Your adventure begins in the twisting alleyways, colorful bazaars and charismatic 'Monkey Temple' of Kathmandu. Flying to the lakeside town of Pokhara, you'll then get your first glimpse of the snow-capped peaks of the mighty Himalaya. Porters will carry your luggage (perhaps the kids too, for a price!) as you walk into the foothills. During the trek you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the simple lives of the friendly Nepalese people. Parents and kids alike will love the contact with local villagers. Descending into the steamy jungle of Chitwan National Park you’ll explore by dugout canoe - a great way to get close to the birds and animals of the park. One of the highlights of your stay will undoubtedly be an elephant-back safari in search of rhino and even tiger (if you’re really lucky)!
Days 1-2: Join trip Kathmandu; trip briefing; explore temples & bazaars
Day 3: Fly to Pokhara; city tour, free time
Days 4-7: 4-day Annapurna foothills trek
Day 8: Drive to Bandipur for village stay
Days 9-10: Drive to Chitwan; jungle safaris, elephant ride
Day 11: Kathmandu; free
Day 12: Trip ends Kathmandu