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.
Hi, I'm travelling to Nepal later this year to the Annapurna Circuit. My only problem is having an allergy to all nuts (tree and ground nuts).
Has anyone travelled to Nepal before or been on the Annapurna trek with a nut allergy?
What is it like traveling in Nepal post-earthquake? From what I've been able to research many things still have not been rebuilt. Has anyone been there recently who can verify this?
Unfortunately, I've also heard that some of the Nepalese are still without shelter and adequate food and water post-earthquake and this has made me think that, understandably, they could potentially be hostile towards foreigners. Has anyone experienced this or lack of this? Is it safe to travel there alone as a…
Hi, I'm in Kathmandu for 2 weeks for work and gave myself 4.5 days (May 10 - 14) to explore. I was originally thinking of Pokhara and some trekking or day hikes. 4.5 days now seems too short to trek but too long to just hang out in Pokhara. Is it too little time to do Poon Hill/Ghorepani trek and still make my flight home on the evening of the 14th? If it's not enough time, can anyone recommend a different short trek or few other things to do with 4.5 days around Pokhara or any other area…
One year after the earthquake and we are responding to the request to return to Nepal. I will be doing the trek to Upper Mustang starting the first week of May, 2016. I gather it will be quite warm (and windy) along the trail in the daytime, but I can't seem to get a handle on the expected actual temperature range. My main question has to do with how cold does it get at night? This'll be a teahouse trek, but still - has anyone done this trek in the first two weeks of May - and, how cold does the…
We are doing the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek this fall and the trekking company is requiring that we have a high altitude rescue insurance. Can anybody recommend a company? We live in the US. I know there's Wold Nomads, but I wanted to look into other options. Thanks.
I've seen a couple of posts (like this https://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/forums/asia-indian-subcontinent/nepal/tims-office-in-kathmandu-opening-hours and others that I lost track) about getting them TIMS and the TIMS office in Kathmandu, but unfortunately it is not clear which ones are updated and I cant continue threads have been closed.
I am basically trying to understand if it is possible to get the TIMS and the Everest Park permits in Khatmandu on a Saturday, or on the road (as an…
Dear Mountain Lovers,
After studying the information available on the internet, I am still not sure where to apply for the climbing permits for those trekking summits (group A and B) such as Island Peak and Lobuche. I understood that the Nepal Mountain Association is not providing those climbing permits directly and we all need to go to a trekking agency in Kathmandu to get it (we also need to hire a guide to this end) . Can anyone share its experience please?
Many thanks in advance guys.
My brother wants to come visit me in Nepal, and this seems like our best chance to go trekking together. But I'm worried that he'll come all the way to Nepal and won't see any mountains! There's terrible haze or smog in Kathmandu now. About two weeks ago, I visited Dhampus and Australian Camp near Pokhara, and because of the thick white haze, I didn't see any mountains at all.
Has anyone returned from a trek in the past few days? Which trek did you do, and how were the views?
I realise this is somewhat of a long shot..
I've a few days to kill in Pokhara and have done most of the big attractions. I've been on the road for about 4 months and am very much missing my drums at home.
Does anyone know of anywhere with practice/jam rooms where I'd be able to rent one for a day? I've been and asked at a couple of bars and music shops but no one seems to have a clue. There's a few music schools but they're very difficult to get in contact with.
Any help would be much…