Adventure Roundtrip

13 Days
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In this trip you get to know the versatile, beautiful countryside of Nepal and take part in different sports activities as well.

Details:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, free time and welcome dinner
Day 02: 2 hours culture and language class; Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambunath and Thamel)
Day 03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath and Boudha); in the evening visit of cinema
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Kuringhat (4hrs) and start of rafting; overnight in tent 
Day 05: Rafting to Ghaeghat and drive to Chitwan; in the evening Visit of Tharu Culture Dance House
Day 06: Jeep or elephant safari in Chitwan Nationalpark and canoeing on Rapti River to watch crocodiles; optional bathing with elephants, watch sunset at lakeside
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara (5hrs), visit Phewa Lake, time for shopping and preparing for short trek
Day 08: Trek to Dhampus (1650m) via Australian Camp (2100m)
Day 09: Trek to Sarangkot (1700m)
Day 10: Early morning view of sunrise behind the Himalaya, trek down to Pokhara (optional paragliding or driving in taxi); make a boatstrip on Phewa Lake and hike up to World Peace Pagoda; in the evening go out for dinner
Day 11: drive back to Kathmandu and Transfer to Bhaktapur
Day 12: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur; optional; wear different traditional clothes like sari
Day 13: Transfer to airport and departure
Details:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, a representative from our organisation picks you up and transfers you to your hotel.. In the evening you have a welcome dinner and your guide provides you a detailed briefing on your upcoming tour so that you are well prepared for the trip and any last-minute question is answered.
Overnight in Kathmandu
 
Day 02: Culture & language class and sightseeing (Swayambunath and Thamel)
In the morning you have 2 hours language and culture class. During that time you learn the most important words and small sentences of the language and some cultural rules, which you should follow during your stay there.
After lunch you drive to Swayambunath, the "Monkey Temple" of Kathmandu, a buddhist place of pilgrimage with a small Stupa. There are many monkeys bopping around, so you should keep hold of your camera, mobile and other things, that the monkeys are not able to grab them with their speedy fingers.
Then we go to the touristic center of Kathmandu, Thamel. There are innumerable shops, cafes and restaurants, a great place for shopping some souvenirs or gifts for your family at home - if you bargain good, the price will be very cheap.
Overnight in Kathmandu
 
Day 03: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath and Bodhnath) and visit of cinema
After a homy breakfast in the morning we drive to Pashupatinath. It is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus located at the small river Bagmati and every week come many pilgrims from whole Nepal, India and other parts of the world to pray and give sacrifices to god in the temple. The temple of shiva is one of the most important of the indian subcontinent.
In the evening we visit Bodhnat, also known as "small Tibet". There you can view the biggest buddhist stupa of the world and run across a lot of tibetan people who circle the stupa, spin the prayer wheels and mumble prayers. Enjoy the unique atmosphere there.
In the evening we drive to Sundhara by taxi, to the big shopping malls and visit the cinema there. You can decide if you want to watch a movie in english or a bollywood movie, which is only available in hindi. Afterwards you drive back to your hotel.
 
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Chaurandi and whitewater rafting to Kuringhat
Today we drive to Chaurandi, the starting point of our whitewater adventure. Our experienced guides give us important informations and after putting our life jackets on, we move the boats in the water and start our trip. After arrival in Kuringhat we build our tents up because today we stay overnight in tent. 
Overnight in tent in Kuringhat
 
Day 05: Whitewater rafting to Ghaeghat, drive to Chitwan and visit of Tharu Culture Dance House
After short time wildwater rafting and reaching Ghaeghat, we continue or ride to the south of Nepal, Chitwan.
The landscape surrounding us is now fully different than before. We are next to the jungle now, face elephants with their Mahouts (elephant guides) on the street and view crocodiles in the river sometimes.
After taking rest or discover the surrounding area of our hotel, we drive to the Tharu Culture Dance house, where we visit a dance presentation. 
Overnight in Chitwan
 
Day 06: Jungle activities in Chitwan
Today you have the whole day to explore Chitwan.  
In the morning you do an elephant safari. From the back of the elephant you have the chance to see four different kinds of deer, rhinoceros, bore, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and if you are really lucky you can espy the impressive Royal Bengal Tiger. 
After having lunch you have a canoe ride along the Rapti River. An excellent opportunity for bird watching and for looking at the 2 species of crocodiles here; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial very close to you. After that you will have a short jungle walk which leads you to the Elephant Breeding Center.
If you like you can also go bathing with the elephants and in the evening enjoy the sunset at the riverside.
Overnight in Chitwan
 
Day 07: Drive to Pokhara (5h) and sightseeing
In the morning we drive about 5 hours to Pokhara. If you have good weather you have good views of Manaslu, Lamjung and the Annapurna range even from the bus. 
Pokhara is located next to Phewa Lake and offers a great view of the Himalaya. After having lunch you have free time to go shopping at the lakeside with its numerous small shops, or you can make a boatstrip. In the evening we have time to prepare for the short trek.
Overnight in Pokhara
 
Day 08: Trek to Dhampus (1650m) via Australian Camp (2100m)
In the morning we leave all luggage which we don't need the next days in the hotel and start our short trek. First we drive about 40 minutes to the starting point, from there we walk by foot to Dhampus. The highest point today is the Australian Camp with 2100m. During the trek as well as from Dhampus we have a fantastic view of Machhapuchare (7000m) and the Annapurna Range(8100m).
In Dhampus is also a small farm with about 40 cows. There the people produce cheese, herbage and honey. If you like, you can not only look how they do it, you can also try yourself, to experience how it is. 
In addition there are many view points to which you can hike up and get more great views of the Himalaya.  
Overnight in Dhampus (1650m)
 
Day 09: Trek to Sarangkot (1700m)
Today we get up early  to marvel at the sunrise behind the high mountains.
After breakfast we continue our trek about 4 hrs to Sarangkot, a view point near to Pokhara. 
Overnight in Sarangkot
 
Day 10: Back to Pokhara, Hike to World Peace Pagoda and visit of Mahendra Cave
Today we get up early again. If the weather was not so good the day before, today we have another chance to see the fantastic sunrise. Then we have free different options to get back to Pokhara: 
1. You can book paragliding (starting point Sarangkot; 30min approx. $80) and fly above the lake down to Pokhara, where you land next to the lake. It is a tandem flight, so you don't need any precognition. After 3 steps you are in the air and enjoy the view of the Annapurna Range and many other more than 8000m high mountains and for sure Pokhara below you. You land beside the lake, from where a car brings you inside the town, where we wait for you.   
2. If you are ot interested in paragliding, you can walk to Pokhara by foot (approx. 1 1/2hrs, or
3. take a taxi to your hotel.
After time for changing clothes and eating, we go to the lakeside, where we take a boat to the other side. From there we walk about 200 meters up tp World Peace Pagoda. From there you have a fantastic view of the mountains, the lake and the town.  
Then we visit the Mahendra Cave, not far away from Pokhara
Overnight in Pokhara

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Bhaktapur
Today we drive about 7 hrs back to the capital Kathmandu and from there further to the ancient kingdom Bhaktapur. If you want, you can explore the surroundings of your hotel by foot, but it will be late, so we start sightseeing not until the next day. 
Overnight in Bhaktapur
 
Day 12: Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Changunarayan
After breakfast we explore the ancient kingdom Bhaktapur together with your guide. The gorgeous temples and artful woodcraft remind us of the past.
You visit the Durbar Square, the Dattatraya temple and some other places.  
Then you drive about 30 minutes to the Changunarayan temple. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal and temple of god Vishnu.
Both Changunarayan and Bhaktapur are listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In the evening you eat all together and enjoy the last evening.
If you like you can also try traditional clothes like sari.
Overnight in Bhaktapur
 
Day 13: Extension program or flight back
If you don't want to extent your trip with a longer trek, other sightseeing, volunteering etc. you are transferred to the airport and fly back to your home country with a lot news to tell and many, many great experiences, which you will never forget.
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Cost Included

 
  • Transfers as described in the program
  • Overnight in Bhaktapur: 2 nights
  • Overnight in Chitwan: 2 nights: 
  • Overnight in Pokhara: 2 nights
  • Overnight in Kathmandu: 3 nights
  • Overnight in Kuringhat: 1 night
  • Overnight in Dhampus: 1 night
  • Overnight in Sarangkot: 1 night
  • Meals: Breakfast and dinner during the whole trip
  • In Chitwan and Dhampus breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as described in the program
  • English speaking guide during the whole trip (german speaking guide on request)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • tax


 

Cost Excluded

 
  • Visa for Nepal (EUR 35,- or USD 40,-)
  • Sightseeing which is not described in the program
  • Personal expenditure: e.g. drinks, souveniers, laundry, snacks, etc.
  • Vaccination and travel insurance
  • Extra payment in case of illness, rescue, changes of the program because of acts of nature beyond control, and additional expenses for overnight accommodations, etc. resulting from this 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 13 Days
Seasons : Feb-May; Sep-Dec
Type: Adventure Roundtrip
Activities : Trekking, Rafting, Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 2+
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Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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This Adventure Round Trip combines sporting activities like rafting and trekking with sightseeing in all regions of Nepal. It starts in Kathmandu, followed by Chitwan, Pokhara, Dhampus and Bhaktapur.
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