Our trip will start at our usual base in Kathmandu, the Hyatt hotel; a luxurious oasis away from the noise and bustle of the city with a beautiful swimming pool and gardens and all the amenities you’d expect from a top class hotel. Here we will assemble and meet the rest of the group, and then talk through the plan for the coming days, as well as head out into town to see some sights and/or buy any last minute essentials.
We then leave Kathmandu by helicopter and take in a fantastic flight with amazing views of the area around us, landing in the village of Samagon where we take the short walk from the helicopter to the lodge. Once settled in, we have some time to relax and get used to our new home and eat some food provided by our own cooks to make sure our levels of hygiene and health are kept up to the Himex standard.
The following day we will head out on our first trek to a nearby waterfall, giving us our first experience of walking at altitude, taking it nice and slow, drinking in the views and allowing our bodies to acclimatise and enjoy the peace of this remote, untouched landscape. We will spend some time up by the waterfall before heading back to the lodge for lunch and some rest.