Trekking as a family can be tough at times, but it is extremely rewarding as well. When children conquer a small peak, when everyone is gathered around the camp fire at night, when telling bedtime stories in the tent, or simply spending time together without all the modern distractions of everyday life – those are the holiday memories worth collecting.
This is a short 3-4 day camping trek, easily accessible from Pokhara. It is ideal for families with many other activities planned for their holiday, or for families who are seeking to experience trekking for the first time. Our professional trekking team will make sure that everything runs smoothly and if your children are very young we employ an extra porter to be of personal assistance to your little ones.
Max Trekking Altitude
Hours of Walking
Best time to go
Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr
Though this is a low-altitude trek, where the highest point we reach is 2800 meters, the scenery is priceless. From the highest point we have views of Machapucchare (Mount Fishtail) and the Annapurna Massif to the West, Lamjung Himal to the Norths, and Manaslu to the East.
We camp in selected areas with access to water and the best viewpoints. On the first and last camp site we may have some curious visitors from the nearest village, as the local herders often come by on their way into the forest with their herd of goats. In camp you may enjoy a well-deserved shower, take some down-time with a book, or take the kids to explore the forest. Every evening we serve a delicious three course dinner followed by an invitation to gather around the campfire.
This is an easy trek in Himalayan terms, but do expect some fairly steep ascends along the trail. You will be carrying your personal daypack with what you need while trekking (water, an extra jacket, sunscreen, etc.). Our porters will carry everything else.
On this first day we have decent walk ahead of us, so getting an early start is preferable. Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara after an early breakfast and we drive towards the foothills where our trek will start.
On this first day we walk through several old and original Gurung villages. Though it is not far from the modern city of Pokhara you can experience traditional life here, where farmers attend to their cattle and crops or enjoy a chat and a cup of tea with their family members.
After walking through forest and paddy fields, we end the days hike with a good climb up to the ridge, where our team and camp will be waiting to welcome us.
The second day commences with a rather long and steep climb up through the forest. We will take plenty of breaks on the way, and enjoy the view from the herder's huts along the trail. The guide always has a snack or two for the children and and knows how to keep them motivated and entertained along the way!
We enjoy our lunch in a clearing in the forest. After a good long break we continue along the trail which has flattened out by now. Just before we reach our campsite for the night we have one short but steep climb to make.
After a good day’s work out, we are rewarded with amazing views from our tents. The Himalayan peaks are at their most beautiful when the evening sunlight hits the snowy peaks, coloring everything pink and purple.
Our last trekking day is a fairly easy and gradual descent through forest and green meadows. As we get closer again to the villages the path widens and becomes easier.
Our journey ends at one of the largest Gurung villages in the region, and it is definitely worth a visit if you have the time and energy. The village is connected by road to Pokhara, and our vehicles will be waiting for us here. The drive back to Pokhara takes approximately three and a half hour and we will reach the hotel early in the evening.
We highly recommend to extend the trek with one night, camping just above the last village. There is a great campsite and you will have plenty of time to explore the village and take in the last close-up views of the Himalayas.
Mountain Travel Nepal
539/61, Subarna Shamsher Marg
Baluwatar – Kathmandu – Nepal