You will be woken with a small bowl of warm water for washing. Before breakfast you pack your gear into your kit bag which is then taken by the porters and will not usually be available to you until lodge that afternoon. We are usually on the trail between 7.30 am and 8.30 am. Following a good morning’s walk, we stop for lunch at around 11 am. Lunch is usually a one hour break to allow for the trekker’s meal followed by the crew meal. This break also enables you to do your washing bushwalk, albeit with stops along the way, you will cope with a moderately graded trek. Speed is not important, stamina, confidence and continuity are.
The evenings are spent reading or chatting with your fellow trekkers and crew about the trip so far(s). A pack of cards is an asset on these nights; the crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.