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Kathmandu, Rafting, Chitwan National Park

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

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
  • Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

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.

  • Day 2:
  • Kathmandu city tour

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.

  • Day 3:
  • Start Rafting on River Seti

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.

  • Day 4:
  • Rafting on the River Seti

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.

  • Day 5:
  • Rafting on the Seti. Drive to Chitwan National Park.

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.

  • Days 6-7:
  • Chitwan National Park - Safari activities

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.

  • Day 8:
  • Return to Kathmandu by road

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.

  • Day 9:
  • Free day in Kathmanudu

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.

  • Day 10:
  • Kathmandu - Tour ends. Airport transfer

Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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Tour facts

User rating:
Group size: (what's this?)
2 - 12 people; minimum age is 12yrs
Highlights:
Kathmandu city tour; Rafting on the Seti River; Royal Chitwan National Park (Elephant ride/Jeep Safari, Jungle Walk, Village Tour, Cultural Program and Canoe Ride)
Transport:
Bus, minibus, jeep, raft
Group departures:
Departs on Saturdays approximately once per month
Maximum altitude:
1,373m
Trekking grade: (What's this?)
n/a
Rafting grade: (What's this?)
II-III
Local payment: (What's this?)
None
Meals: (What's this?)
Breakfast: 9 | Lunch: 5 | Dinner: 5
 

Accommodation

We use a range of carefully selected hotels on our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a private or tailor-made tour.

 

Customer feedback

"Our guides took excellent care of us, ensured our safe keeping and comfort at lodges. Really appreciated. Meals and accommodation arrangements were very good and exceeded all my expectations."

Anita Govan (Everest Base Camp)

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