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1. Posted by marcuzzu (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi, i'm going to nepal on the end of february and then on april i'd like to go tibet but not by plane. Otherwise i could be interested in visiting Calcutta and southern india too. Is there someone interested?

2. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Loved Nepal.. Can't make this trip but I spent 2 months there and loved every minute of it. If you need and suggestions or recommendations please let me know... So Jealous!!!

3. Posted by marcuzzu (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thank you boreal...obviously i'm really curious about your suggestion:) I was planning to spent the first week in kathmand├╣ to visit the valley an planning how to reach Annapurna, the royal chitwan and then tibet and kailas mountain by road. What do you think? What did you visit and what else can you reccomend me?

4. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Well this was my rough itinerary for 2 months in Nepal..
2-3 Days in Kathmandu to recover from jet lag, rehydrate, get permits, take care of gear, and get pus ticket to Besisahar.
(Kathmandu is fun yet a little intimidating, take it slow and see a few sites)
Besisahar. Check in the park and get moving. I spent 3 days here waiting for friends to arrive. They didnt make it, though I met up with them later in the trek.
AC: takes about 14 days. I did not push too hard and had a few days to relax. Spent an extra day at the recommended villages to acclimate. Then spent an extra day even 2 in Tatopani, take the long way and go to Upper Pisang it takes the same time but a lot harder. Also go to Kagbeni. There is a way around it but this village was one of our favorites, make sure to go there..
If you have the time and energy I recommend going to the Annapurna Sanctuary. It will add about 5-7 days but heard it was amazing.

End up at Pokhara and spend a few days there before heading back to Kathmandu. It is a great town and really relaxing.

Circuit Tips: No need for a guide, carry about 20-25lbs or your brought too much crap (i will give you a packing list if you want), exchange into small bills before you leave Kathmandu or it will be a hassle to pay for things, do not stay in Jomsom (after what you have already done this place will feel like a city to you, also there is an ATM). Also there is no need to take a guide book on the trek. Write down a few names and get a map when you get a permit, that is about it.

After Pokhara went to Chitwan for 3 days, it was a nice change to see how diverse Nepal really is. Its a bit expensive and make sure you get cash before you leave pokhara. Also where the bus drops you off to the center of "town" is only about a 15 minute walk, so if you have a small bag, which you should, then just walk or they will charge you a lot to take a jeep there.

Then back to Kathmandu, wrapped up seeing sites and relaxed.
Then off to Everest Base Camp and climbed Island Peak. Spent about 2 weeks doing that and despite going over Throng La pass with little problems I got altitude sick at base camp and it was aweful. Went a few thousand feet lower to recover and then climbed Island peak..

After spent another 5 days in Kathmandu seeing the rest of the sites and relaxing... Just a rough itinerary.. Let me know what other questions you have.