Into the heart of Nepal
You will be picked up from Kathmandu airport and driven into the heart of this ancient city - weaving your way through traffic-jammed alleyways, peering up at medieval temples and dodging the glances of the trekking touts. Welcome to Kathmandu, an intoxicating place to be.
You will overnight here in the buzzing tourist area of Thamal to find your feet and meet your project co-ordinator before getting up early to head out to Chitwan which is about 6 hours away down the valley and beyond. Chitwan is a thriving area and best known for the Royal Chitwan National Park – one to visit at the weekends.
Chitwan National Park is a World Heritage site, a listed reserve which protects more than 932 sq km of forests, marshland and grassland homing a long list of wildlife from the elephants, sloths and the (rather elusive) tiger. Take your binoculars.
English speaking host family. Rooms are clean and comfy, but don’t expect any hot water!
Expect 2 - 6 volunteers per family
3 meals a day provided.
Expect Dal bhat for most meals (roughly translated as rice and lentil soup)!