Himalayan Adventure - Nepal Family Holiday
Nepal, Family, 12 days - from £1,395 (land only) - from €1,675 (land only) - from $2,295 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Kathmandu. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for all flights. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal. The KE leader will brief the group.
Day 2: Take 45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Short transfer to our hotel. The afternoon is free to look around the town or to sit by the lakeside and admire the view of the Annapurnas.
Day 3: A rest day, but there is a range of activities on offer in Pokhara from lakeside walks to more adventurous excursions that can be organised locally. A packed lunch is available for those who wish to go off for the day.
Day 4: We transfer by mini-bus to meet our trek crew at the start of the trek. We follow a trail to the farming hamlet of Pumdi and then follow a broad ridge, to our campsite at Bhumdi Village.
Day 5: Today we trek through temperate forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional views of the Annapurnas. After lunch we reach Panchase Bhanjyang,our camp for the night.
Day 6: We hike to the summit of Panchase Hill (2550m.) where we are treated to a superb panorama. We then continue our trek to camp at Bhadaure Village, which is inhabited by people of the Gurung tribe.
Day 7: An easy and largely downhill walk leads us to Naudanda, where we rendezvous with transport back to Pokhara and our hotel.
Day 8: We leave Pokhara and drive to Fishlingtar, on banks of the Trisuli river. After a full safety briefing we take to the river for an afternoon's rafting, before we stop to camp at a convenient beach.
Day 9: Today's river journey will take us further south to reach Simaltar Village for lunch. We leave the river here and drive to our hotel at Chitwan National Park.
Day 10: A full day's jungle activities at Chitwan. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Early morning elephant safari or a jungle walk, return to the lodge for breakfast, then transfer to airport for flight to Kathmandu. Check in to group hotel and afternoon guided city tour.
Day 12: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers from the group hotel are provided.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.