FAQ - Himalayan Treks
Most Himalayan treks are high altitude treks, the difficulty level of each trek is generally mentioned in the trek details.For example Easy, Moderate or difficult. We also grade treks as beginner level trek, or expert level trek so it becomes easy for participants to choose
In the Himalayas during summer (Mar – June), we might experience all the variations of the weather -typically sunny in the morning, cloudy or rainy in the afternoon and cold in the night. So we have to be prepared for all the 3 when on a trek. During winters (Oct – Feb), most Himalayan treks are snow treks and temperatures are below zero, we might also receive heavy snow fall during the trek. This is the best time for trekkers interested in snow beauty.
As we go higher in the Himalayas, the temperature keeps dropping. More the snow, cooler it gets. Sometimes we get snow fall or rain falls which further decreases the temperature. It is recommended to wear multiple layers on your body to protect from cold.
For any Himalayan trek, it is recommended for the participant to be physically and mentally fit. If you are not a regular trekker, fitness can be built in a span of 2-3 months prior to the trek with regular walking, running and hiking. Strength training also helps.
Trek distance varies on different days and different treks. The typical hiking time is 4-6 hours per day, but can vary from trek to trek.
We generally keep our group size between 15 to 35 participants,for safety and service purposes, with sufficient Trek leaders, instructors and camping staff.
Yes, it is safe for females and we generally have more than 1 female participants on every trek. So you will have comfortable company in the trek and you will also make new friends in the process!
Porters are available on the treks and they generally carry 0-15 kg of backpack.
We provide guidance in all necessary preparations for the trek like fitness, the right gear and ‘how to’ pack your stuff.
Although there is no fixed number, we typically allocate 1 tent between 3 to 4 participants. The number varies from trek to trek, but we assure a basic comfort and avoid crowding of tents.
At all treks, we provide properly planned and nutritious food with a balance of taste, energy and availability. We also provide delicacies on the final day of trek along with some celebration.
We always have trained and professional staff accompanying us. First aid training and rescue training is provided to our camp-in-charge and trek leaders. All of them have a First Aid kid with them. We also carry Oxygen cylinders according to the trek. The high altitude camps have Happo bags for emergency AMS situation.
We recommend minimum age of 8 yearsfor a Himalayan trek. We also recommend some specific moderate to easy level treks for beginners and kids.
Charging facilities are available at the base camps. Higher camps may not have any charging facility. You can carry solar powered chargers or extra batteries/power banks, but keeping the weight limits in mind.
FAQ - Sahyadri Treks
Any physically and mentally fit person can join the trek within the age group of 8– 65 years. Generally, most of our trekkers range between 15 – 35 years.
Yes! A lot of participants join our treks alone and make some amazing friends in the short journey!
Most of are treks have a lady instructor/trek leader also as part of the trek. Most of our treks have female participation. So you will get a good company and make some new adventurous friends.
For some treks, food available at the base village or on the way. But most treks do not have any availability of food. Hence, we recommend carrying food (like biscuits, dry fruits, theplas, laddus, energy bars, etc. depending on the duration and difficulty of the trek.
Most of the treks do not have toilets/washrooms during the trek, as these are located in the mountains. But we generally arrange for the same at the base camp or base village from where we begin and end the trek.
To join our treks, you can register online and also pay the fees online.Payments can be made by net banking or Google pay. Your booking will only be confirmed after the full registration process is complete and the fee is paid. We do not accept spot registrations as all arrangements have to be made well in advance. To join our treks, you can register online and also pay the fees online.Payments can be made by net banking or Google pay. Your booking will only be confirmed after the full registration process is complete and the fee is paid. We do not accept spot registrations as all arrangements have to be made well in advance.
With recent developments in the cellular network, many of the treks have mobile networks. Please check the trek page where we have listed our past experience with the mobile networks for the particular trek.
We can make Jain food available with prior intimation from you.
We recommend bringing dry food that can sustain all weather conditions. Generally, trekkers carry Sandwiches, thepalas, parathas, laddu, energy bars, chocolates, dry fruits, cakes etc.
Alcohol and any kind of narcotic material is strictly prohibited for treks and is also a punishable offence by law. We carry no responsibility towards our participants for any misbehavior in this regard and they might be subject to the local law.
We provide sleeping bags on rental basis, with prior booking.