Travel from Kathmandu Valley to the Trisuli river.
Capture the spirit of Nepal on this 10-day journey, beginning and ending in the country’s vibrant capital. Trek through changing landscapes up to the holy Buddhist site, Namobuddha, visit the beautiful Thrangu Tashi Yangtze Monastery and feel the thrill of rafting down the river Trisuli. This is a journey rich in history, culture, dazzling landscapes and wild adventure.
This trip has plenty of variety to enable you to experience all aspects of the country. Hike through stunning landscapes, visit multiple temples, explore ancient trading towns and experience the thrill of white-water rafting.
The wonderful, warm, welcoming people of Nepal are one of the reasons travellers tend to return to this fascinating country again and again.
Discover hidden gems far removed from Kathmandu's bustle, like Namobuddha and Balthali.
Visit working monasteries and witness local artists painting 'thangkas' (Tibetan paintings on cotton).
Spend time in the ancient religious city of Bhaktapur in Kathmandu Valley, literally translating as 'Place of Devotees'.
Come down from the adrenaline rush of white-water rafting during a simple, comfortable night of camping by the Trisuli River.
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 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 towns 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)
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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Our Experience Nepal trips score an average of 4.81 out of 5 based on 89 reviews in the last year.
A great trip that focuses more on the culture of the Kathmandu Valley, rather than the big ticket items such as Everest base camp and the high peaks, which can always be seen in another trip. Pleasant hikes up to beautiful mountaintop accomodation and some white water rafting will work off all the dal baht and momos!
Review submitted 25 Sep 2018
Experience Nepal really is a trip for people looking for new and varied experiences. Kathmandu and its Temples are a culture shock and so interesting, busy and engaging. Namobuddha introduces you to jungles and hills and the rafting offers excitement and incredible scenery. What an experience!
Review submitted 19 Sep 2018