provides the online platform
for guides and trekkers to
connect. We do not organize treks
. Our motto at
sherpafeet is to connect
Things you need to know before you
Trekking in remote areas has a certain amount of
risk to body and life. The risk multiplies when you include high
to the mix. Over the years there have been many fatalities
in the field of trekking and mountaineering. You should join a
trek only if you and your family members are aware of the risks
you are putting yourself into.
Himalayan treks are tough. The terrain and the
weather can get unforgiving. You should be mentally and
physically prepared for this.
- First and foremost, you need to be honest
with yourself about your capabilities.
- Secondly while on the trek, you need to keep
your guide informed of any conditions affecting you.
- Thirdly, The trekking guide is your leader
while on the trek, you have to follow every instruction
he/she gives. It is for your own safety.
Trekking in the Indian Himalayas needs a much
higher level of physical and mental fitness. If this is your
first trek then please talk to a friend or colleague who has
trekked in the Himalayas before to understand if you are ready
or not. You could also contact us and we will be pleased to talk
If this is your first trek, please choose an easy one, even if
isn’t your first one, while on the trek the guide could send you
back at his discretion, if he feels your are physically unfit.
As a side note, running and cycling are two good sports to
measure your current level of fitness, because they tests not
only the strength of your legs and your endurance but also your
heart and lung capacities. If you live in Bangalore, we can
connect you to running coaches who can help you become fit
in a couple of months, contact us and we
can put you in touch.
What to expect on an Trek
Vehicles used to reach the basecamp are usually Boleros or Tata Sumos.
We all love food, at least most of us do, so
ensure you have your fill of what you love before you embark for
the trek. On any Himalayan trek expect food to be very
simple its usually Maggi or Kichdi (plain rice and lentils),
anything else is a luxury. The menu also depends on availability
of raw material and then, sometimes even the best of cooks may
not make the kind of food mom makes at home.
The raw material for food is carried by porters or mules, so a 5
day trek of 10 people would mean 5 x 10 x 3 (Breakfast, Lunch
and Dinner) = 150 meals. This is quiet a lot of raw material. So
if you feel, the quantity or nourishment was not as much as you
are used to at home, you now know why!
Lunch is usually packed lunch, which is prepared in the morning.
You should carry some dry fruits/ORS/chocolates etc to munch
along if you so feel, this may not be in the guides plan.
On the trek
Everyone has his reasons to trek, but we have
strict rules for the guides listed on our platform. The
following are the do’s and don’ts. Guides or Trekkers violating
the rules, may not be allowed to use the platform if it comes to
- Alcohol, Tobacco or Drugs is strictly
- Littering is not allowed, please carry all
the plastic and paper back with you. If you come across any
litter, collect it and take it down with you. Send us the
picture of the litter you collected with a brief write up
about you and we could feature you on our blog.
- We do not encourage any kind of loud noise
on the trek, shouting or loud music is a no no as it could
be disturbing to other trekkers.
- Be enthusiastic while on the trek, help your
fellow trekkers and volunteer to help the guide for chores
on the trek.
Tents and campsite chores.
On reaching the campsites, far from our cosy
bedrooms on the loving laps of the mountains, you could savour
the embrace of the mountains. In the meanwhile your guides would
be busy setting up camp and preparing your food. The mountain
feels more beautiful with teamwork, so do lend a hand to your
guides in setting up the tents and helping them in other chores
at the campsite.
The tents are usually 3 or more person tents. Which means you
would have tent-mates for the night to share your stories. This
is the norm.
A trekker has to carry his own backpack for the
entire trek, so it goes without saying that you should carry a
light backpack. Sometimes guides do help carry the backpack on
extra payment. This would need to be discussed with the guide
before hand. Here is a checklist
items you should consider to carry.