Independent Treks and Tours

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T hose who are unable to travel with an escorted Footprints tour will be able to take advantage of our assistance and experience to arrange their own journey. We have prepared a series of information packages to help them.
This service utilises our thirty years experience living and working in the region. We do know the most reliable trek companies; the most attractive route to travel; which hotel or lodge is the most charming; and which circumstance and place to avoid.

W e suggest a ‘Full trek’ package. Teahouse trekking is not possible at all in Tibet and in many parts of Nepal. If you would like Footprints to arrange a teahouse trek for your party, we are happy to do so with some modification of the arrangements as outlined above. For a full account of the difference between ‘full’ and ‘teahouse’ styles as well as a history of the business and some of the personalities, see our ‘what is trekking page’.





Planning: - Advice: with trek planning & itinerary in Nepal/Tibet Drawing on more than 30yrs of experience in the region
  - Arrangement of the trek: including all internal travel, with agents in Nepal/Tibet Using local agents that we know to provide excellent service
  - All communication: with the international agencies Based on our existing network of contacts.
  - Hotel bookings: in Bangkok & Kathmandu if required

Based on twin-share accommodation with cooked breakfast each day.

  • 4 Star: The Menam


  • 4 Star: Hotel Malla
  • 3 Star: Dynasty Hotel
  • 2 Star: Gauri Shanker
Footprints has special contract rates with these hotels,, which we think are the best located and give best value for these locations.
Equipment - Use: during your trek of special ‘Footprints’: ‘Thermarest’ sleeping mats and waterproof trek-kitbags and down jackets. This is gear not normally supplied by trekking companies.
  - Trek Gear including: two-man tents, sleeping bags, bag-liners, toilet-tent and mess-tent together with all kitchen-related equipment for the trek. Supplied by our trek agents.
Staff: - Sirdar: English speaking (foreman) personally known to Footprints. Guaranteed reliable and honest. Provided by out trek agents.
  - Sherpas: to assist with smooth daily running of the trek. Many will be known to us. Provided by our trek agents.
Services in Nepal/Tibet - Meeting: on arrival in Kathmandu. By staff of our trek agents.
  - Transportation: all land and air travel, including fixed-wing or helicopter flights, that are part of the trek itinerary. Using reliable companies that are known to us.
  - All Meals: while on trek. From wholesome menus developed over years by Footprints, cooked by staff with a high standard of personal hygiene.


line What's it going to cost?

CHARGE:for Footprints Services US$500 per group

plus $100 for each member of the group

Is it worth it?
You can only be the judge of that. There are many years of experience gone into formulating our advice. Our aim is to provide you with as smooth a journey as possible.
Many people get a kick out of doing all their own trip preparation and planning. That’s great, we do not wish to discourage you.
If however, your holiday time is limited and you appreciate good advice we are here to help.
Even with our advice and help, you can guarantee that things will go wrong sometime. That, for better or worse is the nature of reality. We strive to minimise the effects of those times.


line What's not provided
  • - Cost of Nepal/Tibet permits
  • - Visa fees & departure taxes
  • - Costs relating to a Liaison Officer. (if required)
We advise the likely cost.
-Personal or group medical kit
- Baggage handling at hotels and airports
- Excess baggage charges & items of a personal nature
- passport photos You will need 2-10 depending on the trek.


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