Treks in Nepal can last from a week to even months according to the route you choose. This means that you will need to spend many nights on the trail and need to prepare ahead for the accommodation. On popular trekking routes like Everest, Annapurna and the Langtang region are trekkers lodges, which are also commonly called tea houses. Teahouses are common and make food and accommodation logistics easy. In the less touristy areas, trekkers will need to rely on other sleeping arrangements, which can include camping and staying in-home stays.
Whereas in our Everest View Comfort Trek, you will be staying at Luxury Deluxe Lodges. Phakding and Namche Bazar will be at the best available local deluxe lodges, which are slightly lower categories lodges than others. The local lodges have attached toilet bathroom facilities. All accommodations for Everest View Comfort Trek are on a twin-sharing basis included in the trip cost. If you are a solo explorer, you will share a room with someone else of the same sex as our group. If we do not have a partner to share a room or if we prefer a single room, you need to pay a single supplement fee. By paying for a single supplement, you will be able to get a single room in Kathmandu and luxury lodges.
Regarding food on the trek, you will have full options to select. Meals include verities of western-style meals to ethnic cuisines including Sherpa stew, fresh vegetable items, noodles, soups, handmade bread items, spaghetti, pizza, eggs, potatoes recipes, apple pie, and the most common Dal Bhat. Regarding drinks, various kinds of drinks like black tea, lemon tea, hot chocolates, ginger tea, milk coffee/tea, green tea, black coffee, Lemon ginger tea. etc are available. Breakfast of the day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to your destination and dinner, and breakfast will be served at the lodge where you spend the night. A welcome/farewell dinner, and breakfast will be served during our stay in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu you will get breakfast only, for dinner and lunch, you have to pay by yourself.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Everest View Comfort Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk for at least 3-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks before the trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset, but no technical skill is required for this journey. It is important that you consult with your doctor before you decide and set up for the Everest Comfort View Trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform their doctor and Service Provider (Wind Horse Tours).
Best Time to Travel to Everest View Comfort Trek
The Best season of this trek is Autumn (mid-Sept to mid-Dec) and spring (March to May) The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. But the nights are cold and can fall to a freezing level in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for this Trek; the only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer or monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain, but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn. But during monsoon and winter, the routes are not packed, and visitors can enjoy the best that nature has to offer.
Health Safety & Altitude sickness
For the majority of trekkers, health problems are likely to be minor, such as stomach upsets and blisters, and common-sense precautions are all that is required to avoid illness. Make sure you and your teeth are in good health before departing, as there is very little medical or dental attention along the trails.
It is easy to forget that mountainous terrain carries an inherent risk. There are posters plastered around Kathmandu with the faces of missing trekkers. In rural areas of Nepal, rescue services are limited and medical facilities are primitive or nonexistent. Helicopter evacuations are possible, but the costs run into the thousands of US dollars. Only tiny minorities of trekkers end up in trouble, but accidents can often be avoided or risk minimized if people have a realistic understanding of trekking requirements. Don’t take on a Himalayan trek lightly. Several basic rules should be followed: don’t trek alone, don’t make ostentatious displays of valuable possessions, and don’t leave lodge doors unlocked or valuables unattended.
Trail Conditions & Percussion
Walking at high altitudes on rough trails can be dangerous. Watch your footing on narrow, slippery trails, and keep your eyes on the trail, not the mountains. Never underestimate the changeability of the weather at high altitudes – at any time of the year. If you are crossing high passes where snow is a possibility, never walk with fewer than three people. Carry a supply of emergency rations, have a map and compass (and know how to use them), and have sufficient clothing and equipment to deal with cold, wet, blizzard conditions. You will be sharing the trail with porters; mules and yaks, all usually carrying heavy loads, so give them the right of way. If a mule or yak train approaches, always move to the high side of the trail to avoid being knocked over the edge.
Walking the trails of Nepal often entails a great deal of altitude gain and loss even the base camps of Nepal’s great peaks can be very high. Most treks that go through populated areas stick to between 1000m and 3000m, although the Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Circuit Trek both reach over 5000m. On high treks such as these ensure adequate acclimatization by limiting altitude gain above 3000m to 500m per day. The maxim of ‘walking high, sleeping low’ is a piece of good advice; your night halt should be at a lower level than the highest point reached in the day. Make a point to catch the free altitude lectures given by the Himalayan Rescue Association in Kathmandu, Manang in Annapurna Region, and Pheriche, Macchermo, Gokyo in Everest Region aid posts on the Annapurna and Everest treks respectively.
Check that your travel insurance policy does not exclude mountaineering or ‘alpinism’. Although you will not be engaging in these activities on a trek, you may have trouble convincing the insurance company of this fact.