Imagine yourself waking up each day sunrise beaming over the Himalayas, followed by trekking among the most beautiful scenery (and culture) in the world. Then relaxing at the end of the day with feet up to relish in the day’s experience and share stories with your fellow Infinity adventurers – with of course a cup of hot Infinity Chai in your hand.
The essence of the company, Infinity Greens, is all about enhancing our health with the superior nutrition of superfoods. But the path to feeling your greatest doesn’t stop there. Adventure in the great outdoors is a vital part of it! The simple fact is, what it can do for the mind and body is both invaluable and unlike anything else.
So the question is, are you ready for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime?…because there’s no better opportunity than this April.
The all-inclusive cost of this 16-day, 15-night program is $3900. A deposit of $1500 is due at the time of making your reservation. The remaining $2400 will be charged 30 days prior to arrival. Cancelation within 30 days of arrival will forfeit the $1500 deposit. Up until seven days before arrival, the remaining $2400 is eligible for refund. However, if we are able to fill your spot from a waiting list, a refund minus a 10% cancellation fee may be possible.
What’s included in the trip cost –
From time of arrival on April 13 until mid-morning on April 28 costs included are airport pickup, all food and lodging, other transportation, and permits. Also included will be the use of a down coat and zero degree down sleeping bag unless you choose to bring your own.
What’s not included –
Airfare to Nepal, travel visa, optional travel insurance, and drinks other than provided water and tea. Alcohol is not permitted.
Level of physical activity –
The trek will include hiking between three to eight hours per day with elevation changes of up to 3,000 feet. Naturally, days with more elevation gain will include a shorter distance.
How do I know if I am fit to do this?
At least a moderate level of physical fitness is required. You can describe your level of fitness when you submit your completed questionnaire below.
Enabling you to walk at your own pace –
Along with Billy, there will be two other guides plus a team of porters that will provide the opportunity for you to hike at a pace that’s suitable for you without hiking alone. Also you can always pair up with someone else in our group.
Maintaining a cardio exercise regiment before your trip is important. If you have any unhealthy eating and drinking habits such as processed sugar, diet soda, and alcohol, we strongly recommend that you abstain from them for at least two weeks and drink lots of pure water!
The first two days upon arrival will include visiting the cultural highlights of Kathmandu and preparation for the trek. The third day will involve both preparation and traveling via Jeep to the beginning of the trek. Day four to fourteen is the trek in the remote region of Tsum Valley, deep in the Himalayas. Along the way, there will be two rest days during which you can explore at your leisure. Day fifteen is returning to Kathmandu to have an evening of celebration. Day sixteen is departure. If you wish to extend your trip and explore other regions of Nepal we can refer you to an organization that will help you plan your intinerary.
Who will I be with?
You will be traveling with fourteen other guests that are seeking the grand adventure, like you. You will also be with three guides, including Billy, as well as a team of porters who will be carrying your supplies.
During the three nights we will spend in Kathmandu accommodation will be at a nice hotel.
During the eleven days in the mountains accommodations will be simple but clean and will include running water, toilet facilities, a heated group commons area for dining, good food, and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Your bedroom will be shared with another guest.
The majority of your diet will be the local and traditional Tibetan and Nepali food. Although the diet is simple, the food is pure and nutritious, and you will be able to eat as much as you need. Tea and water is also provided. And of course you will have access to the superior Infinity Superfoods including Infinity Bars, Infinity nuts and seeds, Infinity Greens, Infinity-C, Infinity Protein, and more, for the life-force needed for trekking in the Himalayas.
What do I need to bring?
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Warm layers (cashmere or merino wool recommended)
- Light-weight layers for warm days (cotton recommended)
- Warm down jacket (one can be lended for no charge)
- Heavy duty hiking boots with aggressive sole that are well-broken in and comfortable.
- Wool socks
- Warm hat
- Hat for sun protection
- Gloves or mittens
- Zero degree down sleeping bag (one can be lended for no charge)
- Lightweight therma-rest sleeping pad (optional)
- Daypack that’s medium weight for carrying daily water and warm layers,
- water bottles for carrying two liters per day.
- Sunglasses and sunblock.
- Light journal and pen
- Trekking poles are optional
Do I have to carry my belongings?
No. Thanks to our team of porters, the majority of your belongings will be carried for you. You will only need to carry your daypack with your daily water, snacks, and extra layers in order to be prepared for any changes in weather.
Climate and weather –
April is the prime season for weather in the Himalayas. Over the course of the ten day trip temperatures will vary as much as mid-70’s by day, all the way down to low 20’s by night.
Can I bring my cell phone?
Yes, but there will be no cell service during the eleven days we will be in the mountains. Guides will carry satellite phones in case there was to be an urgent situation.
Last but not least, your safety is our top priority!
We are excited that we will be trekking through some of the most spectacular terrain in the world. This region that is rich with Tibetan culture is also famed for being very special with the friendliness and hospitality of the small villages where we will be spending the night. The terrain is ‘hiker friendly’ as we will be following a well-travelled route that has been used between Tibet and Nepal for at least three hundred years. We will not be trekking over any terrain that could pose the risk of avalanche or rockfall, nor will there be travel over glaciers. While we are confident in providing you a safe experience, we’d like for you to know that both Billy Merritt and the guides have emergency medical training. Also helicopter evacuation would be provided under the umbrella of our insurance, in the event that it was necessary.
Itinerary for Tsum Valley Trek:
Day 01: (April 13): Pickup and transportation to hotel provided from Kathmandu airport.
Day 02: City tour and trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola
Day 05: Trek to Doban
Day 06: Trek to Salleri
Day 07: Trek to Lopta
Day 08: Trek to Lamaguan
Day 09: Explore day/ Visit Mu Gomba
Day 10: Explore day / Visit Rachen Gomba
Day 11: Morning visit to Milarepa Cave and trek to Chumling
Day 12: Trek to Philim
Day 13: Trek to Khorla Besi
Day 14: Trek to Soti Khola
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 16 (4/28): Departure
* If you’d like to extend your trip we can connect you with a reputable travel agent.