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Himalayan Discovery FDN

Visiting: Nepal
Tour Duration 13 Days
  • Meeting a Sadhu
  • Colourful Kathmandu
  • Bodhnath Stupa
  • Optional Rafting
  • Bhaktapur Square, Kathmandu
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate

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10 , 15/10/13


Anna Durkin

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What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour

It was all amazing with so many different activities but the highlights have to include white water rafting and elephant safari!! Our group were all very good friends and we still remain in contact with each other.

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How Was Your Explore Tour Leader

KIRAN!! He was amazing, he was so funny and had lots of jokes for us to try and work out. He always made sure we were never hungry and gave us lots of information about everywhere we went and all the extras. He also made sure everything ran smoothly with no hiccups, making sure everyone was safe and taking the kids off the parents hands when needed.

What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour

This tour has a bit of everything from white water rafting to trekking and looking at temples to elephant safari.

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The hotels and tea rooms were all nice to stay in-even if there wasn't always a flushing toilet!! All part of the fun. the food was all really nice with the opportunity to have a bit of everything, momos are very nice. You will make great friends and have great experiences which will stay with you forever. Highly recommended!

10 Michelle Laverick (Explore Staff), 02/01/13

What was the highlight or most memorable moment of your tour?

I guess I have to say there were three main highlights for me; one was bathing the elephants in Chitwan National Park, another was the four day trek with the backdrop being the Annapurna Mountains, and the third was sharing it all with the other families who travelled on the tour. Right from the start of the toor we all got on really well and the whole tour was the best family holiday we had ever had in one of the most amazing countries on earth!

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0 Juliet Thomas, 27/10/11

We travelled to Nepal with our three sons, aged 14, 12 and 8 in April 2011 and instantly fell in love with the country. For our children, it was a fantastic education especially being introduced to a nation where poverty was so prevalent. They (and we) learnt a great deal about this beautiful country, its culture, rituals and beliefs. It was a real eye opener and it's gift to my children was priceless. We were even witness to a cremation on the river banks (I can only imagine my 8 year old's school diary!).

Kathmandu is a busy and chaotic but charismatic city and just the starter for our fortnight's adventure. We were fortunate enough to take a flight to see Everest - definitely a 'must do' - can't imagine why anyone would want to climb it! For my 14 year old the highlight of the trip was the four day Himalayan trek. There is no denying the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. There was far more 'up and down' than I had imagined but it was an unforgettable four days.

We all enjoyed the white water rafting although it was more terrifying that I could have imagined. Possibly a little too so for our youngest son but the elder two and my husband thought it was fantastic.

Chitwan National Park brought about some wonderful encounters with elephants - sitting on the back of an elephant in the river being squirted by their trunks and hanging on for all our worth produced some magical moments. My youngest son's face will hold a place in my heart forever. Pokhara had a wonderfully laid-back charm and is clearly popular with backpackers. This is the place to do all your shopping. Our post-dinner walk was further entertained one evening by stumbling across a snake charmer who produced not one but two cobras out of baskets!

All in all, I cannot fault the holiday. A lovely group of people, a hard working rep and a fascinating country made for a brilliant two weeks.  Bring on the next one! (FDN -1st April 2011)

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