Adventure Holiday in Nepal: Trekking, Sightseeing, Rafting, Canyoning and Safari-13 days

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • rafting
  • ghandruk
  • View from Poonhill
  • Elephant
  • poonhill

Trip Introduction

Adventure Holiday in Nepal is a 13-day trip that provides a mix of adventure in the high mountains, valleys, rivers and jungles of Nepal. The trip begins with the exploration of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by canyoning and white water rafting in the raging Bhotekoshi River. Our Adventure Holiday in Nepal continues with trekking in the Annapurna region to witness the sunrise from the peaks of the mighty Annapurna (8,091m/26,545ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/ 26,795ft) ranges. Lastly, our adventure in Nepal concludes with a safari and birding in the steamy jungles of Chitwan National Park.

What Is Included

  • Pickups and drops from airport and hotel
  • All accommodations on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals in Chitwan and during canyoning, rafting and trekking
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
  • Fees for canyoning, rafting and safari
  • All fees for visiting temple(s),monument(s), canyoning, rafting, trekking, national parks entry and safari
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced guide
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • Domestic flight (From Kathmandu to Pokhara)
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Accommodations

Our accommodations will be in hotels, resorts and local teahouses (lodges) during the trip. We will be staying at Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu, The Last Resort for pursuing adventure sports, Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara, Tigerland Safari Resort in Chitwan and local tea houses (lodges) during the trek. Accommodation at The Last Resort will be in safari tents which are comfortable and spacious.  All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional US $ 350.

Meals

All meals will be provided during canyoning, rafting, trekking and in Chitwan. Breakfast only will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Breakfast will be taken in the same place we stay for the night. Similar arrangements can also be made for dinner. Lunch will be taken en route to the next destination(s). There will also be welcome and farewell dinners hosted by Himalayan Glacier.

Best Season

Autumn (mid Sept. to mid Dec.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Adventure Holiday in Nepal tour.

Trip Start Dates and Price

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Additional Information

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Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. During our dinner, we enjoy excellent traditional Nepalese cuisine along with a cultural program.
Included meals:D
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.  Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palaces of the ancient kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus all over the world. We also visit popular Buddhist stupas in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath, is located in the heart of the city and is also called Monkey Temple by the tourists owing to the large number of monkeys in the temple area. Bouddhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.  Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals:B
Day 03: Kathmandu to The Last Resort: Canyoning
Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to The Last Resort located near the Nepal-Tibet border, 100km from Kathmandu. Upon reaching The Last Resort, we spend time abseiling, sliding, jumping, climbing and swimming. These are all important aspects of canyoning, our ultimate quest for today. While canyoning, we pass through sheer cliffs and slides to pounding waterfalls. Feeling the adrenalin buzz while leaping off waterfalls and sliding down glass-smooth rocks will be an amazing experience. Overnight at The Last Resort.
Included meals:BLD
Day 04: The Last Resort: Rafting in Bhotekoshi River
This day is set aside for white water rafting, one of the most popular adventure sports in Nepal. While rafting, we come across all kinds of rapids not too far from one another. Battling these rapids will be a challenge. However, we also occasionally raft through calm sections of the river. During this time we admire the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. The green vegetation, curious villagers and the river banks are ours to marvel at. After completing our rafting journey, we head back to Kathmandu around evening and spend the night there.
Included meals:BL
Day 05:  Fly to Pokhara and Trek to Ulleri (2,050m/6,725ft): 30-min flight and 6 hours trek
We fly to Pokhara early in the morning. We can catch amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola (river) via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon.
Included meals:BLD
Day 06:  Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek
After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Included meals:BLD
Day 07:  Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft): 6 - 7 hours
To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night.
Included meals:BLD
Day 08:  Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360ft): 3 - 4 hours
From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees, that when are in bloom, actually turn into gardens of dazzling red flowers when seen from the air or from afar. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we will be pleasantly surprised by the sight of cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking for a while, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the towering views of the Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.
Included meals:BLD
Day 09: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 4-hour trek and 1hour’s drive
Today, we trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village followed by terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without any break from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. By the time we arrive at Birethanti, some of us might feel like we just participated in a downhill marathon. But our ordeal is not over yet. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour's walk takes us into Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul. Then, we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara for an overnight stay.
Included meals:BL
Day 10:  Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan (815 m/2,674 ft): 134km/4-5 hours
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Chitwan, a city located at the foot of the Churia range and famous for housing Chitwan National Park (CNP), the first national park in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon reaching Chitwan, we either take a jungle safari or a nature walk depending on the time of arrival. During the safari, we go deep into the jungle and spot deer, the endangered one-horn rhinoceros, and other wild animals. If we are lucky, we may even spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. During nature walks, we enjoy the company of a wide variety of flora and fauna and spend some time bird watching. In the evening, there will be a presentation on the wide range of flora and fauna of CNP. Overnight in Chitwan.
Included meals:BLD
Day 11: Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning, we will be mounted on elephant backs for a jungle safari through dense grasslands to witness wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, we visit the elephant stables and even enjoy bathing the elephants. During the afternoon we can either drive through the jungles followed by a canoe ride down the Rapti River. While canoeing, we may get a close look at the Gharial and Mugger crocodiles along with fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. Or, we may even go for birding or nature walks and come closer to a variety of wild flora and fauna found in the park. Overnight in Chitwan.
Included meals:BLD
Day 12: Drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu: 127km, 4-5 hours
Early in the morning, we engage ourselves in birding as Chitwan National Park is also home to a large variety of resident and migratory birds. We then have breakfast and drive towards Kathmandu. Our journey will be on the Terai plains while in and near Chitwan and gradually move to a more winding road as we come closer to Kathmandu. Along the way, we can enjoy the beautiful hilly terrains and small houses. We reach Kathmandu in the evening where we enjoy an authentic Nepali cuisine on our farewell dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier.
Included meals:BD
Day 13: Final Departure
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Glacier representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Included meals:B
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Route Map

Route maps are just representation of the trekking routes. This does not represent the exact geographical conditions.Click here for Adventure Holiday in Nepal: Trekking, Sightseeing, Rafting, Canyoning and Safari route map

Price From

$ 2280 USD

Trip Code

HGTNP-0154
  • Activities: Trekking and Hiking, Cultural and Historical Tours, Nature and Wildlife, Multiple Activities, Adventure Sports
  • Trip Duration:13 Days
  • Trip Grade:Easy 
  • Altitude:3,210m/10,529ft
  • Accommodation: Standard hotels, resorts and tea houses
  • Meals:All meals during canyoning, rafting, trekking, and jungle safari
  • Transportation: Comfortable private vehicle(s)
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 people
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