If you are thinking of a short day hike with kids, Day Tours Nepal can suggest places to trek with kids in Nepal. Hiking with toddlers and young children is very different from trekking with adults. Nepal offers some of the world's best trekking routes, but what about hiking with kids in Nepal? Well, there are places where you can hike with your kids, but keep in mind that uphill and downhill are normal in Nepal. Trekking with kids is a great way to connect them to the outdoors at a young age, and Nepal could be the best place for it. Let's know about the best one-day treks with kids in Nepal. Day Tours Nepal is specialized in one-day tour/trek planning in Nepal. We organize daily hikes, cultural tours, and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara. Hiking in Nepal on trek trails for kids is not easy, so we suggest hiking with a guide and porter. Nepalese people are helpful for anything.
Best One Day Trek With Kids In Nepal
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Places to hike in Kathmandu with kids.
Nagarkot – ChanguNarayan Day Hike
Nagarkot is one of the famous hiking trails for all seasons and all around the year. On this hike, we can see the panoramic Himalayas and beautiful landscaped valley. Downhill is quite fun and also kids won’t feel that tiring so we suggest hiking from Nagarkot to ChanguNarayan. This trail is mixed with roads, downhill, flat and a bit uphill somewhere but they can do it. If kids feel tired then you can skip the ChanguNarayan and just hike to Telkot (half of the way) or Start from Telkot to Changunarayan. Total hiking hrs 5-6 hrs with kids. The elevation of Nagarkot is 2200m and it’s safe for kids.
Ranikot Village Day Hike
This hike starts from Suryabinayak temple, which is in Bhaktapur. Ranikot is quite placed compare to Nagarkot, walking on the road is also safe and not that much crowded. Almost the hiking trail is on the road but we can a short route through the jungle which is quite uphill. Most of the schools are taking kids to this place for a day hike. Pilot Baba ashram is a popular place for Hindu pilgrimage and also a nice place for kids to play around. Air is clean and we can see Kathmandu / Bhaktapur / Patan valley from the hilltop. The duration can be made for 5-6 hrs up to typical local villages and also possible to drive back from the hill station.
Champa Devi Hill Day Hike
Kids can’t complete whole hikes but being with our team will make them easy. Champadevi Hill is a newly open day hiking trail nearby Kathmandu, which starts from Kirtipur. Kids will enjoy the half trail because it’s mixed uphill and gradually flat but half of the trail up to the viewpoint is uphill and while coming down is completely down. Expect fresh air, pine forest, Mt. Langtang ranges, Monasteries, and a beautiful view of Kathmandu / Bungmati and Patan. While coming back you can visit Dakshinkali (goddess) temple. Trip length can be for 6-7 hrs or can make short for kids. But once you are with our team you will able to complete the whole hike.
Kathmandu – Heritage walk
Actually it’s a sightseeing trip but also kids will enjoy walking in different places like Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We can’t complete all these places in one day with kids in Kathmandu traffic. 3 – 4 places can be covered in one day with kids and it will be a perfect walk for them. While touring around we will take in different temples, heritage places which make them feel like a perfect hike. We start this trip around 9 am and a trip will end at 4- 5 pm. Our driver and guide will take you to major places to visit.