Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Tour and Volunteering – 3 Weeks

Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Tour is one of the best travel experiences in Nepal. Explore the UNESCO enlisted cultural sites in Kathmandu, natural wonders of Pokhara, wildlife resources of Chitwan and the Buddhist spirituality of Lumbini in a very short time.

Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Tour and Volunteering package is a combination of mountain scenery, historical and religious sites, World Heritage Site and jungle safari. Kathmandu is known as the city of the temples, where every hundred-meter distance can see Hindu’s Devalaya and Buddhist Stupa consist from the fourth century. Chitwan National Park is the most famous in the world for the Jungle safari tour with one horn rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger. Similarly, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha “Lumbini” is a sacred place for Buddhists and tourists all over the world. And a beautiful touristic city Pokhara is the best destination, to see panoramic Mountain View, boating on Fewa Lake and hiking in Sarangkot for sunrise and sunset view.

This journey starts and ends in Kathmandu. We discover famous Hindu pilgrimage, Buddhist pilgrimage and historical monuments and architecture from the ancient’s period and equally understand its importance in the lifestyle of Nepalese people in Kathmandu. We explore jungle safari and wildlife adventure in Chitwan National Park with the cultural presentation of indigenous Tharu people culture and lifestyle. After Chitwan, we off to visit the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, and situated 300km from Kathmandu. Lumbini is the foundation of world peace and pilgrimage for all peace-loving people, bearing significance to the life, enlightenment of Siddartha Gautam Buddha. Our last destination will be Pokhara where we enjoy with Himalayas view, lake view and day tour around Pokhara valley including boating on Phewa lake.

Chitwan Lumbini Pokhara Tour Highlights:

  • Combination of Culture, religious and natural beauties.
  • Visit most of the World heritage site of Kathmandu.
  • Birth place of Lord Buddha “Lumbini”.
  • Pokhara city sightseeing and Chitwan National Park Tour
  • Lifetime experience during short visit.
  • Picturesque Mountain scenery from Pokhara.

Key Information

990 Euro
Arrival City:
21 Days
Tourist Bus
Maximum Altitude:
Group Size:
1 - 10 Persons
Pewa Lake, Tharu Culture, Buddhist Pilgrimage

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You will be picked up at the airport by one of the VSN staff and driven to your Kathmandu host family or a hotel. Here you will be welcomed into the family, be given your own room and be provided with all your meals while in Kathmandu. This will be your home during your orientation and volunteering in Nepal. With
easy bus routes into town and the surrounding countryside this quiet and safe suburb is the perfect base for your time in Nepal.

We start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred lingum, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous funeral site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. We would like you to experience the real life of Nepal so that we would like to show you how schools are run and students are taught.This school is totally funded by our company.

Patan, the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is the best known for its artistic heritage. It is probably the oldest Buddhist City in the world. The city is situated on a plateau across Bagmati River. Another name of Patan is Lalitpur. The city is surrounded by 4Stupas as 4 corners of Patan, one at each corner of its cardinal points. These stupas are said to have been built by the famous Emperor Ashoka. This is one of the most elegant architectural treasures of which Patan is very proud. About the beauty of Patan, a western lady writer has to say this – “Patan means eternity itself and Patan Durbar Square is the spectacular sight of Asia indeed”. Really it is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities, and wonderful carvings and many visitors come here to see the monuments. Patan Durbar square is the famous visiting place. The square is full of ancient places, temples, and shrines noted for their exquisite carvings.

The Swayambhunath Stupa is situated 4km outside the Capital on a hilltop and is believed to date back to around 500BC. Legend has it that a sage named Manjushree, who is credited with the creation of Kathmandu saw a celestial lotus in bloom on the hilltop and blessed it. Swayambhu is an important pilgrimage site as well as a center of art, architecture, religion, and culture of Mahayana Buddhism. Durbar Square is Kathmandu’s focal point. Durbar Square holds the places of the Malla and Shah Kings who once ruled the city. Along with these palaces, the square also contains a series of temples, the oldest dating back to the 16th century. The square is also known as Hanuman Dhoka, a name derived from the statue of Hanuman, the monkey god, near the entrance of the palace.

We descend down along the winding road on the banks of the Trishuli River. After checking in to the hotel, there will be a briefing on the activities we will be engaged in during our stay in Chitwan. We then walk on the banks of the Rapti River to enjoy the sunset in the sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan. In the evening, we enjoy dinner along with a brief cultural program showcasing the tribal dances unique to the Chitwan region of Nepal.

Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephants for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in its natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for bird watching or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.

Today we will depart for Lumbini “The birth place of Lord Buddha” by tourist bus 5 to 6 hours passing through beautiful paddy farm, river, city etc. Stay overnight at Hotel.

You will explore around holy Lumbini Garden, Mayadevi Temple “the birth place of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha”, Museum and other many sacred monasteries, Stupa, Debalaya, representative by different country from the world. You may meditation few hours in the monastery or garden. A full day will be sufficient to look around the garden for the most attraction site. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Drive to Pokhara, early in the morning by tourist bus or private vehicle with amazing scenery of farm land, city. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist spots of Nepal. It offers magnificent view of snowcapped mountain in the north and city view of Pokhara with beautiful lake. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Early morning, we drive to Sarangkot for the sunrise. From Sarangkot, one can enjoy clockwise view of snowcapped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, streams and gorges, picturesque villages inhabited by friendly smiling Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic tribes. After noon, Sightseeing includes visits to nearby Tibetan villages, David’s Fall, Mahendra Cave, the famous Seti George and some beautiful temples like Bindhabasini Temple and Pokhara Museum. Sightseeing in Pokhara, also includes a boat ride on Lake Phewa – Phewa Lake is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with the Volunteer Society Nepal staff. Overnight at Kathmandu

  • Women Empowerment
  • Teaching in Schools
  • Center for Disabilities/Special Education
  • Construction and Manual Work Volunteer
  • Sports/ Physical Education Internship
  • Teaching English to Buddhist Monks
  • Teacher Training
  • Child Care / Orphanage

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Volunteer Society Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

What's included:

  • Kathmandu-Chitwan-Lumbini-Pokhara-Kathmandu drive.
  • Full day jungle safari, canoe ride, bird watching, visit Elephant breeding center, Elephant bath and many more.
  • Chitwan Tharu village tour
  • Full Day Pokhara Sightseeing – Boating, Taal Barahi Temple, Davis fall, Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave Visit.Full day
  • Early in the Morning Sunrise view from Sarangkot and Bindabasini Temple visit.
  • Heritage sites entrance fees.
  • All government and local taxes.

What's Excluded:

  • Your personal expenses
  • Souvenir or other expenses during the tour.
  • Bar bills, beverages such as coke Fanta minerals water etc.
  • Extra night accommodation and activities.