About our Trips
Adventure Thamserku Treks & Expeditions (P.) Ltd.
Most treks require a minimum of two clients to operate. The maximum group size we allow is 20-25. By keeping our groups small, we can be more flexible and better attend to the needs of all group members. The rates quoted on this site are for individual bookings on standard trips.
If you want to organize your own group or special itinerary, contact us and we can negotiate a special rate for you.
All standard Adventure Thamserku Himalaya trips follow a similar format, commencing and ending in Kathmandu.
Day 1 is meeting day in Kathmandu. All group members should arrange to arrive sometime on this day. We will be there to welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Once all participants have arrived, you will meet with your guide in the pleasant hotel grounds for an initial briefing. Your guide will describe what to expect in a typical trekking day, what equipment will be required, answer your questions, and check that everyone has adequate personal gear for the trip. Your trek pack will also be described, which includes a kitbag, a sleeping bag, an inner sleeping sheet and possibly (depending on the time of year and region visited) a down jacket.
The guide will explain that the kitbag will be carried by a porter throughout the trip, while you carry your own pack only those things needed during the day (water, snacks, sunblock, hat and sunglasses, a warm jacket, etc). On our more adventurous mountaineering trips, other gear will need to be organized such as plastic climbing boots and crampons. A list of personal clothing and equipment which you will need for your trek will be provided to you when you book your trip. Requirements may vary somewhat with the time of the year and the altitudes to which you hope to ascend.
In the evening, group members will gather informally for a meal together at one of Kathmandu’s fine restaurants.
There will be time on Day 1 or 2 to visit downtown Thamel to purchase or rent any additional equipment required.
DAY 2 , we arrange a morning sightseeing trip around Kathmandu. In Nepal, Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions, which co-exist peacefully and have intermingled in complex and wonderful ways. We visit Bouddhanath, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world. Here we may see monks at prayer in their maroon robes, and Tibetans walking clockwise around the huge white mound, spinning the prayer wheels as they go. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, on the banks of the Bagmati River. Holy men (sadhus) are often found here, and funeral pyres may be burning on the cremation ghats.
Our sightseeing itinerary is flexible, and alternative destinations such as Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (the Monkey Temple) or Patan are possible, depending on group consensus
In the afternoon, you will meet again for a final pre-departure briefing. The trek packs and maps will be distributed. You will have time to organize your packing and shop for any last minute items.
We plan to leave Kathmandu on Day 3. For our Everest trips, we fly to Lukla and for trips in the Annapurnas, we fly to Pokhara or take a coach trip to the start of the walk. Note that sometimes there can be a delay in departure due to weather conditions affecting the safety of a flight. But all being well, Day 3 involves arriving at the start of our trek and a brief walk to our first lodge or camp site. The days that follow are according to our individual trip notes.
At the end of the trip, we arrive back at either Lukla or Pokhara. Often we allow a full free day in Pokhara, allowing you to explore and relax at Lakeside or do a scenic flight. A celebratory farewell meal is shared with our trekking crew. We fly back to Kathmandu, and again, our trip schedule must allow for a possible delay with this flight. All being well, we have a full day back in Kathmandu, to relax, sightseeing, shop in the bazaars, and sample the cuisine at your leisure.
The final day
The final day is departure day, where we farewell you to continue your journey or transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
Adventure Thamserku staff are always happy to help you make other arrangements if staying on in Nepal. We can help you with hotel and excursion bookings. In particular, you may like to add a visit to Chitwan Wildlife Park, or a Scenic Flight over the Everest region. Please feel free to ask about these and other options.
Accommodation & Meals
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we stay in good quality mid-to-high range (3-4 star) hotels, with breakfast included. Both have a bar and room service, luggage storage, safety deposit and laundry facilities.
Unless otherwise stated, all our treks involve staying and dining in comfortable Nepali-style lodges along the way. Rooms will usually be twin share and sometimes multi-share.
For those treks designated as camping treks, we provide 2-person tents and some fabulous camping locations. We also come equipped with a dining tent, tables and chairs, and a toilet tent. Our cooking crew travels along with us.
Please note that our rates are based on double occupancy accommodation. Single accommodation can be arranged at extra cost. If this is your preference, please state so clearly at the time of booking and a single supplement will be added to your trip cost.
Boiled water is provided several times a day to all our group members, so that we can minimize the use of bottled mineral water and the environmental problems the plastic bottles cause. We ask that each person bring their own water containers of at least 2- litre capacity (we recommend two 1-litre bottles), which can hold hot water. Such bottles are readily available in Kathmandu.
Meals along the track will be healthy, hearty and nutritious, but please understand that often you will be in remote areas where supplies are difficult to obtain, so the menu may be limited. Ample carbohydrates are always available, though we try to ensure that good hygiene standards are maintained, overseeing kitchen staff in lodges and providing hand-washing water before every meal. Additional snacks such as chocolate bars, soft drinks and biscuits, and also toilet paper are usually available for you to buy from tea houses along the way.
Please advise us of any special dietary requirements you may have at the time of booking your trip, and we will strive to accommodate you.