In this article we will try to answer the questions which normally arises when you are a:

1) Beginner/first timer to Himalayan treks

2) Your first time with us, HT

Or in general queries for Himalayan treks

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1. Trek Planning & Preparation

Certainly NO.

If you have already done Himalayan treks, still you will have to get information on various aspects (e.g. route details, season’s to go for, physicality etc.) before choosing a trek.

And if you are a beginner, you MUST require assistance from experienced persons around. Also we are here to help you to get started. Be sure that you are well informed before joining. Read the FAQ to get an idea.

For further details contact us over email or call directly.

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Any adventure activity like trekking can’t be 100% safe. There  will always be inherent risk factors on high altitudes, specially when it is Himalayas. But don’t get worried as neither driving nor is breathing in any of our metro cities are 100%  safe!

We at HT will take all the necessary precautions required for your desired High altitude trek. We will carry quality camping equipment which will be well suited for your adventure. Our experienced guide(s) and support staff are the most valuable asset we have. They are hand picked professional locals to be along with you during the trek. Their decision making ability and faster actions become plus when safety may be at a stake.

We carry basic medicine cum First Aid Kit on a trek. Additionally we keep oxygen cylinder(s) available for any Moderate or Difficult trek. On most of the treks we have internal radio communication for higher safety.

We do insure all our trekkers ( it’s included for all Indian nationals up to 60 years of age) for any accidents on mountains for additional precaution and safety.

We prepare for the worst and hope for the best. However, preparation from a trekker’s side is equally important and we guide you thoroughly about how to prepare for any trek.

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This is a subjective question and keeping in mind the fact that each individual is different physically and mentally, it’s hard to assess your personal fitness and mark you in or out.

Now, we’ve divided treks in separate grades like easy, moderate, difficult and strenuous. The itineraries of easy treks are planned in such a way so that beginners can come and see for themselves how their body and mind reacts to high altitude.

A basic physical fitness and a strong mindset are required though, however easy that trek maybe. No one can tell if you got a hiking mindset or not, until unless you come and hike. The basic physical fitness level can be assessed though. How to acquire that level of fitness ? Follow the link below for detailed instructions.

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Well, no.

You are just supposed to carry your personal belongings. All the other things like sleeping bags, mattresses, ration, tents etc. are carried by mules / porters. If packed smartly, it should never weigh more than 10-12 kg.

If you are not willing to carry even that much baggage, we can arrange mules/porters to carry your rucksack. You still have to carry a small back pack though to carry water, dry food, poncho / water-wind proof jackets etc while hiking.

There is another style of hiking called alpine style where the trekkers carry everything from tents to stove. But that is recommended for experienced and very fit trekkers only.

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Follow the link below. Everything is explained thoroughly there.

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This is an often neglected yet a very important aspect of trekking. You have to make sure that your chosen gear is lightweight yet competent enough to endure harsh cold Himalayan environment. Follow the link below for a detailed guideline regarding this matter.

Selection Of Equipment

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We do hike in the rain, snow, wind and any other weather conditions that nature decides to throw at us. After all, we’re going on adventures! If the weather is unsafe for any reason, the trip will be changed or postponed. You will be notified the week of your trip if there are changes due to weather.

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“Indian” nutritious and simple vegetarian meals with occasional eggs will be served for breakfast, lunch &  dinner. The items will differ from one region to another, eastern to western Himalayas depending on local taste

Depending on how long you trek for the day either we provide packed lunch or hot lunch will be served once you reach a campsite.

Tea-coffee/snacks/soup  will be provided in between the proper meals.

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YOU CAN. A trek isn’t a sport of any kind that you need very high standard of physical fitness and adequate skills . Though a modest physical fitness, trekking gears  and experienced support staff are must.

If the above isn’t encouraging enough, check out the story of this 42 year old banker, Vikas Dimri :

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You will get safe drinking water at all the campsites, collected from a nearby stream or source. Normally these sources are well known and free of any contamination. We DON’T carry any bottled/packaged water on treks with us.

Boiled water will be served at campsites. Carry adequate water along with you during your hiking.  Don’t forget to ask your guide  about the option of refilling your bottle during the walk.

For additional precaution you may bring water purification tablets/portable pouch etc, though not really required.

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2. Booking/Reservation process

You must call 72 hours ahead of your scheduled tour for a full refund. Within 72 hours you will assess a $35 termination fee. There are no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of your tour, or if you decide not to show up.

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Yes. Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on all tours. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

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3. Payment mode

No you don’t.

However, you MUST carry any original photo ID card (Aadhar/Driving License/Voter ID card/Passport/Any Govt. Photo ID) and photocopy of the same along to trek base. This has to match with the booking information that you provided to us.

Foreign/Non Indian nationals must carry their original passport with valid visa and multiple copies of the same. Also do carry few recent passport size photos during your travel. Please enquire with us for any trek specific requirement.

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Please contact us to get the latest information on your desired trip.

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Mentioned “TREK FEE” in a particular trek details page essentially involves everything that you need for a particular trek apart from expenses which are personal in nature.

As per Government policy 5% GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be levied on TREK FEE.

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