Family trip to Nepal

Nepal - Katmandou Valley - Chitwan - Your tailor-made trip

14 days - from 1230€

Day 1

First steps in Nepal
Namaste! Your family trip to Nepal begins now! Your driver welcomes you at Kathmandu airport and drives you to your hotel in the Thamel district. Before starting your trip through Nepal, one night in Thamel allows you to be at the centre of the action: go shopping or set out to meet other travellers. Not to mention the cosy restaurants that welcome you to taste the local specialties, such as momos, delicious Tibetan ravioli. Stroll through the old town and observe the scenes of daily life in the bustling bazaar, filled with vegetable merchants with unforgettable smiles. A stroll through the streets of Kathmandu will make you discover the soul of the city.
Day 2

Spirituality and religious fervour
Start your day with the must-sees of Kathmandu. In the morning, stroll through the old town of Kathmandu near Durbar Square. Although damaged by the earthquake of April 25th, 2015, life is in full swing in this picturesque historic district. Do not miss Swayambhunath, nicknamed the “Monkey Temple”, located on a hill west of Kathmandu. This beautiful site illustrates the religious mix of the country, with a blend of Buddhist and Hindu temples, stupas and pagodas. Then head for Bodhnath, the largest stupa in Asia, and the centre of the Tibetan community of Nepal. Return to Thamel at the end of the day for a dinner in one of the many restaurants of this lively district.
Day 3

Traditional Newari Villages
In the morning, you leave Kathmandu to go to Bhaktapur, an ancient royal city located not far from the Nepalese capital. This city is often called by its old name: Bhadgaon. Affected by the earthquake of April 2015, it still has three beautiful squares lined with temples, the most important of which have survived. The famous 5-storey temple, the Nyatapola Temple still stands in the heart of Taumadhi Tole. Here, the Bisket Jatra Festival (Nepalese New Year) is held every year. You then continue to the traditional Newari villages of Bungamati and Khokana, each with their own speciality: Bungamati is famed for its skilled woodcarvers, while Khokana has built a reputation for its mustard oil. Enjoy a genuine experience exploring these two villages and observing scenes of traditional life before returning to Kathmandu.
Day 4

Bandipur, the hilltop village
This morning your driver takes you to Bandipur where you enjoy this free day as you wish. This beautifully-preserved village, built on a ridge, is today a living museum of Newari culture. Indeed, its alleys are lined with traditional houses and, here, time seems to have stood still. With its glorious 13th century architecture, Bandipur is a vibrant community where travellers mingle with local farmers and traders. The village was originally part of the Magar Kingdom of Tanahun and was an important stopover on the trade route between India and Tibet until the 1960s.
Day 5

Pokhara, the jewel of the West
After enjoying your breakfast in your hotel in Bandipur, you take the road in the company of your private driver towards Pokhara. The setting is beautiful, with the emerald green sparkle of Lake Phewa in the foreground and the Himalayas in the background. The program of this day remains free, so listen to your desires! The city is a true haven of peace which marks the start of the Annapurna treks and where travellers can expect to receive a warm welcome from the inhabitants. Night at the hotel.
Day 6

Family hike to the village of Dhampus
This morning, your driver will bring you to Phedi. Here, your local guide accompanies you on a family hike towards the village of Dhampus. You ascend for about 3 hours through lush forests, country villages and pretty farm terraces before arriving at your destination. The village offers a superb panoramic view of the mountain ranges of Machhapuchhare and Annapurnas. After enjoying these fabulous landscapes with the family, you return to Phedi where your driver awaits you and takes you back to Pokhara to spend the night there.
Day 7

Free day in Pokhara
Today, you enjoy another free day in Pokhara to take the time to rest, or not! The city, a real place of relaxation, has also in recent years become an ideal place for adventure sports. With the surrounding mountains and lakes, the setting offers a wide range of activities: paragliding, boating, mountain biking ... something to delight the whole family. Pokhara is also a superb city where life is good and you will find numerous bars and restaurants offering a beautiful atmosphere, full of sharing and tranquillity. Night at the hotel.
Day 8

From Kathmandu to Terai
This morning, you leave Kathmandu and head towards the Terai region, the great Nepali plain that borders India. Your driver will take you to the Chitwan National Park, a former hunting reserve that became Nepal's first national park in 1973. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984, the park is home to exceptional wildlife. With the snow-capped Himalayas as a backdrop, this magical place is popular with travellers looking for peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. You settle down in your lodge and enjoy a drink at sunset in front of the river!
Day 9

In the heart of the jungle
Today, your schedule for the day is fairly free, allowing you to do activities that you didn't do the day before. So according to your desires, you can opt for a Jeep safari accompanied by a naturalist guide who will show you the rare animals that inhabit the region: elephants, rhinos or the famous Bengal tigers. One of the most entertaining activity for children and which marks a memorable moment of your family trip to Nepal.
Day 10

Back to the Nepalese capital
This morning, you set off towards Kathmandu, accompanied by your private driver. Once you arrive at the hotel, take the opportunity to enjoy a stroll through the narrow and breathtaking alleys of the country's capital. This is the perfect opportunity to find gifts, souvenirs and take one last look at the amusing mess that is the traffic here: between sacred cows, mopeds and rickshaws. Do not hesitate to visit the last corners of the city that you have missed and to taste the delicious Nepalese culinary specialities. You spend your last night at the hotel.
Day 11

Sunrise over the Himalayas
Early in the morning, your driver brings you to the top of Sarangkot Hill to witness the sunrise on the Himalayan range, an unforgettable moment of your trip to Nepal. Back in Pokhara, stroll along Lake Side where Tibetan handicrafts, cafes and restaurants are plentiful. Pokhara is also the rendezvous point for thrill seekers and offers many activities: paragliding, kayaking, mountain biking and more. In the afternoon, climb to the Shanti Stupa, the Peace Pagoda, to admire the view of the surroundings. Return to Pokhara at the end of the day for a last dinner at Lake Phewa.
Day 12

Flight to Kathmandu
After breakfast, your private driver will take you to Pokhara airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Back in the Nepalese capital, you will be transferred to your hotel in the district of Thamel. You are immediately plunged into the frenzy and excitement of this bubbling city. Take advantage of this day in Kathmandu to do some shopping in the many shops of Thamel. You will find everything: Tibetan handicrafts, trekking clothes, wool caps, coffee, honey, spices and more.. To relax at the end of the day, why not treat yourself to a traditional massage?
Day 13

Pashupatinath and Patan
Today, your driver takes you to see some other cultural highlights in the Kathmandu Valley. Stop at the Pashupatinath site, nicknamed the small Benares of Nepal. It is a holy place where Hindus are cremated at the edge of the sacred waters of the Bagmati River. In the late morning, continue towards Patan, just a few kilometers from downtown Kathmandu. Its Sanskrit name “Lalitpur” means "city of beauty". This ancient royal city of the Kathmandu Valley has kept its unique atmosphere, a strong identity and an exceptional architectural heritage. Return to Kathmandu at the end of the day for your last night in Nepal.
Day 14

Last moments in Nepal
Depending on the schedule of your international flight, you may still have time to venture into Kathmandu to soak in its unique atmosphere one more time! Go for a last walk in the streets of Thamel or in the labyrinthine alleys of the old town. Watch scenes of local life while sipping a masala tea or eat a last dish of momos, delicious Tibetan ravioli. Your family trip to Nepal comes to an end. You are driven to the airport for your flight home. End of our services

Travel conditions

  • The assistance of your Travel Expert 24/7
  • Land transfers by private vehicle with English-speaking driver.
  • Domestic flight: Pokhara - Kathmandu (price subject to change at the time of booking depending on availability).
  • Entrance fee to the Chitwan National Park
  • The safari in Chitwan National Park, as mentioned in the program
  • Accommodation: double room in a hotel
  • Meals: Breakfasts only, except at Chitwan National Park: full board
  • English-speaking guide during daytime walks
  • International flights.
  • International airport taxes.
  • Lunches and dinners except in Chitwan National Park
  • Visa fees.
  • The entrance fees to temples, monuments or historical sites mentioned in the program.
  • Assistance-repatriation insurance.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Tips.
  • Anything that is not listed in the "price includes" section.
Alex Travel Expert Nepal is not only a paradise for trekking.. It is above all, a country rich in ancestral culture. It is also an ideal destination for wildlife lovers. On a safari in Chitwan National Park, you have the chance to spot rhinos and elephants in the middle of the jungle. This family trip to Nepal will make you discover another side of this beautiful country, with pleasures for both young and old
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