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Activities
  • 4 day trek
  • 3 day wildlife safari
Accommodation
  • 4 nights Radisson Hotel
  • 4 nights exclusive eco-comfort camps
  • 1 nights eco lodge
  • 2 nights adventure lodge
Meals
  • 7 Dinners
  • 7 Lunches
  • 11 Breakfasts

12 Days$1799USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: NFA

Nepal Family Trip highlights


  • Savour stunning views and experience a magical sunrise over the Annapurna Range on this low altitude trek
  • Observe glaciers flowing from the mighty Annapurnas from Ghandruk
  • Travel to Chitwan National park in search of rhino and the Bengal tiger
  • Create wonderful memories as you trek with your family
  • Soak up the Nepali way of life

Why Book With Us

  • Receive a souvenir kit bag and free use of a World Expeditions trek pack including quality sleeping bag, down jacket and more
  • Stay energised on trek with hot meals expertly prepared by our team of dedicated cooks
  • Stay at our exclusive eco-campsites complete with thick mattresses, pillows, off ground beds and standing tents
  • Well paced trek led by wilderness first aid qualified guides

This low altitude trek in the Annapurna foothills is specifically devised for families. We include time in the traditional Hindu villages where children regard the Himalaya as their playground. Each campsite we join our crew and the villagers in dancing, singing and games of volleyball and cricket. There is also time to visit the local schools and markets where cultural horizons are so different from our own. During the trek we appreciate the magnificent oak and rhododendron forests as we ascend to alpine meadows that afford spectacular views of the Annapurna Range. After completing our trek we travel to Chitwan in search of rhino and the Bengal tiger.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at USD$350

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  Nil

Today you have a full day to explore Kathmandu’s bustling streets and significant landmarks. You may wish to start by exploring the city’s two most important World Heritage Listed spiritual sites: Pashupatinath, Nepal’s most sacred Hindu temple and an important cremation site; and Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal and the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist shrine outside of Tibet. Alternatively you could wander through the markets and shops of the busy Thamel precinct or explore some more of the city’s significant sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) or the World Heritage Listed plazas of Patan, Bhaktapur or Durbar Square.

Meals:  B

After breakfast we transfer to Kathmandu’s domestic terminal to take our flight to Pokara, the main gateway for trekkers into the Annapurna region. This is one of the most scenic flights in the Himalaya, as we trace the backbone of the monstrous Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. The flight path heads west up and over the rim of the Kathmandu Valley along the Trisuli River to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest town and our first night's camp near the shores of the Phewa Lake.

Meals:  B,L,D

We drive for an hour to pass between two river valleys at the village of Khare, and commence our trek to Dhampus. The trail ascends for the first hour, following a ridge through fields of bamboo clusters to magnificent rhododendron forest. Villagers greet us with “Namaste”, the traditional Nepalese greeting, as we pass their homes and continue to the ridge top where at the crest the scale of the mountains astounds us, with Machapuchare (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Annapurna South (7219m) in our immediate viewpoint Overnight eco lodge.

Meals:  B,L,D

This is an interesting day as the trail gently glides through forest, and in and out of small gullies, all the time bringing us closer to the mountains. In the rhododendron forests the lush canopy affords protection for the smaller delicate flora, such as primula and daphne. It also provides a haven for birdlife and we can hear their varied calls as we move through. The trail soon opens onto fields as we approach the village of Landruk with its excellent views of Annapurna South at the head of the valley. Overnight private eco campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

Our destination today is easily seen across the valley; the attractive Gurung village of Ghandruk. Unfortunately we must descend to the valley floor to reach it! Slowly descending through rice terraces, we cross the steel cable suspension bridge that spans the glacial river of the Modi Khola and commence our ascent. As we trek up the many staircases, we enjoy the beauty of the Himalaya at a relatively close range and observe the glaciers flowing from them and feeding the rivers below. It is a magnificent location and a photographer's delight. Our leisurely approach along these ridges with their fine mountain views ensures proper acclimatisation and the un-hurried opportunity to fully savour this magnificent scenery. Ghandruk is the centre for the Annapurna Conservation Area and after lunch we will visit the headquarters. Overnight private eco campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

The morning views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare are stunning, and will remain with us as we walk for around 4 hours on a broad trail that traverses and descends to our lunch stop at Shaule Bazaar, on the banks of the Modi Khola. After lunch we walk gradually downhill through neat villages and along well-worn trails busy with local people. We pass through Birethanti, an interesting village with traditional architecture, before continuing to the roadhead at the busy market of Naya Phul. We transfer by coach to Pokhara and our final camp beside Phewa Tal. This evening we will have a celebratory dinner with our porters and trek staff.

Meals:  B,L,D

This morning we transfer to Chitwan by road. On arrival we are briefed on the planned activities during our stay. Late afternoon and early morning are the best times to sight wildlife, so other times tend to be for less energetic activities. We will have lunch at our lodge and commence our activity program. Our accommodation is at the Chitwan Adventure Lodge outside the park, generally in 2-bed huts with a private bathroom. Solar heated hot water is available in the afternoons.

Meals:  B,L,D

A full day's activities are available including jungle walks, canoe rides, bird-watching and jeep safari, as well as lectures on other fauna. Our concession area is the territory of many species of wildlife including 3 tigers, 5 leopards, 7 rhino, and many deer, boar, bear, peacocks, an extraordinary number of bird species and is occasionally visited by wild elephants.

Meals:  B,L,D

We complete our last activity, and we make the journey out of the jungle and back to the Kathmandu by vehicle, arriving late afternoon.

Meals:  B

There are a million things to see in Kathmandu and we recommend you spend this day wandering the town and exploring the valley on bicycle or by taxi. Our staff can arrange a guide and/or transport should you wish, or you can head off armed with a map and let the day unfold.

Meals:  B

After breakfast the trip will conclude unless further arrangements have been made. Transfer to the airport for your homeward journey.

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$350
  • flight Kathmandu to Pokhara valued at US$133
  • airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 12 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • expert bilingual guide
  • group medical kit
  • good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • accommodation on trek in a combination of comfortable eco lodges, and our private eco-comfort camps with off the ground camp beds, mattresses and pillows
  • use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • private transportation
  • all park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance
  • jeep safari Chitwan

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

Departure dates


Notes

Note:
Daily departures on request, available from September to May.

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Total Priceper person from

Adult$1799USD

Child$1300USD** See below for further details.

Your trip price includes:

  • Meals valued at USD$350
  • Internal flight valued at USD$133
Options & Supplements*
  • Single SupplementUSD$290
  • Children Under 11 shared with 1 AdultUSD$1210
  • Children Under 16 shared with 1 AdultUSD$1350
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Annapurna Family Adventure in Comfort trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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 When you book one of our adventures, you will receive quality services at the best prices with plenty of inclusions. There are no hidden costs, single travellers don’t pay more and you’ll enjoy many ‘extra touches’ that ensure your holiday is excellent value for money.

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By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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