Questions about when to do a trip from hot southern India to the cold treking regions of Nepal.
I want to go to India and Nepal for six weeks in 2010. What's the best time to go if I want to do some trekking in Nepal and also go to southern India? I was thinking maybe February/March. Will this be too cold in Nepal or too hot in Southern India?
Also, I really was set on doing an Everest Base Camp trek but it seems the Annapurna Region is better. Now I'm pretty indecisive on the two. I think I'd want to limit my trek to maybe 5 days or so if possible to focus the majority of my trip on India. Any thoughts on this?
Not sure how much research you've done on the EBC trek, but I haven't found any shorter than 15-17 days, so the Annapurna region might be better.
If you want to do both trekking in Nepal and than go to South India, the best time to go is post-monsoon for both. That is October/November. Nepal isn't too cold yet at this time and the views after the monsoon are great as all the dust has been removed from the air, South India will be good because the tempertures will be bearable as it is winter. I would suggest October in Nepal, November S. India.
A 5 day trek is pretty limited, both Everest Base Camp and Annapurna are longer. You just might be able to do a part of the Langtang trek, just outside Kathmandu in 5 days.
Yea I am agree with Msg: #3
But you can do trek in 5 days part of Annapurna Region which trek called "Ghorepani Poon Hill trek" which is an immensely popular short trek to the Annapurnas.Breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani trekking. The trek is easy and can be done all through the year except during the monsoon. This trek offers spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare dominating the skyline.