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This classic Himalayan family activity holiday will take you from Nepal's busy capital of Kathmandu to the serene lakeside city of Pokhara and the towering peaks of the Annapurna mountains.

  • Head on a mini-trek in the Annapurnas
  • Feel the thrill of whitewater rafting
  • Search for wildife in Chitwan National Park
  • Try your hand at pottery making
  • Explore the jungle on foot
  • Stay on a farm in Nuwakot

Combine awesome scenery and adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal. Stretch your legs on a mini-trek in the Himalayas – an expedition into the hills with an overnight stay near a spectacular lookout. Spend time visiting traditional Nepali villages, try whitewater rafting on the Trisuli River and explore the jungle at Chitwan National Park by jeep. You’ll see sunbathing crocodiles, rhinos, tigers and an abundance of birdlife.

Whilst this trip is normally 13 days in duration, we offer a shorter trip during the half-term holidays. Please see Itinerary footnote, or contact us for full details.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

    Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Kathmandu. 

  2. Day 2: Arrive Kathmandu

    On arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the group hotel in Bhaktapur and will have some free time to relax and adjust to your new surroundings, as well as taking an orientation walk of the town and bazaar.

  3. Days 3-4 : Walking tour of old Bhaktapur, pottery making, Kathmandu Valley

    Explore Bhaktapur on a walking tour and visit a town of artisans called Patan City. Walk to the market place, a centre-piece of Nepalese life and a UNESCO World heritage site, and visit a traditional village.

  4. Day 5: Trisuli Centre, village visit & rafting

    Take a scenic drive down to the valley of the Trisuli River. In the afternoon you can take a guided walk around the village or go on a rafting trip on the Trisuli River. Stay overnight in a small riverside village.

  5. Day 6: Continue to Pokhara

    Continue westward to the town of Pokhara, where your hotel sits on an island on the lake with panoramic views of the Annapurna mountains. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to relax and explore.

  6. Day 7: Annapurna foothills walk to teahouse

    Set off with your porters and Sherpa along a trail through charming villages in the Annapurna foothills, after which you’ll stay in a local teahouse and enjoy sunset views across the Himalayan foothills.

  7. Day 8: Himalayan sunrise, walk to Pokhara

    After enjoying sunrise views of the Himalayas, descend to Phewa Tal, the lake at Pokhara, stopping at a small village en route. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to prepare for a Nepali party to which all your trekking staff and some children from the local area are invited.

  8. Day 9: Transfer to Bandipur & explore village

    Set off for the lowland jungles and the traditional settlement of Bandipur, where our hotel is situated in a classic location in the heart of Nepal’s middle hills. In the afternoon take a walk in the town and a lesson in making dal baht, a traditional Nepalese dish.

  9. Days 10-11 : Chitwan National Park: wildlife viewing

    Drive to Chitwan National Park, which lies at the foot of the Himalaya and is the habitat of the Bengal tiger, the rare Asian rhino and other wildlife. In the afternoon go out on a ‘rhino watch’ safari to hopefully encounter this awesome mammal at close quarters.

    On the following day, take dug-out canoes to see sunbathing crocodile and birdlife that thrive in these floodplains. Explore the nature trails on foot, seeking out bush buck, spotted deer, monkeys and more.

  10. Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu

    Return to Kathmandu by air on a classic flight over the Himalayan foothills for 45 minutes before a road transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is free to explore the city.

  11. Day 13: Fly back to the UK

    Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home.

You should note: Half term itinerary: Day 1: Overnight flight to Kathmandu. Day 2: Bhkatapur. Day 3: Nuwakot. Day 4: Trisuli Centre & rafting. Day 5: Pokhara. Day 6: Trek to Astam. Day 7: Pokhara. Day 8: Kathmandu. Day 9: Fly to UK.

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £1,349 per adult, £1,249 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,540 per adult, £2,159 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group

Departure Guide

View dates and prices
  • Easter
  • Xmas

What’s Included

All prices are per person and include:

  • Accommodation

    The hotels used in Nepal are of 3* standard, or higher. All rooms have en suite facilities and are booked on a twin-share basis; most are air-conditioned. We spend one night in a rustic but comfortable teahouse in the Annapurna’s; mattresses and bedding are provided. One night is spent camping, where tents have fixed beds, shared toilet/shower facilities with running water (solar powered hot shower), and no electricity.
  • Meals

    11 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Activities

    • Canoeing

    • Hiking

    • Pottery

    • Rafting

    • Wildlife watching

Flights

You can typically expect to pay from £850 for an adult, and from £645 for a child aged 11 and under.

Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.

For peace of mind, we recommend that you book your flights with us. If you choose your own flights, please ask us to confirm all arrangements first.

Next Steps

Departures

Choose your preferred departure date from the 3 options below, then make a no obligation booking request, or enquire if you would like to ask us a question.

Our small group holidays require a minimum of just four participants to operate. Most of our holidays are also available on a private basis or can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Itinerary dates Prices per person from (exc. flights)
Year Starts Ends Adult price, excluding flights, from Child price, excluding flights, from Holiday Status Options
* Available: this holiday is available to book. ** Guaranteed: this holiday is available to book and has reached a minimum of four participants, so is guaranteed to run.
2018 23 Dec 3 Jan £1,349 £1,249 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
2019 7 Apr 18 Apr £1,349 £1,249 Guaranteed** Book or Enquire
2019 22 Dec 2 Jan £1,349 £1,249 Available* Book or Enquire