Kathmandu – Chitwan – Pokhara

Global Crossroad's Cross Nepal Tour covers the three major tourist destinations of Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan National Park. Participants begin their Nepal exploration in the city of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley is the capital city of Nepal and consists of three main cities of great cultural and historic interest. Pokhara is a Gateway to the world-renowned Annapurna Mountain region. An enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley, this area is often the starting point for many of Nepal's most popular trekking and rafting destinations. Chitwan National Park has long been one of the country's treasures containing numerous natural wonders.

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1: Sightseeing tour of KATHMANDU CITY

Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu will consist of visiting popular tourist destinations and various sacred places of Kathmandu Valley such as Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Budhanilkantha, Pasupatinath, Bauddhanath.

Cross Nepal Tour
  • Arrival Point: Kathmandu
  • Departure Point: Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration: 7 days
  • Trip Leader: Tour Leader, local guides
  • Food Included: No meals included
  • Accommodation: Hotels/guesthouses
  • Price: US$659
Day 2: Drive to Chitwan (3 hours of white water rafting on the way)

Take an early tourist bus to Chitwan, experiencing Nepal's river rafting experience – passing by scenic hills and landscapes. The day's trip then journeys onto Mungling before continuing to Chitwan National Park (estimated 3 hour drive). Upon arrival in Chitwam the group will check-in at a lodge for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Chitwan National Park Jungle Activities

After an early wake-up time and breakfast the group will then tour the jungle while simultaneously experiencing the unique bird species within Chitwan's National Park. After this tour, a trip via canoe awaits participants upon the Rapti and Narayani Rivers. These river waters are inhabited by carnivorous crocodiles, as well as other unique species of animals and birds. Upon return back to the camp, participants will break for lunch before voyaging through the culture-rich village of Tharu followed by dinner and an overnight at the lodge.

Day 4: Chitwan National Park Jungle Activities

In the morning, participants will experience a safari though Chitwan National Park's jungles atop an elephant while simultaneously witnessing an abundance of the park's flora and fauna. Upon return to the camp and after lunch, participants can visit the park's elephant stables where the senior naturalists will provide an in-depth lecture about the behavior/life of these majestically giant, often gentle creatures.

Day 5: Drive to Pokhara

The drive to Pokhara is approximately 150km – usually taking about six (6) hours (often due in-part to the unpredictable/unfavorable road conditions. Upon arrival in Pokhara, the group will check-in to a hotel.

Day 6: Sightseeing in Pokhara

The city Pokhara boasts numerous sites of intrigue to satiate the interests of just about all those visiting. Also known as "The Gateway to the Himalayas," places of interest include Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Devi's Fall, and Mahendra Cave.

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu

Before departing for a return-trip to Kathmandu, participants are treated to an astounding sunrise view at Sarangkot.

This is sample Itinerary and can change to meet the changes in the field conditions

Dates and Price


US$659 ONLY for Global Crossroad Volunteer


To be determined by country coordinator (Most likely at the end or middle of the volunteer program)

What's Included
  • Hotel accommodations
  • sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • ground/in-country transportation
  • entrance fees and permits
  • baggage storage
  • health insurance
What's Not Included
  • Meals (estimated budget $5-15 per day)
  • optional tips to leader
  • Items of personal consumption (sodas, alcoholic beverages,laundry, etc.)