Nepal Family Adventure

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

Highlights

  • 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, Dhaulagiri, etc
  • Go on a jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, elephant breeding center, etc, in Chitwan National Park
  • Visit a Tharu village, an indigenous village

Nepal Family Adventure Treking and Tour

Be part of this adventurous 12 days journey in Nepal with your family. Explore the centuries-old historical sites, have 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 major elements of Nepal. You will not be missing anything. 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 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. Walk through beautiful rhododendron forests and picturesque villages, relishing the breathtaking panorama of snow-capped mountains to chasing wildlife like one-horn rhinos in Chitwan before coming back to Kathmandu.

The Nepal family adventure tour is an excellent package. We offer a well-designed itinerary that will not put any pressure on your body. The journey will be very immersive and intriguing. You will learn a lot of things about Nepal, 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 offered does not suit your time frame or requirements, but you like the concept of the program, then do not hesitate to contact us. We will customize the itinerary as per your wish.

Major attractions of Nepal Family Adventure

Kathmandu: The Capital of Nepal

In Kathmandu, we will be exploring many old historical sites. You'll visit palaces, courtyards, museums, art galleries, temples, and monasteries. You'll be touring sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square. The Durbar square was the royal residence of the late kings of Nepal. They are now an open museum to visitors.

Likewise, the tour also takes you to the biggest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath, and one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in the country, And how can we forget about the very famous Monkey Temple, aka Swayambhunath Stupa? Located at a hilltop, you have to climb numerous staircases to reach the top.

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

Pokhara: Beautiful City 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, Begnas Lake, etc.

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 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), Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc. The landscapes along the trail are fantastic, and interaction with the locals is lovely.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan is our final destination. Visiting Chitwan means participating in wild activities in the Chitwan National Park. You will do a jeep safari and a deep jungle walk. Then there are activities like canoeing, bird watching, bathing with elephants & visiting their breeding centers. You get to see wildlife like one-horn rhinos, elephants, deer, royal Bengal tiger, boar, peacock, and many different birds.

If you can identify plants, then the Chitwan National Park is a paradise for you. The national 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.

Itinerary

The Nepal family adventure tour begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Here, you will spend one full day visiting different monuments before driving to Pokhara. The drive between Kathmandu-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu will be comfortable and scenic. We use a private Car/Van/Bus as per the group size. An experienced guide will accompany you throughout the venture, making sure it goes smoothly.

In Pokhara, you will enjoy the tranquility of Phewa Lake and go on a trek to Ghandruk village (2,012 m). 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 here, descend 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. This part of the journey is all about exploring the Chitwan National Park, participating in activities like jeep safari, canoeing, bird watching, etc, 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.

The given 12-day itinerary is just a guideline itinerary that we designed to offer you, So, customised itinerary with your interests and time is possible at Outfitter Himalaya. So, feel free to contact us any time with your requirements.

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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 at the hotel and help you in check-in. We have already booked the hotel for you, so it'll be ready to welcome you.

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We begin the day at a leisurely pace and after a delicious breakfast, get ready for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. An experienced English-speaking tour guide will accompany you during the tour.

The sightseeing tour takes you to multiple historical sites, like Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. These are centuries-old temples, monasteries, and palaces. You will learn about Nepali culture, art, architecture, and history during the tour.

Later in the late afternoon, we meet in our office to have a brief of our entire tour in Nepal. 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 tour 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 tourist standard 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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Today, we’ll leave Pokhara early in the morning for Dhampus Phedi. It is located 2.9 km (1.8 miles) away from Pokhara. 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 great 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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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 resided by the Gurung people. The village has a small lake, temples, mustard fields, and much more to see.

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We only have a couple more days of trekking left at this point. 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, Gangapurna, etc.

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  • Max. Altitude1800

The day begins with a warm delicious breakfast. We then walk past numerous small villages and rice fields to Nayapul. This is where the trek ends. The trail descends through lush forests. From Nayapul, we take a private jeep/car that will take us 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 true jungle activities in Chitwan National Park. We drive from Pokhara to Chitwan in a tourist vehicle. The drive will be comfortable and scenic. The rolling green hills, rivers, and occasional waterfalls make the drive relaxing. Upon reaching Chitwan, it will get 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 get to 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 in the morning and get ready for a day full of wild activities in the Chitwan National Park. We'll do things like jeep safari, canoeing, jungle walking, visiting the elephant breeding center, etc. We get to see many exotic animals and birds like elephants, wild boar, royal Bengal tiger, one-horn rhino, peacock, deer, etc.

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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 do window shopping in Thamel. You can visit the Garden of Dreams at the entrance of Thamel and walk straight to Durbarmarg.

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

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We have one more full day in Kathmandu. You can have the entire day to yourself and spend as you wish.

Or, if you want, we can arrange a guided sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur and Patan. These are the must-visit places if you want to get more ideas about Nepali art, architecture, and culture. In the late evening, we meet in a designated restaurant for a farewell dinner.

Or, you can take 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 at the international airport.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Two nights Accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast
  • Three nights Four days Annapurna trek as per the itinerary with meals, guide, permits, accommodation, and transfers
  • Two nights’ hotel in Chitwan on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • All the transportation private tourist vehicle
  • All the applicable entrance fees, permits, and TIMS

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals, not stated in the itinerary
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide & driver
  • Any expenses, not mentioned in the included section

Essential Info

The Dhampus Ghandruk trek difficulty & altitude sickness

Dhampus Ghandruk trek is easygoing. The trekking route mostly goes through forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, fir, etc. On the way, 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 to none. You will not have a difficult time breathing.

Permits for Family Adventure Nepal

You need to have some permits, especially for the trekking part, and Chitwan national park, you need to Annapurna conservation entry permit,TIMS permit, and national park entry permits to visit Chitwan national park.

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 season (from the beginning of March until the end of May) are the best time for Nepal family adventure in terms of weather and temperature.

Accommodations on Nepal Family Adventure

We provide a good 3-star hotel for 4 nights in Kathmandu, 2 nights in Pokhara, 2 nights in Chitwan, and 3 nights in simple lodge/teahouse accommodation while trekking.

The hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Jampa: 4 nights
  • Hotel in Pokhara: Splendid view
  • Hotel in Chitwan: Rhino land lodge
  • Hotel on Trek Routes: simple mountain lodge: 3 nights

Notes:

  • We provide a similar category of hotels if these hotels are not available and hotel upgrade is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.
  • There is a luxury 4–5-star hotel available in these places, and we can book them as per your requirement.

Meals & Drinks on Nepal Family Adventure

We provide a total of 23 meals (11 breakfast, 6 lunch, and 6 dinners) on Nepal family adventure. 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. So, you can buy them yourself at the available lodge/guest house.

We advise you to bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Nepal student tour since you have normal water for free and use the medicine and drink, or you can simply buy bottled/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 parts of the adventure, such as Kathmandu - Pokhara, and Pokhara – Chitwan-Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance for Nepal Family Adventure

You need travel insurance when you come for trekking. In case of any sickness or injury on trekking, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. 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.
     

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    PharmFrom: Australia,Mar 16, 2022
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    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.

    Arjun
    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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