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Journey Through Nepal’s Cultural and Natural Gems: Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Chitwan Exploration

Destination: Nepal tour

Region: Nepal

Overview

Access the Asia Treks provides the tour package in the popular destinations for tourists in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Chitwan, providing a variety of experiences. This tour gives visitors a thorough overview of these three places, allowing them to fully appreciate the diverse cultural legacy, spectacular natural beauty, and thrilling wildlife encounters.

The tour starts in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital city. Kathmandu is renowned for its historic sites, vibrant markets, and age-old temples. Numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites may be found in the city, including the well-known Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Visitors can visit these historical sites, take in the complex architecture, and discover the significance they have for religion and culture.

Kathmandu has a dynamic atmosphere with a blend of traditional and modern elements in addition to the historical landmarks. The city’s tourism area, Thamel, is bustling with establishments that cater to guests’ requirements, including hotels and eateries. Visitors can savor the regional food, buy for crafts and mementos, and take in the lively nightlife here.

The trip moves away from Kathmandu and travels to the lovely hill town of Nagarkot, which is nearby. The spectacular Mount Everest may be seen amid Nagarkot’s expansive views of the Himalayan mountain range. A very amazing sight, visitors can get up early to see the stunning sunrise over the mountains. Nagarkot’s calm and tranquil surroundings offer a welcome respite from the bustle of city life.

After admiring Nagarkot’s magnificence, the group travels to Chitwan National Park, one of Nepal’s most well-known national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chitwan is a haven for lovers of the natural world and wildlife, providing a rare chance to see a diverse range of plants and animals in their natural settings.

The jungle safari is one of the best parts of visiting Chitwan. Visitors can take a thrilling elephant or jeep ride through the deep forests, where they may see unusual animals like Rhinoceroses, Bengal tigers, Sloth bears, and a wide variety of bird species. In addition, the park provides canoe trips along the Rapti River, giving visitors an opportunity to see crocodiles and different waterfowl.

Chitwan offers a look into the rich cultural legacy of the Tharu community, the area’s indigenous inhabitants. It is not just about wildlife. Visitors can take part in traditional Tharu dance performances, discover more about their distinctive way of life, and even book a stay in one of their traditional huts for a truly immersive cultural experience.

In addition, Chitwan offers chances for adventurous pursuits including bird watching, nature walks, and elephant bathing. Another popular destination where tourists may learn about the conservation efforts for these wonderful animals is the Elephant Breeding Center.

In conclusion, the Kathmandu, Nagarkot, and Chitwan tour offers a unique opportunity to explore Nepal’s rich cultural history, breathtaking scenery, and diverse wildlife. This trip offers a perfect combination of activity, tranquility, and cultural exploration, with stops in Kathmandu at historic monuments and ancient temples, Nagarkot at the foot of the Himalayas, and Chitwan at the heart of some of the region’s most exciting wildlife encounters. Visitors will have enduring recollections of Nepal’s distinct beauty and charm owing to this experience.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the historical and cultural heart of Kathmandu, with ancient palaces, temples, and intricate architecture
  • Visit this iconic Buddhist stupa situated atop a hill, offering panoramic views of Kathmandu city
  • Discover one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world, adorned with colorful prayer flags and surrounded by monasteries
  • Witness the sacred Hindu temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated on the banks of the Bagmati River
  • Marvel at the artistic excellence of Patan (also known as Lalitpur), Kathmandu Durbar Square, featuring ancient palaces, temples, and traditional Newari architecture
  • Experience a breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayan range from Nagarkot, offering panoramic views of mountains including Mount Everest on a clear day
  • Enjoy scenic hiking trails around Nagarkot, passing through terraced fields, lush forests, and charming Nepali villages
  • Venture on a wildlife adventure in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chitwan National Park. Take a jeep or elephant safari to spot endangered species like the Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, and various bird species
  • Participate in a unique experience of bathing and interacting with elephants in Chitwan National Park
  • Engage in the vibrant Tharu culture of the Terai region, witnessing traditional dance performances and enjoying local cuisine

What's Included

  • Transportation includes grounded transportation (Private transportation)
  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the tour
  • An experienced guide, including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the tour
  • Best available twin sharing room for accommodation
  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the tour
  • Tour map
  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
  • Cold drinks and sweets like chocolate bar and other snacks
  • Tips for staffs
  • Travel insurance
                   

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.
                   

EQUIPMENTS

What to Bring?
  1. Sunglasses: UV-protected, high-quality sunglasses are crucial for shielding your eyes from the glare of the sunshine.
  2. Backpack: A sturdy, roomy backpack that is comfortable to wear and has space for all of your necessities, such as water, snacks, a camera, and additional clothing.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment required, and guidance on the best supplies for their tour requirements. In order to complete this tour securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies.

                   

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the tour route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the tour.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
                   

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for official documents
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat
                   

What is Cultural tour in Nepal?

A cultural tour in Nepal is a journey that focuses on learning about the nation’s rich history, customs, and cultural heritage. Typically, it entails going to museums, temples, monasteries, historical locations, and other places of interest.

                   

What to expect from Kathmandu trip?

Access the Asia treks provides Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan trip which includes the mesmerizing Kathmandu trip on it. A Kathmandu city tour gives visitors a fascinating look at the country’s history, culture, and spirituality. What to anticipate from your Kathmandu city tour is as follows:

Rich Cultural Heritage: You can expect to explore some of Kathmandu’s amazing attractions, which include some of the city’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With its historic palaces, temples, and fine woodwork, Kathmandu Durbar Square serves as a showcase for the splendor of the city’s medieval architecture. The Swayambhunath Stupa, popularly known as the Monkey Temple, is a significant Buddhist pilgrimage destination and provides sweeping views of the city. You can observe religious events and funeral rites at the revered Hindu temple Pashupatinath, which is devoted to Lord Shiva and located beside the Bagmati River.

Bustling Markets & Bazaars: Exploring the streets of Kathmandu displays a vibrant and busy atmosphere. You come across vibrant markets and bazaars, like Asan and Thamel Bazaar, as you make your way through the little streets. Here, you can get a feel for the neighborhood’s culture and observe how its residents go about their everyday lives. Traditional handicrafts, spices, textiles, and souvenirs are just a few of the products sold in these marketplaces. It’s a great chance to meet locals, eat some street cuisine, and buy for one-of-a-kind items.

Authentic Food: A trip to Kathmandu wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the regional fare. You will be able to sample traditional Nepali fare, such as Momos (Dumplings) and Dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice). There are several eateries and food stand in the city where you can try regional cuisines and spices. Don’t pass up the opportunity to sample Newari cuisine, a delicacy of the Kathmandu Valley that features delicious items like Chatamari (Newari rice crepes) and bara (lentil pancakes).

Overall, a Kathmandu city trip offers a full and immersive view of Nepal’s capital city, taking visitors on a captivating journey through historic sites from antiquity, bustling markets, spiritual landmarks, and delectable cuisine.

                   

What to expect from Nagarkot tour?

Access the Asia treks provides Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan trip which includes the mesmerizing Nagarkot trip on it. A Nagarkot tour offers a relaxing and picturesque break from the busy city life, offering a peaceful escape into nature. What to anticipate from your trip in Nagarkot is as follows:

Amazing Sunrise and Sunset Views: Nagarkot is widely recognized for its amazing sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. You can plan on waking up early to see the spectacular sun rising over the snow-covered peaks and painting the sky with brilliant hues. A captivating backdrop is provided by the expansive views of mountains including Mount Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and many more. Similar to how it does in the evening, when the sun sinks behind the mountains, the scene is transformed into one of tranquility.

Scenic trekking Trails: There are many options for trekking and exploring around Nagarkot, which is surrounded by lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages. Expect to go on picturesque excursions across the countryside, soaking in the clean mountain air and taking in the stunning scenery. The trails go through pine forests and provide vistas of a variety of flora and fauna. Additionally, you may see local farmers at work in the fields and get a taste of the old-fashioned rural way of life.

Environment of Serenity and Relaxation: Nagarkot is renowned for its serene and tranquil atmosphere, which makes it the perfect location for rest and renewal. You can anticipate to experience a calm atmosphere surrounded by stunning natural scenery away from the rush and bustle of the metropolis. There is a sense of serenity and tranquility brought on by the chirping birds, the mild mountain breeze, and the expansive views. It’s the ideal place to unwind, meditate, practice yoga, or just take in the serene atmosphere.

An overall relaxing getaway into nature is what a Nagarkot tour promises, complete with expansive mountain vistas, peaceful settings, and opportunities for hiking and relaxation. It’s the ideal location to unwind, get back in touch with nature, and take in the splendor of the Himalayas.

                   

What to expect from Chitwan tour?

Access the Asia treks provides Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan trip which includes the mesmerizing Chitwan trip on it. The journey to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the main focus of a Chitwan tour in Nepal, which offers a distinctive and varied experience. What to look forward to from a Chitwan tour is as follows:

Wildlife Safari: A wildlife safari is one of the main features of a trip to Chitwan National Park, which is recognized for its abundant biodiversity. You can go on canoe or jeep safaris down the Rapti River with experienced guides by your side to see a variety of species. The one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, sloth bears, leopards, deer, monkeys, and several bird species are just a few examples of the endangered species you can expect to witness.

Elephant Encounters: Chitwan is renowned for having a large elephant population, and you take part in a number of elephant-related activities there. You get the chance to go on a “elephant-back safari,” in which you go through the park while riding an elephant. You can also go to breeding facilities for elephants, watch how they bathe, and even help with feeding and taking care of them.

Cultural exploration: The Tharu people, an indigenous group with a rich cultural legacy, live in the Chitwan region. You can engage with the locals, see Tharu villages, and learn about their traditional way of life, art, music, and dance on your tour. You get the opportunity to see mesmerizing Tharu traditional performances that highlight their vibrant traditions.

Nature Walks and Birdwatching: Chitwan National Park is home to a variety of ecosystems, including grasslands, marshes, and forests. It also offers opportunities for nature walks and birdwatching. You explore the park on foot with the help of guided nature walks, giving you the chance to get close to nature, learn about the flora and wildlife, and see different bird species. With over 500 different bird species, including migratory birds, Chitwan is the perfect place for bird enthusiasts to visit.

River Activities & Canoe Rides: The Rapti River runs through Chitwan, and canoe rides provide a serene and beautiful experience. You see aquatic life, including crocodiles, while gliding along the river and taking in the tranquil atmosphere of the park. For a fresh perspective, some tours also include alternatives for river rafting or boating.

Cultural and Wildlife Photography: Chitwan offers a wealth of chances for photography lovers interested in both cultural and wildlife photography. Throughout your journey, there are many photo opportunities, including beautiful vistas, unusual wildlife encounters, vivid cultural performances, and scenes from locals’ everyday lives.

Relaxation and Resorts: After your daily adventures, Chitwan provides a variety of cozy resorts and lodges, many of which are surrounded by nature. Many resorts offer amenities like swimming pools, massage services, and conventional Ayurvedic remedies, enabling you to unwind and take in the surrounding area’s natural beauty.

FAQ

Access the Asia treks provides Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan trip which includes the mesmerizing Kathmandu trip on it. A Kathmandu city tour gives visitors a fascinating look at the country’s history, culture, and spirituality. What to anticipate from your Kathmandu city tour is as follows:

Rich Cultural Heritage: You can expect to explore some of Kathmandu’s amazing attractions, which include some of the city’s seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With its historic palaces, temples, and fine woodwork, Kathmandu Durbar Square serves as a showcase for the splendor of the city’s medieval architecture. The Swayambhunath Stupa, popularly known as the Monkey Temple, is a significant Buddhist pilgrimage destination and provides sweeping views of the city. You can observe religious events and funeral rites at the revered Hindu temple Pashupatinath, which is devoted to Lord Shiva and located beside the Bagmati River.

Bustling Markets & Bazaars: Exploring the streets of Kathmandu displays a vibrant and busy atmosphere. You come across vibrant markets and bazaars, like Asan and Thamel Bazaar, as you make your way through the little streets. Here, you can get a feel for the neighborhood’s culture and observe how its residents go about their everyday lives. Traditional handicrafts, spices, textiles, and souvenirs are just a few of the products sold in these marketplaces. It’s a great chance to meet locals, eat some street cuisine, and buy for one-of-a-kind items.

Authentic Food: A trip to Kathmandu wouldn’t be complete without sampling some of the regional fare. You will be able to sample traditional Nepali fare, such as Momos (Dumplings) and Dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice). There are several eateries and food stand in the city where you can try regional cuisines and spices. Don’t pass up the opportunity to sample Newari cuisine, a delicacy of the Kathmandu Valley that features delicious items like Chatamari (Newari rice crepes) and bara (lentil pancakes).

Overall, a Kathmandu city trip offers a full and immersive view of Nepal’s capital city, taking visitors on a captivating journey through historic sites from antiquity, bustling markets, spiritual landmarks, and delectable cuisine.

Access the Asia treks provides Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan trip which includes the mesmerizing Nagarkot trip on it. A Nagarkot tour offers a relaxing and picturesque break from the busy city life, offering a peaceful escape into nature. What to anticipate from your trip in Nagarkot is as follows:

Amazing Sunrise and Sunset Views: Nagarkot is widely recognized for its amazing sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. You can plan on waking up early to see the spectacular sun rising over the snow-covered peaks and painting the sky with brilliant hues. A captivating backdrop is provided by the expansive views of mountains including Mount Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and many more. Similar to how it does in the evening, when the sun sinks behind the mountains, the scene is transformed into one of tranquility.

Scenic trekking Trails: There are many options for trekking and exploring around Nagarkot, which is surrounded by lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages. Expect to go on picturesque excursions across the countryside, soaking in the clean mountain air and taking in the stunning scenery. The trails go through pine forests and provide vistas of a variety of flora and fauna. Additionally, you may see local farmers at work in the fields and get a taste of the old-fashioned rural way of life.

Environment of Serenity and Relaxation: Nagarkot is renowned for its serene and tranquil atmosphere, which makes it the perfect location for rest and renewal. You can anticipate to experience a calm atmosphere surrounded by stunning natural scenery away from the rush and bustle of the metropolis. There is a sense of serenity and tranquility brought on by the chirping birds, the mild mountain breeze, and the expansive views. It’s the ideal place to unwind, meditate, practice yoga, or just take in the serene atmosphere.

An overall relaxing getaway into nature is what a Nagarkot tour promises, complete with expansive mountain vistas, peaceful settings, and opportunities for hiking and relaxation. It’s the ideal location to unwind, get back in touch with nature, and take in the splendor of the Himalayas.

Access the Asia treks provides Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan trip which includes the mesmerizing Chitwan trip on it. The journey to Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the main focus of a Chitwan tour in Nepal, which offers a distinctive and varied experience. What to look forward to from a Chitwan tour is as follows:

Wildlife Safari: A wildlife safari is one of the main features of a trip to Chitwan National Park, which is recognized for its abundant biodiversity. You can go on canoe or jeep safaris down the Rapti River with experienced guides by your side to see a variety of species. The one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, sloth bears, leopards, deer, monkeys, and several bird species are just a few examples of the endangered species you can expect to witness.

Elephant Encounters: Chitwan is renowned for having a large elephant population, and you take part in a number of elephant-related activities there. You get the chance to go on a “elephant-back safari,” in which you go through the park while riding an elephant. You can also go to breeding facilities for elephants, watch how they bathe, and even help with feeding and taking care of them.

Cultural exploration: The Tharu people, an indigenous group with a rich cultural legacy, live in the Chitwan region. You can engage with the locals, see Tharu villages, and learn about their traditional way of life, art, music, and dance on your tour. You get the opportunity to see mesmerizing Tharu traditional performances that highlight their vibrant traditions.

Nature Walks and Birdwatching: Chitwan National Park is home to a variety of ecosystems, including grasslands, marshes, and forests. It also offers opportunities for nature walks and birdwatching. You explore the park on foot with the help of guided nature walks, giving you the chance to get close to nature, learn about the flora and wildlife, and see different bird species. With over 500 different bird species, including migratory birds, Chitwan is the perfect place for bird enthusiasts to visit.

River Activities & Canoe Rides: The Rapti River runs through Chitwan, and canoe rides provide a serene and beautiful experience. You see aquatic life, including crocodiles, while gliding along the river and taking in the tranquil atmosphere of the park. For a fresh perspective, some tours also include alternatives for river rafting or boating.

Cultural and Wildlife Photography: Chitwan offers a wealth of chances for photography lovers interested in both cultural and wildlife photography. Throughout your journey, there are many photo opportunities, including beautiful vistas, unusual wildlife encounters, vivid cultural performances, and scenes from locals’ everyday lives.

Relaxation and Resorts: After your daily adventures, Chitwan provides a variety of cozy resorts and lodges, many of which are surrounded by nature. Many resorts offer amenities like swimming pools, massage services, and conventional Ayurvedic remedies, enabling you to unwind and take in the surrounding area’s natural beauty.

Review

  • star ratingI travelled with my husband to Nepal and we contacted access the Asia to help us on our trekking to base camp. It was one of the best experience in... read more

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    February 15, 2017

    star ratingExpereinced, Thoughtful, Informative uide - Arjun was my guide for a Everest Base Camp. Excellent guiding experience and informative of his country and the areas features as we hiked, He had the trip well planned... read more

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    January 1, 2018

    star ratingFantastic, personalized service! An unforgettable way to see Nepal! - Arjun and team is your best choice for exploring Nepal. Just recently completed the Nar-Phu Valley track with Mesokanto-La Pass, two weeks of trekking through amazing villages “off the beaten... read more

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    November 21, 2018
  • star ratingGreat Trekking Experience with a Great Team - Mr. Arjun did a great job, He is always fun to be around and very helpful person. He took good care of us and described everything on the way so... read more

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    February 16, 2017

    star ratingKathmandu/Everest Base Camp - Best trek ever! The staff, especially Arjun was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive through the entire trip starting with the airline losing my luggage, trekking to base camp, and returning... read more

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    May 15, 2018

    star ratingTrekking mit Arjun - Namaste.

    Nach einem 2 wöchigen Trekking Richtung Everest Base Camp mit Arjun muss ich mich sehr für diese unvergesslichen Trip bedanken. Man merkte von der ersten Sekunde an, dass... read more

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    May 1, 2019
  • star ratingHighly recommend Access the Asia. Will definitely trek with them again! - Excellent service all around. Tailored itinerary which was great for us. Comprehensive service from the day we arrived to the day we left. Arjun runs a tight ship, and is... read more

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    October 25, 2018

    star ratingFantastic service, fantastic people!! - Access the Asia are a great company - I was well looked after from the moment I contacted them. Arjun helped me tailor a trek to suit what I wanted... read more

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    April 24, 2017

    star ratingEverest Basecamp Trekking - In February 2018 we did a Basecamp Trekking Tour with Arjun as our guide. It was an unforgettable experience and Arjun always tried to make everything as comfortable for us... read more

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    February 26, 2018
  • star ratingWild Dreams Also Come True - I have done the Everest Base Camp trek with Arjun and it was undoubtedly the most memorable trek of my life as I finished my 3 years travels on top... read more

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    March 11, 2019

    star ratingHighly recommend - Arjun was our brilliant tour guide when we trekked base camp. He was professional, kind and extremely accommodating. Would highly recommend

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    April 22, 2019

    star ratingI did the Everest Base Camp trek and returned for the Mera Peak Climbing with Access The Asia. Mountain Guide Arjun was superb! Great organization, local knowledge of the region... read more

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    March 30, 2018
  • star ratingEverest Base Camp  - Words can never express the love, respect, admiration and sentiment I have with Nepal. I was completely and utterly blown away with such a wonderful gem of a country. Outside... read more

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    January 15, 2018

    star ratingtraumtour zum everest bacecamp  - in einer kleinen gruppe von drei personen begleitete uns arjun von der agentur access the asia,ich reise viel hatte aber noch nie so einen guten service.arjun hat sich um alles... read more

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    December 10, 2017

    star ratingAwesome Experience with team in Pokhara last months. Highly dedicated access the asia team with many experience in tourism sector.

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