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1. Posted by ajhurley (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

Hello,

I'd love to incorporate a trip to Nepal when I travel around Asia later this year. I live in London, and at the moment it looks like the remainder of my trip will be in SE Asia, China, Malaysia (Borneo) and then live & work in Australia for a little while.

I was considering the Trans Siberian (or Trans Mongolian/Manchurian) to reach Asia but am flexible on this.

What is the best way to reach Nepal? Fly from Bangkok? Is this expensive?

At the moment, due mainly to lack of further knowledge, I am planning on spending time in Kathmandu, Pokhara and doing a trek, something like this.

http://www.nepaltrekkinginfo.com/nepal/trekking/annapurna/annapurna_base_camp_trek.html

What would anyone else recommend? Regarding the trek, is it overpriced (I imagine so!). Better trek than this?

Finally (!), how expensive is travelling (backpacking) around Nepal? How does it compare to Thailand and Load for example?

A lot of questions above, so any information at all relating to Nepal would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Andrew

2. Posted by Krayon (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

Flying from bangkok is fairly cheap I guess. And the trekking site, it didn't open up. Anyways, you can come down to kathmandu and later book it here itself, you could get some cheaper deals perhaps.

If you're looking to do Annapurna Circuit, its just awesome. It'll be total 21days trek. Personally I would recommend you to go upto Everest Basecamp, if you're in Nepal. Why not see Mt. Everest :P.

Apart from that, there's lot to explore you don't have to take the regular tourist route, as everyone does the same. If you want something different you can come to Kathmandu, get a guide and explore the unexplored. I mean that's what adventure means to be, doing something different :).

If you stay in ktm for few days, you can go to last resort for bungee plungin :P, if you got the guts. Its supposed to be world's second deepest. And spend a nite around there on the side of this white wild river bhotey koshi, the best place to stay around there would be boderland resort. Just close to the river.

Hope this was helpful!

3. Posted by 1excursion (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

What is the best way to reach Nepal? Fly from Bangkok? Is this expensive?

well, it is not expensive and also a good way to reach Nepal.

At the moment, due mainly to lack of further knowledge, I am planning on spending time in Kathmandu, Pokhara and doing a trek, something like this.

And this plan of yours is also very nice, I mean in Kathmandu, its a very adventures for the 1st timer, walking arround kathmandu alone or with guide, would is very fun, getting lost and narrow road and asking people the way, is quite exciting. and watching ancient bulinding, temples and people's daily life, local market is the things, that are way too different from others.

And if you are planning to do Annapurna Trek or Ghorepani Trek, then spending few days in Pokahara may be sightseeing and relaxing would be great. Trek would not cost much!!!

Finally (!), how expensive is travelling (backpacking) around Nepal? How does it compare to Thailand and Load for example?

Yes, it is, comparing to Thailand, your expenses in Nepal would be very low, accommodation, food, transportation, and all the others stuffs are very cheap in Nepal.

Good Day a Head!!!!!
Shrawan
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4. Posted by wilks3 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

I travelled through Nepal's western half and through to the Everest Base Camp as well as crossing to the Gokyo Lakes region. I must say that it was a dream and cheap throughout ( except make sure you have either iodine or pure tabs for the water as it gets very expensive the furthur you travel.) The guesthouses along the way are relatively cheap with around $5-6 a night. But bigger groups usually travel ahead and book their larger numbers and so makes it harder for lone travellers or individuals to get a bed during peak times. I recommend booking a trek when you get to Kathmandu as this will inevitably be cheaper. But haggle and don't be shy about it! I thought around 3-4 days was enough to soak up Kathmandu and it's temples, markets and bungee. One must is the Gokyo region ( my personal highlight) it was much more challenging than Everest but the views and sights were much more pristine than the heavily tread Base Camp trek. And why not? Your probably only going to be in that part of the world once so put in an extra 4 days.
Have a great trek :)

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