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Himalayan Teenage Adventure

11 days Nepal, Asia
Adventure level: 
3. Moderate
3
3
Family Holidays | Min age 11yrs
Trip code: 
HNFP
Trip Highlights: 
Barter for bargains in city bazaars
Camp and trek in the foothills of the Himalaya
Raft the Seti and camp by the side of the River
Relax by Lake Phewa in Pokhara
Flight Inclusive prices from
Child £1,905 Adult £2,117
Price includes flights, transfers, all accommodation and entry fees, as well as a selection of meals. More info »
Prices without flights from
Child £1,103 Adult £1,225
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions related to Himalayan Teenage Adventure

Are sleeping mats provided while camping on trek?

Mattresses are provided while on camping treks - these are foam mattresses approximately 2 inches thick, therefore it is not necessary to bring your own.

What grade is the white water rafting?

The river is graded 2 to 3 and while not scary, it is exciting. Children must be 8 years or older and an ability to swim is essential.

Questions related to Nepal

Is it safe to eat the local food and drink the water?

Stories of bad water and food followed by amoebic dysentery abound when Nepal is mentioned.  Take sensible precautions.  There are lots of remedies for diarrhoea and ways to avoid it - the Group Leader is there to give you advise.  Always drink a lot of bottled or treated water to avoid dehydration. Remember the old adage: “if you can’t cook it, boil it, or peel it...don’t eat it!!”

Do we need to take malaria tablets?

A course of anti-malaria tablets is recommended. However, as always, consult your doctor and avoid getting bitten where possible.  Wear loose light-coloured clothing and use mosquito repellents containing the compound 'Deet' on exposed areas of skin and on clothing.

How long is the optional Everest flight?

The optional flight to Everest is approximately one hour long, but does depend on the weather. Flight departures are in the morning every day. Please check your individual itinerary for which day the flight is possible and once on tour ask your tour leader to book this for you.

Does the area cater well for vegetarians?

Yes, the area is great areas for vegetarian dining, with menus often tending to prioritise vegetarian meals over meat based ones.

What money should I take?

The local currency is the Nepalese rupee or Chinese Yuan. The ideal currency to take is US dollars as these can be easily changed. For reasons of security it is wise to bring a mix of travellers' cheques and cash, in a mix of small and large denominations. You will be able to change money in the larger towns and cities either in banks or hotels. Opportunities to change money outside these places are limited.

Will I be able to buy alcohol?

For anyone looking to relax at the end of a long day with a cold beer, its ok, alcohol is available throughout the country, wine can be expensive though.

What’s it like exiting Kathmandu airport, I’ve heard it can be very busy?

The scene upon arrival at Kathmandu airport is getting increasingly chaotic. Often there will be people insisting to take your luggage for you who, in return, will expect a heavy tip. We advise you not give your luggage to anybody except for the person wearing an Adventure Company t-shirt and holding an Adventure Company placard. You may also like to ensure that you have some small change with you (1-2 GBP) in case of getting lured into the help offered by the touts.

Questions related to Family holidays

Is there a maximum age?

No, our trips are designed to be accessible to any family with a good level of fitness. But, if you have any children sixteen years or older it's worth looking at our worldwide brochure, where trips are open to any one fourteen years and over as long as the're accompanied by someone over eighteen. If you are travelling on one of our Southern Africa tours and are aged sixty five or over you will need to provide us with a medical certificate signed by your doctor.

Who are the group Leaders on Family trips?

Our leaders are all local, speak exceptionally good English and are selected for their ability to entertain the kids as well as make sure your trip runs smoothly and take the hassle of organization away from you, the parents.

Our feedback from customers often praises the leaders more than any aspect of the tour and they really do transform your holiday from a good to an unforgettable one

 

What is the minimum age I can go on a family trip?

The minimum age is listed on the trip pages on our website.
Many trips start for children at five years, some at six, seven or eight years. There are also dedicated teenage trips (minimum age eleven). In all cases we'll look at taking younger siblings, just let us know the ages.

Is it only parents and children who are allowed on your family trips?

The more the merrier, we like to say. We welcome all parents (including single parents) and children and you’re free to bring along any aunties, uncles and family friends too. Our only rule is that there is at least one child under 18 years travelling with you. Older families should check out our worldwide trips.

At what age does the child discount stop?

Child prices apply to children who are 14 or under at the time of travel. From 15 years you are classed as an adult. 

Questions related to General Information

What's not included in the price?

Generally anything not listed in the itinerary. This includes optional tours and excursions, some meals, visas, vaccinations, excess baggage charges, porterage at hotels, insurance, international and entry/departure taxes overseas, and things of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, room service charges, phone calls, etc. As well as any new government taxes or price increases for hotels, transportation and airfares implemented after the tour programme for this brochure was costed.  

What's included within the trip price?

Everything listed within the itinerary is included; accommodation, on-tour transport, the services of a group leader and local guides, entrance fees, excursions and activities, as well as a number of meals. See your Trip Notes for full details. Transfers to and from the airport in-country are also included for those on Group Flights, as well as a mandatory ATOL Protection Charge of £2.50 which protects your booking. 

What do I take with me?

See your Trip Notes, these have a detailed packing list. On most international flights you're restricted to twenty kilograms baggage and we recommend you always pack light. Generally hard suitcases are not suitable.

If I book late is it cheaper?

No, it is not a package with charter flights and accommodation, whereas if there is spare capacity the price is reduced to ensure it fills up.

With small group adventures flights and ground arrangements are reserved separately, due to the flexibility involved. On most trips we have a contract with a preferred airline and an allocation of flights at a special rate. However from between 1-3 months before departure, depending on the airline, we have to hand back our unused allocation. Therefore we have to buy airline tickets on the open market, which can result in flight supplements.

This point is even more prevalent for family trips, where demand for flights is high during the school holidays. Therefore reserving places late is likely to include high flight supplements.

Speak to a Travel Consultant for more information, but the rule of thumb is it’s best to reserve your place earlier.  

Can I book a trip without flights?

Yes you can do this on every trip.

Can I organise a trip with just my friends or family?

Yes, just let us know your chosen trip and we can organise a private departure. Prices may vary from those given on the website, depending on the size of the group and date of departure.

What is a group adventure?

The average group size is between 6-12, although groups can be larger or smaller than this. Generally they will be of all ages and from all walks of life. However, you will have similar interests and the shared experiences on the itinerary soon bring everyone together.

What is the accommodation going to be like?

Accommodation is clean, simple and choosen for its value for money, location and atmosphere. You'll mainly stay in twin rooms which have private facilities within small, locally-run, 2-3 star hotels and guesthouses, which reflect the character of the area. Sometimes though you'll stay in larger, more comfortable hotels or occasionally rustic accommodation with basic facilities. In such we also try and incorporate unique accommodation experiences, such as a night with a local tribe, or sleeping under the stars in the desert.

There are also camping options on several of our trekking and wildlife trips, for which all equipment is provided, but it might be necessary to bring personal gear such as sleeping bags.

Accommodation commences on the first night of the "without flights" itinerary until check-out on the day of departure. Please note accommodation on all trips are subject to change.

How knowledgeable and experienced is the Group Leader in general?

The local guides undergo extensive training in all aspects of travel in the region. They are full-time professionals and are selected for their empathy and knowledge of the area you are visiting. 

 

Is there a maximum age?

All of our trips are designed to be accessible to anyone with a good level of fitness. If you are travelling on one of our southern Africa tours and are aged 65 or over, you will need to provide a medical certificate signed by your doctor.