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Still a while to go but sure the time will fly past - anyone else booked on the 16th Novemeber departure for Adventure Nepal??

Paul

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Yes, 6 of us , friends from Stratford on Avon area are going on this trip. How about you?

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Just me, until I meet with the rest of the group. Thought i'd do something different for a change and chance to experience a different country & culture. Based in Gerrards Cross, Bucks so the first part of the trip will be a doddle only just down the road from Heathrow.

So are you a mixed group of guys and girls and what made you all choose Nepal?

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Had some technical probs with this so hope it's working.

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It seems to be.
Hi plancaster, you sound like an adventurous young man, so you will be disappointed to learn that we are a bunch of fifty-something old biddies of varying stages of fitness, sanity, gray hair and marital status.
Those of us with husbands are leaving them at home. Mine wimped out at the sight of the rope bridge. I nearly wimped out when I heard about the white water rafting, as generally I prefer my water hot with soap.
We are Jane (me) Gill, Judy, Carol, Pauline and Ro. P and Ro booked it and the rest of us kind of tagged along.
Why Nepal? Well we thought it'd make a nice change from caravanning weekends in the Cotswolds.

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You can't be typical "old biddies", as you put it, if your doing this trip. It will be good to have a mixed group of ages and personalities. I think that is one of the things that appeals about this kind of trip - not knowing who else is going before hand - you never know who you'll end up spending a couple of weeks with. I'm sure it will be different than the Cotswolds. That accounts for 7 of the group, we'll wait and see who else is joining us.

It will be good to meet you all.

Paul

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Well, rapidly heading towards old-biddiedom. Four of the six of us went to Peru a couple of years ago, and trekked to Machu Picchu, so I guess the Annapurna trek will be similar, but longer. So we'll need to be pretty fit. The same four of us are cycling from London to Stratford in a couple of weeks time on the Macride tour ( in aid of Macmillan ) and have been out riding in the pouring rain and hail trying to prepare. Ever since they said we had a drought, it's never stopped raining it seems. There may well be several bikes on eBay in two and a bit weeks or so, along with my furry seat cover and my assortment of rainbow hued and ill-advisedly close fitting selection of Lycra garments. Will have to concentrate on hill walking after the bike ride is out of the way. How about you, will you be running around the Chilterns with bricks in a rucksack? Jane.

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I have started running a bit, not sure whether its lucky that I'm surrounded by hills at this stage, but sure it will help; along with the rowing machine general fitness should be fine as long as I stick to doing it regardless of the weather - all too easy to put it off. A few longer walks as well, to get the boots walked in properly, also on the cards.
It sounds like you'll have no problem with the trekking, you seem a pretty active group. What as Peru like? I looked at that as an option of where to go. Paul

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Peru was amazing. Put it on your bucket list. We went with a different company though, and had rather luxurious accommodation. Nepal could be a bit more basic. Still, we can rough it when we have to. Might have to manage with just the one set of heated curlers/hair straighteners. Only joking.
Just bought myself a nice down jacket, as my son said some of the hired stuff was inferior. He did Everest base camp a couple of years ago and was travelling independently. He had his own kit but said that there was a lot of fake North Face stuff around. I was going to borrow his , but can't resist a bargain.

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Peru was amazing. Put it on your bucket list. We went with a different company though, and had rather luxurious accommodation. Nepal could be a bit more basic. Still, we can rough it when we have to. Might have to manage with just the one set of heated curlers/hair straighteners. Only joking.
Just bought myself a nice down jacket, as my son said some of the hired stuff was inferior. He did Everest base camp a couple of years ago and was travelling independently. He had his own kit but said that there was a lot of fake North Face stuff around. I was going to borrow his , but can't resist a bargain.

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That pretty much confirms what I had thought about the hire stuff when I was thinking whether to buy or not. I decided to buy my own stuff, at least that way I know that I have everything I need and can be sure of the quality - It means I'll also have some of the stuff I need for the next advetnure wherever that may be. The only thing I'm not too sure of is how much I will need to take particularly with regards to clothing; enough but not too much is the answer - but haven't got further than that as yet.

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I have emailed Adventure co re kit lists, also googled Nepal trekking kit list and got all sorts of lists. I also asked them whether there would be any way of washing stuff out, as that will obviously make a difference. Some of the lists are pretty dated, eg including rolls of film. Who uses those any more? (Well apart from my Dad)
Must say the present weather isn't very encouraging if you are planning to go out and start doing some serious walking training, or cycling. Hope it cheers up a bit soon.

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It will be interesting to hear what they say about being able to wash stuff whilst on the trek. Have also found quite a few lists online so will get it sorted - got long enough to organise.
Gotta say the weather is putting a dampner on the exercise, again plenty of time to get fitter so not panicking just yet, it can't possibly rain until November!!!

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I rang as they don't seem to respond to emails. Apparently, the porters set up temporary showers, so we can wash ourselves , and there might be a possibility of rinsing out the odd item of clothing. But generally you save it until you get back to the hotel where you can get everything washed.
We had bowls of warm water to wash with on the Inca trail, but that was shorter, and it was difficult to get things dry.
Glad I've established that, as I don't want to take twenty seven pairs of knickers only to find there's a washing machine half way up the north face of Annapurna, or wherever it is we're going. Jane.

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Hi Jane

I am really sorry that we did not reply to your email.

Can you let me know where you sent it - as I cannot find it.

Glad we could answer your questions when you called - but I would like to follow up on why you did not get a reply to your email.

Kind regards

Sean

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I sent email on 29 April requesting info about washing and kit lists, but no reply. Now I'm no techie but I'm assured that the email has been sent. When I ring, your people are very friendly and helpful , but I get the feeling they are having to look up information and do not have personal experience of that particular trip. So a named contact would be useful, as with other companies I have travelled with.

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We survived the bike ride . Have come up to lake district to do some walking, but caught my toe on table leg on friday and it is now forty shades of blue , so I'm not sure hw much walking I'll be doing.
Was hoping to be scampering up some fells but might just about be able to hobble to the pub.
I hope your training is going more successfully than mine.

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Well done on the bike ride, sorry ot hear about the toe but at least there is plenty of time to recover.

I have joined a gym to help with the training - keeps me more disciplined. Going 4-5 times a week so with plenty of time left feeling good about it all. Off to Tenerife next week so planning a couple of long walks while i'm there, in between lazing inthe sun and indulging in the all-inclusive offerings. The hotel has a gym too so I can keep that going too.

Hope you are back to the training soon.

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You're going to Tenerife on an all inclusive holiday, and you are planning to go to the gym? Hmm. Good luck with that plan.
Yep the toe is definitely broken, and feeling very sorry for itself. It is currently swathed in tape and foam and only allowed to go around in flipflops. It is thinking of starting its own blog. I have cheered it up with a fetching coat of dark purple nail polish, to match the bruise.
Am off motorhoming around Europe soon, so this forum will probably go into temporary hibernation. enjoy your hols , Jane

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Back from my Euro ramblings. Did a bit of cycling. Toe is returning to normal. Things are looking up. Might be able to fit into my walking boots again soon.Starting to get excited about Nepal now . Hope Tenerife was good. How's it going with you? Jane

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Had a great time in Tenerife but you were right about the gym, think I saw it on day 1 and thats about it.
Still getting to the gym a few days a week not back to normal routine - V02 Max now up to 43 which according to the training guide from adventure co is good. Not sure exactly what it means but good is good. Shame I undone most of my recent work in the gym with a 3 day chmapagne tasting trip to reims but too good an opportunity to turn down.
Glad to hear your toe is healing well.
Time is definately going fast - won't be long before having to sort out vacinations and stuff.

Paul

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Well, not sure about vo2 Max whoever he is, but we did manage to cycle up Alpe d'Huez on hols which is normally on the Tour de France circuit but not this year. Took me two and three quarter hours. The record is about 36 minutes. It took me longer than that to come down! Expect very slow progress in Nepal.
Yep. Must get sorted for jabs soon. I'm hoping some of my Peru ones will still be valid, or is it a whole new set of potential disease and pestilence? Probably. Cheers. Jane .

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Hi all, have just seen this thread and am also booked onto the same trip, it's not something I've ever done before so am looking forward to a new challenge. See you all in November!

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Another first timer on the trip. Good stuff. So are you traveling alone?

Had a few vaccine jabs yesterday, the nurse was right about the dead arm, lasted about 24 hrs. Only the malaria tablets to get, apparently malarone is the best one to go for.

Won't be long now

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Hi everyone,

I've signed up for this trip too. I've done a reasonable amount of travelling in South America and Africa, and bits of hiking, but this will be the first time I've done such a long trek. Have started 'training' but unfortunately based in flat East Anglia so planning some trips to Snowdonia and the Peak District to get some practice.

Something interesting info on malaria (price wise) from my doctor:

Malaria Tablets
Malarone (per tablet) £2.75
Paed Malarone £1.00
Doxycycline £0.25
Larium £3.20
To be applied from 16th November 2011.

I've used Doxycycline in the past so will be interesting to see if my doctor recommends that again.

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There does seem to be quite a lot of variation on the price, one thing my doc said was that with malarone you only that it for a week after u leave the area where some others you continue for a a lot longer.

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I've decided to get a visa here in the UK before I go, just to save any hassle at the airport. This is the hotel address that the Adventure Company told me to use (in case anyone else is wondering)

Hotel Tibet
PO Box 7956
Lazimpat
Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: 977 1 4429085

I've also tried to get in touch with some people who were on the trip before to see if they have any tips. Will pass them on if I get any!

Was out doing some 'training' in the Peak District this weekend - feeling my legs today! How is everyone else getting along fitness/training wise?

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Hi, redsheep. Well. Bit of an own goal, the 'legacy' of the Olympics is that I and most people I know have turned into total couch potatoes after being glued to the tv for two weeks. So the fitness levels have slumped to a personal worst.

Am now planning to do lots of cycling running and walking to make up for it.

Following on from the comments about malaria prophylaxis, you have to take the treatment recommended for the area you are travelling to which I am told is Proguanil/chloroquine, which is sold together in one pack. I haven't bought mine yet so no idea what it costs.

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Oh yes, I never thought of that. Also I think it depends on whether you're travelling long/short term. Should find out later this week.

Just a question - you mentioned that you bought a down jacket. I'm looking into getting one, although part of me is still debating whether fleece, plus waterproof, plus layers would be enough. Is your down jacket waterproof? Someone else mentioned to me that she had one of the Inca Trail earlier this year but didn't end up wearing it cos it wasn't waterproof. I think they're pretty hard to dry if the get wet too (or at least down sleeping bags are). I don't know if most are waterproof and she was just unlucky.

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Hi everyone, i've only just discovered this forum - i'm coming too!
its just dawned on me how soon it's all happening now, have been paying it off without thinking too much, i seriously need to get things sorted.

I was just wondering hows everyone applying for their Visa? i see there's different ways of doing it...

Also, has anyone heard the flight times yet and i'm assuming we're all getting the same flight and meeting at the airport?

sorry if these seem really naive i've never done any lone travelling before ever and never even left Europe so completely excited yet anxious!

I'm Paul by the way, 28 yrs old and will be coming from Colchester, Essex.

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Hi Paul,

These are the flight times I was given:

16-Nov-12 London Heathrow 20:45 Delhi 10:40 +1day
17-Nov-12 Delhi 12:40 Kathmandu 14:40
03-Dec-12 Kathmandu 09:30 Delhi 10:55
03-Dec-12 Delhi 12:55 London Heathrow 17:05

I'm going to send away for my visa this weekend just for piece of mind, but I've heard it's fairly simple getting it on arrival. Probably best to fill out the form beforehand though and don't forget the 2 passport photos :)

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Have people seen the comments re the Everest flight in this post (by the group who are going a month before us)?
http://www.adventurecompany.co.uk/forum/adventure-nepal-3

I'd definitely be interested in this. Anyone else?

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I asked the guys at Adventure Co about the visa and they said the easiest way is to do it on arrival, cost about $40 (preferably US dollars but would accept sterling). I'm doing mine on arrival.

On the down jacket front I have gone for a sleeves-less down jacket which fits well under a lightweight waterproof jacket. As always layers are best so you can easily regulate temperature.

I have the same flight times as 'redsheep' mentions above, I would imagine that most of us who have inclusive flights will be on the same one.

Also picked a "Travel Monkey" which is a great piece of kit. It is a charging unit for anything from phones, cameras and pretty much anything else that you can connect to it which you can recharge either though mains (if you have access to it) or via solar power. Might save on the many batteries that the camera may get through.

Paul

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Update to malaria info. I looked on a website and it said that the particular strain of malaria in Nepal is resistant to chloroquine and it's probably Malarone we need. You wouldn't think it was rocket science to find this information, but it seems difficult when you are given conflicting advice.
I have taken Malarone before with no side effects ,so am going to seek further advice from a different travel clinic.
Am topping up my Rabies vaccine too as it is nasty. And fatal.
Have bought down jacket . I don't think they are waterproof, but I would imagine it will be a 'dry' cold. I will be taking waterproof layers as well, so covering all eventualities!
Am probably borrowing a sleeping bag as they are a bit pricey and I'm not convinced I will use it again.

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Update to malaria info. I looked on a website and it said that the particular strain of malaria in Nepal is resistant to chloroquine and it's probably Malarone we need. You wouldn't think it was rocket science to find this information, but it seems difficult when you are given conflicting advice.
I have taken Malarone before with no side effects ,so am going to seek further advice from a different travel clinic.
Am topping up my Rabies vaccine too as it is nasty. And fatal.
Have bought down jacket . I don't think they are waterproof, but I would imagine it will be a 'dry' cold. I will be taking waterproof layers as well, so covering all eventualities!
Am probably borrowing a sleeping bag as they are a bit pricey and I'm not convinced I will use it again.

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Further update from Morrisons' travel advice pharmacist. Proguanil and chloroquine IS the correct treatment, Malarone not effective in Nepal.
Chloroquine is not enough on its own but with proguanil it does provide protection. It is available over the counter and costs £ 15.83 for 7weeks supply. You have to take it for a week before you go and 4 weeks afterwards. So one pack is not quite enough for our 18 day trip. So officially you need two packs. Three packs between two people would be fine. Or you can take the risk of stopping it early!
You also need insect repellant. Personally , I'm not mucking about with citronella or anything from Avon. It will have to be industrial strength Deet for me.

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Hmm, this is confusing. I just read this:

Which medications are used to prevent malaria in Nepal?

In many parts of the world where Falciparum malaria exists, the parasites have developed resistance to Chloroquine; this is true in Nepal as well. Although currently recommended by some international travel authorities; because of emerging resistance in Nepal, Chloroquine is not fully preventative. Therefore, the combination of Chloroquine and Proguanil is no longer an ideal prophylaxis. The CIWEC Clinic does not currently stock Chloroquine and Proguanil (Paludrine). The medications that we advise people to consider for high risk travel are Mefloquine, Doxycycline or Atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone).These are available at the clinic as walk-in visits.

I'm going to see my doctor on the 28th so will ask lots of questions! Although apparently I only need to see the nurse. When I made the appointment they seemed to think I should also be vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis too. I'm not so sure. It's not on the recommended list. Did you get that one? I have most of the others already so just require 'top ups'.

Yes, I will definitely be taking Deet.

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Absolutely. Confusing, as you say. I can only repeat that both my practice nurse and the Morrisons pharmacist said that proguanil and chloroquine were the medication to take, and that is what I have now bought.
Another concern is that I was going to have a top up of Rabies, but apparently there is a manufacturing problem with it at present, and no one seems to have any in stock. But we have a few weeks to go so I hope I can get some before we go.
Haven't asked about Japanese encephalitis, but will do so when I see the nurse for the Rabies jab which I can't get hold of!
Sticking to the Cotswolds next year. Jane

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Hey everyone. I'm going on adventure Nepal on the 5th October.

I have bought malarone for malaria. I went to tesco and spoke to the pharmacist, he at first said I needed something (can't remember the name) but when I said I was going over a certain altitude he said I needed malarone. I have to take it 2 days before I go, every day I'm there and for a week when I get back, cost me £79 for 27 tablets.

As for Japanese encephalitis when I spoke to my nurse she said there was an outbreak in Nepal in August 2011, she said I could have it if I wanted but it would cost £113 or so (It will vary between clinics) I decided not to get it.

So far I have had a course of Hepatitis B (3 injections) Tetanus (This one was painful) Typhoid and today I to drink something for Cholera, I have to have another drink and HepA next week then I need to go back for boosters next year.

Hope this helps.
Gwenllian

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Checked with my local high street pharmacist today who phoned some professional advice place which confirmed from several different sources that proguanil and chloroquine are the drugs of choice for Nepal. I specifically mentioned the Chitwan jungle.
I don't think you find many mosquitoes at high altitude.
It is a bit disturbing that you can't seem to find a definitive answer, and you are given such conflicting advice.

Jane

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hi everyone sorry haven't checked the forum for a couple of weeks - thanks for answering me about Visa and Flight times, etc.
really odd from my email about the flight times, it seems my times are all slightly different by about 20-30mins i'm a little confused! i will call to confirm but i'm sure they'd have us on the same flight surely esp if the alternative is just 20 mins difference

hmmm.

and regarding the Everest Flight i'm defintely doing this!! if i'm honest i was going to to a different Nepal trip as it mentioned this but i was advised most people on that didn't tend to me near my age group and that they offer the everest flight on all Nepal trips (the discover adventure brochure only mentioned it on one or two!

just wondering, perhaps a silly question, for the main bag is everyone taking a typical big rucksack to contain everything? its what i intended to do just checking its the norm /plan for most people? but i understand most of the time when we're hiking they're carried by us on a vehicle until we get to where we'll be staying and will carry a smaller bag with us.

i'm going to get some walking/hiking boots soon and start to break them in with a series of days of long walks. sadly i seem to be running out of time for any camping and i'm out of practise having not done it for sometime :-(

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Hi Paul,

I checked the flight numbers online and some of them do seem to have changed by 20 or 30 mins e.g. leaving Kathmandu so yes we do seem to be on the same flights. I guess all will be confirmed when we get the documents/tickets closer to the time.

That's great for the Everest flight. Yes, I'm not sure why I was told it wasn't possible when I first booked. I'm emailing the AdvenCo with some questions today so will confirm that one too. Maybe they don't want to guarantee it as they can be cancelled due to bad weather? Not sure.

Yes, I'm taking a big rucksack for my main bag (don't forget to bear in mind the weight limit for the internal flight, which I think was 10 or 15kg), and then a small day pack as carry on, which is also what I will carry during the day on the trek. As far as I know the vehicle just takes us to the start of the trek on day 1, then the porters will carry our large bags and we keep the smaller ones.

I got in touch with some people who did this trek last year. I will try and summarise their tips and post here in a bit.

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Looks like everyone will have differing advice on the malaria front, I plan to double check with my travel clinic and go with there advice. A lot of our trip is not in the at risk area for malaria, so it only really applies when we reached the Chitwan Jungle.

On the luggage front a soft bag/rucksack for a main piece of luggage is what is recommended plus the day bag, I have gone for a 35litre day bag which having reached the summit of Snowdon yesterday (not that I could see much when I got there) I found it is prefect for carrying everything that I needed for a day out walking/climbing. Redsheep is right about the porters once the trek starts.

Only 60 days to go - starting to get quite excited now!!

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brilliant, thank you! i'm so excited yet nervous! i dropped my holiday form to the doctors this weekend so awaiting a call tomorow/in the week about an injection apppointment,
i will discuss all the above points about malaria

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A cautionary tale. If you collect a vaccine from the chemist, and are not going to have it straight away, don't do what I did which was to come home and put it on a spare bed with the rest of my holiday stuff, for a week.
I forgot /didn't realize I had to refrigerate it. Yes yes I should have known. So I have wasted £55 worth of rabies jab , which was probably the last dose in the country, considering the difficulty I've had getting hold of it. (You don't officially need it for Nepal, but I thought it was worth topping up.)
On the training front, things are looking up. Went out scaling the mighty Malverns yesterday , hardly Nepal, but it'll have to do for now. I think the pint of HPA and faggots and peas half way round might have been a mistake though.

Jane

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I've now got my first appointment booked with the nurse.

After sending in the form, I was first called last week to name all the places i'll be going to in Nepal (this is important for the malaria apparently)

and today i was called with an initial booking for next month and was told i'll have two appointments as i'll be in India too.

So just in case no one's mentioned it, it seems it's important to tell the chemist or your surgery about the time in Delhi India, even though it's just a connecting flight and will be there a short time

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I told them and was told it was ok as we were just transiting through.
World shortage of rabies vaccine, apparently. I wasted the last one!
Might be available mid November. Probably too late for us.

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Yes, we'll just be in the airport so can't see it being an issue. Getting my jabs tomorrow so I'll mention it anyway.

Also just to let you know that I was in contact with a few people who went on this trip last year. They said there is no photo booth at the airport so you need to take passport photos with you (or face a big delay getting the visa sorted). Apparently we also need passport photos for trek passes. I wasn't aware of this.

Other tips they mentioned:
Make sure you keep some clean clothes for the day you get back to the hotel after the trek (to wear after your first shower in 6/7 days!). There's lots of places near the hotel in Pokhara to get your washing done, and they'll have it ready in a few hours.

A water bottle is better than a platypus as easier to keep clean on trek. The porters fill them up for you in the morning and lunchtime with sterilized water.

Be prepared for some pretty bumpy roads and long journeys. The drive into the trekking area was particularly bad. If you get travel sick, consider taking anti-nausea pills.

Need Deet (insect repellent) for Chitwan.

Girls (and maybe boys!), take dry shampoo as oppose to waterless wet shampoo for trek so you don't end up with a wet, cold head.

They all said the trip was fantastic:)

Louise

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Some good tips, thanks Louise

I think I read somewhere that you need to take 2 passport photos, which confirms what you said about the trek pass - can't find where I read it now but definately saw it somewhere.
To make it easier on arriving in Kathmandu, if you are not getting your visa before hand, you can download the visa form online - easy to find and fill-in so one less thing to worry about in the apparant manic scenes at Kathmandu airport.

Learn something new everyday - never knew that dry shampoo existed!!!

Weeks are flying by at the moment so can imagine the next few weeks will be gone in a flash.

Paul

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I went to see the nurse on Friday for my vaccines. Apparently there's a world shortage of
injectable typhoid vaccine (until 2014?!), but there is an oral version which my local practice is trying to source.

For Malaria in Nepal Malarone, Larium, Doxycycline or Proguanil *with* chloroquine. Just not Chloroquine on it's own due to some resistance to it. Double confirmed that Malarone is effective and I will probably choose this one as you only have to take it for 1 week after you get back, not 4 like the others.

I don't know whether to take it for the whole trip though or just for rafting & Chitwan part. Need to work out how many tablets to purchase.

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Re the Everest flight, this is what the Adventure Co said:
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The Everest overflight is a possibility on this tour. It would be possible to do this on day 3 of the tour, before the guided city of Kathmandu and before you head onto Bhaktapur that afternoon. The flight cost is currently $160.00 US plus an airport tax of 170 NRs. Please note that this cost is subject to change with increments in fuel costs). The flight is subject to weather conditions being appropriate.

You do not need to book this before you travel as the tour leader will organise this for you once you are on the trip if you choose to do this.
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That's about £101 for the flight in total. I'm going to do it, weather permitting!

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