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Rivers & Rhinos Tour

10days

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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.

Whitewater rafting in NepalYou start your tour in Kathmandu, a city like no other in the world. Mazy streets conceal Hindu Temples and Buddhist Stupas along with a multitude of enticing shops and restaurants. You spend plenty of time exploring the city’s many hidden delights before heading west with your thoughts firmly fixed on the rafting ahead.

Bodnath stupa in Kathmandu, NepalTravelling through the heart of Nepal we pass through mountain and lowland scenery, and picturesque towns and villages before arriving at the put in point on the Seti River. The Seti is one of Nepal's most beautiful, and warmest rivers, and also one of its more gentle rafting opportunities, with plenty of easy but exciting Class II-III rapids.

After a few basic lessons in rafting techniques from your highly experienced guides you arrive at your first challenging rapids. You camp at night on soft white sandy beaches, enjoy a hearty meal and tell stories of your days adventures around a roaring camp fire. Eventually you reach your take out point and head on to the Chitwan National Park.

Elephant at dawn in Chitwan, NepalOnce here, you take part in several activities all designed to enhance your knowledge of the natural environment within the park. You take a canoe ride down the Rapti River to view the wildlife, followed by a half-day jungle walk through the park. You also get to enter the border park areas on Elephant and by jeep to spot Rhino and other species prevalent inside the park boundaries. All this is followed up by a visit to a local Tharu village and an evening cultural program.

From Chitwan you head back overland to Kathmandu. The final day is free to do a short mountain flight to view Everest, wander around Kathmandu or to visit some of the other interesting sites in and around the Kathmandu Valley.

We offer extension options to the tour to do some more rafting on the Bhote Khosi river, or visit the Royal Bardia National Park in the west of Nepal.

You can join one of our small-group departures on this tour, or we can arrange the tour privately for your party, or use it as the base for a tailor-made tour.

If you would like to include a short trek with time rafting and visiting Chitwan National Park, then please check our Nepal Explorer tour.

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