Child, elderly, and beginner friendly easy treks in the Himalayas

I am compiling a list of the child-friendly hikes and make this post a one-stop shop for all the trails that kids can accomplish. Of course, your kid’s mileage may vary so please do your due diligence.

This list, by its very nature, will always be a work-in-progress compilation. I’ve made public the incomplete details hoping these will help many folks. Leave your insights and suggestions in the comments section to update this best.

Trek Base city Accommodation* Distance to hike (km) Comments
Abott Mount Lohaghat KMVN Cottages, personal tent
Barot local hikes Barot NA 3-5 Jallan Guest House; Waterfall near the trolley tracks.
Bashleo Pass Shoja, Jaon Tent
Bijli Mahadev Hike Kullu NA 3 km from Chansari, 15 km from Kullu Info1, Info2
Chakrata Moila Tibba and Budher Caves Chakrata NA 4
Chakrata Tiger Falls Chakrata NA 2
Dalhousie local hikes Dalhousie NA
Deoria Tal Sari, Rudraprayag Cottage?, Tent 2-3
Dugadda to Lansdowne Lansdowne Hotels 8
Hatu Peak Narkanda Tent 7 Photos
Jamu peak Renuka Ji Tent May get longish and heat may take its toll.
Kamru Nag lake Karsog or Rohanda NA 4 km from Rohanda Listing; Photos
Kapil Muni’s hill Renuka Ji Tent
Lal Tibba Mussoorie NA
Mussoorie local hikes Mussoorie NA Info1
Serolsar lake Jalori Pass Tent Info
Shikari Devi hike Karsog NA 18 km from Janjehli Info1, Info2
Shimla TV Tower Shimla NA
Solan Tibba Solan NA
Taradevi Shimla NA 4 km from Tara Devi station on highway
Vaisho Devi Katra, Jammu Sarai

* Accommodation is categorized as sarai/huts for basic roof; personal tent for camping trip; hotel option for decent stay; NA is Not Applicable for day hikes where stay can be done in the base city.

Please share the discoveries and the experiences of your kids or beginners with us in the comments section.