Travel and Trekking Information
The altitudes ranges between 4877m to 8848m, including the 14 summits in the world wich exceed altitude of 8000m. The trekkers require walking on foot for about 4 - 6 hours each day therefore, you must be physically fit enough with a regular exercise of minimum 45 days prior to the departure of your trekking adventure. those with any cardiac or pulmonary history are required to obtain their physician's health clearance certificate before participating in any form of trekking. They are definitely not advised to participate in high altitude or strenuous treks.
Mental strenght is equally important and a subject few give tought to. The most important factor is to understand about the people especially in the mountains, have different values and attitudes then the western world. Therefore all trekkers shoul acknowledge this as a part of a trekking holiday experience.
Types of Trek
In the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest region, basic lodging and food facilities are normaly available. However, it is the guide's choice from lodges for overnight stay and meals. In winter and summer lodge treks are better to avoid the inclement weather and in autumn ad spring the lodges are overcrowded and it can be difficult to find a place.
This is a massive arrangement, rather expensive but the only way to enjoy the trekking in real sense. We could provide all camping stuff while porters carry your gears and foods. SHERPA'S set the camp, cook and serve meals while the Sirdar (guide) leads from the front in all administrational issues.
Different grades of trekking
Easy trekking is generally between 900m and 2.000m like the Royal Trek, Dhampus Trek and the Ghoripani Trek. There are always "ups & downs" in the Himalayans and trekkers need to be regular walkers to get the full enjoyment from their efforts.
Moderate trekkings contain altitudes between 900m to 4.000m like the famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the amazing Langtang Trek. Some treks here will in parts be far away from villages on difficult mountain trails.
Hard trekking are of demanding nature, all participants should be verry physically fit and in verry good health, it is required often in remote alpine areas and sometimes when reaching altitudes that pass 5.000m like the Everst Base Camp Trek, Around Annapurna Circuit and the Gokyo Chola Pass Trek.