Nepal

Hi,

I’m Sean, a 50 yr old male from Bolton, England. I’m due to finish work in February 2018 and, after 30 yrs of doing as I’m told, plan on seeing as much of the world as I can.

First stop is Nepal. I’m looking to head there in early March 2018, spend a few days in KTM and then start trekking. I intend to start with the AC and would also like to do the ABC, EBC and possibly Mustang. That doesn’t have to be the definitive list though.

I have no experience of trekking abroad but do have some experience of hill/fell walking in the UK.

I intend to trek independently and, if I’m honest, I’d prefer to trek without a guide or a porter. Ethically, that decision is a difficult one and an issue I keep revisiting. However, I’ll have no time restrictions and I intend to complete the treks in a very relaxed manner, taking time to acclimatize and taking everything in that Nepal has to offer, pressure free. There are numerous other ways to support the local economy and so guide/porter free is how i’ll probably go.

Almost all the blogs, forums and guides stress that Nepal trekking should not be undertaken alone. So, if there’s anyone out there with similar wants and needs, and who isn’t on a strict timetable, I’d love to hear from you.

Gender and age matter not to me by the way. I’m pretty laid back and easy going and so would probably gel better with people of a similar disposition 🙂

Cheers,

Sean.

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  1. Hey Sean

    My name is Bekah, I’m 30 years old and I currently live in Bristol. I am thinking about Nepal in March too! I have to be in Japan in April for my older brothers wedding, but I finish work on 28th Feb and would like to see as much of Nepal as possible in between.

    I’m not 100% sure whether I want to travel without guide/porter yet, but I thought I’d give you a shout to see if you want to chat more?

    Thanks 🙂

    Bekah

    • Hi Bekah,

      Thanks for your message and sorry for the delay in replying. I’m new to the site and was anticipating an email notifying me if anyone had replied. I just presumed no one had!

      Are you still planning to head to Nepal in March?

      I’m hoping to get into KTM on 5/6th March, spend a few days in KTM and then head out trekking about 12th.

      Let me know if you’re still interested.

      Cheers,

      Sean.

  2. I should have also mentioned, because I have less time in Nepal – I was hoping to head to the AC region for the circuit/BC – sounds like that might be where you are heading first too?

  3. Hi Sean,

    I will be arriving in KTM from London on 02.03.18 and am looking for trekking partners that would be interested in hiking the Annapurna Circuit/Base Camp and Tilicho Lake Trek without guide or porter, staying at tea houses. If this interests you please do not hesitate to contact me…:)

    Kind Regards,

    Dipesh

    • Hi Dipesh,

      Thanks for your message and sorry for the delay in replying. I’m new to the site and was anticipating an email notifying me if anyone had replied. I just presumed no one had! 🙂

      The earliest I’m going to get to KTM is 5th March and I have booked a hotel there for a few nights prior to setting off on the AC. It seems I’m going to be a few days behind you.

      Let me know if there’s any change though.

      Cheers,

      Sean.

  4. Hi Sean, I’m trekking AC leaving KTM on 4th, my aim is to head straight to AC and complete some side treks on the route.

    • Hi James,

      Thanks for your message and sorry for the delay in replying. I’m new to the site and was anticipating an email notifying me if anyone had replied. I just presumed no one had!

      It looks like you’re leaving KTM before I arrive. I’m hoping to get there on 5th or 6th March but have booked a few night in KTM before starting the trek.

      Let me know if your plans change though.

      Cheers,

      Sean.

  5. Hi Sean, I am planning to do the Annapurna Circuit trek at the beginning of March without guide or porter. I also wanted to walk quite slowly to enjoy the way and take nice pictures. Tell me if I could join you !