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Himalayan Teenagers Adventure

Cycling in the Kathmandu Valley - Seti River Rafting - Short trek in the Annapurnas - Chitwan Jungle Safari - Lakeside Pokhara

All meals 'on tour' included

Duration

11 Days

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

2100m

Accommodation

7Nts Hotels - 4Nts Trekking Lodges

Trip Overview

This is a Nepal multi-activity adventure with many a cultural encounter along the way.

Designed for active families, particularly with active teenagers in mind. Showcasing both the landscapes and rich heritage of Nepal fun and action is always on the agenda too. Explore the wonders of Kathmandu, cycle back roads and dirt roads (can easily be changed to hard core mountain biking if you like!) in the Kathmandu Valley discovering timeless villages and rural Nepal along the way. Observe how both Buddhism and Hinduism are intermingled at Namobuddha and Panauti. You'll then take head to Pokhara for a family trek in the Himalayan foot hills in the Modi Khola Valley right beneath the towering giants of the Annapurna range and the iconic Fishtail Peak and meet the locals who call these mountainscapes their home. It's then onto the waters of the Seti River for some Himalayan rafting as you head from the mountains to the lowland jungle regions, culminating in a safari in world famous Chitwan National Park in search of the elusive tiger and other wonderful wildlife. Sleeping bags (4 seasons) are required for the nights spent in lodges on trek. We can arrange sleeping bag rental for you.

This is a Nepal multi-activity adventure with many a cultural encounter along the way.

  • Designed for active families, particularly with active teenagers in mind. Showcasing both the landscapes and rich heritage of Nepal fun and action is always on the agenda too. Explore the wonders of Kathmandu, cycle back roads and dirt roads (can easily be changed to hard core mountain biking if you like!) in the Kathmandu Valley discovering timeless villages and rural Nepal along the way. Observe how both Buddhism and Hinduism are intermingled at Namobuddha and Panauti. You'll then take head to Pokhara for a family trek in the Himalayan foot hills in the Modi Khola Valley right beneath the towering giants of the Annapurna range and the iconic Fishtail Peak and meet the locals who call these mountainscapes their home. It's then onto the waters of the Seti River for some Himalayan rafting as you head from the mountains to the lowland jungle regions, culminating in a safari in world famous Chitwan National Park in search of the elusive tiger and other wonderful wildlife. Sleeping bags (4 seasons) are required for the nights spent in lodges on trek. We can arrange sleeping bag rental for you.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Guided Tour of Kathmandu
    • Day 3
      Hindu Panauti, Buddhist Namobuddha & Dhulikel by bike
    • Day 4
      Trek to Dhampus/Pothana
    • Day 5
      Trek to Landruk
    • Day 6
      Trek to Ghandruk
    • Day 7
      Transfer to Pokhara
    • Day 8
      Seti Rafting and Chitwan
    • Day 9
      Chitwan Jungle Wildlife Safari
    • Day 10
      Drive to Kathmandu
    • Day 11
      Depart Nepal
  • DAY
    1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: None

    DAY 1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: None

    DAY
    2

    Guided Tour of Kathmandu

    Enjoy a full day guided tour of Kathmandu, both on foot and with a private vehicle to enable you to visit the principle sites of interest in the city.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 2

    Guided Tour of Kathmandu

    Enjoy a full day guided tour of Kathmandu, both on foot and with a private vehicle to enable you to visit the principle sites of interest in the city.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    3

    Hindu Panauti, Buddhist Namobuddha & Dhulikel by bike

    In the morning a private vehicle will whisk you out of Kathmandu and to the farming village of Panauti in the rural Kathmandu Valley. After exploring Hindu Panauti and its ornate temples and shrines, you'll cycle with a cycling guide and vehicle support to the Buddhist site of Namobuddha. The distance from Panauti to Namobuddha is just over 10km and there is a steady climb up to Namobuddha on a moderate gradient dirt road. Here you can explore and then cycle mostly downhill ultimately reaching the main road, which you follow to the Newari town of Dhulikhel, which provides panoramic, extensive skyline views of the Himalayas. The total cycling distance today is around 25km.

    Accommodation: Dhulikhel Lodge Resort - Dhulikhel
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 3

    Hindu Panauti, Buddhist Namobuddha & Dhulikel by bike

    In the morning a private vehicle will whisk you out of Kathmandu and to the farming village of Panauti in the rural Kathmandu Valley. After exploring Hindu Panauti and its ornate temples and shrines, you'll cycle with a cycling guide and vehicle support to the Buddhist site of Namobuddha. The distance from Panauti to Namobuddha is just over 10km and there is a steady climb up to Namobuddha on a moderate gradient dirt road. Here you can explore and then cycle mostly downhill ultimately reaching the main road, which you follow to the Newari town of Dhulikhel, which provides panoramic, extensive skyline views of the Himalayas. The total cycling distance today is around 25km.

    Accommodation: Dhulikhel Lodge Resort - Dhulikhel
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY
    4

    Trek to Dhampus/Pothana

    A private transfer to Kathmandu airport for the 25min flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, a private vehicle transfer takes you to the start of the trail at Phedi. Here you'll meet your porters and once sorted your trek begins with a steady ascent on a stone stepped trail through beautiful forests until you emerge onto an open ridge line and encounter tiny hill villages. The trail continues with minor ups and downs through Dhampus to reach your overnight halt in the village of Pothana (1530m). Walking time approx 4-5hrs with around 800m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Pothana
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    DAY 4

    Trek to Dhampus/Pothana

    A private transfer to Kathmandu airport for the 25min flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, a private vehicle transfer takes you to the start of the trail at Phedi. Here you'll meet your porters and once sorted your trek begins with a steady ascent on a stone stepped trail through beautiful forests until you emerge onto an open ridge line and encounter tiny hill villages. The trail continues with minor ups and downs through Dhampus to reach your overnight halt in the village of Pothana (1530m). Walking time approx 4-5hrs with around 800m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Pothana
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    DAY
    5

    Trek to Landruk

    A steady climb along a well made village trail leads up to the Deorali Pass (2100m) from where you'll no doubt halt to take in the exhilarating views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli and the Modi Khola Valley below. The trail now contours the mountain side before desending through forests to the charming village of Landruk (1625m) from where you can now relax and enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks across the valley. Walking time approx 4-5 hrs, with around 600m ascent and 700m descent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Landruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5

    Trek to Landruk

    A steady climb along a well made village trail leads up to the Deorali Pass (2100m) from where you'll no doubt halt to take in the exhilarating views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli and the Modi Khola Valley below. The trail now contours the mountain side before desending through forests to the charming village of Landruk (1625m) from where you can now relax and enjoy views of the Himalayan peaks across the valley. Walking time approx 4-5 hrs, with around 600m ascent and 700m descent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Landruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    6

    Trek to Ghandruk

    A case of down then up today. First you'll walk all the way down the valley flanks to reach the Modi Khola river, crossing via a bridge. It's then up, up, up and at times a steep climb on a stepped trail all the way up. It can often be a hot climb, but there's no great rush and so you can take rest breaks on your way up as well as take advantage of refreshment opportunities along the way. Now higher up and on the opposite of the valley from where you started there are fine views of Macchapuchhare (Fishtail Peak). Walking time approx. 4-5 hours with around 300m descent and 700m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ghandruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 6

    Trek to Ghandruk

    A case of down then up today. First you'll walk all the way down the valley flanks to reach the Modi Khola river, crossing via a bridge. It's then up, up, up and at times a steep climb on a stepped trail all the way up. It can often be a hot climb, but there's no great rush and so you can take rest breaks on your way up as well as take advantage of refreshment opportunities along the way. Now higher up and on the opposite of the valley from where you started there are fine views of Macchapuchhare (Fishtail Peak). Walking time approx. 4-5 hours with around 300m descent and 700m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ghandruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    7

    Transfer to Pokhara

    From here you'll be transferred by private vehicle back to Pokhara and should arrive in time to take a leisurely lunch and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the lake. Driving time approx 3hrs 

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 7

    Transfer to Pokhara

    From here you'll be transferred by private vehicle back to Pokhara and should arrive in time to take a leisurely lunch and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the lake. Driving time approx 3hrs 

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    8

    Seti Rafting and Chitwan

    Transfer by private vehicle to Damauli and the Seti River. A rafting guide will give you a safety briefing and you'll be provided with wetsuits, safety helmets and life jackets (paddles too!) It's then an almost instant wilderness sensation as you take to the waters of the Seti River. Mostly it's flat water paddling through the steep-sided sub-tropical forested river valley. There's some straightforward whitewater fun too (grade 2-3) and you'll stop at a suitable pebbled beach for a picnic lunch before continuing your journey. After some rapids you'll pass the Ker & Downey Tented Camp and an hour or so later there's some final whitewater, and perhaps the best rapids of the whole day before you reach the take out point where the road once again meets the river. Paddling time is around 4-5 hours all told. From here you'll journey into Nepal's jungle region of Chitwan, which is just over an hour away.

    Accommodation: Into The Wild Resort - Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 8

    Seti Rafting and Chitwan

    Transfer by private vehicle to Damauli and the Seti River. A rafting guide will give you a safety briefing and you'll be provided with wetsuits, safety helmets and life jackets (paddles too!) It's then an almost instant wilderness sensation as you take to the waters of the Seti River. Mostly it's flat water paddling through the steep-sided sub-tropical forested river valley. There's some straightforward whitewater fun too (grade 2-3) and you'll stop at a suitable pebbled beach for a picnic lunch before continuing your journey. After some rapids you'll pass the Ker & Downey Tented Camp and an hour or so later there's some final whitewater, and perhaps the best rapids of the whole day before you reach the take out point where the road once again meets the river. Paddling time is around 4-5 hours all told. From here you'll journey into Nepal's jungle region of Chitwan, which is just over an hour away.

    Accommodation: Into The Wild Resort - Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    9

    Chitwan Jungle Wildlife Safari

    A day devoted to jungle activities provided by your hosts.  Journey by jeep deep into the jungles of Chitwan in search of wildlife such as the elusive Tiger and One-Horned Rhino. You'll also explore the riverside wildlife by dug out canoe too.

    Accommodation: Into The Wild Resort, Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 9

    Chitwan Jungle Wildlife Safari

    A day devoted to jungle activities provided by your hosts.  Journey by jeep deep into the jungles of Chitwan in search of wildlife such as the elusive Tiger and One-Horned Rhino. You'll also explore the riverside wildlife by dug out canoe too.

    Accommodation: Into The Wild Resort, Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    10

    Drive to Kathmandu

    A private vehicle transfer to Kathmandu (approx 6hrs). Arriving in Kathmandu in the late afternoon you're once again spoiled for choices to eat out in the Thamel district this evening and as the shops stay open late there's still time for some last minute souvenir hunting. Perhaps by now, you're feeling confident enough to try out some polite haggling. It is of course bad manners to haggle over something you've no intention of purchasing though. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trip, whether it be for any delays/cancellations that can and do occur for internal flights, or any other difficulties that may arise.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 10

    Drive to Kathmandu

    A private vehicle transfer to Kathmandu (approx 6hrs). Arriving in Kathmandu in the late afternoon you're once again spoiled for choices to eat out in the Thamel district this evening and as the shops stay open late there's still time for some last minute souvenir hunting. Perhaps by now, you're feeling confident enough to try out some polite haggling. It is of course bad manners to haggle over something you've no intention of purchasing though. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trip, whether it be for any delays/cancellations that can and do occur for internal flights, or any other difficulties that may arise.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    11

    Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

    DAY 11

    Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

    IMPORTANT

    This is an EXAMPLE ITINERARY and can be customised for you accordingly.

    Please consider whether you want your customisable, private trip itinerary to also include CONTINGENCY.

    See our ABOUT CONTINGENCY Information

    Please CONTACT US to discuss CONTINGENCY and ADDITIONAL ACCLIMATISATION, as well as other CUSTOMISATION POSSIBILITES for your PRIVATE CUSTOM TREK

Price Guide

Price based on a private party of 4 persons, twin share rooms, low season.
  • £ GBP 1220
  • $ US 1585
  • € EUR 1399

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR PRICE GUIDES

What's included

The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers, private overland travel, internal flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, full day guided tour of Kathmandu (on foot and with private vehicle), cycle guide, bicycles (front suspension entry level) and vehicle support on Day 3 , meals as indicated in the itinerary (most meals & all meals on trek), all rafting equipment and crew, permits & National Park Fees, guided wildlife activity day at Chitwan, porterage on trek, & a Snow Cat Travel Trekking Guide (Days 4-8) All guides are english-speaking, professionals and fully licensed

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