This trip is designed to provide a range of multi-adventure activities for people who would like to try almost all the adventure activities that are typically associated with Nepal. Whether this is trekking, white water rafting, mountain biking and jungle safaris, this trip combines all of these with a meaningful 6 days community trek. There are three days on the holy Kali Gandaki white water rafting, with four days mountain biking along the Kali Gandaki river valley down from Muktinath, an important pilgrimage destination for both Hindu and Buddhists which lies on the deepest river gorge in the world, before you start trekking. On the way back, enjoy the hot springs at Tatopani. The final part of the trip includes a visit to Nepal’s finest Chitwan National Park, famous for elephant safari rides to view the some of the rich wildlife diversity of Nepal, such as the Royal Bengal tiger, unique one-horned rhinoceros and about 60% of common, rare and endangered birdlife of Nepal.
Annapurna multi-adventure ITINERARY
Day1: Arrive Kathmandu and hotel
Day2: Free day in Kathmandu with optional city tour/day hike and preparation
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 4: Pokhara-Jomsom (flight) and mountain bike to Kagbeni.
Days 5-7: Bike up to Muktinath (3,800m) and back down to Tiplang.
Days 08-12: Begin trek to Nangi and Mohare hill, and down to Tikot.
Days 13-15: Kali Gandaki river rafting and return to Pokhara.
Days 16-17: Adventure wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park.
Day 18: Return Kathmandu
Day 19: Trip concludes in Kathmandu
Notes: NTH encourage the land transportation rather than air transportation, to minimize the negative environmental impact
Mountain biking, Community eco-treks, White water rafting and Chitwan
This is multi-adventure trip that comprises main highlights of tourism activities from Nepal that provides the life time experience and rediscovering yourself.
The mountain biking in the Himalaya and the deepest gorge, an introduction of the Himalayan vistas, adventure and culture that are along this trail. It will be guided by an expert and experience guide on the trip that starts in the morning and stops along the trail with some breaks especially for lunch and refreshing. The mountain bike will be provided for the ride.
Community trek is the next leg of your journey that explores the mountain communities of Myagdi area of Nepal that is located on the lap of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain. This is a trek that provides a very meaningful journey to you, that supports the communities in real sense.
White water rafting down the sacred river of Kali that drains down the Tibet making deepest gorge in the world is an adventure. The three days rafting will be taken on the stretch with camping by the beach.
Chitwan national park, the world heritage site is the finest national parks to view the wildlife biodiversity of Nepal that host numerous endangered and rare animals and birds, that includes Royal Bengal Tiger, One –horned Rhino, Gaur, wild elephants, hornbills etc. The nature activities includes elephant back safari, jungle jeep ride, canoe river trip and nature walks through the jungle.
Ideal trip for whom
This trip is ideal for anyone who is looking for multi-adventure activities, wishing to enjoy the mountains in every way: by bike riding and trekking; taking an adventure rafting trip down one of the most exciting rivers in Nepal, and visiting the a natural park to view the wildlife and relax in with nature. Active people who have reasonable level of fitness and are happy with all kinds of food, accommodation and experiences, and who wish to explore remote village areas with some purpose, will surely enjoy this trip, which is very much a trip of a life time!
During trekking: Community eco-lodges, homestay or camping
During rafting: Camping
During biking: Tea house/lodges
In Chitwan: Luxurious resorts with private bath and shower
Best time to come
The best season for this trip in terms of settled weather is also in the autumn to early winter and spring to summer before the monsoon starts, though it can be still cold especially the high places, whenever you go. In the autumn the mountain views are crystal clear, but the trek can be taken throughout the year.
Rafting down the Himalayan rivers are also good in autumn and in spring/spring
Level of trip grade
Trek – Introductory-Moderate Adventure
This trek is suitable for anybody with a reasonable level of fitness and who enjoys outdoors activities. The trek in terms of grade and difficulty can be classified as Introductory to Moderate Adventure grade, which depends on the level of fitness and determination. The highest point on the trek is little over 3,000m. Nepal is mostly a hilly country but some people can find it challenging, though for some people it could be just a stroll.
Biking: Mountain biking in the mountains here is gaining in popularity, as this area has become more easily accessible due to the road recently built to Muktinath. It may be a bit difficult for the beginner, but absolutely possible, as the itinerary has been designed to provide the minimum discomfort. The biking upstream especially on the way to Muktinath can be somewhat strenuous, but the downhill ride will be very enjoyable even if sometimes hard to steer through the strong wind blowing up along the valley, especially from Kagbeni to Marpha. In some parts, especially towards the end, the biking can be little technical due to suspension bridges and trail conditions, which although is actually improving, can be interesting in some places. The distance by bike covered will be about 80-90km on this trip.
Rafting – three days rafting classified as class III-IV: The rapids on the Kali Gandaki are much more technical and continuous than many other rivers and thus, keeps paddlers busy all day. Both experienced and novice rafters will love this stretch of river. Nowhere else is it possible to find such diversity on a three-day raft trip. Nice drops, sparkling chutes and turbulent rapids provide class III to IV+ runs during the autumn and spring seasons. This ancient trading route from Tibet takes you through the deepest river gorge in the world. Watch out for the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges as you go flying down the river!
Jungle Safari – Leisurely Adventure: This activity requires much lower levels of energy, but involves some walks for a couple hours, jeep rides and elephant safaris for one to two hours. You will be kept busy, but it’s very relaxing to explore in the nature after the strenuous activities you have been involved in during the earlier part of your trip. Anybody with any interest in nature and wildlife or birds would love this part of the trip.
|#||Dates and day||Trip Duration||Booking|
|1||16 March (Saturday) – 03 April 2013||19 days trip ex-Kathmandu||Open|
|2||27 (Saturday) Oct –06 Nov 2013||19 days trip ex-Kathmandu||Open|