Time Consumed: 17 Nights/ 18 Days.
Cities Covered: Delhi – Haridwar – Shivpuri – Singthali – Mahadev Chatti – Vyasghat – Devprayag – Shivpuri – Rishikesh – Delhi – Kathmandu – Pokhara – Chitwan – Kathmandu
Highlights of the tour
# Visit Delhi. Discover the delights of the old and the new in the country’s capital.
# Haridwar and Rishikesh are pilgrimage spots for hindus for the sacred in the scene mountains.
# Trek to Mahadev Chatti and Vyas Ghat in the foot hills of the Himalayas and camp along the sandy bank of the river.
# Visit ethnic Garwali villages.
# Go rafting along the rapids of the Ganges and the Kali Gandaki river from Dev Prayag to Rishikesh.
# Evening bar-be-que & camp fire at the base camps.
# Sightseeing of Kathmandu city and Pokhra in Nepal.
# Game viewing of elephant back in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal.
This tour gives you an opportunity to experience overnight stays at our environment friendly tenting camps which offer basic accommodation with attached tents for bathing and toilet facilities.
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India. Reception at the airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Immediate occupancy. Morning free. Afternoon – combined sightseeing tour of New Delhi and Old Delhi. Visit New Delhi with a drive through the prestigious streets of Diplomatic Enclave then on to India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and Qutab Minar (one of the most perfected towers of the Persian world). Visit to old Delhi includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid (the largest mosque of India) and Raj Ghat (memorial of Mahatma Gandhi).
Day 2 Delhi – Haridwar – Shivpuri
Morning transfer to railway station in time to board train to Haridwar. Breakfast on board. Upon arrival transfer to MHE camp set along the banks of river Ganga. Evening free. Campfire, dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 3 Shivpuri – Singthali – Mahadev Chatti
After breakfast drive to Singthali (1/2 hr), the road head to the trek. Trek to Mahadev Chatti (2 hrs approx). It is a steep 20 min climb after crossing the river Ganga and gradually flattens to a wide path. This was an old pilgrimage route from Rishikesh to Badrinath. Camp at the river beach at Mahadev Chatti.
Day 4 Mahadev Chatti – Vyasghat
After breakfast trek to Vyasghat (12kms / 5-6 hrs). En-route visit some dthnic Garwali villages. Vyasghat is a popular spot for fishing in this region. Camp at the river beach.
Day 5 Vyasghat – Devprayag – Rafting down to beach
After breakfast trek to Devprayag (12 kms / 5hrs). Devprayag is situated at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi river. Commonly believed to be the birth place of the river Ganga, it is an important pilgrimage sight. Raft down 6-7 kms.
Day 6 Devprayag – Shivpuri
A scenic float down till Kaudiyala and continue to Shivpuri. After Kaudiyala, we hit thrilling rapids namely Wall, Three blind mice, Cross fire, Black money and the Daniel dip. In the evening campfire and cultural activities followed by dinner.
Day 7 Shivpuri
Day free for leisiure. Breakfast, lunch, dinner at the camp.
Day 8 Shivpuri – Rishikesh – Delhi
Camp activities like Rock climbing, rappelling, kayaking, dune jumping, swimming, trekking and beach volleyball are at disposal for your use this morning. Depart from your most exiting day on the river. Negotiating grade 3 and grade 4 rapids like the roller coaster and golf course provide for an unequal and unforgettable experience. After a hot buffet lunch, served on the beach, transfer then to railway station to connecting train for Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi transfer to the hotel.
Day 9 Arrival Kathmandu
Morning transfer to airport to board flight for Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Day 10 Kathmandu
Morning, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city and Swyambhunath Stupa. And after lunch, sightseeing to Patan Durbar square and Tibetan Resettlement camp.
Day 11 Kathmandu – Pokhara
Check out from hotel and transfer to domestic airport for connecting flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Afternoon – sightseeing of Pokhara City.
Day 12 Pokhara – Camp
Rafting at Kali Gandaki river. Pickup from the hotel and drive out to the foot hills of the Annapurna mountains whre our raft’s put-in point is at Naya Pul, approx: 3 hrs drive.
Day 13 Camp
After breakfast, we pack our camp gears and start full day white water rafting down the river. Kali Gandaki offers some of the finest scenery in Nepal. On a clear day Annapurna Mountains hang over the river valley. You will pass through exiting rapids called “python rock” “phale bash” “double bend” and “black rock” before a welcome lunch break.
Day 14 Camp – Pokhara
The last day finishes with a bang, as it gives us the biggest rapid of the whole trip. In addition to being the biggest, they are also the cleanest, and we can use the skills that we have developed during the last two days to run tighter, more challenging lines. We will finish rafting just before the hydroelectric dam. Drive back to Pokhara and check in at the resort will take us approximately 4 hrs.
Day 15 Pokhara – Chitwan
Check out from hotel and drive to Chitwan. Upon arrival check into the lodge. Afternoon – game viewing.
Day 16 Chitwan
Jungle activities which include nature walk, canoe ride, elephant safari etc. Lunch and dinner at the lodge.
Day 17 Chitwan – Kathmandu
Checkout from the lodge and drive to Kathmandu. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Day 18 Kathmandu
Check out from hotel and transfer to the airport for connecting flight for onward destination. Departure from Kathmandu.