|Trip Code: BT - 165||Total Duration: 03 days|
|Destination: Short Hiking||Best Time: All year round|
|Trip Grade: Easy||Group Size: 2 - 30|
|Max Elevation: 1400 m|
|Trip Code: BT - 165||Total Duration: 03 days|
|Destination: Short Hiking||Best Time: All year round|
|Trip Grade: Easy||Group Size: 2 - 30|
|Max Elevation: 1400 m|
1. Kathmandu - Chitwan
Kathmandu - Chitwan
The journey to Chitwan begins early in the morning unless you are travelling by your own vehicle. The bus ride takes around 7-8 hours and on one of the major highways and along major tributaries. Overnight in Chitwan. In the evening you will watch beautiful dances performed by tribal Tharu people. Meal plan D
- Resort in Chitwan ( 1 Night)
- Dinner only
2. Chitwan All day
Chitwan All day
The day begins by walking to elephant breeding center and watching how elephants are fed and taken care of. After breakfast and breeding center we will do a jungle walk. Jungle walks are very adrenaline pumping because at any moment you can encounter with wildlife and some rare species of animals. After jungle walk you will have a choice of doing either elephant safari or jeep safari. These safaris are beautiful way to see one horn rhino and bengal tiger. In the evening we chill by the rapti Lake. This Chitwan trip can be extended for another day where you can do canoeing, visit crocodile breeding center, bird watching and visit Tharu villages. Meal plan B,L,D
- Resort in Chitwan ( 1 Night)
- Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
3. Chitwan - Kathmandu
Chitwan - Kathmandu
After breakfast you will board a bus back to Kathmandu and take the same route back.
- Breakfast only
Essential Trip Information
Is this trip right for you?
- This is a very relaxed overland tour
- You will walk from 2 - 3 hours a day on flat land in relaxed manner
- These tours include sightseeing, culture and Jungle Activities
People with any physical fitness level can opt for this tour. It does not require walking excessively in harsh conditions. You need to be only fit enough to be walking couple of hours a day from one point to another. There are other viable options as well in few of our tour packages where you can avoid walking to the optimum.
Hotel Prince Plaza
Please contact our office number below. The phone number provided below is for genuine Emergency contacts only and not for general queries:
At Budget Trekking, we try our level best to provide hassle free and best holiday experience in Nepal. Yet at times, things could go wrong because of the nature of travel, miscommunication or unseen circumstances while on the tour. Very rare to our organization and only 0.01% times out of 100 we encounter situations like such. In case such situation occur, it is requested to primarily discuss the problem with the tour leader. 3 out of 4 times the tour leaders try their level best to rectify the problems on their level best and on the trail and prevent from you having bitter experience in the rest of your trip.
In case the team leader or the guides response or solution does not meet your expectations, please ask your guide to connect you to our manager in our Kathmandu office.
Airport Transfer Instruction
In case your tour is inclusive of flights, all our packages include drop off to the airport. It is important for you to remember to notify our office of your departure at least a day prior to your departure. You will have to provide us with your tickets on [email protected]. We will further notify you with the time of your airport shuttle and location.
We offer several tours packages and the itinerary varies according to the seasons, festivals and as well according to the feedback we receive from our travellers. Furthermore, while on the tour, there are several elements like the safety of our travellers, weather or any other unseen circumstances that our itinerary may get altered. In case these changes made by us to ensure your safety and successful completion of the tour affect your schedule, it is requested to you to inform the company at the soonest possible. We are here to help you and help make your holiday a wonderful experience and in order to do that, we look for your support as well.
The itinerary provided in this package is without add on of the things you can do in Nepal. There are several other activities that can be added to the itinerary depending upon availability of your time and the availability of the activity. Also, you may find holidays in more affordable investment than that of ours but that does not guarantee your safety, security and enjoyment to the optimum. We propose the price after rigorous researches made on the tours by our experts over the course of 10 years. Inclusion or exclusion of any activities from our company is at your own interest and risks.
Passport and Visas
Citizens from any country other than India require Passport and Visa to enter in Nepal. You can either make your entrance in Nepal via Air from one and only international airport or via overland from entries like Kakarbhitta, Biratnagar, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi and many others. You are allowed to stay for 150 days in one fiscal year.
The visa granted upon arrival would be multiple entry tourist visas. There are few steps to obtain tourist visas for Nepal and making payment for the visa and immigration purposes are solely your responsibility. The process to visa is as follows:
- Fill in arrival card at Airport or
- Fill in online form and submit it on Department of Immigration and print a copy and bring along with your passport.
- Make payment as per the intended days of your stay
- Take a receipt of your payment
15 Days – 25 USD 30 Days – 40 USD 90 Days – 100 USD
- Please proceed to one of the immigration officers stationed at the immigration desk along with the receipt and your documents
- Upon satisfaction and complete documentation you will be granted with visa
Note: Please bring along few copies of your passport sized photos and xerox copy of your passport.
For visa renewal, you will have to visit the department of immigration at Kalikasthan. Before you visit the department please fill the online form for visa renewal available on Department of Immigration, submit the form and print the invoice number. Visa renewal, government taxes and visa related fine is solely the responsibility of the traveler.
Medical Health Information
It is very important for you to read all the information about the trip before selecting the trip and embarking on the journey. In order to do so, please consult us for choosing the right trip for you. Once the trip is chosen and in case you are not able to cope up with the team
Health - It is very important for you to stay up to date with your health reports and as well inform us of any medical history that you had or have developed recently. Also, it is advised to inform us if you are taking any medication. We recommend our travelers to make your own first aid kit and carry along with yourself with all the essentials you require.
Food, Accommodation & Transport
Food and Diet
Some of our tours are inclusive of daily meals, some offer breakfast only option and some do not offer meals at all. In case you choose a full board tour, the food inclusion on our tour is good enough to keep you full for the day without you having to break your back. Please check your package type and in case if you have booked a full board trek with us, we include any 1 item from the menu or staple meal of rice and lentils for lunch and dinner and a full nepali breakfast in the morning. Since you will find hotels and restaurants offering nepali meals to pizzas and pies, we also at times offer tour packages without the inclusion of food so that you can choose on the go. The meals on the tours could cost you anywhere from USD 30 - USD 60, depending upon what you choose to have while on the tour. Just for your information, price range of certain items is mentioned as follows:
All prices are in USD
- Mineral water US$0.15 to US$0.25 (boiled water available as cheaper substitute)
- Soft drinks US$0.50 to US$2.50
- Beer – can US$1.50 to US$4.50
- Beer - bottle US$1.50 to US$4.50
- Snickers chocolate bar US$0.50 to US$1.50
- Biscuits US$0.20 to US$2.50
In case of eating in Nepal, Nepal offers a great blend of cuisines from around the world. The country has to offer to people who are vegetarian and also developing to serve vegans. Eating on the street or roadside restaurant is cheaper but it is also important for you to remember that the food is Nepal is spicy. You have to be very careful eating on the street before the tour.
Accommodation in the tours are very standard rooms with air conditioners in hotter areas. The rural you tour, the nominal becomes the accommodation standards. All rooms offered in most of our tours would be attached with modern amenities.
Hospitality differs as we travel from the capital and the most happening cities to small towns or villages. 99% of the hotels that we would be staying in have attached bathrooms and modern amenities. However, the rooms offered in our packages are on sharing basis. Also, the beds are designed with Nepalese physique in mind. The beds are narrower in width as well as in length. You are most likely to find handmade nepalese mattress which would be a little hard for people use to sleeping in comfortable spring mattress. Nevertheless, most of the hotels have better mattresses and to your comfort.
Bathrooms in Nepal are now modernized. Majority of hotels are now constructing attached bath with hot shower facilities and where there are no showers there are buckets. However, there still are hotels with asian style squat bathroom and with least facility. We are less likely to having stayed at hotels with eastern facilities.
All ground transport during the tour is the responsibility of Budget trekking. There are different categories of vehicles available as per the need of our clients.
For group size upto 4
- Standard sedan - Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Aspire, Hyundai I20
- Luxury Sedan - Skoda Fabia, Skoda Laura, Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Azera, Ciaz
- Mahindra Scorpio, Ford Ecosports, Hyundai, Hyundai Tucson, Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Prado
- Toyota Coaster (22 seater)
- Tourist Bus (34 seater)
Finances and money for the Tour
Please check your trekking packages for the food and accommodation included by our company. Even if you are on a full board trek, you may at times want to indulge in western drinks and comfort food which may not be included in your package. Also, you may want to tip your group tour guides and drivers towards the end of the trek. At times like such, personal cash comes in very handy. We advise you to have at least 250 dollars worth additional cash in hand and some of that cash as Nepali Rupee. Also while changing the money at money exchanges, do not forget to ask for notes of lower denomination.
Few things to remember:
- You need to be of age 15 and up to join this trek
- In case you are below 18 you need a letter of interest signed by your legal guardian
- You are requested to bring along your passport sized pictures, at least 2 for the company
- You need to have reserve funds of around 200 dollars
- In case of no flight on the first day, we would wait for second day to board our flight. In case of no flight on the second day, we would board a vehicle to our destination.
- You need few additional days at the end of the trek. The days towards the end come in handy in case your packages include flight and flights are cancelled due to weather.
When touring in Nepal, it is very important to choose the right things to pack for optimum enjoyment. The list of gears to be packed is suggested as below:
- Down Jacket - A lightweight down jacket. It is suggested to carry it down in case you have one or else it can be rented from Kathmandu for cheap. Down Jacket is required only in winters and from months September - mid Feb
- Down Pants or trekking pants with fleece inners - Down pants or trekking pants are unavailable for rentals and hence it can be either brought from your home country in case you have one or can be brought in Nepal. These come in handy only in winters.
- wind/rain Jackets - Weather is constantly changing in the mountains. Rain showers are unpredictable and wind blows almost at all times. Wind jacket comes in handy specially while on the move. This is required in all seasons.
- Jersey / Fleece Tops - At times the weather is very cold and the down Jacket sololy cannot keep you warm or at times when you are walking, the down jackets are impossible to wear. At times like these, fleece jersey and fleece tops come in handy. This is required only from months September - mid Feb
- Shirt / Tshirt / Blouse - Shirt, tshirt of blouse should be of lycra or spandex material. It is important for your sweat to dry as quickly as possible. Comes in handy at all times.
- Underwear - Since water is a scarce and the weather is cold, one underwear lasts for over 2-3 days. It is advised to have around 5-6 underwear just in case. In case of sports bra, it is recommended to have 2-3. Needs to be packed at all seasons.
- Thermal wear - Thermal wear may not be important if you have fleece packed. However, in case you feel extra cold, we advise you to pack thermals. Thermals require small space and are light to carry. Only needs to be packed if you are travelling from months September - mid Feb
- Windproof/waterproof trousers - Other than down pants, you may as well include fleece pants but you must include windproof and waterproof pants. At times, you may have to walk in snowy and muddy conditions and these pants work fantastic in keeping you warm. Only needs to be packed if you are travelling from months September - mid Feb
- Socks - It is important to pack a mixture of socks. We advise you to pack cotton mix sports socks along with light technical wool mix socks. For summer, please pack short and thin socks.
- Warm Hat/Skullies (winter)
- Sun Hat (all season)
- Neck Gaiter/ Muffler (winter)
- Mittens/Gloves (winter)
- Towel (all season)
- Water Bottle (all season)
- Sunscreen (all season)
- Sunglasses (all season)
- Torch / Flashlight (all season)
- Raincoat (all season)
- Pack Cover (all season)
- First Aid Kit (all season)
- Water Purifier (all season)
- Money Pouch/Belt (all season)
- Toilet Paper (all season)
- Moisturiser (all season)
- Wet wipes (all season)
- Lip Balm (all season)
- Tampons/Sanitary Napkins (all season)
Climate & Seasonal Information
All the seasons and throughout the year is considered to be good for tours in Nepal. However, all together there are 5 seasons and all 5 seasons sees tour enthusiasts in Nepal. The first is early autumn (mid September - late October). Although this season is a very pleasant season and it is this time of the year that the country goes from green vegetation to harvest Colour, the global warming may result in late monsoon.
Winter (mid October to December) is another season that is cold but yet fantastic. The sky is the bluest and the views are crystal clear.
Spring (early April to June) is one of the most rejoiced seasons. This season is best known for cloud formation over the mountains. It sometimes showers here and there with clear view of the mountains and sky in the morning and the evenings. Walking in this season is less strenuous than others as the days are long.
Monsoon is another season which usually begins in the middle of June but is unpredictable. Monsoon is often not one of the best seasons for trek but to avoid crowd.
The temperature in the Nepal varies very quickly and depends on which tour you are opting for. At the highest and in warm days and 30 - 32 degree range. The mountain areas are around 5 - 30 degree celsius. Only in certain lower lands of Nepal the temperature might reach up-to 40 - 45 degree celsius. The mid hills will remain in the pleasant in the day and in the coldest nights it may drop down to -30 degrees at night. The temperature is heavily dependent on factors like snow, rain and wind. However in the mountains, the temperature average at night on Spring and Autumn could range from -9 degree celsius to - 15 degree celsius.
Once you are on the tour, the most important factor for making your tour one of its kind is your guide or your group leader. The guides assigned for your tours are highly qualified. Each of our tour guides are hand picked and have over 5 years of experience. They are not just trained in language and have decently fluent English but are also trained in first aid and providing the best hospitality. The group leaders have in depth knowledge of the mountains, wildlife, culture and people who are part of the tour route. The guide will not only translate you from the local people but the time you are on the tour, the guide is your friend, family and your companion.
For recent updates on safety and security of Nepal, please visit your respective embassy website. However, Kathmandu and Nepal is safer than any western cities and town and criminal activities are almost alien. Not to forget, Nepal and its cities are sprawling and becoming tourist hubs and the crime rate is certainly to be rising. The nightlife in Kathmandu is on the rise and taking a taxi, cycling or walking on the street even at the middle of the night is not a problem till this day.
On the tour, violent crime is unknown and reports of theft of bags and merchandise is very rare. It is usually cell phones and cameras that are reported lost or misplaced. For your own safety, it is advised not to flaunt your expensive gears, cameras and even money in the public. We at Budget trekking try our level best to avoid crowded teahouses to our best.
Most of the tours in Nepal, mentioned on our website are group travel. Group travel is a way to cost cuts as well as a great way to make friends on the vacation. Unless you have your own group or you have clearly communicated with us, you are likely to join a group. When touring in a group, the group would remain like a group and walk together as well as remain together at all times.
Your safety and security is our utmost priority. Although we work on zero rescue policy, meaning airlifting no traveler, we cannot undermine the power of uncertainty. It is your responsibility to buy right insurance before arriving for tours in Nepal. Depending upon the tour of your choice and the elevation you are touring to, it is advised to get the right kind of insurance that not only covers your medical expenses but also your medical evacuation if in case required.
From the time when tours evolved in the Nepal and until this day, it is often debated that the environment of Nepal has been degraded. In order to protect the mother nature and pass the environment to the generation to come, we practice responsible travel. In order to do so we practice responsible travel ethics which we would as well like to abide our guest by.
- Mineral Water consumption
- Disposal of waste
- Use of Toilet
- Disposing Toilet paper
- Polluting water sources
- Fuel Conservation
- Damaging of biodiversity
- Dressing responsibility
- Respect Privacy
- Don't flaunt
- Respect customs and religion practices
- Respect traditions
- Don’t bargain
- Don’t promote begging
We are socially responsible trekking and tour company and as a part of our corporate social responsibility we have been taking care of 3 orphanages in Kathmandu and help people in need through our non for profit making organization Pailo Paila.
The charitable organization was established in 2015 and after the great earthquake. Until today’s date, our charitable organization has already helped people with 350+ temporary shelters, 1 primary schools and immediate relief for over 5000 earthquake and flood victims. We allocate funds from each travel we conduct and we donate generated funds to one of 3 orphanages we look after in 3 different locations of Kathmandu. The fund donated helps the orphanage with everyday operations, school fees, school dress, books and stationeries and most importantly their medication, hygiene and food.
Depending upon the interest of the clients, we either privately donate the funds to the orphanages or we let our travellers as well visit the orphanage and meet the kids. Please let us know if you wish to visit the orphanages and the children who you made a difference to and we will plan the visit accordingly!