5 Reasons Trekking with Children is great in Nepal
Though Trekking is usually phrased as walking through a well developed trail, sudden elevations and unexpected surprises might make it a little difficult. However, now no need to be uncertain about trekking with your family in Nepal and here are the reasons why:
If you choose the right trails like the Kali Gandaki Valley, Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, etc, the trekking becomes pretty much safe, with easy access to rescue, easy trails, with lesser risk of altitude sickness, friendly villagers and a list of things to do.
Check out this wonderful video from Wild Travel Story (www.wildtravelstory.com) outlining how wonderful and safe travelling with children can be in Nepal as you follow the adventures of Maya, Cathy and David.
Child – Friendly Trails, People and Everything Else
Nepali people, trails, villages, etc is very child friendly. The people, the guides, the porters are all very friendly towards children and they have a blast. It is actually more easier and friendlier for children than for adults.
The portal writes ,”Children somehow love the Nepali fare of Dal Bhaat (rice and lentils, thats usually accompanied with a selection of vegetables). Perhaps its the choice, and of course Nepali trails always have an odd pizza here, some macaroni there, all done in a quaint Nepali way, which is super fantastic after a walk.”
Apart from that, bonding with a nepali family over cooking will be an incredible experience to get to know Nepal.
“Trekking in Nepal – the contact with nature, the geology, the landscapes, complimented by the contact with the people, offers a vast amount of learning, making it very stimulating for children. This is a good reason in itself to come,” the portal writes.
Apart from that the children will even learn about plants, resilience, Nepali lifestyle and will truly understand the phrase “Simple living, High thinking.”
“This is the added bonus. Not many children can boast that they have trekked in Nepal. This sense of achievement of having done a multi day trek in the mother lode of trekking destinations, is something that will stay with your child forever.Give them this boost in confidence that will live with them throughout their lives. This is one of the best investments you can make in their young lives,” the travel portal writes.