Asia - Indian Subcontinent
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we are going on the Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek May 7th and up to Kopra Ridge. Has anyone done this trek and if so what do we look forward to seeing? I've seen some comments about some of the dangerous parts so really want to know how much of that is true.
Rob, you will recognise this extract, I took the liberty of copying it from your transportation report, "Then take this receipt along with your passport and disembarkation form to one of the immigration desks to the right of the visa payment desk, hand over your passport and yellow receipt and you will be issued with your visa. It’s as simple as that !! "
My question is we already have our visas having obtained them here in the UK, so on arrival in Customs and Immigration which way do we go to get ahead of the queue that are filling their visa applications....I know we will probably then have to queue for our baggage but if we can avoid one queue that would be a result !
I'm four months into my trip around Asia. Just arrived in Kathmandu today. I have really had a life changing experience in India but it's been about 3 weeks now that I have been in a deep Funk. I have Had problems with anxiety and depression in the past and my social skills are less than par. So I really wanted to take this trip to step out of my comfort zone and deal with my problems and improve my social skills. It was tough at first adjusting to the life in India but soon I was meeting many friends and slowly working on my anxiety. Everythig was going well until about three weeks ago when I split up with a French girl whom I had traveled with for a week. I started experiencing extreme anxiety ( on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being paralayzing and hyperventilating) I would have to say I'm at a constant 8 for most of the day. I'm even anxious in my sleep and therefore am tired all the tim... more »
My partner and I are planning a two week trip to Northern India, flying into Delhi.
The main purpose of our trip would be to do a trek around 5-8 days sometime in September or early October
It looks like return flights to Leh may be too expensive for us.
Can anyone recommend areas to trek or towns to visit in the mountains that may be easier or cheaper to reach the Leh.
Im a little overwhelmed with choice!
My requirements are:
Challenging trek - Ideally reaching over 4000m
Accomidation on the trek so we dont need to camp and carry camping equipment.
Any other info on Himachal Pradesh would be great!!!!
Could anyone recommend us a good, reliable, affordable travel agent in Kathmandu? My daughter and I are planning a tour to Tibet from there but I've heard/read some very bad reports about bad TO and rip-offs.
Also, I've read that the Nepalese immigration authorities deliver a visa on arrival, but is that a single or multiple entry visa? or should we apply for multiple entry from our home country Nepalese consulta
I'm going to Sri Lanka in June/July. Arriving in Colombo at 8.15am I would like to continue to Trincomalee right away. But I can't find any information regarding buses going up there during the day time.
Does any of you know if I can get a bus, and from where I should catch it?
According to people who have come back from charter holidays from Goa, they claim that places like Morjim, Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Sinquerim, Colva and Palolem are now the domain of Russian holiday makers, and that they are giving other people a hard time monopolizing beach schacks, restaurants, and hotels.
I cannot believe this is really true, as Russians are generally very nice.
I don't listen to gossip, so I'd just like your feedback.
We're about to travel to Kazakhstan, Kyryzstan, China, Pakistan, India and Nepal and we're thinking of taking a netbook with us to use in wifi hotspots - a 5 month trip in all.
Does anyone know what the quality of the hotspots is like in these areas? I'm guessing it's better in the cities, but we're going to be travelling to some quite rural places so wondering if it's worth taking the netbook if all we can use it for is emails...
Any thought appreciated!
I am currently traveling in India till july, which is when my visa expires. My problem is that i am on a budget and i have to be in Nepal by the end of September to meet family. I have a gap of 3 months in between and i would want to visit another country not too far away. I have been looking at China but the fact that its visa is only for 30 days means i would have to extend it twice before either flying back to kathmandu, which costs around $500 or travelling through tibet into nepal which my guess is just as expensive. If anyone has any suggestions or alternative routes, i would be more than grateful
Could someone please get the details of the Quechua advertising poster near the immigration counter on the arrivals side of Kathmandu International airport?
I missed taking down the details last trip as I arrived at a body clock time of about 4am and wont be entering Nepal next via overland.
Thanks a lot
Some of you who don't have a cleartrip account and want to book trains will have discovered that this can be quite a hassle. It took me over a week to get everything up to working order. Therefore, to help everyone who wants to pre-book tickets I will give the following steps that worked for me.
-First create an account with IRCTC.
- Then you'll receive a email OTP, and other codes. you won't receive an MOBILE OTP because you don't have an Indian phonenumber.
- Mail firstname.lastname@example.org, using the same emailaddress you used to create irctc account, mention all the codes, explain you don't have an Indian phonenumber and request the MOBILE OTP to be send to your email address, also ADD passport copy. BEWARE: attachment must not be more than 1MB.
- Use the received MOBILE OTP after you have logged in on the IRCTC website. Don't get confused if nothing happens...
May be a silly question but I just don't have any idea ! Doing Helambu circuit over 6 days...will need water supply each day, are shops along the route "plentiful" so we can by bottled water en route ? I am asssuming we can by bottled water at Lodges at the beginning and end of the day too. Thank you
So, I'm living in Cleartrip purgatory due to dealing with and waiting for the SMS One Time Password. While waiting, I contacted a travel agent in Kolkata who is approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Their prices are considerably less than Cleartrip or Makemytrip.com. This sounded great at first but has me wondering if this is normal/safe that they are able to get tickets that are up to 1,000 rupees less than Cleartrip. Anyone had any experience with travel agents and pricing? I saw that Pirate At 50 said in one post that he normally goes to a travel agent instead of the railway station and that this is normally cheaper and faster. Just curious to find out if it's safe.
I am looking to book some hotels in the following places, and would greatly appreciate some advice from those of you that have travelled in India before. We aren't operating on the tightest of budgets, so it doesn't have to be shoestring prices, yet we obviously don't want to pay too much either.
The places we are visiting are:
Ranthambore (already have a hotel booked here)
Any recommendations on hotels in any of the above would be great, just to give us a bit of a start.
Hello, Wanting to verify the quality and validity of Adventure Discovery Tour Operators. Am thinking of doing EBC- just want to check before handing over any money. They do show the NTB on their web page with Reg nos 61470/065/066. Has anyone used them?
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