Trekking in Nepal

Comprehensive reports and guides together with personal accounts of Marks trekking experiences in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal: Gokyo Lake trek

Gokyo Lake trek: A great alternative to the classic trek to Everest Base Camp The trek from Lukla to Gokyo Lake offers an interesting alternative to the more traditional Everest Base Camp trek and has the advantage of being less well known and therefore a...

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Trekking in Nepal: Everest Base Camp

Trekking to Everest Base Camp: the Ultimate Experience? The Everest region is by far the biggest trekking draw in Nepal and the classic route to Everest Base Camp is always going to be top of the agenda for many trekkers visiting the country. In the high season (and...

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Trekking in Nepal: Upper Mustang trek

Trekking in the remote Kingdom of Mustang: Upper Mustang trek Once you have trekked in Upper Mustang it is easy to see why it is hailed as ‘The last forbidden Kingdom’. The scenery along the entire route is simply stunning and the high cost of the permit ensures that...

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Trekking in Nepal: Annapurna Foothills Trek

A relaxing trek in the Annapurna Foothills With the highest part of this trek only reaching 2750m (at Ghorepani) and some fine mountain views (particularly between Tadapani and Ghorepani), this is a fantastic trek for those who do not want to walk for more than a...

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Trekking in Nepal: Around Annapurna

Around Annapurna Trek aka the Annapurna Circuit The classic Around Annapurna trek covers a great deal of ground (approximately 300km) and circumnavigates the huge Annapurna Massif. The eastern side of the trek which goes up to and over Thorong La (La means pass) is...

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Trekking in Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp trek aka Annapurna Sanctuary trek or ABC trek The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a superb one that gets you right into the heart of the mountains in a relatively short space of time. The journey up to the high glacial basin known as the Sanctuary...

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Clothing and Equipment List for Trekking in Nepal

A comprehensive guide to what to pack for your trek in the Nepalese Himalaya   This is a follow-up to my post 'An Introduction to Trekking in Nepal'. One of the most commonly-asked questions I get is ‘what do I need to pack for my trek in Nepal?’ Having undertaken...

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An Introduction to Trekking in Nepal

An introductory guide to help you prepare for your first trek in Nepal. In this article we aim to cover many of the frequently asked questions that travellers have when they are planning a trek to the Nepalese Himalaya. When is the Best Time of Year to Trek in Nepal?...

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Top Five Treks in Nepal

There are many trekking routes in Nepal and I haven’t done them all by a long stretch but a few years ago Kirsty and I lived in Kathmandu for several months and as part of a project I was working on for a local company, I undertook a number of treks in different...

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Trekking in Ladakh

Whilst Kirsty was heading off to war-torn Kashmir (silly girl) I went on my second trek with the 'old boy'. I am sure you must be 'trek blogged' out after so many Nepalese ones so I am just going to list some highs and lows, accompanied by a few pics. All in all this...

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Trekking in Nepal: Around Annapurna & Upper Mustang

aka 'Marks Fifth (and Final) Walk in Nepal' Entry number 42 23rd April 2009 (drive from Kathmandu to Besidahar and trek walk to Bhulbhuli) Dad arrived on schedule with a big bag of trekking gear for himself plus two boxes of toys and clothes kindly donated by the...

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Trekking in Nepal: Helembu

aka 'Marks Fourth Walk in Nepal' Entry number 36 18th March 2009 (drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and walk to Chisapani) It was only a one hour drive to the start point of my next journey, a week-long trek in an area known as Helembu. The early stages of the trek...

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Trekking in Nepal: (Almost) Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lake

aka 'Marks Third Walk in Nepal' Entry number 19 15th February 2009 (flight to Lukla and walk to Pakding) Started my longest trek this morning with a nice 5.15am wake up call and a salute from our security guard as I left for the airport (why don’t we still salute in...

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Trekking in Nepal: Langtang & Gosainkund

aka 'Marks Second Walk in Nepal' Entry number 11 22nd January 2009 (drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi) Having got back to Kathmandu on the 16th January after my first trek, I took time to wash my kit, discuss the merits of generators with Basnant (our landlord), eat...

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Trekking in Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp

aka 'Marks First Walk in Nepal' Entry number 1 6th January 2009 (Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and then walk to Dhampus) At long last (and after a month of preparation in Kathmandu, well shopping, eating and drinking if I am being honest, there was no physical...

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