3 Week Nepal Itinerary with a 10 day hike to Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill, rhinos at Chitwan National Park and overwhelming culture in the Kathmandu Valley.
|Our 3 Week Nepal Itinerary|
|2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek|
|3. Chitwan National Park|
|4. Kathmandu Valley|
Pokhara is located on a small lake and is the transportation hub for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Circuit.
It has many hostels, bars, cafes and restaurants, some of them with lake views.
The World Peace Pagoda located on a hill south of the lake offers great views into the Himalayas. There is also a Hindu Temple worth visiting in the lake and a Tibetan Monastery a 30min drive away from the city.
2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
We did the ten days trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. The trek is well marked and you will pass lots of tea houses to spend the night on the way. We’ve never made reservations for the night and got a double room in every village we passed.
Be aware that you need a permission to enter the Annapurna National Park and you can only buy this permission in Pokhara.
3. Chitwan National Park
After the thin mountain air it was time for some safari at Chitwan National Park. The main attraction is the bengal tiger but it is so rare, our guide who spend the last 20 years in the park said he saw a tiger four times in his whole life.
Anyway there are so many animals which are easier to spot like rhinos, deer or elephants. We did a full day jeep safari which got boring after a while and a half day guided canoe tour and if you are short on timd I would prefer the canoe tour.
You can also switch Chitwan Park and the Kathmandu Valley and continue this trip into India.
4. Kathmandu Valley
We visited the big kings palaces in the Kathmandu Valley, spend some time walking around Thamel and visited the Boudhanath and
Swayambhunath stupas. We also went to Pashupatinath and tooked a local guide who explained us a lot about Hinduism and the rituals and traditions of Pashupatinath.