Best of Nepal Family Tour

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Best of Nepal Family Tour

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From $1,450USD

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Guided

Hotels / Lodges / Camps

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Highlights

Enjoy the freedom of this family-friendly 15-day customizable adventure in stunning Nepal

Explore a beautiful river valley on an overnight river rafting trip.

Encounter rhinos, sloth bears, wild boar, and maybe even tigers as you take a safari through Chitwan National Park.

Take a boat trip on a beautiful lake in Pokhara where you can watch the sunset behind the Annapurna mountain range.

Discover the rich and diverse cultural heritage of several different native people groups in Nepal.

The Best of Nepal Family Tour is an adventure the whole family can take together! This guided tour can be customized based on the ages of your family, with gentler adventures for younger families and more aggressive adventures for families with teens.

The Best of Nepal Family tour brings together the best and most popular tourist destinations and activities across the country of Nepal have been combined into a two-week tour that will create enduring family memories. From a flight to see Mount Everest up close, to a river rafting adventure, to an incredible wildlife safari, you’ll have a hard time choosing a favorite moment from this tour.

You’ll also have a chance to trek in the mountains, explore an eco-village, see the stunning Annapurna mountain range reflected in a mirror-like lake in Pokhara, and so much more. The trip is also educational, as your family will encounter the varied religions and cultures of different people groups in Nepal. Learn about the daily life of indigenous people by visiting their villages and interacting with local residents. Don’t miss the chance to take this life-changing adventure together as a family!

Best of Nepal Family Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! Fly into the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, where an airport representative from your tour will meet you. Once at your hotel, your guide will brief you with more details about your tour. Enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner to celebrate your arrival.

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance
N/A
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Everest flight and Durban Square Walking Tour

You have the option to begin your day with a 45-minute flight through the majestic Himalayas to see the tallest mountain in the world – Mount Everest. You will have the opportunity to take photos of the breathtaking panoramic views of this mighty and famous peak. Then return to your hotel to have breakfast.

Later, take a guided walking tour of Durbar Square in Kathmandu. This important and historic area is best known for the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, built to honor Hanuman, the monkey god. You will also see the intriguing Kumari Chowk palace and the Kumari House, which is home to a girl who is worshiped as the goddess of Nepal. As you return to your hotel, wander through the Asan Bazaar.

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Transfer River rafting camp

After breakfast, take a scenic drive in a private vehicle for about 2.5 hours to reach the start of your rafting trip. Your guide will help you know how to pack and dress for this trip. Change your clothes and get on the river. You’ll travel a short distance by raft before stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch. Then continue rafting until you reach the camp. At camp, you’ll have free time for swimming or taking a walk. You can also just relax at the bar and listen to the peaceful sounds of the river. Enjoy a freshly cooked dinner then get a good night’s rest.

Overnight Location
Rafting Camp
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 River rafting camp – Chitwan

Get an early start today with a delicious breakfast at the rafting camp. Complete your rafting tour with a short trip down the river, then make your way to Chitwan National Park.

Chitwan National Park is one of the best national parks in all of Asia, and the wildlife reserve is famous for its unique flora and fauna. Spend two nights in a lodge here where you will have beautiful views of the Rapti River and the densely forested valley that surrounds it. Today, visit a nearby village to learn about the sustainable daily life of the local people. After dinner, learn more about the Tharu people by attending a cultural program.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Chitwan (415 m/1,362’)
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Explore Chitwan

Time for a safari in Chitwan National Park! Rise with the sun this morning and take note of the incredible sounds of the “dawn chorus”. Explore the national park both by foot and by Jeep, as your naturalist guide points out rhinos, wild boars, and sloth bears. If you’re lucky you may even spot a Royal Bengal tiger. Return to your lodge to eat breakfast and watch the elephants bathe in the river. Later in the day, there is an optional dugout canoe trip down the river to see crocodiles and birds, then walk beside the river to return to the lodge.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Chitwan (415 m/1,362’)
Distance
4-5 hours
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Transfer to Pokhara

Leave Chitwan National Park after breakfast and drive to western Nepal, to the city of Pokhara. Also known as “Lake City,” Pokhara is known for its spectacular mountain scenery, fresh clear air, and stunning lakeside views. Enjoy a scenic boat ride on Lake Fewa, where you’ll see the unparalleled beauty of the Annapurna range reflected dazzlingly in the still, clear water. It is arguably one of the most incredible mountain vistas in the world, and it’s where you’ll watch the sunset today. Then enjoy dinner in a renowned lakeside restaurant and spend a comfortable night in a hotel.

Overnight Location
White Pearl Hotel (850 m/2,789’), Pokhara
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Annapurna Eco Village

After breakfast, leave Pokhara and drive about 30 minutes to Hemja. This is the starting point for your trek to Annapurna Eco Village. The idea behind this eco village is to offer travelers an ecologically based experience of a traditional Nepali village. The environment here is clean and there are limited amenities in this rural area, but it is an excellent glimpse into traditional Nepali culture. You can also expect clear and stunning views of Manaslu and Annapurna, as well as the countryside surrounding the Pokhara Valley.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Annapurna Eco Village (1,515 m/4,971’)
Distance
5 km, 3 hours, 620 m of ascent (Hiking)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek to Dhampus

Be sure to get up early this morning so you won’t miss the spectacular sight of the sun rising over the Annapurna range. The mountains seem to change color with the changing light, and at times appear to be made of sparkling gold. On a clear day, you can see 3 peaks that are over 8,000 meters tall. Take in this amazing moment, then eat your breakfast outside in the garden as you continue to enjoy Himalayan views. Today’s trek to Dhampus is short but full of awe-inspiring views. The village of Dhampus is a settlement of the fascinating British Gurkha people, and you will have the chance to visit and learn more about their daily lives. Another beautiful sunset awaits you as you end your day in Dhampus.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dhampus (1,525 m/5,000’)
Distance
9 km, 3 hours, 290 m of ascent, 200 m of descent (Hiking)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Pokhara

Finish your trek today with a three-hour walk downhill, then meet the vehicles that will drive you back to Pokhara. When you arrive you can enjoy Pokhara as you wish. One recommendation is to hike to the World Peace Stupa or trek down (about 3 hours) to Davi’s Falls. You can also choose to rest and relax in the beautiful lake city.

Overnight Location
White Pearl Hotel (850 m/2,789’), Pokhara
Distance
5 km, 5 hours, 700 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast

Day 10 Transfer to Kathmandu

Enjoy a long but scenic drive today along the river and through rugged countryside and picturesque villages. It will take about 7 hours to drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, and along the way there is an opportunity to stop and ride a cable car up to the Manakamana Temple. After arriving in Kathmandu, the rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance
7 hours (Driving)
Meals
Breakfast

Day 11 Guided Tour of Kathmandu

After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Kathmandu and the surrounding area. Your tour includes visits to two significant religious sites, important to two different religions. First, on the banks of the Bagmati River, visit the Pashupatinath Temple. This is a well-known Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will have the opportunity to witness their ceremony of final rites at the temple’s crematorium. From there, travel to Boudhanath. Boudhanath is among the largest stupas in the world and it is an important center for Tibetan Buddhism. Finally, after a short drive, you will end your day in Bhaktapur, which is an ancient city known for its architecture, art, and culture.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Bhaktapur (1,320 m/4,429’)
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast

Day 12 Explore Bhaktapur, Changunarayan and Nagarkot

Begin by exploring the fascinating city of Bhaktapur, before driving to Changu Narayan where you can visit a two-tiered, pagoda-style temple. After this, continue on to Nagarkot, where you will spend the night in a resort and enjoy an amazing sunset with views of the Himalayas.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Nagarkot (2,175 m/7,136’)
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast

Day 13 Explore Panauti and Balthali

The sunrise views at Nagarkot might just be the best you’ll ever see, so be sure to wake up in time to watch them. Your first stop today is the historic city of Panauti, where you can visit different temples. Then continue your drive to Balthali. Have lunch here and spend the afternoon enjoying the countryside and exploring the village of Balthali.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Tolka (1,780 m/5,840’)
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast

Day 14 Return to Kathmandu

After an early breakfast, an easy, one-hour trek will bring you to a bus to Kathmandu. This lovely walk through traditional villages and green paddy fields is a fitting way to conclude your Best of Nepal tour. Enjoy a special dinner this evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the tour and to say farewell.

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15 Departure Day

Sadly, your Best of Nepal Family Tour has come to an end. Today is your departure day, but you are free to explore as you wish until it is time to return to the airport. You may want to go souvenir shopping or visit another of the many cultural sites in this vibrant city. Your guide can help you find what you’re looking for, then an airport representative will escort you to the airport when it’s time. Have a pleasant journey!

Overnight Location
N/A
Distance
N/A
Meals
Breakfast

Best of Nepal Family Tour Prices and Dates

This guided trekking tour in Nepal is run either as a private tour for your group only, however, sometimes there are options to join other groups (please enquire for more information). The pricing depends on the number of people on your group.

Pricing below is per person:

  • Guided Group of 2-5: $1,875USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6 and more: $1,450USD per person
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Accommodation on the Best of Nepal Family Tour

This tour is based in hotels, mountain lodges, and rafting camps. Accommodations in lodges and camps are simple, since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere. Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

In the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, you’ll stay in 3- and 4-star hotels. Hotel rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $450USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Night 3

Rafting Camp

Stay in rafting camp with other rafters to share your experience after a fun day on the white waters!

Night 4-5

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

White Pearl Hotel, Pokhara

The White Pearl has a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in the clean, spacious rooms and throughout the hotel. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room, especially on the higher floors.

Night 7

Lodge, Annapurna Eco Village (Mountain Lodge)

This beautiful eco-friendly resort surrounded by the views of Annapurna and Manaslu Ranges is a treat for every traveler visiting the Himalayas.

Night 8

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

White Pearl Hotel, Pokhara

The White Pearl has a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in the clean, spacious rooms and throughout the hotel. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room, especially on the higher floors.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Night 11-13

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Best of Nepal Family Tour?

Meals

14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 14 nights are included. Along the tour, stay in simple mountain lodges (tea houses) and a rafting camp. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, stay in 3- and 4-star hotels.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary is included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured, and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees as described in the itinerary
  • 2 nights in Chitwan National Park (all inclusive)
  • Pokhara Valley tour
  • Nagarkot excursion
  • 1.5 days rafting

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in the cities)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Personal costs such as charging batteries or hot showers
  • Everest Mountain flight ($249 USD per person)

Optional Extras

  • Everest Mountain flight - $250USD per day
  • Dugout canoe trip in Chitwan National Park

Frequenty Asked Questions about Best of Nepal Family Tour

How hard is the Best of Nepal Family Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. The tour is designed for families but can also be adapted to suit various ages and ability levels.

Do I need a visa to visit Nepal?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included?

14 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 8 dinners are included.

What ages of children can participate on this family tour?

The tour can be adjusted to fit the needs of your family. Even the speed and difficulty of the river rafting can be adapted, so please communicate with us regarding your family’s needs.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Kathmandu to start this tour?

The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. If arriving in Nepal by air, you must fly to this airport. Transportation is provided between the airport and your hotel in Kathmandu.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends where it begins, in Kathmandu. Tour staff will escort you to the Kathmandu Airport.

Can I charge my phone / camera / other device?

You may need an outlet adapter for any electrical items. To find more information, PRESS HERE. Electricity may not always be available along the tour. Some lodges will have solar powered charging facilities for an additional hourly fee.

How much spending money will I need?

Plan to have cash exchanged into Nepali rupees. It is possible to withdraw rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu but not outside the city. An estimated $400-600 USD per person should be enough for meals in Kathmandu, drinks, snacks and other personal expenses such as showers and charging batteries in the trekking lodges. This should also cover tips for your guide, porters, and other trek staff.

Do I need vaccines?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for this country?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Nepal for this tour?

This tour is available year-round. The best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Trekking Team Group is a Travelife and FTA certified tour operator creating trips in the Himalayas since 1991. They are consistently highly-rated online and garner impressive word of mouth recommendations.

Trekking team focuses on a sustainable method of operation. They work with highly professional guides and offer clients flexibility and 24/7 service.

The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Prices

From $1,450USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels / Lodges / Camps

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. The tour is designed for families but can also be adapted to suit various ages and ability levels.

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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