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One Week in Nepal

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One Week in Nepal

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Kick off your trip in Kathmandu, go rafting and hang in Pokhara. Head off on your trekking adventure in Annapurna, stay in rad tea houses, take a bazillion photos, fall in love with Nepal, then head back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Trip Name
One Week in Nepal
Last Updated
2020-10-09
Days
8
Capacity
16
Highlights
  • Get wet and wild on a whitewater rafting adventure on the Trisuli River, zooming downstream next to giant boulders and between bright green hills
  • Stretch your legs on an awesome three-day, low-altitude trek through villages and rhododendron forests, taking in the amazing sights of the Annapurna ranges
  • Kick back in super-zen Pokhara, where you can take a boat out on the smooth water of Phewa Lake and cruise beneath behemoth mountains

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Kathmandu
Oh hello Kathmandu. The adventure kicks off with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you'll meet your tour guide and new travel pals. Look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place.If you arrive early, there's plenty to do in this vibrant city. Kathmandu’s most important Buddhist shrine, Swayambhunath Stupa and the nearby ‘City of Devotees’ Bhaktapur are well worth a visit. For some more structure, there are a number of Urban Adventures day tours that can help you delve deeper into Kathmandu's ancient architecture and rich cultural heritage. After the important meeting, why not have an optional dinner together. It's hard to go wrong with a nourishing bowl of dal bhat (thick lentil or bean soup).
Day 2 - Trisuli River
Enjoy a morning drive over the rim of the Kathmandu Valley and soak up the views of the Ganesh and Lantang ranges. Arrive in either Baireni or Galaudi, for some rafting on the Trisuli River. Hit the water and enjoy the thrill of the rapids aptly named Ladies Delight, Rock Garden and Snell's Nose. Camp on the beach and enjoy dinner under the stars.
Day 3 - Trisuli River - Pokhara
Have more fun on the river including negotiating the Monsoon and Upset. Late morning we end rafting at Kurintar and enjoy a light lunch and drive to Pokhara (4 hours). Arrive Pokhara in the afternoon and take a walk around with your leader who will point out some of the best sights and sounds. This evening is free for you to chill out at one of the many lakeside restaurants and bars.
Day 4 - Ghandruk (1950m / 6397ft)
Today we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, takes around 1 hour. Hope you broke in your boots before the trip, cos this is where the trekking bit starts. There’s a dirt track leading to Birethanti and Shyauli villages. There’s a stone staircase up to Kimche, where you’ll stop for lunch. Then a bunch of stone flags lead you through fields of wheat to Ghandruk. It's all mostly uphill today. That’s some diverse terrain right there. Total trekking time is approx. 5 hours. Stay in your first Nepalese teahouse tonight.
Day 5 - Tolkha (1700m / 5577ft)
Look east. That’s Landruk, the next village on the route.  Look down. That’s the Modi Kola River 600 metres below. Look around the corner. That’s Tolkha, your base for the night. What, you can’t look around corners? Ok, you’ll just have to trek there instead. Begin with a mountain view for breakfast, then start the trek towards Tolkha. It takes about 2 hours mostly descending and then its time for an ascent of around 3 hours to our next teahouse stay.
Day 6 - Hemjakot (1530m / 5019ft)
Rhododendron is a tricky word to spell, but super pretty to look at. You’ll see a bunch of these bright pink and purple plants today. Do you know what you won’t see much of? Other people. We’ve picked a pretty remote trail from Dhampus to Hemjakot, and tonight you get to stay with a local family. The first 2 hours are mostly uphill and then its mostly downhill from there for a total of around 6 hours. Pack your best smile and get an even bigger one in return.
Day 7 - Pokhara
It's a short descent of around 3 hours to Phedi before catching the public bus to Pokhara in time for lunch (approx 40 mins). Enjoy free time in the afternoon to do all the things you didn’t do the first time round. We can highly recommend taking a rowboat (doonga) out on Phewa Lake. If there’s blue skies you’ll have mountain views for miles. If it’s cloudy just use your imagination. Tonight, feast on an included final farewell dinner and enjoy a traditional cultural performance!
Day 8 - Kathmandu
It’s a long bus back to Kathmandu so bring snacks. Once you’ve arrived back into Kathmandu (approx 3 pm) there’s time to sip on a banana lassi and wish you didn’t have to go home. No accommodation is included tonight and you are free to depart any time after our arrival back in Kathmandu.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-02-202112-02-2021AUD $ 870-
02-04-202109-04-2021AUD $ 870-
07-05-202114-05-2021AUD $ 870-
03-09-202110-09-2021AUD $ 783-
17-09-202124-09-2021AUD $ 783-
01-10-202108-10-2021AUD $ 783-
15-10-202122-10-2021AUD $ 783-
22-10-202129-10-2021AUD $ 783-
05-11-202112-11-2021AUD $ 783-
26-11-202103-12-2021AUD $ 783-
24-12-202131-12-2021AUD $ 783-
07-01-202214-01-2022AUD $ 796-
21-01-202228-01-2022AUD $ 796-
04-02-202211-02-2022AUD $ 796-
04-03-202211-03-2022AUD $ 796-
11-03-202218-03-2022AUD $ 796-
01-04-202208-04-2022AUD $ 796-
06-05-202213-05-2022AUD $ 796-
02-09-202209-09-2022AUD $ 796-
16-09-202223-09-2022AUD $ 796-
30-09-202207-10-2022AUD $ 796-
14-10-202221-10-2022AUD $ 796-
21-10-202228-10-2022AUD $ 796-
04-11-202211-11-2022AUD $ 796-
25-11-202202-12-2022AUD $ 796-
23-12-202230-12-2022AUD $ 760-

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nts),Tea House (3 nts),Permanent Tented Camp (with basic facilities) (1 nt)

Transport

Auto-rickshaw,Local bus,Whitewater raft

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