Kathmandu to Chitwan - Nepal Family Holiday
Nepal, Family, 9 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,195 (land only) - from $1,645 (land only)
- Scenic trekking and village homestay in Nepals Middle Hills
- Learn the art of Nepalese cooking in colourful Kathmandu
- Views of the Nepal Himalaya from Sirauchuli Peak
- Jungle activity, including elephant ride at Chitwan National Park
- Learn first hand about Nepal rural life
Home to both high mountains and lowland jungle, the suprising diversity of Nepal makes it perfect for a family adventure holiday. We have designed this short family holiday to offer a taste of Nepal's finest elements, conscious that it should work within half term holidays as well as Christmas and Easter breaks. Our journey begins in Kathmandu, the vibrant Nepalese capital. After orientation, we visit a local market to buy the ingredients for a cookery lesson where we will learn how to make dhal and chappatis or other traditional Nepalese fare. The next day we drive west to begin our short trek through a part of the ‘Middle Hills' of the Himalaya, home to the Chepang people. From Hugdi, on the banks of the Trisuli River, we trek to the villages of Hattibang and Upardhangadhi where we will spend a total of 3 nights as the guests of villagers in their homes. Rising early, we hike to the summit of Sirauchuli (1900m) for sunrise views of the distant Himalaya to the north and the Indian Gangetic plane to the south. Shifting our focus to nearby Chitwan and its famous national park, we enjoy elephant rides and keep our eyes peeled for tigers! Returning to Kathmandu by plane, there's a last chance for souvenir hunting before saying a final Namaste! With a variety of activities and a wonderful insight into the life of the villages of rural Nepal, this is a family holiday which will provide lasting memories.
Is this holiday for you?
This is a family adventure holiday combining cultural encounters, wildlife safaris and easy trekking. Comfortable hotel accommodation is provided in Kathmandu and at Chitwan. The accommodation during the homestays will be basic but welcoming. The 4-day trek through the middle hills of Nepal is not particularly tough and the route has been designed with little legs in mind. However, all members of the family should be comfortable with walking for up to 4 or 5 hours at an easy pace but on mixed terrain including some steep sections of path. With its up-close and personal look at village life, as well as wildlife viewing and intoxicating Kathmandu, this holiday should appeal to anyone who is curious about the world. The holiday is suitable for children of 6 and up with experience of easy hill-walking.