Best Time to Visit :
All year round
Location :
Kathmandu and Chitwan
Group Size :

7 Days

Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan Tour

Your 7-day Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan tour begins in the valley where you visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered in Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley. These sites showcase Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage such as its architectural marvels and the ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics. During this trip we also visit Nagarkot, a village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is an ideal place for stunning Himalayan views. We end our tour in Chitwan, famous for housing Chitwan National Park which is another World Heritage Site. In the steamy sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan we enjoy bird-watching and a laidback safari by elephant-back while also getting acquainted to the tribal culture of the region.

The Kathmandu valley and Chitwan national park tour is designed for the people who want to experience both the historical and cultural aspect of Kathmandu valley as well as the serene natural beauty of the Chitwan National Park.
Kathmandu with all of its rich history and culture is a truly magnificent city. The first half of this tour aims to take you to the main highlights of the valley, which include The Kathmandu Durbar Square and dozens of temples in the vicinity which include the famous Taleju Bhawani Temple, Patan Durbar square, Baudhanath temple, Pashupatinath Temple, etc.
The second half of this tour takes you to the Chitwan National park.  The word Chitwan id comprised of two Sanskrit words ‘chitta’ which means heart and ‘van’ which means forest. The Chitwan National Park truly lives up to its name. With thick lustrous forests and rich wildlife it is truly ‘The Heart of The Forrest’. In this part of the tour you get to see the various wildlife, like Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Royal Bengal tiger, Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile Gangetic dolphin and many more, and engage in many delightful activities like elephant riding, canoe trip, bird watching and jungle safari.
All in all this tour provides an extraordinary blend of culture, history and nature and is definitely worth a try.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day : 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath
  • Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunrise or Sunset views from Nagarkot
  • Day 04: Drive to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 05: Chitwan National Park
  • Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Day 07: Final departure

Trip Itinerary

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    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

    Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, Random Adventures will arrange to pick us up from the airport. We will then be transferred to Hotel Moonlight. We can either visit Random Adventures’s office in Thamel or take a rest at our hotel room during the late afternoon. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Random Adventures. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture.
    Included meals:Dinner

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    Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath

    After breakfast, we begin our sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century. Swayambhunath Temple is popular among the foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area. Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of river Bagmati and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva. The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in South Asia which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet.
    Included meals:Breakfast

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    Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunrise or Sunset views from Nagarkot

    Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture. We also visit Bhakatpur, an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, we get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide an ambience of a magical outdoor theater to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur.
    Today we also visit Nagarkot, a village in Bhaktapur which sits at 7,200 ft and boasts stunning Himalayan vistas. It is also renowned for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. Depending on your choice, we will visit Nagarkot either for sunrise or for sunset.
    Included meals:Breakfast

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    Day 04: Drive to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 4-5 hours

    Today we take an early morning breakfast and drive to Chitwan located 175 kilometers from Kathmandu. We descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the hotel,there will be a briefing on the activities we will be engaged in during our stay in Chitwan.We then walk on the banks of the Rapti River to enjoy the sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. In the evening, we enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program showcasing the tribal dances unique to the Chitwan region of Nepal.
    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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    Day 05: Chitwan National Park

    Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephants for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds.Or,we may even go for bird watching or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park.Overnight in Chitwan.
    Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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    Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu

    Day 06: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu
    Early in the morning, we spend our time bird-watching as Chitwan National Park is also home to a large variety of resident and migratory birds. We then have breakfast and drive towards Kathmandu. We reach there by evening and enjoy our farewell dinner to celebrate a successful end of our trip in Nepal.
    Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

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    Day 07: Final departure

    Our Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan Tour in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Random Adventures will take us to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
    Included meals: Breakfast

Cost Include

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • 4 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights/ 3 days accommodation in Chitwan
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in Chitwan
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation in comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced local tour guide
  • T-shirt and city map
  • Heritage sites and national park entrance fees
  • All jungle activities in Chitwan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Airfare for international flights to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation if required
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the ‘What Is Included’ section
  • Travel insurance


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