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1. Posted by csfreixo (Full Member 83 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi all!
I'm going to Nepal in the mid of Feb/05 and i'm planning to go on a 3 or 4 days trekking departing from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Nepal has a large variety of trek routes and i must choose right... can you help me


2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 615 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Cassiano,
Nepal is fantastic. I did the Everest Base Camp trek in 2000 and was amazed.

However since then, there has been a lot of trouble with Maoist rebels in the country. There are pockets of violence all around and you will have to check the situation as you go.

Tourists are not too badly affected, but there is always the chance you will get caught up in something.

What is mostly likely to affect you, particularly as you are only going for 3 or 4 days. are the strikes called by the rebels. The people of Kathmandu generally obey these general strikes, in fear of retribution if they break them.
Consequently you could find it impossible to travel internally within Nepal at any given time - and the strike could last 2 or 3 days.
In short, I would recommend that you just keep your eyes open and check the situation carefully ( and best to be open minded about your plans when you get there.
Within Kathmandu, there are a million companies wanting to arrange a trek for you, so you won't have any problem!

3. Posted by stable_bj (Banned Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Greetings from Nepal,
Feb is really great time to be in Nepal; specially doing trekking is fantastic idea. The 4 days trekking around the rim of Kathmandu valley is what I suggest you to do, it doesn't make any trouble that may announce general strikes by Maoist, as the trekking begins and end at Kathmandu. If you have longer time I suggest you do Trek around Pokhara in the Annapurna region. In 7 days Itinerary you can reach some of the best view point of Annapurna to see the Himalayan chain, The month Feb. is also when the awesome rhododendron get blooms around the forested trail of Annapurna.
Please get in contact with me for the selection of trekking route through the Himalayas, as I have been doing this for over 10 year now.
Wish to see you in Kathmandu.

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