Taking your kids with you on adventures and vacations is one of the best things ever in my opinion. It is not only extremely fun and relaxing to be with your family during such expeditions, but also fulfilling to know that the journey will help broaden your child's knowledge on various subjects whether it be learning about someone else's culture or just knowing the basic rules and etiquettes of traveling.
Sightseeing and shopping in foreign destinations with kids can be a fun experience, and so can be trekking with kids with just a bit of information on the route you will be taking and the equipment you will require.
Nepal is an assortment of beautiful locations with scenes so aesthetic that no mountains seem unsurmountable to any kids or adults who wish to not just see but feel the splendors of nature in its purest of forms.
There are various treks fit for solo travelers, couples and even groups who wish to enjoy the best of the trekking routes here. And fortunately, many of these routes are also compatible to embark on along with your family and kids.
Some of the more famous trekking routes of Nepal to go on with your kids are Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Chispani Nagarkot Trek, Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These are our best tour packages for going on treks with kids. We will be looking at all of them in detail. I will personally guide you all through the dos and don’ts for the treks, answer any queries you may have and give as detailed information and instructions about the treks as I can.
So, let us get started. Allow me to guide you all through the whole process of trekking in Nepal with kids.
Also, contact us at Sublime Trails for arranging your trekking expedition with kids as per your availability and convenience.
Best Trekking Trails for Trekking in Nepal with Kids
Following is the list of the best trekking trails in Nepal which are favorable for going on along with your kids.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek will take you to one of the most beautiful destinations of Nepal. You will find yourself amidst scenic and enchanting wilderness- the beauty of which will fall short of its true definition through just the use of mere words. You will have to embark on this trek to see for yourself the true essence of being in nature's paradise.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a 9 days tour, with approximately 5 hours of leisure trekking each day. We will be starting the journey from the beautiful Pokhara city and find our way to the hometown of the beautiful Himalayas, Machhapuchhre (Mount Fishtail), and Annapurna Himalayan range. You also get to catch scenic views of the Dhaulagiri range along with the former two mountains.
As you watch the sunrise and set behind these heavenly mountains, the whole scene presents itself as an epitome of nature's art, which has been drawn to please your heart and soul in the breathtaking surrounding.
This beautiful trek will also prove to be a chance for your kids and you to learn about the local culture of Nepal. The villages in the route will give you a glimpse of Nepal's village life. This area is dominated by people from the Magar, Gurung and Thakali community, whose rich culture embedded lifestyles allow you to devour yourself in the society's habits and learn about Nepal's cultural diversity.
The open valley settlements, woodlands, and farmed terraces add to the richness of the surrounding.
Highlights of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:
- A short and easy trek
- Beautiful destinations with breathtaking views
- Gurung, Magar and Thakali Community's lifestyle
- Sunrise and Sunset at Poon Hill
- Woodlands, farmed terraces, and open valley settlements
- Ravishing view of the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, and Machhapuchhre
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a 6 days tour package. This is one of the easiest as well as the most famous short treks in Nepal. It is one of the best routes for going on treks with your kids.
The Chispani Nagarkot Trek starts from Sundarijal, which is situated in Shivapuri National Park. The National Park is a 1-hour drive from the center of Kathmandu city.
The waterfalls and woodlands along the path of the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek will fill you with pleasantness so immense that you will want to lose yourself in the wilderness. Even the cool wind which blows across your face here feels like an elixir in the form of air blown towards you to fill you with liveliness and euphoria.
The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek has also become a home of many local birds as well as migrating birds who are seeking solace amidst one of nature's best places.
This area is full of the Tamang community and is an embodiment of Nepal's culture.
From the Nagarkot hill station, you get panoramic views of the sunrise and sunset. The beautiful views of mountains including those of Mount Everest, Gaurishankar, Annapurna, Manaslu, Makalu, Langtang, and Dhaulagiri have attracted many people to this area and made Chispani Nagarkot Trek a populous trek in Nepal.
Highlights of the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:
- A short and easy trek
- Tamang community's lifestyle
- Panoramic views of various mountains
- Home of numerous local birds and migrating birds
- A sublime trek full of waterfalls and woodlands along the way
- Beautiful view of the sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot Hill Station
Dhampus Sarangkot Trek
The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek is of 8 days. It is an easy trek. It is best suited for kids as it is in low altitude and though easy, takes you to beautiful destinations with more beautiful views.
Dhampus and Sarangkot both are places located in Pokhara city. So, we start the trek from Pokhara. We go to a place called Phedi from Pokhara and start the trek to Dhampus. After reaching Dhampus, we start on the trek to Sarangkot the next day.
Dhampus is a haven of greenery, full of lush forests and terraced farmlands. It is also opulent in a distinct local culture of its own. Sarangkot, on the other hand, is famous for sunrise and paragliding.
The Dhampus Sarangkot Trek can be called the path to a paradise that has boulevard of beautiful snowcapped mountains in either side of the road. You get to catch the glimpses of the beautiful Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Neelgiri, Hiunchuli, and Shinga Chuli Mountains.
The highlight of the Dhampus Sarangkot Trek:
- Mountains, local culture and terraced farming
- Easy trek in low altitude
- Beautiful destinations
- Paragliding in Sarangkot
- Breathtaking sunrise from Sarangkot
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 7 days package. We have other Annapurna Trek Packages too, but this one is the best suited for trekking with kids. The difficulty level of this trek is moderate. This trek is best suited for kids because of the lesser number of days and the transportation form being air. It is also highly suitable for those of you who have a strict time schedule and want to make the most of the trek in a short period of time. This trek will ensure that you get the most in the least number of days without missing out on any of the fun!
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region, which is the home to not only the beautiful mountains but also major communities of Nepal including the Brahmins, Chhetris, Mongoloid, and mostly Gurung and Magar people.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. This trek takes you on a beautiful journey where you get to be surrounded by the mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Neelgiri, Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho Peak, Tukuche Peak and of course the Annapurna Range. These mountains form a circle around you, and the view is so marvelous that you would not even want to blink your eyes in the fear that you will be missing out on the preciousness of nature's bliss to your eyes.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is full of bamboo, oak, and alpine forests. The rhododendron forests along the way add color not just to the surroundings but also to the whole journey.
Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
- A short and beautiful trek
- Best for limited time frames
- Beautiful mountains
- Rhododendron forests
- Rich culturally diverse communities
Tips for Trekking in Nepal with Kids
Now, of course, going on treks with your kids is never easy and is, in reality, quite a challenge- especially the first couple of times. Even if you are an expert in case of trekking alone, having kids along definitely asks you to be more careful and prepared for the journey ahead.
So, here are some tips to follow while trekking in Nepal with kids. These are nothing but just some general guidelines which can come in handy when known in advance.
Choose Suitable Trek
The first thing, of course, is to choose the right trek suitable for you and your kids. The smaller your kids are, the better it is to choose shorter treks in lower elevation areas with easier services.
Choose Guides and Porters
Having a local guide can come in very handy while trekking. They know the area and will assist you during the trek so that everything is convenient, and there are no issues. On top of that, guides are not that expensive here. Also, hire porters to carry your little children on the trek.
Carry Extra Supplies
It is always a good idea to carry extra supplies of water, healthy snacks, medicines, sanitizer and sanitary wipes, sun protection lotion, hats, and other necessary items with you during treks. You can also take some fun games with you to lighten up the mood at night after productive trekking.
Wear Proper Gears
It is extremely important to be in the proper gear for trekking. So, invest in good shoes, for yourself and your kids, effective for the rough terrains of Nepal's mountains. Also, be conscious of the clothing you will be wearing and choose the clothes as per the destination and the weather condition or season.
Q1. Is trekking in Nepal with kids a good idea?
- The number of people who take their kids along with them in treks in Nepal is high. Given that you choose the trekking route consciously and are well prepared, trekking with kids in Nepal will be one of the best experiences of your life.