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  1. Re: Foreigner Trekkers is prohibited from entering Upper Mustang area on October 1.

    Good for them! Tenting trekking groups are completely independent and hardly leave any money there and the permit fees disappear somewhere. Don't blame them one bit.
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    Re: short treks around Pokhara

    Thanks Linwood.

    In fall 2008 we went from Ghorapani to Chomrong in one day, including Poon Hill early morning. But it was a really long day! I think we arrived at Chomrong right at dark. Chomrong...
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    Re: short treks around Pokhara

    I would recommend to do this trek the the other way, i.e. Nayapul to Birethandi and Ulleri where you can spend the first night and break the climb up to Ghorapani into two days. Second day up to...
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    Re: why trek all the way to Everest Base Camp?

    Was there in October 2006. Although I enjoyed my time on Kala Pattar I thought it was a lot more impressive being down there at EBC and seeing the icefall up close. Especially as I would never dare...
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    Re: trekking in the k2 region

    Mike: Thanks for the info. Great pictures!!!
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    Re: Anyone for Mustang in September?

    hi marcy: must have been karmic as this was my first time on this site in several months!! can't wait to get back to nepal!!! i am suffering from nepal withdrawal!
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    Re: Anyone for Mustang in September?

    you can do mustang as a teahouse trek, no need to camp. we did it last september/october. here is a link to my trip report:
    http://www.andreastravels.com/Nepal2008.html
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    Re: Delhi questions

    Got another Delhi question:

    we will be there for 3 days the end of May before our Kailash trek. I read on several websites including cdc.gov that Malaria prophylaxe is recommended even for Delhi....
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    Re: Nipping into Mustang for a few days

    Well, I don't think it is too difficult to sneak into Mustang. When I was there last September I didn't see anyone actively controlling permits. No idea what the penalty is, if any. You probably...
  10. Re: Is Around Dhaulagiri dangerous for a person with no mountaineering experience?

    I also have thought about doing the DC before but dismissed it partially because I do not have the required skills and because it is so remote.

    However, still on my list is one day to go up to...
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    Re: Upper Mustang and Annapurna Base Camp

    Marcy:

    Thanks for reading my diary.

    There are teahouses in the following places:

    Chhusang (3 hours from Kagbeni)
    Chele (1.5 hours from Chhusang)
    Samar (3 hours from Chele)
    Syangboche (3...
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    Re: Upper Mustang and Annapurna Base Camp

    I finally finished my trip report from this trip. If anybody is interested in a long read on a day by day basis and has time to spend, the full account is here:
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    Re: From Annapurna to Dolpa

    What a great picture, Escher. I stared at your large version for the last 20 minutes or so. When I was in Kagbeni in October I looked up at the zig zag trail and thought how steep that was and now I...
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    Re: Upper Mustang and Annapurna Base Camp

    Yes, there will be more lodges in the future. In Lo Manthang, they are working on a new one.

    Regarding vehicles: We saw one tractor in Tsarang and a couple of tractors in Lo Manthang, mainly used...
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    Re: Upper Mustang and Annapurna Base Camp

    Thanks, Silvertops.

    Yes, teahouse trekking is possible as long as you are in a small group. Sometimes the camping groups take over the lodges especially when there is bad weather. Happened to us...
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    Upper Mustang and Annapurna Base Camp

    Here is a link to pictures from my September/October 2008 trip to Upper Mustang and Annapurna Base Camp. We did the Upper Mustang trek as a teahouse trek. As we were only 2 of us (plus 1 guide and 2...
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    Re: Upper Mustang or Manaslu

    I am going to Mustang mid September. PM me if you want details.

    Andrew
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    Sticky: Re: Annapurna Circuit trip report

    I just saw your report. Great pictures, Escher!! And I cannot get over the clarity of them. Absolutely superb. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for you to post the remaining 2,970 or so pics on your...
  19. Thread: Mustang

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    Re: Mustang

    Suzi:

    I sent you a PM.

    Andrew
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    Re: Mustang

    Suzi:

    That sounds great, especially staying in Lo Mantang for 10 days. But is is about one month too early for me. I cannot leave before early September. Any time in September or October would...
  21. Thread: Mustang

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    Re: Mustang

    Hi people:

    Had to bring my own post back to page one. I am still looking for another individual or two to join me on a Mustang trek in September/October. If anybody is interested, let me know,...
  22. Thread: Mustang

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    Mustang

    Hi everybody.
    I would like to go to Mustang. Probably starting late September 2008, but I am relatively flexible. Apparantly there need to be at least 2 people in a party to get the permits, but I...
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    Re: Adventure Third Pole

    Hadn't read this thread for a while, so here it goes:

    Suginami: Thanks for reading my trip report and your kind words. I am currently working on the diary of my Tibet trip from August and...
  24. Thread: AC side trips

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    Re: AC side trips

    Thanks Per for the info and the link. I had not seen that particular link before although I had been all over your website in the past. Very informative! I am definitely considering this for my next...
  25. Thread: AC side trips

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    Re: AC side trips

    Thanks, guys for the all the info on this. I was actually contemplating just this for the last couple of weeks. Is it easy these days to find a guide, a porter and camping gear in Tukuche or Marpha...
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