A Typical Day of Climbing

A typical day starts around 6 am with a cup of tea or coffee at your tented camp or lodge. After wash your face with warm water and prepare yourself for breakfast at around 7.30.  You walk at your own pace, frequently stopping to enjoy the mountains scenery and V. You will carry only a day pack containing the personal goods that you need during the day. The porters and Yaks will carry the rest. After a walk of about 3 to 4 hours, we stop for lunch in a teahouse on the trail. After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your teahouse/lodge. Once you arrive at your teahouse, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack with tea or coffee. If you are so inclined, you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhood. After checking into your room you have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers and your Nepal Mother House crew about the day's experience with other members or enjoy the Himalayan solitude yourself. Following a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall your trek leader will brief you on the next day’s itinerary. You place your order for breakfast which allows your guide to have everything ready for you next morning. Extra time can be spent reading, enjoying some drinks, or playing cards. Our crew loves to teach various Nepali card games as well as learn new Western games. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-earned night’s rest before starting all over again the next day.

Your climbing schedule (esp., summit day) is different than other days. Your crew will wake up around 1 am to prepare for the climbing. They prepare breakfast and pack some food for lunch. You also should wake up around 2-3 am and will have an early breakfast. After packing and putting on the gears, you set on for the journey to the summit. After summiting, you get back to your camp where the cook and helpers prepare food for you. You will find the food more delicious today after the toughest day of your adventure. You get back to sleep very tranquility as you strike the goal of your adventure today.