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    Re: Luggage Minding

    Hey Vicky,
    Just wanted to put another option out there for Chitwan (I just got back last week)...Local bus costs about 200 Nrs to Sauraha (ride on the roof for a nice tan), and I stayed at the...
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    Sticky: Re: Trip Diary

    Andrew,
    What a great trip report! I spent at least an hour going through your journal entries. Sounds like you had a trip of a lifetime! Actually, I have been adjusting my itinerary lately (I leave...
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    Medication in Kathmandu

    I had read somehwere that most prescription drugs are available over the counter in Kathmandu...is this true? I typically bring some Cypro with me where ever I go, but hate to take the day off work...
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    Re: Kumbu Side Trips

    I can't thank you guys enough for all the info. I was going to go up to the EBC trek and backtrack down - now things have changed a great deal because of all the suggestiosn!! Looking at the pics you...
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    Re: Milarepa cave in Manang

    Time for a 24" Widescreen LCD my friend. Ahhh, life is good.
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    Re: Kumbu Side Trips

    Kegarne:

    Thanks for the info, I believe I will cross the Cho La pass the opposite way, from Lobuche to Gokyo. Hopefully I can find some others doing the same so as not to solo it. I do have one...
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    Re: Kumbu Side Trips

    Can you cross Cho La without a guide? I thought there was a chance of some sketchy weather/trails? That is something I would love to do, but in my book, it states that some extra gear (crampons, ice...
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    Re: Kumbu Side Trips

    I had considered it, but opted against it in favour of spending more time closer to the big guy (Everest). That, and I have ants in my pants.

    I do realize that acclimitizing will be the limiting...
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    Kumbu Side Trips

    Hello All,
    I'll be leaving for my trip in the next few weeks and have been adjusting my itinerary to match my work situation. I had planned on doing both the AC and EBC trek, but now have settled on...
  10. Re: Weather and Clothing for Apr/May trek

    Hey Pablo,
    You'll be there the same time as me. Everyone on this forum is very helpful, but you can browse the FAQ's and see the gear and kit lists others have posted.

    Here's the link....
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Hi Christel,
    Looks like you will be arriving around the same time as Mel. She will be trekking the AC shortley after arrival, and I will be heading up to EBC. Send Mel a private message and see if...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Hey Mel,
    I have no plans on where to stay. It's been my experience (in Asia anyway) that most cabbies end up taking you to the Hotel of their choice (whichever pays them commision?), so I will tell...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Mel,
    As of now, I am scheduled to arrive KTM on May 7th in the afternoon. When does your flight arrive?
    I'll be off to EBC a few days afterwards depending on flights and conditions.

    After you...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Thanks Critter - that's what I had heard. Luckily I'll have a visa so I can beeline outta there when I arrive. If all goes well, I'll arrive Delhi in the evening and be on my way to KTM in the...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Mel,
    Yes, I will be doing the Khumbu alone. I'm sure there will be plenty of people on the trail if I get a little lonely or bored and I've done quite a few solo hikes (never above 4000 meters, so...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    You're just around the corner!

    Unfortunatley, it sounds as though you guys will be leaving before I get back from the Khumbu Region. I was planning to get back to Kathmandu during the last week of...
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    Re: AC in May/June

    Hi Mel,
    I'll be arriving in Nepal during the first week of May, and am planning to spend the first few weeks playing the the Khumbu area. Don't have a set itinerary, but I was thinking of doing the...
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    Flight Cost Comparison

    I just wanted to check with others on the cost of their flights to KTM from there home countries these days. I can't tell what a good deal is or not, because I have never done this before, and I...
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    Re: Flights To KTM from Delhi

    Luckily, I will already have a visa as I am going to be in India both before and after my trip to Nepal, I'm just not sure of when I will arrive in Delhi.
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    Flights To KTM from Delhi

    I'm not sure if this is a question that anybody will know, but you guys are full of info so maybe I will luck out. I will be arriving in Delhi on May 5th, plus or minus a day, and was hoping to catch...
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    Re: Gear Elimination

    Thanks for the great input! I believe I will leave the above mentioned gear behind. This will bring my pack weight down to 7.85 Kg. In case you are wondering, I'm a fanatic about pack weight and tend...
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    Gear Elimination

    I have filtered through the archive threads on gear so I don't ask the same questions. I am going through my gear, eliminating things that I feel are not needed for EBC in May, and I was hoping for...
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    Re: EBC in May - Flights & Electricity

    Mr. Yakshaver,
    Thank you for the info...but when you say it was hot, how hot do you mean? I was still anticipating bringing my insulated gear. Is a down jacket and full outerwear needed at this time...
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    EBC in May - Flights & Electricity

    I am hiking the EBC trek begining the first week of May. If anyone has information on weather at this particular time, it would be greatly appreciated as it seems the popular trekking times are...
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