I would love to go trekking in or cycling through Nepal/Tibet. I'm considering either the Everest base camp or e.g. cycling Lhasa to Kathmandu.
I know this is a bit of a vague post, but just wondered whether there was anyone on here who had been on similar journey or is considering one? My biggest worry - vertigo! - so am keen to hear your experiences.
I understand that October to November is the best time to go, so if you are planning on going then - maybe chat before / see you there!
Happy New Year,
Hello Hannah, and thank you for your response - sounds good (especally the toilet tip! ;-) always useful to have the insider's view).
More than happy to talk you through the trek to Base Camp if you wish?
Hi Craig, thanks for your message.
Yes, would be great to pick your brains on the EBC (<-- I'm learning the lingo, if no other preparation so far...). My biggest problem (and strangely, appeal) is the heights - in particular on narrow paths. Not so much the absolute elevation - e.g. when there is vegetation around (however flimsy) that tends to be fine. Shall I call you to chat at your convenience? Or please post/email your tips if you can. In any case my email is Magda@London.com for an off (exodus) line follow up. :-)
Did Tibet Explorer in 2005 - absolutely fantastic
Biggest problem (apart from toilets - but you get used to using rocks/trees/umbrellas) is altitude sickness - its evil but you do recover - the guides are fantastic at taking care of you. Worst places for it for me were camping at Damxung on the way to Nam Tso Lake and the trek up to base camp from Rongbuk Monastry - but I did get to see the top of Everest.
I'd do it again
Graham & Betty Mealand
Hi Magda, We were on the Base Camp trip March/April this year and we'd be glad to pass on details of our experiences to you.
We have friends who trekked in October 2 years ago and it was really cold .We were more fortunate, cold nights and early mornings but the days were warm & sunny, great for photos!
Hope to hear from you, Regards.
I did the Annaupurna Circuit and the Gokyo Trek with Exodus. I thoroughly recommend them, the organisation and staff were great. As far as vertigo, I guess you are thinking of the suspension bridges. My wife was very worried about these before we went to Nepal but they are very safe and secure, all have steel hawsers and are well maintained. Crossing them adds to a feeling of excitement without actual risk! I have uploaded my journals and photographs of both treks to my website. I hope they will give an honest and accurate description of what to expect on these treks. Feel free to email me if I can help further.
I would definitely recommend the everest trek and not worry about your vertigo. the paths are fine and where there is a slight drop to the side, vegetation prevents you from seeing it.
which route are you looking at taking. the 3 week Cho la pass route is worth doing if you have the time as it is a circular route and so you see alot more. Also We travelled in september (a risk, as you don't know if the end of the rainy season will catch you), we only got one day of rain, but the only time we seen another group was the last 2 days coming down which made a better trek.
just give me a ring or e-mail if you want a chat about it
My wife and I want to do some trekking in Nepal next year.
However we are tied to dates after the 16th May 2009.
It seems that this is right at the end of the trekking season, as availability seems limited.
What are our options and what would people particulaly recommend?
What are the disadvantages (if any) with the late date of departure?
I'm enjoying reading http://nepaljournals.googlepages.com/home by the way!
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