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One of the most unique ways of traveling to the Himalayas is via Horse ride trekking. Horse ride trekking in Nepal is a new travel initiative designed for those who cannot indulge in the physical strain of trekking on foot. This trekking alternative will provide you an extraordinary and special perspective regarding the trekking terrain in Nepal. Horse riding treks will lead you to the heart of Himalayas and through the distinctive landscapes of Nepal.
Horse riding treks also allow you to truly understand the situation of the people living in rural areas. Due to the rugged topography and remoteness, people still use horses to transport food, water, clothes, and other daily requirements in some rural areas. In the Himalayan region, horses are not only a necessity but also a part of their cultural identity.
Special Features of Horse Riding Trek in Nepal
• Travel through interesting and picturesque landscapes in the rugged and untouched mountainous region on horseback
• Horse ride along with the scenic beauty of the tallest mountains in the world
• Visit the different villages situated on higher altitude
• Experience the culture of people from different ethnic groups
• Easily available and accessible for all age groups
• Easier than trekking for days
• Luxurious and unique travel experience
Horse Riding Treks with Swiss Family Treks & Expedition
There are many trekking destinations where you can trek on a horse and enjoy the immense beauty of Mother Nature in Nepal. The lush green forest, radiant flowers, old monasteries, sapphire lakes, and crystal clear gorges will leave you in awe. Here are some of the most popular horse riding treks available in Nepal.
Horse Riding Trek to Everest Base Camp, 16 Days
Trekking to the lap of the world’s tallest mountain at an altitude of 5364 meters, is a strenuous and physically challenging journey. It many dreams of making it to the base camp but the physical strain of the trip can be too much for some travelers. However, your dreams can come true with the help of a horse that will take you to the base camp. Especially for those who wish to avoid strenuous walks, this is the perfect way to travel.
Your magical trip to Everest starts with a scenic and thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, featuring splendid and jaw-dropping views of the diverse terrain below. As you hop on the back of your horse, you head towards Sagarmatha National Park. The different species of flora and faunas is an intriguing sight to see. You will also gallop through the strong and clear Dudh Koshi which finally leads you to Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest. From here, the trek follows the trails along the Dudh Koshi River through Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Pangboche, Dingboche and Lobuche to reach the Everest Base Camp.
Thus, the Horse riding trek to the Everest base camp also gives travelers an exposure to the Sherpa lifestyle in the Khumbu region. You pass through monasteries, stupas, Chortens and small Sherpa villages. You can also enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8414m), and Cho Oyu (8188m) from Kalapatthar. This trek can be completed in 16 days with style and comfort as you travel on the back of a horse. The price of the trek is USD 3,145 per person.
Horse Riding Trek to Upper Mustang, 15 Days
Upper Mustang horse riding trek is another popular horse riding trek in Nepal. It takes you to the north-central part of Nepal north to the Nilgiri Himalayas. This trek has attracted many adventure lovers and travelers from all around the world. The unique adventure to the arid Himalayan desert is a must-do adventure. On the back of a horse, you will travel along with the barren landscapes via several high passes including the Nyi La Pass (3990m).
The trek to the walled city of Lo Manthang begins with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, from where you start the ride through the dry vibrant and mystical land of Mustang. You will be traversing through the white painted Thakali villages, Tibetan monasteries, and villages. Passing Chhusang, Shyangbochen, Ghami, and Dhakmar, the trek concludes at Lo Manthang. This offers an opportunity for you to experience the Tibetan influenced lifestyle of the people in Upper Mustang.
This horse riding trek to Upper Mustang also provides panoramic views of the mountains like Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (7061), Saribung (6328m), and other peaks. This trek can be completed in 15 days and costs USD 3,475 per person.
Horse Riding Trek to Everest Panorama with Children, 10 Days
Horse Riding Trek to Everest Panorama with Children is a fun-filled trek you can do with your family. This takes you to the vicinity of some of the highest mountains in the world, including the Mt. Everest (8848m).
The 10-day horse riding trek to Everest with your kids begins with a thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Thereon, you pass Phakding and enter the Sagarmatha National Park to head towards Namche Bazaar. Theron, the trek heads east along the Dudh Koshi River to reach Tengboche (3860m). Here, you visit the sacred Tengboche Monastery which is also the biggest monastery in the Everest region. The monastery also boasts a spectacular view of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), and Thamserku (6608m).
The trail will lead you through dense rhododendron, oak, pine forests while the Dudh Koshi River and Imja rivers gush ferociously. Your kids will also get the opportunity to interact with Himalayan animals such as yaks, mules, horses, etc. You will also encounter several Sherpa villages in this region where you can learn about their lifestyle and culture. The cost of this trip is approximately USD 1,920 for adults, USD 1,470 for children between the ages of 6-12, and USD 1,370 for children below 6 years of age.
Horse Riding Trek to Annapurna Panorama with Children, 10 Days
The enchanting Annapurna is one of the most sought out destinations to travel in Nepal. Horse riding trek to Annapurna with your kids is a perfect way to explore the lush and vibrant Annapurna Conservation Area. This trek runs through radiant forests, sparkling rivers, and traditional Gurung villages to take you all the way to the Poon Hill. Hence, trekking to the Poon Hill on the back of a horse can be an unforgettable memory for you and your kids.
The Annapurna Panorama Trek starts with a scenic drive from the lively city of Pokhara to Phedi. From Phedi, you go through terraced farms and the lush rhododendron forests to reach the viewpoint of Dhampus. Thereafter, the trek heads to the Gurung village of Ghandruk which is a major highlight of this trek. Here, you can witness the lifestyle and hospitality of the Gurung people. Your children can try the traditional attire of the Gurung people and play around the small, beautiful village. Hence, you and your kids will encounter new custom and experience the culture. The village is also an excellent vantage point where you can witness the glorious Annapurna range along with the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m).
As you witness the sunrise at Poon Hill, your heart will surely skip a beat for the immense beauty at the moment. Your trip ends at Tatopani which is known for the natural hot springs that are believed to cure illnesses. You can take a dip in this hot spring on the way back to cleanse and relax. This whole amazing family vacation costs USD 1,880 for adults, USD 1,510 for children between the ages of 6-12, and USD 1,390 for children below 6 years of age.
Horse Riding Trek to Langtang Valley with Children, 11 Days
The Langtang valley is a blend of the snow-draped Himalayas, dense green forest and tranquil lakes. Horse riding trek to Langtang is a short 11-day vacation for those who want to trek to the Himalayas but are limited by time.
Your trip to Langtang valley on the back of a horse with your children will mostly feature the mountains and nature. Beginning with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi, the trip enters the Langtang National Park. Here, you will encounter endangered as well as other species of animals such as red panda, black bear, monkey, leopard, and many birds.
The trekking trail will lead you through dense colorful rhododendron, bamboo, oak and pine forests. Passing Lama Hotel, Gumnachowk, Ghodatabela, and Langtang Village, the trek climaxes at Kyanjin Village. You will also pass through the heavily rich cultured Tamang and Tibetan villages on the way. The inhabitants of these villages are very welcoming and offer warm hospitality. The highlight of this trek is Kyanjin Gompa (monastery) where you and your children will be able to learn about Buddhism and the prevalent culture here. In no time, your children will be making new friends with the rosy-cheeked, runny-nosed kids from this region. This trek costs USD 1,960 for adults, USD 1,640 for children between the ages of 6-12, and USD 1,510 for children below 6 years of age.
With numerous mountains and trekking trails along their foothills, Nepal is one of the best countries to travel. There is a wide array of options to choose including our Horse riding treks. Horse riding trek makes trekking much easier while allowing you to enjoy the Himalayas in a grand manner. If you are into Horse riding activities and want your kids to have a taste of the Himalayas, then Horse riding treks is the perfect option for you and your family.