Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know before you start designing a custom trekking tour of Nepal. We work closely with you to create a unique and memorable experience. Questions? Contact us.
What is a trek?
A trek is a multi-day hike in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal.
There is a wide diversity of treks in Nepal. Treks can be broadly broken up into three categories: easy, moderate, and difficult. Factors include: altitude, length of walk each day, and incline.
Lodging on treks comes in two forms: camping in tents, and lodges (or tea houses).
Tea House Lodge Treks
In the lodge you will sleep on a basic mattress, usually in a room for two people. Some lodges have electricity. Bathrooms are shared (except for a few exceptions). Some have showers. If there is a shower it is usually with cold water. A few have hot water, depending on the trek. Toilets are shared and are typically “pit toilets”.
On a camping trek you will sleep in a tent usually for two people, that will be set up and broken down for you. You will sleep in a sleeping bag, with a foam pad beneath. You can bring an inflatable pillow and/or sleeping pad with you.
Food on Treks
On a lodge trek, you will eat in lodges, with food cooked by the staff.
On a camping trek, your food will be prepared by a cook who is with you for the entire trek.
Duration of treks
Treks can range anywhere from one day to six months. Most people in Nepal will trek between 3 days and 20 days. I recommend a minimum of six days to really get the most out of your experience.