Nepal family holiday

“Some long drives and a domestic flight enable this 12 day tailor made itinerary to take off with treks to Everest Base Camp and tours of Kathmandu just a couple of highlights to get you started. ”

Highlights

Kathmandu | Kathmandu Valley | Nuwakot | Annapurnas | Pokhara | Sarankot | Chitwan National Park | Optional activities in Chitwan National Park include: canoe rides, tiger tracking, a visit to an elephant breeding centre, bird watching and jeep safaris |

Description of Nepal family holiday

This 12 day family holiday in Nepal can be tailored to suit your clan with a variety of activities to be experienced around Everest, the Annapurna mountain range and the legendary cities of the Himalayas.

Families with active older children, especially, will jump at the chance to trek to Everest Base Camp or explore the Annapurna trail with overnight stays in tiny tea houses adding to the sense of adventure that can only be achieved after watching sun rise over snow-capped Himalayan peaks.

A family holiday in Nepal also represents a cultural and, sometimes, spiritual experience too with time spent in Kathmandu unlocking no end of fascinating stories and curious questions as you find yourselves in the realm of holy men, living goddesses and incense cloaked Buddhist temples.

Moving on from the delights of Durbar Square you'll find the lakes of Pokhara in the shadow of the Annapurnas offering all manner of opportunities to immerse yourself in Nepalese life with boat rides and Tibetan traders adding to the attraction of early morning views from misty hill tops.

For animal lovers there's nowhere better in Nepal than Chitwan National Park from where to track big cats, rhinos and elephants in the jungle with jeep rides providing a perfect perspective for watching wildlife in their natural habitat, not from behind bars nor from an elephant's back.

Accommodation in Nepal can often be found at smaller farmsteads and within rural villages which gives kids a chance to experience life without mod-cons as well as encouraging them to cook, take on chores and simply enjoy the feel of playing outdoors, away from the trappings of the modern world.

At the end of the day, local people in Nepal simply love kids and no matter whether your family are exploring in the jungle or trekking in the mountains you'll find an authentically friendly welcome guaranteed to last a lifetime and inspire future travels for your next generation.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Nepal family holiday

Environment

Most travellers visit Nepal in order to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery, often on a trek. Unfortunately many of the trekking areas are now very over-developed and tourism has had a negative effect on the environment. For example you can find toilet paper littering some routes as well as discarded plastic bottles and other detritus from trekkers. We arrange all of our trips in conjunction with a local partner in Kathmandu that we have selected partly because of their strong responsible travel commitment. Together we provide detailed advice to trekkers on how to behave responsibly when on a trek, for example giving simple suggestions such as taking a supply of small plastic bags (nappy bags are ideal) in which to bag up toilet tissue so that it can be taken back to the camp at the end of the day and burnt. We also advise trekkers in remote areas that they must be careful not to use soaps or detergents in or near water courses in order to minimise the effect on both the aquatic life within the river but also to prevent problems with people living downstream.

Community

As mentioned above, we have selected our partners in Nepal partly due to their responsible travel ethos. This extends to social as well as environmental concerns and our partners have been instrumental in trying to pioneer a 'better' way of trekking in the Himalayas. Essentially many of the main trekking routes have become very busy which does not provide a great experience for travellers and also means that tourist revenue is concentrated in a couple of specific villages, leaving surrounding areas very poor. Our partners have assisted in the development of a number of tea houses in more remote villages thereby helping to 'spread the wealth' whilst also having the great knock on benefit of providing a unique experience for trekkers.
All of our treks are guided by an experienced local mountain guide who will provide travellers with an insight into local village life and also give advice on appropriate behaviour such as taking shoes off when entering local houses.
When porters are used we have strict restrictions on the amount that each porter can carry, in accordance with advice issued by the International Porter Protection Group.

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Reviewed on 23 Apr 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The scenic flight in the Himalaya's was a highlight. The Jungle Lodge in Chitwan was fantastic and the kids loved it.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


The pollution and smoke haze in April is unfortunately quite thick and spoils the views of beautiful landscapes. The Haze wasn't just in Kathmandu Valley but also in the hills and in Chitwan. Most locals suggest year end (Nov, Dec, Jan) is a clearer time to be in Nepal. We visited many wonderful places however we couldn't see beyond about 10 kilometers due to air pollution on most days. The overall hiking experience was negatively impacted as a result of the haze.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


At all the hotels, we were served by locals and didn't notice any foreign staff. The Chitwan Jungle Lodge in particular has many examples of local community engagement and support and used fresh local products in their kitchen.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic break - lots of fun and very interesting. Were disappointed by the Haze/pollution and hope to return during a clearer time of year.

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Staying with our 3 young (9, 8 & 3) children in a village community homestay. The villagers and local guides were all fantastic!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Don't hesitate, just do it!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, especially in Chitwan where we stayed for 3 days in a Tharu village homestay.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


We spent 8 days there over Christmas (including Christmas day itself in Kathmandu). It will certainly be a Christmas that we and the children will always remember as one of the most exciting.

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