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Adventure Nepal 16th Nov - Anyone Else Booked???

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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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Joined: 04/12/2011
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You got the same info as me with regards to the anti-malaria. I have gone for Malarone and due to most of the trip being in a low risk (anit-malaria not required) area don't need to start taking until the day we start the rafting trip then continue through Chitwan and then just for a week after.

Joined: 18/07/2012
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I'm going to start taking it a day or 2 before the rafting. We'll be low down so may be at risk during the rafting? Not going to take a chance anyway.

Joined: 11/01/2012
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Does anyone know if we will be able to actually see Everest from any part of our trek, even if it is a tiny white dot in the distance? Not sure about the Everest flight but it would be a shame to go to Nepal and not actually eyeball it, I think.

Jane

Joined: 18/07/2012
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No, I don't think so as you can't see it from Kathmandu and that's the closest we'll be to it. Looking at the map Everest is sort of east of Kathmandu and we're going west for trekking etc.

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Hmm. That's a shame. I think I want to keep internal flights to a minimum.

In the Lake District at the moment doing some Fell walking, trying to get our legs a bit stronger. Got to be able to keep up with all you young things.

Joined: 18/07/2012
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Jane, I think you will be outwalking the rest of us! I did 2 days in the Peak District a while ago, and was hoping to go to Snowdon but the logistics don't seem to be working out for me :(. It's very flat where I live = very boring walking after a few hours! I run every week so my general fitness should be ok, but worried about my legs being strong enough too.

Enjoy the lake District!

Joined: 26/03/2011
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well that makes more sense, i downloaded the intenerary which stated it the other way round - dollars for the airport tax and NPR for the flight which would be the equivlent of about £2 ish for a flight over Mount Everest which doesn't seem right!

I had my jabs today for Hep A, Tetanus and some oral pill for Typhoid whihc ive got to take two more of.
I asked about Malaria and was told i wouldn't need a jab for this or medication ?!!!! due the areas i'll be in,
just to wear the repellant and cover up.

I can't believe it's a month tomorrow until we go and equally can't believe how much stuff i haven't get bought and sorted.

Joined: 04/12/2011
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Time flying by, only a month to go and typically gonna be a really busy month at work so gonna have to get organised but not doing too bad; pretty much got all the stuff I think i need just the money to sort out, no idea how much to take though?!?

Thats sounds strange advice re the malaria as the Chitwan Jungle is in a high risk area, we'll only be there for 2 days but one bite is all it takes!!!

Joined: 18/07/2012
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I agree with Paul, sounds very strange that they did not recommend malaria tablets for Chitwan. Get a second opinion? I also have the oral typhoid.

Yes, I need to figure out how much money to take as well. I guess we'll need some for tips on the trek too. There's a few little things I still have to get kit wise. I really need to make a list. Also figuring out how many socks, tees etc. My thick socks are taking up most of the space at the moment!

One month to go :).

Joined: 11/01/2012
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If you trawl through the itinerary and tot up all the money it suggests we will need, you can work it out . I think it's a minimum of about £600 to £700. In dollars I think preferably or sterling. There is also a kit list, but yes it's still a question of how much of everything.

I think I will chuck everything I can think of that I might need in a bag, weigh it, and then start chucking it out again in order of priority.

PCWD you need to stress that you are going to the Chitwan jungle and get further advice I think re malaria advice. Still, if it only takes one mozzie you'll probably be ok, as they usually go for me.

Joined: 26/03/2011
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thanks everyone, i thought it was strange, i'm going to spend quite a bit of time in town tomorrow getting a lot of stuff i need, which of course will now include seeking a second opinion!

Also I was going to get some currency sorted. I had planned to take a mixture but didn't realise until looking online earlier that you can't actually get Nepalese Rupees in this country! I know we can change some there and that dollars and sterling are accepted.

I was just wondering how much roughly anyone was intending to spend on NPR in Nepal, or is no one doing this?

I know dollars and sterling are accepted most places but wasn't sure if that does include EVERYWHERE we will go, or if we should also take NPR...

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It will probably be worth getting some NPR when we get there, sure the adv co guides when we get therewill give us advice on how much if any we need to change to NPR. I'm just taking USD in cash & travellers cheques.

As for everthing else else think i'm pretty much sorted, just need to weigh the luggage and in 25 days off we go!!!

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Did anyone else notice that on the trip notes for Adventrue Nepal the trekking level has changed from "moderate" to "demanding" - extra couple of sessions in the gym may be called for!!!!

Contacted Adv Co about the size and make up of the group, there are 16 of us so far which includes 7 solo travellers (5 male/2 female) the rest are all in groups/couples. Ages range from early 20's up to 60's - will be interesting to meet everyone.

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Demanding eh? Good thing we stepped up our training by going to a Nepalese restaurant recently. Should stand us in good stead for the trek.

Got the E-documentation today. Exciting.

Jane

Joined: 25/09/2012
Posts: 4

Hey guys :)

Finally got round to registering on the forums! its not long to go now and just thought id say hi here before meeting you all in a few weeks time!

I'm off to get the last bits of shopping today and then going to see if it all fits in the bag... nice to know there's a few other solo travellers like me but its going to be just as good to meet you all (and try and keep up with you)

Excited!

Matt

Joined: 26/03/2011
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Hi Matt!
yes i'm also travelling alone, it's very encouraging to know others will be in the same boat!

I'm just looking up the most convenient and also cheapest ways of getting to Heathrow.

i think once i meet everyone at the airport so much anxiousness will disappear!

Joined: 25/04/2012
Posts: 26

Hey everyone!
I've been back almost a week now.
You are going to have a fantastic time!
It is so beautiful!

I noticed the trekking level has changed to demanding... I would not class myself as fit and
would still class the trek as moderate but the first day being demanding, I felt my fitness did not let me down but I found it hard trekking in the heat. It can be very hot in the day and at night on Tara Top slept in 3 degrees, not sure if it went to 1 degrees 2 days later. After the trek I feel a lot fitter! Make sure you stretch every morning and evening especially on downhill days!

I took malaria tablets for everyday and stopped taking them till Chitwan, but everyone said there is no malaria in Nepal, not even in Chitwan, but its up to you if you want to take the risk or not.

As for the Everest flight, it was fantastic! However, on the flight home I saw it again on the Jet Airways plane, however, I wouldn't have known it was Everest if I hadn't done the flight. We went east before we turned around and headed for Delhi.

You can change money everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara... I didn't need to change my money to dollars, pounds were accepted everywhere. I changed all my money to NPR.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask :) Though I don't want to spoil anything for you!

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Glad you had a great time, and thanks for the points you mentioned.

Can you give any advice on how much to take with regards to clothing? Is there opportunity to get stuff washed?

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Paul, as far as I know we can get stuff washed in Pohkara so will be handy for when we get back from the trek.

Joined: 25/09/2012
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Oh god! the travel to Heathrow!

Taxi appears to be out as there's no way i can afford that from derby on my own! so Im looking at the train option currently. seems relatively easy to get down to London and I could always spend a night in London before heading to Heathrow after!

Guess it will be fairly easy to meet up with you guys at Heathrow, afterall there cant be that many people walking round with backpacks and hiking boots on!

Just got the few last bits to get now and to dig out the old camera to make sure it still works!

why cant i be going this week!

Matt

Joined: 04/12/2011
Posts: 21

Thats something I don't need to worry too much about, live only 20 minute drive from Heathrow, will be probably one of the easiest parts of the whole trip. I plan to get to the airport for about 17:00.

We can alwyas head to one of the bars after security and meet there. What about "Bridge Bar/Lounge", for that last pint of proper beer for a couple of weeks, unless others have another preference.

Paul

Joined: 18/07/2012
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Sounds like a plan! I'm coming down straight after work so will need food as well. Menu there looks fine. I'll be there by 6pm.

Joined: 11/01/2012
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Sounds good to me. We will probably be ready to eat by then too. We will look forward to meeting everyone there.

Joined: 26/03/2011
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sounds a brilliant plan!!

does anyone mind adding each other on Facebook if you're on it? just thought at least for face recognition purposes to look out for each other at Heathrow,
i don't mind you adding me.
I'm Paul Draper, you may find my specific profile if you search by my email:
paul_draper2001@yahoo.co.uk

i'm holding a union jack flag in the profile picture with an Olympics venue behind me, also a remembrance related scene on my cover photo.

i didn't get round to making a proper profile on this website with photo, etc

Joined: 18/07/2012
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Good idea. I've found you and just sent a friend request.

Anyone else feel free to add me - Louise Newman living in Bedford and profile pic is me jumping on a sand dune:).

Joined: 04/12/2011
Posts: 21

Hey guys,

Guessed this was as good a time as any to be one of the last few to join facebook.
Paul Lancaster living in Chalfont St Peter
Profile pic is me with a large snake around my neck. I'll send you guys friend requests.

Joined: 25/09/2012
Posts: 4

Brilliant plans!

Have sent requests to paul and louise but cant seem to find other paul :(

Look for matthew cooper living in derby if you want to add me
profile pic is currently a wolf (promise not to change it for a few days!)

meeting in the bar suits me!

Joined: 25/04/2012
Posts: 26

Hey guys.

Washing - Can easily be done in Pokhara, got my stuff washed twice in Pokhara, before and after the trek, there is one right outside the hotel, just across the road, lovely woman. Cost about 200NPR per Kg. The hotel in Chitwan can do washing for you, this was more expensive but I did wash a bit more.

And went I went to Heathrow, there were people with walking boots everywhere haha. We met loads of people on the same flight going to Everest Base Camp.

I went to Bridge Bar, it was packed! Had to stand up and have a drink.

Your going to have a great time! Wish I was going again!

Joined: 04/12/2011
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Thanks for the advice, can't believe its a week tomorrow that we go.

Getting excited now!!!

Joined: 26/01/2011
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Not long now! Peter and I (Lillian) and very excited - did a dummy run packing the rucsack yesterday and now can't wait. See you all tomorrow.

Joined: 11/01/2012
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I can't believe it's tomorrow. Down to weighing T shirts now! See you all tomorrow.

Good luck with the packing.

Jane.

Joined: 11/01/2012
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I can't believe it's tomorrow. Down to weighing T shirts now! See you all tomorrow.

Good luck with the packing.

Jane.

Joined: 11/01/2012
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I can't believe it's tomorrow. Down to weighing T shirts now! See you all tomorrow.

Good luck with the packing.

Jane.

Joined: 25/09/2012
Posts: 4

Will see you all soon!

Time to Pack, repack and pack again until it all fits and im happy with it!

Joined: 11/01/2012
Posts: 30

Have fun packing, Mattyop, hope we all recognize each other.

You'll know me, I'm obviously the one who says everything three times!

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