Nepal with kids
- Enjoy both the natural and cultural highlights
- Visit an elephant sanctuary
- Go on a short trek
Our Nepal with kids tour will give you a great overview of this stunning country: the jungle of Chitwan, the cultural treasures of Kathmandu and of course the stunning Himalaya. You will stay in small-scale hotels and lodges, and have a private driver and a local guide at your disposal – making sure you can enjoy a truly care-free holiday with your family. During this tour you will go on a four day-trek in the Annapurna region. You will also visit the subtropic plaines in the south of Nepal: Chitwan National Park. Cultural highlights are also part of the itinerary: climb temples in Kathmandu, stroll the narrow alleyways around Durbar Square and visit the famous pottery city of Bhaktapur.
13 day tour Nepal with kids:
Route: Kathmandu – Bhaktapur – Namobuddha – Pokhara – Trekking Annapurna – Chitwan – Kathmandu
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu! We’ll meet you and your family at the airport and escort you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. Check-in, meet your tour guide, and spend the rest of the day relaxing after or long trip, or go explore your surroundings.
Day 2 – Kathmandu: cultural tour and making a kite with a local
Take the day to visit some cultural highlights of Kathmandu: climb the steps to the Buddhist temple complex of Swayambunath under the watchful eye of the resident monkeys; you visit the “Buddha Park” where you can admire 3 impressive gold statues; visit the Hindu site of Pashupatinath and we meet some of Nepal’s holy men (sadhus); and walk around the huge stupa of Bouddhanath.
Today you have also the chance to make and fly your own kite. Kites are very popular in Nepal during the festival season. Don’t worry, if the weather is not suitable; you have plenty of opportunities to fly your kites during the rest of the tour.
Day 3 – Bhaktapur and pottery workshop
After an early start to enjoy the beautiful sunrise, drive in less than an hour to Bhaktapur. This city is famous for its pottery and also known as the second Royal City. The city centre is pedestrian-only and protected by UNESCO as a heritage site. Wander around, visit the medieval tempels and stroll the narrow alleyways. You’ll see local artisans are producing pottery on the pottery square.
In the afternoon you’ll even get the chance to participate in a pottery-making session with one of the local craftsman, and make your own Nepali pot — a great souvenir to take home with you!
Dag 4 – Bhaktapur to Namobuddha
You drive in just an hour to Namobuddha. This peaceful village is the home to a famous Buddhist monastery. The location of the monastery is breathtaking, there is a beautiful view and it is surrounded by nature. You can walk through the premises and meet and observe the monks and their rituals. Spend the night in the monastery’s guesthouse, owned and managed by the monks.
Day 5 – Transfer to Pokhara
Today you continue your journey along the Trisuli river in the direction of Pokhara. Once in Pokhara, you have the rest of the day to explore the shores of the Phewa Lake. There is a lot to see and to do in and around Pokhara. Take a boat and visit the little island in the lake, just stroll alongside the shores of the lake or visit the old bazaar in Pokhara. Go for a visit to the World Peace Pagoda, the Devi Waterfalls or the Seti Nadi Gorge.
Day 6 – First day of short trek in Annapurna. Ghandruk (1940m – 4/5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to the starting point of the short Annapurna trek. From Nayapul you start your trek up the hill, on the foot of the Himalayas. Today is the longest of the treks, as you enter the mighty Himalayas. Your guide will also arrange your meals and accommodation along the trail, leaving you free to walk, enjoy and soak in your surroundings.
After 4 to 5 hours of walking and a lunch on the way, you will arrive arrive in the small town of Ghandruk, located at a height of 1940 meters.
Day 7 – Second day of trekking. Tolka (1890m – 4/5 hours)
After a hearty breakfast, depart for a second day of walking, interspersed with great mountain views and sights of village life.
You will descend through the fields and cross the Modi River, continue by climbing through the fields and pass by the village of Landruk until you reach your destination of the day, Tolka. Tolka is located at a height of approximately 1900 meter.
Day 8 – Third day of trekking. Australian Camp (4 hours)
A 4 hour walk is on the program for today. You start off walkin on a jeep track and up continue smaller paths to the view point of Deurali. After lunch your trek continues until your reach your destination for the day, Australian Camp. It is located on a height of around 2000 meters and offers stunning views of the Annapurna range. Besides, it is a great location for watching birds of prey.
Day 9 – Last day of trekking. Drive to Pokhara.
This last day of the trekking is a short hike. You walk downhill for about an hour and a half to Khade, where the car will picks you up and brings you to Pokhara. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure in Pokhara.
Day 10 – Drive to Chitwan National Park
Spend the morning driving from Pokhara to Sauraha, a small village next to Chitwan National Par and spend the night in a tranquil lodge, surrounded by greenery.
South Nepal is mainly flat and inhabited by the Tharu people. If you’re feeling up to it, go for a walk along the riverside and observe the daily activities of the Tharu people in surrounding villages. You can often spot buffalos cooling down in the river and the crocodiles sunbathing on the river banks.
Day 11 – Chitwan National Park
Spend the day exploring the many wonders of Chitwan National Park. A local park guide will join you on the tour, as you enter the park in a traditional long wooden boat for a ride on the river. Birds, crocodiles, peacocks, dears and other mammals have their favorite spot nearby this river. The river tour is followed by a jungle walk — be sure to look out for rhinos, monkeys and other wild animals. Finish off the day with a visit to the Elephant Breeding Centre, home to elephants of all sizes.
Day 12 – to Patan
Return to the Kathmandu valley after breakfast. If you’re feeling up to it, visit Manakamana on the way. You go up by cable car to get on top of the hill — home to a Hindu wishing temple and a great spot to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalaya.
Continue on your drive and arrive in Patan in the late afternoon. Patan is one of the three Royal Cities of the Valley, and more quiet than Kathmandu. Visit the beautiful Durbar Square and perhaps catch a glimpse of the local Kumari, the living Godess.
Day 13 – Return home
Your family’s journey through Nepal comes to an end today. Depending of your flight time, perhaps you still have time today to stroll around in the cozy streets of Patan and buy the latest souvenirs. If you fly in the evening, you could try a momo workshop. This is a very fun and tasteful activity, and the perfect last meal before you depart home.
Three and a half hours in advance, you are picked up at the reception of your accommodation for your transfer to the airport.