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    Re: Plane Accidents and the Precautions

    i think they often have a manual windout as a backup mechanism.
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    Re: Update from Nepal - Annapurna treks

    very informative info, ta.


    my experience was certainly different, last December/Jan. we saw a group of rhinos on the elephant ride we did, and another one right up close on the walk.
  3. Thread: Plane Missing

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    Re: Plane Missing

    so sad. i was happy to wait in Jomsom for the weather to clear last year, rather than take any risks.
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    Re: Plane Missing

    reported as having crashed. unclear if there were any injuries.
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    Re: AC Pt1 (Besisahar - Muktinath) or ABC?

    the road building was very active when i walked it in Nov 09. i have no idea how fast progress will be, but it looked like a daunting task.

    as much as the walking track is duplicated (i.e. on the...
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    Re: NY Times AC article.

    larjung? it was about a day out of Jomsom. Tukuche was being completely rebuilt.
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    Re: NY Times AC article.

    we tried to do the Kali Gandaki side in Dec 09. was terrible - most lodges were closed. windy, dusty. even some fellow trekkers who impressed me with their endurance on the Marsyangdi side gave up on...
  8. Re: Combining Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp

    we did AC with a schedule and like a lot of other people, found it blown out by fatigue and sickness. by Phedi, the lodges were more like sick bays, happy ones though.

    I definitely recommend...
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    Re: Chitwan resorts shut down

    spoke to one of the lodge managers there last week (Gaida), who reckons they were shut down due to unpaid taxes and ecologically unsound practices, like running generators. i suppose the latter could...
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    Re: Annapurna circuit nearly ready to die

    in jomsom right now. did besishahar to khobang. turned back to jomsom after one day - this side is truly dead. no trekkers, lodges seem to have been demolished, horrible wind and dust showers from...
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    Sticky: Re: Annapurna Circuit trip report

    that guy in the blue shirt looks like he's about to throw a punch :)

    great photos though
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    Re: suggestation and complain

    sounds like you've still got AMS :)
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    Re: Travel Insurance

    my credit card insurance seems to cover me adequately. don't rule it out automatically.
  14. Thread: ABC in Dec

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    Re: ABC in Dec

    as a fully paid up tight a$$, buying stuff in Thamel has genuine appeal to me. however, the thought of being left shivering throughout the night at high camp with substandard equipment takes the...
  15. Thread: ABC in Dec

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    Re: ABC in Dec

    thanks for that guys. i know have all the right equipment, down jackets, sleeping bags. cost me an arm and a leg so i say to the weather gods - bring it on!!
  16. Thread: ABC in Dec

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    ABC in Dec

    following suggestions by helpful regulars here, we're now planning to walk the AC, then hopefully cut across to ABC.

    we are landing in KTM on 15 Nov, which means we'd be doing ABC probably in...
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    Re: KTM -> Pokhara flight booking

    i like the private car option. that could be good. is there a reliable way to tee up a driver? use the hotel as a referrer?
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    Re: KTM -> Pokhara flight booking

    thanks guys.

    i'm going to confess that the reason i am looking at the flight is that an 8 hour bus trip (KTM -> Besisahar, according to my guidebook) is not my cup of tea. i know the flight/bus...
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    Re: KTM -> Pokhara flight booking

    thanks guys. i like web bookings, removes the hassles when you've just landed and carrying all your gear, etc. i assume the prices will be the same as sold locally.
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    KTM -> Pokhara flight booking

    does anyone know if it is possible to book a connecting flight to Pokhara upon landing at Tribhuvan at 12pm on a Sunday (Nov 15)?

    i was going to stay in KTM and move on to the AC, but i'm thinking...
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    Re: Sleeping Bag - Will this be warm enough

    thanks Yakshaver. i must admit, this issue is causing me some consternation.

    my lady partner hates the cold and it will be all over between us if i leave her shivering through the nights with a...
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    Re: Indian Airlines questions

    have a heart. if everyone wore uniforms and gave straight answers, how would the scammers make any money? :)
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    Re: Sleeping Bag - Will this be warm enough

    does anyone want to talk sleeping back technology? :)

    i know that clothing and equipment is a bit of a subjective topic, and opinions vary on these matters. we are heading to the Annapurnas in...
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    Re: Indian Airlines questions

    i'm not surprised you are having trouble confirming seats from the US.

    my advice would be to check their online flight schedule, which should hopefully provide some advice about the flight's...
  25. Re: Nepal Travel Warning: more info from U.S. State Dept

    all good advice YS, that will be carefully heeded. incidentally, i was reading my credit card (St George) travel insurance policy today and i have come to the conclusion that it's pretty good -...
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