I bought LP Nepal at last week. I have a question about Map about Kathmandu center.
is the map correct?
I hope the experience friends give me some suggetion about hostel in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
I will go to the Nepal in the Jan 2006.
also give me some suggetion about climate.
do you plan on doing any trekking? It is a pleasant temperature (at least I thought so) during the day but can get quite cold at night. As for hostels/hotels. There are plenty to chose from all for fairly reasonable prices. If you are flying in be prepared for the chaos outside the airport- you will have every man and his dog trying to get you to there hotel or ride in their taxi...
when I stayed there I stayed at Hotel Namche in Thamel which was pretty basic but had consisently hot water a bed and it was clean. The roof of the building had a nice view of the city. I would recomend it but I was there a while back, I have heard it is under new management so it might have changed. You can do a google search for hotels in Nepal and you will have lots of good info...
here is one I have found which has reviews of hotels, etc... http://www.yetizone.com
Anyway good luck with it all!
you will have a great time.
TREKKING IN NEPAL: -
Nepal is a trekker's paradise. The very organic rhythm of foot travel is a
wonderful way to explore and make meaningful contact with the country. On average, trekking consists of walking daily 5 to 7 hours, 9 to 14 kilometers on a series of ascents and descents. The immense contrasts in altitude and climates found here support an equally spectacular mix of lifestyle and wildlife. Nepal is a pioneer in the sport of trekking. Known as the Himalayan Kingdom, Nepal is dominated by eight of the world's fourteen highest mountains, including Everest. Each one is over 8000 meters (26,000ft). In all, there are 1,310 peaks of 5000 meters (16,900ft) or more. Annually, more than 200,000 tourists come here to trek. You will experience superb panoramic views of mountains, a diversity of landscape, flora and fauna, colorful cultures, friendly people and ancient history. Trekkers leave Nepal with grand tales to share with their family and friends.
This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
This season is noted for occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Hence it is ideal for trekking at lower attitudes.
Different varieties of wild flowers, especially rhododendrons make the hillsides above 5000 meters a scenic paradise in this season. The weather is mild with moderate temperature at lower elevations and at elevations over 4000 m. the mountain views are clear.
Summer months, continuing up to mid-September, take travel wet and warm. The higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and bush vegetation. Insect repellent is recommended while trekking during summer months.
The Annapurna region is that north of Pokhara in Central Nepal, and includes some of the world's highest and most beautiful mountains. These include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre - the famous fish-tail mountain that dominates the skyline above Pokhara. In addition this area boasts the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge.
This classic trek circles the entire Annapurna massif and in so doing offers a spectacular variety of people and landscapes, from lowland farming country to alpine meadows to the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya. We start in the foothills at Besi Sahar and rise after 6 days to the settlement of Manang at 3,500m where we acclimatise and enjoy the mountain views. We continue to ascend and on day 10 of the trek we cross the famous Thorung La, at 5,416m, to Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
From here we descend into the Kali Gandaki, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri towering on either side. En route back to Pokhara we pass through the many beautiful hill villages that populate this ancient trading route between Tibet and India. We also visit the hot springs at Tatopani, and climb up Poon Hill, above Ghorapani, to enjoy magnificent mountain views. This trek is a fully equipped camping trek with accommodation in two person tents and food being cooked by our kitchen staff. Transport to Besi Sahar is by private coach and the return to Kathmandu from Pokhara is by air.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING DURING THE TREK?
i/ Good and comfortable trekking boots.
iii/ Some pairs of warm socks as well as light socks.
iv/ Warm clothes necessary for the morning and evening.
v/ Your toiletries and medical kit.
vi/ Couple of T-shirts and shorts for the day.
viii/ Slippers/Down jackets
x/ Flash light etc
Many thanks and best wishes
Pradip Raj Panday
Informations and International Relations
Skyline Treks & Expedition (P.) Ltd.
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Would like to know hows the atmosphere in Nepal...anyone???