Nagarkot, Chitwan, Pokhara & Kathmandu 08 days family ToursNagarkot, Chitwan, Pokhara & Kathmandu 08 days family Tours

Nagarkot, Chitwan, Pokhara & Kathmandu Family Tours

  • Duration8 Days
Nagarkot, Chitwan, Pokhara & Kathmandu Family Tours map

Kathmandu Valley

-Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, Old Kathmandu.

Chitwan national park

Jeep safari to deep jungle, canoeing, cultural shows

Pokhara Valley

Views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range

Phewa lake, Sarangkot Sunrise, World Peace Pagoda, Pumdikot Shiva Temple


-Private Van & Chitwan to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu flight. 

Itinerary in brief

Day 1: Arrive & drive to Nagarkot 2100m. O/N at Nagarkot. Day 2: Sunrise & Himalaya views. Bhaktapur & Kathmandu sightseeing. O/N in Kathmandu. 

Day 3: Drive to Chitwan. Village walk & sunset view. O/N in Chitwan. Day 4: Full day jungle activities including jeep safari & canoeing with Elephant breeding centre visit. O/N same hotel. 

Day 5: Bird watching & fly to Pokhara - Afternoon, explore lakeside & Phewa Lake. Day 6: Sarangkot Sunrise & Pokhara Sightseeing. 

Day 7: Fly back to Kathmandu - Bhaktapur Sightseeing. O/N in Kathmandu. Day 8: Breakfast & fly back home.

Nagarkot, Kathmandu, Chitwan & Pokhara are most visited destinations by family travelers in Nepal. Total of 8 days are good enough days for a perfect and relaxing trip to Nagarkot, Kathmandu, Chitwan & Pokhara. Given the road expansion going on in Pokhara section, here we have suggested to fly from Chitwan to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu. These short 25min flights shorter the road journey by 6-7 hrs each sector. This tour is suitable to travel with children and senior members of the family. 

This trip includes activities of sightseeing of regular nature - a guided walk, guided short hikes & private transfers as scheduled. Among the main destinations Nagarkot & Sarangkot are Himalayan view points with great views of Sunrise. Kathmandu valley houses 7 UNESCO sites and five of them are in your list. Pokhara valley, although lower in altitude than Kathmandu valley, is closer to the Himalayas. It offers great natural scenery and opportunities to do some short hikes. In the same way, Chitwan national park is the house for rare animals & species like Royal Bengal Tigers, One horned Rhinos, crocodiles including rare gharials & many other animals in the jungle.  Sightseeing spots in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley are within 5 - 15 kilometers which take normally 15 to 45min from point to point. It is truly a exploratory, lovely, relaxing, inclusive & insightful trip.        

Trip Hotels
  • Hotel Mystic Mountain

    Hotel Mystic Mountain

    Location: Nagarkot4 star Hotel
  • Hyatt Regency

    Hyatt Regency

    Location: Kathmandu5* hotel
  • Hotel Barahi

    Hotel Barahi

    Location: Pokhara4* hotel
  • Barahi Jungle Lodge

    Barahi Jungle Lodge

    Location: Chitwan5* level hotel
Cost Includes

Flights & Transfers

Airport transfers

Chitwan to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu flights.

Priate van transfers throughout the tour

Guides & Entry Permits

One Tour guide for the group

Heritage sites, view points & national park entry fees

Accommodations & Meals

7 nights 4 sar hotel accommodations

7 breakfasts, 2 lunch & 2 dinner


As you arrive - we will meet you at the airport with your name on board & drive to Nagarkot - 25KM - 1hrs drive. Upon arrival at the hotel - check in and relax. Enjoy the views of the Himalayas & valleys. Overnight at Club Himalaya Nagarkot. 

    Morning Sunrise views & views of the Himalayas from your hotel. Nagarkot offers great views of the Himalayas and sun rising over the Himalayas. The View of the Himalayas with the first rays of the sun - they are just beautiful to behold! Enjoy the morning. Breakfast & drive to Bhaktapur - 20KM -45min drive. Explore Bhaktapur which includes four squares in the best cultural town in the country. A guided walking tour starting at Duttatraya square through local bazaars - Taumadhi square - Pottery square and finally arriving at main 55- window Palace durbar square.

    From Bhaktapur - drive to Pashupatinath Temple - 45min drive. A guided walk through Pashupatinath temple vicinity starting at Tilganga through funeral ghats - view point - main temple complex and finally to the car park on the northern side. At Thamel Travels we always put effort to make it a linear walk through the sightseeing places - you will enjoy it and do not require a boring walk back just to reach the car!       

    From Pashupatinath temple - drive to Bouddhanath stupa - 15min short drive. Explore Bouddhanath stupa complex. Our guide will tell all the good stories about the Tibetan buddhist temple in Kathmandu. Bouddhanath is one of the most visited tourist site in Kathmandu. Enjoy spinning the prayers wheels, explore few monasteries located right at the complex and visit one of the monasteries roof top to take spectacular photograph of the Stupa. Our guide will make sure you have best rooftop location for photograph depending of the time of day to avoid anti light. Visiting Bouddhanath Stupa sometimes requires crossing a busy road - and our guide and driver will try their best to avoid crossing road for you!! One of the rooftop restaurant could also be the best spot for your lunch this afternoon. 

    From Bouddhanath - drive to Hotel at Thamel. Enjoy the neighborhood of main tourist hub bazaars & restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight at Thamel in Kathmandu.  

      Morning Breakfast at Hotel and at 730am, drive to Chitwan - 5hrs drive - with stops for tea/coffee and photographs. On the way we will stop to experience a traditional Nepalese suspension bridge. 

      Optionally - you can also decide to do a 2hrs white water rafting in Trishuli river. It is exactly on our way to Chitwan - USD 30 per person extra with a light snack. Trishuli river Rafting clothes : t-shirts, half pants & slippers.

      Further drive to Chitwan - check in at the hotel & enjoy your lunch. Late afternoon, Tharu village walks around the river bank with sunset views. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

        Morning Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast, Elephant Safari or take a Jeep drive to the National park. Chitwan national park is home mainly to Royal Bangel Tiger, One horned rhinos and elephants among hundreds of birds, reptiles, and animals. Winter is a great season to spot wild animals as they come out from the bushes for sunbathing. The Elephant safari or jeep drive is about 2-3 hours. Lunch at the hotel. After lunch in the late afternoon, canoeing at Rapti river & exploring elephant breeding centers. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel. 

          Breakfast & fly to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, visit Begnas lake, check in at hotel. In the Afternoon at 3pm, A visit to International Mountain museum -15min drive. International Mountain museum in Pokhara is home to the information on human victory of mighty Himalayas. It is also insightful trip to know about the different 14 peaks over 8 thousand meters. Different cultural and ethnic information are also display. 

          After exploring the International Mountain Meseum - explore phewa lake and Tal Barahi temple on boat. After the lake and temple tour - the boat will drop us on the western - most point of the bazaar and now our walking tour of the bazaar begins here. A guided or free and easy walking exploration of the lakeside bazaar with hundreds of shops, restaurant, and other tourist attractions. Free and easy late afternoon and evening. Overnight in Pokhara. 

            Early morning Sarangkot excursions - 30min drive - to see the sunrise and views of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Sarangkot offers an amazing views of the long Himalayan ranges from Manaslu in the east to Mt Dhaulagiri in the west. Given the nearby location of Sarangkot from main city - it is one of the best location to see Himalayas and sunrise in Nepal.

            Back from Sarangkot after sunrise - 30min drive - relaxing breakfast time at the Hotel. At 10am - Pokhara sightseeing incuding Peace Stupa and Pumdikot Shiva temple. Pumdikot shiva temple offers great views of Pokhara valley and the Himalayas across the valley! Optinally you can also hike to Peae Stupa across Phewa lake is great experience specially with less efforts and majestic views. On the top of the hill, visit Peace Stupa - a white tall temple built by a Japanese monk in late 20th century. The temple complex offers great views of the the Annapurna ranges. Advance further to Pumdikot shiva temple hill - 15 min drive from Stupa. Enjoy being at the serene world famous Peace Stupa and newly built Shiva temple on Pudmikot hill top. 

            After enjoying the temples - drive down to Tibetan camp village in city. Explore and observe the lives of Tibetan people living in refugees camps, visit Gupteshwar temple & also visit Devi’s falls. These three sights are located next to each other. After the sightseeing - drive back to the Hotel. Free and easy late afternoon and evening. Overnight at same Hotel. 

              Breakfast at the Hotel. Free and easy morning in Pokhara. A lot adventures sports activities waiting for you. There are options to do Paragliding, a helicopter flight to Annapurna base camp, Ultralight Annapurna flight, bungee jumping & zip flying  You could do one, some or all of them!! The costs for adventure sports activities in Pokhara differs based on season. Please kindly check in advance with us. In general: Paragliding 30min - USD 70, Annapurna base camp helicopter 90min flight with landing - USD 300, Ultralight 15min flight - USD 110, Zipflying 1.8KM in 90 seconds - USD 60, Bunjee Jumping 72 meter high - USD 40, Bunjee Jumping 224m high - USD 70 + transfers. 

              Check out at midday and drive to airport - 10min drive. Fly back to Kathmandu - 25min flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport- transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu - 30min drive. 

              Check in at Hotel & explore Kathmandu. Visit Swayambhunath - the Monkey temple. As we arrive at the bottom of the temple (Bhagwan Pau = feet of the God), It will be a great experience to walk to the top of the temple hill, as it also offers great views of the Kathmandu Valley on a clear day. And normally Kathmandu is. very clear in winter as Kathmandu is located at 1350 meters altitude. Monkey temple is a Buddha temple, some 20min drive away from the hotel and about 10min walk to the top. It is an ancient Buddha period temple in north-western Kathmandu. We will pay a visit to the main Stupa and other temples in the temple complexes. Four of many stupas are dated from the ancient period. Alongside, also enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley and Himalayas in the northern side. The tour will be about 1and half hour to explore the temples and visiting monasteries (where children monks live and study). After the Monkey temple tour, drive back to Kathmandu Durbar Square - 15min drive.

              Kathmandu Durbar Square is the medieval Palace square and home to dozens of temples including living goddess Kumari Temple, an Old Nepali style Palace and a classical palace. It has been the main center of cultural and financial activities in Nepal since ancient times. At Kathmandu Durbar Square also called Basantapur Durbar Square we will visit Kasthamandap Temple (temple of wood and recently restored after 2015 earthquake), Maru Ganesh, Kumari Temple, Shiva and Vishnu temple (under renovation after earthquake), Classical Palace, Kalbhairav Statue and Akash Vairab Statue, Hanuman Dhaka Palace courtyards (main palace with Newari wooden architectures), Taleju Temple (distant sight since it very sacred temple and open only one day in a year), a small museum portraying earthquake devastations and other temples. Kathmandu Durbar Square also offers great Coffee places. It will be about 2-3 hours of walking around the Palace square. 

              From Kathmandu Durbar Square, a new tour experience will start - that is a rickshaw tour to the oldest part of town in Kathmandu from the Hotel through the oldest markets of Ason and IndraChowk. The iconic rickshaw tour (the main means of transport for tourists around Kathmandu Durbar Square and Thamel since the 1960s) will take about 30min and will go through the old market. Ason and Indrachowk are the places where Nepalis find everything they need from Noon to Soon (literally salt to gold).

                Breakfast & drive to the airport 3 hrs before your flight time.