15 Days

Dates:

Open for group bookings for Autumn and Winter 2018 and 2019

Highlights Include:

  • White Water Rafting
  • Paragliding
  • Bungee Jump
  • World’ Longest Zip Line
  • Motorbike/Jeep Tour to Chinese Border
  • Lo Manthang, capital of ex-Kingdom of Lo
  • Mountain flight: Everest Express, views of 9/13 8000+m peaks
  • Chitwan National Park Jeep Safari
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sights; Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, 
  • World Peace Pagoda

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu. Depending on the time of arrival we’ll go for some sightseeing around the UNESCO World Heritage Sight of Swayambhunath this afternoon, followed by a welcome dinner out in the city.

Hotel Tonight: Annapurna 5*

Day 2

A late start today, we’ll collect you from the hotel late morning and visit Pashupatinath, followed by a visit to Boudhanath, one of the world’s largest Stupas and the most important Tibetan Stupa outside of Tibet. Stopping for lunch at Himalayan Java. We’ll drop you back to the hotel and let you relax for the rest of the afternoon and enjoy the swimming pool at Hotel Annapurna. Tonight’s dinner will be out and an early night is recommended.

Hotel Tonight: Annapurna 5*

Day 3

Early start today as we charter a plane and go on the Super Mountain Flight: The Everest Express at 5.30am taking you to the Everest region where you’ll get views of the Langtang Range, see the Holy Mountain: Gauri Shankar, the majestic Mount Everest, Nuptse, Loptse and the stunning Ama Dablam amongst much more…and on board will be a champagne breakfast! We’ll continue our journey later this morning as we get on our next short flight to Pokhara where views of the Annapurna range will also be had, including the sacred Machapuchre, (Mt.Fishtail).  We’ll check all luggage in to the hotel and go out on Lake Fewa for a relaxing boat ride around the Lake’s temple Barahi. After freshening up at the hotel lunch will be had at the Full Moon Restaurant Lakeside.
This afternoon there will be the option of relaxing at the hotel or turn things up to the max and go for a a zip line ride, with an incline of 56 degrees, total length of 1.8 km and a vertical drop of 600 meters, it is the tallest, the longest and the steepest zipline in the whole world. Finish up your day with a bungee jump! Tonight dinner out in the laid back lakeside town.

Hotel Tonight: Temple Tree 

Day 4

The adventure really begins today as we get on our bikes/ in the jeep. And gear up and ride on to Tatopani north of Pokhara. Today we enter the Kali Gandaki Gorge with the Gandaki river running through it. This can be seen to be the world’s deepest gorge as it is 18,278ft lower than Annapurna 1, which bounds it at one point and Dhaulagiri on the other side. We ride through the gorge and arrive at our destination to enjoy the natural hot water springs.

Lodge Tonight: Kalpana

Day 5

Once past Tatopani there will be some hairpin turns and a jeep track will take us up and onto the start of the Tibetan plateau. Now you will not only have ridden through the deepest gorge in the world, but also alongside it, but have no fear! Arriving later at Kalopani where views of the mighty Mt. Dhaulagiri (26,795ft) and Mt. Annapurna I (26,545ft) can be had.

Lodge Tonight: Kagbeni

Day 6

Travelling to Upper Mustang, The Kingdom of Lo, forbidden to foreign travellers up until 1992. Sitting at 12,598ft Upper Mustang is part of Nepal and essentially a home to Tibetan culture. Tonight we stay in the would be King of Upper Mustang’s resort. 

Lodge Tonight: Royal Mustang Resort

Day 7

Venturing today to the Chinese border we travel across the high altitude desert amidst strong mountain winds and barren lands. We ride/drive back to Lo Manthang tonight to stay in the welcome sanctuary of the Royal Mustang Resort.

Lodge Tonight: Royal Mustang Resort

Day 8

From Lo Manthang we travel southwards towards Muktinath where we will be cleansed of our sins if we run through the 108 cold water spouts and plunge into the 2 cold water pools. 

Then we end up at Marpha, a picturesque white washed mountain village, famous for its apple juice and apple pies. 

Lodge Tonight: Nilgiri

Day 9 

Today we have a short journey back to everyone’s favourite spot, Tatopani for some well deserved chill out time in the hot water springs.

Lodge Tonight: Kagbeni

Day 10

Continuing the motorbike & Jeep tour as we head back to Pokhara and settle into the famous Fishtail lodge. This afternoon there are a few options to suit your taste: Another chance to have a go at the Bungee Jump and/or zip lining experience. Or relax and take a stroll around the World Peace Stupa, one of a 100 built by the Japanese, which sits opposite the Lake and mountains. Or simply take some time out to enjoy the hotel and the pool.

Hotel Tonight: Fishtail Lodge 5*

Day 11

Spend the morning paragliding down from Sarangkot hill and fly like a bird alongside the Annapurna range of mountains. Spend the afternoon fighting with the white water rapids with an 1 ½ hours of non-stop adrenaline filled class III+/IV rapids. With fantastic Annapurna mountain views, crystal clear Himalayan whitewater and a beautiful gorge decorated with a suspension bridge and prayer flags – rafting the Upper Seti River is the ultimate half day trip in Nepal.

Hotel Tonight: Fishtail Lodge 5*

Day 12

Leaving Pokhara and heading south we drive or ride down towards Chitwan National Park, where the Nepali Jungles await, home to a total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile. Your stay tonight is at Jagatpur lodge, nestled in the jungle grassland and forest set right across from the Rapti River and National Park, views of the wildlife can be had in comfort and style.

Day 13

Enjoy an activity filled day with a jeep safari, canoe ride and trip to the crocodile breeding centre. Keep a look out for the Royal Bengal Tiger and other rare species. Make sure you also make the most of the on site swimming pool.

Hotel Tonight: Jagatpur Lodge 7*

Day 14

Heading back to Kathmandu today enjoy the twisty turny mountain roads and your last day on tour. Time to relax/do some shopping this late afternoon and celebratory dinner this evening out in the city.

Hotel Tonight: Annapurna 5*

Day 15

Departures. We’ll drop you back to the airport  2 1/2 hours before scheduled departure.

 

Price: TBC – please enquire directly