Why Trek With Wildland adventures in Bhutan and Nepal in Nov 2016?
We’ve pulled a really talented and varied team together. You’ll be traveling with Wildland’s Asia program director Kelsey Wenger, American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) guide Andy Davis, and you’ll be fully escorted by a team of sherpas and Nepali guides who have been working in the Everest region for over 2 decades. Your guides will have satellite phones, carry gamow bags, and are trained in emergency evacuation and understand high altitude trekking. We provide SteriPens to clean water, to save on fuel and to protect you. All meals are provided on the trek.
Staff Care: We take staff care seriously. The company we work with is a second generation, family-owned Nepali outfitter. Jwalant, our head guide, received his MBA from the University of Washington – Seattle and knows how to manage and exceed western standards of expectation.
Staff wages are well above the minimum set by the government. For all high altitude treks, we provide solid quality hiking boots, parkas, glacier glasses, warm hats and gloves. Besides some of the best wages in the industry, we also provide meals for our staff and porters, whereas other companies will only pay a wage to their staff. All our staff are insured and, in an emergency, we will arrange for helicopter evacuation of our guides at our expense.
One important difference you’ll find between our trips and other Everest Base Camp treks are the lodges. Many other trekking groups camp or stay in teahouses. We avoid these crowded sites, opting for the best lodging available on the trail. The lodges provide more privacy, spectacular views, quiet settings, heat, and ensuite bathrooms.
This trip is set up to allow for acclimatization in the foothills of the Himalayas in Bhutan before embarking on the trek. We spend 5 nights in Bhutan, taking day hikes into the mountains and sleeping at elevation. Upon arrival in Nepal we take a couple days to explore the cultural hub of Kathmandu, allowing for further acclimatization. Many trekking groups hop off the plane, spend one night in the city and then start trekking the following day.
Meals and Water:
We provide a healthy and balanced diet with three delicious hot meals a day; complete nourishment is provided with a full breakfast and a hot lunch on the trail with a three-course dinner to replenish you from a long day trekking. Plenty of trail snacks are also provided. While at the lodges you can choose any item and amount from the menu. Also, treated drinking water is provided three times a day.
Superior Quality and Environmental Management:
Jwalant and his team are registered with the Tourism Department of Nepal and are members of the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal and the Nepal Mountaineering Association.
We conduct our trips in a manner that respects and conserves the natural landscape and biodiversity. The staff is trained to bring back with them all cans and other non-biodegradable items to Kathmandu where they are disposed properly. They are also required to strictly follow the National Park "Code of Conduct." We use steri pens to provide drinkable water in reusable containers, saving plastic and money throughout the trek.
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Ready to go? Check out the itinerary here: Himalayan Odyssey: Bhutan to Everest
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