Kathmandu Chitwan Astam Village Tour is a beautiful cultural, natural and wildlife tour in Nepal. An exploration hiking to mountain village-Astam is a perfect place to see the entire Annapurna Himalayas. Besides, rural settlement, river, green forests and hills are some attractions of Astam village trek. Pokhara and Chitwan with Astam Village hiking is a great trip o escape from city crowds and enjoy a massive mountains views and experience Nepalese rural culture. Astam is the best for nature exploration and interaction with local people. Please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp +977 9851023742 to book and customize Kathmandu Chitwan Astam village tour package in 2023/2024.
Trip Name: Kathmandu Chitwan Astam Tour
Trip Type: Private/Group
Trip Package: Standard
Trip Duration: 7 Days
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Trip Season: All Season
Trip Cost: USD 750- USD 950
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Mode of Transfer: Car/ Jeep / Bus
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Kathmandu Chitwan Astam village tour Pokhara is a great trip of culture, nature & wildlife tour in Nepal.
Kathmandu Chitwan Astam village Tour visits three of Nepal’s most exciting and diverse destinations-Kathmandu, Pokhara, Astam village and Chitwan National Park.The highlights of this tour is to see the temples of Kathmandu, Pokhara's lake side and Chitwan's wildlife.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, take it easy and have a relaxed first walk in Thamel, the lively tourist hub of the city. There are seven UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley, and you’ll see a few of them, most notably the old town of Patan, the holiest Hindu site in the country at Pashupatinath Temple, and hilltop Swayambhunath Stupa, colloquially called the Monkey Temple, you’ll soon find out why.
Pokhara, Nepal’s second city in the west. If the weather’s clear, you’ll get good views en route. After arriving, you’ll be driven about 90 minutes outside the city to Astam, where you’ll stay at a gorgeous eco-lodge with close-up views of the Annapurna Himalaya.Take your time on the morning of day four, enjoying the morning views or going for a short walk around Astam. You’ll then be driven back to Pokhara, where you’ll have time to explore the Lakeside area of the city.
We drive from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park for a complete change of scenery.Relax at your jungle lodge and keep an eye out for wildlife and birds. Prepare for a full day of safari activities on day 6, try a walking safari, Jeep safari, bird watching, and a canoe ride down the river. There’s a strong chance you’ll spot rhinos, gharial crocodiles, deer, elephants, and many different species of birds.
Day 1: Arrive to Kathmandu
We receive you at Kathmandu airport on arrival, and waiting you there holding your name and showing you at in front of the arrival exit door at the airport, and drive you to hotel.Leisure day on your own in the afternoon.
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour: Patan, Pashupatinath and The Monkey Temple
We embark on a full day of sightseeing to get to know the incredible Kathmandu Valley. Your guide will meet you at hotel and take you tour to Patan, the ancient city and gain rare insights into the lives of artisans and their craft, you will visit Golden temple, patan durbar square, Mahabuddha temple and Rudravarna Monastery in Patan.
Next we go to visit Pashupatinath temple, one of the holiest temples in the Hindu religion. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the three main gods in Hinduism, as his birthplace. Situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, Pashupatinath is the main cremation site for Hindus in the Kathmandu Valley, with cremation ghats lining the Bagmati River below the temple. It is such an important pilgrimage site that any Hindu should visit it once in their life and there is a constant stream of sadhus coming and going from Nepal and India. After that, you will drive to visit Swoyambhunath Temple. Also known as the Monkey Temple for the many resident monkeys that scamper around the myriad of small shrines and temples, this ancient Buddhist Stupa is perched on a hilltop overlooking the valley and is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Drive to Astam
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Pokhara. This is a stunning half hour flight along the Himalayan Range, seeing four of the world’s fourteen giant mountains over 8000m; Daulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu and Shishapangma, before landing in Pokhara. An experience not to be missed. After landing, we head out of town taking a scenic an hour and a half drive to Astam. You are now in a totally diﬀerent world from that of Kathmandu. Along the way, you can see the magniﬁcent views of Annapurna Range and Fishtail/Machhapuchhere. You will be staying at Annapurna Eco Village is a friendly and eco-friendly guest house, set on a family farm with incredible mountain views to the Annapurna section of the Himalayas. There are simple cottages with basic facilities, decent coffee and great hosts who can make you killer buckwheat pancakes for breakfast.
Day 4: Morning in Astam and Drive to Pokhara
Today after breakfast we will have time to relax until we head our way back to Pokhara. You can have your last hour walk to the stunning ridgetop village of Astam. The village is beautiful in itself but also superbly located with stunning views up to Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain) in the front center, surrounded by the peaks of the Annapurna section of the Himalayan Range. After that, we bid farewell to your hosts and the beautiful village of Astam and load up into your vehicle for a short drive into Pokhara to explore this charming lakeside town.
Day 5: Pokhara to Chitwan(180km, 6 hours)
This morning you get up early, breakast and drive to the famous Terai region of Nepal, the Chitwan National Park. The landscape and culture are totally different from that which you have experienced so far in Kathmandu. The name the ‘Terai’ refers to the extensive plains in the southern part of Nepal – this area is the most northern extension of the great Gangetic plains of India, land that was won and lost in decades of struggle and shares both Indian and Nepali characteristics and culture.
You will arrive in time for lunch and a briefing about the activities available in the time you have left this afternoon and what’s on tomorrow.
Day 6: Jungle Safari Tour
Today is a full day of jungle activities. You'll experience a walking jungle safari, bird-watching, jungle safaris on the back of a jeep, river safaris in traditional canoes and wildlife viewing.Wildlife in Chitwan includes the greater one-horned rhinoceros, spotted deer, hog deer, sambar deer and barking deer as well as a wide variety of birdlife. With a bit of luck, there is always the chance of glimpsing the leopard, sloth bear and royal bengal tiger. A favorite activity is always to visit the elephant camp and learn about thes majestic animals, their habits and to have the opportunity to take part in washing the elephant in the river. Your experienced nature guides will teach you all about jungle life, the ways of the animals living here, the exotic jungle flora, abundant birdlife and of course about the conservation programs being run here. This is truly a great opportunity to get close to one of Nepal’s unique ecosystems, to learn about the fragile web of life and what we can do to help preserve it for future generations.
Day 7: Chitwan to Kathmandu
This morning you may have a chance to fit in one last jungle or village activity before we travel back to Kathmandu.It is possible to drive or fly back to Kathmandu. The flight takes just 20 minutes. Once in Kathmandu, you have free time.
Day 8: Kathmandu Airport
Brekfast and free time for souvenir shopping and your guide will come to transfer to airport at least 3 hours before the departure flight time. Hope you enjoy this tour with us.
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