Nepal to ban independent trekking: no more solo treks! (updated)

Solo trekking in Nepal

Updated 22nd August 2012 (see bottom of article for latest updates) In September 2012 Nepal will ban all solo trekking in Nepal Yes the headline looks set to become true. According to TAAN (Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal) who’ve indicated confirmation from the Ministry of Home Affairs you will no longer be able to trek independently in Nepal from September …

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Panorama photograph of Mount Everest mountain range

Panorama photograph of Mount Everest Base Camp from Kala Patthar

Panorama photograph of Mount Everest mountain range It’s one of those panorama photos that adorns many a trekking agency’s wall in Nepal. For me it was a chance to capture my winter Everest Base Camp trek that nearly never happened. (I highly recommend you view this panorama photograph of Everest base camp from my live site rather than RSS or email as it will fill …

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How to prepare for a trek in Nepal

Sunset over fishtail mountain in Nepal

Preparing for a Trek in Nepal Hindsight is a wonderful thing. What you pack now is not always what you’ll need tomorrow. Throw in something like a trek in Nepal and you’ll suddenly find out that it’s a whole new ball game when in comes to preparation. My maxima culpa when taking on the Everest Base Camp …

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Everest Base Camp Trek Day 12: fly out from Lukla Airport, the wildest plane ride in the world

Cockpit of the Lukla to Katmandu Airplane

– Since this post, I’ve been to EBC and other treks in Nepal several times. In fact, I’ve written many guidebooks about all Nepal between then and now! This post is in its original format from my first trek to Everest – I hope you enjoy it. If, however, you are looking for up to date …

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Everest Base Camp Trek Day 11: Trekking at night

Red Sunset on the Himalayas

– Since this post, I’ve been to EBC and other treks in Nepal several times. In fact, I’ve written many guidebooks about all Nepal between then and now! This post is in its original format from my first trek to Everest – I hope you enjoy it. If, however, you are looking for up to date …

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Everest Base Camp Trek Day 10: The best drugs are found in the Himalayan mountains

Tengbouche Monastery the highest in the world

– Since this post, I’ve been to EBC and other treks in Nepal several times. In fact, I’ve written many guidebooks about all Nepal between then and now! This post is in its original format from my first trek to Everest – I hope you enjoy it. If, however, you are looking for up to date …

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Everest Base Camp Trek Day 9 part II: the locals you meet on the trails

A Nepalese Goat herder

– Since this post, I’ve been to EBC and other treks in Nepal several times. In fact, I’ve written many guidebooks about all Nepal between then and now! This post is in its original format from my first trek to Everest – I hope you enjoy it. If, however, you are looking for up to date …

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