We arrange tailor made treks to meet the requirements of individuals, families, groups of friends etc, who wish to do trek or climb of their own choice. The cost for these is shown on our tariff and depends on the length of trek and number in the group. In addition to the basic cost per person extras such as transport and trek permits are additional. We will be pleased to provide detailed quotations upon request. Obviously the costs involved in operating a trek for one or two, for less than week, are higher than for say 6 people or more doing a longer trek and this is reflected in the price.
As our treks are tailor made to suit the interest of our clients, we offered options for camping trek or lodge treks we provide accommodation and food in lodges that are selected by us. Each trek is guide by Sherpa guide (Sardar) and we employ a porter for two persons.
In our lodge clients can walk on their own pace, as they are not limited by the constraints of camping treks. Our clients will have opportunities to meet local people, enjoy their culture and traditions and share with them. Our guides supervise the kitchen in lodges to make sure the hygiene is up to the standard.
Lodge trekking helps in reducing pressure of people in the environment (on camping treks we have to engage a large number of porters).
Based on confirmed bookings we reserve rooms in advance in the best available lodges along the trekking routes for our groups. Information on recommended items of clothing and other gear will be provided on booking of treks with us.
· Food and accommodation on full board.
· A Sherpa guide, plus an assistant for larger groups.
· One porter for two 2 persons.
· Trekking permit, documentation.
· National Park/ Conservation fee
· Insurance cover for guide and porters
· Domestic air and or road transportaion
· Airport transfers
· Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed/ breakfast and sharing basis for 4 nights.
· Bottled beverages
· Lunch/ dinner in Kathmandu
· Expenses of personal nature
PROCEDURE IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES
1) If a trekker becomes sick or injured, and is incapable of walking out from the trek, the following options are available:
a) Carriage of patient by porter or pack animal (if available) to the nearest town, road head or airfield.
b) In the case or more serious injury or illness a helicopter maybe called for.
2) Whilst medical requirement and location of the patient must inevitably determine the course of action chosen, very serious consideration must be given before calling for helicopter evacuation.
a) Whilst the helicopter services normally react with urgency there are times when they are not immediately available.
b) The patient's location may not be suitable for a helicopter evacuation because of altitude, terrain or adverse weather conditions.
c) The cost of the helicopter evacuation is high and the payment is the sole responsibility of the patient.
d) Calling for a helicopter for a case that subsequently is shown to have been unnecessary, jeopardizes the chances of future rescues for real emergencies.
3) Once the decision has been made to call for a helicopter evacuation, the start of the chain of events will almost certainly be the dispatch of a Sherpa runner with a message to the nearest radio station or telephone. You can roughly calculate that a runner will cover three normal day stages in one day.
Our office is open seven days a week. We also have a night guard on duty after office hours that will be able to contact senior office staff in emergencies after office hours.
Once we receive a message requesting helicopter evacuation we will consider the situation as serious on going emergency an evacuation aircraft will be contacted until the client has been returned to Kathmandu. If a message is received canceling the evacuation it will be cancelled but will not be responsible for a message not being received or being received too late to abort the flight. In such cases the client will be held responsible of any charges applicable.
Having dispatched a message you should assume that a helicopter is guaranteed. We advise that if a patient can safely be moved you start to move him / her down – if you intent to do this it must be made clear in your message. If moving, remain at campsite until 11:00am daily and from first light put out identification marks. Take similar action if a helicopter is apparently seen searching for the party after you are on the move. At each camp clear and mark a landing zone for the helicopter. The area cleared should be at least 130ft. by 130ft.
Note that in most cases a helicopter will only leave Kathmandu in the early morning (often the day after a message is received). However, this will of course depend on the area of evacuation and weather conditions.
Where emergency hospitalization is required arrangements will be made to meet the patient on arrival in Kathmandu and transferred to a hospital or a clinic.
| Morning Tea|| Around 5:30 – 6:00 a.m. in the tents|
Washing water follows
|Breakfast || Around 7:00 a.m.|
Jam, Honey, Butter, Peanut butter
| Lunch || Around 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon|
Different types of egg preparations
Different types of potato preparations
Baked Beans, Sausages/Ham (imported)
Chapati, Pancakes, Cheese
Fresh Lime/Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate
| Evening Time|| After reaching campsite 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.|
Biscuits, Tuna Fish, Cheese
| Dinner || Around 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.|
Different types of soups (fresh vegetable, chicken, tomato, pop corn, mushroom)
Boiled, Cooked Curry (Vegetable)
Chicken Curry, Roast Chicken
Dal (lentils), boiled/fried rice, fried noodles, cheese sauce
Fish cake, spring rolls, cheese balls, mashed potatoes, macaroni, pizza
DESERT – Pies (apple, banana, pumpkin), fresh and tinned fruits