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Family trip to Nepal

Nepal - Katmandou Valley - Chitwan - Lumbini
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A family trip to Nepal promises a stunning diversity of scenery and endless wonderment for young and old alike. The tranquillity in the Nepalese villages of the Kathmandu Valley charms all travellers into falling in love with Nepal. Not to mention the lush nature, the exceptional wildlife, and the breath-taking views of the Himalayan range!

Explore Kathmandu and the splendid royal cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, stroll in the authentic villages, discover Buddhism and get to know the locals on this family trip to Nepal. Experience unforgettable experiences such as witnessing the prayer rituals at Nammo Buddha Monastery. You then go on a safari in Chitwan National Park to try to spot rhinoceros, elephants and Bengal tigers. All this with the Annapurna Massif as the backdrop. From Pokhara, you will have the chance to admire one of the most beautiful panoramas of these legendary mountains!

Spend 14 days on a family trip to Nepal, immersed in the heart of this endearing country. From the Kathmandu Valley to the Terai Jungle, you discover another side of Nepal, one that demonstrates the diversity of nature and mankind. This tailor-made trip to Nepal is ideal for a family holiday, combining nature and culture to the delight of young and old.
 

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14 days
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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

Your tailor-made trip - Nepal

Arrival at Kathmandu airport
Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu airport

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.
 


Kathmandu
Day 2
Kathmandu

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.
 


Kathmandu - Nagarkot
Day 3
Kathmandu - Nagarkot

Bhaktapur

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 Nagarkot. Located on top of a mountain, this village is renowned for its breathtaking views of the Himalayas. Enjoy a family walk around Nagarkot.
 


Nagarkot - Dhulikhel
Day 4
Nagarkot - Dhulikhel

In the heart of the Kathmandu Valley

Wake up at dawn to enjoy the exceptional views from your hotel. Then after a good breakfast, your private driver will take you to Dhulikhel. All along the way, you can admire the beautiful scenery of the Kathmandu Valley. Once settled down at your hotel, you set off in the early afternoon for a short walk. Visit the historic centre of this traditional Newar village. The Newar people live mainly in the Kathmandu Valley, practising a mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism. Return to the hotel at dusk.
 


Dhulikhel - Namo Buddha
Day 5
Dhulikhel - Namo Buddha

In the footsteps of Buddha

Today, you leave Dhulikhel on foot for an easy hike to the heart of Kathmandu Valley. After breakfast, you set off towards Namo Buddha, a major Buddhist pilgrimage site. Legend has it that Sakyamuni Buddha offered himself as a sacrifice to a lioness who was dying of hunger and could not feed her cubs. Here, you have the opportunity to participate in the evening prayer at one of the monasteries of the village. Enjoy the calm and serenity of this small Nepali village. Night at the hotel.

Walking time: 3/4h
 


Namo Buddha - Panauti
Day 6
Namo Buddha - Panauti

Homestay with a Nepali family

You take the time to enjoy your breakfast before embarking on a family walk to the village of Newar Panauti. You discover this village with its peaceful atmosphere and numerous temples. Here, you will have the chance to take part in an authentic experience, staying with a Nepalese family. After being greeted by your hosts, go for a walk in the village with your guide. In the evening, return home where you will prepare a meal with your host family. Enjoy a family dinner together, where you can savour Nepali specialties!

Walking time: 2h
 


Panauti - Kathmandu
Day 7
Panauti - Kathmandu

Back to the capital

Early in the morning, enjoy a last walk through the terraced fields. You will come across many villagers who sell the milk of their cows or buffaloes to local merchants. The milk is then transported to Kathmandu for resale. You come back for breakfast before heading to the Nepalese capital. On the way you make a stop at the Changu Narayan Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples of the Kathmandu valley. Once in Kathmandu, take enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Thamel district. Night at the hotel.
 


Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park
Day 8
Kathmandu - Chitwan National Park

From Kathmandu to Terai

This morning, you leave Kathmandu and head towards Terai, 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 in Sauraha, at the edge of the park and enjoy a drink at sunset in front of the river!
 


Chitwan National Park
Day 9
Chitwan National Park

In the heart of the jungle

Early in the morning you set out on a jeep for a guided family safari through the jungle, where you can discover the flora and fauna of the Chitwan Reserve. Keep your eyes open for one-horned rhinos, elephants and crocodiles. If you are lucky, you might even spot the famous Bengal tiger. In the afternoon, many activities are possible: you can meet with the Tharu community from the surrounding villages or enjoy a traditional boat ride on the Narayani River to observe the many birds of the park. Return to the lodge at the end of the day.
 


Chitwan National Park - Pokhara
Day 10
Chitwan National Park - Pokhara

At the foot of the Annapurnas

This morning, you leave Chitwan National Park for Pokhara, the base camp for treks to the Annapurnas. This beautiful city, coiled around a lake, offers a very peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Once settled in your hotel in the ​​Lake Side tourist district, embark on a boat trip on Lake Phewa from where you can have a superb view of the entire Himalayan range: the Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the Annapurnas (I, II , III IV), Manaslu (8,163m) and the famous Machhapuchre (6,997m), also called “Fish Tail”. In the evening, opt for one of the many restaurants in the city.
 


Pokhara
Day 11
Pokhara

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.
 


Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 12
Pokhara - Kathmandu

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?
 


Kathmandu Valley
Day 13
Kathmandu Valley

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.
 


Kathmandu - International Airport
Day 14
Kathmandu - International Airport

Return flight

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
 


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Price includes

  • 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

Price does not include

  • 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.

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  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.

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