Chitwan is located 146km to the South West of Kathmandu you can travel there in approximately five hours by bus or it is only 20 minutes by plane, the Chitwan region is very famous for its National Park, which is part of Nepal's Unesco World Heritage Sites. Thousands of tourists visit the Chitwan National Park every year for jungle safaris and wildlife research. There is telephone, fax and internet access available and a post office. It is in the warm and tropical Terai region with a fascinatingly diverse collection of local cultures. Your placement can be arranged at a school, health centre, community library, youth club or in an orphanage .Your place of work will be a maximum of 15-20 minutes' walk from the host family accommodation.
Placement in Chitwan
Torikhet - Small village with clean air. It is about 30 minutes by drive and 7 kilometers and far from the main city Narayanghat. In Narayanghat you can use internet and phones. In the weekend this place can be meeting point for the volunteers.
Indrapuri - This placement is next to Torikhet.
Bharatpur - Bharatpur is headquarter of Chitwan. All the government office is in Bharatpur. Our placement in Bharatpur is 10/15 minutes away from Narayanghat.
Sauraha - Sauarah is very famous for jungle activities. It is a little town with some nice resorts, hotels and a lot of jungle activities. Your placement is 10/15 minutes far from the down town. You can easily get an access of internet, telephones and bottle water is available almost everywhere around your placement.
Accommodations - simple room with beds.
Meals - Breakfast occurs at 6:30 am and consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. Lunch is served at 9:00 to 9:30 am and is usually dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Dinner is at 6:30 to 7:00pm and is once more Dal/Bhat. The food is very simple but also extremely tasty and filling.
Suggestions - We advise you to bring Sleeping bag and mosquito net with you or you can always buy here which is 2-3 times cheaper than back home.
Major sightseeing in Chitwan - Chitwan National park, Maula kalika Temple, Manakamana Temple.