ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS
As we say: Eat good, Sleep well and bike good!
Kathmandu & Pokhara: We stay at a high standard Boutique hotels (4-star) on a sharing basis, including breakfasts. 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 screened by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.
During our Campsite Biking Tour: According to our itinerary, at some specific 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. Single tent can be requested but are charged extra cost (upon request at your booking). Each member has to bring his/her own sleeping bag, we provide you with a thin isolation mattress.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS provides the team with its own cook to serve us delicious dishes. Package lunches might be given for some days.
For our clients’ convenience, WILD YAK EXPEDITONS provides the lightening for the dining tent and solar batteries charging facilities at disposal of the participants.
The success of this Bike Tour 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 wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis.
Biking Leader and his role: Our Swiss experimented biking Leader Etienne Delavy leads you all the way along this Trip. He is ensuring your safety and is checking your needs throughout the Tour, monitoring your performance as well health. Though most of the lodges / camping sites are booked by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS, it is the Leader’s responsibility to check appropriate rooms and ensure that good food is served to the clients. One of his duties is also to manage a proper place for camping throughout this entire biking Tour. The Guide plays a vital role in taking care of the clients’ needs, supervising the local staff, assuring the safety requirements and garbage management, together with the bikes maintenance. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will be frequently informed about the group throughout the Trip .
Local bike guide: Our local bike guide is a professional government trained guide along with biking experience in guiding around the Himalaya. He assists the Guide with all major duties, ensuring the safety and checking that the performance of the group runs smoothly. He is equipped with an emergency first aid kit and walks along with the clients to monitor the group.
Assistant Local guide or mechanic (ONLY IF 6 PARTICIPANTS): Same as guide duties (maintenance of bike)
Cook: Our Cook is a government trained and licensed trekking cook who plays a vital role along the whole Tour. He has the experience to provide you with different cuisine and bakery. He is highly focusing on hygienic food, clean and best utensils, proper management of the camp and its surroundings. As the Guide, he makes sure that the garbage is properly managed and camping site is clean after our use. Last but not least, he is providing you as often as possible with fresh vegetables and meat.
EMERGENGY AND SAFTEY PRECAUTIONS:
For Emergency and safety precautions the group is provided with a 4-litre oxygen bottle (with mask and regulator), along with a first aid kit box containing the main basic medicines.The group is continuously followed on a daily basis by a back up jeep with the necessary communications means and assistance.During the entire Tour the Leader and local guide are monitoring the ride.
Please note that the above-mentioned itinerary information is purely indicative and can likely be modified during the course of the Bike Tour by our Leader, who has the authority to make such changes if it is deemed necessary (due to safety concerns, etc.). Every effort will be made to keep to the scheduled itinerary; however, as this is an adventure travel, we are not able to fully guarantee it as it is necessary to take into consideration each situation as it occurs and consequently to adapt the program in its best way. Elements such as weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, among others, can all contribute to changes in the scheduled itinerary.
The Leader will try to ensure that the trekking runs according to the foreseen plan to the benefit of all the participants, but we thank you to be prepared to some flexibility and comprehension if so required.