Which are the best Himalayan treks for children?

It’s a great idea to introduce children to trekking at a young age. But how do you choose treks for children that aren’t too strenuous? In this video, Swathi explains why children should go on treks where you trek for lesser hours per day. She also suggests a few Himalayan treks for children and the best time to go for these treks.

At Indiahikes, we strongly believe that children must trek. When they’re young and observant is the best time to expose them to the outdoors. They will absorb lessons of confidence, leadership and also learn to protect the environment. These are deep values that it takes a very long time to imbibe in a person, but it can happen over just four days on a trek.

If you’re a parent who wants to take your child trekking, then you should read this article about how trekking changes the lives of children.


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Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy

Swathi Chatrapathy is a journalist from Bangalore. She heads the content team at Indiahikes and runs a video show called Trek With Swathi. Writing, reading and trekking are up there on her list of favourite things!

4 thoughts on “Which are the best Himalayan treks for children?

  1. Hi Swathi,

    We are family from Uk planning to visit India in August.
    I have two girls 3 and 8.We are planning to do a Himalayan hike with them.
    My kids did Pulpit Rock(Norway) last year.

    Any suggestions recommendations would be helpful.


    1. Hi Pallavi, while your 8 year old might be ready for certain high altitude treks like Kuari Pass and Kedarkantha, your 3 year old won’t be ready for it yet. That’s a little too young to try and trek the Himalayas. I wouldn’t recommend it.

      With your older child, you could try the Valley of Flowers or Bhrigu Lake trek in August. Both of them are good treks for children.

  2. Hi, I have done my first trek on Jan this year to Nag tibba. After getting back to home, I narrated the experience to family. My 7 year daughter is excited to do a trek. Please suggest one for her. Preferably in May and June. Physically we both are committed to prepare for the trek. And what is about the child scholarship

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