Adventure In-Style

Trip Facts

Duration : 12 days – 2 nights Kathmandu, 2 nights Pokhara, 2 nights River camp, 3 nights Royal Chitwan National
Grade : Easy (also suitable for children of 5 years and over)
Accommodation : 5-star Heritage Hotel in Kathmandu, Boutique Lodges and Camps
Suitable for : Individuals, couples, families, small groups

Description

This 12 day adventure offers something for everybody and represents incredible value for money.  Our adventure begins with several days exploring Kathmandu after which we fly west to the beautiful Pokhara valley and a 2 night stay in the award winning Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge from where gentle day-hikes are possible. From here we head to the Seti river for a 2 day rafting trip which offers gentle rapids and stunning scenery. The river trip concludes down near to the Chitwan National Park where one has the opportunity to enjoy elephant safaris, walks and boats trip from the world famous Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge.

This tour is also suitable for children above the age of 6 years.

Itinerary

01

Arrive in Kathmandu- Dwarika’s Hotel.

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by an Asian Tour Company representative  and transferred to your hotel.

The Dwarika’s Hotel is Nepalese-owned and the family have created a heaven. Enjoy special Nepalese hospitality and devine culinary experiences in a variety of restaurant. Rest of the day at leisure Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight at the Dwarika’s Hotel inclusive of breakfast.

02

Half day Sightseeing of Kathmandu-Dwarika’s Hotel

An itinerary briefing will be conducted today in which maps and other general information will be distributed. This will also offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have. A half day sightseeing tour will also be arranged.

Overnight at the Dwarika’s Hotel inclusive of breakfast.

03

Kathmandu - Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge.

After breakfast transferred to the airport for the 30 minute flight to Pokhara. On arrival you will be met for the half hour drive to the award winning Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is situated on a hilltop ridge, a thousand feet above Pokhara Valley. It has spectacular, panoramic views of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain), and three of the world’s 8,000m peaks, Daulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

The nineteen elegant and spacious rooms are arranged around the hilltop in thirteen individual hand cut stone bungalows, blending naturally into their surroundings. Sited to maximize the breathtaking vistas and set in private gardens, each room has a private verandah, adjoining bathroom and is furnished with twin or super-king sized beds.

Activities available from the Lodge include a ridge top walk visiting local villages; a full day Gurung Village trek circuit exploring the picturesque communities of Tulaswor, Chiteipani, and Lankachhar; naturalist-guided nature and bird watching walks; or relaxing in Col. Jimmy’s Library reading about some of the more famous mountain expeditions. A beautiful swimming pool is located in a strategic site at the end of the ridge and reflects the high mountains which drop away to the Bijaypur river far below.

Overnight at the Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge.

04

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge.

Relax, or take optional day hikes from the Lodge.

Overnight at the Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge.

05

Drive from the Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge - Seti River.

Take the 1.5 hour drive to the Seti river. Upon reaching the put in point you will be given a full safety briefing, with instructions on rafting techniques for people preferring to raft with a paddle boat. The Seti river offers a fine combination of superb scenery and gentle rapids.

Overnight Seti River Fixed Camp: The Camp is a fully staffed facility and is situated on a grassy bank overlooking the beach and river. Accommodation is in large safari style equipped tents.  Each tent has twin beds with sheets and blankets and the necessary amenities required for your stay. There are well appointed western style toilets and showers with hot and cold running water concealed in separate buildings near your tents.

There is a large central dining room built in traditional style where guests gather for their meals.  Food is both Continental and Nepalese. In keeping with the surroundings, kerosene lamps, torches and candles are provided after dusk since there is no electricity in the camp.

06

Seti river camp.

Day at leisure or exploring the local villages etc.

07

Seti River - Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge.

After a hearty breakfast and packing we leave camp at about 9.30 am. Today we have time to explore, bird-watch, photograph and learn about the local people. A packed lunch is served enroute..

After going through a good series of grade 2+ rapid, we reach the confluence of the Trisuli river. Notice the difference in temperature of this much colder glacial river.  After 15 minutes we end our trip at Gai Ghat and take the 2 hour drive towards the Royal Chitwan national park and the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge .

Upon arrival at the Lodge, you will be briefed by the resident Guest Relations officer regarding the Park and the wildlife programmes available. Situated on high ground overlooking the lush forests of the park, the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is styled after the traditional ‘longhouse’ of the Tharu people in a tranquil garden setting with all modern facilities including a swimming pool, a tennis court and saddle club.  

Activities at Tharu Safari Lodge include: walks to explore the surrounding villages and countryside or the Lodge’s organic farm, wildlife safaris, bullock cart trips, tennis, badminton, nature walks, birdwatching, boat rides, river sunset viewing or relaxing by our beautiful swimming pool.  In the evening local tribal dancing is featured before dinner.  Living mainly along the southern strip of Nepal, Tharus are the indigenous and colourful people inhabiting the Terai lowlands.

Overnight at the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge.

08

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Wildlife activities/ Cultural activities.

Overnight at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge.

 

09

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Wildlife activities/ Cultural activities.

Overnight at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge.

10

Fly Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge – Kathmandu.

Transferred to the Bharatpur airstrip for the 30 minute flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Overnight at the Dwarika’s Hotel inclusive of breakfast.

11

Day in Kathmandu.

Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Overnight at the Dwarika’s Hotel inclusive of breakfast.

12

International departure

Transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Dates

Price Guide & Trip Facts

  • From
    $3375

    price shown is per person based on a sharing basis and a minimum of 2 persons in the final group. Accompanying children under the age of 12 travel for US$ 1885.00 per child based on sharing accommodation with parents in Kathmandu.

 

Cost Includes

  • All transfers, sightseeing and long drives in private non-air conditioned vehicles.
    4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu.
    ½ day sightseeing of Kathmandu city.
    Domestic flights Kathmandu/Pokhara and Bharatpur/Kathmandu by scheduled air services.
    x2 nights at Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge including all meals.
    X3 day/2 night raft trip including all meals.
    X3 nights at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge including all meals, activities and National Park fees. 

 

Cost Excludes

  • personal insurance.
    price rises beyond our control (e.g.; increase in National Park fees).
    charges for unexpected expenses.
    personal expenses such as beverages, gratuities, laundry etc.
    personal clothing and equipment.
    visa fees.
    International airfare.

 
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