Nepal: Trekking, Rafting & Safari

13 DAYS
Availability : 10/11/2024 - 23/11/2024
Kathmandu
Max People : 17

Nepal: Trekking, Rafting & Safari

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  • 13 Days
  • 10th Nov - 23rd Nov 2024
  • Max People : 17

Tour Details

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Highlights

  • Experience the colorful and dramatic scenery of Nepal
  • Explore Nepal’s two main cities: Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • 4 days trekking through Himalayan charming villages and lush landscapes
  • Marvel at sunrise over Poon Hill, with surreal panoramic views of the Himalayas 
  • River Rafting adventure 
  • 4×4 Safari in Chitwan Jungle, home of the Asiatic Rhinoceros
  • Visit Elephant Breeding Centre & Jungle Wilderness Activities
  • Encounter the day-to-day lifestyle of the Sherpa tribes and their practices of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Excellent choice for travelers who are keen to experience the Himalayas most authentically

 

Trip Summary

Embrace for an epic adventure in Nepal: encountering Nepalese hospitality face to face throughout these 12 days. Starting and finishing in the royal city Kathmandu, you will savor traditional Nepali cuisine as you discover about local life in charming villages.

RIVER RAFTING
Your adventure starts with river rafting on the Trishuli river, observing a new perspective of the lush mountain landscapes surrounding the river while spotting monkeys and monasteries perched on the mountain. The rafting experience is mostly Class II-III meaning you have a mix of aquatic thrill and time to relax on the raft. 

TREKKING
The adventure continues as we grab our trekking poles and join a guided 4-day hike from village to village along the base of the Annapurna mountain. Trekking in the Himalayas doesn’t get much better than Poon Hill trek crossing suspension bridges and dotted by waterfalls on the steep Himalayan slopes. We will have plenty of time to interact with local people; the highlight of this trek being a spectacular sunrise over Poon Hill, the highest point of the trek at 3210m. Poon Hill summit commands a magnificent panoramic view of both Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges which is surreal!

Return to Pokhara, the getaway city of the Himalayas and one of our favorite traveller cities with a day full of sightseeing activities and free time in the evening enjoying Phewa lake and chilled vibes.

JUNGLE WILDLIFE SAFARI
Up next is a safari in Chitwan National Park spotting endemic wildlife by boat and jeep. Get your cameras charged to capture the pictures of rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears, wild bison as well as the near-extinct Gharials crocodiles. Chitwan is a UNESCO site, home of one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros. You can enjoy a short jungle walk and experience the thrill of the wilderness. Your jungle activity program will include Jeep 4×4 safari, Canoeing, Crocodile Conservation Area visit, Elephant Breeding centre visit, and Bird watching.

Adventure is calling, and Nepal is the answer. You will be spoiled for choice on this perfectly paced journey that’s suitable for adventurers of all ages. This trip is an excellent choice for travelers and adventurers who are keen to experience the unique Himalayas + enjoy Nepal highlights for an adventure of a lifetime.

More exciting, day-by-day information is available below in the Itinerary section.

How to Proceed

  • Proceed with online Booking Form
  • Go to ‘Payment Details’ to learn how to secure your booking
  • Once your place is secure, we will book flights together as a group or we could guide you on how to book your own flights
  • Feel free to message or call on +35679067040 to ask any questions

Arrival Airport

Kathmandu International Airport – KTM

Dates

10th November – 23rd November 2024

Price Includes

  • Local Group Leader
  • Qualified, experienced English- speaking mountain guides and all permits
  • Comfortable, excellent quality Western-style accommodation for 12 nights in 4 star hotels or lodges + breakfast daily
  • 3 nights in Kathmandu hotel, 3 nights in Pokhara hotel
  • 3 nights in mountain teahouse with all meals included during the trek
  • 2 nights in Chitwan National Park resort with all meals included
  • 1 night in Trishuli River Resort with all full board
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trekking days, including tea / coffee. Water is free.
  • Private Transfers to / from airport
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Tour Guide
  • First Aid Kit, Duffel bags Trekking Map, Completion Certificate
  • All trekking permits and fees for trekking
  • All National Park fees, vehicle fees and all Chitwan jungle activities
  • Tharu Cultural Show in Chitwan
  • All overland transportation by private vehicle

Requirements

  • Entry Visa (approx €30)
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance that covers trekking up to 3500m
  • Sign Globaltravelbook's Waiver Form
  • A passport valid for at least six months after the return date

Price Excludes

  • International flights to Kathmandu
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Optional porters to carry all personal gear / equipment (+10eu per day)
  • Entry Visa to enter Nepal (Visa on arrival for EU citizens costs $30)
  • Beers, sodas, internet, laundry, private expenses etc
  • Some meals and drinks in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Trekking gear
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything not included in the Trip Inclusions

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu. Meet at Airport and Transfer to Hotel

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    Welcome to Kathmandu. Once your international flight lands at the Tribhuvan International Airport, an official representative will greet you outside the arrival gate. We will be transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu and help you through the check-in formalities. 

    Free evening and time to explore the bustling Thamel district; the tourist hub of Kathmandu.

    Airport Transfers INCLUDED.

Day 2Trishuli River Rafting

Wake up for breakfast at the hotel and drive towards your river beach resort for check- in and some time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Afternoon, you will be briefed about the rafting experience and safety measures by a rafting instructor, then transferred to your rafting spot on the Trishuli River for a truely memorable rafting experience. Approximately 2-3hrs rafting time.

Transfers + Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Rafting INCLUDED.

Day 3Pokhara - The gateway to the Himalayas

  • Early morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pokhara -the city of lakes and gateway to mountains. Pokhara is a beautiful town with a large lake and a splendid mountain backdrop. Time to enjoy some free time in Pokhara, wandering around the many shops and cafes. In your free time, opt to take a boat tour of Phewa Lake. Evening visit Phewa Tal, Tal means lake in Nepali. Phewa Tal is the largest lake in the valley and is best situated for boat rides, bird watching and photographing the scenic mountains. The excellent settings of the lake and the reflections of the Annapurna Mountains is something no visitors would like to miss during a boating trip.

    Transfers + Breakfast INCLUDED.

Day 4Trekking in the Himalayas Day 1 - Thikkedunga (1480m)

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Nayapul(1070m) which is approximately 1.5 hours and then begin the trek following the picturesque trail along the Modi Khola River. You will trek through charming villages and lush landscapes to reach Tikhedhunga. Reach Tikkhedhunga after a pleasant 3-4 hour walk. Overnight stay in Tikkhedhunga.

    Transfer + Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 5Trekking in the Himalayas Day 2 - Ghorepani (2880m)

  • Start the day with a hearty breakfast and ascend through rhododendron forests and charming villages. Reach Ghorepani(2880m) after a scenic 5-6 Hours walk. Enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 6Trekking in the Himalayas Day 3 - Poon Hill (3210m)

  • Begin the day early with a pre-dawn hike to PoonHill for a breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayas. Descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and start the trek to Ghandruk (2000m). Pass through dense forests, terraced fields and charming Gurung villages. Reach Ghandruk after approximately 6 hours of walking. Overnight stay in Ghandruk.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

Day 7Trekking in the Himalayas Day 4 - Nayapul (1070m)

  • Enjoy a leisurely morning in Ghadruk and explore the traditional Gurung culture. Begin the descent towards Nayapul, passing through scenic landscapes. Reach Nayapul after 6-7 hours of walking. From Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara, reminiscing about the beautiful trek. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

    Transfer + Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner INCLUDED.

     

Day 8Pokhara Sightseeing

  • Witness an epic sunrise over Sarangkot view: the most popular Himalayan viewpoint in Nepal. Here you will enjoy the boundless view of Pokhara Valley and the wonderful view of the mountains such as Annapurna Massif, Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri range, and Manaslu. 

    Back to the hotel for breakfast then proceed for a full day sightseeing of Pokhara including:

    • Devi’s Fall
    • Gupteshwor Mahadev
    • Peace Pagoda

    Overnight stay at the hotel in Pokhara

    Transfers + Breakfast & City Tour INCLUDED.

Day 9Chitwan National Park

  • After breakfast, transfer to Chitwan National Park: Nepal’s oldest wildlife reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park is home to 68 recorded mammal species, including the one-horned rhino and the Bengal tiger, as well as hundreds of species of birds. Check in to your resort, followed by refreshments and briefing on the resort, its facilities and the programme of the days ahead.

    Today you will explore the Rapti river banks while watching a charming sunset over the jungle, followed by dinner and Tharu Cultural show by ethnic tribal people. 

    Transfer + Breakfast, Dinner & Jungle Activities INCLUDED.

     

Day 10Wildlife Safari Activities

  • Spend the day exploring Chitwan National Park on a variety of excursions; activities differ depending on the season. Set out on a jeep safari through the grasslands and forests, seeking out rhinos, leopards, elephants, monkeys, and the elusive Bengal tiger. 

    Early wake up call before sunrise and an early start to the day with a Bird Watching Tour. After breakfast, board a traditional flat-bottomed boat for a river safari, keeping your eyes out for aquatic birds, crocodiles, and other riverine fauna. On the Canoe River Tour you will also pass by the Elephant Breeding center.

    After both tours, it’s lunchtime at the resort, some rest, followed by a visit to the National Park Visitor Center and Village Tour to an ethnic Tharu village.

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + All Safari Tours INCLUDED.

     

Day 11Chitwan - Kathmandu

  • After breakfast at the resort, we will make our way back to Kathmandu, the Nepali capital city. Time to enjoy some free time in Kathmandu, wandering around the many shops and cafes or take a leisurely stroll around the bustling Thamel district. Thamel is a melting pot of cultures and tourists from around the world. Here you will find a huge variety of shops, handicraft stores, bookstores, antique stores, tourist facilities as well as hiking and mountaineering equipment shops.

    Transfer + Breakfast INCLUDED.

     

Day 12Kathmandu sightseeing

  • Kathmandu, often known as the City of Temples, has a captivating blend of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Western cultures. The valley houses some of the major heritages listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will have a fully guided tour around Kathmandu’s most important landmarks, including Swayambunath (Monkey Temple), Boudnath, Pashupatinath (cremation temple), Patan Durbar square and Kathmandu Durbar square.

    Breakfast + City Tour INCLUDED.

     

Day 13International Departures

  • International flight departing 00.45. We will be picked up and transferred to the airport at 10.30pm.

    Airport transfers INCLUDED.

     

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difficulty level of the Trek?

  • The trekking level for this trip is beginner. Even for a first-timer, this trek is achievable if you make proper preparation prior to departure.

    The route is not paved and is likely to get rough, rocky, and gravel-strewn most of the time.

    For the duration of the 4 day trek, you will have to walk for about 5 – 6 hours every day on average. 

How fit should I be to join the trip?

You don’t need to be a hardcore trekker or an athlete, that’s for sure. If you’re already an avid trekker, this should not be much of a challenge for you. Trekking in the Himalayas is easy to moderate because of high altitude and requires only walking with no technical climbing. The adventure calls for 4 days with approximately 5-6hrs of walking a day. The fitter you are, the higher your chances of success. Even for a first-timer, this trek is achievable if you make proper preparation prior to departure.

To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex.

What about training and preparation before the climb?

Whether you are an experienced trekker or a novice traveler, you must train well before joining our trekking trips. Since you’ll be walking through rough and rocky trails for 4 days, it is advisable to engage in cardio activities at least 2 months prior to the trek. Prepare yourself and maintain your physical fitness with activities like swimming, hiking, cycling, and running.

To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex.

Acclimitazation: do we need oxygen or altitude pills?

No oxygen needed, and altitude pills are not mandatory. 

 Our experienced guides will be equipped with common altitude medications such as Diamox, should the need arise. 

What’s the risk of altitude sickness (AMS)?

The risk of AMS differs from person to person. It is recommended to trek at a slow and steady pace, instead of rushing to reach your destination. Most importantly, stay hydrated and drink as many fluids as possible to reduce the risk of AMS.

Will it be the right season for trekking?

Is it possible to arrive earlier / stay longer?

Yes, ofcourse. As long as you are in Kathmandu on the trip dates, you are free to arrive / leave whenever you want. It is best to let us know your plans so we can organize transfers accordingly.

What type of insurance do I need?

Every trekker is required to make a travel insurance package which covers trekking. This is an absolute must for any of our expeditions.

What kind of accommodation is available during trekking?

During the trek, you will be spending your nights at the local tea houses that offer the best facilities available. You will be accommodated in deluxe quality teahouses in every overnight stop. We strive to select the cleanest, coziest and most comfortable tea houses available, however it is worth noting that rooms are not luxurious like the hotels around the city area.

During the rest of the trip, you will be staying in hand- picked Western style resorts which range between 3-4 star.

Will it be cold?

As we climb higher and higher, yes it gets very cold. The climb takes us from tropical climates to alpine climates, with varying temperatures between +25C and -0C. Refer to our recommended Climbing and Equipment Gear list.

What vaccinations do I need?

As per WHO suggestions, make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines such as flu, tetanus, chickenpox and measles. All eligible travellers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. It is recommended to have all shots of Hep A & Hep B, rabies and typhoid.

What's the power plug in Nepal? Is there electricity in the tea houses?

In Nepal the power plug sockets are of type C. Type C is the normal ‘2 round pins’,  also known as the standard “Euro” plug.

Yes, most teahouses in the Everest region have electricity and do provide charging facilities. However, since they are solar-powered, the charging stations are available only for small electronic devices, such as mobile phones, portable chargers, cameras, and battery packs.

Bear in mind that sometimes charging facilities come at an additional cost, depending on the teahouse. It ranges from 1-5euros, increasing as you go higher during the trek.

During trekking, it is recommended to bring power bank to charge your devices.

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November 10, 2024
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  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking - subject to availability
  • First come, first served basis.The minimum number of people required for this trip is 10 people. In the case this is not reached, you will get your full payment back.
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  • Individual Room - If you prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process. An additional Single Room Supplement comes with an extra charge of 250euros for all 13 days of the trip.
  • Travel and Health insurance is obligatory: All travellers must be fully insured, and purchase their own travel insurance which covers trekking up to 3500m.
  • International flights are not included. You must book your own flights and be in Islamabad on the itinerary dates. Your flight must arrive by or before the Arrival Day, and depart no earlier then the Departure Day.
  • Our adventure trips can be physically and mentally challenging. It is your responsibility to be physically prepared and medically fit. Signing up to any of our trips and any risks involved are the sole responsibility of the individual, and organizers cannot be held responsible in any way to illness, altitude sickness, injury or trauma during the trip.
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  • To secure your spot you need to send a 50% deposit (850eu) either via bank transfer or our online payment system after completing the booking form. The deposit is required immediately in order for us to start covering trip expenses such as permits and accommodation
  • Remaining balance of €850 eu is required by the end of September 2024.
  • All payments are non- refundable (unless the trip is cancelled from our end). All payments to be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:
  • Account Name: Globaltravelbook Limited
  • Bank Address: APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara, BKR 4012
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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your booking, we will offer a refund of any balance which we have not yet paid or are obliged to pay to any other Third Party. When a booking is cancelled within the month prior to departure, the remaining balance will be non refundable as well as we would be fully committed at that stage. All types of travel insurance are supposed to cover “cancellations” and for this reason we require that such travel insurance is purchased prior to travel.