The picture is Taken at Pashupatinath during Kathmandu city tourThe picture is Taken at Pashupatinath during Kathmandu city tour

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour 10 Days

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Maximum Altitude 1,600 m/5,249 ft (Sarangkot)
  • Activity Tour
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-30
  • Transportation Drive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan
  • Best Season All Season
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • A fantastic 10-day tour in Nepal, ideal for all ages of travelers
  • Explore the three famous cities in Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwa
  • A perfect holiday package to do with your family and friends
  • Get to know the diverse cultural heritage of Nepalese people
  • Learn about Nepal's art, architecture, and history
  • Explore palaces, courtyards, gardens, and shrines
  • Visit centuries-old temples and stupas
  • Indulge in a variety of Nepali delicacies
  • Visit waterfalls, caves, and lakes in Pokhara
  • Hike to Naudada and get blessings in the sacred Bindhyabasini temple
  • Witness stunning views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre 
  • Enjoy the thrill of jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, etc, in Chitwan National Park
  • Get to see the traditional stick dance of Tharus, an indigenous group

If you are looking for a short, easy holiday in Nepal, then our Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour 10 days is the perfect package. This tour package introduces you to Nepal's diverse cultural heritage, art, architecture, mountains, hills, and wildlife. The Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour is for travelers of all ages and is ideal to do solo, with family, friends, and in groups. 

You will find many Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour packages in the market. But our right balance of activities in the package makes this tour fantastic with us. Likewise, our Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour itinerary is also flexible and easy to modify. There is no hidden cost or policy in our trips. You will get what you read on our site. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 

What to expect during the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour?

On this ten-day tour in Nepal, you will explore three famous tourist cities and do many exciting activities. Visit ancient historical sites in Kathmandu, enjoy the thrill of wilderness during a jungle safari in Chitwan, and discover caves, waterfalls, and lakes in Pokhara. The tour will present you with different sides of Nepal that go way beyond the Himalayan mountains. 

Talking about mountains, during our time in Pokhara, we will hike to Naudada, from where we get to see views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943 ft), etc. It will be an easy hike that will provide you with a short break from the noise of the city. The trail will be forested, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate. 

If you wish to see other famous mountains like Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, and others, you can add an Everest experience flight to your itinerary. It is a short, one-hour flight from Kathmandu that takes you to the eastern Himalayas and presents stunning views of numerous Himalayan ranges. Or, opt for our 4 hours long Everest base camp helicopter tour

While traveling from one city to another, we use a private tourist vehicle. The ride between all three cities will be comfortable and scenic. You will follow a well-maintained highway that goes along lush green hills and follows the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. You also have an option to add commercial flights between the cities at an additional cost. One of our guides will be there with you throughout the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour to assist and guide you. 

Activities we will do in Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan 

In Kathmandu

  • Explore the historical palace complexes with intricate architecture, temples, and ancient royal courtyards in Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. 
  • Visit the famous Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath Stupa), located on a hilltop. The panoramic view of Kathmandu from here is quite mesmerizing.
  • Unwind and relax as you circumambulate the Boudha Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. The vibe here is immaculate. 
  • Discover the old temples, cremation ghats, and cultural significance of Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site located on the bank of the Bagmati river. 
  • Experience the vibrant and bustling streets of Thamel, filled with shops, restaurants, and nightlife options.
  • Enjoy an unexpected peaceful oasis while visiting the Garden of Dreams. It is a beautiful garden with neoclassical architecture.
  •  Visit the former royal palace, now a museum. Learn about Nepal's history and royal family at Narayanhiti Palace Museum.
  • Indulge in a variety of street food like sel roti, samosas, bara, chatamari, sukuti, and chatpate from vendors in the bustling streets of Kathmandu.

In Pokhara

  • Take a serene boat ride on Phewa Lake, with the stunning backdrop of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges.
  • Hike to Naudada following a peaceful trail through forests and witness stunning mountain views from the top. 
  • Visit the revered Hindu temple, Bindhyabasini, while returning from Naudada. It is dedicated to the goddess Bhagwati, located atop a hill with panoramic views.
  • Enjoy the lovely aerial panorama of Pokhara and breathtaking mountain vistas from Sarangkot. 
  • Visit Davis Falls, a famous waterfall. It is known for its underground tunnel and captivating beauty. 
  • Explore Gupteshwor Cave. It is a limestone cave located near Devi's Fall, featuring impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Learn about the history of mountaineering in Nepal and the world-renowned climbers who tackled the Himalayas at the International Mountain Museum.
  • Hike or take a boat ride to the World Peace Pagoda.
  •  Stroll through the old market area, shop for local handicrafts, and savor traditional Nepali snacks.
  • If time allows, we will visit the beautiful Begnas and Rupa lakes. 
  • Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of Lakeside Market with its numerous restaurants, shops, and cafes.

In Chitwan

  • Explore Nepal's first national park, known for its rich biodiversity, including Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceroses, and various bird species.
  • Go on a thrilling jungle safari on an elephant, in a jeep, or on foot to observe wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Take a peaceful canoe ride along the Rapti River to spot crocodiles, birds, and other aquatic creatures.
  • Visit the elephant breeding center to see baby elephants and learn about conservation efforts.
  • Chitwan National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 500 bird species. Don't forget your binoculars.
  • Attend a traditional Tharu cultural dance performance to learn about the local indigenous culture and customs.
  • Savor traditional Tharu dishes like dhikri (steamed rice cakes) and roasted fresh fish from the rivers.

Benefits of doing the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour with Nature Excursion 

We offer the best Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour cost and itinerary in the market. As everything is pre-arranged, you do not have to wait or face any hassle during the tour with us. Our guides are friendly, reliable, and trustworthy. On top of that, we will assign you someone who can speak and understand your language. 

You will not be liable for any hidden cost or policy because we are quite transparent. If you have any questions regarding our Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour price or want to make changes in the itinerary, you can reach out to us at natureexcursionnepal@gmail.com.

Below are some of the benefits you will get by traveling with Nature Excursion in Nepal:

  • free farewell dinner
  • free airport pickup and drop off
  • flexible itinerary
  • budget-friendly tour packages
  • company t-shirt (you can keep the t-shirt with yourself)
  • fixed departure
  • 24/7 support
  • no hidden costs
  • friendly guide
Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour 10 Days pictures and video

Itinerary

Day1

Meet the team of Nature Excursion at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. You can see them with your nameplate. They will welcome you on our behalf and escort you to the hotel. The ride will be smooth. 

Check in at the hotel and take your time to unpack and rest. Later in the evening, explore the surroundings of your hotel and join us for a welcome dinner. You will be staying in the tourist hub of Kathmandu.

 

  • Max. Altitude:1400m
  • Meals:Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
Day2

You will be spending the entire day visiting tourist sites around Kathmandu. Our professional tour guide will accompany you and take you across famous monuments, explaining the history and stories behind them. The tour begins with visiting the Monkey Temple, located on the top of a hill. From here, you will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

All of these places are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and have huge importance to locals. You will get to learn about Nepali culture, tradition, history, and architecture. If time allows, you will also visit Patan Durbar Square and explore the local markets. Do not hesitate to interact with locals and try local delicacies during the tour.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day3

From Kathmandu, it takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara. We follow the Prithvi Highway that goes along the Trishuli river. The ride offers fantastic views of green hills, terraces, and waterfalls. As the highway is well maintained, the ride will be smooth. As we begin to get close to Pokhara, we will see snow-capped mountains. Our hotel will be at Lakeside, the tourist hub of Pokhara. Enjoy the evening exploring around Phewa Lake.

  • Max. Altitude:822 m/2,697 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:6 hours
Day4

After a lovely breakfast, we will leave our hotel and drive to Sarangkot. This place is famous for paragliding and offers views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. From Sarangkot, we will begin hiking towards Naudada. Following a forested trail, we will ascend to Naudada. Here, we will visit a monastery and enjoy stunning mountain views. Later, we will descend through the forest to Bindhyabasini Temple and drive back to Pokhara to spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude:1,600 m/5,249 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:1-hour drive & 3-4 hours hiking
Day5

On this day, we will spend a full day visiting the tourist sites around Pokhara. We will explore Davis Falls, the International Mountain Museum, World Peace Pagoda, Gupteshwor Cave, Bat Cave, Begnas Lake, etc. Pokhara has more natural sites than historical sites. Get to know the lifestyle of locals and their beliefs. After the tour, return to your hotel and spend the evening around Phewa Lake. Many tourists like to boat on it. 

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
Day6

After a hearty breakfast, we'll bid farewell to Pokhara and drive to Chitwan. The lush green hills, terraced fields, rivers, and waterfalls make the ride quite enchanting. Upon our arrival in Chitwan, we will settle in our hotel and rest and refresh before our evening adventure. In the evening, we will visit Tharu village, one of Nepal's indigenous groups. 

Our visit to the Tharu village offers an incredible opportunity to immerse ourselves in their unique culture and way of life. We will be greeted by their traditional stick dance, food, and clothes. After some time, we will return to the hotel to spend the night.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day7

Today, we will spend the day in the lush jungle, getting close to wildlife and nature. The day begins with a delicious breakfast, and we will drive to Chitwan National Park. One of the national park's knowledgeable guides will accompany you during our jungle safari and other adventures. The Chitwan National Park is home to many flora and fauna. 

We will get to see exclusive animals like the one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, bears, wild boars, deer, colorful pheasants, peacocks, elephants, etc, during the jungle safari. If you love birds and vegetation, we can take a deep jungle walk as well. Visit crocodile and elephant visiting centers. You can also go canoeing if you fancy more thrill.  

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day8

We will leave Chitwan early in the morning and drive to Kathmandu. The ride will be smooth and fantastic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, the guide will drop you at the hotel. We do not have anything else planned for the day, so you are free to explore on your own and window shop in Thamel. Visit nearby local markets and explore the Garden Dreams, located just at the entry of Thamel.

  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day9

On this day, we will visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The guide will accompany us. Bhaktapur Durbar Square has ancient palaces, temples, and exquisite artwork. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in rich Newari history and culture. Try local delicacies and try making pottery at the Pottery Square. 

The intricately carved wooden architecture and the well-preserved structures make it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to experience Nepal's heritage. Today is also your last day in Kathmandu, so make sure to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. In the evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner.

 

  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day10

Our adventurous tour in Nepal ends here. Today, the team of Nature Excursion will drop you at the international airport as per your flight leaving time.

  • Meals:Breakfast only
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Cost Details
Includes
  • Free airport pick up and drop off services during your arrival and departure time
  • Full-day Kathmandu valley tour including Monkey Temple, Baudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu durbar square/all entrance fees
  • All accommodation during Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour (4 night hotel in Kathmandu, 3 night hotel in Pokhara, and 2 night hotel in Sauraha Chitwan)
  • All meals (9 breakfast, 8 lunches, and 9 dinner) during the whole trip
  • All ground floor transportation, (flight in option with an additional cost) kathmandu-pokhara-chitwan
  • Experienced, English speaking Nature Excursions tour guide for whole trip
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara on a tourist bus
  • Transport to Sarangkot and to pokhara from Nau Danda on a private vehicle
  • Pokhara sightseeing/boating and necessary entrance fees
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Chitwan on a tourist bus
  • Full-day jungle activities in Chitwan National Park/entry fees
  • Transportation from Chitwan to Kathmandu on a tourist bus
  • Bhaktapur day tour/ entry fees
  • Farewell dinner in kathmandu at nepali cultural restaurant
Excludes
  • Nepal entry visa fees, depending how much time you want to spend in Nepal ($25 for 15 day, $40-50 for 30 day, and $100-110 for 90 day)
  • Flight Option (Kathmandu-Pokhara, Pokhara-Chitwan, Chitwan-Kathmandu with an additional cost)
  • Your personal clothing and gear
  • Personal nature expenses such as: chocolate, energy bar, hot and cold drinks, laundry, massage, etc.
  • Your travel insurance
  • Extra nigh hotel and meals in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan than schedule itinerary
  • Additional cost due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like: landslide, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, weather condition, illness, change of government policies and strikes
  • Extra expenses which are not listed in the include section
  • Tips for guide and driver (expected)
Useful Information

Last-minute Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour booking

Last-minute Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour is only available if you pay the package cost on time. As we need to reserve accommodation, permits, and transportation for your trip, we need you to pay the full package cost, which is non-refundable. Everything is booked at the last minute, so we have to pay the service providers upfront for booking confirmation. For more information, feel free to contact us

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour cost

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour cost ranges from USD 850 per person to USD 2,500 per person. The package cost depends on the service included in it. Luxury hotels, transportation, and restaurants will increase the package price. Join the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour in a group to get an additional discount. Check out our cost include and exclude section on the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour package page for more information. 

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour difficulty

In Pokhara, we have an easy hike from Sarangkot to Naudada. During the hike, you will walk for 3-4 hours through rugged, forested paths. It is easy, and anyone can do it. Apart from this section of the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour, there is no difficulty. It is a leisure tour with many resting and rejuvenating chances. People of all ages can join us on the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour. 

Accommodation & meals during the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour 

The accommodation during the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour is three-star hotels in all cities- Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. The rooms will be spacious, with a private washroom and all the modern amenities. We will book you a deluxe room in all the cities with AC, TV, WiFi, hot showers, etc. 

All breakfast is included in the hotel rooms. Be at the dining lounge as per the breakfast time to not miss it. Breakfast usually includes toast, eggs, sausages, fruits, juice, oatmeals, muesli, tea/coffee, etc. You will also get paratha, puri tarkari, etc for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, we will take you to traditional Nepali restaurants and multi cuisine restaurants. 

The food options are unlimited. You can choose whatever you like to eat. We also recommend you try different Nepali dishes and make sure to have Thakali khana sets as much as you can. It's the staple, affordable, and delicious Nepali meal option. 

The best time to do the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour 

The best time to do the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). You can do this tour throughout the year, however spring and autumn make the weather conditions quite comfortable and lovely for the tour. Likewise, if you are fine with hot and humid weather, rainfall, and cold, then you can also join the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour 10 days during spring/summer and winter seasons.

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour tips

Travel Insurance: We do not necessarily need travel insurance for the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour. However, you can get one if you wish. For a trip like this, you can include injuries, medical bills, flight cancellation, theft, loss of baggage, etc, in the travel insurance. Check the terms and conditions of the travel insurance properly before signing it, and carry the documents with you while traveling. 

Passport & Visa: To join the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour, you will need a valid passport and a Nepal travel visa. The passport should have 6 months of validity from the day you enter Nepal. Likewise, you can get a Nepali travel visa from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate Office in your country. Travelers from selected countries can also obtain a travel visa upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport or other entry points in Nepal. 

Tour Group: Our tour groups are mostly small in size, with a maximum of 12 participants. To join our fixed departure groups for the Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour 2024/2025, check out the available dates and book the tour. Or, you can opt for a private Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour. This option will let you decide on the tour date and also let you customize the itinerary and the package as per your budget and requirements. 

Luggage: You have to follow the luggage weight limit rule of the airline. So, check out the rules of the airlines you are traveling to Nepal. We do not have any weight limit for luggage for tours in Nepal. However, we do recommend you pack light and smart. During airport transfers and traveling between the cities, our team will help you with your luggage. 

Charging & Internet: While traveling to Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan, there will be no issue with charging and internet. Just make sure to buy the right adapter for your chargers to fit in Nepal's electric sockets. Likewise, free WiFi is available in hotels, cafes, and restaurants. You can get a Nepali tourist sim to stay connected with your loved ones all the time. 

Tips: Our Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour price does not cover tips for the tour guide and drivers. So, you are free to tip them as you wish. We suggest you tip our on-field team members at the end of their service to you as a Thank you gesture. Tipping is not mandatory, but very appreciated. 

Personal Expenses: For shopping, extra nights in any city, additional snacks and drinks, tips, international flight fare, travel insurance, etc, budget additional money. These expenses are not covered by our Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan tour package price. 

Kathmandu Pokhara Chitwan Tour 10 Days FAQs

  • Both Pokhara and Chitwan are great tourist cities. Pokhara takes you close to the Annapurna region. The city is famous for its beautiful lakes, waterfalls, caves, and laid-back atmosphere.

    Chitwan is all about jungle safari, canoeing, bird watching, and lovely resorts.

  • To travel from Pokhara to Chitwan, you have the option to drive or fly. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to drive from Pokhara to Chitwan. Likewise, the flight duration between these two cities is approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Chitwan is not an expensive city. This city is famous for Chitwan National Park and beautiful resorts. The national park entry permit is Rs. 2000 per person, and the cost of activities varies.

  • Yes, if you are lucky, you may get to see tigers during a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is home to 128 royal Bengal tigers, as per a national survey in 2022.

  • Pokhara and Kathmandu both have their own charms, and we cannot compare them. If you like historical sites, history, art, architecture, and traditions, then Kathmandu is the best place for you. Likewise, if you fancy lakes, caves, waterfalls, serenity, and mountains, then Pokhara is the place for you.

  • Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna region, which makes it famous among travelers. Now, because of the opening of the second international airport of Nepal in Pokhara, the city is getting more popular. You can do many other adventurous activities here, like trekking, climbing, paragliding, zipline, bungee jumping, etc.

  • Pokhara is cheaper than Kathmandu. You can expect to pay USD 54 daily in Kathmandu, whereas USD 20 is enough in Pokhara. As per your needs and spending habits, this number may differ.

  • Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu range are the nearest Himalayan mountains to Pokhara. Likewise, you can see Mt. Machhapuchhre too.

  • There are many places to explore in Kathmandu. Some famous ones are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Garden of Dreams, Narayanhiti Palace, etc.

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