Trekking in Nepal

edited November 2010 in India and Asia
I want to know more about trekking in Nepal. I've heard rave reviews about both the Annapurna circuit and the Everest Base Camp route. Can anyone who has done these treks tell me a little more about them.
How fit do you need to be?
Is one better than the other?
Do I need a tour guide or can I hire a porter and do it myself?
How much will it cost to hire a porter?
I've heard that the Maoists sometimes stop you along the route and demand 'tolls' is this becoming a problem or is it a rare occurrence?
When is the best time of year to go trekking in Nepal?


  • edited 12:25PM
    Hi, you have to fit to do this trekking. You can hire porter guide from kathmandu your's self. It will cost $20 per day. Now with Maoists no problem no worries about this. April May ,September ,October ,November is the best time to do this trekking. If you want to know more information about Nepal please contact me i will do my best.
    I am looking forward to hear from you .
    Have good time in Nepal
  • edited 12:25PM
    Things are better now in nepal and its a heaven for trekking. You should pack your bags right now for travel to nepal.
  • edited 12:25PM
    Dear friend,
    Thanks for your posting.Please here is the answer of your question:
    How fit do you need to be?
    It is very important to be fit to do trekking physically and maintally.
    Is one better than the other?
    yes, if you are two person, it is really better.

    Do I need a tour guide or can I hire a porter and do it myself?
    It depend on your budget. at least one porter is very important for your save. if you have guide then you will get more information about the trekking.

    How much will it cost to hire a porter?
    I've heard that the Maoists sometimes stop you along the route and demand 'tolls' is this becoming a problem or is it a rare occurrence?
    Now, no maoists problem in nepal because they are in government in this time.
    When is the best time of year to go trekking in Nepal?
    Middle of February to middle of may, middle of August to First week of November is the best time to do trekking in Nepal.
    Hope you will reply me as soon as possible in my personal e- mail address. Recommendation :
    All Apex treks and Expedition (p ) LTD
    Thamel Kathmandu.
    Name of Guide Bimal and e- mail address:
    have a wonderful trips in Nepal.
  • edited 12:25PM

    Interesting, As you know if you are starting 10-12 days outdoor activities is not easy and i don't think so it will be fully safety.So that i wanna suggest you to have at list high trained well.

    Also for the trekking on ABC & EBC if you are physically fit and able to walk, there wouldn't be any problem.And Regards Maoists revaluation, we had but now it is over..we don't have to worries about it, They are handling Government in Nepal.

    For the Best Season for Trekking in Nepal..... Autumn (September to End of November) And Spring (March to End of May) will be the Great time.

    For more info please visit at or leave your short note to at
    Our High trained Executive guide will advice you regarding your all concern/quarries OR if you want talk with Guide you can add on Skype, ID: sevenstartravelling.

  • edited 12:25PM
    Nepal has some of the best trekking in the world, to and around several of the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest. It is amongst the most visited country by trekkers, as Nepal tourism industry is well prepared to facilitate all manner of trekking styles and destinations. Trekking is one of the best ways to experience the wild and lofty places, diverse cultural heritages and varied geographic conditions of Nepal.
    Nepal's trekking route passes through the lush green forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oak, different landscapes, ice falls, glaciers, high altitude, frozen lakes and breathtaking snow caped mountains. To add to this, you get to experience the diverse culture and lifestyle of Nepalese people varying through different regions. Thus, trekking in Nepal is not making it to the mountains; it's about experiencing nature, variety of culture, festivals and most importantly exploring the uncharted places.
    For more details go
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    Trekking to Nepal is the world famous activities in Nepal.Annapurna circuit and Everest base trekking is both challenging trekking destination.You can easily manage this trekking if you are physically fitness it is not matter any age.You should hike export trekking guide who can help by providing good information of your trekking and have good knowledge of acute mountain sickness (ACM). It is very important when you trekking to Nepal.You may hire export guide in US$25 and Porter cum guide in US$20 and porter in US$18 per day. We have a political problem in Nepal not problem with Maoists any more.You may travel in Nepal freely.There is no problem to travel in Nepal.The best time to do trekking in Nepal is Autumn and Spring but you may trek anytime in Nepal.
    If you desire to have more information of Nepal trekking, you may talk with us skype ID himalayatrip or
  • Nepal is the home of the eight highest mountains out of 14 (above 8,000 m) in the world which includes Mt. Everest and over 1,300 peaks above 6,000 meters. Nepal has some best trackking in the world and several of theworlds'shighest mountain,including Mount Everest. the tourism industry is well prepared to facillitad all manner of tracking stlys and destination.

  • Maiost is no more problem...spring and autumn are the best time to to trek in annapurna nad everest region in must need to bring liscence guide for your safety.
  • edited November 16
    Sanjib picked us up from the airport when our flight arrived 12.4.2015. He took us to our hostel, and visited us again the next morning, taking us to various places to get final provisions prior to our trek. His office is very nice and he served us tea.

    He picked us up the morning of our flight to Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we met our porter and we had breakfast. The cost of our trek was extraordinarily competitive and everything was included. The only thing I had to pay for was if I wanted something like a candy bar while trekking–and then only if it weren’t a scheduled meal or break. I honestly feel we had the best deal available for this trek in Nepal.

    Sanjib commands a certain amount of respect from the Nepalese and other guides. He is very tall and in excellent shape. He seems known by everyone on the trail, from the teahouse owners to the other guides to airport personnel. It seemed as if he arranged everything in advance, getting us excellent lodgings in teahouses. Each of our dinners came with pomegranate seeds and tangerines–but no one else in the dining area had these. To this day, I don’t know where Sanjib found this stuff.

    My travel partner and I are 57 and 53 years old respectively. Sanjib did not push us to make our miles in any amount of time. It was a leisurely pace, although still very difficult. He explained many of the sites and cultures. He knew everything it seemed. His English was good enough where we had absolutely no problems with communication.

    Sanjib has an excellent sense of humor, and even with the extreme difficulty, I found something to laugh about daily. On the day from Tengboche to Lobuche, I ended up very ill. I couldn’t even carry my pack. I would say this is one of the sickest I’ve ever been. When we reached Lobuche, I immediately laid down under two sleeping bags and two huge wool blankets. I could not get warm. I had no appetite.

    Shortly after, Sanjib appeared with a bowl of porridge and cup of tea. He very calmly but sternly explained that it was necessary I choke this down if I had to. He left. I choked it down, and within 1/2 an hour, my strength began returning and I started tow arm up. The next day I woke up about 80% of my usual strength, able to continue on to Gorekshep. It wasn’t until later I found out we were headed out in a helicopter the next morning if I woke up in the same condition.

    On our descent, while in Namche, the earthquake struck. This isn’t a review of the earthquake, so I’ll say no more about that event. Sanjib decided, along with my travel partner (I was overruled) to head out the next morning to Phak Ding. The trek to Phak Ding was treacherous, with earth clearly waiting to slide off the mountain. We reached a landslide area that destroyed the trail, so we had a vertical climb up and around this landslide.

    The ground we had to climb was very loose and I was fearful it would not hold our weight. Sanjib made steps with his feet, after taking my pack, and assisted me with getting to the top. I was fearful, knowing I left a kid back at home.

    A half hour after we got off the trail, a 6.9 aftershock occurred. Sanjib had insisted we be off the trail by noon because of “tales” of another earthquake. I told him that was superstition and he should not worry. He said ok, but we need to hurry up and get off the trail. The 6.9 aftershock occurred 12:30.

    Upon arrival in Lukla, so many people were waiting to get out of the airport and back to Kathmandu. Our flight was cancelled, so we were now at the end of the line of hundreds of trekkers trying to get out. We were looking at that time at a good one week delay. Somehow, and he has not told me how this happened, he got us on the first flight out on the day after we were scheduled to leave.

    People who trekked the same time as us were stranded for up to two weeks. We were delayed one day. You tell me what kind of pull Sanjib had, to get us out of Lukla only one day later.

    When we arrived in Kathmandu, our hostel was closed because of damage. Sanjib found us a very good high rise hotel at a very reasonable cost who took us in. He visited us everyday until we left.

    I owe this guide my sincere thanks for the best trek we’ve ever taken–and we are world trekkers–and for in all likelihood, saving our lives.
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