A very exciting and varied holiday. Kathmandu hits your senses when you arrive, then it's on to the tranquility of the mountains. The trekking was harder than leisurely, and it'd be best to train beforehand to get the full benefit. The scenery was stunning and well worth the effort. The accommodation in the lodges was excellent, and the food was superb. Rafting was fun, and the rapids were relatively tame - even those of a nervous disposition enjoyed themselves. Chitwan was interesting, but probably the least enjoyable part of the trip. The accommodation wasn't as good as the lodges. Bathing with the elephants was the highlight. There didn't seem to be many animals in the jungle area, which was a little disappointing.