Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. In Kathmandu (BB)
You are given a warm welcome by our representative after that transfer to your hotel. Free day.
Day 2: In Kathmandu (BB)
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Patan, Swambhunath, and Boudhanath.
Day 3: Trek (day 1). Drive to Sundarijal. Trek to Chisapani (2194m)
It is about one hour drive to Sundarijal. Climb to Mulkharka (1894m) where there is an army post. Continue to climb to Borlang Bhanjyang (2438m) and to Chisapani (2194m). The view of the eastern and western Himalayan range can be seen from this point.
Day 4: Trek (day 2) Kutumsang (2471m)
The trail pass through Pati Bhanjyang (1768m), Chipling (2150m), Thodung Danda (2469m), Gul Bhanjyaang (2141m), Jogin Danda (2667m) and finally to Kutumsang (2471m). You walk through the forested ridgeline through alpine meadow, oak and rhododendron forest.
Day 5: Trek (day 3) Melemchi-gaon (2560m)
After a hard climb through rhododendron forest you reach the ridge at Tharapati in about 2 hour. There are chances to see pheasants and other wildlife in this area. A steep scrambling descent lead to Malemchin gaon situated at the top of Melamchi river valley.
Day 6: Trek (day 4) Shermathang (2693m) via Tarkeghyang (2550m)
Descend to Malemchi Khola (river) and climb to Nakote gaon (1776m). Make a gradual ascend to Tarkeghyang (2550 m). The trail continues to climb to the ridge to the highest elevation at 3000 meter and descend to a big Sherpa village of Shermathang (2600m).
Day 7: Trek (day 5) Malemchi. Drive to Dhulikhel: Overnight at a resort in Dhulkhel (BB)
Descend through the ridge to Bhanjyang danda (1580m). The trail continues to descend to the bridge at Malemchi river (846m) situated at the confluence of Malemchi and Indrawati river. Walk to Malemchipul (bridge) and drive to Dhulikhel; it is about 4 hour ride. Overnight in Dhulikhel (1500m). Dhulikhel is about 25 km from Kathmandu.
Day 8: Bike (day 1) Panauti or Balthali (1765m / 22km)
You climb out of Dhulikhel on a dirt and tarmac encountering two hills before reaching the Buddhist pilgrimage site of Namo Buddha. The road is perfect for mountain biking. It is believed that Lord Buddha in his previous incarnation gave his flesh to a hungry tigress as an offering to save the village. A stone statue marks the site, and there is an active monastery. After leaving this hilltop you plunge into the lush fields below to a small village of Panauti. The village appeared to have been lost in time. Panauti is rarely visited by tourists though it has treasured historical and interesting temples such as Indreswor Mahadev. It is the oldest surviving temple in Nepal, believed to be constructed in 1294 AD. Depending upon condition you may also descend to Balthali and visit Panauti next day.
Day 9: Bike (day 2) Sisneri (1400m / 27km)
The trail is a mix of wide and narrow but gently climbs up to the pass known as Lakhure Bhanjyang. You follow a jeep track along the meandering Roshi river and make ascend after the small town of Madhuban and enter into a narrow pristine valley that ascend to 300m on superb trail to reach the summit of Kathmandu Valley’s eastern rim known as Lakhuri Bhanjyang. After this pass make a steep descent to Sisneri. This is probably the oldest route east out of Kathmandu Valley, connecting the ancient cities of Kathmandu valley with Panauti. The views of the Himalayas are great. From the saddle the descent is on switch-backed jeep track. After an hour and a 500m descent you arrive at Sisneri, a quiet village at the bottom of the valley. The ethnicity of the people change as you descend to the valley floor. Tamangs lives on upper section and then Thakuries and Chhetris as you ride down; at the valley floor there are Newar farmers.
Day 10: Bike (day 3). Godavari (1473m/ 30km) in Patan. Overnight at a resort in Godavari (BB)
Continue the last part of your mountain bike journey from Sisneri to Godavari via Bisankunarayan. It is an easy day. Stay overnight at Godavari Resort.
Day 11: In Kathmandu at Godavari Resort (BB)
Rest and free day
Day 12. Raft (day 1). Drive to Chauradi. White water raft to Kurintaring in Trishuli river
You leave Kathmandu at early in the morning and drive southwest of Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara and Chitwan. The scenic drive is about two and half hours to the raft put in point at Chauradi. As you come out of the Kathmandu valley and on reaching ‘Nagdhunga’ (the highest point in this highway), there is a very clear view of the western Himalayas. At Charaudi you will meet the rafting crew. It takes about 45 minutes to prepare before you are ready to go. Life jackets are provided and short briefing is given about the raft before you start. The river guide gives instruction about the movement of the boat and proper handling of the paddles. The major rapids on the first stretch are given names like Ladies Delight, Upset, Monsoon, Surprise, and Bijili. There are numerous and small and medium size rapids as you flow down the river. After an hour float you will encounter some small rapids. Depending upon how you want to float the river guide can shoot big and medium rapids. After 3 hour of rafting you will reach nice and clean sandy beach for the lunch. You spend about an hour for lunch. After lunch the journey continues further down the river; there are several big rapids on the way down. You reach around your camp site at Kurintar around 3 to 4 pm. Stay overnight in tent or lodge depending upon security, logistic and weather condition.
Day 13: Raft (day 2). White water raft to Mugling. After lunch drive to Chitwan. Stay in safari camp in Chitwan jungle
Next day as you float down the river you encounter more rapids of different grades. You can choose either to shoot the rapid for excitement or just skirt around it for easy float. On the 2nd day the river flows between the gorges and the canyons with thick vegetation and high rocks on both sides of the river, You pass through quite nature. You stop at Mugling. The stretch from Chauradi to Mugling Bazar (town) is almost 40 km. Drive to Narayanghat bazar and to the safari camp at Chitwan jungle. After short rest you are briefed about your following day programme. Overnight in Chitwan Jungle.
Day 14: In Safari Camp in Chitwan. Take jungle activities
Early morning take jungle safari on elephant back to see one horned rhinoceros, deers, monkeys, wild boars, bison, sloth bear, leopard and if lucky Royal Bengal tiger. Return to camp and after breakfast take a long drive deep inside the jungle to watch more wild life and birds. In the evening you are shown slides about Chitwan national park and wildlife that can be seen while you are there.
Day 15: In Safari Camp in Chitwan. Take jungle activities In Chitwan
Early in the morning you take nature walk in the jungle with a nature guide. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about sal forest, open grassland, and reverine forest. The guide can help you identify various species birds, plants and other wildlife. Return to camp for breakfast. In the afternoon you are taken on dugout canoe ride in the Rapti river to see crocodiles and migratory birds. Return to camp. In the evening visit Tharu village to see their way of living and culture. In the evening you will see local cultural dance.
Day 16: Take morning jungle activities in Chitwan and drive to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu (BB)
Early morning is best time to watch birds. There are 519 species of birds in Chitwan itself. After breakfast drive to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu.
Day 17: In Kathmandu (BB)
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu
Transfer to airport. Fly home.
NOTE: The schedule stops shown above are guideline only. It may change due to weather and other logistic condition. The standard of accommodation in local lodges and meals during trek and bike varies from place to place. The tracks and trails are in the proximity to many road heads and telephone connection. In emergency situation it is always possible to contact us for help at any time. The road and track condition for mountain bike is not always similar. In some places there are pitched road and in other places the track condition are narrow, unpaved and dusty. The tracks and walking trails are commonly used by local people in their day to day work and communication. Duration of a day rafting trip is about 4 to 5 hours depending upon condition of water level. Avon brand of heavy-duty rubber raft is used for rafting that includes normal safety gears. Average walking hour is 6 to 7 hours beside lunch break.