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1. Posted by yaksu_au (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

hiya ..... as an experienced traveller and photographer im interested in travelling to nepal and tibet but am NOT an experienced hiker....im wondering wether it is a total waste of time to go as a beginner hiker!!! i would appreciate any honest feedback from other non hikers or nepal experts!!! thanx....trish

2. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 7y

hey... most people i met trekking in Nepal have never hiked before, so dont worry. I went with little experience, amd had the time of my life going up the Annapurna sanctuary. In any case, you can always choose a trail that you are more comfortable with - the Poon hill or Ghorepani treks take only 3 days and involves less climbing, for example, but take in some fantastic scenery as well. Longer treks, on the other hand, can stretch for 3 weeks (Annapurna circuit). In my opinion, its just a matter of basic fitness, and the willingness to walk for 3 days or 3 weeks...

3. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

I am an experienced hiker and loved Nepal. There were a lot of beginers out there though. The nice thing is that as stated, you can hike for 3 days or 3 weeks. But you can also hike for 3 hours a day or 8 hours a day. Depends how much you want to do. If you fall in love with a village you may want to stay there for an extra day. Also the altitude will restrict how far you can go and how fast..... Enjoy it, Nepal is awesome!