Family Tour in Nepal An outstanding tour package to spend the quality holiday with your family around the Himalaya either perceive cultural heritage sites or fascinating with magnificent Himalayan ranges. This is a kind of leisure trip where grand-parents to grand-children also can have fun together. The family outing holiday in Nepal bring no rush, no hasten just loosen up and enjoy the beauty of nature and culture around prominent touristic places of Nepal. This Tour is a special package tour designed for a family. This 7 nights / 8days package tour envelops Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara City. This trip is a mixture of cultural inheritance along with adventure and nature.
Starting with UNESCO world heritage location such as Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddha Nath Stupa, Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square which will initiate you about cultural heritage of Nepal following with an adventure of Jungle safari in Chitwan National park and finally to an unsurprisingly beautiful city called Pokhara. For the mountain viewing Pokhara tenders the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna and others.
Pokhara is a mystical land of marvels- adorned with lush landscapes, quiet lakes, and towering mountains. If you ever plan your “perfect escape”, the city of lakes Pokhara could be your worthy host. You get an opportunity to explore Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, World Peace Pagoda, and Tal Barahi Temple which are major touristic attractions in the Pokhara tour. Pokhara is one of the few places in the world that provides such a theatrical views in subtropical settings. Pokhara, at the outset of a variety of trekking routes, opens up to many trekking combinations. If you’re into adventure sports, you’re going to love what Pokhara tour has in store. You’ll find it tempting to attempt activities like Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, Zip Flying, Ultralight Flight, Handgliding, Canoeing, and River Rafting.
Great Opportunity to See Many Species of Birds
Another way you can experience this wild world is by 4 wheel drive jeep. By jeep or elephant back, you can go deep into the heart of the park, viewing some of the rare species of flora and fauna. You can also go on foot in to the park escorted by our well-trained naturalist who will interpret to you the concealed secrets of the jungle. You will have a great opportunity to see many species of birds including water fowl, Brahminy ducks, pintails, bar-headed geese, cormorants, woodpeckers, hornbills, peacocks, peahens, floricans, red-headed trogons and many others.
Activity in the Park
Another activity in the park is the boat/canoe trip down the Rapti and the Narayani Rivers. This is one of the more serene ways to explore the area as float downstream with the river’s flow. On the out skirts of Chitwan you can the Tharu community, and see their artistically decorated thatched huts, their typical dance and how they manage life next to the national park. A Chitwan jungle safari is certainly an adventure that the whole family can enjoy.
Day 01: Arrive at the Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,345 m) Airport and transfer to hotel.
Arrival at Kathmandu via a flight. Once you arrive, a The Great Adventure Treks representative will be waiting for you. The representative will escort you to the hotel along with your luggage. You have several choices once you get to the hotel. Rest, refresh and call it a day, or walk around the lovely Kathmandu evening. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing (Patan, Bauddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu).
Early morning breakfast. Join a brief introduction session at 8 AM to discuss the itinerary and details of the trip. You will then set off to a full day tour of Kathmandu. Sightseeing includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Bouddhanath temples. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most Hindu temples in the world. It lies on the banks of the river Bagmati. Over a million Hindu devotees come and pay their respects to Lord Shiva in this temple on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. It is a two-storied temple that has various other temples surrounding it.
Boudhanath, a holy Buddhist site in Kathmandu, was the 5th century C.E. It was established as a World Heritage Site in 1979 A.D. You can find people of all faiths in Boudhanath. They rotate the prayer wheels that are abundant in the temple. People make several rounds of this monastery while they are here.
Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares:
Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square were the residential palaces of the kings of Kathmandu and Patan respectively in the past. These palaces embody the wonderful architectural styles of Newari artists and craftsmen. Krishna Mandir is the most popular temple in Patan Durbar Square. Hanuman Dhoka complex is the most visited site inside the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can also visit the museums located in these Durbar Squares.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. (206 km) (7-8 hrs drive).
You will set out to Pokhara on a bus after having a breakfast in your hotel. The route of the bus takes you along the beautiful, scenic hills along with sights of Trisuli and Marsyangdi River. It is also possible for you to catch views of Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak during this bus ride. After a bus ride of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu, you will reach Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. It is a paradise for tourists. This is mainly due to its wonderful landscape, touristic vibe, and its clean, green environment. After you reach Pokhara, you can stroll around the city or spend some quality time in the lakeside.
Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing.
Off to Sarangkot after breakfast. Sarangkot is a small hill station famous for its majestic view of the sunrise. It is an entry gate to the spectacle of prolific mountain ranges. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna range (8,091m), and Manaslu Range (8,163m) are some of them. Proceed to explore other notable landmarks such as Fewa Tal, Barahi temple, International Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, Mahendra Cave, Begnas Lake and Tibetan refugee camp. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 05: Drive from Pokhara to Chitwan National Park Tour.
Today you will drive from Pokhara to Chitwan and will tour around Chitwan National Park either in a jeep or an elephant. Overnight at lodge in Chitwan.
Day 06: Chitwan National Park ,jungle activities.
After having breakfast, you will go on safari at Chitwan National Park. You will do activities like Elephant Safari or Jeep Safari, Bird Watching, Jungle Walk, Canoe ride, Tharu Village tour, Tharu cultural show, Elephant Breeding Center, Elephant Bathing, Sunset View.
Day 07: Chitwan to Kathmandu.
Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu. We will complete our last activity this morning, and make the journey out of the jungle and drive back to Kathmandu by vehicle, arriving late afternoon and transfer to hotel, free evening.
Highlights of Family Tour in Nepal.
- UNESCO world heritage location such as Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddha Nath Stupa, Swayambhu Nath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square
- Enjoy picturesque beautiful city Pokhara, Fewa Tal, Barahi temple, International Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, Mahendra Cave, Begnas Lake and Tibetan refugee camp.
- Tempting activities like Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, Zip Flying, Ultralight Flight, Handgliding, Canoeing, and River Rafting.
- Enjoy artistically decorated thatched huts, their typical dance and how Tharu manage life next to the national park.
- Chitwan jungle safari an adventure that the whole family can enjoy riding on elephant, elephant breeding, etc.
- Children, Adult and even old aged traveler can take part in this tour.
General Tour Clothing
In addition to the three layers, you will also need the following:
- A pair of hiking trousers and hiking shorts.
- Lightweight nylon or polyester trekking shirts.
- A waterproof shell jacket and trousers will come in handy in case it rains.
- 6 pairs of underwear for women as well as men.
- 6 pairs of sports bra for women.
Note: Make sure that the clothing is not made of cotton. Because cotton absorbs the moisture. Look for moisture-wicking material that is easy and quick to dry.
Headwear is the things that you will need to protect your head, face, and neck from the sunlight.
There are a few footwear you will need depending on the places you go and during your resting time in the teahouse.
A good pair of hiking boots is a must for a comfortable tour experience. You will need a hiking boot that has a strong grip and offer ankle support. This will ensure that you have a wonderful time during tour. Also, make sure that the boots are neither too big nor too small. And don’t go for heavy boots. During the tour, you will walk for a minimum of 6 days. So, the heavy boot is not recommended.
A pair of sandals is necessary while resting in the tea house and for bathroom use.
To carry all the necessary trekking gear and clothing, you will need a good bag that has enough space to fit all the stuff.
If you don’t want to hire a porter, a backpack is the best option to have. This should be around 40-60 L backpack that can hold up all your belongings.
You can carry a daypack where you can put all the essentials. Things such as a camera, water, tissue, snack, etc. This is great because you can reach for the necessary things easily whenever you need them.
A rain cover is a must to cover the bag irrespective of any season. This will not only protect your bag from the rain and snow. But will also help you to keep your belongings clean.
The effect of UV rays is great at the high altitudes. Hence you will need the following:
- Sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30.
- SPF lip balm
- During the summer season, there is a risk of mosquito bites as well as leeches. Carry a mosquito repellent and anti-leech ointment.
- Carry a pair of sunglasses that will reduce the amount of UV light.
- The cold air and wind also tend to dry out your skin so you might as well pack a small bottle of moisturizer.
Toiletries and First Aid
Soap, Shampoo, and Conditioner
The tea houses have showers. So, carry a travel size bottle of soap, shampoo, and conditioner. Cold showers are always available and usually free. For hot showers, you have to pay a couple of dollars.
Carry quick-drying super absorbent microfiber towel. Because tea houses do not supply towels.
Toothpaste and Toothbrush
There’s usually a communal sink outside the toilet where you can brush your teeth. But make sure to use your own filtered or treated water to rinse your mouth.
Deodorant and Wet Wipes
You’ll be spending up to 10 days on the trail getting sweaty every day. Take a small travel size deodorant and some wet wipes for that quick bath on days you don’t shower.
Hair Brush and Hair Ties
Carry a small handy hairbrush that you can carry everywhere so that you can comb your hair anytime. Also, you can never have too many hair ties.
Tampons or Pads
You might not get pads everywhere along the tour, so it is advised that you carry some pads with you.
Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer
You may not find toilet paper along the route. So pack some inside a Ziploc bag to keep it dry. You can buy toilet paper at tea houses and shops along the trek, or stock up ahead of time. Sometimes the communal wash sinks come with soap, but many times they don’t so it’s a good idea to pack a small bottle of hand sanitizer. This way you can clean your hands after every use of the toilet.
First Aid Kit
You should pack a small first aid kit. Make sure it includes bandages, gauze, medical tape and a compression bandage for strains or sprains. It’s also a good idea to pack some nail clippers. Don’t forget to pack any prescription medication. You will not find medication of any kind generally on the tour. So make sure you pack a good supply of anti-inflammatory painkillers like Advil. Getting sick on trial is quite common so pack cold medicines, anti-diarrhea pills, and Diamox for altitude sickness.
Mobile Phone and Charger
In today’s modern world people take their cell phones everywhere and Pokhara / Chitwan tour is no exception. Most of the tea houses have wifi but for that, you will need to pay. Also get yourself a local SIM card before you start the tour in Pokhara or Kathmandu.
Camera, Memory Cards and Charger or Batteries
The tour consists of plenty of spectacular views and natural beauty. So make sure you have a good camera to take photos as memories to take back. Also carry extra batteries for when you are running out of charge.
Power bank comes in handy when you take a few different devices that you want to charge at once. And also when there is a queue in the charging area especially during peak season. Sometimes you will get electrical outlets in your room. But more often there will be communal outlets in the teahouse, and often you’ll have to pay to use them.
Take a water bottle so that you can refill water. Buying bottled water contributes to the garbage problem that you would want to avoid. Choose ones with a wide opening so that they are easier to fill and to sanitize.
You will be having three hot meals in the tea houses or lodges. If you are someone who has to eat after every hour you can take some snacks. You can buy plenty of junk food from the tea houses including chocolates and cookies. But if you prefer traditional hiking snacks like energy bars and trail mix, you will need to buy them either from the city area or from your own home country.
Carry your passport at all times and keep it safe. Also, consider carrying multiple photocopies of the passport. These will come in handy to get local sim cards, permits, registration and so on.
NOTE: The above list is just a guideline. The packing list is not definitive. You can add or remove things according to your preferences.
With a little bit of preparation and smart packing, it is certain that you will have a smooth and comfortable Family Tour Experience. Just make sure to double-check the items before you finalize them. And with this, do not forget to embrace every moment.
We organize many different sort of activities- short hiking, scenic trekking, whitewater rafting, wildlife safari tour, wonderful mountain flight and more as you wish to have for better holiday with us.