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    Re: short treks around Pokhara

    Thanks for your post Andrew! I enjoyed looking at your photos... yours are the best I've seen, I think, at showing why Macchapuchare has the name that it does. One doesn't get the full fish-tail...
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    Re: short treks around Pokhara

    Thanks Marorf! I'll check that out. Unfortunately, I have been out-voted by my husband and son and it looks like our next trip will be in June 2011 instead, just after school lets out. That's what...
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    short treks around Pokhara

    Well it's that time again... we are planning another short visit to Nepal in December and will probably spend a week visiting family in Nuwakot, but also may fly up to Pokhara for a week (haven't...
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    Re: Langtang in July

    We did Dhunche to Gosainkund, then down to Apra on a trail used mostly by locals, in June 2007 and enjoyed it quite a bit... there were very few other trekkers and we had several mornings that were...
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    Re: mini-trek with a mission

    Thank you for the suggestions. I'll check back in and let you know how it goes, just in case anyone else is inspired to go to Nepal and build a privy.

    The kids in this village (and I'm sure...
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    mini-trek with a mission

    I hope this isn't too off-topic. We are planning a trek in June in the direction of Langtang with the express purpose of building an outhouse. Fun, eh?

    To that end, I am shopping for outhouse...
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    Re: Tengboche and The Maoists

    I see both sides, but I also don't want any porter's life to be any more difficult, expensive, or unpleasant than it already is. If the lodge's don't provide a warm, dry place to sleep, then the...
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    Re: Bringing Pics from Home. Drinking Chang

    For Grummy: I agree clothes are good. You could also bring art supplies for the little girl, like paper and colored pencils. Hair ribbons or colorful elastics...

    And I also agree on the candy...
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    Sticky: Re: The language thread

    Oli, thanks for telling me about link posting. And yes, it is surprising how many borrowed english words they use.

    Silvertops, I checked with my husband (who is Nepali), and he said they probably...
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    Sticky: Re: The language thread

    Namaste sathiharu...

    Here is a link to an online dictionary of the Nepali language... it is the best I've found, but I'd be very happy to hear of others. Remember to remove the asterisk in the...
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    Re: EBC trek, to old at 55 ?

    When we were trekking on EBC trail in 2004, we met an American woman in Phakding who said she was 79!! She was traveling with her guide and had been on many previous treks. She just took it slow. ...
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    Re: Once on the trail - few quesitons

    I like your idea of taking a water filter. Drinking bottled water creates a lot of waste for which there are no adequate facilities for disposal or recycling, and drinking boiled water uses up fuel...
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    Re: Trekking in June - Advice

    We did part of Langtang last June and had good views on several mornings.

    I wore light trekking pants or a skirt (mid-calf), but not shorts. Nepali women do not wear shorts... I think it would be...
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    Re: Leeches on EBC above Lukla/Weather in August

    We did Lukla-Tengboche in Sept/Oct 2004 and caught the tail end of the monsoon... did not see a single leech.

    Just did Dhunche-Gosainkund-Apra (southern edge of Langtang NP) this June 2007 and ran...
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    Re: wrap around visa laws...

    http://www.immi.gov.np/touristvisa.php

    happy trails...
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    Re: Icebreaker or other merino wool in Kathmandu

    Shah Tush (shahtoosh) clothing is a sacrilege in and of itself...

    PLEASE DO NOT BUY SHAHTOOSH!!

    http://nationalzoo.si.edu/publications/zoogoer/2001/2/kingofwools.cfm
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    Re: newbie trek help.

    I second the suggestion to fly Ktm > Lukla (very exciting) and trek to Tengboche. This is part of the EBC trek and is a nice first taste of Nepal, imho. It also leaves at least a couple of days for...
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    Re: Nepal Time Zone History

    I remember reading somewhere along the way (LP?) that it was one way Nepal has chosen to express it's independence as a nation (specifically, from India). The same source explained that Nepal is one...
  19. Thread: KTM Today

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    Re: KTM Today

    Boulia, thanks for your report!

    I seem to have a knack for timing treks at interesting junctures in Nepali history (first one was immediately after the American Center was bombed and the US...
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    Re: EBC Weather

    JMorris,

    You may find this helpful:

    http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/44461.html

    In case the link doesn't work, check out weather underground at www.wunderground.com, then click on...
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    Re: July Trek - some pics 1

    Great photos, Yakshaver! The Manang panorama was particularly striking. Nice one of you, Santaman and Sham on Thorung-La, too.

    We are very tentatively planning on going back for a visit once the...
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    Sticky: great thread...

    haven't finished it yet, but everyone's lists are making my feet itch to get back already...

    I just have to say, Yakshaver: after reading about your portable pharmacy, I don't think you have room...
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    safe travels!

    Have a wonderful time, Yakshaver! We'll be looking forward to hearing your stories (and seeing photos?) when you get back. Kindest regards to ST and family if you see them. I'd ask you to eat some...
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    And furthermore...

    And furthermore, I don't see how anyone can ignore the poverty anywhere in Nepal. Not possible. The minute you step outside of Tribhuvan, it will hit you over the head.

    Go there and spend money!...
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    I love...

    dal bhat and yak cheese pizza

    because they are delicious and filling
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