Q 1. Why should I choose Himalayan Hikers?
We are serving in the field of adventure with a great experience of 26 years. There are many trekking companies and it is very important to choose the right one. Being the local experts our professional team has proper knowledge of mountain terrains, mountaineering skills and real life experiences.
After our first priority safety, we take proper care of accommodation, food and equipment. The quality of service is never compromised. While planning your treks Himalayan Hikers always try to bring you close to the environment by providing sustainable treks. We help you explore the culture of quaint villages and provide delicious traditional food of different places, so jump out of your comfort zone and get once in a lifetime experiences with our team.
Q 2. What type of accommodation will be provided on treks?
On treks the accommodation can be in a hotel/homestay/lodge/guesthouse/tents etc. In local areas we try to provide accommodation in homestays and lodges to provide livelihood to the locals. It also helps you feel the life in mountains and know about the villagers in close proximity.
Q 3. Where can I keep my luggage during the trek?
Carry your backpack and if due to any reason you are unable to carry it, then porters go along with you. Extra charges are applicable for offloading.
Q 4. How Himalayan Hikers is the best planner?
Planned treks are not only just trekking and getting back, there are several organized cultural activities and new things. Your fitness, age and prior experience matters a lot so we plan the treks accordingly. We resolve every query of the client and involve them in our planning process. Do not worry about the treks being safe because the professional and experienced leaders go along on the trek.
Q 5. What documents do I need to bring?
Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc.)
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Q 6. What is the grading of treks?
Easy Treks – The easy level treks are great for beginners.
Moderate Treks – The moderate level treks require higher level of physical fitness.
Difficult Treks – To do difficult treks prior experience of high altitude trekking is mandatory.
Q 7. What is the difference between Easy, Moderate, Difficult treks and Expeditions?
Easy – These are for beginners or for people who do not want treks with physical difficulty or challenges. The altitude is up to 3000 m with duration of 2-7 days and it involves 4 to 5 hours of trekking each day.
Some Easy level treks are:
Deoban, Nag Tibba, Obra Gad and Phulara Ridge
Moderate – A person should be physically fit because the moderate level treks have challenging terrains with amusing views of great Himalayan ranges. The altitude of these treks varies from 3500 m to 4500/5000 m.
Some Moderate level treks are:
Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Deoriatal Cahndrashila peak and Har Ki Dun
Difficult Treks – Trekkers should have prior trekking experience with proper knowledge and skills. The terrains are rough and strenuous, walk for 6-7 hours each day which involves traversing high passes and glaciers.
Some Difficult level treks are:
Mayali Pass, Dhumdhar Kandi Pass, Lamkhaga Pass and Khimloga Pass
The climb is technically difficult which demands knowledge and skills with previous high altitude trekking experiences. The terrain is steep and strenuous than difficult treks so fitness is necessary. The altitude varies from 5400 m to 7100 m.
Some Expeditions are:
Kalindi Pass, Satopanth, Black Peak and Kedar Dome
Q 8. How much prior should I book my trek?
It is good to book 2 months prior so that all the arrangements are made properly. We take bookings even 1 week before, if the dates are available.
Q 9. How can I book my trek?
Fill the booking form on our website (link) or directly mail us at – email@example.com . You can also contact us at the numbers provided on the website.
Q 10. Does Himalayan Hikers provide trek gear on rent?
Yes, we provide trek gear on rent.
Trekking demands a good investment and this extremely expensive activity is the passion of many, so we have a great announcement to make which will be a great relief to your pockets. Now get your Trek Gear on Rent and all you have to do is make a special renting request while booking your trek. That’s it! We have kept it simple for you.
Q 11. What are the weather conditions in mountain?
The weather is unpredicted and can change anytime but generally the nights are cold and the days are warm. But, it totally depends on the season and conditions. Keep enough warm clothes to protect yourself against chilly cold.
Q 12. Can you arrange private treks in which we can or reduce the duration?
Yes, we arrange customized treks. They are more comfortable than the fixed departures. In these treks you can extend and reduce the itinerary or add extra activity in it at the time of booking.
Q 13. What type of meals do you provide on the trek?
We serve three meals a day including snacks and soup. A variety of delectable and healthy food is provided which includes; Indian, Chinese and other Western meals. They are nutritious and keeps you fit and healthy on your trek. (On day 1 – breakfast and lunch; on last day lunch en route is not included in the package.)
Have a look at Food Menu – (food menu link)
Q 14. What are the inclusions and exclusions in the package?
- Professional Trek leader
- Forest permit and entrance fee
- Accommodation in hotel/tents
- All meals
- Camping Gear (sleeping bag, mattress, liner etc.)
- Toilet tents (Ladies and Gents)
- Dining Table
- Helpers, Porters
- Kitchen team
- Oxygen cylinders
- Crampons and Gaiters.
- Medical Certificate
- Toiletry items
- breakfast and lunch on Day 1 en route
- on last day lunch en route
Q 15. Can I take a shower during the trek?
Hotels and guesthouses with bathroom facility in remote region use solar system or gas to heat water so it depends if you get hot water or not. During the trek the water sources are less and the weather remains cold so you would not even think of taking a shower.
Q 16. Will there be washroom facilities during the trek?
At Swargarohini hotel in Sankri there are concrete washrooms and during the trek we set up separate toilet tents for ladies and gents. There will be a deep pit, use it and cover it with help of a shovel. (Use toilet paper instead of wet wipes).
Q 17. Will there be charging facilities on the trek?
You can charge the batteries only in hotel. There will be no electricity during the trek so keep your batteries charged and bring extra battery backup.
Q 18. Is internet available on the treks?
In most of the Himalayan region the connectivity is intermittent, you so at very few places the internet is available. Do not expect it in remote regions.
Q 19. Can I use my debit or Credit card for payments on the trek?
In remote regions you cannot use debit or credit card so on your trek carry enough cash in Indian currency (Rupee). With every trek mentioned on our website we have given the details of last ATM point and Mobile Connectivity.
Q 20. What happens in case of an emergency?
We are always prepared for the emergency conditions. The professional guides are certified in mountaineering courses and are aware of handling problematic situations.
Q 21. Is Trekking safe?
There are always some risks in the adventure and without the challenges it is tasteless. But, safety is a measure which cannot be ignored at any cost. Many challenges will be thrown in front but if handled properly you can easily overcome them. Himalayan Hikers provide safest treks to their trekkers.
Q 22. From where can I get more information?
Mail us at – firstname.lastname@example.org or directly contact us the given mobile number.
Q 23. What things to carry on a trek?
Get full information here – (link)
Q 24. Are we still going to hike if it’s raining or snowing?
Yes, ponchos protect you against rain and snow. If the conditions unsafe then the trek routes will be changed and if the weather changes before the trek you will be notified earlier.
Q 25. My age is above 40 and I do not have much experience of trekking, can I go on a trek?
Yes, why not! Age is just a number, to go on a trek you just need to be fit and have good trekking gear and experienced staff.
Q 26. Can I cancel my trek what is the cancellation policy?
- In the event of cancellation of any trek/adventure activity due to any reasons, it is compulsory to notify us in writing. Cancellation charges will only be effective from the date we receive your request in writing.
- If the trek is cancelled by us due to any reason (heavy snowfall, rainfall, natural disaster etc.) then the refund would not be initiated but you can go on the same trek another year.
- The cancellation charges are as follows –(No bank charges deducted will be Refundable)Up to 30 Days – 90% cost is Refundable
Between 21 to 30 Days – 50% cost is Refundable
Less than 20 Days – No Refund
(Refund is initiated within 7-8 business days)
Q 27. What if someone gets injured in between of the trek?
If there is need to send trekker back then for their safety a helper will go along. The injury can be minor and major, the leader decides according to the situation.
Q 28. To trek is extreme fitness important?
No, you do not need to be extremely fit for a trek. Exercise regularly, walk some distance and basic level of fitness can be achieved. That’s all you need to do a trek but good level of fitness helps you easily cover up the distance without fatigue.
Q 29. What is altitude sickness
When the altitude is gained rapidly the air gets thin and these symptoms may show up: headache, sleeplessness and loss of appetite. This may get serious if not cured, the cure is acclimatization, taking the patient to lower altitude or giving oxygen.
Q 30. How to protect ourselves against cold at night?
Wear thermals and cover your head and use sleeping bag. It doesn’t allow the air to enter inside. We provide high quality tents and sleeping bags in sub-zero temperatures.