Each morning, around 6:00am, two smiling kitchen boys will wake you up with a hot cup of black tea at your tent door. (If it is the day of a pass crossing you will be woken around 3:00 am to get an early start.) It will take about half an hour to get packed up and ready for the day. You will get a bowl of warm water to wash up. You might want to soak a small towel to have a sponge bath. There are opportunities for bucket baths on rest days or, for those brave enough, a dip into a glacial stream or river.
Breakfast is served at around 7:15 am. A typical breakfast includes items such as toast, Indian flat bread, Tibetan bread, omelets, porridge/muesli, etc. We also serve Nepal-grown organic coffee. While you eat the staff will pack up your tents. It’s good to get an early start walking while the air is clear and you get good views of the mountains, and before the sun is too strong .
The group will stop for lunch after hiking 3 to 4 hours. It may be a hot lunch or a packed lunch. If time is short because there is a long distance to cover or if water is not available there will be a packed lunch. Lunch time also allows time to rest, and if a hot lunch is being prepared there is a little more time to relax.
After lunch, depending on the day you may hike between 2 to 4 hours. The tents will be erected for you and you will find your duffel outside your tent. Tea and cookies will be served while you wait for dinner which is usually served around 6:00pm.
Typical dinner meals (or hot lunch) could consist of tasty dal-bhat (rice, lentils and vegetable or meat curry), Indian fried bread, French-fries, tuna, Sherpa stew, spaghetti, momos (Tibetan pot-stickers), pizza, or noodles with soup. Trekkers are often pleasantly surprised with the food.
After dinner there may be some singing and dancing with the staff. Most trekkers turn to their tents by 8:00 or 9:00 pm, well ready to enjoy a sound sleep.
After breakfast, lunch and dinner you will need to fill up your water bottles with hot water. Although boiled water is safe to drink, some trekkers prefer to take extra precaution by using iodine or chlorine drops.
We have a number of treks to places where few tourists have ventured.