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solo trekking in Nepal

Postby tigercat » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 5:39 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 7:05 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 12:50 pm

Thanks jobell
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solo trekking in Nepal

Postby RonK » Sat 30 Jun, 2018 6:37 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 2:11 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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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby Tommydoodle » Sun 30 Dec, 2018 1:25 am

[quote="jobell"]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.

http://www.walkingwithwired.com

By gosh she runs a darned informative blog: excellent!
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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby Birdman » Sun 16 Feb, 2020 11:15 pm

In 2014 I made a wonderful "tea house" trek in the Everest region. I started in Jiri (recommended!), made a loop crossing a few passes and visited Everest Basecamp, Kala Pattar, Gokyo Lakes and some other places. Then walked back to Jiri (looks different when you walk back a month later). Fantastic 319 km walk! (hike report in my signature).

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The Jiri - Lukla stretch is lower elevation (1500-3500m, in Nepal they call that "the middle hills" :lol: ) but it is much tougher and much more climb/ descend than the Lukla - Everest part. I really liked the Jiri - Lukla (and back) part because it adds a cultural touch to your walk. Unlike Lukla - EBC, it is not a tourist area but you get a real feel of how people live in these remote places.

However, it will probably disappear (or already has?) because when I hiked it in 2014 they had started to build a road...
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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby johnrs » Mon 17 Feb, 2020 10:58 am

Some more notes here, recent post at the end of the thread,
Trekking the main routes in Nepal is anything but solo these days.
viewtopic.php?f=43&t=11416&p=388476&hilit=three+passes#p388476
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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby fixa » Tue 18 Feb, 2020 9:45 am

Anyone that has done this track in October / November: Did you find it difficult to get a room anywhere? This is the only thing that concerns me about going self-guided, that I may finish up with no where to stay. Will be doing the Jiri-EBC walk.
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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby johnrs » Tue 18 Feb, 2020 2:18 pm

No problems in November Fixa.
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Re: solo trekking in Nepal

Postby fixa » Wed 19 Feb, 2020 9:29 am

johnrs wrote:No problems in November Fixa.


Thanks mate!
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