This is my travel diary of a trek to see Mount Everest and Gokyo lakes in Nepal, up close on December 2005. Hope this helps you decide to travel to this wonderland!
I got a ticket to Lukla from a local travel agent (referred by a friend) in Kathmandu. Cost me about $60 (It costs around $ 120 at the moment for the tourists).
Took one of the early flights out. (There are different rates for natives and for foreigners). Continue reading
It is amazing to see a hotel room with attached bathroom, hot water facilities and electricity and other facilities in a region where your basic necessities has to be carried by a mule or a porter, over a few days from the nearest motor-able roads.
I strongly believe in leaving it to the people themselves to generate business (entrepreneurship), while the government keeps its hands off. Let people taking lead in managing their own lives and their business.
The Annapurna trek area in Western Nepal and the Everest region in Eastern Nepal very much aspects leads Nepal in income generation and facilities even though it does not have a road link with the world.
Local leadership + Local business – government intervention = Good Business!
Here are some of my trekking and travel stories of Nepal. You will enjoy the read and the photos :)