Posted this under Indian Subcontinent and am now trying Nepal. I spent the last three hours reviewing the first 20 pages of posts under Nepal and also did a search. I have copied some information submitted by doooooosra, willemspie and others.
We are three Americans in our mid to late 60’s traveling in Nepal for the first time.
(My wife and I traveled India for two months and then Bhutan for 2.5 weeks about ten years ago. Our friend will fly to meet us in Darjeeling, India.)
We will be…
We have booked our flights to Nepal for August 2017 but unfortunately we have to move on a very tight schedule; we have only two weeks, which means we have to be very careful and try to make the wisest decisions so that we can make the best of our limited time in a country where I understand we should have been planning to spend a minimum of three weeks :( So I would really appreciate any suggestions you might have to make.
I particularly would like to know;
I have a question regarding bus service between Kathmandu and Chitwan. I read on the website of one of the bus companies (Greenline) that they have suspended services to Chitwan due to current road conditions from Mugling to Narayanghat.
We are visiting Nepal in late April and wish to visit Chitwan by bus from Kathmandu. I was hoping to find out more information regarding the road conditions, if any bus service currently operating between Kathmandu and Chitwan, and if so, which bus companies…
I know about a year ago there was an issue with drones in Nepal and I was wondering if the situation had changed at all ? I noticed someone flying their drone on Nagarkot and had it take away, footage checked and then returned with a smile.
I noticed that a licence isn't required if it is under 2kg but that other permits may be required and if so are they easy to obtain in KTM ?
Any issues coming in through Customs with it ?
How much will it cost if I hire a personal tour guide for the Kathmandu city and if going out of the valley like Pokhara, Chitwan...?
Amature tour guide charge per day
Professional tour guide charge per day
A few years ago I did Annapurna circuit and ABC in January. While I was planning it I found it difficult getting information on January trekking except for on this forum. Most other places I checked said that January was a no go. Anyhow.... I had an AMAZING trip. Beautiful blue, sunny skies, warm enough to hike in a t-shirt except for two days near Thorung La (even ABC I have pics of me in a t-shirt under the basecamp sign). It was one of the best trips of my life and I'm longing to go…
Tomorrow I will be going to India with my Nepali visa expired on the 21st of March. I know the rules and just wanted to ask if 1-2 days of overstay is a big issue. I heard about people who were allowed to leave without having to pay any fees. I wanted to leave yesterday but I was left unable to walk after sustaining injury (that I took care of myself) for two days. Should I extend visa in Pokhara or go to border and in worst case I will just have to pay al required fees?
Leaving KTM tomorrow after a stay of eight days, and really liked my guesthouse (Trekkers Home for those of you looking for a really nice, cheap place to stay, the manager, Dhanna is a pleasure to deal with.) I understand that generally people tip out one tip at the end for the whole staff, into a general tip box. How much is the right amount? My bill for the eight days will be about 100 USD, I was thinking between 1000 and 1500 NPR?
A few prices I paid as guidance for others (not sure if…
I'm hoping someone can help me out with some travel planning. I decided very last minute to do another atw trip(!). I'm heading directly to Nepal as my first stop to try to beat the Monsoon. I did EBC in 2010 and VERY MUCH want to return since it was, I think, the highlight of my life. I'm also dying to do the Annapurna CIrcuit.
Here's the question, is there any way I can feasibly do both treks before the weather gets too gross for trekking? I intend to do the "original" EBC…