Getting bored with several classical tour packages, then it’s time for you to enjoy an entirely new kind of tour itinerary in Nepal. The off the beaten track, 11-day river trip, lead you through the heart of Nepal to spend your time getting into vibrantly cooling whitewater, white sand, and evenings camping under the starry sky. Participating in the river trip that is rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 river journeys in the world, then fall in love with this adorable country.


Duration: 10 nights/ 11 days
Start/ End: Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Tour Route: Kathmandu – Butterfly beach – Kathmandu
Tour Customize: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoying a 270-km driving from the lush hills close to the Tibetan border, down through the jungle then reach to the flat plains near the border of India
  • Excitingly indulging the cooling water of the natural shower – an epic waterfalls
  • Camping on the white sandy beaches and witness the shining star when the dark embraces the sky
  • Exploring remote Hindu temples along the way.

Tour Category: Nepal Adventure Tours
Guides: Local Guide (English speaking guide or other languages depends on your requests)
Transportation: Private first-class-air-conditioned-vehicle
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Discovering Kathmandu
Day 3: Transfer to Butterfly beach | Rafting warm-up
Day 4 9: Rafting: rinse and repeat
Day 10: Transfer to Kathmandu
Day 11: Kathmandu Departure

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Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Witness the superb view of the Kathmandu Valley, the Himalaya, and the green terraced fields below while sitting on a comfortable seat. After completing all immigrating procedures, our representative will be waiting to warmly welcome and pick you up to your hotel. Once owning your room, it’s time to head to several tourist attractions in Kathmandu.
Later, in the evening, enjoy dinner as well as the vibrant nightlife in the tourist hub of Thamel.
Overnight at Kathmandu.


Day 2: Discovering Kathmandu

Early morning, when the time slowly passes by with the tranquility and serenity, is the best time for you to explore the street and stroll around every turns teeming with several small shops. Then, having lunch and keeping discovering the city your way.
Later, in the evening, go out for dinner at one of the finest restaurants in the capital city. You can also enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family if you want by asking your representative to arrange it.
Overnight at Kathmandu.

Kathmandu - nepal rafting trips

Day 3: Transfer to Butterfly beach | Rafting Warm-up

Drive to the river where you will have a full safety briefing before starting a quick 3-hour rafting warm-up and camping at Butterfly beach. You will enjoy a gentle first day to be ready for the excitingly rafting day ahead.

butterfly beach - rafting at nepal

Day 4 – 9: Rafting: rinse and repeat

Your 6-day of rafting and kayaking today begins. Generally, you will follow the daily routine as having breakfast at 7:30 am, packing by 9:00 am, then on your way to the river by 9:30 am. Paddling down until lunchtime (12 am) and you will stop on the beach for around 1 hour to refresh yourself before continuing to enjoy the rafting journey. At 4 pm, it’s time to set up camp for the evening.
Enjoy an elegant activity like going fishing and feeling relaxed by lying on the beach with a book before lighting the night’s campfire, or several energy-consuming ones as exploring the local villages and temples, playing football with the local children.
The days go on, the rapids will be more and more challenging with the highlights being Hakapur, Rhino Rock, and Jungle Corridor rapids which will definitely leave a great impression on you.
Absolutely, we will be driving through dense forests, remote villages where offer stunning vistas for us to gaze out and to just let loose.
When the trip merely ends, the river flattens out a bit as you get closer to the Indian Plains.

nepal day river rafting

Day 10: Transfer to Kathmandu

This is the last day of rafting. Today, you will raft to the final Hindu temple where you stop for a while to have a quick tour that will end at 1 pm.
Since then, you have two options to turn back Kathmandu as you can choose a flight back to the city (currently around $170/ person) which takes you 45-munites to back to Kathmandu, or you can take a bus and travel roughly 15-hours to the capital city at 9 am in the next morning.

river - rafting in nepal

Day 11: Kathmandu Departure

Time to say goodbye Nepal. Getting into your last moments with breakfast in a cafeteria, then stroll around the city, do some shopping. Before 2 hours when the airplane takes off, our representative will meet you at your hotel and pick you up at your hotel to the international airport. The trip ends, hope we can serve you next time when it comes to other Nepal vacation packages.

What’s Included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by the private air-conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide
  • English speaking tour guide will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (upon request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Domestic air tickets
  • English speaking local tour guide in each city
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for places mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes (Visa)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers

Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary