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Swiss Family Treks & Expedition

Kathmandu, Nepal
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About Swiss Family Treks & Expedition
Our agency is specialized for treks and all kinds of sightseeing with family and people, who want to enjoy a holiday and see a lot more from this country. If you travel with your family, you can be sure, to be welcomed even warmer. It is the friendliness of the people here, which will make your trip complete. This may be one of the main factors to travel to Asia for a family holiday. We will make sure to organize your stay in a way, that you get the most out of the country and culture. 9 years experience traveling with kids here in Nepal, India and Tibet have showed, it is the perfect destination for a wonderful trek, combined with cultural/handicraft sightseeing and a lot more. For certain destinations we offer horses for the kids, or they will simply be carried. We will provide you always a local guide, which will help you to explore and explain the country and culture. And be assured, there is a lot to explore and see! Whilst the local peoples natural friendliness here will undoubtedly impress you and in addition you get all these fascinating, almost magical landscapes.
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ryan wrote a review Apr 2020
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My family (daughters ages 10 & 13 ) did a 3 week trek, and 6 week overall Nepal trip, with Swiss Family. We trekked Manaslu and Tsum valley and toured Kathmandu, Pokhara and Pharping. Swiss Family took absolutely incredible care of us through some extremely varied and challenging circumstances. We had the unique experience of trekking when the corona pandemic broke out. When we emerged from the mountains, Stephan was in daily contact and was able to provide very valuable contacts and resources while the entire country was locking down. We were well supported and felt extremely safe throughout our unplanned adventure. After seeing them respond to this emergency, I am so glad we were traveling with Swiss Family. We were in a much better position than many of the other travelers we encountered. Our trekking was completed prior to pandemic changes and included our guide, two porters, and two horsemen (with horses). Everyone was a joy to be with and balanced professionalism with personal connection. Even though we had to amend our schedule due to excessive spring snowfall and then the corona pandemic, the changes were made with good communication and professionalism at every step. We loved the remote scenery and culture we encountered. Our group was full of smiles, energy and happiness each and every day. Our kids said it was a highlight of our 6 months of world travel. We now feel that Stephan, Pasang, Ashta and all our other Swiss Family connections are part of our Nepali family. Any future trips to Nepal will definitely include them. Look no further for an organization that is committed to clear communication, personalized planning, high caliber guides and staff, incredible emergency response (if needed) and a commitment to Nepal itself. I cannot express how wonderful they made our Nepal experience.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Michael S wrote a review Mar 2020
8 contributions3 helpful votes
The entire trip was simply amazing. We loved every aspect of it - the mountains of course but also the people. Sonam, our guide and Jay, our porter were wonderful companions to have on our journey. For this Buddhist, to travel in a land where Buddhism is literally in the rocks and the sky made it the journey of a lifetime. Swiss Family Treks created a diverse itinerary for us and it was a good balance of trekking in the remarkable landscapes of the Himalayas and visits to monasteries and nunneries
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Date of experience: February 2020
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svenmerk wrote a review Mar 2020
Ravensburg, Germany9 contributions2 helpful votes
We did a three weeks trip through Nepal with two kids (2 and 4 years) which we did organize through Swiss Family Treks & Expeditions. It included a few days trekking as well as Pokhara and the area around, Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Chitwan National Park and also a few days in their Hotel in Pharping. The whole trip was perfectly organized and we always felt safe and in good hands. We had an open ear for any type of inquiry we got during the trip including last minute changes which ensured a relaxing and mind changing trip through Nepal. We will definitely reach out to Stephan and the team again for our next trip to Nepal.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Maja D wrote a review Jan 2020
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I went on the ABC - Trek together with my daughter, end of december/beginning of january 2020! Unfortunatly we had to turn around because of heavy snowfall! Still it was a great experience, we had a very good guide, Lalu! And a wonderful porter too, Juwari! Everything was perfectly organised! But most of it I enjoyed the days we spend in Pharping, at the „ Swiss Family Hotel“, with Stephan and his wife Pasang. They are great hosts, so friendly and warm hearted! The place is kind of magic, a huge house with balcons and terrasses, overlooking the ricefields and surrounded with buddhistic monasterys. Every morning you can enjoy the sunrise and the music and singing from the tempels! It‘s my second time I stayed at the Swiss Family Hotel and can highly recommand it! Hope to come back once!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Cornelia wrote a review Jan 2020
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It's been the third time that we book through Stephan at Swiss Family Trekking and as in our previous treks (Manaslu and Bhutan) we were in good hands from the beginning to the end. All the formalities and permits were taken care off in advance by Stephan and Ashta. We even had to chance to have Astha, one of the business partners as our guide. On the trek itself everything went smoothly and we had plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and scenery. As we are very fast hikers, Ashta made sure that we got enough hiking every day and took us to side trips to monasteries and view points. He and our friendly porter also assured that we got the best and warmest rooms in the freezing the lodges (minus 15°C inside the room at night!!! So be prepared!!). The food was excellent and there was always plenty of it, but we were grateful for that because the body really needs the energy in the altitude and freezing temperatures. Our highlight of the trek was definitely the sunset over Everest and Nupse from Kalapathar view point. We can definitely recommend doing Everest Base Camp trek in winter in the off season. With the right equipment!! There are less crowds and the views are cristal clear. Also the flight to and from Lukla airport is a highlight itself. Thanks Stephan, Ashta and Swiss Family team for the great organization. We will be back!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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