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    Re: Hanging around Kathmandu

    Bandipur was nice for a couple of days, but I'm back in Thamel again.

    Jigsawn: I'll give you a call later...
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    Re: Hanging around Kathmandu

    Hi guys, it would be great to hang out with you all in KTM again. I met up with Landfall & FunkySoupDragon before we all went off on our treks. We were discussing which of the TI regulars we've met...
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    Hanging around Kathmandu

    I'm here until the 7th Nov with not much on my agenda (besides a few days to Bandipur), so if there are any other TrekInfo people in Kathmandu over the next week or so who fancy meeting up for a...
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    Re: Numbur Cheese Circuit

    Hi guys, I'm back from the trek and am glad to report that it was excellent fun, some great views despite the obligatory afternoon clouds the weather was (mostly) fine. In particular this trek was...
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    Re: Numbur Cheese Circuit

    Hi Paul,

    I'm trekking there next week. Its approx 14 days trek with about 5 nights of camping, some of which >4000m. I'll ask my guide about how the pass closes over the winter. Stay tuned for 1st...
  6. Re: Multiple treks need multiple TIMS? Your experience?

    In 2010 I needed two TIMS for two treks. If they each have a distinct itinerary, and you have a break between treks, then they will expect you to register twice. But a friendly agency might be able...
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    Re: Tsum Valley questions

    You would do best to arrange the permits via an agency, they probably wont be available to independent trekkers, especially for Tsum.

    Transport-wise, the road to Arughat goes via Dhading Besi, not...
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    Sticky: Re: safe to trek alone ?

    Yes, Rich, I would tend to agree with you there, (hence my comment on agency led groups increasing tendency to resort to helicopter rescue). But bear in mind that this thread is concerned with the...
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    Sticky: Re: safe to trek alone ?

    I think it unlikely that you'll be able to produce reliable statistics to prove that hypothesis. TAAN or NTB might have some data but I would expect that would contradict your assertion and show...
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    Re: Nepal Govt bans solo trekking in Langtang

    Reading all the news, views & press releases on the rules concerning solo/unguided trekking really does make me sigh wearily. We had a rather similar situation a few years ago - TRC was intended to...
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    Re: Annapurna trekking question

    Trekking in Na-Phu requires extra permits, semi-restricted access mean that you'll most probably need an agent to assist with the logistics, including a guide etc, teahouses are not as established as...
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    Re: Medical Backup on EBC

    The local hospital (health post) is in Kunde, and the HRA post in Pheriche. But they may be difficult to reach in a hurry, especially if the patient is "immobilised" by their ailment. You could take...
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    Re: Rented sleeping bag

    It is likely to get cold at night, you'll be glad of a warm bag. But if you find that your sleeping bags aren't warm enough then ask Didi if you can borrow a blanket. Or wear thermal baselayer. Best...
  14. Re: Langtang trek only with Nepali staff Home Ministry

    TAAN reports...
  15. Re: Langtang trek only with Nepali staff Home Ministry

    I think that what Rishi is trying to say is that the Ministry of Tourism have ordered that due to "security concerns" (presumably the risk of being robbed/murdered) all trekkers (solo & independent...
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    Re: Lightweight tripod recommendations?

    +1 vote for a Gorillapod, and worth investing in the ballhead attachment.
    Also consider a trekking pole that doubles up as a monopod
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit - Early October

    Hi Aaron,

    I arrive in Kathmandu on Oct 4th. I have no firm plans yet, but the Annapurna Circuit is one of my preferred options. We should meet in KTM and discuss, I'll send you a PM with contact...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit Trail from early October

    Hi smilingOcean,

    I arrive also in Kathmandu on October 4th, I am not yet fully decided on where to go trekking but the Annapurna Circuit is high on my list. Lets meet up in Kathmandu and compare...
  19. Thread: Panch Pokhari

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    Re: Panch Pokhari

    This is not a trek that you can do unsupported and unequipped. Taking the ridge route directly north from Chautara there are no villages and you shouldn't count on finding many locals who are...
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    Re: LANGTANG & EVEREST BASE oct,nov 2011

    Yes, I'm interested. I've sent you a PM
  21. Thread: Annapurna

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    Re: Annapurna

    Yes, Petrus is pretty much spot on - trekking to Ghorepani and Poon Hill is a very straight forward hike in the hills, no special/technical equipment is required. As its an organised trek I would...
  22. Re: Annapurnca Circuit Trek Oct. 2011 - Travel companion wanted!

    Hi Franzi. I have very similar plans, sent you a Private Message, please login for more info...

    Oli
  23. Re: independent guide vs. guide from trekking company

    If you hire an agency to arrange guides and/or porters then you ought to be able to assume they take care of their staff and employees, but do make a point of asking.

    If you hire staff directly...
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    Re: How do you carry your DSLR while trekking?

    I've got a shoulder bag (Crumpler Ben's Pizza XL) that's just big enough for my Nikon D50 w/ 18-200 lens plus bits (spare batteries, memory, 50mm lens & a flare hood). It rests on my hip and I can...
  25. Thread: Dolpa 2011

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    Re: Dolpa 2011

    I'm interested, sent you a PM...
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