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    Re: Do you Trek with your Passport?

    DONT take your passport on a trek.



    The Himalayan Times, 17 March 2014
    http://thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=American+tourist+robbed+in+Sundarijal+while+trekking&NewsID=408899
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    Re: Guerilla trek

    No teahouses so nobody on this board will go there.
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    Re: Best place to meet other walkers

    Go here

    http://www.travbuddy.com/Sams-Bar-v456840
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    3 foreign trekkers killed in Himalayas

    October 26, 2012

    KATHMANDU: An Israeli and two Europeans died trekking in the Himalayas on Thursday, Nepal police said, adding to a spiralling toll in one of the worst recent years for the...
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    Re: Nepal Govt bans solo trekking in Langtang

    So the Nepal government has to make a rule to protect trekkers who are too arrogant or stupid to follow advice that is published in guidebooks and all over the internet, including this board: Don't...
  6. Re: Hair and Beauty Salon between Gyoko and Gorak Shep

    Ironing board no problem, but it's the long power cord from Khumjung to Mong La that may be the problem.

    Be careful ironing your down jacket because it may melt and make a bad smell that will...
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    Re: Plane Missing

    It has been raining heavily throughout Nepal for the past two days. No flights operated to Jomsom since 16 August.

    A passenger aircraft with 14 people on board crashed in Nepal on Tuesday...
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    Re: Plane Missing

    All are reported killed.

    A plane of Agni Air has crashed in Shikhapur in Makwanpur district in central Nepal Tuesday, killing 14 people, TV channels reported.

    The Twin Otter plane had left from...
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    Re: Mustang on Bike

    There are some steep trails and some really narrow scary parts.

    I doubt that ACAP will,let you through with a bike.

    In the winter you can probably ride along the river, but you will have to...
  10. Thread: Hey Mieke!!!

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    Hey Mieke!!!

    http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20100512/UPDATES01/100512010/1002/NEWS01/Nepal+police+search+for+missing+Greeley+hiker
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    Upcoming /ungoing Protest Programmes

    1.CPN-UML's Youth Force (YF) has announced the following protest programme in Dhankuta district pressurizing the government to provide compensation as per the earlier agreement for vehicle vandalism...
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    Re: Dont fly to Kathmandu 10 November

    The maoist protest schedule says they will block the airport only on 10 Nov. They have other amusing activities planned for other days.

    But anything can happen - including nothing.
  13. Thread: Khopra Ridge

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    Re: Khopra Ridge

    But be sure you follow the rules here.
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    http://trekinfo.com/forums/d:%5C1_todo%5Crules.jpg
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    Drive around Annapurna

    NA to pursue fast track after Tihar

    Completes 55-km section of Besisahar-Chame road
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    KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Directorate of Development and Military Engineering Service of the Nepal Army (NA) is...
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    Re: Sherpa cultural symbols

    Here's the whole collection of eight symbols.
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    Anyone for Mustang in September?

    I'm looking at a trek to Mustang in September and looking for a few other people to bring the cost down. The permit fee has dropped from $700 to $500 so this seems a good time to go.
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    Re: brother is missing

    This shows that the TIMS system is a totally useless hoax perpetrated by the Nepal trekking agents to try to protect their interests. It does not work and, instead, provides a false sense of security...
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    BBC Worldwide acquisition of Lonely Planet

    I wonder what this means:

    The BBC Trust has approved proposals for BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) to acquire a 75% share in the Lonely Planet travel guide business. BBC Worldwide...
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    New danger in Nepal - and it's in Thamel!

    This came from the Himalayan Times. It sounds impossible, but April Fools day is long gone, so there must be some truth to it.


    Pard attacks girl in Thamel

    Himalayan News Service ...
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    Re: kongma la & cho la trek

    Start from Gokyo, cross Cho La, go to Base Camp, then Lobuje-Khongma La-Dingboche.

    But be sure to travel with 2-3 people because there's no help available if you fall or twist an ankle falling...
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    Re: Flight options from BKK to KTM

    Beware of Royal Nepal. Reconfirm reconfirm reconfirm and check the day before for announcement of delays.

    They have a shortage of planes and all flights are delayed anywhere from an hour to 2-3...
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    Re: How many kilometres are each of the treks?

    I do not think anyone has ever botehered to measure this distance. Nobody knows (or cares about) the number of kilometres. All that matters is how many days it takes.

    It is one of the nice things...
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    Re: GPS map for Annapurna

    No map, but there is a list of waypoints at
    http://www.gpsnepal.com/waypoint.php?trek=aroundann
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    Maoist fee in Khumbu

    I am sending ths from a cybercafe in Namche Bazaar.

    Maoists are charging Rs100 per day for "permission pass" at Phakding.

    They are friendly and polite and there is no hassel at all. No...
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    No survivors in WWF helicopter crash

    The moral of the story is don't fly on a helicopter in Nepal in bad weather.
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