A Wonderful Private 14 Day Family Adventure Tour in Nepal Himalayas
Family trekking and hiking holidays with children are becoming more popular in Nepal.
The trek provides great potential for learning, discovery and is wonderful for family bonding.
Proper preparation beforehand and a wide selection of trekking routes (which we have many), plays an important role to successfully accomplish this 14 day trip with children.
- Enjoy exploring Kathmandu city and its heritage sites
- Panoramic and close views of Annapurna massif and the Dhaulagiri Range
- Unobstructed sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill View Point
- Visit picturesque villages and experience the culture of the Magar and Gurung people
- Learn about Gurung culture and visit the Gurung museum
- See an ancient Monastery
- Trek narrow stone-paved trails
- Explore the lake city of Pokhara
- Be amazed by the scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara
- Enjoy the worlds most thrilling whitewater rafting
- Have fun on a Jungle Safari, for all kind of jungle activities in Chitwan National Park which is Asia's biggest national park
- Duration: 14 days
- Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Instant Confirmation
- Family Friendly Local Guides/Porters
- Eco-friendly Company
- Stress free and relaxed travel
- Strong Foundation
- Quality & Value
- Live GuideEnglish
- Pick-up servicePick-up drop-off from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
- Easy CancellationThere is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
- Airport pick-up and drop-off by private car/van
- Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara and airport tax
- Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Guide and porters food & accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
- 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people)
- All ground transportation by private vehicle
- Annapurna Conservation Area permit and all necessary permits
- White water rafting trip and equipment on full board basis
- Chitwan National Park tour package on full board basis
- First aid medical kit box and duffel bags
- Office service charge and all government taxes
- All meals with tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley as per itinerary and all entrance fees
- 3 nights lux accommodation twin bed sharing B&B at 3* hotel Marshyangdi in Kathmandu
- 2 nights lux accommodation twin bed sharing B&B at 3* Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara
- International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Tips for guide, porters and driver
- Any meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast
- Travel insurance
- Nepal tourist visa fee
- Personal items and expenses
- Phone calls and internet
- Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and snacks
- Personal trekking equipment
- Emergency evacuation (Helicopter rescue)
- Any costs due to a change of itinerary - landslides, flight delays, political disturbance, or strikes
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in Inclusions or Itinerary
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel by private car.
Enjoy a welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader.
He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close to the centre of Kathmandu. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple and is considered to be self-made Stupa.
Then you will visit Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the biggest stupas in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in the Boudhanath area. Boudhanath is the authentic place to buy Tibetan products.
Next, you will visit Pashupatinath Temple - one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, and the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex.
A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, and an eighth-century statue of Brahma; the creator of numerous other temples.
There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia come offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi in Kathmandu
Take a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) in the morning with scenic mountain views including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Massif.
Drive to Hille via Naya Pul by private jeep then walk for half an hour to reach Tikhedunga for a lunch break.
After lunch, we cross 2 different suspension bridge and start climbing uphill on a stone paved trail until we reach Ulleri Village (1080m). This is a small village of Magar people.
Total driving time: 3 hours
Total trekking time: 2-3 hours
Overnight: in lodge
Today the trail rises gently up until Banthanti. Now we can see good views of Machhapuchre, Hiun Chuli and Annapurna South.
Then our trail gradually ascends until reaching Nangethanti for lunch which takes 2 hours of walking through the dense forest of rhododendrons.
After lunch, we continue with gentle climbing uphill to reach Ghorepani(2750m), a village of Magar people.
Total trekking time: 4-5 hours
Early in the morning we will hike to Poon Hill through the rhododendrons forest and witness the spectacular views of Mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, TukuchePeak 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Baraha Shikhar 7847m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III 7855m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and also enjoy an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the mountains.
We will return to the lodge for breakfast before continuing on a trail which steeply ascends to Deurali-La.
Then we follow the deep forest until reaching Banthanti which takes about 2 hours and we will have our lunch there. We will see wild animals like monkeys and local birds during the jungle trail.
After lunch, it takes 1 hour to reach Tadapani village (2590m) which is surrounded by beautiful forests. We can see more magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli and Annapurna II etc.
Total trekking time: 5-6 hours
In the morning after breakfast, our trek slightly descends through the deep forests until reaching Ghandruk village (1940m) which takes about 3 hours and where we will have lunch.
We will have excellent views of Fish Tail, Annapurna South and other small snowy peaks.
In the evening we will visit the Buddhist Monastery and Old Traditional Gurung Museum.
Total trekking time: 3-4 hours
This morning the trail descends many stone steps until reaching Syauli Bazar and we will cross the landslide area. It takes about 3 hours and then we continue trekking until we reach Birethanti which takes about 1 hour and where we will have lunch.
After lunch, we have to walk 30 minutes to Naya Pul and then take a 1-hour drive by private car to Pokhara (820m).
Total trekking time: 4-5 hour
Overnight: Temple Tree Resort
In the morning after breakfast, we will go to world peace stupa by car.
We can see panoramic views of the high Himalayan range from Manaslu to the Dhaulagiri range including Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Massif.
We will also enjoy viewing the scenic Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake.
Then, we will walk down to Phewa Lake through the forest which takes about 1 hour and take a boat to cross Phewa Lake passing by a small island where the Temple Barahi is situated in the middle of the Lake.
Overnight: Temple Tree Resort
Soon after breakfast, at about 7.00am the car/van leaves Pokhara heading for Charaudi, a 3.5-hour drive.
On arrival at Charaudi, a crowd of friendly local people eagerly wait to watch the proceedings. The sight of foreigners all geared up for rafting fascinates them.
The crew prepare the rafts, after which we all head towards the river for a safety talk and lessons on how to use the paddles.
On the first day a number of Class I to Class III rapids are encountered. Ratings are all given on the international rating scale.
Two hours down the river is a beach with strangely shaped boulders that resemble sculptures and this is where we will have lunch. Outdoor lunch by the river is always an enchanting experience and gives everyone a break from paddling and time to take in the scenery.
After lunch, a large gorge is encountered, the Trishuli gorge, which is narrow and the walls very steep causing the river to accelerate through it. Naturally the rapids here are more ferocious and also more frequent. This is an exciting section and time to hold on tight.
We finally come across a rapid named after a very old suspension bridge, Jhoolunge Pul. Looking up one can see a crowd of locals chattering with excitement as they watch the adventurous foreigners tackle the river on rubber boats.
One thing to watch for along the riverside, are the geological formations that look intriguing. At the end of the day, it is time to stop and set up camp at Kuringhat, which is a very popular with expatriates and locals as well.
The crew gets busy pitching up tents and everyone is welcome to help in with whatever chores need to get done. A feeling of togetherness is encouraged which adds a lot to the enjoyment of the trip.
Dinner is prepared under gas fires and it is also the time to come together and share experiences.
Camping out under the brilliant stars on the riverside with the roar of the river as a backdrop is an amazing experience. Campsite dinners can be quite entertaining when people share their personal tales. We do have our own Resort in Kurinighat called River Fun Beach Resort, where we will serve all meals and accommodation.
Comparatively, the second day starts at a leisurely pace. Soon after an early breakfast, it is time to move and the wonderful Kuringhat is left behind for yet more adventures on the river.
There are numerous bouncy rapids along this stretch and the views are splendid.
Enjoy the sights of emerald hillsides and golden paddy fields of the Nepalese countryside. One and a half hours down the river is the confluence of the Trishuli and the rumbling Marsyangdi.
Coming from west Nepal, the Marsyangdi is a very popular river for white water rafting. Being more technical than the Trishuli, it attracts a lot of avid rafters. The trip, however, does not end here and rafting continues further down to a place called Tea Pot is reached.
The exhilarating river run comes to an end here and guests either drive back to Kathmandu or head on down to Chitwan for a safari in the pristine jungles of the Chitwan National Park, Asia's most well-preserved wildlife habitat.
Transfer to Green Park Chitwan Resort. On arrival, you will be given refreshment and a briefing about our resort and its facilities.
After lunch, take a village tour on an Ox cart. The Tharus are the indigenous inhabitations of the Terai and our expert guide will help you to meet the Tharu people and experience their traditional way of living.
Enjoy dinner and our B3 Bar service.
Overnight: Green Park Chitwan Resort
After breakfast, you will take an amazing jungle walk where our experienced naturalists will show the more specialized habitats of wild animals.
This is the ideal opportunity to explore and experience at close quarters the beauty of the flora and fauna. There are a number of watchtowers on the route in which you may climb to get a better view of the surroundings.
After lunch, we will take a jeep safari as this is one of best opportunities to see the wildlife in Chitwan National Park and which provides you with the perfect chance to get some great snapshots of the wildlife.
While travelling we will able to see one-horned rhinos, Bengal tigers, spotted deer and many more.
The Tharu people of Chitwan welcomes guests by performing dance and singing in the evening. See the famous Tharu stick dances and the crazy peacock dance which reflects their lifestyles. Enjoy our B3 Bar service.
Overnight at Green Park Chitwan Resort
After breakfast, you will take an elephant safari. The most appreciated attraction in Chitwan is sitting on an elephants back and travelling through the jungle of Chitwan National Park.
Elephant safari or jungle safari is the easiest way to view the birds and wildlife in their natural habitat and where you are able to see lots of wildlife such as one-horned rhinos, Bengal tigers, deer and leopards.
After lunch, you will take a canoe ride in Rapti river. This is one of the more thrilling activities when exploring Chitwan National Park and to discover different aquatic animals and wildlife.
The canoe is a dugout boat made traditionally with a single wooden log by local inhabitants and which can be done in the morning or afternoon.
Visitors can enjoy sights of Marsh Mugger & Gharial crocodiles basking on the banks of the Rapti river.
We will take a nature walk and visit the Elephant breeding centre. This is the first elephant breeding centre in Asia.
Our naturalists will take you to the elephant breeding centre and show you the baby elephants socializing with their parents. You will see how the elephant's meals are prepared and how they eat. The centre is government owned and its purpose is to raise the young elephants in order to secure a viable population.
After dinner enjoy our B3 Bar service.
Overnight: Green Park Chitwan Resort
Enjoy an early morning tea or coffee before going bird watching.
Observe the birds in their natural habitat a Chitwan National Park has over 450 different species.
While travelling on a jeep or riding on elephants back, you will be able to see various numbers of birds such as the Blue-Throat, long-tailed nightjar, lesser adjutant storks, Brown crakes, Brown Fish-owl etc.
After breakfast, we will proceed for departure by private car/van and drive to Kathmandu. We will stop along the way in Pharping for a lunch break in Stephan's house.
Overnight: Hotel Marshyangdi in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast your trip will come to an end.
Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home or other travel destination.
- Always choose the right trekking company
- Learn about high altitude sickness
- Understand your treks gradation
- You will need a Nepal visa
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