Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Children, 14 Days
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Children, 14 Days

Days: 14 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)

"Don't just tell your children about the world. Show them." Setting a culture of trekking and traveling from a young age can change a child's perspective towards life, giving them an exposure to the diverse ways of life. And if you want to show the seed of trekking into your child, Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Children is the perfect trek. Your children will thoroughly enjoy the breathtaking mountain views, beautiful landscape, and diverse cultures while learning important lessons in life. The trek is suitable for all people with sound physical health, and the same goes for the children. However, children less than 7 years old are not advised for the trek, mainly due to the altitude.

The 14 days trekking journey to the Annapurna Base Camp starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flying and start trek onward. Along the journey, you and your children can enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6443m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), and many other snowy peaks. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests, which will excite and entertain your children. The waterfall, rivers, glaciers, frozen trails, suspension bridges, and the forests will certainly turn your child into great storytellers. This trek will take your family to two base camps, Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Apart from this, interacting with other children from the Himalayan region, and playing with chicken and goats will carve a long lasting memory in your child's mind. Your family can have an engaging time dressing up in Gurung attire in Ghandruk Museum. In case your child feels tired, there will be a provision of renting a horse, which will not only relieve his/her tiredness but also add on to their exciting experience. The best time to attempt this trek is during spring (March-May) or during autumn (September-November). So, fall, spring breaks can be utilized for this 2 weeks journey. 

So, remember to include your children on your next holiday plan. Let them explore the world. Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is always ready to cater to your family's travel requirements in Nepal. We provide you with varieties of travel options inclusive of your family. With us, your family will have a travel experience like never before.

Highlights of the Trek:  

  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif and other snowy peaks, 
  • Picturesque villages, experiencing with life style and culture of Gurung people who is very famous for Gorkha Army, 
  • Unobstructed sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayas, 
  • Walking in the narrow and stone paved trail, ancient Monastery, old tradition Gurung Museum, waterfalls, 
  • Scenic mountain flight to and from Pokhara, explore lake city of Pokhara, 
  • Walking through dense Rhododendron forest and even more beautiful in Spring.

Fact of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trek Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trek: Trekking 
Duration: 14 Days
Highest Elevation: 4130m
Mode of Trek: Lodge or Tea-house
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous 
Average Walking: 4-5 hours in a day
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu Airport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and normal tea-houses/lodges during the trek
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) 
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Gurung and mix culture
Major Himalayan Sights:  Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Mardi Himal 5553m, Singu Chuli 6501m, Tharpu Chuli 5695m, Gangapurna 7454m, Annapurna III 7555m, Khangsar Kang 7485m

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Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 
On the day of your arrival, we will receive your family at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. From the airport, we will drop you at the hotel. In the evening, you can take your kids for a short walk around the streets of Thamel. Overnight at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Phedi 1130m and trek to Dhampus Village 1650m/3hrs
On the second day, we will fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. From Pokhara, we will drive to Phedi, which takes about 1 hour. Our real trekking starts from Phedi, where we will start our 3 hours trekking journey to Dhampus. On reaching Dhampus village, we can relish a nice meal while enjoying the views of Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at lodge.

Day 3: Trek from Dhampus Village to Tolka 1700m/5hrs
From Dhampus Village, we start our trek towards Tolka. Passing through the rhododendron and oak forest, with the Annapurna in the backdrop, will be an exciting sport for your children. After some descend, we will come across a huge canyon of Modi Khola and then enter a big Gurung village of Tolka. It can take up to 5 hours to reach from Dhampus to Tolka. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 4: Trek from Tolka to Jhinu Danda 1780m/5hrs
The fourth day starts at Tolka, where we will have to descend through numerous stone staircases. If the descend becomes difficult for your child, you will have plenty of rest. This day, you will pass through the Gurung village of Landruk. Deviating from the villages, we will pass through forests and follow rivers crossing several times suspension bridges. We will spend our night at Jhinu Danda, which is famous for its natural hot spring where we visit in the evening. The day comprises of a total of 5 hours of walk. Overnight at lodge.

Day 5: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Sinuwa 2340m/5hrs
After a breakfast at lodge, we will start climbing uphill the stone staircases to reach Chhomrong. This also might be quite exhausting to the children and you have several stops for them to rest. After lunch in Chhomrong, we descend to cross Chhomrong Khola. After crossing bamboo, rhododendron, and oak forest, we slowly reach Sinuwa in a total of 5 hours. You will have awesome view of Fishtail Mountain. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 6: Trek from Sinuwa to Himalaya 2920m/5hrs
As we start walking from Sinuwa, we will cross rhododendron forest, bamboo forest, canyons, and wooden bridges before reaching Dovan, where we will stop for lunch. The trail after lunch comprises avalanche chute and landslide struck area. We will also come across Baraha Than, a small Hindu temple before reaching Himalaya. We will spend our night in a lodge after a 5 hours walk. Overnight at lodge.

Day 7: Trek from Himalaya to MBC 3700m/5hrs,
As we near the climax of the trek, the climate gets colder. Walking through a rocky path through the forest, we will reach Hinku Cave. Diverting from the avalanche-prone areas, we will head towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). There are many glacial moraines on the way. Reaching MBC gives us a taste of achievement awarding us with the spectacular views of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6443m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m), and many other peaks. The day includes 5 hours of trek. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 8: Trek from MBC to ABC 4130m/2hrs
From MBC, we head towards our main destination i.e. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The walk is not very difficult for the day, only 2 hours before we step on the foot of the ABC moraines. At ABC, we can enjoy the spectacular view, and experience the feeling of standing below the giant mountains. Post lunch, we will walk a little further on the moraines to get even beautiful views of the glacier. Overnight at lodge.

Day 9: Trek from ABC to Dovan 2505m/5hrs
The morning at ABC will be graced with a view of the beautiful sunrise glistening over the mountains. We can relish the sheer beauty of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6443m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), and other peaks from the base camp. After breakfast, we will pave our way back to MBC, and Deurali, until we reach Dovan. You can cherish the beautiful trail once again. After the 5 hours trek, we will spend our night at lodge in Dovan.

Day 10: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrong 2170m/5hrs
From Dovan, we walk through the rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forests. Tracing our way back, we pass through Bamboo, Sinuwa, and Chhomrong Khola. In about 5 hours of trekking, we will reach Chhomrong. You will have a very good view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre during sunset time. Overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Chhomrong to Ghandruk Village 1940m/5hrs
Starting from Chhomrong, we commence our 5 hours trek for the day. We will pass through the Burjung and Komrong Villages and then through the oak and rhododendron forests to reach Komrong Danda. There will be the uphill and downhill climb during the day. With the beautiful landscape and magnificent mountains in our sight, we head towards Ghandruk Village. Ghandruk also has a Gurung Museum showcasing old Gurung tradition. Your family can enjoy the traditional Gurung attire here. Also, enjoy the stunning panorama of Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Annapurna South (7219m). Overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Ghandruk to Kimche 1500m/2hrs and drive to Pokhara
From Ghandruk, we head slowly towards Kimche, following stone paved staircases on a beautiful trail. From here, we will drive towards Pokhara by 4W driving which takes about 3-4 hours. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 13: Morning Hike to World Peace Stupa and afternoon fly back to Kathmandu
Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal, is home to amazing places including the World Peace Pagoda. The hike to the Pagoda will be an interesting one, and upon reaching the top, we can get a breath-taking panorama of the whole Pokhara Valley along with the surrounding mountains. Later, we will visit the lakeside area. In the afternoon, we will fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu
On the day of your departure, we will drop your family to the airport for your safe return to home according to your flight schedule.

Note: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Annapurna Region is USD 75 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance. 

Booking open now: Join with Us on a Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 2018/2019

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by clients themselves.

Trip is available

Price Adult below 12 years below 6 years
USD 1,650 1,375 1,235
EUR 1.554 1.295 1.163
SFr 1.655 1.379 1.239

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* 3 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and standard hotel in Pokhara.
* Domestic flight tickets from KTM-PKR-KTM and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* All transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area permit.
* All necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.



Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
                                                  Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Children, 14 Days


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Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH, Switzerland
Swiss Himalayan Family Treks & Expedition P. Ltd

Address
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Phone +977 4710390
Cell +977 9803200543 Stephan
Cell +977 9849193453 Ashta
Email snftnepal@yahoo.de

  • ABC Challenging Family Lodge Trek 11 Days, 02 April to 11 April 2012

Gentlemen,
We had a great trip with you so we'd be happy to act as a reference to a possible new client.
Many thanks for a great all around experience.
All the best,
Erik Moe and Family
2 Adults and 2 Children
USA (Living in Thailand)

  • ABC Challenging Family Lodge Trek and Chitwan Tour 25 Days, 21 Sep to 15 Oct 2012

Hi Stephan 
Thanks so much for organizing such a fantastic holiday - the Annapurna trek
was amazing and Sarah loved the elephants at Chitwan.
We will definitely be back.
Claire, Phil and Sarah
2 Adults and 1 Child
Australia 
PS : Ashta was such a great guide and always there when needed.