How many people will share a tent?
The tents are allotted on triple sharing basis. In case of couples twin sharing may be considered but TheSearchingSouls should be informed about that atleast a week before the start of trek.
Do I need to carry trek equipment?
We will provide sleeping bags, inner liners, sleeping mats, tents. You just need to carry your personal gear.
Can we consume Alcohol during the trek?
It’s a strict no. If you fall sick during the trek due to alcohol consumption TheSearchingSouls has the right to cancel your trek and send you back to base village. No expenses shall be refunded in that case and you will have to pay additional for stay at base village.
What kind of shoes will I need? Does a sport shoe work?
If it’s a snow trek a good trekking shoe is mandatory. If you buy a new shoe do walk for few days so that it fits you well and doesn’t leave you with blisters while you trek.
If it is a summer trek or post monsoon trek a shoe with good grip and ankle support will do.
What to wear during day and night?
In summers, a half sleeve tshirt and a pair of shorts will do during the day time. At night a light fleece and a warm jacket is enough with track pants.
In winters, 2 layers are needed during day time, preferably a fleece and a Tshirt.
At night you might need 4 layers of clothing with good Down jacket and Thermal warmers both top and bottoms.
Is there mobile signals available on treks?
If you are going on a trek don’t expect mobile signals. There are few spots on the trails of few treks where you might find a single tower or something but it always depends if that is enough to make a call or not.
What happens if it rains during the treks?
You need to carry a poncho and a bag cover. We will continue trek if its drizzling. In case of heavy rains we will approach the nearest shed and take rest there until the rain stops or slows down.
What food do you provide?
We provide 3 Veg meals and evening Snacks. There will be no non veg served during the trek. Eggs will be served.
How do you manage toilets?
As there are no permanent toilets on the trek, we carry toilet tents which are dry toilets so you need to carry wet tissues/tissue wipes with you.
How cold does it get at night?
In winters the temperature dips upto -10 degrees. In summers it is around 2-4 degrees. It also depends on which trek you are doing.
How do you manage water?
There are sources of water near all our camp sites. The support staff will provide all water you need.
Is that water safe to drink?
We will make sure all water is treated and is fit to drink.
What happens if there is an emergency?
Himalaya Journeys Treks &Expedition prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that occur during a trek. But if a serious emergency occurs, we will evacuate you to the base village and nearest hospital but the expenses of that has to be borne by the individual.
Is there a doctor on the trekking?
No. The guide and the trek leader are trained for first aid only.
How many Kms we will walk in a day?
It depends from trek to trek but generally on an average 6-10 Kms a day.
What if I need to cancel my trek? Is the booking amount refundable?
We have a cancellation policy on our website kindly go through it. There is a certain amount we may or may not deduct which depends on the date of your cancellation
How do I prepare for the trek?
Start running at least 3-4 Kms everyday.