Yetis among the Seti – Tour Itinerary
Adventure Holiday Traversing the Nepalese Himalaya
For details and prices visit the Yetis among the Seti tour page
All activities on this tour require no previous experience and although included, are optional. Lost Earth Adventures provides all instruction, equipment and plenty of staff, as well as entertaining alternatives to planned activities. Please see the info section on the trip details page for this tour’s grading.
Welcome to Kathmandu a city of legend and mystique! Brimming with ancient temples, bustling markets and organized chaos, the capital of Nepal will leave you inspired and enthralled.
You’ll have the afternoon free to visit Durbar Square in the heart of Kathmandu, ride through the streets in a cycle rickshaw, bargain for saris and scarves and explore our favourite city! In the evening we will have dinner in a local restaurant.
Discover why the Kathmandu Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as we explore three incredible temples within the city. High on a hilltop above Kathmandu is the magnificent Swayambutinath (“Monkey Temple”), used by both Hindus and Buddhists, and known for its many cheeky monkeys! Along the banks of the Bagmati River lies Pashupatinath. It is one of the biggest Shiva temples in the world and is the most important Hindu site in Nepal. Away from the busy city centre is the peaceful and calming Bodnath Stupa. It is here that Tibetans and pilgrims descend upon daily to show their faith and devotion.
For adrenaline seekers this place will not disappoint! Bungy jump off a suspension bridge 160-metres towards the wild Bhote Kosi, swing from the world’s highest canyon swing and experience one of the longest free falls in the world, or abseil, jump and slide down steep canyon walls and waterfalls, the choice is yours.
For the next two days, we stay in luxury safari tents, surrounded by pristine forest and dense jungle, situated on top of a dramatic gorge, 12km from the Tibetan border. After working up an appetite tuck into a tantalizing array of fresh Nepali curries and Western fare. Afterwards, relax, swim in secret waterfalls or indulge in the plunge pool and sauna.
*Accommodation, food and canyoning is included in tour price, however any additional activities participated in (canyon swing, bungy jumping, etc) is not included and must be paid on location.
Starting in Tibet at a height of over 8000m from Shisha Pangma the world’s 14th highest peak, the river gathers speed, strength and volume as it thunders its way through the Himalayas and into Nepal. We raft heart-pounding grade 3+ rapids on the Sun Kosi, reputed to be one of the top ten rafting trips in the world!
Day 2 at the raft camp and we have a choice. Those seeking adrenaline may be drawn to the steep, deep, and never ending grade 4/4+ rapids that descend the intense and wild Bhote Kosi. Not for the faint of heart, this river is technically more demanding and commands the respect of its paddlers. The Bhote Kosi is without a doubt the most action packed extreme white water in Nepal!
Others may choose to paddle themselves in a kayak on the gentle waters of the lower Sun Kosi. You can speak with our instructors and make your choice when we are out there.
Accommodation is at our secluded riverside camp, surrounded by lush jungle and a white sand beach. It is the perfect place to relax after a hard days rafting.
The morning will be free, spent in Kathmandu. Pick up some fresh baked treats or grab a cuppa from one of the rooftop terraces. The afternoon will be spent in Patan. It is a city standing still in time, and seeping with rich cultural history, yet bustling with the energy of today. A place best explored by foot, we’ll walk the cobbled streets with over 600 stupas whilst discovering ancient pagoda temples. See why local people still call it by its original name, Lalitpur – the City of Beauty.
Day 8 – The Road to Pokhara
We drive west, following the gorge of the Trisuli River. Continue past deep river valleys and terraced rice fields as we make our way to the lakeside town of Pokhara. Set amongst the foothills of the stunning Annapurna Massif, Pokhara is a breath of fresh air.
We set out in the morning, taking a short drive to Nayapul before beginning our trek. The trail at first descends sharply to a bridge crossing the Burundi Khola. After crossing the river we will begin to ascend through bamboo forests to Tirkhadunga.
Following stone steps we gain height, heading towards the village of Ulleri. From here you will be able to see some interesting views of terraced fields sloping down to the river’s edge. Onwards and the trail passes through the visually beautiful rhododendron forests that are a famous part of trekking in Nepal.
Rise early to witness one of the highlights of this trek, the remarkable view from Poon Hill. The Himalayan panorama from here is unforgettable, as you will see the whole of the Annapurna range lit by the spreading light of dawn.
Impressive mountain scenery awaits you on this day of trekking as you pass along trails that cross the river and descend slowly to Syauli. We will then head back to Pokhara.
The day is yours, free to discover, experience and explore this wonderfully laid-back town. Mountain bike with us to explore the back-roads surrounding Pokhara and seek the winding mountain roads, lush valleys and rarely visited villages in the heart of the Himalayan foothills. Hire a boat and relax on the calm waters of Phewa Tal, ramble up to the World Peace Pagoda or treat yourself to a fresh lassi (traditional yoghurt based drink) at one of Pokhara’s many restaurants.
We return to Kathmandu following the gorge of the Trisuli River, arriving in Kathamandu in the afternoon. Wander around the medieval Durbar Square in the heart of the city, sample some Newari cuisine, or shop for some locally made handicrafts and souvenirs.
We will have a group farewell dinner in the evening at a local restaurant.
Day 15 – Depart Kathmandu
Unfortunately it’s the end of this adventure. Lost Earth Adventures group services end after breakfast. See you next time!
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Trekking Times and Altitudes
These tables show the approximate times it takes to walk to each place we stay at night. These times do not include rest and food breaks. The footpath on this trek is pleasantly smooth on well-trodden trails, allowing for nice walking 95% of the time.
|Yetis among the Seti|
|Nayapul (1070m) to Tirkhadunga (1577m)||1 hour drive, 4-5 hours trekking|
|Trek Tirkhadunga (1577m) to Ghorepani (2810m)||6-7 hours|
|Ghorepani (2810m) to Tadapani (2710m) via Poon Hill (3210m)||6-8 hours|
|Tadapani (2710m) to Syauli Bazaar (1170m)||5 Hours|
For details and prices visit the Yetis among the Seti tour page