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6 Tips to hike the Annapurna region on the cheap

April 19, 2012 By: Marco Ferrarese Category: Asia, English, Journey to the West, Nepal, Travels Visited: No Comments →

picture by Kit Yeng Chan, 2012

I have always been told by other travelers that Nepal is a cheap destination. A place where it is possible to sleep for 1 $ per night and indulge in great Himalayan hiking for next to nothing. I am definitely arrived in the country too late, as I found myself into a really different situation: Nepal is not that cheap, especially when it comes to hiking: being the most lucrative tourist business in the country, in Nepal you will be asked about your walking projects since day one. I was even offered tour guiding services by one of the immigration officers at the border J

If you try to get information in any of the guidebooks, you will find a quoted daily expense oscillating among $20 to $30 per person per day. To some people, this is not a lot of money, but for me, as I am on a 10 months long trip, every penny counts. Consequently, I had to try to make it cheaper… and I made it. Here are some tips HOW to hike the Annapurna region for around 5$ per person per day in 2012: (more…)

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