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  1. Re: Autumn season trekking in Nepal - trek updates

    Awesome update mate, thanks so much. I had been unable to find much information about the effects of the earthquakes and you have covered it !
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    Sticky: Re: safe to trek alone ?

    Well that is the way it goes, people take risks and you accept the consequences of those risks. It's like any form of gambling, the greater the risk the greater the reward and this young guy wanted...
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    Sticky: Re: safe to trek alone ?

    I have read up a bit more on this and it seems he died from misadventure.
    An accidental fall maybe where he hit his head or injured himself.
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    Sticky: Re: safe to trek alone ?

    Unfortunately this guy wasn't following the same trails, he was trekking down through the middle of the Annapurnas to Namum Bhanyyang a pass I am familiar with. This area is quite dangerous and very...
  5. Thread: Fitness

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    Re: Fitness

    Well I guess some people like to be self-sufficient and possibly don't want to pay for someone elses services to carry their own gear.
    Also, if you plan on doing any kind of trekkingpeaks then you...
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    Sticky: Re: Trekking in the old days

    Dhauligiri 1997 and below Cho Oyu walking up the valley to Gokyo .
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    Re: Elizabeth Howley

    I am amazed she has made it to 90 living in Kathmandu !

    Breathing in that putrid air for so many years.
  8. Thread: Fitness

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    Re: Fitness

    Train with Kettlebells doing a variety of leg exercises - squats , lunges, one legged squats etc. These mimic what you do on the trail regarding carrying a heavy pack - like climbing stairs in the...
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    Re: Makalu Base Camp

    Hi,

    I couldn't get any 4 years ago the last time I was in Nepal. You def won't find any in Tumlingtar, only KTM or Pokhara would have them if anywhere.
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    Re: Lights Out in Namche !

    Namche has always had to power share with Thame - well they were last time I was there. So yes all the lodges have generators for when the power is switched to Thame.
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    Re: EBC + APC in one trip?

    Agree with all - I have done both in a season twice before once in March/April and once in October/November. There is plenty of time to spend a week in Pokhara after AC/ABC then bus back to KTM then...
  12. Re: One more Nepali peak in eight-thousander list

    Surely it's a subsidiary of Annapurna I...like Annapurna South.
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    Re: Manaslu Circuit to open to all trekkers soon

    Hopefully that will take many years, will be like the AC in the 90's, lodges to yourself, great food, awesome mountains....paradise !
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    Re: Manaslu Circuit to open to all trekkers soon

    That is fantastic news ! I can't wait to go...
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    Vale Lincoln Hall

    Great Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall passed away 2 days ago in Sydney.
    His novel 'White Limbo' was an inspiration to me before my first trip to the Himalayas and his tale of survival in 2006...
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    Re: Trekking from Jiri

    Oh Yeah the sunset from Trakshndo, magnificent. I also love walking round the corner into Junbesi and there is Numbur towering behind the village. I will never forget that.....
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    Re: Ultra Light Pack

    Yeah I really hope you are joking saying no water bottles Petrus.
  18. Thread: Money

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    Re: Money

    No problem with dozens of currencies, Sterling welcomed with open arms...
  19. Thread: Money

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    Re: Money

    Yeah I the same as above, thick wad Aussie cash and try minimize any sort of monetary transactions so as not to lose out in the conversions.
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    Re: Trekking Peaks: The Pros and Cons?

    IMO a hike in from Jiri or Tumlingtar combined with a climb of Mera wld be just as rewarding as a trek to EBC, probably more so given the time you are proposing to do it.

    Petrus is the gun...
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    Re: Trekking Peaks: The Pros and Cons?

    Hi,

    I have been up Mera but that was in 1999 when it was a lot quieter than it is now. October/November is peak time and all the teahouses are packed out these days with trekking groups having a...
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    Re: Najidingma, lodge or not?

    From my experience I would recommend people cook their own food on that trek in or out.
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    Re: Najidingma, lodge or not?

    Sounds fanatatsic Lars, thanks for the update.

    I hope to be back there soon and it is nice to hear that it is still as remote as when I was last there. It is kind of incredible that the trails are...
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    Re: Najidingma, lodge or not?

    How was the route out Lars ? Encounter many trekkers ?
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    Re: Najidingma, lodge or not?

    Sorry Lars, when I say 'plenty' I meant 2 or 3 lodges !

    Plenty for that part of the country I guess, given it is a little trekked part of Nepal.
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