Pokhara Chitwan Tour and Volunteering – 3 Weeks

Pokhara Chitwan Tour is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is nature’s hidden paradise that possesses nature’s gift of acute beauty and peace. There is a lot of Buddhist influence seen in the temples and in ancient architecture. With the majestic view of Annapurna, the range of Pokhara endows the perfect backdrop and tranquillity of lakes. All this makes Pokhara the finest destination for a wonderful tour.

From Tal Barahi Temple, a 2-story pagoda, which lies on an island in the lake to the eastern shore, the Lakeside district has some good yoga centres and restaurants. Pokhara is the city of Phewa Lake situated in the centre of Nepal. As it is known as a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, you may find amazing Pokhara tour packages for your next adventure or a perfect Himalayan trail.

Chitwan Tour is one of the best nature experiences in Nepal. Pokhara 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 is done by many tourists but if people have more time, they can extend one extra day for the jeep safari.

The Chitwan 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. Pokhara Chitwan Tour includes meals and accommodation at a reasonable trip cost.

Pokhara Chitwan Tour and Volunteering Highlights:

  • Sunrise view at Sarankot and Bindabasini Temple visit
  • Boating in Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Temple, Davis Falls, Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave visit
  • 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

Complementing this extraordinary adventure with volunteering work in Nepal adds a meaningful dimension to your journey. Nepal, with its warm and resilient people, welcomes volunteers to contribute to community development projects. Whether it is supporting education initiatives, healthcare programs, or environmental conservation, your efforts can make a lasting difference.

Imagine teaching English to eager students in a remote mountain school or assisting in health clinics to provide basic medical care to underserved communities. Engaging in local initiatives not only enriches the lives of those you help but also provides a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs of the Nepalese people.

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 to Pokhara from Chitwan:

We drive to Pokhara – about 140 kilometres from Chitwan and a 5-6 hour drive. The drive is very much similar to that we had while coming to Chitwan from Kathmandu. From Mugling, we drive further west into the mountains, following the rivers for much of the day. Pokhara, also nicknamed the Lake City, is not only Nepal’s but one of the most beautiful places on earth. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is also the gateway for trekking in the Annapurna Region. After arriving in Pokhara, we make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara’s marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas. Overnight stay in Pokhara. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 07: A full-day Pokhara Sightseeing: Boating, Taal Barahi Temple, Davis Fall, Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave Visit:

We spend a full day exploring Pokhara. After breakfast, we do a full day of sightseeing in Pokhara. Enjoy walking along the bank of Phewa Lake, admiring the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake waters. We also take a boat around the Phewa Lake which is the second biggest lake of Nepal. We take the boat across the lake and take an hour’s walk to the World Peace Pagoda. We also make a short visit to the Gupteshwar Gufa Cave (also called Shiva Gufa). Some of the other places that we visited today include the Seti River Gorge, Devi’s Fall the mountain museum etc. Overnight stay in Pokhara. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus:

We transfer to the tourist bus station and 06: 30 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 09 – 20: 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 21: 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:
675 USD
Country:
Nepal
Arrival City:
Kathmandu
Duration:
21 Days
Accommodation:
Hotel
Meals:
Breakfast
Departure:
Kathmandu
Transportation:
Tourist Bus
Style:
Tour
Maximum Altitude:
Meters
Difficulty:
Easy
Group Size:
1 - 10 Persons
Attractions
Pewa Lake, Sarangkot, Tharu Culture
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Program fee: 675 USD
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What's included:

  • Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara-Kathmandu drive.
  • Full-day jungle safari, canoe ride, bird watching, visit Elephant breeding centre, Elephant bath and many more.
  • Chitwan Tharu village tour
  • Full-Day Pokhara Sightseeing – Boating, Taal Barahi Temple, Davis Falls, Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave Visit.
  • Early in the Morning Sunrise view from Sarangkot and Bindabasini Temple visit.

What's Excluded:

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

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