Bleg: Nepal – what is it like?

Does anyone know what Nepal is like to visit?  Does anyone have any suggestions about places to visit in Nepal.

Any comments (relevant) welcome.

  • I went to only a small part of Nepal as the Maoist were rebelling at the time. now that they are in power things have calmed down a lot and should be safe to visit again. I think the Himalayas as a whole offers a lot in particular Nepal, Bhutan, sikkim. I think if you enjoy a bit of walking around an relaxation its perfect.

  • StephenR

    Sounds like you need to go to a book shop and browse the Lonely Planet section.

  • @neil

    Sounds primo

  • @StephenR

    Just wondering if any of our worldly visitors had anything to say 😀

  • SimonD

    Depends what you’re into really.

    I spent a month in Nepal, whitewater rafting down the Khali Khandaki and Bhote Khosi as well as some trekking around Annapurna and up to Everest at Kala Patar.

    If you have a long time, fly into Pokhara from Khatmandu (use Yeti Airways as they’re the safest)and do the Annapurna circuit. If you are on a shorter time frame, do the Annapurna Sanctuary with a dog leg out to Poon Hill.

    Either trip is magnificent and will blow you away. Don’t worry about organising a guide and porter before you go it will cost you a fortune and they’re a dime a dozen from Pokhara.

    Hope this helps

  • I think you should definitely go to “Poon Hill” Matt:P

    My maturity is definitely highly negatively correlated with my tiredness….

  • @SimonD

    Hi SimonD,

    Awesome thanks 🙂

  • @agnitio

    Maybe you should keep a record and make a graph …

  • @Matt Nolan
    How can he do that? There is definitely an endogeneity problem with his assessments of his own maturity. Although he seems to be fairly self-aware in this particular case 😛

  • @rauparaha

    Very true. What he could do is make a comment once every two hours. Then when he is in an independently verifiable “normal” state of mind we can get him to review the comments to judge his level of maturity – then he can graph them.

  • I could get my office manager to independantly monitor my maturity and keep a personal log of my tiredness?

  • SimonD covered most here.

    Some local treks – you can undertake definitely –
    Everest base camp (longer) and Annapurna base camp (this one has treklets – smaller day version segments)

    visit pokhara lake hotel – stay is nice – should book in advance though. Keep this as the last leg – relax before heading back – got nice spa.

  • @agnitio

    How objective is she though – will her payoff depend on how she monitors you in any way? Does she have any psychological biases or different beliefs in the definition of tiredness that could be a problem?

  • @Rahul

    Cool thanks