Trekking can be organize different ways in Nepal supported by crew team and necessary logistic supplies a full board basis and other way staying at teahouse for food and accommodation along the journey. These two types of trekking is ever most popular trekking arrangement in Nepal and besides some groups also having partial service based – support of guide, porters and staying at local lodge. Eco Trek Nepal has provided important information regarding based on different types of trekking.
What is Teahouse trekking?
In Nepal Teahouse trekking is the most popular form of arrangement which allows trekkers to stay at local lodge and have wholesome foods and comfortable bed. Tea House lodge stay facility is available manly in regular and most popular routes – Annapurna, Everest and Langtang areas. Along the trek you will have some best facility available and some are very basic so it requires compromising with your consideration and keeping in mind sense of adventure. Your guide will ensure that the places you eat and stay in subscribe to the minimum levels of comfort you expect - a clean room, hot showers and a menu of good local and foreign dishes. The benefit of Teahouse Trekking is that, by arranging food and accommodation locally through the guide, you can hike at your own pace, set your own schedule and - most prominently - meet and experience the real life of the rural area.
It is managed by local community lodges along the more popular trekking routes; we are arranging a lodge (teahouse) trek as a complete package. An English-speaking guide will accompany you and make all the arrangements for food and accommodations along the way of journey. We also provide one porter for every two persons to carry the main luggage. The standard of accommodation and food at these inns varies tremendously, but your guide will select the best available on the way. Your teahouse arrangements, we includes your meals( Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea and coffee), accommodation, transportation, trekking permits, all government taxes airport tax, Government licensed holder guide and porter (for guide and porter s and their food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation etc).
Typical Day on Teahouse Trekking
Usually our day on Teahouse trekking starts around 6:30-7:00 am, you can order your breakfast in teahouse lodge after dinner or before go to bed. In the morning after breakfast having - bread, jam, Muesli, Porridge, boiled egg, tea or coffee depending on your choice we start the day’s hike. Along hiking 3-4 hours we stop for lunch in midday 12:30-1:00pm and after we again continue the hike. Generally after lunch the hiking journey will be quite shorter and rest of the afternoon can be spent exploring village a bit of washing or simply relaxing with reading book or rest. Around 7:00-8:00 Pm your dinner will be served and simply hanging around the fireplace, order your breakfast and rest to bed.
Accommodation at Teahouse
Generally along the regular trekking areas have developed well facilities available teahouse lodges. Which are mainly used by trekkers walk along the trail, however some are very cozy and comfortable and some are basic standard. Eco Trek Nepal will accommodate you as best available enroute along the journey and your lodge room will be provided bed, pillow blanket. If you are using your own personal sleeping bag is always recommended to bring with you.
Food at Teahouse
Foods at local teahouses are hygienic and usually delicious which are prepared by using local agro-products. They offer a variety foods, for breakfast, Toast, different styles of eggs, pancake, porridge, Muesli with milk, and other creels, For lunch and dinner, variety of potato, different curries, rice, noodles and pasta, pizza, spring roll, Nepali food and others food, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. They also use some from market which are not possible to grow up there and produce locally.
What is Camping Trekking?
Camping trek is fully supported by team members with supplies of all necessary logistics. The complete equipments- tents, sleeping mats, dining tent, kitchen equipment, foods etc are provided by the company. In group along the camping trek will be involved of guide, cook, camping staffs, kitchen team and porters. Along the trekking end of the day they will fixed the campsite as best possible places, prepare foods and overnight halt. In the morning set off the camp site have breakfast and continue onward hiking which will take involves until end of the pre planed trek.
The typical days of camping trek also follows the same as teahouse trekking as timetable and the foods will we cooked by well trained cook. At camping spot some of our staff team likes to sing song and dance too or some places mother group of local community may come to perform their local culture show. In this regards your guide will collect some donation for them which they use that money for social work – care of health and preserve their typical culture as well.