Best family trekking and tour packages in Nepal
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a famous short trek in the Annapurna region. This trek lets you explore beautiful villages, lush forests, and the warm hospitality of the locals. Without going far and beyond, you will get to witness breathtaking mountain views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Machhapcuhhre, etc., on this trek.
Ghorepani is a beautiful village resided by mostly Gurungs and Magars. Whereas Poon Hill is a vantage point that offers gorgeous sunrise, along with a surreal mountain panorama. The trekking route ascends and descends via many picturesque villages, crossing bridges over rushing rivers. You will trek past lovely waterfalls and follow a winding trail along verdant hills.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is a fantastic trekking package in Nepal to do with your family, as the trail is not challenging. The risk of altitude sickness is also quite low on this trek, and with the support of our team, you do not have to worry about anything. Any fit individual can manage to complete this trek.
Jungle Safari in Nepal
Not many travelers know, but jungle safari is one of the best ways to get close to the country's exclusive wildlife and vegetation. We have Chitwan jungle safari and Bardia National Park jungle safari packages. During the jungle safari in Nepal, you will come across animals like elephants, the royal Bengal tiger, one-horn rhinos, etc., along with a wide variety of birds.
Many travelers do canoeing on this trip and love to go on long walks in the jungle. As you will be traveling in the lower part of Nepal during the jungle safari, you will get to see the traditions and culture of surrounding communities. Tharus, an indigenous community, is quite famous during Chitwan National Park visits.
A jungle safari in Nepal is a great way to relax and have a fun time with your family members. You do not tire your body on this trip & also get to enjoy peaceful times. There is access to a spa, massage, etc., in the hotels/resorts we book for you (additional charges apply).
Everest Panorama Trek
Trekking in the Everest region is known worldwide, however, most of the packages are very demanding. Everest panorama trek is one of the easiest trekking packages that will take you close to the Sherpa community and Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. This trekking package is designed to let you witness the heavenly view of Everest and other notable Himalayan mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, etc.
The Everest panorama trek takes you up to Namche Bazaar or Tengboche village. The trekking route up to these two villages is well-marked, offers most of the modern conveniences, and is also doable for all-age trekkers. Our itinerary has an acclimatization day, so you do not have to worry about altitude sickness at all. You can do this trek in 7 to 9 days. If you wish to explore the Everest base camp with our family, you can also combine a helicopter tour in the package.
Mountain Flight with Chisapani Nagarkot Hike
Chisapani Nagarkot hike is a leisurely activity around the hills of Kathmandu. It is a 6-day program that also includes a thrilling Everest flight. The Everest flight is an hour-long ride from Kathmandu domestic airport to the eastern Himalayas. During this flight, you will get to witness the majestic Himalayan range, starting from Ganesh Himal and Sishapangma mountains to Makalu, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Everest, and numerous others.
It is a great package to do with your family. There is an adventure, relaxing time, breathtaking mountain views, and cultural immersion- basically everything included in one package. The trip is also doable for all family members, and you do not have to do anything special to prepare for this venture in Nepal. Daily light walks and exercise is enough. And you can customize the package as per your wish.
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley is called the Valley of Glaciers. It is a close trekking destination from Kathmandu that offers landscapes, unlike any other trekking route in Nepal. In the north of Kathmandu, close to the Tibetan border, the Langtang Valley trek offers lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, remote villages of Tamangs, verdant hills, and stunning mountain views. The rich flora and fauna along the trail make the journey enchanting.
For a short and moderate trek, Langtang Valley is a great option in Nepal. The villages along the trail let you experience a simple mountain lifestyle. You will come across many stupas, contents, and prayer wheels while trekking. Langtang Valley Trek is a great way to show your children the beauty of nature and spend some quality time.
Everest Gokyo Valley Trek
The Everest Gokyo Valley trek is a bit of an adventurous and demanding trek in the Khumbu region. You can combine Everest base camp in the itinerary or just trek to the stunning Gokyo lakes. If your family loves adventure and is up for something different, then you can consider this trek. You will get to witness the finest views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu, Island Peak, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, and many other mountains on this trek.
Likewise, the Gokyo Valley trail passes by the biggest glacier in Nepal, the Nogzumpa Glacier. The view from Gokyo Ri is incredible. There are six Gokyo lakes, and all of them are considered holy by locals. The interactions with Sherpas, visits to ancient monasteries, and adventurous trekking routes make the Everest Gokyo Lake trek very appealing. You will be exploring a less crowded trekking route in the Khumbu region on this trek.
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang trek is one of our favorites in Nepal whether you do it with your family, solo, or friends. This trek takes you to a totally opposite side of the Himalayas. Unlike the greenery and verdant valleys, the Mustang region in Nepal boasts aird-landscapes and barren hills. You will be trekking through sand hills, canyons, rock gorges, and rugged mountainsides.
The upper Mustang trek route is not that challenging, and the elevation rise on this trek is relatively low, so perfect to do with your family. The trek is on a bit offbeat side but manageable with proper preparation and guidance. It is another great trek in Nepal, which has an ideal balance of rich cultural heritage and adventure.
Lo Manthang is the final destination on this trek. It is the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal and is also known as the walled city. Located close to Tibet, the locals are believed to be descendants of Tibetans and have similar cultural practices. You will explore centuries-old monasteries and sky caves during the trek.
There is a lot to learn, discover, and bond over on the upper Mustang trek with family!
Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek
We have brought one more, bit challenging trekking package in Nepal for your family- an Everest base camp helicopter trek. So, in this package, you will follow the mainstream trail to EBC and Kala Patthar, however, while returning from Kala Patthar, you will fly out in a helicopter. This allows you to only cover 65 kilometers (half of the EBC trek distance).
We have trekked with both toddlers and individuals above 60 years old to the base camp of Mount Everest before. If you and your family members have good health and can walk, we can make your dream of trekking to the Mount Everest base camp with your family true. Our expert team will be there with you to support you throughout the trek.
How to choose the right family trek in Nepal?
Now you know some of the best family treks and tours in Nepal, it is time to learn how to pick the right one that suits the fitness and needs of all the family members.
Assess Fitness Levels and Experience:
Consider the fitness levels and trekking experience of all family members. Opt for a trek that matches the lowest fitness and experience level to ensure everyone can comfortably complete the journey.
Duration and Itinerary:
Think about how much time your family can dedicate to the trek. Nepal offers treks ranging from a few days to several weeks. Choose a trek with an itinerary that provides ample time for acclimatization, rest days, and side trips to explore the local culture and attractions.
Altitude and Difficulty:
Altitude sickness is a genuine concern in Nepal's high-altitude regions. Select a trek with gradual altitude gain to minimize the risk. Consider treks below 4,000 meters (13,000 feet) if you're trekking with young children or individuals who may be more susceptible to altitude-related issues.
Choose trails that are well-maintained and suitable for families. Trails like the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Langtang Valley trek, and the Everest Panorama trek offer relatively easy terrain and stunning views, making them excellent choices for families.
Weather and Season:
Nepal has distinct trekking seasons: pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn). These periods provide the best weather and clear skies for trekking. Consider your family's preferences and schedules when choosing between these seasons.
Prioritize safety above all else. Opt for treks with well-established trails, experienced guides, and reputable trekking agencies. Research the safety records of the routes you're considering and ensure that your chosen trek adheres to safety standards.
Local Cuisine and Dietary Needs:
If you or your family members have specific dietary needs, inquire about food options on the trek. Some treks offer a variety of cuisine choices, while others may have limited options.
Flexibility and Patience:
Remember that trekking with a family requires flexibility and patience. Be prepared to adjust your plans based on the needs and preferences of your family members.
Importance of trekking with family and how it helps to cultivate better bonding
In today's fast-paced world, where technology often takes priority over personal interactions, the value of spending quality time with loved ones cannot be overstated. Trekking with family amidst the serene landscapes and rugged trails of Nepal offers a unique opportunity to forge stronger bonds, create cherished memories, and deepen relationships. Beyond the physical journey, family trekking holds profound emotional and psychological benefits that contribute to cultivating better bonding.
- Trekking with family provides a canvas for shared experiences. These shared moments create a strong sense of connection.
- Trekking removes the distractions of daily life, allowing for genuine conversations and meaningful connections.
- Trekking presents physical and mental challenges that require teamwork and mutual support. When facing steep ascents, unpredictable weather, or moments of fatigue, the bonds between family members are tested and strengthened.
- Family trekking offers uninterrupted quality time that is often hard to come by in our busy lives.
- Trekking exposes family members to new environments, cultures, and perspectives.
- Trekking promotes physical activity and wellness, which contributes to the overall health of your family members.
Tips for a Successful Family Trek in Nepal
1. Choose the Right Trek: Opt for a family-friendly trek with moderate difficulty and well-established trails.
2. Plan Ahead: Research your chosen trek thoroughly, including weather conditions, altitude, and necessary permits.
3. Pack Wisely: Pack essentials such as comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, a first aid kit, and any required medications.
4. Hydration and Nutrition: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and consuming balanced meals.
5. Travel Insurance: Ensure your family has comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations.
6. Safety Precautions: Familiarize your family with safety procedures, including how to use trekking equipment and emergency contacts.
7. Capture Memories: Bring along a camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of the journey and create lasting memories with your family.
Is Nepal expensive for a family trip?
No, which trek you are doing, Nepal trekking with Ace Vision treks always has reasonable cost and service including tour and trekking.
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