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I did the Langtang, Helambu, and Gosaikund Lakes Trek in 2011 and wanted to post the trip info to help anyone doing research for their own trek before my info gets too outdated. Hope this helps and my packing list is included at the end of the blog entry....
I'm hoping my blog may be useful for anyone planning the Annapurna Circuit. I did the trek in 2011 and thought I'd share the information before it gets too outdated.
Lots of details of the hike plus I included my packing list at the end. Here's the link:
Would anyone care to recommend a reputable house boat company out of Cochin?
We plan to spent 2 nights on the backwaters in January 2014. There will be two couples (4 people) on the boat.
Hello, Ill be trekking to K2 soon and am wondering about footwear. I have mountaineering boots which will be needed during parts of the trek. If youve done the trek did you also bring other lighter footwear along which you wore while trekking? The terrain looks rough, much of it on a glacier so it looks like you may need the mountaineering boots on most days.Are crampons needed on days other than the one you cross the La? I have lightweight shoes for camp.The mountaineering boots I have are good but they get uncomfortable by the end of a long day. If you've trekked this I'd appreciate any advice you can give.. Thx.
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I am going to Kathmandu in the middle of October and I would like to know if someone have any idea of how can I find a guide to stay with me there, and know well the place and the culture.
I am a photographer and I will have to find a guide who stays with us all day. Somes times wake up until sun rises, somes times stay with us late at night, and also take us to places that not normal tourists usually go.
Yesterday morning I went to the Nabil ATM near the big supermarket in Thamel, Kathmandu to get out money. The first time I tried to get out 35,000 RP. ($412) it said there was an unknown problem. I then tried again and it said Insicifient funds. I thought this was quite strange, because i'd just had $600 put in my account that morning. I went home to check my bank account to find that the $412 had indeed been taken from my account. I don't have a receipt or anything, but there was a security man there that will most likely remember me. (I asked him why it said there was a problem the first time). I'm going back tomorrow with the proof on my bank account and hopefully they will have footage on camera and the security man will remember the failed attempt.
Has anyone heard of this happening before? Or can you give me any extra advice on what to do?
We are planning to visit Nepal for the first time this fall.
We would like to do an Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Although I am aware that there are hundreds of trekking companies in Nepal, I would be so happy if someone could share any of their experiences they have had with the Himalayan Advisor P. Ltd Trekking Company.
Thank you so much!
looking for a nice & cheap guesthouse to stay for a couple of weeks in mceod ganj
last time i was ther it was 7 years ago and i'm sure the place has changed loads :) so any advice is welcome!
trying to decide whether to go to gangotri or not..
i'm in rishikesh and have 2 months. planning of going up to amritsar, mcleod ganj and around there, manali and parvatti valley, maybe spitti or kullu valley too and maybe ladakh before coming back to rishikesh
otherwise could go to gangotri now and if possible go on towards the parvati valley from there ??
thanks for the help!!
i read in the lp book that it is recommended for girls who will be visiting the northeast part of sri lanka to wear t-shirt and shorts when going to the beach and in the water for swimming, specially if they travel alone.
im not traveling alone but is it true? is it better to go with shirt and shorts on top of the bikini?
Hello. We have selected a trekking company to help us plan our first holiday to Nepal. Apparently, their booking procedure includes requesting their guests to submit to them a copy of their passport.
Does anyone know if this is common practice?
To date, the only people who I have submitted a copy of my passport to are the government agents who issue them (for renewal purposes).
I am also familiar with the passport practices as I have made my way through international airports.
Any information that you could share with me in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
please tell me best summer hill station in Maharashtra for summer holidays...
I'm planning travel to Laddakh to Kashmir in september, I beg for your help :-)
Next link shows the route I think is good, any suggestion about essentials cities or places to visit.
Also can you tell me something about weather in september?
Thanks a lot!!!!
I am planning to travel Shimla- Kaza-Keylong-Manali and back to Shimla. I am a local folk and I do have idea about the area. I am visiting mostly Monasteries on the way and my plan for visit is from 25 July almost final. Any one visiting same route during same period can let me know about their plan. My plan is not rigid. As I am traveling alone it is always better to travel with a group or companion. As during this period rest of the places will be experiencing heavy rainfall due to monsoon and this area which experience very little rainfall is perfect for traveling during this period. So like minded people who have plans to visit this part of himachal can join me. I will be glad to hear if anyone is interested to join me.
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