Trek, Raft, Bike - High Adventure Nepal
Nepal, Multi Activity, 15 days - from £1,095 (land only) - from €1,315 (land only) - from $1,795 (land only)
- Nepal`s finest multi-activity holiday
- A week of trekking, with views of Gauri Shankar
- The best 2-day witewater rafting experience in the world
- Sunset over the Himalayas from Dhulikel
- Spending time at Bigu Gompa
Starting out in the rarely trekked northern reaches of the district of Dolakha, close to the Tibetan border and the peak of Gauri Shankar (7134m), this unique multi-sport adventure holiday makes a continuous journey back to Kathmandu - on foot, by raft and by bike. From the road at Dharidunga, we hike for a week into the ridge and valley landscape that lies between the mighty Tama Kosi and Bhote Kosi rivers. En route, we will stop to visit the fascinating Bigu Gompa (2310m) a large monastery set among beautiful flower gardens and inhabited by around 100 nuns, mostly belonging to the Kargyupa Buddhist sect. Climbing 1000 metres from the Amatal Khola to reach the Tinsang La (3319m), we can enjoy splendid views of Gauri Shankar and the peaks of the Rolwaling away to the east. Above the pass, the viewpoint at Tinsang Ri holds a further surprise, a glimpse of Mount Everest itself. Descending on scant trails through mixed forest, we pass through the village of Dolangsa and finally reach the bazaar town of Barabise and our pleasant fixed camp resort beside the Bhote Kosi. We then enjoy 2 days of the best white-water rafting in the world, before setting off on our 2-day bike ride back to Kathmandu. Watching the sunset over the Nepal Himalayas from our hotel at Dhulikel is a fitting end to this exceptional adventure holiday.
Is this holiday for you?
The trekking conditions on this adventure holiday are relatively easy, following village paths and shepherds' trails throughout. Starting out at around 2500 metres and climbing just above 3000 metres, the trekking will be tougher than walking at low elevations. The holiday itinerary is set up to allow the best possible acclimatisation. You will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 4 to 6 hours each day. The rafting on the Bhote Kosi offers continuous Grade 3 to Grade 4 whitewater and we will have a full safety briefing before embarking and be kitted out with buoyancy aids and helmets. Each raft is steered by an experienced river guide and at least one expert safety kayaker will accompany the group on the river. Good quality mountain bikes will be provided and the biking splits nicely into 2 parts, a tough first day which concludes with a 17 kilometre climb to our overnight stop at Dhulikel, followed by a short and easy morning's ride down to Kathmandu.