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Trekking Information

There are different styles of accommodations during Everest Sherpa Cultural Deluxe Lodge trekking. You will be staying at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu. During trekking, you will be staying at Luxury Deluxe Lodge for 6 nights and 2 nights in 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 Sherpa Cultural 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 of 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 a single supplement, you will be able to get a single room in Kathmandu and luxury lodges.

During our Everest Sherpa Cultural Luxury Lodge trek, you can savour typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian). From pizza and chips to apple pie and even enjoy hot chocolate, a variety of bread, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a 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 dinner, a 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
Sherpa Cultural 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 we consult with your doctor before you decide and set up for the Everest Sherpa Cultural Trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform your doctor and Service Provider (Wind Horse Tours).

Best Time to Travel to Everest Sherpa Deluxe Lodge 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 are 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.

Trekking Safely
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 minimised 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 altitude – 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 acclimatisation by limiting altitude gain above 3000m to 500m per day. The maxim of ‘walking high, sleeping low’ is good ad- vice; 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.

Rescue Insurance
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.