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    Re: What is Happening ??

    I heard heavy snow fall (6 feet) in Khumbu. 70 trekkers in Gokyo. Namche local probably skiing on the trail in the middle of the village (2 feet snow there).
  2. Sticky: Re: The beautifull NATT-trails on the Annapurna Circuit

    Now AC is a one week tour not trek. I am sure that someone will start that business soon. Jeep to Manang, horse ride Manang to Muktinath and Jeep to Pokhara. I have trekked from Dumre and Beganas...
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    Re: Annapurna Circuit 2014 road and Route update

    I had one bad experience. After a long trek, Mera and EBC combined we had to cover Namche to Lukla in a day to catch flight next morning. I made it to Lukla super early in the afternoon but non of...
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    Re: New Regulation Compulsory trekking Guides

    2014 is bad year. Shit happens in the mountain and river. No guide can guarantee 100 percent safety. Beside recent disaster in Nepal that killed 41 in Annapurna region (Nepal), Mt. Everest...
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    Re: New Regulation Compulsory trekking Guides

    To become a guide in Nepal before 1980s was longer process than UIAGM today (two years). The only way to become a guide was to start as a porter to kitchen boy to cook or sherpa, know the routes,...
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    Re: Do you trust your guide?

    There are some well trained, very experience and highly skilled guides in Nepal. Most of those guides either own their own business or employed by western agents for their trips in Nepal.
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    Re: Is this EBC trek doable?

    Your itinerary seemed normal if weather and AMS both on your side. Add a day or two if possible which can be used for extending trip to Thame or Pizza in Kathmandu.

    Cho Oyo B C: (no snow)
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  8. Re: Annapurna Circuit in late May / early June

    This is the best time for FIT to trek AC. U do not need any one to accompany you. U will find one you like , the local . No risk no fun.
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    Re: Crazy safety advice

    Did i plug the hole ? Yak and yeti sexcued sherpas and non sherpas from who knows love triage. Come on do something to make it fun on
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    Re: Crazy safety advice

    YES. Both Rescues and Sexcues are complicated, difficult and time consuming but possible.

    This advice is for those who have not done any map reading, navigation practice and sleep walkers who...
  11. Re: Free individual tourist will ban trekking in Nepal

    Team Work and Team Building time for Safe and Social Lifestyles. Joke?

    Categorize and fix a rate for a guide. 1:1 make it easy work and 1:6 may get better tips. One guide for a group of up to 5...
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    Re: Starting Jomsom Trek info required on AC

    @ chary161, fly to Jomsom, trek to Muktinath (holy place) and back to Pokhara can be done in 8-10 days. Be aware of elevation and your body's response because Muktinath is high enough to get...
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    Re: You get what you pay for??

    FYA
    Some trekking places like Ghandruk had one menu for all lodges. All the lodge owners were trained for food hygiene and guest service. That helped small lodges or lodges owned by poorer to...
  14. Thread: Fitness

    by GoNepal
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    Re: Fitness

    Head, heart and legs exercise. You can do anything if you really want if your heart is healthy and legs are strong. Whatever exercise you do which makes you sweat, thirsty and hungry will help. I...
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    Re: KTM - Jiri - EBC & back 17 days doable?

    If you have months or years training and experience in rough trail, may be doable. Day light in Dec is short and the trail get some icy patches or passes will have some snow. Hiking after sunset is...
  16. Re: 20 days KTM-Three Passes - have you done it in less/more days?

    It is doable in 20 days if light weight backpacking. If porter hired, make sure s/he is not overloaded. Due to the availabilities of the lodges, there will be some short days but some long days. ...
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    Re: General Q's and silly Q's

    New "Trekking Guide Book" . TIMS things are new. Previously, 13 years ago, immigration office in town used to issue trekking permit instead. ACAP and other national park fee could be paid at entry...
  18. Thread: Is it me?

    by GoNepal
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    Re: Is it me?

    Redders is right, there are some female guides available even you are male. Yak and cow is cross bred to get a "dzopkyo".
  19. Re: Shorted duration EBC in December *Advice Needed*

    24 Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding
    25 Phaking - Namche (late lunch time)
    36 Namche - Khunde Hospital and hike to the ridge where prayer flags are and back Namche
    27 Namche - Pangboche
    28 Pangboche...
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    Re: trekking gluten free

    You will be fine. Eggs, Potatoes, rice porridge served in lodges all the way to EBC. Decades ago I guided a trip (organized), gentleman survived 23 days Annapurna Circuit with eggs and peanut...
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    Re: Favorite Kathmandu Eating Places(again!)

    Mr Yak is waiting for his stake....

    Hotel Yak & Yeti used to have two resturants where I enjoyed Lobster decades ago in one of them. At least $$$$
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    Re: Best place to meet other walkers

    rich is right. HRA, KEEP, Kathmandu Guest House. Also check the hotel/lodge you are staying in Kathmandu and place where you go to get permits.

    If you are trekking in the peak trekking season...
  23. Re: AC or Gokyo this July? (plus guide/ camping questions)

    Check older threads too there was at least one about trekking in monsoon. Have some extra days for road blockage (landslide, floods) and wait for better view from Gokyo or Manang in AC. Carry some...
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    Re: Gosainkund itinerary questions

    You should be alright there. Altitude gain below 3,000m (10,000ft) is not too big deal concerning AMS. If you are too tired or have some headache the next morning anywhere above 3,100m, stay there...
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    Re: Short (8days) Trek in Everest Region

    Nothing is wrong to try. 8 days trip going all the way Chhukung is possible for someone who are very well acclimatized. I have seen some bad thing happened to trekkers trying to do Gokyo Ri trek in...
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