First Time Visitor- Suggestions and Tips Needed
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 6, 2013 7:21 AM Last Post By: luresto
Feb 4, 2013 3:05 PM
First Time Visitor- Suggestions and Tips NeededHello there!
I'm planning a trip to Nepal and to be honest I'm feeling totally overwhelmed with information. So many places to see and so little time!! I'm doing a two week trip. So far I've been in communications with Base Camp Adventure Treks and Outfitter Nepal Treks. I read good reviews for both companies and prices are reasonable. Have anyone used this companies before?
Any tips for someone starting the planning process?
Feb 4, 2013 3:23 PM
Don't know the companies but the first tip is not to commit to anything before arriving in Nepal; better prices and deals can be achieved in country. This will work for most people unless on a very tight schedule. Also,Nepal is an easy place to travel in and most activities can be arranged independently and are likely to be cheaper.
What are you interested in doing and seeing?
Feb 4, 2013 4:52 PM
Feb 4, 2013 5:55 PM
The two Annapurna treks (not familiar with the IPT) are easy to organise in Nepal - at its simplest, take a tourist bus to Pokhara (no need to book, turn up early morning on Kantipath), overnight in Lakeside (ander along and find a hotel and negotiate the price). Obtain the TIMS card and ACAP ticket the same afternoon. The following morning take a bus or taxi to the trail head, start to walk and meet people on the trek and in the lodges. No guide is required, the trails are obvious and arranging food and accommodation is simple, Trekking this way allows for flexibility; if you like it continue from Ghorepani/Poonhill to the ABC trail, if not return to Pokhara. If a guide or porter is required it makes sense to hire in Pokhara which means youdonothave topay frpm travel time toand from KTM.
After relaxing and seeing Pokhara nd the area, making onward arrangements from is straightforward; take a bus to Tnasen/Palpa and on to Chitwan and find a hotel and park tour there or book a package through an agent in Pokhara - sometimes these offerthe best value.
From there youcan make your way backtoKTM for sightseeing; it has plenty to offer for a few days.
This is just one suggested itinerary and a way to keep costs down and flexibility up rather than pre-book on a fairly rigid itinerary.
Feb 5, 2013 3:34 AM
4Hi we were first time visitors to Nepal in May last year to do some moderate trekking. We did a modified Helambu circuit over 5 or 6 days from Sunderijal taking in Khutumsang and Malemchigaon (may have got spellings wrong). We also did Dhulikhel to Nagarkot and seperately Nagarkot to Changu Narayan. These are moderate treks but moderate is a relative concept so in places it could be quite challenging (we are both well over 50 but reasoanbly fit ). They are all enjoyable and may suit you. We had a guide fro Helambu but did not need one for the other 2 short treks.
Feb 6, 2013 7:21 AM
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