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.
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 can offer a shorter tailor made trip during the half-term holidays. Please contact us for full details.
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to 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.
Days 3-4 :
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.
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.
Note: Our December itinerary does not include Trisuli rafting.
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.
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.
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.
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. There should be time to explore the village in the afternoon.
Days 10-11 :
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. In the afternoon, there will be a jeep safari, exploring more of the park.
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.
Transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home.
You should note: *December itinerary does not include Trisuli rafting: Day 1: Overnight flight to Kathmandu, Day: 2 Kathmandu, Days 3-4 Bhaktapur, Day 5: Pokhara, Day 6: Annapurna Foothills, Day 7: Himalayan sunrise at Pokhara, Day 8: Bandipur, Day 9: Siddha Cave hike, Days 10-11: Chitwan National Park, Day 12: Kathmandu, Day 13: Fly to UK.
- 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
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 13 days
- Ideal for ages: 5+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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Tailored for You
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|* 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.|
|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|
|2020||5 Apr||16 Apr||£1,449||£1,259||Available*||Book or Enquire|