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Im currently planning a trekk around Gokyo and EBC and I was wondering about the conditions of Renjo Pass and Cho La pass (and actually the Ngozumpa glacier as well) in the middle and end of May.
For the different seasons, I heard mixed reports about the need of using crampons or ropes.
I'll certainly ask more when there, but Id like to hear beforehand from others that have been there during the same period.
Looking for information on cultural / religious festivals over the next several days through the next two weeks: to mid-May, 2016. I'm primarily interested in those that will take place in and around Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur (but others might be interested in events in other areas of the country, too). Event names, dates and times, and locations will all be appreciated - especially for those occurring over the next several days.
I tried for this kind of information at the Nepal Tourism…
I've heard that the areas around Kagbeni and Muktinath are quite dry in July, at least compared to the rest of Nepal. So, how hard is it to actually GET to Jomsom around then? Last time I went, there was no road to Jomsom, but even if it exists now (as I've heard), I bet it would be difficult to pass in the rain. Flights? I've heard they get cancelled often. Yes? I wouldn't be on a ridiculously tight schedule, would have a day or two's leeway -- but not much more. How likely is it to be able to…
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…