Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificChina · 7 months ago

Is it possible to walk from Delhi to Ulaanbaatar via China through mountain passes like Nathu la?

If you know about it please give me details about all the necessary things, basic gears and documents needed to make the trip.

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  • Adam D
    Lv 7
    7 months ago
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    If you could walk a straight line between the two, it would be more than 3,000 km. Say you can average 5km per hour for 10 hours per day - not reasonable at all in this scenario, but on flat ground, maybe. It would take you more than 60 days of continuous walking. Since you're talking about hiking across the highest mountain range in the world, it wouldn't be unreasonable to give a walking time of triple that, probably even more. Add in the need for breaks, since nobody can hike that distance continuously, and you're talking about 200+ days of travel. Probably a full year.

    So your question in essence is, what are all the necessary items for a year hike, if possible. Unsupported, this isn't possible. You can't carry the necessary equipment for 3 changes of seasons and the elevation changes you would encounter. You can't carry the necessary equipment to feed yourself and purify drinking water for that long. And on top of that, you'd also be carrying camping equipment, you can't sleep exposed night after night on such a trip, and you'd need good equipment even in the warmest part of the year while crossing the Himalayas.

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    • Adam D
      Lv 7
      7 months agoReport

      The vast majority of the trip will be trekking, including those passes - just because something is a "road" doesn't mean it will be easy walking. Nathu La is well over 4,000m above sea level. You need someone providing resupply every 10-15 days. It will take years to save up that kind of money.

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