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  1. Re: snow-blizzards-kill-12-in-Manang-Mustang

    :eek:To all the trekkers who met their fate on the mountain trails my deepest sympathy. That could have been me up there enjoying mother earth only to see her dark side. I'm sitting here in Hawaii on...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit November

    :rolleyes:One thing to think about trying to cram such an adventure into such a short time frame is all that you will miss by jammin' thru as fast as you can. Long way to get to from where you live,...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking in the old days

    :DAloha Metalfreek, so enjoyed your photos of the old days. To see old photos of Bodhnath when it was just fields like when I first came to KTM in the early 70's was great. In those days Bodhnath as...
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    Re: Crazy safety advice

    :eek:Egads!!! All those decades of wandering the mountain trails of Nepal alone and I had no idea I was in such danger, even during the Maoist years. Great post!!! Happy trails
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    Re: Ex-pat in Nepal

    :DNameste, thank you for tips Andrees and Roger Ray, going to contact the Nepal Embassy in Washington DC for more info on resident visas. You are so right it might be easier than contending with a...
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    Re: Ex-pat in Nepal

    Nameste Petrus, tried that once already. Put out word I'd marry a Nepali in exchange for a green card to Nepal and she'd get a green card to America. When I came down out of the Annapurnas a month...
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    Ex-pat in Nepal

    :DNameste, been coming to Nepal since the 70's back when it was very cool. Retiring in 2014 and thinking of doing so in Nepal or India. Pros and cons of doing this in Nepal as opposed to India?
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    visa upon arriving in KTM

    Been quite a long time since I've been to Nepal. I heard visas for Americans are now $100USD. Really? Can you still just show up and buy one upon arrival?:eek:
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    Re: feasibility of trekking in winter

    :DNameste, been a long time since I visited this forum. I've done the circuit that time of the year taking my time as I'd rather hang in the mountain villages than in the tourist cities like KTM or...
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    Re: Looking Treking equipments

    Nameste, I've been going to Nepal for decades. Water filters are such a good invention. I got giardia back in the 70's in Nepal and it wasn't pretty as in those days Nepal wasn't as clean and neither...
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    Re: Looking Treking equipments

    :pNameste, Escher has a pretty good list. I'd be cautious using 2nd hand boots that don't fit your feet well. If you get lame due to blisters and such you will wish you had good boots that fit you...
  12. Re: The view during the monsoon (photo's?)

    :)nameste Peteris, beautiful photo. Wish I had been with you. Cold and snow are my element. Lightweight snowshoes allow one to stray from packed trails and you can trek so much faster. I have a pair...
  13. Re: The view during the monsoon (photo's?)

    :cool:Nameste Peteris, gorgeous picture. The kind of conditions I don't have a problem with trekking as I live in snow country here in the US. Happy trails:D
  14. Re: The view during the monsoon (photo's?)

    :eek:Nameste, nice posts. Different strokes for different folks. I prefer dry weather and dry trails with clear skies for the most part while trekking and no leeches period. Sure a little bad weather...
  15. Re: The view during the monsoon (photo's?)

    :eek:Nameste, I've done the circuit during monsoon season and so regretted it. Wet more than I cared to be. The trails muddy and slick more than I cared for. Soggy boots that never dried out at...
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    Re: Visa at the airport

    ;Nameste, it's been years since I've been to Nepal. It used to be you could purchase visa upon arrival in USD currency only which then was $30.00, I heard it is now $100.00 but not real sure on that...
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    Re: water purifier

    :DNameste, you didn't say where you are from but I would suggest buying a water purifier before you goto Nepal. I haven't been there in years but I've never seen used or new ones for sale in the...
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    Re: Update from Nepal - Annapurna treks

    :eek:Nameste all, egads, after reading Silvertops views of the Circuit on the Jomson side I'm amazed and totally bummed. Time marches on too bad progress does also. Glad I spent lots of time in older...
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    Re: Tibet via KTM

    Nameste Petrus, bummer. I too have heard the same story from many. I was hoping someone had been able to buck the system and be a wanderer in Tibet without getting the Chinese all excited. Happy...
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    Tibet via KTM

    Nameste, upon my India visa expiring I plan to bus from Darjeeling to KTM and from there go into Tibet via jeep. Has anyone had a great experience with a KTM based travel company that will just get...
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    Re: trekking in the k2 region

    :eek: Yikes! after 2 weeks of mountainous fun in Idaho chasing hot springs I come back to cyberspace to find this thread just plain weird. So what? Yakshaver is defending pristine spots? Long ago...
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    Re: trekking in the k2 region

    :eek: Nameste Lars, not that this is a forum for politics but the Iraqis hung Saddam due to the constant urging from the Bush administration and their gang of war criminals who ran this country for 8...
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    Re: trekking in the k2 region

    :cool: Aloha Teddy, was thinking about your adventure plans. Have you ever done high altitude trekking? The extreme change from sea level tropical climate to high altitude trekking is something to...
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    Re: trekking in the k2 region

    :confused: Aloha Nui Loa TTKuaii, well I hate to mention the obvious but K2 is in Pakistan and getting there from Nepal won't happen. Get caught crossing illegally into Pakistan across the border,...
  25. Re: Need Annapurna Circuit Sleeping Bag Advise

    :cool: Nameste, I've done the circuit several times at that time of the year. It gets a wee bit cool at nite once you get up near Pisang and so cold at nite above Bhagra or Manang I really don't even...
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