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Family Walking Adventure in Nepal

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This very short low altitude trekking holiday in the lap of Annapurna region is ideal for the families. The trek allows the travelers enjoy the unforgettable experience in amid of one of world’s finest mountains along with their family members. We too will visit different Hindu villages and camp beneath the Himalayas along with the villagers and pass the night dancing and singing with the locales. We too will manage time for visiting schools and markets where the cultural practices are so different from ours. During our trekking period we will be walking through the magnificent oak and rhododendron forests as we ascend to alpine pasture that offers the spectacular vista of Annapurna range. After completing the trek in the Annapurna region we will travel to Chitwan National Park to experience a raw wilderness. In Chitwan we will enjoy different jungle activities including elephant bathing, elephant riding, canoeing and jungle walking.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

As soon as you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will indulge ourselves in the surreal of Kathmandu valley. We will pay our visit to Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Kathmandu and Patan Durbar square. In the evening we will meet in our office and conduct briefing on our Kanchanjunga trek by trekking guide.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and explore the city

Early in the morning we will enjoy a short airstrip from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Himalayas. As soon as we land in Pokhara we will check into the hotel and have lunch and walk to explore this beautiful lake city. The places we will be visiting include Fewa Lake, Bindabasini temple, David’s fall and many others.

Day 04: Trek to Bheri Kharka

Leaving Pokhara behind us we will drive for 30mins to Suikhet Phedi. From here the trail ascends steeply through the forest and later through paddy fields to the village of Dhampus. From Dhampus the trail goes to Deorali and descends through the forest for some time to the village of Tolka and then to Bheri Kharka. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Landrung

From Bheri Kharka the trail descends through the scattered forests and villages to Landrung for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk

Leaving Landrung behind us the trail steeply goes downhill towards the river for an hour and then climbs steeply for 2-3hours through the scattered villages bestowed with magnificent Himalayan view to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the largest Gurung settlements in western Nepal offering astonishing vista of Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna along with many other snow claded mountain peaks.

Day 07: Trek to Nayapool and Drive to Pokhara

From Ghandruk the trail descends for about two hours to Sauli Bazaar, and easy walk for another hour takes us to Birethanti and after 45minutes to Nayapool. From here we will catch a ride back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 08: Drive to Chitwan National Park

Leaving Pokhara we will drive for Chitwan National Park passing many small settlements through the foothills blessed with never-ending greenery. Chitwan National park provides habitat to rare black Rhinos, Bengal tigers and herds of elephants. As we check in the hotel you can shower, relax and explore the local village before gathering for dinner.

Day 09: Explore Chitwan National Park

Early in the morning we will go canoeing in Budi- Rapti River along with basking alligators. After this we will enjoy elephant riding into the different parts of the park and get the glimpse of Rhino, Deer and different species of native as well as migratory birds. In the afternoon we can enjoy elephant bathing. In the evening we will drench ourselves into the surreal of Tharu Cultural Program. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Visit Elephant breeding center and fly back to Kathmandu

We will wake up early in the morning and go for bird watching. After this we will visit elephant breeding center where we will get to learn about the park’s efforts for elephant conservation and training programs. We will board a 20 minute flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you are free to explore on your own where you can indulge yourself in family shopping.

Day 11: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today we will indulge ourselves in the surreal of Kathmandu valley. We will pay our visit to Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Bhaktapur Durbar square. In the evening we will meet in our office and conduct briefing on our Kanchanjunga trek by trekking guide.

Day 12: Farewell

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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