This trek compacts the thrills of the circuit trek into a manageable 14 days for visitors who are short on time. This is known as one of the most diverse and scenic treks in the…
Family treks in the Himalayas
This low altitude trek, by Himalayan standards (highest altitude is 3250 m), on the Annapurna foothills is devised explicitly for families. On our Nepal family trekking holiday, we include time in traditional Hindu villages, where the local children regard the Himalayas as their playground.
Our fully supported lodge-to-lodge program allows us to enjoy the comfort of staying in teahouses. In each place we stop, we can join our delightful crew playing board or card games or even volleyball and cricket. There is also time to visit the local schools and markets, where cultural horizons are so different from your own. In all, there are many opportunities and learning experiences to keep both you and your children occupied while getting enthralled.
During this introductory graded trek, we hike through magnificent oak and rhododendron forests as we ascend to alpine meadows that provide spectacular views of the Annapurna Range. We travel towards Chitwan National Park, where everyone feels youthful again as you ride atop elephants in search of rhino and the rare royal Bengal tiger after completing our trek.
For added comfort, convenience, and safety, we are one of the few operators to provide the best meals on your trek. Who wants to search for a hygienic and hearty dinner after a hard day’s trekking? Our trained chefs cater to your family’s dietary requirements and ensure a high level of hygiene, along with the most varied and healthiest meals in the Himalayas.
Day 01: Join group in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, Drive to the trek starting point and hike for 3 hours to Banthanthi
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is on top of a hill, and on clear days, the Panoramic view is fantastic.
Day 05: Early morning hike to Poonhill for sunrise, return to Ghorepani and hike on to Tadapani.
Day 06: Hike to Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village on this trail.
Day 07: Trek to Syauli Bazaar.
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Day 09: Relax in Pokhara
Day 10: Return to Kathmandu
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 12: Trip concludes in Kathmandu
- Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
- Hotel/lodges during trekking on twin sharing basis
- Responsible Adventures expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
- Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
- Proper clothing for porters and crew
- Insurance for crew and porters
- Twin sharing room on the trek
- Domestic airfare (where applicable)
- Boutique hotel in Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
- All transportation
- Complimentary T-shirt
- One assistant guide between four trekkers
- One porter between two trekkers
- Food for porters and crew members (We are one of less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility.)
- All permits
- All meals on the trek
- International airport taxes
- All optional additional tours or activities during free time
- Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
- Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir, etc.
- Transportation outside of the tour program
- Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only; leader’s tips at your discretion)
What’s included on the Nepal family holiday?
Twelve breakfasts, nine lunches, and nine dinners, flight Kathmandu/Pokhara, airport transfers, expert bilingual guide, group, boutique quality accommodation in Kathmandu, two nights accommodation at a lovely resort in Chitwan, trek pack including trek kit bag, complimentary T-shirt , private transportation, all park entrance fees and trekking permits, porters to carry all personal and group equipment, porter’s insurance, sightseeing in Kathmandu, and all entry fees.
Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.
Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking, there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.
Do I need a visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, or Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kerung on the Nepal-China border. Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.
What should I bring on a trek?
Being properly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip. Please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.