Fixed departure culture has had many implications, for now the agency would know the maximum number of people that they would have on any given trek, that the itineraries were known way in advance and arrangements could be made well in prior accordingly. Furthermore, to the delight of many travelers setting out alone or in small groups, the cost effectiveness of it has made the world of trekking all the more accessible to a great mass. The cycle that was thus initiated, with many putting wonderful selfies, cover pics and Instagram posts, only prompted more to take this course, and it has come to grow like an obsession. The success of fixed departure in turn prompted the setting up of fixed camps. With different groups coming in each day, up to five days a week or even more, it was only logical to set up camps for once and let them be throughout the season, against the usual practice of hauling the entire load every single time. The benefits of which are as follow:
>Cost Cuttings: Every business longs for an opportunity to cut down costs in order to raise the profits. Fixed departure cuts down the logistical costs as less people need to be hired to ferry the load.
>Comfort & Convenience: With camps put in place already, a trekker however slow or fast the pace, can know that the comfort of a tent awaits. Further they often get to pick the best spot around and stay put. I have seen people complain about the delay in setting up camp and having to stand getting drenched in the rain a little while longer and wonder, if it is comfort you sought, why the hell are you here in first place?
>Less Employment: The total number of people from the local community that can be employed along routes with fixed camps is certainly lower vis-à-vis moving camps. It is not like a company would run down in losses and not be able to cover the costs, they were turning in profits before, fixed camp only furthered the profits.