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Adventure Nepal - 28th October

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Hi,

anyone else booked on this trip leaving london on 28th Oct?

this is my first trip with adventure company am looking forward to it.

get in touch

cheers

Gareth

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Joined: 25/05/2011
Posts: 5

Hello Gareth,

I have just booked this trip (same dates) and am also hugely looking forward to it. It will be my first trip with the company too. It certainly looks as if it will be an interesting and very varied holiday.

Best wishes,
Iain

Joined: 28/09/2010
Posts: 17

Hi Iain and Gareth,

I'll be joining you guys on this trip too! Very excited, October seems ages away but it'll soon come around! This will be my third trip with the Adventure Company...all great so far!!!

Anna

Joined: 25/05/2011
Posts: 5

Hello again,

Anna - It's really good to hear from a repeat customer! I have travelled with other companies like Exodus and Explore before, but not with the Adventure Company, so I'm pleased to know you've had good experiences. I agree that October seems a long way off, and it's pretty rare for me to be organised enough to book anything like this so far in advance!

I haven't been to Nepal before, so I'm really looking forward to it, and am definitely keen to make the most of it however the trip turns out.

Iain

Joined: 17/05/2011
Posts: 6

Hi Iain / Anna

Good to hear from you both and look forward to meeting you in October - agreed the date seems ages away but after a nice long summer now (fingers crossed!) the time will fly and it'll soon come around.

Anna - what previous trips have you done with the company - been looking for many years but only now has time allowed me the opportunity.

Cheers

Gareth

Joined: 18/02/2011
Posts: 3

Just managed to log on at last. I understand there's only one place left on this trip, so glad we got in early. HUGELY excited, just hope I keep up with everyone, suspect I'll be the oldest at 65. I'm off to the Peak District tomorrow to get some training in!

Maggie

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

Hello all,

I've just taken the last place for 28th Oct (there is another provisional booking).

Only 3 Months to go!!! I'd better start exercising!

Joined: 03/11/2010
Posts: 3

Hi folks,

I'm also booked on this trip. I've never been on a trip like this before, really looking forward to it! Training not quite going to plan but reading this is making it all a bit more real ...think I might pop out for a run while the sun is shining!

Look forward to meeting you all soon

Helen

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

2 months to go before we're off...

We all on the same Jet Airways flight from Heathrow?

So whos who?

I'm Chris, 26, Male, Paramedic in Hull.

Anybody started thinking about equipment? Sleeping bag? Sleeping Mat? Luggage? etc

c_stubley@hotmail.co.uk

Joined: 03/11/2010
Posts: 3

Hey

I'm Helen 28 from Dundee, Scotland. I'm also on the group flight from Heathrow though haven't orgnised getting there yet. I have bought some bits and pieces from Alpkit.com they seem pretty reasonable. They were recommended on the Trek Smart day. I decided to replace my old synthetic sleeping bag with a down one. Haven't tested it outside yet but it seems very toasty!

How's everyone else doing, all sorted for equipment?

Helen

Joined: 25/05/2011
Posts: 5

Hello all,

I'm Iain, 35, from Wiltshire and I'm also on the group flights. As far as kit is concerned, I was hoping to make do with what I've already got (normal walking clothes/waterproofs and a half-decent sleeping bag).

Chris - I'm pretty sure the trip notes say that sleeping mats are provided.

Helen - thanks for the reminder about organising getting to the airport!

All - are you planning to get Visas in advance, or on arrival? Although the Adventure Company says you can get them in Kathmandu, I've heard stories from friends about huge queues at the Visa office in Kathmandu airport - but maybe they were just unlucky!

Cheers,
Iain Gordon-Ingram

Joined: 18/02/2011
Posts: 3

Hi Iain, I decided to apply for my visa by post, and I received it back within one week. Saves all that hassle at the airport.

Maggie

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

I'm going to get the visa in advance. Same cost and makes things a little easier at the other end.

Joined: 25/05/2011
Posts: 5

Dear all,

There is a Facebook group for this trip if you want to join:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=221172684573730

Might be useful for discussing kit, lifts to/from Heathrow, or whatever anyone wants to discuss.

Less than two months to go... I'm getting itchy feet!

Cheers,
Iain

Joined: 11/11/2010
Posts: 1

Hi am on trip and is now coming round fast,anyone from around my area going. I live in Newark Notts. Looking forward to meeting up. Hows everyones fitness .... hope i aint the oldest!!!!
Cheers Rob

Joined: 13/04/2011
Posts: 1

Hello :)
I'm Rachel, 21, from Oxfordshire. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Is everybody taking the same flights? If so do you think we could meet at the airport or something? I've never flown anywhere by myself before and it's a bit daunting.

Joined: 25/05/2011
Posts: 5

Hello Rachel,
Don't worry at all about the flights. Honestly, I'm sure it will all be very straightforward. My one piece of advice is to get to the airport early so you're not in a panic about dashing through the airport at the last minute - but maybe that's just my preference. I suspect most people will be on the main "group flight", so there's a very good chance of meeting up beforehand. In the past, I've just asked people in the check-in queue who look like walkers whether they're on the same trip... You'll soon enough find someone says 'yes'!
Cheers,
Iain

Joined: 17/05/2011
Posts: 6

I forgot I even started this thread it was so long ago!!

I make it 7 weeks to departure - getting very close and haven't done nearly enough exercise (welcome to modern life I suppose!) but a few weeks of training now should see me good enough (and if not may I request someone carry me!!)

I believe Jet Airway flights go from T4 in Heathrow - I'm being dropped off at the airport around 5pm on the day to give myself enough time if anyone knows any decent meeting places?

Sorting out the visa tomorrow - understand it's cheaper over there but the peace of mind of having it sorted before we travel will certainly be a big potential headache avoided.

Does anyone know the route of the trek (in more detail than supplied by Adventure Co)? Looked everywhere on the internet and can't find anything fully matching it - would be nice to see where we are heading each day.

Cheers all can't wait to meet you

Gareth

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

I've had a look around the internet as well. But think this is a route specific to the adventure company (hence camping rather than tea houses as with any other trek)

Joined: 18/02/2011
Posts: 3

Marvellous! decided to do 4 days long distance walking along the Jurassic coastal path, planned 15 miles on the first day. Walked for about half a mile, fell over, and broke my arm! This happened on Tuesday this week, so hoping to be out of plaster before our trek. So my training is zilch at the moment. Hope the Sherpas' are strong!

Hope to see some of you at Heathrow.

Maggie

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

I'll be in the Lake district next week (M26-F30th.) Staying in windermere but want to bag Helvellyn, Great Gable and Skiddaw. Offers there is anybody wants to meet me either for an evening or a day out.

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

Chemist Direct.co.uk have the antimalaria tablets my GP suggested on a week by week basis rather that having to buy 2x 7week boxes (We need 8 weeks).

http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/paludrine-andamp%3B-avloclor-travel-pack_...

For 8 week is £15.20 before P&P (7 weeks in normally £15-20 per box)

Joined: 17/05/2011
Posts: 6

is anybody hiring a sleeping bag when we get to Nepal?

Purchasing a 3/4 season appears to be very expensive and with bulk I'm considering hiring when in Pokhara for the trek and then having my own for when we get further down on the rafting and jungle?

If anyone has researched what are your thoughts?

I've looked around and can find nothing concrete on prices, etc

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

I'm taking my own, but have made the investment previously. Id certainly take a liner as a minimum if using theirs.

Contact Tristan at adventure company. Hes the contact I've been sending questions to
Tristan.smith@adventurecompany.co.uk

Joined: 16/05/2011
Posts: 27

Hi

Tristan has left the Adventure Company. However, if you email customerservice@adventurecompany.co.uk we will be happy to answer any queries you have.

harber83 - many of our customers do hire sleeping bags in Nepal. Of course the standards of sleeping bags are not as high as you get in the UK, but generally they are found to be satisfactory. As cstubley says, we would recommend a sleeping bag liner if you are hiring.

Kind regards

Sean Hughes
Customer Operations Manager
The Adventure Company

Joined: 17/05/2011
Posts: 6

Thanks for your replies both I will weight it up (literally) and work out what is best

Joined: 01/10/2011
Posts: 1

Hi Everyone,

I'm Mark (32) from Portsmouth. Very much looking forward to the trip and meeting you all. I did the Kilimanjaro trip with The Adventure Company last year and it was absolutely brilliant. We'll have a great time.

I'm not on the group flights with you all but I'll catch you up in Kathmandu a few hours later.

See you all soon!

Mark

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

Well. I took my first Malaria tablets today (they are gross), which means a week till we are in Nepal. Its finally here, Hooray!

Joined: 17/05/2011
Posts: 6

I started mine yesterday and agree they are particularly gross - especially trying to swallow them without water like i did in the car earlier.

Finally finished packing just the big test tomorrow now when I take the bag to work to get it weighed - can see me then throwing a load of stuff out to get it lighter!!

Nearly there people - 3 days en counting :-)

Joined: 29/07/2011
Posts: 11

People are arriving at Heathrow (Terminal 4) from 15.30 I believe. Shall we say wetherspoons (The windsor castle) as a meeting place? I'd guess the group wearing walking boots will be enough of a giveaway to find each other?

Joined: 03/11/2010
Posts: 3

Can't believe we're finally going! Look forward to meeting you all tomorrow. Will head for Weatherspoons - see you there! Helen

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