Swiss Family Treks Blog Posting
While treks and mountaineering ventures steal the show in terms of mountaineering adventures, there are plenty of family trips in Nepal. Time is the most priceless thing that you can give to your loved ones. As such, the trips that a family undertakes together are fruitful to strengthen their relationship even more. A family needs an occasional retreat to not just reinvigorate themselves but to experience a unique take on a family adventure. Given this, family trips are becoming extremely popular in recent days.
If you are parenting young kids and trying desperately to balance your family responsibilities, career, and household, then family trip is the perfect fit for you. It allows you to share some quality time with you family members, including children, and maintain a proper bond with them. Such trips allow you and your family to enjoy the moments together, that might not be accessible otherwise. Other than the bonding and experiences, such trips provide great potential for learning and discovering new things to you and your children. Exploring new cultures, traversing adventurous trails, and indulging in thrilling activities helps you to find different methods to bond with your family. At the end of the trips, we assure you that the bond among your family members is sure to be stronger than ever.
Below are the most entertaining and complete trip packages on the basis of the trip experiences that a family can get.
These trips also offer numerous outdoor activities like Tibetan Horse Riding Treks, Jungle Safari, Cultural and handicraft tours, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and many more. As high altitude treks are not advisable for senior citizens and children below 12 years of age, these trips navigate around lower altitude and are less strenuous as well. The trails in these trips are also easier and well-developed. Given below is the basic trip overview of these family adventure trips.
Annapurna Panorama Trek Combined with White Water Rafting and Chitwan Tour, 14 Days:
The trip is basically divided into 3 parts that include trekking, rafting, and jungle safari. The 2-week long journey is appropriate for people of all age groups. Throughout the journey, you will trek through the lush forests and hills of the Annapurna region in Nepal. After the trek, you head to the Himalaya-fed river of Trishuli and raft from Charaudi. The final stage of the trip takes you to the tropical forests in the central Terai. Porters and horses can also be made available for your ease for the trekking venture in the Annapurna region.
The trek on the trip takes you to Ghorepani crossing multiple Gurung villages en route. Villages like Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk offer surreal introduction to the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic Gurung communities. A hike to the Poonhill viewpoint offers the best panoramic view of Machhapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m) and other mountain ranges. The trip even makes an exploration tour around Pokhara Valley including a hike to the World Peace Stupa. The second part of the trip is White water rafting in Trishuli River. The river has rapids from class I to class III that guarantees adventure without raising any concerns for the safety of your family. One of the easier river to raft on, Trishuli while water rafting is sure to offer a glorious water adventure. However, making sure that the family members are comfortable with the rafting is a must. The third part is an exotic trip to Chitwan National Park. The jungle safari on elephant back allows you and your children gets to learn a lot about the exotic species living in the jungle of the national park. The jungle safari also allows you to take a canoe ride on the Rapti River and explore the culture of the indigenous Tharu community. Overall, Annapurna Panorama Trek combined with white water rafting and Chitwan Tour is the perfect way to spend a vacation with your loved ones.
Everest Panorama trek for families, 10 Days:
Witnessing the highest mountain on Earth, the Mt. Everest (8848m), with your family can be a standout amongst the experiences in your lifetime. Everest Panorama Trek for Families is a trek with moderate difficulty that assimilates both the natural beauty and cultural glory of the Himalayan region of Nepal. During the trip, a family gets to blend with the Sherpa communities and visit numerous ancient monasteries en route. The trip is a chance to invest some quality time with your family including your kids in the lap of the Himalayas.
The Everest Panorama Trek for Families begins with a flight to Lukla, which denotes the start of the experience. Crossing numerous suspension bridges and strolling along the white water streams, your family will trek through the Sagarmatha National Park. The settlement of Namche Bazaar is sure to be a treat for you and your family members. While acclimatizing at the village, you can undertake a thorough exploration of the prevalent Sherpa culture at the villages of Khumjung and Khunde. Alternative hike to the highest hotel in the world at the Everest View Hotel is also a perfectly plausible one. The trail is driven by a hearty smell and the shivering sound of the ringer around the yaks, donkeys and horses. Children will surely appreciate the sprouting pink, red, and white blossoms as you trek in the midst of rhododendron timberlands. Thereon, the trail leaves Namche Bazaar and heads to Tengboche. From the Tengboche Monastery in the village, you can appreciate the superb panorama perspectives of mountains including Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Nuptse (7861m), Thamserku (6608m), Taboche (6367m), and Cholatse (6335m). Here, you and your family can learn about Buddhism and immerse in the Sherpa culture. Overall, inundating in the harmony and tranquility from this territory with your kids is something out of this world. As the trek allows you to explore the serene Himalayan views with relative ease, senior members of the family can also easily undertake the trek.
Langtang Valley Trek for families, 10 Days:
Langtang Valley Trek is located north to Kathmandu and is the closest trek destination to the capital. The trip to this region is a perfect fit for families with children who want to get away from their hectic and busy lifestyle. The trek continues along the rhododendron forests with the soothing gurgles of the Langtang River. Exploring the southern foothills of the Langtang Himalayan Range, the trek concludes at one of the most esteemed Tibetan Buddhist monasteries at Kyanjin.
The 10-day Langtang Valley Trek with your family members will allow you to witness the true beauty of Langtang Himal and peek into the Tamang culture. Beginning from Syabrubensi, the gradual walk through the pristine Langtang National Park leads towards the Lama Hotel. Thereafter, the trek follows the Langtang River for its entirety while making ascents through villages like Gumnachowk and Ghodatabela. Continuing on a similar note, you head along the lush pasture lands to settle at the glorious Langtang Village. Also, you and your family might witness a wide variety of exotic wildlife like red panda, yellow-throated martens, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, and snow leopard. However, the major attractions of the trip are the majestic view of snowcapped giants like Langtang Lirung (7227), Naya Kanga (5844m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and so on. From the Langtang Village, you trek to the final destination on the trip to Kyanjin Gompa. This monastery is the most esteemed in the entire region and boasts of Tibetan scriptures and prayers around its vicinity. An additional day at Kyanjin allows you to revel in the exploration of the Langshisha Kharka. The huge spread of pastureland serves as magnificent vantage point to witness the Langtang and Dorje Lakpa Himalayan ranges along with a chain of numerous glaciers. The trails on the Langtang Valley Trek for families allows you and your children to learn and experience a lot about Tamang culture and Tibetan Buddhism.
At Swiss Family Treks and Expedition, we have designed specific packages especially for different family treks and adventurous trips in Nepal. We also make sure to provide proper facility of porters, horses, and child carriers along with the other logistic as per your requirements. In addition to this, we make sure that you are in the company of experienced guides who are fluent in English for these trips. These guides, porters, and other support staffs will help understand the trekking trails better. They will accompany and assist you on every step of the journey while offering insight upon the cultural ethos of the travel areas. We respect your preferences and offer ample time to enjoy your trips at your own pace.
Traveling is always fun. However, you have the opportunity to double your fun by undertaking a family adventure trip in Nepal. Nepal is THE destination to experience adventure of a higher level and do so with your family. Be it your significant other, children, or senior members, Nepal guarantees something for everyone. Experience the glorious Himalayas, the lush forests, the rushing waters, and the incredible diversity in culture and traditions by choosing any of the above mentioned trips.