Nepal is a proven destination for thrill seekers; mountaineers attempting to climb Mount Everest, Annapurna or other 8,000ers, and high altitude trekkers rambling about 4,000m and above. But wait there is more; Nepal is also a proven destination for families looking to explore different cultures while still reveling in nature and wildlife. Our Nepal Tour Package for family is an ideal program if you plan on visiting Nepal.
In & Around Kathmandu
The journey starts from Kathmandu where you visit three UNESCO world heritage sites; Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath Stupa. The Kathmandu valley is an ancient cultural hotpot with inhabitants dating back to 300 BCE. As with such historic cities, there are many lore and legends about its establishment.
The indigenous inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley are the Newar people. They have well preserved their language, culture, music, architecture, traditions and food. The Newar people celebrate their traditions the during the many festivals of Indra Jatra, Panchhare Jatra, Bisket Jatra and many more.
Leaving Kathmandu behind, we head towards Daman, a popular hill station. Here you can witness majestic view of the Himalayas, extending on a good day from Dhaulagiri in the west to Mount Everest in the east. Daman also has a botanical garden, one of the biggest and oldest in Nepal, and has different varieties of Rhododendron.
Chitwan & Lumbini
Further along the trip, we arrive at Chitwan National Park, one of the most popular national parks in Nepal. Our Nepal Tour package for family includes includes wildlife activities in the park; visiting the indigenous Tharu community, bird watching, jungle jeep tour and canoeing on the Narayani river. At the park you will encounter rhinos, deer, etc. If you are lucky, you might even see the majestic Bengal tiger.
Our Nepal family tour takes you further south to Lumbini – the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. It is located in the Terai plain, in the south of the country and not far from the border with India. No matter what religion you are, whether you are a Buddhist or not, the atmosphere that reigns here is captivating! Here you will visit the Maya Devi temple complex, dedicated to the mother of lord Buddha, which houses the ancient artifacts of Gautam Buddha’s era and where a stone marks the site of her exact birth in 623 BC. Within the complex, the pilgrim and Indian emperor Asoka also had a commemorative stone pillar built, unveiled by the excavations of archaeologists. Then there is the monastic area where many temples have been constructed by western and Asian countries.
The next leg of the tour brings you to the lake city of Pokhara. The city is famous for its view of the beautiful Machhapuchhre Himal (Fish-tail mountain) and Annapurna. In and about the city, you will visit the major sights of interest such as the Mahendra Cave, International Mountain Museum, Sarangkot View Point; where, if you are seeking some adventure, can take a paragliding and ultra-light flight. You can also visit the World Peace Stupa, located on a nearby hilltop, or visit the Tibetian Refugee Camp about an hours drive from Pokhara. Finally, you fly back to Kathmandu where you can end your trip shopping for souvenirs and visit Bhaktapur palace courtyard, Patan palace courtyard and Kathmandu palace courtyard.
If you are looking for a shorter family holiday without traveling to Chitwan & Lumbini, we suggest our 7 day Adventure Tour in Nepal. The program offers more in terms of adventure (white-water rafting) and a scenic mountain flight over the Everest.
- Visit UNESCO World Heritage & UNESCO Nature Hertiage sites in Nepal
- Off-the-beaten-path route to Daman for a brilliant panoramic view of Everest to Dhaulagiri
- Cultural & wildlife activities including jungle walk, bird watching and many more at Chitwan National Park
- Visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha
- Enjoy the beautiful lake city of Pokhara with its amazing view of Machhapuchhre Himal, Annapurna massif and explore the city
Trip Grade - Easy
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- Day 01 :Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
- Day 02 :Kathmandu Valley Tour - cultural and historical highlights
- Day 03 :Drive to Daman (2,322m | 80km; 2 hrs)
- Day 04 :Early morning sunrise view of the Himalayan Panorama followed by drive to Chitwan (132km; 4.5 hrs)
- Day 05 :Full day wildlife activities in Chitwan
- Day 06 :Drive to Lumbini (4-5 hrs). Visit Maya Devi Temple and other places of interest in the evening
- Day 07 :Fly to Pokhara (802m; 20min). Rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 08 :Sunrise view at Sarangkot (1600m) and Pokhara valley sightseeing tour
- Day 09 :Late afternoon flight to Kathmandu (25 min). Rest of the day at leisure.
- Day 10 :End of trip: Departure
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Our representative will pick you up at Kathmandu International Airport and drive you to your hotel. Depending upon what time you arrive, you can enjoy a full day at leisure.
Look out for the KEEP WALKING NEPAL board behind the railing once you exit the airport terminal.
Overnight at Hotel Tibet
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour - cultural and historical highlights
After breakfast we will experience the three most important sanctuaries of the Kathmandu Valley: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.
Pashupati is the most important Hindu site in Nepal. Dedicated to lord Shiva, the fierce god appears there in his benevolent aspect of Pashupati. A holy place often compared to Varanasi (in India), the last rites of Hindus are carried out on the banks of Bagmati river.
Boudhanath is the largest Stupa in Asia. In the bygone days caravans after crossing the Himalayas arrived at the Stupa to thank lord Buddha when the trip went well. The eyes of the Buddha painted at the four cardinal points cast an observant gaze on men and their actions.
Swayambhunath Stupa is undoubtedly the oldest and holiest of the Buddhist sites in the capital Kathmandu. Suspended on a hill, it overlooks the whole city. Nicknamed the temple of the monkeys, the Stupa is presented as a hemisphere topped by a round spire with a square base.
The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can visit the main tourist hub of Thamel for shopping or just relax at your hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Tibet (B)
Day 03: Drive to Daman (2,322m | 80km; 2 hrs)
After breakfast we head west out of the Kathmandu valley on the Tribhuvan Highway to Daman.
Leaving the Kathmandu Valley through its ugliest, most industrial corridor, we descent over winding roads to Naubise. From Naubise, we fork left, climbing relentlessly for 30km to Tistung before descending into the Palung Valley. Further ahead is the small hamlet of Daman.
Daman overlooks the Palung Valley towards a magnificent spread of peaks. However, the mountains will probably be in clouds when you arrive, hence the overnight stay for the best view of the Himalayas.
It is said that when Lord Shiva was mourning and lamenting, carrying dead body of his beloved wife Satidevi, he rested at Daman. Being so thirsty he just hit the big rock with his trident (trisula) and water came out. A temple marks the site where one can still see the water flowing in between the big rocks. It’s about an hours hike through a dense rhododendron forest. Alternatively, you can hike for about 30 minutes and visit the Mountain Botanical Garden, one of the largest and oldest in Nepal.
Overnight at Daman (B,L,D)
Day 04: Early morning sunrise view of the Himalayan Panorama followed by drive to Chitwan (132km; 4.5 hrs)
After enjoying the sunrise over the Himalayan range and a hearty breakfast we start the next leg of our journey.
The road ascends till the Sim Bhanjyang pass (2,488m) followed by a beautiful long descent through jungle, forest and finally terraced farmland to Hetauda, capital of Makwanpur district. We are in Terai, the beginning of the Nepalese flat country.
From Hetauda the landscape and climate changes dramatically; gone are the hills and windings roads. An hours drive will bring us to Sauraha, just beyond the Chitwan National Park borders. You can either rest at the resort or go on a village tour of the near ethnic Tharu community. It’s a great learning experience about the lifestyle of the indigenous community.
In the evening, there will either be a Tharu cultural dance presentation in the local village or a slideshow presentation about the wildlife activities.
Overnight at Chitwan (B,L,D)
Day 05: Full day wildlife activities in Chitwan
After an early breakfast, you will embark on a canoe ride on the Rapti River. The early morning river is excellent for bird watching. You will also see the 2 rare species of crocodiles; the Marsh Mugger and the fish eating Gharial.
On the way back you will walk through the jungle to the elephant bathing ponds.
After lunch, you will drive through the forest. The conservation efforts has proven to be a safe haven for deer, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkey, leopard, sloth bear and many more animals. With some luck you might even the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Overnight at Chitwan (B,L,D)
Day 06: Drive to Lumbini (4-5 hrs). Visit Maya Devi Temple and other places of interest in the evening
After breakfast, we drive about 5 hours to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The landscape and weather matches that of India; hot and humid. The local people called madhesis – meaning the people of Madhesh (terai), follow similar culture to that of the neighboring Indian terai plains.
After some rest at the hotel, you will visit the Maya Devi Temple & Garden, World Peace Stupa, Ashoka pillar, and the many temples built by nations around the world.
Overnight at Lumbini (B,L,D)
Day 07: Fly to Pokhara (802m; 20min). Rest of the day at leisure.
Leaving the flat plains of the Terai, you will fly to Pokahra on a later morning flight.
The beautiful lake city will be a welcoming calm in your journey. You will have the whole of the day at leisure to either explore the many eateries, walk along the lake or just relax at your hotel.
Overnight at Pokhara (B)
Day 08: Sunrise view at Sarangkot (1600m) and Pokhara valley sightseeing tour
Early morning you will drive to Sarangkot view point for a truly majestic view of the western Himalayan Range. A warm drink in the early morning with a Himalayan vista is an experience not to be missed.
You can either have some breakfast at your hotel (included in the package) or eat at one of the local eateries in Sarangkot (not included in the package). After some rest, you will go on a full day visit to the key places of interest of the Pokhara city including the Mahendra cave, Devi’s Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, International Mountain Museum, Tal Barahi Temple (the temple is located on an island which is accessible only by boat).
Rest of the evening is at your leisure.
Overnight in Pokhara (B)
Day 09: Late afternoon flight to Kathmandu (25 min). Rest of the day at leisure.
You can spend a leisurely morning in Pokhara after which you will fly back to Kathmandu on an afternoon flight.
In the evening there will be a farewell dinner by Keep Walking Nepal to celebrate your trek and visit to Nepal.
Overnight in Kathmandu (B,D)
Day 10: End of trip: Departure
An office representative will drive you to the Kathmandu International Airport 3 hrs prior to the scheduled flight time.
- Airport pick up and drop
- Half day Bhaktapur sightseeing with tour guide
- 1 night hotel in Daman on full board
- 2 Night hotel in Chitwan on full Board and all jungle activities
- 2 night in Balthali Resort on full board
- 1 night hotel in Lumbini on full board
- Airfare Bhairawa to Kathmandu
- 3 Night hotel in Tibet on BB
- All local transportation as per as itinerary
- Farewell dinner
- Sleeping Bag, down jacket and kit bag
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, bottled drinking water, cold drinks, laundry,phone call
- Tips for guide and driver