14-Day Nepal Trekking & Rafting Adventure
Venture on an exhilarating trekking and rafting adventure that will take you through rugged mountains, lush jungles and rushing rivers around Nepal. Admire the highest peaks in the world – including Mt Manaslu – and delve into the country’s evocative natural and cultural beauty, while visiting ancient villages, taking an exciting jungle safari, a thrilling white-water rafting adventure and trekking some of the most famous destinations in the Nepalese Himalayas like a real explorer. This is a grade two rated trek, with up to six hours of trekking during the day.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar), in Charaudi (Mankamana Valley Resort or similar), in Pokhara (Hotel Mount Kailash or similar) and Chitwan (Hotel Seven Star or similar), with breakfast (twin-share basis)
- Simple accommodation in lodge during the trek
- Welcome dinner with cultural programs
- Daily breakfasts
- Four nights luxury wind down accommodation (two nights at Kasara Resort and two nights at Gokarna Forest Resort)
- Two complimentary yoga classes at Gorkana Forest Resort
- One lavish dinner at Gokarna Forest Resort
- 30-minute massage at Gokarna Forest Resort
Immerse yourself in the wondrous mountains, forests and jungles of Nepal on a 14-day small group tour. Stay in a mix of premium accommodation and authentic Nepali guesthouses while experiencing the natural splendour of places such as the Annapurna foothills, Chitwan National Park and Trishuli river. Enjoy a change of scenery for the last two nights of the trek when you upgrade to a luxury package, staying at the five-star Gokarna Forest Resort, where you will be able to enjoy yoga and meditation classes, a 30-minute massage and a delicious dinner.
What You'll Love...
The Adventure – Trek some of the most incredible places on earth
This 14-day tour will see you travel the Nepalese Himalayas like a real adventurer, from rivers through to jungles. Start your journey with an electrifying rafting adventure on the Trishuli River, taking in the ever-changing scenery of tiny gorges, and peaceful forests in the background.
Stand in awe in front of the majesty of Mt Manaslu - the eighth highest mountain in the world – and Mt Ganesh Himal, with its incredible peaks perennially drizzled in snow.
Travel along the iconic trails of Annapurna foothills and enjoy breathtaking views of the rugged peaks of the Himalayas as you wander past tiny villages and rolling scenery.
Rise nice and early for the most incredible sunrise you will ever witness in Poon Hill, trekking along the Ghorepani to Ghandruk itinerary– one of the most famous Himalayan's hiking routes. Get your camera ready for action as this is one of the most scenic hikes you will ever venture on.
Recharge your batteries and pay a visit to Pokhara, a beautiful city sitting peacefully along the rivers of Lake Pokara. Enjoy delicious food, meet the locals or just admire those stunning views over the Himalayas from a different point of view.
Enjoy a jungle safari through Chitwan National Park, offering a fantastic insight into the unique flora and fauna of Nepal. Keep a keen eye out for the One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile that all live here.
Want to see Mount Everest in all its glory? Take a scenic heli flight - available for a surcharge of US $800.
The Upgrade – Enjoy four nights of pure luxury after your trekking experiences
Time to unwind and relax after all the hiking days! Spend the last few days of this exciting tour of Nepal in comfort and opulence, with two nights at the Kasara Resort – a stunning resort surrounded by nature with swimming pool and luxurious facilities and spend your last two nights at Gokarna Forest Resort – set in the Gorkarna Protected Forest only a mere 10 kilometres away from Kathmandu City, where you will be able to enjoy a 30 minute massage at the blissful hotel's Spa, a lavish dinner and two breakfasts.
Your package includes
- Return airport transfers from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, located 20 minutes away from your hotel.
- Accommodation in: Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya), Chitwan (Seven Star), Pokhara (Hotel Mount Kailash Resort) with breakfast
- Simple accommodation in lodges with daily breakfasts during the trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk.
- Two nights wind down at Holy Himalaya (or Gokarna Forest Resort for upgrade packages)
- Welcome dinner with cultural programs
- All activities (elephant bathing, bird watching, canoeing, jungle safari, Tharu village visit, Tharu cultural dance) in Chitwan ( for guests staying at Hotel Seven Star only)
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Chitwan
- Rafting, rafting equipment and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) along Trishuli river.
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle.
- Transportation to Kathmandu, Trishuli river-rafting starting place, Chitwan, Pokhara and private transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul.
- One porter (shared between two people) and a highly experienced English-speaking guide
- Trekking equipment (sleeping bag and duffle bag)
- Company t-shirt
- All government tax, necessary permits, TIMS, national park fees and any other official expenses.
The '7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.
*Valid for the following departure dates: *1st & 16th of every month from July 2018 - December 2019
*Can I change my check in date post purchase: *Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the tour operator directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the tour operator and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates.
The package is valid for ONE PERSON over the age of ten (twin share).
You must purchase and redeem *TWO VOUCHERS *per booking if travelling with someone, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge applies, payable directly to Himalayan Social Journey (more information below).
Single Traveller Surcharge: Guests travelling alone must pay a single traveller surcharge of US$250 for the standard package and US$350 for the luxury upgrade package, payable directly to the tour company.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.
Bedding: You have a choice between double or twin bedding in your room. Please note, no extra beds can be added.
Trek Capacity: The minimum trek capacity is two people and the maximum capacity is 14-16 people per trek (additional trek dates can be arranged if required)
Trek is suitable for people aged between 10 and 70. Please note that a good standard of fitness is required to complete the trek. If you have any health issues, please consult your doctor before purchasing
This is a Grade Two Rated Trek: Moderate Trek
A moderate trek requires you to walk 5-6 hours per day with a light dya pack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes, however the pace of the trek will vary in compensation. If you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and strong determination, you will complete a moderate trek successfully. Exercising, particularly jogging and climbing stairs regularly for some weeks prior to your arrival is reommended to enhance your strength and fitness. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill is required.
*Max Altitude: *3210m
*Package does not include the following: *International flights, insurance, personal equipment and clothing; lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara and on trekking days (meals cost about USD$4 - approx. AUD$7 per item depending on where you eat); Kathmandu sightseeing monument entry fees (costing approx. US$25); paragilding (US$90) and flight ticket Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu (approx US$110 one way) and any other activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary.
Himalayan Social Journey’s cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of the tour group and charges may apply.
Vouchers are not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee.
One complimentary spa treatment at Gokarna Forest Resort and Spa is only valid for treatments with a maximum duration of 30 minutes.
One porter will be allocated amongst two people during your trek.
Airport transfers are provided at any time as per the flight schedule.
Dining inclusions** **do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.
All necessary expenses for your guide and porter, such as flights and accommodation, are included. Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended at your own discretion. US$40 to US$60 per traveller is a rough guide.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this accommodation package.
Strictly no refunds for this accommodation package for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour company’s discretion/policy.
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this accommodation package.
The package cannot be split.
Unfortunately, there’s no disability access available for this tour.
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.
The value and comparative savings have been determined based on the tour company’s published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.
All activities and services (including late checkout) are subject to availability.
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