Nepal Adventure Trip for Teenager

This is a leisurely family holiday with your teenager kids full of activities that would be enjoyed by both yourself and the kids. The programmes are so arranged as to provide enough time for fun and adventure among families.

 

Trip Facts:
  • Trip length: 15 Days
  • Trip grade: Soft Trek and Tour
  • Minimum age of participant: 15 years old
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • AActivities: Trekking trip to Namche Bazaar in Everest region, sight seeing tour in and around Kathmandu and safari tour in the Chitwan National Park
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
Trip Highlight
  • Superb views of the world's highest mountain
  • Elephant rides in Chitwan
  • Temples and palaces of Kathmandu
  • Fantastic easy trek to Namche Bazaar
  • Independent family trips available
Is it for you and your family?
Suitable for children age 15 and up.
We provide comfortable hotel accommodation and fully supported tea house accommodation whilst on trek. Moderate altitudes and activities make this trip suitable for children age of 15, with enough action and diversity of people and places to keep teenagers happy too. An ideal adventurous holiday for a family with teenagers.
Detailed Itinerary:

We also offer the flexibility of tailoring our 'suggested itinerary' below so you can choose the dates and night stops which you feel are most suited to your family.


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Upon your arrival our representative transfers you to hotel. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 02: Sight seeing tour in and around Kathmandu and Patan. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Pashupatinath Temple
Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

Boudhanath Stupa
This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone

The main attractions in Patan
Beside above mentioned places to visit there are other significant sites to be visited:
a) Golden Temple
b) Kumbheshwar
c) Krishna Mandir
d) Jagat Narayan
e) Mahaboudha
f) Ashokan Stupa
g) Machchhendranath Temple
h) The Tibetan Camp


Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about 30 minutes. Trek from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m.) which takes approximately three hours. You transfer to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi river. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.) The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding. Stay overnight at Tea House. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) and it takes approximately five hours. The trail starts along a level path along the right bank. Thamserku looms skyward on the opposite bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Bengar. The trail now climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny village of Monjo. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank over a wooden bridge. After a short climb you come to Jorsale’s teahouse and hotel, also stop at the National Park Service where a park entrance fee is collected.

After your departure from Jorsale, you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks - the right is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Koshi, begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest area that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here. Stay overnight at Tea House. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Rest day at Namche Bazaar (3440 m.) for acclimatization. Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk upto Khhumjung where you can visit monastery.

Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde and so on. Or you can have an hour walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. .There is also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture. Stay overnight at Tea House. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) which takes approximately five and half hours.
From Namche, you climb towards the park headquarters and follow a contouring trail high above the Dudh Koshi River. Above Namche the route to Thyangboche becomes visible with the monastery seen below the summit of Everest and surrounded by Himalayan peaks. On today’s walk there are opportunities to spot the local wildlife, including the beautiful Danphe Pheasant often seen among the birch and silver fir forest between Shanasa and Trashinga, and Himalayan Thar on the high ground above the trail. After reaching the re-forestation nursery at Trashinga, the trail drops steeply to cross the Dudh Koshi at Phunkitenga (3250m), where you take lunch.

In the afternoon you pass water-driven prayer wheels and ascend, initially steeply, through pine, fir, black juniper and rhododendron forest towards Thyangboche. The monastery and lodge are located in a beautiful meadow surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks in a truly peaceful and tranquil setting. The most notable peaks seen from here are Kantega, Ama Dablam (perhaps the most beautiful peak in the region) and, of course, mount Everest. Stay overnight at Tea House. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Shanasa (3670m.) and it takes almost two and half hours.
In the 17th century AD, the Lama Sange Dorjee, from Tibet’s Rongbuk Monastery, according to legend, founded the monastery here. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1933, rebuilt and again badly damaged by fire in 1989. Construction of the present monastery was completed in 1992.

You have a full morning at Thyangboche to visit the monastery and the nearby museum. There is a small entrance fee for the museum and a small donation to the monastery is appreciated. In the afternoon you retrace your steps down hill through the beautiful forest of juniper, rhododendron and fir to Phunkitenga. After you cross the Dudh Koshi, you ascend steeply to Trashinga. From here the trail contours high above the valley to Shanasa where you spend the night. Here Tibetan traders, resident in the area, have numerous ''artifacts'' and worthwhile traditional souvenirs for sale. Stay overnight at Tea House. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08: Trek from Shanasa to Monjo (2835m.) which takes approximately five and half hours.
The villages of Kunde and Khumjung are only a short trek off the main trail and are well worth a visit. Khumjung has a beautiful monastery and Kunde has a small hospital run by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust and you shall return to Namche via this route. The walk also heads past the Everest View Hotel and the Shyangboche airstrip before dropping into Namche where you take lunch. In the afternoon you descend steeply and then walk along the river bank back to Jorsale where you leave the national park before continuing on to your lodge at Monjo where you stay overnight. Stay overnight at Tea House. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09: Trek from Monjo to Lukla (2886m.) and it takes about four hours.
You re-trace your steps along the Dudh Koshi, crossing the western bank at Benkar. It is a beautiful and easy walk through blue pine and rhododendron forest, back-dropped with views of Kusum Kangaru. An early lunch will be taken at Phakding and in the afternoon you ascend out of the river valley back to the airstrip and you are offered lodge accommodation at Lukla. In the evening, a farewell dinner may be followed by a few celebratory drinks and dancing with Sherpa companions. Stay overnight at Tea House. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu (1100m.) which takes almost 30 minutes. This morning you take a flight back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 11: Drive from Kathmand to Chitwan National Park for jungle safari tour. Stay overnight in Chitwan. Early morning around 7 O'clock you depart for Chitwan along Highway. This is a picturesque journey passing through small towns, terraces, green hills, villages and majestic mountain views. Mostly you drive along the bank of Trishuli river with beautiful landscape. On your arrival you are welcomed by our staff and after delicious lunch they will explain you about further program. This day also you will have enough time to enjoy some of the jungle activities.

Day 12: Enjoy jungle activities. You stay overnight at lodge in Chitwan. After nourishing breakfast you will go for some of the jungle activities. Then you come back to lodge for lunch and it will be followed by rest of the jungle activities.

Jungle Safari includes different activities such as:
Canoe Trip: You can enjoy canoe trip on either The Rapti River or The Budhi Rapti River which border the National Park. You can see two types of crocodiles, the Gharial and Mugger basking on the river bank.

Bird Watching: For the bird watchers, it is Paradise Island with over 450 species of exotic birds of domestic as well as migratory birds. Many are threatened, e.g. the Great pied hornbill, Bengal Florican, Peregrine falcon, lesser adjutant storks, etc. A bird watching trip will be a memorable experience.

Jungle Drive: A tour by four wheel drive in the less distributed areas of the park to track the rarer species. You will visit Ox-bow Lake and museum of historic interest relating to the park. However during this period we will visit 20,000 areas which afford a varied experience of birds and mammals.

Nature Walk: Our experienced naturalists will accompany you to the more specialized habitats. This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at closer quarters and beauty of the flora and fauna. The authority of the naturalist must be closely observed to obviate any risks from wildlife attacks.

Elephant Breeding Centre: This is the first Elephant breeding centre in Asia. You can see baby elephants socializing with their parents and other babies. This centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants, and to train them to convey tourist around the region.

Village tour: Excursion in Tharu village will grant you an exhilarating experience. Tharus are the indigenous inhabitant of the Terai. We offer guided cultural tours to meet the people and experience their traditional self-sufficient way of life.

Cultural Program: In the evening you will get an opportunity to be a part of Tharu folk dance. The drummers and symbolic stick dancers perform traditional movements and invite guests to join them in this rhythmic display. Such cultural shows performed by Tharus will be an unforgettable experience. The Tharus in traditional colorful costumes, unique in their disparity with the common mode of dress all over Nepal, are sure to captivate you.

Elephant safari: On elephant back you can view the wild life of the area in their natural habitat.

Elephant Bathing: Your guide will take you to the specific place where you can observe elephant bathing.

Crocodile Walk: One more option is to go for crocodile walk. It goes through grassland and forest along the bank of Rapti / Narayani river.

Day 13: Enjoy some of the jungle activities and then drive back to Kathmandu. Early morning after breakfast there still remains time to go for some of the jungle activities and it will follow you journey to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 14: A leisure day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.

Day 15: Fly out from Kathmandu.

PRICE INCLUDES:

• Accommodations on lodges with full board during trek
• Trek transfers
• National Park fees
• Kathmandu /Lukla /Kathmandu airfare
• Airport transfers with escorts
• 4 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
• Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an English-speaking guide inclusive of entry fee
• 2 nights/3 days’ full board safari package at Chitwan Jungle Lodge

PRICE EXCLUDES:

• International flight,
• Airport tax,
• Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• Personal gears & clothing,
• Any expenses of personal nature,
• Client’s insurance.


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