Trekkers with us are never under pressure to rush to meet stringent timings and that is even more true on a private trek However we do aim to be amongst the first to leave villages in the morning to ensure we are ahead of the crowds, particularly in high season.
During the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porter or yaks. Please keep your main equipment bag as light as possible around 12 to 14 kgs. You simply carry a day pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket etc. You can leave your valuable items at your hotel in Kathmandu while trekking. Many hotels have a locker system and provide a deposit slip for the valuables kept under the hotel’s safekeeping.
Each morning after packing your bag and having a good breakfast, you set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours you stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and you usually arrive at your destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days you will arrive at your destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.
Over breakfast, the guides will review with you once more the plan for the day and check if anyone has any problems or concerns