Family-Holidays-in-Nepal

Family Holidays in Nepal

Natraj Trekking is considered one of the best tour operators for organizing Family Holidays in Nepal. Our Family Holidays & Adventure tour has been designed especially for families with children which are the perfect way to introduce your kids to the joys of the Himalaya. The young travellers will learn to enjoy discovering the world through our guided Himalayan adventures, exotic wildlife viewing, cultural exploration and more. Daily activities are varied and tiring travel is kept to a minimum, with added features catered to the entire family.

Travelling with your family can be a stressful time, especially when the tour you have chosen doesn’t properly cater for the needs of your family. Our Nepal family tours & treks have been specially designed for families who want to see the spectacular scenery in Nepal, to experience and learn about the local culture, and to enjoy some adventurous activities. We always run these tours on a private basis or as part of a group of families so that you don’t feel left out or out of place. Although these tours are less physically demanding than our standard tours

Our Nepal Family Holidays tour has been specifically designed for families that want to bring their children to Nepal for an exciting tour that combines some adventurous activities with a few visits to exotic temples and cultural sites. We include Hindhu Buddhist temples in Kathmandu, an Annapurna trek, some easy white water rafting and wildlife viewing in Chitwan National Park. Group sizes are kept small, with carefully selected guides who will do much more than just explain the history and surroundings to you.

Detailed itinerary of Nepal Family Adventure Holidays – 12 Days

DAY 01
Arrive Kathmandu
Arrive Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. Please look for signage of Natraj Trekking with your name once you come out of Arrival Terminal Hall after collecting your luggage. You will be escorted by our representative to the hotel

Welcome to Kathmandu, capital of the ancient Mountain Kingdom of Nepal. Kathmandu has the air of a medieval city with a maze of narrow streets, wooden temples and beautifully decorated palaces.
Upon arrival at the hotel, guest will be provided welcome drinks along with the room key.
In the evening we will organize a Welcome Dinner at a traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine local Nepali meal.
Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 02
In Kathmandu
After breakfast we have arranged a walking tour, visiting the bazaar and temples of old Kathmandu in accompanying of local a Nepali guide. Nepal’s bustling capital is a captivating mix of spice sellers and potters, rickshaws and sacred cows, all crowded together amidst a city of vibrant noise and color. Today we visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our sightseeing this morning takes in the sumptuous majesty of Durbar Square and its collection of ornate palaces, courtyards and temples, as well as the Ason Bazaar and the Kumari Ghar, home to the living goddess of the Kumari Devi.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Kathmandu Durbar Square

This afternoon you will visit the temple of Pashupatinath on the banks of Bagmati River, the oldest and holiest shrine in Nepal, regarded by many as the most revered temple of Shivaon the planet. The ghats are regularly swamped by pilgrims bathing in the waters and this area is one of the city’s most important cremation areas, where both royalty and the common people have their ashes sprinkled on the waters of Bagmati, to make their way downriver towards the sacred Ganges.

Returning to the city, we then pay a visit to the Stupa of Boudhanath, one of the city’s most dominating monuments and one of the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal. It is also called Little Tibet

Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 03
Fly to Pokhara and trek to Dhampus (1650m)
Fly to Pokhara and drive to Phedi (approx 1 hr drive). Trek to Dhampus- About 3 hrs walking

Dhampus-Village
Dhampus-Village

After breakfast, you will be driven in a private vehicle to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for flight to Pokhara (25 minutes flight). During the flight, we get to savor the most mesmerizing views of the magnificent 8000 meter Mount Manaslu and the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. Soon after touchdown in Pokhara, you will be met by our trekking crew and we take a leisurely approx 1 hour drive to Phedi (1130m) along the graceful Modi Khola Valley. On reaching our destination, we begin our highly panoramic Annapurna trek. The route skirts through lush forest and countryside to the hill top village of Dhampus. The mountains we see from Dhampus include Annapurna South, the Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and Lamjung. We spend our first night in Dhampus
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 04
Dhampus to Landruk (1620m)
Trek from Dhampus to Landruk -About 5-6 hrs walking
Beyond Dhampus we get our first clear views of the mountains ahead, as we ascend through forest on a trail which is often made up of stone steps on the steeper sections. Passing through Pothana, we reach a clearing on a pass, at a place called Deurali (pass). At this point we are high up on the east side of the Modi Khola, the river which flows out of the Annapurna Sanctuary. From Deurali we descend steeply down through forest then contour around through villages and terraced fields to camp in the picturesque Gurung settlement of Landruk, which affords spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 05
Landruk to Ghandruk (1940m)
Trek from Landruk to Ghandruk–about 3 ½ hrs walking
The trail goes steeply down towards the river for an hour, and then there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours through scattered villages with beautiful views of the Himalayas. Eventually, reach Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung settlements in Western Nepal. You can have good views of Gangapura, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mount Annapurna and other snow-capped mountains. If time permits, visit the Annapurna Mountain Conservation Area Project (ACAP) headquarters, the local museum and the village.
Dinner and overnight at the local lodge (Teahouse)
Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 06
Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m)- about 4 ½ hrs walking and drive to Pokhara(827m)
After breakfast, we walk from Ghandruk all the way down hill through village and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar. It takes approx: 2 hours walking. Along the way you can see good views Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare too. From Syauli Bazaar, the trails follow the Modi River till Nayapul.
You will be picked up from Nayapul and transferred to Pokhara (approx 1 hr 30 minutes drive) in a private vehicle.
Pokhara is one of the most picturesque spot of Nepal. The beauty of Pokhara is enhanced by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. For the mountain viewers Pokhara offers a magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Machapuchre (Fishtail), five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is the only place in the world to provide such a dramatic views in a sub-tropical setting.
Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara
Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 07
In Pokhara
Breakfast at the hotel
Morning one hour boat ride at Phewa Lake including visit Barahi Temple (island temple) located middle of lake.
Phewa Lake, the second largest lake in the country, is the center of all attraction in Pokhara. It is the largest and most enchanting of the three lakes that add to the resplendence of Pokhara. Here, you will be on the boat across the lake to visit the island temple in its middle.
Walking tour of Lakeside Market
The eastern shore, popularly known as lakeside or Baidam, is the favorite home base for travelers and is where most of the hotels, restaurants and handicraft shops are located.
Afternoon is kept for free for own activities. You is explore the interesting town of Pokhara. You could visit Tashiling, a thriving village of Tibetan refugees with its own schools and monastery, where you can watch Tibetan carpets being made
Overnight at the hotel
Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 08
Drive to Damauli and raft to Saranghat

Seti-River-Rafting
Seti-River-Rafting

We leave Pokhara in the early morning and drive to Damauli, our put in point. After the rafts are rigged we will set off down the Seti River. We spend the whole day within its forested canyon. The luxuriant vegetation we see is a remnant of the vast forested area, which once covered the middle hills of Nepal.
Even now we are objects of curiosity to the villagers. Traveling by rafts is a perfect way to view undisturbed wildlife. When we stop for lunch we have time to explore, photograph, bird watching, swim or relax. Later in the afternoon we encounter a small but technical rapid near the village of Saranghat. Inhabited by Magars, who are renowned for generations of service with the Gurkha Forces Saranghat, is a colorful middle hill village. Our first night we will set up camp on a spacious beach below the village.
Raft time: approx 3.5 hrs during spring season
Dinner and overnight at Camp
Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 09
Raft to Narayanghat & drive to Chitwan
After we have finished our breakfast and repacked the raft, we will set off down the Seti. Later we encounter the technical rapid grade 3 shortly after the rapid we leave Seti River and enter Trisuli River. Here the middle hills recede and the Terai plain opens before us. The topography has changed dramatically. After lunch we float further down to a small town Narayanghat, where we end our raft.
From Narayanghat, we drive to Chitwan which takes about one hour enjoyable and scenic drive through the Tharu Villages of Chitwan. The ethnic tribe of the Tharu’s is the local inhabitants of Chitwan and is agriculturists by profession. Then drive finally brings us to our lodge
Upon arrival at lodge, the guests will be met and briefed by the Guest Relation officer regarding the park and the programs available.
Later in the afternoon, the guests will be taken for elephant safari or nature/jungle walks on the time of arrival at the lodge. Those on elephant safari can penetrate deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife and those on a jungle walk can experience the abundant bird life and the flora and fauna of the park.
In the evening before dinner, the slide presentation about the flora and fauna of Chitwan national park will be organized by our well trained senior naturalists. This will be time when the guests can gather more information about the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park.
Overnight at the lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10
In Chitwan

jungle-safari-in-chitwan-national-park
jungle-safari-in-chitwan-national-park

Early morning guests will be mounted on elephant back and taken for a jungle safari for approx 2 hours penetrating through dense grasslands to view wildlife in their natural habitat. This grass commonly known as elephant grass is dense and grows to a height of 18‐20 ft. It is the favorite habitat for rhinoceros and other mammals.
After breakfast, you are taken to our elephant stables where a senior naturalist briefs about the interesting and unbelievable habits of elephant. Here one may witness the rare scene of the elephants at bath.
Lunch at the lodge
In the afternoon you may choose to relax around the resort or take a drive for canoe ride down the Rapti River. The river ride provides opportunity of viewing the gharial crocodiles as well as the mugger crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. OR, you may also feel like going for a nature walk with one of our naturalists to know more about the flora of the Chitwan National Park. Those on canoe ride are taken back to the resort by drive from the end‐point.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 11
Chitwan to Kathmandu by fly

After breakfast in the morning, since Chitwan is a bird paradise of resident and migratory birds, making it a delightful and educational experience for every bird watcher. Special bird watching tour can be arranged too.
Those who could not go for elephant safari on the day of arrival would go for elephant safari to penetrate deep into the jungle for viewing and photographing wildlife and those on a jungle walk can experience the abundant bird life and the flora and fauna of the park Then after, the guests will be transferred to Bharatpur Airport for flight to Kathmandu.
Depart Bharatpur (Chitwan) for Kathmandu (It will be just a 25 minuets flight)
Arrive Kathmandu Domestic Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel
Overnight at the hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 12
Depart Kathmandu
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, a representative from Natraj Trekking will transfer you to the airport.
Meals included: Breakfast

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