TRAVELING WITH AN ORGANIZED GROUP
If you are planning to the remote mountain areas of the Himalayas, it just makes sense to join an organized group. By doing this, you can avoid the time-consuming and often frustrating process of making the arrangements by yourself and, in the long run, you'll probably save money as well. Another advantage of joining an organized group is that you get the assistance of a knowledgeable Local and/or Western guide and the back-up of an experienced local agent. Also, you will possibly be joining a group of people from all other parts of the world. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day trip itinerary.
What to expect...
STANDARDS OF SERVICE
Local and/or Western guide leadership, vast trip experience and a close working relationship with our overseas travel agencies. Our standards of service are comparable and often exceed other companies in the business. We try to make every effort to ensure that you enjoy your travel experiences to the fullest. While you are meeting the local people, taking in the scenery or pausing to take a photograph, your support crew will be working in the background, carrying your gear, boiling drinking water, preparing your meals, setting up camp and taking care of numerous day to day tasks. You will be camping in relative style and can expect expect to be very comfortable as our agents use top quality tents and camping equipment. On lodge treks our groups stay in generally comfortable accommodation serving a wide variety of healthy meal choices.
Your safety is our highest priority and this is one of the reasons why we send an experiened, English-speaking local and /or Western guide on all of our trips. Additionally, there is also available back-up and rescue facilities in each of the areas we visit.
FOOD AND HEALTH ON THE TRIP
On trek, we make sure that food is always expertly and hygienically prepared. Good health makes for an enjoyable trek and is of prime concern to us. We generally eat a mixture of local and Western-style food, and you will be amazed by the quality and variety of the dishes that our cooks can produce. We are accustomed to catering for vegetarians, gluten-free diets and make a special effort to provide as much variety as possible.
OUR OFFICE STAFF
The folks making up the staff of One World Trekking are among the most knowledgeable and experienced in the business of Himalayan travel. For the last 30 years, we have organized and guided the travel arrangements for countless groups and expeditions throughout the Himalayan Lands. This includes scheduling the the logistics of our set date departures, as well as creating custom and private group itineraries. Please don't hesitate to email or call.
100% of our trips are accompanied by an experienced, English-speaking local and / or Western trekking guide.
BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE ON TREK
You need to make sure that the weight of your personal equipment packed into your trekking duffel bag to a maximum of 33 pounds.
A TYPICAL DAY
While on trek, our walking hours are governed by the sun. Depending on the day ahead, breakfast is taken not long after the sun has risen (and sometimes well before). The morning's hike is around 3 to 4 hours, before stopping for lunch. We walk for a further 2 to 4 hours, and attempt to reach our camping place by mid to late afternoon. After setting up camp or checking into our lodge, there is usually time to rest or to explore, prior to the evening meal, at around 7 p.m. As the nights are typically cold, most people opt to brush their teeth and hop into their warm sleeping bags.
For the majority of our trekking trips our overseas agents supply roomy two-man tents with protective groundsheets. An eating tent, cook's tent, latrine tent, stools, plates, cutlery etc. are all provided.
You will need to obtain a visa for the trips we are offering. Please see each individual trip itinerary or call us for further details.
We accept credit cards, personal and cashiers checks and wire transfers for your deposit and final balance payments.
WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES
While you should refer to individual trip itineraries for exact information about what is included in a particular trip, generally the price includes the following:
- All internal flights, road transport and transfers as per the itinerary.
- Twin occupancy hotel accommodation.
- All camping facilities sharing two person tents or double occupany lodge rooms.
- Full trek service including guides, cooks, porters, group equipment and insurance for local staff.
- All meals throughout ~ see itineraries for exceptions.
- Experienced, English-speaking local and / or Western trip leader.
WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- International air fares.
- Cost of visas.
- Pre-departure medical check up and inoculations.
- Porters', guides' and other tips.
- Bar bills, hotel refreshments, laundry, telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.
- Entrance fees to historical sites.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal clothing and equipment.
- Airport taxes.
- Excess baggage charges.
PERSONAL SPENDING MONEY
The majority of our trips include all food and accommodation, and for these we suggest that $400 taken in traveler's checks and cash should adequately cover your needs. Of this, on average, $20 should be set aside for airport taxes and $80 to $100 for local staff tips, leaving $280 or so for incidentals such as soft drinks and souvenir hunting. If all meals are not included in the trip price, we will include an estimate of what you will need in the trip itinerary. Credit cards can normally be used for buying goods in the larger shops or for paying for food etc. in hotels, but not easily used for cash advances.
In order to ensure you quality and reliable service, we are working in association with Avia Travel, a service oriented travel specialist who can book all of your domestic and international flights to insure that you arrive at the correct city and date to meet your fellow trip members. For a no-obligation quote or additional information, please contact the One World Trekking or:
Sue Lai, Avia Travel
Toll Free: 800-950-2842