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Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days

  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
  • Hike – Bike – Raft and Safari Tour in Nepal – 19 days
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  • Trip Highlights:

    • This program is a combination of all popular adventure activities. It includes 5 days walk in the mountain, 3-day mountain bike, 2-day white water raft and 3-day jungle safari, plus 2 full day sightseeing cultural tour of Kathmandu valley.
    • Raft on the Trisuli river with excellent rapids
    • Savour beautiful sunrise and sunset view over the horizon
    • Enjoy a fully supported trek to Helambu a beautiful valley of Tamang and Sherpa community
    • Immerse yourself in Nepali way of life
    • Visit the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of a jungle safari

    In this multi-activity tour programme we take you on the trek in the Helambu region; it is the closest area to the Himalayan range that offer spectacular mountain views, monasteries and ethnic culture. The trek ends at Melamchi. We then drive to Dhulikhel for an overnight stay in a nice resort that overlooks the beautiful Panchkhal valley. After Dhulikhel, we take a mountain bike and travel in the eastern rim of Kathmandu valley passing through many villages, historical monuments and cross 2010 meter high Lakhure Bhanjyang (pass) to Godavari where there is a botanical garden. Stay overnight at the resort and then drive to Trishuli river to take thrilling white water rafting to Chitwan where we spend 3 days in jungle activities including a ride on elephant back if one wishes to. This is a wonderful way to see Nepal away from the city centre and in the pristine nature endowed by God.

    Nowadays travellers have become more subjective in riding an elephant as the World Animal Rights Organisation stating as animal cruelty. Banning elephant ride in Nepal cannot be done, as they too require tourist to support their huge appetite. Moreover Nepali, Indian and Chinese tourists still take part in elephant safaris.

    Helambu region is located about 72 km northeast of Kathmandu. It is the closest area to Kathmandu to see the beautiful and scenic grandeur of the Himalayas. The elevation you reach is not high. You can get to see a panoramic view of the beautiful mountain range and visit several Buddhist monasteries just in a few days walk. Helambu has an enchanting landscape and rich culture. Major ethnic groups are Tamang and Sherpa. The Sherpa of Helambu has their distinct language and tradition, which are different from Everest (Khumbu) region. Inhabitants of upper Helambu, Melamchi and Tarkeghyang, are pretty well off. Their monasteries are nicely decorated.

    The trek starts at Sundarijal. You walk several up and down the path through the low mountain pass, meadow, oak and rhododendron forest. Before returning back you visit Tarkeghyang (2560m) which has a large Sherpa village. Tarkeghyang has an impressive Buddhist monastery. You come across several Sherpa and Tamang settlements as you travel to Malemchii situated on the Indrawati river. You travel to Dhulikhel through Panchkhal valley. Stay overnight at Dhulikhel at a nice resort that overlooks the vast valley beyond.

    After an overnight at Dhulikhel, you will take a mountain bike ride to Namo Buddha that is situated on a hilltop. You climb gradually to the top and then make a steep descent to Panauti. Panauti is a small town located at a corner of the edge of the rim. After Panauti you climb to a pass Lakhure Bhanjyang and then descent to Sisneri. As you bike all the way from Namo Buddha to Sisneri you will be seeing a panoramic view of the Himalayan range while going through pristine nature. You travel through an old trail used by people before the high way is built. On the last day of the biking tour, you pass through several villages en-route to Godavari. Take a break at Godavari resort. The resort has a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

    After a rest day you travel to the raft put-in point at Chauradi on Trishuli river. There are several exciting sections of white water on the first day. Depending upon water level the river guide gradually and safely negotiates the rapids to Mugling. At Mugling the waiting transport takes you to Chitwan Jungle for a safari adventure. The jungle camp staffs prepare your activity according to season. The activities include elephant safari, dugout canoe ride in Rapti river and village tour. You enjoy jungle safari on elephant back and jeep. Take a river ride in a dugout canoe to see endangered species of crocodiles and a visit to a Tharu village.

  • Day 1. Arrive Kathmandu. In Kathmandu.

    Our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you your your designated hotel. Check-in at the hotel, refresh. You will be staying at a tourist hub in Kathmandu, Thamel. In the evening you will be briefed about your program.

    Day 2. In Kathmandu. Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Patan, Swambhunath, and Boudhanath.

    Kahmandu Durbar Square is the historic seat of Shah Dynasty. Durbar Square, with its old temples and places, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people. It is here that the Kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to seek here are; Taleju Temple built by King Mahendra Malla in 1549 A.D., Kal Bhairav, the God of destruction, Nautalle Durbar, Coronation Nasal Chowk, the Gaddi Baithak, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the Big Bell, Drum and the Jagannath Temple.

    Patan Durbar Square, the most prominent place to see is Krishna Mandir which was built in the seventeenth century. This temple holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is supposed to be the first specimen of Shikara style architecture in Nepal. It is the only temple in Nepal having 21 spires and is completely made of stone. Golden Temple and Durbar Square are some important places to see in Patan.

    In the afternoon we visit Swayabhunath. It is one of the secret Buddhist stupa located on a hilltop. Legend has it that the Goddess Manjushri found a shrine here after she drained the water from the valley. Today it is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist temples. The temple is located on a hill just 2 km from the city centre. It has a vantage point for a panoramic view of the surrounding city and countryside. With its tremendous big white stupa, it is a memorable sight to capture.

    Boudhanath has become Mecca for Buddhists. The huge structured stupa has a different layout. It is built in the shape of a Mandela (a Buddhist representation of the heavens). The stupa represents the mind of the Buddha. It is believed to have been constructed in the fifth century by King Mandeva. Boudhanath is a special place for worship for Buddhists and no Buddhists alike. Most Buddhist faithful from far-flung villages make a long journey mostly on foot to pay homage to Buddha. No doubt it is one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage. There are many monasteries in the vicinity of Boudanath that offer meditation and retreats to foreign visitors. To get an insight into Buddhist monastic life it is worth visiting some of the monasteries. This place was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.

    Day 3. In Kathmandu. Full day bike tour of Pharping and Kritipur.

    Today you will start your bike tour at 8 AM in the morning from your put-in point at Jhamsikhel. First your guide will take you to Aadhinath temple at Kirtipur which is about 4.5 km. After the temple visit your guide will take you around Kiripur. After Kirtipur visit you will ride down to Chobar. Chobar is a famous hillside picnic spot and a cave underneath. From Chobar you will ride to Nag Daha. A big snake pond. Follow the route to reach Pharping. It is a small Newar settlement and boasts a great view of some of the Himalayan peaks. Lunch at Pharping. Explore around Pharping, visit some of the monasteries and temples. After exploration ride back to Jhamsikhel.

    Day 4. Trek day 1. Drive to Sundarijal. Trek to Chisapani (2194m)

    It is about one hour drive to Sundarijal. Climb to Mulkharka (1894m) where there is an army post. Continue to climb to Borlang Bhanjyang (2438m) and to Chisapani (2194m). The view of the eastern and western Himalayan range can be seen from this point.

    Day 5. Trek day 2 Kutumsang (2471m)

    The trail pass through Pati Bhanjyang (1768m), Chiping (2150m), Thodung Danda (2469m), Gul Bhanjyaang (2141m), Jogin Danda (2667m) and finally to Kutumsang (2471m). You walk through the forested ridgeline through the alpine meadow, oak and rhododendron forest.

    Day 6. Trek day 3 Melemchi-gaon (2560m)

    After a hard climb through the rhododendron forest, you reach the ridge at Tharapati in about 2-hour. There are chances to see pheasants and other wildlife in this area. A steep scrambling descent leads to Malemchin gaon situated at the top of Melamchi river valley.

    Day 7. Trek day 4 Shermathang (2693m) via Tarkeghyang (2550m)

    Descend to Melamchi Khola (river) and climb to Nakote gaon (1776m). Make a gradual ascend to Tarkeghyang (2550m). The trail continues to climb to the ridge to the highest elevation at 3000 meters and descend to a big Sherpa village of Shermathang (2600m).

    Day 8. Trek day 5 Malemchi. Drive to Dhulikhel

    Descend through the ridge to Bhanjyang danda (1580m). The trail continues to descend to the bridge at Malemchi river (846m) situated at the confluence of Malemchi and Indrawati river. Walk to Malemchipul (bridge) and drive to Dhulikhel; it is about a 4-hour ride. Overnight in Dhulikhel (1500m). Dhulikhel is about 25 km from Kathmandu.

    Day 9. Bike day 1 Panauti or Balthali (1765m / 22km)

    You climb out of Dhulikhel on dirt and tarmac encountering two hills before reaching the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha. The road is perfect for mountain biking. It is believed that Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation gave his flesh to a hungry tigress as an offering to save the village. A stone statue marks the site, and there is an active monastery. After leaving this hilltop you plunge into the lush fields below to a small village of Panauti. The village appeared to have been lost in time. Panauti is rarely visited by tourists though it has treasured historical and interesting temples such as Indreswor Mahadev. It is the oldest surviving temple in Nepal, believed to be constructed in 1294 AD. Depending upon the condition you may also descend to Balthali and visit Panauti the next day.

    Day 10. Bike day 2 Sisneri / Godavari (Kathmandu) (2000m / 27km)

    The trail is a mix of wide and narrow but gently climbs up to the pass known as Lakhure Bhanjyang. You follow a jeep track along the meandering Roshi river and make ascend after the small town of Madhuban and enter into a narrow pristine valley that ascends to 300m on the superb trail to reach the summit of Kathmandu Valley’s eastern rim known as Lakhuri Bhanjyang. After this pass, make a steep descent to Sisneri. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, connecting the ancient cities of Kathmandu valley with Panauti. The views of the Himalayas are great. From the saddle, the descent is on the switch-backed jeep track. After an hour and a 500m descent, you arrive at Sisneri, a quiet village at the bottom of the valley. The ethnicity of the people changes as you descend to the valley floor. Tamangs lives on the upper section and then Thakuries and Chhetris as you ride down; at the valley floor, there are Newar farmers.

    Day 11. Bike day 3. Godavari

    Continue the last part of your mountain bike journey from Sisneri to Godavari via Bisankunarayan. It is an easy day. Stay overnight at Godavari Resort. In Kathmandu.

    Day 12. In Kathmandu at Godavari Resort. Rest/ Free day
    Godavari is a lush green southern section of the Kathmandu valley. There are many trout farms and has the city’s botanical garden and the biggest convention centre. Enjoy your free day relaxing and exploring the surrounding area.
    Day 13. Raft day 1 Chauradi to Kurintaring in Trishuli river

    You leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive southwest of Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara and Chitwan. The scenic drive is about two and a half hours to the raft put-in point at Chauradi. As you come out of the Kathmandu valley and on reaching ‘Nagdhunga’ (the highest point on this highway), there is a very clear view of the western Himalayas. At Charaudi you will meet the rafting crew. It takes about 45 minutes to prepare before you are ready to go. Life jackets are provided and a short briefing is given about the raft before you start. The river guide gives instruction about the movement of the boat and proper handling of the paddles. The major rapids on the first stretch are given names like Ladies Delight, Upset, Monsoon, Surprise, and Bijili. There are numerous and small and medium-size rapids as you flow down the river. After an hour float, you will encounter some small rapids. Depending upon how you want to float the river guide can shoot big and medium rapids. After 3-hour of rafting, you will reach a nice and clean sandy beach for the lunch. You spend about an hour for lunch. After lunch the journey continues further down the river; there are several big rapids on the way down. You reach around your campsite at Kurintar around 3 to 4 pm. Stay overnight in a tent or lodge depending upon security, logistic and weather condition.

    Day 14. Raft day 2 Kurintar to Mugling. Drive to Chitwan

    Next day as you float down the river you encounter more rapids of different grades. You can choose either to shoot the rapid for excitement or just skirt around it for easy float. On the 2nd day, the river flows between the gorges and the canyons with thick vegetation and high rocks on both sides of the river, You pass through quiet nature. You stop at Mugling. The stretch from Chauradi to Mugling Bazar (town) is almost 40 km. Drive to Narayanghat Bazar and to the safari camp at Chitwan jungle. After a short rest, you are briefed about your following day programme. Overnight in Chitwan Jungle.

    Day 15. In Chitwan

    Early morning take a jungle safari drive to see one-horned rhinoceros, deers, monkeys, wild boars, bison, sloth bear, leopard and if lucky Royal Bengal tiger. Return to camp and after breakfast take another long drive deep inside the jungle to watch more wildlife and birds. In the evening you are shown slides about Chitwan national park and wildlife that can be seen while you are there.

    Day 16. In Chitwan

    Early in the morning, you take a nature walk in the jungle with a nature guide. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about sal forest, open grassland, and riverine forest. The guide can help you identify various species of birds, plants and other wildlife. Return to camp for breakfast. In the afternoon you are taken on a dugout canoe ride in the Rapti River to see crocodiles and migratory birds. Return to camp. In the evening visit Tharu village to see their way of living and culture. In the evening you will see local cultural dance.

    Day 17. Drive to Kathmandu

    Early morning is the best time to watch birds. There are 519 species of birds in Chitwan itself. After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu.

    Day 18. In Kathmandu. Free day
    Free day on your own to buy souveniers and gifts.
    Day 19. Depart Kathmandu.
    Transfer to airport and depart to an onward journey.

    The schedule stops shown above are a guideline only. It may change due to weather and other logistic condition. The standard of accommodation in local lodges and meals during trek and bike varies from place to place. The tracks and trails are in proximity to many road heads and telephone connections. In an emergency situation, it is always possible to contact us for help at any time. The road and track condition for mountain bike is not always similar. In some places, there are pitched road and in most places, the track condition is narrow, unpaved and dusty. The tracks and walking trails are commonly used by local people in their day to day work and communication. The duration of a day rafting trip is about 4 to 5 hours depending upon the condition of the water level. Avon brand of heavy-duty rubber raft is used for rafting that includes normal safety gears. The average walking hour is 6 to 7 hours beside lunch break.

  • Private Trip Cost: Per Person Net in US$

    • 2 person $1340
    • 3 to 5 person $1250
    • 6 to 9 person $1170
    • 10 to 15 person $1120
    • Single Supplement $520

    Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date
    Cost Includes:

    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Dhulikhel on BB
    • Airport transfer and sightseeing tour with English speaking guide.
    • 3-day mountain bike tour, 5 day trek, 2 day river rafting, and 3 days jungle safari.
    • All meals and accommodation using lodge with simple room and bed during trek and mountain bike. For trek sherpa guide and porters are provided. For mountain bike an English speaking guide, mountain bike and its accessories are provided.
    • All meals, accommodation in lodge and jungle activities in jungle safari in Chitwan.
    • All ground transportation as described in the programme.
    • Park fees and taxes as required.

    Cost Excludes:

    • Visa fees, airfare
    • Personal equipment and warm clothing, sleeping bag
    • Expenses of personal nature like alcoholic and bottled beverage, hot shower, laundry and tips
    • Any other services that are not specifically mentioned in the cost

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