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    Re: Climbing Chukhung Tse?

    Heh, quite late reply but maybe somebody will benefit from it.

    I did not climb Chukhung Tse, but me and a couple of friends went up the ridge from Chukhung Ri to Chukhung Tse until the last saddle...
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    Re: Trekking Across the Andes

    I would also be very interested in any independent information about trekking in Peru. Almost all information is from trekking agencies, not that relevant to my mostly independent style of travel...
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    Re: amphu labsta pass

    Most of the questions have already been answered, just some comments on side trips:

    If you go from Jiri, the peak above Lamjura pass is a very nice acclimatization sidetrip. Best done by sleeping...
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    Re: Phaplu to Gokyo

    Well, one thing: Is it really 'Once in a lifetime?'. Once you go to Nepal, you are likely to return. :-)

    I also agree that Gokyo is nicer, but to me the short acclimatization days up the Gokyo...
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    Re: Phaplu to Gokyo

    Several good points already mentioned - if you go for EBC and Gokyo, do it in that order.

    The schedule depends very much on how you feel at altitude - Gorak Shep is one acclimatization day higher...
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    Re: One day in Gokyo - what to do?

    Hm, how is your flight arrangement in Lukla? When we were there last fall, we had to confirm in the evening (~3-4PM) the day before flying.

    Which means you probably won't be flying Saturday, if...
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    Re: Itinerary Advice

    All sound advice.

    If you are flying out of Nepal (from Kathmandu, no such flights from Lukla) on day 20, you need to fly Lukla - Kathmandu on day 19 or earlier (yakshaver is right). Which means...
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    Re: Trekking from Jiri in January

    We did the trek from Jiri this fall (starting Oct 20 - I will eventually post photos and report - we did LOTS of side-trips). Unless you are unlucky with really bad snow dump at Lamjura just before...
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    Re: What to do After A long Trek in Nepal

    + rafting (but check your insurance)
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    Re: trekking in the k2 region

    Have you looked at the map?
    From Nepal to Baltoro is a bit too far to go there by trekking.
    And you won't be allowed to cross the India-Pakistan border while walking in the mountains (war zone)...
  11. Re: EBC (Everest base camp) trek in november 2009

    We (me and two friends) will be doing Jiri->Dingboche->Chukhung->Kangma La->KalaPattar->Cho La->Gokyo and around -> Lukla trek, cca Oct 19 -> Nov 14.

    I would not be too worried about companionship...
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    Re: A small stove

    Hm, at higher altitudes this is not feasible and very environment-destroying.
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    Re: Trekking Makalu BC.

    The important thing is to know what you are getting into - and this to be comfortably within your capabilities.

    I am not sure this trek would be OK for most people, even if well acclimatized and...
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    Re: Need help!

    As you are young and keen and traveling alone: Take care to acclimatize properly and not to rush your ascent too much. It's just not worth it.

    What do you mean by Imja Tse? If you mean Island...
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    Re: Trekking Makalu BC.

    Uff, uff, uff.

    Most people that post here go for treks easier by a at least two levels.

    You definitively don't want to have a companion who thinks this is a normal trek (like going to Gokyo or...
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    Re: Trekking Makalu BC.

    Uff, uff. That is not an easy trek. In fact, I would not call it a trek, more like a quasi-mountaineering expedition (glacier travel, sustained high altitude, very remote). On such a trip I would...
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    Re: point and shoot for peak day

    Yakshaver,

    yes, the compacts do have that slight delay. I think it is better now then several years ago (and some - perhaps Ricoh? allow you to pre-focus and then fire immediately), but it is...
  18. Re: Anyone like to share specifics on the lure of Gokyo?

    Gokyo is simply more scenic. Perhaps it is the combination of the Nepal's largest glacier and the string of lakes on its side. Perhaps it is the wide views from Gokyo Ri or the other lookout peaks...
  19. Re: Nepal Travel Warning: more info from U.S. State Dept

    Me, being an optimist, would try to use the bolded-part (but would be wise to check :-)). If a travel advisory is issued due to political unrest and your injury is due to slipping on mountain trail...
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    Re: Jiri to Namche - how long ?

    On the other hand, if you have time and like challenge, I would do long days AND add sidetrips - to the peak above Lamjura, the monastery above Junbesi, perhaps explore the trails up from KhariKhola...
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    Re: Jiri to Namche - how long ?

    If you are alone, fit and feel like walking long days, you can shorten is somewhat. (I also prefer staying on the trail instead of spending half a day in the lodges...)

    In 1995 I did it this way:...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    Uff, thanks. I am now studying a lot about gear... DriClime looks good, but perhaps something with a hood would be more flexible...

    I am also thinking about replacing my GTX jacket with something...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    I checked some stores around here. I found The North Face Nimble jacket to be approximately what I want (light fleece equivalent for warmth, but with some wind/weather protection built in), but a bit...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    Seeking an advice on a mid-layer-ish thing that can double as soft shell...

    Going the EBC/Gokyo trek mid October-mid November, the plan is to spend 10-11 nights at Dingboche and higher, with trips...
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    Re: Rafting after the trek - any advice

    Thanks.

    I am not sure whether Bhote Khosi is really for us - no prior rafting experience, but it surely looks fun.
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