Some help and ideas

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Some help and ideas

by Garb192 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:08 pm

Hello

I am looking for some guidance on a trip itinerary appropriate for my skill level.

I want to fly to katmandu, nepal and get out to do some trekking and climbing.

I have some experience with high altitude climbs which required mild to moderatley technical with a guide.

I would like to maybe do everest basecamp. I also would like to do a summit.. 1 to 3 days.nothing overly technical and not too expensive.

Are there readily available accomodations on these trekking routes or do most people carry a tent.

Are there areas to re supply or do you need to bring all resources for a 10 to 14 day trip

Are there any mountains to attempt to summit in the area?

Any help. Idea or recomendations would be appriciated as I have no familiarity with the area.

I will have one or two partners.

Thanks

Dave

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Re: Some help and ideas

by Scott » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:38 am

Are there readily available accomodations on these trekking routes or do most people carry a tent.


Yes. They can be crowded in March, April, October, and November though.

Are there areas to re supply or do you need to bring all resources for a 10 to 14 day trip


There are plenty of places to resupply.

Are there any mountains to attempt to summit in the area?


Yes, there are mountains of all levels of difficulty there.

Here is a partial list of peaks that can be climbed with only trekking skills and with no extra equipment:

https://www.summitpost.org/nepal-trek-a ... ins/955631

Here is a list of the "trekking peaks", some of which are easy technical peaks. Some are quite hard though. They have a large range in difficulty.

https://www.summitpost.org/nepalese-tre ... aks/171056

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Re: Some help and ideas

by herdbull » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:44 pm

I don't think I'd carry a tent unless absolutely necessary for one of your summit attempts. It will be busy but you should have no problem finding a room in a tea house anywhere along your trek. A little research on what trekking peaks you would want to do should tell you if you need a tent.

Now if you wanted to attempt something like Island Peak or Mera Peak or even Lobuche you would need a tent. All relatively "easy" trekking/climbing peaks probably within your skill level. For those you would need a tent. At least for a night or 2. The convenience and nicety of the teahouses is really hard to beat.

Double check with the airport or contacts in Kathmandu. I read in one of Alan Arnette's blogs that they are closing all flights to Lukla for some much needed runway work in Kathmandu. Most people are having to fly in from a different city which is about a 4 hour bus ride from Kathmandu.

Not sure about actual trekking peaks. I have been on Mera and Lobuche both with guides, which I think were required on those peaks.

Nepal is a wonderful place. You will love it and the people. The mtns and beauty are just a bonus.


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