Kathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan 7 days Family ToursKathmandu, Pokhara & Chitwan 7 days Family Tours

Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan Tours

  • Duration7 Days
  • Route Grade Family Travel
  • Trip Style Luxury Tours
  • Starting City Kathmandu
  • Ending City Kathmandu
Price fromUS$1175US$1375
Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan Tours map


Sunrise views & Views of Everest & Langtang ranges

Pokhara Valley

Views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range

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


Jeep safari to deep jungle, canoeing, cultural shows

Kathmandu Valley

-Six UNESCO sites sightseeing in Kathmandu


-Private Van & three domestic flights to shorten the road drive

Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan make up a triangular trip route in Nepal. A golden triangle of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Kathmandu These are the main cultural and natural sightseeing destinations in Nepal. A week-long trip is perfect and good enough for the Pokhara and Chitwan tours, given that you take flights between cities to avoid road trips. The trip includes activities of a regular nature, such as guided walks, short hikes, and private transfers as scheduled. Among the main destinations, Sarangkot, at an altitude of 1600 m, is the highest Himalayan viewpoint with great views of the sunrise and Annapurna. Kathmandu Valley houses seven UNESCO sites, and six of them are on 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 home to rare animals and species like Royal Bengal Tigers, one-horned Rhinos, crocodiles, rare gharials, and many other animals in the jungle.

The Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan seven-day tour involves natural and cultural sightseeing activities. Drives are limited to a maximum of 30–50 kilometers in a day. The longest drives will be in Kathmandu, visiting temples and palaces, and during a jeep safari in Chitwan. Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan in 7 days is a short and sweet trip in terms of schedule. It is truly a relaxing, inclusive, lovely, and insightful trip.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1: Arrive and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing of Patan, Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara (a 30-minute flight). Pumdikot hiking and Pokhara sightseeing

Day 4: Sarangkot Sunrise Excursions. Breakfast and fly to Chitwan, a 20-minute flight.

Day 5: Full-day safari in Chitwan

Day 6: Fly to Kathmandu. Sightseeing at Swayambhunath Temple and Old Kathmandu

Day 7: Fly back home.

Trip Hotels
  • Hotel Mulberry

    Hotel Mulberry

    Location: KathmanduFirst Class 4 Star Hotel
  • The Address Kathmandu Hotel

    The Address Kathmandu Hotel

    Location: Kathmandu3star hotel
  • Temple Tree Resort & Spa

    Temple Tree Resort & Spa

    Location: Pokhara4* hotel
  • Soaltee Westwood

    Soaltee Westwood

    Location: Chitwan4* level resort
Cost Includes

Flights & Transfers

Airport airport transfers by private van

Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu flights

Guides & Entry Permits

One Tour Leader for the group

Heritage sites & view Points Entrace fees

Accommodations & Meals

6 nights 4+ sar hotel accommodations

6 breakfasts, 2 lunch & 2 dinner


As you arrive - we will meet you at the airport with your name on board & drive to hotel in Kathmandu - 10KM - 30min drive. We will brief you about the trip at the hotel and help you to be introduced with the local markets, money exchange and get accustomed with local traffic. Rest of the day free and easy. Overnight at Kathmandu.   

    Breakfast & drive to Patan Durbar square - 10KM - 30min drive. Patan durbar square is one of the oldest human settlements in Kathmandu valley. We will visit and explore the Patan Durbar, Palace courtyards, temples and a golden water tap inside Palace, a fine art museum, Krishna Temple, Bhimsen Temple. All these temples are within the Palace Square and within small area. We will also visit the Golden temple. From Patan, drive back to Bhaktapur.

    Bhaktapur - 15KM -30min 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!  Bhaktapur Durbar Square could also be the best spot for your lunch this afternoon.

    Pashupatinath temple is a Hindu shrine and most visited temple in the country. It is a Lord Shiva (Shiva literally means that god which is not: formless) temple. Shiva is also the greatest guru for all the yogis (who traditionally believe on yoga and meditation and live an ascetic life). So we see a lot of colorful Yogis here. At the Bagmati River bank we also get to see the Hindu death rituals. Everyday and every moment, many dead bodies are being burnt on open air. Tourists basically see them across the holy river (just small steam). Pashupatinath temple is associated earliest human settlement in Kathmandu Valley. Pashupatinath literally means lord (Pati/Nath) of all the living beings (Pashu). Yogis normally explain it as the consciousness which guides us every moment and prevailing in all the beings. Some interesting activities will include taking photographs with yogis, observing death rituals (before burins there are some rituals family members do), walk through deer park and temple park on other side hill and observe the main two storied Pashupatinath temple from view point across river. We enter from the Southern side and walk through temple complex and end the tour at northern gate where our car will pick up. And from here, we drive to Bouddhanath Stupa, 15min drive. 

    Bouddhanath Stupa: Here we come to the number one tourist attractions in Kathmandu!! Bouddhanath Stupa is the biggest and tallest Buddhist stupa in South Asia. And the best way to observe the magnificent stupa is a coffee break at one of the rooftop restaurant in the temple complex (its about noon or 1pm and  I suppose its already a break time as we started at 830am in the morning). The Stupa is surrounded by human settlement with tourist shops and restaurants and roof top restaurants offers great views of the stupa. After the coffee break, circumambulate the stupa clockwise walking and probably spinning the prayers wheels. We will also visit some of the Tibetan monasteries in the temple complex and observe their everyday rituals or stay in meditation for some minutes in silence. 

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

      Breakfast at the Hotel & at 8am -drive to the domestic airport in Kathmandu - 30min drive. Fly to Pokhara - 30min short flight. Please choose the window seat on right side while flying to Pokhara. This flight offers great views of the Himalayas & and the Himalayas are on the right side while flying in to Pokhara!! 

      Upon arrival in Pokhara - drive to Hotel at lakeside - 10min drive. Check in at the Hotel and a short rest. take a boat across Phewa lake & hike to Peace Stupa and further to Pumdikot Shiva temple - a total of 2hrs hiking. Optionally you can also drive to these attractions avoiding hiking. The hiking route offers great views of Pokhara valley and the Himalayas across the valley! Enjoy being at the serene world famous Peace Stupa and newly built Shiva temple on Pudmikot hill top - 1hrs further hike from Peace Stupa. 

      After the Hike and 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 Hotel.       

      In the late afternoon - 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 9am - drive to airport - 10min drive and fly to Chitwan -20min flight. Upon arrival in Bharatpur in Chitwan - drive to Hotel - 30min drive. Check in at hotel and lunch at the hotel. Next 2 days are on full board including all meals and selected activities. At 3pm - drive or walk thorough local villages to Rapti river bank to see the sunset. And We will definitely have an eye on world rare one-horned rhinos and crocodiles in the river and surrounding area. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

          Breakfast at the Hotel & Jeep Safari inside Chitwan National Park. Chitwan is home houses the most number of Royal Bengal tigers & and one horned Rhinos in the country! The Jeep safari will take you deep inside the jungle and our experienced nature guide will accompany the trip. 

          Back to the hotel by Lunchtime. Lunch and bit of rest. At 3pm - take a beautiful canoeing trip on local river which offers to see different birds, crocodiles, rhinos, etc in general. At the end of the canoeing - visit Elephant breeding centre to see the baby elephants. Drive back to Hotel. Dinner & enjoy the local cultural shows. Overnight at Chitwan.

            Breakfast & at 830am drive to the Bharatpur airport - 30min drive. Fly to Kathmandu - 25min flight and upon arrival in Kathmandu - drive to the Hotel - 30min drive. Check in at the Hotel - after a short test drive to Swayambhunath - the monkey temple. 

            It is a short drive of 15min. 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 Kathmandu Durbar Square - 30min 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. 

            Lunchtime at one of the rooftop at Old Kathmandu! After the lunch - rickshaw ride back to hotel - 20min rikshaw ride. Free and easy late afternoon and evening  on your own. 

              Breakfast & 3 hours before your flight time - we will drive you to the airport .