4 adults & 4 children - an Introduction to Nepal - Oct 18 - Oct 25, 2019

Traveler: Sarah C. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

We were a group of 4 adults and 4 adventurous children (age 7-10) and had a really great introduction to Nepal covering trekking, wildlife in the Chitwan National Park and an immersion to Kathmandu which included a very insightful market visit and a brilliant cooking lesson - supported by Raj and the team.
In the run up to the trip we found the team to respond quickly, answer a host of questions and adapt the itinerary to meet our changing requirements. We took a couple of internal flights to cut down travel time on the road that were delayed several hours - come to the airport prepared for delays, and many of the roads were very bumpy - again be prepared! The t-shirts and water bottles which were gifted to us were appreciated as well as the briefing session on arrival so we could ask any unanswered questions face to face e.g. how much to tip the guides/ porters, how cold it would be up the mountains etc.
My only advice would to be very clear how far you wish to trek each day and how able/ active your party are. We felt we could have gone further and seen plenty more - and having briefed this in we were disappointed that our trekking was over much earlier than we had hoped each day with limited possibility to make changes while en route.

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Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Sarah, many thanks for this detailed review. Much appreciated and the little tips along the way are going to be really useful for future travellers as well.

Apologies that the trekking was not as expected. We worked on anticipation of an average family, but my god, the kids were good trekkers and hiked fast. A few tweaks could have improved it greatly am sure. Lesson learnt!

Hope we see you in Nepal again, for a bigger mountain journey!