Vacation in Nepal in itself is a great experience. Nepal is a land of diversity that exists in its every facet; be it culture, flora, fauna or topography. Bordered by the mighty Himalayas in the north and east, and expansive flatland from east to west, Nepal is a hub of adventure activities. From the barren deserts of Mustang to steep trekking terrain, dense forests, sparkling lakes, and roaring rivers, mountaineering there are plenty of options for adventure seekers in Nepal. Attracting a huge number of travelers from within the country and abroad, various tourist destinations across the country offer an opportunity to indulge in thrilling activities like rock climbing, trekking, paragliding, and much more.
The journey starts and ends in Kathmandu. In our 10 days Family Vacation In Nepal we offer rock climbing activity in Kathmandu for those who are interested in mountaineering. Besides, we organize a one-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur where our guests explore all the major religious, cultural & historical World Heritage Sites. Our next destination is Pokhara, the most beautiful city in the world in terms of natural beauty. Pokhara is considered a paradise on earth. Beautiful mountains on the north side, clean and wide lakes in the middle of the city, green forest, friendly and hospitable locals make your vacation more meaningful. Apart from the Pokhara city tour, you will explore Dhampus village, one of the most enchanting villages inhabited by the ethnic Gurung community. It will be 2 days perfect trekking trip to the village suitable for any age group. You will walk through some of the most beautiful countrysides in Nepal exploring diverse Himalayan culture, tradition, and ethnic people. While trekking, you will be staying in nice and clean countryside lodge enjoying beautiful panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan Mountains from the closest quarters. After short trekking, you will enjoy the thrills of paragliding over spectacular landscapes, pristine lakes, and verdant valleys while viewing the Himalayan Mountains. An experienced pilot will guide you through the skies and it will be a lifetime experience that you always remember.
Family Vacation In Nepal is the most comprehensive all-inclusive family vacation that offers every imaginable amenity in the package.
Arrive at the (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Royal Singi [4 Stars Category Hotel]
This is an example of the hotel we may use in Kathmandu city. Your actual hotel will be specified when your booking is confirmed. Please check your email or booking confirmation.
After breakfast sightseeing tour begins which include all the religious, cultural & historical sites within the Kathmandu valley. Overnight in hotel
Pashupatinath (World Heritage Site): One of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world, the temple of Pashupatinath is the focus of pilgrims from all over from Nepal and India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and built in the familiar pagoda Style. Chronicles indicate the temple’s existence prior to 400 A.D. It lies 5 km east of the city center. This holy place is a picturesque collection of temples and shrines. All the dying persons are brought to Pashupatinath for cremation. Only the Hindus are allowed to go inside the temple.
Bouddhanath (World Heritage Site): It is the world’s biggest stupa located about two km to the north of Pashupatinath temple. This colossal Stupa is known by the name of Bouddhanath, the god of wisdom. It is difficult to assign a period to it as some believe that it was built during the reign of either Shiva Deva or Anshu Verma in the 17th century A.D. The design is much like the Swoyambhu stupa, except that the final consists of receding squares instead of circles. Bouddhanath attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world.
Swoyambhunath, Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site): The Swoyambhunath Stupa crowns a hillock to the west of Kathmandu. A massive white dome surrounded by a 13 stage spire, is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. It is said to be 2000 years old. Its origins are linked to the founding of the Kathmandu Valley by draining the water of the lake by Bodhisattva Manjushree. Swoyambhunath manifested in the lake as a brilliant light emanating from a lotus, Manjushree let the water out of the valley paying homage to Swoyambhu, thus making the valley inhabitable.
Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Site): It is the nine-storied palace structure built around 1770 AD. This palace square was a residence to Nepal’s royal family. The house of the living goddess (Kumari), the ferocious Kal Bhairav, the red Monkey God, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the square. All woodcarvings, statues, and architectures in this area are exceptionally fine. Most parts of the palace premises are open for tourists throughout the week during office hour
Early in the morning at 9:00 a.m., you will be picked up at your hotel, and then transferred to the forested hill of Nagarjun. After three kilometers drive from the hotel, you will reach Nagarjun hill for rock climbing experience. At the climbing site, our rock climbing instructor will give you a short briefing about the climb, gears, and do’s and don’ts. The briefing will be followed by a couple of basic training for climbing. After learning some techniques from the instructor and a few practices, you will climb the rock and enjoy your climbing.
Today after early breakfast, you will be transferred to Bus Terminal to catch a bus for Pokhara. The bus will leave at 7.30 a.m. for the enchanting valley of Pokhara which is considered the paradise on earth! Beautiful mountains on the north side, clean and wide lakes in the middle of the city, green forest, friendly and warm locals make your holidays more meaningful. Boating on Fewa Lake for one hour in the evening will be an amazing experience. Overnight in Hotel
At 8:00 am our guide will come to pick you up from the hotel and drive to Kande by car/jeep. From Kande, you will begin a short hike to Dhampus Village (a Gurung Village) via Australian Camp (2000 m). You will have lunch on the way. While trekking, you will enjoy a close-up view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapurchhre, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu range etc. on a clear day. Dhampus is a typical village mainly inhabited by the Gurung ethnic group of people of Nepal. The trail from Australian Camp to Dhampus is very nice. You will walk through the jungle enjoying a nice view of the Himalayas. Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Dhampus
Today you will descend gently through a trail of staircases, terraced fields, and village. Then, you will cross a stream and walk uphill to the Naudanda for 3 hours. The views of Annapurna range and Pokhara valley is gorgeous when you see from the hilltop. Sarangkot is an old fort and name of the village. The views of Dhaulagiri in the west and Manaslu in the east, Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, Seti River, and World Peace Pagoda are seen very clearly from the tower. Stay overnight in lodge
Today your accompanying guide will take you to Paragliding spot at Sarangkot, where the instructor will give you some briefing about the flight. Then, you will fly with a professional pilot enjoying breathtaking, panoramic views of Annapurna Range, beautiful Mt. Fish Tail, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu and great Mt. Dhaulagiri together with landscape panorama and Phewa Lake. About an hour-long exiting flight, you will land in the open fields nearby Phewa Lake. After landing you will be transferred to the hotel and stay free or stroll around Phewa Lakeside in the evening. Stay overnight in hotel
After breakfast in the hotel, our guide will take you for Pokhara sightseeing around the valley and after lunch, you will fly back to Kathmandu. The following spots will include on the sightseeing tour.
Another Pokhara’s natural wonders that unfailingly lures visitors is the Seti Gandaki River. Flowing right through the city, the boisterous river runs completely underground at places. Amazingly, at certain points, the river appears hardly two meters wide. But its depth is quite a beyond imagination – over 20 meters! Mahendra Pul, a small bridge near the old Mission Hospital, provides a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by its powerful flow.
Locally known as the Patale Chango (Hell’s Fall). Devi’s Fall (also known as Devin’s and David’s) is a lovely waterfall lying about two km south-west of the Pokhara airport on the Siddhartha Highway. Legend has it that a trekker (Devin, David?) was washed away by the Pardi Khola and mysteriously disappeared down into an underground passage beneath the cliff.
THE OLD BAZAAR
Pokhara’s traditional bazaar is colorful and so are its ethnically diverse traders. Located about four km from Lakeside, the market’s original charm is alive and well. This area is strewn with shops selling commodities from edibles and cloth to cosmetics and gold is a pleasant and shady spot to stroll around.
THE POKHARA MUSEUM
The Pokhara Museum, located between the bus stop and Mahendra Pul, reflects the ethnic mosaic of western Nepal. The lifestyles and history of ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Thakali, and the Tharu are attractively displayed through models, photographs and artifacts. One major attraction is a display highlighting the newly-discovered remains of an 8000-year-old settlement in Mustang.
THE ANNAPURNA REGIONAL MUSEUM
Also known as the Natural History Museum is another interesting visit to Pokhara. Run by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the museum has an exceptional collection of butterflies, insects, birds, and models of wildlife found in the area. It is located at Prithvi Narayan Campus east of the old bazaar. It is open daily except for Saturdays and holidays from 9 am to 5 pm.
Today you can enjoy shopping and buying souvenirs for friends and relatives in Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel
This is the last day of your visit. We will drop you to the airport at 3 hrs prior to the departure time. The memories that you have shared with us matter a lot