Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions try to help each client find the trek most suited to their interests and itinerary. Treks in remote mountain villages of Nepal away from the more popular trails provide an opportunity to experience both natural wilderness and authentic culture. Tradition and culture are still untouched by modern civilization. People live a simple life and grow their own food, often in harsh conditions. In such remote parts of Nepal there are no tea houses or lodges, so a camping trek is the only option.
On a camping trek you sleep in tents. We use spacious North Face or High Mountain 2 person dome tents. A single trekker will be provided a two-person tent. On a camping trek you will be accompanied by an experienced crew comprised a guide or leader, assistant guide, porters, kitchen boys, and cook. Note, most members of our team have worked with us for at least 10 years. Our expert kitchen crew makes sure the camping trek meals are delicious and nutritious.
All you will need to carry is a small day-pack with a water bottle, camera and any extra clothes you may need. All the camping equipment and food is carried by porters who carry your gear. The support staff set up tents where you will be sleeping and well- trained cooks will prepare hot meals for you. The crew take care of all your needs. Annapurna Foothills Treks employ the appropriate number of porters to carry all equipment and your personal belongings.
Everyone walks at his or her own pace so the group spreads out along the trail. There is plenty of time to enjoy the views, meet the local people, take photographs and enjoy nature. The kitchen crew rushes ahead to prepare meals to be ready when the group arrives. By the time you reach the destination for the night you will find your tents already set up by the Sherpa porters. The camp site is usually near a village. There may be a local inn to visit for some light entertainment. Others may choose to relax with a book or explore the area.
Environment Concerns on a Camping Trek
A camping trek in the beautiful environment of the Himalayas does have an impact, but it provides employment to a number of people who have few alternatives for earning a living. We are strongly committed to leaving the lightest footprint possible, and following eco-friendly practices. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats, we use kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood.
We also discourage you from taking hot showers if the water is heated with wood-fuelled fire.
Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can be strewn with litter. Our staff members are committed to eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy.