Tea House and Camping Trek

Choosing between a teahouse and camping trek in Nepal depends on your preferred style and priorities. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences to help you decide:


Tea House Trek: Stay in comfortable lodges or teahouses along the trail, typically offering basic dorm rooms or private rooms with beds, blankets, and sometimes hot showers. Meals are often available for purchase.

Camping Trek: Set up your own tent at designated campsites each night, bringing your own camping gear including tent, sleeping bag, mat, and cooking equipment. You’ll prepare your own meals or purchase basic supplies from villages along the way.

Comfort and Convenience:

Tea House Trek: Enjoy more comfort and convenience with readily available food, lodging, and sometimes hot showers. You don’t need to carry as much gear, making the trek lighter and easier.

Camping Trek: Carry more gear and be more self-sufficient, requiring planning and preparing meals. This can be challenging, but offers a greater sense of independence and connection with nature.

Experience and Flexibility:

Tea House Trek: Follow established trails with readily available guidance from teahouse staff and other trekkers. This may feel less adventurous and offer limited route flexibility.

Camping Trek: Potentially venture off the beaten path and explore more remote areas with more route flexibility. Requires good navigation skills and planning for unpredictable situations.

Trekking Trails: Annapurna Circuit Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Gosaikunda Trek, Gokyo Lake Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Trek etc.


Tea House Trek: Generally, more expensive, as you pay for lodging and meals along the way. Guide and porter fees may be required for certain routes.

Camping Trek: Can be cheaper, especially if you already own camping gear. Requires carrying food and cooking supplies, which can add costs.

Other Factors:

Group size: Tea house treks are often done with larger groups, while camping treks can be more individualistic or with smaller groups.

Social interaction: Tea houses provide opportunities to meet other trekkers and locals, while camping can be a more solitary experience.

Physical ability: Carrying camping gear can be more physically demanding than trekking with minimal luggage.

Ultimately, the best choice for you depends on your personal preferences and priorities. If you value comfort, convenience, and social interaction, a teahouse trek might be ideal. If you seek a more independent, adventurous experience and don’t mind carrying more gear, camping might be your pick.

Adventure Land Nepal Tours and Travels P. Ltd.

Nepal Jang Treks and Expedition P. Ltd.

With over 18 years of experience we are well known in tourism sector of Nepal for operating both group and individual tours and treks. We have been executing adventure travel and tour itineraries with no occasion of complaints regarding our services since the time of our inception.

Contact Info

  • Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +977-9841225155
  • +977-9841225155 (WhatsApp)
  • info@nepaltourhiking.com
Inquiry Now