Daily activities during a trek

A morning trek starts around 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. You are woken by a mess attendant who brings in a bowl of hot water for washing and the first cup of tea or coffee. Thirty minutes later, a full breakfast is served on camp tables. Sherpas use this time to disassemble the tents, while some porters set off on the daily walk in order to arrive in time in the evening.

The walk starts at around 8 a.m. The group is always led by a sirdar, and in cases of very big groups, several guides are always present to ensure that everyone (quick walkers and slow walkers) is attended to. Lunch is served at around 12:00 or 12.30 p.m. altogether the rest time lasts 2 hours. In general, the afternoon walk is shorter than the morning one, to give people time to visit neighbouring villages, to rest, and to chat while the staff prepares the supper, which is served at 7 p.m.