododendron forest, flora and fauna and the scenic hillside.

Day 8 Hike to Poon hill and Trek to Dobato (3426m) Walking distance 6 Hours

Today we start with a pre-dawn hike to Poon Hill (3245m). It is a steep climb up stairs that takes about 1 hour. From here we will watch the sunrise from this stunning viewpoint where we can see both the Annapurna Range and the Dhaulagiri Range with uninterrupted views. In spring the hillside of the surrounding areas is a stunning palette of red rhododendrons that blanket the hillside. This photogenic location is one of the highlights of this trek. After breakfast we continue on with a fairly easy walk to Dobato from where you can see panoramic view of Annapurna range. About 30 minutes uphill climbing you from Dobato reach at Muldai /Mulde hill viewpoint (3637m) from where you can see altogether 25 mountains such as Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal range etc. You can also see the Fewa Lake from there and take good photographs of sunrise and sunset. You can also see the many animals such a mountain Yak and birds.

Day 9 Drive to Pokhara via Ghandrukh (1940m)

You can enjoy your breakfast then trek to Ghandruk which is one of the main hihglights of our Trek. It is full of Gurung community surrounded by amazing mountains such as the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. The village is famous for its well preserved typical Gurung lifestyle and the traditional festivals. You can feel the warm hospitality of the Gurung community.
After lunch Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara City [1 Hrs Drive] and Check in.

Day 10 Full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara City

Early Morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise.
Pick up time: 5:30am
Sarangkot is a 1,600m high hill situated on the northern shore of Phewa lake. On the way to Sarangkot you’ll pass through Schima-Catonopsis forest and there is a lot of opportunity to watch birds. It’s a 2 hour walk from Phewa Lake. On reaching the hill, you can find good hotels and a tower on the top of the hill from where you can view the Pokhara Valley and also the wide range of Annapurna.
Drive to hotel for breakfast. On the way to hotel visit Bindabasini Temple.
Breakfast at hotel
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara consists of: White Stupa, David’s fall, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum.
International Mountain Museum- The museum is situated just 0.5 km south from the Pokhara airport. The spot is rightly selected as we can enjoy the unique view of 3 massive mountain peaks; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu which are above 8000 meters with our single eyesight and no place in the world offers us such a panoramic view. Provides information on mountaineering, the world’s mountain system, mountain cultures, environments, prominent people in mountain history, mountain geography, ecology, exhibition of mountaineering history and implied methods.

Day 11 Drive or fly back to Kathamndu City [200km/ 6 Hrs Drive]

Early morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu city [200km /6 Hrs Drive], upon arrival moved to Hotel for Check in Process. Rest of the day free for your personal activities.

Day 12 Departure Day

Sadly your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our office representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home.

Includes

  • Arrival/departure at airports.
  • Private transfer and tours.
  • Hotel in bb basis ( budget to luxury as you wish)
  • Full Board Basis on Chitwan and Trekking Days[BLD]
  • English speaking guide for sightseeing tour and Poonhill trekking.
  • Trekking permits, three times food,accomdoations while in trek
  • Meeting and assistance on Arrival/Departure by Office representative.
  • Monument Entrance Fees at all places as per the Itinerary.
  • Mineral water during sightseeing.
  • Our 24 hour personal care and Attention
  • Boating on Fewa Lake
  • 13 % Govt. Tax (Vat) on total cost included
  • Additional 10 % Service charge on meal & accommodation also included.

Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Insurance coverage
  • Any international Fare
  • Personal expenses like telephone bills, laundry charges, table drinks, tips, camera/video-camera fee at monuments etc.
  • Any items not mentioned in above include section

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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