Equipment and Fees
For the majority of our treks we supply generous two man tents with
sewn-in ground sheets, foam pad, and typically, Kelty Snowfall Expedition
tents. A mess tent, cook'stent, latrine tent, stools, plates, cutlery
etc. are all provided. On climbing trips, which require the setting
up of high camps, we may use lightweight mountain tent.
Sherpa Ascent International encourages suitably qualified doctors
to join every trek and discounts are offered. For more information,
please contact the Sherpa Ascent International office.
WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
All internal flights, transport and transfers as per the itinerary.
Twin occupancy hotel accommodation and all meals, unless stated
in the trip dossier.
All camping facilities sharing two person tents and all meals on
Full trek service including guides, cooks, porters etc.
Trek permit, peak permit, National park fee etc.
Cost of porterage, porters' insurance, etc.
WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
International air fares.
Cost of visas.
Medical check up and inoculations.
Porters', guides' and other tips.
Bar bills, hotel refreshments, laundry, telephone calls, souvenirs,
Entrance fees to historical sites.
Personal clothing and equipment.
PERSONAL SPENDING MONEY
The vast majority of our treks and climbs include all food and accommodations.
For personal spending, we suggest that you bring about $180 in travelers
checks. Of this, on average, $20 should be set aside for airport
taxes and $50 for porters' tips, leaving $110 or so for incidentals
such as soft drinks and souvenirs. There is little to spend your
money on once in the field, but bring more if you intend to purchase
a carpet or other expensive items. Credit cards can normally be
used for buying goods in the larger shops, or for paying for food
ORGANIZATION IN NEPAL
From the moment of arrival in Kathmandu to the time of departure,
Sherpa Ascent International staff will ensure that all aspects of
your trip are comprehensively handled. You will be met at the airport
and taken straight to your hotel. From this point onwards all arrangements
are made for the smooth operation of your trip, from sight-seeing
to trekking, to return flights.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ON THE TREK
The main environmental problem in the Himalaya is deforestation,
and trekking puts an additional strain on local wood supplies. In
addition, trekkers leave litter, strain local sanitation systems,
and contribute to water pollution. Sherpa Ascent International ensures
that all meals are cooked with kerosene including hot shower water
and boiled drinking water. We also make sure litter is deposited
in designated trash bins, where they exist. Elsewhere, we carry
all nonburnable back out, including tins and batteries.
©Sherpa Ascent International, Head Office, Denver, Co. USA