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How much is the Manaslu Circuit?

I’m planning my trip to Nepal and I’m curious, how much is the Manaslu Circuit (food, accommodation, guide, porter, tips, included). Thank you in advance for your advice.

What are my options to go to Nagarkot to see the sunrise?

I am in Kathmandu and i would like to go to Nagarkot to see the sunrise tomorrow or day after? What are my options? Are there buses that go early in the morning to go catch the sunrise from here? I already went and saw rest of Bhaktapur today! Please advise! Taxi would be too expensive and i already have hotel stays booked in Kathmandu for the next few days.

Bus that takes one to Syabrubesi

I am curious If there is a bus that takes one to Syabrubesi, to the beginnings of the Lang Tang Valley trek and Tamang Heritage trail. Also, if I wanted to start with Tamang Heritage is it possible that this can lead into the Lang Tang Valley. I will look further into this but wanted to start here.

Is there any nice place to stay on extra day in Kathmandu?

I am driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu tomorrow and have 1 extra day left. Is there any nice place to stay or visit in between these cities or should I just spend my extra day in Kathmandu?

How much the hired trekking guides must “guide” you?

As a solo trekker I was going to plan about 4-6 extra days into my itinerary for weather/rest/side trips/aligning with new friends. I’ve been making lists of alternates/side trips/etc and often traveling I learn something new and then want to explore that.

If the new guide rules happen, will there be guides (or porter if that’s allowed) who will be flexible? For example, I’m booking someone for 20-25 days with various possibilities of routes?

Can I still pick my tea house? Or have a lunch nap? Or start before dawn?

I don’t have a problem putting more money into the Nepali economy, but giving up the flexibility and choice would be really sad.

Can we expect more information on how much the hired guides must “guide” you?

Some solo trekkers are furious about taking guide as of new rules

If I am forced to have a guide then I would expect the following:

Full upfront price, none of the tipping garbage as I dislike the pressure of tips and what is reasonable..

A guide review process with legit customer feedback that isn’t filled with dodgy scam reviews.

A feedback and complaints process to get refunds if the guide is not providing the service I request..

Some transparency about what they earn by taking you to certain accommodation and food places, rather than the option you would like..

A law against tourist being constantly hounded by so called guides in Kathmandu and other cities – as it can spoil the tourist experience..

Anyone got anymore..

Is it possible to buy a permit in advance on the Internet?

Is it possible to buy a permit in advance on the Internet? We want to go to langtang and back to KTM via gosaikunda

What are the road conditions like from Pokhara to Besisahar and then to Chame?

I’ve decided on the flight to Pokhara instead of the bus from Kathmandu because of the construction. Starting my trek in Chame for the Annapurna Circuit. What are the road conditions like from Pokhara to Besisahar and then to Chame?

Want to experience great local food in Kathmandu

Need some advice…great places to eat in Kathmandu. Will be there a few days before heading to EBC. Want to experience great local food and any other places I should eat at.

Do I have to book accommodation at ABC on peak season?

I’m going to do ABC in the middle of March alone without guide, I’m worried if there are too many hiker due to peak season. Does anyone know or suggest shall I make a booking for accommodation along the way or it’s unnecessary.

4-6 days trek in Nepal

I am hoping to do a 4-6 day trek sometime between March 12-26. I did the Poonhill trek in September and am looking for something similar in terms of length/difficulty. Does anyone have recommendations? I’m considering Langtang, Gosaikunda, or Mardi, but am open to other suggestions. I’d also be happy to team up if anyone else is going on a trek during this time!

Which are the best months to do Annapurna base camp?

Which are the best months to do annapurna base camp?

Would like to avoid snow, if possible

Has anyone stayed at monasteries in Nepal?

Has anyone stayed at monasteries in Nepal? Any recommendations?

2-3 days trek in Nepal

Any recommendations for 2-3 days trek in Nepal?

Lukla Flights are full, any best route to reach Lukla?

We have 19 full days in Nepal starting 12 March and want to do the EBC trek. It looks like the flights are full to and from Lukla. Can anyone recommend the best route driving to and from a start point from KTM.

Planning for Manaslu Circuit Trek on short shedule

I´m planning my trip to Nepal and exploring the different options on the trekking, and would really like to do the Manaslu circuit trekking. As I won´t be able to get more days off from work, I´m on a bit of a tight schedule, and was wondering if I could get some input from your experiences. I´m currently thinking about going the Friday the 28th of April until the 15th of May. Online I found a couple of options on doing the short version of the Manaslu trekking in 11 days, is this something you would recommend? I´m quite an experience hiker/climber fyi. I was also wondering how the permits would work, as I would only have around 17 days in Nepal in total, and I would be arriving on a Friday night/Saturday, I assume you cannot obtain them during the weekends right? So I would be able to start the trekking on the Tuesday afterwards?Are there any other challenging trekkings of around 13/14 days that you could recommend me or some local guides whom I could contact to talk through different types of possibilities?

EBC Trek in mid February

What do you think about doing the EBC in the middle of February?I’m traveling on a low budget and need to get an idea of prices.I have some experience in trekking below 4500mts.

How to reach Shey Phoksundo Lake by road?

I want to visit Shey Phoksundo lake, how to reach Nepalgunj to Juphal by road???

Planning a trip to lower mustang

Planning a trip to lower mustang to do the usual Jomsom – Kagbeni – Muktinath – Jomsom trek. Now the question is, if i would take a bus/jeep to Tatopani, is it possible to trek to Dobato from there directly? And if, how long does it that? Or do i have to trek via Khopra Ridge?

Questions about Trek from Pokhara to Mardi Himal

Starting a trek from Pokhara beginning of Feb!

Few questions came up:1) Is it enough one full day (Sunday) to rent all the extra equipment(sleeping bag, poles etc.) and get permits?2) Can I get trekking permits for Mardi Himal in Kathmandu? I am still to put my final points for the trek, but I think info here would be most updated

3) Which permits do I need for Mardi Himal?4) Do I need/recommended to get to starting point a day before to start in the morning?5) Anyone has trekked Mardi recently, do we need CRAMPONS?

Electric Plug in teahouses at Langtang Valley

Will be trekking Langtang valley in May
Are there electric points/ plugs
in the teahouses

Permit for Pikey Peak

Do you need a permit to trek Pikey Peak?

How to arrange stays in tea houses at Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp?

We are going to do Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek starting from April 9th.

How to arrange stays in tea houses? I’m afraid, that because of high season, there could be no place to stay.

Any recommendations/contacts of tea houses for those locations:Ullery, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Dovan, Himalaya, Machhapuchhre BC, ABC (I’m thinking it would be great to stay there for one night, is there a place to stay?)We didn’t decided yet to hire porter or not, but what is regular price for a day in this trek? Where in Pokhara we could find jeep/bus to Nayapul or Ullery?

Food and living costs at Annapurna Circuit Trek for budget trekkers

I am planning to do Annapurna Circuit in first week of March, 2023. Can you guys please let me know approximate food and living costs in the tea houses/lodges/hotels along the circuit? I am a budget traveler. At least how much money should I budget/per day for this circuit trip?

Treks suggestion for February

What are the most beautiful treks to do at the beginning of February?

How long is validity for permit to national parks?

How long is validity for permit to national parks for Annapurna, Langtang? Is it enough time to do some side trips, or just enough for standard trek route? For example Annapurna circuit + Mardi Himal + Khopra Ridge, etc?

Booking Trek to EBC from international agent versus local agency

For those who have booked a trek to EBC with an American or Canadian company, Why did you book with them versus booking with a local Nepalese company?

Could I get some info on trekking to EBC?

1) best to go solo or group tour. 2) best month to go , if u dont want rain or cold weather or little as possible. 3) average cost pp?4) what to bring along?5) is altitude sickness real threat on this trek?6) teahouses all the same , doesnt matter which company u hire?7)what do porters carry for u ,if ur only allowed to bringing 10 or so kgs ?8)how does water taste after chlorine tablets? 9)how cash to bring money ?

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