Nepal's Seven Best Family Treks is a voyage to adventure, new cultural insights, and the history of Nepal. Enjoy the best-curated family treks in the lap of the Himalayas!
A spectacular blend of adventure and nature that's what Nepal is about and one of the reasons why most travelers seek trekking destinations of Nepal. Our busy lifestyle leaves us with little or no time for our family. Therefore, a perfect getaway with your loved ones along the Himalayan trail to lush valleys and snow-capped mountains is ideal.
Seize a chance to live your adventure with your loved ones and feel on top of the world. And a perfect time to capture beautiful family portraits.
What are the Best Family Treks in Nepal?
Nepal has grand Himalayas, an escape for trekkers who want to summit the highest mountains and see the eight highest mountain peaks. The country's trekking isn't just meant for adventurers who strive to ascend the highest mountain peak of the world; hence, some trekking destinations are attainable for people who want to take their family for an adventurous trip in the lap of the Himalayas. And these family trekking destinations are not only meant for adventurers, but it also promises an enlightening journey to these enormous snow-capped mountains. Therefore we have the best seven best family treks in Nepal.
However, before you and your family embark on this adventure in search of yetis, you need to think about the kind of family trek you would wish to consider for your family because setting off on such an adventurous journey without prior knowledge can be risky and disastrous. And, if you are thinking of trekking in Nepal with your family, climbing up to the Middle hills at an elevation of 4000 m would be ideal.
1. Everest Base Camp Trek
The Everest Base Camp Family Trek is the jewel of Nepal’s trekking destinations. This trek is the ultimate package that fulfills your dream of witnessing Everest from a close range and gives you that proud moment of doing the trek with your family. Walking into the typical Sherpa culture through the Khumbu region of Nepal, the trek gradually rises to the summit.
The trail is flourished with a variant panorama of green fields, grand meadows, spewing riverbeds, vast snowfields, an array of waterfalls, and closer glacier sights. The surprise element of the trek is blissful as the trail has gradual ascends carved for kids, families, or beginners. Mt. Everest is not only the mountain range you will witness; other mighty peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kang Tenga, Kongde, and Lhotse will captivate the traveler's soul with their serene beauty.
A perfect getaway for adventurous families who are looking for treks is what the Nepal Hiking Team has got to offer.
Our offers your splendid itinerary for families who wish to take their loved ones out on this trekking journey. This three-week journey in the Himalayas of Nepal is ideal for children and older people. Typically the trek is for 16 days, but this 20-day EBC trek itinerary is specially designed to fit the needs of not only the children but also senior citizens. Most parents of the families might be skeptical about the trekking destinations due to their strenuous journey. However, with an ideal itinerary, tips, and Everest Base Camp family trekking journey would be a perfect retreat.
Also, read this useful article before you decide on the Everest Base Camp Trek (click here)
2. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Already popular amongst kids, older adults, and beginners, Ghorepani Poon Hill meadows deserves a visit with family too. Every day of the trek brings pleasant surprises only after gradual ascents. Right from the start of the trek, the magnificent Poonhill in the highest elevation and the major attraction of the trek are visible. The entire trail is well placed, and each campsite is pitched next to lush meadows that will never fail to impress you.
The summit of Ghorepani Poon Hill is easily accessible that runs through huge grasslands. Rest of the seasons, these endless inclines dazzle with colorful blossoms. Capture the perfect picnic picture of a family camping on green fields with the Macchapuchare range as the backdrop. These 12 days, the family trekking destination in the foothills of the Annapurna locale is one of the fantastic destinations for family treks in Nepal. This Ghorepani Poon Hill family trek takes you to an elevation of 3210 meters, an altitude for people of all ages to submit.
This family trek takes you through the outstanding diverse ethnic settlements of Nepal, allowing travelers to enjoy the exquisite Himalayan culture and majestic mountain views.
Ghorepani Poonhill family trek is a short mini-trekking trail of Nepal, the best destination to view sunrise and sunsets and the Himalayan panorama it offers. Also, from Poonhill, you can go on these small side treks to Tadapani and Ghandruk with your family.
3. Langtang Valley Trek
A Famous American YouTuber, Mr. Jonathan, with his family during the Langtang trek overlooking the Kyanjin Gompa Village.[/caption]
Langtang Valley family trek is another popular family trek amongst travelers as it also serves as a retreat for kids and families. The entire trekking trail is an excellent hike through the Langtang region. You can enjoy the gushing river alongside throughout the trek. The astounding Kyanjin Ri at an altitude of 4733 m. peak dominates the skies of this trek. The stunning snowfields in winter are also accessible in Summer.
Hence the trail is quite famous in summer too. From the alpine meadows and coniferous trees, the trek showcases variant vegetation. Capture the perfect family portrait in this never-ending Langtang valley that is believed to be a stairway to heaven. Langtang family trek can be one of those enthralling journeys with your family. Langtang Valley Trek is a family trekking trail with a constant, gradual, moderate elevation gain. The Tamangs and Sherpas of the Langtang region are the ones who would add an exciting aspect to the trekking journey.
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4. Everest Panorama Trek
The Everest Panorama Family Trek is commonly perceived as the panoramic vie trek for families. It is a trek that serves both thrill and panoramic views. The trail has a gradual ascent and is paved until the Everest Base Camp. During winter, the pathway is lined up with the illustrious rhododendrons. Notice that the color of the rhododendrons fades as the height increases, such that they are bright white colored as you ascend heights due to snow.
One of the major attractions of this trek is the flawless reflection of Mount Everest. The amazing Everest Panorama family trek in the Khumbu region gives you the view of mesmerizing Himalayan views of the earth and a reason why travelers call it an "Everest view trek. Massive green hills, snow-clad mountains, and stunning landscapes are what Everest Panorama Trek is mostly about. Although the trek doesn't take you to the base camp, the trekking trail would be around the Everest region. The Everest Panorama family trek prepares your children (if you have any ) for the future to take the EBC trek.
The Everest panorama family trek takes you to the height of 3860 meters at Grand Tengboche Monastery, which is an easily reachable height, which is why most parents prefer the Everest Panorama Family Trek. The trek itself will unfold a remarkable experience for families; the joy of being in a remote, taking a stroll around the Everest region with incredible views is a delight to travelers' eyes. The trek also has fascinating viewpoints with the best Himalayan ranges, Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, and many other mountain peaks. It can also be called the "Everest View Trekking." A visit to Namche Bazar will let you encounter Yak, Himalayan goats, and musk deer. Also, get an opportunity to attain spirituality at Tengboche monastery.
5. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Even if you cannot stand on the world's top with your family, you can stand in front of the few highest peaks with your family with this Annapurna Base Camp Family trek. The view of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri and Pisang Peak. Not only this, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, all of these 8000 meters peaks can be seen while taking this family trek.
One of the highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is its gushing waterfalls, lush green landscapes, tropical flora, and fauna. Apart from these unique natural elements, reaching the base of the 10th world's highest mountain with your kids is another striking aspect of the journey. Generally, it is a moderate hike, thus making it one of the family and kid-friendly trekking destinations.
Also, on the trek toward picturesque Annapurna Base Camp, kids get plenty of opportunities to socialize with the people on the mountain trail. Along with people interaction, encounters with their herds and cattle of goats and sheep are frequent. This greenery path is gorgeous and assures terrific memories for family treks. This trekking area lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and is an incredible trek for families. Strolling around the rural mountain villages while exploring the new and best-preserved culture and lifestyle provides a mind-blowing opportunity to witness distinct cultures, traditions, and mountains.
6. Upper Mustang Trek
Well, green paths following deep forests are not the only kind of attractions that parents like for their children. The Upper Mustang Family Trek is more than that; it will allow the family, including children, to get insights into ancient ruins and medieval cities. An extraordinary trekking journey will allow you to see Nepal's mystical kingdom, which once was part of Tibet. Mustang is filled with startling ancient cultures and artifacts. The incredible wall caves, forts, overlapped stone houses, and culture and face different from typical Nepalese culture is what Upper Mustang promises. This mystical land is imbued with ancient memories, which still relives in the stones and walls of the Mustang.
Hence, if you are a parent who wants an enthralling educational trek, then you should visit Upper Mustang. The Upper Mustang Trek is the perfect mix of culture and adventure far away in nature's wilderness. Let the Himalayas embrace you in the mystical kingdom of Mustang. The spectacularly tanned red cliffs with endless beautiful hills and hillocks will be some of the memories you will take back home. Upper Mustang opened to non-Nepali trekkers only fifteen years ago, and even today, the area is very restricted.
The Upper Mustang trekkers need a different trekking permit and should be accompanied by a certified guide.
7. Mardi Himal Trek
Mardi Himal Trek is a short and friendly trek for the family, which allows your family to enjoy the vivid faces of nature thoroughly. The Mardi Himal Trekking trail lies east of the Annapurna Base Camp trail. The stunning view of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna (8091m), Mardi Himal (5553m), Hiunchuli (6443m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and some of the significant mountain peaks will leave you awestruck.
The forests are deep, dark, and magical, making you feel no less than a fairyland. On the other hand, the rhododendron forests are colorful and beautiful, with a pink, red and white carpet of petals on the ground. The waterfalls, suspension bridges, and many other elements are sure to make the journey enjoyable. The Mardi Himal family trek is a hidden gem that people are yet to discover. Petting the horses, yaks, donkeys, dogs, and other animals of the Himalayas, your family will forget all the pain and fatigue of this moderate trek.
The panoramic view of Annapurna massif and the unobstructed sunrise and sunset will be a perfect getaway for the family. It has also received recognition for being one of the stunning treks in Nepal, with its dense patches of sub-tropical forest, rare species of fluttering birds, and beautiful gushing river streams.
Best Time for Family Treks in Nepal
Nepal's ideal time for family treks is Autumn (September to November) and Spring (February to May). The pleasant weather during this time of the year excites the trekkers and enchants them with clear views of mountain ranges. Additionally, off-season (monsoon and winter seasons) family trek is also possible if planned cautiously.
However, we would like you to get a brief idea of what each season looks like in Nepal.
Spring (February to May)
Spring is an incredible season for families to enjoy the mellow and warm climate, which makes the trekking journey with your family more fun. Also, a time to witness the beauty of rhododendron, which covers the forest with pink blossom. The weather is ideal, with clear skies and flickering mountains. Indeed, the right time or your children to learn about the local flora and fauna of the region.
Monsoon/summer (June to August)
The monsoon season might be better than the other seasons (Autumn and Spring). However, if you are considering small hikes in Nepal, then the season is all right as it gives a perfect getaway for your children during summer when nature is at its best, with lush green meadows, flora, and fauna.
Autumn season (September to November)
Autumn is the most chosen time of the year by trekkers in Nepal because of the favorable weather conditions and beautiful mountain views. The autumn season in Nepal is moderate, with warmer days and chilly nights, a weather condition that best suits most families to go on a trekking journey.
Winter (December to February)
Winter can be a bit challenging for family treks due to extreme weather conditions. Therefore, trekking to higher altitudes is not wise if you are trekking with small children as the temperature may go down below minus degrees, making it difficult for minor children and older people to cope with the extremity of the weather.
Difficulty Level of family treks in Nepal
Although all of the above family treks are family-friendly and attainable. However, it is significant to consider the factors listed below-
1. Altitude and Geography
The family treks mentioned above may have a convenient route. However, it is significant to keep in mind the altitude and topography of the region if you are going on a family trek. And also, daily elevation gains of the family, as mentioned above, treks are carefully set and designed by the Nepal Hiking Team.
2. Age and Health of your Kids
Family treks include many considerations when traveling with your children and children below five years; you can hire a porter to make your trekking journey easy and enjoyable. Also, for children above five years old, you need to think of a trekking itinerary that best suits the need of your children and other family members—maintaining constant health checks while on a trekking journey is also essential. It would help if you undertook the necessary measures to mitigate the child's or family’s safety and health risk.
3. Trekking Distance
The longer the trek distance, the harder it might be for kids and older people. So, it is crucial to have a good knowledge of the trail and tailor it according to the favourability of all age groups.
Indulge your family in a solitary walk in the forest of pink blossom and the lap of the Himalayas. Seizing beautiful moments with your loved one is simply priceless. And that's why we, Nepal Hiking Team is here to take care of the family trek with its best family trekking packages.
For the best suitable itinerary, then we will assist you in organizing the trek.