FAMILY TREKKING & HIKING HOLIDAYS WITH CHILDREN
Trekking & Hiking holidays with the whole family are becoming more popular also here in Nepal. It's this wonderful option of spending quality time with your beloved ones. We will help you to organise a trekking holiday with your children and provide porters, 3/4 horses, dokos(nepali basket) and child carriers. We recommend Nepal as the destination for a holiday with your family, with the possibilities of seeing remote villages and regions that you would not be able to visit by other means. It has this great potential for learning and discover and is wonderfully family bonding. Not to mention the friendlyness of the nepalese people, which have always a smile for you and your children. Other options include walking tours or walking holidays based at a single centre. If you decide to hike along a route in a mountainous region, camping out at night or staying in lodges, you will be guided and luggage is carried by porters. If you decide to have a base at a location, your luggage will stay at the resort and will walk every day different routes and just need a little backpack. We have a lot of suggestions for such a place and its daily routes.
It is not a good idea to take very young children on a high-altitude trek, because they might not acclimatise well. Older children of 7 years or more who are fit and have had chance to acclimatise can make great trekking partners – but don’t get too upset when you realise that they are faster than you.
It is possible to take young children(1 year plus) on a walking or trekking holiday. We will provide any form of transport such as 3/4horses, dokos(nepali basket), porters or child carriers. Young children can come along on low altitude treks. Short walking tours or day walks are also an option with young children in child carriers. Remember that you will need to make regular stops and your progress will be a lot slower than walking without children.
For very young children of 0 - 12 months in child carriers, it is probably best to be based at a single location. That way, everything will be ready for you on your return at the end of the day. You can also be more flexible and tailor the length of your walk to suit your child more easily.
The most difficult age to take children walking is probably from 4 to 7 years as they are too old to be carried and too young to walk long distances. In this case it depends upon the child and the parents know them the best, to decide what kind of holiday to book
Family Walking Equipment
child carriers: birth – 1 year
child carriers: 6 months – 4 years
doko(nepali basket) and/or 3/4 horses: 4 - 7 years
3/4 horses: 4 years - no limit
Babies who can support their own heads (around 6 months) can travel in a back carrier, which can usually take a child of up to 4 years(we can provide that). There are numerous child carriers available with features such as stands to support the rucksack when loading and unloading and accessories such as sunshades and raincovers.
- First, we will plan where you are going, work out the distances. If you are planning to take your family up a
mountain, it is essential that you book a guide.
- Take extra snacks(favourite chips and biscuits etc.) and some candies/chewing gum with you. It is a nice
treat for your kids on the way and/or picnic every now and then. Take plenty of water with you. Young
children get dehydrated very quickly in warm weather.
- Ensure that the whole family is well equipped. If the children get blistered feet from poor fitting boots, then
they will make sure that this is your last family walking holiday!
- With younger children in child carriers, make sure that they are protected from the sun with a sunhat and
lotion. On cooler days, the wind can chill them very quickly so use layers of clothing with a wind resistant
top layer. Make sure that you take regular breaks.
- Walk together as a close group. Always walk at the pace of the slowest walker.
- Plan to make regular stops, stop and look at the view, let them play with the animals, paddle in the river or
- Bring playing cards and colourful pens & paper with you, for the afternoons and/or evenings at the lodges.
Don't forget your kids favourite cuddly toy for the nights!
Since we have done all the family treks with our own children, we can really give you all the information/suggestions you need and help to make it an unforgetable holiday experience!
A Journey with kids can be amazingly interesting beyond your expectation. Take Nepal, it is totally worth 'holidaying' here with children. In Nepal, traveling with children promises a fascinating trip of a lifetime. Numerous thrilling outdoor activities to enjoy like; tibetan horse riding, cultural/handicraft tour, village tour, Jungle Safari, easy grade Hill station trek and much more. Nevertheless, especially for trekking enthusiasts, proper preparation beforehand and a wise selection of a trekking route, which we have a lot of suggestions, plays an important role to a successfully accomplished trip with children. Some higher grade trekking trips are not advised for children below 15 years. Normally, traveling with small children is not advisable at the higher elevation above 4500m(see options under section; family trekking & walking holidays).
But, especially for children, we have designed some wonderful trips. The trips package we have planned are relatively short and don't go too high. We encourage you to set your own leisure pace while trekking and we don't let your children getting fed up while on trek. High altitude sickness is fatal problem, but can be controlled by doing proper acclimatization. A large fluid intake is a factor that greatly helps in acclimatization. Great care, nutritious food will be provided. Our Team is always ready to support you and make arrangements to shoulder them on whenever they feel exhausted during the trekking period.
One of our companies special program is riding on Tibetan horses in the Langtang national park and some other regions.
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Trekking in the lower Solu-Khumbu, the heart of the land of the Sherpas, brings you the magnificent views of the high peaks in the region, but above all the immersion into the traditional Sherpa culture. If you want to learn about their lifestyle, architecture, their foremost monasteries and their way of life, you need to spend time in Solu, the lower of the two Sherpa regions.
Fact of the Trek;
Highest Elevation: 3070m
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This is one of the most popular courses in the Nepal, Himalayas, commanding the exciting and stunning views of the Lhotse 8516m, Nuptse 7855m not to mention the world’s highest Mt. Everest, which is also called Sagarmatha in Nepali and Chomolongma in Ethnic Sherpa Language. Starting from Lukla, this course goes through Namche Bazzar and visits the Buddhist Gompa in Tengboche. Namche Bazzar is known for its open-air bazzar ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Everest Panorama Trek
This is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. The park itself was UNESCO listed as a world heritage site in 1979 for its unique natural diversity, traditional Sherpa cultures and beautiful landscape as well as spectacular scenery of the world’s highest mountains. This trek offers a close up view of Mt. Everest rising behind Lhotse and Nuptse from the Everest ... [ Read more ]
Muktinath trek follows classic trade-route into the Kaligandaki valley. Once a transit point of trade between Tibet and Nepal, Jomsom, presiding just by Kali Gandaki River and under the roof of Nilgiri Himal, is a valley of unforgettable beauty set against the backdrop of mighty Himalayas. The scenic beauty around Jomsom’s landscape is unsurpassable though barren and windy. The Bon Po Gompas are interesting and you may visit ... [ Read more ]
ABC trek is a nature trek which takes you to the foot of Mt. Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali who will greet you very warmly if you cared to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return ... [ Read more ]
Dhampus is also a gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area. The place also serves as one of the main entry points to Annapurna Base camp and to other trekking trails of Annapurna Region. The village ranges from an altitude of 800 m at the base to 1600 m.
The journey to Dhampus village, one of the paradises of Nepal, begins from Phedi village, nearly a 30 minutes drive from beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara. From here one trek ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Gandruk Circuit Family Trek
The Gandruk Circuit, is a famous short trek in the Annapurna area. It is a rather easy and peaceful trek. This trek is also very enjoyable and nice for children with their parents. It is famous for its culture, geographical diversity and spectacular views of mountains and stone built villages. Basically Gandruk village is also called Konda Village in the local language and it means ... [ Read more ]
Nepal is well known as one of the best destinations in the world for enjoying the real beauty of nature through trekking. The trail into the interior parts of the country follows ancient foot-trails which meander through scenic river-banks, intricately terraced fields and the forested ridges connecting picturesque hamlets and mountain villages. Trekkers can walk along the rough but beautiful trails or virgin tracks in the ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Tamang Heritage Trail Trek
This is a one of the new and unique non tourist area trek opened to visitors only since 2004 in Langtang region. It is our pleasure to invite you to join us on our Tamang Heritage Trail for the natural beauty, traditional cultures, Buddhist way of living, experiencing their genuine warmth and welcome, rich architecture of their mountain house, wilderness experience, ancient monasteries ... [ Read more ]
This is one of the most popular short family Trekking destinations in Nepal around the Annapurna Himalayan Range which is administered by Annapurna conservation Area Project (ACAP). It is also a significant trail in Annapurna Area regarding its scenery, cultures and geographical diversity. A brilliant spectacular view of mountains, an unobstructed view of Sunset and Sunrise and several varieties of orchids and rhododendrons ... [ Read more ]
You can follow in the foot steps of Royalty on the Skyline/Royal Trek that was walked by the Prince of Wales himself. This pleasant trek starts outside of Pokhara at Bengas lake. The trek generally takes 4 to 5 days. It is however a lovely walk and not strenuous(no higher than 1700m), children can easily go on this trek. You will enjoy some lovely vistas of the Annapurna range. The trek finishes 5 km away from the main town of ... [ Read more ]
Itinerary in detail
Day 1; Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and meet with our airport representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and refreshment, relax. Stay Overnight in Hotel.
Day 2; We were 3 families going together on a trek to "Yolmo" country, Helambu. We had 2 vehicles and we started our drive at 8 o'clock. 4 adults and 8 children, will ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Helambhu Family Trek
This is a one of the popular and short family trek in Langtang Helambhu region. The trek is easy walking and provides the spectacular view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa and other small peaks. The warm and friendly peoples of Helambhu are mostly Buddhist. This trek also offers to the visitors who want to explore in a short time for cultures trip and Himalayan scenery. This trek ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Ghorepani-Ghandruk Circuit Family Trek
This is one of the more popular short Family Trekking destinations in Nepal around the Annapurna Himalayan Range which is administered by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This is also more significant trails in Annapurna Area due to its Himalayan scenery, cultures of peoples and geographical diversity. A brilliant spectacular view of mountains, an unobstructed ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Gosaikund Lake Family Trek
This is one of the most popular religious pilgrimage family treks in Langtang Region of Nepal. This trek offers us to visit the Secret Lake which is also known as “The Frozen Lake”, ancient monastery, traditional cultures, wildlife as well as beautiful mountains scenery. The lake is grand and picturesque. Every year,during Janai Purnima in August. Thousands of Hindus pilgrims ... [ Read more ]
Barpak village is situated upon the hill top about 1900 meter high from sea level, lies in the northern part of the Gorkha District, one of the beautiful historical places in Nepal. There are more than 1300 houses in this village. Barpak has its unique historic significance despite its isolation from mainstream politics and bustling cities. Its breadth taking natural beauty has melted so many hearts and drawn so many people from ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Kalinchok Family Trek
This trek is of the beaten Track and was only recently opened to Tourists. It lies in the northeast direction from Kathmandu valley. It is a relatively short trek to climb Kalinchok, with experience a panoramic view of the Rolwaling Himal Range. Especially in spring this Trek is beautiful because of the Rhododendron forest. It offers a close look the unique villages inhabited by ... [ Read more ]
Introduction to Panchase Trek
This is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. This trek lies on the west of Pokhara city. This hill gives a Himalayan Panorama that rivals that found that at Poon Hill. There are old stone-stepped pilgrimage approaches upon which one can climb past the grassland and paddy field to the vastness of Panchase, from where a magnificent view of Annapurna massif is visible so ... [ Read more ]
There will be a cancellation fee of 25% for any cancellation three weeks prior to Tour departure date, 50% two weeks prior to Tour departure date and no refund thereafter. No refund for no shows & delay arrivals whatsoever reason.
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