Our Team During Trekking
– A guide-English,French,German,Chinese Speaking Tour Leader according to our client’s Nationality.
– A sirdar (head of porters) and a porter for two participants during the trekking.
– One or more sherpa (s), depending on the size of the group. Future sirdars, they take care of your comfort and close the walk.
– Minibus or private bus for land travel within the country.
– Following a series of disasters on Nepal’s domestic routes, the European Commission has listed all Nepalese airlines on the blacklist of companies banned from flying within the European Union. In practice, this decision means that travel agencies and tour operators, who are responsible for the safety of their customers,no longer have the right to use these companies. In order to allow our clients to continue to discover Nepal and our local teams to continue their work, we have no choice but to carry out transfers previously made by air. This results in an extension of the duration of these transfers and by a relative discomfort linked to the state of the road network and to the possible hazards encountered during the journey.
– In Kathmandu: accommodation in four star hotel, double room basis.
– During the trekking, nights in lodge: level of comfort summary until the Larkya pass. These accommodations can not be compared to those of the Annapurna tour, whose level of comfort has increased over the years. More often than not, these are rooms fitted out with the inhabitant, which reinforces the authentic side of the circuit. But rustic sanitary. Some do not have electricity and, of course, no heating.
– Dinner and breakfast: in the lodges.
We try to vary the meals (small groups) between each lodge, but there is less flexibility than during the trekkings under tent, where the cook prepares the food for our only group.
– The lunch is generally not a picnic, but a real lunch break, relatively long due to the preparation of the kitchen. This long halt also allows our carriers to eat well, lunch being the main meal of their day. Taken most of the time in a lodge, it may happen that we stop in the wilderness.
– During the trekking, additional food is provided. Bought locally, they offer a more limited choice than in your country. You can, if you wish, bring some complementary cereal bars adapted to your taste.
Hindus and Buddhists are mostly vegetarians. So there is little meat or fish eaten there. The dishes are based on pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.
During the trekking, tea is served for meals. Other drinks, including mineral water, are to be borne by the participants. You can fill
your water gourds in the lodges, but it is essential to treat it with purifying pellets. Avoid the purchase of plastic bottles, which must then be recycled. You can buy in the villages already treated water (safe drinking water), which limits the problem of bottles.
Each participant moves on foot with a light backpack, carrying only his personal belongings necessary for the day (gourd, camera, protective clothing …). The rest of the equipment is transported by the porters to the next accommodation.We ask everyone to have only one bag (trekking bag to be worn) of a maximum weight of 13 kilos. Ability to leave business at the hotel in Kathmandu and retrieve them upon your return from trekking.
– Carline thermal underwear (quick drying).
– A warm jacket in polar type Polartec or Windstopper (excellent weight / insulation ratio).
– A waterproof and breathable Goretex jacket.
– A rain cape.
– Carline thermal tights.
– Mountain pants.
– Socks of excellent thermicity.
– A pair of gaiters.
– Windstopper hat or hood.
– A hat, a scarf or a cap for the sun.
– Very good ski goggles with side shields or glacier glasses.
– A pair of warm and waterproof Goretex gloves.
– A pair of spare gloves.
– A gourd (or water bottle gourd, pipette).
Shoes and technical equipment
– Light, airy shoes with good adhesion on the different surfaces.
– Waterproof footwear with a high-stem and sole with good adhesion, such as Contagrip or Vibram.
– A headlamp.
– Telescopic walking sticks.
– Sleeping bag (comfort temperature – 5 ° C / -10 ° C).
– A backpack equipped with wide shoulder straps and an adjustable anatomical frame, with a capacity of 35 to 40 liters, for your business of the day.
– A bag of travel of 80 to 100 liters, flexible, transported during the day by the porterage team or by vehicle.
– Spare clothes.
– A pair of spare laces.
– A toilet kit and a towel.
– Toilet paper.- A pocket knife (in the hold!).
– A few plastic bags to protect your belongings.
– A needle and thread.
– An anti-theft wallet, to be kept always with you, with your papers of identity, money, attestations of insurance, assistance.
– A swimsuit for the hotel in Kathmandu.
– Light clothing for the Kathmandu valley.