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hiking
13 days ago

Astonishing!!!

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Thanks i'll check them out. Be safe.

I am on this trail right now. We stopped at Debuche for acclimatization and tomorrow morning we will be hiking up to Dingbuche. In response to a question someone asked, the best outfit in my view is the one we are using: Active Adventures from New Zealand.

I am on this trail right now. We stopped at Debuche for acclimatization and tomorrow morning we will be hiking up to Dingbuche. In response to a question someone asked, the best outfit in my view is the one we are using: Active Adventures from New Zealand.

My son and I are looking to go to EBC next year. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good company to use for the trek? Any input would be appreciated.

hiking
26 days ago

As far as trekking goes, it's tough to beat this one!

This trail is off of the main EBC trail and goes to Island Peak. It's not a hard walk and takes less than 3 hours, but the mountains change around you. It is worth the side trip from the main trail.

This trek has some of the most mind blowing scenery you will ever experience. You will go for the mountains, but the community feeling of this trek is why it will be one of the greatest times of your life.

This trail takes hikers and mountaineers across streams and through rocky and sandy landscapes with surrounding views of the Himalaya. I loved walking between the mountains and experiencing a "quieter" version of the Khumbu region, less traveled than the EBC trek itself. Yak and wildlife were plentiful in June. At the end, a short climb up the slope south of base camp reveals Imja Tse lake.

First, this site won't let you update this trail or make a new trail review from Nay Pul to Poon Hill. Not sure why. Either way, this review is for Nay Pul to Poon Hill. I Completed this trek from 23JUNE through 26JUN. Once leaving Kathmandu via travel bus (10$ for transportation) we traveled for about 3 hours until we came to a complete stop. There was a landslide along the Narayanghat Mugling HWY that caused a severe traffic jam along the Prithivi HWY. It took me 18 hours of travel, some walking and hitch hiking to make it to Pokara where I slept in a motel for 4$. This was a pretty "basic room" but there are plenty of places to stay in Pokara that can range up to 100$. The next morning I took a taxi (10$ for transportation) to Naya Pul and it took me about an hour. Once I arrived, I had some milk tea and a cigarette before I set off along the identified route (according to this site). Because I was behind schedule, I hiked all the way to Ghode Pani. The total elevation gain for this through hike to Poon Hill from Naya Pul is 7,150 Feet. Along the trail, there are multiple bridges and I had the opportunity to hang some prayer flags, take plenty of pictures, and purchase multiple bottles of water and food. This trail is heavily traveled and used by the villagers to transport goods via horse back to Ghode Pani. You can find water, food, snacks, soda, and even WIFI at the teahouses along the way (Cost is 3$ a day). There are a lot of local dogs along the trail that appear friendly ( I did not try to pet though) to humans but are territorial when it comes to other dogs. I had a dog follow me multiple times looking for food, probably because I am a westerner. Cell phone service is good and I was using NCELL. However, as you approach Ghode Pani you will need to use WIFI or buy a NTC since that is the only provider in the area from what I saw. I spent the night in Ghode Pani and then woke up at 0430 to hike up to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise. I arrived at 0530 at the top where they have a lookout tower and a tea/coffee shack. I was able to buy a cup of milk tea (the best drink in Nepal) and the metal cup as a souvenir for 3$. Once I took my photos of the Himalayas I headed back down to Ghode Pani. The was also a dog on the summit that followed me down to Ghode Pani. Once I arrived, I ate breakfast and departed for Tikhedhungga where I arrived at 1400. The legs where tired and I was very hungry since the trail doesn't provide much cover from the sun. I was able to take a hot shower (cost $3). The food was great and everything they provide me at the teahouse is fresh from the garden or gathered that day (even the chicken) which the owner of the teahouse had to go down to the nearest village to retrieve. Even had an Everest Beer. There was an issue with the WIFI though in this area for some reason. I would also recommend buying multiple minute cards before departing. I used about 1000 rupees worth of txt and call. They do have some tea houses that sell minute cards (hit and miss) but the closer you get to Ghode Pani they only sell NTC and not NCELL. I went to sleep around 2100 and woke up at 0500, ate breakfast and departed for Naya Pul where I arrived at my original drop off point at 1000. Very good trip and didn't expect anything less. Met people from Egypt, Singapore, Spain, Germany, and the US. If you don't want to drive to Pokara from Kathmandu, I would recommend flying. It cost about 160$ for a two-way ticket if you don't want to risk traffic and falling behind if you are on a strict timeline.

Amazing trail and memories!!!

Did this trek from Jiri-Gokyo-Chukung Ri and back to Lukla in Oct-Nov 2013. It changed my life

backpacking
6 months ago

Nepal is an amazing country, and this trek is one of the best things I've ever done. Myself and two friends completed the circuit in 22 days. We carried our own gear and did not hire porters, but I would say we were in a very small minority.

The scenery couldn't be more breathtaking or the mountains more impressive. The slow changes in scenery over the trek was fascinating. From rainy jungles, pine forests, high deserts, and alpine environments, this trek has it all. Along the way are tea houses which have food and dry places to sleep at night. Bring a sleeping bag and you'll be set. The food is very basic, Order the Dal bhat and you get second helpings. Drink lots of tea.

note: The roads being built in the region were underway when we went, but not yet open to vehicles. I think the "trek" now would be a very different animal than it was in 2011. It's not fun to be trekking in the wilderness with jeeps and motorcycles driving past.