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NEPAL: Trekking with a donkey

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1. Posted by brouillard (Budding Member 30 posts) 3y

Hey fellow travellers

Do you know if it's possible to buy or rent a donkey and go trekking? I would love to do that, just by myself or maybe some travelcompanies. But I don't want to have a guide or go with a group of tourists.

I never was trekking in nepal before, so I don't really know about how easy it is for donkeys to walk the trails. Do you have any idea? Are there special treks where it's possible to go with donkeys and horses (probably the trail where it's also possible to go bike...?)?

Would be happy to get any informations about it. And if someone is fancy to join me and a donkey, drop me a line :)

Thanks :)

2. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member 20 posts) 3y

I have been to Nepal and a donkey would be useful, although you would be wise to do some walking yourself.

But I think the mode of transport they use is a Yak. They can haul very large quantities of goods, and are breed for just that.

We walked from Lukla, up the Khumba Valley, via Namche Bazzaar, Denboche then up to Kala Panther and back.

Yaks, no problem, donkeys, I think I saw a couple. The thing is the air pressure difference. Ones that survive at 5000 m asl cannot survive at sea level.

I would take some caution though, as parts of the Sagarmatha National Park is protected and very mountainous.

It would also be wise to get in touch with a travel company. I will find out which one we used, tailor made for myself and 5 colleagues at work.

I'm driving to Mongolia next July from the UK.

Let me know how you get on.


3. Posted by brouillard (Budding Member 30 posts) 3y

Wow, a yak?
I didn't even think of going with a yak... how interessting... :D
But I think a donkey would be easier to handle... although there can be very stubborn...

New opportunities to think about ;)

4. Posted by TeamScrumptious (Budding Member 20 posts) 3y

Have you checked out our latest adventure.... We are off to Mongolia next summer.

Chasing the Dream

I wish you luck, not sure whether someone will let you have a donkey or Yak
without a guide though.

Goodluck though. ;)

5. Posted by lukeshartung (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y

Haha this is actually a great idea! Thanks for posting, this is going right on my bucket list

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7. Posted by brouillard (Budding Member 30 posts) 3y

Thanks for the help.
It doesn't leave my head and I really would love to do it. But I still have to think about it. I don't know yet...

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