What is trekking?
It is a journey from place to place in the villages, foothills and mountains. Depending on regions, it can be through forested ridges, villages, along deep gorges and canons, hillside trails and also across the snow passes. It is full of ascents and descents and not necessarily more arduous or uncomfortable than center-based sojourns as people think but we say it is more interesting and rewarding.
How difficult are the treks and how long does it go for ?
The difficulty of our treks depend on where you want to trek and how long you would like to go for. Your trek can last anywhere from 3-8 days to an entire month or longer if you wish. We can accommodate day hikes, cultural visits to local villages, and relaxing rest days on your trek. The decision is yours! The shorter treks tend to be easier while the longer ones require some physical fitness. Be prepared for some steep trails leading to amazing view. You can go at your own pace taking time! We have friendly and dependable staff to look after you and porters to assist you with your personal gears.
We assure you that you do not have to be very experienced, or super fit to enjoy most of our treks. Previous walking experience, though useful, is not essential. The great majority of our treks could be undertaken by anyone who is in good health, enjoys outdoor life, and have spirit of adventure. Mental preparedness is essential. Our treks vary from Easy to Strenuous+ Alpine.
Accommodation during trekking.
Being an environment friendly company we mainly rely on camping treks. Unlike other companies our intention is to give our clients the fullest satisfaction by taking them mostly into "off the beaten path" treks. So we take with us the Adventure Treks Tents, which is spacious enough for two person, sleeping pillow, insulated mattress, sleeping bag, down jacket and a hot water bag, which gives you warmth during the night. On all our treks there is a toilet tent with seat, dining tent with tables and backrest chairs, which provides a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers in the evening. Obviously, we need to employ many porters who will not only carry your stuff but will make sure you have a memorable time, by performing Nepali song and dance in every opportunity we get. If you really like to understand the Nepali culture, tradition and want to adopt with the Nepali people then we suggest you to do the Camping Trek. At the end of a trek you will say, "It was worth paying". Another option of trekking in Nepal is a Lodge or Tea House Trek where we find an accommodation in our recommended lodges for a night stay. They are the combination of guesthouse, restaurant and social hang out. We also encourage our clients to try the Tea House Treks mainly on the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang Regions. Our many years of experience along these routes have helped us to find, friendliest, cleanest and most enjoyable teahouses with the best views. Most teahouses have running water. Many have hot water available for bathing. However, we discourage our clients from using water heated by firewood. As deforestation is a big environmental concern in Nepal. These are also great ways of supporting local villagers' economy.
Will we have private rooms and bathrooms ?
Private rooms are available in most teahouses except for those at very high altitudes. Most bathrooms are shared. On our lodge treks we also provide someone to clean all bathroom facilities for our groups. Our lodge treks also include bed and pillow covers. During tent trekking, you will be provided separate toilet tents.
Tented camping treks: In remote terrain, we camp in tents. Even if you've never camped before, you don't need to worry. The tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping mattresses with pillows are comfortable. On all of our treks there is a toilet tent with seat a dining tent with tables and backrest chairs. It provides a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers in the evening.
Where do we eat our means and what types of food is served ?
If you are on a teahouse trek you will eat breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We will stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants, where snacks are always easy to find. If you are on a camping trek, we will prepare all meals and snacks ourselves. Almost every teahouse serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat, Tarkari (rice, lentils and vegetable curries). All teahouses we stay at have a variety of different foods on the menu including noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza and French-fries. The choice is yours. Sodas and beer are available at most of the teahouses and of course Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.