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    Re: snow-blizzards-kill-12-in-Manang-Mustang

    Rich,

    You make a really good point with this: " I find the week or two walk-in and pshycological drive towards 'crossing the pass' an interesting factor. e.g. ignorance, denial, avoidance of back...
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    Sticky: Re: Kangchenjunga track notes

    Taghairm,

    Thank you so much for these fantastic notes once again.

    I used your Manaslu notes a few years ago for a great trip. So I was wondering if you could help me a bit.

    I only get...
  3. Sticky: Re: The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek notes updated

    Just wanted to say a huge "THANK YOU" for those notes. I was one of the people who downloaded the old notes for when I went last year over Dec. '11 to Jan '12. While we got stuck and couldn't go...
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    Re: Jeep Share to Syabrubesi

    Landfall,

    Thanks so much for the update. Sounds like the road has improved a bit.

    With the prices on jeeps, and since I'm going by myself with only a guide, it looks like I will be taking the...
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    Re: Jeep Share to Syabrubesi

    Thanks again Gavan. I appreciate the reply.

    I've actually heard the road has improved *a little in the last few years as there has been some more recent paving. I'm sure it's still terrifying...
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    Re: Jeep Share to Syabrubesi

    Hi Gavan,

    Thanks for your first hand account of the bus. I actually haven't ridden it before, I've just read tons of post online that say jeep is better. I thought too that maybe the jeep would...
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    Jeep Share to Syabrubesi

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm going to be trekking Langtang and Tamang Heritage Trail starting on the 22nd of December and am hoping to take a jeep to Syabrubesi instead of taking the bus at least once.

    If...
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    Re: Makalu Base Camp/ Mera Peak

    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    Maybe I'll have to take a look at the Langtang/Helambu region. Are there many passes to cross to get between the valley's? What would you recommend for a...
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    Re: Makalu Base Camp/ Mera Peak

    Petrus,

    Thanks for the reality check. Sounds like one that's meant to be done in October/November and even then sounds like it's quite the undertaking.

    What about the feasibility in...
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    Makalu Base Camp/ Mera Peak

    Hey guys,

    Fresh off my trek to manaslu, I'm already thinking of where my next adventure to Nepal would be :)

    There are two places that I really want to go, but think only one is even remotely...
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    Re: Manaslu Trek accommodation information

    YakShaver, thanks for revisiting this.

    I just came back from a trip in the area. We started on Dec. 21 (official first trekking day) and came back Jan. 7th (one day later than we had planned. ...
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    Re: Trekking Peaks: The Pros and Cons?

    Hi pete,

    I have had some experience with Island Peak. I did it two years ago in very early January. At that point, there was some mountaineering experience needed (front pointing, and using an...
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    Re: Manaslu Trek Help

    Hey guys,

    Thanks for all the help. I head off to Nepal tomorrow, so thought I would post an update.

    Anyway, the great guys at thehimalayatrail.com knew the owner of the lodge at Dharamsala and...
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    Re: Manaslu Trek Help

    Thanks James.....the picture gives me a better idea of what to expect when we get there.

    It definitely looks a lot rougher than the new lodge that I was hearing about....but, I understand the...
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    Re: Manaslu Trek Help

    Thanks for the reply Petrus.

    I'll email the lodge owner who told me it was closed (he is the lodge owner from the big Manaslu Lodge I think in Samagoan) and see if there is some way the lodge...
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    Manaslu Trek Help

    Hi,

    I posted this on Thorntree from Lonely Planet as well, but wanted to get as much advice as possible.

    Hi Everyone,

    It's less than a week before I head out on the Manaslu trek and just got...
  17. Re: Closing of Lodge at Dharamsala (Larkya phedi), Manaslu Trek

    Thanks for the update Hakan. Congrats on the trek. When you get some photos up, I'm sure we'd all love to see them. Little over a week until I'll be there :)
  18. Re: Closing of Lodge at Dharamsala (Larkya phedi), Manaslu Trek

    Thanks for all the updates.

    It's great to hear that at least right now, things have settled and the lodge is open.

    I will be heading there in about 2.5 weeks for a trek around Manaslu and a...
  19. Re: Closing of Lodge at Dharamsala (Larkya phedi), Manaslu Trek

    Please post anything you hear.

    It's important that it's open for me as well. I'm doing the trek late December/early January.
  20. Re: Closing of Lodge at Dharamsala (Larkya phedi), Manaslu Trek

    According to this site: http://guyshachar.com/content/blog/2011/manaslu-circuit-trek-itinerary-description/ the lodge at Dharamshala has re-opened.

    I had heard that it was closed to from a...
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    Re: Manaslu/Tsum Trek Itinerary Advice

    Thanks again everyone for the wealth of information.

    I think right now we'll just try to get to Seti Khola on the first day. If it looks like we'll have time, then we'll try to go on to Lapubesi....
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    Re: Manaslu/Tsum Trek Itinerary Advice

    Great information!

    So if I would take the jeep from Arughat to Seti Khola or Lapubesi on my very first day, I could cut out one day essentially, correct? And are there lodges at Seti Khola or...
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    Manaslu/Tsum Trek Itinerary Advice

    Hi,

    I'm going to be doing the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek this late December/early January with a guide I know and a couple porters and two of my friends.

    I'm hoping you guys and gals can give me...
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    Re: Best view in the world?

    Mako,

    I wouldn't let the political situation hold you back. In the area where the treks take place, I didn't feel any danger to myself aside from the dangers of the trek (rock falls, crevasses,...
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    Re: Best view in the world?

    Funny you should mention the Karakorum, as I was just going to post some. Went for the K2 Base Camp/Gondogoro La trek three summers ago....was by far the best mountain scenery I've seen in this...
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