Overview

Duration :
19 Days
Secondary Activity:
Nature and Culture
Max altitude :
Transportation:
Flight and Private Vehicle
Trip ends in:
Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Primary activity:
Culture and Tour
Group Size:
Min. 2 Pax
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu
Diffficulty:
Moderate
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
All Seasons
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Chitwan-Lumbini-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

All the arrangements and itineraries of the Nepal family tour are designed in a special way to cater according to fulfill expectations of every family member. From children to the elderly everyone can join this Nepal family tour without many challenges. Introduction to cultural Kathmandu valley, wilderness experience at Chitwan National Park, religious insights at Lumbini, historical highlights at Palpa, and exploring naturally blessed paradise city of Pokhara are the overall exciting package that Nepal family tour is comprised of.

Nepal family tour begins as you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, shifted to your hotel followed by a brief introduction of the trip. The next day, we will either drive 4 to 5 hours or catch a 20 min flight to arrive at Chitwan. Initially, we visit the Tharu village which is a nice way to be familiar with local traditions and cultures. There will be a campfire, Tharu dance, and other cultural programs arranged in a professional manner. With a warm sunset view from the riverbank, we get ready for the next day’s wilderness activities. The highlights of Chitwan are that it welcomes everyone to experience its natural wild richness on jungle walks, canoe trips, and elephant safari. Bird watching and spotting endangered floras and faunas are other specialties of the Chitwan trip.

We also visit the elephant breeding center for a day before we leave behind Chitwan and make our way towards Lumbini. Lumbini is the holy pilgrimage site where Lord Gautam Buddha was born. During our Lumbini tour, we visit the Mayadevi temple, the Lumbini garden, different monasteries built by different countries that give us peaceful insights into the land where the symbol of world peace, Lord Buddha and Buddhism was originated. In this way, we further head towards a historical place of Palpa from where great mountain views are seen. During the course, we also visit the popular Rani Mahal, Amar Narayan Temple, Tansen Durbar, Shitalpati, Bhagwati temple, Amargunj Ganesh, and a nice view from the hotel. Then we leave for beautiful Pokhara valley.

We spend a couple of days at Pokhara in which we will not miss any major attractions around. From boating, fishing at Phewa lake, visit Bindabasini Temple, Peace pagoda, Barahi temple, David’s fall, bat cave, Mahendra cave, mountain museum and if you say then even embark for some adventures like paragliding, ultra-light flight, zip flying, and bungee jumping. We also visit the Begnas lake and head towards the Kathmandu valley.  After arriving at Kathmandu, the cultural exploration around UNESCO world heritage sites will continue with a short visit to nearby Bhaktapur and Nagarkot hill. Finally, we conclude our Nepal Family tour that will let you create some unforgettable memories in this Himalayan country of Nepal.

Join a Nepal family tour with your family and loved ones at any time of the year. We, Nepal Mountain Trekkers would like to be your travel partners in making this exciting and delightful tour a reality. Contact us now for booking and further inquiries.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it, please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu:
  • Day 2
    Trip Preparation:
  • Day 3
    Fly/Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan (167 Km) -Fly 20 minutes / Drive 4-5 hrs : Drive- Breakfast on the way to Trishuli river side and lunch in Chitwan Hotel Fly- Evening Tharu Village Tour back to Hotel and relax with a sunset view
  • Day 4
    Activities in Chitwan (Jungle walks, Bird watching, Canoe trip, Tharu Culture Dance, Elephant safari (Additional Jeep Drive), Elephant Bath) [full day program]:
  • Day 5
    Morning goes to Elephant Breeding and back to Hotel have a Breakfast, relax and leave to Lumbini. (Chitwan to Lumbini 131km / 4-5 drive):
  • Day 6
    Lumbini Sightseeing by bicycle (Mayadevi Temple, Lumbini Garden, World heritage tour Lumbini, The queen of Shakya King Suddhodhana, Different countries Monastery):
  • Day 7
    Morning prayer for world peace and back to hotel have breakfast and heading to Palpa Shreenagar Hill. (Lumbini to Palpa Shreenagar 80km/2-3 hours drive):
  • Day 8
    Palpa Mountain View (Visit Rani Mahal, Amar Narayan Temple, Tansen Durbar, Shitalpati-The Round House, Bhagawati Temple, Amargunj Ganesh, Sunrise and sunset view from Hotel):
  • Day 9
    Late Morning drive to Pokhara Lake side with view of natural scenic and evening walk through the lake side (Palpa to Pokhara 132 km/ 4-5 hours drive):
  • Day 10
    Pokhara Valley Sightseeing with (Phewa Lake, Bindhya Basini Temple, Peace Temple, Barahi Temple, Pokhara City Sightseeing):
  • Day 11
    Early in the morning go to Sarankot for sunrise view of the Annapurna Himalaya and back to Hotel (Paragliding, ultra light flight, Mountain Museum, David’s Fall Waterfall, Mahendra Cave, and Bat Cave):
  • Day 12
    Peace Stupa day Hiking and valley view, lake view, Mountain View do yoga and do whatever you like (full day program):
  • Day 13
    Drive to Begnas Tal another beautiful lake and enjoy with nature beauty. (Lake side to Begnas Lake 16 km/ 1 hour):
  • Day 14
    Fly/Drive heading to Kathmandu with beautiful landscape scenic (Begnas to Kathmandu 192 Km/ 5-6) Fly 35 minutes:
  • Day 15
    Rest Day in Kathmandu:
  • Day 16
    Kathmandu Sightseeing (Swayambhunath – The Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple):
  • Day 17
    Visit Patan Durbar Square and heading to Nagarkot sunset view (28 km / 2 hours):
  • Day 18
    Sunrise Everest View and afternoon back to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and sightseeing (12km/ half an hour):
  • Day 19
    Departure Day:

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu::

After your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), a representative of Nepal Mountain Trekkers shall be there at the airport to pick you up and welcome you to the land of mesmerizing beauty. You shall then be transferred to your hotel and into your rooms where you can rest and relax your jet-lagged body. Later you may go for a stroll around the iconic Thamel area in the evening and be prepared for your amazing Nepal Family Tour which commences from tomorrow. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Trip Preparation::

Before we set to explore the gems of this Himalayan nation on our Nepal Family Tour, we shall have a full day to ourselves so that we can prepare necessary things for your trip today. You can also go for a tour around the attention-grabbing valley of Kathmandu with its stunning cultural and ancient heritages. The whole day belongs to you so you may do as you want. Go around and see the hectic lifestyle of people and truly grasp the feel of the Nepalese traditions. Later in the evening you shall return back to your hotel room and get yourselves ready for tomorrow's drive/fight to Chitwan. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3 : Fly/Drive Kathmandu to Chitwan (167 Km) -Fly 20 minutes / Drive 4-5 hrs : Drive- Breakfast on the way to Trishuli river side and lunch in Chitwan Hotel Fly- Evening Tharu Village Tour back to Hotel and relax with a sunset view:

Today we shall start our journey for the destinations outside the Kathmandu valley and the beginning of this journey shall be the Chitwan city. On a journey from the hills to the plains of Nepal, you shall very well notice the changes in weather, landscape, lifestyle, and other aspects of society and culture of the locals. From the narrow and windy roads in the hills to the straight roads surrounded by huge farming lands and plains, you shall be mesmerized. We shall drive to the famous place of Sauraha in Chitwan which is close to the Chitwan National Park where we shall be going for a full day activity tomorrow. And here you also have another alternative to take a flight to Chitwan which gives you an ample amount of free time to get a Tharu Village Tour. In the afternoon you can stroll around the immediate vicinity to observe the local lifestyle and beautiful sunset. Stay overnight in Chitwan.

Day 4 : Activities in Chitwan (Jungle walks, Bird watching, Canoe trip, Tharu Culture Dance, Elephant safari (Additional Jeep Drive), Elephant Bath) [full day program]::

Today we shall explore the natural wilderness and wildlife diversity of Chitwan including the Chitwan National Park. We shall go for a jungle walk inside the natural sanctuary and observe the different varieties of birds and floras, lakes amidst the forest and many peaceful spots to get relaxed. We shall also go for Bird Watching as per the guidance of the local guides who shall be well informed about the varieties of these beautiful creatures flying in this sanctuary. We shall also go on a canoe trip in the Rapti River. Float on the waters of this calm river and lookout for an opportunity to get a look at some of the rare species of crocodile including the Ghariyals. Besides, you can also get to see different species of birds and other animals. Traverse through the jungles with a royal feel when you go for Elephant Safari. Sitting at the back of this mammoth animal, you can watch the Royal Bengal Tiger, One-horned rhinoceros, Leopard, and other animals from a much closer distance. Take a bath with the giant Elephants at the river and experience nature at its best. Stay overnight at Chitwan.

Day 5 : Morning goes to Elephant Breeding and back to Hotel have a Breakfast, relax and leave to Lumbini. (Chitwan to Lumbini 131km / 4-5 drive)::

Today we shall leave our hotel very early for the Elephant Breeding Centre nearby the national park. Here you shall witness the playful activities of baby elephants and get to know about the breeding, care, food, and shelter as well as other information from the concerned authority and your guide. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then pack your bags as we shall be leaving for scenic Lumbini. We shall gradually enter the cool environment of the valley through changing landscape and environment. After about 4-5 hours of driving, we shall reach our final destination for the day Lumbini. Stay overnight at Lumbini.

Day 6 : Lumbini Sightseeing by bicycle (Mayadevi Temple, Lumbini Garden, World heritage tour Lumbini, The queen of Shakya King Suddhodhana, Different countries Monastery)::

Lumbini, the Land of Gautam Buddha, also known as ‘the Light of Asia’, is one of the main attractions of the Nepal Family Tour. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, attracts tourists from all over the world. Today you have the option to tour around Lumbini by bicycle. You may go around the sacred garden, Mayadevi Temple (the temple dedicated to the mother of Lord Buddha), the sacred pond as well as other attractive monuments built by several international entities and nations and also wander upon the Ashoka Pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka in 249 BC to commemorate his pilgrimage to Lumbini, proves that Lumbini is the place where Buddha was born. Stay overnight at Lumbini.

Day 7 : Morning prayer for world peace and back to hotel have breakfast and heading to Palpa Shreenagar Hill. (Lumbini to Palpa Shreenagar 80km/2-3 hours drive)::

If you are an avid bird and wildlife lover, there is an optional early morning bird-watching safari today, a worthwhile activity to your trip. After breakfast, we start our journey to Palpa which is about 3 hours drive through interesting green mountains, lush valleys, villages, farmlands, riversides, etc. Upon reaching Palpa, we visit the interesting touristic sites in Palpa. We savor the natural grandeur Palpa is god gifted. Palpa is known as the queen of hills and renowned for its mild climate. Rich in natural beauty and diverse cultural traditions, district headquarters Tansen, Shreenagar, Ranimahal, Bharavsthan, and other famous temples are the major places to visit in Palpa. The town of Tansen is a blend of Hindu temples, monasteries, churches, and mosques are the district headquarters of Palpa. Palpali Dhaka textile, Karuwa (Metal water pitcher with spout) Hukkah, idols sukunda (Old Lamp) spires, and various other items of handicraft have become the symbol of Palpa. We will stay at Shreenagar from where we can enjoy the natural grandeur of Palpa and the majestic snow-capped Himalayas views offered. Kanjirowa, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapachhre ranges can be viewed from the hilltop as well as a bird’s eye view of the entire Tansen Township on the other side. Stay overnight at Palpa.

Day 8 : Palpa Mountain View (Visit Rani Mahal, Amar Narayan Temple, Tansen Durbar, Shitalpati-The Round House, Bhagawati Temple, Amargunj Ganesh, Sunrise and sunset view from Hotel)::

Today is another amazing day and a whole new day to experience something great. After having our usual breakfast we shall have a day full of many visits to many iconic places. You shall visit Rani Mahal, Amar Narayan Temple, Tansen Durbar, Shitalpati-The Round House, Bhagawati Temple, Amargunj Ganesh. Later in the evening you shall return back to your hotel and view the amazing sunsets from there. Stay overnight at Palpa.

Day 9 : Late Morning drive to Pokhara Lake side with view of natural scenic and evening walk through the lake side (Palpa to Pokhara 132 km/ 4-5 hours drive)::

We wake up early morning to view the sunrise over the mountains from Bandipur. After breakfast, we continue to drive to Pokhara. If you are on the right pane of your vehicle the journey today provides plenty of opportunities to view cultivated terraced fields, rivers, streams, green valleys, rocky gorges, farmlands, and the typical rural life of Nepal. We take a lunch break in a restaurant along the way. Upon arrival in Pokhara, the naturally beautiful city with many crystal clear lakes you may take time to spend leisurely at Phewa lakeside or just hang around the market. Pokhara is a naturally beautiful city with lakes, snow-capped mountain views. Pokhara is also a starting point to many adventure treks and climb, so we can say Pokhara is a natural and adventure hub. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 10 : Pokhara Valley Sightseeing with (Phewa Lake, Bindhya Basini Temple, Peace Temple, Barahi Temple, Pokhara City Sightseeing)::

Today we shall explore one of the most celebrated and beautiful cities of Nepal, the Pokhara city. From boating on the beautiful Fewa Lake where you shall see the reflection of the unique Fishtail Mountain on the waters of the lake and visit the Tal Barahi Temple which lies at the middle of the lake. From the International Mountaineering Museum to the famous Bindhya Basini Temple, you shall have lots of sites in Pokhara City for you to explore. The number of sites to be explored depends on the practical conditions and will be decided on a mutual basis. After exploring the scenic landscape of Pokhara we shall return to the hotel. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 11 : Early in the morning go to Sarankot for sunrise view of the Annapurna Himalaya and back to Hotel (Paragliding, ultra light flight, Mountain Museum, David’s Fall Waterfall, Mahendra Cave, and Bat Cave)::

We wake up early in the morning for a drive up to Sarankot, a hilltop near Pokhara to view the Himalayan sunrise. After spending some time at Sarankot, we return back to our hotel in Pokhara and after breakfast we spend the whole day sightseeing, relaxing, and hanging around the beautiful Pokhara city and lakeside areas. We will take a boat ride across the lake (Phewa Tal), which is the second largest in Nepal. We can also visit the Peace Pagoda from where we will enjoy excellent views of the mountains including the Annapurnas and the famous fishtail peak, Machhapuchhare, along with views back across to Pokhara. We visit the fascinating International Mountain Museum, where you will learn some amazing tales, and hear about the exploits of the various climbing expeditions in the past – some ending in triumph and some in tragedy. Further exploration will be around Davi’s fall, Mahendra cave, temple, and monastery. The lakeside area has great shopping opportunities and Internet cafés. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 12 : Peace Stupa day Hiking and valley view, lake view, Mountain View do yoga and do whatever you like (full day program)::

So today after having our breakfast, we all shall have a little hike up to the amazing World Peace Stupa. Upon reaching there you shall get an astounding view of the Pokhara valley below. The sight from there will leave you speechless for sure as it provides you with the stunning glances of the high mountains above the valley and also the view of serene Phewa Lake. You may also do some yoga while up there if you want to. Later we shall all hike down and return back to our hotel. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 13 : Drive to Begnas Tal another beautiful lake and enjoy with nature beauty. (Lake side to Begnas Lake 16 km/ 1 hour)::

It’s a new day and a whole new opportunity to visit another startling lake of this region. After having our breakfast we shall take a drive to Begnas Tal which is approximately one hour away. And also it lies on our way back to Kathmandu so it’s quite easy to get there and have a look around until we return back to Kathmandu tomorrow. You shall enjoy the view of the stunning Begnas Tal and go around the lake for its pristine natural beauty. Stay overnight at Begnas Tal.

Day 14 : Fly/Drive heading to Kathmandu with beautiful landscape scenic (Begnas to Kathmandu 192 Km/ 5-6) Fly 35 minutes::

After exploring Pokhara, the ultimate tourist destination for every travel-loving enthusiast, we shall return back to Kathmandu for wrapping up our wonderful tour. From the hot and humid weather of the southern plain of Nepal, we shall now slowly move to more cool weather. Driving through the plain land, our vehicle slowly gains altitude and enters the Kathmandu valley. On reaching Kathmandu, you shall be transferred to your hotel. Take proper rest as we shall have an entire day to further explore the Kathmandu valley and do the activities you desire. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 15 : Rest Day in Kathmandu::

After arriving back to the capital city of this marvelous nation yesterday, we get a free day to rest and relax, as you might need it after all these days touring around the valleys and plains of Nepal. You may also go out from your hotel rooms and have a look around the near areas if you get bored inside your hotel rooms all day long. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 16 : Kathmandu Sightseeing (Swayambhunath – The Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple)::

Today our exploration of the heritage of the medieval cities of Kathmandu valley shall begin from today. The heart of the ancient city, Kathmandu Durbar Square is famous for the ancient Royal Palace with several courtyards in the inner complex and other interesting temples with intricate carvings and monuments in the outer complex. The house of Goddess Kumari, worshipped as the Living Goddess, Bhairav Temple, Taleju Temple, and others, almost all built-in pagoda-style from 15th to 18th century. Swayambhunath Stupa (or the monkey Temple) is one of the ancient religious destinations believed to be founded 2000 years ago. With 365 steps on the eastern side and a brightly painted gate with a 12 feet tall prayer wheel, this ancient Buddhist temple is populated by several monkeys thereby giving it the name. The famous eyes of Buddha and the whitewashed dome of the main stupa are marvelous. With several Buddhist symbols and ensembles, some Hindu temples, and a perfect view of Kathmandu valley, Swayambhunath Temple shall never fail to amuse visitors. After exploration, we shall return back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 17 : Visit Patan Durbar Square and heading to Nagarkot sunset view (28 km / 2 hours)::

Today we shall visit the city of beauty and the city of art, Patan. The most prominent of its architecture is Patan Durbar Square. This royal complex built around the 3rd century and later expanded in the 6th century has a unique styled Krishna Temple at the center surrounded by ancient pagodas, temples, stone baths, stone, wooden, bronze carvings, and many more. One of the seven monument zones in Kathmandu valley, this complex has a beautiful 12th century Golden Temple to its north and the 16th-century Mahaboudha Temple to the east which is also known as the Temple of the Thousand Buddha enhancing its importance. Today we shall be visiting the beautiful and one of the most popular hill stations in Nepal, the town of Nagarkot. Known for a panoramic view of the soaring Himalayas and beautiful sunrise and sunsets, this is a must-visit destination of our tour. We shall reach Nagarkot, 32 km northeast of Kathmandu, by car in about an hour. After relaxing at the hotel, we shall leave for the Himalayan and sunset views in the evening. The setting sun throws its light upon the peaks of mountains including Everest (on a clear weather day), Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Cho Oyu, and many more mountains. Stay overnight at Nagarkot.

Day 18 : Sunrise Everest View and afternoon back to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and sightseeing (12km/ half an hour)::

Get ready today to witness one of the most beautiful sunrises in this entire journey from this hill station. We shall leave our hotel before the day breaks to see the romantic sunrise over the Himalayas which you witnessed the day before. And later in the afternoon, we shall take a drive back to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. With four distinct squares (Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Pottery Square, and Dattatreya Square), Bhaktapur Durbar Square houses many ancient and artistically significant monuments. 55 window palace built in 1427 AD, Batsala Temple and Nyatapola Temple, beautiful and richly molded specimen of Golden Gate embellished with mythical creatures, Lion’s Gate is some of the attractions of this huge complex. This ancient complex very well preserves ancient arts and architecture as well as the traditional lifestyle, festivals, rituals, and cuisine. This gives important insight into the history and richness of this medieval-aged royal city. After a busy and insightful day of sightseeing, we shall retrace our steps back to the hotel. Stay overnight at Bhaktapur.

Day 19 : Departure Day::

Our exhilarating, adventurous and striking Nepal Family Tour comes to an end today. If time permits you can go for some more sightseeing or shopping, rest leisurely or get engaged in some individual activities. You shall be escorted to the Tribhuwan International Airport by a representative of Nepal Mountain Trekkers at least 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight and see you off on your onward flight. We believe that you have carried with you some wonderful memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. For those who aren’t ready to call it a day, we are more than happy to offer you other additional services and activities.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • Transportation for tour
  • Tour Guide
  • 2 nights Hotel in Kathmandu [B/B]
  • Chitwan Full Board Package [BLD]
  • Lumbini Hotel [B/B]
  • Palpa Hotel [B/B]
  • Pokhara Hotel 5 nights [B/B]
  • Necessary Entry Permits
  • Nagarkot 1 night Hotel
  • Bhaktapur 1 night Hotel
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses
  • Lunch and Dinner except for Chitwan
  • Tips for guide and driver

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Trip Map:

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket(Light-weighted)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants

Feet

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Light-weighted Sandles

Hands

  • Gloves
  • Creams

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)/Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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