A typical day on trekking holidays starts early in the morning to avoid too much activity in the midday heat, or, most importantly when trekking in the Himalaya, to catch the clearest weather and the best views. It’s usually the best time too to learn about local life too as families in villages go about their daily chores.
If heading to higher altitudes we carefully plan your ascents so you stay well and if taking a multi-day trek all meals are included. Walking with your own private guide you dictate the pace so there’s time to soak up the atmosphere along the way, stop and study the detail of a butterfly’s wing, or linger happily hypnotised by a jaw-dropping view without worrying that you’re holding anyone up. Or push yourself on if you’re in the mood for a challenge.
Most of the day’s walk (if not all, particularly while trekking in Nepal) is often completed before lunch and after a good break you continue to the overnight stop. After the exercise and fresh air it’s hard to stay awake for long after dinner and avoid climbing into your sleeping bag or bed with barely another word – and a big contented smile on your face.
Posted by: Andrea Hulme