Looking for a shorter, less "popular" trek OR TWO (5 days-14 days)
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Aug 19, 2012 6:21 PM Last Post By: lundberg105
Aug 15, 2012 3:42 AM
Looking for a shorter, less "popular" trek OR TWO (5 days-14 days)This is purely for conversation sake. I have read and will read more on my own about the different many treks in Nepal. If I wasn't working two jobs, I would have done this long ago, but...
I'm looking for your past experiences about treks that aren't as widely known or as popular as ABC, Langtang, and EBC/Everest View. We have plenty of time in Nepal (1 1/2 - 2 months)We'll do either ABC or Langtang and then something near Everest, but I'm also looking for something a little shorter to do first. Hoping to find something that takes you through a bunch of villages in order to see a little of daily life in Nepal.
Any personal favorite treks out there? Obviously, when I say "OR TWO" in the subject, I'd love to hear someone say something along the lines of "You can do this 5 day trek here, then take the bus here, do another 4 day trek, and then head back to Kathmandu/Langtang/Annapurna..."
Thanks in advance. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
Edited by: lundberg105
Aug 15, 2012 7:08 AM
As I understood, first you would like to familiar about the country then afterward for next destination(trek).There are some short hikes around Kathmandu valley:
Day 03:Nagarkot - Back to Kathmandu
Apart of this as your plan, would like to suggest to do short hikes from Pokhara if you'll choose Annapurna for next long trips.
Almost short hikes are near by the cities so can expect less trekkers but definitely for the long trek will have an option for hidden path.
For the 2nd option- Manaslu or other region could be worked out but depends on your schedule, eventually it's the new destination just open couple of years by the government which has some formalities of official documents and need minimum 2 people as well.
Very god luck to you and feel free to drop the line if you'll need more help or PM.
Aug 15, 2012 8:50 AM
A few suggestions:
Annapurna-Dhaulaghiri Community trek - the set itinerary is 7 days but it can be less. Possible to link with ABC by foot or road or with a break in Pokhara.
Tamang Heritage Trail - 7 days too but can be shorter, devise your own itinerary. Same start as Langtang at Syabrubesi (little point ion spending much time there).
Chepang Hills trail - 5 days, near Chitwan.
A number of other options near Pokhara including the Royal Trek and Panchese trek..
Aug 15, 2012 12:44 PM
3Beginning to like Scoodly... very good answers! Could not agree more...
here are my suggestions
1. Chepang Hill Trail... just 3 - 4 days... you will not meet another westerner... and will stay in homestays.. also one of the few treks going south instead of north! Later drive to Pokhara or Besisahar to start your Annapurna trek...
2. Combine the Tamang Heritage Trail wtih Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu to make a beautiful 16 - 18 day itinerary all interconnected... will start with great village experiences in the Tamang Heritage trail to wilderness in the Langtang area, then to beautiful lakes and scenery in the Gosainkunda area and back to rich culture as you enter Helambu. One of my favourites
3. Go to Singati in Rolwaling (about eight hours drive) and start a real offbeat trek going west towards the Highway leading to Tibet... this will take you eight days, and go via wonderful villages and monasteries.. end up with a rafting trip on the Bhote Koshi, or canyoning, or even bunjee jumping!
4. Culture trek from Besisahar to Pokhara... this will take about 5 - 7 days depends on which trekking route you take and what speeds you do it in... a bit more organised this one, as it might need tenting!
have more ideas, but I guess the above will do the trick! for now!
Aug 15, 2012 4:29 PM
4This is perfect. Thanks a lot. This will really help.
While reading scoodly's post, I was reminded that my wife and I will be looking for places to kind of just hang out for a day or two to rest and just do nothing (it's often my favorite thing to do). I'm sure those no real need to ask for suggestions on this as Nepal trails are probably loaded with places that you could spend a 2-4 days, BUT if anyone has, for conversation, personal favorites, it would be great to hear about them.
Thanks again for the help.
Aug 15, 2012 4:33 PM
Aug 16, 2012 11:42 PM
6Mardi Himal trek! It can be anything between 4 days and 14 days if combined with a nearby trek. Sikles trek i think it is called, but i am not sure about the name
Mardi Himal trek is mostly completely in the woods, nothing to be seen except scenery. Nobody there when i was there last November, except the guesthouse owners. On the way back are some nice small villages. if combined with Sikles trek, there are more villages over there. What the accomodation in Sikles trek is, i dont know, but at least home stay should be possible.
Just make sure you take a guide who knows the way (and be sure of that, they will all say they have done it) if you go to Mardi Himal trek. There are simply too many roads from the locals to know which one you need to take. Otherwise you will get lost over there. A guide who has never been there can also get lost
Aug 19, 2012 6:21 PM
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