hi there, i managed to travel a lot last year all over SEA and oz nz etc etc, but one place we missed was nepal. We are planning to head there for just a 3 week trip next crismas and newyear. I have heard many amazing things about it etc and the treks through the himalyers are what really appeals to us. As we only have 3 weeks can we just turn up and book onto a trek and go with a small group or would we need to prebook in the uk? the trek prices booking from the uk seem very very high so would like the cheapest option really any got any ideas on how to do an awsome 3 weeks on the cheap in nepal??
If you are not interested in the Everest Region, then I suggest that you go for the Annapurna Region... with fantastic views of the Annapurna ranges. It will also be cheaper as you will have to fly to Lukla for Everest Region treks. Annapurna Region treks usually start from Pokhara and ends there as well. Pokhara is a beautiful city and it is by the lake after the trek, relaxing that you really encapsulate your experiences. 3 weeks will be plenty, so you might consider other optional activities such a rafting, paragliding, kayaking, canyoning and so on... I have several friends working in this field whp can arrange for you the itinerary, but you can also do an exploratory trek by yourself. I would be better that you do your homework on where and what you want to do rather than be confused after you arrive in Nepal. The prices are very competitive and if you know what you really want then you'll have a easier time bargaining. If you have a large group, then I suggest you pre book especially during peak season. Otherwise, you can just walk from agency to agency to join a group or start a new group or privately. Just walk arounf Thamel in Kathmandu and you'll be able to get loads of trek options at various prices.
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Greetings from himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Yes I am also agreed with previous post.Off course if you book from there the price is very expensive.Better you try to book from local company where you get resonable price and facility too.There are many beautiful and interesting places to visit this country. The places are full of history and historical remains and are remarkable for their beauties. Most of the places can be easily reached from Kathmandu by road or by air. The Himalayan Mountains lies the small Kingdom of Nepal, with its lofty mountains, deep valleys, lush jungles, exotic wildlife and diverse peoples. Mostly known as the “Land of Everest” or the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, Nepal has a variety of attractions to keep tourists coming back for more.
For the trekking there are three main Region is most popular which is below:
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I spent 2 months in Nepal about 8 months ago. It is a fantastic country.. I did the Annapurna Circuit (un-guided) and also Everest Base Camp and Island Peak. I can provide you with what ever information that you may need.
The Annapurna Circuit in my mind was so much better than the Everest Region. If you want to go there simply to see Everest well fine..
Annapurna was a lot cheaper, a lot.. Most lodges offered free showers and cost about 50-80 Rupee. In Everest easily double or even triple that, and you will have to pay for showers. Even Dal Baht was was about 250.. Also hiking a circuit is so much more fun than simply a one way journey like Everest.. Ending in Pokhara and relaxing on the lake for a few days is a great treat as well.
Also if you are an experienced hiker there is no reason on the circuit to join a group or get a guide. I am all for supporting the local economy but I just did not see the need for one. I carried about 22lbs for the whole trip and that was fine. You can higher a porter to carry your bag if that is your thing. Also you can't get lost. If you are unclear and there is no one around to follow just ask a local, they know what your asking even if they dont speak the language. You can do the trek in about 14 days leaving a few days to explore Kathmandu and the area as well as a few days Pokhara.. I loved the trip so much and will be more than happy to help you in any way with this trip. Just send me a message..
hi thanks for the great advise everyone ill be lookng into it a lot more over the next few months.