Fully Supported with Trekking 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 way for the remote wilderness conditions encountered. 

Experienced, able, trustworthy and friendly Sirdar, Sherpas, Cooks and Kitchen Staff form 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.

The typical day
involves a morning of approximately 3-4 hours of slow but steady trekking with rests now and again, and an afternoon of 2-3 hours of similar progress, with the higher altitudes addressed by having well placed afternoons of rest and acclimatisation.

FITNESS –
Taking part calls on 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.

Our Porters
work hard and cheerfully (one day, soon perhaps, to train as junior guides).

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