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9-Day Classic Nepal Holiday with Wildlife

Tour route: Kathmandu - Chitwan - Pokhara

  • Tour code: INOT-NP-003
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival you are greeted by our representative. Transferred to hotel where your tour guide helps you check in and brief you about the following tours. Relax and recover from jet lag at hotel. 

Overnight: Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Highlights

After breakfast, start you exploration of Kathmandu Valley from Ason Tole Vegetable & Spice Market which offers vivid local life of Nepali people. Discover Kathmandu's rich culture among the bustling narrow streets and many courtyards which forms the base of living in Kathmandu. Continue your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will see Kumari Temple which houses the living Goddess and have an external view of Taleju Temple and Kala Bhairav.

Afternoon, step into the temple of Swayambhunath - a stupa on the top of hill - for an overlook the scenery of Kathmandu Valley. Later proceed to Patan city (about 15min driving) to visit the Panta Durbar Square - one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast

Day 3: Kathmandu - Bhaktapur

After breakfast, visit Pashpatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa.

Afternoon you are escorted to Bhaktapur city where you will discover Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the seven UNESCO's World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley. Later continue to the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, Changu Narayan Temple which boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside. Drive back to Kathmandu.

In the evening, you can do some shopping around the Thamel streets on your own.  

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Kathmandu - Chitwan (Approx 4-5 Hours)

After breakfast, drive to Chitwan which is approx 4-5 hours drive. The Royal Chitwan National Park is 158.6 km South West of Kathmandu, houses the first National Park of the Kingdom. It is famous for its variety of wildlife especially the Great Indian One horned Rhinoceros and the exclusive Royal Bengal Tiger.

After arrival, your lodge guide will give you a brief introduction on your Chitwan program. After lunch, start your jungle activities according to the schedule.

Note: Being a responsible travel agent, we arrange jeep ride instead of the elephant ride inside the Chitwan National Park, thus no animal abuse will be involved during your trip.

Overnight: Chitwan
Meals: Breakfast, Set menu lunch, Set menu dinner

Day 5: Chitwan, Jungle Activities

Continue jungle activities as per the program.

Overnight: Chitwan
Meals: Breakfast, Set menu lunch, Set menu dinner

Day 6: Chitwan - Pokhara (Approx 5-6 Hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara (approx 5-6 hrs). En-route, pay a visit to Bandipur Village - a hilltop settlement in Tanahu District as well as a living museum of Newari culture. This well-preserved town has many fine examples of 18th century architecture, as well as small cafes, shops and temples. Check in to your lovely hotel near Phewa Lake on arrival in Pokhara.

Overnight: Pokhara
Meal: Breakfast

Day 7: Pokhara, City Highlights

Today you will have a full day private tour of the second largest city in Nepal- Pokhara. Laid out alongside a lake and encircled by the spectacular mountain scenery of the Annapurna Rangethe, Pokhara is the paradise of adventure and leisure.

Morning, take a private boat ride to experience the charm and serenity of Phewa Lake. Then ascend to World Peace Pagoda, a perfect viewpoint which provides a panoramic view of Phokara and Phewa Lake. Followed by the visit to Devi's Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, and International Mountain Museum.

Overnight: Pokhara
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Pokhara - Kathmandu, Thamel & Garden of Dreams

Today start a bit earlier for your journey to Sarangkot viewpoint to for the unforgettable sunrise over the mountain peaks. Rest at one of the cafes atop the mountain, relax and enjoy the unforgettable sunrise over the mountain peaks. 

Then we fly back to Kathmandu, afternoon take a leisure walk around around Thamel district – a heaven for tourists visiting the city including its fascinating streets. Afterwards, continue to pay a visit to Garden of Dreams, a neo classical historical garden in a beautifully design inspired by the famous Edwardian style.

Overnight: Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast

Day 9: Depart Kathmandu

Bid farewell! After breakfast our tour representative will escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

Good accommodation choice will in no doubt enhance your tour experience. Our well-established partnership network with key hotel chains in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri-Lanka will bring you the benefits of competitive hotel rate and guaranteed room availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: geographically convenience values for your precious holiday time. So properties we use are either in downtown area close to main city attractions and amenities, or convenient for sightseeing or transportation.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

Hotel Criteria for Each Tour Class

Note: Bhutan is less developed with fewer hotels criteria for choice, and most of the hotels there aren't as high standard as those in Western society.

Hotel Arrangement for Standard Tour Class

Usually conveniently located and meet the basic requirements of a comfortable stay: decorative lobbies and nice guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants may be average in size but offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most cases, staffs have basic command of English. Usually 3 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in some cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Hotel Arrangement for Superior Tour Class

Usually properties are conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby and offer a better service and hotel facility than that in hotels of Comfortable Tour Class. Usually 4-4.5 star hotels or boutique hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for First Tour Class

Deluxe hotels with high-end service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Usually 5 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

The most luxury hotels are used and only available in some particular cities. These properties have top-notch service and unique location, such as a lake or a historic site, and usually incorporate some of the country’s most exquisite architecture traditions. Usually top 5 star or the best available hotels are adopted.


Normally, India Odyssey Tours put breakfast in your itinerary except for in Bhutan (all meals included). Lunch won’t be included for the sake of tour convenience, while dinner is also excluded as some travelers might want a little culinary adventure themselves. But surely your tour guide/driver is always glad to offer their advice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.


Usually lunch won’t be included considering the fact that sometimes travelers may want to stay somewhere longer/shorter or need other minor changes during daily sightseeing, and it’s better to decide the lunch site then rather than pre-arranging it. For sure our tour guides/drivers will be happy to advice good places to you, and we strongly suggest qualified local restaurant or hotels around the scenic spots for the sake of your health.


Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in the incredible India & South Asia. This is why we offer you this flexibility of food choice, and you can always get advice from your tour guides/drivers.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across South Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All tour guides of India Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across South Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

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Clients: Matt Wong

Travel Consultant:
Laura Li
My family and I (a party of 4 people) booked our 10 day tour with Odyssey to Kathmandu and Bhutan.Our travel plans were arranged by Laura Li at Odyssey, who provided a first class service. She was attentive and flexible to our needs and was knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. She was also very efficient at responding to our emails be it changes to our itinerary or questions about our trip. During our trip, she continued to stay in touch checking that we were happy with all the arrangements and that everything was to our satisfaction (needless to say everything was just perfect!).Our tour guides Anita Adhikari, in Kathmandu, and Kinley Gaaza, in Bhutan, were both extremely accommodating and knowledgeable and could not do enough to ensure our trip went smoothly and, more importantly, we were all enjoying ourselves.We are especially grateful to Kinley and our driver in Bhutan, Mr Sangay. When my wife opted to rest at the hotel the day before we were due to climb to the Tiger’s Nest, Kinley ensured all arrangements were made at the hotel so that my wife was well looked after before we left for the days excursion. And when we went to the Tiger’s Nest, both Kinley and Mr Sangay looked after us all, ensuring we were all safe as we rode horseback up to the cafeteria!For my family and I, Laura will certainly be the first port of call when making arrangements for our next holiday.
Rating: May 13th, 2017

Clients: Samantha Cherney

Travel Consultant:
Don Li
We had the most amazing time in Nepal this past November. Our tour was completly organized by Don at Odyssey tours and it was customized to fit our needs. Don was very helpful and patient as we navigated spending 14 days in Nepal! We started in Kathmandu with a tour of the city with our wonderful guide Anita. Anita knows everything about everything! She taught us so much about the city, the culture, the people and answered every question that we could think of. She is truly an exceptional tour guide. We next traveled to Pokhara to paraglide and experience this city. Again wonderful! Our guide Bisma showed us the sights and made sure that we were prepared for our 4 day Trek. Our trekking experience took us to Ghandruk and Ghorepani... beautful mountains and towns along the way that made our journey very memorable. We were also escorted by Kajee and Nima Dawa Sherpa who were so knowledgable, friendly and helped us fully enjoy the experience. There were some long days and tired girls but we loved it and would recommend if you have an adventorous soul and would like to get out of the city for a few days. Be prepared for cold weather, warm weather and a cold shower or two! We then traveled back to Pokhara and on to Chitwan to have a jungle experience which again did not dissapoint! There we visisted elephants, crocodiles, and learned so much about the region. We stayed at the Jungle Resort and the accomidations were really great. The meals were fantastic and we were able to relax a bit and enjoy nature.From Chitwan we quickly stopped for one night in Kathmandu, met up with Anita again and went to Nagarkot, which now in hindsight we would probably skip as it was very foggy making the mountains invisible and there was not a lot do to in the town. However, we did enjoy a couple days rest. I also must mention our driver who took very good care of us, Aashish. He is the best making sure that we arrived safe and sound to all of our destinations! Also, our tour director Sudin who ensured that we had no questions along the way and were enjoying every minute. Don from Odyssey, Anita, Aasish, Bisma, Sudin, Kajee and Nima Dawa ensured that we had the absolute best time while we were in Nepal....some might call this a Trip of a Lifetime. We love Nepal and can not say enough about this extaordinary country, the amazing people and the awesome adventure that awaits. We can not wait to go back!!
Rating: December 15th, 2016

Clients: Samantha C

Travel Consultant:
Don Li
We very much enjoyed learning and seeing the points of interest of Kathmandu. We had an amazing tour guide - Anita and Drive - Aasish that ensured we were in the right place at the right time! We loved it and and learned so much. Do not miss Dubar Square and The Monkey Temple!
Rating: December 14th, 2016

Clients: Ping Wu

Travel Consultant:
Miranda Zhang
great services, we enjoyed the trip. Thank you.Ping
Rating: December 7th, 2016

Clients: John Beaton

Travel Consultant:
Mavis Jiang
My wife and I were so impressed with our 2014 Cambodia tour arranged by Kelly Lu (Indochina Odyssey Tours), we contacted India Odyssey Tours for our 2017 Nepal/Bhutan/India tour needs. Mavis Jiang promptly responded to our inquiry and answered all our questions. Mavis has done a wonderful job customizing the tour to meet our specific needs. We are confident that our tour will be wonderful and wholeheartedly recommend Odyssey Tours to all of our friends.
Rating: December 7th, 2016
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