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I am one person trying to get a few people together to do the Biafo-Hispar (Snow Lake) Trek this August. I am interested in adding a few more days to explore the Lukpe La which is north east of Snow Lake (Sim Gang glacier) because the scenery here is mindblowing. The Lukpe La is not too difficult and so no high altitude porters are needed and offers fantastic views of Snow Lake and the Braldu glacier. The plan is then to head to the Hispar La and continue on to Hunza. There could be an option to attempt the Khurdopin pass but as this is more technical and weather dependent, i am probably going to pass on this.
I have negotiated a good price but this is dependent on having 4 people.
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someone here just told me there might be better places than the chamba valley to go for a couple of days trek close to mcleod ganj
can anyone recommend a nice place for a 3 to 6 day trek on my own?
thank you :)
i'm in macleod ganj and thinking of trekking to chamba on my own :) can anyone recommend a route? where can i stay on the way? are there places to eat along the route?
how many days should it take?
thank you so much for the help!!
My friend and I are looking for some advice from anyone that's travelled north and west India. We're planning a trip in the middle of September and after having read about so many great places we have a list that we'd love to see but probably wouldn’t have time to do justice in our 4 - 6 week timeframe.
We wanted to get some opinion on what places we could potentially remove from the list, perhaps a couple are very similar and it would be better to go to one rather than the other etc. Any advice would be great, this being our first time in India we’d prefer to stick to the beaten track on this trip.
Also if anyone has tips on the best way to travel between the places - we were planning on going onto one of the websit... more »
This is a quotation out of LPG. “Getting Around”:
“ Expect to pay US$125 to US$350 for a new bike, depending on the quality. Most are made in India or China. There are several bike shops (rentals not available) along Dam St in the Pettah market area of Colombo”
Has anyone tried to buy such bicycle? Any advice?
So I'm heading over to India soon, June 4th. As part of a much larger trip that will see me go to Sri Lanka, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco.
I'll be landing in Mumbai first and am trying to get a group of people to catch up for food and beers. Get drunk and swap stories.
If anyone is interested I'll be camping at the Hotel Windsor in Fort.
Get in touch and we'll see what we can put together.
Hi guys ,
I am a 26 Year old chap from india . i am trying to plan a trip around Nepal , Bhutan , Manali , shimla, Leh . I am planning to be in nepal by 25/26th June .
I have promised a rendezvous with a couple of friends @ Manali ( around 3-4 Gus ) sometime between the 5th to 8th July.
So that gives me around 12 - 14 Days to checkout Nepal -
What can i realistically look at .
(Can i include Bhutan within this timeframe ?)
We are also yet the plan the latter half of the journey from Manali . We wil have around 13 to 14 days ( i.e. from around 5- 8th july until 21st of july .
We are a fun loving folk and if possible would like to do biking from manali onwards .
I am in the process of connecting the dots and forming an good itinerary .
I will be visiting Nepal and if possible Bhutan for the first time and hence an a rookie @ what to expect in those parts... more »
Hi, Im thinking of going to Sri Lanka in October, Im not a seasoned travel this will be my first real time to go off on my own although I would say I have my wits about me.
Is Sri Lanka safe for a woman on her own to travel through? If not I was thinking of Bali or Thailand although I don't really want to go to Thailand in Oct incase the weather is poor.
Id be grateful if any one has any advice or recommendations?
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I hold both a Finnish and Australian passports so, as it turns out, I'm one of the lucky few able to get a month-long visa on arrival in India (with my Finnish passport). I'm currently in Thailand, where I've travelled on my Australian passport. I'm confused about which passport to use to book my flight to India -- Aussie or Finnish? I'm worried if I fly in on an Australian passport they'll kick up a fuss about giving me a visa; but do I need to fly out of Thailand using my Aussie passport?
And another question. My plans aren't fixed at this stage -- I may wander up to Napal -- so I don't have a return ticket booked. I'm wondering if this will be a problem when getting my visa on arrival. The India immigration website seems to suggest I may need an onward ticket, but it's not very clear.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
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I plan to be in the Northern Areas in June 2013. Any one interested to join in. My indicative plans includes one or more of the following:
1- Snowlake - 15 days Skardu to Skardu
2- Fairy Meadows (Nanga Parbat Base Camp)- Rupal Face (7 days)
3- Deosai Plains crossing it - 4 -5 days
4- Base camps of Rakaposhi
Let me know if anyone wiling to join or be in the area during the said time.
Finally doing a trip of a lifetime..having spent 9 months in the himalayas over twenty years ago now I am taking my daughter out to show how the wonders (and sometimes pains) of India. We travelling on a budget unfortunately and was wondering wethar its worth taking a laptop. My daughter would like to start blogging and posting pictures so would like toknow wethar wifi is available in budget accomodation. Were possibly travelling up from Amritsar to Srinigar-Leh-Manali-Dharamsala-Delhi. Or would it just be better to use the internet cafes?
And is it possible to do Independent treks up in Ladakh or Spitti? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I'm planning to do the Across Zanskar trek this September, from Lamayuru to Darcha. Although I'm planning on bringing a tent, I'd like to avoid bringing a stove and cooking gear.
I've read that there are tea huts scattered throughout the trail, but I'm not exactly sure what these huts will have with them or what they will consist of. Can I expect to find food at these huts? Or should I plan to bring most of my food with me?
I'm not a picky eater, I'd just prefer not to go hungry along the trail.
Thanks so much for any help!
This won`t hurt at all....
Western Railway gets tough on ticketless travellers
Just wondering if I should expect to get mobile phone coverage in Spiti and Kinnaur? Is it likely to be better in Kaza than in other areas?
Also, is it easy for a foreigner to buy an Indian SIM card in Shimla?
Hello to everyone,
I´m planning to go to Leh at the end of June and I would like to make a trekking tour (about 5-6 days, moderate difficulty).
Can someone recommed me a reliable travel agency and maybe which would be a nice itinerary as well?
Does someone know the "Ladak eco-adventures"`?
Thank you in advance!!
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