My boyfriend and I are planning to do Mount Everest base camp next year and have been looking into a few different companies and the price differences are quiet large. I was wondering is it best to pay the extra few $1000 or would it be better to go local and book with a Nepalese company?
One company we were looking at was at least $2000 more each than others and we were wondering if this was necessary. We want to do the climb properly and safely but we are not precious, we camp in the bush regularly so we don't mind about roughing it.
I would love to hear about your experiences!
I am planning to go to Everest Base Camp in March/ April 2017, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a trust worthy and reputable tour company based in Kathmandu.
Has anyone spent Xmas in KTM and if so what is there to do? Are there bars and restaurants with music, jazz, rock? We won't be trekking so are looking for entertainment in the city. Good places to eat? Hear music, etc.
I am traveling to Nepal in October and due to time times I am only about to do a short trek (less then a week)
I was looking at the Annapurna Panorma/ Poon Hill etc
Should I book with a tour agency before I leave or is it cheaper to do it once you arrive with a local tour agency? I found a 5 day hike for $625aud. What would the normal cost be if booking on arrival to Kathmandu or Pokhara?
how much does it cost to travel from kathmandu to sagarmatha form bus??
Hi...is there anyone know what's the best transportation to get New Delhi from Pokhara overland?
Regarding I'm a female and will be traveling alone in December and I don't know much about the country. I heard that going to India by passing the border in Bhairahawa is tough and many scammers?
Please let me know about the information. Thanks
Me and my buddies are planning a trek to Tsho Rolpa next month. What is the best trekking route? And what are the places that we have to look out for? Thanks.
Hello dear mountain lovers,
planing on hiking the EBC around 22/05/16. Is anyone else interested in joining these dates?
I am planing to take a jeep from KTM for 30 usd to Salleri and to hike from there to Lukla (2-3 days hike).
I found a guide which costs around 15-20 usd a person (including also his living costs); the price will be reduced the bigger the group is.
Anyone interested in sharing costs for the guide?
Hi ! we are a couple of guys thinking about doing the EBC trek in May this year.
And we want to do it "on our own terms" so no organised trip.
But do you have any suggestions on when/how to get in touch with any guides?
should we just figure it out in kathmandu or is it wiser to fix it before?
Hey...I am going to Nepal for one month the 3 of april and was planning to do the Annapurna Circuit. But i tripped over 3 weeks ago and are now looking for help to find a beautiful village which has lots of nice day trips where i can stay for 1-2 weeks and enjoy the village life as well.
(tap water ) should we boil tea water 1 minutes or take you to bottled water for tea ?
Any suggestions on remote, challenging, low tourist area treks in Nepal? I have 3 weeks to work with and already have a guide in place. We had planned the Dolpo, but it's just way too expensive. We hiked the Nar Phu Valley/Tilicho Lake two years ago and encountered less than 10 tourists the whole time. I'm hoping to have a similar experience this time. My guide has some ideas, but thought someone here might have a wonderful trip idea to share. Thanks for any input!
Is it possible to buy fuel for my stove (kerosene, diesel, white gas) in Chukung? Or maybe DIngboche/Pheriche?
I want do to the Annapurna Base Camp trekking in March, starting around the 16th of March. If someone wants to join, send me a message.
Hi, I am finding different and contradicting information on this matter online:
- is it possible to pick up a TIMS card anywhere in Katmandu on a Saturday? In this case 8th Oct 2016 (I believe there is some kind of festival going on around that weekend?)
- is it possible to buy a TIMS card somewhere after Lukla? At additional costs?
We are a 70 year old couple in good health looking to do a 10 day trek in the Annapurna's.
We would like to stay below 7,000 ft and do a 4-5 hour trek each day
Can anybody suggest a good itinerary?
First off, I'm not a mountaineer nor a skilled climber and I have no delusion of reaching the summit :D
I was wanting to trek to base camp, but from reading I'm worried that I'm going to be left craving for something more adventurous.
I'm guessing next is icefall and camp 1.
1.) Do you need lots of experience going there?
2.) How much more would it cost?
Thanks in advance :)
Coming to Nepal again in April from Australia....can we still obtain visas on arrival and if so, any idea of cost?
Deciding the cheapest way, staying 3 weeks, can't wait !
I am planning a trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Nepal)-17days in the month of March'16-April'16
Looking for trek mates, 5-6 people (male/Female)
Travel dates are Open
Here is a Itinerary Overview. please let me know if anyone is interested.
write to me at minisriva at g mail dot com
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, 1350m/4428ft.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara (820m/2510 ft)
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga
Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walks
Day 05: Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani (2,710m/8,891ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Chhomrong- Dovan-Himalayan hotel (2,600m/8,528 ft)
Day 08: Dovan- MBC- Annapurna Base Camp 4140m: 5-6 hrs
Day 09: ABC- to Bamboo (2,300m/7,544 ft), 5- hrs walks
Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859 ft), 5-6 hrs walks
Day 11: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Paragliding And sightseeing In Pokhara
Day 13: Paragliding And sightseeing In Pokhara
Day 14: Pokhara- Kathmandu – Evening explore Kathmandu
Day 15: Kathmandu valley sightseeing 1350m/4428ft./ Or we can make it as additional day in ABC
Day 16: Final Departure. – Depending on your flight, if evening flight we can visit places in Kathmandu
HI. Looking at the posibillity of walking for 3-4 days after landing in Kathmandu With my wife.
Where do we go from Katmandu and how much should we expect to pay for guide and accomodation. We are not looking for anything extreme but we would like to try out something on an alt of 3-400mters if possible.
Please help about below point
1. Cost from Bangladesh
2. 10 days possible or not ?
3. weather condition preferable or not ?
4. Advice something for good trekking .
May i know what are the requirements for applying a visit/tourist visa for Nepal?
I was wondering if it is possible (probably) and also safe to hire a porter in Namche Bazar or maybe already lukla to carry some gear to Chukkung, while I carry on to hike the 3 Passes. Later I'd pick up the gear in Chukkung for the remainder of the trip so it would have to be stored away in some lodge (which I'd be happy to stay at of course).
Would this be feasable?
Hi, I'm plannign a trip to EBC next year. Want to do it on my own without tours/guides/porters. I'm wondering if I can simply rock up there, pitch my tent and stay a night or two? Or are there any special overnight permits or similar required?
I'm planning the Three Passes trek next year without porter or guide. However I'm getting confused as to which permits are required and how to get them? Has aynone here done this Trek (or any other in the Everest region since I assume that the regulations will be similar)?
I'm also plannign the side trip to EBC - can I just rock up there, pitch my tent and stay a night or two?
Hope you are fine.
One quick question - can we use Indian debit cards for purchases etc in Nepal, do they work in ATMs specially in Kathmandu?
Appreciate your valuable responses.
I'm having a plan of visiting Kathmandu on 22nd Sep 2015 and staying there till 10th Oct 2015.
Considering the current political scenario, would it be fine to go there now, appreciate your kind feedback on the same.
Many thanks in advance!
Hello. I am 26 years old solo traveller from Australia and I am going on an Earthquake support trek in November and I am looking for like minded travel buddies to share the experience with. If you would like to join me. Please let me know and we can chat further details and stuff. Thanks
My husband has the opportunity to travel for work aiding The World Hunger Group into Kathmandu. Someone else turned the trip down because he thought travel was unsafe. What are the current conditions?