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Nepal newby

I am looking for recommendations about where to go...
11 years ago, May 24th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #73826  
Hallo everyone,

I will be staying in Nepal from the middle of august until the end of september. During the first four weeks i will be working in Kathmandu but in my last two weeks I want to travel.
What I would like to do is whether doing trekking in the mountainious regions like for example in the are of namche bazaar/tengboche or (and i am afraid it is hard to do) to go to mustang. I understand that the second option is a costly and complicated one but it has been my dream for a long time. I am 22 years old and haven't done a lot of trekking so far, but am in good shape. What can i expect to be ABLE to do? What is the best way to find out which of the local trekking organisations offer good value for money and is eco-friendly at the same time?
thanks a lot,
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11 years ago, May 26th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #73970  
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Hi Marianne,

You can easily opt for the Mustang Trek, this trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people who are moderately fit. However the trek takes about 17 days including Beni to Jomsom trek. You may want to consider that since you have have two weeks. Also, the Restricted area entrance permits fee for Upper Mustang costs about US$ 500.00 per Person.

Since you are staying in Nepal for four weeks, you can easily ask local people to help you select a good organization to take you trekking. Ensure that the cost covers transport, all meals and accommodation including your equipment, so you wont incur further cost. Many agents offers lucrative deals with an asterisk on top & make you pay extra for everything afterwards.

Hope this helps.

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11 years ago, May 26th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #73980  
Thanks a lot for your reply, yes i read about the expensive visas and it gives me some headache too but we'll see what comes out of it, the country is plenty of great alternatives it seems 😊
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11 years ago, May 27th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #74072  
It is monsoon season in August, perhaps something you should keep in mind when thinking about hiking around... There are loads of agencies in Kathmandu and Pokhara and there are quite a few treks you can do on your own without the help of a guide or porter... The most popular routes have accomodation and restaurants all along the route, spaced out every 2 to 4 hours between, so you won't need to carry a heavy backpack and a lot of food for those routes.

Have fun, and bring raingear! Reply to this

11 years ago, May 28th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #74166  

11 years ago, June 9th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #75497  
I'll be doing a charity version of the namche bazaar Everest Base camp trek in a week's time.

About what you can "expect to be able to do" - I've been told that I will be fine on this trek as long as I acclimatize on the rest days, which are set in the trek itineraries. Reply to this

11 years ago, June 9th 2009 No: 7 Msg: #75512  
So I wish you a nice journey, maybe you can tell me about your experiences. I was also told that there's a nice way starting from Phokara lake..anybody who knows it?
I have a bit of a special question, has anybody who has contact lenses made experiences with trekking in nepal? Reply to this

11 years ago, June 24th 2009 No: 8 Msg: #77520  
Hello Marianne,

As you know that Mustang is bit complicated regarding government policy, although government has reduced the trekking permit cost for Mustang from US$700.00 to US$500.00 for 10 days, thereafter US$50.00 per day per person basis, you'll not allow to trek north of the Lo Mangtang river unless you have 13 days trekking permit. It's not just complecated, it's going to be bit expensive and remember you need a group of trekkers to do Mustang trek.

There are hundreds of so called treeking company in Kathmandu but, very few are professional and know about responsible travel. Most of the company rely on commission and please don't use the company that has been recommended by street people, otherwise you'll be ruined you holiday like hell. All I want to say is make a wise decision.

The best option is Everest, Annapurna or Langtang & Helambu region. I think trekking in the Himalayas is never been easy but, it's not so hard as you are thinking. I'd like to suggest you few treks in each regions. (1) Gokyo valley trek 12 days (2) Everest Base Camp trek 14 days (3) Thorung-La Pass 13 days (4) Annapurna Sanctuary trek 12 days (5) Langtang Valley trek 10 days (6) Helambu Gosainkunda 8 days. If you need any suggestion or assist you can count on me. Looking forward to hear from you soon.


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11 years ago, July 13th 2009 No: 9 Msg: #79299  
You should go namche that is good and comfortable to you as a sefty and as a view too. because mustang is quit complicated ,,

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11 years ago, July 13th 2009 No: 10 Msg: #79359  
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I am going to Nepal on the 29th of this month and will stay there for about 10 days after that go to India... Reply to this

10 years ago, December 14th 2009 No: 11 Msg: #96235  
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mind if i join you, hahaha, sounds lil crazy but i'm not kidding, i've a paid holiday trip in Nepal for 2( excludes international / domestic air fare) Reply to this

10 years ago, December 16th 2009 No: 12 Msg: #96448  
Hi, I am not yet familiar with Nepal but i was visited this place once with my colleagues in and we have list of the destinations that we visited, these are the: Kakani northwest of Kathmandu City, you can enjoy the attraction there of the Alpine scenery and the Himalayan panorama, Dhulikhel of east of Kathmandu, you can enjoy there by having the complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from the Karyulong in the east of Hilmachuli. Wish these could really help you thanks.
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