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    Re: Report from Kathmandu

    Thanks Lars for this info - would love to be back there...I guess the changes you are noticing are understandable, it's early days yet!

    On another note: "that ugly Australian accent"!! Whacha...
  2. Thread: Fitness

    by leephee
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    Re: Fitness

    Yakshaver,

    It seems you 'doth protest too much'! - you really would like to be able to shift your own pack but alas those days are gone, is that it?

    Ha Ha, I am almost 'past it' myself but I...
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    Re: Hangout place for trekkers in Kathmandu

    Ha Ha! Not this old 'are you a tourist or a traveller' chestnut again! Or rather trekker or 'hard-core trekker' (what ever that means) challenge...

    The audacity of those oldies clogging up the...
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    Re: Rented sleeping bag

    I have rented sleeping bags in the past - one was clean and near new, the other (different shop) was a bit fragrant! Both v. warm. I think they worked out at about $10 AUD per week to hire.

    I...
  5. Thread: packing list?

    by leephee
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    Re: packing list?

    Hi Zach,

    Half your luck with 3-6 months in the Himalayas - it'll be fantastic!

    My opinion on some of your concerns/plans:

    1. Clothing sounds fine; shorts are ok so long as not too short!
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    Re: Water Bottles and Camelpaks

    I'm with Petrus - much prefer regular 'water' breaks.

    I have 2 other problems with Camelbaks:
    1. I suck in a lot of air before getting to the water, leading to a bellyful of air (is it just me?)...
  7. Re: Annapurna Sanctuary - 3 old Aussie blokes and an awesome guide

    Thanks for your fantastic description (so far)of your ABC trek - sitting in rainy Sydney on Anzac night with a glass of red to fortify me - reminded so well of my trip to ABC a few years ago with 2...
  8. Re: Jiri-Gyoko-EBC, 1 Month, Starting in 4 Days!!!

    Lucky you, ATC-Gal (and Pal)!!

    Did this trek a few years ago in late October and it was -15C inside the dorm room at Lobuche (according to our reliable thermometer) so a good sleeping bag is a...
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    Re: Why don't they walk (trek)?

    That's GHD (Good Hair Day), not DGH! Don't know if you can get kerosene-powered ones.....
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    Re: Dasain Festival 2010 Dates and Travel Info

    I was on ABC trek in October 2008 when Dasain festival was on. Most business just seemed to continue as usual - we had to dodge 100's of goats and sheep being herded down the paths every day on their...
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    Re: Clothes to wear after a long days trek

    Crocs are good, v. light weight though pretty unattractive. You can also wear them in the shower!
    I wore ugg boots in the teahouses during my last trek - received many glances of envy. Or was that...
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    Re: Overpricing in the lodges

    Hey Dhalbhastart, chill!

    So far, you're not happy with the thieving locals, the corrupt and lazy government, the potential dangers of going off trail, anticipated rip-off massages and now the...
  13. Re: yakshaver recomends Santaman & his crew as guide/porter-guides: santamn@hotmail.com

    Didn't keep a diary so can't give a detailed account of our trip - suffice to say we had a great time, each day different and stunning, even those beset by leeches and rain!

    I dare not post any...
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    Re: Overall good trip, are these valid concerns?

    Hello,

    These concerns and experiences are very different from the excellent, reliable and professional service we received from Santaman, Rame and their colleagues in October 2008 to ABC.(see my...
  15. Re: yakshaver recomends Santaman & his crew as guide/porter-guides: santamn@hotmail.com

    Just recently experienced (early October 2008) a fantastic trek to ABC with Santaman and crew: Rame, Shasi, Shaym, Santaman, Dev and Rajin (swapped guides and porters halfway with another group for...
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