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Everest trek with kids

Everest trek with kids

Nepal Trek With Kids
Mt Everest and ama dablam view from namche
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Trip Facts

Duration : 15 Days Max-Altitude : 5545m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to Jun Per Day Walking : 5/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land


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Everest Base Camp with kids

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with kids presents a thrilling and challenging adventure in the Himalayas. However, it’s important to note that Everest Base Camp is the highest point on Earth and not particularly suitable for children under the age of 5 due to safety concerns. The elevation at Base Camp is 5364 meters (17,598 feet), considerably lower than the Summit of Everest. Nevertheless, if you’re a parent seeking an adventurous journey while prioritizing safety, the Everest Base Camp trek can be a viable option, especially with the assistance of an expert guide.

The trek with kids typically commences with a flight to Lukla at an altitude of 2,827 meters. From there, the journey passes through various captivating destinations including Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, Gorakshep, and ultimately reaching Everest Base Camp. The Everest region boasts awe-inspiring features such as enormous glaciers, majestic mountains, lush forests, diverse wildlife, vibrant bird species, and ancient monasteries, and serves as the home to the Sherpa community, renowned for its rich cultural heritage.

Learning and Growth: Exploring Everest Base Camp with Children

The Everest Base Camp trek can offer children a remarkable opportunity to learn and grow in numerous ways. While it’s essential to prioritize their safety and well-being throughout the journey, the educational benefits of this adventure should not be overlooked.

  1. Physical and mental resilience: Trekking to Everest Base Camp requires physical endurance, mental strength, and perseverance. Children will learn to push their boundaries, overcome challenges, and develop resilience in the face of difficulties. This experience fosters a sense of determination and confidence that can positively impact their lives.
  2. Appreciation for nature and the environment: The Everest region’s awe-inspiring natural beauty provides an ideal setting for children to connect with nature. They will witness stunning landscapes, majestic mountains, and unique flora and fauna. This exposure can cultivate a deep appreciation for the environment, encouraging them to become responsible stewards of the Earth.
  3. Cultural awareness and diversity: The Everest Base Camp trek offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa people and the local communities. Children can interact with locals, visit ancient monasteries, and learn about their traditions, values, and way of life. This exposure promotes cultural awareness, tolerance, and a broader understanding of diverse cultures.
  4. Geographical and geological learning: The trek presents an excellent opportunity for children to learn about geography and geology firsthand. They can witness the world’s largest glaciers, understand the formation of mountains, and observe the impact of natural forces on the landscape. This immersive experience brings their classroom learning to life.
  5. Teamwork and social skills: Trekking with a group fosters teamwork and social skills in children. They learn to communicate, cooperate, and support one another, realizing the importance of collective effort. This shared experience builds bonds and friendships, teaching them the value of collaboration and empathy.
  6. Personal growth and self-discovery: The Everest Base Camp trek encourages children to step out of their comfort zones and discover their true potential. They may develop new hobbies, uncover hidden talents, and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. This personal growth and self-discovery can have a lasting impact on their character and life choices.

Special Tips for Family Adventure

It’s important to note that the educational benefits of the Everest Base Camp trek for kids are enhanced by proper guidance, safety precautions, and age-appropriate itineraries. Working with experienced guides and trekking companies that cater to families can ensure a well-rounded and enriching experience for children, combining adventure with education.

Take care of children’s food diet, as their bodies are quite sensitive to different varieties of food during Everest base camp with kids.
Check the availability of a nearby doctor or a registered nurse at the place of your stay.
If the child is tiny, be assured to have a babysitting facility for your family at the adventure tour otherwise remaining time you have to hang up with the little toddler.
While indulging in any of the adventure activities make sure your child is safe and comfortable, and don’t force any action on your child especially, in which they show hesitation.

First to know: learn more about Nepal and Choose a hike that is short and with a destination that would be interesting to a small child.
Kid’s interest: Mountain, animal jungle safari, local kids, and water are quite eye-catching for kids,
Flexible: Don’t plan high-altitude destination hikes that you ignore the signs your child is ready to turn around. To create a lifelong hiker, you want his or her first experiences to be good ones.
Cost detail for kids at any Trek: trip cost for kids 7 – 8 – 9-year-old 10% discount, 4 – 5 – 6-year-old kids 20% discount, below 4-year kids, is the complimentary trip, but, extra cost for the extra porter to carry him or her.
Pack extra clothes: Always bring a jacket, hat and an extra set of clothes.
Stop often for energy breaks: Food and water can be great.
Pack a lot of patience and praise: It’s all about the journey, so let them explore every corner and cranny while at the same time praising them for their little activities.

Note: we are not advised to bring below 5 years kids to do this trekking because of (the 5545 m Elevation Kalapatthar and Everest base camp, kids will be pain instead of enjoying, of course, we do provide extra porter and Basket, or pony to carry but if kids can’t store them memory benefit of dangerous adventure Himalayan trip then no meaning to do! These virtually leave certain risks like high altitude sickness as well as other upper altitude symptoms and even turn out to be fatal. however, especially over 6/7 years, children can do as per our itinerary.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla Hillary Airport early in the morning (2827 meters.mtr. 35 minutes flight) and trek to Phakding (2/3 hours walking) in the evening Visit Sherpa village with your guide and interact with locals learn more about Sherpa cultures Stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 2: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters. 5/6 hours walking) Namche Bazar is one of the first marketplaces of the Everest area, every week Sherpa people visit here to shopping things as they need lodges and houses overnight at the inn.
  • Day 3: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization, visit Sherpa Museum, and hike to Everest view lodge for Panoramic Himalayan views with your guide,
  • Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3820 meters.mtr. 5/6 hours walking) Every day 3 pm the monastery has playtime (puja) visit with your guide and enjoy meditations stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 5: Trek to Dingboche (4230 meters. 4/5 hours walking) Stayover night at the lodge.
  • Day 6: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization
  • Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (4900 meters. 4/5 hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 8: Trek to Gorakshep, Afternoon Visit to Everest Base Camp (5450 meters.mtr. 3 hours walking) back to Gorakshep stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 9: Visit Kalapattar (5545 meters. Early in the morning for the best Everest view) trek back to Lobuche, (5 hours walking stay overnight at the lodge,
  • Day 10: Trek back to Pheriche (4230 meters.mtr. 4/5 hours walking) Stay overnight at an inn.
  • Day 11: Trek back to Tengboche (3820 meters.. 5/6 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek back to Namche Bazaar (3443 meters. 5/6 hours walking) overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 13: Trek back to Phakding 4/5 hours walking) overnight at the lodge
  • Day 14: Trek back to Lukla (3/4 hours walking) stay overnight at the hostel.
  • Day 15: Fly back to Kathmandu by flight (35 minutes flight)

Cost Included

  • both way flight tickets Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu, peak season time is from Ramechhap
  •  Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu
  • Clean Lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • One highly educated, experienced, well-trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, and government-authorized trekking guide who is familiar with this area and required porters (one porter for two clients).
  • Guide/ Porter's food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits, TIMS permit, and Pasang Lamu Rural Municipality permit.
  • Duffle bag etc.
  • Certificate of completing the trek

Cost Excluded

  • Kathmandu hotel
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • All beverages. tea coffee, soft table drinks such as coke, Fanta, mineral water, alcoholic with, laundry, phone calls, the internet
  • Personal Trekking Equipment like sleeping bags, jackets
  • travel insurance which covers Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue
  • Horse renting and additional porters if kids want
  • Tips for guide and porters are expected but it is not compulsory.


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