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1. Posted by yaksu_au (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

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) 8y Star this if you like it!

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) 8y Star this if you like it!

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!