Besides many things to see, Nepal shows the great hospitality for any aged group people. The courtesy and the guests treating as a divine figure saying “Atithi Devo Vawa” is in practicality in the culture. There can be variations as we have diversities in topography and the way of dealing but the essentially everything goes heartily. You will be under caring guidance. It is focused on convenient, fun creating, relaxing, and soft adventurous type of programs so that all the family members will be equally rejoicing the trip.
Family tour, starting from Sundarijal to Chisapani through the Shivapuri National Park would be really exciting and fun creating. Bird watching is a joy in the forests here. The way leads to Nagarkot is to behold the true color of countryside in the Kathmandu valley. Numerous guest houses and hotels with the terraced fields facing towards mountain side is an ideal location to be in your life time with your family members.
The most popular walk goes down from Nagarkot along the ridge to the temple of Changunarayan- with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changunarayan temple adorns the top of a serene ridge overlooking the valley from 153 m above the valley floor. The courtyard of Changunarayan is enriched by the priceless Vishnu’s stone images. The temple is just incredible. With such riches cramped into its folds, the Changunarayan temple area may unfold more to your eyes than what you might have expected.
Dhulikhel is 32 km east from Kathmandu and takes 1.5 hours to be there. It is the place having unique combination of Nature and culture. A pleasant day hike from Dhulikhel is a Buddhist pilgrimage site where Lord Buddha in a previous life, sacrificed his body to feed a starving tigress and her cubs.
So, Himkala Adventure has designed the family package tour to offer the realistic, educational things aiming children, youths and the adults in the congenial atmosphere comprising easy walking foothills of the Himalayas, exotic wildlife, exploration of cultural sights, and to have enough fun together. Realizing the moment, being together out of your own homeland, all the family members does have more expectation to make the trip the most exhilarating one, so Himkala tries the best to fulfill your dream come true.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m), and Transfer to the Hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage SItes in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03:Drive to Sundarijal, 17 km & trek to Chisapani (1,600 m),5 hrs.Overnight stay in lodge at Chisapani
Day 04:Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 m). Overnight stay in hotel at Nagarkot
Day 05:Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan (1,440 m).Overnight stay in hotel at Kathmandu
Day 06:Sightseeing of Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then drive to Dhulikhel. Overnight at Dhulikhel
Day 07:Hiking from Dhulikhel to Namobudhha, 3 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 08:Transfer to the Airport
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m), and Transfer to the HotelUpon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative from Himkala Adventure will be waiting you outside near to the entrance. After the immigration formality, when you arrive there on the gate. We greet you and transfer you to hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage SItes in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Kathmandu After breakfast, we begin our day tour and head towards Swoyambhu Stupa, 3 km to the west of Thamel, perched in the conical shaped hill. The Stupa, monasteries, Harati Temple and souvenir shops on the top give wonderful vibration of peace. Then we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square which encompasses the entire richness of Nepalese religiosity and culture and it clearly shows the various types of Nepalese art and architecture. The Kumari house, Basantapur Square, Nasal Chowk, Hanuman Dhoka, many Hindu Temples have flourished the entire environment of this place.After this, we drive about 6 km to the north – east, to the Boudha Stupa, one of the greatest stupa in the world. The stupa is entirely built in Nepali architecture but there is Tibetan influence as there are many Tibetan refugees exiled and live in this place. The stupa is said to have built by the King Manadev in 5th century. The fourth place today, we visit is Pashupatinath Temple. The temple is the supreme god of all Hindu gods and goddesses. The area covers 264 hectors of land where there are temples, Shivalayas, Rest houses, cremation ghats, Holy River Bagmati shelter of Sadhus, Caves, and Forest etc.. After the tour, we return back to hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03Drive to Sundarijal, 17 km & trek to Chisapani (1,600 m),5 hrs.Overnight stay in lodge at Chisapani After breakfast, we drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. It is 17 km and takes about an hour to be there. Sundarijal is a busy picnic spot and gateway for the hikers. The water for the valley dwellers has been supplied from there. Its waterfall, water reservoir, stream and the flora and fauna inside the Shivapuri National Park attract everyone. We slowly climb the stairs and pass through some settlements and arrive at Chisapani. Chisapani is a Sherpa village and offers the great view of Himalayas. We can enjoy the sunset this evening as well. Overnight at Chisapani
Day 04Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 m). Overnight stay in hotel at Nagarkot After breakfast, we set out our journey to Nagarkot. We walk through the dense forest of the National Park. The trail inside the forest is clear and exciting to go through. We stop at Chauki Bhanjyang or Jhule to have lunch and take rest for a while. We continue our trek to Nagarkot passing through scenic countryside, enjoying the sight of local folks getting busy in the terraced farmland, looking after their cattle, and the nature in the own speed with changing colors in the dusk. Finally, we hit the ridge of 2,000 m where there are hotels and lodges and enjoy the evening atmosphere walking around. Overnight at Nagarkot
Day 05Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan (1,440 m).Overnight stay in hotel at Kathmandu We get up early in the morning for the sunrise and the clear Himalayan ranges of 300 km long from Manaslu in the west to the Everest in the east. The delicate sunrays over the majestically standing Himalayas hypnotize our senses. We can explore around Nagarkot, visit small shrine on the hilltop and see the nearby hills. After breakfast, we begin descending down to Telkot and hike to Changunarayan. Changunarayan is the oldest temple, listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The hike over the hill ridge offers the spectacular views of the terraces and Kathmandu Valley. From Changunarayan, we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 06Sightseeing of Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then drive to Dhulikhel. Overnight at Dhulikhel Today, we drive from Kathmandu to Patan Durbar Square. The other name of this place is in Sanskrit, the district name “Lalitpur” means ‘The city of fine arts’. The city boasts for its great artisans. The metalwork is very popular here. The Durbar Square has three main chowks i. e. Mul Chowk, Keshav Narayan Chowk, and the Sundari Chowk. The stone built Krishna Temple; in chariot shape dominates the whole square. Patan Museum is one of the well organized museums in southern Asia. Besides this, we visit Banglamukhi temple, The Golden Temple and The Mahabouddha and drive to Bhaktapur, the city of devotees. Bhaktapur has a shape like pigeon and we begin our tour from the eastern gate from Chamhasimha. The cobblestone street leads to Dattatraya Square. Before this, we visit 14th century old Wakupati Narayan temple where we can see 10 different incarnations of Vishnu images on the wall. Dattatraya Square is very much crafted with magnificent wooden work in Pujarimath, Wood and Bronze Museum. The temple of three gods lying together in Dattatraya holds high position of its unique style. Then we proceed to Taumadhi Square where we can see two great medieval architectural shapes of Nyatpola temple and Bhairav temple. The pottery square lures everyone with the local people spinning wheel manually and making clay pots. These are looked very beautiful while drying in the sun. The Durbar Square north from Pottery Square has lot more things to see like Four Dhamas, Bhaktapur Museum, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Chyasi Mandap, Shiva Temple and so on. After the sightseeing, we drive to Dhulikhel which is about 16 km from there and takes 45 minutes .Overnight at Dhulikhel
Day 07Hiking from Dhulikhel to Namobudhha, 3 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Dhulikhel is the nice place for the sunrise view. The Mountain View and the hill region with terraces seem great in the fine day. The old town inhabited by Newar people and their ritual activities, their art work and the monuments have flourished the city than anyone has imagined. We explore the area around and after taking breakfast, we start hiking from there to Namobuddha. It is the pleasant walk through villages, forests. Namobuddha has a monastery on the top and the stupa down in the middle of the forest. It is about 3 hours walk. After this, we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 08Transfer to the Airport Your 6 days “Family Tour around Kathmandu Valley” ends today. We depart you in the Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We could help you guiding the bustling local market for buying some dainty gifts for your family, relatives, friends, if not; we escort you to the airport. Finally we leave the airport wishing your happy and safe journey to the next destination. Namaste!!!