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    Re: Dollars ONLY for paying....?

    Escher,
    you're probably right. It should be 2photos for Visa and 2 for TIMS....
    We were prepared (6photos), but on airport officer took 1 and in KTM (in travel agency) also 1 photo was required...
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    Re: Dollars ONLY for paying....?

    visa ---> 1 photo + 40 USD
    TIMS ---> 1 photo + 0 USD
    Sagarmatha NP ---> 0 photo + 1000NRs (ca.15USD)

    rgds daras
  3. Thread: after trek

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    Re: after trek

    Hi again,
    One more matter - regarding Yeti crash in Lukla.
    It was really foggy day. The plane crased 4-5m before airstrip ... and start burning. There was not professional firebrigade in Luklas's...
  4. Thread: after trek

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    Re: after trek

    Hi Lars,
    There was no problem with Maoist on the trails. In Phakding is the gate (with red flags, hammer and sickle) - "Welcome to NEW NEPAL".
    There was some places where trail was "rebuild"....
  5. Thread: after trek

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    after trek

    Hi,
    we back after the trek (EBC,KP,Gokyo); although we start very early (end of Sep) - there was crowds ;-( ... and rain/snow.
    We was in Lukla 08.10 - .... sad day.
    After trek - short jungle...
  6. Thread: safari

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    Re: safari

    Escher,
    Thanks again.
    I learned, that in Chitwan Park we will have to pay ca.100USD for camera.
    Becaause we plan to take digital camera (photo) and camcorder (movie) - so ....it will be 200USD...
  7. Thread: safari

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    Re: safari

    Thx Escher,
    Yes we hate buses 6-8hours one way. As I know there are some jeeps (2-4per) - much expensive but faster and comfortable. I think we will choose this option. I affraid we will have 4-5...
  8. Thread: safari

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    safari

    Hi,
    We will visit Nepal 20.09-18.10 again. After the trek (18-20days) we would like to spend 2-3days in Chitwan. Could you please give us any suggestion/information/recomendation - interesting...
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    Re: Lukla flight - How about oneway, return?

    Hi,
    We was in Gokyo valley 25.09-10.10.2006. There was no problem with crowd and weather. In some places in Gokyo Valley [Dole) we was alone (with no other trekkers). After Gokyo Ri my wife had got...
  10. Thread: DSLR lens choice

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    Re: DSLR lens choice

    Hi,
    We will visit Nepal Sept/Oct (4 weeks). We plan to take EF70-200 f/4L and EF17-40 f/4L lens. What about filters? Shall we take UV or polarised filters?

    Escher: As I remember you have the...
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    Re: EBC Late Sept - Weather?

    Hi.
    We were late Sept 2006 on Gokyo trek. The weather was quite good - no snow, no rain. Min.temperature (Gokyo in the night) +5C.
    ...therefore this year we will visit Nepal from 20.09 (four...
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    Re: Constituent Assembly Election!!!

    Please check first comments and results at:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7341944.stm
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    Sticky: Re: Annapurna Circuit trip report

    Hi Escher,
    Thanks for your reply. Yes, there are no problem using SDHC memory cards and miniDV tapes. The lower pressure (over 4000m) is not important for these elements. The problem can appear when...
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    Sticky: Re: Annapurna Circuit trip report

    Hi Escher,
    Wonderful pictures!!!! Congratulations !!
    You wrote you had a HD camcorder. It was for miniDV,DVD or HDD?
    During my last trek (2006) I had a photobank - with very cheap HDD (Samsung...
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    Re: Once on the trail - few quesitons

    Hi Boleslav
    I had a backpack (75) and lowepro TLZ AW (for digital camera, lens and camcorder). As I remember it was 10kg+4kg.
    There are no problem with water. There are a lot of botteled water in...
  16. Re: Phaplu-Gokyo-Lukla-itinerary ready for critique...

    Hi boleslav,
    I think that you will have some troubles to get a flight to Phaplu.
    Therefore you will have to add a few days for trek from Jiri, or earn some days - when you start from Lukla. Next...
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    Re: Looking for some advice for new trekker.

    Hi sherro,
    I hope you'll take a sticks too ;) It's very useful
  18. Re: Everest Base Camp Trek - Possible to do it faster?

    I afraid that is misunderstanding.
    Please note, I wrote that you can save (earn) 7 days!! ... and do EBC trek acc.LP - ca. 14days.
    Of course I agree with Yakshaver that trek from Jiri is much...
  19. Re: Everest Base Camp Trek - Possible to do it faster?

    Hi Andrew,
    You can save ca.7 days .... when you start your trek from Lukla.
    In this case you will need a ticket KTM-Lukla-KTA (ca.200USD).
    But for the rest part of trek - please keep your...
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    Re: everest region trek

    Hi,
    If you are in good condition you can do this in one day:
    Chukhung - Kongma La (5535) - Lobuche 8-9 hours

    rgds
    daras
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    Re: The count down begins

    Yes, but when you plan make RAW files (or RAW+JPG, or MOV) you need a lot of memory cards. I afraid that price of 40 1GB memory cards will be higher then image tank... When you take 5x 1GB memory...
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    Re: The count down begins

    Hi all, hi Louis,
    You wrote :
    I have had a few reports about hard drives not working over 3000m....

    It's not true. I've used my databank [DigiMateII with 60GB hard drive] on GokyoRi (over...
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    Re: I am back from KTM

    Hi all,
    I've just back from trek. Finaly, after some troubles with baggage, I've spend over two weeks on trek (Gokyo & Chukung region). I hope I will share my photos/dairy soon.

    Rgds
    daras
    ...
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    Re: I am (STILL) in KTM

    Regarding chooper : 24 people are dead .... :-((

    .. sorry for bad news from KTM
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    Re: I am (STILL) in KTM

    Hi all,
    After 3 days ...... YES!! I have my luggage!! I have also tickets to Lukla for tomorow, but ... weather is still bad (clouds & rain).
    But I hope I will send a message to you from Namche...
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