- Trip Grade:Easy To Moderate
- Max Elevation:3210m
- Total Duration:12 days
- Best Time:Sept-Dec & March-May
- Trekking Duration:5 Days
- Activities:Trekking, Historical & Cultural Excursion
- Trip Start from :Kathmandu
- Trip End At:Kathmandu
- Trip Grade:Easy-Moderate
- Per Day Walking:4-6 hrs
- Meals:Full board in Trekking & Breakfast basis in City
- Accommodation:Double/Twin sharing in hotel/lodge
- Group size :2-8 pax
Well holidays simply mean vacation away from the usual place of residence and we all know holiday time is family time. Nowadays people are developing new ideas for the vacation to get away from their hectic working schedule. Most people spend their holiday going out with their friends but now the newest travel trend is family vacation and the favorite thing about the family vacation is being together with your family than ever. People from all over the world come to spend their family holiday in Nepal so that they can explore its natural beauty, culture, tradition, to learn more about the ethnic group of Nepal.
Nepal is a fantastic destination for the Lovers of mountains, nature and an exciting place for family holiday. Family holiday in Nepal focus on the good time keeping children interest in mind without exhausting them and ensuring comfortable accommodation and good meals so that you can enjoy with your kids and family member. There are many special packages Family holiday in Nepal for parents travelling with their kids. It has got the stunning views and scenery filled with culture as well as history, activities like cycling, wildlife safari, walking, sightseeing, hiking, canoeing to keep the family busy. One can choose to trek with their family in the beautiful mountainous region of Nepal. There are some fantastic trekking opportunities which will appeal more to active families. The most popular area for trekking are Annapurna and Everest, or go sightseeing in places like Pokhara,Lumbini,Palpa,Dharan,Butwal enjoying the beautiful scenery, interacting with local people. As we enjoy the trip we may have to face some difficulties during family holidays in Nepal as well. Difficulties like availability of clean drinking water, waste management, safety of your own property etc.
Holiday planner Nepal has great experience in providing the best travelling and trekking packages for adventure seekers. We design tailor-made itinerary and packages just for you to spend your family holiday in Nepal including everything you wish to see and do during your trip. Trekking planner provide you with different kind of trekking package, mountain climbing ,rafting ,jungle safari, mountain flight and mountain biking. We can provide you a superior service than our competitors with our experienced and licensed trekking guides and staff. The itinerary and packages we provide is very flexible and affordable. We make your trip enjoyable, memorable and hassle-free.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Up on arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu you will be picked up by our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After check you will have free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or and queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
The days start with an early morning scenic Mountain Flight. One of our office representative will meet you at your hotel according to given time then transfer to domestic airport, after office formalities you will be ready for flight. Mt. Everest scenic flight takes you over the mountain from east to west. After flight drive back to hotel, take your breakfast then after refreshment be ready for day sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.
- Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m) about 7 hrs
This is another good destination for internal and external tourism. This is natural beauty city, from where you can see nice view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan range include Fish-tail Mountain. It has such a nice natural lake which is located on the hearth of city. Today after breakfast, short but scenic drive goes along nice agriculture field. On arrival you will have half day sightseeing tours Lake, water fall and cave. Stay over night at the hotel.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35 min
- Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1570m) 02 hrs drives and 3-4 hrs walk
Today an early morning breakfast drive leads on the good motor able road for about 45 Km. the journey continues along with the great scenery passing through several villages Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served some where on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay over night at the tea houses.
- Day 05: Tikhedhunga-Ullery-Ghorepani (2780m) 5-6 hrs walks
After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps untill Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Stay over night at the tea houses.
- Day 06: Ghorepani-Tadapani (2660m) 4-5 hrs walks
Today an early morning your guide will wake you up and take you to the Poon hill after about 45 min walk from where you will be able to see good sunrise on the mountain. Poon Hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani and surrounding area. From Poon Hill you will see Dolpo, Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish tail and Manslu Himalayan range. After short but very nice panoramic view from Poon Hill you walk back to the hotel. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.
- Day 07: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1990m) 3-4 hrs walk
Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka. From Bhasi Kharka the route goes downward with the hide and seek view of Annapurna and Fisthtail mountain following through the rainforest and muddy path to the Ghandruk village. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek.
- Day 08: Ghandruk – Pokhara about 4 hrs walk and 2 hrs drive
After great time in the Ghandruk Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 05 hrs to Nayapool (New-bridge) from where you are going to finish you trek and drive back to Pokhara. Stay over night at the hotel.
- Day 09: Pokhara – Chitwan (4-5 hrs)
After breakfast, in the morning you will have couple hrs guided sightseeing tours to David waterfall, Museum than drive to Chitwan National park through the scenic countryside for Safari activities. You will have some of the activities today before the dinner. At the evening you will have cultural program. Stay over night at the hotel
- Day 10: Full day in Chitwan National park
Full Day Jungle activities include jungle safari on elephant back, nature walks, jungle drive, canoe ridge and bird watching in the park having 360 sq. miles of tall grassland and thick forests. We will attempt to search out some of the elusive animals of the Terai, and with the skill of the fully will encounter the one horned Rhino, various types of deer, boar and leopard and if we are very fortunate the elusive tiger. Later on this evening you will be able to watch Tharu Cultural Dance. Stay over night at the hotel.
- Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu (4-5hrs)
Today in the morning you will have one of the activities before breakfast then after breakfast you will drive back to Kathmandu through the scenic countryside. Stay over night at the hotel.
Note: You can fly to Kathmandu which takes 35 min
- Day 12: Final departure
Today you will transfer to the international airport for final departure. Or join next program with us.
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with privet vehicle. (entrance fees are extra)
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Chitwan to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus (if you want both way
- flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
- 02 nights/03 days safari activities on full board in Chitwan national Park
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
- double/twin shearing accommodation in the tea houses during the trekking
- Three meals a day; Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Pokhara to Starting point point of trekking and ending point of trekking to Pokhara by
- Holiday Planner Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffel bags, city and trekking
route maps – if necessary.
- All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate fee in USD and two passport size photo)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra
porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our
- Anything not included in service includes column
Cost and Dates
Difficulties rating of Family holidays in Nepal
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a lightweight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There is stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shaky so we recommend using walking poles to feel safer. Normally, 3210 m is the highest point of the trek, it is normal and no need to feel altitude related risk.
Safe drinking water on Family holidays in Nepal
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in some places but in some places, we cannot find it. In that case, we suggest you drink boiled water which may charge the small fee, found tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of the environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
Hydroelectricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge the small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal, 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Family holidays in Nepal
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money, and pens as many trekkers have felt same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang any things outside at night.
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Family holidays in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal is mainly in a remote area. You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Family holidays in Nepal
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in the bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason.
Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get the warm bowl of water. A toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically, a toilet is outside your room and varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use a rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route, local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip
Trekking planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight ticket, hotel booking, and TIMS as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or Western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.
Equipment for this trip
- Trekking/hiking shoes
- Medium/large rucksack/backpack
- sleeping bag and down jacket (not really necessary)
- light waterproof and windproof jacket
- 1 or 2 1-liter water bottles
- 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
- Trekking stick (an option)
- 2 long sleeve cotton shirts
- washing kit; include
- Personal toiletries, talcum powder, moleskin for blisters, toilet paper, bio degradable soap/ shampoo, any personal medication
- lightweight trousers
- fleece/warm sweater
- Small day pack
- couple pair light socks
- 1 pairs heavy wool socks
- Warm hat/gloves
- Sunglasses and sunhat
Most Common FAQs
Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
How fit do I have to be for this trek?
Family Holiday in Nepal is consider as easy trek but trekking in Himalaya means uphill and downhill walking in remote part. You must be healthy and fit to make your mind you can trek minimum 4-5 hours.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
What kind of weather can we expect during trekking?
Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.