Trekking arrangements for visitor to the Himalayas are available in two styles:
a. a tea house trek –
in which one avails of the boarding facilities along the trek-route, and
b. an organized trek –
which includes all logistic support for camping and meals
Facilities for tea house trekking are only available in (a) Darjeeling Sandakphu trek, and (b) in Nepal , on the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Helambu trekking routes. In Sikkim and Bhutan , one must have his/her trek arranged with all logistic support and supplies as there are no lodgings and food available along the trekking routes.
Tea House Trek
In a tea house trek, you are provided with guides and porters, and your trek itinerary is planned in a manner to ensure that you arrive in proper time at specific boardings for your meals and night-halt. Please be reminded once again that tea house trekking is only available in certain trekking routes.
An organized trek is the only way to approach areas where there is little or no human habitation. This is the situation in most cases, hence the need for total logistic support. The unit comprises of a ‘sirdar' who is the team manager, and under him are guides, attendants, kitchen crew and porters who take care of all your basic needs such as providing hot meals and pitching up the camp at days end.