How do we trek in the Himalaya?
This is going to be a “Tea-house” trek. "Tea-house" means lodges up on the trail that provide rooms and meals to the trekkers. We will move from one “Tea-house” to another, day to day. Porters will carry our belongings. You will carry your day pack with frequently using items, water and camera. Lunch will be arranged in one of the “Tea-houses” on the way.
Having worked for more than a decade in this field I am familiar to the region, people, culture and lunch and night stops. “Tea-house” trek has become more popular at these days since the facilities are well developed all the way. This is a hassle free and avoids extreme cold night at high altitude. In camping trek, it is a must for a member to reach the designated campsite. “Tea-house” trek is more flexible, you may decide your lunch stop and night camp as you wish, longer or shorter. I have seen some camping trekkers buying their meal from the “Tea houses” on the way when they cannot reach the designated lunch site. In extreme cold night at higher altitude some of the trekkers leave the tent at night and ask for a room in one of nearby “Tea-houses”. In such a case, the “Tea-house” owners will take higher charge than the regular. The company will not reimburse the money you paid to the "tea-houses"
“Tea-house” trek provides more chances for you to stay closer to the local people to learn their lifestyle and culture. Keeps you warmer in the dining hall and in the rooms. If you like, you will have chances for a chit-chat to share your experience with other trekkers.