Trekking holiday with Asia Exploration is very much a social occasion. A day never goes by without sharing a laugh with your friendly trek crew, meeting other trekkers, or lively conversations with the rest of the group at meal times.
On trek we get up at daylight, laze in the sunshine after leisurely lunches, and enjoy a relaxed pace for to enjoy the trek. Rest stops simply happen perhaps because of a tempting teahouse at the top of a long hill, or to watch some grazing yaks. We are never in a rush, which means there's always plenty of time to relax and enjoy the many facets of Himalayan life that surround you. New and fascinating cultures, friendly and hospitable people, the world's greatest mountain range- it's a complete and totally absorbing experience.
Asia Exploration uses spacious tents that you can stand up in - two people to a tent that can easily hold three. We provide high quality down-filled sleeping bags and two thick sleeping mats for a comfortable nights rest, however better to have and bring your own sleeping bag. A dining tent, complete with table and chairs and a toilet tent are set up within reach of the campsite. It's your job to do the walking and take photographs - while our trek staff takes care of all camp duties and portage.
Nepalese People and Language:
Nepal has a population of more than 25 million with a complex mixture of different ethnic groups, each with a distinctive lifestyle and cultural flavor of speaking different languages and dialects. The Gurungs and Magars live mainly in the west and on the southern slopes of Annapurna, Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. The Rais, Limbus and Sunwars inhabit the eastern mountains. The Sherpas, "the Tigers of the Snow" live in the Himalayan region up to an altitude of 15,000 ft. The Newars constitute the most important ethinic group in the Kathmandu Valley. There are Tharus, Yadavas, Satars, Rajvamsis and Dhimals in the Terai region. The Brahmins, Kshetriyas and Thakuris inhabit the most parts of the Kingdom. All these races and tribes live together peacefully to form an integral whole. They are tied up together by their common ideals of peace, democracy and nationalism.
Nepal has almost 61 different ethnic groups and 42 different languages. Though different groups and races have their own languages and dialects, Nepali is the national language and is written in Devnagari script. It is spoken and understood by all in the every nook and corner of the country.