Generally there are two types of trekking trip in Nepal, namely Teahouse trek and Camping trek. Teahouse trek often refers to as lodge or guesthouse trek. Some mountain villages are turning them into hotel with more facilities these days such as Jomsom in the Annapurna region and Namche Bazaar in the Everest region. Camping trek is becoming less popular due to construction of lodges and tea-houses along the trekking trials. There is another type of trip getting more famous nowadays- Home stay trek. People are more interested in doing home stay trip rather than other types.
These are generally comfortable and basic inns prepared in the mountains for trekkers. There are small rooms with single/double/triple beds with shared toilet facility. The treks which are not necessary to camp refer to as teahouse or lodge trekking. The popular trekking trips such as Everest Base Camp, Poonhill, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit and Langtang treks can be done without camping.
Teahouses are the basic inns available in the mountains for trekkers’ comfort. There are small rooms with single/double/triple beds with attached/separate modern/basic toilet facility. The areas where there is no facility of teahouse/lodge and need to set up camps refer to as camping trek.
Full Camping Trek:
Tented camps are necessary to set up in the more remote regions where no teahouses or local infrastructures available. Trekkers will have to sleep in tents and their staff will prepare meals as per in the menu provided. Fully organized treks include an experienced crew such as guide, sherpa, cook, kitchen helper and local porters.
Guesthouses and Hotels are mostly available with single/double/triple rooms with modern toilet facility. The inter-city tours have options of getting deluxe hotels while trekking trails like Everest Base Camp and some areas in the Annapurna region have good Guesthouses facilities. Guesthouses are relatively more comfortable than teahouses.
Home Stay Trek:
The Home Stay trek gives an opportunity to experience and share the lifestyle, culture, tradition and arts of Nepali people living in the different locations of Nepal. Home Stay trek also provides a chance to observe the social life where food is almost organic and prepared in the traditional kitchen. There are clean beds and also good toilet facilities available for trekkers.