7 Ways Families Can Enjoy Nepal
A lot of people think that Nepal, being home to the world’s highest mountains, only offers great adventures for seasoned travelers or climbers. The fact is that Nepal as a travel destination is not just about climbing Everest or trekking to the high altitude regions. But, it also offers a lot of fun to those traveling with family or children.
This small alluring country appeals to all types of people: new and seasoned adventurers, history buffs to families looking forward to trekking in Nepal with children.
If you’re visiting with family, we’ve gathered the top ways you can enjoy in Nepal and make the most of your stay in this country.
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1. Encounter with the Wild
Nepal has very rich and diverse wildlife and the best way to experience this is to come and visit Chitwan National Park. In Chitwan, you have the opportunity to experience the wild through the jungle safari either on a jeep ride or an elephant ride.
Unfortunately, we, Mosaic Adventure do not do elephant rides. So, you will be either doing the safari on a jeep or on foot.
The park is home to numerous crocodiles, rhinos, leopards and a Royal Bengal Tiger. And, the lush forest with diverse vegetations is a must watch in the place.
Chitwan National Park is a must-see if you came for a Nepal holiday with children.
2. Experience the Nepalese Festivals
The Nepalese culture is so diverse and colorful. Every day, you will see an ethnic group busy in celebration of their special occasions. There is big to small festivals on a procession in any corner almost every day.
Nepal has more than 50 festivals all throughout the calendar year. Come in May to June and see the celebration of Buddha Jayanti. Gai Jatra and Teej are celebrated August to September while Mahashivaratri and Holi celebration is in the month between February and April.
Once you are here in this land of diversity, you get to witness the celebrations of different festivals. Just choose the one you wish to partake into and plan your trip accordingly.
3. Get Adrenaline Rush
Nepal is well-known for its trekking tours. But for families looking for more adrenaline-pumped activities, the country will serve you.
Teens and adults can go river rafting in the turbulent rapids of Bhotekoshi and Trishuli.
If your family wants more adventure, you may also go paragliding, mountain biking, and bungee jumping for a better dose of excitement and exhilaration.
4. Get Up Close and Personal with the Himalayas if your kids love trekking adventure
Whether you want to venture off-the-beaten-path and experience the hilly slopes and rugged paths towards Gokyo Lakes or follow the more popular routes of Poon Hill, your Nepal family holiday will truly be a memorable one.
For most of those who visit Nepal, seeing the majestic Himalayas in person is on their bucket list and we’re more than happy to assist you in crossing this one off.
Or, your family may opt to explore the lush jungles, waterfalls and other scenic trekking routes in the country.
You have many options to choose from the short and easy family hike to the longer hikes based on your preference and convenience.
5. Relax at Pokhara
Are you tired of the noise and bustle of whatever city you came from? Go boating in Pokhara!
It is the best form of relaxation. Sail through the clear and pristine waters of Phewa Lake while enjoying the majestic panorama of temples and mountains.
After which, you can ask your guide where you might grab a bite or shop for souvenirs.
6. See the Sights
Channel the inner tourist in you and just opt to walk around and see the sights like Swyambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square etc.
Interact with the locals, haggle for souvenirs or eat at local cafes while venturing out into the city.
Thamel at Kathmandu and Lake Side at Pokhara gives off a very friendly, warm vibe – not as industrialized and urban – but it certainly very alive with activities for all ages.
7. Get a Taste of Nepal
No visit in Nepal is ever complete without experiencing authentic Nepalese dishes.
During your family vacation in Nepal, make sure your brood tastes “Dal-Bhat” which is said to be Nepal’s national food. Dal-Bhat simply means “lentils and rice” which are two of the best sources of carbohydrates. Nepalese households consume Dal-Bhat twice a day while adventurers usually eat this alongside a protein source for a huge serving of energy before the hike.
Other dishes your family shouldn’t miss are momo (dumplings); chatamari (rice crepe)and sel roti (Nepal’s version of a donut).
We at Mosaic Adventures can tailor-fit your Nepal tour with children so you can choose the trips, itineraries, and activities that will best serve your family’s interest and budget while in the country.
If you’d a like a non-touristic experience, we can also arrange visits to rural villages where your family will learn and experience more of the local Nepalese culture and lifestyle.
For stress-free tours to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, just shoot us an email and we will be more than happy to customize your package for you. One of our staff will get back to you immediately to accommodate your inquiry.