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  1. Thread: Trek info

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    Re: Trek info

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/02/us-nepal-rebuilding-idUSKCN0R20GU20150902

    yes, people are still in bad shape, especially in the hills where little aid of any kind has reached, as the...
  2. Re: Beni to Kagbeni via Dolpo ( Dhorpatan, Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo)

    go to the link.....I see the '404 error'....doesn't matter, put cursor on 'about us' tab, see drop down for Nepal track notes...go there, scroll down---lots and lots of great info on particular treks...
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    Re: Gokyo Lakes and Base Camp Trek

    IMO this itinerary is too rushed. I doubt you will accomplish all as planned, even if no ones gets sick. You leave no rest or wx days or allow day hiking other than at your only acclimatization day...
  4. Kanchenjunga Circuit/Base Camps Trek Oct, 2015

    NOTICE: THIS TREK IS NOW CLOSED DUE TO ENOUGH TREKKERS. 07/14/2015....ROGER

    Trek off the beaten path, far from the crowds, into the sparsely populated and remote N.E. corner of Nepal, to the home...
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    Sticky: Re: safe to trek alone ?

    Escher, thanks, Roger
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    Sticky: Re: safe to trek alone ?

    Where are you getting your information. There has not been nor is there a ban on solo trekking in Langtang. Of course the question is moot now as the Langtang area is mostly destroyed and not...
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    Re: Trek in Ladakh July 2014

    Cyclingpaul, thanks, sorry, must have missed your msg....Ladakh is on my list too. Roger
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    Re: Trip planning + safety

    If you haven't already get a copy either by pdf download or buy book in KTM or do a ereader thing of the NATT trails guide....this will be so helpful if you do any portion of the AC trek, and it also...
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    Re: Annapurna Base Camp trek

    The weather is likely to be cloudy in the afternoons for sure, with buildups and thunderstorms either pre-monsoon or monsoon. Perhaps periods of continuous rain. This may clr the sky of haze though...
  10. Re: Independent trekking to Makalu BC + More / Oct-Nov 2014

    manzey, pls contact me, Roger. you should have my email from previous communications. or PM me here. but reg email would be better. Roger
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    Re: Everest routes

    Ref my posting above...I forgot to state that I would highly recommend this trek not be done alone...at min one trek buddy.
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    Re: Everest routes

    In addition to Taghairm's notes the trek is described in LP's Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. I walked out from the Makalu BC trek across that route over Salpa La and saw one single western guy,...
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    Re: kanchenjunga - north and south base camps

    It still is a restricted area and restricted area permits and a guide and two trekkers are required. The only means to obtain the permits are thru a trek agency.
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    Re: Manaslu in monsoon

    your link takes me to your profile vice the link for the trek.
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    Re: kanchenjunga - north and south base camps

    HA!, no, that won't be much help. Maybe you can put out an English version of your trip based on what you find, thanks....
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    Re: kanchenjunga - north and south base camps

    That trek is on my list for next yr....would you supply the reference you talked about either with a public link here or in a msg, thanks, I would like get some current info, Roger
  17. Thread: Fitness

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    Re: Fitness

    I plead guilty, but my rationalization is that this particular addiction is certainly better than most others......
  18. Thread: Fitness

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    Re: Fitness

    I look forward to carrying my own full back pack in Nepal. I enjoy the physical fitness part of it, the personal challenge, the feeling of accomplishment it gives, and I appreciate the break from my...
  19. Re: August 2014: Nar-Phu and Annapurna Circuit trekking in monsoon

    Thanks for the write up.....that trek still on my to do list.
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    Re: Trek in Ladakh July 2014

    cyclingpaul....was it teahouse trekking the whole way, no camping gear/food/tent etc required. guide required and/or needed?
    What was avg daily cost, permits required.
    Anything else 'need to...
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    Re: Tarmac Road Jiri to Lukla

    yes, the existing walking route from Jiri/Shiva Laya will be changed forever, your observation is correct, but there are alternate walking routes thru very small villages that are now not overgrown...
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    Re: visa only by online system

    yea, addresses in Nepal, that's a good one....as least as far as tourists are aware....I just put on a hotel name on TIMS and park card forms and on the old form or and pick a street like...
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    Re: Tarmac Road Jiri to Lukla

    This is true.....the damn community menus have taken oven so no bargaining on food and they can set any price and some idiot will pay it because going on a trek to the vast majority of...
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    Re: Makalu Base Camp

    ok, you get to carry all the extra gear yourself....I would hope for open lodges.

    Roger
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    Re: visa only by online system

    My oft repeated advice remains in effect: try the online system, if it works fine, if not be prepared by ALSO having downloaded the normal tourist visa request form and have it filled out, have your...
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