Despite having massive potential and competitive advantage, Nepal only sees a minuscule number of trekkers every year. See the following data from various popular hiking destinations around the world. While the most important factor is infrastructure, there are also the issues of price and perception. Lower the prices, more the trekkers, period. As for perception, […]Read More
Dear Mountain Lovers, A lot has been said about the Helicopter Rescue Scam in Nepal. Hundreds of media coverage, thousands of pages of reports, allegations, counter-allegations, you name it, we have all seen it. We needn’t concern ourselves with that. The only thing we are going to concern ourselves with today are simple steps a […]Read More
Due to runway maintenance in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, all flights to/from Lukla is being rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap from April 1, 2019, to July 30, 2019. A formal statement to that effect has already been circulated by the airlines. The date and tentative time of the flights will remain the […]Read More
Guides can receive online payments from trekkers.
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Guides can Train themselves.
However, in November 2018 the people of Everest realized that they needn’t put up with this corrupt practice. If they simply came together and started charging room prices just like everywhere else in the world, this practice would just stop. It was as simple as that. And it isn’t exactly expensive either. For Lobuche and Gorakshep the room prices are set at NPR 700 (~USD 6.3) and for lodges below that the price is set at NPR 500 (~USD 4.5). This charge is collected by the Lodge Management Committee and not the lodges to ensure that it isn’t possible for trekking companies to play the lodges against each other anymore.Read More
Hands down, flying to Lukla is the shortest and most popular route taken by the trekkers on their trek to Everest Base Camp. However, considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world, Lukla airport sees several flight disruptions every season due to bad weather. Hence, a lot of people inquire about the alternative […]Read More
December marks the start of winter in Nepal. With the peak trekking season of October/November coming to an end, December sees a declining trend in the number of trekkers. However, the early days of the month is a great time to consider trekking in Nepal as it gives pretty much the same vibe as the […]Read More