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1. Posted by DavidD (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Howdy,
Been watching this site for awhile listening to all the fantastic stories. But ive decided to start my own. Next year i plan on travelling alone for the first time. Ill be 18, using my gap year to see the world. My main aim was to see, Greece, Nepal and Thailand but due to money restraits for the time period, plus i want to observe the actual culture not just vist. Ive decided to fly to Nepal then stop over at Thailand on the way home to Australia. My plan is to stay for at least 6 months exploring SEA and do a trecking tour in Nepal. For a solo traveller, is it worth just doing Nepal by myself?? I figure ill meet and make friends in Thailand but Nepal im a bit wary of and might find it difficult? PLus how long is a good period to stay in Nepal?? Is accomadation easy to come by??
Thanks for the advice in advance
David

2. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Nepal is generally very well developed in terms of tourism, unless you go to the very remote areas. But with the current political situation this wouldn't be the best thing to do.

Accomodation is no problem, when I was there in '99 I got 'ambushed' at the airport, everybody tried to get me to come and stay in their hotel...

As for the timeframe, the more time the better as for every country, but it really depends on what you want to do. For trekking you should at least plan in one week, that's the time it takes for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, if you're going for the Annapurna Circuit then you'd need 3 weeks (and a good bit of stamina)...

There are loads of agencies that offer trekking in Kathmandu and Pokhara, but not all of them are reliable. You'd have to shop around a bit and ask them for as many details as you can think of.

But other than that, Nepal is not too difficult to do on your own, I did myself - spent 3 weeks there. I did River Rafting for 5 days on the Marsyangdi River in the Annapurna Massiv, it was just great.

3. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Accomodation is no problem, when I was there in '99 I got 'ambushed' at the airport, everybody tried to get me to come and stay in their hotel...

So , Phil did you choose any one of them or you've had your own booking already?

4. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

Take care in Nepal and in the South of Thailand.
Check www.fco.gov.uk before you go.