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I've been snooping around the forums for a while and have got loads of helpful information from all the posts here. But I decided I would clearly ask my questions just to confirm some of my doubts with the trip.
I plan to do the EBC trek with 2 friends of mine. We were initially thinking hooking up with an agency but decided against it because we wanted more freedom with the places we sty and the food we eat. So we decided to do it on our own as from what I've gathered the route is pretty straightforward.
We plan to be in Kathmandu by the night of 28th April. I'm assuming it takes one day to get the TIMS and permits in order so we might leave the 29th for that and make 30th our Lukla flight day.
1. I've gone over loads off itineraries and the range from 13 days to 23 days depending on umber of rest days taken and if people want to add in Gokyo (which we badly wa... more »
I will be in Nepal for the Holi festival and I'm wondering where is it nicer to stay for this??
My options so far are KTM and Janakpur (because I'm going to Sikkim afterwards).
Thanks a lot!!
I am interested in doing a 6-8 day trek in Nepal, particularly part of the Annapurna Circuit to Poon Hill. I've looked into the guided tours and they seem pretty expensive. Does anyone have any suggestions for good and affordable trekking companies?
Also, is it better to do a guided tour, or is it just as good to do a tour on your own? I feel that it would be much cheaper to do so independently and stay at the tea houses at night.
Share a jeep from Kathmandu/bhaktapur to langtang? 31st march
Just a quick one - we have booked a jeep from bhaktapur/Kathmandu area to the start of the langtang trek (sybrubesi) on the 31st march, and one back on the 9th April. It's $130 one way and there's 2 of us so far. Anyone keen to share the lift and split the cost?
It's a good couple of hours quicker and we can stop more frequently to break/ see the sights! Reply if you're interested.
Greetings from Ireland!!
I am an Indian origin living in Ireland.
I am planning to hike Everest Base camp from jiri from 20th May to 10th June.
I know my questions are silly and have been answered by you many times, but would like to get a clear picture before I start from Dublin.
My schedule as follows:-
20th May – arrival in KTM from Delhi
21st - preparation – final shopping, TIMS etc
22 – to Jiri
23- Jiri- shivalaya
24- Shivalaya – Kinja
25 – Kinja – Lamjura La
26th Ringma – Kharikola
27th Kharikola – Paiya
28th Paiya – tawa
29th Tawa – Namche
30th – Rest day
31st – Namche – Deboche
1st june – Namche – Deboche
2nd – Deboche – Dingboche
3rd – rest day
4th Dingboche – Lobuche
5th Lobuche – EBC- Lobuche
6th Lobuche – Namche
7th Namche – Lukla
8th – Lukla – KTM
9 and 10th – Ktm
10th flight to Delhi , Dubai and Dublin
I am late 40’s and fit a... more »
We're planning to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek next month. We will arrive in country on the afternoon of April 22 and hope to take the bus out of Kathmandu on April 24 and start walking on April 25.
1. Do we have enough time (one full day, and possibly part of an afternoon before that) to arrange all necessary permits? How long does it take to process the paperwork? Or do we need to decide on a trekking agency before we arrive? (In addition, is April 23, 2013 a holiday in Kathmandu?)
2. A registered guide is mandatory, but is it possible to have this guide also be our porter? I don't mind if the guide is less knowledgeable than others, as long as he can communicate with us and not get us lost, but I'd certainly value having someone carry our stuff for us. I know there are "porter-guides" available for other treks, but do any of these individuals qualify as a mandatory guide, and ... more »
My girlfriend and I are in Nepal and planning to do Langtang Valley in a week or so and most of the Annapurna Circuit a week or so after that. Then Annapurna sanctuary after that if our legs hold out! We are doing this independently.
Apologies if anyone has already answered this but I can't find a direct answer!
For both Langtang and Annapurna, how much does it cost for a teahouse per night? Also how much for food from a teahouse per meal?
Please state per person or if per room. Please also only reply if you have first hand experience in the last 6 months as a lot of replies I've seen say "quite cheap" or "you might as well just......."! As we're going to be trekking for quite a long time we want to make sure we don't get part way round and realise we're running out of cash. We won't be using a porter/guide so literally cost per person (or total for two if pay by ... more »
I recommend NOT using Diana Travels (opposite the Kathmandu Guesthouse in Kathmandu). We were told flights went every day to India by the consultant so booked and paid for the tickets (as we didn't have internet access at the time).
When we picked up the tickets however they were not for the date we had requested and the consultant basically told us, "too bad the flights only go on certain days", so basically they had blatantly lied to get our money. As a result we had to change our accommodation etc and wait a few more days in Kathmandu before leaving.
If you do need to use a travel agent, we recommend the two places (I can't remember their names) on the left, just as you turn down the lane to the Seeing Hands massage clinic. The staff here in comparision are honest and helpful. The massages at the Seeing Hands clinic are also great after a trek!
I am planning on doing the Kanchenjunga trek in Novemeber 2013, and i am trying to ascertain how much a guide and porter wil per day for this region. Secondly how do i verify once i have found them that they are licensed to be a guide in this restricted area. Lastly i would like to locate a guide from the Kanchenjunga region, soas to aid this area, and additionally not have to bear the transport cost of having to bring a guide from Kathamandu ( i have been repeatedly informed of this in my enquiries there )
Re-posted - I had not put this in the Nepal section, oops.
Replying this morning to a post about lodges etc on AC, reminded me that one of the biggest lodges at Throung Phedi on the Annapurna Circuit had burnt down (ie it was completely destroyed) in mid Dec 2012 - we got there about 5 days after the fire (some of the debris was still smouldering). It looked like it had been hit by a bomb (gas cylinders exploding during the fire?).
I don't know how long it will take to replace the lodge - Thorung Phedi is quite remote, and the only usable materials appeared to be the stones/rocks, so all the other materials required for replacement will have to be carried up there. Also most of the lodges do not have any insurance, so lodge owners may struggle to get sufficient funds to replace the lodge.
It would be interesting to hear from people who have been through TP since Dec 2012. TP ... more »
Hi everyone :-)
I've done lots of reading on this forum and in my guide book to work out an itinerary for our trip to Nepal in late April/Early May. It's pretty packed but I think I managed to get a little taste of everything.. hopefully it's not too packed. We arrive on Friday 26th April at lunch time and leave around the same time on Tuesday 7th May.
Kathmandu (3 nights)
Friday 26th April – Monday 29th April
Overnight rafting trip on the Trisuli (depart Kathmandu, private transfer at the end to Chitwan)
29th April – 30th April
Chitwan National Park (staying in Sauraha)
Tuesday 30th April – Thursday 2nd May
Pokhara (probably private car to get here from Chitwan)
Thursday 2nd May – Saturday 4th May
Two night trek - overnight in Dhampus and Sarangkot
Monday 6th May - Tuesday 7th May
(overnight here, then fly to Kathmandu Tuesday morning to catch our... more »
My boyfriend and I are planning to do the Annapurna Circuit Trekking next november. We want to do this without a porter and/or guide. I was just wondering if it's necessary to book accomodations in advance or if it's possible to just show up at a lodge along the route, so that we can be more flexible in our itinerary. I hope someone can give us some advise on this!
Thanks in advance!!
Hi! I'm a lawyer and photographer heading to Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Pokhara between the 27th and 31st of this month for a trip to basically get some good shots of the mountains and enjoy the environs of Nepal while at it.
If any of you would like to join me, feel free to write in.
I am trekking to Everest Base Camp from the Nepalese side from September the 12th. Getting the bus from Kathmandu to shivalaya it is a 6 day walk to lukla, (most people fly to lukla form Kathmandu, but it is good for building up your fitness + a lovely trek) from lukla it is 16 days to base camp and back with a flight back to Kathmandu from lukla. all in 22 days!
We can stay in teahouse all the way up and back with food at the tea house. Food and accommodation cost between 10$ 18$ US a day. We do not need to pay for a guide or porter, we will only need to have about 30kg on us! The 1 way flight to kathmandu from lukla cost about 120$US. Most of your stuff sleeping bag,map jacket…… we can pick up in kathmandu at the start for much less than in the uk or oz.
I am looking for 1 or 2 other people to do this with
Looking for a trekking partner to do the 19 day circuit with. I am currently in India and hoping to trek the beginning of May but could start a few days later...
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