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FAMILY TREKKING & HIKING HOLIDAYS WITH CHILDREN PRIVATE TOUR

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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.

Age Ranges

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 1/2 horses, 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 – 6 months, you should bring
Child carriers: 6 months – 4 years, we provide our best imported child carrier from Europe
1/2 horses: 5 - 7 years or no limits
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.
 
Tips

- 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 have lunch.
- 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. 
Click for further and choose the most suitable Tour for your family! Your kids will love it:



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