Kathmandu Pokhara and Rafting with Wildlife Tour 10 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, and Mounain flight
  • Activity Cultural Tour, Jungle Safari, and Mountain Flight
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept - Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, max 30 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 1519m /4984ft ·


Mountain flight over Mt. Everest-close views of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest ( 8,848m), Mera Peak ( 6,476 m), Thamserku (6,623 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lobuche East ( 6,145 m) & West (6,119m,  Lhotse (6,812 m, and Nuptse(7,861 m) among others.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu-guided tour of some of the city’s most famous landmarks including the Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath.

Sightseeing in Bhaktapur and Patan-Guided tour of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square ( medieval palace complex) and Patan/Lalitpur Durbar Square ( one of 3 medieval palace complexes in Kathmandu valley)

Jungle Safari and adventure activities in Chitwan National Park, renowned for its high population of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros.

Sightseeing in Lumbini- the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha and a site to see Buddhist architectural samples from Buddhist countries around the world.

Kathmandu – Pokhara- Rafting and Wildlife Tour is a perfect example of an adventure in Nepal that doesn’t require going to the mountains. Or, it can just be the perfect way to relax and have fun after a Himalayan adventure. This tour involves sightseeing in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is an ancient city and is often called the city of temples, rightly so. Even though some parts of the city are highly modernized, there’s traffic and a decent amount of pollution, the rest of the city is filled with monasteries and Gumbas, temples and palaces, and an array of cultural diversity. We spend a whole day touring some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in the city, from Boudhanath to Durbar Squares.

Next, we will go on a rafting trip to the white waters of Trishuli. Nepali being a Himalayan country has soaring rivers on the foot of hills that make for a perfect rafting destination. Next, we enjoy the wildlife in Chitwan National Park, famous for its one-horned rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, gharials, and elephant breeding center among other things. We spend two full days enjoying the wildlife in the National park along with activities like Jungle Safari ( on an Elephant back or a jeep), canoeing on the Narayani River, feeding the gharials, and visiting the elephant breeding centers among others. 

Our next stop is the tinsel town of Pokhara. Pokhara is the quintessential holiday destination with soaring waterfalls, beautiful lakes, views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna mountains, short hikes, and great nightlife. After spending two full days in Pokhara we drive back to Kathmandu where our 10-day-long Kathmandu – Pokhara- Rafting and Wildlife Tour ends. Adventure Club trek is a locally owned company that has been conducting treks, expeditions, and tours since 2008. We also provide Nepal Heritage Tour-Wildlife and Mt Everest Flight Tour-1 Days,  Annapurna Trek with Rafting, and Chitwan Jungle safari-13 Days for those looking for an adventurous yet relaxing time while in Nepal.


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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and giving you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

We wake up early in the morning and drive to Airport for our scheduled mountain flight. We board a twin otter plane that takes us close to the world’s highest mountain Everest and other mountains including Mera Peak ( 6,476 m), Thamserku (6,623 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Lobuche East ( 6,145 m) & West (6,119m, Lhotse (6,812 m) and Nuptse(7,861 m). We also get to enjoy the sunrise over the snow-clad mountains. After the mountain flight, we head back to our hotel for breakfast. We have planned sightseeing around the capital city for the rest of the day. We visit the Hindu sacred temple Pashupatinath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main premises of Pashupatinath, but there is a lot to see in other areas including the cremation site where you can witness Hindu cremation. On the other side of the Bagmati river, there are many small temples including Ram Mandir.

We then make our way to Boudhanath, considered one of the largest stupas in Asia for its massive mandala. Boudhanath is surrounded by at least 29 monasteries and nunneries. Monks and local Buddhist devotees doing koras(clockwise circumambulation of the stupa) is a common site here. Also, we explore Swayambhunath, popular as the Monkey Temple and located on top of a hill northwest of Kathmandu Valley. It is a religious site for both Hindus and Buddhists. You can also catch a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley from the top. Next, we visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of three Durbar Squares in Nepal. Witness old palaces dating back to the Malla and Shah dynasties of the medieval period in Nepalese history. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Today, we explore the other two historic cities of the Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur and Patan.
Patan Durbar Square
Patan or Lalitpur houses one of three durbar squares ( Palace complex) in the valley, the Patan Durbar square. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The square is often deemed as the finest example of Newari architecture. The ancient royal palace of Patan sits facing the amusing Durbar square. The concentrated mass of temples surrounding the palace is as visually appealing as it is architecturally magnificent, especially up close. These temples were constructed mostly during the Malla period ( 14th to 18th centuries).
The Patan royal palace houses a couple of museums, which are open every day. Some temples are under reconstruction and renovation after the 2015 earthquake. Patan Durbar square is about 7 km away from Kathmandu Durbar square. Patan is a city of importance for both Hinduism and Buddhism. It has 55 major temples and 136 important courtyards, most of these structures are in or nearby Durbar square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The whole complex is a museum of medieval Nepalese architecture and art. The palace complex has many colossal pagoda temples, sculptures, and wood-carved establishments. Bhaktapur durbar square is a conglomeration of Shikhara-style and pagoda-style temples spread around the 55-window palace made of wood and brick. These are the major attractions of Bhaktapur Durbar square:
The 55 Window Palace
This is the most dominating structure in the main durbar complex, Built in the 15th century, this marvel of wood-crafting is a sight not to miss.
Golden Gate
This leads you to the palace and is an excellent work of a craftsman. One can only wonder and admire the complex level of artistry.
Lion's Gate
On either side of the gate, two enigmatic Hindu deities stand proud and fierce. Legend says the artisans who built the gate had their hands cut off because the king didn’t want them building a structure like this anywhere else.
Nyatapola Temple
Most probably one of the most iconic temples in Nepal, Naytapola temple s a five-storied pagoda temple of absolute architectural perfection and excellent craftsmanship. This temple has stood the test of time, it was left untouched by the 2015 earthquake among many others Nepal has seen in the past centuries. The temple is dedicated to the tantric goddess of success and supreme power, goddess Sidhilaxmi. Other significant sites include the pottery square where you can try your hand at traditional pottery that Bhaktapur is so famous for, the medieval alleys with deep wells, and many other cultural points, Vatsala Temple, Bhairavnath temple, and the Dattatreya square among others.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

We leave the capital city and make our way to the Chitwan National Park. After we check in and freshen up, we will gather for a briefing on the planned activities in Chitwan National Park. We have lunch and then explore the local Tharu village. In the evening we walk on the banks of Rapti River, enjoying the sunset. Before dinner, we enjoy a short cultural program including the Tharu tribal dance. Overnight in a resort at Chitwan.

  • AccommodationHotel/Resort
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude100m

Adventure begins! In the morning enjoy an elephant back ride or a Jeep Safari into the jungle to witness the wildlife in their natural habitat. Chitwan national park is home to animals like one-horned rhinos, Bengal tigers, sloth bears, and many varieties of birds. After the jungle safari, we visit a nearby elephant breeding center where we can observe young elephants being trained and even enjoy a short playtime. Later in the afternoon, we canoe on the Rapti River to see gharials. We go bird-watching in the jungle and also explore the wild flora and fauna found in the National Park. Overnight in a resort at Chitwan.

  • AccommodationHotel/Resort
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude100m

Today, we drive to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. We start our journey to Lumbini after breakfast, it takes us around 5 hours to reach our destination. After checking in and a brief rest, we have lunch and carry out our scheduled sightseeing program. The main attraction of Lumbini is the Sacred Garden where Buddha was born and also the Ashoka Pillar. Emperor Ashoka built the pillar while he visited Lumbini and even converted to Buddhism during his visit. Lumbini also houses many temples and monasteries including the Maya Devi temple. Overnight in a hotel in Lumbini.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude150m

Today, we head to the City of Lake, Pokhara. We spend the whole day driving to Pokhara, reaching there late in the afternoon. In the evening, we can go for a stroll around the lakeside. Overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude827m/2,713ft

We wake up at dawn and drive up to Sarangkot to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. It is also a great vantage point to enjoy unobstructed views of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, and Annapurna II among other mountains. Bask in the spectacular views before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. For the rest of the day, we go around the city visiting some of the main attractions including the Phewa Lake, Peace Pagoda, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, and Tibetan Refugee Camp among others. Overnight in a hotel at Pokhara.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude827m/2,713ft

Today, we head back to the capital city. We board a tourist bus in the morning which takes us to Kathmandu via Prithivi Highway. On our 7 hours drive, we enjoy the winding roads alongside green hills and the Trishuli river below us. There are no planned activities for the remainder of the day so you are free to rest or do anything else. If you wish to roam around the city we are more than happy to show you around. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Transfer by private vehicle as per the indicated in the Itinerary 
  • Full board meals while trekking and Chitwan jungle safari.
  • 02 Nights / 03 days Chitwan jungle safari including Elephant safari
  • One day Rafting with necessary equipment
  • 4 nights in 3-star deluxe hotel in Kathmandu, and  in 3 star hotel in  Pokhara (All on B.B basis)
  • 2 nights / 3days Package trip in Chitwan National Park
  • An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Guided cultural sigheseeing tour with Heritage sites entrance fees
  • All government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • All meals except breakfast/ package in Chitwan
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Extra night accommodation if needed
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandator).

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