I passed a school in a hamlet close to Pelma and Tatopani in Rukum District in September 2017 and want to check if anyone has any updates on the condition of the school? We passed it the day after going over the Jaljala Pass on the way to Dolpo (it has a volley ball pitch next to the school and was among apple orchards). It was in a bad condition, broken school benches and dark classrooms.
I've been trying to get a local NGO to help with rebuilding/supplying school materials etc. but haven't…
Somebody from Europe going to do Annapurna circuit at least until Mapha this spring? I have just finished it and on my way, I came across one Tibetan refugee camp with super nice people (right next to Marpha). After small talk, it came clear that winter is a real thing there and their preparedness not that high. I would like to collect for them some winter clothes, especially for kids. But the shipping is quite an issue here. I am therefore looking for trekkers from Europe who would be willing…
Hello I'm visiting Nepal & Bhutan Next Month at 4th May , will go in to Nepal at 4th May until 6th May then proceed to Bhutan , and will comeback to Nepal around 11th May. I will apply for online tourist visa , if i apply for 15 Day visa , do i need to apply twice because it is one time entry or do i apply just once because the visa is Multiple entry ?
Looking forward to Hear from you guys .
I'm heading to do the three passes in Nov/Dec, last year I was in the Annapurna Region in the same period and really felt the cold (when stopped overnight mostly).
I would like warmer down gear, but I am reluctant to invest in gear I probably wont need tramping in NZ - I also am worried about the weight of rental gear.
Can anyone comment on the quality of the hire gear available in Kathmandhu?
Looking for some trekking options for Nepal and India in September or October. I've done a lot of hiking elsewhere in the world but not in high mountains (other than the Inca trail years ago!). I'm trying to weigh up between doing the Lantang/Gosainkunda trek in Nepal, India's Markha Valley trek in Ladakh or Rupin Pass in Himachel. I was considering the Annapurna circuit but for me it doesn't have the same mystique now that so much of it has been paved with roads, even with the alternate routes…
I would like to make my way from Khatmandu to Marpha in early June to meet my GF whom is finishing an art residency in Marpha. I'd like to walk most of the way where it's worth it / interesting. I am not a very experienced hiker but am reasonably fit and capable! I'm really a noob to Nepal so appreciate anything.
Any ideas or advice would be much appreciated.
What is people's experience of products like Yaktrax on hard ice (ie not on snow or other slightly softer surfaces).
Do they really help on hard ice, which is very slippery. I was looking at some in a shop in London the other day, and I had some doubts as to how much grip they would give on hard ice. I will also post the question on the other main forum.
I have never used Yaktrax or similar products.
I just finished two months in Nepal, trekking Everest Region and Annapurna, from November 2017-January 2018. I read alot of blogs before I went, and I totally overpacked and bought alot of things I only used for the two months there. This guide is meant for women, but nearly everything applies the same for men. I was carrying my own bag without a guide or porter, and so I definitely needed to minimize my bag, so here is what I actually brought, even though it was winter. I think I have…
Namaste from pokhara! Ich arrived nepal at the western border and was very excited about bardia and tansen. I d like to stop in some local places like this on the way to kathmandu. Can anyone give me a recomandation? Thanks a lot chris