Nagarkot Hiking and Chitwan Jungle Safari tour an ideal and scenic trip for all range of travelers especially for families honeymoon couples, students and others too.
Nagarkot Hiking and Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour is graded leisure with moderate walks which involves a cultural and historical sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu city, as Kathmandu is full of ancient monuments with World Heritage Sites from old temples, palaces, and monasteries, all our tour is accompanied and led by expert guides fully equipped with knowledge in culture, history, religion, flora and fauna to medical and first aid, offering you in depth of the country with all kinds of information to make your Nagarkot Hiking and Chitwan Jungle Safari tour an enjoyable and interesting.
This amazing trip “Nagarkot Hiking and Chitwan Jungle Safari tour” starts with a warm welcome on arrival and with impressive and fantastic sightseeing around Kathmandu’s important heritage sites at famous holy Hindu Pashupatinath Temple adorned with golden pagoda roofs and four silver door. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where one can observe this spiritual surrounding by the bank of Bagmati River. From here, the tour leads to huge Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” where you can observe the Tibetan Buddhist culture and its way of daily life. The tour continues towards the old Kings Palace and its square, steeped with history and many temples and monuments and then heading to the landmark of Kathmandu valley, the Swayambhunath Stupa, located west of the city on a hillock offering a super panorama of Kathmandu valley. The stupa stands tall with rolling green hills and snow-capped mountains towards the north. The stupa is one of the oldest with 2,500 years of history.
Next morning, we start the journey with an interesting drive towards the east of Kathmandu to Sundarijal at 1,460 meters high, from here, we hike uphill through several Tamang villages and farmlands with a pristine forest of rhododendron, magnolia, pines and oaks trees. Walk then continues reaching at Chisapani 2,340 meters, the highest spot of this trip “Nagarkot Hiking and Chitwan Jungle Safari tour” which offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range from Annapurna, Manaslu towards West Langtang and Jugal Himal with stunning sunrise and sunset views. The walk then leads along the ridgeline to Nagarkot with awesome mountain scenery on route hike and eventually ending the long day walk at Nagarkot. This scenic village is famous for fabulous sunrise views over a chain of Himalayan peaks, alongside fascinating culture and costumes. Nagarkot is a popular weekend break destination and a retreat for city folks, tourist to be in a serene environment with amazing views of mountains and striking sunrise views.
After two days of the nice walk of Nagarkot Hiking, our journey to Chitwan Jungle Safari tour” continues with an interesting drive towards southern Nepal’s flatland Terai where the dense jungles are located with Asia’s best National Park Chitwan. In Chitwan National Park, we enjoy the thrill of Jungle safari with elephant rides and nature walks in search of rare Royal Bengal Tigers, one horned Rhinoceros, four types of deer with much different wildlife including reptiles and exotic species of birds and animals.
This awesome and enjoyable “Nagarkot Hiking and Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour” trip concludes with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. We finally depart from Tribuwan International Airport, with excellent support and service of Team.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport our staff will receive with warm welcomes with garland and transfer to the hustle bustle Kathmandu city and check into nice respective hotels, after refreshment our guide and staff will brief with information regarding your Nagarkot Hiking & Jungle Safari Tour with us.
Evening dinner in a typical Nepali restaurants with folk dance programs of various ethnic tribes of Nepal.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for a hike to North of Kathmandu Valley Ridge around picturesque Chisapani and Nagarkot hills.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani 2,340 m – 04hrs.
Starting this wonderful outdoor journey with a morning short drive towards the eastern Kathmandu valley rim at Sundarijal, situated 15 k.m. from Kathmandu city, from Sundarijal hike begins with an uphill walk through small farm villages, beautiful cascade of waterfalls and reaching at an entrance of Shivapuri National Park, from here through patch of forest and passing many scattered farm fields and villages then reaching the ridge top at Chisopani where the air gets cooler at 2,300 meters high, overlooking grand panorama of snow capped mountains from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal, Lang tang Himal towards Jugal Himal range with views of Kathmandu valley below this scenic ridge line, Chisapani offers stunning sunrise views in a clear early morning.
Day 04: Trek to Nagarkot 2,100m – 05 hrs.
After a wonderful morning with great views of sunrise over the snow capped mountains, morning starts with a pleasant walk on a gradual winding path into enchanting rhododendron, oaks and pines forest with some downhill path to Chowki-bhanjyang, a small farm village overlooking eastern side of the Kathmandu valley rim, with a nice stop here with lunch break walk continues on a gradual trail for few hours through the village of Jarsing Pawa at 1,700 m, from this nice looking village our route diverts towards uphill for an hour then finally ending the days walk at Nagarkot.
Nagarkot, located at an elevation of 2,100 meters, this hill top is famous for stunning sunrises and sunset’s views reflecting its light on array of snow capped mountains from Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shanker extending towards eastern horizon around Everest range of mountains.
Day 05: Drive to Chitwan National Park- 06 hrs journey.
From Nagarkot catching views of striking sunrise over the beautiful snow capped mountains, our next thrilling and exciting adventure begins with an interesting drive towards the lower flatlands of Nepal known as Terai, where the temperature is warm with sub-tropical climate.
Drive leads through many farm villages and towns following the Trisuli River most of the way as the rolling hills meets the low lands of Terai in Chitwan area, enrich with fertile agriculture fields and deep vast jungles.
After an enjoyable ride of more than 5 hours reaching at Asia’s best National Park in Chitwan, on arrival transfer into best jungle lodge / resorts where the naturalist and guide will receive with a warm welcome and brief you with jungle safari programs and do’s and don’ts.
Afternoon a leisure introductory walks in a peaceful surrounding visiting the buffer zone of National park where all the hotels, lodge and resorts are located.
With few hours of interesting walk back to hotel, evening with cultural local folk programs or a slide show of the park and wild life followed by excellent dinner.
Day 06: Full Day Jungle activities and elephant safari.
Morning starts early by the break of dawn with various jungle activities which includes elephant safari, jungle walks or bird watching, after a great refreshing morning tour, after breakfast with some rest activities continues with elephant bathing / briefing or dugout canoe ride on Rapti river downstream in search of Gangetic Gharial and Marsh Mugger Crocodiles with many water birds life including King Fisher, Ruddysal ducks, storks and egrets. Late afternoon with lunch break another jungle programs with elephant safari, jungle walks or jungle drive. Chitwan offers striking sunsets with its amazing landscapes and rivers, late evening wither slide shows or Tharu Stick cultural dance with great buffet dinner.
Chitwan National Park of 932 sq.kms area is one of the oldest and most popular National Parks in Nepal, located within the inner subtropical Terai lowlands of Southern-Central Nepal. The park was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1984. The Park covers a pristine area with a unique eco-system of significant value to the world. It contains the Churia hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains of the rivers Rapti, Reu and Narayani.
Approximately 70 % of the park vegetation is covered by Sal forests. The remaining vegetation types include 20 % of grassland, 7 % of riverine forest and 3% of sal with chirpine. The latter are found in the Churia (Siwalik) range. Which are the low hills after the Terai flatlands? The riverine forests mainly consist of khair, sisso and simal or kapok (the silk cotton tree). The grasslands are a diverse and complex community with over 50 species. The Saccharun species, popularly known as elephant grass, can reach 8 m in height.
The shorter grasses such as Imperata are used by the locals for thatch roofs; there are more than 43 species of mammals in the park. The Park is famous for the endangered and elusive “Royal Bengal Tiger”. The park is home to the one horned Indian Rhinoceros, fresh water Gharial crocodile along with many other common species such as gaur (Asian bison) wild elephants, four horned antelopes, striped hyenas, pangolins, Gangetic dolphins, monitor lizards and pythons.
Other wildlife found in the park include sambars, chital (spotted deer) barking deer, sloth bear, palm civets, languor and rhesus monkeys, the park is also famous for over 450 species of birds. Among the endangered birds are the Bengal florican, the Giant Hornbill, the Lesser Florican, the Black Stork and White Stork.
Common birds seen in the park including Peafowl, Red Jungle fowl, and different species of Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, Flycatchers and Woodpeckers, the best time for bird watching is around March and December. More than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles have been recorded in the park, some of which are the Marsh mugger Crocodile, cobras Green Pit Viper and various species of frogs and tortoises; Chitwan National Park is also an educational field for botanists and zoologists alike.
Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu – Approx: 05 hrs journey.
Morning with refreshing activities and breakfast depart from Chitwan on the same route, as the drive leads towards the mid hills following the Trisuli River up streams, as drive climbs on the winding road reaching the Kathmandu valley rim at Nagdhunga and then towards the entrance to Kathmandu city at Thankot, from here a short drive leads into the busy traffic road and back to respective hotels, after a great time in Chitwan, late afternoon free at leisure with evening farewell dinner in a nice Nepali restaurants or similar with excellent meals.
Day 08: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal after a wonderful and enjoyable Nagarkot Hiking & Jungle Safari Tour with Team Himalaya, as per your flight time transfer to airport for your flight back home or to respective destinations.