Nepal: The Gate to the Himalayas

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Price: $840

Overview

An active backpacking adventure in the land of serenity. From rafting down river streams and rappelling down wild canyons to Mountain Trekking and Paragliding with the Himalayas as our backdrop and a wildlife safari along the way.

Highlights

- White Water Rafting in Trisuli River
- Mountain Trekking in the Himalayas (Dhampus-Sarangkot Trek)
- Paragliding from Sarangkot Hill
- Boat Tour in Phewa Lake in Pokhara
- Canyoning in Jalbire
- Elephant Trekking and Canoeing Safari in Chitwan National Park

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu airport, Pickup and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: Rafting Trisuli

Rafting Trisuli

Today we make our way to Pokhara with a stop on the way for a thrilling white water rafting adventure down Trisuli River with several rapids of class III & IV. Lunch by the river banks then continue our drive to Pokhara

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL
Driving Time: 6 hours

Day 3: Into the Himalayas

Into the Himalayas

First we drive for 45 minutes to Phedi, the starting point of our Trek. Start our Himalayan Trek through several mountain villages with breathtaking views over the surrounding valleys and mountains all the way to Dhampus village at 1600m above sea level and faced towards the Great Himalaya Range that fascinates the village and makes it one of the most visited soft-trekking destinations in Nepal.

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Meals: BLD
Trekking Time: 3-4 hours

Day 4: A Sunrise to Remember

A Sunrise to Remember

Wake up before dawn to watch the breathtaking sunrise over the Great Himalaya Range then start our second trekking day by making our way to Naundanda village then to Sarangkot Hill (1720m). Enjoy sunset over Pokhara valley then dinner and overnight in the lodge.

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
Meals: BLD
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 5: Paragliding to Pokhara

Paragliding to Pokhara

Take one last gaze at the snowy peaks of the Himalayas then make our way back to Pokhara through an amazing Paragliding experience with stunning views of the Himalayas, Phewa Lake and Pokhara Valley. Spend the rest of the day exploring Pokhara and take a boat tour in the beautiful Phewa Lake then drive to Chitwan National Park.

Accommodation: Jungle Lodge
Meals: BD
Driving Time: 5 hours

Day 6: A Day in the Jungle

A Day in the Jungle

An action-packed day in the jungles of Chitwan National Park with Elephantback Safari, River Canoeing and Walking Safaris. Dinner & Overnight in the Lodge

Accommodation: Jungle Lodge
Meals: BLD

Day 7: Canyoning Jalbire

Canyoning Jalbire

After Breakfast we will start our drive back to Kathmandu, with a stop at Jalbire for a canyoning adventure in one of the most scenic canyons in central Asia. The Adventure includes abseiling down waterfalls, sliding over smaller waterfalls, jumping into mountain pools, walking and swimming along the canyon which makes canyoning one of the most fun experiences on our journey.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL
Driving Time: 6 hours

Day 8: Explore Kathmandu

Explore Kathmandu

Spend the day exploring the backpackers capital of the world. You can visit the famous Monkey Temple or stroll around the streets of Thamel area. For Adrenaline seekers they can go for Bungee Jumping in the Last Resort close from the Tibetan Border

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B
Optional Activity: Bungee Jumping and Canyon Swing

Day 9: Departure

Departure (B)

Transfer to the airport for final departure

Meals: B

 
Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in standard hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara for 4 nights
- Accommodation for 2 nights in mountain lodges in Dhampus & Sarangkot
- Accommodation for 2 nights in a Jungle lodge in Chitwan National Park
- All mentioned meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Nepal Travel Permits
- All mentioned activities: Rafting – Mountain Trekking – Paragliding – Canyoning – Elephant Trekking – Canoeing Safari
- All transfers in a private vehicle

Price Excludes

- International flights to Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa ($25)
- Optional Activities on day 8
- Tips & Gratuities

Packing/Gear List

- Flashlight
- Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sun glasses + Hat
- Hiking (or Sports) Shoes
- Winter Jacket + Winter Hat + Thermals (It will be cold in the mountains)
- Light Rain Jacket
- Insect Repellent
- Backpack to use on the trek
- Sun Screen
- Swimming Suit + Towel
- Water Shoes

 
India Extension

Optional extension to India to visit Delhi and the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra for $220 (3 days 2 nights)

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Delhi, Pickup and transfer to the hotel. Spend the day exploring the capital of India

Day 2: Today we go on a daytrip to Agra to visit Agra Fort and the legendary Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 as a mausoleum to his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Day 3: Transfer to the airport for final departure

Price includes: Airport pickup – Accommodation for 2 nights in a hotel in Delhi on BB basis – Agra daytrip with transportation, guidance and entrance tickets to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

Price excludes: Flight from Kathmandu to Delhi – Indian Visa

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