Things to Do With Family in Nepal
 
25 May, 2022
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Spending time with family can be difficult if you have a job, especially a 9 to 5 one. However, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is important in several aspects. Having a good time talking, laughing, or simply participating in some fun activities with your family members can lessen the possibilities of depression and anxiety. Besides, as social beings, we all require emotional life support, and who else can we expect the best support from than our family? Nevertheless, planning a trip for your family is not easy at all. Multiple questions about the destination, expenses, and what to do might constantly strike your mind. Well, worry no more because we have a perfect country in the lap of the Himalayas which can fit into your budget and offer you many exciting things to do. So, get ready to know about a small beautiful country in South Asia, ‘Nepal’.

Best things to do with the family in Nepal

Nepal is a country full of ethnic variety, natural magnificence, and rich history. The list of exciting things you can do in Nepal is very long. But we have selected a few lists of the top 10 things to do with your family when in Nepal.

1. Jungle Safari in Chitwan

Jungle Safari in Chitwan

A Jungle safari with your family is a must-try when you visit Chitwan. You can choose to ride an elephant or a jeep for the jungle safari. Once you choose your means of transport, it will take you to the Chitwan national park, where there are over 630 species of birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Participating in the jungle safari can be an immensely joyful adventure for you and your family as you will observe beautiful undiscovered and endangered animals and birds during the safari. Some of the common species you get to keep are mentioned below:

  • Four-horned antelope,
  • Golden monitor lizard,
  • One-horned rhinoceros
  • Variations of deer such as Barking deer, Spotted deer, Sambar deer, and chinkara deer,
  • Distinct species of birds,
  • Bengal tigers

Elephant Jungle Safari at Chitwan national park will cost you around NRs. 1500 to 2500. You can reach Chitwan by flying from Kathmandu international airport. The flight duration from Kathmandu to Chitwan is only 20 minutes.

2. Zip Line

Zip Line

If your family loves thrill and adventure, Zip lining is the sport you should go to. In Nepal, it’s quite a popular adventure sport. You will fly between two hills with the help of a harness. There are several ziplining places in Nepal you can choose from.

Some of the famous ones are:

  • Dhulikhel Zipline,
  • YOYO zipline
  • Zip flyer Nepal by ‘highgroundnepal’ (the tallest, longest, and the steepest zipline in the world).

The average cost of ziplining in Nepal is USD 35. However, the price will vary from one place to another and based on your nationality. The minimum age to try ziplining is ten years with a guardian, or else you need to be 18 years. You need to have a minimum weight of 34 kgs and a maximum weight of 125 kgs to try ziplining.

3. Pokhara

Pokhara

Pokhara is a bucket list place to visit for international tourists in Nepal. With freshwater lakes, majestic mountain ranges, and breathtaking scenery, Pokhara has everything a dreamland for nature lovers would have. Thus Pokhara is the best choice for you if your family loves exploring nature. The main attractions of Pokhara are

  • Lakes like Phewa, Begnas, and Rupa
  • Tal Bahari temple
  • Sarangkot for paragliding and ravishing sunrise view
  • Hiking from Pokhara to Dhampus, Poonhill, or Ghandruk

4. Bandipur

Bandipur

Bandipur is an antique magnificence situated in the slight hills of Tahnahu, Nepal. For someone who is into history, tradition, and cultural exploration, Bandipur is a perfect choice. It’s a peaceful town with splendid traditional Nepalese homes, a clean green atmosphere, and warm hospitality. Some of the significant highlights of Bandipur are:

  • Panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu all around Bandipur.
  • Famous traditional wooden craved water taps called ‘Tindhara’ (water taps)
  • Raniban forest camping,
  • Religious places like Bindyabashini temple and Thani Mai.

Bandipur is 150.6 km away from the Kathmandu international airport. If you decide to travel by road and follow the route of Prithivi highway, it will take you around 4 hours drive. Likewise, you can also travel to Bandipur by flying from Kathmandu international airport to Pokhara airport and then trekking or choosing a ride. With a cab, you will reach Bandipur from Pokhara within 2hour and 30 minutes.

5. Bungee jump

Bungee jump

If your family members are young and sporty, a Bungee jump is another option for you. Bungee jump requires you to jump from a high suspension bridge built among green hills. With a countdown of 5, you will have to jump off the bridge.

One must weigh a minimum of 40 kgs and a maximum of 100 kgs to be able to participate in a bungee jump. Likewise, the age of the jumper shall be more than 18 years. Thus kids won’t be able to perform this sport. In Nepal, there are 3 places to complete the Bungee jump:

  • Bhotekoshi Bungee Jump
  • Hemja Bunge Jump
  • The Cliff Kali Gandaki

6. Paragliding

Paragliding

In Nepal, you can do paragliding in places like Gorkha, Kot Danda, Godavari, Surkhet, Phulchoki, and Bandipur. Additionally, you require special training for paragliding before you try it. The cost for paragliding is around NRS.3500 per person. The paragliding duration is around 20 to 30 minutes.

7. Everest Mountain Flight

Everest Mountain Flight

If you visit Nepal and don’t make memories about the mountains to share with others would be wrong. To experience mountains, you don’t have to be a climber. Just book an Everest mountain flight. Everest mountain flight offers you a fascinating view of Mt.Everest and multiple other mountains with a total flight duration of 60 minutes.

Country Cost
Nepal Nrs. 11000 per individual
Indian INR 7050 per individual
Other countries USD 186

8. Rafting

Rafting

Nepal has some Himalayan rivers suitable for rafting. One of the most famous rivers to perform rafting for beginners is the river Trishuli. Trishuli is perfect for rafting with family as the river flows gently and is easy to manage. Rafting in the Trishuli river costs NRS.1500 per person for a Nepalese citizen, INR 1500 for an Indian citizen, and USD 25 for the rest of the countries.

9. Staycation at Chandragiri hills Resort

Staycation at Chandragiri hills Resort

Chandragiri hills resort is a popular spot near Kathmandu for spending a quality holiday. The resort is situated at an altitude of 2551 meters with some wonderful atmosphere and features:

  • Arrive through cable car.
  • The exceptional mountain range scenery of Annapurna to the Everest.
  • The charming view of the entire Kathmandu valley and city lights at night.
  • Chill in the Jacuzzi and an infinity pool with your family members.

Chandragiri from Kathmandu international airport is only 19.1 km far. If you travel via cab following the Ring Road and Tribhuvan Highway route, you will reach Chandragiri within 43 minutes.

10. Durbar Squares in Kathmandu

Durbar Squares in Kathmandu

The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, has 3 central Durbar Squares from the ancient medieval period. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square all three of these are considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Visiting such sites might be extremely interesting for children and older people in the family as these sites represent history and culture. Some of the major attractions of all durbar squares in Nepal are:

  • Traditional Newari architecture.
  • Beautiful wooden carved windows.
  • Significant Buddhist and Hindu temples.
  • Open museums represent Nepalese culture.
  • Delicious Newari feast and traditionally homemade curd.