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Kick off your trip in Kathmandu, go rafting and hang in Pokhara. Head off on your trekking adventure in Annapurna, stay in rad lodges, take a bazillion photos, fall in love with Nepal, then head back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Kathmandu, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Physical rating
Traveller’s rating
49 reviews
Min 18 , Max 29
Group size
Min 1, Max 16

Why we love this trip

  • Raft the whitewater of the Trisuli river, camp overnight on the riverbank and do it all again the next day

  • Enjoy an interesting low altitude, three day hike in the Annapurna's

  • Kick back in Pokhara, there's a lake to row in and many great little lakeside bars to relax in.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a moderate trekking trip with approx 5 hours of trekking each day.

  • Rafting is involved in this trip and you will need to be able to swim to take part in this activity.

  • The weather can change rapidly in the mountains, please ensure you have read the packing list for suitable clothing.


Oh hello Kathmandu. Get acquainted with Kathmandu’s patchouli-scented capital by feeding your spiritual side at Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. Meet your Geckos crew at 6pm and have an optional dinner together.
  • Hotel Shakti or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Enjoy a morning drive over the rim of the Kathmandu Valley and, weather permitting, views of the Ganesh and Lantang ranges. Arrive in Baireni/Galaudi for an exciting white water raft on the Trisuli River. Hit the water and enjoy the thrill of the rapids aptly named Ladies Delight, Rock Garden and Snell's Nose. Camp on the beach enjoy dinner by the river.

The following day have more fun on the river including negotiating the Monsoon and Upset. Late morning we end rafting at Kurintar and enjoy a light lunch and drive to Pokhara (4hrs). Arrive Pokhara in the afternoon. Chill out at the lakeside cafes.
Included Activities
  • Trisuli Rafting
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (1)
  • Lunch (1)
  • Dinner (1)
Hope you broke in your boots before the trip, cos this is where the trekking bit starts. There’s a dirt track leading to Birethanti and Shyauli villages. There’s a stone staircase up to Kimche, where you’ll stop for lunch. Then a bunch of stone flags lead you through fields of wheat to Ghandruk. That’s some diverse terrain right there.
  • Tea House (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Look east. That’s Landruk, the next village on the route.  Look down. That’s the Modi Kola River 600 metres below. Look around the corner. That’s Tolkha, your base for the night. What, you can’t look around corners? Ok, you’ll just have to trek there instead.
  • Tea House (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Rhododendron is a tricky word to spell, but super pretty to look at. You’ll see a bunch of these bright pink and purple plants today. Do you know what you won’t see much of? Other people. We’ve picked a pretty remote trail from Dhampus to Hyenjakot, and tonight you get to stay with a local family. Pack your best smile and get an even bigger and better one in return.
  • Home Stay or Tea House (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
A short descent to Phedi today before we catch the public bus to Pokhara in time for lunch. Free time to do all the things you didn’t do the first time round. We can highly recommend taking a rowboat (doonga) out on Phewa Lake. If there’s blue skies you’ll have mountain views for miles. If it’s cloudy just use your imagination.
  • Pokhara Hotel or similar (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Pokhara - Peace Pagoda - Free
  • Fewa Lake boating - NPR500
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
It’s a long bus back to Kathmandu so bring snacks. Once you’ve arrived back into Kathmandu (approx 3pm) there’s time to sip on banana lassis and wish you didn’t have to go home.

No accommodation is included tonight and you are free to depart any time after our arrival back in Kathmandu.

Usually donations of used jackets and trousers/pants from Westerners do not fit Nepali porters who tend to be smaller. However donations of other clothing items such as socks, boots, sunglasses, warm gloves and sleeping bags are always welcome. Your leader can ensure that your donation is passed on.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.


1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Auto-rickshaw, Local bus, Whitewater raft


Hotel (2 nts), Tea House/Trekking Lodge (3 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Camping (1 nt)

Included Activities

  • Trisuli Rafting


Our Nepal at a Glance trips score an average of 4.55 out of 5 based on 49 reviews in the last year.

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Important notes

1. An excellent level of fitness is required for this trip.
2. Altitude may exceed 2200m. A self assessment form is required for this trip due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes.
3. Rafting on the Trisuli River is grade 3+
4. Please ensure you bring a passport size photo for our Annapurna trek permit application.
5. A sleeping bag is required for this trip. Please bring your own or hire in Kathmandu.
6. 4. A single supplement is available to purchase on this trip. Please note that tea houses do not have the capacity for the single supplement to apply when trekking. Single supplement only applies to nights 1 and 7 in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Essential trip information

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