Snaking your way through the centre of Nepal and passing through some beautiful scenery, rafting on the Seti River provides a true wilderness adventure. Surrounded by forests & jungle, teeming with a multitude of colourful wildlife, the progressively more exciting rapids make a perfect introduction to white water rafting. Combined with safaris in the famous Chitwan National Park, and a tour of Kathmandu itself, this tour lets Nepal show off many of the highlights it has to offer. Read more
When you arrive into Kathmandu, you will be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Once you have settled in, you are free to explore the city at leisure.
We have a pre-tour briefing this morning before we take you on a fully guided tour of this capital city. We'll visit the many Temples and Palaces within Durbar Square before heading out to Swayambunath - this incredible stupa sits on a hill overlooking Kathmandu. If you climb the many steps to the top, you'll be rewarded with some incredible views over the city and out towards the surrounding Kathmandu Valley. After some browsing in the markets, this evening take the time to explore Kathmandu at night, sampling some of the many bars and restaurants.
We make an early start this morning, leaving Kathmandu by road. Once out of Kathmandu Valley, we begin to wind down through the mountains. The views all along the journey are incredible, with snow capped peaks and traditional hillside villages dotted along the edge of the roaring Trisuli river. After a couple of hours drive we arrive in the village of Damauli – your put in point for the river Seti. After arriving, we inflate the rafts and spend the remainder of the afternoon getting expert training in rafting techniques from our highly qualified guides. Tonight we camp by the river.
The rapids of the Seti river will increase in difficulty as you go along, this is the perfect river to learn all about rafting. You will learn techniques on how to control the raft and how to respond to instructions from the shore. At night, we camp at the side of the river on a sandy beach and enjoy a delicious meal.
After a big breakfast you'll star the final leg of the rafting trip to the outpoint at either Gaighat or Jugedi. From here, we take a minibus for the short journey to Chitwan National Park. Once at the park, you will be transferred by jeep to your lodge. Your lodge is located right inside the park, and once settled in, you are free to relax, unwind and enjoy your surroundings.
The next two days are spent exploring Chitwan National Park in search of, amongst others, tiger, rhino and wild elephant. We’ll take a safari on the back of an elephant, a river ride by canoe, a jeep safari and a walking safari, and we’ll also enjoy a village tour to see first hand the traditional day to day life of the locals.
We leave Chitwan early today and begin the drive back to Kathmandu. Once again, this journey is accompanied by spectacular views of the Himalayas, as you wind up through the mountains taking you back to the Kathmandu Valley. Back in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy the city at leisure.
Today is kept as a free day, leaving you to enjoy Kathmandu at your leisure. There are many options available including visits to the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur as well as the chance to experience an Everest mountain flight.
Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.
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"All in all a great experience & very enjoyable holiday."
Ewan Turner (Annapurna Sanctuary)
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