DOSSIER: The Annapurnas
Most use kerosene for cooking. The basics of conservation and of ecology are practised with some success.
FULLY SUPPORTED TENTED TREKKING with Sirdar, Sherpa Guides and Porters-It’s the best way to experience the high Himalaya, fully supported and thoroughly equipped to the last detail, under the Sirdar, a splendid team of sherpas, cook, kitchen staff and porters gives the trek considerable style. In such company we can go almost absolutely anywhere in Nepal.
The expedition is fully equipped in every wayfor the remote wilderness conditions encountered. We are not however involved in full-on mountaineering or rock climbing, nor needing ropes, crampons, ice-axes etc.
Experienced, able, trustworthy and friendly Sirdar, Sherpas, Cooks and Kitchen Staffform the framework of the expedition. Two-person insulated tents, mattresses, mess tent, lightweight tables and chairs, kerosene cookers, lanterns, toilet tents…mean we are certainly NOT uncomfortable.
All equipment – including your personal kit – is carried by a team of energetic porters(mostly hired from neighbouring villages). Despite their heavy loads, they will have helped establish each night’s camp by the time we arrive.
Meals are EXCEPTIONAL.‘Bed-tea’ wakes you in time for sunrise views at 6.30am. (Basins of hot water for washing and shaving soon follow). Breakfast is at approximately 7.30am. There is a real spread for lunch and then refreshments on reaching camp. A three-course evening meal is at around 7.00pm.
GROUP SIZE: is typically anything between 6-12 Trekkers; typically 3-5 nationalities, probably between the ages of 24 and 60, easy-going, energetic types, there to enjoy the opportunity.
Taking part calls on some determination and stamina and we rely on the camaraderie created. The conditions, when the weather turns unfavourable, can be arduous, however the demands should not be exaggerated. If you are of average fitness and enjoy the outdoors you should manage well.
GUIDES & PORTERS:
Every Guide with Himalayan Encounters has considerable first-hand local experience. His chief concern is his group’s welfare and safety and he’ll help set a relaxed pace and will ensure the best possible food and accommodation. He’ll also strive to earn your friendship and will be keen that you should come to know and love Nepal.
work hard and cheerfully (one day, soon perhaps, to train as junior guides).
- First 48 - and Beyond
- Culture & Customs (Tailor-Made Sample Itineraries)
- Rural Heritage - Pokhara, Trisuli River, Bandipur and Nuwakot
- Trekking in the Himalayas
- Whitewater Rafting
- Jungle Safari (Bardia & Chitwan)
- Also At Home Elsewhere in the Himalaya -
Tibet and Bhutan
- Joining the Volunteers
- To 'Summit Up'