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    Re: Trekking this Autumn and UK FO advice

    Hi Redders

    Ys, it's a pathetic map and the list could be clearer too. Not that these are the main gripe, that's the existence of the travel advisory at all. The list clarifeis which districts...
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    Re: Travel Insurance and Implications for Nepal

    Good luck and enjoy the trek Redders.

    scodly
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    Re: Travel Insurance and Implications for Nepal

    Hi Redders

    I have just returned from Nepal and had the same issues finding insurance.

    I got insurance from True Traveller who said they would cover non-quake related claims. So this company...
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    Re: Bus Kathmandu - Pokhara in the afternoon ?

    Should that be 7.00am, morog?

    scoodly
  5. Re: Planning Nepal Trek October 2015 - Manaslu or Dhaulagiri Circuit - partners welco

    Hi Lindsay

    Manaslu is a restricted area so trekking permits are needed. The conditions to obtain th epermit are a minimum of two trekkers and a guide as well as the fee ($70 per person per week,...
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    Re: Organising trekking in Kathmandu

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    It is possible to walk into an agency cold and arrange a trek to a restricted area at short notice. There will be plenty of guides and porters available for work and it does not take long to...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit in August 2015

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    I think corruption at the airport is mostly a thing of the past and entering Nepal with visa or getting a visa on arrival is quite straightforward but takes a while if your flight lands shrtly...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit in August 2015

    You[re welcome. Pound to a penny you will return!

    There are hundreds of gear shops in Thamel, KTM and you could fully equip. yourselves for the trek. There is a range of quality and prices...
  9. Re: Annapurna Base Camp and Jomson Trek estimate of costs

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    KTM - PKR return is $230 return on Buddha Air's website.
    PKR - Jomsom is $113 from memory, can't remember which airlines fly the route.

    $25 per day on average should be enough for a...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit in August 2015

    At -10F the jackets should be more than warm enough.

    There are two main ways of hiring/paying for the guide; on an inclusive package or a daily rate. On a package you pay up front for everything...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit in August 2015

    Hi Justin

    I have not trekked the AC in August but have in Langtang/Gosainkund/Helambu.

    The pass from G to H is about 4600m compared to Throung La at about 5400m so a considerable difference....
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    Re: Tribhuvan Airport - article by Kunda Dixit

    Looks like TIA will be disrupted further:

    http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=86931

    scoodly
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    Re: Info for Poon Hill trek mid-November

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    Poon Hill is many people's first trek in Nepal, plenty will trek to Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit. Trekking solo is possible and there is no absolute reason not to - but see below....
  14. Thread: Everest routes

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    Re: Everest routes

    I second the Arun Valley route. I walked in that way in 2012 and out to Shivalaya via Pikey Peak.

    The Arun valley is not trekked much and is redolent of trekking in the early days -more so than...
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    Re: snow-blizzards-kill-12-in-Manang-Mustang

    I fear the death toll has risen from that report. Let'shope thise who are still missing are found safe and well - including the 5 reported missing after an avalanche on Dhaulaghiri.

    scoodly
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking in the old days

    Thanks rpn - that's quite a trip down memory lane - though my memory of Nepal does not go back as far as that. Excellent stuff.

    scoodly
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    Re: Nangpa La, Gokyo, Cho La and Kumbu in August

    Not the Khumbu, but I have trekked Langtang/Gosainkund/Helambu in August 2010.

    There was plenty of rain but no snow at the Summit of Tserko Ri at almost 5000m and at the pass above Gosainkund...
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    Re: Remote independent treks - Oct/Nov 2012

    Hi Fredrik

    Independent and solo trekking is still allowed on your route.

    In brief, TAAN lied about this: they proposed such a rule but it was not enacted by the authorities. It was their latest...
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    Re: Tumlingtar-Namche-3 passes-Lukla

    Hi Tom

    I trekked the Arun Valley with into-thin-air and the lodge at 1850 (called 'Riverside', I think) is just beyond the bridge over the Inkhuwa. Pictures of it can be seen on Rob's blog,...
  20. Thread: Water purity

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    Re: Water purity

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    I have not used that brand but have done a couple of treks with apparently similar filters by drinksafe.

    First time I used an inline filter with a hydration bladder in Langtang and I was OK....
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    Re: EBC & Goyko Trek: OCT 2014

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    The NATT Guide is avery useful free download:

    http://www.nepal-dia.de/Trekking_the_Annapurna_Circuit_with_the_new_NATT_trails_111017.pdf

    The second edition can be bought but I think the...
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    Re: EBC & Goyko Trek: OCT 2014

    Hi Robert

    1) Yes, but possibly only a little and you will soon out-climb the benefits so the usual extra night at Namche is still recommended.

    The body begins to acclimatise above 2000m and...
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    Re: INR500 note in Nepal

    Hi

    INR500s and 1000s are illegal in Nepal because of the higher number of forgeries on the past. Some people still find ways to use or exchange them though.

    scoodly
  24. Re: guidebook annapurna area with the new NATT-trails which avoid the roads

    Thanks Andrees.

    Indeed, the road reaching Manang village will facilitate breaches of AMS guidelines.

    scoodly
  25. Re: guidebook annapurna area with the new NATT-trails which avoid the roads

    Hi Andrees

    A quick question - does the road now go to Manang village or Manang Disrict at Chame?

    Excellent 1st edition, btw.

    scoodly
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