Your safety is of supreme concern while traveling with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. In the case of emergency, the group has a four (4)-litre oxygen bottle with a mask and regulator, along with a first aid kit and a 24-hour medical assistance by a high altitude medical team of doctors.
The Guide is also outfitted with communication means, only to be used in emergencies. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS also works with the national helicopter rescue airlines.
To minimize risks, in particular during the crossing of the higher passes and the climbing period of the Peak, weather forecasts are provided to the Guide on a regular basis.
Depending on the difficulty of some climbing route in peak, guide and assistant guide will secure the route using the necessary technical gear, like fixing the rope and assisting the whole group (4-6 persons) all the way to the top and back
Please note that the above-mentioned itinerary information is purely indicative and can likely to modified during the trekking by your Guide, who has the authority to make such changes if it is deemed necessary (due to safety concerns, etc.). Every effort will be done to keep to the scheduled itinerary. However, as this is an adventure travel in remote mountain regions and at high altitude, 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 conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, among others, can all contribute to changes in the scheduled itinerary.
The Guide will try to ensure that the trekking and climbing run according to the foreseen plan to the benefit of all the participants, but we thank you for being prepared to some flexibility and comprehension if so required.
Please check the degrees of difficulty while choosing a trekking/peak climbing Trip with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. The majority of the itineraries proposed in our trekking programs are in remote areas of the Himalaya and at high altitude, mostly higher than the Alps. A good physical condition is necessary to appreciate the whole richness of this adventure.
OUR WYE TEAM
The success of this Trekking Peak Trip depends on both the personal status of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' team carefully selected according to their expertise in the particular environment and individual 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 Sherpa Guide: is a professional mountaineering guide with experience in conducting in high altitude around the Himalaya, including first aid training and in-depth knowledge of the local flora, fauna and general environment preservation. He will help as the interpreter with the local population. He is ensuring your safety and is ensuring that everything is running accordingly to the program. Our Sherpa Guide together with the assistant guide will secure the necessary technical parts of the peak for climbing and support the group while climbing. He plays a vital role in taking care of the participants' needs, supervising the staff and assuring the safety requirements and leading the members all the way through the trekking and during the climbing period, providing you with interesting information about the mountains, the culture, and traditions of this part of Nepal. He also makes sure that the rubbish properly managed, and the route is kept clean throughout the whole Trip. Though WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is in charge of the booking of the majority of the lodges, it is the Guide responsibility to ensure that the lodges are convenient and the food of good quality. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will frequently be informed about the progression of the group during the trekking/climbing experience.
Our Climbing Sherpa (assistant guide): Our assistant guide also has a government license but must work as an assistant guide during some time to become a company approved Guide. He assists our Sherpa Guide with all the essential duties, ensuring the safety and checking that the performance of the group runs smoothly, as well during the trekking than during the climbing.
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.
Our Porters: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has it own reliable porters. It is their responsibility to carry your luggage during the trekking with proper handling standards.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is very concerned about the porters. We support and respect the porters' rights and have high standards to make sure that they treated well. We pay them a fair salary, including a bonus and providing them with good food allowances, clothes, shoes, sunglasses and medical insurances.
In some places where the porters usually replaced by yaks, it is the responsibility of the yak driver ("yak man") to ensure that the transportation of material carried in an appropriate manner.
ACCOMMODATION & MEAL
In Kathmandu: we stay at 5* hotels on a sharing basis, including breakfasts. Depending on availability, single rooms can be booked upon request at an additional cost. All dinners 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 Trekking: we stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouse) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination and program. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your sleeping bag. Showers are available at the majority of the lodges. Please note that majority of the toilets are common in the lodges, except in few of them where we provide you with attached rooms (if available), in particular during the rest days at Namche and Gokyo to enjoy a warm shower.
Many lodges serve a variety of cuisines such as Continental, Indian, Tibetan and local cooking. Please note that the beverages are on each participant's charge, except the coffee and the selection of teas that served for breakfast and in the afternoon upon your arrival, as well as some special snacks provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. Lunch packages are also available some specific days.
Base Camp: According to the present program, we settle campsites at the base camp, installing dining and kitchen tents and enjoy the meals prepared by our Kitchen Team. Sleeping tents are provided on a sharing basis with a single mattress individually.
To make your stay comfortable in the campsites, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS offers the lightening for the dining and kitchen tents and solar batteries charging facilities.
Transportation: All transportations in Kathmandu by private vehicle. Flight to Lukla and back, by two engines, Otter Aeroplane.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Team is constituted with some of the best Sherpa mountain guides in the Himalaya. Its co-founder Norbu Sherpa has himself climbed seven times Mount Everest and is a summiteer of numerous other 8000-meter peaks. The company WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is seriously dedicated and focused on the climbing security features and quality services.
A team of 2-3 qualified and experienced Sherpa guides secures the ascent route by fixing ropes in the technical parts of the mountain, where necessary.
A basic mountaineering exercise is usually conducted at the base camp before climbing. The group is then guided to the summit and way back by a team of 2 / 3 Sherpa guides of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS.
Weather reports are regularly forwarded during the climbing period and as well while crossing the passes, in the event of the unstable weather situation.