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#16 Aug 13th, 2017, 04:37
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I am glad, no way we could do 200 km in 7 days ... 13 km a day isn't that much - but the stops are hardly evenly spaced, and there is driving time loss...

For us, it is an after the fact diversion pushed into to a 3-week India trip to see family. It is a trial run to see if we want to do EBC next year...
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Originally Posted by potupaul View Post can you inform me about the kimche route.many post says that the car is available till kimche .can you throw some light what route to follow if i take kimche
Kimche is on the same side of Modi khola as Ghandrung. Landrung is on the other side.
Bus and car for Kimche are available from Nayapul.
From Kimche it takes about 40 minutes walk to Ghandrung
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Originally Posted by kmalik View Post Looking at the map - it seems that from Kinche, you'd go to Ghandruk -> Komarangdanda -> Chomrang. It looks longer on the map than going to a stop near Landruck... There is a route shown as Kimche -> New Bridge -> Jindudanda -> Chomrang.

But, this is not based on any experience. Sometimes, the route that looks short on the map isn't the best....
2nd route is shorter but it is quite a steep walk from New Bridge to Chomrong.

Have done both multiple times. I like the first route better as you walk through nice forest and villages.
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Thank you so much, Govidpuri. With apologies to potupaul, I am wondering if we could get some route advice given your obvious experience.

First - some background about us and our trip:
  • We have 7 nights to spend on the trek - night 0 and night 8 are in Pokhara. Therefore, day 1 and day 8 include transportation to/from Pokhara (though we can afford to hire private transport to speed this part up).
  • We'd prefer to spend 1 night each in Deurali, MBC and ABC - for a safe ascent profile perspective. Just a day trip to ABC is a less preferred option.
  • Not speed hikers (mid-to-late 50s) but we hike regularly in a hilly terrain or are otherwise active daily and to a greater degree every weekend. 7-10 miles of hiking in the mountains is well within our range - with ability to stretch somewhat beyond.
  • We are doing it in December end when the days are a bit short.

With 3 nights spoken for (Deurali, MBC and ABC), our questions mainly relate to the lower parts to/from Chamrong - not that Chamrong is a destination for us. Just from research - my thought is that our plan should be something like -
  • Night 1 - Chomrang - starting in Pokhara (route TBD)
  • Night 2 - Doban
  • Night 3 = Deurali
  • Night 4 - MBC
  • Night 5 - ABC
  • Night 6 - Sinuwa/Chomrang
  • Night 7 - Jinudanda (nice but necessary)
Is this realistic? I am most concerned about the first day/night - which involves starting from Pokhara, going to a place like Kimche/Landruk and making it all the way to Chamrong. Also, if there is a good stopping point short of Chamrong that could allow us to catch up to the rest of the itinerary, that would be helpful as we will start heavily jet lagged.

If we were to slow down while going up, i.e. add a night before Deurali, can we return from ABC back to Pokhara with just one night halt?
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Originally Posted by kmalik View Post Thank you so much, Govidpuri. With apologies to potupaul, I am wondering if we could get some route advice given your obvious experience.

First - some background about us and our trip:
  • We have 7 nights to spend on the trek - night 0 and night 8 are in Pokhara. Therefore, day 1 and day 8 include transportation to/from Pokhara (though we can afford to hire private transport to speed this part up).
  • We'd prefer to spend 1 night each in Deurali, MBC and ABC - for a safe ascent profile perspective. Just a day trip to ABC is a less preferred option.
  • Not speed hikers (mid-to-late 50s) but we hike regularly in a hilly terrain or are otherwise active daily and to a greater degree every weekend. 7-10 miles of hiking in the mountains is well within our range - with ability to stretch somewhat beyond.
  • We are doing it in December end when the days are a bit short.

With 3 nights spoken for (Deurali, MBC and ABC), our questions mainly relate to the lower parts to/from Chamrong - not that Chamrong is a destination for us. Just from research - my thought is that our plan should be something like -
  • Night 1 - Chomrang - starting in Pokhara (route TBD)
  • Night 2 - Doban
  • Night 3 = Deurali
  • Night 4 - MBC
  • Night 5 - ABC
  • Night 6 - Sinuwa/Chomrang
  • Night 7 - Jinudanda (nice but necessary)
Is this realistic? I am most concerned about the first day/night - which involves starting from Pokhara, going to a place like Kimche/Landruk and making it all the way to Chamrong. Also, if there is a good stopping point short of Chamrong that could allow us to catch up to the rest of the itinerary, that would be helpful as we will start heavily jet lagged.

If we were to slow down while going up, i.e. add a night before Deurali, can we return from ABC back to Pokhara with just one night halt?
You have plenty of days. Start early from Pokhara and you can make it to Chomrong same day.
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Thank you very much.
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Originally Posted by kmalik View Post Thank you very much.
Book a car from Pokhara for Kimche drop. This will save you time.
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Thank you so much! That's what we will do.
#24 Aug 18th, 2017, 12:51
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post You have plenty of days. Start early from Pokhara and you can make it to Chomrong same day.
Sorry was out of touch .I guess the suggestion provided is the best and suitable one.Although one has option to do day hike for ABC and go down as much possible.
Anyway thank everyone for the response.
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One last idea is to just go to Gorepani and then Poon Hill...lots of good scenery and it only takes about four days....
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