ISBuC (v7) 2012
Trekking In The Nepali Himalayas, 1998 1
by Ella Maughan
In March of 1998 we headed into Nepal. We were on a 5-month trip to the Indian subcontinent. In November '97 we flew into Delhi and after 3 months in India crossed the border into the Kingdom of Nepal. After 6 weeks in the flat and dusty Indian state of Gujurat, Nepal was a refreshing change.

Our major reason for travelling to Nepal was to trek in the Himalayas. After purchasing the obligatory Lonely Planet guide to Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya (available second hand in many bookshops in Kathmandu) we deliberated over which trek would be most suitable for us to undertake.The factors we considered were- This turned out to be the perfect choice for us. March is just outside the pre monsoon tourist season so the trails are quieter but the weather is good enough to trek in although we did find ourselves in snow above 3000m. As long as you don't do anything daft, like set off in a blizzard, this just adds to the sense of adventure.