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..
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?
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!
2-3 days trek in Nepal
Any recommendations for 2-3 days trek in Nepal?
Options for short trek from Pokhara
What are some options for short trek from Pokhara in early January? Looking to do 3-4 days trekking.
9 days to leave Kathmandu, any tour suggestion?
Just finished the Mardi Himal – Poon hill trek, currently i have 9 days left before I fly out from Kathmandu. Can you suggest me some places around the central region for approximately 7 days? Preferably, I would like to fit in some small villages around Chitwan, Bandipur, Lumbini, and something else. Would be great if I could avoid long transits.. If you could suggest it in a chronological order, I would be very grateful.
Manaslu Avalanche: 10 people rescued safely
One character died at the same time as 10 human beings had been rescued effectively from the avalanche that hit Mt Manaslu base camp III in North Gorkha on Monday morning.
He stated that arrangements are being made to repatriate Rai`s lifeless frame from the bottom camp and take it to the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. The official stated that 10 different folks who had been stuck within side the avalanche had been rescued effectively. He stated that 4 human beings had been rescued via way of means of past due Monday and 6 greater had been rescued Tuesday morning.
The Official additionally stated the rescue group that reached the incident via way of means of helicopter this morning rescued Nima Dorje Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa, Furita Sherpa, Lakpa Tamang, Nima Sherpa and Furte Sherpa and taken them to Samagaon.
All the ones injured withinside the avalanche that passed off on the Camp III of Manaslu Mountain on Monday morning were rescued these days.
Of the ones thirteen hit via way of means of the avalanche, 12 were rescued alive and effectively at the same time as the retrieval of the mortal stays of Anup Rai of Sankhuwasabha district stays a task because of unfavourable climate, consistent with the District Police Office, Gorkha. Other Offical shared that climate within side the quarter wherein the frame of Rai lies started out to go to pot these days as well. “It is tough to retrieve the frame as it’s miles in a gorge from wherein the avalanche passed off. Since it isn’t viable to take out the frame these days, a helicopter will fly to the Base Camp the following day all over again for the same.”
According to the official, of the avalanche survivors, 4 had been rescued on Monday at the same time as ultimate 8 had been rescued these days. The rescued ones are Kinu Pemba, 35, and Phurte Sherpa, 29, of Solukhumbu district.Also rescued unscathed within side the final Monday’s catastrophe are Sukman Tamang, 27, Nima Sherpa, Nim Dorje Sherpa, 40, and Dawa Sherpa, 25, from Sankhuwasabha district.Phurita Sherpa, 40, Lakpa Tamang, 37, and Jit Bahadur Sherpa, 44, of Dolakha district had been additionally rescued, stated DSP Lamicchane. Among the rescued ones these days, Nima Dorje’s circumstance is critical, stated Lamichhane. According to police, all of the rescued ones had been airlifted to Kathmandu for in addition treatment.
The circumstance of ultimate 3 rescued ones become regular and that they already lower back to their paintings when they had been rescued to the Base Camp of Manaslu Mountain, it become told.
Deadly Jam on Everest: Nepal Delays New Safety Rules
The country said it would toughen regulations after several climbers died last year. But the rules will not go into effect this spring, and climbers want to know why.
Hundreds of climbers trapped near Mount Everest’s summit, hooked to a single safety line on a ridge with a several-thousand-foot drop, their oxygen cylinders emptying until a few people died from exposure.
The traffic jam during last spring’s climbing season, one of the deadliest on the planet’s highest mountain, underlined what veteran alpinists have been saying for years: Ego, inexperienced climbers, big payouts and chronic mismanagement – including the dangerous practice of cutting corners on vital safety equipment – have turned Everest into a circus at 29,000 feet.
After the season ended, Nepal’s government announced robust safety rules intended to weed out inexperienced climbers, reduce the number of people on Everest and prevent another pileup, which was blamed for some of the 11 deaths in 2019.
But now, the government says the new rules will not be imposed for the coming climbing season, which begins in April and lasts through May. Despite international scrutiny and intense pressure from climbing groups to tighten operations on Everest, officials say the rules need further review before they can be put in place.
Heavy snow hampers search for missing trekkers in Annapurna region
Search for four South Korean trekkers, three Nepali guides continues days after avalanche hits Mount Annapurna trail.
Special army and government rescue personnel have intensified their search for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides who went missing after an avalanche swept a popular trekking route in Nepal’s mountains.
All other trekkers who were in the area where the avalanche swept the Mount Annapurna trekking trail about 150km (90 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu on Friday have been safely rescued and flown to safer areas