Trek accommodations

Posted by Andy on Friday, August 27, 2010
The type of accommodation you have is dependent upon the type of trek you decide to take. You can opt for a tea house trek or you may choose a camping trek.

Note
All tea houses have been tested and approved by iTrekNepal to guarantee the highest possible standard of accommodation.

Furthermore iTrekNepal ensures you will always have 100% clean sleeping equipment, with fresh sleeping bags, liners and pillows.

 

 

Tea House

Some villagers in the hills and mountains of Nepal have built lodges which vary from two storey hotels to small family homes. The main areas to find these tea houses are Annapurna, Langtang/Helambu and Everest Regions, where the trails are well defined. All the tea houses are run by Nepalese people and you will have the closest possible contact with the villagers in their own environment.

We offer a selection of tea house treks run to a high level of service, using the very best lodges available. We have selected only those tea houses that have chimneys and use environmentally friendly fuel so that your rooms are not filled with black smoke. On trek you are guided by an English-speaking guide and accompanied by experienced staff. All main baggage is carried by our porters. Your food will be prepared and cooked for you in the tea houses and your hosts will have advance notice of your arrival. We carry clean bed sheets and pillowcases, and if necessary we additionally provide extra sleeping bags for those cold nights at high lodges.

The main benefit of tea house trekking is that, by arranging food and accommodation locally, you can move at your own pace, set your own schedule and – most importantly – meet and experience the real life of the rural people.

 

Camping

Trekking through the Himalayas is for those who prefer a less cosseted vacation. On the camping trek, we get up and go to bed with the daylight, and relax in warm sunshine after a leisurely lunch.

We provide all camping and cooking equipment. These treks are staffed by a full local crew, including a main guide, porters, cook and assistants. Your main baggage is carried by porters. It is the camp crews’ job to perform all the camp work, including leaving the sites clean. Food on trek is a mixture of Western and local dishes with plenty of choice. Our menu is based on fresh food to provide three nutritious and tasty meals a day. We can cater for specific dietary needs if we know in advance. First-time trekkers are pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meals.

We use airy and comfortable tents. There is also a latrine tent and dining tent set up at each campsite. Your only job is to do the walking and take photographs, while our trek staff takes care of the camp duties and carrying.

The benefit of a camping trek is that we are not limited to use the trails more frequently travelled and there is a greater opportunity to get ‘off-the-beaten-track’.