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We're in the process of planning a trip to Nepal for 2-3 weeks (late February to march sometime), we would love to do some trekking and see beautiful tall mountains. Unfortunately I've got problems with both my knees and I don't know if I'd be able to do a several days long trek - then I though about horseback trekking as a great way to give my knees a break while still getting out to see the mountains. I've found a little bit online from various travel agencies selling full packages with which start in Kathmandu, one day sightseeing then bus to Pokhara, start horse trek etc, we'd really prefer to do things more independently though (of course we'd need a horse guide to help care for the horses) - any ideas or recommendations? Also I haven't found any prices anywhere, has anyone tried something similar then I'd love to hear from you.
All the best,
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Would like to cycle from kashgar to Gilgit May 2014. I understand much contruction along KKH in Pakistan. Would 28mm tires do the job?
My partner and I are touring around Uttar Pradesh/Rajasthan on our first trip to India for 3 weeks in late Dec - mid Jan. I have planned our itinerary (which is basically a loop around the Golden Triangle, beginning and ending in Delhi) all except the last four days. For these last four days we would probably use Delhi as a base and want to make a short trip for 2-3 days somewhere in Uttar Pradesh.
Does anyone have any suggestions for where we could go to finish the last few days of our trip? We are interested in all cultural or natural sights - all suggestions welcome!
Would I need to pre-book trains/accommodation or do you think I could wing it?
FYI for the rest of the itinerary we are spending 1-2 nights in each of the following places (these are all pre-booked):
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A few questions about the best way to experience the backwaters with my kids (ages 14 and 16). I was there 20 years ago, took the daytrip from Kollam-Allepey, and wished I could get off the boat to visit the villages alongside. So this time we're spending a night at http://www.philipkuttysfarm.com/index.htm. My questions are the best ways to get to and from there. Road transport is fastest but boat seems more interesting. Then again, maybe it would be more interesting to get there and away efficiently by car, and hire a boat to spend more time exploring the smaller waterways around the farm.
Here are my specific questions:
1) We fly into Kochi airport on 12/26 around 4pm. Not sure if we'll spend the night in Kochi (less total travel) or Alleppey (more interesting). Suggestions?
2) On 12/27, would the boat ride from Alleppey to the farm be interesting or should we get there... more »
Planning to travel, probably fly, from Delhi to Varanasi in late December OR early January for a few days. Would love to meet and plan this with other/s who wish to share this journey with me.
In addition, any tips/leads would be most welcome.
Hi I am planning on going to Nepal in April for 15 days to do some trekking. I am looking for some advice if possible from somebody who may have done this and hired guide or can recommend a trekking company?
We are going to Sri Lanka for 33 days. Does anyone know if we will have problems in the airport getting out of the country with an expired visa?
I've been travelling around India and srilankan for around 3 months and I booked a place in goa from Dec 22nd to Jan 2nd. Although talking to some other travellers I've met (solo male here) I'm gettin the feeling it's not the bet time to go....any words of wisdom or things I should be weary about? Also any meetups would be great if you're in the area!
Hi, I'll be visiting Nepal for about 9 days later this month. I don't have a concrete plan set in stone but this is a rough idea of what I'd like to do:
day 1: arrive Kathmandu
day 2: explore Kathmandu, arrange flights to/from Lukla, rent hiking gear, hire guide, get permits*
day 3: fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding or further
day 4: to Namche Bazaar
day 5: Everest Hotel view, Khumjung
day 6: trek back to Lukla
day 7: fly back to Kathmandu
Days 8-9 I have set up as buffer days in case of poor weather in Lukla. To those experienced trekkers/Nepal specialists, does this plan look realistic? I'm a guy, 26, and since I'll be going solo I thought it might be a good idea to get a guide especially since there won't be many people on the trail this time of year...so to be safe? Also, is it wise to wait to book flights until the day/two days before flying to Lukla? And regarding pe... more »
The most Important Festival of Kalasha
(7th to 23rd December)
The last Festival of the year “Chawmos” / Chitrimass
The festival Chawmos is celebrated when the month called “Chawmos mastruk” starts. Chamos is also called “ghona chawmos yat” which means, the great memorial chawmos festival. The Chawmos festival is celebrated without using any musical instruments in the valleys Bumburate and Rumboor, whereas in Biriu valley they use the musical instruments. It is a series of celebration. This festival is celebrated after the Kalash finish all their fieldwork and store all the sources of their basic needs. By this time of the year cheese is stored fruits and vegetables and grains are stored. When every thing gets home then this festival is celebrated because this festival requires many offerings. And every ceremony in this festival has its own traditions, foods and songs. For eve... more »
in cochin I got excellent suits ans shirts made. basically they were the same price of standard wear at home but the quality was excellent.
Is there something similar in colombo?
I would love to know
Hey fellow travellers
on thursday the 26th of december I have to travel from Munnar to Alleppey. I see there are like no direct trains or buses, so could someone please advise me what the best route would be and maybe what the price would be?
Your help is much appreciated,
Have a nice travel !
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Edited by: FilipVanHoute
I'm planning a back-packing trip to Rajasthan in the second half of January.
The itinerary is as follows: Jaipur - Pushkar - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Udaipur - Jaipur.
I hope to start proceedings from the Jaipur List fest and take it ahead from there.
Could anyone here suggest places to visit? Or budget hotels to stay in?
I need to travel from Colombo (airport) to Tangelle via the shortest route possible to attend a wedding in March. I have ruled out domestic flights as they appear a bit too expensive...I was thinking of hiring a driver...any ideas on what this would cost? Is there a faster and cheaper way?
Just wonder if Sialkot is a reasonable place to base my travel in and around Pakistan and Kashmir? Is it a safe city? Can transportation be easily arranged?
There is a good flight deal from Dubai to Sialkot. I have never been to Pakistan or Kashmir and have two weeks to spare around Xmas.
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