Treks for Families and Young Adventurers this Summer!

We are very excited to see more and more parents considering treks as a meaningful and fun way to spend the summer holidays! We are delighted to announce two special ways to enable children to trek this summer.


Exclusive treks for families with children

Trekking together deepens family bonds and benefits children immensely. The joyful memories created and the natural learning they experience last a lifetime! For this we have selected a few treks that are child friendly and encourage you to bring your children along.

These teams will only have families, so your child can mingle with other children. There will be other parents coming along. We will have special activities for the children on these teams, and the experience will be a lot different from our regular teams.

Trek To Dayara Bugyal

  • April 14 – 19
  • April 27 – May 2
  • May 4 – 9
  • May 20 – 25

Click here to see trek details.

Trek To Chandranahan Lake (Coming soon)

  • June 3 – June 9

(We are yet to open up this trek. The dates will be out in a couple of days and updated on the same page.)

Scholarships for children in the exclusive family treks

We want to see more and more children trekking, which is why we are offering a scholarship for them. All we need is an age-proof and your child is eligible for one of the two scholarships below.

  • 8 – 12 year olds – 50% scholarship 
  • 13 – 17 year olds – 30% scholarship 
A family that treks together stays together.

 


Exclusive trek for children between 13 and 17

We are aware that there are families who wish to send their children on a wholesome program that instills confidence, evokes humility and empathy and teaches personal leadership skills. For this we are running special treks for students between the ages of 13 and 17.
This team of children treks without their parents / guardians. We will take care of them from the time they arrive at Dehradun till they leave Dehradun.

Trek To Kedarkantha

  • May 5 – 10

Click here to see trek details.

During the treks children will be involved in camp related activities to enhance their experience. From our research, we know they will be more confident, empathetic and environmentally conscious children after the trek.

Scholarships for children in the exclusive children treks

Teenage years set the foundation for how children perceive the world around them in future. It’s a crucial age to introduce them and acquaint them with the outdoors. Since we want more teenagers trekking in India, we are offering them a scholarship of 30% off the trek fee. 

In an exclusive trek for children, they will be camping, learning to pitch tents and trekking. Picture by Geet Tryambake

 


Overall scholarship for children this summer

Apart from the exclusive teams for families and children, we are offering a scholarship to all children trekking with us this summer.

  • 8 – 12 year olds – 50% scholarship 
  • 13 – 17 year olds – 30% scholarship 

This applies for the following treks: Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Deoriatal-Chandrashila, Brahmatal.

 


Will My Child Be Safe On The Trek?

Who will ensure safety on the trek? 

Our Trek Leaders are certified Wilderness First Responders and have been trained in wilderness survival and emergency medical aid. They are capable of taking care of any emergency on a trek. Our staff is constantly in touch with each other though radio communication to ensure that all the children and safe and sound.

On the exclusive trek for children only will have at least one trained woman staff with the team at all times.

What safety gear do you carry? 

We carry fully stocked high altitude first aid kits, oxygen cylinders, ropes and stretchers. In addition to this these treks have easily accessible exit routes for any emergency evacuation.

What about safety during travel?

For the Young Adventurers who are coming on their own, we will arrange pick up from the airport/railway station. Our staff will be with them during the journey to the base camp.

 


Our Experience With Children

From our records, 79 children aged 6-12 years and 55 children aged 12-16 years have completed the Dayara Bugyal Trek with us and we have had no untoward incident.

In 2018 alone, we have taken 943 children below 18 years of age on our Himalayan treks. This is not counting the 1000+ school students we have taken on local and Himalayan treks.

Are Trek Leaders are all good with children, and professional trekkers and mountaineers. You can rest assured that they will be safe with us.

Out Trek Leaders are highly qualified and trained professionals who will leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety of you and your children. Photo by Harikrishnan of students of Daffodils School, Bangalore.

If you have any questions and would like to talk to us, then drop in a comment, or write to izzat@indiahikes.com or call us on 7022175673.


What you should do now

1. If you want to know how you can prepare your child for a trek: Here are some useful reads: Do’s And Don’ts Of Trekking With Children; How Our Youngest Trekker Prepared For His Kedarkantha Trek; How To Enrich Your Child’s Trekking Experience

2. If you want to learn more about Experiential Learning: Dive into our archives to know more about how trekking can benefit children.

3. If you ended up here by chance and were actually looking for treks to do: Then head over to our upcoming treks page. You’ll find all our Himalayan treks there.

4. If you want to see the 13 best treks of India: Then get our free guide here.

 

You may also like

Izzat Yaganagi

Izzat Yaganagi

Izzat is the Head of Outdoor Education Programmes at Indiahikes. She is also an avid trekker and promotes sustainable living. She believes that all children must trek since there's no better teacher than nature. When not busy with work, she loves doodling and gardening.

20 thoughts on “Treks for Families and Young Adventurers this Summer!

  1. Children and Family exclusive treks is a great idea. However, the summer vacations for kids in delhi schools start by 20th May and end by 30th June when schools re-open.

    Please schedule the children and family treks during the above dates.

    1. Hi Manan

      Yes, we have opened a batch just for children who get holidays during the month of May.
      You can have register for the batch starting on May 20th for Dayara Bugyal trek.

    1. Yes that would be a good age to expose him to the outdoors. And Dayara Bugyal is the perfect choice for that. 🙂

    1. Absolutely! We have even 9-10 year olds going on these treks. So it will be completely fine for your 13 year old!

    1. Hi Ishan

      Good to see you interested in going for this trek.
      Yes, the batch of May 5th comes under the timeline of Family trek 🙂

      Go ahead in registering for this batch.

    1. Hi Chirag

      6 and half year olds might find the trek a bit difficult.

      We have the minimum age criteria as 8 year olds.
      There are some exceptions for 7 year kids who are active and can make it.

      I would suggest you to wait for another year and let her start for a high altitude trek.
      She can start with some good easy local treks to get a taste of trekking in this year.

  2. I have a 2 year old son and an 8 year old daughter. May I join the trek with my daughter only as my wife would be home taking care of my son.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *