This is a dedicated thread for sharing current information about road closures and other infrastructural issues that may affect travelers.
Please stay on topic and keep all posts about these topics within this thread, to make the Nepal branch easier to use.
I'll have a total of 20 days in Nepal along with my wife, and of course the main idea is trekking.
Everything that I've read so far indicates that the 3 high passes trek is the ideal trek for the 2 of us - we've got plenty of trekking experience, have been to altitude on several occasions (so know/understand the importance of proper acclimatization), enjoy a good challenge, and very much appreciate trips that are slightly less traveled. We are interested hiring a guide but carrying…
I am leaving to KTM in several days, but still have some questions unresolved:
- I read in LP book and some forums that I must confirm KTM-Lukla (and back) flights. What does this actually mean?
- What is ok T(comfort) of sleeping bag? Mine is about -2 and -19 extreme. Looks like I need something warmer, maybe add https://www.rei.com/product/797113/sea-to-summit-reactor-plus-thermolite-compact-liner .
- Is it possible to get TIMS and permit in KTM on Saturday?
I am currently planning a trip to Nepal, but since I lack experience in this kind of travelling, I was hoping to get some feedback/ideas on my plans.
I am quite flexible with my arrival and departure date, although I want to try and return before march 24th. I am thinking of leaving for Nepal around january 15th, and then stay in Nepal for about 53 days, something like the following:
Kathmandu/Pokhara: 6 days
Annapurna Circuit Trek: 18 days
Kathmandu/Pokhara: 8 days (rest from previous…
I know that in under-developed countries, poor road conditions are a fact of life. Just wondering about the present condition of the road from Besi Shahar onwards. I've seen some YouTube videos and read some blogs but none from 2016. (Looking at trekking next March or April.)
1 How far up has the road/track been made now? I understood it always went to Bhulbhule and now many trekkers go by wheels as far as Syange and Jagat. Has the road pushed through to Chame?
2 What are the separate…
Me & My wife are going Nepal in Late April / Early May and have decided to do Everest Case Camp. Is it still possible to do it without guide? I have heard rumours everyone requires a guide?
We both have high levels of fitness and have trekked at altitude in Peru and Bolivia (Huayna Potosí 6000m) and have felt the effects of Altitude Sickness. We will both carry all or own gear so no porter required.
From landing in Lukla we have between 15 – 18 days (at a push to get flight home). Will that give…
We are doing the Everest Base Camp Trek starting mid November. I need some advice on the right footwear. Are trekking shoes okay or would you recommend trekking boots (higher with ankle support). I know this is also personal preference but I would like to get some opinions. (I never had any problems with my ankles.). I really appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Hi everyone, every year around this time I have been posting my blog link here for anyone looking for info on the Annapurna Circuit or Langtang trek (connecting to Gosainkund Lakes and Helambu Trail). I'm a little late this year and this information is 5 years old now but I still think it's relevant. Many backpackers may find my packing list useful. I packed as light as I could and this list is detailed!
I hope this helps someone this trekking season. Good luck and have fun.
I haven't seen any recent info about this but just wondering if anyone has some good recommendations of who to go with for a mini Everest trek! We are not doing base camp due to time constraints. We are looking at a company called good vibe adventures which offer if for 800 US dollars.
Any other recommendations would be much appreciated. We are not experienced Trekkers and want to go with good guides.
Thanks a mill
I am a 70 year old female making my first trip to Kathmandu in Dec. I plan to spend 2 weeks there. Would love to hear recommendations of things to see and do. I have read the guidebooks etc. but they can not include everything. Personal recommendations would be great to hear.