When to go?
The main trekking season is from the end of September to mid-April. From September to November you can expect crystal clear skies and comfortable walking temperatures. Between December and February the temperatures drop but trails are quieter and the mountain views are clear. In March and April the rhododendron forests burst into flower and temperatures are once again ideal for trekking.
Where to stay?
Depending on the trek we either camp or stay in small, family-run lodges (called teahouses). Either way we make sure you can rest and sleep as comfortably possible to prepare you for the next day's trek.
Meals on trek
A key feature on all our treks are the three hearty meals we include each day. When trekking at altitude you burn at least 6,000 calories a day, so you need to take on fuel - and plenty of it! On our camping-based treks the meals are freshly prepared by our camp cooks, and on the lodge-based treks the host families provide our meals. Whether you camp or stay in mountain lodges you will enjoy a good variety of traditional food, soups and vegetable dishes and even the odd high altitude apple pie. Please see our Tour Notes for further information.
Why include meals?
Unlike most Nepal trekking companies we include all your meals while you’re trekking with us. This saves you about £25 to £35 per day (equivalent to about £360 on the 12 day Everest Base Camp trek or £510 on the 17 day Annapurna Circuit). To have your meals included is much more convenient at the lodges, with less time spent ordering a la carte and waiting for individual meals to arrive, not to mention splitting out and paying the bill at the end. Included meals are also better for the mountain environment, as less cooking fuel is needed, and much more efficient and convenient for our hosts.
A typical day on trek
On a typical trekking day we start early in the morning to catch the clearest weather and the best views. We often cover most of the day’s trek before lunch. We then take a long and relaxed break for lunch before continuing to our overnight stop. At all times you can walk at your own pace and take plenty of breaks along the way.
Where to go?
Most trekkers choose between Nepal’s two most popular regions, Annapurna in the west and the Everest (Khumbu) region in the east. Both are spectacular but in different ways: the Everest region is very high, rocky and home to the wonderfully hospitable Sherpa people; the Annapurna region is lower and the trekking routes are more varied, with terraced farmland, forests and pastures. You could also venture into lesser-known regions, such as Manaslu, for a chance to trek through mountain cultures still scarcely touched by the outside world.