Kayak & Canyon Challenge – 5 Days

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • 4 days Learn to Kayak River Adventure
  • 3 nights Camping
  • 1 day Canyoning

Take the thrill of whitewater into your own hands and learn to whitewater kayak on a genuine river expedition in Nepal! Top that off with a unique and exhilarating day of Canyoning exploration and and we have created an amazing adventure package. Are you up for the challenge!?

Learn to Kayak River Adventure
Our beginner “kayak clinic” has been designed to get a first time paddler feeling comfortable and competent kayaking whitewater rapids in just 4 days. Starting with 1 day on Pokhara’s Phewa Lake with views of the Annapurna Mountains, followed by 3 days paddling and camping on the remote Lower Seti River, this is the ultimate itinerary to learn the basics of whitewater kayaking while enjoying a mini river expedition and exploring Nepal.

Transfer to Chhimkesory Adventure Camp takes only 15 minutes!
Enjoy one night camping at our family run farm on the banks of the Trisuli River.

Canyoning
It’s just a 2 minute cable car ride and 10 minute drive from Camp to our next big adventure.

Journey through intimate passages of contorted rock and powerful blasts of water as our specialized guides lead you abseiling, sliding, jumping and swimming down steep canyon walls to pristine pools below! Our unique Canyoning Zone is inspired by breathtaking scenery of untouched jungle with multiple cascading waterfalls dropping one after the other into refreshing pools below. We invite you to step outside your comfort zone and experience one of Nepal’s best kept secrets.

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Kayak & Canyon Challenge Photo Gallery

What's Included
  • Professional English speaking licensed guides/instructors highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, Canyoning, Advanced Rope Work and Wilderness First Aid
  • Gear raft support
  • Kayak, paddle and full personal outfitting including international name brand ISO/CE certified PFDs, helmets, spray decks, paddle jackets and wetsuits
  • International canyoning equipment including full perosnall outfitting of full body wetsuits, specialized harnesses with PVC slider seats, custom PFDs, helmets, specialized canyoning booties, ropes, karabiners, figure eights etc.
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
  • Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and treated drinking water
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses and sleeping bags
  • Round trip transportation
  • River permits
  • Industry standard first aid kits
What's NOT Included
  • Unrelated transportation, accommodation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
  • First night accommodation in Pokhara
  • Footwear for kayaking
  • Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
  • Insurance **we provide insurance for our crew – but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan**
  • Tips for guides **if you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited but not obligated to offer a personal tip**
What to Bring
  • Shorts / ½ pants
  • T-shirts
  • Sport sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet
  • Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts
  • Swimwear
  • Track pants / comfortable long pants
  • Warm fleece
  • Jacket (waterproof shell)
  • Socks
  • Shoes (not essential – do not bring big trekking boots)
  • Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in)
  • Warm hat (in cold months)
  • Travel towel 
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection
  • Mosquito repellant 
  • Water bottle
  • Head lamp / flash light
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental)
  • A little cash for treats, tips and the occasional chance for photographs
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Trip Departure Dates

Now closed for monsoon

Fall – Winter 2017

September

October

November

December

January

14 – 18 Sep
18 – 22 Sep
22 – 26 Sep
26 – 30 Sep
30 Sep – 04 Oct

04 – 08 Oct
08 – 12 Oct
12 – 16 Oct
16 – 20 Oct
20 – 24 Oct
24 – 28 Oct
28 – 01 Nov

01 – 05 Nov
05 – 09 Nov
09 – 13 Nov
13 – 17 Nov
17 – 21 Nov
21 – 25 Nov
25 – 28 Nov
29 Nov – 03 Dec

03 – 07 Dec
07 – 11 Dec
11 – 15 Dec
15 – 19 Dec
19 – 23 Dec
23 – 27 Dec
27 – 31 Dec
31 Dec – 04 Jan

04 – 08 Jan
08 – 12 Jan
12 – 16 Jan
16 – 20 Jan
20 – 24 Jan
24 – 28 Jan
28 – 01 Feb

Winter – Spring 2018

February

March

April

May

June

01 – 05 Feb
05 – 09 Feb
09 – 13 Feb
13 – 17 Feb
17 – 21 Feb
21 – 25 Feb
25 – 01 Mar

01 – 05 Mar
05 – 09 Mar
09 – 13 Mar
13 – 17 Mar
17 – 21 Mar
21 – 25 Mar
25 – 29 Mar
29 Mar – 02 Apr

02 – 06 Apr
06 – 10 Apr
10 – 14 Apr
14 – 18 Apr
18 – 22 Apr
22 – 26 Apr
26 – 30 Apr
30 Apr – 04 May

03 – 07 May
07 – 11 May
11 – 15 May
15 – 19 May
19 – 23 May
23 – 27 May
27 – 31 May
31 May – 04 Jun

04 – 08 Jun
08 – 12 Jun
12 – 16 Jun
16 – 20 Jun
20 – 24 Jun
24 – 28 Jun

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Trip Details

DURATION:

5 days 

DEPART FROM:

Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara
7 am (private bus)

START POINT:

Damauli / 1 ½ hours from Pokhara

FINISH POINT:

Jalberi Canyon / 3 + hours to Pokhara

RETURNS TO:

Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara
(private bus)
Kathmandu / Bandipur / Chitwan
(local bus options)

MEALS:

Day 1 = lunch
Day 2 = lunch & dinner
Day 3 = breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 4 = breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 5 = breakfast & lunch

ACCOMODATION:

2 nights remote riverside camping
1 night @ Chhimkesory Adventure Camp
(note – 1st day in Pokhara NOT included)

SEASON:

Open: Sep. – June 
Best: Sep. – Dec. and March – June 

PRICE: 

$367 USD includes tax

 

HOTEL KARUNA @ LAKESIDE
Our favorite place to stay in Pokhara