Our FAQ's section provides answers to the most common questions. Our Information page also provides more detailed and useful information. If you still have a question that has not been addressed in either section, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.
You can make a booking and pay a 25% deposit or the full trip value. Any balance is due 90 days before the start of your trip.
Approximately 70% of our customers are solo travellers and there are no singles supplements. Our trips are very solo traveller friendly.
There are no singles supplements but rooms are based on 2 people sharing (same sex if from different groups). If desired you can pay extra for your own room when staying in a hotel. Please select the singles supplement option when booking.
A private trek is an exclusive trek for you and your friends and family. You will have your own private guide and you can start your trek on any day which gives you much more flexibility.
A group trek allows individuals and small groups to go trekking with people who they do not yet know. Larger groups make it much more social and allow you to make new friends and share new experiences. We have fixed dates for group treks.
The price for a private trek and a group trek is usually the same.
We have a wealth of experience in making tailor-made packages specific to our customers needs. You might want a different trek than we currently advertise, or to add extra days, or simply to go on a date that we do not advertise. Let us know your requirements and we can take care of the rest.
Please note that you can create a private group at any time at no extra cost.
It is important to have insurance that covers you for the level of altitude that you will be trekking at. Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
For more information please see our information section
Our porters will carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We plan for 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Tap water is not safe to drink in the mountains. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.
All trekkers under 18 must be accompanied by a friend / family member who is over 18 years of age.
Moderate to strenuous treks: minimum age is 14
Easy treks: minimum age is 12
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid Experience the Himalayas to provide, we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 90 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 60 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 59 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organising you trip.