Volunteer Social Work In Nepal (Classic Nepal Trip)
This classic Nepal trip is the blend of some classic trips that gives you the maximum experiences within short span of time. Volunteers with longer period of vacation and with the aspiration to experience more of what Nepal has to offer can enjoy this trip. This trip includes the places around Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara where most of our program sites are located. From city tour to cultural trek and from white water rafting to wildlife adventure and to Himalayan trek, this trip simply aims to make you experience some of the best of Nepal.
What's included ?
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis as per itinerary
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide by car with all entry permits included
- Land transportation by tourist bus
- Local transportation to and from both trekking
- Trekking permit/ Conservation entry permit for both treks
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fee for Annapurna region
- Accommodation during both treks
- Three meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during both treks
- Experienced and qualified guide and porter services for both trekking
- Transportation, accommodation, meals, allowance, and insurance for all trekking staffs
- Rafting in Seti river with guide and all the rafting equipments
- All meals and camping accommodation for rafting
- All meals and accommodation in Chitwan Jungle safari
- All the jungle activities with jungle guide
- All the official paper works and all applicable government taxes
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if you require
What's not included ?
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.We will welcome you and receive you at Kathmandu airport. Transfer to Hotel followed by a short introductory and briefing program. Free time for relaxation after a tiresome journey.
Day 02: Sightseeing in the cityToday we take to the various monumental zones which are listed in UNESCO’s world heritage sites. The historical durbar square, Swayambhunath monkey temple, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath are the ones that makes your day a worth-remembering.
Day 03: A short cultural trek startsDrive to Sundarijal, the place where the journey for a cultural trek around the valley starts. As the name suggests, here you can see the beautiful stream. The trek passes through mixed forest and some nice villages. You can see the life of the Nepalese just outside of the valley. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2200m.)
Day 04: Chisapani – Nagarkot (2175M)Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours. Your trek starts to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 2 and half hours. You continue the charming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.
Day 05: Nagarkot – Changunarayan – Kathmandu.Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan takes approximately three and half hours and drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changu Narayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley, it is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan, drive to Bhaktapur and sightseeing in the city. Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06: Pokhara.About 6 hours’ scenic drive takes you to this beautiful city. The beautiful mountain views, lakes and serene environment are the attractions of this city. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then begin trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)We begin our trek at Nayapul, driving to the road head. After 15- minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day, during journey & allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.
Day 08 : Trek to Ghorepani (2860m).Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2775m.
Day 09: Hiking to Poonhill 3193m – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani 2630m.This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.
Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk 1940m.The day starts with short down hill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Day 11: Ghandrunk to Pothana (1890m).Walk downwards to Modi river and ascend to Landrung, a beautiful Gurlung village and lunch at Tolkha and yet another easy ascent up to Deurali. Overnight at Pothana.
Day 12: Pothana to Pokhara.3 / 4hours easy way down via Dhampus village to Phedi then one hour drive to Pokhara. Trek ends
Day 13: Sightseeing and free day relaxation in Pokhara.
Day 14: RaftingDrive to Damauli, the rafting starting point of Seti river. After the rafts are rigged we will set off down the Seti Khola. We spend the whole day within its forested canyon. Traveling by rafts is a perfect way to view undisturbed wildlife. When we stop for lunch we have time to explore, Photograph, bird watching, swim or relax. Later in the afternoon we encounter a small but technical rapid near the village of Saranghat. Inhabited by Magars, who are renowned for generations of service with the Gurkha forces Saranghat, is a colorful middle hills village. Our first night we will set up camp on a spacious beach below the village.
Day 15: Rafting and ChitwanAfter we have finished breakfast and repacked the raft, we will set off down the Seti.. Later we encounter the technical rapid grade 3 shortly after the rapid we leave Seti Khola and enter Trisuli River. Here the middle hills recede and the Terai plain opens before us. It’s also the raft of about 3 hours which takes us to Gaighat. From here you are received and transferred to Chitwan National Park. Welcome at resort and briefing about the trip. You can enjoy some jungle activities such as village tour and elephant breeding center visit. After dinner, enjoy local Tharu cultural program
Day 16: Full day jungle activitiesAfter breakfast, starts jungle activities which includes, elephant ride, elephant bath, bird watching, canoeing, Nature walk etc.
Day 17: Drive back to KathmanduIn the morning you can enjoy bird watching. After breakfast, transfer to bus station at around 9 AM. Drive back to Kathmandu. End of the trip.