This program is especially designed for families with children. It is designed as a loop that can be driven in a car or Jeep allowing you to take infants along with you. Everyone can enjoy the heritage sites in Kathmandu, the wildlife splendors of Chitwan National Park and the breathtaking views of Mountain ranges from Pokhara and Bandipur.
Bandipur is a small hilltop town known as an ancient trade centre in Nepal. It used to be the district headquarters of Tanahun. It is a picturesque spot from the top of the hill where you can enjoy the views of the low land of Terai to the south and snow caved mountain ranges to north.
Chitwan National Park is a conservation haven for animals like Rhinos, elephants, black bears and crocodiles and offers many tours for the whole family. Chitwan should definitely be on the Nepal family holiday "must-do" list.
Bandipur is a hilltop settlement lies 143 KM to the west of Kathmandu and 80 KM east of Pokhara. It is approximately 700 m above the Marshyangdi Valley. The hilltop is connected by an 8 KM road access from the Prithvi highway from Dumre. Dumre is a small town lies on the high way. Bandipur is famous for Newari people and their cultures. Because of its preserved, old time cultural atmosphere, Bandipur has increasingly been coming to the attention of tourism. It is one of the best tourist destinations of Nepal. The mountain saddle, just 200 m long, is barely wide enough to accommodate the main street lined by 2 –3 storey buildings on either side. At the backsides of these houses the mountainsides steeply descend and the gardens are only accessible by stairs.
Originally it was a simple Magar village in early 19th century. Bandipur was established as funneling point of trade by Newar traders from Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu valley as it had been conquered in 1798 by Prithvi Narayan Shah.
They took an advantage of its malaria free location to develop it into important stop along the India- Tibet trade route. Still tourist can enjoy their cultural heritage and architecture which basically has remain unchanged to these days.
Below is a suggested itinerary but can be lengthened or shortened to suit your needs.