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Hiking and Rafting in Nepal

Hiking and Rafting in Nepal

Nepal possesses numerous attractions for both, foreign and local tourists. Travelling in Nepal is a real connection with the people, distinctive culture, the unique countryside, the famous and unique Nepali cuisine, flora and fauna and the environment of the country. There are a lot of trekking trails and different variety of escapade activities to commence in Nepal. As there are abundant rapid flowing rivers in Nepal, rafting is one of the adventure actions that can be done. Trishuli is considered as one of the rivers in Nepal appropriate for rafting. Hiking and Rafting Tour in Nepal is associated with Trishuli river rafting and climbing to one of the most striking community in Nepal named Dhampus. This Tour is designed to provide the breathtaking experience of hasty flowing river rafting in Nepal and to explain the beauty of Nepal Himalayas. Hiking and Rafting Tour provides you the knowledge of Culture, Traditions and History prevail in Nepal and even helps you to understand Nepal.

You will get an opportunity to observe world’s most thrilling warm water bug free beaches for camping and whitewater with a wide range of difficulties. All this in fact makes an affluence of unlimited chances for impressive river rafting, climbing, kayaking, biking, mountaineering, hiking and eternally admired trekking adventures in Nepal. Nepal has something to present to everybody. At the base of the Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is sanctified with an astonishing diversity of rivers. We exist in a paradise of white water with its tremendous variety for rafting adventures to attract any type of explorer. From convenient half day tour to full on 12 day river voyage, the possibilities are never-ending. Actually, you can dramatically cut down the need of bus travel with so many river alternatives  in Nepal, as our waterways can connect you to many popular destinations of Nepal. Nepal has countless rivers for you to explore: Trishuli, Seti, Bhote Koshi , Kali Gandaki, Marsyangdi, Sun Koshi, Arun , Karnali, Tamur and many more. Hiking and Rafting Tour is for very beginors hiker and Rafter. No need any experience before hand but you may have real good experience for small adventure of hiking and Rafting in Nepal.

Hiking in Nepal is never-ending escapade sports for trekkers around the world. Nepal is the country with world's most beautiful and highest mountains and a number of of the best trekking trails on the earth. Eight out of world's ten highest mountains and the miraculous Mt Everest, (8848 m) are in Nepal. Hiking in Himalayans of Nepal, particularly Everest and Annapurna range treks are world class trekking with great reward. Best season for Hiking and Trekking in Nepal is Autmn and Spring but we can make short hiking and one day rafting in any season and any months.

Hiking and Rafting Tour - Outline Itinerary


Day 1: Arival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Day 3: Kathmandu - Rafting - Pokhara
Day 4: Pokhara to Dhampus
Day 5: Hike back from Dhampus to Pokhara
Day 6: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 7: Departure

NOTE: One hour Mountain Flight can be enjoyed on the second day morning- cost USD200per hour (Extra is Tranpostation+USD3 Airport tax)

 

 

SERVICE INCLUDED
1) Welcome Nepali Dinner with cultural programs 

2) All surface transfers including arrival and departure transfers in a private car
3) One day rafting at Trisuli River

4) Airfare Pokhara to Kathmandu

5) Guided tour in Kathmandu including one English speaking tour guide and one hiking guide for hiking days, all entry fees, etc.

6) Three star hotel on bed and breakfast basis, twin sharing rooms

7) Two lunches, one dinner and one breakfast, tea and coffee during the two day hike,
8) Simple accommodation on mountain lodges for one night

9) Salary, insurance and all expenses of our guide and porter for the hike.

Cost Excludes

All the expenses of personal nature, Nepal entry visa (USD 30 for 15 dyas multiple visa) and one photograph, granted upon arrival in Kathmandu. Water, alcoholic drinks, tips, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Hiking and Rafting Tour - Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU

After your arrival at Kathmandu, one of our representatives will greet and transfer you to the hotel. Later afternoon includes the preparation and short briefing of the journey. And the foremost night will be spent at the hotel itself.

 Day 2: KATHAMNDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR

Today, sightseeing around the popular cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu will be organized. Initially, you will be taken to the holiest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath. Subsequently, you will visit the self born Swayambhunath where you can even enjoy the view of beautiful Kathmandu valley, then to second largest stupa in the world, Bouddhanath. Durbar Squares of Kathmandu and other two main sub cities Bhaktapur and Patan will be visited as well which are absolutely preserved. After the entire day journey, you will be staying overnight at hotel.

Day 3: KATHMANDU - RAFTING - POKHARA

After breakfast you take a drive for 3 hours from Kathmandu to Rafting starting point. Soon after you reach to Charaudi, you begin with rafting at Trisuli River for around 2-3hrs followed by light lunch at River side. Later you continue your drive for 2hrs, to reach Pokhara and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4: POKHARA TO DHAMPUS

Today you begin your day with a drive from Pokhara to Phedi for about 45 minutes and hike to Dhampus hill which takes around 3.5-4 hours. You can enjoy great Mountain View and lovely sunset. You will stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: BACK TO POKHARA

Early in the morning, you watch the sunrise on the stunning Himalayan panorama and slowly walk back to Pokhara. Today is a free day so you can relax or explore Pokhara and visit the eye-catching sites around beautiful lake side areas. Later you will be staying overnight in the hotel.

Day 6: KATHMANDU TO POKHARA

After Breakfast, you return back to Kathmandu by a flight. You can either hang around on your own or go for shopping in last day in Kathmandu.

Day 7: DEPARTURE

Today is the final day of your trip, you will be transferred to the Airport for the departure or to your next destination.

NOTE
We have several other adventure activities, and optional programs you may choose such as:
1. Mountain Flight can be enjoyed for about 1 hour morning in Kathmandu.
2. Bunjee Jumping can be add either near Kathmandu or near Pokhara.
3. Paragaliding can be done in Pokhara.
4. Zip lining also possible in Pokhara. 
5. More days hiking and other activities like Jungle activities can be adjust on the program

Trip Duration: 7 Days
Country: Nepal
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: easy
Activities: Historical, Cultural, Religious Tour and Hiking in Nature
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in City & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotels, Guest House, Lodge, Resort
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace/tourist bus/twin otter
Best Travel season: Throughout the year

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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