Family trek

Before I set off for Manaslu-Tsum in early April I’ll be joined by my wife and 2 daughters aged 14 and 10 for a week. We’d like to go for a 3-5 day teahouse trek close-ish to KTM. We want to keep it lightweight and simple with one guide/porter and a mule as back up for the young one on longer stretches.
Any thoughts about where or recommendations about who with?

Ali MacKenzie


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Hi Ali,

If you are thinking of taking Mule as a backup then I suggest you should try Ghandruk-Ghorepani trek. Which would be awesome. But you need to take a 6 hour drive from kathmandu to Pokhara to start the above mentioned trek.

But there is possible of doing trekking around Kathmandu but i am not sure about the exact route but it would be something like this.
Nagarkot-chisapani-Jhule. Just think about Annapurna area trek it would be worth trek if you did with your family. or If you want Kathmandu trek anyhow then i need to know the exact route and will let you know by tomorrow.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Hi Sanzin,

Thanks for the suggestion – that is a beautiful area, but with only a week I don’t want to spend 2 days travelling to and from Pokhara, so something within a couple of hours of Kathmandu would be preferable.


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ok So i have one simple question regarding your tea house trekking in Kathmandu. You want trek all 4 days or just 2-4 hour of hiking around kathmandu surrounding.
If then i would suggest you to take a Hike from Sundarijal to Chisapani
1st day( 4/5 hours of hike).
2nd day Chisapani to Nagarkot
3rd day Rest at Nagarkot
4th Day Hike down to Bhaktapur from Nagarkot.

Or you 1 want 1 day Hike around Kathmandu valley.
Then other possible destinations are
1. Balthali Village Hiking
2. Lamatar Hiking
3. Jhule Hiking
4. Namobuddha Hiking
These 4 are best for 1 day hiking.

Please let me know if you have any question.

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Hi , I have found this route would be amazing for 4-5 day trek in Kathmandu Valley.

1st Day: Drive to C hangunarayan and walk to Nagarkot. Overnight at ngkt
2nd Day: Nagarkot to dhulikhel. Overnight at dhulikhel
3rd Day: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha. Overnight at Namo Buddha
4th Day: Namo Buddha to Balthali. Overnight at Balthali
5th Day: Balthali to Panauti. Drive from Panauti to Kathmandu
5th Day: Balthali to Panauti to Lakure Bhangyang . Over Night at Lakure Bhangyang

Hope this will be useful for you.

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Thanks for that, I’ll look into those possibilities.

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Hi Ali
Namaste with palms together
As I am a licensed holder tour and hiking guide for 15 years, I would like to give you an alternative route for 3 nights 4 days hiking around Kathmandu valley.
1st Day: Drive to Sankhu from Kathmandu (17 km) and hike to Jhule then to Nagarkot. Overnight at Nagarkot
2nd Day: Trek from Nagarkot to Banepa. Overnight at Banepa
3rd Day: Trek from Banepa to NamoBuddha. Overnight at NamoBuddha
4th Day: Trek from NamoBuddha to Panauti. Drive back to Kathmandu
If you would like other packages , I request you to visit our and you could contact through mail-
Note: You should walk approximately 4-5 hours in a day to reach in this given destinations.But we are flexible for you and your kids for their speed of walking.
Have your exhilarating moment in Nepal
Best regards from
Shiva Prasad Dhakal
Managing Director/Guide
Himkala Adventure

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Dear Ali
Greeting from Nepal

Welcome to Nepal , I read your requirement in the above could you kindly send me at , then I will suggest you the place where is suitable for you and your family as per your time frame.

Great outdoor club thamel Kathmandu , Nepal

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Dear Ali Namaste!
It is great to hearing from you that you are planning your family trek in Nepal.Nepal is 2016 Number one travel destination by Rough Guide so please your warmly welcome in Nepal for your life time trip.

Regarding the easy family trekking, As my 13 Years long experience in this trekking sector in Nepal that i would like to suggest you the Chisapani- Nagarkot-Dhulikhel Trekking in very close from Kathmandu valley.This is easy & Himalayan Panorama Trekking in Nepal for short time visitors .So please mail me on for your kind more more information & discussion about the trip.

Hope you do not mind to read my reply & looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Have a wonderful time.

Best Regards,
Ram Chandra Basnet
MD., Clear Sky Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

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