Nepal: The Gate to the Himalayas

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Price: $790

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 all with the mighty Himalayas as our backdrop.

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
- The Last Resort by the Tibetan borders

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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. Orientation and briefing for the adventures ahead of us.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: Rafting Trisuli

Rafting Trisuli

Breakfast then start our drive to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna section of the Himalayas.  We will stop on the way for an exciting white water rafting adventure down Trisuli River with several rapids of class III & IV. Lunch will be served 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

Today we venture into the Himalays! First we go on a serene boat tour in the beautiful Phewa Lake with the snowy peaks of the Himalayas as our backdrop then drive for 30 minutes to Phedi, the starting point of our trek into the Annapurna range. We will pass several mountain villages with some stunning views over the surrounding valleys and mountains all the way to Dhampus village at 1650m above sea level and faced towards the Great Himalayas.

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 in the mighty Himalayas 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

Enjoy our second amazing sunrise over the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, Phewa Lake and Pokhara valley from the top of Sarangkot Hill then make our way back to Pokhara by Paragliding all the way to the bottom. Spend the rest of the day wandering around Pokhara.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 6: Canyoning Jalbire

Canyoning Jalbire

Breakfast then drive to Jalbire for our 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. Afterwards we will drive to Kathmandu for overnight.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL
Driving Time: 8 hours

Day 7: The Last Resort

The Last Resort

Today we make our way to the Last Resort, a beautiful place located in a serene environment on top of a river gorge close to the Tibetan border and home of adrenaline-packed adventures such as Bungy Jumping and Canyon Swing from a suspension bridge over Bhotekoshi river gorge.

Accommodation: Camping in Tents
Meals: BLD
Optional Activity: Bungee Jumping and Canyon Swing

Day 8: Explore Kathmandu

Explore Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu, visit the famous Monkey Temple then spend the rest of the day exploring the backpackers capital of the world or stroll around Thamel area for souvenirs shopping.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B

Day 9: Departure

Departure (B)

Transfer to the airport for final departure

Meals: B

 
Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in standard hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara for 5 nights
- Accommodation for 2 nights in mountain lodges in Dhampus & Sarangkot
- Accommodation for 1 night in the Last Resort, camping in tents
- All mentioned meals (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Nepal Travel Permits
- All mentioned activities: Rafting – Mountain Trekking – Paragliding – Canyoning
- All transfers in a private vehicle

Price Excludes

- International flights to Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa ($25)
- Optional Activities on day 7
- Tips & Gratuities

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