Whilst camping on trek all camping equipment and gear, including two-person tent,
dining tent, toilet tents, kitchen tent, tables and stools etc. and Comprehensive medical
kit, will be provided.
tours you may stay in a lodge or tea house
(depending upon the itinerary). Here
rooms are either dormitory 2/3/4 bed rooms, the facilities in these lodges are basic but
clean and comfortable. All meals are included on our Indian treks,
whilst you are on trek, but are generally not included while you are in
Porters and pack animals carry all personal gear and equipment.
You carry only a daypack with things like camera, jacket, water
Come trekking in the Himalayas with one of the first travel operators to
Back in the mists of time, in fact shortly after the Himalayas were formed*
Sherpa Expeditions ran its first tour to this beautiful trekking
region. The year was 1973, Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' was
riding high in the charts, and the UK was thinking about joining the
Common Market. Nepal was a magnet to trekkers and travellers,
districts of towns, such as Freak Street in Thamel (Kathmandu) grew
up to cater for the onslaught of these strange new hairy tourists in
Afghan coats. The early 1970s saw the hippies getting into suits,
having haircuts and having less time. This coincided with the birth
of mass air travel in the form of the Boeing 707 and the increased
interest in the physical challenge of trekking in the majestic
mountains of The Himalaya.
This is where Sherpa stepped in offering 18 days of trekking to Everest,
with a Lukla flight, and a slap up post expedition feed at The 'Yak
and Yeti.' Today Sherpa’s partner World Expeditions offers more or
less the same tour in the form of our Everest Base Camp trek with
permanent camps and high quality service offering terrific value for
The Himalayas are not just for mountaineers and experienced hill walkers!
They offer a range of treks to suit all ages and abilities, from a
modest hike in the foothills to more challenging high altitude treks
and trekking peaks rising over 6000m.
Anyone who lives an active life and is in good health will enjoy a
Himalayan trek. Our emphasis is in providing you with a rewarding
trekking experience. This is where Sherpa started and today we
collaborate with our sister company World Expeditions to offer one
of the widest selection of treks in the Nepalese Himalaya ranging
from 10-152 days!
*Actually the Himalayas are still forming, rising into the skies of the sub
continent at a rate of a few millimetres per year!
What's the food like?
Unlike most companies, we include a full
meal service as part of the trip price. We believe in the value of providing you with a full service trek which is to
lower the risks to you and to ensure you stay healthy, travel safely and with maximum enjoyment. The cost of meals in tea houses and lodges in the main trekking
areas is not cheap, the choices are often limited and a lot of
the food is fried.
By joining one of our camping treks
you’ll have a full time personal cook and assistant on
hand to prepare a creative menu using almost all fresh
ingredients and carefully managing the food preparation and
hygiene standards that would otherwise cost you $40
a day or more. Many of our trekkers write to us to
compliment the food they received on trek which is
testimony to the quality of our fully serviced treks.
Every day is
different but here is a sample of one days menu on the trail.
Tea, coffee or hot chocolate served in your tent, porridge or
a grain cereal, toast with spreads, eggs –fried, omelet or
boiled, baked beans and fried tomatoes, boiled water.
Lemon drink, tomato, cucumber and carrot salad,
cheese and gherkins, chapatis, pizza, canned
tuna & meats, fresh oranges and bananas,
tea, coffee or hot chocolate, boiled water.