I will go to Nepal next month on my first time, I ll go to Everest Base Camp. Do you think it's easy to get flight to Lukla from Kathmandu? I really have to book before? I'm asking because I'm still not sure which trekking I will do and I Would like to decide when I get there in Kathmandu.
Just wondering, for those of you that treked to Everest Base Camp, how heavy was your backpack which you carried?
I'm going solo, no porter and my backpack is 35 lbs (U.S. Pounds).
That includes: tent, sleeping bag , some food, stove, clothes, Nikon D7000, sleeping pad, and other things.
Thanks for your reply.
We would like to do the Langtang Valley trek has anyone been on the trek and used a good local company that's not too expensive we are 4 and would like to stay in not too expensive accommodation we have booked 3 nights in kathmandu and would like to travel to langtang after the 16th march 2014.
I'm sure I'll be shot down by a few for even asking this question. I know how ridiculous it must sound to the seasoned
I'll give you a bit of a background of myself...
I'm an athlete - have been for 22 years. I try to keep myself in good shape and cycle/run daily. The thought of climbing Everest is all that's on my mind for the moment. I understand all the dangers that comes with it, of course. I've travelled 20 countries and am currently residing in Thailand. My questions are...
With two weeks away from my departure to Nepal. I still don't know if I should bring my tent with me. I have a Big Agnes Slater UL2 (3 season) tent. It’s around 2 lbs and 15 ounces. My plan is to stay with locals as well, but I was thinking it might be nice to camp once in a while.
What is your opinion?
EBC trek advice needed!!
So this might be a lot but if anyone can help me out I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance
So Im a 25 year old American female traveling solo to Nepal mid March for a month. My main thing is to do the EBC trek and possibly make it to Gokyo too and I would like to walk in from Jiri. I get to Katmandu March 10 and leave April 10. Do you think this is possible?
1. Hiring a guide? I'm just curious on general prices of going with a guide and if its highly recommended or if I can do it on my own and what the money difference would be. I was thinking if I met anyone else that wanted to be trekking buddies that would be welcome. I know it's probably not safest to go trekking totally alone.
2. My original plan is do the long way in via Jiri and fly out of Lukla. I'm super iffy on that airport, but I know everyone says I'll survive and it will be awesome, I'm just a bit wary but I'm not going to walk in AND out. Has anyone done the walk via Jiri? How is it? Does anyone have a suggested itinerary?
3. Visas, TIMS, park passes, etc. what exactly do I need, where can I get them easiest and how much?
4. Clothing wise, I know it will be cold especially at night. I currently live in Thailand so I don't exactly have thermals and all that wonderful stuff here, nor am I sure if its available (I live in Chiang Rai and will be in Chiang Mai prior to departure so if you know somewhere please let me know). I do have a pair of under armor leggings and a long sleeve shirt and a NorthFace fleece that I have from skiing that got me through Thailand's "cold" season. Are there places in Katmandu to buy these when I get there? Also what's an ideal packing list? I want to pack as light as possible and am not concerned with wearing the same thing multiple times obviously. Socks wise...are good ones and the liners available in Katmandu? Same with gloves, I've seen packing suggestions saying being three separate pairs but that seems like overkill.
5. I've heard you can rent equipment in Katmandu pretty cheap? Sleeping bag wise I would like to rent rather than buy and preferably a very warm one. I have heard you can rent down jackets in Namche as well because before there you maybe don't need it as much. Is this advisable or would you suggest renting in Katmandu? I wouldn't want to get up there and not be able to get a jacket.
6. My shoes. I have a pair of what I would call hiking sneakers, not so much boots (Merrell) from home. Would these be ok for the trail (I actually don't know if they are waterproof) or should I look I to buying a new pair in Nepal? Money is kind of tight.
7. Any other advice anyone has? Absolute essentials to bring or not bring?
Thank you so much!
I wanna trek to Annapurna Base Camp and I am wondering about how to find the best trekking agency in Nepal which offers the very best service for the trekkers. I have never been to Nepal and I wanted to be sure that I am done with all the info about the agencies before I land there. Is there any way that I can find and compare trekking agencies so that I can find the best one. That would be very helpful for me.
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