Best Trekking Destinations in Nepal to go with Family
Getting off from a busy schedule and spending some quality time with family must be on the bucket list wish of everyone who struggles to provide time for their families. Well guess what, all you need is a week's break, and we can plan the best family treks for you in Nepal. Known as the Himalayan kingdom and epitome of beauty, Nepal is a perfect destination for families planning vacations away from the chaos and hustle amidst pure nature. Of all the places in the world, Nepal is a country where you can experience the unique culture, savor hundreds of local cuisine, observe wildlife in their natural habitat, and witness magical sunrise and sunset views beyond the snowcapped Himalayas.
Nepal has been recognized as one of the popular trekking destinations among trekkers and travelers for over a decade now. The popularity of Nepal among trekkers around the world now has made Nepal the best trekking destination not only for solo or group trekkers but also for family tours and treks. Over the years, a noticeable growth has been recorded in family trekking around the Annapurna, Langtang, and Everest region. On this blog, we shall discover other best trekking destinations to go with family in Nepal, the highlights, the challenges, and tips that will help you plan your family trek better than ever.
Why do a Family Trek in Nepal?
✔ Allows parents to bond with their children while they trek to the upper region, which has a very different lifestyle and culture from what they see back in their home or in Kathmandu.
✔ Parents, as well as children, can know their weaknesses and strengths.
✔ Everyone who is part of the trek will have a sense of responsibility towards nature and people living in the harsh environmental conditions.
✔ Your family can enjoy the best sunrise and sunset views along with other remarkable sights throughout the trek
✔ Can enjoy varieties of local staples; spend the night in tents, and wake up to the view of outstanding sights of the snow-capped pinnacles
List of Trekking Destinations to go with Family in Nepal:
It is obvious that Nepal has exciting hiking and trekking routes for those who love challenges, but when it comes to family trekking, the list gets even better as all of these destinations try to offer the best value to their guests. Whether it is the Ghorepani Poonhill trek or the Everest Panorama trek, you will be surprised by the hospitality and views you will behold. So let's unravel the beauty of Nepal with your family with the blog best trekking destination to go with family in Nepal.
1) Mardi Himal Trek:
• Easy trails and shortest trekking itinerary
• Remarkable sights of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Macchapuchre
• Trek through the Annapurna Conservation area
• Experience the warm hospitality of locals as you explore their unique culture and lifestyle
5 days Mardi Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Drive to Kande and trek to Deurali
Day 2: Deurali to Low camp
Day 3: Low camp to High camp
Day 4: High Camp to Mardi Base camp to Siding
Day 5: Siding to Lumre and drive to Pokhara
Located in the Annapurna region, the Mardi Himal trek is the shortest and most remarkable trek in Nepal that offers majestic sights of Annapurna, Mardi Himal, Macchapuchre, and Himchuli. The trekking journey starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara traverses through the rich landscape of the Annapurna Conservation area that houses 22 different forests with 1226 plant species and 101 mammal species. Since the trekking trail is through the conservation area, you can enjoy the best walks through the blossoming rhododendron forest, crossing the suspension bridge, passing through waterfalls, terraced fields, and stone paths to finally the viewpoint of the trek.
Apart from nature, visitors can enjoy their stay in the local teahouse built amid the Himalayas that offers the best hospitality to the trekkers. Explore and enjoy the local culture, cuisines, and lifestyle during your stay.
View details on Mardi Himal Trek 5 Days
2) Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:
• Enjoy the magical sunrise/sunset view from Poonhill
• Explore the lifestyle and culture of the ethnic Gurung and Magar communities
• Visit the cultural museum at Ghandruk
• Walk through the lush forest
5 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri
Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 3: Hike to Poonhill and trek back to Tadapani
Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk
Day 5: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a moderate trekking experience in the Annapurna region that can be completed by all age groups and does not require much physical fitness. The maximum altitude you can attain during the trip is 3210m at Poonhill. The major attraction of the trek is the sunrise view and the sights of the snowcapped pinnacles ranging from Annapurna, Macchapuchre, Himchuli, and Dhaulagiri ranges.
The trekking trail from Pokhara to Poonhill passes through the terraced field and rich landscape of the Annapurna region. Another major attraction of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the Ghandruk cultural museum that houses a collection of past and present equipment, dresses, utensils, and other items used by the ethnic Gurung and Magar communities. The museum building itself is an attraction that is traditionally built from wood. Visitors can also dress up as one of the community members and click pictures for memories. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is indeed the best family trek.
Plan your trip with us: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking And Chitwan Jungle Safari
3) Langtang Valley Trek:
• Local cheese factory
• Chortens and Mani walls
• Kyanjin Gompa, the oldest Buddhist shrine in the region
• Explore the Tibetan Buddhist culture
• Spectacular sights of Langtang ranges and Dorje Lakpa from Kyanjin Ri
6 Days Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 2: Trek to Lama Hotel
Day 3: Trek to Langtang village
Day 4: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 5: Hike to Kyanjin Ri and Trek back to Lama hotel
Day 6: Trek to Syabrubesi
Read the full itinerary on: Langtang Valley Trek
Also known as the valley of glacial masses, Langtang is the nearest trekking destination from the valley. Despite its proximity to the city, the region is isolated from the crowd and remains unadulterated. The maximum elevation you can attain during the trip is 4773m at Kyanjin Ri. However, you can skip the summit to the pass and enjoy the views of the snow-capped pinnacles from Kyanjin Gompa located at an altitude of 3870m.
The trekking trail to the valley traverses through the Langtang National Park, that houses species like red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, and 250 species of birds. Other than the wildlife of the region, the valley is the best place to visit as visitors can spend more days in the valley and cover the holy Gosainkunda lake trek and Helambu cultural trekking. During the journey, visitors will walk past meadows, chortens, mani walls, monasteries, and ethnic villages to Kyanjin Gompa, famous for the local cheese factory and the oldest Buddhist monastery in the region.
4) Everest Panorama Trek:
• Trek through the UNESCO enlisted world heritage site, Sagarmatha National Park
• Behold the majestic sights of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, and many more
• Explore the Namche Bazar
• Scenic Lukla flight
• Visit one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the region, the Tengboche monastery
• Explore the unique lifestyle and culture of the Sherpa community
• Hike to Everest View hotel, the highest placed hotel in the world.
6 days Everest Panorama Trek:
Day 1: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 3: Acclimatization day at Namche, hike up to Everest view hotel
Day 4: Trek to Tengboche Monastery
Day 5: Trek back to Namche Bazar
Day 6: Trek to Lukla
Everest base camp is a popular trekking destination in Nepal. Every year thousands of trekkers from all around the world trek to the base camp to enjoy the panorama of the Himalayas. However, the trek is not as easy as other treks, and trekkers may face several challenges during the trip like altitude sickness, frostbite, and many others.
Hence, for family treks, we recommend the Everest panorama trek that allows you to enjoy the sights of Everest but with a very minimum effort. The Everest Panorama trek is a 6-10 days program that starts with a scenic flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway of the Everest region from where you will trek to Namche Bazar. The picturesque Namche Bazar is a trading center of the Khumbu region. Hence you can stroll around and see the local varieties later in the afternoon when they set a market for locals. The maximum altitude you can gain during the trip is 3869m at the Everest view hotel. The hotel is popular among trekkers for the hospitality and the awe-inspiring 360-degree sights of the Himalayas. During the trek, you can also visit the high school at Khumjung Sherpa village, funded by the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation. All along the journey, the alluring sights of the Himalayas will accompany you.
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5) Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
• Trek through the Annapurna conservation area
• Sunrise view from Poonhill
• Scenic ride from Pokhara to Nayapul
• Summit the base camp of the world's 10th highest peak.
• Enjoy the panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre, Himchuli, Nilgiri
• Hot spring at Jhinu Danda
6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary:
Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Jhinu Danda
Day 2: Trek to Dovan
Day 3: Trek to Annapurna base camp
Day 4: Trek to Sinuwa
Day 5: Trek to Tolka
Day 6: Trek to Dhampus and drive to Pokhara
Plan your trip: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 10 Days
The Annapurna base camp trek is the second most popular trek in Nepal that traverses through the wilderness of the Annapurna conservation area. The popularity of the destination among the trekkers is because the trek is relatively shorter and is not as demanding as the Everest trek. Anyone with a moderate fitness level can go for this trek and enjoy their time amidst the Himalayas.
The trekking journey to the base camp starts from Pokhara and then heads to the ethnic village settlement of the region, passing through terraced fields, waterfalls, and lush woodlands to the final destination of the trip, base camp. The highest altitude you can gain during the trip is 4130m at the base camp. The major attraction of the ABC trek is the magical sunrise view that you can witness from Poonhill. During the trip, you can enjoy a hot spring bath with your family at Jhinu Danda to relax your tensed body. Once you arrive to the base camp, the gigantic Annapurna will welcome you with a great smile. Don’t forget to click family photos that you can send as postcards to your loved ones.
Best Time for Family Vacation in Nepal
Although the above-mentioned destination can be visited throughout the year, the month of March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn) is considered perfect for vacation. During this time, the weather is clear, trekking trail is adorned with blooming white and red rhododendron flowers, the temperature is relatively warmer, and is the best time for the children to play outside in nature.
Challenges/Difficulty level for family treks in Nepal
All of the treks mentioned in the above list are family-friendly treks of Nepal that can be completed by a child as young as 5-6 years old. On average, you will be walking for 4-5 hours with breaks. The chances of getting altitude sickness and any other health hazards are rare. If you keep yourself hydrated with purified water and maintain a balanced diet, you will have a great time.
There are other numbers of options for family treks and tours in Nepal. From hiking around the hills of the Kathmandu valley to finding yourself amidst the Himalayas in Annapurna, base camp. From strolling around the gullies of durbar square to spotting wildlife in their natural habitat in Chitwan national park, you can choose any package that suits your taste, and we will try our best to make your family vacation and stay in Nepal worth it.
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