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Nepal Family Discovery

Unhurried, relaxed journey - Himalayan Views - Rural Nepal - Kathmandu & Bhaktapur - Cultural Encounters

All meals 'on tour' included

Duration

11 Days

Grade

Easy / Moderate

Max Altitude

Low Altitude

Accommodation

Hotels & Guest Houses

Trip Overview

A purposefully unhurried cultural Nepal tour for families that have younger children. 

The 'wow' factor is retained on this varied and fascinating private Nepal family journey, but this is far from a 'whistle stop tour'. We've intentionally designed this tour to afford flexibility at each particular location along the way.  A Himalayan holiday for kids and grown ups too. You'll have plenty time to do more than just 'scratch the surface' whilst affording parents the opportunity to feel more relaxed and for the kids to be able to feel free. Along the way you'll explore Kathmandu, make pottery in medieval Bhaktapur before discovering rural Nepal at dreamy Nuwakot and sleepy Bandipur. It's then down to lake side Pokhara before experiencing a majestic Himalayan panorama at Nagarkot.  A holiday that all the family can enjoy, as well as providing a valuable insight into the varied nature of Nepal. Walks can be varied to suit your families abilities too.

A purposefully unhurried cultural Nepal tour for families that have younger children. 

  • The 'wow' factor is retained on this varied and fascinating private Nepal family journey, but this is far from a 'whistle stop tour'. We've intentionally designed this tour to afford flexibility at each particular location along the way.  A Himalayan holiday for kids and grown ups too. You'll have plenty time to do more than just 'scratch the surface' whilst affording parents the opportunity to feel more relaxed and for the kids to be able to feel free. Along the way you'll explore Kathmandu, make pottery in medieval Bhaktapur before discovering rural Nepal at dreamy Nuwakot and sleepy Bandipur. It's then down to lake side Pokhara before experiencing a majestic Himalayan panorama at Nagarkot.  A holiday that all the family can enjoy, as well as providing a valuable insight into the varied nature of Nepal. Walks can be varied to suit your families abilities too.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Kathmandu Tour & Bhaktapur
    • Day 3
      Pottery Making in Bhaktapur and to Nuwakot
    • Day 4
      Explore and relax at Nuwakot
    • Day 5
      Travel to Bandipur
    • Day 6
      Explore Bandipur
    • Day 7
      Travel to Pokhara
    • Day 8
      A Day Hike of your choice in Pokhara
    • Day 9
      Fly to Kathmandu & to hill top Nagarkot
    • Day 10
      Himalayan Sunrise & return to Kathmandu
    • Day 11
      Depart Nepal
  • 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 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

    In the morning a Kathmandu City Guide and a private vehicle with driver will take you 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 2

    Kathmandu Tour & Bhaktapur

    In the morning a Kathmandu City Guide and a private vehicle with driver will take you 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 morning 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, into the rural foothills of the Himalayas 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 a 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 3

    Pottery Making in Bhaktapur and to Nuwakot

    In the morning a Bhaktapur City Guide will take you all on a morning 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, into the rural foothills of the Himalayas 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 a 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

    By now you'll have time to adjust to Nuwakot time, i.e. slow, relaxed and peaceful. In the morning a member of staff from the Famous Farm will act as your guide for a morning walking tour of 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 4

    Explore and relax at Nuwakot

    By now you'll have time to adjust to Nuwakot time, i.e. slow, relaxed and peaceful. In the morning a member of staff from the Famous Farm will act as your guide for a morning walking tour of 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

    Travel to Bandipur

    Your journey by private vehicle continues down to the Trisuli Valley and to the main highway. Following the highway for a short while, you then turn left to ascend a mountain road that climbs up around 900m into the hills on the southern side of the Trisuli River Valley. Here lies the small, peaceful, ancient town of Bandipur, which occupies an enviable 'eagle's nest' location perched high in the hills with uninterrupted views over to Manaslu and the Annapurnas. Your accommodation here is located in the heart of the town and in a welcoming pedestrianised area. From the terraces of the Old Inn there are commanding views of the Himalaya and although different in certain aspects to Nuwakot, there's still a very relaxed feel about Bandipur. Journey time approx. 3 hours.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn - Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5

    Travel to Bandipur

    Your journey by private vehicle continues down to the Trisuli Valley and to the main highway. Following the highway for a short while, you then turn left to ascend a mountain road that climbs up around 900m into the hills on the southern side of the Trisuli River Valley. Here lies the small, peaceful, ancient town of Bandipur, which occupies an enviable 'eagle's nest' location perched high in the hills with uninterrupted views over to Manaslu and the Annapurnas. Your accommodation here is located in the heart of the town and in a welcoming pedestrianised area. From the terraces of the Old Inn there are commanding views of the Himalaya and although different in certain aspects to Nuwakot, there's still a very relaxed feel about Bandipur. Journey time approx. 3 hours.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn - Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    6

    Explore Bandipur

    A member of staff from the Old Inn will act as your guide for a morning walking tour and will take you on a familiarisation walking tour of Bandipur, allowing you the freedom in the afternoon to head out and explore further on your own as a family.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn, Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 6

    Explore Bandipur

    A member of staff from the Old Inn will act as your guide for a morning walking tour and will take you on a familiarisation walking tour of Bandipur, allowing you the freedom in the afternoon to head out and explore further on your own as a family.

    Accommodation: The Old Inn, Bandipur
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    7

    Travel to Pokhara

    A private vehicle will now drive you to Pokhara (approx 4hrs). In the afternoon you're free to relax and explore lakeside Pokhara. Perhaps rent a rowing boat for a paddle on the lake?

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 7

    Travel to Pokhara

    A private vehicle will now drive you to Pokhara (approx 4hrs). In the afternoon you're free to relax and explore lakeside Pokhara. Perhaps rent a rowing boat for a paddle on the lake?

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    8

    A Day Hike of your choice in Pokhara

    A local trekking guide will take you on a day hike in the Pokhara area. This can be tailored to suit your family, ranging from an easy stroll by the lake, a moderate hike up to the Peace Stupa above the lake for great views, or a more challenging hike up Sarangkot hill.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna, Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 8

    A Day Hike of your choice in Pokhara

    A local trekking guide will take you on a day hike in the Pokhara area. This can be tailored to suit your family, ranging from an easy stroll by the lake, a moderate hike up to the Peace Stupa above the lake for great views, or a more challenging hike up Sarangkot hill.

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna, Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    9

    Fly to Kathmandu & to hill top Nagarkot

    A private transfer to Pokhara Airport for the short flight to Kathmandu. A private transfer will take you from Kathmandu Airport up to the very top of the hills that form the rim surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. We figured that after such a relaxing journey through Nepal you're not quite ready yet to face the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. At around 2100m, Nagarkot is renowned for being the best Himalayan view point close to Kathmandu, but here the air is fresh and although Nagarkot is very much a 'resort' for the Kathmandu elite, it only takes a short walk to discover that in spite of the proximity to Kathmandu traditional villages still exist. So, in the afternoon a guide will take you for a walk along the ridge tops to encounter traditional Kathmandu Valley life.

    Accommodation: Country Villa Hotel - Nagarkot
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 9

    Fly to Kathmandu & to hill top Nagarkot

    A private transfer to Pokhara Airport for the short flight to Kathmandu. A private transfer will take you from Kathmandu Airport up to the very top of the hills that form the rim surrounding the Kathmandu Valley. We figured that after such a relaxing journey through Nepal you're not quite ready yet to face the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. At around 2100m, Nagarkot is renowned for being the best Himalayan view point close to Kathmandu, but here the air is fresh and although Nagarkot is very much a 'resort' for the Kathmandu elite, it only takes a short walk to discover that in spite of the proximity to Kathmandu traditional villages still exist. So, in the afternoon a guide will take you for a walk along the ridge tops to encounter traditional Kathmandu Valley life.

    Accommodation: Country Villa Hotel - Nagarkot
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    10

    Himalayan Sunrise & return to Kathmandu

    Of course as well as delaying your return to Kathmandu, the other reason we've brought you here is to enjoy a panoramic Himalayan sunrise. In the clear, mountain air the views can be exceptionally extensive and very, very spectacular. So, this is definitely a 'wake up early' morning to witness the dawn light striking the distant peaks of the Himalayan chain and watching them change colour. Who knows, you might even be able to make out Everest and perhaps even find yourselves above the clouds, akin to being on an island. It's only around 45 mins back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in Kathmandu and perhaps a spot of souvenir shopping.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 10

    Himalayan Sunrise & return to Kathmandu

    Of course as well as delaying your return to Kathmandu, the other reason we've brought you here is to enjoy a panoramic Himalayan sunrise. In the clear, mountain air the views can be exceptionally extensive and very, very spectacular. So, this is definitely a 'wake up early' morning to witness the dawn light striking the distant peaks of the Himalayan chain and watching them change colour. Who knows, you might even be able to make out Everest and perhaps even find yourselves above the clouds, akin to being on an island. It's only around 45 mins back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in Kathmandu and perhaps a spot of souvenir shopping.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    11

    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.

    DAY 11

    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.

    IMPORTANT

    This is an EXAMPLE ITINERARY and can be customised for you accordingly.

    Please consider whether you want your customisable, private trip itinerary to also include CONTINGENCY.

    See our ABOUT CONTINGENCY Information

    Please CONTACT US to discuss CONTINGENCY and ADDITIONAL ACCLIMATISATION, as well as other CUSTOMISATION POSSIBILITES for your PRIVATE CUSTOM TREK

Price Guide

Price based on a private party of 4 persons, twin share rooms, low season.
  • £ GBP 943
  • $ US 1225
  • € EUR 1082

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What's included

The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers, private overland travel, full day guided tour of Kathmandu (on foot and with private vehicle), 1/2 day tour of Bhaktapur with a Bhaktapur City Guide, 1/2 day guided walking tours of Bandipur and Nuwakot (provided by hotel staff), guided walk at Pokhara, afternoon guided walk at Nagarkot , meals as indicated in the itinerary (most meals), permits & fees

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