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    Stories to come. Well worth the $350 per person fee. It is changing quickly withy many of the homes having internet, satelite tv etc. Right now most of this is behind closed doors in their private areas. The younger generation is dressed no different from teens on the streets of Vancouver. I'm happy for the explorations I have had in Nepal but with electricity everywhere the influence of the net is growing.

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    Lovely pics Sharon. Looking forward to some more and the stories to go with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon
    Stories to come.
    Looking forward to that The photos made me long to Nepal. I guess the first is Kaghbeni from the north, with Tilicho and Niligiri Himal in the background.

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    Mustang could be done as a tea house trek if you don't mind the rustic accommodations. We went as a camping trek but used the toilets, kitchen areas and dining rooms to eat and then carried much less equipment.

    The area is in transition as the younger resientd are influenced in dress etc by the outside / internet world. At this point it won't be long before it is more like Khumbu witrh everyone wearing levi's and Mountain hardwear.
    The trek is quite easy for Nepal. Elevations are in the low 4000 meters. Mostly excellent paths/ double track. The only negative is the dust. Every afternoon the wind comes up and by 5 ish is driving dust everywhere as well as into every pore on your face.

    There are horses for rent everywhere and they go up and down the valley. We rented horses to travel north of Lo manthang for a day. It was fun and my first time on a horse in about 40 years.

    There were big groups from Germany & France mostly. Very few small groups like us (2 people) Also we came out Nov. The king was on our flight to Pokhara. We noticed a distinct closing down of villages between our time in and out. About 80% of the residents leave for the winter. For the best ecperience be done by the end of Oct. We met many groups heading in hoping to meet the King etc and they were too late. We had tea with the King for 100 rupees each.

    There is talk of reducing the permit by 50% and no doubt more than double the people will head in when that happens.

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    Thanks for sharing

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    Just found this thread and will PM you Sharon but would love to have more detail of your trek when you get time. eg. How many days did you take? How strenuous ..(... up up? or little bit up?.... as the saying hoes...hee). Any specific tips or recommendations on the best way to do it? Any additional clothing or gear needed which is different to say the Jomsom trek and with how many people max if it makes a difference etc.... or anything else you think useful to know.
    thank you once again -all your trekinfo advice - Its a great help

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