Yetilaya Travels
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Yetilaya Travels
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The former Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim is home to Mt. Khangchendzonga, the world’s third highest mountain and offers stunning landscapes dotted with colourful Buddhist monasteries, cascading waterfalls, jungles rich in orchids and rhododendron...

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No other country on earth has preserved and protected its traditions, environment and cultural identity from the influence of western civilization as much as Bhutan. The Himalayan kingdom balances modernization with its ancient culture and traditions

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Darjeeling - Kalimpong

Earlier Darjeeling used to be part of the Kingdom of Sikkim while Kalimpong belonged to the Kingdom of Bhutan. Today both Himalayan regions are part of the Indian state of West-Bengal. Darjeeling’s famous toy-train...

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Tekking between 4800 & 5600m / 16000 & 18000ft

Our high altitude treks take you across high mountain-passes all over the Himalayas: From Bhutan, the Indian Himalayas of Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh (Spiti), and Spiti to Nepal and Tibet. Enjoy mesmorizing, panoramic views, blue sky and crystal-clear lakes in unforgettable mountain-worlds; visit remote villages and nomads with their herds sheep, yak and goat, and encounter Tibetan cultural heritage. These treks often take place within National Parks or in border-areas and require special permits that we organize for you.

Our treks between 4800 & 5600 m / 16000 & 18000ft are for you if you...

  • ...enjoy four to eight hours of trekking per day for a duration of usually between seven to fourteen days
  • ...are sure-footed and enjoy trekking on a combination of well-maintained trekking-trails, narrow paths, alpine, natural surface and section-wise on trackless, rocky and even icy- & snow-covered surface
  • ...have had prior profound trekking-experience in similar altitudes and on similar underground to test your sure-footedness is highly recommended for this kind of high-altitude trekking
  • ...are highly aware of the risk of high altitude sickness involved and ready to communicate any symptoms that may occur to your trekking-guide
  • ...your physical constitution and condition is excellent, you are sure-footed and prepared to partly trek across fields of boulders and moraines, at times on snow and even ice
  • ...ready to trek with crampons – is is required only for some routes
  • ...want to experience the wonders of high-altitude mountain-environments
  • ...are prepared to sudden weather-changes and trekking in occasionally, snowfall and low temperatures
  • ...can overcoming partly steep climbs and descents
  • ...are aware of the risks of high altitude sickness and ready to communicate any symptoms you may experience to your trekking-guide
  • ...are flexible and ready to change trekking-route if needed – for example in case of continuous, extreme bad weather, natural calamity or authorities arbitrarily.

You will be accompanied by... experienced, local trekking-guide, porters, ponies, yaks or a combination thereof and an experienced trekking-cook with kitchen-team.

Accommodation... these altitudes is mainly in trekking-tents, alpine-tents and occasionally in very basic lodges.

High altitudes

Whenever possible, we design your itinerary in such a way so that your body can adjust ideally to raising altitudes in order to minimize the risk of high altitude sickness. However, please note that the way one person adjusts to high altitude very much varies not only from person to person but from circumstance to circumstance; what is commonly considered as a trekking-route with ‘ideal adjustment to altitude’ is not possible on all trekking-routes; nor is guaranteed, that if you had no problem with a certain altitude in a previous trek, you will not experience any altitude problems at a similar altitude in a future trek...

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Each trek is unique and cannot be easily classified as not only altitudes but also type of terrain, temperatures and topography determine the physical challenge of a trek. Depending on your previous experience, your physical constitution, condition and your preferences we can help you choose the ideal trek for you. When advising you we take into considering desired daily hours of trekking, type of accommodation, altitude at overnight-sites for ideal adjustment to higher altitudes, type of trails/surface, permit-procedure and season.
Please find more details about our treks between 4800 & 5600 m / 16000 & 18000ft on offer under overview and contact us for further infos.

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