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  1. Re: EBC late Dec - Trekking partners or guided tour?

    When in Kathmandu you can certainly meet people if you wish, especially if you are a busy place like the Kathmandu Guest House. Once you get to the airport for the flight you will be part of a small...
  2. Re: EBC late Dec - Trekking partners or guided tour?

    Hi
    Am planning on being there in Dec. Last time I was there in Feb-Mar. It was cold but doable. Check out the other sections of the forum for details and you will also get a lot more info.
    I dont...
  3. Thread: Gokyo

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    Gokyo in Feb

    I hope there will be first hand experiene to let you know about January. I would like to now what condistions to expect for future reference although I am planning to be there in December.

    I was...
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    National Geographic Story on Nepal's Maoists

    The November edition of National Geographic has a major story on the Maoists. Unfortunately for trekkers, it does not give alot of insight into either the Annapurna or Khumbu regions.
    Whilst the...
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    Conditions in Feb

    I was in Khumbu in mid February. There was snow but falling only at night but by the time I had got to the upper Khumbu: Gokyo and KalaPattar the trails were well walked. I did have trekkers coming...
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    David is right

    I agree with david. You do not need a guide and you will meet plenty of people on the trek . iI you are at all sociable you will meet with all the other groups and solos and independents walking your...
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    Reading advice

    A few post earlier Lonely Planet , a good read, and Bezrucha's book--now very old were mentioned. I notice that few refer to Jamie McGuiness' Trekking in the Everest Region which specialises in the...
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    Cost of flight

    Does any one know the current cost of the flight KTM to Lukla?
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    James is right

    James
    i am glad you felt the same about the first part of the Gokyo trail. I was on my own and I did feel a little lost and lonely.

    Then i heard the whistle of a caravaraneer and his Yak. i...
  10. Thread: Solo Trekking

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    Lenny makes a fair point about women and guides....

    Lenny makes a fair point about women and guides. There may be issues for women alone.
    Bear in mind gefore going to the Khumbu you dont get the sense of the trail. It is not a wilderness experience....
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    Thanks Mieke for the background. The point being...

    Thanks Mieke for the background. The point being made by Yakshaver and the update at the start of this thread which is from McGuinness( writer of Trekking in the Khumbu) appears to stand. This...
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    Take your own advice

    "Peace out bro". You really should heed your own advice. You seem to resent Yakshavers impertinence to tell it from his perspective. Heh it aint compulsory to go to Nepal. Most of us who would like...
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    More info please

    Big claims require a bit more explanation. To be nearly murdered is not something that is made much of in this forum. I do not want to deny the reality of Unregistered's story but a little more...
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    Please explain

    Name some names. I would love to check out the local scene next time i'm in Kathmandu. Where would one go to see how the locals have a good time.
    Is there a whole sub culture I missed last time.

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  15. An interesting circuit of Khumbu in your trek. I...

    An interesting circuit of Khumbu in your trek. I will consider but not this year as have no holidays .
    Can I ask why Mera and not Island Peak? Which is better? Why?
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    Thanks

    I can imagine there will be variation in temp. Minus 20 is certainly a challenge for an Aussie from Perth more use to high 30s!!!
    I might have to upgrade my sleeping bag. (and use a liner)

    Still...
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    Khumbu trek in Dec-Jan

    I am considering a trek out to Gokyo-KalaPatar-Chukung in December. I have done itbefore in March , all together about 21 days It was cold then and quite a bit of snow, certainly could not go beyond...
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    Sounds good

    Bhutan sounds good. Be interested to hear what it is like. Enjoy.

    Stephen
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