Family Trekking and Hiking in Nepal

Family Trekking and Hiking in Nepal
29/Oct/2023

Family Trekking and Hiking in Nepal is an amazing country for all types of people as well as age groups. Travelers with a family of young kids can choose various exotic destinations, not too far from cities and town suburbs.

For most wide world travelers, Nepal is a country of high Himalayas for mountaineering expeditions and trekking in the sheer wilderness. Apart from the world’s highest mountain range, and adventurous or tough long trekking, Nepal offers various exciting places. Where one can take the delight of a short hike to a few days hiking or more of a week long. In the close harmony of Himalayan peaks, with a moderate grade walks with a slight touch of altitude.

Family Treks and Hikes in Nepal

Family Trekking and Hiking in Nepal, apart from the spectacular scenery of amazing landscapes and high snow-capped peaks. It is an educational journey for young ones, as well as for school and college students, or interested people. As the country abounds with various cultures, historical sites of both Hindu and Buddhism religions. Which makes Nepal one of the most delightful and fascinating places on this planet.

Nepal for a small country rich in terms of biodiversity, from the warm low-land of the Terai belt to cooler alpine hills. Stretches towards the cold arctic zone of ice and glaciers with the world’s highest peaks, such as Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Lhotse. The Himalayan tallest peaks continue with Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna range includes an array of peaks.

For Family Trekking, the best hike and trekking will be around the mid-hills of Nepal Himalayas. Walking on moderate trails through enchanting woods with ever-present views of Snow Mountains. Most hikes and treks lead to rural farm villages of great cultural interest, adorned with age-old heritage customs.

Chisapani to Nagarkot Hill Hiking Around Kathmandu Valley Rim

Chisapani to Nagarkot Hill Hiking, a perfect introductory walk around the Himalayan hills, the trail of ups and downhill. Where all hikes and treks lead to a few short steep climbs with an easy descent.

Chisapani to Nagarkot Hill Hiking is a great way to enjoy a few days’ walks in a pristine environment of cooler hills. Located northeast of Kathmandu valley rim, the walk begins after a short drive to the farm town of Sundarijal. Means a place with beautiful waterfalls and rivulets amidst serene forest surroundings. A climb leads to nice farm villages and into dense woods of tall rhododendrons, oaks, and pine trees.

Then reaching the top scenic ridge at Chisapani, a small settlement with several simple good lodges. Chisapani at 2,300 m / 7,545 feet high offers grand views of the Himalayan range of peaks.

From Manaslu and Ganesh Himal in the far west with Central Himalayas, including Langtang and Jugal Himal range. A great spot for sunrise and sunset views that reflect on snow peaks, overnight halt in a nice local lodge. Next, early morning catch the stunning sunrise over a series of peaks and have breakfast walk on a high scenic ridge path.

Stunning scenarios with various landscapes from Nagarkot

The trail leads into enchanting woods with downs and ups reaching a nice village of Jarsing Pawa. From here views of the Himalayan range follow, walk leads uphill for an hour reaching scenic Nagarkot Hill. A famous and popular viewpoint for striking sunrise and sunset over a range of Snow Mountains.

On a clear day views of Everest can be seen on the far eastern horizon, while having breakfast. After enjoying a pleasant stop at Nagarkot, which is 2,100 m high, located above the Kathmandu Valley rim. From Nagarkot drive back to Kathmandu, after completing scenic lovely hiking around the hills of Kathmandu valley.

Options for families with more days in Nepal can continue trekking another scenic and old town Dhulikhel. Hike of 5-6 hours from Nagarkot, an enjoyable walk up and downhill trail, facing unparalleled views of Himalayan peaks.

The other short hike from Nagarkot hill is to an old village of Changu and its famous ancient temple of Changunarayan. A pleasant hike downhill till Telkot and then on a winding gradual path through the cool shade of pine forest to Changunarayan. A walk of 3-4 hours visits the oldest temple of Nepal Changunarayan dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. After a visit drive to Kathmandu by Bhaktapur city, with time for a tour of Bhaktapur’s old Durbar Square.

Family Hiking Around the Hills of Pokhara Valley

Pokhara is a leading and renowned tourist destination for foreign travelers as well as Nepalese. A city located on a verdant valley full of charm and beauty with views of Annapurna and serene lakes.

While in Pokhara a short hike can be done to Peace / Shanti Stupa, across the Phewa Lake. A hike of a few hours climbs to the high ridge at Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist monument with a statue of Buddha. Offers grand views of Pokhara city and the valley with Phewa Lake with Annapurna and Manaslu arrays of peaks.

Panchase Hill Hike and Trekking

Not far from Pokhara Valley and the city, lies the high scenic hills of Panchase at 2,509 m high. Rewards panoramic views of the world’s three highest peaks and mountain ranges from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalayas.

Includes majestic views of Mt. Machhapuchare Himal the famous ‘Fish Tail’ peak, a great walk within serene surroundings. On various routes to Panchase Hill, one can take a boat across the Phewa Lake and climb to a ridge. Towards Peace Stupa and continue walking on a high ridge trail to Pumdi and Bhumdi villages.

Overnight stop in Bhumdi, a farm village with views of the Annapurna Himalayas. The next day walk into the cool shade of the enchanting forest of rhododendrons and pine trees to Panchase Bhanjyang for an overnight halt. Provides simple and nice lodges facing grand views of Annapurna peaks within a tranquil cool surrounding. From Panchase Bhanjyang at 2,100 m, climb for a few hours to the top of Panchase Hill, the highest point.

The hilltop offers a spectacular panorama of the world’s three highest peaks and an array of peaks. After an enjoyable hike to Panchase Hill, various alternative routes to Pokhara walk down to Pame village. Then drive back to the hotel by the Phewa lakeside or continue the walk to the large Gurung village of Bhadaure. Then take a drive of an hour to Pokhara after a fabulous walk of more than two overnights.

Australian Camp / Thulo Kharka and Dhampus Hike

While at a picturesque city in Pokhara, enjoy a perfect hike for the whole family beyond Pokhara Valley. A nice, lovely walk of two short days, where a drive leads to the outskirts of Pokhara city to Kande village.

Located on the roadside of Baglung / Beni and Pokhara highway, start the hike following through a farm village. Then climb up in the shade of a cool forested path for a few hours reaching on top. Where Australian Camp or Thulo Kharka is located within a large green grassy meadow, the Thuli Kharka is a Nepali name.

For cattle herder shelters, a summer grazing pasture at present with several nice lodges and guest houses. A lovely spot surrounded by forest facing a grand vista of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalaya range.

Enjoy the dramatic scenery of rolling green hills and snow peaks in the harmony of serene tranquil surrounding cool air. Overnight in the comfort of nice lodge-facing views of mountain scenery. The next morning catch the stunning sunrise over a range of Himalayan peaks after breakfast a slow easy walk downhill.

Following a high ridge path through a nice cool forest to a large Gurung village of Dhampus. From Dhampus a wide panorama of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famed ‘Fish-Tail’ peak.

On reaching Dhampus village explore the Gurung culture of age-old Buddhism traditional heritage and local customs. The return journey to Pokhara either drives from Dhampus for more than an hour. The other option is to walk downhill to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara. After a wonderful time around the high hills of Annapurna Himalayas.

Various other hikes and short Treks around Nepal for Family

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The other best trek and hike suitable for a family is Ghorepani Poon Hill. Which is 3,210 m high at Poon Hill and offers spectacular sunrise views over the world’s three highest peaks. Namely, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalaya range, a beautiful country that walks on the southern hills of Annapurna Himalayas.

The walk takes you amidst the beautiful rhododendron forest will be a great time to visit in spring. When wildflowers are in full seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron from tall trees to bush. A trek of less than a week visiting lovely mountain villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk.

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley is a great scenic trek of a week within a close shade of the massive Langtang and Central Himal range. The closest mountain range from the capital Kathmandu of 5-6 hour drive reaching Dhunche town. The main entrance of Langtang National Park around the district of Rasuwa, drive leads to Syabrubesi village.

From Syabrubesi walk leads uphill into a river gorge covered in a dense forest of rhododendrons, pines, and bamboo. A perfect home for the elusive Red Panda and other wildlife, where a walk leads to lovely Thyangsyap and Langtang villages. As the walk progresses reaching wide exposed beautiful scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa with many nice lodges for overnight stays.

Enjoy a day at Kyanjin marveling at the grand picturesque scenery of the snow-capped mountain range or explore the high viewpoints. Kyanjin Gompa is the highest spot on the trek at 3,750 m high. Return journey on the same route to Syabrubesi for the drive to Kathmandu, or enjoy a few days walk more. Trekking to Upper Syabru and Sing Gompa to Dhunche town and then drive to Kathmandu.

Everest Panorama from Tengboche Monastery

A short and beautiful scenic trek for excellent views of Mt. Everest and surrounding high peaks. Everest Panorama is a scenic and cultural country walk, which leads to the high Khumbu areas of Everest.

Great way to enjoy views of the world’s highest peaks in the harmony of local Sherpa’s immense cultures of Buddhism. A moderate adventure of a week duration starts with a panoramic short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu or Ramechap airport. On reaching Lukla town at Tenzing & Hillary Airport, the walk begins following an easy downhill path with a few short-ups.

Next day heading high to Namche Bazaar, a lovely town village facing amazing views of towering peaks. At Namche Bazaar, have time to acclimatize as well as explore the local culture and customs. The walk follows on a scenic trail through a lovely cool forest facing grand views of Himalayan peaks.

A few hours’ climb to reach Tengboche and the colorful impressive monastery at 3,867 m high. Having an overnight with time to visit the monastery of great religious and cultural interest, facing the superb panorama of Everest. Includes views of magnificent Ama Dablam with an array of giant peaks. After a wonderful time at Tengboche return journey to Lukla for a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.