Nepal Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari
Days 1-2 Trisuli River
After a brief instruction clinic, begin rafting on the Trisuli River near Fishlingtar. The elevation here is about 1,800′ and it is quite warm, even in winter. This is participatory paddling under the direction of an expert guide. Camp, meditate and cook by the side of the river Alla Siddartha. Explore communities in the Trisuli River gorge. Lunch on a broad sand bar. Watch for kingfishers, eagles, osprey and herons. You may sight otter, monkeys and deer along the banks. Spend two days rafting and two nights camped by the river.
Days 3-4 Chitwan National Park
Depart for Chitwan National Park in Nepal’s southern lowland Terai region. This is a fantastic contrast to the middle hills and higher Himal. Spend two or more nights in an airy, comfortable lodge in the jungle. Join at least two elephant safaris, a dugout canoe trip, and a game hike. Observe rhinos, deer, boar, and other animals. A former Royal Hunting Reserve, the park is home to tigers, leopards, and several other species of cat. This is an amazing area for bird watching, particularly during the winter when migrants from northern Asia fly south to join the resident population. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded. Visit nearby Tharu villages to observe how these people and customs differ from those in the hills.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Chitwan / Kathmandu
After exploring Chitwan in the morning, travel back to Kathmandu. Road conditions may necessitate return by air, but plane schedules can be erratic and may entail long waits.
International Guesthouse or similar
Day 6 Kathmandu / Onward
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
What to Expect
Duration 6 days
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.