Proper acclimatization is very important and our routes are planned specifically to allow a gradual gain in altitude with many of our treks having extra days to allow for acclimatization. By slowly gaining height we reap the benefits of a gradual gain in fitness and acclimatization. We offer advice about acclimatization and with the sensible approach we take on all of our treks, anyone who is fit and healthy should have few problems. On our climbing trips in Nepal and trekking trips in Tibet we carry a portable altitude chamber as an extra safety precaution.
Group sizes are kept small, to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum Group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2.
We provide a kit bag (for your goods to be carried by porter) and at teahouses you will have foam mattresses. If you are on camping trek, company provides the mattresses, tents etc. You may bring your own down jacket and sleeping bag or you may purchase (one quarter of price in KTM) or hire for around US$ 1 per item daily. Do not come without “well walked in boots”-poor boots, poor trek and the best boot the best trek.
- Lightweight walking boots “walked” them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- During day-light weight cotton pants, shorts wrap around skirt.
- At night-track top, pants
- Cotton T-Shirts
- Long sleeve cotton shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
- Sun hat-sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton
- Vaseline for feet and crutch
- Water bottle-2 liters
- Iodine to purify water
- Swimming suit
- Sunglasses and strap
- Toilet paper and cig. Lighter, Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
- Small headlamp/ flashlight/ torch with spare batteries
- Personal medical supplies-don not forget ban-aids, elastic bandage
- Pocket knife and sewing kit
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun-tan lotion
- Small daypack-25 liters
- Rain jacket-poncho style to cover backpack
- Water proof pant
- First aid kit
- Small towels
For Winter Season (Additional)
- Warm down fiber filled jacket
- Sleeping bag to-15 c with inner sheet
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- Flannel shirt
- Beanie with ear flaps
- A pair of gloves
- Snow glasses and strap
- Snow gaiters
- Sandals or slip on shoes
- Camera and film
- Spare boot laces
- Large plastic bag to line kit bag, day pack and for dirty clothes