By Sushmita Dhekne
A trip to Nepal is great for adventurous families and a magnificent way to introduce kids to the Himalayan landscape. Scenic views from Nagarkot, a hilltop village near Kathmandu and internationally known for having the best mountain vistas, are sure to go down in family-trip history. Nothing could be better than looking out across the glistening ranges over breakfast. The optimal time to visit is spring, when an abundance of gorgeous flowers pop up against the background of the incredible ice-capped peaks.
If your family is active, go for a trek or hike to any of the surrounding areas for panoramic scenes of Kathmandu Valley. Another place to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature is Pokhara, the second-largest city in Nepal. Here, you can go on relaxing walks by the lakes and waterfalls or explore various caves in the area. Pokhara is also a fantastic place to administer a dose of adrenaline with a multitude of activities such as trekking, boating and white water rafting.
Chitwan National Park offers an unforgettable bonding experience with nature. You can spot crocodiles, rhinos and Bengal tigers at the park as well as taking part in heaps of other activities for jungle junkies such as bird watching and elephant rides.
The winding old streets of the ancient Bhaktapur are the heart of many Hindu and Buddhist monuments and shrines, making this town a terrific place for an enriching experience. Festivals are celebrated all year round to mark seasons and honor the different deities. Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square and Dattatreya Square are the most commonly visited areas. For a quieter experience, there are plenty of other ancient sites and traditional towns nearby to explore.
Most family-friendly itineraries are carefully and safely designed to include children, ensuring you a peaceful, memorable trip.
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