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solo trekking in Nepal

Postby tigercat » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 4:39 pm

I am an experienced Tasmanian bushwalker wanting to trek solo using Teahouses in Nepal. Looking for advice, sources of information, destinations etc
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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby jobell » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 6:05 pm

Hi Tigercat. I have been reading an account of walking on the Great Himalaya Trail by Wired of the "Walking with Wired" blog. Heaps of good info about walking in Nepal. Might be helpful. Cheers.

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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby tigercat » Sat 30 Jun, 2018 11:50 am

Thanks jobell
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solo trekking in Nepal

Postby RonK » Sat 30 Jun, 2018 5:37 pm

Since you want a tea house trek the options are pretty much limited to Langtang, Annapurna or the Everest districts.
Langtang and Manaslu districts were badly damaged by the earthquake and more recently by landslips. The Annapurna Circuit is a shadow if its former self due to the development of roads at both ends.
Which leaves the Everest district. In my opinion its the most scenic anyway. A popular route of late is the three passes trek, but its also worth considering the traditional route to EBC from Jiri instead of flying in.
The best sources of information are the guide books but look for up-to-date editions. I found Kev Renolds Cicerone guides very good but I think Kev has retired now.
The most important thing is to plan an itinerary which allows enough time for altitude acclimatization.
Consider also that as a solo trekker you may have difficulty finding lodging at tea houses at busy times.
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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby Al M » Wed 11 Jul, 2018 1:11 am

In addition to above advice head over to Trip Advisor Nepal forum and there are heaps of advice plus commonly asked questions to top right of page with itineraries for numerous treks.

All the walks are still very worth while and especially if you are first timer without memory of what it was like. Langtang and most earthquake sites are rebuilt and recovered now.
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