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Hi,

Im planning for Everest Gokyo Ri Trek end of november as a solo traveller,im slow hiker.Could you tell me guys how much ill needed and whats the average cost per day?

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Hi everyone,

I'm heading off to Nepal for a few months about 4 and half weeks from now. Most (99%) of my research has been completed by reading posts on TT. Now that the time is coming, though, I have found that I haven't asked some of the finer points. So, to anyone reading please give me some advice!

I have read that when applying for a TIMS card you must present them with "route details" - how specific must these details be? - I will be doing some or all of the AC/ABC/MBC/Kopra as well as…

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A friend and I are planning to do the Three passes trek independently starting Sept 22nd. We will have ~21 days to make it around. We both are experienced trekkers and plan to acclimatize appropriately. My question to the community is--- should we do it clockwise or counterclockwise? I am most interested in hearing which way is best for going over Cho La (from my reading that seems to the be most challenging part of the trek). Of note, I am biased towards clockwise, as if we have extra…

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Hi Guys,

In 2 weeks I'll be in KTM. It's important to me to see the normal life of this city. Where can I find near Thamel the local market where Nepali do shopping (vegetables, spices, etc.). As well as I would like to try normal Nepali kitchen - non for tourists. Where to search these places?

I'd like to stay at Elbrus Home. Is it better and cheaper to book room via booking.com or to negociate price at place hoping that there will be available rooms and better rates?

I've an idea to bring…

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Hi everybody,

I'm trying to plan a trip to Nepal and I really want to hike up to EBC! Unfortunately I am on a budget and am hoping to find another way of getting there outside of paying 2000+ USD for a trek. Is there any way I can arrange transportation from Kathmandu to Lukla, hire a guide, and find places to stay while acclamatizing without buying a premade trek?

Thank you in advance,

Ilyas

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Hi there,
I am planning to trek on the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek (http://nepaltrek.wixsite.com/nepalcommunitytrek/route) with my boyfriend next october. But it is hard to find lots of information about this trek since this is a relatively new one.
Does anyone have trekked over there recently? Is it not damaged by the 2015 earthquake?
We would like to do the trek on our own, without guide or porter. Is it easy to find the trekking route?
Are there many tea houses over the trail?
Thank you…

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It has been a dream to see Nepal for so long now. I have looked at meditation retreats but not sure how much experience you need, I'd also like to be able to see more of Nepal as worried about being confined to one area. I have recently had a big operation which will affect my walking but will be building up strength and looking to go in April 2017. The Annapurna circuit looks like the best option for me maybe joining for half but not sure how difficult the trekking will be and wouldn't want to…

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I've been searching the internet and this forum, but haven't found an answer. Maybe someone who has recently been to Nepal can tell me whether there is an ATM and currency exchange before customs and immigration in the Kathmandu airport? We are flying in from China and don't have easy access to US dollars to pay for our visa. Can we potentially convert RMB to US dollars?

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Hi there!

I’m planning to be in Nepal from late October to the middle of November to hike the Annapurna Circuit. This is my first trip to Nepal (very excited!) and have questions. Sorry but there are several:

First, a cell phone 101 question -
I have a new unlocked iphone bought in November 2015, I want to be able to receive and respond to emails, texts and phone calls from home (U.S.) in case of issues/emergencies at home but otherwise I plan and hope to stay disconnected, i.e. I won’t be…