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 🙂