Details of individual trips vary but a typical adventure with the Hindustan Trekking Company will include.
- A key member of the Hindustan Trekking Company as group leader.
- Airport transfers.
- Local hotel accommodation before and after the trek – where available these are good quality ‘western style’ hotels which are comfortable and clean.
- All sightseeing trips to monasteries, as mentioned in the itinerary, including hiring of vehicles, monastery entrance fees, local guides etc.
- Procurement of all relevant inner line travel and trekking permits.
- Accommodation in alpine tents during treks on a twin sharing basis – single occupancy is an additional supplement.
- Cost of vehicles.
- Camp site staff.
- Porters and ponies to carry our luggage (please bring a day bag for food, water, camera and waterproof).
- Full board during the days mentioned in the itinerary.
What do you need to bring?
Whilst each trek has its own particular characteristics (a detailed kit list will be supplied) on a typical trip you will need to bring the following with you:
- The weather in the Himalayas can vary from pleasant days to cold and windy evenings. Please make sure you bring warm clothing.
- Dressing in multiple layers is the best way to combat the colder weather.
- Woolen caps, woolen scarf’s, gloves and woolen socks are a must.
- Thermals will be needed as well as a fleece and a down jacket.
- A sleeping bag typically rated to minus 8 degrees celsius.
- A day bag to carry your lunch, camera, waterproof, suntan lotion etc. (all your luggage is carried for you).
- Large sun hat will be essential during the day.
- A good sturdy pair of trekking boots is a must. If you are buying a new pair of boots, please use them several times before the start of the trip to break them in.
- A second pair of sandals will be needed if we cross rivers and streams during the trek and in camp.
- A towel and personal toiletries – including plasters and micropore tape to prevent blisters.
- Generous quantities of body lotion/cream will be needed to combat the dry-cold of the mountains.
- Lip balm / salve will be very useful.
- Dark glasses and sun bloc will be needed against the glare and ultraviolet rays.
- A dependable torch is essential – a head torch is recommended.
- A water bottle/flask.
- Spare camera batteries and memory cards (please note that special services are provided on our photo treks).
- Whilst trekking, you will have very limited access to telephone facilities.