Family trekking Nepal is one of the popular outdoor activities in Nepal. Nepal is an ideal destination for your family vacation. You will get to explore the diverse tradition, cultural heritage, and remote villages. You can enjoy activities like cultural tours, Jungle Safari, and day tours. Trekking in the Himalayan with your family is a great way to spend quality time with them. But you will also need special planning. First and foremost you need to select the right destination and ideal route and then pack the back accordingly. Since there is a risk of altitude sickness while trekking with children, choosing the right destination is very important. Here is a complete guide to family trekking in Nepal.
The day tour is among the best options for Family trekking Nepal. You can go for a day tour in local places and traditional temples- there are many UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Nepal. For more adventure, you can go for the jungle safari, bird watching, or paragliding as well. You can also try royal trekking to capture the beauty of scenic mountains. These are the trek at a low altitude with easy access.
Best time for Family trekking Nepal:
Family trekking in Nepal is beautiful during most seasons. But, Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to mid-December) and considered to be the best seasons for trekking. October and November is monsoon when the path is more slippery and the children’s cannot walk.
One Day Family Trekking Nepal
There are many one-day trekking destinations in Nepal that offers the majestic view of the Himalayas and cultural insight. The different options for day hikes with your family are:
Day Hiking to Shivapuri:
It’s short and easy, yet adventurous and fun hiking. During the hike, you can get the view of mountain peaks as Rolwaling, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Jugal Himal. Shivapuri National Park is great to explore the diversity of flora and fauna.
Day Hiking to Nagarjuna:
Climbing the slopes of Nagarjuna Hills takes you to the Buddhist Gompa and a view tower in the top. The view tower allows a spectacular view of snow-capped mountains on the north and Kathmandu Valley on the other side.
Day Hiking to Champadevi:
The trek starts with short drive to Hattiban Resort. Then you can hike to Champadevi in the south west of Kathmandu at 2,285m above sea level. From the top, you can witness the picturesque view of Mount Annapurna, Mount Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Mount Manaslu, Langtang range and the Kathmandu Valley.
Day Hiking to Phulchowki:
Phulchowki is one of the highest hills in the capital Kathmandu. The hike starts from the Godavari and passes through the dense forests which are home to many flora and fauna. On the hilltop, there lies Phulchowki Mai, the guardian goddess. You can also get a clear view of the Valley and typical Nepalese villages from the top. Family trekking Nepal in Phulchowki is an awesome experience. Its among the best trekking in Nepal.
Multi-Day Family Trekking Nepal:
Besides one day hike, there are many other options of multi-day hike in Nepal. Some best trekking routes for family suitable for all age groups are:
Everest Panorama Family Trekking:
It’s the most popular trekking destinations in the Everest Region that offers a close-up view of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Nuptse, Khongde Himal, Thamserku, and Khumbila. Everest Trek starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. You will get to visit Namche Bazaar, a beautiful Sherpa village and Khumjung village for a day.
This part of the trek has wide options for accommodation and you can also choose luxury lodges.
Jomsom Muktinath Family Trekking
It’s among the most interesting family adventures in the trekking route like Kagbeni, Jomsom, Marpha, and Muktinath.
Jomsom is a beautiful valley in the rain shadows of Mount Dhaulagiri. You can enjoy the hospitality of Thakali people and enjoy the view of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks. It’s also the pilgrimage trekking trail for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims in Nepal.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Family Trekking:
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is the most preferred destinations for family trekking. This trek takes you to western Nepal within the Annapurna region. It’s an attractive trek for the family- naturally and culturally. This trek offers stunning mountains view, sub-tropical valleys, and beautiful villages. The trail leads us through a dense forest of Rhododendron, orchid, and Magnolia.
Since it’s the low altitude trek, the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is also low.
Tips for Family Trekking Nepal
Plan your trek destination on the route with adequate accommodation, food, and medical facilities.
Do not take young children above 4000m
Choose favorable weather to trek
ire porters if you are trekking with very young children.
carry extra supplies of food and water, medicines and sun protection
Enjoy homestay trekking in Nepal.
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