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Nepal: Annapurna Hiking, Rafting and Chitwan National Park Adventure Tour

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  • Nepal

Nepalese hospitality is on full display during this epic adventure. Over 12 breathtaking days, featuring a four-day hike from village to village, community to community, along the base of the Annapurna range. Savour traditional Nepali cuisine and learn about local life, and discover a bee-keeping village. The adventure continues with a two-day rafting expedition along the Seti River and a safari in Chitwan National Park spotting endemic wildlife by boat and jeep. Adventure is calling, and Nepal is the answer.


Laundry  

Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.


Visas and Entry Requirements  

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check the information yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

Visa information specific to your destination and nationality can be found in our Important Pre-Departure Information page here

Nepal is now offering e-Visas for some nationalities. please visit this link for further information, and to check if your nationality is eligible for an e-Visa. Please also be advised that you should bring a passport photo with you in case you need it.


Max Pax  

16


Itinerary Disclaimer  

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.


Transport  

Private vehicle, plane, 4x4 vehicle, walking, river raft.


About Accommodation  

Clean comfortable hotels (7nts), Traditional Guesthouse (3nts), Seti River Camp (1nt).


Packing List  

Cold weather:
• Long-sleeved shirts or sweater
• Scarf
• Warm gloves
• Warm hat
• Warm layers

Conservative Dress:
• Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
• Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)
• Visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies)

Essentials:
• Toiletries (required) (Shampoo, bodywash, soap, etc.)
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Swimwear
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Health & Safety:
• Hand sanitizer (required)
• Face masks (Clients will be only be required to wear a face mask where it is mandated by local regulations.)
• Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.)
• Quick Covid Test/Antigen Test

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sturdy water shoes/sandals
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear


Tipping  

On the Geluxe Collection tours, tipping is included for all included activities and meals. Tipping is not included for the CEO or Porterage. Should you want some basic guidelines on tipping for the activities you do on your own, please see below. At the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $10-15 USD per person, per week can be used.

For meals and activities not included in your itinerary, it is appropriate in Asia to tip 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels and shows an expression of satisfaction.


Local Dress  

In Asia the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of Asian summers. In predominately Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim countries we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.


Joining Hotel  

For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.


Emergency Fund  

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Meals Included  

11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners


A Couple of Rules  

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of people in the sex trade is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.


Dossier Disclaimer  

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.


Spending Money  

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


Money Exchange  

As currency exchange rates in Asia fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Mastercard but these are limited to major cities. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee.


Optional Activities  

Kathmandu
- Bhaktapur Excursion (500NPR per person)


Group Leader  

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.


Solo Travellers  

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Joining Instructions  

For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

When arriving into Tribhuvan Intl Airport in Kathmandu you will notice how small the city really is. It is only 7km from the downtown area. Please be aware of people wanting to help you with your bags as they will ask for money once you get to your taxi.

Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day.

Upon arrival to your Joining Hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon), look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don't see a note, please ask reception for details!

If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day.


Planeterra Foundation - the non-profit partner of G Adventures  

Planeterra International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra connects underserved local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting small community-owned businesses. These businesses support Indigenous people, empower women, grant youth access to employment opportunities, and protect the environment. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating their projects into G Adventures' itineraries globally.
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Make every day count by donating $1/day for the length of your trip, and join us in empowering the communities you will visit when you travel. 100% of your donation goes directly to Planeterra projects.


Meals  

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients.


My Own Room  

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops


Feedback  

After your travels, we want to hear from you! Your feedback information is so important to us that we'll give you 5% off the price of your next G Adventures trip if your feedback is completed on-line within 30 days of finishing your trip. Your tour evaluation will be e-mailed to you 24 hours after the conclusion of your trip. If you do not receive the tour evaluation link in the days after your tour has finished, please drop us a line at [email protected] and we will send it on to you.


Group Leader Description  

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.


Accommodation  

Hotel (7 nts), Guesthouse (3nts), River Camp (1 nt).


Emergency Contact  

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.

AIRPORT TRANSFER
If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that:

Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change or flight cancellation within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, please call the emergency contact number to advise of your new arrival flight information. If you do not, we will not be able to rearrange your arrival transfer and you will need to make your own way to the starting hotel at your own expense. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. 

If your call is specifically concerning Airport Transfer complications at Tribhuvan Internartional Airport please call our local G Adventures Transfer providers directly at:
Mr. Rajju Maskey
From outside of Nepal: +977 98 0201 4444
From within Kathmandu: 98 0201 4444
From within Nepal, but outside Kathmandu: 098 0201 4444

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS
G Adventures South Asia Manager, Sorab Jassawalla (Delhi, India)

From outside of India: +91 9223226888
From within Delhi: 9223226888
From within India, but outside Delhi: 0 9223226888

G Adventures Office Bangkok, Thailand
During Office hours (Weekdays, 9am-5pm Local Time): +66-02-3815574

If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found here.

Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100
Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000
Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000
Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307
Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999


Safety and Security  

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.

Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).

Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. Read more about travel safety for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.


What's Included  

Your G for Good Moment: Barauli Community Homestay Lunch and Visit, Royal Chitwan National Park
Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Wellness Moment: Spa Experience Pokhara, Pokhara
Your OMG Day: Cycling Around Pame or Boating and Yoga in Phewa Lake, Pokhara
Your Foodie Moment: Tibetan Momo Making, Pokhara. Complimentary Arrival and Departure Transfer. Welcome and Farewell dinner. Guided walking tour of Patan Durbar Square. Three-day village trek in the Annapurna range. 2- Day Rafting trip on the Seti river. Chitwan safari excursions via road and boat. Welcome by the Barauli Community Homestay. Cycling through villages in Chitwan. Free time in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan. Tips for all included meals and activities, except for CEO and porterage. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Arrival Complications  

We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.


What to Take  

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as you are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10-15kg/22-30lb. We recommended a backpack or soft case/duffle on wheels of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!). You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.

Standard luggage allowance for internal flights is 15kg (33lb) for checked luggage, and is 7kg (15lb) for carry-on luggage. Any charges for additional luggage or weight is the responsibility of the passenger.


Highlights  

Village Trekking in the Annapurna Himalayas, Overnight river rafting on the Seti River, Safari in Chitwan National Park, Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara.


Local Flights  

All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.


Group Size Notes  

Max 16.


Travel Insurance  

Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD200,000 is required. G Adventures can provide you with the appropriate coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.


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International Flights  

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

Day 1 Kathmandu: A Royal Welcome

Nepal has one of the most fascinating dynastic histories the world over-just ask our hotel hosts at the Baber Mahal Villas. What's more, it offers some of the most thrilling adventures you might ever find. Lucky for you, this trip explores it all. We welcome you to Kathmandu, and to Nepal, and we invite you to discover the adventure within each day.

After a welcome meeting with your CEO and fellow travellers, tuck into a delicious three course Royal Thali meal served on-site at the hotel. We can't guarantee that life will always be served up on a silver platter, but your very first meal in Kathmandu certainly will be.

Day 2 Kathmandu: Patan Durbar Square

With so much active adventure to come, a day to acclimatize and adjust to your new surroundings is the perfect opportunity to dive into the history and culture of Nepal before heading further afield to explore it on your own two feet. Located in the Kathmandu valley, Patan is home to the Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Renowned for its exquisite Newari architecture and ancient palaces, Patan Durbar Square is adorned with intricately carved wooden temples, pagodas, and statues that reflect the artistic and architectural brilliance of the Malla dynasty.

After a walking tour throughout the square, make your way to Kirtipur where your friendly hosts welcome you. Women from the Kirtipur community are eager to interact with you-providing a Newari script demonstration and serving you a delicious Newari lunch. Join your hosts and try your hand at Ranjana Newari Script writing.

Day 3 Dhampus: Trekking Begins

Rhododendron and oak trees line the stone pathways of the trails from Phedi to Dhampus. As you begin to settle into your trekking pace, take a pause to breathe in the fresh cool air and the mountain views that start to appear as you crest the peaks of the trails. Three hours of trekking brings you to the mountain lodge where you spend the night. Gorgeous mountain views from the lodge await.

A short flight brings you from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and after a short drive you arrive to the start of the trek. Grab your hiking poles provided, and join your guide for a 3 hour trek from Phedi to Dhampus. Upon arrival to the mountain lodge, relax with a cold drink and devour a delicious local lunch. Your CEO will take you on a fascinating walk through Dhampus village in the afternoon. Don't forget to grab a cold drink and take in the views of the Phedi valley.

Day 4 Tomijong: Trekking Onward

As the sun rises, wake and prepare for another stunning day of trekking. Your destination is the village of Tomijong and the Tomijong Mountain Lodge. Tomijong village is known for their unique history of bee-keeping and your trek from Dhampus begins after breakfast. Descend through stone steps and trails that wind through beautiful terraced fields and traditional villages. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, butterflies and occasionally a langur monkey or Himalayan monal.

The terrain during this 5 hour trek consists well maintained dirt trails and stone steps. Plenty of stops along the way allow for time to refuel with water and snacks and most importantly, to soak in the panoramic views of the Dhaulagiri mountain ranges before you. After a delicious lunch, explore Lumle village with your CEO.

Day 5 Ghandruk: Over the bridge

Departing for Ghandruk after breakfast, follow the trail down to the riverbank. Waterfalls dot the trail today as you trek to Ghandruk, a traditional Gurung village. Continue along the river and eventually cross a suspension bridge over the Kimrong river. Break for lunch and tea in villages throughout the afternoon's trek.

Today's 8 hour trek takes you from Lumle to Ghandruk on the longest day of your Annapurna adventure. Stop for lunch along the way, and a refreshing tea break in the village of Kimche. For your incredible efforts today, you are rewarded with beautiful views of the peaks of Annapurna South and neighbouring Hiunchu. Dinner is crafted by your local lodge hosts this evening.

Day 6 Pokhara: Descent to Sayauli Bazaar

It's all downhill from here. We only mean that literally of course, as there is plenty of incredible adventure to come, but this morning's trek is an easy and light 2 hours mostly downhill to the village of Syauli Bazar where your trek concludes. There is nothing quite like accomplishing a trek like this one that we do together on this trip, and you will have seen and experienced more than you could have ever done by staying on the beaten path.

After returning to Pokhara this afternoon, revitalize your muscles with a complimentary one hour massage at your hotel.

Day 7 Pokhara: Your OMG Day

Sunrise at Sarangkot is famous for its breathtaking sunrises over the peaks of the mountains. Rise early and join your CEO for sunrise at Sarangkot. OMG indeed. Waking at dawn for a life-affirming sunrise may have you feeling ready to take on the world. Or, you may be ready to take time to reflect on your accomplishments and give your body a chance to rest. We have options to suit either choice on your OMG Day in Pokhara. If you're ready for more adventure, join a cycle tour through Pame, along the river that feeds the Phewa lake. If you are looking for a slower pace today, choose to board a paddle boat ride across the lake and join a restorative yoga class with the Himalayas as your backdrop.

Your group comes back together this afternoon as you travel together to a Tibetan refugee village to engage in a fascinating momo making class with your local hosts. Momos were brought from Tibet to Nepal by the refugees who came during the Chinese invasion. The village you visit this afternoon are preserving their cultural heritage by continuing to tell their story and cook their cuisine. Engage with your hosts by getting involved in kneading the dough, filling the dumpling with their savoury filling, and sharing a delicious meal with your new friends.

Day 8 Seti River Camp: Rafting to Camp

River rafting is not just for adventure seekers. Being on the river provides a new perspective on the lush jungle surrounding the river. Spot monkeys from below and watch birds move from branch to branch. Your first day of the river adventure is on mostly Class II rapids, which means there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the float. Without the appearance of roads, villages or cars-your journey into this secluded part of Nepal offers a chance to disconnect and recharge your battery.

Kingfishers and egrets mingle about as you arrive to your remote tented river camp and settle in with the jungle soundtrack in the background. Rustic tented wooden cabins are dotted along the riverbank with a communal fireplace area to gather and sip a warm beverage after your days adventure. Get dry and fill up on a delicious meal, and settle in for an evening around the fire. Tonight you are fully disconnected from the world.

Day 9 Chitwan: Jungle Safari

After your rafting practice yesterday, its time to test out your paddling skills. Class III rapids bring you swiftly through the final chapter of your rafting adventure, a thrilling way to conclude this remote wilderness experience. The adventure continues after you dry off-traveling a short distance to Chitwan National Park. Begin your exploration with a safari drive in the park-looking out for elephant, leopard and tigers.

Chitwan National Park, Nepal's first national park, covers an area of over 900 square kilometres. Spend a full afternoon exploring by vehicle with your local guide. Your lodge this evening welcomes you with a captivating cultural performance after dinner.

Day 10 Chitwan: Safari on the Rapti River

Wooden canoes, seating only six people, carry you slowly down river, expertly paddled by your local guide. In relative silence, watch for kingfishers diving into the river. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodile on shore sunning themselves. Your boat ride brings you down the Rapti river until it meets with the Narayani. This morning river safari is an incredibly unique experience in Chitwan, and without the noise of the vehicle motor, witness as wildlife comes remarkably close.

Your river safari ends at midday as you approach the riverbank, greeted by welcoming new friends. Your hosts for lunch are from the Barauli Community homestay. This social enterprise provides meals, accommodation and much more to travellers visiting this remote part of Nepal. Dine on a delicious Tharu specialties and learn more about the community.

Day 11 Kathmandu: Bhaktapur Discovery

Kathmandu is calling. One final afternoon to explore beautiful Nepal. After so many thrilling adventures, your final afternoon and evening is spent in Bhaktapur, a small city just 5 miles from downtown Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is known for its cuisine and artisan craftsmanship. Choose to join your CEO on an informative walking tour of the town, and visit a traditional pottery workshop.

A relaxed morning and short flight from Chitwan back to Kathmandu brings you to your hotel by lunchtime. In the afternoon, your CEO will lead a walking tour of Bhaktapur town. In Bhaktapur, local people are predominantly farmers or engaged in the traditional crafts of pottery, metalwork, art and woodwork which have supported the city since its establishment in the 12th century. Visit an expert potter and try your hand using ancient techniques. This evening, join your CEO and fellow travellers for one final farewell feast.

Day 12 Kathmandu (Bhaktapur)

Your adventure has come to an end, you can depart at any time.

Details

Prices from: €3349.00

Duration: 12 Days

Travel Style: The Geluxe Collection

Trip Type: Small Group

Merchandising: New Trips

Physical Grading: 4 - Demanding

Service Level: Upgraded



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