Your equipment requirements will depend on where you are going and when so email us and we will give you a list specifically tailored to your needs. A very extensive packing list is provided to all Himalayan Sunrise travellers. Himalayan Sunrise provides good quality sleeping bags, mattresses and tents and can assist with hire of other equipment if required...
In Kathmandu it is easy to change major currencies for rupees at the money exchanges that abound. You may want to carry some US$ as well. Having a credit card for a cash advance is good for emergencies although you will not be able to use these outside major centres like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Traveller’s cheques are rarely used now. Cash cards (eg. Travelex) are good in Kathmandu. When you plan your budget, take into account that while food is comparatively cheap, alcohol is not and can easily double your food bill. Also allow for souvenirs, as there is a very tempting range...
Deborah Kahn,Albury Australia
Lauren May,Yackandandah, Australia
Carol-Ann Courneya, Ph.D. Canada.
Bibiana Cujec MD, FRCPC,Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Stephen and Susie Gibson,Sydney, Australia
Dr.Les C Higgins,Sydney Australia
Nepal has been on my bucket list for a long time. When a friend asked me if I would like to join her trekking and camping group, I jumped at the opportunity. I found out that the trail would be low level and will be below the Himalayan base camp.
The Himalayan Sunrise Trekking & Expedition company provided excellent services throughout the 10 day trek.
The guides are knowledgeable and very aware of the trekkers' needs and comfort. The owner Bishnu is particularly flexible in accommodating unforeseen circumstances. One trekker in the group had an injured knee yet she still wanted to participate in the trek. Bishnu hired a horse and its handler to assist her mobility!
The food was delicious and plentiful enough to satisfy the hungriest of stomachs after a long day of trekking.
Bishnu was also conscious of the campsite security. He had his team conduct rounds through the night. The special touch I most appreciated was the provision of a warm, wet face cloth after a long trek - how very refreshing!
This was my first experience in trekking. I found all the guides were very helpful and anticipatory. One of them was always walking by my side, to assist me when I needed a hand. I was very grateful.
It was an amazing experience to see the Himalayas first hand and to meet the cheerful Nepalese.
I give this tour company a 5 STARS rating.
CJ REED Canada.