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As travel to so many once exotic
destinations has become more accessible
and a ordable, it's becoming harder to
take a journey that provides that sense
of wandering 'o the beaten track', so
easily attainable by our forebears 100
However, Nepal, nestled at the foot
of the Himalayas between India, Tibet
and Bhutan is one destination where
your travel experience can be exactly
the same now as it was in 1900- on foot.
Trekking is the term used to describe
the daily hike from one village to the
next, along ancient trails which have
been used by Nepalese villagers as their
"roadways" for centuries. In Nepal, you
carry only a light day pack with your
personal needs for the day while porters
carry the larger bags between overnight
Kathmandu is the arrival point into
Nepal, with daily ights from India,
Qatar, Hong Kong, ailand, Malaysia
and Singapore. From the packed airport
car park to the over owing city streets
the motorbikes, taxis and buses all jostle
for limited space, constantly tooting
their horns in the mistaken belief that it
will speed their path through the chaos.
e mix of ancient and new, charming
and extraordinary architecture passes by
as you make your way to the respite of
your hotel. e range of available hotels
is quite diverse. A choice of higher
standard hotels with good food, hot
water and emergency generators in case
of blackouts is a wise move.
Once settled, it is great to walk and
explore the old city. Make your way
to amel, by metered taxi, or walk.
amel presents a multitude of shops,
bars, restaurants and galleries. e
stores are over owing with trekking
gear, day packs, clothes, hats all bearing
international recognised brands but
none making claims to be genuine.
A er some spirited bargaining it is very
easy to acquire some good comfortable
walking gear if you haven't managed to
nd it all before you leave home.
To get to the trek start point, it is
necessary to take a short and very scenic
ight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or
Walk this world
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