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    Re: Need Advice on Booking!

    As noted, there are virtually an unlimited number of trekking agencies in Nepal so the odds are against anyone here having had experience with a particular agency. Having said that, many of the...
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    Re: Favorite Kathmandu Eating Places(again!)

    Fire and Ice pizza ( diagonally across the street from the North Face store in the Himalayan Bank building)! There is nothing like it post trek. It would almost be worth the trip to Kathmandu just...
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    Re: Nepali made gear (sleeping bags)

    papabjoern,
    I can't speak to sleeping bags specifically, but in my experience good quality (and there is a range of quality produced) Nepali gear costs about 2/3s the cost of name brand stuff at...
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    Re: Question: Purifying water in a camelback

    If you are using iodine and the neutralizing tablets that reduce the iodine flavor, then it is recommended not to neutralize in the same container that you use to treat your water. You can treat...
  5. Sticky: Re: How easy is it to get on a trek in Kathmandu without booking in advance?

    With two of you, you might consider simply getting your own guide and porter or a porter guide (a person who will guide and help carry some of your load). Porters will have little or no English, a...
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    Re: Advice/suggestions Manaslu-Tsum trek

    Coming down from the pass you will look down on and then walk parallel to the glacial lakes at Bimtang. So no need for a full day trip there. Beyond MuGompa there is a nice and desolate day hike...
  7. Thread: Pokhara hotel.

    by James
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    Re: Pokhara hotel.

    Check out the Hotel Barahi is just off the main street in pokhara. It has been a while since I stayed there, but in 2004 it was four star facility with the expected facilities and service. They had...
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    Re: Which guide or agency?

    If you survey a few agencies you will likely find an agency with a group or other single. Aside from the expense, I find it nice to trek alone with my own guide and porter so as to have complete...
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    Re: Trekking independanty

    When it comes to the "wow" factor Langtang is very nice, but a distant second choice to Everest (and Annapurna from what I understand). Langtang starts with a rather long and painful bus or...
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    Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    Coco,
    I would recommend hiring a Nepali agency directly. An Australian agency would likely contract it to a local agency and charge you double. Aside from saving some money you'll also create a...
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    Re: Manaslu Trek accommodation information

    koji,
    Good info! The Tsum Valley was such a fantastic treat. I truly could not say enough nice things about the Manaslu and Tsum treks.


    Note, the link ...
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    Re: Nepal Trekking advice needed - URGENT

    You'll be fine don't sell yourself short - in trek length. Pick a trek you want to do and do it. Just leave a little room in your itinerary in case you want to take a day off. You will see from young...
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    Re: Manaslu Trek Help

    Trekker lodging at Dharamshala was in two large four season tents that would likely be removed if they closed for the season. I would also expect that the kitchen building would be locked. Many of...
  14. Re: U.S. Department of State Cancels Travel Warning for Nepal

    To Nepal's credit and despite a bloody civil conflict, tourist were never put at risk. Sure there was a little extortion here and there, but hey, many seemed to treasure those Maoist receipts. Never...
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    Re: trekking with toddler

    Anton,
    A good call, the mountains will still be there when your little one gets bigger. We went with our mid-teens and everyone suffered a day or two of ugly digestive/stomach disruptions. On the...
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    Re: Manaslu Trek accommodation information

    Rich,
    That's great, I look forward to it!
    James
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    Re: Manaslu Trek accommodation information

    It would be really helpful if the map included the Tsum Valley facilities as well. There was clearly a lot of construction taking place on the Manaslu circuit, but there were hints of development in...
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    Re: Sorry about the outage

    Thanks for getting trekinfo restored. Hope you had a great trek!
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    Re: Water Bottles and Camelpaks

    I've always wondered about boiling water in SS bottle. Can the bottle be placed in the coals of an open fire without being distorted? Would the water boil if set on a dung stove in a lodge in the...
  20. Re: Langtang and Gosaikund questions - Gokyo compared

    If you don't have the time for Gokyo and some flexibility for flights delays, then Langtang is a nice trek. However, in my opinion there is nothing like the flight to Lukla, visiting Namche, walking...
  21. Re: what's the latest on the road on Manang side of the AC?

    My permit didn't allow me beyond Dharapani, but I did kick a can a little way out of town. As I said there were pockets of construction with long stretches with no progress. They must airlift in...
  22. Re: what's the latest on the road on Manang side of the AC?

    As of early May regular bus service went as far as Syange. The road, as far as Jagat, was near complete and appeared to have regular jeep service (and soon bus service I suspect). I was walking out...
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    Re: About battery charging

    My home area is 120 and every charger I brought and charged with in ktm (cell phone, ipod and cameras) had converters on the power cord that said they were rated for the range 110-220. While I...
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    Re: Lukla Flight delays - how common??

    I would expect drier cooler weather of December to have less delays. I've flown out of Lukla twice about a week later than your planned departure and was delayed only once with a one day delay. A...
  25. Thread: First timer

    by James
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    Re: First timer

    Options will depend on whether the 14/15 days is for trekking or is your total time in Nepal. If it is trekking time some options would include annapurna base camp trek. Gokyo, Tamang Heritage Trail...
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