Rating in Nepal

Relaxed Nepal Adventure

Rafting / kayaking / sailing
Rafting / kayaking / sailing
Tour details
Destinations: Kathmandu
Guide language: English
Price: — max $ 4058
Group size: min 4 — max 15
Duration: 15 days
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Tour Info

Overview

There’s no better way to be introduced to the white water of Nepal than on this expedition.  Designed with beginners in mind, you’ll start slow before stepping out of your comfort zone!

Meet the team in the bustling capital city of Kathmandu where we will spend a few days exploring the sights of Kathmandu, learning about the culture, the history and meeting your guides and teammates you’ll be sharing this adventure with.  After exploring the sights of Kathmandu, it’s time to head to the rivers!

The Trisuli river is your first introduction to Nepal’s whitewater rafting scene.  This river is the home of commercial rafting and a great first-time river!  It’s here that you will go from flat water into your first lot of grade 2 and 3 white water rapids, a nice introduction to river expeditions.  We’ll spend two days on this river before moving on and testing our new paddling skills on the Lower Seti River.  Another overnight expedition, you’ll spend two days getting into the remote wilderness of Nepal via, the whitewater river.  The rapids won't be much higher than a grade 2 or 3 so you can enjoy the thrills as well as the sensational scenery, the peace and the wildlife.

From the relaxed rivers of the Trisuli and the Lower Seti it’s time to take on the mighty Kali Gandaki.  Filled with heart stopping grade 4 rapids, this three-day river expedition will be one of the wildest, most remote and greatest adventure of your life!  Our put-out point is on a beautiful emerald green stretch of flat water, so before we beach up there’s time to swim, relax or even steer the raft!

Saying goodbye to our river expeditions it’s time to head into the mountains of Nepal.  Sirubari is a small hamlet and a perfect spot for some rest and relaxation. Here, you will get to know the real Nepal.  The people will open up their homes, share their space, their food and their stories with you.  You’ll not just be a guest, you’ll soon be part of the family.  Enjoy time to relax or if you’re still feeling energetic, join us on a day hike to visit Hindu Yogis living high on the mountain above Sirubari in search of enlightenment.  At the top you’ll enjoy picturesque views over the Himalayan foothills and over the other villages nearby.  In the evening expect to be immersed in Nepali culture!  You’ll be the guest of honour at the cultural evening, filled with dancing, singing and laughs, you won’t be sitting down for long!

On leaving Sirubari, we leave in style, on foot!  Hiking up and over the saddle between two mountains we’ll descend down 1000 meters on the ‘stairway to heaven’ into the Andhi Khola valley.  The 4x4 jeeps will meet us at the bottom and we’ll enjoy a comfortable, air-conditioned drive back to Pokhara.

The city of Pokhara is the gateway for hiking in Nepal but is also nestled around Fewa Lake and has a backdrop of the snow-capped Himalayas.  It’s one of Nepal’s most picturesque cities and a great spot for shopping, relaxing and catching jaw dropping views of the mighty Himalaya.  Spend your day here exploring, relaxing or picking up last minute souvenirs!

Wrapping up our epic Nepal expedition and cultural experience we take our 4x4 jeeps back to Kathmandu where we will have a final dinner together, swap stories, memories and say emotional goodbyes.  Your time in Nepal may end here, but the memories will live on and we can guarantee, your lust for adventure has grown!

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival and Welcome Meal
Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, where you will be greeted by a member of our team and taken to your hotel.  Once everyone has arrived, in the evening we will have a team meeting and welcome meal where we will all get to know each other and prepare for the adventure to come!

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Day 2

Kathmandu Exploration
Explore the Kathmandu Valley, an area that combines natural heritage and cultural experiences.  Enjoy visits to city squares, magnificent temples, and take in outstanding panoramic views of mountains and cityscapes.  Your guides are filled with knowledge so let them teach you about the city's ancient history and ask any questions that come to mind.

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Day 3

Rafting the Trisuli
Up early and into the private, air conditioned hiace, leaving Kathmandu for the river Trisuli.  It is about a 3 hour drive to the starting point.  Upon arrival, we will kit up and take you through a safety briefing before hopping on the water.  We'll enjoy a fantastic afternoon rafting and a picnic lunch on an unspoiled beach.  After lunch are the 8 main rapids including Ladies Delight, Upset, and Surprise!  We will finish the day by arriving at a back campsite.  Enjoy the evening stargazing, sitting round the campfire sipping on hot chocolate and eating popcorn.

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Day 4

Rafting the Trisuli
The second day rafting on the Trisuli is more leisurely.  The river is a bit calmer and so you can try out kayaking or even guiding is you wish to learn.  We will raft in the morning and finish for lunch.  Once our stomachs are filled and everything is packed up we till drive to Pokhara (approx. 4 hours).  We will have a chilled evening in Pokhara eating out at a restaurant and staying in a hotel.

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Day 5

Rafting the Lower Seti
We have breakfast and depart from Pokhara early in the morning for the Lower Seti (approx. 1 ½ hours).  When we arrive at the river your guides will unpack and take you through a quick safety briefing again.  We will have an easy day of rafting, stopping for lunch and finishing the day by camping on a secluded beach.  The lower Seti is very different from the Trisuli.  Being much more remote, take in the surroundings of the beautiful Himalayan foothills covered in jungle.

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Day 6

Rafting the Lower Seti
Wake up to be greeted by a boiled kettle and breakfast.  Pack up camp and head out on a full day of rafting on the river.  Work your way through some impressive rapids and scenery.  There is plenty of time to relax and do some swimming before rafting into the Trisuli where we will take out and head back to Pokhara (approx. 3 hours drive).  We will finish the day eating out and staying in a Hotel.

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Day 7

Rafting the Kali Gandaki
Starting early in the morning we will drive out to the starting point of the Kali Gandaki.  The drive takes about 3 hours through stunning Himalayan foothills.  Once lunch has been eaten, we will run through a quick safety briefing before starting on the river and instantly getting to some of the best rapids: Big Brother and Little Bother, quickly followed by Rafter's Refund!  We'll spend the night on a river beach in a stunning gorge.  As long as there is driftwood to collect, we'll have a roaring campfire to enjoy too.

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Day 8

Rafting the Kali Gandaki
Wake up to a boiled kettle, fill your stomachs with breakfast, pack up and get ready to start an action-packed day of whitewater!  Arrive immediately at Morning rapid a class 4 rapid which sets the pace for the day to come.  We will have lunch break on a sandy beach to rest and refuel for the afternoon.  Again, we'll camp on a beach enjoying the good food, hot coco, and starry night sky.

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Day 9

Rafting the Kali Gandaki
The final day on the river is more leisurely.  Spend the morning playing on some waves before the water flattens out as you approach the dam.  On this stretch you can have a go kayaking, swim or learn to guide the raft.  After lunch we'll pack-up and head back to Pokhara (approx. 4 hour drive).  We'll spend the night in a hotel and eat out.

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Day 10

Head up to Sirubari
Rest up in the morning with some free time to sleep in or explore lakeside.  Make sure you are back at the Hotel for 11am when we set off through the Himalayan foothills to Sirubari.  The drive takes about 4 hours through stunning scenery that requires 4x4 for certain sections.  Upon arrival we will be greeted by our Nepalese hosts before being shown to our home-stays.  Enjoy the evening by walking around the village, interacting with the locals, or having a beer at the local shop.

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Day 11

Explore Sirubari
We will spend the day exploring the local area.  Hike (approx. 4 hours of walking) to the top of a mountain to see the panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountains, or visit the Yogis, monks that have lived on top of the mountain.  We will return to wash, rest up, and get ready for the main event - the Cultural Evening.  The whole village turns out to enjoy a night of singing and dancing.  You are encouraged to join in, you'll regret if you don't!

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Day 12

Leave Sirubari and rest in Pokhara
Get up in the morning for a farewell ceremony where we say goodbye to our hosts and sign their visitor's book.  Depending on how you are feeling you have the option to join the luggage in the 4x4 all the way back to Pokhara or you can take a trek like no other (approx. 4 hours).  Walk along the valley side to a saddle on the mountain ridge.  Cross the saddle and head back down to one of the steepest staircases in the world!  When you reach the valley floor, you'll be greeted by one of our vehicles so that you can rest your jelly legs.  We will have a chilled evening in Pokhara eating out at a restaurant and staying in a hotel.

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Day 13

Annapurna Sunrise & Pokhara Free Time
Wake in the dark (approx. 5:30am) to be driven up to the top of Sarangkot and marvel at the stunning Annapurna Sunrise.  The mountains are etched into the sky before being blasted into colour as the sun starts to rise.  Once the sun has risen and the alpine glow has faded away, you get to hike down to Lakeside for breakfast.  Spend the rest of your day touring Pokhara.  Visit the World Peace Pagoda, paddle across Fewa Lake, and see the torrent of the Seti canyon.  You have some free time in the evening to go shopping, enjoy a Spa, or continue to explore Lakeside.

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Day 14

Travel to Kathmandu & Farewell Meal
Get up for your final breakfast in Pokhara.  Make sure we have everything packed for the drive back to Kathmandu.  The drive takes all day (approx. 9am - 4pm). You will stop for lunch and leg-stretching breaks along the way.  It is always worth keeping an eye out of window to gaze at the wonders Nepal has to offer.  In the evening you shall all sit down together for our farewell meal.

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Day 15

Departure and last-minute shopping!
This is your final day.  Make sure you are all packed up!  Depending on when your flight is, you will have some free time to explore Thamel and do some final last-minute shopping before your plane leaves.  We will organise transport for you to arrive at Kathmandu International airport with plenty of time to catch your flight.

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What's included?

Meals Included:

Breakfasts:14
Lunches: 11
Dinners: 9

Accommodation included:

Hotels: 8
Campsites: 4
Homestays: 2

Included in the trip price:

• Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
• All hotels and accommodation
• All transport during trip
• Kathmandu Exploration site entry fees
• Time in Sirubari (home-stay village)
• Western Guides and Nepali Guides
• Rafting trips and equipment
• All safety kit
• All camping kit (tent, sleeping bags etc)

Not included in the trip price:

• International Flights
• Personal travel insurance (contact us for more information on which cover you’ll need)
• Nepali Visa
• Alcoholic drinks
• Personal spending
• Optional tips for guides

Tour Info

Length: 15 days

Activities: 7 days of rafting - multiple day/half day treks - 2 nights in a cultural village - Annapurna Sunrise - Kathmandu Exploration

Rivers: Trisuli, Lower Seti, Kali Gandaki

River Grade: 3 and 4

(This is a rafting trip, if you are interested in kayaking then get in contact with us so that we can discuss possible options)

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of River and Soul Adventures Ltd.
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