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 Buddhism influence seen in the temples and in ancient architecture. With the majestic view of Annapurna, range Pokhara endows the perfect backdrop and tranquillity of lakes. All this make 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 at 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 Himalaya trail.


Chitwan Tour is one of the best nature experiences in Nepal. 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’s 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 national park covers 932 Sq. Km. It is a 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.

Pokhara and Chitwan Tour 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 center

Key Information

Price:
920 Euro
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

Read reviews of our optimistic volunteers.

"I arrived at Volunteer World Nepal Nepal full of anticipation. After two weeks of trekking, I learned a little about Nepali and was ready to start my volunteer placement. Nepali language classes began the following day, and it felt good to be able to put the language to use right away. At that time, the Tihar festival was just beginning, and the volunteers were welcomed..."

Jennifer Pasinosky, USA

Teaching English and Photography

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 after enjoying bird watching or jungle safari in the morning, we drive to Pokhara – about 140 kilometers from Chitwan and a 5-6 hour’s 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 as 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 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 at Pokhara.

We spend a full day to explore Pokhara. After breakfast, we make a full day sightseeing of 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 visit today include the Seti River Gorge, Devi’s Fall and the mountain museum etc. Overnight at Pokhara.

Early in the morning we leave for Sarangkot, a hill that overlooks the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the north and Pokhara city in the south. From here, we catch amazing views of the sun as it rises in the mighty Himalayas.

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-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.

What's Excluded:

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