The Ultimate Nepal family vacation is created to provide you with the life experience and a chance of a lifetime to explore Nepal altogether. This tour is the ultimate combination of all the adventures that you can think of in Nepal. This tour is an optimum combination of thrilling activities, peaceful short hikes, celestial natural vistas, wonderful villages, jungle safari, and many more. Nepal is known for its magnificent Himalayas for which you will get to closely observe the high elevated mountains by a short Mountain Flight. It's the adventure of a lifetime. You will witness the beauty of the natural phenomenon which includes glorious sunrise and sunset, spectacular mountain peaks, enchanted forests, and untamed forest faunas.
This particular tour will take you closer to raw nature. After observing the crown of the country, the Himalayas, you will visit the grasslands of Nepal, Chitwan. Where you will experience some of the most exciting activities such as jungle safari. Participating in the Jungle safari can be an abundantly euphoric adventure for you as you will observe beautiful undiscovered and endangered animals and birds. The main attraction of this place is its unspoiled nature and wildlife along with its unique culture. Nepal is not only rich in natural resources but also in cultural diversity with more than 120 individual ethnic groups with their own cultures, traditional practices, and beliefs. Village visits are part of this trip which means you will get to learn about different cultures and history.
To reach this small settlement, one must hike as there are no motor roads. You will go through beautiful trails inside the jungles. This countryside exhibits the true meaning of a minimalistic lifestyle. As mentioned there is little to no modern transportation, as a result, you will domesticate animals carrying goods like horses, mussels, donkeys, and Yaks. Walking along with the beats of the Himalayas will truly make your day. Everything about this trip is awesome as every step you take will lead you to a lovely place with heartwarming people.
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- Explore the ancient monuments in Kathmandu valley.
- Experience the best of all three regions Himalaya, Hilly, and Terai.
- Visit the prehistoric Newar settlement at Bandipur.
- Hike to the celestial villages including Dhampus and Ghandruk.
- Witness the majestic sunrise and astounding mountain view from Sarangkot.
- Grand Panoramic mountains views along with lush green valleys.
- Explore the city of lakes - Pokhara.
- Meet the locals in different villages of Nepal.
- Safari on the gigantic plains of Nepal - Chitwan.
- Panoramic and rewarding viewpoints.
Nepal is the hub of attractions that is hard to find anywhere else on earth. Nepal has a unique topography meaning it has the tallest mountains and gigantic plains in Chitwan. It not only has unique geography but also has the most beautiful culture and history. The authentic cuisine, welcoming people, fascinating culture, peculiar festivals, and grand panoramic vistas are noteworthy. Each region has its incomparable twist in culture, natural attraction, and flavorsome gastronomy. You will visit numerous heavenly places by flight, drive, and on foot as well. You will get to experience the different native cultures, jaw-dropping natural vistas, refreshing hikes, and traditional villages that are situated in different parts of Nepal. In addition to these factors, you also get to try authentic food with local taste served by the gratifying locals.
Attractions of the Ultimate Nepal Family Vacation
Nepal is truly a heavenly place one can visit. There is a saying ‘’Heaven is a myth but Nepal is real” and the spectacular beauty lives up to its statement. The savage mountains that stand tall grant its viewer a breathtaking view, and traditional villages with unique customs and traditions will welcome you in their own way. The journey toward these marvelous villages will provide separate exposure. villages that are settled in hilly regions have absolutely perfect dropbacks. Throughout the trip, you will visit such an awe-inspiring place.
Due to the country's geography, most of the settlements in hilly regions are small and not as developed as in other parts of Nepal. Small settlements usually found in rural areas are called villages and they are quite popular in Nepal as most of the population live in villages rather than in city areas. The reason why these villages are an attraction is that these villages have a lot to offer to their visitors. You will learn about different cultures situated in completely different locations. As for the hilly reason, you will visit Bandipur, the settlement of the Newars. For the Himalayan region, Ghandruk village is famous for Gurung culture, and for the Terai region, you will visit Tharu village well known for Tharu culture. All the mentioned cultures are native to the mentioned places.
Not just nature and culture but this trip will also take you to the city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara which are the major cities of this country. Talking about Kathmandu which was the trade route of Nepal and is the capital. The beauty of this city is unmatched by any city. The city is full of ancient artifacts and historical monuments that are nowhere else to find. Exploring Kathmandu is like going on a treasure hunt, in every corner of the city there's something new. Delicious food from various cultures, dazzling monuments, vibrant nightlife, and many more. Similar to Kathmandu, Pokhara has a lot to offer. Pokhara is the hub for fun and thrilling activities. There are lots of things to do in Pokhara such as ultralight flit, paragliding, bungee, ultra-light flight, and many more which will make you feel alive.
Pokhara is the gateway to great treks mostly for the majestic Annapurna Massif and others. It is a paradise for daredevils who are into adventure. There are many places that one can visit after a short hike or by the drive as well. This trip includes many extraordinary activities in the wild not only in Pokhara but also in Chitwan as well. In Chitwan, you will get to go on a jeep safari deep in the jungle. You will get to see native animals in their untamed habitat.
Monuments Exploration in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is recognized as a city of culture as there are hundreds of religious temples and monasteries. There are many ancient monuments and spiritually important sites present inside Kathmandu valley. Each of the historical sites that you see has profound cultural beliefs and interesting history. One fascinating thing about Kathmandu is that there is one temple in every kilometer. The monuments that you will visit during your Kathmandu sightseeing are as follows:
Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) has an amazing history, this is the site where important events used to take place such as Royal events, the Coronation of kings, and many more. Nowadays important events like the traditional worship ceremony of Kumari are obtained on the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is surrounded by ancient statues, small ponds, and a series of courtyards such as Mohan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, and Kumari Chowk. The peaceful ambiance is meditative for spiritual seekers. The tallest building in the area is the Taleju temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square is rich in art and culture as the Kumari Ghar is still at the site.
Narayanhiti Palace Museum is a public museum in Kathmandu located east of the Kaiser Mahal and next to the garden of dreams, Thamel. Narayanhiti palace which long served as the residence and principal workplace of the reigning Monarch of the Kingdom of Nepal. The museum has perfectly preserved the personal belonging of the royal family. The interior of the palace has lots of details however, you are not allowed to take pictures inside. You will see the precious item in front of your own eyes. You will get the royal vibe as you explore the palace.
Swayambhunath temple also known as Monkey Temple is a perfect viewpoint from where you can get a majestic view of the whole Kathmandu valley. Centuries-old statues are still shining there with the warm heat of thousands of butter lamps welcoming its visitors. The sweet smell of incense creates a magical atmosphere at the ancient shrine. This Hindu temple is devoted to Manjusri and Saraswati- the Goddess of learning. You will experience spiritual tranquility because of the peaceful environment there.
Pashupatinath temple devoted to Shiva is located on the holy banks of the Bagmati river. It is the oldest Hindu temple in Kathmandu. The Pashupatinath complex was built in 1692, during the time of the Maha Shivaratri Festival and Teej Festival this place is packed with its devotees. Aarati is done every evening at 6 PM as a ritual. Pashupatinath temple is considered the most secret pilgrimage site.
Boudhanath Stupa (Khasti Chaitya) is a very fascinating and spiritual sphere and the most visited Buddhist pilgrimage in Kathmandu. Boudhanath is an important monument for Buddhists, devoted to Gautam Budhha. The other name of the Boudhanath is Khasti Chaitya. People moving around the giant white dome, monks chanting in low and placid voices, and the strong smell of divine incense will welcome you to the spiritual site. The dorm is surrounded by 108 small (Manya) prayer wheels, and colorful Lung Ta (Tibetian prayer flags) hanging from the top of the dorm. One can experience spiritual tranquility here in Boudhanath Stupa.
Namo Buddha (Thrangu Tashi Yangtse)
Namo Buddha is one of Nepal's most visited Buddhist monasteries near Dhulikhel. Namo Buddha is a historical place where a special Buddhist legend of King Mahasattva offered his flesh to hungry tigers at the very place making Namo Buddha a holy site. Namo Buddha is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal and is one of the three main stupas in Kathmandu valley. You will get a great view of a photogenic building on the side of the hill.
Nagarkot is best known for its majestic sunrise and marvelous valley view. At an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered the most scenic place in the Bhaktapur district. Nagarkot is not only known for its sunrise but also its glorious mountain view. Some of the noticeable mountains that you can see from this viewpoint are Manasalu Range, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Range, Everest Range, and Numbur Range on clear days. Nagarkot is located 32 km northeast of Kathmandu on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley far from the urban cities. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the entire Kathmandu valley.
Bandipur is a perfect blend of nature and culture. This beautiful village is Nepal's gem worth feasting your eyes on. Bandipur is one of Nepal’s unrevealed gems. It blends traditional Newar architecture, mesmerizing Himalayan views, aesthetically pleasing countryside, short hikes, and excellent hospitality. Bandipur is a good location for some short hikes making it the best place to break up the drive between Pokhara to Kathmandu while getting a comforting experience of rustic Nepal in the process. Siddha Gufa is a must-visit place in Bandipur as it is the biggest cave in Nepal. One can hike down to it or hike down for 30/45 mins if you are traveling from the highway. One can also get an excellent view of the majestic Himalayan such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manasalu, Ganesh, and Langtang.
Sites Exploration in Pokhara
Pokhara is the best destination for its panoramic mountain views and the buzzy lakeside area. Alongside the busy streets and peaceful lakeside, many natural attractions catch your eye. One can witness the spectacular Himalayas from the amazing Pokhara. The mix of adventure, culture and natural beauty made this city a wonderful place to visit. Explore the nightlife on the lakeside, or just roam around the hustling and bustling streets of Pokhara, everything is amazing. Furthermore, travelers may go for the sunrise in Sarangkot and see the majestic Machhapuchre just in front of their eyes.
This heavenly city never fails to entertain and awe its guests with its mind-blowing beauty. The sites that Pokhara sightseeing will cover are as followed:
World Peace Pagoda also known as Shanti Stupa located on top of Ananda hill giving you a spectacular view of Phewa lake and the entire Pokhara city. Besides being a great viewpoint it has its spiritual importance. The architecture itself is the symbol of spreading peace all over the place. Many people visit the peace pagoda for a spiritual purpose. The area is extremely peaceful and one can not only experience inner tranquility but also get a great view. The quiet atmosphere will take all your stress away for a while.
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave
is a breathtaking place with beautiful and intricate architecture outside the entrance. It is the perfect example of natural and artificial attraction blended. There are numerous sculptures of deities and demons on the walls outside the cave. One can see impressive stalagmites inside the cave. Within the dark cave, there is a great lingam which is worshiped by devotees of Shiva. Further, if you go inside the cave you will be able to explore the natural beauty of the cave even more.
Devi’s fall is also known locally as Patale Chhango (Fall of the Netherworld), Devi’s fall is a savage waterfall located 2 km southwest of Pokhara Airport. This gorgeous waterfall will sweep away all your discomfort with its beauty. With a height of 48 meters and a length of 1479 meters, Devi’s fall is the deepest underground waterfall in Asia. A landmark of Pokhara, Devi’s fall is a must-visit when in Nepal.
Phewa Lake locally known as Baidam Tal is located in the south of the Pokhara valley. As soon as you reach the lakeside you will see numerous colorful boats floating on top of the tranquil surrounding. The lake itself is surrounded by lush green hills giving you an eye-pleasing view. You can do different kinds of activities there such as fishing, swimming, and many more. On a clear day, you can see the stunning reflection of the majestic mountains above the green hills. The divine Barahi Temple is also situated in the middle of the lake on a small island.
Sarangkot is located on the hill on the western side of Pokhara with an elevation of 1600m. Sarangkot is popular for its sweeping mountain top views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu including the extensive view of the city Pokhara, from the extreme north to south including the Phewa lake. The delightful sunrise and sunset are the major attractions of this place. You can either hike or drive to this wonderful place for relaxation and quality time. There are many adventures that one can participate in such as ultralight flight, paragliding, and other fun activities. The parachute of paragliders will look like confetti in the blue sky.
Villages Exploration near Pokhara
Pokhara is the gateway to brilliant trekking routes and breathtaking adventures. The peaceful city has lots of hidden places that are unexplored. Pokhara not only has lively cities and peaceful lakes but also has beautiful countryside that offers people an opportunity to experience short and easy hikes. Gurung people also called Tamu are ethnic groups in the hill and mountain regions of Pokhara. Gurung's bravery and loyalty to the Gorkha army have been highly renowned. They have a fascinating culture, beautiful traditions, and gratifying hospitality. These villages are seated in perfect locations for providing a marvelous mountain backdrop and unspoiled nature.
The villages that you will explore during your trip to Pokhara are Ghandruk village and Dhampus unique as the names of these villages are the custom and traditions will not fail your expectations. This amicable community will warm your heart through its generosity. These people have maintained their pristine nature and old traditions.
Ghandruk locally known as Konda is a completely Gurung settlement that is one of the most popular villages in Nepal. It is located just 60kms from Pokhara. It is one of the most commercialized villages in Nepal. This popular village is located in the Annapurna conservation area making it the trekking route to Annapurna Base camp and other famous trekking routes. Most trekkers and visitors stay at this village during their trek and visit due to its cozy accommodations with breathtaking mountain scenery. You can learn about the history of this beautiful palace directly from the locals and try on the traditional attires of the natives and gather a completely different experience.
Dhampus is a celestial village with jaw-dropping mountain views and wonderful people. The settlement of Dhampu is similar to Ghandruk as most people living there are Gurung people. Though there are similarities these two villages provide completely different vibes and unique atmospheres. After a short hike towards Dhampus, you can enjoy the heavenly ambience and warm traditional greetings by the elders of the town. Traditional architecture and stone tiled roofs make beautiful looks of the houses in Dhampus. There you can try organic food traditionally prepared giving it a unique taste. Relax and get to know the local people closely.
What to expect from the ultimate Nepal family vacation?
The ultimate Nepal family vacation is created to give you the ultimate experience of all three landmarks of Nepal from the Himalayas to the Plains of Nepal without any compromise. Nepalese people are very grievous so you will be greeted in typical Nepali style everywhere you go. Your journey starts in Kathmandu where you will explore the ancient sites of Kathmandu on a full day of sightseeing. You will visit some of the most prominent Buddhist pilgrimages in Nepal.
That includes Boudhanath stupa, Kopan Monastery, Namo Buddha, and Swayambhunath Stupa. These monasteries will welcome you with the divine smell of incense and the tranquil chanting of the monks. You can also participate in calming activities such as meditation at these sites. It is said that visiting these stupas and making offerings creates an immeasurable amount of merit and all virtuous aspirations will be fulfilled. On the way, you will see many things that will catch your attention. You can try street food from different cultural backgrounds especially some prominent cuisine of Kathmandu that is Newari Cuisine.
Inside Kathmandu Valley
Likewise, you will make your way to the most popular site in Kathmandu- Kathmandu Durbar Square where most of the historical events took place. There are numerous structures with intricate wood carvings, sculptures and historical buildings like Kumari Ghar where the living Goddess Kumari resides are still there. You will stop by the Royal palace Narayanhiti, now a museum, to see the noble artifacts. The interior of the palace will fascinate you. The palace has flawlessly preserved the personal belongings of the late kings and queens. The most noticeable thing inside the palace is the crown of the king engraved with hundreds of previous stores and gems. Besides the dazzling royal ornaments, there are the traditional garments of the royal family that will make you wanna try them.
Similar to Kathmandu you will visit Bhaktapur which is also the ancient Newar settlement where you'll get to see some of the most intricate wood carving along with magnificent temples and buildings. Bhaktapur is not famous for its monuments but is also well-known for its signature dish called Juju Dhau (King curd). Get the taste of Bhaktapur and enjoy your visit. After soaking in the beauty you will drive towards a marvelous viewpoint towards Nagarkot and stay there overnight. From here you will get a panoramic view of the sunset along with the valley view. On the fifth day, you will visit another great Buddhist site that is Namo Buddha. There you will see many butter lamps lit in honor of Buddha. This spiritual place will not only take you to beautiful places but also on a spiritual journey that you’ll surely enjoy. After exploring the Namo Buddha you will stay at Dhulikhel and enjoy the excellent service from the hotel.
Into the wilds - Chitwan
On the sixth day of your trip, you will drive toward the grasslands of the county - Chitwan. It will take approximately 6 hours by drive to reach Chitwan. On the way, you can participate in breathtaking activities such as white water rafting in the Trishuli river and also visit the Manakamana Temple. You can also experience a Cable car ride on the way to the top station of Manakamana. Immediately after you reach the terai region, you will feel the warm air wrapping you. Gigantic agricultural fields covered in seasonal crops will give you an authentic village vibe. Upon reaching your hotel at Chitwan have lunch and relax. In the evening you will go on a village walk and also ride the traditional transportation of the terai region, the Bullock cart, for a village tour.
On the following day, you will devote your full day to jungle activities such as a jeep safari in Chitwan National park, a walking safari, and observing traditional tharu culture which includes Lathi Naach or Mayur Naach dance performed inside the hotel premises. You will encounter numerous wild animals including the ‘’Big Six’’. The big six are referred to as the dominant wild animals of this particular area the Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Wooden Bear, One-Horned Rhino, and Wild Elephant. An expert naturalist will fully guide this safari. Learn about the majestic animal- Elephants in the Elephant breeding center where you will learn to make Elephant meals and learn about their habits and nature. Finish your thrilling day with delicious food at the hotel and rest well for the upcoming tour.
Hiking towards Himalayan Villages.
Soak in the beauty of the place and drive to Bandipur, the village that seems like it's stuck in time. Besides the vintage village, there are other natural attractions that you can explore. After spending your precious time at this place, drive towards the Cherrapunji of Nepal, Pokhara. Enjoy the lakeside of Pokhara and get ready for your hike towards the celestial villages in Pokhara. The next day you will drive to Ulleri (Bus stop) and start walking towards Ghorepani. This is the ideal viewpoint to watch the sunset along with elevated mountains. The friendly villager will make you feel at home. During your hike, you will get to taste the organic food grown by the locals. You can chit-chat with the locals over a cup of tea.
Early in the morning, you will walk up to yet another glorious viewpoint called Poon Hill from where you can see more than 12 peaks from this viewpoint. Some of which are Annapurna, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, and many more. Have some memorable pictures at this stunning place and continue your hike towards today's destination Tadapani. Ghandruk is the biggest village in Nepal and your next destination. This traditional village offers its visitor a unique opportunity to try on three traditional Gurung garments and have some snaps with them along with the astounding drop back.
After you observe the Ghandruk village you'll hike through Tanchwok and then reach Dhampus. From there you can get breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, and other mountains. Not only mountains, but you will also come across some awesome waterfalls on the way. You will stay overnight in this traditional village among gratifying people. In the morning you will wake up to the most beautiful sunrise above the mountain.
Gems of Pokhara
Your next destination is Sarangkot, the ultimate viewpoint of Pokhara. You will hike toward this remarkable place just in time to view the sunset and night view of Pokhara city. The glittering city will enchant you with its beauty. On the following morning, you will witness the impressive sunrise along with the scenic view of the entire Pokhara valley that includes Phewa lake, Peace pagoda and the lush green valley.
You not only see these wonderful places but also visit them. This trip will be incomplete without some pictures so you can have some snaps with gorgeous backgrounds. In the evening walk at the lakeside and enjoy the live music along with the calm lake. There are plenty of food stalls where you can taste amazing street food and chill. On the 18th day of your trip, you will have a leisure day at Pokhara, you can go shopping, boating, and self-exploration. You can rent a vehicle and go for a ride in the nearby area to have some quality time and spend your night at a comfortable hotel.
On the 19th day of your journey, you will return to Kathmandu by flight and on the following day, you will have a leisure day in Kathmandu which you can utilize for souvenir shopping and city exploration. In the evening you will join us for a traditional Nepali dinner with a live performance of folk songs as a farewell. This concludes this exciting and adventurous tour in Nepal. For departure, you will be dropped at the airport 3 hours before your flight with a traditional Nepali farewell.
Kathmandu Arrival, Welcome to Nepal!
Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you in typical Nepali style at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
At. 06: 00 PM: We will meet for a coffee talk at your hotel and brief you on the details of your ongoing trip itinerary. If your arrival is late after 5 PM we will meet the next morning during breakfast.
Kathmandu Cultural Sightseeing
At. 08:30 AM: Have your morning meal and get ready for your cultural tour, you will devote your full day to cultural sightseeing inside Kathmandu valley.
Explore the Pashupatinath Temple devoted to Lord Shiva which is famous for its awe-spiring and astounding pagoda architecture. Visit Boudhanath stupa, where you will be welcomed by the divine smell of incense and the cooing and grunting of pigeons. After arriving at the Boudhanath stupa the divine aura will declare peace among people's souls. You can also enjoy the rooftop view of the entire place while sipping aromatic coffee and yummy food. A few mins from Boudhanath Stupa there is another important Buddhist pilgrimage Kopan Monastery. This tranquil place is perfect for refreshing activities such as meditation.
Pay a visit to the ancient Buddhist complex Swayambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey temple. These are the three prominent Buddhist sites that have immense importance in Buddhist culture. At last, Once sightseeing completes, you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Everest Flight | Kathmandu Durbar Square | Royal Palace
At. 05:30 AM: Today you will get ready and head to the airport for a breathtaking Everest mountain flight. (Flight duration 60 minutes) You will see the notorious Mt. Everest standing tall and ruthless. Along with Mt. Everest, you will closely observe the high peaks (Makalu, Lhotse, Pumori, Amadablam) without moving a muscle.
At. 9:30 AM: Return to Kathmandu for yet another astounding sightseeing in Kathmandu Durbar Square. There you will see many historical sites including the most important temple for the Newar community. Take your time to explore the cultural sites of Kathmandu with a beautiful history. Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Basntapur is famous among tourists. Afterward, you will visit the Royal Narayanhiti Palace.
Narayanhiti palace used to be a place but at present, it is a museum where all the royal antiques are kept. They are related to the grand history of the whole country, everything perfectly preserved and kept under strict surveillance. After finishing the museum tour you will return to your hotel and relax.
Note: Everest Chartered Helicopter Tour with Kala Patthar Landing is other optional which you can participate)
Bhaktapur Sightseeing | Nagarkot Overnight
At. 09:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple and Nyatapola Temple. There you will see one-of-a-kind artifacts that are the signatures of the Newar people. This place seems like it is stuck in time due to its perfectly preserved historical buildings and monuments. You can have lunch nearby the site as there are several local as well as continental restaurants with amazing ambience.
Drive to Nagarkot, through the peaceful lush green valley. (approx 30 mins drive time) evening view of the majestic sunset from the viewpoint of Nagarkot, further you can also go for a short walk up to Nagarkot Hill if you wish. Stay overnight at Nagarkot.
Namo Buddha and Dhulikhel
At. 05:00 AM: Wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise above the thick clouds along with high elevated mountains. The pure beauty of nature will engross you.
Have your breakfast in the hotel and get ready for another amazing day of your tour. Today you'll be visiting the ancient and famous monastery. The peaceful atmosphere will take you away from the crowded city life. In Namo buddha, you will see numerous butter lamps lit in honor of Buddha. This is the special place where king Mahasattva offered his flesh to a hungry tigress at the very place making it a holy site for Buddhist people. The monastery is surrounded by a serene environment and green hill making it the perfect escape from the noisy urban areas. The monastery is surrounded by Tamang settlement meaning that you can learn about the unique culture and try some tasty local foods.
Drive to Dhulikhel where you will get to see a marvelous sunrise and sunset. This fascinating place has a lot to offer to its visitors. The elevation of this magnificent place is 1550m above sea level, which means you can not only get to see astounding sunsets but mountain views such as Mt. Gurisakher, Mt. Lotse and Mt. Phuribichyachu. After witnessing the beauty of the magnificent sunset from the Dhulikhel viewpoint you will drive to the hotel nearby Dhulikhel.
Drive to Chitwan (180 KM)
At. 08:00 AM: After your breakfast at your hotel, proceed to Chitwan by drive. It takes Approx. 5-6 hours of driving to reach your staying resort. On the way, you can participate in thrilling activities such as white water rafting in the Trishuli river which is beloved by travelers.
You will reach your destination at Chitwan where you will be greeted in a typical Nepali style at the hotel. Rest at the hotel and enjoy your lunch with a fine ambiance. Get ready for your exciting village exploration in the nearby village area. The villages that you will visit are of native ethnic people called Tharus. There are lots of things that are unique about this place but the most fascinating thing about this place is the architecture of the entire village. You can use the local transportation, a traditional Bullock cart for a village tour. Witness the mesmerizing sunset along with the peaceful nature. Return to the hotel and have dinner along with a cultural program performed by the locals at the hotel premises.
Upon reaching your resort, check in at the resort, get refreshed, and have your lunch. Later today you will visit for the Village tour and Sunset view from the Rapti river bank. Tharu Cultural program will perform in the evening in your resort.
Jeep Safari | Jungle Walk
At. 07:00 AM: Have your morning meal in the hotel and get ready for an amazing day ahead of you. Today you will expand your entire day inside Chitwan national park. You will start your jeep safari. The jeeps used during the safari are low emission and produce minimum noise so that it doesn't scare the animals. You will be accompanied by an expert naturalist who will provide you with in-depth knowledge about the surrounding area and the native animals.
Have your packed lunch in the jungle at a safe spot hand-picked by the safari guide. After your lunch, you will walk deep inside the jungle searching for animals. You will spot animals like the One-Horned rhino, Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephants and many more. If you have any curiosity related to the related safari you can ask the naturalist. Watch the stunning coral sunset on the way to the hotel and have some snaps. Return to the hotel and have an amazing dinner and rest.
Full Day Jungle Excursion
At. 07:00 AM: Have an early meal and get ready for yet another exhilarating day of your tour. Go for a short walk along with the most wonderful animals - Elephants. Walking along with these majestic creatures will warm your heart. You can play with them and feed them. Bathing them is the most admired activity among the visitors which you can take part in. Return to the hotel and have your midday meal with an impressive backdrop.
You will go towards the Rapti river for Canoeing on a Patela boat (traditional handcrafted boat) also known as a canoe ride. (Time duration approximately 45 mins) Cross the Rapti river and continue your spirited jungle visit. You will encounter Gharial and Mugger crocodiles in the Rapti river along with other aquatic life. You will explore the jungle on foot and take advantage of the opportunity to catch sight of various species of birds and animals. After finishing the walk you will visit the Crocodile breeding center. You can also observe a remarkable sunset along with a peaceful environment. Go back to the hotel and have your exclusive dinner. This ends your lovely day.
Here we go - Bandipur! (101 km)
At. 09:00 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel and start your journey towards Bandipur which will take around 3/4 hours. Arrive in Newari settlement - Bandipur. Check-in at the hotel located in the core of the historical village area. Explore the natural attractions and take a short hike near the village area to get an astounding sunset and valley view along with a gorgeous Himalayan view.
At. 05:30 PM: Hike down and get along with the locals and learn about the history of this vintage village. Get some snaps of this beautiful place aged like fine wine. Try some of the signature dishes of this town and enjoy yourself with your friends and family.. Stay overnight in a classic hotel that gives a vintage vibe.
Welcome to Pokhara!
At. 05:00 AM: Wake up with a spectacular mountain view. Have your morning meal and get ready for your upcoming trip program. Say goodbye to this aesthetic valley for the last time.
Drive to Pokhara via Prithvi highway which will take around 3 hours. (Distance between Bandipur and Pokhara is 80 Km). Check into your hotel in the lakeside area and enjoy a leisure rest day in Pokhara. You can walk around the market and try some local/foreign foods and make purchases if required for your trek/hiking starting from the next day.
Drive to Ulleri, Trek to Ghorepani - (Sunset)
At. 08:00 AM: Have your breakfast at your hotel in Pokhara. After that, get prepared for your trek/hiking towards Ghorepani from Ulleri today. You will drive in a 4WD local jeep until Ulleri, your trek/hiking will start from there and about after 4-5 hours of walking you will reach Ghorepani. (2874m)
Up on reaching, check in at your lodge and get refreshed. You can walk to Poon hill to view the sunset and the Himalayas or enjoy the same from the Ghorepani itself as you will walk the next morning for the sunrise experience. Later, have your Dinner at the lodge in Ghorepani and rest well for the next day.
Poon Hill Sunrise, Trek to Tadapani
At. 04:30 AM: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) for the sunrise views. The uphill hike to Poonhill takes about one and a half hours to reach. From there you can explore a wide range of Himalayan vistas. Poon Hill is one of Nepal's most stunning vantage points for a panoramic view. The Dhauligiri and Manaslu mountain ranges, as well as the renowned mountain peak Machhapuchhre, are spectacular.
Return to your hotel and have your breakfast. Start trekking towards Tadapani. Tadapani is about 9 KM northeast of Ghorepani, on the way to Ghandruk. It takes 5-6 hours or walks to reach it with a 1-hour lunch break. You will experience a high alpine walk through the pine forest and stay in an area surrounded by trees and jungle.
Hike to Ghandruk (2020m)
At. 08:00 AM: Wake up and have your breakfast and get ready to hike down towards Ghandruk village. A famous point inside the Annapurna region connects various trails, mainly the Annapurna base camp trek. It is one of the largest settlements in that area.
The distance is just 6 Km so you will reach Ghandruk for lunch. Later you can try a habitual Gurung dress and click some pictures along with the photogenic place. Observe the lifestyle of the local people and have chit-chat and tea. Witness the lovely sunset followed by the astounding snow-capped mountains. After soaking in the beauty pack your bags for your upcoming trek program.
Hike to Tanchwok.
At. 08:00 AM: Have your breakfast and get ready for yet another adventurous day. Go on a morning walk if you wish to. Start your journey towards Lumle. The distance between Ghndruk and Lumle is 14 km. Which will take approximately 5 hours on foot. Till Chimrog the trail is the same and from there you will take another route towards Tomjung village. The special thing about this village is that there is a traditional rice mill that still works.
You will reach Ghaisari, another village area where you can stop by for some tea and talk with the native people and have a chit-chat. You will come across a village called Majhgaun through the peaceful jungle where youtube the chance to see different species of birds and animals. After you reach Majhgaun it will take around a 1-hour walk to get to Tanchwok, where you will spend your night.
Check in the lodge and get refreshed from the gratifying hike and relax at the eco-lodge. This place is located in the middle of the jungle, surrounded by nature and peace. You can participate in activities such as meditation, yoga, or just simple relaxation. (you can spend your night in a tent if you want) campfire will be optional if you wish.
Dhampus Awaiting! (1690m)
At. 08:00 AM: Have local breakfast at the lodge and walk around observing the surroundings and soak in the beauty and tranquility. Start your hike toward your today’s destination Dhampus, another magnificent village with amazing ambience and beautiful people. It will take around 3 hours. The trail is through the jungle so you will get the opportunity to observe various species of birds and wild animals along with domesticated animals like horses and donkeys.
You will reach Pothana which is a short trail for Dhampus but if you wish to walk a little more you can take another trail from the Australian base camp. Upon reaching Pothana it will take around 1.5 hours to get to Dhampus. Stop by for some tea at the local teahouses and gossip with the residents. Check in the lodge and get refreshed at the lodge and get ready for the most beautiful sunset from Dhampus village.
While you wait for the evening you can go sightseeing around the village. The people will surely make you feel at home with their warm welcome and beautiful culture. View the most awaited sunset along vibrant mountains lit up with multi colors from the evening providing a heavenly view. After witnessing the beauty of nature, enjoy an authentic dinner in the company of natives. Hear about the history of the place from the locals and rest for the day.
Hike to Sarangkot (1600m)
At. 05:00 AM: Wake up to see the sunrise and early morning mountain vista. (Meditate, practice yoga, or go for village sightseeing). Have your morning meal and tie your shoes for another therapeutic day through the calm nature. Today you will cover around 7 Km by foot which will take approximately 4-5 hours. Down the way, you will be accompanied by astounding beauty and greenery.
Our guide will help you check into the hotel. (take part in fascinating activities if you wish to) Enjoy the hotel accommodations and observe the mesmerizing sunset and nightlife of Pokhara full of lights. You can go out for an evening walk or try popular street food near the hotel area. Stay overnight at Sarangkot.
Sarangkot Sunrise | Pokhara Sightseeing
At. 05:15 AM: View sunrise from the hotel premises along with the beautiful Himalayas above the thick blanket of clouds. Have your breakfast with a beautiful ambience. Enjoy the excellent service from the hotel. Get ready for a fun day where you will explore the natural attractions of Pokhara.
After breakfast, you will be greeted by the driver outside the hotel and guide you throughout your Pokhara sightseeing. You will be embraced by the hypnotic mountain views and lively streets as you go further to the cityside. You will drive towards the World Peace Pagoda. One must climb 400 steps to get on top of the dazzling Peace Pagoda. The view from the top is worth all the hassle. You can also visit Devi’s Falls and Gupteshwor Mahadev cave which are famous natural attractions in Pokhara. (Boating in Phewa lake is optional).
Drive to the lakeside area and spend your evening by the side of Phewa lake. The nightlife of Pokhara will not fail your expectations. You can do numerous things there such as food hunting, and boating at the Phewa lake sparkling with beautiful light reflections. You can also get involved in clubbing and enjoy live music if you wish. Check into the hotel at Pokhara and loosen up. You can self-explore the lively and exciting lakeside and have dinner near your hotel.
Leisure Day in Pokhara
At. 09:00 AM: You will have a full leisure and rest day in Pokhara. You can participate in several activities available in Pokhara or enjoy a relaxing time at your hotel. (thrilling activities to do in Pokhara if you wish to)
Optional Activities in Nepal (Price Subject to Change):
Paragliding in Pokhara. (USD 75 PP)
Ultra-light flight in Pokhara. (USD 120 PP, 15 Minutes)
Zip-flying in Pokhara. (USD 60 PP)
Bungee jumped in Kushma. (World’s 2nd highest, 228M) (USD 120 PP)
Fly Back to Kathmandu
At. 10:00 AM: Have breakfast and pack your bags for your flight back to Kathmandu. (flight duration is 25 mins) After baggage collection, your transportation will be waiting outside the airport. After check-in at your hotel, you can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu. You can visit Thamel and spend some time at cozy cafes and restaurants. You can also collect souvenirs like handmade jewelry, clothing items, and many more eye-catching things. (If you feel the need for a guide you will be allowed)
Leisure Day in Kathmandu
At. 09:00 AM: You will have a full leisure day in Kathmandu too. If you are interested in a short nearby trip, you can visit Chandragiri hilltop by cable car. From there you can see the landscape view of the Kathmandu valley, the Himalayas in the north, and the hills around. As an alternate option, you can visit some Buddhist monasteries in Kathmandu if you wish.
At. 06:00 PM: Lastly, we will meet for a cultural (traditional local dance live performance in folk songs) Nepali dinner in Kathmandu on your farewell.
Farewell, We love to see you again!
Have a safe home return! You will have leisure time in Kathmandu after breakfast at your hotel. Our office representative will escort you to the Kathmandu airport 3 hours before on time to board your flight. We hope you enjoyed the trip with us!
The given information about the ultimate Nepal family vacation is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. We aim to offer the best possible travel experience to the customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is the Ultimate Nepal Family Vacation package different from other packages?
The experience that you get from this trip makes this particular itinerary stand out from others. This tour takes you to all the three landmarks of Nepal which provides a different experience in each region. In Kathmandu, you will experience cultural and historical beauty. In Pokhara, you will get to experience short hikes toward traditional villages with celestial viewpoints. And in Chitwan, you will encounter wild animals in front of your eyes along with Tharu culture and explore nature up close. Overall Ultimate Nepal family vacation will cover almost all the prominent locations inside Nepal.
Would the guide from Altitude Himalaya be able to assist us with locating and purchasing medicines, equipment and clothing, etc?
Definitely, if you need any kind of such help we can ask the guide to be with you here in Kathmandu. Even if you need us, one of our office staff can go with you in the evening. You can buy necessary items such as clothing items, trekking gear, and other stuff you can easily get in Kathmandu and Pokhara without any complications.
What kind of foods will be served as per the meal inclusion?
In Urban cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be served with varieties of breakfast options. However, in the higher elevations during the trip, you will take the taste of local cuisine, which is mostly Thakali food and for breakfast limited options are available. Some of the available foods are eggs, fresh seasonal veggies, salads, apple pies, pancakes, Dalbhat, bread, soups, and meat (depending on availability) and in developed areas, you can try food from the A-la-carte menu and try a wide range of food options.
What is Chitwan famous for?
The main attraction of this place is the wild nature along with the majestic beasts. The dominant animals are referred to as the ‘’Big six’’. They are The Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Wooden Bear, One-Horned Rhino, and Wild Elephant. Some of them are endangered animals inside the Chitwan National park. Not just nature but also the unique culture of the native people called Tharus.
Can anyone go on this trip?
Yes, absolutely this trip is specially created for all age groups. The trip difficulty level is easy as anyone can participate in this ultimate trip. You can enjoy this trip with your better half, family, or friend circle. If you want to spend quality time somewhere beautiful this is the ideal itinerary for you. On the days of the hike, the trails are easy and can be participated by kids as well. You will be provided with an expert guide and if necessary a porter as well.
Kathmandu/Pokhara airport picks up and drops off.
All mentioned transportation and sightseeing on a private basis.
Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by domestic flight.
All (15 nights) hotel accommodation in various places as mentioned in the itinerary.
All (5 nights) Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek/hike.
Daily breakfast at the hotel/lodge throughout the trip.
Lunch and Dinner are included in Chitwan and during the trek as mentioned in the itinerary.
All mentioned jungle/wildlife activities in Chitwan national park.
All necessary paperwork. (Required Permits)
Tour guide during your heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
An experienced and English speaking licensed trekking guide.
Nature guide from the resort during your jungle activities in Chitwan National Park.
Guide’s salary, food, accommodation, and allowances.
Duffle bags to carry goods and trekking route maps – if necessary.
Trip compilation Nepali dinner on your last day in Kathmandu.
All government and local taxes.
Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by the traveler's insurance company. (Insurance is highly recommended)
Lunch and Dinner are excluded except at mentioned places.
Travel health insurance. (highly recommended)
Tips for the guide, porter and anyone.
Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara. (Approx. USD 100 per person)
Sweet things like dessert/chocolates during the trek.
Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the including section.