travelling with children in nepal

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1. Posted by gold (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

we plan to travel with our children 10 and 9 in nepal early april, any suggestions of family accomodation, great spots, trekking would be greatly appreciated, we have 10 days.

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Mar-2009, at 21:06 by gold ]

2. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 873 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Kathmandu Garden house is a nice guest house in Kathmandu. Its owned by a French guy and his Nepali wife. His kids are often around the place, so what better way for your kids to intergrate. I know he is on Facebook and they have a website too. they are also in the LP

10 days isnt a whole lot of time. You could try to get over to Pokhara, but that's a days bus ride. Probably your best bet is some of the more local hikes around the Kathmandu valley. Within Kathmandu you have the Monkey Temple, I can give you name there too of a lovely guy that might even make you a cup of tea. Then Durba Square in Patan

3. Posted by Bryony (Full Member 7 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hello there,

I recently spent a month in Nepal, and, in my opinion, it is a brilliant place for kids. Mountains, blue skies, amazing people, great food (especially Kathmandu and Pokhara). Just amazing. I don't have children, but if I did, it would be at the top of my list of places to take them. I can definitely recommend Chitwan National Park, this will give you the opportunity to spot rhinos, wash elephants, trek through the jungle, spend some time with Tharu villagers, and go on crocodile canoe trips. Pokhara is also great for kids - you can hire bikes and cycle around the lake, learn to kayak on Lake Phewa, and, if you're feeling a bit intrepid, you can go paragliding from Sarangkot. Bandipur is little-visited and a really wonderful place for culture and architecture. It also has the added bonus of being only a small detour from the route between Kathmandu-Chitwan-Pokhara.

In terms of trekking, the Royal Trek from Pokhara might be a good idea, because it doesn't involve the dramatic changes in altitude involved in many of the Annapurna treks, and you often get the opportunity to stay with locals in their homes. Poon Hill is a popular short trek from Pokhara (I did this one myself), but it may be a little too demanding for kids - although I don't how sporty your children are. On average, you trek for about 5-6 hours per day, sometimes longer, and the second day involves a stone stairway carved into the mountain up to Ulleri of more than 3000 steps. Fantastic experience, I loved every moment, but it might be a little too much for your family.

I hope this helps, and I am sure that you'll all have a great time.


4. Posted by panday (Inactive 41 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi this is Panday from Nepal.Happy to know that you are coming this wonderful land with your family and heartly welcome. For the family accomodation you will get here budget hotel to 5 star hotel where you can choose it. If you want to do trekking in Nepal than suggest to you do the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. This trek is an immensely popular short trek to the Annapurnas.Breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani trekking. The trek is easy and can be done all through the year except during the monsoon. This trek offers spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare dominating the skyline.I have rough Itinerary have a look
Day 1 Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 2 Sight-seeing kathmandu valley
Day 3 Drive or flight to pokhara
Day 4 Trekking to ulleri
Day 5 Ulleri to Ghorepani
Day 6 Early morning visit poonhill and proceed to tadapani
Day 7 Tadapani to Ghandruk
Day 8 Ghandruk to pokhara
Day 9 Pokhara to kathmandu
Day 10 Departure to your country.
Hope this things could you help and have a great time!!!