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Volunteer Nepal-Free Time and Weekend Exploration

Free Time and Weekend Exploration in Nepal

Are you worried if you will have enough time to travel and explore while volunteering in Nepal? Are you concerned where you can travel while working with underprivileged communities in Nepal?  No need to be concerned! RCDP’s programs in Nepal are designed to allow you enough free time to explore and experience the culture while you volunteer.

Free Time –Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara

You will be working for 4-5 hours every day while volunteering in Nepal.  You will get free time in the morning and evening to explore the nearby areas to make your volunteer trip more rewarding.

Our volunteer projects are located in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara .

Kathmandu:  This is the capital city of Nepal. It is a gorgeous and diverse city with breathtaking and fascinating places to explore and experience. During your free time you can see the amazing Newari architecture, old and historical Hindu and Buddhist religious sites, the hidden temples overflowing with marigolds, courtyards workshops, and 18th century bronze sculptures.

Chitwan:  is known as Nepal’s wildlife and national park capital. The Chitwan National park is a UNESCO world heritage site, with over 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpeto fauna and 126 species of fish live in this park. Agriculture is the main activity in Chitwan, with huge plantations for mustard oil production.

Pokhara:This city is a nature’s lover paradise.  Located near Phewa Lake, in central Nepal, Pokhara is a gateway to the Annapurna Circuit, a popular trail in the Himalayas. The Lakeside district is best known for international yoga centers and restaurants, including the International Mountain Museum with displays on the history of mountaineering and the people of the Himalayas.

Weekend Exploration

You will work for five days in a week, Monday through Friday leaving you two days off in a week that you will spend sightseeing and exploring places of natural and cultural wonders in Nepal.

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Nepal for you to bask under. This extremely diverse and picturesque country has some of the greatest things and places to visit for every one regardless of interest and taste. You get to experience majestic Himalayan views, ancient temples, charming hill villages, and diverse wildlife watching and river adventure as well. Nepal is a trekker’s paradise and a real out-of-the body experience with beautiful snow-capped mountains backdrop.

RCDP has listed for you must-visit popular places of interest that you can check out over the weekend while in Nepal:

Hanuman Dhoka
Go and explore Hanuman Dhoka, dates back to (4th to 8th centuries AD). It is an impressive palace, cloaked n red and sheltered by an umbrella, a Hanuman statue marks the dhoka (entrance) to the Hanuman Dhoka and has even given the palace its name. While taking part in Nepal volunteering programs this is an ideal visiting spot to get a spiritual palatial feeling.

Garden of Dreams
If you are nature enthusiast, go and check out Garden of Dreams. Field marshal Kaiser Shamser built this garden in 1920, and it is one of the most serene enclaves in Kathmandu. It is also one of best places to relax and regroup during your weekends in Nepal.

The Swayambhunath Stupa If you are fascinated by great architecture, this monumental structure remains to be one of the crowning glories of Kathmandu Valley architecture. The temple rises through whitewashed dome to a gilded spire. Also known as the monkey temple, the entire structure is deeply symbolic and the best place to be in while volunteering in Nepal programs.

Nyatapola Temple
See this five-story temple that towers 30m above the square. Nyatapola is the tallest temple in all of Nepal and one of the tallest buildings in the Kathmandu Valley. The perfectly proportioned temple was built in 1702 during the reign of King Bhupatindra Malla.

Kathesimbhu Stupa
Go and check out one of the most popular Tibetan pilgrimage site in the old town is this lovely stupa, that dates back to 1650 engulfed by the great Swayambhunath complex. The stupa is set in a hidden courtyard. You can spend your weekends here while taking part in volunteer opportunities in Nepal program.

Asan Tole
A travelling experience is not complete without a little bit of shopping. Asan Tole is a sprawling marketplace in Kathmandu, and from dawn until dusk it is filled with vegetable and spice vendors selling everything from yak tails to dried fish. It’s the busiest square in the city and a fascinating place for you to linger on the weekends.

Durbar Square
Visit Durbar Square the traditional heart of the old town and Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacy of traditional architecture. The Durbar Square area is actually made up of three loosely linked squares. An exciting place for you to be in during the weekends: while taking part in Nepal volunteering programs.

Other interesting places to visit during your weekend are:

Visit The Krishna Temple to observe its elaborate woodcarvings
Explore the forbidden pagoda styled monastery of Zhong Hua Chinese Buddhist Monastery  
Experience Tharu Cultural Dance in Chitwan

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