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Nepal Luxury Adventure

Hotels & Comfort Lodges - Walk in the Annapurnas - Wildlife of Chitwan - Rafting on the Seti River

All meals 'on tour' included

Duration

11 Days

Grade

Easy / Moderate

Max Altitude

2100m

Accommodation

4* Hotels- Luxury Trekking Lodges - Luxury River Camp- Luxury Jungle Lodge

Trip Overview

Who says you can't have adventure and luxury together?

An exclusive Nepal adventure journey. Combining an easy Himalayan trek, rafting and wildlife watching in the jungle whilst staying in the best accommodations that exist along the way. This luxury adventure holiday provides an insight into the diversity of Nepal, from the lofty peaks of the Himalayas to the almost sea level gangetic plains. Overland travel is kept to a bare minimum too.Leaving Kathmandu you head for laid back Pokhara and the adventure begins with a rather easy walk in the Annapurna's in the delightful Modi Khola Valley, where you'll encounter pretty villages as well as dramatic Himalayan views too. Moving from mountains to water and a paddle down the Seti River through a sub-tropical valley landscape that just cannot be seen except by being on the river, with an overnight at a cosy permanent river side camp before moving on to Nepal's most famous National Park, Chitwan staying at Chitwan's premier accommodation.

Who says you can't have adventure and luxury together?

  • An exclusive Nepal adventure journey. Combining an easy Himalayan trek, rafting and wildlife watching in the jungle whilst staying in the best accommodations that exist along the way. This luxury adventure holiday provides an insight into the diversity of Nepal, from the lofty peaks of the Himalayas to the almost sea level gangetic plains. Overland travel is kept to a bare minimum too.Leaving Kathmandu you head for laid back Pokhara and the adventure begins with a rather easy walk in the Annapurna's in the delightful Modi Khola Valley, where you'll encounter pretty villages as well as dramatic Himalayan views too. Moving from mountains to water and a paddle down the Seti River through a sub-tropical valley landscape that just cannot be seen except by being on the river, with an overnight at a cosy permanent river side camp before moving on to Nepal's most famous National Park, Chitwan staying at Chitwan's premier accommodation.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Fly to Pokhara and a short walk to Birethanti
    • Day 3
      Trek to Ghandruk
    • Day 4
      Trek to Majhgaun
    • Day 5
      Trek to Dhampus
    • Day 6
      To Pokhara
    • Day 7
      Seti River Rafting
    • Day 8
      Seti River Rafting & down to Chitwan
    • Day 9
      Chitwan Jungle Safari
    • Day 10
      Fly 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 your hotel. 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.

    Accommodation: Dalai La Boutique 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 your hotel. 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.

    Accommodation: Dalai La Boutique Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: None

    DAY
    2

    Fly to Pokhara and a short walk to Birethanti

    A private transfer to the airport for the 25 min flight to sub-tropical Pokhara. A private transfer of around an hour takes you out of Pokhara and to the start of your horse-shoe circuit trek of the delightful Modi Khola Valley at Nayapul. Today is rather easy walking wise and a nice way to 'warm up' as you follow the ridge line through forest to then begin to descend down towards the Modi Khola River. Reaching the Sanctuary Lodge (1060m) you can explore the nearby village of Birethanti in the afternoon before perhaps enjoying a sundowner in the gardens and enjoy the sub-tropical climate. Walking time approx. less than 2 hrs with around 350m descent.  Please also see IMPORTANT NOTE on Day 3.

    Accommodation: Sanctuary Comfort Lodge, nr. Birethanti
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Find out more about luxury/comfort lodges


    DAY 2

    Fly to Pokhara and a short walk to Birethanti

    A private transfer to the airport for the 25 min flight to sub-tropical Pokhara. A private transfer of around an hour takes you out of Pokhara and to the start of your horse-shoe circuit trek of the delightful Modi Khola Valley at Nayapul. Today is rather easy walking wise and a nice way to 'warm up' as you follow the ridge line through forest to then begin to descend down towards the Modi Khola River. Reaching the Sanctuary Lodge (1060m) you can explore the nearby village of Birethanti in the afternoon before perhaps enjoying a sundowner in the gardens and enjoy the sub-tropical climate. Walking time approx. less than 2 hrs with around 350m descent.  Please also see IMPORTANT NOTE on Day 3.

    Accommodation: Sanctuary Comfort Lodge, nr. Birethanti
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Find out more about luxury/comfort lodges


    DAY
    3

    Trek to Ghandruk

    A longer walk today, but it can still be enjoyed at an unhurried pace. A well established trail follows the course of the Modi Khola upstream and begins to rise away up the hill side, passing tiny villages and terraced paddy fields along the way. The gradient increases as you then ascend via a stone-stepped trail that rises continually upwards and to Ghandruk, the principal settlement of the Annapurna region. For sure, as you climb upwards take rests along the way and enjoy the views across the valley to Macchapuchare (Fishtail). Reaching the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk (1940m) you can now relax and soak up the views of snow covered peaks. Walking time approx. 5-6hrs with around 890m ascent.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - The trekking route to Ghandruk (via Birethanti) from the main road at Nayapul is now entirely on a recently constructed jeep road. Whilst this road (of sorts) does not experience much in the way of vehicular activity it is possible that whilst the scenery remains the same, some people may not wish to/enjoy walking on the jeep road. Consequently if you prefer you can be driven directly from Pokhara to Ghandruk by private 4WD vehicle and would thus no longer spend a night in Birethanti, reducing the trip duration by one day.

    Accommodation: Himalaya Comfort Lodge, Ghandruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    DAY 3

    Trek to Ghandruk

    A longer walk today, but it can still be enjoyed at an unhurried pace. A well established trail follows the course of the Modi Khola upstream and begins to rise away up the hill side, passing tiny villages and terraced paddy fields along the way. The gradient increases as you then ascend via a stone-stepped trail that rises continually upwards and to Ghandruk, the principal settlement of the Annapurna region. For sure, as you climb upwards take rests along the way and enjoy the views across the valley to Macchapuchare (Fishtail). Reaching the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk (1940m) you can now relax and soak up the views of snow covered peaks. Walking time approx. 5-6hrs with around 890m ascent.

    IMPORTANT NOTE - The trekking route to Ghandruk (via Birethanti) from the main road at Nayapul is now entirely on a recently constructed jeep road. Whilst this road (of sorts) does not experience much in the way of vehicular activity it is possible that whilst the scenery remains the same, some people may not wish to/enjoy walking on the jeep road. Consequently if you prefer you can be driven directly from Pokhara to Ghandruk by private 4WD vehicle and would thus no longer spend a night in Birethanti, reducing the trip duration by one day.

    Accommodation: Himalaya Comfort Lodge, Ghandruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    DAY
    4

    Trek to Majhgaun

    A case of down, across and up today as you firstly descend to the Modi Khola River on a stone-stepped trail and cross the river by way of a small bridge. At first it's a relatively steep, but not particularly sustained climb up to Landruk. But, there's no reason to rush. There are tiny homesteads along the way to enjoy too as you rise and look across to the side of the valley from whence you came as the lofty peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli come into view. Reaching Landruk the gradient begins to decrease as you contour the hillside on a trail that is now more undulant in nature as you continue to Mahjgaun (1450m).Walking time approx. 5hrs with around 700m descent and 500m ascent.

    Accommodation: Gurung Comfort Lodge, Mahjgaun
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 4

    Trek to Majhgaun

    A case of down, across and up today as you firstly descend to the Modi Khola River on a stone-stepped trail and cross the river by way of a small bridge. At first it's a relatively steep, but not particularly sustained climb up to Landruk. But, there's no reason to rush. There are tiny homesteads along the way to enjoy too as you rise and look across to the side of the valley from whence you came as the lofty peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli come into view. Reaching Landruk the gradient begins to decrease as you contour the hillside on a trail that is now more undulant in nature as you continue to Mahjgaun (1450m).Walking time approx. 5hrs with around 700m descent and 500m ascent.

    Accommodation: Gurung Comfort Lodge, Mahjgaun
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    5

    Trek to Dhampus

    Beautiful walking today as the trail rises up through dense forests of rhododendron, with occasional breaks to afford breathtaking views across to the Annapurna's. You'll walk by several small villages and cross over the Deorali Pass and then begin a steady descent to Dhampus (1500m). Walking time approx 5-6hrs, with around 600m ascent and 500m descent. Enjoy a refreshing Chai here and with great Himalayan views.

    Accommodation: Basanta Comfort Lodge, Dhampus
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5

    Trek to Dhampus

    Beautiful walking today as the trail rises up through dense forests of rhododendron, with occasional breaks to afford breathtaking views across to the Annapurna's. You'll walk by several small villages and cross over the Deorali Pass and then begin a steady descent to Dhampus (1500m). Walking time approx 5-6hrs, with around 600m ascent and 500m descent. Enjoy a refreshing Chai here and with great Himalayan views.

    Accommodation: Basanta Comfort Lodge, Dhampus
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    6

    To Pokhara

    Leaving the lodge behind at first the trail is virtually level as you follow the ridge line through woods and farmland, to then begin to lose height rapidly as the trail descends through the forests. Emerging by the road a private vehicle will be waiting to drive you the short distance back to Pokhara. Walking time approx.2 hrs. You should arrive back in Pokhara to take a leisurely lunch and relax for the rest of the day, reflecting back upon your short trek in the Annapurna region.

    Accommodation: Waterfront Hotel - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 6

    To Pokhara

    Leaving the lodge behind at first the trail is virtually level as you follow the ridge line through woods and farmland, to then begin to lose height rapidly as the trail descends through the forests. Emerging by the road a private vehicle will be waiting to drive you the short distance back to Pokhara. Walking time approx.2 hrs. You should arrive back in Pokhara to take a leisurely lunch and relax for the rest of the day, reflecting back upon your short trek in the Annapurna region.

    Accommodation: Waterfront Hotel - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    7

    Seti River Rafting

    It's around a two and half hour private transfer to reach the put in point at Damauli and the Seti River. You'll receive a safety briefing, be provided with wetsuits, safety helmets and life jackets, taking what you need with you in dry bags in the raft. You'll be reunited with your main baggage at the end of the rafting. Onto the river and some very pleasant paddling along calm waters and through the jungle clad hillsides of the Seti River Valley. Now in the balmy, sub-tropical climate you should always keep a look out for colourful kingfishers and other bird life too. It's all very calm and peaceful (no roads) most of the way, although there are some fun and easy grade 2 rapids just before you reach the Ker & Downey Seti River Permanent Tented Camp. Rafting time approx. 3 hours.

    Accommodation: Ker and Downey Seti River Camp
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 7

    Seti River Rafting

    It's around a two and half hour private transfer to reach the put in point at Damauli and the Seti River. You'll receive a safety briefing, be provided with wetsuits, safety helmets and life jackets, taking what you need with you in dry bags in the raft. You'll be reunited with your main baggage at the end of the rafting. Onto the river and some very pleasant paddling along calm waters and through the jungle clad hillsides of the Seti River Valley. Now in the balmy, sub-tropical climate you should always keep a look out for colourful kingfishers and other bird life too. It's all very calm and peaceful (no roads) most of the way, although there are some fun and easy grade 2 rapids just before you reach the Ker & Downey Seti River Permanent Tented Camp. Rafting time approx. 3 hours.

    Accommodation: Ker and Downey Seti River Camp
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    8

    Seti River Rafting & down to Chitwan

    Back onto the waters once more to head further downstream along the beautiful Seti River for around 3 hours. Towards the end there is some whitewater (Grade 2-3) just to remind you that this is a Himalayan River. At the end point you'll then transfer to Chitwan and the very comfortable Barahi Jungle Lodge.

    Accommodation: Barahi Luxury Jungle Lodge - Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 8

    Seti River Rafting & down to Chitwan

    Back onto the waters once more to head further downstream along the beautiful Seti River for around 3 hours. Towards the end there is some whitewater (Grade 2-3) just to remind you that this is a Himalayan River. At the end point you'll then transfer to Chitwan and the very comfortable Barahi Jungle Lodge.

    Accommodation: Barahi Luxury Jungle Lodge - Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    9

    Chitwan Jungle Safari

    The various jungle activities are provided by your accommodation hosts in Nepal's most famous National Park, Chitwan. You'll travel deep into the jungles with an expert wildlife guide. Chitwan is of course home to the Bengal Tiger, as well as the One Horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Mugger Crocodiles and Gharial, as well as a dazzling array of colourful birds.

    Accommodation: Barahi Luxury Jungle Lodge, Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 9

    Chitwan Jungle Safari

    The various jungle activities are provided by your accommodation hosts in Nepal's most famous National Park, Chitwan. You'll travel deep into the jungles with an expert wildlife guide. Chitwan is of course home to the Bengal Tiger, as well as the One Horned Rhinoceros, Leopard, Mugger Crocodiles and Gharial, as well as a dazzling array of colourful birds.

    Accommodation: Barahi Luxury Jungle Lodge, Chitwan
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    10

    Fly to Kathmandu

    A brief private transfer to the Airport for the short flight back to Kathmandu. A private transfer will take you from the airport back to your Hotel. 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, overland travel, or any difficulties that may arise on the trek or the trip.

    Accommodation: Dalai La Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 10

    Fly to Kathmandu

    A brief private transfer to the Airport for the short flight back to Kathmandu. A private transfer will take you from the airport back to your Hotel. 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, overland travel, or any difficulties that may arise on the trek or the trip.

    Accommodation: Dalai La Boutique 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 1642
  • $ US 2135
  • € EUR 1886

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