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One Week in Nepal

8 Days | Get active in a land of colourful forests, soaring peaks and golden stupas

4.8 out of 5 based on 32 reviews submitted.
18 to 29s
Walking & Trekking
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GBP £302
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This trip is for the 18 to 29 year olds

This week-long trip will tick all your boxes – thrilling outdoor adventures, an insight into bustling city life and an introduction to the slower pace of the Nepalese countryside. Start and end your trip in Kathmandu's bustling metropolis, explore Durbar Square and wander the vibrant streets. Then, pull on your adventure boots and hit the road outta town – you'll dive into a rafting experience in Pokhara, camp on the riverside and enjoy dinner beneath the stars by the Trisuli River. Trek the Annapurna Circuit and enjoy the chance to stay with local families along the way, including in a remote village in Hemjakot where you can rub shoulders with the locals and tuck into a home-cooked dinner with your newfound crew. You've got action, adventure, cultural experience and breath-taking natural scenery all wrapped up into one epic trip – what's not to love?

Trip overview

Map of One Week In Nepal including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Kathmandu, Nepal
Theme
18 to 29s, Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 29
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
HNYU
This trip generates 21.66 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.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Get wet and wild on a whitewater rafting adventure on the Trisuli River (the most popular river in Nepal for rafting), where you’ll zoom downstream next to giant boulders and gorges and between bright green hills.
  • Stretch your legs on an awesome three-night, low-altitude trek through rural villages and rhododendron forests, taking in some pretty amazing sights of the Annapurna Ranges.
  • Kick back in super-Zen Pokhara, where you can take a boat out and float the day away on the smooth waters of Phewa Lake. Cruise beneath behemoth mountains and find serenity.
  • Start and end your trip in the bustling metropolis of Kathmandu – explore Durbar Square, wander the chaotic streets or simply kick back with a relaxing massage to soothe those post-four-day-hike feels.
  • Enjoy some local hospitality with a homestay with a local family in Hemjakot – this community’s architecture reflects the traditional style of the Himalayas. Get an insight into countryside culture as you take in the views from a traditional teahouse.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Forget Me Not. Donations help them provide job training, work experience and employment opportunities for young people who’ve grown up in institutionalised Nepalese orphanages.

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 a 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. 
  • For one night of this trip, you’ll be camping by the Trisuli River. This is at a permanent campsite where tents, mats and blankets are 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 or meal choices. 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.

Itinerary

Map of One Week In Nepal including Nepal

Inclusions

Meals

1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Auto-rickshaw, Local bus, Whitewater raft, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (3 nights), Tea House (2 nights), Permanent Tented Camp (with basic facilities) (1 night), Homestay (1 night)

Activities
  • Trisuli River - White Water Rafting (Grade 3)
  • Trisuli River – Riverside Camping
  • Annapurna Region – 3 Night / 4 Days Trekking
  • Hemjakot - Community Homestay
  • Pokhara - Orientation Walk
Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD68
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight - USD240
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda - Free
  • Pokhara - Phewa Tal Lake boat trip - NPR600
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD55

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Important notes

1. An excellent level of fitness is required for this trip as there are long trekking days in difficult terrain. Altitude does not exceed 1950m.
2. Please ensure you bring a passport size photo for our Annapurna trek permit application.
3. A sleeping bag is required for this trip. Please bring your own or hire in Kathmandu for a few dollars a day.
4. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement will only be included on Days 1,3 & 7 (Hotel) and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
5. If you need assistance booking optional activities pre or post trip, please contact our local operator on +977 980 112 3645.
6. Please be aware that in the event of an emergency evacuation, Intrepid does not have control over which helicopter service may be used. Some helicopters are not in regular use with Intrepid and have not passed our internal safety auditing.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 32 reviews submitted.
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Kristian · Traveled November 2023
One of the best experiences I have had here in Nepal. I would definitely recommend this adventure to anyone wanting to experience the outdoors, beautiful views and mert amazing people!
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Mariah · Traveled November 2023
I had an amazing time on the basic Nepal trip, it exceeded my expectations. The activities and accommodation were even better than I was expecting. It was a great mixture of activities and we saw so much in only one week. Our guide (TT) was fantastic :)
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Ben · Traveled November 2023
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Harrison · Traveled November 2023
Review submitted 09 Nov 2023

Congrui · Traveled October 2023
I really enjoyed this trip! It would’ve been a lot more difficult to navigate the country without traveling with a group/guide. The trip provided a good introduction to Nepalese culture and also life in the mountains. The trek was well organized and offered great views of the Annapurna mountain ranges. I would def recommend and am looking forward to visiting Nepal again soon.
Review submitted 22 Oct 2023
One Week in Nepal
From
GBP £302