Parents often call us to discover how to start their kids toward trekking and camping. Trekkers who are parents understand kids learn better in the outdoors and are keen to take their kids on adventure trips.

We have listed below a few events which are ideal for kids. Kids have a lot of energy but in small bursts. They will tire quickly and cannot sustain long demanding treks. Physiologically kids grow quickly they are getting stronger and developing muscles, endurance, strength, fine movements. Parents or Guardian are must on treks where kids are involved it keeps them motivated. 

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How to introduce kids to trekking

Trekking with kids can be a fun and rewarding experience for the whole family, but it's important to take some precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Here are a few tips for trekking with kids:

  1. Choose a suitable trek: When selecting a trek, consider the age and ability of your children. Look for trails that are not too strenuous and have plenty of rest stops and opportunities to explore along the way.

  2. Pack appropriately: Make sure to pack plenty of water, snacks, and extra layers of clothing for your kids. It's also a good idea to bring along a first aid kit and any necessary medications.

  3. Set a realistic pace: Children may tire more easily than adults, so it's important to set a pace that is comfortable for them. Allow plenty of time for breaks and encourage your kids to rest when needed.

  4. Stay together: It's important to keep an eye on your kids and make sure they stay close to the group. Consider using a child carrier or backpack for younger children.

  5. Educate your kids: Teach your children about basic safety rules, such as staying on the trail and not touching any unfamiliar plants or animals.

  6. Kids Tiredness and Loss of interest: Avoid signing up kids for long treks as kids will get tired and lose interest, parents will have trouble controlling them. 

  7. Carry medicines and Water: Please keep yourself and your children hydrated on treks and camping, make sure you carry basic medicine for kids, also medicated food products if required please carry them as trekking places are offbeat and don't have proper provision. 

  8. Snacks and Food: In case you have a special request for food please inform trek leader 2 days in advance so that arrangement can be made. Don't assume your food requirement can be met on the spot. 

  9. Trek equipment and shoes: Please buy proper trekking shoes and clothes, children are happy wearing jackets, shoes, caps. Playing in the rain and not getting wet and staying warm will help them retain energy longer. 

By following these tips, you and your kids can have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.



Here are a few options for the best walks, hikes, and treks with Kids

  1. Karnala Fort: Located about 15 kilometers from Panvel, the Karnala Fort is a popular trekking destination. The trek to the fort is easy to moderate and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. The fort offers stunning views of the surrounding area and is a great option for those looking for an easy day trek.

  2. Prabalmachi Trek: The Prabal village is located about 20 kilometers from Panvel and offers a moderate to difficult trek. The trek takes about 4-5 hours to complete and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. The village is a great option for those looking for a challenging trek near Panvel.

  3. Matheran: Matheran is a hill station located about 40 kilometers from Panvel. The town can be reached by a 2-hour trek from Neral, a town located on the Mumbai-Pune railway line. Matheran offers a number of easy to moderate treks through its dense forests and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

These are just a few of the many walking and trekking options available in Panvel. Other activities and tours in the area include visiting local temples and sightseeing tours. Let us know if you have any other questions.


Why should you take kids for trekking?

There are many benefits to taking kids on a trek. Trekking can be a great way for kids to:

  1. Get some exercise: Trekking is a fun and active way for kids to get some exercise and fresh air.

  2. Learn about nature: Trekking gives kids the opportunity to learn about the natural world and the plants and animals that live in it.

  3. Develop outdoor skills: Trekking can help kids develop outdoor skills such as map reading, navigating, and problem-solving.

  4. Build self-confidence: Trekking can help kids build self-confidence and self-esteem as they tackle new challenges and achieve new goals.

  5. Spend time with family: Trekking is a great way for kids to spend quality time with family and make lasting memories.

Overall, trekking can be a fun and rewarding activity for kids and is a great way to get them away from screens and into nature.

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