Nepal Adventure

10 Days | Feel both the serenity and the adrenaline of Nepal on this in-depth adventure.

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Capture the spirit of Nepal on a stupa-endous journey rich in history, culture, and spiritual exploration. Witness the wind catch prayer flags amid mountainous backdrops, trek through changing landscapes to beautiful Buddhist monasteries, explore ancient trading towns deep in the Kathmandu Valley, and relax in a village retreat surrounded by Himalayan vistas. Then, before you get too zen – experience the thrill of rafting down the Trisuli river and spend a night camping under the Nepalese stars. From the labyrinth of bustling bazaars that crowd Kathmandu to the tranquil ambiance that encircles hill-top temples, it will be hard not to feel enlightened on this breathtaking adventure, Namaste!

Trip overview

Map of Nepal Adventure including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNSC
This trip generates 31 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Whether it's hiking, driving or white-water rafting, this trip will let you experience Nepal's stunning natural beauty from all angles.
  • Be enchanted by the heart-warming people of Nepal on an overnight stay in a hill-top village retreat, surrounded by rustic farms and overlooking the mighty Himalayas.
  • Discover hidden gems far removed from Kathmandu's bustle, like the pilgrimage site of Namobuddha
  • Once home to a royal hunting reserve, Chitwan is now widely recognised as one of the best national parks in Asia, and this trip includes walking, canoeing and driving safaris through its lush landscapes.
  • Feel the adrenaline rush on a two-day white-water rafting adventure – spend the night camping under the Nepalese stars on the banks of the Trisuli River.
  • Beginning and ending in Kathmandu, there's more than enough time to discover the Nepali capital's staggeringly rich cultural and artistic heritage.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are some long travel days on roads that seem to be permanently under construction. What looks like a short distance on a map can take an unexplainably long time to complete. Plenty of patience (and maybe some good podcasts at the ready) will go a long way toward your enjoyment of the journey.
  • This trip does not go to high altitude, so if you were hesitant to explore Nepal because for this reason you should have little trouble acclimatising on this tour.
  • As there as an included rafting activity, please speak to your leader in advance if you are not a confident swimmer. There is also the option to sit out this activity and instead spend time relaxing at the campsite.
  • While at the Trisuli river we have an included night of camping. This is at a permanent campsite where tents, mats and sleeping bags provided and toilet facilities are basic.
  • Outside of the main cities, Nepal can be a quiet place, with few ‘tourist’ attractions and options for organised activities. There is plenty of time for your own exploration or relaxation. Don't expect each day to be action-packed, but be ready to seek out your own, more simple cultural experiences.
  • As we stay in some locations where there are few options for eating out, some meals may be set menus rather than being able to choose from a variety of options.
  • If you would prefer a cultural trip in Nepal in Comfort style, check out our Classic Nepal (HNKA)

Itinerary

Map of Nepal Adventure including Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Resort (4 nights), Camping (1 night)

Activities
  • Kathmandu - Boudhanath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur - Leader-led walking tour
  • Panauti - Leader-led walk
  • Kathmandu Valley - Hike from Khopasi to Balthali
  • Kathmandu Valley - Hike from Balthali to Namobuddha
  • Namobuddha - Thrangu Tashi Yangtze Monastery
  • Trisuli River - White Water Rafting (Grade 3)
  • Sanga - Sanga Mahadev visit (tallest Lord Shiva/Mahadev statue of Nepal)
  • Canoe Ride & Jeep Safari at The Chitwan National Park
  • Chitwan NP - Tharu cultural performance
Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Kathmandu - In Focus: Cook in Kathmandu Urban Adventure - USD66
  • Kathmandu - Kathmandu Living Urban Adventure - USD66
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight - USD240
  • Chitwan - Bird watching walk - Free

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 6 (Camping) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 23 reviews submitted.
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Catherine · Traveled October 2023
Excellent introductory trip to Nepal, visiting both city and rural areas, and including hiking and rafting. We were very lucky with the weather and had great views of the Himalayas from several different locations.
Review submitted 15 Nov 2023

Brendan · Traveled October 2023
Review submitted 15 Nov 2023

Sallie · Traveled October 2023
This trip for me was somewhere I had always wanted to come. Nepal far out exceeded my expectations. The Nepalis are so friendly and helpful. Ingrid at Namobuddha resort made sure I had a downstairs bedroom next to a toilet due to being older. Very thoughtful and her food was the best of the trip all organic and ecologically sustainable. Our guide Kishor was what made this trip memorable with his knowledge and explaining everything. The temples were so beautiful. The hills above Kathmandu are breathtaking. This is one holiday I am so sad to see come to an end.
Review submitted 06 Nov 2023

Karen · Traveled October 2023
Had such a great time on this trip. While a couple of nights were basic accommodation most were actually really nice and not basic at all! The scenery on the treks is incredible and worth the exertion and loved the white water rafting even though I had never done it before so was a bit apprehensive but they made you feel really safe. Liked that there is some downtime so your not on the go all the time.
Review submitted 26 Oct 2023

Carsten · Traveled October 2023
Amazing trip around Kathmandu. Includes hiking and rafting tours . Good organized trip including local food.
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023
Nepal Adventure
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