Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Cold Feet representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Cold Feet staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
A half-day guided tour around Kathmandu city's historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu's old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.
Day 03: Mountain Biking from Kathmandu to Chisapani
Today we will enjoy mountain biking. Leaving the bustling metropolitan center of Kathmandu, we head north towards Shivapuri National Park, passing Bouddhanath and Gorkana Forest along the way. Entering the National Forest at Sundarijal, we start our trek through pristine forests, passing the occasional river. When we reach the top of the ridge that makes up Shivapuri Park, we can look back over the entire Kathmandu Valley. Pressing onwards, we descend to Chisapani for the night.
Day 04: Mountain Biking from Chisapani to Nagarkot
Today, we will enjoy mountain biking from Chisapani to Nagarkot. We will feel adventure all the way through. Sunrise in Chisapani offers views of the Ganesh Himal in delicate pastel hues. Enjoy the view while breakfast awaits you back at the hotel. From Chisapani, the trail descends through forests and agricultural land to Nagarkot, one of the most popular resort towns in the Valley.
Day 05: Mountain Biking from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur
Get a glimpse of Everest in the early morning from a viewpoint on the outskirts of Nagarkot before the cloud cover sets in. We will visit the temple of Changu Narayan, a World Heritage site off the beaten path for most tourists and popular local picnic spot next to the Manahara Khola with views of the Ganesh Himal. Biking towards south, we arrive at Bhaktapur, one of the three original kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley. History awaits you around every corner in Bhaktapur, with its series of well-preserved city squares and narrow, bustling streets.
Day 06: Drive from Bhaktapur to Galaundi to Benighat for Trishuli Rafting.
Today, after having full three-days of adventurous mountain biking, we drive from Bhaktapur to Galaundi for enjoying the rafting in Trishuli River. We will start our rafting at Trishuli river for approx. 3-4 hours and arrive at Benighat. Then, we stay overnight at Benighat.
Day 07: Rafting from Benighat to Phisling and then drive to Bandipur
Today will be the second adventurous day for rafting in Trishuli River. You will raft from Benighat to Phisling for approx. 3-4 hours today and then drive to Bandipur. Bandipur was originally part of the Magar kingdom of Tanahun, but It’s a beautiful view point for the Annapurna Himalayas as well as looking down the Marshyandi valley.Bandipur is major stopping point for Newari traders, route between India and Tibet and traders invested their profits in temples, slab-paved roads and towering brick shop-houses in Newari tradition style. Then, 50 years ago, it all fell apart. The new Pokhara-Kathmandu highway passed far below town and traders picked up sticks and relocated to Narayangarh. Even today, many buildings are empty, though some have found a new life as restaurants and guesthouses.
Day 08: Hike from Bandipur to Damauli and then drive to Pokhara
Today, we will start hiking from Bandipur to Damauli which will offer a lot of vista views to enjoy. Beautiful landscape and panorama of mountains will definitely allure you. You will also come to explore the local rural village life there. Upon reaching at Damauli, we then drive to Pokhara for our overnight stay.
Day 09: Pokhara Sightseeing
This day will be devoted for sightseeing the beautiful city Pokhara. After having breakfast in the morning, we will enjoy the mountain panorama around the city. Late morning, we will start our sightseeing of Devi’s Falls, Gupteswor Cave, International Mountain Museum, Seti Gorge, and boating in the Fewa Lake. We will spend this whole for the city exploration.
Day 10: Free Day in Pokhara for optional activities like paragliding, Zip flier
We are going to extend one more day in Pokhara for those who want more adventure activities here. So, we will enjoy this full day with lots of adventures including paragliding, Zip Flier, and more. We are going to stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today’s is the time to leave for Kathmandu. We will drive via private vehicle and in the evening time, you will reach at Kathmandu. We will be participating in the farewell dinner program tonight.
Day 12: Final Departure
A Cold Feet representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!