Magic of Exotic Himalayas: A memorable family trip to Nepal – 15 days
This Nepal family tour shows you the marvels of the Himalayan kingdom with fun, excitement and discovery for the whole family. You discover the rich cultural heritage and old bazaar of the Kathmandu valley, enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of Pokhara and the Annapurna Himal, try a white water rafting option then take an exciting wildlife safari in the tropical lowland jungles of Chitwan. Finally you enjoy the mountain flight over Mount Everest. Your family will leave Nepal with memories to last a lifetime.
Trip Facts:
  • Trip length: 15 Days
  • Trip grade: Soft Trek and Tour
  • Minimum age of participant: 8 years old
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking trip in Annapurna, rafting trip, Everest flight, safari tour in the Chitwan National Park, Boat ride
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
Is it for you and your family?
Suitable for children age 8 and up.
We provide comfortable hotel accommodation and fully supported tea house accommodation whilst on trek. Moderate altitudes and activities make this trip suitable for children over the age of 8, with enough action and diversity of people and places to keep adults happy too. An ideal holiday for a family.
Detailed Itinerary: We also offer the flexibility of tailoring our 'suggested itinerary' below so you can choose the dates and night stops which you feel are most suited to your family.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. Upon your arrival our representative transfers you to hotel. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Day 02: Sight seeing tour in and around Kathmandu and Patan. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Pashupatinath Temple
Situated 5 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati river, the temple built in pagoda style has jilted roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Bagmati River, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the centre of annual pilgrimage on the day of shivaratri which falls in the month of February/March. Behind the temple are the cremation grounds.

Boudhanath Stupa
This Stupa, 8 kilometers east of Kathmandu City, is one of the biggest in the world of its kind. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal direction keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity. This Buddhis Stupa was built by King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini. It is built on an octagonal base inset with prayer wheels. The shrine is ringed by houses of Lamas or Buddhist priest.

Swayambhunath Stupa
Swayambhunath is located approximately 4 kilometers and this Buddhist Stupa is said to be 2000 years old. The Stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagoda temples.

Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square, like its counterpart in Kathmandu, is an enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone

The main attractions in Patan
Beside above mentioned places to visit there are other significant sites to be visited:
a) Golden Temple
b) Kumbheshwar
c) Krishna Mandir
d) Jagat Narayan
e) Mahaboudha
f) Ashokan Stupa
g) Machchhendranath Temple
h) The Tibetan Camp


Day 03: Flight to Pokhara, Sightseeing and boating on Fewa Lake. Stay overnight at lake side hotel in Pokhara.
Thirty-minute morning flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu airport will give you plenty of opportunity to savor the most mesmerizing views of glorious Manaslu and snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Soon after landing on Pokhara airport, our staff will escort you to your hotel. In the afternoon after lunch, you will venture into Pokhara sightseeing tour.
Pokhara is most popular for its lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa. Your trip includes visits to the Devil's fall, the gorge of the Seti River and Tibetan refugee camp. You even get to explore the deep-seated mysteries of intriguing cave Mahendra Gupha. After sightseeing, you can go boating on Phewa Tal and bask in the splendors of nature like spectacular view of legendry Machhapuchhare, exotic bird species and unparalled panorama.

Day 04: Drive to Phedi and trek to Dhampus [1700m]. Stay overnight in Tea House. Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In the morning after breakfast, a bus will take you to Phedi. From there onwards begins your trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As you climb uphill, you come close to nature. With every step, the trekking trail gets more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, several roadside teashops come into picture. Eventually, the trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here, you will conclude your trip of the day at a superb campsite.

Day 05: Trek to Landruk [1550m]. Stay overnight in Tea House. Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The trekking path away from Dhampus narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, you pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. Shortly, you find yourself high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down the Annapurna circuit Sanctuary surrounded by breathtaking natural vistas. Trekking continues for another four hours until you reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. At this point, you get rewarded with spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli making your journey very worthwhile. Finally, you will overnight at a campsite.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk [1940m]. Stay overnight in Tea House. Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Trekking past Landruk, you will trail along terraced fields beneath the splendid panorama of awe-inspiring glaciated Himalayan mountain ranges. On passing a succession of flatland, forest, cultivated lands and a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, a beautiful village of Ghandruk can be seen after walking for 3 to 4 hours. You get an ideal vantage point at this pristine village to view Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli at their mesmerizing form. At Ghandruk, you can spot terraced fields and clusters of houses with slate roofs. Several hotels and teahouses at the village service warmth and hospitality catering to your every need. Camping in its terraced fields can indeed be very exciting and adventurous!

Day 07: Rest day at Ghandruk. Stay overnight in Tea House. Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
An entire day has been set aside to give you time for proper acclimatization. After resting, you can explore around the village to learn about village life, people, custom and lush vegetation.

Day 08: Trek to Ghorapani [2775m]. Stay overnight in Tea House. Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Following the alluring streams, graceful waterfalls and lush rhododendron forest, you make your way to a grassy area amid the exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks. Enchanting Machhapuchhare becomes visible at this point. Passing through deep forests, we head downhill to a small pass, Deorali at 2834m, before descending to the village of Ghorepani. Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli unfolds before us. Just 10 minutes beyond the pass is the village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means "horse water" and is a welcome watering spot for the teams of mules which ply the route between Pokhara and Jomsom. There are several hotels, shops, a police check post and camping places.

Day 09: Morning excursion at Poon Hill [3193m] and Trek to Birethanti [1050m]. Stay overnight in Tea House. Meals provided: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
In the morning, you will get to view heart-throbbing panorama of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill at an altitude of 3193 meters. It takes an hour to reach upto Poon Hill. After savoring the magnificent sunrise view that complements mesmerizing sight of Himalayan range, you will begin descending towards Birethanti through magnificent oak and rhododendron forests. From the village of Ulleri, a long steep stone staircase seems to go on forever before eventually reaching Hille. A more gradual descent will finally bring you to Birethanti. Lying beside Modi River, Birethani houses well-resourced shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery and a bank.

Day 10: Trek to Naya Pool [1340 m] and Drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight at lake side hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
Further away from Birethanti, you walk towards a rock-strewn trail that leads to Naya pool. After walking for few hours, main road opens up. Thereafter, you will be driven to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you will check into your hotel where you can let go of your exhaustion and take proper rest amidst the lively ambience of the hotel.

Day 11: Rafting on Trisuli River and Drive to Chitwan National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast you will be transported to Kurin Ghat. After refreshments, we begin our rafting from the put-in point under the guidance of river guide with thorough briefing on safety measures. Initially, water current becomes notably swifter as our raft maneuvers towards narrow tranquil pools of clear turquoise water of Trisuli River. Gradually, we may get splashed by occasional large rapid. We journey through a breathtaking river trip amid mesmerizing vistas boasting one impressive rapid after another. At around mid day, you wrap up your whitewater river rafting trip and head off to Royal Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National park lies in the tropical Terai region of Chitwan. Royal Chitwan National Park and Devghat are the major attractions of Chitwan. Chitwan houses rich wildlife, lush grasslands and rare species of bird and animals.

Day 12:
Jungle activities
Chitwan National park offers a unique and exceptional wildlife experience, being the home to several rare species, in particular, the one-horned rhinoceros and leopard and also leopard, bear, wild boar, deer, bison, crocodiles etc. We surrender to the pure pleasure of jungle activities. Safari excursion includes Elephant safari, Wildlife safari, jeep safari, canoeing and bird watching. Unlike African animals, those in Chitwan tend to be rather solitary and shy, but the chances of sightseeing these are very high owing to the expertise and experiences of experienced guides. In the evening, before dinner, you are treated with a slide show demonstrating culture of Nepal or a performance of the Tharu stick dance, a traditional local dance.

Day 13: Jungle activities and Fly to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
In the morning you can indulge in nature walk and birding. If you have an eye for photography, you get plenty of opportunities to capture the nature at its very best. After lunch, you will board a flight to Kathmandu from Bharatpur airport. On arriving in Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel where you get to enjoy superb facilities.

Day 14: Morning Mountain flight and leisure time. Stay overnight at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
After breakfast we will arrange a mountain flight for you during which you get to savor outstanding view of Everest Mountain range. Later, you will have an entire day set aside for complete relaxation. You can utilize this day doing whatever you feel like. You can simply rest or roam around the city for interesting sightseeing or just go shopping.

Day 15: Fly out from Kathmandu
Our drive and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that that you will leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

PRICE INCLUDES:

• Accommodations on lodges with full board during trek
• Trek transfers
• National Park fees
• Kathmandu / Pokhara airfare
• Rafting at Trishuli
• Pokhara/Chitwan/Kathmandu transportation
• Airport transfers with escorts
• 4 nights’ accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast on twin sharing,
• Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an English-speaking guide inclusive of entry fee
• Sightseeing tour in Pokhara with an English-speaking guide with entry fee
• 2 nights/3 days’ full board safari package at Chitwan Jungle Lodge
• Mountain Flight

PRICE EXCLUDES:

• International flight,
• Airport tax,
• Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• Personal gears & clothing,
• Any expenses of personal nature,
• Client’s insurance.



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