First Time in Nepal Tour -Is it your first visit to Nepal and you want to see as much of the country as possible? Our First Time in Nepal Tour is designed to fit your needs for exploring the diversity that Nepal has to offer. In this 9 days tour, we promise you to experience Nepal’s natural and cultural treasures. Being able to catch a glimpse of both the snow-peaked Himalayas from their foothills and the lush green jungles filled with many endemic species of animals, as well as the true Nepali lifestyle, this tour guides you to the very chore of Nepal.
We start the tour in Kathmandu where you will be able to visit the city’s most important temples and touristic sites. Then the tour continues to Chitwan where you will have the chance to go on a jungle safari (while riding an elephant) and see the endemic rhino! The second day in Chitwan will be reserved for your trip to a village where you will be able to experience the typical lifestyle of a Nepali. From there we move to Lumbini, the birth-place of Lord Buddha, a spiritual town important for the beginnings of Buddhism. Your first real panoramic view of the Himalayas will be waiting for you in Tansen, Palpa – a cultural town known for its amazing views and craftsmanship. Spending two nights in Pokhara will enable you to view the Himalayan range both from above in Sarangkot – a hill station providing a great panoramic view of the Himalayas and Pokhara with the Phewa lake, and from below – from a boat while floating on the lake and enjoying the Himalayan peaks in the sky and in the water’s reflection. The trip then takes you back to Kathmandu where you will spend one extra day, shopping for souvenirs or visiting some sites which are off the beaten track.
During the course of this trip, travelers will have a professional guide at their disposal and comfortable travel arrangements on a private tourist vehicle or a coach. Transfer across cities will occur either by airplane or ground transportation (private vehicle or tourist bus). All accommodation during the tour will be at three four-star hotels and lodges available in the area.
Day 1 : ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Arrival at Tribhuban International airport. Meet & welcome by our representative & transfer to hotel. Welcome drink followed by tour briefing. Rest of the day is free for personal activities. Overnight in Kathmandu..
Day 2 :KATHMANDU TOUR, 5-6 HOURS
Breakfast & proceed for the full-day sightseeing tour to Kathmandu valley covering Pashupatinath temple- holiest and oldest hindu temple, Boudhanath stupa- one of the biggest stupa of the world and Swoyambhunath stupa known as monkey temple – oldest Buddhist stupa situated on a hillock overlooking Kathmandu valley and eastern Himalayan ranges. Lunch will be served on the way. After lunch proceed for another half-day city tour covering Patan Durbar Square including oldest Krishna temple and return to Hotel.
Day 3 :DRIVE KATHMANDU – RAFTING – CHITAWAN (8 -9 HOURS)
Breakfast & drive to Chitawan National Park. (186 KM /5 hours). Enroute, You will have rafting around 3 hours at Trishuli River then transfer to Chitwan. On arrival check into the Resort / jungle lodge followed by welcome drink and briefing about the jungle activities. Lunch and proceed for jungle activities. Dinner and overnight will be at jungle lodge /resort.
Day 4 :CHITWAN SAFARI ACTIVITIES – DRIVE LUMBINI – 3-4 HOURS
Wake up call with tea / coffee followed by Nature walk and Bird watching tour. Breakfast & start jungle safari on Elephant back to see different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, leopard, monkeys, birds and many other smaller animals. After elephant back safari tour proceed for Dugout Canoe Ride along with Dungre / Rapti River to see 2 types of rare species of crocodile; the marsh mugger and the fish eating Gharial. Visit elephant breeding farm & drive back to the lodge. After lunch drive to Lumbini.
Day 5 :LUMBINI SIGHTSEEING – DRIVE POKHARA -5-6 HOURS
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Pokhara. You will be driven through the hill side of Tansen Palpa Highway to Pokhara. After freshen up at the hotel, guide will take you to Fewa Lake for the boating. Free time walking in lake side. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 :SARANGKOT SUNRISE – POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
Early morning, we drive to Sarangkot for the sunrise. From Sarangkot, one can enjoy clockwise view of snowcapped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, streams and gorges, picturesque villages inhabited by friendly smiling Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic tribes. Return to Hotel and after breakfast, sightseeing will be started in Pokhara, Sightseeing includes visits to nearby Tibetan villages, David’s Fall, Cave and world Peace Pagoda. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 :DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
Breakfast and transfer back to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours. Free time at your leisure in Thamel including shopping. Overnight at Hotel
Day 8 :FLY BACK HOME
Transfer to airport and back to your onward destination.