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You will awaken up with a cup of tea brought to your tent at 07.00AM followed by a small bowl of hot water for you to wash. Before breakfast, you should pack up your gear, bearing in mind that your sleeping bag will also have to fit into the duffel bag. Roll up your mattress, put it in a stuff sack, and ensure your tent is free of rubbish and personal belongings.
Your duffel bag will be taken by your Sherpa and tied up with other gear into a load, which heads off early with the porters. This will be available to you at the next camp. We usually hit the trail by 7.30 AM and stop for lunch around 12 O'clock. Lunch is usually about one and half-hours. This allows sufficient time to serve meals to the group members. The afternoon walk will be shorter and we camp around 4 to 5 PM. Please keep in mind that these times are general conditions - weather, availability of suitable camp-sites and water supply may effects them greatly at any time. The evening meal is served around 6.30 PM inside the dining tent. A pressurized kerosene lantern lights our tent. Food is served on tables while we sit in camp chairs. After dinner the leader, Sirder, will brief everyone on the next days trekking. Then you can retire to your comfortable sleeping tents, step out to watch the stars or socialize in the mess tent. Food on the trek is plentiful, hygienic, wholesome and varied. Enough staple products are carried for the entire outing. While fresh supplies of vegetables, eggs and meat will purchase locally. Every camp has a simple but hygienic toilet-tent.
Our trekking staff take maximum care with water hygiene. Water is boiled properly before preparing tea or coffee. We advise against drinking water from tea shops. Our camp staff will re-fill your water bottles during breakfast and dinner times with properly treated water. Food on treks is wholesome and freshly prepared for each meal. We rarely serve canned food, it is only used on long treks.
Acclimatization is important for the trekking above 3500m. Our trekking schedules have been carefully designed to maximize your ability to acclimatize safely. We ascend slowly and ensure an adequate number of rest days. However, it is still possible for mountain sickness and your tour leader or Sardar will be watching for symptoms with an experienced eye throughout the trip. These symptoms are commonly headache, nausea, lethargy and sometime breathlessness. If you or any of the group members display any of these symptoms he will be able to provide informed advice and ensure a proper course of action. Your tour leader will advise you more thoroughly regarding the altitude and most of the problems prior to starting on trail.
Your medical insurance policy should cover for helicopter evacuation, many policies leave this out so be sure to check yours. The fee for such an evacuation can amount to US$ 5200.00 per rescue.
We provide a first aid kit on our group treks. We suggest you bring the following supplementary items with you:
Anti-diarrhea tablets, blister pads, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin and personal medicines as prescribed by your physician.
A valid permit is required for certain areas, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require two working days and two passports size photographs. Permits are not required for the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang treks. However, conservation entry fees are required for these national parks.
We recommend that each trekker have keep a small bag during the course of the trip. Each morning a small fire is lit for burnable rubbish. Any non-burnable or non-biodegradable rubbish should be carried back to Kathmandu and disposed appropriately.
Lightness and comfort are of course the most important qualities in walking clothing. You should be pack your bags with a view to the altitude of the route chosen and season of the year. In many cases, especially along the longer route, walking is in the Himalaya, the walker is exposed to extremes of climates and sun. In just a few days, you may pass from the 40-+degrees centigrade, or over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, of the lower valleys( especially hot in the sunny deserts), to the icy climate of the glaciers. At a high altitude, the contrasts between day and night are extreme. At average altitude in the Himalaya (which means between 2000 and 4000 meters) The best solution is to wear a pair of heavy cloth trousers( if possible, looser and more comfortable then jeans), with a pair of shorts to be worm during the hotter hours of the day and with some padded trousers for the colder hours of the day. Classic breeches are always comfortable, and can been worn with thermal underwear when things get chilly. A wool or pile sweater can be worn over a standard wool shirt or more modern pullover made of a synthetic material.
At all altitudes, one must have complete set( Jacket and leggings) made of Goretax or some similar material. The list is completed by a wool cap and a canvas hat against the sun, a pair of wool or pile gloves, and a pair of sunglasses. Among the accessories, one must carry a water bottle, spare laces, and a multi-purpose knife (Swiss army knife). It is essential to carry a torch, the best being a head torch. You should choose a sleeping bag view to the colder days of the route the rucksack is another fundamental component of your equipment, those who walk carrying most of their baggage should choose a model with considerable capacity (70 liters up). A “day bag pack” for those traveling with organized walk can be much smaller. It is very important to break in your boots in the month before leaving walking boots made of synthetic materials are used universally, and they are the best solution for many of the routes
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu.