So...if one just turns up to Kathmandu in July and walks into a travel agency....how easy is it to arrange a return trip to Lhasa? How expensive is it? How long does it take before you can depart (i.e. have the agent arrange visas/permits etc.). How long are the trips themselves? Is there any benefit from booking online from your home country? I wanted to go to Nepal and Tibet, so figured this was going to be the easiest way (i.e. in that order - Nepal then China and back to Nepal).
I am looking into flights to Auckland, NZ, from KTM and I was wondering weather I would need an Indian transit visa.
I have seen flights via Abu Dhabi, although the total duration is much longer, than other flights from Delhi (via Singapore), so I was wondering if I would need to get an Indian transit visa?
I would have to book a flight from KTM to DEL separately, and then a flight from a flight from DEL to AKL, as looking on Skyscanner, there doesn't seem to be a way to fly from KTM to AKL…
Super last minute, but my sister and I are heading to Kathmandu next week, with the intention of trekking the AC Besi Sahar/Bhulbule to Jomsom in 12-14 days. I've trawled through the threads here, had a read of the NATT guide and also bought the LP trekking book (which is probably outdated), so I know this is possible in this time frame. I understand you can bus/jeep as far as Chamje now, but the road leaves a bit to be desired? We are both fit, in our 20's and have trekked before.
I'll spent a week in Nepal (Katmandu and the valley) on my own, at the end of February.
1) is it dangerous to walk alone in the streets (especially after sunset)?
2) is it safe to take a taxi alone, for medium distances?
3) any other dangers linked to the fact of being alone in Nepal?
I plan to trek to Everest base camp in March/April and am just wondering if it is possible to book my flight to Lukla directly from Kathmandu. Ideally, my plan is to meet fellow trekking partners in when I arrive in Thamel and then fly to Lukla a few days later. Is this a realistic idea?
My husband and I are planning to do the Manaslu/Tusm Valley circuit and the Kanchenjunga treks in Nepal in October and November. Has anyone done these treks using the company Himalayan Quests? If so would you recommend them?
On the Manaslu/Tusm Valley we are thinking about adding the side trip to the Ganesh Himal while in the Tsum Valley. Has anyone visited the Ganesh Himal? Any suggestions or comments regarding the area?
We are going to Nepal in about 3 weeks, and have plans to go over Cho La and Renjo La (2 out of the three High Passes). User MeatIsMurder posted a recent trip report from early Jan 2015 saying the passes were closed due to snow. In an update, he mentioned that some guides were breaking trail for future trekkers.
Has anyone been up in the EBC or Gokyo area since the beginning of January? What were the trail conditions? What were the passes like -- or what did you hear about the passes?
Last year our family had an awesome holiday in Nepal highlighted by a trek to Annapurna Base Camp. On our return my ten year old son decided to base his school social action project around helping Nepal’s porters.
He organised a collection box for donated trekking gear, did some busking to raise money and had Australian mountaineer Andrew Locke support his cause.
He garnered a great response and collected lots of great clothes. Unfortunately when we contacted Nepali Customs we discovered…
I want to send some of trekking gear and gifts home to NZ in the coming weeks.
Is the Nepalese Postal Service a trustworthy / reliable option? or should look to use and International Courier Company...(DHL FedEx etc).
Thanks if you can help me out.