Kathmandu and Chitwan Tour

Volunteer World Nepal’s Kathmandu and Chitwan Tour which combines Kathmandu and Chitwan to offer a diverse and exciting experience, blending the cultural richness of Kathmandu with the natural beauty and wildlife of Chitwan. Kathmandu and Chitwan tour starts in the valley where you visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites scattered in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur, which are all cities within the Kathmandu Valley.

These sites showcase Kathmandu’s rich cultural heritage such as its architectural marvels and the ancient Hindu and Buddhist relics. We end our tour in Chitwan, famous for housing Chitwan National Park which is another World Heritage Site. In the steamy sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan, we enjoy bird-watching and a laidback safari by elephant back while also getting acquainted with the tribal culture of the region.

Kathmandu and Chitwan tour offers exciting activities and adventures like jungle safari, jungle walk, canoe ride, jeep drive, bathing and swimming with elephants and much more. Chitwan National Park is famous for 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros (One-Horned Rhino) and some hundred nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers that live in the dense forests of the park. You will discover a dense forest and twisting vines. Similarly, various exotic wild animals like rhinoceros, elephants, crocodiles, pythons, and deer; are brilliantly coloured birds.

Kathmandu and Chitwan Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley
  • Enjoy a jungle safari in Chitwan National Park
  • You have an Elephant or Jeep safari tour
  • You have Jungle walking
  • You have a canoe ride tour
  • You have the Tharu cultural program
  • You have a Bird watching tour

Join our exciting Kathmandu and Chitwan tour program to immerse yourself in Nepali culture. Explore ancient temples, bustling markets, and the vibrant city life of Kathmandu. In Chitwan, experience wildlife safaris, traditional Tharu villages, and the serene beauty of the national park. Discover Nepal’s rich heritage and natural wonders.

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: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:

We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at the Tour and Trekking Nepal office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Patan and Bhaktapur:

Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Patan Durbar Square is rich in ancient arts and architecture. We also visit Bhaktapur, an irresistible city with an authentic local lifestyle preserved over centuries of isolation from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. While in the city square, we get to admire the Nyata-Pola Temple, the Golden Gate, water spouts and the 55 Window Palace which merge together to provide the ambience of a magical outdoor theatre to its visitors. We also immerse ourselves in the authentic delicacy of the locals in Bhaktapur. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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 from Chitwan to Kathmandu:

Early in the morning, we spend our time bird-watching as Chitwan National Park is also home to a large variety of resident and migratory birds. We then have breakfast and drive towards Kathmandu. We reached there by evening and enjoyed our farewell dinner to celebrate the successful end of our trip to Nepal.

Day 07: Farewell friend and departure/Fly back 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 to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Key Information:

Price:
420 USD
Country:
Nepal
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Duration:
7 Days
Accommodation:
Hotel
Meals:
All meals included
Departure:
Kathmandu
Transportation:
Tourist Bus
Style:
Tour
Maximum Altitude:
1400 Meters
Difficulty:
Easy
Group Size:
1 - 10 Persons
Attractions
Nature and Wildlife
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Program fee: 420 USD
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What's included:

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley
  • Drive Kathmandu – Chitwan bus tickets.
  • Full-day jungle safari, canoe ride, bird watching, visit Elephant breeding centre, Elephant bath and many more.
  • Chitwan Tharu village tour

What's Excluded:

  • All Person equipments
  • Additional lunch and dinner when you are in Kathmandu and Chitwan
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All bar bills such as coke, mineral water bottles, beer etc
  • All Entrance fees while you are sightseeing
  • Tipping to Guide and driver.
  • All other extra expenses which are not mentioned in the cost include the section.

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