Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour - 7 days

Things to Know
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 2,175 m Nagarkot
  • Trip Type Nature and wildlife
  • Start and End Kathmandu - kathmandu
  • Best Time October to March
What You’ll Do
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, and Bauddhanath
  • Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur and Sunrise or Sunset views from Nagarkot
  • Exploring the wildlife of Chitwan National Park
  • Elephant Safari or Jeep Safari along the jungles of Chitwan
  • Sighting unique birds through bird-watching
  • Discover Tharu life and culture through a village tour


Your 7-day Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan National Park tour begins in the valley, where you visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered in Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley.

The jungle safari is one of the famous tourist activities in Nepal. Many endangered wild species are protected in the southern plains of Nepal. Chitwan National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site known worldwide for the healthy population of one-horned rhinos and the Royal Bengal tiger. Over 600 one-horned rhinos roam freely in the national park and its buffer zone. Sal trees predominantly cover forests in the national park. More than 50 species of grass are found in the national park, including some of the tallest grasses in the world, like the elephant grass called Saccharum Ravenna, Giant cane, and Khagra reed. These dense forests and grasslands provide the perfect habitat for over 700 wildlife species. Seventeen snakes starred, tortoises,s and monitor lizards have also been recorded in the national park.

Similarly, mugger, Ghariyal crocodiles, and 113 fish species can be seen in the Narayani-Rapti river system that borders the national park. Watch these wildlife species from the back of an elephant. Our experienced nature guide will provide more details about the national park as you enjoy the jungle safari.

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  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time2-3 hours

Upon our arrival in Kathmandu, Iconic Holiday Nepal will arrange to pick us up from the airport. We will then be transferred to Hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Iconic Holiday Nepal. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.

  • Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time1 Night

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

  • Altitude2,175 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

Begin your day with the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square. Immerse yourself in the historical charm of these ancient sites, marvelling at the intricate architecture and vibrant culture. After a day filled with exploration and discovery, it's time to unwind. Transfer to Nagarkot, a serene hill station known for its panoramic views and tranquil atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy the evening breeze, savour a delicious meal, and rest, surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayas. Nagarkot promises a night of peace, preparing you for more adventures in the days to come.

  • Altitude415 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

Wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains including the majestic Mt Everest. after enjoying the sunrise, have breakfast and get ready for the next destination Sauraha which is located 172.6 km away from Nagarkot. The journey to Sauraha is a scenic 7-8 hour drive along the winding Trishuli River. Once you reach Sauraha, check into your hotel and attend a briefing about the activities planned for your stay. Take a leisurely walk along the Rapti River to witness the beautiful sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of the national park. In the evening, immerse yourself in the Tharu cultural program, experiencing the authentic ethnic culture of the Tharu community. Enjoy your day of natural wonders with cultural delights.

  • Altitude415 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time6-7 hours

After Breakfast, we will move ahead for the morning tour which will provide you with one of the best times to see the wildlife at its best with Jeep Safari/elephant safari. Then after Lunch, we would go for a canoe ride. We will take local boats to watch crocodiles along the banks and visit the Elephant Breeding Centre.

  • Altitude14,00 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time6-7 hours

Early in the morning, we spend our time bird-watching as Chitwan National Park is also home to a large variety of resident and migratory birds. We then have breakfast and drive toward Kathmandu. We will reach Kathmandu by evening and enjoy our farewell dinner to celebrate the successful end of our trip.

    Our Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan Tour in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Iconic Holiday Nepal will take us to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight.

    Your 7-day Kathmandu Valley and Chitwan National Park tour begins in the valley where you visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered in Kathmandu, Lalitpur (Patan), and Bhaktapur. During this trip, we also visit Nagarkot, a village in the hills of Bhaktapur, which is an ideal place for stunning Himalayan views. We end our tour in Chitwan, famous for housing Chitwan National Park which is another World Heritage Site.

    Trip Cost Details
    • Twin-sharing/double accommodation at a tourist standard hotel in kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan including Breakfast 
    • Jungle activities in the Chitwan National Park
    • Sightseeing all mentioned places as per itinerary
    • Elephant safari fee
    • Tharu Cultural Programme entrance fee
    • All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle
    • Guided tours and activities inside the Chitwan National Park
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites
    • The required number of ground staff during the tour like Driver, Helpers etc.
    • All administrative expenses and government taxes
    • Your travel insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Chitwan
    • Any alcoholic beverages
    • Tips for hostess and driver. (Tipping is expected)
    • Any expenses other than the Price Include section
    • The Chitwan Tour costs depend on the choice of the hotel and the activities mentioned in the itinerary. The cost may fluctuate depending on the different places you want to go. If you go on the tour to Chitwan with us with many people, the cost will come down to very low without any compromise in the service.

    • Popular tours in Chitwan are mostly for 3-4 days maximum. However, some people spend more than a week exploring everything around Chitwan. If you want to experience most of the things in Chitwan, you will need at least a week.

    • On a trip to Chitwan, you don’t need to walk or do hard trekking. Children will love the trip as it is all about exploring wildlife, and no one loves animals more than children. You can take your children on the trip, and they will enjoy the trip more than you guaranteed.

    • You will find many money exchange facilities in Chitwan from where you can convert your currency to Nepalese currency. It is advised to carry Nepalese Rupees because most shops will accept that. It is a more handy and easy way of paying or giving tips.

    • The most special thing in Chitwan is indeed the wildlife and its exploration of it. From the  Elephant feeding to the jungle safari, you will get a whole new forest vibe from it. Another special thing in Chitwan is the Tharu food and the Tharu culture. If you are making a plan to come to Chitwan, you are on the right track. Come over to the land of elephants and rhinoceros and fall in love with the wild again.

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