Mountain Sherpa Trekking
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Types of Trekking in Nepal

Mountain Sherpa trekking organizes treks in three different styles: CAMPING, TEA HOUSE & GAP (abbreviation of Guide, Accommodation & Porter).

1. CAMPING TREKKING IN NEPAL

Camping trek is the classic style of trekking in Nepal and can be conducted almost anywhere in Nepal. These treks are away from the more frequented trails and provide a wilderness experience in both natural and cultural aspect. You can observe the remote mountain villages of Nepal where people are surviving by growing their own food, untouched by modern civilization, no politics and they have a quite happy life with their own distinctive culture and traditional that might be very interesting & unique to observe for everyone. In fact, these treks give you a very special experience of the real Nepal. Choosing this type of trek also help to develop these poor areas economically. In some remote land of Nepal there are no tea house/lodges on the trail. So the fully organized camping trek is only an option.

Accommodations for these treks are tents, and your food will be cooked on a kerosene stove by one of our chefs. Staff will carry all the necessary equipment, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery. You carry your small backpack with a water bottle, camera and your day clothes. We employ the appropriate number of porters to carry all equipment, trekking gear & necessary stuff.

Our camping treks are all environmentally aware. We choose our spots wisely, disturbing as little of the Eco system as possible. We take nothing but pictures and leave only footprints behind. We provide unique and fresh food without harmful chemical by using less number of tin foods, as much as possible we will use fresh fruits and vegetable. High quality of kitchen equipments, sleeping tents, staff tents, dining tents, toilet tents, shower tents, dinning table, Chairs, mattress, foods, sleeping bags are provided. Porters Carry all provisions, Camping equipment and trekker's personal baggage.

We have accumulated a number of different Camping trek itineraries below which cover a variety of "off the beaten trail" in our Country. We have planned all treks itinerary in Kathmandu at 5 Star hotel accommodations to adjust before and relax after your long trek.

TYPICAL DAY ON THE CAMPING TREK IN NEPAL

In a typical Camping Trek day starts around 6 a.m.with a cup of hot tea brought to your tent, along with a bowl of hot water for your morning wash. Breakfast will be laid on the table consisting of porridge, toasts, eggs, pancakes and tea/coffee. During breakfast our staffs will pack the tents so you have to pack before breakfast. Normally, our trek starts around 7:30 - 8:00 o'clock after our Morning breakfast. Starting earlier in the morning will give you a lot of advantage like cool morning when walking is easier. The morning air will be very clear. So, you can have incredible views of the Mountains than at the other times of day.

Our Porters carry trekker’s all personal belongings. Everyone walks at his or her own pace and as the group spreads out along the trail. There is a plenty of time to enjoy the views, meet the local people, take photographs and enjoy the flora and fauna. Even though you are with a group you can walk alone. Our assistance guide will be always with you to lead the way.

The porters are slower and cook crews (Sherpas) rush ahead to prepare lunch, which should then be ready when the groups arrive at around 11:00- 12:00 o’clock. Afternoon trek end about 3pm when you round ahead to discover your tents already set up by Sherpas in a field near village. The kitchen crew again prepares tea coffee; biscuits will be available in the camp. As we often camp near villages a trip to the local inn can provide some light entertainment. Later on, you have free choice to read book or explore surrounding area. The food provided is a combination of western and local cuisine by around 6 pm. The cooks and kitchen staff are fully trained to the highest standard so hygiene. In the evening all staffs makes fun by singing and dancing in the groups. After that around 8 pm most trekkers turn to their tents to enjoy a sound sleep

MEALS & DRINKING WATER ON A CAMPING TREK

We provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, Muesli and cereal followed by Omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with Chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads.

After a long day on the trail, dinner is a hearty 3 course meal soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided after at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls of health and hygiene in the Kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. This has allowed us to maintain remarkably high standards of health over many years of trek organization and good health is vital to an enjoyable and successful trek and climb. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. 20- 30 Minute Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic and Potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

2. LODGE TREK

Some of the popular trekking routes in Everest, Annapurna & Lang tang are served by lodges making it possible for you to stay at local Tea house (mountain hut) during your trek. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are quite basic. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive then Camping trek and are largely suitable for small group. Usually during busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in dormitory.

MEALS & DRINKING WATER ON A LODGE TREK

On our lodge based treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and three course dinner, tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

On tea house trek you will be accompanied by a team of local crew whose aim is to make the trek as hassle-free and enjoyable as possible. The crew consists of a local leader (Sirdar) and a team of porters to carry all your gear. On average, there will be a ratio of one porter to every two group members. Sirdar speaks reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

A TYPICAL DAY ON A LODGE TREK

Each morning after packing our bags and having a good breakfast, we set off on the day's walk. All we need to carry is a small day pack containing water bottle, camera, sun cream, hat, rain jacket and warm jumper, just in case. The porters will carry the rest of our gear for us.

After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon's walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

3. GAP TREK

This is an abbreviation of Guide Accommodation and Porters (GAP). This option of the trek is for those who want basic support from us. This is the most economic way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers pay for meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only in certain routes in Everest, Lang tang, Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by local tea house or lodges. Entire arrangement is exactly same as Tea House except you pay for your own meals. We take care of all expenses of our staff.

Contact Us

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

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Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone No.: 00977 14435828
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