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.

14 replies
  1. neil
    neil says:

    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.

  2. SimonD
    SimonD says:

    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

  3. agnitio
    agnitio says:

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

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

  4. rauparaha
    rauparaha says:

    @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 😛

  5. Matt Nolan
    Matt Nolan says:

    @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.

  6. Rahul
    Rahul says:

    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.

  7. Matt Nolan
    Matt Nolan says:

    @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?

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