Nepal Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by mamtap
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by mamtap
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by mamtap

Nepal Off The Beaten Path

  • Langtang National Park

    Nepal Off The Beaten Path

    We set off from Dunche and spent the1st night about ½ trekking from the town at a place called Yunglang, There is only one simple teahouse there but as it is so close to Dunche not many people use it, But I think to be away from the road noise is better than staying in the town. Then we had a hard day up to Singh Gompa, There is a height gain of...

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  • A trekking to the Everest Base Camp

    My experience of trekking to the Everest Base CampIt was in October of 2013 and we were planning for a holiday. It was my daughter’s idea that we should go for a trekking to the Everest Base Camp. She and my wife were all excited as they like trekking and I was little worried as I am not of the same fitness level as theirs and I am 46 years old....

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  • The Shortened Helambu Circuit

    If you are looking for a short trek close to Kathmandu then I can recommend the Shortened Helambu Circuit.This trek takes 5 days + ½ day by bus from Melamchi Bazaar (End Point) back to Kathmandu by bus.It is a Teahouse Trek so you can either do it entirely independently or take along a Porter Guide (As I did), there are no Large National Park Fees...

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  • Alternative route to ABC

    Alternative route to ABC – This makes it a round trip as you return from Chomrong on the opposite side of the valley to that which you trek in + by trekking in from Kande, you avoid the crowds 1)From Pokhara to Kande by bus of private car (The latter should be about 1000 NPR)Then trek via Australian camp to Deurali (Up at first then fairly level –...

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  • Trip Report on my Arun Valley Trek

    Trek report one–The Arun Valley TrekPlanningMost of the “Bones” of the trek were put together before leaving UK, using the same agent that I have used for all my treks in Nepal (Now 9 over the last 18 years)The trek starts at Tumlingtar & usually people fly there, but I really wanted to travel overland (In Comfort) so to be able to see some of...

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  • Trekking to Tilicho lake

    Start off your trek as per The Annapurna Circuit as far as Manang where you will spend an extra night to acclimatise – Then the next night at Khangsar and from there to Tilicho base camp lodge (There are 2 possible routes, High and Low level so make enquiries at Khangsar to which one is the best as landslides keep changing the paths) Then spend two...

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  • Trek Report – Everst Base Camp Trek,...

    My Trek report on my recent trek to Everest Base Camp was just too long to fit it in as a Tip, So I wrote it as a travelogue, but now that I have several of these I thought it would be beneficial to add a link Here so as to make it easer to find.Best Regards and Happy safe Trekking to One and AllRob

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  • Tips for trekking Arun Valley

    Tips for trekking Arun ValleyChoose your trek mate(s) with great care – On this trek I out a small group of 4 trekkers together & alas I was unable to get along with one of them and this did detract somewhat from the enjoyment of my trek.We might well have invented a whole new job description for this trek – This being Cook/Guide. I was fortunate...

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  • Into the wild Nepal !!!

    Most of tourist come in nepal to see its natural beauty & himalays of Nepal,there are lot of place from where they can see natural beauty of nepal but now all the trekking routes in nepal are popular & crowed many people go on the same route, yea those all routes are amazing and very nice but for those people who like to have treak on wild out of...

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  • suggested ski tour for march/april

    Dear MrBill,Namaste!How are you? I hope you are well there and I am also fine here in kathmandu. How days are going on please keep in touch and here am sending itinerary for you as fellows:Thank you.Yours’ friend,Pasand Dawa sherpa Day 01: Arrival kathmandu hotelDay 02: Kathmandu restDay 03: Kathmanud – Lukla – GhatDay 04: Ghat – NamcheDay 05:...

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  • the super Everest comfort trip program -...

    Ten days of hiking. Fifteen days total. Approximately of 180-200 kms trekking. Level of technical difficulty: easy to moderate. Level of recommended fitness: good to excellent. Drop-out rate: 25% due to altitude sickness and related health problems. Non-participation rate for some of the peaks: 50% due to lack of fitness or the symptoms of...

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  • the super Everest comfort trip program -...

    Sample Itineary ..... continued. Day 07From Thame climb the Sumdur Peak. Elevation 4800m. Overnight in the Thamo Hotel. Day 08Depending on time of year and weather conditions a 5 to 6 hour hike from Thame to Kongde Lodge. Elevation 4200m. If too much snow and ice then fly in by helicopter. The alternative hiking route is back to Phakding, which is...

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  • the super Everest comfort trip program -...

    Sample trekking package - prices as of November 2006 - subject to change 14 nights package to and from Kathmandu - Lukla Price per person for full pension based on double occupancy High season $1500 per person Low season $1400 per person Single supplement $225 Is that a fair price? You can definitely get better prices if you take a trekking tour...

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  • Trek to a "trekking peak"!

    There are several lesser peaks in Nepal that are accessible for ascents. Some are fairly well known such as Pisang in Manang and Island Peak in the Khumbu. The peaks above a certain altitude cannot legally be climbed unless you have paid a fee and gotten a liason officer, the right insurances and what not. At the same time, these peaks are not that...

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  • Keeping clean when trekking

    The main thing here is cleanliness with regard to personalhygiene !! Toilet facilities are often Basic or worse, so I always take along a small bottle of alcohol spray to use after toileting as there isn’t always running water available nearby and you definitely don’t want to increase the risk of stomach problems that can be caused by a lack of...

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  • Short write-up on my Langtang Trek

    We set off from Dunche and spent the1st night about ½ trekking from the town at a place called Yunglang, There is only one simple teahouse there but as it is so close to Dunche not many people use it, But I think to be away from the road noise is better than staying in the town.Then we had a hard day up to Singh Gompa, There is a height gain of...

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  • Hearts and Tears Motorcycle Club

    OK -- Something a bit different here, Hearts and Tears Motorcycle Club is based in Pokhara, Their Club-House is situated next to The Busy Bee on Main Street in Lakeside. Monique and her partner who run this Motorcycle Club offer a different kind of Nepal Adventure. They have bought five "Enfield Bullets" and first they will give you training in how...

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  • How can I prevent Blisters whist...

    I think if anyone had a Sure way of stopping blisters then they would make a fortune selling their secret !!However here are a few ideas of my own1) Wear Well fitted and broken in boots2) Take a good sock combination, Inners and then heavier cushioned outer socks, then keep them clean and fresh as possible.3) Travel as light as possible, The more...

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  • What is the weather like in the Everest...

    Getting Accurate and up-to-date weather forecasts for the trekking regions of Nepal has until recently been a Huge problem, But with technology it is now possible to get a live image of Exactly what the weather is doing Right No in the Upper Khumba by looking at the Webcam of the ABC-PYR laboratory between Lobuche and Gorek Shep on the way to Mount...

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  • My Own Personal account of trekking EBC

    I started off with the bus from Kathmandu to Jiri in mid January – The weather was Good when I started to trek, warm days but cold nights, all was fine until Lamjura – then we went into deep snow about 2 hours before the summit, then going down towards Jumblasi conditions worsened with snow waist deep at times and sometimes even loosing the path,...

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  • I want to see Everest but have a limited...

    Not Exactly an off the beaten path tip but never-the-less and often asked question is that I want to see Everest but I am on a limited timescale and can’t afford the trekking time, but still want to get the best view of Everest Possible – so How do I achieve this ??1) Take the Buddha Air Mountain Flight – Details on how to do this as well as prices...

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  • Upper Mustang

    The kingdom of Lo was totally isolated for a very long time. In the last years a maximum of 200....2000 tourists per year received the special and expensive permit of 75 USD per day to enter the hidden kingdom. The kingdom still lives in a kind of mid age, the scenery is unique and very impressive. The restrictions and high entry fee have the...

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  • The Everest Base Camp Trek (Kala Pattar)

    If you have decided to Trek EBC, The first thing that you will come to realise is that there are several ways of doing this, Which route you take will depend mainly on your time available but basically they come down to 3 main options1) 13 days, This would be the minimum time that you would need for the trek. You would have to fly in and out of...

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  • Desperately seeking trekker

    Some updates for anyone interested. Have scaled back the plans as Dolpo may require expensive logistics of getting supplies and staff to Juphal, let alone the permit fees. Have received quotes on two options. Both around $1400 for a) 10 days guided in Mustang including permit fee, flight back from Pokhara and drive back to KTM (with the Annapurna...

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  • What sort of plant is this ???

    When I was trekking I came across quite a few of these plants, neither Helga nor myself had any idea what they are so I took a photo so that I could identify them at a later date ?? I Still haven't so have you any idea what they are ????2008 -- I still haven't solved this one -- can you Help ??

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  • The Weed grows as High as the Houses in...

    This photo might get you thinking !!! Have you ever seen weed grow so High !! and in Sauraha weed is exactly that -- just a weed !!!!2006 -- I can Happily conform that the "Weed" in Saurahha is growing just as high this year as it was in 2004 ;-)

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  • Nepal

    Thanks for the info. Are there any concerns crossing the border with Nepal's political situation. We are planning to be in Nepal 2 weeks after the election. We here very little about what is going on in New Zealand

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  • "The Bridge"

    on the out skirts of Pokhara you will find a very long and a very high hanging bridge, crossing an amazing gorge; the locals use it to cross this deep gorge in their way to Pokhara or to remote villages and Hindu temples. Ask you local guide to take you there.

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  • Walk the mustard fields in Terai

    I believe these bright yellow fields I enjoyed walking through around Royal Chitwan National Park were mustard ones. Serenity and innocence, idyllic views of small houses scattered here and there, like in a fairy tale animated cartoon, with the snowy mountain peaks gurading the horizon. It was hard for me to imagine what has changed in these...

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  • Soaring with the Eagles - Galyan

    This is the 2nd time I will be filling this column....lost the first one????...Anyway - this sure is an OFF BEATEN PATH.....a paragliders secret????The 4 wheel took our international group...8 + 1.....halfway to our destination which was on a plateau about 4000 ft high. The rest of the way we had to walk...whew!!! Luckily there were helpers to...

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  • Shop with the locals

    Make sure you get out of the tourist areas at least once in your trip.I went off and shopped in the Thamal markets in Katmandu, this is where the locals shop you dont have the pretty things some people like but it is ALIVE with smells,colours and noise with the added bonus of being half the price of the other areas.

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  • The little Buddha of Bara

    Braving the cold wave in the Terai that has already claimed dozens this winter, Ram Bahadur Bomjon, known as the Buddha Boy, is continuing his meditation wearing just a thin cloth. Eight months have already passed since he began his "deep meditation" but the confusion whether he has really not eaten or drunk anything during this period is still...

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  • Marsyandi River - white water kayaking

    A delightful grade 3-5 river trip starting at or just above Besi Shahar. The villagers are not too used to tourists as the hikers that come down from the Annapurna Circuit usually hop on a bus from here back to Kathmandu. (1994) It is an exciting and challenging run with fine rapids and it took my husband and I, both solo kayaking, about 4 or 5...

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  • Marsyandi River - white water kayaking

    A delightful grade 3-5 river trip starting at or just above Besi Shahar. The villagers are not too used to tourists as the hikers that come down from the Annapurna Circuit usually hop on a bus from here back to Kathmandu. It is an exciting and challenging run with fine rapids and it took my husband and I about 4 days to kayak the section,...

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  • Visit a local family!

    It is only when you actually get inside their homes and meet there families that you start to understand the Nepali people. I always think it is a real privelage to meet/stay with a local family and is one of my favourite parts of travelling. Our trekking guide cooked us dinner with some of his family and friends at his house and I met lots of...

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  • Langtang Valley - trekking and climbing

    Langtang valley is closer than the Annapurnas or the Everest region. Its quieter than the above, less comercialised, and has great variety (in terms of scenery and culture). At some stage you might see huge Himalayaan snow peaks, monster rhodedendrums, monkeys, buddhist temples and witness an almost tibetan village lifestyle and all kinds of flora...

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  • Farming in Nepal

    I'm not quite sure if this is quite in the right category, but one of the things we urban born and bred enjoyed was the agricultural lifestyle around us. It was interesting watching the seasons and how it affected farming, and how the farming seasons in turn affected life, such as school attendances and declared holidays. We got ourselves invited...

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  • Walking tour to Swayambunath (Monkey...

    Public transportations are very affordable in Nepal. So, it may be irresistable for travellers to just hop into a cab and go to their destination. Why walk, right? Well, in Nepal, walking and more walking is definitely the way to see more and to experience the country fully. It takes approx. 30 minutes to walk from Thamel to Swayambunath. Walk from...

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  • Nargarkot: Well its Not Really off the...

    Nagarkot is located 32 kms east of Kathmandu. It is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. Many visitors prefer...

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  • elephant safari in chitwan

    if you have the time, a visit to chitwan national park is pretty interesting.. take the elephant safari into the jungles.. common animals spotted are one-horned rhinos, crocodiles, deers, bears, wild boars and so on.. if you're lucky, you might even get to see tigers or leopards.. but we weren't that lucky.. :( this is quite an interesting...

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  • Sagaramatha the Mt Everest of Nepal

    Sagaramatha is the Nepali way to say Mt Everest, as opposed to the Tibetan Chomulongma. The start off point to the Sagaramatha National Park is from a small town called Lukla, a short flight away from Kathmandu (no roads, so no bus possible) on buddha air (or similar). From Lukla treks can go all the way to Kalapattar and Everest Base Camp...

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  • Fried fishes along the highway

    If you have the chance to travel on the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway by car, do stop and have a short visit to some of the roadside towns. I remembered there is a roadside town where they are famous for their fried fishes. You could see a line of fried fish stores along the road. Unfortunately I did not try out the fried fishes.

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  • White-Water Rafting

    White Water Rafting trips in Nepal are an excellent way to have an amazing adventure. There are many different trips one can do, from two week long hard-core white water rafting trips in extreme western Nepal to one day trips down sections of the Trisuli (like what I did). The rapids vary from class 2-5 depending on season and the river. If you...

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  • Langtang National Park (5)

    The Langtang National Park, located due north of Kathmandu, until the Tibetan border, provides some really awesome trekking opportunities. Langtang trekking is good for trekkers of all experiences. Some may opt for a more strenuous up and down trek, hiking 10-12 hours a day, and others may opt for a lighter trek hiking for only about 4-6 hours per...

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  • Langtang National Park (4)

    The Langtang National Park, located due north of Kathmandu, until the Tibetan border, provides some really awesome trekking opportunities. Langtang trekking is good for trekkers of all experiences. Some may opt for a more strenuous up and down trek, hiking 10-12 hours a day, and others may opt for a lighter trek hiking for only about 4-6 hours per...

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