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    Default Frequently Asked Questions


    Clothes to bring

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3431

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3421

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3146

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2933

    Equipment & Kit Lists

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7909

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showt...ighlight=hints

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3333

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3255

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8332

    Tents

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15064

    Sleeping Bags

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8044

    Footwear

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8145

    Cameras/Batteries/Recharging

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14864

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7671

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8848

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6548

    Water/Hygiene

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7826

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8251

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7826

    Female Issues

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13366

    Buying/Hiring Clothes in Kathmandu

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8332

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8455

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13768

    Luggage Minding

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6329

    Night time temperatures & Weather:-

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8044

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3906

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3516

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3257

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15110

    Late Monsoon Weather

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15110

    Medical Facilities/Safety/Insurance

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6865

    Travelling Alone

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13719

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14366

    Medicines

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3615

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3284

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2186

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2920

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5765

    Budgetting, Costs and Money Issues

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8855

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7674

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3679

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3720

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3229

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3267

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3226

    Places to eat in Kathmandu

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5676

    Last edited by Escher; 14th August 2008 at 12:47 PM.
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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions



    Guides, Porters & Agencies

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8212

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6886

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3704

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3766

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8303

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showt...ighlight=hints

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showt...ighlight=hints

    Communication

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1734

    Altitude & Fitness

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3446

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showt...ighlight=hints

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2943

    Permits

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7659

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8222

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7544

    Trekking with Children

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23303

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12686

    Annapurna Region

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8614

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8616

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7506

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7490

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8267

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7283

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7323

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8406

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8409

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8608

    Everest Region

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13011

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7870

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8283

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7778

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8251

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4559

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8117

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8829

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5695

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5057

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5723

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8825

    High Passes

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8283

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8825

    Mustang

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8592

    Ganesh Himal

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15333

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13990

    Manaslu

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15265

    Kangchenjunga

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10232

    Makalu

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12580

    Side Trips

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2348

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5695

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8608

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13011

    Day Hikes

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15085

    When to Trek

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8251

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8791

    Monsoon Trekking - June to September

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8996

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8766

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8730

    Winter Trekking

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7559

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8829

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8825

    Short Treks

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5922

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7283

    Guide Books

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7506

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8158

    Flights

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7513

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15397

    Birdwatching

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8064

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8731

    Bungy Jumping

    http://www.trekinfo.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4974

    Last edited by Escher; 5th January 2009 at 01:04 PM.
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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions

    Updated 14/12/07
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    beer Re: Frequently Asked Questions

    Excellent work Escher, this is a great list of links on all of the most common subjects and all sorts of things. My most favourite of the lot is "Food"

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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions

    Thanks Oli. Updated 14/08/08
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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions

    Having a look through this right now. Fantastic Escher!
    Maybe the Travelling with Children, cand be added. When you have time, in the new year maybe.

    Cheers
    yakshaver

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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions

    Updated with Trekking with Children and Landfall's info about water treatment. Is there anything else that needs adding?
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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions Water Purification

    Quote Originally Posted by Escher
    Updated with Trekking with Children and Landfall's info about water treatment. Is there anything else that needs adding?

    FYI: I am in contact with the SteriPen people (they replied quickly ) and will have more info soon -- am awaiting answers to my followup questions

    SORRY I didn't update 'til now!

    Here's the deal about my minor troubles with SteriPen:
    To remind all: I found the SteriPen worked great (with good research behind it) and I had NO stomach issues.
    My minor problem was that it gave me problems on the "1 litre" settings so I had to do the "0.5 litre" twice (with no problems).

    As I expected, STERIPEN folks confirmed that doing the "1 litre" once versus the "0.5 litre" twice was effectively the same as it is all about duration of exposure to the UV [Actually, in my view, because I shook up the water after the first 0.5 litre exposure, it was likely even better than a single 1 litre exposure]

    Why did it do this?
    The Steripen has sensors that require some electrolytes. (Their manual indicates that super clear water such as glacial lakes may not have enough elecotrolytes and their solution: add a timy pinch of salt or sugar -- or even spit in it)

    But I had the problem in definitely non-glacial sources (Salpa-Arun trek).
    So it turns out my sensor is set too high -- I tried their suggestion (salt first -- it worked; then yucky spit -- it worked) - 1 litre setting worked fine!

    SteriPen offered to re-calibrate my steriPen, but I think I'll keep it as is as I know it works (indeed, used it last weekend in our local mountains).

    To conclude: I am pretty happy with my SteriPen.

    I
    Last edited by Landfall38; 2nd September 2009 at 08:40 AM.

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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions

    I thought this might interest everyone as a common question is about what the weather might be doing at a given time in the Everest region.
    You can now see for yourself in real time by hitting this link for the New Everest Webcam.
    Happy Trekking
    Rob

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    Default Re: Frequently Asked Questions

    Yakshaver, can you please move this post to another thread? This thread is for new trekkers to gain useful information before their treks. Your post will just confuse them and they won't know what is joking and what is not. Thanks.
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