When Jimmy Roberts organized the first trek in Nepal, independent trekking was a logistical nightmare – no lodges, email, fax or direct-dial telephones. Most trekkers, therefore, joined group camping treks organized by adventure travel companies abroad, a tradition that has carried over to the present day. Many trekkers still travel on group treks organized abroad, but it’s also possible to arrange an organized trek directly with a company once you arrive in Kathmandu or Pokhara. An organized trek can be either a lodge trek or a camping trek. The group size may be as large as 20 or as small as one.