Trekking with Kids

Our busy life, tight schedules often leave us with little or no time for our family and kids. I think every person should find ways to spend quality time with your family and the best way to contribute happiness and bring a smile to our loved ones is to take them on trips. One of the best way to help your family understand their environment, tradition, culture, the meaning of adventure and thrill is by taking them on trekking holidays and I think there is no other better place than India.

trekking with kidsIndia indeed has great family trekking places that teach us the importance of nature’s conservation, about different landscape etc. Doing a trek in India also helps us to realize the happiness lies in small gestures and basic things to experience rather than in materialistic things.

Trekking is another word for walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring the scenic beauty. Trekking involves walking through the hills and camping and carrying all basic requirements like food, clothes and shelter with you. Kids and even the youngsters love to go for the trek. You should plan a complete family trip to a place which involves trekking because the experience you will get will be breathtaking. You will love and enjoy to the fullest.

Is it possible to enjoy trekking with kids? Before having kids, trekking was one of my favorite activities whenever I used to travel. I still cherish the memories of climbing mountains and hiking through forests with friends, it was bliss. Despite the physical challenges, it is always one of the best ways of relaxing and experiencing new things. I believe every child should trek.

Travel agents nowadays also provide a complete service for the kids while treking. They keep useful stops with some inevitable snacks for them. Also, few games on the way of treking so that kids can enjoy and their trekking journey becomes more interesting. They provide necessary things for kids and also provides first aid facility whenever essential.

If you like to go on the trek but have to take kids with you, it becomes difficult to handle if kids are of small age. Here are some tips you can follow to solve this problem.

  1. Choose your trek destination wisely.
  2. Allow your kids to stretch themselves and be comfortable.
  3. Pack plenty of food and water.
  4. Start your trek early in the morning with all the protection you required.
  5. Take the camera with you, because the snaps you click will help to motivate your kid in future.
  6. Pack a basic first aid kit.
  7. Take plenty of rest when you going on a trek with the kid.
  8. Have a good company and enjoy your trek experience.

Yes, its true your journey might not be that simple when you go for the trek with kids because there are a lot of potential problems involved in it like will they walk? Will they allow a porter car to carry them? And what if they get sick? And many like this but if you take proper care and plan your trip wisely you will surely have a memorable trip.

blogchatterPS: I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z challenge and today’s letter Is T, so our article is related to trekking with kids.

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Author

Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : https://blogsikka.com and my all social media tabs

8 Comments

  1. I have a trekking buddy who gets his ten year old son along for most treks. Of course, we have to choose the correct treks for kids in terms of difficulty, terrain, climate etc. But it’s always better to get them started when they are young.

  2. We had been to Korea two years before and we trekked till our feet hurt. It was an awesome experience. Well written post. Good to engage children in trekking instead of the usual board games and computer games.

  3. Very useful tips. Snehalata. Very soon I’am going for a trek with my kid. Your tips will help me to organize the trek.

  4. Excellent post Sneha.. trekking is an activity which kids will enjoy if chosen correctly for them. Thank u for covering so many useful tips in your post !

  5. Very interesting and useful article. I’m not a trekking enthusiast but my husband is. We are trying to create a mini globe trotter in our son. So this will come handy in the future.

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