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Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

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Trip Duration:

14 Days

Difficulty Level:

Easy / Moderate

Suitable Season:

Sep - Dec, Feb - Jun

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House

Start/Finish:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Location:

Nepal

Group Size:

+2
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Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek  Overview

Commence on an incredible journey through Nepal with our Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan Tour, and Ghorepani Trek. This adventure combines the best of Nepal's cultural heritage and natural beauty. In Kathmandu, explore ancient temples and UNESCO sites, while Pokhara offers serene lakes, mountain vistas, and thrilling activities. Discover Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and Chitwan National Park's wildlife wonders on an exciting safari.

But the adventure doesn't end there. Conclude your trip with the awe-inspiring Ghorepani Trek, where lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and charming villages lead you to stunning Himalayan views. Join us for this unforgettable experience where culture, nature, and adventure meet in Nepal's most enchanting destinations.

Attractions During the Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Attractions of Kathmandu Valley:

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Explore the historical palace complex with its temples and art.

Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple): Visit the iconic stupa with panoramic views.

Boudhanath Stupa: Marvel at one of the world's largest stupas.

Pashupatinath Temple: Experience a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site.

Attractions of Pokhara:

Phewa Lake: Enjoy boating with stunning views of the Annapurna range.

Sarangkot: Witness sunrise views over the Himalayas.

Devi's Fall and Gupteshwor Cave: Explore unique natural attractions.

World Peace Pagoda: Visit a symbol of world peace with breathtaking views.

Attractions of Lumbini:

Maya Devi Temple: Discover the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Sacred Garden: Explore monasteries and historical relics.

Lumbini Crane Sanctuary: Witness migratory birds in a serene setting.

Attractions of Chitwan:

Chitwan National Park: Experience wildlife safaris with chances to see rhinos, tigers, and elephants.

Elephant Safari: Explore the jungle on the back of an elephant.

Canoe Ride: Cruise along the Rapti River for birdwatching.

Tharu Cultural Show: Enjoy traditional dance performances.

Attractions of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Ghorepani: Experience a charming village on the trek.

Poon Hill: Witness a stunning sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Tadapani: Explore picturesque villages along the trek.

Ghandruk: Encounter the local Gurung culture and hospitality.

These attractions offer a diverse and enriching experience, combining cultural heritage, natural beauty, and adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal.

Best Time for Tour and Trek:

Spring and Autumn: The optimal time for the Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is during Nepal's spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons offer pleasant weather, clear skies, and ideal conditions for sightseeing, trekking, and wildlife experiences.

Spring brings blooming rhododendrons and lush landscapes, while autumn offers post-monsoon freshness and excellent mountain views. These months ensure a memorable and enjoyable journey for visitors.

Necessary Route Permits:

TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System): If you're undertaking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek as part of your tour, you will need the TIMS card. It's essential for trekking in the Annapurna region, including the trek to Poon Hill.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Another crucial permit for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the ACAP, which allows entry into the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit: If you plan to explore Sagarmatha National Park during your tour, typically on your way to/from Lukla for Everest region adventures, this permit is necessary.

Chitwan National Park Entry Permit: For visiting Chitwan National Park, which is part of your tour, an entry permit is required to explore its wildlife and jungle activities.

Ensure you obtain these permits through authorized agencies or at the respective park or trek entry points, and keep them with you throughout your journey. Your tour operator can also assist in arranging these permits.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek  Itinerary Expand All Close All

Sole Encounters Trekking will welcome you at TIA, Kathmandu where our representatives will support you in transferring to the hotel. Once you have had a chance to settle in, you will meet with your guide to discuss the details of the trip before joining a welcome dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel.

About Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu Valley is a region located in central Nepal, surrounded by beautiful mountains and hills. The valley is the cultural and political center of Nepal and is home to the country's capital city, Kathmandu, as well as several other historic cities such as Bhaktapur and Patan.

The valley is famous for its ancient temples, palaces, and stupas, which are testaments to Nepal's rich cultural heritage. One of the most famous landmarks in the valley is the Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other notable temples in the valley include the Pashupatinath Temple, which is one of the holiest Hindu temples in the world, and the Boudhanath Stupa, which is one of the largest stupas in the world and a major pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists.

The valley is also home to several museums, art galleries, and cultural centers that showcase Nepal's diverse history and art. The Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another popular attraction in the valley that offers a glimpse into Nepal's royal past.

In addition to its cultural heritage, the Kathmandu Valley is also known for its natural beauty. The valley is surrounded by hills and mountains, including the famous Shivapuri National Park, which offers stunning views of the valley and is a popular destination for hiking and trekking.

Overall, the Kathmandu Valley is a unique and fascinating region that offers a mix of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. Whether you're interested in exploring ancient temples, learning about Nepal's rich history, or enjoying the stunning mountain scenery, the Kathmandu Valley has something for everyone.

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On this day of your Nepal tour, get ready to immerse yourself in the cultural wonders of the Kathmandu Valley. Begin your day with a visit to Swombhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, a sacred Buddhist site perched atop a hill. Marvel at the magnificent stupa, adorned with prayer flags, and enjoy panoramic views of the entire Kathmandu Valley.

Next, head to Bouddhanath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. As you circumambulate the stupa, soak in the spiritual atmosphere and observe pilgrims performing their rituals. Experience the enchanting blend of Tibetan and Nepali culture as you explore the monasteries and shops surrounding the stupa.

Continue your journey to Pashupati Nath, a revered Hindu temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. Witness the devotion of Hindu devotees as they perform religious ceremonies and cremation rituals along the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Take in the intricate architecture and vibrant energy of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

In the afternoon, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical and cultural gem. Admire the ancient royal palace, intricately carved temples, and the living goddess Kumari's residence. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Malla and Shah dynasties as you explore the numerous courtyards, statues, and shrines.

Conclude your day by strolling through the bustling streets of Basantapur, the heart of Kathmandu. Indulge in the vibrant local markets, where you can find an array of handicrafts, souvenirs, and traditional Nepali delicacies. Let the lively ambiance and authentic experiences leave you with lasting memories of Kathmandu Valley's cultural heritage.

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On Day 3 of your Nepal tour, get ready for a scenic journey from Kathmandu to the picturesque city of Pokhara. After breakfast, you will embark on a memorable road trip in a comfortable tourist vehicle.

As you leave Kathmandu, the landscape gradually transforms, offering stunning views of lush green hills, terraced fields, and traditional Nepali villages. Enjoy the refreshing mountain air as you drive along the Prithvi Highway, a well-maintained road that connects the two cities.

During the journey, you will have the opportunity to stop at viewpoints that offer breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayan range, including the magnificent peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Capture these awe-inspiring moments with your camera and take in the majesty of the mountains.

The road trip to Pokhara takes approximately 6-7 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions. Along the way, you will pass through charming towns, where you can take a break and sample local cuisine or purchase traditional handicrafts as souvenirs.

As you approach Pokhara, the scenery becomes even more enchanting. The city is nestled beside the serene Phewa Lake and is surrounded by the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges. The combination of the lake, mountains, and a relaxed atmosphere makes Pokhara a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Upon reaching Pokhara, you will check into your hotel and have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeside promenade, indulge in delicious Nepali cuisine at lakeside restaurants, or simply enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings.

Day 3 marks the beginning of your Pokhara experience, where you can unwind and prepare for the exciting adventures that await you in the coming days.

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On Day 4 of your Nepal tour, get ready for an adventurous day as you embark on a drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul followed by a trek to Ulleri, situated at an altitude of 2,055 meters. After an early breakfast, you will board a private vehicle for a scenic drive to Naya Pul, the starting point of your trek.

The drive takes you through picturesque countryside, passing through small villages and terraced fields. Enjoy the changing landscape as you gradually ascend towards the foothills of the Annapurna region. Along the way, you'll catch glimpses of stunning mountain views, lush forests, and traditional Nepali settlements.

Upon reaching Naya Pul, you'll begin your trek towards Ulleri. The trail meanders through dense rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, offering a taste of the local rural lifestyle. As you ascend, be prepared for some uphill sections and stone steps.

Ulleri, situated at an elevation of 2,055 meters, is a quaint village known for its traditional stone houses and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Take in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan foothills. The village also serves as a gateway to the famous Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

Throughout the trek, you'll be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure your safety and provide valuable insights into the local culture and natural surroundings. Take your time to enjoy the scenic beauty, interact with locals, and capture memorable photographs along the way.

Upon reaching Ulleri, you'll settle into a cozy tea house or lodge, where you can relax and rejuvenate. Indulge in delicious local cuisine, share stories with fellow trekkers, and soak in the peaceful ambiance of the mountains.

Day 4 marks the beginning of your trekking adventure in the Annapurna region, offering a taste of the natural wonders and cultural heritage that awaits you in the days ahead. Get a good night's rest and prepare for the next leg of your journey towards Ghorepani and beyond.

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BLD
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Tea House (Basic)
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On Day 5 of your Nepal tour, get ready for an exhilarating trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani, located at an elevation of 2,874 meters. After a hearty breakfast, you'll set off on the trail, surrounded by breathtaking views and natural beauty.

The trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani takes you through a mix of lush rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields. As you ascend, you'll be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

The trail consists of stone steps and gentle slopes, making it a moderate trek suitable for most fitness levels. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals and learn about their traditional lifestyles and cultural practices.

Ghorepani is a picturesque village nestled amidst the rhododendron forest, and it serves as a popular resting point for trekkers on their way to Poon Hill. Upon reaching Ghorepani, you'll be greeted by warm hospitality at tea houses or lodges, offering comfortable accommodation and delicious meals.

The village of Ghorepani is not only known for its natural beauty but also for its stunning sunrise viewpoint at Poon Hill. If time permits, you may consider waking up early the next morning to hike up to Poon Hill and witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

In the evening, take a leisurely stroll around Ghorepani, explore the local shops, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan surroundings. Enjoy a well-deserved rest, savoring the sense of accomplishment from the day's trekking.

Day 5 marks another memorable step on your trekking adventure, bringing you closer to the mesmerizing beauty of the Annapurna region. Allow yourself to embrace the peacefulness of Ghorepani and prepare for the awe-inspiring sunrise experience that awaits you at Poon Hill.

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After a refreshing stay in Ghorepani, the next leg of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes you to Tadapani, covering a distance of approximately 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) with an elevation gain of around 380 meters (1,248 feet). Here's a detailed description of this section:

The day begins with an early morning hike up to Poon Hill, situated at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). Poon Hill is renowned for its spectacular sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. To catch the sunrise, you'll start the climb before dawn, trekking uphill on a well-marked trail.

As you ascend Poon Hill, the anticipation builds, and with each step, you get closer to witnessing the breathtaking panorama. Upon reaching the viewpoint, you'll be rewarded with a mesmerizing sunrise that paints the sky with vivid hues, casting a golden glow on the snow-capped peaks. The panoramic vista from Poon Hill is simply awe-inspiring and offers a stunning 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and other neighboring peaks.

After enjoying the sunrise and capturing unforgettable moments, you'll descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Following breakfast, you'll continue your trek towards Tadapani. The trail leads through dense rhododendron and oak forests, creating a tranquil and picturesque ambiance. During the spring season, the forests are adorned with a vibrant display of rhododendron blossoms, adding to the beauty of the journey.

As you hike through the forested trail, you may encounter wildlife such as langur monkeys, various bird species, and possibly even elusive Himalayan wildlife like the musk deer. The sound of nature surrounds you, and the scent of wildflowers fills the air, enhancing the overall experience.

After a few hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Tadapani, situated at an elevation of 2,630 meters (8,628 feet). Tadapani offers captivating views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains. The village is nestled amidst the lush greenery, providing a serene and peaceful atmosphere. You can relax, enjoy the tranquility, and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

The trek from Poon Hill to Tadapani typically takes around 5-6 hours, depending on your pace and the time spent at viewpoints and rest stops. It's important to carry enough water, snacks, and essentials for the journey. Ensure you have appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions and sturdy footwear for the trek.

The Poon Hill to Tadapani section of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is filled with incredible vistas, diverse flora, and an immersive nature experience. It's a journey that combines natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of adventure, making it an unforgettable part of your trekking adventure in the Annapurna region.

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Tea House (Basic)
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After a refreshing stay in Ghorepani, the next leg of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes you to Tadapani, covering a distance of approximately 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) with an elevation gain of around 380 meters (1,248 feet). Here's a detailed description of this section:

The day begins with an early morning hike up to Poon Hill, situated at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). Poon Hill is renowned for its spectacular sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. To catch the sunrise, you'll start the climb before dawn, trekking uphill on a well-marked trail.

As you ascend Poon Hill, the anticipation builds, and with each step, you get closer to witnessing the breathtaking panorama. Upon reaching the viewpoint, you'll be rewarded with a mesmerizing sunrise that paints the sky with vivid hues, casting a golden glow on the snow-capped peaks. The panoramic vista from Poon Hill is simply awe-inspiring and offers a stunning 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and other neighboring peaks.

After enjoying the sunrise and capturing unforgettable moments, you'll descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Following breakfast, you'll continue your trek towards Tadapani. The trail leads through dense rhododendron and oak forests, creating a tranquil and picturesque ambiance. During the spring season, the forests are adorned with a vibrant display of rhododendron blossoms, adding to the beauty of the journey.

As you hike through the forested trail, you may encounter wildlife such as langur monkeys, various bird species, and possibly even elusive Himalayan wildlife like the musk deer. The sound of nature surrounds you, and the scent of wildflowers fills the air, enhancing the overall experience.

After a few hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Tadapani, situated at an elevation of 2,630 meters (8,628 feet). Tadapani offers captivating views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains. The village is nestled amidst the lush greenery, providing a serene and peaceful atmosphere. You can relax, enjoy the tranquility, and soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

The trek from Poon Hill to Tadapani typically takes around 5-6 hours, depending on your pace and the time spent at viewpoints and rest stops. It's important to carry enough water, snacks, and essentials for the journey. Ensure you have appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions and sturdy footwear for the trek.

The Poon Hill to Tadapani section of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is filled with incredible vistas, diverse flora, and an immersive nature experience. It's a journey that combines natural beauty, cultural encounters, and a sense of adventure, making it an unforgettable part of your trekking adventure in the Annapurna region.

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Hotel
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On the reserve day in Pokhara Valley, you have the flexibility to choose from a range of optional programs and activities based on your preferences and interests.

Here are some popular options to consider:

Explore Fewa Lake: Spend a leisurely day by the serene Phewa Lake, the second-largest lake in Nepal. Take a boat ride across the lake, enjoying the tranquility and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You can also visit the Tal Barahi Temple, situated on an island in the middle of the lake.

Sarangkot Sunrise/Sunset Experience: Start your day early and head to Sarangkot, a popular viewpoint that offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Marvel at the changing colors of the sky and the panoramic vistas. You can choose to hike or drive to the viewpoint.

Visit World Peace Pagoda: Take a trip to the World Peace Pagoda, a Buddhist stupa situated atop a hill. Enjoy a peaceful atmosphere as you soak in the panoramic views of Pokhara city, Fewa Lake, and the surrounding mountains. The pagoda is also an excellent spot for meditation and reflection.

Adventure Activities: If you're seeking some adrenaline-pumping experiences, Pokhara offers a range of adventure activities. You can go paragliding, zip-lining, or take a thrilling ultralight flight to enjoy a bird's-eye view of the valley. Pokhara is also a popular destination for bungee jumping and canyoning.

Explore Old Pokhara: Take a walk through the narrow lanes of Old Pokhara and explore the city's rich history and culture. Visit the Old Bazaar, known for its traditional Newari architecture, shops selling handicrafts, and local eateries. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local atmosphere and interact with the friendly locals.

Spa and Wellness: Treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa or wellness session in one of Pokhara's renowned wellness centers. Enjoy a massage, yoga session, or meditation retreat to relax and unwind after your trekking adventures.

These are just a few options for your reserve day in Pokhara Valley. Depending on your interests, you can customize your itinerary and choose the activities that appeal to you the most. Make the most of your time in Pokhara and create unforgettable memories in this beautiful lakeside city.

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The drive from Pokhara to Lumbini usually takes around 6 to 8 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. The distance between the two cities is approximately 180 kilometers.

Along the way, you'll pass through scenic landscapes, rural villages, and towns. Admire the countryside views as you make your way towards Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

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Exploring the birthplace of Buddha, Kapilvastu Lumbini, offers a profound and culturally enriching experience. Lumbini is located in the Rupandehi District of Nepal and is renowned as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the Buddha.

Here's what you can expect when visiting this sacred site:

Mayadevi Temple: The Mayadevi Temple is the main attraction in Lumbini and marks the exact spot where Queen Mayadevi is said to have given birth to Prince Siddhartha. The temple is built around the holy marker stone, known as the "Nativity Sculpture," which signifies the birthplace of the Buddha. Visitors can pay their respects and offer prayers at this revered site.

Sacred Garden: Lumbini's Sacred Garden is a vast area surrounding the Mayadevi Temple. It is beautifully landscaped and features several monasteries, meditation centers, and stupas built by different countries and Buddhist communities from around the world. Each monastery represents a unique architectural style and offers a glimpse into various Buddhist traditions.

Ashoka Pillar: One of the significant historical attractions in Lumbini is the Ashoka Pillar. Emperor Ashoka of India, a devout Buddhist, visited Lumbini in the 3rd century BCE and erected this pillar to commemorate the birth of Buddha. The pillar bears inscriptions about Ashoka's pilgrimage to Lumbini and his devotion to Buddhism.

Lumbini Museum: To gain a deeper understanding of the historical and archaeological significance of Lumbini, a visit to the Lumbini Museum is highly recommended. The museum showcases artifacts, sculptures, and exhibits related to the life of the Buddha and the evolution of Buddhism over the centuries.

Peaceful Atmosphere: Lumbini is known for its tranquil and serene ambiance, offering visitors a sense of peace and spiritual tranquility. Take leisurely walks within the Sacred Garden, sit in meditation, or simply soak in the sacred atmosphere surrounding the birthplace of Buddha.

Monastic Zone: The Monastic Zone in Lumbini is an area dedicated to different Buddhist monastic communities and institutions. It houses monasteries and meditation centers built by various Buddhist traditions, providing an opportunity to learn and interact with practitioners from around the world.

While exploring Lumbini, it's important to respect the sacredness of the site. Dress modestly, maintain a quiet and respectful demeanor, and adhere to any specific rules or guidelines provided by the authorities.

Visiting the birthplace of Buddha in Kapilvastu Lumbini allows you to connect with the roots of Buddhism, immerse yourself in its spiritual essence, and gain insights into the life and teachings of the enlightened one.

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The distance between Lumbini and Sauraha is approximately 80-90 kilometers, and the journey can take around 3-4 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic.

Enjoy the scenic views as you pass through the picturesque countryside of Nepal. Admire the rural landscapes, lush green fields, and small towns en route to Chitwan.

Upon reaching Sauraha, you'll find yourself at the doorstep of Chitwan National Park. Sauraha is a popular tourist destination known for its wildlife activities, including jungle safaris, elephant rides, bird watching, and canoeing on the Rapti River.

Enjoy the journey from Lumbini to Sauraha and get ready for an exciting wildlife adventure in Chitwan National Park.

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Chitwan National Park is renowned for its incredible wildlife and offers a wide range of jungle safari activities that allow visitors to explore and observe the natural wonders of the park. Here are some popular jungle safari activities you can enjoy in Chitwan National Park:

  1. Elephant Safari: Embark on an unforgettable elephant safari, where you ride atop an elephant and venture deep into the heart of the jungle. From the elevated vantage point, you can spot wildlife such as one-horned rhinoceros, deer, monkeys, and various bird species.

  2. Jeep Safari: Hop on a jeep safari and traverse through the diverse landscapes of Chitwan National Park. This guided tour allows you to cover more ground and venture into remote areas of the park. You'll have a higher chance of spotting wildlife, including tigers, leopards, sloth bears, and elephants.

  3. Canoe Ride: Experience a tranquil canoe ride along the Rapti or Narayani River, which flows through Chitwan National Park. This allows you to witness the mesmerizing riverine ecosystem and spot various aquatic species, crocodiles, and birds, including the iconic kingfisher.

  4. Nature Walk: Embark on a guided nature walk with an experienced naturalist who will lead you through the dense forests and grasslands of Chitwan. Learn about the park's flora, fauna, and the intricate web of ecosystems that make it a biodiversity hotspot.

  5. Bird Watching: Chitwan National Park is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, with over 500 species of birds. Join a knowledgeable birding guide who can help you identify and spot a wide variety of resident and migratory birds, including rare and endangered species like the Bengal Florican and Great Hornbill.

  6. Tharu Village Tour: Explore the vibrant Tharu ethnic community by taking a cultural village tour. Immerse yourself in the Tharu culture, visit traditional Tharu houses, witness traditional dance performances, and learn about their unique way of life and customs.

  7. Elephant Breeding Center: Visit the Elephant Breeding Center within the park and get up close to the adorable baby elephants. Learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect and breed these majestic animals.

  8. Nature Photography: Chitwan National Park provides excellent opportunities for nature photography. Capture stunning images of wildlife, landscapes, and the rich biodiversity that surrounds you. Remember to respect the park's guidelines and maintain a safe distance from the animals.

These jungle safari activities offer an incredible opportunity to explore the wilderness of Chitwan National Park and witness the diverse flora and fauna that call it home. Choose the activities that interest you the most and create lasting memories of your wildlife adventure in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The  journey from Chitwan to Kathmandu usually takes around 5-7 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic landscapes as you travel through the beautiful countryside of Nepal.

Check-in at your hotel in Kathmandu and rest after the journey. Take the opportunity to explore the vibrant capital city, visit historical sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa, or indulge in the local cuisine.

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It looks like you have completed your adventure in Nepal! Before you head back home, please take a moment to share your feedback with us. We hope that you had an amazing time exploring the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal.

Finally, as you prepare for your international flight back home, we would like to thank you for choosing us as your travel partner. We hope that you will cherish the memories of your trip to Nepal for years to come, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another adventure in the future.

Be ready at hotel lobby before 3 hours for your International Flight. Namaste! See you again next time.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek  Cost Includes

The cost of a Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can vary depending on factors like tour duration, accommodation level, group size, and inclusions. Here's a brief breakdown:

  • Airport Transfers: Includes pick-up and drop-off at Kathmandu airport.
  • Accommodation: Covers hotel stays in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan, ranging from budget to luxury.
  • Meals: Typically includes breakfast, and some packages may cover other meals.
  • Transportation: Ground transport between cities and for sightseeing.
  • Sightseeing: Entrance fees for major attractions in all destinations.
  • Guide: English-speaking guide for information and assistance.
  • Jungle Activities: Safari activities in Chitwan National Park, e.g., elephant rides, canoeing, bird watching, and cultural shows.
  • Trek Arrangements: For Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, this includes permits, guide, porter, trek accommodation, and meals.
  • Taxes & Charges: Government taxes and service fees by providers.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek  Cost Excludes

  • International Flights: Flights to and from Nepal.
  • Visa Fees: Entry visa fees for Nepal.
  • Travel Insurance: Recommended for medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and belongings.
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner unless specified.
  • Personal Expenses: Snacks, beverages, shopping, laundry, tips.
  • Optional Activities: Extra excursions not in the itinerary.
  • Porterage: Luggage porter service.
  • Additional Accommodation and Flights: Extended stays and extra nights in destinations.

It's vital to review the tour package details and discuss inclusions and exclusions with your tour operator or agency for clarity

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek  Altitude Profile

FAQs

What is the duration of the Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The duration of the tour and trek can vary depending on the package you choose, but typically it ranges from 10 to 14 days.

What is the best time to visit on this tour and trek?

The best time for this journey is during Nepal's spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear for mountain views.

How difficult is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and do I need prior trekking experience?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considered moderate in difficulty and is suitable for most fitness levels. While prior trekking experience is not mandatory, it's beneficial to be in good physical condition for the trek, which involves walking for several hours each day.

What is included in the tour package?

Tour packages typically include accommodation, meals, transportation, trekking permits, guides, and sightseeing tours. However, the specific inclusions may vary, so it's essential to check the details of the package you choose.

What are the highlights of this tour and trek?

The highlights include exploring Kathmandu's cultural heritage, enjoying the serene beauty of Pokhara, visiting the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, experiencing wildlife in Chitwan National Park, and trekking through lush forests to witness stunning Himalayan views from Ghorepani Poon Hill.

Is it safe to travel to Nepal?

Nepal is generally considered a safe destination for tourists. However, like any other travel destination, it's essential to take necessary precautions, follow local guidelines, and stay informed about the current situation when planning your trip.

Can I customize the tour itinerary to suit my preferences?

Yes, many tour operators offer customizable itineraries to cater to your specific interests and preferences. You can discuss your requirements with the tour provider to create a personalized journey.

What should I pack for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Packing essentials include comfortable trekking clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a daypack, warm clothing for higher altitudes, a good-quality sleeping bag, and personal items like sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first-aid kit.

Is altitude sickness a concern during this trek?

While Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek doesn't reach extreme altitudes, it's possible to experience mild altitude sickness. Acclimatization days are typically built into the itinerary to help reduce the risk. It's crucial to stay hydrated and listen to your guide's advice.

How do I book this tour and trek?

You can book this tour through various travel agencies and tour operators specializing in Nepal. Research and compare packages, read reviews, and choose a reputable operator that meets your requirements.

Traveller Useful Information

When preparing for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, it's essential to have the right equipment to ensure a comfortable and safe journey. Here's a checklist of essential trekking equipment you may need:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight trekking pants
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Insulated down jacket or puffer jacket for colder months
  • Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Thermal underwear (for colder months)
  • Trekking socks (wool or synthetic)
  • Hiking boots
  • Trekking sandals or comfortable shoes for evenings

Headwear:

  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection
  • Beanie or hat for colder temperatures
  • Neck gaiter or scarf
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Backpack and Trekking Gear:

  • Sturdy backpack with a capacity of 30-40 liters
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Trekking poles for stability and support
  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures (rated around -10°C to -15°C)
  • Lightweight and quick-drying towel
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Personal first aid kit including any necessary medications

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Sunscreen with a high SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lightweight and quick-drying travel towel
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Portable charger for electronics
  • Travel adapter for charging devices

It's important to note that the equipment checklist may vary depending on the season and weather conditions. It's recommended to check with your trekking agency or local experts for a comprehensive list tailored to your specific trekking dates and requirements. Additionally, pack light and prioritize essential items to ensure your backpack remains manageable throughout the trek.

When preparing for the Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour, it's important to have the right equipment to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. While this tour doesn't involve trekking, here's a checklist of essential items to consider:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight and breathable shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable pants or shorts
  • Lightweight and comfortable walking shoes or sneakers
  • Sandals or flip-flops for leisure and relaxation
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Layers and Outerwear:

  • Light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings or higher elevations
  • Rain jacket or poncho for unexpected showers or during the rainy season
  • Scarf or shawl for cultural sites or religious places that require modest attire

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Daypack or backpack for carrying essentials during day trips
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kit with basic medications
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Travel adapter for charging devices
  • Portable charger for electronics
  • Travel Documents and Money:
  • Valid passport
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Necessary permits or entry tickets for specific attractions
  • Local currency (Nepalese Rupees) and small denominations for convenience
  • Copy of important documents (passport, insurance, emergency contacts)

It's important to consider the weather and season during your visit and pack accordingly. For example, during the winter months (December to February), you may need warmer clothing, while the summer months (June to August) may require lightweight and breathable attire. Additionally, check with your tour operator or accommodation for any specific recommendations or requirements for the activities and destinations you'll be visiting.

Remember to pack light and focus on essentials to ensure your luggage remains manageable throughout the tour.

Most hotels in Kathmandu offer storage facilities for their guests. Here are some common storage options you can expect to find at hotels in Kathmandu:

Luggage Storage: Hotels typically provide luggage storage facilities where you can securely store your bags and belongings. This service is useful if you need to leave your luggage behind while you explore other parts of the city or go on a trekking adventure.

Safe Deposit Box: Many hotels offer safe deposit boxes in guest rooms or at the front desk. These boxes provide a secure place to store valuable items such as passports, cash, jewelry, and electronics.

Lockers: Some hotels may have lockers available either in the rooms or in common areas. These lockers are convenient for storing smaller items or personal belongings that you want to keep secure.

Bike Storage: If you are traveling with a bicycle or planning to rent one, certain hotels provide bike storage facilities. These secure spaces keep your bike safe and protected during your stay.

Equipment Storage: If you have specialized equipment like trekking gear, skiing equipment, or other outdoor gear, some hotels may have designated storage areas where you can safely store your equipment.

It's important to note that the availability of storage facilities may vary from hotel to hotel. It is advisable to check with your hotel beforehand to confirm the availability of storage options and any associated costs, if applicable. Additionally, make sure to take necessary precautions to protect your belongings and follow any guidelines provided by the hotel for storage usage.

The weather conditions in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini, and Ghorepani Poon Hill can vary depending on the seasons. Here's a general overview of the weather conditions you can expect in each location during different seasons:

Weather Condition in Kathmandu:
Spring (March to May): Mild temperatures with occasional rain showers. Average temperatures range from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F).
Summer (June to August): Warm and humid with frequent rainfall, especially during the monsoon season. Average temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F).

Autumn (September to November): Pleasant and dry weather, considered the best time to visit. Average temperatures range from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F).

Winter (December to February): Cool to cold temperatures with occasional fog and mist. Average temperatures range from 5°C (41°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Weather Condition in Pokhara:
The weather in Pokhara is generally milder than Kathmandu due to its lower elevation and proximity to the Himalayas. The seasons follow a similar pattern to Kathmandu but with slightly different temperatures and precipitation levels.

Spring: Mild temperatures with occasional rainfall.

Summer: Warm and humid with more significant rainfall during the monsoon season.

Autumn: Pleasant and dry weather with clear skies.

Winter: Cool temperatures with occasional fog and mist. The nights can be quite cold.

Weather Condition in Chitwan:
Spring: Mild to warm temperatures with occasional rain showers.

Summer: Hot and humid weather with a higher chance of heavy rainfall during the monsoon season.

Autumn: Pleasant temperatures with lower humidity levels and little to no rainfall.

Winter: Cool to mild temperatures with clear skies. The nights can be chilly.

Weather Condition in Lumbini:
Lumbini experiences similar weather patterns to Chitwan due to their proximity. The seasons are as follows:

Spring: Mild temperatures with occasional rain showers.

Summer: Hot and humid weather with increased rainfall during the monsoon season.

Autumn: Pleasant temperatures with lower humidity levels and less rainfall.

Winter: Cool to mild temperatures with clear skies. The nights can be chilly.

Weather Condition in Ghorepani Poon Hill:
Ghorepani Poon Hill is at a higher elevation and experiences different weather conditions compared to the lowland areas:

Spring: Mild temperatures with occasional rain showers at lower altitudes. Higher altitudes may still have colder temperatures and some snowfall.

Summer: Monsoon season with higher chances of rain, especially in lower altitudes. The higher altitudes may have cooler temperatures.

Autumn: Pleasant temperatures with clear skies and excellent visibility for mountain views. It is a popular time for trekking.

Winter: Cold temperatures with the possibility of snowfall, especially at higher elevations. The days are generally clear, but the nights can be very cold.

It's important to note that these are general weather patterns, and actual conditions can vary. It's recommended to check the weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly, especially if you plan on trekking or engaging in outdoor activities.

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini are popular tourist destinations in Nepal, and you can find ATM and money exchange facilities in these areas. Here's some information about these services in each location:

ATM and Money Exchange Facility in Kathmandu:
ATM: Kathmandu has numerous ATMs that accept major international cards such as Visa, Mastercard, and Maestro. You can find ATMs in popular tourist areas, shopping centers, and near banks. Thamel, Durbar Marg, and Lazimpat are some areas with a high concentration of ATMs.

Money Exchange: Money exchange services are available in Kathmandu. Banks, authorized exchange counters, and money exchange shops offer currency exchange services. Thamel is known for its numerous money exchange centers, where you can exchange major foreign currencies.

ATM and Money Exchange Facility in Pokhara:
ATM: Pokhara has several ATMs located in the main tourist areas, such as Lakeside and the Old Bazaar. These ATMs accept international cards, and you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees (NPR) easily.

Money Exchange: Money exchange services are available in Pokhara as well. Banks and authorized exchange centers in Lakeside and the city center offer currency exchange facilities.

ATM and Money Exchange Facility in Chitwan:
ATM: Chitwan has a limited number of ATMs, mainly located in the main town area, such as Sauraha. However, it's recommended to carry enough cash as ATMs may be less accessible or prone to technical issues in this area.

Money Exchange: Money exchange services are less common in Chitwan. It's advisable to exchange currency or withdraw cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara before traveling to Chitwan.

ATM and Money Exchange Facility in Lumbini:
ATM: Lumbini has limited ATM facilities. It's advisable to carry enough cash with you as ATMs may not be readily available in this area.

Money Exchange: Money exchange services are also limited in Lumbini. It's recommended to exchange currency or withdraw cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara before heading to Lumbini.

When using ATMs or exchanging money, it's important to consider transaction fees, exchange rates, and the availability of services. It's also a good idea to inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid any issues with your cards.

Note: Availability and locations of ATMs and money exchange facilities may change over time, so it's recommended to check with local sources or your hotel for the most up-to-date information during your visit.

As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, here is the information regarding Nepal visa fees and the on-arrival visa system. Please note that visa policies and fees can change, so it's always a good idea to check with the official sources or the nearest Nepalese embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

On-Arrival Visa:
Nepal offers a visa on arrival facility for citizens of most countries at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and certain land entry points. Here are some key points about the on-arrival visa system:

Visa Types: Tourist visa, Non-tourist visa (Business, Study, Work, etc.), and Gratis visa (for certain nationalities or categories).

Visa Duration: The tourist visa is typically issued for 15, 30, or 90 days, depending on your preference and fee paid.

Visa Extension: If you wish to extend your stay beyond the initial visa duration, you can apply for a visa extension at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or the immigration office in Pokhara.

Requirements: You will need a valid passport (with at least six months of validity) and a completed visa application form. You may also be required to provide a passport-sized photograph and the applicable visa fee.

Visa Fees:
The visa fees for Nepal vary depending on the duration of stay and the nationality of the applicant. Here are the general visa fees as of my knowledge cutoff:

15-day tourist visa: USD 30

30-day tourist visa: USD 50

90-day tourist visa: USD 125

Please note that these fees are subject to change, and there may be additional charges for visa extensions or other types of visas.

It's important to keep in mind that visa requirements and fees can vary for different nationalities. It is recommended to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy or consulate or visit the official website of the Department of Immigration, Nepal for the most accurate and updated information regarding visa requirements, fees, and procedures for your specific nationality.

When traveling to Nepal, it's important to be aware of potential health and safety issues to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.

Here are some key considerations:

Vaccinations: Before traveling to Nepal, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional or travel clinic to receive up-to-date information on required and recommended vaccinations. Common vaccinations for Nepal include Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Influenza. Depending on your travel plans and personal health, additional vaccinations such as Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis might also be advised.

Altitude Sickness: Nepal is known for its mountainous terrain, including popular trekking routes. If you plan to trek to high altitudes, such as Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, it's crucial to be aware of the risk of altitude sickness. Acclimatization and proper trekking itineraries that allow for gradual ascent are essential. It's advisable to consult with a trekking agency, follow their guidance, and be aware of symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. In case of severe symptoms, descending to a lower altitude is necessary.

Food and Water Safety: In Nepal, it's important to practice caution regarding food and water to avoid foodborne illnesses. It's advisable to consume bottled or purified water and avoid using tap water for drinking and brushing teeth. Eating freshly cooked and hot meals is generally safe. Be cautious with raw or unpeeled fruits and vegetables, and ensure they have been thoroughly washed or peeled before consumption.

Hygiene and Sanitation: Maintaining good hygiene practices is crucial to prevent illness while traveling in Nepal. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before eating or handling food. Carry hand sanitizers or wet wipes for situations where water and soap are not readily available. Use tissues or toilet paper and dispose of them properly in designated bins, as the local sewage system may not handle flushing toilet paper.

Travel Insurance: It's highly recommended to obtain comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and other unforeseen events. Ensure that the policy covers activities you plan to undertake, such as trekking or adventure sports. Check the policy for any altitude restrictions, as some insurance providers may have limitations regarding high-altitude activities.

Safety and Security: Nepal is generally considered safe for travelers, but it's always important to exercise caution and take common-sense precautions. Be mindful of your belongings and avoid displaying valuable items openly. Stay informed about local customs and cultural sensitivities. If traveling in remote areas or engaging in adventure activities, consider using reputable and licensed tour operators or guides.

It's essential to stay updated on the latest travel advisories and consult official sources such as your country's embassy or consulate for specific health and safety information before your trip to Nepal.

During the Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan Tour with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, there are emergency rescue and medical facilities available to ensure the safety and well-being of travelers. Here is some information regarding emergency rescue and medical services in these specific areas:

Medical Facilities in Kathmandu:
Medical Facilities: Kathmandu has a range of hospitals, clinics, and medical centers that provide emergency medical services. Some notable hospitals include Norvic International Hospital, Grande International Hospital, and Teaching Hospital. These facilities have emergency rooms, intensive care units, and experienced medical professionals.

Helicopter Rescue: In the event of a serious medical emergency during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or any other activity, helicopter rescue services can be arranged from Kathmandu. Private helicopter companies offer rescue services and work in coordination with trekking agencies and local authorities.

Medical Facilities in Pokhara:
Medical Facilities: Pokhara has several hospitals and medical centers to cater to the healthcare needs of visitors. Western Regional Hospital and Manipal Teaching Hospital are well-known facilities in Pokhara that offer emergency medical services.

Helicopter Rescue: In case of emergencies during the trek or other activities in the Annapurna region, helicopter rescue services can be coordinated from Pokhara. Helicopter companies are equipped to perform rescue operations and provide immediate medical evacuation, if required Contact Us +9779841713600 Prem Tamang(Tour Operator)

Medical Facilities in Lumbini:
Medical Facilities: Lumbini, being a popular pilgrimage site, has medical facilities to serve the needs of visitors. Siddhartha Medical College and Lumbini Medical College Teaching Hospital are among the healthcare centers in the area.

Medical Facilities in Chitwan:
Medical Facilities: Chitwan has medical facilities to handle basic medical needs. Bharatpur Hospital is the main hospital in the region, providing medical services to both locals and tourists.

Emergency Services: In case of medical emergencies, it's advisable to contact the nearest hospital or seek assistance from the hotel or local authorities, who can help arrange transportation or medical assistance.

It's important to note that while these facilities exist, they may have limitations in terms of resources and specialized medical services, especially in remote areas. It's recommended to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation to ensure you have access to the necessary medical care during your trip.

Nepal offers various local transport options for traveling within the country. Here are some common modes of transportation you can use to get around Nepal:

Taxis: Taxis are available in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other urban areas. You can easily find them at designated taxi stands or hail one on the street. It's advisable to negotiate the fare or use a metered taxi if available.

Local Buses: Local buses are the primary mode of public transportation in Nepal. They operate on fixed routes and connect different cities, towns, and villages. These buses can be crowded and may not always follow strict schedules, but they are an affordable option for traveling both short and long distances.

Tourist Buses: Tourist buses are available on popular routes like Kathmandu to Pokhara or Kathmandu to Chitwan. These buses cater specifically to tourists and offer more comfort and convenience compared to local buses. They usually have air conditioning and make scheduled stops at restaurants or scenic viewpoints along the way.

Microbuses and Minivans: Microbuses and minivans are smaller public transport vehicles commonly used for shorter distances within cities or towns. They operate on fixed routes and can be a convenient option for traveling around urban areas.

Rickshaws: Cycle rickshaws and auto-rickshaws (three-wheeled vehicles) are available in some cities and towns for short-distance travel within local areas. They are a popular mode of transport for short trips and offer a unique experience.

Motorbikes/Scooters: Renting a motorbike or scooter can be a popular choice for independent travel in Nepal, especially in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, it's important to have a valid driving license and exercise caution while riding.

Domestic Flights: If you're traveling to remote or mountainous areas of Nepal, domestic flights are available. Airlines such as Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air, and Yeti Airlines operate regular flights to major tourist destinations like Lukla, Pokhara, and Bharatpur.

It's worth noting that road conditions in Nepal can vary, especially in rural and mountainous areas. It's recommended to check local transportation options and plan accordingly. It's also advisable to have some local currency (Nepalese Rupees) on hand for paying fares, as not all modes of transport may accept card payments.

Always consider your safety and comfort when choosing a mode of transportation, and be prepared for occasional delays or changes in schedules, particularly during peak travel seasons or adverse weather conditions.

Additional Accommodation:
The tour package includes accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, and Chitwan as per the itinerary. However, if you require additional nights of accommodation before or after the tour, the cost of these extra stays will be excluded from the package. The price of additional accommodation will vary depending on the hotel category, location, and season.

Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Chitwan to Kathmandu:
The tour package generally includes ground transportation by tourist vehicle from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Chitwan. However, if you prefer a more convenient and time-saving option, you can choose to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Chitwan to Kathmandu at an additional cost. Domestic flights in Nepal are operated by airlines such as Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air, and Yeti Airlines. The flight duration is approximately 25-30 minutes.

Cost Exclusions:
In addition to the aforementioned additional accommodation and flight costs, there are certain expenses that are typically not included in the tour package. These exclusions may vary depending on the specific tour operator, but common cost exclusions are:

International airfare to and from Nepal.
Nepal visa fees.
Travel insurance (recommended for all participants).
Meals and beverages (except for meals mentioned in the itinerary).
Entrance fees to monuments, temples, and national parks.
Personal expenses such as shopping, laundry, and phone calls.
Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
Any optional activities or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary.
Early Departure:
In the event that you need to leave the tour early due to personal reasons or unforeseen circumstances, it's important to inform the tour operator or guide as soon as possible. Please note that any unused services or activities included in the tour cannot be refunded. The tour operator will assist you with arranging transportation back to Kathmandu or any necessary arrangements for your early departure.

It's recommended to discuss the details of additional accommodation, flight options, cost exclusions, and early departure policies with your chosen tour operator or travel agent. They will provide you with specific information regarding prices, booking procedures, and any other terms and conditions related to these aspects of the tour.

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Carrying emergency funds during your trip to Kathmandu, Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is essential to ensure you have financial backup in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Here are some tips regarding emergency funds:

Cash: Carry a sufficient amount of local currency (Nepalese Rupees) in cash. While credit cards are widely accepted in major cities, smaller establishments and remote areas may only accept cash. It's advisable to have a mix of small and larger denomination bills for convenience.

ATM Cards: ATMs are available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and other major cities, allowing you to withdraw cash as needed. Make sure to notify your bank in advance about your travel plans to avoid any issues with international transactions. Be aware that ATMs may be limited in more remote areas, so it's wise to withdraw cash before heading to those regions.

Traveler's Checks: Traveler's checks are a secure alternative to carrying large sums of cash. However, they are becoming less commonly used and may not be widely accepted in Nepal. It's advisable to check with banks or currency exchange services beforehand to confirm their acceptance.

Credit/Debit Cards: Major credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are generally accepted in larger hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments. However, be prepared for additional charges or limitations in more remote areas. It's also recommended to inform your credit card provider about your travel plans to avoid any unexpected blocks or issues.

Emergency Fund Allocation: Determine the amount of emergency funds you should carry based on your planned activities, duration of the trip, and personal preferences. It's a good practice to have a separate emergency fund that is easily accessible in case of unforeseen events, such as medical emergencies, unexpected transportation costs, or any other unexpected expenses.

Safety of Funds: Ensure the safety of your funds by using secure money belts or pouches that are worn close to your body. Avoid displaying large amounts of cash openly and be cautious when using ATMs or exchanging currency in public areas. Consider leaving copies of important financial documents and contact information with a trusted person back home.

Remember to keep track of your expenses and budget accordingly to make sure you have sufficient funds throughout your trip. It's also advisable to carry some emergency funds in a foreign currency, such as US dollars or euros, ($400 - 700) which can be useful in certain situations.

Please note that this information is general in nature, and it's recommended to consult with your financial institution or a travel advisor for personalized advice regarding emergency funds and financial matters specific to your trip.

Tipping is a customary practice in Nepal to show appreciation for good service. Here are some general guidelines for tipping the crews you may encounter during your trip:

Guides: For trekking guides, a recommended tipping amount is around $10-15 per day, depending on their level of experience and the quality of service they provide. If you have a city guide for sightseeing or cultural tours, a tip of $5-10 per day is appropriate.

Porters: If you have hired porters to carry your luggage during the trek, it is customary to tip them as well. A recommended tip is around $10-15 per day per porter. If you have a group of porters, you can pool the tip and give it to the lead porter or guide, who will distribute it among the porters.

Drivers: For drivers who have provided transportation services during your tour, a tip of $5-10 per day is customary. However, if you have a dedicated driver for an extended period, you can consider giving a lump sum tip at the end of the service based on the overall satisfaction and quality of service provided.

Bell Boys and Hotel Staff: In hotels, it is customary to tip bellboys or porters who assist with carrying your luggage to your room. A tip of around $1-2 per bag is appropriate. It is also common to tip hotel staff who provide exceptional service, such as housekeeping or room service. An amount of $1-2 per day is suitable for such staff members.

Remember that tipping is voluntary and should be based on your satisfaction with the service received. These are general guidelines, and you can adjust the tip amount based on your budget and the level of service provided. It's always a good idea to carry small bills or change in local currency to make tipping easier.

Before your trip, you can check with your tour operator or travel agent if they have any specific tipping guidelines or recommendations. They may provide you with more specific information based on the local customs and practices.

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