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    Dolpo track notes updated

    Hi there

    My track notes for Dolpo have just been updated after my wife and I walked from Jumla via Rara Lake to Jomoson using (after a false start) the GHT High Route until Shey gompa.

    The...
  2. Autumn season trekking in Nepal - trek updates

    My wife and I have just returned from two months trekking in western Nepal and the updates below gleaned from other travellers and tour companies may be of interest to those planning teahouse treks....
  3. Major error on Nepal Map Publisher Dunai: Jumla Rara trekking map

    There is a major error on Nepal Map Publisher's **Dunai: Jumla Rara** trekking map ISBN 978-9937-8180-7-0 1:7 700 000.

    The "main trekking route" shown from Gamghadi via Dolphu then via Jhoripala...
  4. Beni to Kagbeni via Dolpo ( Dhorpatan, Lower Dolpo and Upper Dolpo)

    Hi all

    Have just posted new track notes for this area, which really deserves more attention as it is so empty and beautiful. Look forward to comments.
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking Hints & Tips

    Hints for happy trekking

    On a recent trek we heard complaints from a string of lodge-owners about an earlier party who had upset them. And after 17 trips to Nepal over 42 years we have seen just...
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    Sticky: Re: Kangchenjunga track notes

    If you are looking for a more remote trek, Kangchenjunga might be it. Particularly as Suketar flights appear to have resumed!

    We found it very hard to get reliable information in 2012 on whether...
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    Re: Avoiding Strikes, Crowds etc

    Sorry, just posted the info below separately, but thought to get your ideas here too:

    Nepal-wide strike/bandh starts Monday 11 November

    Hi all would-be trekkers.

    I had confirmed yesterday...
  8. Nepal-wide strike/bandh starts Monday 11 November

    Hi all would-be trekkers.

    I had confirmed yesterday that a nationwide strike starts on Monday 11 November and at this stage continues until 20-21 November, with the elections being on Tuesday 19...
  9. Re: Who is moderator, webmaster or administrator here please?

    Thanks Escher, appreciated.
  10. Re: Who is moderator, webmaster or administrator here please?

    Thanks to both of you! I am wanting my track notes on Manaslu Tsum which were updated just before Xmas made a sticky, rather than the older version which was put up two years ago and made a sticky....
  11. Who is moderator, webmaster or administrator here please?

    Hi there

    I am wanting to ask for a change about stickies but can't find a member called any of the above titles. Can someone help please?

    cheers

    Taghairm
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    Re: Upper Mustang trek

    Hi Tom

    Agree with the other experienced ones writing here. My wife and I (now over 65) went there in early winter with just one guide (paid by the day and we paid for food and accommodation as we...
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    Re: Manaslu Tsum Valley track notes

    Hi there

    These notes have now been updated following our trek there in November 2012 - huge changes with lodges everywhere and more building, even in Tsum. Loved it again.

    And just to remind...
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    Sticky: Kangchenjunga track notes

    Here are detailed track notes for the Kangchenjunga Trek, from November 2012.

    We found it hard to get reliable information on whether the north and south sides of Mt Kangchenjunga could be visited...
  15. Sticky: The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek notes updated

    Since our track notes were first written in 2010 there have been huge changes on the Manaslu-Tsum trek. In season, it is now easily done as a 20-day lodge trek with accommodation available every...
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    Re: Upper Mustang in early winter

    Hi all

    Roger just noted that the web address here is out of date - please use http://fedup.com.au/information/nepal/nepal-information

    cheers

    Taghairm
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    Re: Manaslu Tsum Valley track notes

    Hi all

    Roger just noted that the web address for these notes is out of date - please use http://fedup.com.au/information/nepal/nepal-information

    cheers


    Taghairm
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    Re: Nepal Govt bans solo trekking in Langtang

    Heard about this today at http://www.high-himalaya.com/news/Now-support-staff-mandatory-for-trekkers-67.html

    This is the triumph of the Kathmandu-based trekking agencies over commonsense, quite...
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    Re: Kangchenjunga with one guide/porter

    Dear Boulia

    Thanks for responding with some useful info. After some responses on Thorn Tree I like the idea of going to the south first and then the north. We are very happy with dalbhat and...
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    Kangchenjunga with one guide/porter

    Hi all

    My wife and I and a German friend intend to go to north and south of Kangchenjunga in October 2012. We very much prefer not to use an expedition and my searches of threads show that it is...
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    Ripoff if trekking from Jiri/Shivalaya

    Hi all

    There is a new ripoff running. In Shivalaya you will be called into the office of the Gaurishankar Conservation area and asked to provide your TIMS permit details. If you haven't bought a...
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    Dashain dates in 2011?

    Hi there

    I see that 1 million people are leaving Kathmandu for Dashain, but can anyone tell me when the festival is over?

    cheers

    Taghairm
  23. Re: How late is the tourist visa office open at KTM airport?

    Hi Adam

    If a plane arrives, the officials are there.

    You can save time by printing out two copies of the visa form and glueing on two photos, as there can be long queues. See a visa form here:...
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    Re: Manaslu and Tsum Valley in May

    Hi there

    I thought I might note here that I've shifted my track notes on Manaslu Tsum etc to our new website:

    http://www.fedup.com.au/information/nepal/nepal-information

    cheers

    Taghairm
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    Re: Muktinath - Kagbeni alternative day

    Hi there

    From 1 July 2011, please access our Nepal information, track notes and photos for Manaslu-Tsum, Arun Valley, Muktinath-Kagbeni and Upper Mustang at ...
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