This is the first of several posts about our recent totally awesome family vacation to Nepal. We worked with the fabulous folks at Geographic Expeditions to plan and book the trip.
Yes, we're insane. We went 7,500 miles for an 8-day trip. That's 15,000 miles there and back.
On April 5th, after school ended, we bustled off to San Francisco airport to begin our epic journey: SFO to LAX (1 hour), LAX to BKK (17+ hours), and BKK to KTM (3.5 hours). All told, from leaving our house to arriving at the Yak and Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu, we traveled 29 hours. Or so.
Thanks to the terrific equipment, outstanding food, and unparalleled service of Thai Airways, 21 of those hours were actually quite pleasant. The rest were spent bored in the sterile confines of LAX or astonished by the grand scale of Bangkok airport, or stuffed into a United Airlines seat.
Our eight-day itinerary comprised three mini-vacations:
- April 7-8: Kathmandu
- April 9-10: Chitwan National Park
(April 11: Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara)
- April 12-13: Pokhara
(April 14: Head home)