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    Re: Kangchenjunga or Salpa Arun-3 Passes

    Thanks for this useful information.
    I'll enquire further with a local travel agency for more details about costs and logistics involved. But I think it will be 3 passes in the Khumbu combined with...
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    Kangchenjunga or Salpa Arun-3 Passes

    Hello,

    I’ve read with great interest the excellent notes of Taghairm of the Kangchenjunga region and I'll take this trek (south to north) into consideration as an alternative to the Salpa-Arun +...
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    Re: Hiring Guide .Porter Tsum Valley trek

    Yes..do arrange it in KTM. We had in March-April 2013 major issues at Namrung with the police because our guide was not official certified.

    And we were not the only, some groups were stuck at...
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    Re: Tumlingtar-Namche-3 passes-Lukla

    Hi Lars, these are the approx walking times in minutes...based on Jamie Mc Guinness "trekking in the Everest region".

    Don't know if the lodge at Gothe Bazaar is still open... the villages where...
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    Re: Tumlingtar-Namche-3 passes-Lukla

    Hi Scoodly, certainly I can give these prints, no prob and no cost :)...
    But I have to mention that the trek will be in March 2015 and It's when I'm alone (with a guide) that I walk from Tumlingtar....
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    Re: Tumlingtar-Namche-3 passes-Lukla

    Thank you for all replies.

    Rich, Lodge 1850 is the one mentioned by into-thin-air. I guess it's Najingdingma. I know is a rather tough schedule... I hope to find somewhere an up-to-date list of...
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    Re: Hiring Guide .Porter Tsum Valley trek

    Make sure that the guide has a license...otherwise you could have some trouble with the police at Namrung.
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    Tumlingtar-Namche-3 passes-Lukla

    Hello,

    I'm planning to trek with a guide or porter-guide from Tumlingtar (fly-in) to Namche, then 3 passes and will finish with flying-out from Lukla.
    Can someone advise me concering the...
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    Re: You get what you pay for??

    Never had these issues, I trekked in 2000-2001 Annapurna base camp and Annapurna circuit, in 2011 Khumbu region and last year Manaslu and Tsum Valley. Overall I was given a warm welcome and prices...
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    Re: Annapurna Base Camp december.

    Thanks for your replies Harry and Guide4trek, unfortunately some other issues have crossed my plans for ABC this year...
    But I'm considering to trek in the future during this period (end...
  11. Re: 20 days KTM-Three Passes - have you done it in less/more days?

    Hi,

    Did something similar in 2011 in 23 days but that included the walk-in from Jiri to Namche.
    So 17-18 days fly-in, fly-out seems doable and will keep some spare days for flying out. Being...
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    Annapurna Base Camp december.

    Hi,

    I'm considering doing Annapurna base camp during the first 2 weeks of December.
    Some questions :
    -are the lodges above Chomrong (Bamboo, Himalaya, MBC & ABC) still open ?
    -is december in...
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    Re: 3 passes trail

    No need for crampons, especially when you are not used to them. But some spikes are handy.
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    Re: Favorite Kathmandu Eating Places(again!)

    Good Indian food is served in the Spice Garden. Same street as Third Eye, but much better... Garlic naan, jeera rice, vegetable kadai and jalfrezi were excellent.
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    Sticky: Re: Nepal Photo Galleries

    https://www.facebook.com/tom.vanlandeghem.9/media_set?set=a.563551550351340.1073741825.100000895015353&type=3

    Some pics of our Tsum valley - round Manaslu trek. March-April 2013
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    Re: manaslu circuit trek

    Kathmandu-Soti Khola is possible in just 1 day : we took the local bus at 6 am to Arughat via Dading and then a 4wd to Soti Khola even though we lost 3hours in Dading because the front suspension of...
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    Re: Advice/suggestions Manaslu-Tsum trek

    Ok we'll try the weiwei-option :)
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    Re: Manaslu Tsum Valley track notes

    Thank you Taghairm, very useful information ! Seems like prices for accommodation are bit higher than in Annapurna and Everest.
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    Re: Advice/suggestions Manaslu-Tsum trek

    Thanks for your replies.

    I hope the guideporter knows the way to Ganesh BC :) since the map is not that accurate.
    I guess we'll buy plenty RaRa noodles and coconut biscuits on the way...

    Tom
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    Advice/suggestions Manaslu-Tsum trek

    Hello,

    In March, my wife and I will be back in Nepal. (4th time ))
    This time, well be visiting the Tsum valley in combination with the Manaslu Circuit. We have 22 days for trekking and well...
  21. Thread: Best boots

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    Re: Best boots

    Don't buy too small. It's advisable to go to the store in the afternoon after an extended walk...when you're feet are swollen.
    I have an 41,5 Eur for normal shoes, 42-42,5 for running shoes(Brooks,...
  22. Thread: Best boots

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    Re: Best boots

    Bought me a new pair of trailrunners : Brooks Cascadia. Walked with them from Jiri to Gokyo Ri. Very happy with them, they provide excellent grip and have a rock shield in the forefoot...offering...
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    Re: Rolwaling trek : sleeping bag

    Ok Petrus, thank you for your advice.
    It's just for 1 night, maybe 2 if he decides to climb Parcharmo.
    He also asked me if his boots (Meindl Perfect) are sufficient for the Trashi Labsha and...
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    Rolwaling trek : sleeping bag

    Hello,

    My father in law will be trekking with an agency the rolwaling himal (direction rolwaling-khumbu) in early november. Since the company doesn't provide sleeping bags, I agreed with him that...
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    Re: Trekking independanty

    Last year, in March, I walked from Jiri to Chukhung and via Renjo La to Lukla.
    If you choose nor the most fancy lodges, nor the most popular villages...you can have a really rewarding experience....
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