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We are hoping to do the 10-Day Upper Mustang trek August next year. We were going to go as a solo group (2 of us and a guide) but are now considering going with an agency. Can anyone recommend a cheap (and reliable) trekking agency to do this trek with? Also, is there any hope of the government lowering the outrageous $500 trekking fee by then?
Thanks in advance,
I was just wondering if any one can tell me how peaceful Sri Lanka is at the moment, a lot of government websites are saying there is a high risk of terrorism, is this true or are the sites in need of updating?
Hi. We are a couple with 3 kids, ages 13, 13 and 15. They are all in good shape. We are planning a trip to Nepal for the second week in November, and have three weeks. We are looking for a trek recommendation that would be both physically and culturally viable, lasting 14-16 days. I have been to the Anapurna Sanctuary and have trekked over Thorung La on two different trips. However, this was 25 years ago and I know things have changed!!!! Any suggestions?
Me and my partner are planning to travel to Andaman Islands at the beginning of the 2014. We'll be taking our 5 year old daughter with us. Our friends visited the Neil Islands about 5 years ago and told us it was absolutely beautiful and safe to travel to with children. Because it was quite a while ago, when the tourism in that area was not so developed yet we are wondering if anyone has been there recently? Is it still clean, not over crowded and generally unspoiled? Can we travel without prior accommodation booking (and what is the cost of a room or a beach hut etc),? When is the best time to go? Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kalina
I am planning to make a travel from Manali to Leh, somewhere around 1st week of july. I would have loved to travel by motorbike, but given that I don't know how to ride one, I am thinking to travel either by bus or hire a taxi.
Can anyone give a good idea about the two viable options ?
If any travel group you know that is already making a trip at this time and would allow one more joinee, I would prefer to join, considering it will be more economical.
Thanks and Regards,
i have a couple of days free and would love to do some solo trekking around Mcleod Ganj.
have been to Triund already :)
does anyone have other recommendations?
Booked my flights over the weekend for Nepal in early October, it’s my first time so very excited!!
5th - 14th Nepal which I believe is dashain festival
As we are only going for 9 days having a bit of difficulty with our route. I think it’s enough to give us a really good taste of Nepal but we need to be careful not to include too much (don’t want to go home tired)
So this is what I’m thinking:
2 Nights: Kathmandu – found lots of really good posts on what to see/do but would you recommend that we go outside the city – into the valley for a day/overnight trip? Or will the attractions in the city be enough? Can add an extra day if you think it's worthwhile.
1 Night: Flight to Pokhara and stay there for a night before heading off on a 3 day hike
3 Nights: Hike
My question here is should we book our guide before we arrive? I’ve received a quote from two companies v... more »
We're torn. We are looking to book out honeymoon for the middle of July for about 16-18 days.
We want to have a once in a lifetime Trip.
with some beach and jungle exploring, scuba diving and some chill out.
we would also like some sun. And we have a budget of about 1600 each.
So we were seeing if anyone had any thoughts, preference, itineracy and advice about both
Sri Lanka and borneo.
It would be much appreciated.
I am fabricating my own Overland Truck for Photo Expeditions in India, which is FIRST OF ITS KIND in India ... I am excited to share the news with you all.
It shall accommodate 8 (instead of 20 pax in Africa, so not crowded) ... kitchen to serve good food, enough water on board, a loo (for emergency), lockers for everyone, comfortable 8 push-back seats, roof top tents fitted with 3 inches mattress, enough working space for 8 (to download photos and for discussions) etc.
The day it gets ready, I expect to travel to Teerthan Valley area in Himachal Pradesh. And in winters Pushkar Cattle fair, Barmer, Jaisalmer, Gujarat, etc. I shall be travelling whole year...
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Hello Everyone :)
I know there's probably a thousand of these posts a day.. But what the hey!
My partner and I are looking to travel for up to six months in India from the end of September. Then possibly get a flight over to Cambodia, Laos etc. at the end of our visa if we have enough money. So my question is - as we will be in India for approx 5 months - would it be feasible to budget £500 a month while in India?
We have approximately £6000-7400 each saved and we'll be doing the "golden triangle", Varanasi, Darjeeling, Shimla, Goa, Kerala (and I'm sure much more!). Obviously we'd like to save half or more of the money saved on extending the travel elsewhere :) I'm interested to hear from a well seasoned traveler on their thoughts of this idea of a budget..
Thanks for any help :D
I am planning a trip to Tibet and Nepal in mid August and although this seems a good time of the year to visit Tibet I am concerned about what I will be able to do in Nepal, given it will be during the monsoon season. I am not planning on going trekking but I’d like to visit places like Bandipur and Pokhara; Is this feasible in mid August or will these places not be accessible by road? As i am in the early stages of researching Nepal, any tips on what to see would be welcome. I am into local culture and art and landscape of course, but not into safari or rafting.
Also, is it cheaper to arrange a Friendship Way tour starting from Nepal or Tibet?
Any suggestions about cheap flights from London and from/to Kathmandu-Lhasa?
Hi everyone, my friends and I just finished the Indian Rickshaw Run. We were lucky enough to win an all expenses paid competition on the Chang Beer Facebook page. None of us new each other, but we got on together pretty well – most of the time - the 3 of us travelled from Cochin to Shillong in India some 4700 KM in a tuk tuk.
We had some great experiences, from being surrounded by lots of local Indians for photos, perverts trying to manhandle Zaya (girl), breaking down numerious time and coping with people crapping on the streets and filthy hotels.
The trip was certainly a challenge and a 3 wheel tin can, which had less road courtesy than a dog crossing the road, was just a miracle of which deserves a medal.
With all the pain, heat, and constant harassment, it was a great trip and I would advise anyone to get involved.
Chang basically let us do what we wanted, and we took ... more »
I'm a UK based trekker after a pair of plastic mountaineering boots in a size 13 UK. I've spotted a pair of cheap plastic Koflach boots on ebay that go up to size 13.5 but they don't have any insoles. I've looked on the internet but can't seem to find anywhere selling insoles - just wondered if this is something you can get or if you have to just buy a new pair of boots.
I know the Kofflach are cheap but i only need them for a few days. I managed to find a pair to rent in Kathmandu last time and they did the job on Mera Peak/Amphu Labtse but that was the only pair left in the whole city so i'd rather be prepared.
Failing that, i can't even find a size 13 plastic mountain boot in the UK. Scarpa only seem to go up to 12, and i would rather try it on rather than ordering from America - Scarpa always seem a tight fit. I saw one review of the size 13 Scarpa and the guy said... more »
I will be in the everest region in december.
I intended to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla.
From Lukla I will do Kala Pathar-Cho La-Renjo La.
If I have the time to spare, and I think since I have 30 days to spent I will, I can walk to Phapplu and go back to Katmandu from there. Since I heard that although the scenery there is not that graet but it would add an extra 'dimension' to the trek.
I can not make a reservation because if I run in to some delays above Namche then I want to fly back from Lukla.
Can anyone tell me how easy it is to get transport from Phaplu to Kathmandu?
I heard there was an airport but I am not sure how often it opperates.
Is it also possible to go to Kathmandu by road?
Thanks for any advice!
Making first trip to goa in June ( around 12th June for a week)
What tips will you give for places to visit and avoid
Looking for a chilled out experience..
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