From New Dehli, we want to travel into Katmandu & do a trek to Everest Basecamp.Then travel back down to Mumbai. Any help appreciated! :)
We Fly into New Dehli mid sept & wanting to fly out early Nov. Any ideas hints places to see would be a great help, thanks. Especially details about doing trekking @ Everest :)
We have done this trip a different direction (Kathmandu to Delhi, then all around India and finishing in Mumbai) but the fundamentals are the same. Give yourself plenty of time and patience when going overland - it ALWAYS takes longer than you think. We got on a '6-8hour' bus ride from Lucknow to Delhi and were still on there 15 hours later! They don't tell you when to get off the buses/trains either so keep an eye out for your stop... we were 2 hours back out of Mumbai before our bus driver kicked us off on the side of a freeway. No taxis, no signage - it was NOT fun!
Stop in Lucknow, India - awesome city and a bit of the tourist trail. Pokhara in Nepal was our FAVE place - spend some time relaxing here. We didn't hike everest, but did a 7 day teahouse trek around the Helumbu region. not as high but equally challenging and more remote. There are not many tourists out there! The Annapurnas are another excellent choice.
All that said, my friend did Everest basecamp with Peregrine and said it was awesome. It is more enjoyable if it is pre-arranged, so just find a local tour operator in Thamel (Kathmandu) or do what we did and organise in advance (we used Intrepid and did their 'Nepal Encompassed' active trip - but they outsourced to a local operator anyway).
Oh, and maybe fly from Kathmandu to Mumbai (or at least to Delhi) on the return leg so you don't need to retrace your steps. If you go overland Delhi to Mumbai you wont be disappointed - there are some great places to stop on the way. over 9 years ago