Trip Facts

Grade: Gentle
Duration: 14 days (on trek 3 days)
Max. altitude: 1,429m/4,687ft

Description

Discover the breathtaking natural beauty, rich culture, ancient traditions and wildlife of Nepal on a family holiday.

 

Designed to give you and your family a fun and fast-moving variety of experiences, this Family Adventure will explore the temples and bazaars of Kathmandu, trek beneath the giant mountains of the Annapurna range, enjoy a rafting expedition with a riverside camp and ‘go wild’ on elephant-back safari from a jungle lodge.

 

The gentle four-day trek in the Annapurna foothills is an amazing experience. We travel with a friendly crew of Sherpa porters, who are happy to carry weary youngsters in their specially adapted cane baskets. Each afternoon at our camp we may be visited by curious local children and, before you know it, the sound of games and laughter will fill the air. After our trek, we raft some easy rapids on the Trisuli River before spending two thrilling days tracking wild animals from elephant back or canoe, in Chitwan National Park.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu. Visit Monkey Temple in the evening.
Day 2: Morning sightseeing in Kathmandu, including the old city of Bhaktapur. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Begnas Tal, the start point of the trek. Trek to the viewpoint at Kalikathan Ridge for spectacular mountain views.
Day 4-6: On trek in the Annapurna Foothills with plenty of opportunity for your children to interact with and befriend village children. Drive to Pokhara.
Day 7: Morning boat ride on Phewa Tal lake. Afternoon at leisure. (you may choose to paraglide from Sarangkot at additional cost).
Day 8: Drive to Bandipur; afternoon walks and activities
Day 9: Raft on the Trisuli River. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the shore.
Day 10-11: Spend the morning rafting before driving to Chitwan Jungle Lodge. Afternoon and full day in the National Park game viewing; on foot and by jeep safari.
Day 12-13: Fly to Kathmandu. Time to relax, visit sights and to shop for souvenirs.
Day 14: International departure.

Cost Includes: *Child price valid for 6 to 11 year olds *An English speaking tour and trek leader *All internal flights and hotel/airport transfers *Good standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis, all meals elsewhere *All camping facilities and all meals on trek *Camp staff to carry out all camp work *Chitwan Safari activities & all meals *Rafting excursions *All road transport by private vehicles *Costs of all porterage and their insurance *Sightseeing where specified *Traditional Nepali farewell dinner **Child prices available from $1695

Accommodation: Hotels, camping, jungle lodge

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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