5-6 days trek either in the Anapurna region or the Everest region

  Traveler visited Nepal in September 2016

“Hello,
I am looking to make a 5-6 days trek either in the Anapurna region or the Everest region.
I am not an experienced hiker but in a rather good physical condition. I would like to go as high as physically possible in that period.
I am arriving in Kathmandu on Sep 9th and I believe flights to anywhere would be the next morning. I will be leaving Kathmandu on the 17th, but was thinking of taking 16th and 17th for sightseeing.
Other than that I am flexible.
Thanks for your help.”


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Mads

We would be delighted to help you go trekking while in Nepal! There is a couple of different treks I would suggest... 1) Our Week below Everest trek is really nice and it is flexible, so if you feel good with the altitude you could go as far as Ama Dablam Base Camp in the time you have up in the Everest region, have a look at the itinerary here...

Mads

2) I would also recommend the Khopra Danda trek https://www.kimkim.com/c/the-best-6-day-trek-in-nepal it gets you really close to the mountains and up pretty high.

Mads

a 3rd option could be Pikey Peak which would get you to above 4000m easily but the only problem with that trek in September is that the weather might not be clear enough for you to have the view from the top of the peak. https://www.kimkim.com/c/trek-to-hillary-s-favourite-view-of-everest

Mads

We can of course help you with hotels in Kathmandu as well, so if you let us know which trek sounds more interesting to you and if you would like help with Kathmandu, then I will put together a proposal for you and we will take it from there

Traveler

Hello Mads!
Thanks a lot for your quick reply, and the detailed information.
I just arrived to work but will try to look at the different options and have an answer to you by this afternoon hopefully.

Mads

Sounds good, just let me know when you have had a chance to look at it

Traveler

Hi Mads,
I had a look at the different options that you sent me.
Some quick questions about each trek if you don't mind:
1/ Do we have to do the rest day at Namche? I am not underestimating altitude sickness (my biggest worry actually), but I only have 6 days for trekking.
2/ This looks like a nice option. If we do a 6-day trek, what would we miss from the itinerary? I am asking because I would like to see the lake.
3/ I wouldn't want the bad weather to ruin the views. What do you think?

There seems to be so many options to choose from! I want to do all these treks :)

Mads

Hi, glad that you like the options I have given you, I guess you will just have to come back and tick one off at a time :-)

Mads

Answers:
1) I would stop in Namche myself, even though I know my body well when it comes to altitude. It is pretty dangerous not to take this seriously.
2) We could get you back to Pokhara on day 6 and you could still go for the lake. It means trekking down to Tatopani and have a private jeep waiting for you there to take you to Pokhara. This makes it possible to be back in Pokhara in the evening of the 15th if you fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu on the 10th and trek to Tirkhedhunga the same day which is very doable.
3) Hard call but I would probably keep this one for another time.

Mads

Hope this helps you make a decision, when you know what you would like to go ahead with, I can put together a price for the trek and any help you would like with your Kathmandu stay

Traveler

Thanks Mads.
I will consider both options in more depth and will get back to you tonight hopefully.

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