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  1. Thread: Trek info

    by Andy K
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    Re: Trek info

    I am still slightly shell shocked/devasted by this event & canīt adequately articulate my empathy with the people affected. Donating money is better than doing nothing but it seems just so...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit in August 2015

    Personaly I think that the best you can do to help is to carry on with your planned trip & possibly take/buy some extra medicine/food/money to distribute along the way. Nepal is so dependant on...
  3. Re: China Plans to Build Rail Link with Nepal Through Mt Everest

    There goes the neighbourhood ! I just canīt quite get my head around a train station in Pheriche, Lobuche or Tengboche.
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    Re: Trip planning + safety

    If there are 2 of you - no problem with safety without a porter &/or guide. It is fairly difficult to impossible to loose ones way :-). AC is a fairly easy trek allthough quite a distance if you walk...
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    Re: bus to Shivalaya? or walk from Jiri?

    Bus ride Jiri - Shivalya is OK if you are young & enjoy up to 4 hours of roller coaster :-). The walk along the old route is 3 - 5 hours and a nice start to the trek. I would advise to walk if you...
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    Re: Nepal Govt bans solo trekking in Langtang

    I personaly prefer to trek alone & whilst I find it sad that there have been an increasing number of tragic "incidents" during the last couple of years, I still feel pretty comfortable doing the...
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    Re: Hikes/treks in Jomsom area?

    I would suggest spending walking to Muktinath. An Early start (with only a day pack) up to Thorong La & back - it is a long hard day. And returning by way of Kagbeni (and spending a night there) - I...
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    Re: Ultra Light Pack

    Ooops & of course my medical aid kit : 3 blister plasters & 1 asprin :D:rolleyes:
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    Re: Ultra Light Pack

    I forgot some things :). toothbrush & paste, pair of flip flops (for hanging out at the beach at the 3rd lake).

    No but seriously this is my 9th or 10th time in Nepal & my method is tried & tested....
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    Ultra Light Pack

    Havenīt seen too many equipment lists lately so I thought I might post mine :)

    Jiri -> Gokyo/EBC -> Jiri. Just under 4 weeks. Starting in 3 weeks.

    Total weight (without water) = 4,9 Kgs...
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    Re: Trekking Buddy/ies Required Apr-Mar 12

    Hi, sent you a message. Will be going 10 March to 7 April. Flights unfortunately (or happily in this case for a Nepal addict) allready fixed. If this fits send me a message. Cheers, Andy
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    Re: Kathmandu Rock & Roll

    I was in Namche & whilst having unfortunatelly left my seismograph at home it felt pretty hefty - I thought the lodge was collapsing.
  13. Re: Jiri-Gyoko-EBC, 1 Month, Starting in 4 Days!!!

    Hi, I like traveling light & now manage with a fully packed rucksack weighing around 6 - 7 Kgs (without water). The last two Nepal hikes I have gone with a lightweight sleeping bag (less than a KG)...
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    Re: Jiri to Namche: times

    Hi, I plan on taking 6 days for Jiri to Namche in October, possibly walking to Shivalaya in the PM if the bus gets in to Jiri on time. Walked out from Namche last October in 5 days but that was after...
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    Re: permit for trekking from Tumlingtar

    Also walked this way in October & as we stayed in a lodge just opposite the "check post" they "got" us. Rs 1000. Had the impression that it is a bit of a luck thing whether the chap with the key...
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    Re: Sleeping Bag - Will this be warm enough

    I walked up to Gokyo in October with a 900Gr (total weight) XL synthetic bag (rated at something like + 3 °C Comfort). Up to Namche it was sufficient & from Namche on - toasty warm (with an extra...
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    Re: Gokyo from Jiri - early October

    I have joined up with andyoxus (see his thread) for the (I fear) slightly masochistic route up via the Arun valley.
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    Re: Gokyo from Jiri - early October

    I saw your thread & the various comments/discussion. Apart from being off the beaten track - what makes walking in from Tumlingtar more attractive than walking from Jiri ? Generally I would be game....
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    Gokyo from Jiri - early October

    Hi, I will be arriving in Ktmd 3. October & wanted to head out to Jiri the next day (I only have 4 weeks time). Plan is to walk in & walk out & either spend some time in Gokyo exploring or possibly...
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    Re: Crossing over the border near Karkabitta

    We took a bus from Ktmd to Darjeeling in 1985. I think it was overnight & part of the next day (it felt like weeks on the §*&%$ Bus - Indian music blaring and people getting sick a lot). I would...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking in the old days

    I donīt want to put a damper on all the nostalgia. I was in the Khumbu in 83 and again spent about 4-5 months in Nepal in 85. We met a lot of trekkers who were or had been suffering from all sorts of...
  22. Re: Trekking Registration Certificate & the Independent Trekker

    I am sorry to rain on the emerging jubilation but yesterday a friend attempted to get an ACAP Permit in Kathmandu and they at first refused because she did not have an agency. Sounds to me like they...
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    Re: Annapurna Trek WITHOUT permit

    I have just yesterday heard from a friend who arrived in Ktmd yesterday & who kindly "organised" my ACAP Permit (Iīm getting there next Friday :-). She had a lot of hassle getting these permits...
  24. Re: Remove the way TAAN wishes to implement TRC? Convince foreign donors to Nepal!

    The impression I have over the last 6 years (unfortunately only 2 treks in Nepal) is that on the AC & EBC/Gokyo a majority if not vast majority of trekkers were on their own (no guide &/or porter) or...
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    Re: The TRC issue and TAAN's intent

    As others on this forum have already said - this is Nepal & there will be ways & means of doing ones own thing. Iīll be there in a months time (6. Oct) & I plan on doing the AC & only have 11 walking...
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