* All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
* Morning bed-tea on trek
* Welcome drink at each overnight lodge
* 4 nights hotels, 14 nights lodges and 2 nights full-service camping
* All listed transport and activities
* Tour leader throughout, plus climbing guides and local staff (staff to
client ratio of 1:4 on trek)
* Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
* Arrival and departure transfers
* Full porterage throughout trek
* Exodus kitbag
* Trekking map (provided locally)
* Climbing permit and national park fees
Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while
In the teahouses, the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of
porridge, toast and egg. Any additional items that are not included in the
set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch
and dinner on trek allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. The
menus in the lodges are almost identical to one another but offer a varied
choice, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.
Dhal bhat is the staple diet in Nepal and comes in many different forms but
generally comprises some curried lentil dhal and meat or vegetables, some
rice, and a pickle/chutney. Another popular snack is momos; a type of
Nepalese dumpling, fried or steamed, filled with meat or vegetables.
Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on
trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for
several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or
illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money – we recommend
using hand sanitiser.
If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than
the suggested amount.
Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but
particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at
least 3-4 litres per person per day.
We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this
contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking
All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although
this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable
bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN
to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small,
lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s
trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral
water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology.
It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the
water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water
so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these
SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online
retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Look for
models with lithium batteries as these last longer, particularly in cold
conditions. A SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and
you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending
the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it
for future trips.
If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled
water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you
trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime
refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.
While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking