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Nepal is a wonderful destination not just for adventure lovers seeking the thrill of mountain air in the Himalayas but also for those who wish to spend an enjoyable relaxing time with their family. Nepal offers numerous locations that give you a wondeful taste of adventure without compromising on comfort and ease. We at Accessible Adventure bring the best of this that Nepal has to offer and more in out Nepal Family Holiday Package.
The Nepal Family holiday package begins in Kathmandu. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal has numerous sites to explore including sone of the UNESCO World heritage sites like those of Swayambhunath, Pashunpatinath, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares and Bouddhanath.
Swayambhunath stupa lies atop a hill in a small park dedicated to the area. The three giant statues of the Buddha, Avalokiteshvara and Padmasambhava is sure to have you and your family captivated. A short climb will take you to the top of Swayambhu where you will be greeted by many monkeys, pilgrims and beautiful sounds and smells of the buddhist way of worship.
Pashupatinath houses hundreds of temples and shrines, the chief being the one dedicated to Pashupati, the Lord of Beings. The Pashupati complex also houses the Pashupati Ghat, where funeral rites and cremation of those who have died are done. The Ghat of Pashupati is one of the most spiritually fulfilling areas.
Bouddhanath stupa is another massive stupa located in Kathmandu. The area is surrounded by Tibetan monastaries and temples for you to explore. Nearby are also numerous Tibetan resturants where you can enjoy authentic Tibetan food.
The cultural sites of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar squares form an open museum with hundreds of shrines, temples, and the royal palace belonging to the kings of the then city states. The art and architecture as well as ancient vibe is sure to give you and your family the memory of a lifetime.
You can take a day trip to Chandragiri, a hilltop from where excellent views of the Kathmandu valley can be seen along with picturesque panorama of the Himalayas. A fun cable car ride takes you to the top where a small area with numerous food and beverage as well as playground exists for the kids.
After Kathmandu, we head towards the hilltop settlement of Bandipur. Bandipur is an ancient Newar-Magar settlement nestles en route to Pokhara. The small and picturesque town is famous all over Nepal. During spring numerous flowers deck the village of Bandipur making for an excellent sight. Various small treks and view points exist in Bandipur from where excellent views of the sunrise and sunset can be seen on the hills and mountains that surround the village.
After spending a night in Bandipur, we head towards the most famous tourist city of Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. Pokhara city lies beside the Beautiful Fewa lake which showcases amazing reflection of the Annapurna range and Mt. Fishtail on clear days. The views of the Himalayas are excellent from Pokhara as well. You can explore the mountain museum, go for boating in Fewa lake and explore the Peace Pagoda and David’s Falls along with numerous cave systems in Pokhara. The picturesque beauty of Pokhara along with the facilities and services available there is unrivalled in Nepal.
After spending some relaxing time in Pokhara, we move towards Chitwan for our Jungle Adventure in Nepal. Chitwan houses the Chitwan National park where you can go on an elephant back safari through the temperate forests of Nepal. The park houses over 450 species of animals including the famous one horned rhino and the royal Bengal tiger. Here, you can also go canoeing beside gharials and muggers in the Rapti river as well while getting to see numerous birds in this sanctuary. The elephant and crocodile breeding centers located here also offer you the joy of seeing young elephant babies and crocodiles sure to make a wonderful visit. The trip officially ends as we return to Kathmandu.
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Because of the route's relative weather resistance, it can be taken at any time of year. It is known that generally Spring and Fall are the finest times to visit Nepal. The monsoon season is considered the off-season because tours are less enjoyable under wet and cloudy conditions and because the scenery is less clear. Since landslides and other travel problems can result from heavy rains, avoiding the monsoon season (July–August) is strongly advised. From March to May, nature is at its most beautiful, with lush green forests bursting with a rainbow of blooms. Those who like to witness the hills and woodlands in all their splendor should visit during this time of year. The purest blue sky are in the autumn months of September through November, when our journey will take place. Seeing the Himalayas is best in the fall, so that's when most visitors to Nepal go on excursions and treks.During the spring and autumn the temperatures in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara are alsoe pleasant making for a more pleasurable journey compared to summer when temperatures can reach over 40 degrees in chitwan making for a steamy jungle safari.
We are easy to work with, flexible, and will meet all of your requirements. Furthermore, Accessible Adventures owns a hotel in Kathmandu where we can tailor rooms to your specific need.
You will be escorted around by professional local guides who have first-hand knowledge of the area you are visiting and will give you with personalized recommendations and advice on local 'must-sees' and 'must-visits' that are not listed in guidebooks. Local history and culture as well as religious aspects will be divulged to you by our guides.
As soon as you land in Kathmandu, a member of our company will be there to welcome you. We will make sure that your travel requirements are met as soon as you are in our care. We'll assist you in checking into your selected hotel because there are no scheduled activities for the day. You could decide to unwind in each of your chambers or take a stroll about the neighborhood.
Visit to cultural and religious sites of Swayambhunath, called the monkey Temple, Pashupatinath, one of the largest temples in Nepal and Bouddhanath, the large stupa are in our itinerary today.
Pashupatinath Temple: One of the oldest Hindu temples, Pashupatinath Temple, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as the "Lord of All Beings." Lord Shiva is the embodiment of the universe's destructive aspect. The Pashupatinath complex is traversed by the revered Bagmati river. For those who pass away on the banks of the river, cremation rites are performed by the majority of Hindus in the Kathmandu Valley.
Swayambhunath Stupa: The Swayambhunath stupa is one of the most revered buddhist stupas in Nepal. It is thought to have materialized when, in ancient times, the Bodhisattva Manjushri carved a canyon at Chhobhar using his flaming sword to drain the waters of the huge lake that was Kathmandu.
Bouddhanath Stupa: Lord Buddha's four pairs of eyes are positioned in the four cardinal directions atop the 2500-year-old Buddhist stupa in the Valley, which was erected in the fifth century. This stupa keeps a constant watch over people and their actions. Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet may be seen spinning prayer wheels as they round the stupa.
You can also walk around Thamel and Visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square in the evening. The Kathmandu durbar square houses the palace of the Malla kings including old temples like the Taleju and Kastapmandap.
People say that Chandragiri hill is the best place to see the Kathmandu valley in all its glory and to get great views of the nearby hills and mountains. The Chandragiri Hill Day Tour takes you to this great lookout point, which is 2540m above sea level. On an old trade route that went through Chandragiri Hill, Kulekhani, Chitlang, the Chandragiri Pass, and Thankot were all stops. Locals think of the trip up the hill as a great way to relax for a day. You don't have to worry about climbing or hiking because you can get to the top of Chandragiri Hill by taking a cable car. This means that people of all ages can go on the Chandragiri Hill Day tour.
We take a car to Bhaktapur, which is said to be the oldest town in the Kathmandu valley. The complex of Bhaktapur also has a number of museums, including a temple to the goddess Taleju. The Nyatapola temple and a lot of other shrines are close by. The tallest temple in the valley is the Nyatapola. From there, it's just a short walk to the Dattatreya temple, which has an idol of Dattatreya. Dattatreya is said to be the combination of the gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
After that, we head to Patan Durbar Square in the evening. The Patan Museum has some beautiful Buddhist and Hindu statues. The museum used to be the palace of Patan's royal family. Around the Patan Durbar square are many Buddhist Viharas, such as the very artistic Hiranyavarna and Rudravarna Viharas. As the sun goes down, Patan comes alive at night, and you can get dinner at any nearby restaurant as we head back to our hotel to end the day.
Early in the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and after breakfast, we head towards Bandipur which lies westwards from Kathmandu.
Bandipur, a Newar town at a height of 1005m about 4 hours from Kathmandu, is halfway between Kathmandu and Pokhara. This beautiful town looks out over the Marsyangdi river valley and has a view of the Himalayas that can't be beaten. Bandipur still has the same temples, shrines, holy caves, many festivals, and Newari architecture that it had hundreds of years ago. Bandipur is intriguing, and no one has found it yet. You will reach Bandipur in the early afternoon where after a short time to freshen up you can begin your exploration of the small village. Various sites are a walking distance away and the sunset on the hills is absolutely fascinating. Grab dinner in the many restaurants available there.
Early morning, we see the sunrise in Bandipur amid clouds that can be seen right from our hotel windows. After a relaxing breakfast and stroll, we head towards Pokhara, another 3 hours drive away.
As we reach Pokhara, we freshen up in our rooms and head to Davis’ Fall and the Mahendra cave and go boating in the Fewa Lake.
Devi’s/Davis Falls: It is a waterfall located in Pokhara and has become quite the centre of attraction for both local and international tourists . The water from the fall goes through a tunnel at the bottom of the fall. On July 31, 1961, a Swiss couple went swimming, but the wife unfortunately her away after drowning in a pit due to the water level being too high. It took a lot of work, but her body was eventually pulled out of the river Phusre three days later. Her grandfather had originally planned to call the waterfall "David's Falls," after her daughter's name, but he ultimately decided to modify it to "Devi's Fall." Following its passage through the tunnel, the water next travels through a cave known as the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. A short distance away, just across from Davis' Falls, is a cave that can also be explored. It is the location of a modest shrine that is devoted to Shiva.
Mahendra Cave: It is a big cave made of limestone. There are very few examples of cave systems in Nepal that include stalagmites and stalactites, but this one is one of them. Shepherds from Pokhara in the 1950s stumbled onto this cave and discovered its existence. The cave was formerly known by the name "Adhero Bhawan," which can be translated to mean "Dark Habitat." The cave was given its name by the Late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, who was the ruler of the kingdom at the time. After reading about the cave in a Newari language newspaper, he traveled there right away and gave it its current name. Because of the low light levels, approximately one half of the cave's passageways have been outfitted with artificial illumination.
Tal Barahi Temple and Fewa Lake: Fewa/Phewa Tal is a freshwater lake in Nepal. It is south of the Pokhara Valley. It is the second largest lake in Nepal, and the second largest lake in Gandaki Province after the Rara lake. The Annapurna range is just 28 km (in a straight line) to the north of the lake. Mount Machhapuchhre and other peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges can be seen in the lake, which is another reason why it is well-known. Around the Lake, many new restaurants have opened. A common thing for tourists to do at the Tal Barahi Lake is to rent a boat and go out on the water. The Tal Barahi Temple is the most important religious building in Pokhara. It is in the middle of Phewa Lake. People think that this two-story pagoda was built to honor Vishnu's consort, who looks like a sow.
Today we wake up early in the morning and head to Sarangkot to explore the beautiful sight of the Pokhara valley and the mountains. After grabbing breakfast at Sarangkot, we move to the world peace Pagoda and take in the peace and calm there and visit the Bindabasini Temple also.
Sarangkot: Sarangkot is a 1600m-high hill on the western side of Pokhara. Sarangkot is renowned for its panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu in the Himalayas. It also gives a wide view of the city of Pokhara, including the Phewa Lake, from the very north to the very south. Tourists both local and international drive up the hill to the top, where there is a lookout tower, to watch the sunrise. In recent years, Sarangkot has been called one of the world's best places to go paragliding.
Bindabasini Temple: The oldest temple in Pokhara is the Bindhyabasini Temple. The main temple is for the goddess Bindhyabasini, who is a Bhagawati and a form of Kali. On the grounds, there are smaller temples for the goddess Saraswati, Shiva, Hanuman, and Ganesha. The temple is on top of a small hill, and there are stone stairs on the east and north-east sides that lead up to it. From the north of the temple, you can see the beautiful Himalayas. From the south, you can see the whole city of Pokhara.
World Peace Pagoda: Shanti Stupa, also known as the Peace Pagoda in Pokhara, was built by Nipponzan-Myohoji buddhist Morioka Sonin and people from the area with the help of Buddhist monk Nichidatsu Fujii. Shanti Stupa is a beautiful building on top of Anadu Hill. It adds to the beauty of the Pokhara Valley. It is a great place to go on vacation because you can see the Himalayas, Fewa Lake, and the city of Pokhara. From the top of the hill, you can see sunrise and sunset in a beautiful way.
In the evening we again explore nearby the Lakeside area and prepare for our trip to Chitwan the next day.
Today we drive from Pokhara to Chitwan. The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours and it will be around afternoon time as we reach Chitwan. We will stay nearby Sauraha, the entrance to the Chitwan National Park. The sunset nearby the Rapti river along with good food and drink as well as experiencing the Tharu Cultural dance in their cultural center is on the itinerary today.
The Tharu people have a unique culture with numerous folk dances that you may also get an opportunity to participate in. We end our night by exploring the Tharu village and cultural center and museum.
After a hotel room refresh, we head to Chitwan National Park. We access the national park via elephant or jeep. The 2-hour trip on the elephant back shows you local vegetation and animals. One-horned rhinoceros, deer, monkeys, wild boar, bison, sloth bear, leopard, and, if you're lucky, the Royal Bengal tiger. The elephant in the park's river may also spray you.
The National Park's Gharial Breeding Center helps Nepal's Gharial population thrive. In the center, gharials and muggers breed. Turtles are cared for at the breeding center.
We boat in the park. Canoeing in the Rapti river with its fish and gharial crocodiles. Canoeing in the river plains is a birdwatcher's heaven.
After the national park, we visit an elephant breeding center to witness baby and mother elephants. The center helps domesticated elephants reproduce and care for their young. The center hosts elephant polo and football. Nepal hosts the elephant football world cup.
When we get up early in the morning, we have a few more minutes to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Chitwan National Park. The area around Chitwan National Park is one of the best places on Earth to see and learn about rare bird species. In the winter, many birds from as far away as Siberia and other places hundreds of kilometers away travel to Sauraha to spend the season there. During an early morning walk through the bush and along the Rapti river, you can see many unique species, like the Giant Hornbill, the Lesser Florican, and the Paradise Flycatcher. Overall, the park is home to more than 500 types of birds, making it one of the best places to watch birds. After birdwatching, we finish up our time in Chitwan and head back to Kathmandu. We drop you off at your hotel for the night and say goodbye.
The Family tour of Nepal is over, and it's time to say goodbye to the holy land there. You will be driven to the international airport three hours before your international flight is scheduled to leave. We really hope that you will always remember the time you spent with us visiting temples, stupas, areas of natural beauty, and safari You can stay longer if you want to see and do everything that beautiful Nepal has to offer. We really hope you had a good time going on this trip with us.
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