Famous as the home of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m) Nepal is well known as a trekker’s paradise, but the variety on offer also makes it an excellent option for families looking for adventure. Whether you want to hike through the Annapurna foothills or try your luck at spotting rhino in Chitwan National Park there is something to appeal to all ages.
Kathmandu is a bustling mix of Buddhist and Hindu culture. From soaking up the atmosphere of Durbar Square in the heart of the city to counting the monkeys hanging round in the gardens of the Monkey Temple of Swayambunath, perched high on a hilltop overlooking the valley, there is plenty to keep the children interested.
Most visitors leave the city after a few days and head towards the main trekking regions. The Annapurna region offers a great variety from gentle hiking in the foothills to tougher treks into the Annapurna Sanctuary. The great bulk of the Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre, the fishtail mountain, is ever present offering wonderful views as you walk. The Everest Region is a land of high passes, rocky barren landscapes and the highest mountain on earth.