Family Travel in Nepal is becoming increasingly more common. It’s no wonder! Nepal receives enough tourism that the infrastructure is good, but the prices are still reasonable. The very name of Nepal conjures up images of snow-covered Himalayan peaks, Mount Everest and tea-houses. Nepal is all of this and so much more! The people are friendly, and the milk tea, momos (dumplings) and Dahl bhat are prevalent and delicious. It’s sandwiched between China and India, but there’s almost no Chinese influence to be found. Nepal is very much India’s “little brother”. From hectic, dusty Kathmandu, to laid back Pokhara, the Buddhist temples to the rugged Himalayan peaks, Nepal has something for everyone.
Annapurna’s Poon Hill Trek
Hiking the Himalayas was at the top of our list when we decided to visit Nepal. Or, we decided to visit Nepal to hike the Himalayas! It went one way or the other. We did the Poon Hill Trek, a 4-6 day trek that’s part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
- We went from Pokhara to Hille on Day 1 of our Poon Hill Trek.
- Day 2 was a gruelling uphill climb from Hille to Ghorepani.
- The third day was the “BIG” day, starting with a sunrise hike up Poon Hill, then continuing from Ghorepani to Tadapani where we happily collapsed for the night.
- Day 4 was our first full “downhill day”, a welcome change from all the stone stairs! We ventured from Tadapani to Ghandruk.
- Our last day was the shortest trekking day, but it seemed to take forever to get from Ghandruk to Pokhara, probably because we knew we were at the end.