Trip Facts

  • Duration

    8 days
  • Region

    Annapurna Region
  • Group Size

    Mini 2 – Max – 45 pax
  • Best Season to Travel

    Sept – Dec, Feb – May

Trip to Chitwan National Park and Pokhara City

Chitwan National Park stands today as a successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. This is the first national park of Nepal, established in 1973, and preserves a unique ecosystem valuable to the whole world. The park covers a pristine area of 932 square km, and is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of the southern central part of Nepal. The park gained much wider recognition in the world when UNESCO included this area on the list of World Heritage Sites in 1984.

Formerly, the Chitwan valley was well known for big game and was exclusively managed as a hunting reserve for the Rana Prime Ministers and their guests until 1950. In 1963, the area south of Rapti was demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. In 1970, His late Majesty King Mahendra had approved in principle the creation of Chitwan National Park.

Chitwan National Park offers an opportunity of a life time to see Royal Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinos, various species of birds and butterflies. Many choices of resorts and lodges are located in this region. Most include elephant safaris, jungle walks, canoeing and cultural activities. Pokhara will overwhelm you with one of the greatest photo spots in the world. While we walk along the shoreline of Fewa Lake we will be surrounded by a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif. The beautiful colors created by the wooden boats and paragliders that are sailing, flying and rowing over the lake will probably be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal.

The panoramic landscapes and varied cultures of different ethnic groups along the route make it a very popular choice for international school trips. Moonlight Nepal Company has comprehensive experience in guiding students, with a 100% safety record. This is a wonderful trek for international school students of all ages. Our guide and porters are friendly  and experienced in the region and will facilitate your learning about our culture, people and mountains. Our staff’s first priority is to ensure the safety of every individual, so that international students can trek the famous route without any problems or difficulties.

After this trek in the Himalayas, students will spend time with Moonlight School where they do a 1.5 or 2 day service project including teaching a lesson, running classroom games & experiencing cultural interactions. They can also participate in service learning projects like painting classrooms, constructing a pathway or wall, building a toilet or small buildings, or planting and supporting an organic garden etc. The work can be tailored to student interests and the needs of the school.

 

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02
Kathmandu to Chitwan Flight
Day 03
Full day Jungle activates
Day 04
Drive to Pokhara
Day 05
Pokhara City Tour
Day 06
Drive to Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu
Day 07
Visit Moonlight School
Day 08
Visit Moonlight School and Fly back to home
Note:
If these programs do not meet your student needs, we can customize the trip to your specific personal, academic, and cultural requirements, and amend the program throughout the duration of your stay.
Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed at the airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel by private car. After you settle into the hotel, you will have a welcome drink, followed by a briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trip details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Enjoy your overnight stay at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02
Kathmandu to Chitwan Flight

Morning breakfast then fly to Chitwan. Chitwan is one of Asia's premier wildlife reserves. Its 360 square miles of tall grasslands and forests are home to a wide variety of mammals and birds, including several endangered species. Up on arrival at resort the guests will be met and briefed by the Guest Relation officer regarding the park and the programs available. Lunch will be followed by a choice of activities arranged for you. Overnight at deluxe resort.

Day 03
Full day Jungle activates

After breakfast,enjoy jungle observation at Chitwan National park. The highlight being the Elephant Safari in the jungles. Other activities include paddling a dugout canoe, a nature walk, and bird watching. You will also walk through the forest with naturalists and watch native folk dances. Overnight at deluxe resort.

Day 04
Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara, about a five hour journey. Pokhara will overwhelm you with one of the greatest photo spots in the world. While we walk along the shoreline of Fewa Lake we will be surrounded by a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Massif. The beautiful colors created by the wooden boats and paragliders that are sailing, flying and rowing over the lake will probably be one of the highlights of your travel experience in Nepal.

Day 05
Pokhara City Tour

Early in the morning, we go to Sarangkot and take in the panoramic views of the Himalayas from the view point tower including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna south (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Hunchuli (6,441m), fishtail (6,998m), LamjungHimal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m) and Dhampus peak (6,012m). After that, you will drive back to Pokhara and enjoy a breakfast . We will have a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Pokhara city. Pokhara, being one of the most beautiful tourist destinations, offers a lot of natural wonders. Overnight at deluxe hotel in Pokhara.

Day 06
Drive to Pokhara and flight back to Kathmandu

Take in the panoramic views of the Himalaya from your hotel windows and balcony, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), fishtail/Machhapuchhare (6998m), LamjungHimal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920m) and Dhampus peak (6012m). Enjoy a breakfast and explore the lakeside. Around 11:30, you will fly back to Kathmandu—a thrilling flight over forests, fields and villages, with the Himalaya in the background. Spend much of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your deluxe Kathmandu hotel.

Day 07
Visit Moonlight School

After having breakfast, you will spend time with Moonlight School where you can do a 1.5 or 2 day service project including teaching a lesson, running classroom games & experiencing cultural interactions. They can also participate in service work and a construction project like painting classrooms, constructing a pathway, wall or toilet/building block or planting and supporting an organic garden. International students and teachers will enjoy a lunch with the Moonlight children and teachers as well. Stay overnight at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu

Day 08
Visit Moonlight School and Fly back to home

The Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure team will take you to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, if your flight is in the evening, you can spend time with the Moonlight Kids again during the day and we will drop you at the airport in the evening 3 hours prior to your departure time.

Note:
If these programs do not meet your student needs, we can customize the trip to your specific personal, academic, and cultural requirements, and amend the program throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Visit Chitwan National Park (Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Visit most well-preserved conservation area in all of Asia
  • Visit Nepal's finest adventure and Leisure City,Pokhara
  • Visit the Moonlight school and do a service project including teaching a lesson, running classroom games & experiencing cultural interactions
The trip cost will vary depending on the season you travel, group size and duration of your journey. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

INCLUDE

Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.


  • Airport pickups and drop offs in private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle
  • Domestic flights as per as itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porters
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

EXCLUDE

Items that are not covered in the cost of tour price.


  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara City
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet, bottled drinks
  • Rescue services
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory)

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