Accommodations are one of the most asked topics for anyone wishing to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal. After a demanding and challenging day out on a trek, worries about accommodations at the end of the day could spoil the whole fun of trekking. While trekking in Nepal, there are few options available depending on the remoteness of the trekking area or region. The following are the modes of accommodations on treks offered by Visit Himalaya Treks:
Camping Treks in Nepal.
There are several designated campsites on most of the trekking trails of Nepal for camping enthusiasts who wish to sleep under the stars at the feet of mountains. Though it sounds like a good option only for serious outdoor-loving masses, it is at times the best option available in the Himalayas of Nepal. Some places on popular trekking trails of Nepal get busy in unbelievable ways and it is hard to find space during the main “season”. And there are plenty of treks in the country where there are no facilities of a teahouse or a lodge. In these cases, camping is THE solution, and usually, in the context of trekking in Nepal, it is the best solution (barring some very busy and popular treks).
Camping treks in the Himalayas of Nepal is a great and amazing experience in itself. One of the best parts of these camping treks is the food during the trek. As these camping treks also include a kitchen team that prepares all the meals during the whole period of trekking. In this way, it is more safer and better than the kitchens of lodges in the busy times of the season. Camping treks offered by Visit Himalaya Treks include all meals and drinks during the whole trekking period.
Lodge or tea House Trekking in Nepal.
Teahouses in the trekking routes of Nepal are kind of a mixture of a basic motel and a diner. But the cache is, the owner expects people staying to eat at the same place and feel offended if they don’t do so. The rooms are quite basic and have a common lavatory but comparing the altitude and difficulties, it is the best that is available. However, some places, like the Everest region do have luxury lodges as well but can cost a high amount of cost.
In general, a lot of trekkers have a misconception about the food available in the teahouses. They believe it is only Dal Bhat (a traditional Nepali meal with rice, lentils, and curry) while on the trek. But these teahouses offer a good variety of menu that has most of the Western food and local food. The food in these teahouses is quite good as well (depends on the teahouses). Visit Himalaya Teahouse Treks including all three meals during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Combination of Camping and Teahouse or Lodge Trek
There are some treks (mostly climbing trips) where both camps and teahouses are used. Mainly, the trek is mostly teahouse trek but because of the unavailability of teahouses at base camps and high camps of the trekking peaks, camping is done for just a day or two. Visit Himalaya offers camping + teahouse or Lodge combination trek according to the availability of tea house lodges to the Himalayas.
Homestay is a basic version of the teahouse treks. In the homestay, one stays in the approved local houses as a paying guest. The family shares their own local food and there are no options when it comes to food. The trek provides a unique opportunity to experience the local life and its traditions. Visit Himalaya Treks including all three meals during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)