BILLI BIERLING in the Nepali Times.
if you have ever tried the trek to Everest base camp or Kala Patar you’ll know that it is not quite the wilderness you might have expected. In October this year over 9200 people passed through the gates of the Sagarmatha National Park – all of them sharing, for some of the way at least, the same narrow footpath. If bumping, queueing and occasional bouts of path rage are not for you then try a different area. And there are many other less crowded areas to visit: try the Langtang trek – a bit easier, much less crowded; the Annapurna circuit – a great fitness adventure into lower Mustang and past the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath; Dolpo – see the film ‘Himalaya‘ for a taster; Kanchenjunga – wild and remote; or, for the really adventurous, ‘The Great Himalayan Trail‘. Read on here: