Teahouses, homestays or tents.
You can go on a trek in different styles. These styles refer mainly to your accommodation during the trek. On some trails you stay in a lodge or a teahouse, in others you stay with locals and the most adventurous are the ones you sleep in tents.
With all our treks you are accompanied by at least one of our head guides and a porter carries your main luggage.
Teahouse or lodge trek - with guide & porter.
Recent years there has been a high increase in both the number and the standard of facilities in villages on the main trails. For example, in Namche Bazaar (Everest Region) there is now 24-hour electricity, a launderette, multiple internet cafés, bakeries,…
The convenience of teahouse trekking you have in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas. Large teahouses with comfortable dining rooms, private sleeping rooms with mattresses and clean sheets, extensive menus or specialized restaurants and bakeries can make your trek a very comfortable experience.
Since a few years also the regions of Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Rolwaling, Manaslu, Tamang Heritage Trail and Mustang, have known a growth of more basic teahouse facilities along their trails, all of which offer an authentic Nepali trekking experience.
Homestay trek - with guide & porter.
Home stay based trekking is an opportunity to explore real Nepalese rural life and socialize with local people. Your accommodation is in the home of the villagers.You stay there as part of the family and eat together what they grow on their lands.
Villagers continue their daily normal works and if there is time you can participate in the village activities.
Your expenses contribute directly to the welfare of the local community which ultimately gives you the high sense of satisfaction.
Camping trek - with a whole Nepalese crew.
The most flexible and adventurous, though comfortable, way to explore the Himalaya is on a camping trek. To have unrestricted access to the remote trails, astonishing viewpoints, and mountain passes you need to be self-sufficient, with the support of an experienced team.
Nearly all remote or exploratory treks will be camping based as a group needs to have a crew available to help cross passes and break trails. The roles of various crew members is normally well defined: the head guide is in charge; the assistant guides look after the clients on the trail, serve meals and make/break the camp; the cook and kitchen staff prepares meals and washes dishes for the group, while the porters carry everything.
Each morning a smiling assistant guide will wake you with a mug of tea followed by a bowl of water to wash your face. Breakfast is freshly served in the morning sun while your crew packs up the camp.
At some point along the trail your cook will have prepared a lunch for you at a beautiful spot, after which you continue to the next campsite and there waits an extensive dinner.
Shower, toilet and dining tents with tables and chairs complete your campsite.
The main benefit of a camping trek is that you are able to explore remoter regions away from the main trails and meet some of the inhabitants of the wild Himalaya. They will greet you as an honored guest. Away from the main routes is where you’ll most likely see animals like the red panda, the black bear, the musk deer, the snow leopard and a multitude of birds.
For many trekkers and trek leaders, camping-style treks are their favorite method of exploring Nepal; they often say that their experience feels more genuine. Camping brings you closer to nature, and friendships built during a camping trek are more long lasting.
You can fill in your remaining days in Nepal with a wide range of activities. Discover some days the jungle in one of the nationals parks in the South of Nepal, go enjoying the shores of Phewa lake in Pokhara or visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu Valley.