Everest Lodge Trek - Family Adventure
- A real Himalayan holiday trek for families
- See Everest, the world's biggest mountain
- Take tea with the Sherpa people
- Explore the colourful capital, Kathmandu
- Meet the monks at Thyangboche Monastery
As a fantastic first taste of Asia, we have a day to soak up the bustling market streets and colourful temples of downtown Kathmandu. Then, after taking the exciting flight to Lukla in the mountainous Khumbu district, we allow 3 days for the short trek to Namche Bazaar, staying in comfortable lodges and accompanied by a Nepalese tour guide and team of Sherpas. With a day to explore the Sherpa capital, followed by 2 short days up to the monastery village of Thangboche, we enjoy fantastic mountain scenery, including views of Mount Everest and the striking Ama Dablam. During our easy-paced walking tour we will have the chance to visit a number of pretty Sherpa villages and learn a little about the way of life of these hardy people. If you are looking to introduce your children to the delights of real Himalayan trekking, this trip has been purpose-made for youngsters, with short trekking days, a good standard of accommodation and the back-up of KE's unrivalled experience in this part of the world.
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Is this holiday for you?
This itinerary is aimed at families with older children who are used to doing some hillwalking. This trip is suitable for children of 10 years and older. The trekking conditions on this trip are relatively easy and designed to be within the capabilities of children of 10 years up. We will follow good paths and yak trails throughout. Additionally, as the Khumbu is Nepal's most popular trekking destination, the area is well supplied with teashops and lodges and the trails between these are well used and present easy walking conditions. It should be noted however, that trekking at altitudes above 3000m makes greater demands on the body than walking at low elevations, and is of itself challenging even for fit hikers. Our itinerary is well staged to allow the best possible acclimatisation for you and your family, with an extra night in Namche Bazaar and splitting some of the standard trekking days into shorter sections. You will need to ensure you and your family are physically prepared for the trek and you should be comfortable with walking for 4 to 6 hours each day. Following the lower part of the classic walk-in to the south base camp of Everest should be within the capabilities of occasional hikers and fit, active children. An ideal holiday for Easter and October half term and a Christmas break.
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