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Kathmandu, Annapurna camping trek, Rafting, Bandipur, Chitwan National Park

This tour has been specifically designed for families that want to bring their children to Nepal for an exciting tour that combines some adventurous activities with a few visits to exotic temples and cultural sites. We include Hindhu & Buddhist temples in Kathmandu, an Annapurna camping trek, some easy white water rafting and wildlife viewing in Chitwan National Park. Group sizes are kept small, with carefully selected guides who will do much more than just explain the history and surroundings to you. Read more

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
  • Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

Namaste! After arriving into Kathmandu today, our reps meet you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel for the start of your tour. In the evening, your rep will give you a brief introduction to the local area of Thamel.

  • Day 2:
  • Half-day tour. Free afternoon

After being introduced to your guide this morning, the tour starts with a half-day City tour, this tour includes in the ancient Durbar Square where you can see a living Goddess before heading to the impressive Swayanbunath Stupa for great views over the city and the Kathmandu Valley. Lunch today is included at Rum Doodles.

  • Day 3:
  • Half-day tour. Fly to Pokhara

After breakfast, we return to the city centre to visit the important Buddhist and Hindu religious sites at Boudhnath and Pasupatinath. We make a brief stop for lunch before continuing to the airport for your short flight to the town of Pokhara. Upon arrival we transfer you to your hotel and the rest of the day is free.

  • Day 4:
  • Pokhara - trekking

Today, we begin our 3-day camping trek in the beautiful Annapurna region of the Himalayas. After being introduced to the porters and cooks, a bus will take us to Dam Head from where we start trekking on to Bhumdi (1500m), which is where we will camp on the first night.

  • Day 5:
  • Trek to Panchase Bhanjjang

After a breakfast by the camp-fire, our trek continues on to Panchase Bhanjyang. We pass through lush rhododendron forests to the traditional settlement of Bhanjyang which offers great views back down to Pokhara and the Phewa Tal Lake. Tonight we camp near to Panchase Bhanjyang.

  • Day 6:
  • Climb Panchase Hill. Trek to Bhaduri

This morning you have the opportunity to make the climb up to Panchase Hill (2500m) for an even better view of the nearby peaks of which include Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Manaslu (8156m). After lunch, we follow the trail down to Bhaduri where we spend our last night camping.

  • Day 7:
  • Finish trekking, return to Pokhara

Our short camping trek ends today with an easy walk down to Naudanda where your vehicle will be waiting to take you back to the town of Pokhara. The afternoon is free to wander the town or to rest any tired legs!

  • Day 8:
  • Cycling trip to Devi Falls & Shiva Cave. Free afternoon

Today begins with a short cycling trip to the local tourist attractions of the legendary Devi Falls and the important local religious site at the Shiva Caves. The afternoon is free to enjoy Pokhara or take a rowing boat out on to the lake or browse the local stores.

  • Day 9:
  • Drive to Bandipur and explore the village. School visit

This morning we leave Pokhara behind as we start the drive to the town of Bandipur. Bandipur is an ancient trading town with stone-paved streets, temples and an interesting old bazaar which we pass on the way to your hotel. In the afternoon, we arrange a visit to a local Nepalese school, including a relaxed English/Nepali language class.

  • Day 10:
  • White water rafting. Drive to Chitwan National Park

After enjoying a beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas, we leave Bandipur and head to our put-in point on the Trisuli River, where you have the chance to experience some white-water rafting on a moderate grade. We include all equipment and instruction is given while in the water. Note – If you prefer not to take part in the rafting, we do offer alternatives! In the afternoon, we make the drive to Chitwan National Park, which is located in the southern Terai region.

  • Day 11:
  • Chitwan National Park -Safari activities

You have an early breakfast today before beginning your activities in the Park with a jungle walk or jeep safari, followed by an Elephant back safari in the afternoon. Over the next two days you'll have the chance to explore the jungles and look for all kinds of animals including Rhinos, Sloth bears, Crocodiles and the elusive Tiger. In the evening, we talk a short walk to one of the nearby Tharu villages for a close-up look on local life here.

  • Day 12:
  • Safari activities. Return to Kathmandu

Today begins with a canoe trip on the gentle Rapti River – try and spot the many different birds or two breeds of crocodiles that live in and around the river. We then include a visit to the local and important Elephant breeding centre where you have the opportunity to learn more about these incredible creatures. In the afternoon we make the trip back to Kathmandu by private vehicle.

  • Day 13:
  • Free day in Kathmandu

Today has been left as a free day for you to explore Kathmandu on your own, stock up on souvenirs or try any of our extra tour options such as the Everest Mountain flight, or a trip to Patan & Bhatkatpur. In the evening, we will help arrange a farewell dinner for the whole group at one of Kathmandu’s local or international restaurants.

  • Day 14:
  • Kathmandu - Tour ends. Airport transfer

Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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Tour facts

User rating:
Group size: (what's this?)
3 - 16 people; minimum age is 6yrs
Highlights:
Kathmandu sightseeing; Annapurna foothills camping trek; Sunrise from Panchase Hill; Bandipur hill village & school visit; Safari activities in Chitwan National Park including elephant bathing
Transport:
Bus, minibus, jeep, internal flight
Group departures:
Regular group departures during school holidays.
Maximum altitude:
2,500m
Trekking grade: (What's this?)
Fair
Rafting grade: (What's this?)
II-IV
Local payment: (What's this?)
None
Meals: (What's this?)
Breakfast: 14 | Lunch: 9 | Dinner: 8
 

Accommodation

We use a range of carefully selected hotels on our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a private or tailor-made tour.

 

Customer feedback

"Ram was always on hand and available to sort out any problems or queries very efficiently and promptly."

Derek Entwistle (Everest Base Camp)

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