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Everest trek with kids

Everest trek with kids

Nepal Trek With Kids
Mt Everest and ama dablam view from namche
dhuk la

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 offers a thrilling and challenging adventure in the Himalayas. However, Everest Base Camp, situated at 5,364 meters (17,598 feet), is not suitable for children under the age of 5 due to safety concerns. Despite being considerably lower than the Summit of Everest, the elevation can pose significant risks.

For parents seeking an adventurous journey that prioritizes safety, the Everest Base Camp trek can be a viable option with the help of an expert guide. The trek typically begins with a flight to Lukla, which sits at an altitude of 2,827 meters. From there, the journey passes through captivating destinations such as Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Dingboche, Lobuche, and Gorakshep, ultimately reaching Everest Base Camp.

The Everest region features awe-inspiring landscapes, including enormous glaciers, majestic mountains, lush forests, diverse wildlife, vibrant bird species, and ancient monasteries. It is also home to the Sherpa community, renowned for its rich cultural heritage.

Planning the Trek

When trekking with kids, careful planning is crucial. Here are some key points to consider:

  1. Acclimatization: Allow plenty of time for acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness. Plan rest days and ensure a gradual ascent.
  2. Fitness: Ensure that both you and your children are physically prepared. Regular exercise and practice hikes can help build stamina.
  3. Gear: Invest in good-quality trekking gear. Proper clothing, footwear, and sleeping bags are essential to keep everyone comfortable and warm.
  4. Expert Guidance: Hire an experienced guide familiar with the region and can provide support and assistance throughout the trek.

The Journey

The trek with kids typically begins with a flight to Lukla, which sits at an altitude of 2,827 meters. From Lukla, the journey passes through a series of captivating destinations:

  1. Phakding: The first stop after Lukla, offering a gentle introduction to the trek.
  2. Namche Bazaar: A bustling Sherpa town and a great place for acclimatization, with markets, cafes, and stunning views.
  3. Tengboche: Home to the famous Tengboche Monastery, providing a cultural and spiritual highlight.
  4. Dingboche: A perfect spot for acclimatization with its wide valleys and beautiful scenery.
  5. Lobuche: Near the Khumbu Glacier, this village offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.
  6. Gorakshep: The last stop before reaching Base Camp serves as a base for the final ascent.

Highlights of the Region

The Everest region is renowned for its awe-inspiring features:

  • Enormous Glaciers: Experience the grandeur of the Khumbu Glacier.
  • Majestic Mountains: Views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
  • Lush Forests and Wildlife: Trek through forests of rhododendron, pine, and fir, and spot diverse wildlife and vibrant bird species.
  • Cultural Heritage: Visit ancient monasteries and interact with the Sherpa community, known for its rich cultural heritage.

Tips for a Successful Trek

  • Hydration: Ensure everyone drinks plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Nutrition: Carry snacks and ensure a balanced diet to maintain energy levels.
  • Rest: Listen to your body and rest whenever necessary. Avoid pushing too hard.
  • Positive Attitude: Keep spirits high with encouraging words and fun activities to engage the kids.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp with kids can be an unforgettable experience, fostering a deep connection with nature and culture. With proper preparation and the right mindset, you and your children can safely enjoy this incredible journey.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly to Lukla Hillary Airport early in the morning (2827 meters.m. 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 shop for things as they need lodges and houses overnight at the inn.
  • Day 3: Rest day in Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization, visit the Sherpa Museum, and hike to Everest View Lodge for Panoramic Himalayan views with your guide,
  • Day 4: Trek to Tengboche (3820 meters.m. 5/6 hours walking) Every day 3 pm the monastery has playtime (puja) visit with your guide and enjoy meditations and 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.m. 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.m. 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 requires porters (one porter for two clients).
  • Guide/ Porter's food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment.
  • Sagarmatha National Park permits, TIMS permits, and Pasang Lamu Rural Municipality permits.
  • 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 guides and porters
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


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