Lang Tang trail Dez. 2012 Solo
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Sep 30, 2012 5:10 AM Last Post By: backintheusa
Sep 28, 2012 3:08 PM
Lang Tang trail Dez. 2012 SoloHi all,
Just looking at booking my ticket to do the Lang Tang trail in Dez.
I been looking around on the thread and just want to ask if there
has been any changes to the decision of not stopping solo trekking the Lang Tang
trail?What day and night temperatures will I have and how busy or not will the
If you got any new of the trek or info good to have I would be happy.
Sep 28, 2012 3:17 PM
Sep 28, 2012 4:00 PM
2Agree with above
I would also advertise for trek-mates - You could read the Travelling Companions and Trekking & Mountaineering boards on here and see if there is anyone else trekking around the same time to team up with and if not pop up your own thread.
Also there is a new website specifically for finding trekking partners that would also be worthwhile copying you post to Here and hit the “Partner Adds” tab as well at Trek-Info
It will be very cold so go well prepared – I trekked Langtang a few years ago at the end of January and we had some snow – Not enough to be a major problem, so as long as you have good kit you should be OK
Big Tip – Exit the Langtang Valley on the old high-level route via Sherpagon – For my reasons why – take a look at my Langtang Videos in the link in my tag-line ;-)
Good Luck and Happy Safe Trekking
Sep 29, 2012 5:49 PM
Sep 29, 2012 7:30 PM
Sep 30, 2012 1:32 AM
Sep 30, 2012 2:28 AM
6Personally I think that the important thing is Not to trek alone – Whether you choose trek-mates of trekking staff is up to you and will depend on many thing including you budget as well as your trekking experience, fitness and ability to carry your own gear.
I usually opt for a Porter/Guide; others prefer to trek independently with no staff but to find trek-mates – So that’s up to you.
I have no experience with personal location beacons and don’t even know if the signal is good enough for their use in Nepal – But If they do work I could see them being handy for finding your remains
Sep 30, 2012 5:10 AM
7Re using a PLB in Nepal...
I've carried a PLB for many years while traveling in the remote backcountry here in the US -- a very valuable device of last resort (fortunately I've never had to use the device). In the US, there is a well-established protocol for receiving and verifying the signal and dispatching a SAR team (if warranted).
NOTE HOWEVER -- having a PLB in Nepal is probably of no use at all. Your PLB sends a satalite signal, yes -- but SFAIK there is no established infrastructure in Nepal to access the signal and send out a SAR team. I'm not 100% sure, but almost certain that firing off a PLB rescue request in Nepal will yield nothing...
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