Chitwan Tour and Volunteering – 2 Weeks

Chitwan Tour is one of the best nature experiences in Nepal. The Chitwan Tour itinerary takes you into the wilderness of nature and a wonderful Tharu village tour. Chitwan National Park lies in the lowland region of Nepal. There is a tourist bus service every day and also, tourists can drive by private transport and fly from Kathmandu.

Mainly, people do two nights and three days jungle safari tours are done by many tourists but if people have more time, they can extend one extra day for the jeep safari. The national park covers 932 square kilometres. It is the homeland of Royal Bengal Tigers and one-horned rhino, along with elephants, deer, crocodiles, snakes and bird species.

There are various things to do during your Chitwan wildlife safari trip. Elephant back safari, bird watching, canoe riding and photography, jeep safari, Elephant bathing, visit the Elephant breeding centre, Tharu cultural program and an exclusive Tharu village tour. Chitwan Tour includes meals and accommodation at a reasonable trip cost.

Chitwan Tour and Volunteering Highlights:

  • Jungle safari and explore the wildlife
  • Royal Bengal Tiger and One Horned Rhino
  • Explore the Tharu indigenous culture (Stick Dance)
  • Canoe ride and jungle walk
  • Bird watching and photography
  • Elephant bathing and elephant breeding centre

Chitwan offers unique volunteering opportunities that allow travellers to contribute meaningfully to the local community. Engaging in volunteer work in Nepal provides a chance to immerse oneself in the vibrant culture while making a positive impact. Volunteer World Nepal works and collaborates with local communities on projects related to education, healthcare, and environmental conservation.

Volunteers often participate in teaching programs, assisting local schools and community centres in enhancing educational resources. Additionally, healthcare initiatives provide opportunities for medical professionals and volunteers to contribute to the well-being of the community by organizing health camps and awareness programs.

Environmental conservation projects focus on preserving Chitwan’s diverse ecosystem. Volunteers may participate in reforestation efforts, wildlife monitoring, and community outreach to raise awareness about sustainable practices.

Combining a Chitwan tour and volunteering work allows individuals to experience the beauty of Nepal while actively contributing to the betterment of local communities. This unique blend of adventure and service creates a fulfilling and transformative experience, fostering cultural exchange and understanding. As volunteers engage with the community, they gain insights into Nepalese traditions, forging connections that extend beyond the duration of their stay.

The sample program itinerary provided is subject to change or extension based on the availability of the volunteers and their preferred duration for volunteering, internship, tour, or trekking.

Program day to day detail itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:

You will be picked up at the airport by one of the Volunteer World Nepal 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. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 02: Orientation and Nepali lessons:

Volunteer World Nepal offers comprehensive Nepali language and cultural training tailored for expatriates, volunteers, and research students eager to delve into Nepali culture. Our team of seasoned instructors will skillfully lead you through language acquisition while fostering a genuine understanding of Nepali communities. At Tour and Trekking Nepal, we furnish cutting-edge learning resources designed to provide profound insights into Nepal’s culture and way of life. Throughout your orientation and language sessions, you will be fully immersed in the local culture and language, creating a rich and authentic experience. This program is ideally suited for individuals seeking to maximize their time in Nepal and to engage with the country on a deeper, more meaningful level.

Day 03: Local amenities and cultural sightseeing:

Kathmandu stands as the vibrant cultural nucleus of Nepal, an alluring haven for travellers since Nepal first welcomed outsiders within its borders. The city beautifully amalgamates elements of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influences within the encompassing Valley. Adjacent to this hub is Patan and Bhaktapur, two significant cities brimming with cultural and religious importance in Nepal’s tapestry.

An immersive guided excursion awaits, offering a complete day to explore the historical Durbar Square adorned with distinctive architecture and home to the revered Kumari, the living goddess. The journey continues to the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, followed by visits to the renowned ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and the Buddhists’ shrine of Buddhhanath. As dusk settles, an enriching pre-trip discussion is scheduled, where you will meet your trek leader and fellow adventurers, setting the stage for your forthcoming expedition.

Day 04: Drive to Chitwan from Kathmandu – Tharu Village walk, Evening Tharu Cultural show:

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. Overnight stay in Chitwan. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05: A full-day Jungle Excursion in Chitwan National Park:

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 freshwater 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 stay in Chitwan. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus:

We transfer to the tourist bus station and 08: 00 am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet northeast of Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07 – 13: Volunteering work could be started through any of the volunteering programs:

  • Teaching in Schools or Monasteries.
  • Centre for Disabilities/Special Education
  • Construction and Manual Work Volunteer
  • Sports/ Physical Education Internship
  • Teaching English to Buddhist Monks

Day 14: Farewell Friend and Departure/Fly back to Home

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

Key Information:

Price:
480 USD
Country:
Nepal
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Duration:
14 Days
Accommodation:
Hotel
Meals:
Breakfast
Departure:
Kathmandu
Transportation:
Tourist Bus
Style:
Tour
Maximum Altitude:
Meters
Difficulty:
Easy
Group Size:
1 - 10 Persons
Attractions
Jungle Safari, Tharu Culture, Elephant Safari
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Program fee: 480 USD
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What's included:

  • Kathmandu-Chitwan-Kathmandu drive.
  • 2-night accommodation with luxury bed
  • Full board meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Full-day jungle safari, canoe ride, bird watching, visit Elephant breeding centre, Elephant bath and many more.
  • Chitwan Tharu village tour
  • Nature guide

What's Excluded:

  • Your personal expenses.
  • Bar bills, beverages such as Coke Fanta minerals water etc.
  • Extra night accommodation and activities.

Read reviews of our optimistic volunteers.

"Anika and I went to Kathmandu, Nepal. We worked as volunteers for two weeks in a local school in Kathmandu, with Volunteer World Nepal. Umesh and Sanu Shrestha, together with their adorable baby Bidusha, made our stay unforgettable. They made as many dinners as we did and greeted us with such warmth. Our room was modest but cosy, with a balcony that offered breathtaking views..."

Hannah and Anika, Australia

Volunteer Teacher in Nepal