• Duration:11 Nights 12 Days
  • Max. Altitude: 3210m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Sightseeing, Trekking, Jungle Safari
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Nepal Family Fun Tour: Explore, Culture, Trekking

Family Fun Tour is an action packed trip that combines city tours, trekking and jungle safari all into one fun filled trip. It is suitable for families as it is neither very strenuous, nor does it go to a very high altitude. Everyone will enjoy this amazing package.

Kathmandu City Tour: Kathmandu Valley was once a lake. According to legend, a Buddhist saint named Manjushree slashed a passage through the hills at Chobar, which drained the water. Over the millenniums, the civilization which emerged was based on a unique fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Wood carvings, crafts, statues and architecture crafted by Newar artisans during the Malla dynasty portray the affluence of their kingdoms and the skill of the ancient artisans. Until the 1800s the Kathmandu Valley was separated into three royal kingdoms with palace complexes called ‘Darbar Squares’- Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Each kingdom had ancient palaces enclosing great temples where devotees still pay homage.

Kathmandu Durbar Square teems with vendors, tourists and local devotees visiting the temple of the Living Goddess, the Kumariand paying homage to deities such as the ferocious Kal Bhairab, Hanuman, Shiva and Parbati. Patan Darbar Square is interesting in that the architecture of the shrines and temples tell the story of the Historical merging of Hinduism into the beliefs of the Newari population who had been Buddhist. Bhaktapur Darbar has been made into a museum.

The 5th century Swayambunath temple is thought to be the oldest Buddhist shrine. Pilgrims climb up the 365 steps to the temple but there is an easier route by road around to the back, followed by a shorter climb. The all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha are painted on four sides of the base and keep a protective watch over Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is located on the west side of Kathmandu city, so looking east, one can see the entire Kathmandu valley. Swayambhunath is often called the "monkey temple" as a large population of monkeys lives on the premises.

Boudhanath, on the east side of Kathmandu, standing on a huge octagonal base is one of the biggest stupas in the country. Like Swayambhunath, the stupa is also inset with prayer wheels and the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha looking out in four directions. Worshippers are constantly circling the stupa and spinning the sacred prayer wheels. Boudha is the focal point for Buddhists from all over the country to celebrate Buddhist festivals and take part in the sacred rituals.

Pashupatinath, located in the north-east of Kathmandu, is the holiest of all Hindu shrines in Nepal and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer and is the abode of lord Pashupatinath. The Pashupatinath temple is a large double-roofed pagoda plated with gold and brass with silver plated gates. It contains the sacred lingam of Pashupatinath. Along the wide but shallow Bagmati river are cremation ghats. The annual festival of Shivaratri (February/March) attracts thousands of devotees, including a large number of pilgrims from India.

The Ghorepani- Poon Hill Trekking – This short but amazing trek is a favorite in the Annapurna Region. Besides the fantastic scenery on the trail, it leads to the favorit viewpoints for the Annapurna Range. The view from Poon Hill is a wide Himalayan panorama that stretches from Dhaulagiri, 8167m, (the world's 7th highest peak), to Manaslu 8156m (the world's 8th highest peak) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range in between them.

The trek starts at Nayapul, about a one hour drive from Pokhara. The trail follow the Modi Khola for 15 minutes to Birethanti Village, 1015 meters, and then starts climbing along the bank of the Bhudhigandaki Khola through terraced fields and waterfalls and rhododendron and bamboo forests alive with birds and butterflies. We stay overnight at the village of Hile, 1495m. The next day is a steep climb up flagstone stairs to Ulleri, and then becomes more gradual up to Ghorepani, 2940m.

We get up before dawn and climb almost an hour to the top of Poon Hill, 3200 m for the magnificent sunrise. The path can be slippery in places. Back down to Ghorepani, for breakfast. The trail to Tadapani, 2610m, passes through Rhododendron forest with several ups & downs. The next leg of the journey is short and mostly downhill to Ghandruk, 1940m, extra lovely views of the mountains along the way. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village. Many men from this village have served as brave Gorkha soldiers for Britian and India. It’s an easy downhill to Nayapul, where we started our trek.

Chitwan Jungle Safari – What better way to see the wildlife of Chitwan National Park than sitting on the back of an elephant and pushing through jungles and dense grass called Elephant grass that grows up to 8 meters high ? The guide will help you to spot rhino, antelope or even the Royal Bengal Tiger. A gentle glide down the Rapti River in a dug-out canoe is another great way to see the native crocodile or ‘gharial’ as well as wildlife that come to drink. There are said to be over 450 species of birds in the park. Most people enjoy joining the Elephants in their river bath when visiting the Elephant breeding centre.

In the evening we will watch a cultural performance by the indigenous Tharu tribe including the Tharu stick dance. The beating of drums and clashing of sticks was a traditional way of keeping the rhinos and other wild animals away. The Tharu tribe lived in harmony with nature for centuries and in fact are ‘nature-worshippers’ from ancient times.

Private Tours are avialble to start instantly. Group departs when we have minimum 1 participant for any of our Tours.

Highlights of Nepal Family Fun Tour: Explore, Culture, Trekking

  • perfect Family Fun Holiday in Nepal
  • insight sightseeing of Nepal’s capital city: Kathmandu
  • easy and most rewarding trek to Ghorepani, PoonHill
  • explore Jungle safari at Chitwan
  • enjoy lake side at Pokhara


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,300m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks. You will be taken to your hotel in our private vehicle, where you will be served welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the trip. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. 

    Today, after breakfast, we start a guided tour to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square holds the palace of the medieval Kings who ruled over the ancient Kingdom of Kathmandu. The temple at Pashupatinath houses a sacred phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Beside this sacred Pashupati Temple is the Arya Ghat on the banks of the Bagmati River. The famous open cremation site for the Hindus.

    The magnificent Boudhanath temple is not only a famous pilgrimage destination for Buddhist, but also a favorite tourist destination in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhanath is also famous as it has over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. The Swayambhunath temple is often called the Monkey Temple by foreigners, due to the population of monkeys that live there.

    • Breakfast and welcome Dinner

    Today we will start early to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The road leads us West following the Trisuli River.

    Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

    • Breakfast

    We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1 hour drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 15 minutes walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti, 1015m, a large village that has many shops and teahouses.

    From the village the trail follows the north bank of the Bhudhi Gandaki Khola and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    The trail up to Ulleri is very steep, but the next section up to Ghorepani ascends more gradually. You will walk the whole day through dense forests of Rhododendron, oak trees and bamboo grooves. The orchid flowers, waterfalls, streams, chirping birds and butterflies will help you to forget your weariness. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    An early morning climb up to Poon Hill, 3210m will reward you with an amazing panoramic view of the sun rising on the Annapurna range. After breakfast we trek to Tadapani through dense forests; we will see monkeys, birds and other wildlife. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    This is a relatively easy day trekking downhill all the way to Ghandrunk, a beautiful Gurung village with its rich culture and tradition. Most of the men from this village are of brave Gorkha Army Soldiers of Britian and India. Annapurna South, Hinchuli and Machhapuchhre are some of mountains that you will feast your eyes on as you trek! 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Today we end our trek by heading back down to Nayapul, where a vehicle will pick us up for the short drive back to Pokhara. 

    • Breakfast
    • Hotel

    After an early breakfast in Pokhara, we drive to Chitwan. It is only 140 kilometers, but it takes 4 -5 hours since the road has many sharp bends as it follows the winding Marshangdi River Valley.

    When we have checked into our hotel in Chitwan, a local nature guide will inform us about our program. There will be a guided tour of an ethnic Tharu village and museum. Later, we will watch the sun set from the banks of the Rapti River. During dinner, we will be entertained by a cultural program: the Tharu people performing their traditional stick dance to the beat of tribal drums

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Hotel

    The Chitwan National Park has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is committed to preserving wildlife and preventing the extinction of rare species of animals and plants. This sub-tropical forest is the natural habitat of egrets, woodpecker and some 500 species of birds. The Chitwan National Park also has deer, rhinoceros, tigers, leopards, sloth bears and wild bison. Dolphins and the endangered Gharial species of crocodiles are found in the Rapti River of this Park.

    There are many activities to keep you busy: Elephant Safari, Nature Walk, Bird Watching, Canoe Trip and Visit to the Elephant breeding center. You also get a chance to get in the river and give an elephant a bath! Your elephant will likely give you one too! 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Hotel

    We start our day with some early-morning bird watching. After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu. Again, it is only 157 kilometers, but the winding road takes. We return by the same road to Mugling, from where we turn east onto the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu

    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • Hotel

    We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time

    • Breakfast

    What's Included

    • Transfers from airport and hotel by Private vehicles
    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
    • Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Hotel Holy Himalaya or Hotel Jampa
    • Hotel in Pokhara 2 Nights B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Hotel Penninsula or Hotel White Pearl
    • Hotel in Chitwan 2 Nights with Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Hotel Parkland
    • Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing Tour
    • All Entrance fees in Heritage Sites
    • Professional and Licensed Tour Guides for City Tours
    • Nature Guide for Chitwan Jungle Safari
    • Knowledgeable and qualified English speaking Trekking Guide for Trekking
    • Accommodation during Trek; local lodges 4 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms)
    • Ground Transportation from Kathmandu -Pokhara – Chitwan- Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
    • Porters: One porter for 2 person’s basis, from Pokhara – whole Trek
    • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & any required permits or Official Documentation
    • Personal insurance, Salary, Food, Transportation, Accommodation for Nepalese staff
    • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
    • Local Transportation Pokhara – Nayapul : Car, Van, Hi-ace and Tourist bus for drop
    • All government taxes, VAT and Agency Service Charges.

    What’s Excluded

    • Nepal Entry Visa Fee (Please bring 2 passport size photos.)
    • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
    • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tips for the Guide, Porter & Driver.
    • Beverages( Coke, Juice, Beer, Boiled, Mineral Water)
    • Anything not mentioned in the above included items

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