If this is your first time to Nepal, or if you feel you would like to do more than ‘just’ trekking, then this is the tour for you! There is a compact fully supported trek that strides along the viewpoints towards the Himalayan giants in the Annapurna region, followed by a couple of days rafting down the mild cataracts of the Trisuli River. Next there is a visit to Chitwan with the possibility of coming face to face with a Tiger! Well you will most certainly rub shoulders with an elephant or two and maybe a well armoured Indian one horn Rhino! Finally while returning to Kathmandu, we have a night in the Daman resort with views as far as Mount Everest!
After a couple of nights in Kathmandu, adjusting to the new surroundings, you are flown to Nepal’s second city Pokhara for the trek. Our route shuns the heavily trekked trails to the west and it skirts the graceful sacred ‘fish tail’ mountain of Machhapuchhare (22,492ft) and presents views of the great crest of Annapurna II (26,041ft). In the lower valleys we pass through Brahmin and Chettri villages, while higher up we will meet Gurungs and Magars, those hardy hill folk famed for their exploits as Gurkha soldiers. The trek is on the easier side of the trekking scale, but nevertheless requires good stamina as it involves some steep hills up the valley sides!
On your return to Pokhara, after an evening’s recuperation and maybe some shopping, we gear up for our whitewater rafting trip! This is easy going, yet exciting with an overnight camp by the river. The degree of excitement depends upon water levels, but it is generally quite a relaxing experience!
After an exhilarating trek and rafting trip, become a naturalist for a couple of days for a complete contrast at the famous Royal Chitwan National park. The animals that people come to see are the One-Horned Rhino and the Bengal Tiger but both animals are extremely rare and you are unlikely to see the tiger as the jungle is thick and dense. Popular activities include elephant rides, Tharu cultural parogramme, village tour, Elephant breeding center visit, canoe ride and dawn and dusk tours when the animals and bird life are at their most active. There are over 400 species of birds here alone and this incredible variety is well worth the jungle walk and view tower visit. On the way back to Kathmandu, we have a night in the resort of Daman, at 2322m, this is claimed by some to be the most spectacular place to view the main Nepal Himalayan chain from Dhalaugiri to Makalu, including of course Mount Everest.
16 nights/17 days -
Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel welcome Nepali dinner.
Day 02 Morning guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, afternoon free for individual exploration. (Hotel).
Day 03 Fly to Pokhara, 30 mins, 915m and commence camping trek. Head to Bhumdi, 5 hours, 1535m.
Day 04 Trek to Panchase Bhanjyang, 6 hours, 2110m.
Day 05 Trek to Bhadaure, 1500m 5 hours via Panchase Peak, (2509m).
Day 06 Trek to Nayapul. 5 hours, 1030m.
Day 07 Trek to Ghandruk. 6 hours, 1951m.
08 Trek to Pothana. 6 hours, 2010m.
Day 09 Trek to Kholamukh. 5 hours, 1015m.
10 Trek back to Pokhara. 4 hours, 915m. (hotel)
11/12 Early morning sees us busing from Pokhara to our rafting put-in point. Swap your hiking boots for paddles and enjoy whitewater rafting on the Trisuli River with overnight camps.
13/14 A short bus ride and we reach the Terai region and Chitwan National Park, where we commence an exploration of the area. The lodge has a programme that allows you to experience all the different activities such as elephant safari, jungle walks, canoe rides, Elephant Bathing, Elephant Breeding center visit, Mesium Visit, Tharu Cultural Programme, Village Tour, birdwatching & so on...
15 We start our return journey to Kathmandu, but after about 4 hours driving we have a night at the Daman Everest Panorama Resort, from where you should get terrific views of the Himalayan ridge & see Mount Everest.
16 Final transfer back to Kathmandu (about 4 hours) and our hotel. Free time to continue exploring this wonderful city.
17 Depart Kathmandu.
We have got a more challenging trip follows the given itinerary.
Dau 1st: transfor to hotel in in kathmandu and make a little walk and a short breafing about Nepal culture and religion.
Day 2 and 3: whole day sightseeing in kathamndu, including Pashupatinath, syambhu nath, Boudha nath, Kathmandu Durbar square and Patan durar square.
Day 4th: transfer to pokhara and taking around Lakeside (most touristic place in Pokhara)
Day 5th: full day Pokhara sight seeing.
Day 6th to 15th trekking.
Day 16th : a relaxing day.
Day 17th _ 19th: 3 days of rafting in kaligandaki river.
Day 20th – 22nd: jungle safari in royal chitwan National park.
Day 23rd : back to kathmandu,
Day 24th : shopping and looking around kathmandu.
Day 25th : drop to airport.
Moderate. Rolling uplands, five to six hours walking per day with some up and down climbs & the odd longer day.
The time and cost is all flexible, it can be changed as per the wishes of the guest.
Max. Altitude 3800 - 4200m.
Accommodation and Meals
Bed and Breakfast depending on the interest form non star to 5* hotel in Kathmandu, with one evening meal (‘Welcome Meal’). Bed and Breakfast at Hotel in Pokhara; Full board camping food or tea house on trek, and when rafting. Full board meals when at Chitwan and at the Daman Everest Panorama resort.
Transfers to and from Kathmandu Airport and hotel. Internal flight to Pokhara, and drive back to Kathmandu via Chitwan and Daman. 2 days of full day sightseeing in ktahtmandu and one full day sightseeing in pokhara.