Modes of Trekking in Nepal
Modes of Trekking in Nepal
Accommodations are one of the most asked topics for anyone wishing to trek in Himalayas of Nepal. After a demanding and challenging day out on a trek, worries of accommodations at the end of the day could spoil the whole fun out of trekking. While trekking in Nepal, there are few options available depending upon the remoteness of trekking area or region. The following are the modes of accommodations on treks offered by Visit Himalaya Treks:
There are several designated campsites on most of the trekking trails of Nepal for camping enthusiast who wish to sleep under the stars at the feet of mountains. Though it sounds a good option only for serious outdoor loving masses, it is at times the best option available in Himalayas of Nepal. Some places on popular trekking trails of Nepal get busy in unbelievable ways and it is hard to find space during the main “season”. And there are plenty of treks in the country where there are no facilities of a teahouse or a lodge. In these cases, camping is THE solution and usually in the context of trekking in Nepal, it is the best solution (barring some very busy and popular treks).
Camping treks in Himalayas of Nepal is a great an amazing experience in itself. One of the best part of these camping trek is the food during the trek. As these camping treks also include a kitchen team that prepares all the meals during the whole period of trekking. In this way, it is more safer and better than the kitchens of lodges in the busy times of season. Camping treks offered by Visit Himalaya Treks includes all meals and drinks during the whole trekking period.
Teahouses in the trekking routes of Nepal are kind of a mixture of a basic motel and a diner. But the cache is, the owner expects people staying to eat at same place and feel offended if they don’t do so. The rooms are quite basic and have a common lavatory but comparing the altitude and difficulties, it is the best that is available. However, some places, like Khumbu do have some luxury lodges as well but can cost more than $100 per night.
In general, lot of trekkers have a misconception about food available in the teahouses. They believe it is only Dal Bhat (traditional Nepali meal with rice, lentils and curry) while on the trek. But these teahouses offer a good variety of menu that has most of the western food and local food. The food on these teahouses are quite good as well (depends on teahouses).
Visit Himalaya Teahouse Treks include all three meals during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Camp + Teahouse Trek
There are some treks (mostly climbing trips) where both camps and teahouses are used. Mainly, the trek is mostly teahouse trek but because of unavailability of teahouses at base camps and high camps of the trekking peaks, camping is done for just a day or two.
Visit Himalaya offers camp + teahouse trek only in the climbing treks.
Homestay is a basic version of the teahouse treks. In homestay, one stays in the approved local houses as a paying guest. The family shares their own local food and there are no options when it comes to food. The trek provides an unique opportunity experience the local life and their traditions.
Visit Himalaya Homestay Treks include all three meals during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)