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 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.
Just a few questions outstanding for the EBC trek we are planning for early next year:
1) We plan to trek in from Jiri and flight out through Lukla. In terms of the flight out, do we book this before we leave Kathmandu with an agent? What happens if we are running ahead of or behind schedule? Is it easy enough to contact the airlines whilst on the trek from the lodges? Any charge for the changing of a flight?
2) I gather the average cost per person is in the region of $25. We are…
Granny wants to see Everest. I suggested flying in to Lukla but even from there its a tough few days walk . Can we hire a porter to carry granny up from Lukla .
Me and my parents (around their 50s) are planning a trip to Bhutan and Nepal in April 17 and would like to trek to EBC. As we have ~15 days and would spend 4 in Bhutan, we are considering the heli trek to EBC in order to save a couple of days on our way back to Kathmandu.
One of the agencies suggested the following plan:
April 14: Fly to Kathmandu
April 15: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m) [3 hours]
April 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m) [6 hours]
April 17: Acclimatization at…