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    Re: Getting married in AC region

    There is an nice monastery called Kopan in KTM itself.

    I found the nuns monastery just outside of Muktinath to be very beautiful place also. You can fly to Jomsom and trek to there and back to...
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    Re: 2010 Guide and Porter rates--khumbu?

    What the Webmaster and Yakshaver say could be consistent. Prices could be skyrocketing in Nepal while remaining near fixed in US$ or some other currency.

    The relatively rapid inflation they are...
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    Re: Annapurna Sanctuary March to April advice

    An added benefit of the down jacket is that it can make a very nice pillow when put in a stuff sack.
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    Re: Please send me photos of lodge menus

    Not on the food menu topic but fitting with signs, needless to say it was just not possible to adjust.
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    Re: Birds of the Himalayas

    We took " A Photographic Guide To Birds of India and Nepal" by Kikram Grewal.

    It was choosen based on small size it weighs 190 grams, pictures are a bit small. It has what it calls 250 of the more...
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    Re: Vaccinations costs

    Just got my final hep b today. They are done is series and if you go back about one year after first shot then the last shot keeps you good for life so its worth it.

    Cost of final shot was $36...
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    Sticky: Re: Can I get these items in the guesthouse?

    Yes we did get a SIM card in Pokhara for a cell phone we picked-up while in Spain after our departure from Canada. We had a local get it for us and it did take some effort on his part.

    We bought a...
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    Re: Clothes in Kathmandu

    I had my own mildly amusing experience with shorts, or half-pants as they are called in Nepal.

    I had read many things on this site and elsewhere about Nepal prior to my last trip including the...
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    Re: HELP - no money in ATM's in Thamal

    possibly related to the posting made a few days ago here

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24270

    Partly due to festival and partly due to a bank note problem there is a cash or...
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    Re: Thamel Massage

    In Pokhara was asked if I was interested in a Yak butter massage. I did not enquire about the price. I had smelled yak butter and well enough said.
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    Re: traveling with pills

    I like your plan for the prescriptions but I am not sure your plan for other drugs/pills is best.

    The idea behind original container is so that there is less room for suspicion about what the...
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    Re: traveling with pills

    I was not referring to generic or any properly made drug or medicine when I said counterfeit. Perhaps fake or substandard would be a better description.

    Yes proper high quality medicines do exist...
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    Re: traveling with pills

    For my Nepal trip last March I had my medicines packaged in quantities I would need for trip by the pharmacist. I also got him to give me copies of the prescriptions.

    On the entire trip with many...
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    Cash Shortage?

    Apparently there is a bank note shortage in Nepal at the moment. Some banks have closed their ATMs others are limiting withdrawals ot 10,000rs. See the last few paragraphs of the following article.
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  15. Re: Internet and Mobile Phone reception Annapurna

    I can say that mobile phones work in the Jomsom to Naya Phul part of the trek with some dead areas near Sika I believe. I say this because both my guide and a Tibetan who travelled part of this route...
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    Re: point and shoot for peak day

    Consumer reports a U.S. publication has some good general information on cameras availble free on the website. Specific model reviews and recommendations require a subscription I think. Go here to...
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    Re: jomson-naya pul

    Did this trek in March 2009. The others are correct you should have not trouble based on my experience.

    One thing though. We experienced the heavies Jeep and motorcyle traffic from Jomsom up to...
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    Re: Thoughtful giving

    Good sentiments Truckdrvr.

    We visited two schools while there. The ones we visited were in need of just about everything you could imagine. And I think you could buy things right there. Note books...
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    Re: Pocketless pants.. will it work? :)

    I had my entry form/visa application prefilled as downloaded from internet, but was give one that was somewhat different on Qatar AIR. The one from the airline required the declaration of foreign...
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    Re: Typhoid shot?

    Before my trip, in March 2009, I visited a travel medicine clinic in Ottawa Canada and typhoid was part of the recommended regime. Also the CIWEC site, worth a visit for medical matters in nepal,...
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    Pocketless pants.. will it work? :)

    Came across a version of this widely reprinted article below in my local paper.

    I came close to having problems at the airport and had my offering ready. But what will I do now that they have no...
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    Re: Good article in Asia Times Online

    A short article in the June 20 The Economist "Nepal's fragile new government"



    http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=13871953
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    Re: Daily cost of AC trek in July

    I do not know if prices vary much by season, but in March 2009 between Muktinath and Naya Pul, two of us were paying a morning bill often of about 2000 rs. Sometime 200-300 less and once or twice...
  24. Re: Nepal Travel Warning: more info from U.S. State Dept

    There are limitations. Here is what my extended medical coverage policy says. This is quoted from the "exclusions section of the policy"

    24. Illness, injury or medical condition you suffer or...
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    Re: Tims

    I do not know if it different for groups but my TIMS was free. In fact is free is printed right on my card. Quote: "This Card is free of cost". I would put a scanned copy in here but I don't know...
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