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Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal

Trip code
Package name Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal
Duration 12
Max. elevation 3850.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation Private vehicles and domestic flight (KTM-Lukla-KTM)
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Lukla-Phakding-Namche Bazaar-Tengboche-Khumjung-Monjo-Lukla-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,099 per person

Highlights

Overview

‘a great way to enjoy an adventure in the shade of mighty Mt. Everest’


Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal, one of the best ways to enjoy your vacation in the shadow of the world's highest Mt. Everest. Not only for exceptional scenery, where visitors will experience more than one can expect in the harmony of friendly Sherpa. The highlander and natives of Everest are well known for immense hospitality that makes you feel at home and at ease.

Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal, a great exciting vacation for all types of people and age groups. Where one can enjoy the walk from the moment you step from the plane at Lukla small airstrip. The airport named Tenzing & Hillary tribute to heroes who first conquered on top Mt. Everest in 1953.

One of the most unique and amazing airports in Lukla was built by Hillary Foundation in 1964. Which is also one of the highest airstrips in the Himalayas and probably in the world. The adventure begins after exploring Kathmandu city's best cultural and historical places listed in world heritage sites. 

After an enjoyable time in Kathmandu visiting places of great interest, the next morning a short flight takes you to Lukla. Where Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal actually begins, a walk takes you around lovely Sherpa villages adorned with interesting Buddhist monuments.

The route follows along the glacial Dudh Kosi River upstream with an overnight stop in a nice lodge at Phakding. After a pleasant time in Phakding second day walk is interesting on a gradual trail for the first half. As the walk progress heading past Monjo village then enter Sagarmatha National Park, designated as World Heritage Site in 1979.   

Afternoon walk on river bed and gorge covered in the lovely cool forest lined with rhododendron, pines, oaks, and fir trees. On crossing the last bridge, leaving the river down below, the climb starts for few hours to reach Namche Bazaar.

Namche Bazaar at 3,440 m / 11,287 feet, all houses serving as lodge and hotels built in amphitheater U shaped. Spending two overnights in Namche Bazaar an ideal place and village for acclimatization and to explore its best viewpoints.

Namche Bazaar a nice large village almost a size of a small town, offers grand views of high snow-capped peaks. Includes views of Mt. Everest, and several other well-known peaks such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thermasarkhu, Kwangde, and Khangtiaga.

From Namche Bazaar, exploring its scenic spots and enjoying the facilities like banks, ATMs, well-stocked stores, and shops. The adventure continues towards our final and highest destination at Tengboche, one of the most beautiful spots in the whole Himalaya range. A lovely pleasant trek on winding gradual trail till lunchtime facing grand views of Everest and adjoining peaks. 

After lunch at a small place Phunki Tenga located beneath Tengboche a climb of few hours to reach an overnight destination. Slow and steady walks within lovely enchanting woods of rhododendron and firs facing close views of snow peaks. Finally, the long climb reaches you on top of the most scenic spot Tengboche a place with a colorful impressive monastery.

Enjoy the beautiful location surrounded by a high snow-capped mountain range with excellent views of Mt. Everest and majestic Ama Dablam.
At Tengboche visit the monastery interior which was re-built after it was damaged from the fire in 1991. Tengboche, the last destination and major highlight of the trip, enjoy the super panorama of the mountain range from where you stand.

After an exciting moment with a tour of the monastery along with glorious views of Mt. Everest and impressive Mt. Ama Dablam. Return journey downhill with short steep up to reach on winding level path and then to Khumjung village. Khumjung is a quaint village, situated on a glacial valley beneath Mt. Khumbu-La is the patron and the sacred mountain of Khumbu Sherpa’s.

A great place for short walks and visit the Khumjung Monastery the oldest Buddhist monument of Khumbu. Here you can witness a scalp believed to be of a Yeti, and take a short tour of Khumjung High School. The only high school around the whole of Khumbu was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust.  

Khumjung is a moderate size village quite different from Namche Bazaar, here one can observe more of the local Sherpa's immense culture. From Khumjung, our adventure heads to the next adjoining Khunde village, visit the first and only hospital established in the whole Khumbu region. After Khumjung and Khunde down to Namche Bazaar on the return journey back to Lukla for last overnight around Everest region.

Next early morning our swift panoramic flight brings you to Kathmandu, after a most memorable Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal.

Trekking Route of Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal:

Trekking Planner has designed this program, which suits all types of people who are interested to be in Nepal Himalaya. A perfect Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal with ample time to enjoy the beautiful scenery in the comfort of a nice lodge.

The route of the trek is straightforward, after taking a sweeping short flight from Kathmandu to land at Lukla airport. The walk begins on a gradual path following through several interesting villages to Phakding for a first overnight stop.
The next morning after breakfast, a walk follows Dudh Kosi River to Jorsalle via Monjo and Sagarmatha National Park. Having good lunch at Jorsalle, afternoon a big climb to Namche Bazaar, the major village and Sherpa capital of Khumbu.

At Namche Bazaar two more overnights stop an ideal place and height for acclimatization purposes. Where one can enjoy short walks and hike to scenic points for the best views of Mt. Everest and adjoining peaks.
Namche Bazaar is also famous for its Saturday market held once a week an exciting to witness the busy bazaar.

From Namche, walk leads to our main highlight at Tengboche and its beautiful colorful monastery. A pleasant scenic walks for the first half till lunchtime and then heading for the climb of few hours. An interesting walk although uphill but one can take brief stops and admire the surrounding views.

After a great haul then reach the much-awaited final destination at the beautiful location of Tengboche a scenic place. Here you will be encircled by an array of snow-capped peaks facing Mt. Everest and majestic Ama Dablam at a close distance.

At Tengboche enjoy the time of your life amidst beautiful mountain surroundings and visit the monastery enriched with age-old monuments. Includes large idols of Lord Buddha and other famous gurus, the wall and ceiling painted with great work of art. 

From Tengboche after a most enjoyable time and experience overlooking a glorious panorama of mountain range and tour of the monastery. Return journey downhill to Imjatse River with short uphill and then on a gradual path with a slow climb to Khumjung village. A traditional farm village much different to Namche Bazaar with time at Khumjung visiting places of interest and its old monastery. 

The return walks downhill to Namche with options of either walk up to Everest View Hotel or a short trek to Khunde village. Eventually, the route leads to descending with a birds-eye view of Namche Bazaar, at Namche for a lunch break. 

After a refreshing stop continues downhill to Monjo village for an overnight halt near Sagarmatha National entrance and exit gate. From Monjo, next morning last day trek reach you at Lukla town for the final overnight around Khumbu and Everest area.

The next morning a short walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport for a short scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the last views of Mt. Everest during air-borne on reaching Kathmandu airport transfer to hotel. After a grand exciting experience on Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 feet and transfer to hotel.

On arrival in Kathmandu from respective country at the Nepal International  Airport. Trekking Planner staff and guide will receive you and the group for short drive to your hotels in the right in the hub of Kathmandu city around Thamel area,an exciting location. Where one can find all needful items stepped with shops and stores and many world class restaurants and hotels.

On reaching at the hotel, then check into your rooms after a refreshing rest then meet all the members of the group at a meeting place in the hotel lobby or in a conference room for group briefing, here our guide and leader will provide you with full information of the treks, tours with other necessary details to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and interesting.

Evening a group welcome dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the harmony of local folk cultural program.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

Day 2 : Cultural and Historical sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Enjoy your second day in Kathmandu visiting around places of great historical, and religious interest, which will help you to understand the Nepalese culture of both Hindu and Buddhism. Our tour guide leads you to various exciting areas, where most places are listed in world heritage, tour includes famous old Durbar Square and palace courtyard, steeped with colorful activities. From here visit of Swayambhunath Stupa, the oldest monuments of more than 2600 years old.

Tour of Bouddhanath a large dome stupa, allows you to get taste of Tibetan and Buddhism culture and visit of holy Pashupatinath Hindu temple.

After a wonderful time return to hotel with free leisure afternoon and preparation for the adventure to Everest region.  

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla (2828m//9279ft) 35min and trek to Phakding (2780m/9121ft) 3-4 hrs walk

An early morning after breakfast transfer to domestic airport for short flight to Lukla on a small aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) air journey of 35 minutes facing Himalayan panorama with views of Mt. Everest. On arrival at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla. Time to get refreshed and to get organized for the walks, a pleasant first day trek through Sherpa farm villages with views of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru peaks.

Slowly, walk reach you to first overnight stop at Phakding and get transfer in a nice, cozy lodge located near Dudh Kosi River.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11287ft) 5-6 hrs walk

From Phakding morning after breakfast start second day walk to famous Namche Bazaar, route follows Dudh Kosi River upstream and crossing bridges to Monjo a nice lovely village, and then enter Sagarmatha National Park.

Sagarmatha a name for Everest in Nepal, the local Sherpa calls as Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means 'Great Mother'.

Walk from national entrance leads to lunch stop at Jorsalle the last village before Namche, afternoon few hour of pleasant walk within lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees, and then crossing the last high bridge climb leads on wide path facing views of snow peaks, and then finally reach Namche Bazaar.

Where houses stands on an amphitheater U shaped bowl, a lively large village almost a town where local and trekkers can find various facilities, at Namche in the comfort of lovely lodge facing views of Tharmasarku and Kwangde peaks.  

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 5 : Rest day at Namche Bazar

Morning at Namche rest day for acclimatization, before heading to Tengboche a perfect place rest and free day at 3,440 m high. 

On rest day, morning a short hike to Namche view points for best panorama of Mt. Everest-Ama Dablam and range of peaks, afternoon explore Namche lined with well stocked shops and stores, Namche gets busy and crowded with local in Saturday Market held once a week.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6 : Trek to Tengboche (3850m//12632ft) 4-5 hrs walk

After an exciting rest at Namche, morning walk leads you on gradual scenic trail with short descend towards Imjatse River for lunch stop at a small settlement Phunge-Tenga.

Afternoon climb leads to few hours, an interesting walk within the shade of rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snow-capped peaks.

Having occasional rest in between walk then finally reach at Tengboche and the monastery, located on scenic spot surround by array of peaks includes view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Khangtiaga, Tharmasarku, Kwangde and majestic Ama Dablam, afternoon visit the magnificent monastery treasures beautiful arts and idols of Buddha and other gurus and saints. 

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7 : Trek to Khumjung (3753m/12313ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Enjoy the wonderful Mountain panorama with Mt. Everest and closest view of beautiful Ama-Dablam, morning an easy downhill to Phungi Tenga, after crossing a bridge an hour climb and then on gentle winding trail. On leaving the main trail a slow short climb within birch and juniper trees then reach Khumjung village, located on a scenic glacial valley. Check into a nice lodge with warm hospitality of the local, afternoon visit the old monastery and witness a Yeti scalp then tour of the only high school of Khumbu.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8 : Trek to Monjo (2835m/9303ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Morning enjoy grand views of surrounding mountain range, a slow and pleasant walk with options either take a short route with climb to Everest View Hotel and then downhill to Namche Bazaar. As we have time today, best to visit the adjoining Khunde village which is less an hour walk on gradual up to Khunde and visit the first hospital built by Edmund Hillary and Himalayan Trust.

Enjoy the best views of snow mountain range from Khunde and then head towards Namche Bazaar, a lovely walks on long downhill to stop for lunch at Namche. Afternoon continue descend to the river bed and with last short climb to national park exit gate and then at Monjo village for overnight stop. 

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 9 : Trek from Manjo to Lukla (2828m/9279ft) 4-5 hrs walk

Enjoy the last day walk from Monjo on pleasant gradual trail crossing bridge over Dudh Kosi River and then with few short ups and downs to Phakding. From here retrace the journey to Lukla for few hours on the final day walk of the adventure.

On reaching Lukla for last overnight stop, enjoy rest of the afternoon at leisure with final dinner at Lukla, enjoy the last dinner or a party with the staff members.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 10 : Fly back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft) and transfer to hotel

From Lukla flight starts early morning for Kathmandu on a fine clear day, sometime the flight time can delay due to weather condition, as per the flight time board in a small plane for scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

On reaching Katmandu domestic terminal our guide transfer you back to your hotels around Thamel area.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast)

Day 11 : Contingency and spare day, options for own individual activities

A reserve and contingency day in case of flight delay at Lukla can happen sometimes due to bad weather conditions, even in the best trekking time of a year, on this free day enjoy another sightseeing tour or have a leisure time with individual activities. 

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

Day 12 : Depart Kathmandu for international departure.

After a great experience around high Khumbu and enjoying Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal, depart from the hotel for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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