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    Annapurna Circuit Road Info, Jeep prices

    I just returned from a quick trip around the AC. 10 days including transportation in and out from Pokhara. I just wanted to pass along some information in case someone else needs it.

    If you...
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    Sticky: Re: Side trips on the Annapurna Circuit

    on the trail from Ngawal towards the Kang La, are you required to have a permit to enter? Is there a checkpoint? my map shows a gompa and a viewpoint about 1/3 of the way to the pass. Anybody...
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    Re: Travel questions, chitwan and ktm

    Thanks man, got it worked out!
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    Re: Costs on the AC

    That sounds good. Thanks for all the comments. Budgeting $20 a day or even more isn't gonna be a problem. Just having lived in Nepal myself for about a year w/out a job, w/out any extra money...
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    Costs on the AC

    I've been searching a bit and can't find much recent info on this for the Annapurna circuit.

    I want to keep it cheap. Last time I trekked in Nepal at the EBC (05) I lived on 5-7 dollars a...
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    Travel questions, chitwan and ktm

    Hi all, a couple of quick questions about Chitwan, since I haven't been there in about 5 years........

    What's the current prices for tourist bus from KTM to Sauraha? (not greenline)

    Also,...
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    Re: Manaslu/annapurna trek

    Chuzenji, Are you positive that now you don't need a guide plus another trekker to do Manaslu?
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    Re: tilicho tal vs thorung la

    Thanks Rich! Let me ask everybody this...... My main concern since I'll be taking the jeep up into the mtns is proper acclimatization. Does this itinerary sound OK for acclimatizing.....
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    Re: tilicho tal vs thorung la

    Often I prefer the hard slog over the final destination. A little masochistic I guess, but safety is my primary concern. Would the lodge even be open in Tilicho? I would take the high trail to...
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    Re: tilicho tal vs thorung la

    Thank you all for your input! If I go to Tilicho, I would not try to go over the pass, but backtrack back down the marsyangdi valley. For Thorung la, I would catch a jeep in jomsom or marpha. ...
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    tilicho tal vs thorung la

    I'll be in Nepal in March, but will only have 10-12 days to trek.

    If you only were able to go to one place, tilicho lake or thorung la, which would you choose?
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    Re: 3 foreign trekkers killed in Himalayas

    This is crap. It is not very common and you definitely do not need to have a guide to hike in Nepal. What a shameless advertising for ones business trying to capitalize on other's hardships. ...
  13. Trekking Partner for Nar-Phu Valley, march '13

    I plan on trekking for about 2 weeks in March. If I could find a trekking partner I would go out into the Nar Phu Valley for a week. The permit is $90 per person and we will need to hire a...
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    Re: Side Trippin' on the Annapurna circuit

    I would like to not hire a guide, can you hire a porter to come along and that satisfy the permit requirements? I've never trekked with a guide or porter in Nepal, so would you mind offering an...
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    Re: Side Trippin' on the Annapurna circuit

    Not sure about the nineties, but I chuckled at that comment.... however I've not trekked in Nepal since '05, so yeah, a lot's changed.

    It's hard to find much info on the Nar-Phu area, I'm...
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    Side Trippin' on the Annapurna circuit

    I've read the sticky about Annapurna Sidetrips....great info.

    I'm only gonna have about 10 days to trek. Anyways, with only 10 days I was thinking about staying on one side of the Thorung La...
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    Re: EBC Trekking early March 2013

    Hey neighbor, I'm up the road from you in Pisgah, NC. I will also be in Nepal in March. I'll be with my family in Chitwan at my inlaws. I lived there for a year back in the day. Always...
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    Mountain biking Annapurna

    thought about doing this..... sounds like a good idea but the logistics of doing it solo are a bit too complicated for my interests.......i'll stick to the boots and leave the bike at home this...
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    Re: Visa for 31 days?

    However, if you plan on going back this calendar year, I'd extend the visa the proper way. here's why..... I overstayed a visa by a couple of days and at TIA when leaving the guy said, "don't...
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    Re: Advice Chitwan and trip

    Chitwan is nice....but hot. Unless you are leaving very soon, it's probably gonna be 25-35* C. But that's nothing! My in-laws live there, and this past May/June we had to make an emergency trip...
  21. Re: Niche Travellers, A call to the adventurous vagabond and poor!

    Man, you can do it for cheap. I trekked in solu khumbu for about $5 a day in 2005. Stay in the villages between the Guidebook villages. Try Benkar, Kyangboche, chukkung, etc..... Sounds like...
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    Re: Ganesh Himal trek

    About the tip.....some Nepali's prefer to get US dollars or Euros b/c they can hang on to them until the exchange rate goes up and then cash out. I'd ask first though, b/c to exchange it they will...
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    Re: proof of departure needed ?

    I think on the visa app. you put your next place of travel, but personally I've never had to show a return ticket. Once I went with just a one way ticket and bought a return ticket through the...
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    Re: Atlas mountains, Mt. Toubkal

    It sounds like you might be restricted by group plans, but if you can get away a little, it is well worth it to travel east of Marrakech to Ait benhaddou and further east to the Sahara Desert in...
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    Re: Camera lens and tripod

    I'd carry them both! I used my tripod a lot. Your best photos of the mountains are gonna need a small aperature, with a tripod you can get a 21 even if you have a longer exposure time. That way...
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