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Travel advisory - Snowstorms in Annapurna National Park

What’s going on?
Severe snowstorms have hit the Annapurna National Park in Nepal, and at least 21 trekkers have died near the Thorung La on the Annapurna Circuit Trek and in Mustang, including travellers from India, Nepal, Israel, Canada and Poland. Emergency services are continuing to rescue people trapped in affected areas.

What are the latest travel warnings?
The general advice is to seek local guidance before visiting Annapurna National Park, particularly the area around the Thorung La. If…

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Oh Dear, Another Tragedy at Thorong La

Four trekkers have been killed and dozens more are missing in blizzards.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29625605

It is peak of the season. This is another sad incident to remind us don't take the mountains for granted. My prayers go for their families.

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Motorcycle trip in Nepal

I'm going a solo motorbike trip in Nepal for 9 days in mid-February 2015 (flying in to KTM on February 13th and out on the 25th). I'm still researching my itinerary (suggestions welcome), but I am not sure which model motorcycle I should rent and am looking for advice - I'll rent and return the bike in KTM.

I've researched quite a bit from rental sites about Enfields, Pulsars, XR's, VR's, YR's, etc. But I want comments from personal experience. I've read that I shouldn't rent a Pulsar because…

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Manaslu Circuit trip report

Four of us plus a guide hiked the Manaslu Circuit over 14 days in the second half of November 2014. All went well and no issues to report. Prices seemed to be quite a bit higher than any of the other tea-house treks and the lodge at Dharamsala is very expensive. There is construction underway all round the circuit and the number of lodges is going to rise dramatically in the near future. There are showers in most places, frequently gas-powered, up to about 3000m, but none above that.…

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Everest Base Camp Trek

Hey I am doing the everest base camp trek this june (i know, during monsoon season). I have a few questions regarding this trek during this time and was wondering if anyone could share their experiences.
1. If starting from Lukla, how many days will i have to deal with leeches, and how bad are they? Also do you recommend getting leech socks.
2. Were the views any good or was it constantly cloudy?
3. Were there many people?
4. How muddy was it?
Thanks!

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Best things to do in nepal!

Hey,

My partner and I have six weeks here in Nepal and due to an injury we have had to change our itinerary from trekking. We are currently in pokhara and have about 4 weeks left and are unsure of the best places to go and things to do, help would be appreciated!!

Thanks
P.s we are on a budget :)

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Nepal ABC Trek March/April 2015

Hey,

I am heading to Nepal for the ABC trek in March/April 2015. It has been my dream to trek up there and fall in love with mountains forever. I had started practicing and should be perfectly fit by April. I want to be there in Spring to see the forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. Should be a mystical experience for sure.

I plan to do the trek unguided and independently and am looking for a hiking partner who would love to join me in the trek. I am…

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Flight delays to and from Lukla for Everest Base Camp trek

(I thought I already posted this a few days ago but cannot find the post on the forum So here I go again)
I am looking at doing the Everest Base Camp trek sometime towards the end of March 2015, sometime between 25th-30th of March. I've heard that there can be quite a few flight delays and cancellations getting out of Kathmandu to and from Lukla, mostly due to weather issues some where between. My question is how often are these delays or cancellations occur at the time of the year that I'm…

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Is it normal to go for an adventure trip alone in Nepal?

Hello,

I am in Cairo, Egypt.

I am planning on going to Nepal for 8 days for an adventure tour by the end of February and i am asking if it is normal to be having this trip alone? is it still going to be as exciting and fun?

Any of you guys done something similar? anyone happens to be going at the same time?
Any advice or recommendations?

Thanks! :)

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Traveling to Nepal on 1st Jan 2015

Dear Fellow Travelers,

I am going to Nepal on 1st for 4days & three nights my plan is following

Day 1
Reach Kathmandu morning, travel by road to Pokhara ( Car Rental -done)

Day 2
Early in the morning drive to Sarangkot for Himalaya view and sunrise view trip. After that full day sightseeing tour in Bindebashini Temple, Seti Gorge, Old Bazar, Regional Museum, Davis Fall and Mahendra Cave. Drive back to hotel.

Day 3
Drive back to Kathmandu and go straight to Nagarkot . Visit in and…