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Nepal Family Adventure

We have shown the itinerary on the basis of a complete holiday purely for illustrative purposes. Naturally as tailor-made Nepal holiday specialists we would be happy to discuss additional options, whether it be other activities, more/less sightseeing, alternative/upgraded accommodation etc dependent upon your interests, preferences and time available. We even tailor-make a suggested 'what to pack' list for you based upon your ultimately chosen Nepal tailor-made holiday too.

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Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into Kathmandu. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: KGH Hotel -   Kathmandu

Included Meals: None


Day 2 - Kathmandu Tour & Bhaktapur

A specialist Kathmandu City Guide will take you (on foot and also with a private vehicle to get around the city) and your family on a tour of the main sights of Kathmandu. Kids particularly enjoy a visit to the hill top located Swayambunath Stupa. It's often referred to as the Monkey Temple. Monkeys are considered sacred (the monkey god Hanuman) and so there are quite a lot of monkeys running around the Stupa here. In the late afternoon you'll be driven the short distance to the medieval city of Bhakatpur. You'll probably be glad to leave the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and as the 'old part' of Bhaktapur is pedestrianised the more relaxed atmosphere of this fascinating medieval city is a relief. Your welcoming family run guest house is idyllically located in a square overlooking temples and pagodas.

Accommodation: Bhadgaon Guest House  -   Bhaktapur

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 - Pottery Making in Bhaktapur and to Nuwakot

In the morning a Bhaktapur City Guide will take you all on a walking tour of 'hidden' Bhaktapur. Away from the main sites, you'll encounter traditional pottery making (for which Bhakatpur is renowned). The locals make it look easy of course. Still, your kids (and you too if you wish) can try your hand at pottery making too. After lunch you'll then travel by private vehicle towards the Langtang Himal to the rural foothills of the Himalaya and the beautiful village of Nuwakot. It's around 2-3 hours drive on a mountain road that when you reach the 2000m pass you'll be greeted with panoramic Himalayan views. You'll be staying at the Famous Farm. A former Newari Manor House, tastefully converted to provide atmospheric accommodation. It has its own large, private hillside gardens, as well as vegetable growing area and is a firm favourite with children particularly as there are ducks, chickens, turkeys and goats running around the gardens. Mum & Dad may enjoy the views of the Trisuli River Valley and the very relaxed atmosphere.  

Accommodation: The Famous Farm  -  Nuwakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4 - Explore and relax at Nuwakot

A Snow Cat Travel Guide will now accompany you until you head for Chitwan. By now you'll have been able to adjust to Nuwakot time, i.e. slow, relaxed and peaceful. In the morning your guide will take you on a little walking tour of the Nuwakot village environs. Your kids may appreciate visiting the school here (the local kids will be happy to see you all), as well as the small school for deaf, mute children (the only one of its kind in Nepal). Outside the main school is a large, flat area that the kids use to play. Your own children will be made very welcome to join in and play too if there's a kickabout going on, or a spot of skipping, or whatever the the local children are up to. English is taught at school in Nepal from an early age and the local kids will be very, very pleased to try out what they have learned. Of course interactive cultural encounters cannot be manufactured, but your guide will be very happy to help your family engage with the friendly people of Nuwakot. The afternoon is free for you to explore further, or get involved with whatever might be going on that your kids might like. Enjoy another tasty Nepali dinner at the Famous Farm, and as they have an open kitchen here, by all means pop in and see how they prepare typical Nepali cuisine. Don't blame us if you find yourselves washing up!

Accommodation: Famous Farm, Nuwakot

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 - Trisuli Rafting

Time to get wet...well, maybe just a little! You'll be driven down to the Trisuli Valley floor and the river banks. Here you'll be taking to the waters of the Trisuli River in a raft. You'll all be given wetsuits, life jackets, saftey helmets and a safety briefing from the rafting guide. Naturally you all get paddles too, as you're part of the rafting team. The rafting itself is quite straightforward with a lot of slow water paddling, mixed in with some whitewater fun (grade 2-3). With a river side picnic stop along the way, around 3 hours (total) paddling brings you to a permanent river bank camp. Your main baggage will be taken to your overnight halt by private vehicle and anything you want with you for the rafting can be stored in dry bags on board. Have a game of beach volley ball in the afternoon, explore the locality, rest and perhaps enjoy a camp fire,  BBQ dinner and a balmy sub-tropical climate.

Accommodation: Big Fig River Camp, Trisuli River Valley

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 - Travel to Pokhara

Crossing to the opposite side of the Trisuli River on foot by means of a suspension bridge, a private vehicle is waiting to take you along the main highway towards Pokhara. You should reach Pokhara early afternoon and can explore Pokhara, or relax by the lake, or even rent a rowing boat to take out on the lake.

Accommodation: Hotel Karuna  -  Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 7 - Trek to Chisapani

A very short private tranfer to Begnas and to begin a little mini-trek for you to enjoy extensive, panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range that naturally requires effort, but by Himalayan standards is relatively easy and remains at a low altitude. But, no one provides a camping experience better than the Nepalese and at tonights hill top location, children seem to simply love the experience. The walking pace is unhurried as you pass through terraced rice fields and scattered homesteads before ascending up through forests on a trail that is often stone stepped to reach Chisapani at approx. 1300m. At a steady pace the walking would be around 4 hours total. But, you've got all day, so there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a rest, take refreshments at one of the villages you pass, admire the views and enjoy the experience. You'll have porters to carry your main baggage (so you just walk with your usual day pack) and all the camping equipment including tents, mattresses, table and chairs for dining. You'll have a cook too who'll prepare you a tasty supper tonight and he'll be very happy if you take an interest in his cooking preparations. Kids seem to just love the friendly, cheerful porters and camp crew and having fun with them at camp. Should your little ones get tired (although we've yet to know this happen) the porters will usually be happy to give them a shoulders ride. Altitude gain approx. 650m.

Accommodation: Camp, Chisopani

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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Day 8 -  Himalayan views & to Pokhara

It's usually early morning that the mountain views of the Himalayas are at their best. Waking to the sound of your camp crew going about breakfast preparations, you'll perhaps find that being served early morning 'bed tea' is something you could just get used to! From your hill top location you'll probably want to be out of your tent to see the views that when crystal clear extend from Dhaulagiri in the west, to Manaslu in the east and with the Annapurnas in between. That's three 8000+m peaks alone from your elevated vantage point of a mere 1300m. Not bad eh? At this low elevation it's usually possible to enjoy an al fresco breakfast. Most of todays walking is actually downhill and takes around 3.5 hours, so why hurry? Heading down the hill side you can again stop at villages and see how the locals live. Descent approx. 650m. Reaching the end of the trail it's a short drive by private vehicle to Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel Karuna, Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 9 - To Chitwan

Today you journey by road to Nepals lowlands-The Terai. Almost at sea level this area is part of the Gangetic plains and close to India. It's also a very rich farmland area and very, very different to the landscapes and peoples you've experienced so far. Reaching your accommodation at Chitwan mid-afternoon, your guide will take you on a short stroll to visit one of the nearby Tharu villages.

Accommodation: Into The Wild Resort -  Chitwan

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10- Chitwan Jungle Wildlife Safari

A day devoted to jungle activities provided by your hosts.  Journey deep into the jungles of Chitwan in search of wildlife such as the elusive Tiger and One-Horned Rhino. You'll also explore the riverside wildlife by dug out canoe too.

Accommodation:Into The Wild Resort,  Chitwan 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11 - Drive to Kathmandu

A private vehicle will take you back to Kathmandu overland (around 6hrs) Enjoy a free afternoon and evening exploring Kathmandu yourselves.

Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 12 - Depart Nepal

A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.


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