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Mountains, Rivers and Jungles of Nepal

Nepal is the perfect destination for the adventurous traveler. It is one of the most spectacular sightseeing, trekking, safari and rafting destinations in the world, and an all-in-one fascinating region. On this six-day tour, you will have the opportunity to travel by elephant deep into the jungle and through lush grasslands. Feel the strength and thundering power on exhilarating raft courses down the rivers of Nepal. From jungle floor, to river rapid, to mountainous path, this is the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Take in the spectacular sights of Kathmandu on a guided tour of the legendary city
  • Raft the rivers of Nepal on a four-hour exhilarating river adventure
  • Journey beneath the jungle canopy, by elephant, through stunning Chitwan National Park 
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Day 1

Touch down in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Check in at one of two recommended hotels – Dwarika’s Hotel, or the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. Tonight you will receive a briefing in preparation for the days ahead. Enjoy a cultural feast at a Nepali restaurant, before a restful night.

Day 2

Following breakfast, take in the sights of Kathmandu City. The guided tour includes stops at the Boudhanath Stupa, sacred Pashupatinath temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, Kathmandu durbar square including Hanuman Dhoka, Temple of the Living Goddess, numerous temples and palaces. In the afternoon, see the city from a different vantage point, from the hilltop of the Swayambhunath Stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3

Following breakfast, begin your scenic drive toward Chitwan National Park. Along the way, stop at Khatauli – a river-rafting launch point – and begin your white water rafting adventure. After four hours of exhilarating rafting, enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing your journey to Chitwan. Upon arrival at the park, you will be met by park representatives and transferred to the jungle lodge. Enjoy a hearty meal before spending the night at the park’s jungle lodge.

Day 4

Rise with the birds of the Nepalese jungle this morning and prepare for your exciting elephant ride or jungle walk through the forest. Early in the morning is the best time to catch glimpses at rare wildlife sights. After two to three hours exploring the jungle, return to camp/lodge for breakfast. Following your meal, meet with senior naturalists at the elephant stables and learn about Asia’s friendly giants. After lunch at camp, take time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation or participate in programs offered at the camp/lodge. Dinner and overnight at the jungle lodge.

Day 5
Chitwan - Pokhara

Following breakfast, begin your journey to Pokhara nestled beneath the towering Annapurna Himalaya Range. Upon arrival, take in the sights of the city, including the Seti Gorge, Bindabasini Temple and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Round off your day with a sunset boat ride at Phewa Lake. Overnight at one of two recommended hotels: Fish Tail Lodge or Tiger Mountain Lodge.

Day 6
Pokhara - Kathmandu

Another early wake-up call today, and you begin your day with a 30-minute drive and 45-minute hike to Sarangkot, where you’ll enjoy a magnificent sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan Range. Return to the hotel for breakfast and some rest, before proceeding to Pokhara’s Domestic Airport, where you’ll take a 25-minute scenic flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy an evening of shopping, sightseeing and a farewell dinner in Thamel.

Day 7
Kathmandu - Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and morning, before you are transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport in time for your departure flight, either home or to your next destination.


Suggested Accommodations

Dwarika's Hotel, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Dwarika's Hotel

Located just outside Kathmandu, near Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred mountain, Dwarika’s is the recipient of a prestigious World Heritage Award given for outstanding historical preservation. The 74 guest rooms and suites are decorated with intricately carved wood and terracotta work in the traditional Newari style and are equipped with wi-fi access. Krishnarpan, one of the hotel’s two restaurants, offers six- to 22-course authentic Nepali meals, Toran has Chinese and Indian specialties, while Fusion has live blues and jazz in a bar setting. Dwarika’s has no spa, but does offer massage treatments and a swimming pool. The business center is fully equipped with broadband Internet access and secretarial services. The hotel is approximately a 10-minute drive from the airport in Kathmandu.


Hyatt Regency Kathmandu

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort, set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds and built in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture. The hotel is just 4 km from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 6 km from the city centre of Kathmandu. The Boudhanath Stupa is within five minutes walking distance from the hotel. The hotel’s 280 rooms and suites enjoy views of either the Boudhanath Stupa or the lush gardens and the surrounding mountain ranges. All rooms are well-equipped and spacious with a private bathroom, a walk-in shower, an in-room safe and a mini bar. Guests at the Regency Club rooms and suites enjoy additional privileges and facilities such as the usage of the boardroom, a dedicated concierge and evening cocktails and canapés. The four exciting restaurants and bars at the hotel ensure the perfect dining experience with an array of cuisine options, while guests can stay fit at the hotel’s fitness centre - Club Oasis, which features a well-equipped fitness centre, a health and beauty spa, two outdoor swimming pools-one for adults and one for children, indoor and outdoor whirlpool, tennis courts and 1.6 km jogging track.
Tiger Tops Tented Camp, Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Tiger Tops Tented Camp

There are few more exciting ways to experience nature than from under canvas, and the Tiger Tops Tented Camp permits visitors to Nepal to do just that. Located in the heart of Chitwan National Park, and surrounded by lush grassland and green hills, the camp consists of 12 luxury safari tents. All the tents have connected bathrooms, and are lit by traditional oil lamps. The camp itself is powered by solar energy and was built to strict environmental principles to be as low-impact as possible. The camp is built around a central area containing a well-stocked bar, while the kitchen cooks wholesome, traditional Nepalese food.

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Relax into the Nepalese way of life at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, in the heart of Terai. Standing amongst a gorgeous forest overlooking the serene Terai landscape, this deluxe jungle lodge is a prime base for guests to explore local Nepalese villages and the surrounding wildlife. Tharu Lodge emulates the longhouse style of indigenous Tharu dwellings and is built using local materials of timber, elephant grass, mud, cow dung and clay. The lodge offers caring hospitality, a garden side pool, tennis courts, relaxing hammocks and al-fresco dining. The internal restaurant kitchen use fresh organic produce straight from the resort’s own organic plot to create delectable Nepali and continental dishes. Expeditions in the area range from an elephant safari into the community forest and past strikingly green rice paddy fields to a boat journey and crocodile spotting down the peaceful Narayani River.
Fish Tail Lodge, Tiger Mountain Lodge

Fish Tail Lodge

The Fish Tail Lodge in Pokhara is situated on a peninsula on Phewa Lake. Guests are received and transported to the Lodge on its shuttle-floats or boats. Since its opening in the late 1960s, Fish Tail Lodge has hosted countless celebrities and numerous world leaders, including former US President Jimmy Carter, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and Prince Charles and Princess Anne of England. The resort’s round cottages set amidst a lush garden offer a choice of 48 standard rooms and 12 deluxe rooms, all of which are decorated with oak furnishings and accented with traditional Nepali art. The restaurant overlooking the lake serves Nepali, Continental, Chinese, and Indian cuisines. There is no fitness center or spa, but there is a central swimming pool for fitness and relaxation. The hotel is located just 3 kilometers from the airport.

Tiger Mountain Lodge

Tiger Mountain Lodge is located on a hilltop ridge a thousand feet above the Pokhara Valley and just a half hour drive from town. With spectacular views of the Annapurna Range, the lodge has also been touched by history: Sir Edmund Hilary, the first man to scale Everest, led the hotel’s opening ceremony in 1998. The 19 rooms are arranged around the hilltop in hand-cut stone bungalows that blend into their surroundings. All the bungalows have spacious verandas, adjoining bathrooms, and elegantly traditional décor that blends Tibetan hand-knotted wool carpets with British watercolor wall paintings. The lodge offers a range of in-room massage treatments, personal yoga sessions, and meditation training. There is a mountain-view swimming pool for post-hike relaxation. The hotel serves organic produce and locally supplied products, including at its authentic Nepali lunch buffet, and at the dinner with a table d’hôte menu that features European and Nepali selections. The Main Lodge has a cozy central fireplace, comfortable seating areas, and a bar, arranged around a Nepali-style courtyard. Another special feature of the lodge is Colonel Jimmy's Library, with an impressive collection of Himalayan mountaineering literature and photographs. There is no business center. The hotel is located 40 minutes from Pokhara Airport.

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