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I recently received a PM from “rdcomments”. With his permission, I have quoted an excerpt from his message below:
“I think that it would be very helpful if you could put up a post on "what to do" if an emergency rescue is required whilst trekking in Nepal, especially for a helicopter evacuation.
Some posters have said on the LPTT forum that approval from insurers should be obtained before a helicopter is requested, to make sure that the costs are covered by the insurers and also to ensure that the helicopter takes off - they will not fly until there is a guarantee of payment (due to abuses in the past). I have said that if someone (properly) requires a helicopter evacuation, then time is obviously critical, and attempting to contact insurance companies etc would result in at least some delay, let alone mis-understandings with different parties involved, different languages... more »
between my two flights is 8 hours. What could I do with this time in Mumbai (preferably so that I don't have to use taxi ) :)
Thank you for any advice =)
Edited by: anchela
Three of us are planning to do Goecha la trek in the beginning of November. We would like to organize it from Yuksom or Pelling and would like to know how many days does it take that the guide arrange a permit for us (in Gangtok). Did anyone finish that trek recenty, any recommendations about the guide or agency in Pelling or Yuksom? What is usually cost for the trek (7 days)?
I am jotting down the itenary for a week in Sri Lanka and I am unable to think of place which are a must visit, I can think of following places
Kalipitiya - I have heard this is the unexplored Sri Lanka and not many tourists visit this place..however this is suppose to the really beautiful
I am not sure if I really want to visit Ella, as it is going to be a typical hill station..or may be i am wrong :)
Lastly, how is the Yala and bundala wildlife parks..knowing the wildlife parks in India which they are really famous for..I did not see anything specific with Yala or bundala..
Looking forward for some expert opinion!!
Any ideas on how/where to buy tickets for the upcoming match at Eden Gardens? I'm coming up short looking around online and wonder if it's too far out to buy them. A few sites like viagogo.com pop up in a google search but I'm sure there are better ways to go about getting tickets. Thanks for any advice.
What would be the best and the cheapest way to go from Delhi Airport to Faridabad, Haryana?
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Does anyone know if you can walk from Trisuli Bazaar to Arughat and stay in lodges or do you need a tent
Have any of you done it, because I think it is a 2-3 day trek.
Thanks for your help,
I am currently in Ktm and thinking about doing a hike from pokhara around nov 11/12 and looking for people to go with. I am thinking either poon hill or Narphu? This is just because I have previously done the ABC and Annapurna circuit. I usually carry my own gear and do not take a guide but I am happy either way. I am 28 and trekking tomorrow to gorkyo but then my husband goes home & I am wanting to do another trek while I am here. Please let me know if you are interested
hey thorn tree-ers!
I'm in nepal right now with a tourist visa that I extended until the 2nd of november a few weeks ago. Only problem is my flight is on the 3rd. When I was at the immigration office the man said I would be given 1 days grace at the airport. I was happy to pay for the extra day but he was very insistent so I went along with it. Has anyone had experience with this before? I am very low on funds at the moment and couldnt really afford the $30 fine I've heard about. Is it possible to get another 1 day extension on top of my other extension?
Thanks in advance. Idid have a look through old threads but couldn't find an answer.
I'm looking at doing the EBC in December which I understand is an ok time to trek the Himalayas. I am currently travelling for 5 months and I do not have any hiking boots with me as I currently hike with my running shoes (Skechers). I have been looking for some boots here in Colombo but I cannot find any which aren't cheap imitation or brands I ones haven't heard of. Could those of you who have done the EBC walk advise whether hiking boots are actually required? Its causing me a bit of a headache as I will only be using them once and its an unnecessary cost and weight in my already full backpack. If I am to get them, I would rather buy them now so I can break them in. I would possibly buy them in India which is my next destination.
Hello, we are two travelers looking to find some people to split the cost of a private car to Syabru Bensi from Kathmandu on the 25th of October. We want to avoid the nine hour public bus. We have gotten quotes for about 20,000 rupees. If anyone is interested please let us know. We would also appreciate suggestions as to where to find people interested in sharing a car.. We will be staying in Thamel at the Shree Tibet Family Guest House the night of the 24th.
My wife and myself are planning to visit NZ for around 13 days in december. I was thinking what kind of travel insurance should we opt for since I checked policies ranging from INR 375 to ~1000.
Would the basic medical and accident insurance suffice?
Is there anything particularly aspect that requires to be covered?
I´m going to get married in September 2013, and i have exactly 3 weeks for my wedding trip. My idea was spend like 2 weeks in Nepal and another one in Maldives through Delhi (1 day)
For the first 2 weeks i´m now studying a map of EBC thinking the way of getting us much close to the big mountains or at least see a good panorama. But is complicated, here´s my idea of the itinerary, need some help about what to do when arrive on Dingboche, I would like to climb Chhukkung Ri or Nangkar Tshang but i not sure if we are ascending very fast. (AMS Risk?)
Day 1. Arrive at KTM
Day 2. Free day on KTM
Day 3. Flight to Lukla and trek to Phadking
Day 4. Trek to Namche
Day 5. Free Day/Acclimatization
Day 6. Trek to Tengboche
Day 7. Trek to Dingboche
Day 8. Aclimatization day??
Day 9. Climb Nagkar Tshang?? or go to Chhukhung?? resting in Dingboche
Day 10. Back to Namc... more »
In about 10 days I'll fly to Kathmandu for a 12-day motorcycle ride (alone) through the Country (itinerary is Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath-Pokhara-Chitwan-Kathmandu and its valley).
I just read somewhere that there's serious fuel shortage in many parts of the Country, presently, and that motorcycles are banned in some places?
Is that true?
This would make things terrible to me, because motorcycle (a 500 cc Royal Enfield) is rented and flights are already booked with no refund possibility.
Thanks you all!
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