Soft Adventure Tour
- Days 04
- Max. Altitude 1350 m
- Grade Moderate
- Group Size Minimum 2 pax
- Activities Rafting
- Start / End Kathmandu / Kathmandu
In this tour, one can enjoy white water rafting with jungle activities.
The Trishuli River is the most easily accessible from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Royal Chitwan National Park by far a trip on this river can be made for a varied duration, depending upon the availability of time and interest. Scenic valleys and impressive gorges, exhilarating rapids and easier sections as well as the right amount of time all make it the perfect trip for first-time or experienced rafters.
- Day 01 Kathmandu - Charaudi to Kurinighat
- Day 02 Kurinighat - Simaltar - Chitwan
- Day 03 Chitwan National Park
- Day 04 Chitwan - Kathmandu
Kathmandu - Charaudi to Kurinighat
Soon after breakfast, we head to Charaudi, the put-in point which is reached after a 2 Â½ hour drive. There a crowd of friendly local people eagerly wait to watch the proceedings. The sight of foreigners all geared up for rafting fascinates them. The crew prepares the rafts, after which all head towards the river for safety talk and lessons on how to use paddles. On the first day, a number of Class I to Class III rapids are encountered. Ratings are all given on the international rating scale. Two hours down the river is a beach with strange shaped boulders that resemble sculptures and this is the lunch spot.
Outdoor lunch by the river is always an enchanting experience. It also gives everyone a break from paddling and time to take in the scenery. Paddling down after lunch, a large gorge is encountered, the Trishuli gorge, which is narrow and the walls very steep causing the river to accelerate through it. Naturally the rapids here are more ferocious and also more frequent. This is an exciting section and time to hold on tight. We finally come across a rapid named after a very old suspension bridge. Looking up one can see a crowd of locals chattering with excitement as they watch the adventurous foreigners tackle the river on rubber boats. One thing to watch for along the riverside, are the geological formations that look intriguing.
At the end of the day, it is time to stop and set up camp at Kuringhat, which is very popular amongst expatriates and locals. The crew gets busy pitching up tents and everyone is welcome to help in whatever chores need to get done. A feeling of togetherness is encouraged which adds a lot to the enjoyment of the trip. Dinner is prepared under gas fires and it is also the time to come together and share experiences. Camping out under the brilliant stars on the riverside with the roar of the river as a backdrop is an amazing experience. Campsite dinners can be quite entertaining when people share their personal tales.
Kurinighat - Simaltar - Chitwan
Comparatively, the second day starts at a leisurely pace. Soon after an early breakfast, it is time to move and the wonderful Kuringhat is left behind for yet more adventures on the river. There are numerous bouncy rapids along this stretch and the views are splendid. Enjoy the sights of emerald hillsides and golden paddy fields of the Nepalese countryside. One and a half hours down river is the confluence of the Trishuli and the rumbling Marsyangdi. Coming from west Nepal, the Marsyangdi is a very popular river for white water rafting. Being more technical than the Trishuli, it attracts a lot of avid rafters. The trip however, does not end here and rafting further down, a place called Tea Pot is reached. The exhilarating river run comes to an end here and guests either drive back to Kathmandu or head on down to Chitwan for a safari in the pristine jungles of the Chitwan National Park, Asia’s most well-preserved wildlife habitat. Transfer to Resort.
Arrival and Refreshment.
Briefing about our resort & its facilities.
Authentic Nepali Lunch.
Enjoy village tour on Ox cart: Tharus are the indigenous inhabitations of the Terai. Our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living. This brings you many years back to human civilization and in the evening, we will entertain you with Tharu folk dances performed by Tharu troupes and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display.
Dinner and overnight at the resort
Chitwan National Park
Breakfast at the resort.
Elephant Back Safari: The most appreciated attraction in Chitwan is sitting on elephant back and travelling throughout the jungle of Chitwan National Park. Elephant safari or jungle safari is an easiest way to view the birds and wildlife in its natural habitat where you are able to see lots of wildlife such as one horned rhino, Bengal tiger, deer, Leopards etc.
Lunch at the resort.
Canoe ride: Canoe ride in Rapti river is the more thrilling activities to explore Chitwan National Park and to view different aquatic animals and wildlife of Chitwan National Park. Canoe is a dug out boat made traditionally with a single wooden log by local inhabitant which can be done in the morning & afternoon. Visitors can enjoy sights of Marsh Mugger and Gharial crocodiles basking on the banks of the Rapti river.
Visit to the Elephant breeding center: This is the first elephant breeding centre in Asia and situated only two km. from our hotel. Our naturalist will take you to the elephant breeding center to show the baby elephants socializing with their parents. How the elephant meals are prepared and how they eat. They will explain the nature and habits of the elephant. The centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephant to secure a viable population.
Tharu cultural program in Chitwan.
Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Chitwan - Kathmandu
Wake up with tea and coffee.
Bird watching: Bird watching simply means observation or study of birds in its natural habitat.Chitwan National Park is the popular spots for bird watching with over 450 species of birds. While travelling on jeep or riding on elephant back you will able to see numbers of birds. Blue-Throat,long-tailed nightjar, lesser adjutant storks,Brown crakes,Brown Fish owl etc are the famous birds found in Chitwan National Park.
After breakfast, proceed for departure and drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
1. All transportation from and to the Rafting Points.
2. All Rafting Equipments.
3. All Safety Equipments (Life jacket and helmet while on rafting).
4. Water proof Bag for your valuable things.
5. All meal during the Rafting Period
6. Accommodation in Resort.
7. Chitwan National Park, Jungle Safari Cost on full board basis.
8. Comprehensive medical kit.
9. Full rafting staff (crew) including guides, helper, and cook and as per requirements.
10. Office Service charge.
11. All government taxes.
1. Any meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
2. Travel insurance.
3. Items and expenses of personal nature.
4. Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
5. Personal Equipment.
6. Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.