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    Default Trekinfo.com

    As much as I enjoy this website, I feel it is getting a bit "same old, same old", and that most of the questions have been asked, and answered, many times before.
    The website is titled Trekinfo.com, but seems to relate almost entirely to trekking in Nepal.
    Don`t get me wrong, it is still my favourite place in the world, and I thank goodness I have trekked the AC twice before the road was put in (never again!). I have trekked there on seven occasions now, and have visited once, on a stopover to and from Bhutan. But, there are lots of other beautifull trekking areas in the world, and I, like many of yourselves, have visited many of them and I would be interested to hear your thoughts and recommendations of other destinations.
    Do others think that the scope of this website should extend beyond trekking in Nepal?
    It is of course the decision of the owners and moderators of this website, but I am sure both Escher and Yakshaver would be as interested in your opinions as I would be.

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    As a fellow lover of Nepal, I couldn't agree more. Ladakh is already an acceptable topic here - let's take it a bit further afield!

    On the tech side, we already have the structure

    Trekinfo.com > Trekking in Nepal > News & Views from Trekkers

    which lends itself nicely to being extended. And - gulp - as a techie, if you guys need a hand, I'm happy to help out.

    Andy

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    Not bad ideas in my view. Let us mull over them a bit.
    yakshaver

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    Great idea! There is a lot of good trekking in India Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti, Sikkim,Arunachal and I suspect many of trekinfo's members have been trekking there!
    I have!

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    Yey, I agree it is lacking of late!

    Actually it used to be quite a bit of fun on here, we used to have a bit of a joke and tell silly stories that had happened when in Nepal, exagerated truths! But it does not happen any more. I suppose there is a saying all good things come to an end.

    a1jbg as you have been there 7 times maybe you could tell us of something that has happened to you while you have been out there. But talking about other treks would be good too.

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    Hi Julia

    Perhaps I could start the ball rolling by re-producing a message I posted almost 3 years ago, where I suggested a new thread called "Trekkers Tales" or similar.


    Trekker`s tales.

    Yesterday lunchtime (Sunday) I was enjoying a couple of pints at my local pub with friends, and I told a silly little story about something that happened during one of my treks. Everyone laughed and found it quite amusing, and others then told similar tales of their holiday and travelling experiences, both recent and in their youth.
    It made me think that this might be a new thread, that others on here might like to read and hopefully contribute to. The posts need not ask questions or seek to give answers, just relate some of your "travellers tales" to a like-minded audience.
    Anyway, the story I told in the pub yesterday concerned a trek I did (Annapurna Circuit) about 7 years ago.
    A Liverpudlian called Bill and I were going really well, and were about 2-3 hours ahead of the rest of the group. We decided to stop at a very small, remote tea-house with spectacular views for a drink of black tea.
    We took our back packs off and put them against a wall together with our trekking poles, and sat on a trestle table outside.
    We were admiring the view and chatting, and I noticed the Nepalese family who ran the tea-house, sat outside watching us with a some interest as we were the only ones there.
    I could see from the corner of my eye, an old lady who I guessed was the
    grandmother of the family, watching me intently with a not to friendly look!
    She then walked over to the wall, picked up my trekking pole, and approached me in a threatening manner with the pole raised above her head.
    I thought what the Hell have I done to upset or offend her.
    She then struck me a glancing blow across the back of my shoulder, and then I saw her eyes looking on the ground, not at me, with a satisfied smile on her face.
    I turned and looked at the ground and saw a MASSIVE caterpillar that she had just knocked off my shoulders.
    "Bloody Hell" I shouted, "Bloody Hell", a little shocked at seeing the caterpillar,and somewhat relieved that I hadn`t been beaten up by an old lady!
    All of the Nepalese were then in fits of laughter shouting "Bluddy Hell, Bluddy Hell", joined by Bill and myself.
    Ah, happy days!

    Last edited by a1jbg; 3rd December 2007 at 06:47 PM.

    I would be happy to post of my trekking adventures, and of funny stories in Nepal and other parts of the world, if others would also like to contribute, but when I suggested this in December 2007, there was little response or feedback.

    Regards

    John

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    Sounds like a "Trekkers' Tales" sub-forum (I'm a secret grammar Nazi: note the possessive apostrophe), which is something an admin would have to set up. I think this is a great idea, and you've got me scouring my mind for decent stories...

    Andy

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    Trekkers Tales that is just what we are after. Thank you for getting the ball rolling a1jbg, was the caterpillar a poisonous one?

    I hope others join in trekkers tales, and it would be great if admin could set up a home for it so it can be used regularly.

    I have told this story before, but it will have gone into a archive of posts by now.

    We were making our way to the Cho la pass, it was early evening so we decided to camp overnight at what I think was the last tea house available at dzongla. It was April and very cold, we had lots of snow during the trek and I remember sitting in the tea house feeling very cold and worried about crossing the pass the next day.

    After the evening meal and lots of hot chocolate it was time to make our way to the tents, there was a group of us so our tents were pretty much close together.

    The nights always seemed long but I did eventually get to sleep for a while anyway. I was then woken by a strange noise outside of the tent, it wasn't me or my tent partner snoring!! I lay there for a while listening intently, the noise became louder and the ground shook, I held my breath with fear, oh god what was it. Whatever it was it sounded large and loud, what if it attacks the tent or does not realise there are tents and just ploughs straight in to us. I woke up my other half asking him to have a look but he just grumbled go back to sleep!!!

    Either the thing went off somewhere else or I did eventually go back to sleep and in the morning I awoke to find complete chaos outside. The food stash had been raided and the bags of rubbish were scattered all over the place.

    The culprit or culprits actually, Yaks! I never realised they made that loud growling snorting sound, it was really horrible!! You can just imagine in the papers, tourists crushed by late night hungry YAKS!

    The pass was a doddle!

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    Great stories!
    Agree with the idea of a separate forum for this. Maybe webmaster can set one up on Trekkers' Tales. The stories posted already are awesome, and people have over time shared some other ones as well, who'd otherwise be lost in forum history. Not to mention that I have a couple of really good stories involving the Luscious Yeti Woman and Escher.
    yakshaver

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    One trek in Helambu we were (porter guide and me) caught in very heavy rain and couldn't get a lodge till we came to a small village above Sermatang. Eventualy found a jolly (and large lady) who had keys to a room her sister owned who was away. She agreed to open for nus but we would go back to the village proper for dinner with her family. Being lots slower then us on the return journey we made it back to where she pointed a long while before her. Found a house with a monk ceremony going on and went in. We were welcomed and fed that terrible tea and boiled potatoes for some time before the lady appeared at the door, much amusement, we were at the wrong house, she lived next door ! To add to my embarrssment we were sat to the side of the ceremony with a small boy and these loud 'farting' noises kept coming out. Not game to look about too much I put up with the monks laughter truly believing they thought it was me only to glance around as I left to see the real culprit, the small boy making noises on his arm.

    in Singapore heading to Nepal now - lets see that this trip brings, there is always something.

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