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Trekking off the beaten track- Stunning Himalayan Views - Jungle Safari- Mini Rafting Expedition on the Seti River

All meals 'on tour' included

Duration

11 Days

Grade

Moderate / Challenging

Max Altitude

2900m

Accommodation

6 Nts Hotels - 4 Nts camping

Trip Overview

A real Nepal multi-activity adventure tour.

Combining, a short but reasonably challenging short Himalayan trek, a couple of days rafting on the Seti River and a spot of wildlife watching in the jungles of Chitwan you'll certainly explore Nepal and appreciate its diversity. The trekking is well away from the main trails, yet includes two simply stunning hill top camp sites at relatively modest altitudes that afford stupendous views of the entire Annapurna Massif, Fishtail, Manaslu and to distant Dhaulagiri. Trek through unspoilt, traditional villages and meet the locals along the way. Taking to the waters of the Seti River, your journey continues through a sub-tropical valley that can only be experienced by rafting, with over night camps on the river banks. Then to Nepal's most famous National Park, Chitwan. Here you'll enjoy a day in the jungle on safari in search of the Bengal Tiger, the One Horned Rhino and more of the animal kingdom wonders to be found here, including a dazzling array of colourful birds. An enriching and real Nepal travel experience.

Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for the nights spent camping. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

A real Nepal multi-activity adventure tour.

  • Combining, a short but reasonably challenging short Himalayan trek, a couple of days rafting on the Seti River and a spot of wildlife watching in the jungles of Chitwan you'll certainly explore Nepal and appreciate its diversity. The trekking is well away from the main trails, yet includes two simply stunning hill top camp sites at relatively modest altitudes that afford stupendous views of the entire Annapurna Massif, Fishtail, Manaslu and to distant Dhaulagiri. Trek through unspoilt, traditional villages and meet the locals along the way. Taking to the waters of the Seti River, your journey continues through a sub-tropical valley that can only be experienced by rafting, with over night camps on the river banks. Then to Nepal's most famous National Park, Chitwan. Here you'll enjoy a day in the jungle on safari in search of the Bengal Tiger, the One Horned Rhino and more of the animal kingdom wonders to be found here, including a dazzling array of colourful birds. An enriching and real Nepal travel experience.

    Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for the nights spent camping. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Fly to Pokhara
    • Day 3
      Trek to Parje
    • Day 4
      Trek to Starlight (Tara Top)
    • Day 5
      Trek to Ghalegaon
    • Day 6
      Trek to Bhurjung Khola, transfer to Pokhara
    • Day 7
      Transfer to the Seti River
    • Day 8
      More rafting & transfer to Chitwan
    • Day 9
      Chitwan
    • Day 10
      Overland 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

    Fly to Pokhara

    A private transfer to the airport for the 25 min flight to Nepal's premier resort-Pokhara. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the sub-tropical climate of laid back Pokhara. There are many lake side cafe's to take a leisurely lunch. Perhaps in the afternoon you may like to take a rowing boat out on the lake. Take dinner tonight at your choice of the many fine eateries in Pokhara.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast


    DAY 2

    Fly to Pokhara

    A private transfer to the airport for the 25 min flight to Nepal's premier resort-Pokhara. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the sub-tropical climate of laid back Pokhara. There are many lake side cafe's to take a leisurely lunch. Perhaps in the afternoon you may like to take a rowing boat out on the lake. Take dinner tonight at your choice of the many fine eateries in Pokhara.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast


    DAY
    3

    Trek to Parje

    A private vehicle transfer from Pokhara of around 45 mins brings you to the beginning of the trek by the Modi Khola River. Initially the walking is straightforward for the first couple of hours as you follow the trail that skirts above the river. There's then a climb of around 3hrs up a stone-stepped trail through gladed forests to reach the scenic camping location at Parje. Walking time approx. 5-6hrs with around 950m ascent.

    Accommodation: Camp, Parje
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    DAY 3

    Trek to Parje

    A private vehicle transfer from Pokhara of around 45 mins brings you to the beginning of the trek by the Modi Khola River. Initially the walking is straightforward for the first couple of hours as you follow the trail that skirts above the river. There's then a climb of around 3hrs up a stone-stepped trail through gladed forests to reach the scenic camping location at Parje. Walking time approx. 5-6hrs with around 950m ascent.

    Accommodation: Camp, Parje
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FULL SUPPORT CAMPING

    DAY
    4

    Trek to Starlight (Tara Top)

    With Himalayan mountain views to behold, you now head westwards, initially contouring the hillside and walk through forests passing the occasional tiny settlement along the way. A right turn leads onto a trail that ascends a wooded ridge all the way up to the spectacularly located Tara Top camp (2900m). It's a long, steep climb up, but with views of almost all the Annapurna Massif, Macchapuchare, Lamjung and Manaslu, the reward for effort is more than duly compensated. Yes, the camp is literally on the hill top itself and as well as uninterrupted views of Himalayan giants, watching the sun go down over essentially most of central Nepal and down towards the Terai is something once seen, never forgotten. Walking time approx. 4-5hrs, with around 1000m of ascent.

    Accommodation: Camp, Tara Top
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 4

    Trek to Starlight (Tara Top)

    With Himalayan mountain views to behold, you now head westwards, initially contouring the hillside and walk through forests passing the occasional tiny settlement along the way. A right turn leads onto a trail that ascends a wooded ridge all the way up to the spectacularly located Tara Top camp (2900m). It's a long, steep climb up, but with views of almost all the Annapurna Massif, Macchapuchare, Lamjung and Manaslu, the reward for effort is more than duly compensated. Yes, the camp is literally on the hill top itself and as well as uninterrupted views of Himalayan giants, watching the sun go down over essentially most of central Nepal and down towards the Terai is something once seen, never forgotten. Walking time approx. 4-5hrs, with around 1000m of ascent.

    Accommodation: Camp, Tara Top
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    5

    Trek to Ghalegaon

    What goes up, must come down and that just about sums up walking. Initially after dropping down, the trail contours the hillside at around 2500m before dropping down sharply through forests of rhododendron. Look up and you may find wild orchids clinging to the branches. Clearing the forest you reach the tiny village of Ghalegaon (1620m) perched above the Sardi Khola Valley  Walking time approx. 4hrs with around 1200m descent.

    Accommodation: Camp, Ghalegaon
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5

    Trek to Ghalegaon

    What goes up, must come down and that just about sums up walking. Initially after dropping down, the trail contours the hillside at around 2500m before dropping down sharply through forests of rhododendron. Look up and you may find wild orchids clinging to the branches. Clearing the forest you reach the tiny village of Ghalegaon (1620m) perched above the Sardi Khola Valley  Walking time approx. 4hrs with around 1200m descent.

    Accommodation: Camp, Ghalegaon
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    6

    Trek to Bhurjung Khola, transfer to Pokhara

    The trail contours the hillside for a while before commencing a steep descent to the Bhurjung Khola. Heading downstream steadily for a further hour and to the roadhead where a private vehicle will return you to Pokhara. Walking time approx 5 hours with around 850m descent.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna, Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 6

    Trek to Bhurjung Khola, transfer to Pokhara

    The trail contours the hillside for a while before commencing a steep descent to the Bhurjung Khola. Heading downstream steadily for a further hour and to the roadhead where a private vehicle will return you to Pokhara. Walking time approx 5 hours with around 850m descent.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna, Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY
    7

    Transfer to the Seti River

    For the next two days you'll be paddling a distance of around 63km on the Seti River and camping wild on the shores of the river. As well as plenty of paddling on calmer waters there are sections of rapids (to grade 3) to negotiate along the way. It's around two and a half hours to the put in point at Damauli. You'll receive a saftey briefing and be provided with a wetsuit, rafting helmet and lifejacket. What you need for the days rafting will go into dry bags. Onto the river and most of todays paddling of around 3 hours is on flat water, but very, very beautiful as you follow the river flanked by steep sided jungle, a sight that can only be seen by raft. There is some whitewater towards the end that will give you a chance to practice for what lies ahead.You're now below 1000m, so the climate is very much sub-tropical.

    Accommodation: Wild Seti River Camp 1
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 7

    Transfer to the Seti River

    For the next two days you'll be paddling a distance of around 63km on the Seti River and camping wild on the shores of the river. As well as plenty of paddling on calmer waters there are sections of rapids (to grade 3) to negotiate along the way. It's around two and a half hours to the put in point at Damauli. You'll receive a saftey briefing and be provided with a wetsuit, rafting helmet and lifejacket. What you need for the days rafting will go into dry bags. Onto the river and most of todays paddling of around 3 hours is on flat water, but very, very beautiful as you follow the river flanked by steep sided jungle, a sight that can only be seen by raft. There is some whitewater towards the end that will give you a chance to practice for what lies ahead.You're now below 1000m, so the climate is very much sub-tropical.

    Accommodation: Wild Seti River Camp 1
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    8

    More rafting & transfer to Chitwan

    Continue to paddle downstream all morning and after around 3 hours you'll reach the point where the Seti and Trisuli Rivers join. A short distance from here the river meets the road and the end point for this mini-rafting expedition. From here you'll transfer  to Chitwan and should reach here late afternoon, perhaps in time to take a stroll to one of the nearby traditional Tharu villages.

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

    DAY 8

    More rafting & transfer to Chitwan

    Continue to paddle downstream all morning and after around 3 hours you'll reach the point where the Seti and Trisuli Rivers join. A short distance from here the river meets the road and the end point for this mini-rafting expedition. From here you'll transfer  to Chitwan and should reach here late afternoon, perhaps in time to take a stroll to one of the nearby traditional Tharu villages.

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

    DAY
    9

    Chitwan

    A day of wildlife watching in Chitwan and a jeep safari deep into the jungle. Chitwan is of course famous for its healthy (but rarely seen) population of Bengal Tigers, as well as One Horned Rhinoceros, a dazzling array of birdlife and other exotic animals too. It's likely you'll also take a dug out canoe trip down one of the rivers to observe river wildlife too.

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

    DAY 9

    Chitwan

    A day of wildlife watching in Chitwan and a jeep safari deep into the jungle. Chitwan is of course famous for its healthy (but rarely seen) population of Bengal Tigers, as well as One Horned Rhinoceros, a dazzling array of birdlife and other exotic animals too. It's likely you'll also take a dug out canoe trip down one of the rivers to observe river wildlife too.

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

    DAY
    10

    Overland to Kathmandu

    A private vehicle transfer of around 6hrs overland back to Kathmandu. 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, any difficulties that may arise on the trek or with overland travel.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 10

    Overland to Kathmandu

    A private vehicle transfer of around 6hrs overland back to Kathmandu. 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, any difficulties that may arise on the trek or with overland travel.

    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 1103
  • $ US 1435
  • € EUR 1267

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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 in the itinerary, internal flight (all meals on trek), fully supported camp service (all camping equipment except sleeping bags) & porterage on trek, rafting equipment, permits & fees & Snow Cat Travel Trekking Guide (Day 2-Day 8) All guides are english-speaking, professionals and fully licensed.

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