Nepal Family Adventure

Duration: 12 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 1800


  • Go on a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu; explore ancient palaces, temples, monasteries, and courtyards
  • Learn about Nepali culture, traditions, history, art, and architecture
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and taste different Nepali delicacies
  • Explore art galleries, museums, and local markets
  • Witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset at Phewa Lake in Pokhara
  • Trek to picturesque Ghandruk village and enjoy a tranquil mountain lifestyle
  • Get to see stunning landscapes and views of western Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Fishtail, and Dhaulagiri
  • Go on a jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, and elephant breeding center
  • in Chitwan National Park
  • Visit a Tharu village, an indigenous village

Nepal Family Adventure 12 Days

Join your family for this adventurous 12-day journey in Nepal. Explore centuries-old historical sites, enjoy delicious Nepali foods, relish the tranquility of Phewa Lake, trek to beautiful Ghandruk villages, and go on a jeep safari in Chitwan National Park.

Nepal family adventure is a 12-day trip that involves historical sightseeing, trekking, and jungle safari. It is an excellent program that covers all the significant elements of Nepal. You will do everything.

The Nepal family adventure allows you to have a great time with your loved ones and bond with them. Solo travelers can also join this program. You will be exploring the three major tourist cities in Nepal along with a short trek to Ghandruk village (2,012 m) via Dhampus (1,650 m) and Landruk (1,500 m).

In 12 days, you will go from learning about Nepal's history while visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu to relaxing at the Shore of Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Before returning to Kathmandu, you will walk through beautiful rhododendron forests and picturesque villages, relish the breathtaking panorama of snow-capped mountains, and chase wildlife like one-horn rhinos in Chitwan.

The Nepal family adventure is an excellent travel package. We offer a well-designed itinerary that will not pressure your body. The journey will be very immersive and intriguing.

You will learn much about Nepal and Nepali culture, traditions, art, history, and architecture. You will taste different Nepali delicacies and explore the local markets. Likewise, the Nepali people are very welcoming and friendly. Their hospitality will surely win your heart.

If the itinerary we offer does not suit your time frame or requirements, but you like the program's concept, please get in touch with us. We will customize the itinerary according to your wishes.

Attractions of Nepal Family Adventure

Kathmandu: The Capital of Nepal

We will explore many old historical sites in Kathmandu. You will visit palaces, courtyards, museums, art galleries, temples, and monasteries, as well as sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square.

The Durbar Square was the royal residence of the late kings of Nepal. It is now an open museum.

Likewise, the tour also takes you to the biggest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath, one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in the country.

How can we forget the very famous Monkey Temple, aka Swayambhunath Stupa? Located on a hilltop, you must climb numerous staircases to reach the top.

Local markets, the bustling streets of Thamel, Garden of Dreams, and Ason Bazaar are other highlights of Kathmandu. We highly recommend tasting Nepali delicacies whenever you get a chance.

Pokhara: The Tourism Hub of Nepal

Pokhara is the second biggest city in Nepal. This place is known as the city of lakes. You stay around Phewa Lake, a gorgeous lake with views of Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m). Pokhara is famous for its tranquility and gateway to the Annapurna region.

Here, you can go boating on Phewa Lake, catch gorgeous sunsets, explore the Lakeside Market, if time allows, visit tourist sites like Davis Falls, Peace Pagoda, Gupteshwor Cave, Mahendra Cave, and Begnas Lake.

Dhampus Ghandruk Trek

The Dhampus Ghandruk trekking lasts for four days. On the fourth day, you'll drive back to Pokhara. Dhampus and Ghandruk are two beautiful villages. Both villages are known for their kind locals and breathtaking mountain views.

The trekking route is easy so that you can do this trek with your family. The trail ascends and descends through lush rhododendron forests.

The trek lets you unwind and enjoy views of the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Nilgiri (7,061 m)among others. The landscapes along the trail are fantastic, and interaction with the locals is lovely.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan is the final travel destination of the 12-day Nepal Family Adventure. Visit Chitwan National Park means participating in wild activities. You will do a jeep safari and a deep jungle walk.

Then, there are activities like canoeing, bird watching, bathing with elephants, and visiting their breeding centers. You can see wildlife such as one-horn rhinos, elephants, deer, the royal Bengal tiger, boars, peacocks, and many different birds.

If you can identify plants, Chitwan National Park is a paradise. The park houses hundreds of species of plants. In Chitwan, we'll also visit an indigenous village of the Tharu community. You will see their stick dance in traditional clothes.

The Dhampus Ghandruk trek difficulty & altitude sickness

Dhampus Ghandruk Trek is easygoing. The route mostly passes through rhododendrons, pine, oak, and fir forests. You will walk past small villages and cross a few suspension bridges.

The terrain is mountainous, so you can expect constant ascends and descends, but there will be no steep sections. Any fit individual can do this trek without any worry. From Dhampus Phedi at 1,130 meters, the trail ascends to 2,012 meters at Ghandruk village. The increase in elevation is minimal, and you stay below 2,500 meters.

Therefore, the risk of altitude sickness during the trek is rare.


The Nepal family adventure begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. You will spend one full day visiting different monuments before driving to Pokhara.

The drive between Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Kathmandu will be comfortable and scenic.

We will use a private car/van/bus depending on the group size. An experienced guide will accompany you throughout the venture, ensuring it goes smoothly.

In Pokhara, you will enjoy Phewa Lake's tranquility and trek to Ghandruk village (2,012 m). Then, you will drive to Dhampus Phedi (1,130 m) and trek to Dhampus village (1,650 m).

The trail follows alpine woods to Landruk village ((1,500 m) via Pothana (1,890 m) & Deurali. The next stop is Ghandruk village, and from there, it descends to Nayapul (1,070 m), where the trek ends. From Nayapul, we'll drive back to Pokhara.

Then, we'll continue the tour to Chitwan National Park. This part of the journey involves exploring the Chitwan National Park, participating in activities like jeep safari, canoeing, and bird watching, and visiting an ingenious village of the Tharu community.

You then drive back to Kathmandu, spend a couple of nights shopping, and fly back to your home on the 12th day of the trip.

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The team of Outfitter Himalaya will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day.

You can find them with your name card around the terminal gate. They will drop you off at the hotel and help you check-in. We have already booked the hotel, so it'll be ready to welcome you.

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  • Max. Altitude1345

We begin the day leisurely, and after breakfast, we prepare for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. An experienced English-speaking tour guide will accompany you during the tour.

The sightseeing tour takes you to historical sites like Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. These are centuries-old temples, monasteries, and palaces.

During the tour, you will learn about Nepali culture, art, architecture, and history.

Later in the afternoon, we will meet in our office to discuss our entire tour of Nepal. We end the day exploring the bustling streets of Thamel.

Note: you can do the Everest mountain flight tour in the morning before the tour starts, which is about an hour of scenic flight around the Himalayas.

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After breakfast, we begin driving to Pokhara, the city of lakes. The Kathmandu Pokhara drive is fantastic and comfortable.

We use a nice standard tourist bus for the commute. On the way, you can see beautiful landscapes and mountain views.

Upon reaching Pokhara, the team will drop you at the hotel. Rest and unpack. Spend the evening exploring the Lakeside market and enjoying the stunning sunset of Phewa Lake.

Note: You have options to upgrade your transport to a 30-minute flight to Pokhara.

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  • Max. Altitude830

Today, we'll leave Pokhara early in the morning for Dhampus Phedi, which is 2.9 km (1.8 miles) away.

From Dhampus Phedi, the trek begins towards Dhampus village. It is an easy hike & any average fit person can do it without much effort. The trail is forested and offers excellent views of the Annapurna range.

Upon reaching Dhampus village, we can relax and enjoy the breathtaking mountain panorama. The local culture and lifestyle are worth watching. We then spend the remaining day strolling around the village.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1650

Leaving Dhampus, we ascend through lush rhododendron forests and small settlements. The trail goes through Potana and Deurali. The plants and birds along the way make trekking excellent.

Landruk is a small picturesque village inhabited by the Gurung people. It has a small lake, temples, mustard fields, and much more to see.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1640

At this point, we only have a couple more days of trekking left. Today, we'll hike to the famous Ghandruk village. From Landruk, the trail first descends to Modi Khola for an hour.

We then follow a steep uphill route and walk for 2 to 3 hours before reaching Ghandruk.

On the way, the snow-capped mountain views are mesmerizing.

Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages in the Annapurna region and offers a striking panorama of Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, and Gangapurna.

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  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1800

The day begins with a warm, delicious breakfast. We then walk past numerous small villages and rice fields to Nayapul, where the trek ends.

The trail descends through lush forests. From Nayapul, we will take a private jeep or car to Pokhara. The remaining day is leisure in Pokhara. Explore the surrounding area and enjoy the evening as you wish.

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Now, it is time for actual jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. We drive from Pokhara to Chitwan in a tourist vehicle. The drive will be comfortable and scenic.

The drive is relaxing, with rolling green hills, rivers, and occasional waterfalls. Upon reaching Chitwan, it will be late afternoon. We spend an hour or two unpacking and relaxing.

Later in the evening, the guide will lead you to a Tharu village. Tharu are an indigenous group in Nepal.

You can see their traditional stick dance in vibrant cultural clothes and taste some of their assortments. The day ends with a big dinner.

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We wake up early and prepare for a day of wild activities in Chitwan National Park.

We'll go on jeep safaris, canoeing, jungle walks, and visits to the elephant breeding center. We'll see many exotic animals and birds, including elephants, wild boars, royal Bengal tigers, one-horn rhinos, peacocks, and deer.

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It is time to drive back to Kathmandu. We leave Chitwan early in the morning and enjoy a beautiful drive to Kathmandu. The guide will drop you at the hotel.

The remaining day is free. Today is a great time to window shop in Thamel. You can visit the Garden of Dreams at the entrance of Thamel and walk straight to Durbarmarg.

Note: You can take a 25-minute flight from Chitwan to Kathmandu at an additional cost.

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We have one day in Kathmandu. You can spend the entire day with yourself as you wish.

Or, we can arrange a guided sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan.

These are must-visit places to learn more about Nepali art, architecture, and culture. We will meet in a designated restaurant for a farewell dinner in the late evening.

Or, you can take the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, as this is a lifetime experience to see Everest, the top of the world, with your eyes, very close to Kalapattar.

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The Nepal Family Adventure trip comes to an end. You fly back to your home today.

Our team members will help you with the luggage and drop you off at the International Airport.

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  • Airport transfers
  • Total 11 nights of accommodation (7 nights in hotel & 4 nights in mountain guest houses)
  • Entire 25 meals (11 breakfasts, seven lunches, and seven dinners)
  • The transport from Kathmandu – Pokhara - Chitwan - Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Guide and required number of porters
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Annapurna conservation area entry permit, TIMS Permit, and Chitwan National entry permit
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket and return after the trek
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary, and return after the trek
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner while on the trek
  • T-shirt and Trekking map
  • A farewell dinner
  • Official expenses and service charge


  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals that are not stated in the itinerary
  • Your personnel expenses
  • Entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and sweet things like chocolate
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the section

Add-Ons & Options

Everest Mountain Flight

  • For those seeking a more adventurous experience, an optional Everest mountain flight is available for $250 per person on day two mornings. This thrilling opportunity allows you to witness the majesty of the world's highest peak from a unique perspective.

Skip the long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

  • You can skip the long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by upgrading 30-minute flight at US $120.00

Skip a long drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu.

  • You can skip the long drive from Chitwan to Kathmandu by upgrading to a 20-minute flight at US $140.00

Essential Info

Permits required for Family Adventure Nepal

You will need permits, especially for the trekking part and Chitwan National Park. To visit Chitwan National Park, you need an Annapurna conservation entry permit, a TIMS permit, and a national park entry permit.

We apply and get all these permits for you once you book a family tour in Nepal.

Best Time for Nepal Family Adventure

The family tour in Nepal is available and doable throughout the year. However, the autumn season (from mid-September till mid-December) and spring (from the beginning of March to the end of May) are the best time for Nepal family adventures regarding weather and temperature.

Accommodations on Nepal Family Adventure

We provide an excellent 3-star hotel for four nights in Kathmandu, two nights in Pokhara, two nights in Chitwan, and three nights in simple lodge/teahouse accommodation while trekking.

Notes: There is a luxury 4–5-star hotel available in these places, and we can book them according to your requirements.

Meals & Drinks on Nepal Family Adventure

On the Nepal family adventure, we provide 23 meals (11 breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners).

You have a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on this tour and drinks such as coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well.

However, these drinks are not included in the cost. You can buy them yourself at the lodge or guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills or medicine while coming for the tour since you will have normal water for free. You can also use the medicine and drink, or you can simply buy bottled or boiled water to drink.

Transportations on Nepal Family Adventure

We provide private transport for airport transfers and sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and the rest of the adventure, such as Kathmandu—Pokhara and Pokhara—Chitwan–Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance for Nepal Family Adventure

You need travel insurance when you come to trekking. In case of sickness or injury, we transfer you to the nearest hospital while trekking.

However, you will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, we strongly advise you to buy a travel insurance policy that covers these expenses.

Optional similar programs for families

You can check our all-family program here. Also, check out our short treks and hikes that are family-friendly.

From all of our family programs in Nepal, these are some of our best sellers- Spirit of Nepal, Nepal Luxury Tour, Nepal Summer Tour, Taste of Nepal, Nepal Bhutan Tour, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, and Best of Nepal Adventure.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Family trekking adventure in Nepal

    Outfitter Himalaya company in Nepal provided our two families with four excellent services for our Ghandruk trek. We had young children. So, we had to change accommodation in Kathmandu, and the company strove to be the best provider in Nepal.

    Outfitter Himalaya is a high-quality, honest, value for a money tour company in Nepal, which is run by young experts and guides who aim to become the best in town.
    Our guide for the Kathmandu city and trekking was incredibly knowledgeable and very considerate of our needs.

    PharmFrom: Australia,Mar 16, 2022

    Dear Pharm,

    Thank you for joining us for your Family adventure holidays in Nepal and thank you for your review about a day tour in Kathmandu and Good to know that you are happy with the guide and all the services provided this day tour in Kathmandu.

    We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again.

    Have a good day.

    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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