Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
We pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and drop you to hotel in Thamel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van
We visit UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites: Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swoyambunath Stupa with our experienced tour guide by our private van. This tour will give you an insight of the rich history and culture of Nepal. Today, you will also be introduced to our guide and he will brief you about the trip. Overnight at a 4-star hotel Kathmandu Guest House t in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m/25 minutes and drive from Pokhara to Hille via Nayapul 3 hours and trek to Ulleri 2080m/2-3 hours
Morning we drive after breakfast in hotel. Relishing stunning view of the mountains, we fly off to Pokhara. After landing in Pokhara, we drive on a highway road till Nayapul. From Nayapul, we drive on a rough off-road till we reach Hille by 4W driving. We take a short break, and then we begin our trek to Ulleri. We trek along the countryside till we reach Tikhedhunga. We climb up stone paved stairs till we reach Ulleri, the village of Magar. Overnight at a lodge in Ulleri.
Day 4: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani 2750m/4-5 hours
We trek along the stoned staircases and pass beautiful rhododendron forest, waterfalls, and horse and donkey grazing in the field to reach small Magar village of Nangethanti. We then trek along the alluring panorama of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6443m), and Annapurna South (7219m) till we reach Ghorepani. Overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.
Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill 3210m and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2590m/5-6 hours
Starting our day, we take an early morning sunrise hike to Poon Hill 3210m. The sunrise view from Poon Hill is absolutely magnificent when accompanied with a stunning vista of Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Nilgiri (7061m), and the other Himalayas. Then, we hike back to Ghorepani and continue our trek to Tadapani. Trekking through lush forests of rhododendron, we may encounter Danphe, Munal, monkeys, and other birds and animals on our way to Tadapani. Overnight at a lodge in Tadapani.
Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk 1940m/3-4 hours
Trekking downhill through dense forests of rhododendron and juniper, we trek for 3 hours to reach the Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is known for the beautiful panorama of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m) along with Annapurna South and Annapurna III. Later, we take a short tour of the village and visit traditional Gurung museum and the Buddhist monastery. Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.
Day 7: Trek from Ghandruk to Kimche 1640m/ 1 hour and drive back to Pokhara 820m/3-4 hours
We trek further downhill along stone-paved trails and pass beautiful waterfalls on our way to Kimche. We pass a couple of small villages before we reach Kimchi. From Kimche, we drive off to the City of Lakes in Pokhara which takes about 3-4 hours 4W driving. Overnight at a 4-star hotel Temple Tree Resort in Lakeside, Pokhara.
Day 8: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa
We start our day with few minutes of driving to reach World Peace Stupa. We relish the stunning view of Manaslu (8156m), Dhaulagiri range, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Annapurna Massif along with scenic Pokhara Valley and beautiful Phewa Lake from the stupa. Later, we walk down hill for an hour to go for boating on Phewa Lake. Overnight at a 4-star hotel Temple Tree Resort in Lakeside, Pokhara.
Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Charaudi 4 hours and rafting to Kurinighat
Soon after breakfast, at about 7:00 am the car/van leaves Pokhara heading for Charaudi, the put-in point. After a 4 hours drive, Charaudi is reached where a crowd of friendly local people eagerly wait to watch the proceedings. The sight of foreigners all geared up for rafting fascinates them. The crew prepares the rafts, after which all head towards the river for Safety Talk and lessons on how to use paddles. On the first day a number of Class I to Class III rapids are encountered. Ratings are all given on the international rating scale. Two hours down the river is a beach with strange shaped boulders that resemble sculptures and this is the lunch spot. Outdoor lunch by the river is always an enchanting experience. It also gives everyone a break from paddling and time to take in the scenery Paddling down after lunch, a large gorge is encountered, the Trishuli gorge, which is narrow and the walls very steep causing the river to accelerate through it. Naturally the rapids here are more ferocious and also more frequent. This is an exciting section and time to hold on tight. We finally come across a rapid named after a very old suspension bridge, Jhoolunge Pul. Looking up one can see a crowd of locals chattering with excitement as they watch the adventurous foreigners tackle the river on rubber boats. One thing to watch for along the riverside, are the geological formations that look intriguing. At the end of the day, it is time to stop and set up camp at Kuringhat, which is a very popular expatriates and locals as well. The crew gets busy pitching up tents and everyone is welcome to help in whatever chores need to get done. A feeling of togetherness is encouraged which adds a lot to the enjoyment of the trip. Dinner is prepared under gas fires and it is also the time to come together and share experiences. Camping out under the brilliant stars on the riverside with the roar of the river as a backdrop is an amazing experience. Campsite dinners can be quite entertaining when people share their personal tales. We do have our own Resort in Kurinighat called River Fun Beach Resort, where we will serve all meal and accommodation.
Day 10: Rafting trip from Kurinighat to Simaltar and later transfer to Chitwan 2-3 hours
Comparatively, the second day starts at a leisurely pace. Soon after an early breakfast, it is time to move and the wonderful Kuringhat is left behind for yet more adventures on the river. There are numerous bouncy rapids along this stretch and the views are splendid. Enjoy the sights of emerald hillsides and golden paddy fields of the Nepalese countryside. One and a half hours down river is the confluence of the Trishuli and the rumbling Marsyangdi. Coming from west Nepal, the Marsyangdi is a very popular river for white water rafting. Being more technical than the Trishuli, it attracts a lot of avid rafters. The trip however, does not end here and rafting further down, a place called Tea Pot is reached. The exhilarating river run comes to an end here and guests either drive back to Kathmandu or head on down to Chitwan for a safari in the pristine jungles of the Chitwan National Park, Asia's most well-preserved wildlife habitat. Transfer to Green Park Chitwan Resort.
- Briefing about our resort & its facilities.
- Village tour on Ox cart: Tharus are the indigenous inhabitations of the Terai. Our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living. This brings you many years back to human civilization.
- Enjoy our B3 Bar service
- Stay overnight at Green Park Chitwan Resort.
Day 11: In Chitwan National Park
- Wake up
- Jungle walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats of wild animals. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters the beauty of the flora and fauna. There are number of watch towers on the route in which you may climb to get a better view of the surroundings.
- Jeep safari: Jeep safari is one of best opportunity to see the wildlife in Chitwan National Park which provides you the opportunity to take snap of wildlife and the view around you. While travelling we will able to see one-horned rhino, bengal tiger, spotted deer and many more.
- Tharu cultural program: The tharu people of Chitwan welcome guests by performing dance and singing in the evening, famous Tharu stick dances and the crazy peacock dance are two highlights which reflects their life styles.
- Can enjoy our B3 Bar service
- Stay overnight at Green Park Chitwan Resort
Day 12: In Chitwan National Park
- Wake up
- Elephant Back Safari: The most appreciated attraction in Chitwan is sitting on elephant back and travelling throughtout the jungle of Chitwan National Park. Elephant safari or jungle safari is an easiest way to view the birds and wildlife in its natural habitat where you are able to see lots of wildlife such as one horned rhino, bengal tiger, deer, Leopards etc.
- Canoe ride: Canoe ride in Rapti river is the more thrilling activities to explore Chitwan National Park and to view different aquatic animals and wildlife of Chitwan National Park. Canoe is a dug out boat made traditionally with a single wooden log by local inhabitant which can be done in the morning & afternoon. Visitors can enjoy sights of Marsh Mugger & Gharial crocodiles basking on the banks of the Rapti river.
- Nature walk
- Visit to the Elephant breeding center: This is the first elephant breeding centre in Asia and situated in Chitwan. Our naturalist will take you to the elephant breeding center to show the baby elephants socializing with their parents. How the elephant meals are prepared and how they eat. They will explain the nature and habits of the elephant. The centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephant to secure a viable population.
- Enjoy our B3 Bar service
- Stay overnight at Green Park Chitwan Resort
Day 13: Morning in Chitwan and drive to Kathmandu via Pharping 4-5 hours
- Wake up
- Tea & coffee
- Bird watching tour: Bird watching simply means observation or study of birds in its natural habitat. Chitwan National Park is the popular spots for bird watching with over 450 species of birds. While travelling on jeep or riding on elephant back you will able to see numbers of birds. Blue-Throat, long-tailed nightjar, lesser adjutant storks, Brown crakes, Brown Fish owl etc are the famous birds found in Chitwan National Park.
- Proceed for departure and our private car/van pick you up from Resort and drive to Kathmandu, on the way in Pharping, lunch break in Stephan's house and later in the evening transfer to 4-star hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After having a breakfast in Hotel, we drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport to connect you with your flight back to home or other destination.
Join with us on a Annapurna Panorama Trek for families combined White Water Rafting and Chitwan Tour in 2022/2023.
P.S. Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.