Travel with child in Nepal- Is it safe? Where to go?


Traveling with child in Nepal isn’t easier in any case. Parents fall into two categories: one who would take their kids to a third world country and one who wouldn’t. If you are the first one, congratulations, you are one of the rare species alive. But then, you have a lot to worry about.

Does the hotel in Nepal allow children? Is there child-friendly transportation in Nepal? What if my kid got sick in Nepal? Is Nepal a safe place for kids? These questions must be bumping one after other in your head.

If you think changing nappies half-way up a mountain is fun, then bring them to Nepal. In fact, Nepal offers families with children a freakish experience. But if changing nappies idea sucks you, your kid might be better left at home. But that isn’t easy either- you can’t leave them alone for months. So let’s make some plans about bringing your child in Nepal.


Is a hotel in Nepal kid friendly?

child in Nepal
child in Nepal

The capital city, Kathmandu is stuffed with child-friendly courtyard style restaurants.

Almost all of the hotels in Nepal accommodates the family with children- having 3 to 4 beds. Many have closed in gardens or rooftop garden where your children can play. The good ones have subtle changes to menu items for kids friendly food items.

Best places to visit in Nepal with kids

Swayambunath, affectionate as the “Monkey Temple”, is kid’s favorite destination. This iconic stupa that overlooks the whole city has Rhesus Macaque monkeys living around. For a peaceful stay with kids in the capital, consider staying around Bhaktapur durbar square. This traditional Newar city is filled with hidden treasures from potters spinning clay to special Thangka painting ( large colorful artworks). If you are with kids, it’s better to avoid a stay in Thamel ( busy and noisy). Contact us here to book a safe tour for yourself and your kid.

child in Nepal
child in Nepal

You can get the best experience with kids at Pokhara. Phewa Lake and Begnas lake offers safe boating overlooking still waters. You can also go for a short hike to the World Peace Stupa or Sarangkot for the panoramic views of the lake as well as Annapurna mountains. The valley also has underground caves, waterfalls and even a robotic Buddha museum. If you want to go little farther, ride to Ghandruk (it’s a beautiful village with the Himalayas so close).

Jungle safari in Chitwan National Park is other best place with your kids. They will enjoy spotting the wild rhino, elephant, and deer hidden in the bushes. Lumbini will also offer great fun with your kids.

Don’t ask if you can go a trek to Everest or Annapurna with kids. If you hire a porter to carry them, it might be possible. But that still involves great risk and pain, so I suggest not to.

Is Nepal safe for kids?

Yes, until you travel to remote villages with no hospital. If you are at Kathmandu or Pokhara, the cites have some well- facilitated hospital and you are at the least risk. But you have to be extra careful with their food and drink (use only mineral water for drinking and serve less spicy food).

Can I travel to Nepal with kids? The final answer is Yes- Nepal welcomes kids with a wide smile and open arms. There is a lot of outdoor fun your kids can have in Nepal. But remember to be extra careful during the time.

Contact us here if you have any queries regrading travelling to Nepal. We will be more than happy to make all necessary arrangements for your visit.

About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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