Your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu includes breakfast. For lunch and dinner there are numerous restaurants to choose from of a very good standard.
Once we leave Kathmandu, all meals are included and provided by the lodges where you stay or by the catering staff accompanying the trip. Fresh food will be purchased locally and will be of a high standard.
If you have any specific dietary requirements please include these on your booking form so we can accommodate them as far as possible.
Allow USD $200 for meals not included.
All holidays start and finish with a short stay in a quality hotel in Kathmandu. In general, on walks we use local lodges for accommodation, whilst treks and expeditions will involve a mixture of lodges and camping.
Those joining on their own will be booked to share a room with another member of the group of the same sex. If, however, you wish to have a single room please tick the relevant box on the booking form.
Whilst on the trek, rooms and/or tents are also shared. Again, if you require a single, this can be arranged and needs to be requested on the booking form in advance. There will be additional charges for single accommodation arrangements.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. In addition, laundry services can be found outside our hotel in all major cities. There may be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non polluting/biodegradable soap.
What to Take
What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, Generally speaking though, you should pack as lightly as possible Suitcases are not recommended! Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags with wheels are acceptable, although we recommend your bag has carry straps as well, as you may be required to negotiate bus and railway station steps. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day walks and day trips.
Please see the list below for what to bring while trekking. Try to keep the weight and bulk to a minimum by bringing clothes made from lightweight material. Don't pack too much clothing; one or two changes will be all you need. However, as the weather conditions in the Himalayas are often unpredictable, be prepared for all eventualities, be it rain, unseasonable cold or heat. Bring good walking boots/shoes with ankle support that are well broken-in (this means worn frequently prior to travel because new boots invariably equal blisters and discomfort).we provide porters to assist with carrying your luggage but you will be expected to carry your day pack and to keep your other luggage to a minimum.
Please note that sleeping bags, packs of various sizes, cold weather clothes (for all treks) are readily available to buy or hire in both Kathmandu and Pokhara at very reasonable rates. Most items can be hired for no more than US$10 per day. we can assist you in hiring gear. If you plan to hire a sleeping bag we recommend that you bring an inner sleeping sheet, which adds another layer of warmth as well as a layer of hygiene. For the trek all of your gear should be packed into plastic bags to protect from rain etc. Dry clothes are essential for your comfort.
All camping equipment (provided) as well as your personal gear are carried by porters. The only items you need to keep with you while walking are personal requirements such as your water bottle, sunscreen and camera. A comfortable daypack is required to carry these. Please note that you need to either bring or hire a 4 season sleeping bag for our Tented treks. There are safe storage facilities for valuables before leaving on the trek. As we will be spending most of the trek away from villages there is no need to bring large amounts of money with you. Enough to cover some soft drinks or teas will suffice. Again, your group leader will go over this before departure.