Poon Hill with kids

Himalaya Trekking: Ghorepani / Poon Hill with kids

I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous about trekking to Poon Hill with kids. Our boys were just 2 and 4 years old, and aside from the odd afternoon stroll in the parks in Bangalore or short walks in the Peak District, UK, we weren’t at that hardcore hiking level quite yet. Plus, my fitness really wasn’t what it used to be and how would we all cope with the cold and altitude?

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Poon Hill with kids

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The jagged untouched peaks of the Himalayas hold a powerful allure over us. We had previously explored the Everest region (pre-kids), and although the trek to Base Camp was ridiculously hard work, being in the presence of mighty 8000 metre peaks towering above us as we walked between teahouses is one of the most incredible feelings. But is the Himalayas a step too far for a family holiday?

We had heard about other parents who had successfully taken their little ones hiking in the Himalayas with the help of porters who carry them in dokos (baskets). The 5 day circular Poon Hill trek (often completed in 4 days without kids) is a lower altitude trek (climbing to a maximum height of 3210m at Poon Hill), yet efforts are still rewarded with an incredible panoramic view of the Annapurna range. So although we had to be wary of altitude, it would be very unlikely to cause any serious problems.

Poon Hill with kids

So with a bucket load of unfounded confidence we found some cheap flights with the notoriously unreliable Nepal Airlines, ordered some thermals from the UK, and set ourselves the challenge of hiking to Poon Hill with kids.

The porters

Through Drift Expeditions Nepal we arranged two porters (Lok and Ramesh) to carry the boys in dokos (see photo). However, these guys were so much more than porters. They were nannies, guides, waiters and motivators. When the boys wanted to walk, they walked. And when the boys got tired, into the doko they went. Often the boys would swap between the doko and walking every two minutes, but neither Lok nor Ramesh ever batted an eyelid. When we stopped for a break, Lok would often find them a game to play. We kept our clothing in compression sacks that were used as cushions in the dokos, and the porters’ bags were used as a seat.

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Nap time in the doko

Poon Hill with kids

Lok (left) and Ramesh (right) – Our heroes!

The route

The classic Ghorephani/Poon Hill trek follows a clockwise circuit over 4 or 5 days. This involves a VERY steep ascent on Day 2, climbing 3500 steps straight up hill over 7 hours (feel the burn!), and then waking very early to reach the summit of Poon Hill in time for sunrise on Day 3.

However, if you follow the route the other way round (anti-clockwise) the ascent is more gradual over three days. This allows you all to better acclimatise to the altitude, arriving at the summit of Poon Hill on day 4. Although this does mean you have a very steep descent on Day 5, which certainly tests your thighs on the final day.

Day 1 – Kimche (1640m) to Ghandruk (1940m)

Lok and Ramesh met us at Mount View Pokhara before a jeep arrived to take us to Kimche. On the way we stopped to pick up the dokos and head straps so the porters could carry the boys. The majority of hikers take a taxi to Nayapul and hike along the track to Kimche. However, with 4 adults, 2 children and 2 dokos, we couldn’t all fit into a taxi. Plus, at the time of travel (February) the track was very dry and all the passing cars create a cloud of dust. So we decided to take a jeep to Kimche (costing Rs5000) and get a head start on our trek.

Poon Hill with kids

Poon Hill with kids

From Kimche, it was a steep one hour climb to Ghandruk where we would stay for the night. I was surprised how breathless I was already getting! Despite this and for altitude sake, we had to resist the temptation to continue hiking when we arrived at 1:30pm; it was a long time to keep the boys entertained until bed time!

Day 2 – Ghandruk (1940m) to Tadapani (2630m)

There were ‘only’ three hours of hiking today, so we wanted to spread it out with lots of breaks so as not to arrive to the teahouse too early. We had learnt our lesson from yesterday! It was a steady climb uphill, with a couple of very steep sections. However, all day we were in cloud; even once we arrived a Tadopani. We felt that our hiking efforts were not being rewarded with those mountain vistas we were so desperate to see. We couldn’t help but feel disheartened when we fell asleep that night. It didn’t help that it was bitterly cold and we had to sleep with thermals and hats under two layers of duvet.

Day 3 – Tadapani (2630m) to Ghorepani (2860m)

We woke before sunrise as our youngest was demanding milk. I looked outside and the clouds had cleared to the most amazing crystal clear view. Being able to see the mountains as we hiked today certainly lifted spirits and distracted from tired legs.

Poon Hill with kids

Today’s hiking would take an average hiker 4 hours. But with our slower pace and allowing lots of stops for snacks and play, it actually took us closer to 8 hours. Much of today was a continued steady climb with a few descents to break it up. The path actually reached a height of 3200 metres (almost the same height at Poon Hill), before a steep descent to Ghorepani where we would sleep for the night.

Day 4 – Ghorepani (2860m) to Poon Hill (3210m) to Banthani (2250m)

We decided against the idea of Poon Hill at sunrise. With the cold, early start we believed it would be too much for the boys. But as we went down to breakfast at a respectable 7:30am, I noticed the clouds rolling in from valley below. We therefore decided to hold on breakfast, get wrapped up and start the climb then and there up to Poon Hill.

It was a steep 50 minute climb to the top, although it felt much longer with all the steps. But as I rounded the final corner, slowly dragging each foot in front of the other, I saw my two boys ahead racing up the final steps to the summit. I was bursting with pride and couldn’t help shed a tear.

Poon Hill with kids

This moment is what the trek was all about and if felt truly wonderful. The advantage of not getting up for sunrise was that we pretty much had the summit to ourselves. We could have stayed playing and admiring the views for hours, but after 45 minutes we realised we had to start making our way down as there was still a long way to go.

Poon Hill with kids

Poon Hill with kids

After breakfast back at the teahouse and packing up our belongings, we were on our way back downhill, quickly descending into the clouds below. I kept looking behind to Poon Hill and couldn’t believe how high we had climbed. As the boys slept in the dokos, we were able to get to Nyangthani in an hour. From there it was an hour and a half to Banthani. We had planned to go further down to Ulleri, but everyone seemed very tired and we decided to stop for the day.

Day 5 – Banthani (2250m) to Tikhedunga (1525m)

The legs were feeling rather wobbly today and we were ready to get down from the mountains. It was a steep descent, especially between Ulleri and Tikhedunga, although we were grateful that there was no more climbing. That is until we reached the bridge across the river at the bottom of the valley after 2.5hours of trekking only to see yet another steep uphill section awaiting us. It was only 20 minutes though and it wasn’t long until we were back in a jeep for the 2.5 hour drive back to Pokhara.

Poon Hill with kids

The teahouses

Considering how remote we were, accommodation en route was surprisingly comfortable, albeit rather cold. A teahouse is just like a guesthouse and they are dotted all along the trek. You are never more than a couple of hours away from a teahouse and they are therefore good places to aim to for a rest/snack stop throughout the trekking day.

Each teahouse has a communal dining room, serving hot food, with a fire to dry your clothes and warm up alongside fellow trekkers. Private rooms are available (sometimes with an attached bathroom). Bedding is included, so there is no need for sleeping bag. You are able to recharge your electrical items at teahouses (sometimes for a small fee) and many even have WiFi (although this felt slightly wrong to us and we decided to disconnect for the entire time on our trek).

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Snuggling down to bed

Prices were generally between Rs400 and Rs700. We took the lead from our porters and stayed wherever they suggested. It is expected that you eat in the restaurant of your teahouse; you may as well though as the menu is pretty much identical everywhere.

Food

Fresh fruit is hard to come by and, unlike us parents, our boys weren’t too keen on the local vegetarian Dhal Baat. However, we could get boiled eggs, finger chips (fries) and plain noodles at every teahouse. We also took a supply of Mars Bars and sweets from Pokhara. A good hiker’s diet 😉

Poon Hill with kids

For environmental reasons, bottled water is not available in the mountains. However, you can refill your drinking bottle at every teahouse with filtered water.

Altitude

As a small section of this trek takes you above 3000m, you do need to consider the effect of altitude. In young children, the signs are tiredness, whinging and loss of appetite; which admittedly may be difficult to distinguish between a standard day! Our advice is to take it very slowly. Allow for regular snack and rest stops for them to play. You know your own children, if they don’t seem right, then descend. In the photo below, our boys are at 3200m and happily playing; this is probably the best indicator of how they are coping with altitude.

Poon Hill with kids

Keeping the kids entertained

Our porters, Lok and Ramesh, were absolutely wonderful at keeping the boys entertained on the trek. If the boys wanted to walk, the porters would walk alongside, ensuring they didn’t fall down (or up) any steps. There was always something to keep them entertained at a teahouse during the day; whether it be meeting local children, watching locals work or playing with kittens.

Parenting at the end of a day’s trekking could sometimes be hard work. Whilst other hikers had their feet up by the fire reading a good book, we were still parenting. We therefore found it beneficial to lengthen the trekking day with lots of play and snack breaks, meaning we would arrive at our overnight teahouse for around 4pm. After some dinner we would then let the boys choose a film to watch on their Amazon Fire Tablets in front of the fire.

Poon Hill with kids

Finger chips and a movie with a new pal at the teahouse.

Documents and fees

All trekkers (children under 10 not included) need to register their trek by obtaining a TIMS card (USD20 per person). You can do this in Pokhara, or your porter/guide can arrange this for you. Ensure you take with you two passport sized photos, as well as copies of your passports and visas.

You also need to purchase a permit for trekking in the Annapurna region (Annapurna Conservation Area Project, USD30 per person). Again, this is not required for children under the age of 10.

Fitness

Fitness is not really an issue for the kids as they can jump into the doko when they get tired. However, it is beneficial if they are happy walking some distances to burn off some of their energy. Otherwise they will be full of beans when you arrive at the tea house. Indeed, we often found parenting after a day of trekking harder than actually trekking itself!

Dokos can carry children up to about the age of 6. We met a school of 8 and 9 year olds walking the entire trek unaided!

For parents, I very much recommend doing some sort of training before the hike. However, anyone with a moderate level of fitness will be able to do the hike. Just take it slow (and allow time for the kids to play).

What to pack

It perhaps goes without saying, but you need to pack light. We put clothing inside compression sacks, which were used as cushions in the dokos. We then carried one bag with snacks, water, medical kit and a few other essentials. You don’t need to pack sleeping bags as duvets and bedding are provided. Here’s our kit list:

  • Light trekking boots. Our boys wore sturdy snow boots.
  • Parents wore warm jacket, T-shirt, fleece, hiking trousers, hiking socks.
  • Kids wore all-in-one snow suit, T-shirt, jumper, tracksuit bottoms, thermal socks.
  • Thermals for evening (top and bottom)
  • 1 spare change of clothes per person (trousers, T-shirt, underwear and hiking socks)
  • Hats and gloves (bought in Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • 2x water bottles (you cannot buy bottled water in the mountains, but you can get filtered water refills at all teahouses)
  • Map (can buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara)
  • Thermos flask and powdered milk (our 2yo only takes his milk hot!) To keep water in the thermos hot, we covered it with hiking socks and kept it close to us under the duvet at night.
  • Hiking poles (bought in Pokhara for Rs1000 per pair)
  • Knee supports (for adults)
  • Medical kit (including Calpol, plasters, ibuprofen, immodium, lip salve, sunblock, Savlon, tweezers, scissors and bandages)
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (tooth brushes, small tootpaste, small roll-on deodorant)
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper (relatively expensive to buy in the mountains)
  • Nappies (our 2yo was not potty trained at night and nowhere sells them)
  • Snacks (we stocked up on Mars bars, lollies and sweets in Pokhara. You can buy in the mountains, but it will be more expensive).
  • Kids’ Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Small box of LEGO
  • CAMERA!
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Buying warm hats in Kathmandu

When to go

We visited early February and it was bitterly cold, especially at night. As it was low season, teahouses were able to give us spare duvets to double up and we slept in thermals, jumpers and hats. We also found our views obscured by cloud in the lower altitude. But after Tadopani on Day 3, our efforts were rewarded with the most spectacular views.

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Sunrise at Tadopani on Day 3

The best time is actually October to November, when the passing of the monsoon season (June to September) brings crystal clear skies and the weather is still comfortably warm. Generally speaking though, it is advisable to plan your visit with the dry season (October to May).

Getting there and away

Ideally you need to base yourself in Pokhara before the trek. We took a bus from Kathmandu (Rs700, 7 hours) to Pokhara. After our trek and refresh at The Pavillions, we travelled to Chitwan, again by bus (Rs400, 5 hours). Be warned the condition of roads in Nepal is extremely poor. Distances are actually not that far (Kathmandu to Pokhara is only 200km), but prepare yourselves for hours upon hours winding around hairpin bends and bouncing over pot holes. Buses also stop every 1.5 hours, which is actually very handy when travelling with little ones. There are toilets and at these stops, snacks and fruit are available for purchase.

Accommodation in Pokhara

Pre-trek: Hotel Mount View

Centrally located with spectacular views to the Himalayas, Mount View Pokhara is great spot to base yourselves before your trek. Rooms are practical and spacious, with good heating and a small balcony. We had a family room consisting of one double and one single bed, plus an ensuite bathroom with bath and overhead shower. Staff are ever so friendly and a good hot breakfast is included. It’s just a short 2 minute walk to restaurants, ATM and hiking shops (to stock up on last minute items), and 4 minutes to Phewa Lake.

You can leave your luggage safely at the hotel whilst away on your trek.

Poon Hill with kids

Post-trek: The Pavillions Himalayas

After 5 days trekking the mountains, we felt we deserved some luxury and were absolutely delighted to be invited by The Pavilions Himalayas to stay with them for a couple of nights in their exquisite Pavilions Chalet.

Poon Hill with kids

Split across two levels with a double bed on the top floor and two singles for the boys on the lower floor, the Chalet was traditional in design, yet with all modern comforts. The deep spa bath was just what the doctor ordered to sooth my aching limbs, but the boys particularly loved the changing coloured lights under the water. Wrapped in soft towels and dressing gowns we huddled on the beds to watch some kids’ cartoons with the fire blazing in front of us, and treated ourselves to room service. A just reward.

There is a swimming pool on site, but it was rather too cold for a dip (it’s not heated). However, the boys loved exploring the grounds to see the range of vegetables growing, watch the fish in the pond and meet the baby goats. This is a place to embrace a day of doing nothing much at all, which is just what we all needed. With impeccable service and a tranquil environment, this is the perfect place to stay post trek.

To get to The Pavillions, you need to negoiate a taxi from the centre of Pokhara. We paid Rs1000. The resort is located 2 miles out of town along a dusty, pot-holed road and through a small river.

 

Are you considering trekking Poon Hill with kids? If you are looking for porters/guides, we wholeheartedly recommend Drift Nepal Expeditions.

 

Poon Hill with kids

We had this made for the boys’ North Fake rucksacks in Kathmandu.

 

Disclaimer: Our trek was discounted by Drift Expeditions Nepal and our stay at Hotel Mount View and The Pavilions Himalayas was hosted. However, these are all my own words and opinions. 

Poon Hill with kids


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  1. I am just in awe of you two – and your boys. I’d be nervous attempting the trek on my own let alone with kids (especially given the amount of cajoling it took my daughter to scoot through the park in the snow this morning!) But what an astonishing, amazing experience! Love that photo from the summit.

    • TraveLynn Family

      Aw, thanks Cathy. The porters were a godsend and chocolate always helps! A definite family travel highlight!

  2. Pamela Goward

    What a wonderful experience. Fantastic photos. What an achievement. You must be very proud of the boys, and of yourselves indeed.

  3. Sounds an amazing experience. Well done to you and your family for doing it. How far in miles was it roughly each day? Such stunning pictures as well! xx

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thank you so much! Mileage wasn’t actually that far, but we were always going up hill or downhill. Actual hiking was probably averaged at 4 hours per day.

  4. this is amazing! your boys are so lucky, and you as parents are incredible. What a neat keepsake, too, the badge for their rucksack.

    • TraveLynn Family

      I was so chuffed with the badge! The boys have one each. Wish I had got a couple more for us parents now.

  5. This is outstanding – the post and your accomplishment! It’s amazing how the porters carried your boys like that. I am completely in awe. Something else that fascinates me is the teahouse concept. I haven’t visited the Himalayas but I’ve read plenty about the teahouses. It blows my mind that such services are available at such altitude. Well done!

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thank you so much for your kind words. The teahouses are amazing. It’s just how people live there and they adapt their homes to accommodate hikers. Nice having such comfort in such a remote area.

  6. This looks amazing, I would love to do this with my little one, thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I really hope we get to meet this year in person because I love what you guys are doing with 2 little ones. So great to read and lots of great helpful tips for when we get to Nepal (next year I think!). Thanks!

  8. This is incredible. What an adventure! Your children are most definitely going to grow up brave, strong and fearless.

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thanks Nell! That would be good if they do, although they really are just like all normal kids and have a good old whinge at least once a day 😉

  9. Holy cow, I can’t believe you did this with kids. Hats off to you! I’ve done the Anapurna circuit but didn’t see any families. I love how you included all the deets so when I want to replicate your trip, I can just contact a trusted provider.

    • TraveLynn Family

      How did you find the Annapurna circuit? Maybe one day when the kids are older…

  10. This is quite an adventure! Good for you for tackling it with kids. Very inspiring!

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thank you! Couldn’t have done it without the porters. They should both be awarded Nanny of the Year!

  11. Just wow. What a trip! So amazed. This is a great resource for anyone contemplating a hike in the Himalayas!

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thanks Susanna. So proud of my boys. And we’re still making use of our Himalayan gear with this snow back in the UK!

  12. Oh wow, what an awe inspiring post. Definitely bookmarking and sharing with hubby! I have always wanted to do this but thought I’d have to wait until the kids were older… you have just made me consider doing it sooner. #fearlessfamtrav

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thank you for your kinds words! It’s actually easier when the kids are younger I reckon as they get to be carried by porters 🙂

  13. Wow! I am impressed with the kids, still. And the adults as well 🙂 I am not sure I could do that. When I was in Peru and Ecuador, I could feel the impact the altitude had on walking/hiking. #farawayfiles

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thank you! We just took it SUPER slow to respect the altitude. I had been to 3000m before in the Everest region and felt it. But slow and steady is definitely the key as the boys were happily playing at that altitude 🙂

  14. Oh Wow Jenny!! I am completely in awe of what you and your husband experience with your boys. What an incredible experience for them both and you. The porters do indeed sound like legends;)

    • TraveLynn Family

      Aw, thanks Lisa. It was quite the adventure! The porters should both be awarded Nanny of the Year. They were beyond awesome!

  15. I would never have considered doing his with kids – well done you!

    That pic of Ezra napping in he basket is just adorable #fearlessfamtrav

  16. When I went trekking in Nepal it was just me and some friends and I found that hard enough. I am in awe of you both. What an amazing experience and I am now thinking this is something I would want to do again! Wow!

    • TraveLynn Family

      Well the porters were are HUGE help! 🙂 Where abouts did you go hiking before?

  17. Wow! Crazy, brave and inspiring in just about equal measures! I loved Nepal and always assumed I’d go back one day but it’s amazing how much you get used to a certain level of comfort..! Your post brings back so many memories although having an Amazon Fire didn’t feature 15 years ago! I would love to take my boys to the Himalayas but I expect it’s quite a few years off yet. Well done. Very #fearlessfamtrav!

    • TraveLynn Family

      So pleased toy hear that I brought back some lovely memories for you. I hope you make it back there! Thanks for your kind words 🙂

  18. This post brings back some very special memories as we honeymooned in Nepal and did the Annapurna trek to basecamp, full credit to you doing it with the kids and some gorgeous photos.

    • TraveLynn Family

      Oh my! That’s quite some honeymoon – I’m most impressed! So you would have done Poon Hill as part of the circuit?

  19. Oh my goodness! Those poor porters carrying the dead weight of a sleeping child! On their heads, no less!?!?! Lovey pics – I bet it’s a memory you’ll treasure!!

  20. Oh my goodness! Those poor porters carrying the dead weight of a sleeping child! On their heads, no less!?!?! Lovey pics – I bet it’s a memory you’ll treasure!! #Wanderlustkids

    • TraveLynn Family

      The porters are amazing. Super fit and so used to the conditions they grew up with. They don’t carry any more than 25kg and our boys are only 16-18kg. An amazing experience all round 🙂

  21. Ok you just put all of us who thought we were adventurous to shame. What an amazing experience to have as a family. I’m really intrigued by the dokos and how they wear them on their heads – obviously it works! What an absolutely incredible and rewarding trip! #farawayfiles

  22. Rupreet

    Wow this looks incredible and you guys did so well to reach the top

  23. Absolutely brilliant!!! Pinned and saved for future use as we are SO keen to do this! need to do it in the next year or so before our little guy gets too big. Thanks for inspiring us!

  24. Wow! What an inspirational trip. We are hoping to get to Nepal next year and our ultimate aim is to hike to Everest Base Camp as a family #fearlessfamtrav

  25. What an amazing trip to do with your two young boys. Those dokos looked ideal! I hope to build in some proper trekking with my boys on some trips in the next few years…maybe not as extreme as the Himalayas though! #fearlessfamtrav

    • TraveLynn Family

      It was certainly incredible and an adventure we won’t forget anytime soon. I may try and invest in a doko and porter for myself next time though 😉

  26. Wow! What an incredible trip to do as a family. Heard about this trek when I visited Nepal last year. Would love to do it myself one day! Now you’ve really inspired me…

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thanks! Did you manage to do any trekking when you were in Nepal?

  27. What an amazing trek and amazing fete to achieve. You two and your two little boys, you should be so proud of yourself. It was so heartwarming to read about your emotions when your little ones ran towards Poon Hill ❤️. It was a pleasure reading this post. Thank you so much for sharing this. # Mondayescapes

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Hoping our tips help any other young families looking to take on Poon Hill.

  28. What an adventure and so many brilliant tips for anyone hoping to do this for themselves. I’m currently trying to work out how I can get to Nepal before the kids get too big to be carried 🙂 Your porters sound amazing! #MondayEscapes

    • TraveLynn Family

      Oh they were amazing! Wish we could have brought them home with us!

  29. Omg you are just amazing, what an incredible gift to give your children it must have been such an epic trip and the most wonderful memory ever, how many families are brave enough to do this you rock, thanks so much for linking up x

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thanks Sarah. It was an amazing adventure. Super tough at times, but memories that will stick for a lifetime.

  30. Wow, you guys are amazing, I am in total awe! As you say parenting is hard enough but then to do so on top of a long day of hiking – that’s phenomenal! Your boys are blessed to have you as parents, you are giving them an awesome experience and appreciation of our wonderful world. #wanderlustkids

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thank you so much for saying that, very kind of you. It really was an amazing experience.

  31. I am just in awe, lost for words. What an amazing adventure!!! Well done for taking the leap and doing it! I’d never heard of Poon Hill before but it’s going on my bucket list of family adventures right now. Thank you for the inspiration!
    #WanderlustKids

  32. Wow what an incredible trip. I’m totally in awe of you guys. I doubt I’d be brave enough to tackle something like that with BattleKid, especially so young. I’d love to visit Nepal one day but realise I need to get some level of fitness before hand. Incredible post Jenny! #wanderlustkids

  33. I’m catching up on my linkies and just wanted to say again how incredibly in awe of you I am. I can only imagine how amazing it must have felt to reach your summit destination with the boys! #fearlessfamtrav

    • TraveLynn Family

      Thanks Cath – it really was an incredible trip! So many amazing memories 🙂

  34. I love this!!! I love how your kids did the trekking! I love how you experienced it with your loving family. I just hope I could go there one day– but one thing is for sure, I’d write it in my bucket list! Your post is very in detailed that it all serves as my pre-guide in my next climb! Thank you for sharing your family’s experience. I look forward to seeing your family again in a mountain peak! 🙂

  35. I love how you and your family experienced this kind of amazing stuff! I just really hope to see my kids would also love trekking someday so they would know more about not only about mountains but also about the entirety of environmental management– even as a simple citizen.
    But on a more interesting side, I love how you explain things in detail in which it made my interested to climb the Poon Hill!

    Thank you for sharing this! Looking forward for more of your adventure!

  36. viewfromthebeachchair

    Wow. That is all I can say. What an amazing adventure. Do they make those baskets for adults too? Your children are so lucky to have this experience! #adventurecalling

    • TraveLynn Family

      Oh there were many times I wish they did have those baskets for adults 😉

  37. What a beautiful place! Lok and Ramesh look so friendly, and you look like you had a brilliant time. The Himalayas is one of the places I would love to visit at some point in my life.

    #AdventureCalling

    • TraveLynn Family

      Lok and Ramesh were the best – such wonderful patience and fun with the boys 🙂

  38. This is hands down the best family adventure I’ve read about! You guys are amazing, as are those dokos and your sherpa guides. What an experience for your wild kids!! The photo with the prayer flags is priceless. I’m blown away. Nepal has been on my list for years, but never considered it with kids! #AdventureCalling

  39. PS the fabric badges are awesome! We do camp blankets for Cubs, if your boys ever join they’ll be the envy of all the badge collectors with those!

  40. This is incredible. The porters and the dokos sound amazing and certainly put these sorts of adventures within reach of families with young children. Great pics too! Thanks for joining us on #adventurecalling.

  41. I loved reading this post, it was so interesting and gave me a kick up the bum. I really need to do more with our kids (well at least the 3 year old) they are capable of so much more than we think. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure, I’m sure your help and advice will inspire many more families. #AdventureCalling

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