WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' TREKKING PHILOSOPHY
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is focusing on group sizes of 4 to 6 participants only for its Ganden Samye Trek because our experience has found this to be the best way to have a successful trip while providing excellent services. Furthermore, it creates a pleasant ambiance within the Group, including an exchange of cultures and traditions with our local Team.
Last but not least, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ focus on small groups permits more flexibility and support to the participants individually.
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS
Lhasa: we stay in comfortable 3-star Hotels in the sharing basis, including breakfast, lunches and dinners. Depending on availability, single rooms can be booked upon request at an additional cost. All dinners are served in excellent Chinese Tibetan restaurants in town where you can enjoy traditional Chinese and Tibetan cuisine.
Kathmandu: we stay in Tibet International and Yak & Yeti hotels on a sharing basis, including breakfasts and dinners. Depending on availability, single rooms can be booked upon request at an additional cost. All dinners are served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screen by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.
During our Trekking: According to our itinerary, at some specifically defined places, we settle a campsite and enjoy the meals prepared by our Kitchen Team. The tents are provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS on a sharing basis. Each member has to bring his/her own sleeping bag; we provide you an individual mattress and a thin isolation mattress for an entire sleeping tent.
Considering the roughness of the landscape and the hygienic conditions, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS provides the Group with its own kitchen tent, sleeping tents, dining tent and toilet tent with the necessary staff to serve us delicious dishes and drinks. You can enjoy espresso coffee, a selection of teas, as well as Italian, Tibetan and local cuisines. Packages lunch are given on some days.
For our clients’ convenience, considering the remoteness of the region, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS provides the lightening for the dining and kitchen tents and solar batteries charging facilities at disposal of the participants.
In some places, we stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouses) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination. Please be aware that single rooms are not available.
All restaurants in Tibet serve mainly typical varieties of Chinese and Tibetan cuisines. Please note that the individual beverages are on each participant’s own charge.
Transportation: by private cars
OUR WILD YAK TEAM
The success of Ganden Samye Trek depends on both the personal condition of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Team has been carefully selected according to their experience in the specific environment and personal aptitudes. Our Team is thus highly experienced, skilled, trained, courteous and helpful.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis.
Our Trekking Guide and his role: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Trekking Guide is a professional government-trained guide with experience in guiding and trekking around the Himalaya, including first aid training and deep knowledge of the local flora, fauna and general environment preservation. Our Trekking Guide leads you all the way through the trekking while giving you interesting information about the mountains, culture, traditions and landscapes. He will help as an interpreter with the local populations. He is ensuring your safety and is checking your needs throughout the trail. Our Trekking Guide plays a vital role in taking care of our member's needs, supervising the team and porters, and assuring the safety requirements. He also makes sure that the rubbish is properly managed and the trail is kept clean throughout the whole trekking Trip. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will be frequently informed about the group during the entire trekking experience.
Our Assistant Guide: has also a government license but must work as an assistant guide during some time in order to become a company approved trekking guide. He assists our Trekking Guide with all major duties, ensuring the safety and checking that the performance of the Group runs smoothly.
Our Kitchen Team: is composed of a cook and kitchen boys (depending the number of participants). Its role is to provide excellent food to the members, by respecting the fundamental principles of hygiene and ensure that the campsite is comfortable. The kitchen boy(s) is/are assisting the cook by cleaning the dishes, getting the water and ensuring that the campground is kept clean. The Cook manages the campsite while the participants are on the mountain.
Your safety is of supreme concern while traveling with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. In the case of emergency, the Group has a first aid kit with four (4)-litre oxygen bottle with a mask and regulator.