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  1. Re: Earthquake damage on major trekking trails -- information

    A vivid account of what it was like in Langtang valley when the earthquake struck.

    https://www.justgiving.com/Langtang-Survivors/
  2. Re: Earthquake damage on major trekking trails -- information

    Here is the link to the BBC report - click on the video to watch it.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-32585356
  3. Re: Earthquake damage on major trekking trails -- information

    I've just been watching a report on Langtang village on the BBC. The village has been totally wiped out with only 1 house remaining. Unless you are part of an organised relief/support team I would...
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    Re: Nepal renames Mt Everest

    Nice one - April Fool. Mount TICDA indeed! The last nine years unfortunately show that the Nepal Government can't make decisions on anything. The new constitution is a million years away at the...
  5. Sticky: Re: The beautifull NATT-trails on the Annapurna Circuit

    Begnas Tal: We hiked this route in 2000 and 2008. In 2000, it was a beautiful walk but in 2008, there was a lot of road building and we drove the equivalent of the first day's hike. After that we...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking in the old days

    Thank you for sharing your photos with us. They have brought back a lot of memories for us. We first went to Nepal in 1994. It's changed a lot since then.
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    Re: Tumlingtar-Namche-3 passes-Lukla

    Thame is not a lot higher than Namche and I would have thought staying the three nights - Namche-Thame-Thame - would have been okay, especially as you will have been up high crossing the three passes...
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    Sticky: Re: Nepal Photo Galleries

    Doug - What a beautiful collection of photographs and beautifully presented. Thank you for sharing them with us. I wish I had been to all those places.
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    Re: You get what you pay for??

    I believe I commented on this after our last trek (in 2008!) in Annapurna. I felt that we were expected to pay first world prices for third world services. There are a couple of reasons for this. ...
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    Re: Bridge washed away on EBC trail

    I don't have a solution to Khumbu cough I'm afraid. I got it in 2004 and had to quit at Pangboche. It spoilt a great trip. We had travelled overland by truck from Beijing to Kathmandu via northern...
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    Re: Bridge washed away on EBC trail

    That looks like it - it's the only metal truss bridge in that area. I suspect that what has happened is that a heavy flood has washed the foundations away and the bridge has then collapsed into the...
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    Sticky: Re: NEW Tsum Valley guidebook

    This guide is very comprehensive but there are no photos to show you what the trek is like. You have to buy the companion volume:
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    Bridge washed away on EBC trail

    http://news.oneindia.in/2013/08/29/truss-bridge-connecting-to-everests-base-camp-swept-away-1294219.html

    The only truss bridge I can remember is between Thyangboche and Pangboche. The alternative...
  14. Thread: Helambu

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    Re: Helambu

    We're not the fastest walkers but here is our schedule from Sundarijal towards Gosainkund in December 2000. We went on into Langtang after this

    (Friday 1st December - Had what I later discovered...
  15. Thread: Helambu

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    Re: Helambu

    It's a long time since we hiked Helambu (2001) on our way to Gosainkund and Langtang. You can hike north from Sundarajil and then make a circular route ending up back near Kathmandu - probably about...
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    Re: Upper Mustang trek

    Hi

    Age is no problem. Just maintain a good fitness level. I was 70 last year and wouldn't hesitate to do a trek in Nepal. We're hoping to do the Grand Canyon crossing in October this year and...
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    Re: Upper Mustang trek

    Hi

    Age is no problem. Just maintain a good fitness level. I was 70 last year and wouldn't hesitate to do a trek in Nepal. We're hoping to do the Grand Canyon crossing in October this year and...
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    Re: New guide book

    Hi

    This guy, Alonzo Lucius Lyons, has been very busy and produced a whole set of books on Nepal trekking.

    See here:...
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    Re: Upper Mustang trek

    Hi

    Just to confirm what Yakshaver has said. You must do at least 2 days over the basic 10 days so that you can do a trip north of Lo Manthang towards the Tibetan border. We made the same mistake...
  20. Thread: Shonas

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    Re: Shonas

    Hi

    Looking down Amrit Marg from the cross roads. Shona's is on the right just by the car underneath the red arrow.
  21. Thread: Shonas

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    Re: Shonas

    Head out of Thamel as though you are going to Fire and Ice - on Tridevi Sadak. There are crossroads before you get to the block containing Fire and Ice (and the permit counters) and you turn right...
  22. Thread: Shonas

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    Re: Shonas

    Hi Mike

    Yep, I tried as well today and it came back undelivered. Back to the drawing board.

    We need someone who is in Kathmandu at the moment to call in at Shonas and get the email address for...
  23. Thread: Shonas

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    Re: Shonas

    I found this on the internet, I don't know if it's up-to-date:

    Shona's Shop - Kathmandu - (Manufactures down duvet clothing. Hundreds of their jackets, trousers, and suits have reached the summit...
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    Sticky: Re: Kangchenjunga track notes

    Great set of notes. I now need to put this trek on my list. Thank you.
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    Sticky: Re: Nepal Photo Galleries

    Great picture of Everest from Pumori. According to the notes it's a compilation of 477 individual photos and the end result is 2 billion pixels. Whatever, it's a cracking picture.
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