12 Days Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal

"a great way to enjoy an adventure in the shade of mighty Mt. Everest"
Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3850.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • Scenic country walks in harmony of beautiful Sherpa Buddhist immense culture
  • Constant views of Mt. Everest and adjoining high snow-capped mountains
  • Time to explore around lovely villages and interact with friendly locals
  • Walk within Sagarmatha National Park, listed in World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoyable treks in the shade of enchanting scenery of world highest mountains

 

An advantage of booking trip with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • First aid kit box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

Trip Introduction: 12 Days Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal

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.

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept instant booking and online payment

Climate and Weather:

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,100 m.

Other months from September to December another great times for treks around Annapurna region and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Best Season for Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal:

Nearly all seasons one can trek around high Khumbu of Everest region, except the wet times of monsoon season. However, the best time is in mid-spring from March to May and autumn to pre-winter seasons from September to mid-December. Springtime morning till mid-day is mostly clear for pleasant walks as well for the views, can get cloudy in the late afternoon.  Cold in the morning, late afternoon till night time, and chances of snowfall sometimes.

Autumn and pre-winter another best time for excellent views and scenic walks, where days are crystal clear, but short sunlight hours can expect snow sometimes and will be much colder morning and nighttime besides the wind-chill factor.

Notes:

Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal is a pleasant vacation with moderate walks and a touch of high altitude. One can enjoy these lovely scenic treks taking slow and steady pace as well as enjoying the beautiful scenery and local culture.

High altitude might occur to some people, from Namche Bazaar onward but Trekking Planner has taken enough precaution. Having enough to get acclimatize at a certain altitude like at Namche Bazaar, the average walk of 5-6 hours.

 Where some days can be much shorter like on the first day and last day treks back to Lukla. The best way to enjoy the adventure is thinking positively and walking slowly to reach the overnight stop. Where all lodges are nice and cozy, at Tengboche and Khumjung village where lodge have common toilets and bath.

Tengboche Monastery is famous for a colorful religious festival called Mani-Rimdu, which is held during the middle of October or the first week of November as per the Buddhist Lunar calendar. If interested to be in the festival please contact Trekking Planner for the right time of trek departure.

Itinerary
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Family Adventure Holiday in Nepal provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner.

    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)

      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 )

        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

          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

            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

              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

                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

                  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

                    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

                      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)

                        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 )

                          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

                          Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                          Inclusions
                          What's Included
                          •  All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
                          •  04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at Three star hotel in Kathmandu
                          •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle.(entrance fees extra)
                          •  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                          •  National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                          •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
                          •  02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
                          •  Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                          •  Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
                          •  Safe drinking water
                          •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary        
                          •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                          •  First add kid box
                          •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                          •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                          •  Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                          What's Excluded
                          • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                          • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                          • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                          • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                          • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
                          • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                          • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                          • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                          Essential Info

                          Suggested Equipment List

                          • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                          • Day pack
                          • Trekking shoes
                          • Sports shoes or sandals
                          • Sun Hat/cap
                          • Warm woolen cap
                          • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                          • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                          • Pullover or warm sweeter
                          • Raincoat
                          • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                          • Hand gloves
                          • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                          • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                          • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
                          • Sun glasses
                          • Water bottle
                          • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                          •  Flash or Torch light
                          • Camera and batteries
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