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    Default Re: Nepal: Trekking to Annurpurna Base Camp - Any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by askaboutlife View Post
    i'm going Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp, tentatively 15 March to 11 April.

    most prob going on my own and hope to meet some kakis along the way in Kathmandu or Pokhara...

    anyone interested here? [just trying my luck ]


    i'm reading "Rough Guide to Nepal" to plan my route...
    what I've gathered so far for Annapurna:

    Kathmandu to Pokhara by public bus (7 hours), departing KTM hourly
    Pokhara to Phedi by taxi (30 minutes)
    Phedi to Annapurna Base Camp, one-way is 4 days' worth of trekking, passing through:
    Pothana
    Bhichok Deurali
    Landruk
    Modi Khola
    Chhomrong
    Sinuwa
    Dobhan
    Deurali
    South Annapurna Base Camp



    An alternative route is to go to North Annapurna Base Camp:
    first by taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek via:
    Birethanti
    Poon Hill
    Tatopani
    Dana
    North Annapurna Base Camp (the book does not have details of the trekking condition from Dana to NABC, except that it is along the world's deepest gorge).


    Any suggestions/comments from Annapurna veterans??
    One recommendation about transport, if you got a bit more cash to spare, i'd recommend you get at least a tourist bus instead of public bus to bring you to and fro Pokhara, as the public bus can be really quite a harrowing experience. No point roughing it out the whole day (says 7hrs but often can take more, including breakdown halfway, tussling for seats with the locals though you paid for a seat... getting all dusty and dirty cos of the chickens, produce and who knows what else they cram on board... the list goes on), and then get too tired the next day to do anything. Trust me, the public bus in Nepal is nothing like SBS in singapore. A much better experience would be to either take the tourist bus, or charter a taxi or private car from Kathmandu...more expensive but worth the comfort. To save a day, you could even opt to fly domestic, which is about 80-90USD one way.

    I've taken all three options before (public bus, private car, domestic) and i'd say car and domestic flights are well worth the extra. You can also ask the car to stop at any time to take photos, and if you get a window seat on the plan, you can take nice shots of all the peaks from the plane as well!

    Hope that helps

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    Default Re: Nepal: Trekking to Annurpurna Base Camp - Any tips?

    wow, thats almost a month. how much are u expecting the total cost to be for this trip? i would love to go nepal too. always wanted to go there.

    Quote Originally Posted by askaboutlife View Post
    i'm going Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp, tentatively 15 March to 11 April.

    most prob going on my own and hope to meet some kakis along the way in Kathmandu or Pokhara...

    anyone interested here? [just trying my luck ]


    i'm reading "Rough Guide to Nepal" to plan my route...
    what I've gathered so far for Annapurna:

    Kathmandu to Pokhara by public bus (7 hours), departing KTM hourly
    Pokhara to Phedi by taxi (30 minutes)
    Phedi to Annapurna Base Camp, one-way is 4 days' worth of trekking, passing through:
    Pothana
    Bhichok Deurali
    Landruk
    Modi Khola
    Chhomrong
    Sinuwa
    Dobhan
    Deurali
    South Annapurna Base Camp



    An alternative route is to go to North Annapurna Base Camp:
    first by taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek via:
    Birethanti
    Poon Hill
    Tatopani
    Dana
    North Annapurna Base Camp (the book does not have details of the trekking condition from Dana to NABC, except that it is along the world's deepest gorge).


    Any suggestions/comments from Annapurna veterans??
    Kenji signing off

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    in the morning if u wanna use ur camera, do not jus on it so fast.
    The len will have moist. Try to let the camera "adjust" to the temperature first.

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    Yupz, thanks for the tip on preventing condensation!

    I've read also to put the camera in a ziplock bag and squeeze out the air before switching between indoor and outdoor. Hope I will remember to do that!

    As I am considering to do the Everest Base Camp trek instead, I've started a new thread and will stop posting on this Annapurna Base Camp thread.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...nd-Cho-La-Pass
    Last edited by askaboutlife; 4th March 2011 at 01:20 AM.

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    Default Re: Nepal: Trekking to Annurpurna Base Camp - Any tips?

    Quote Originally Posted by askaboutlife View Post
    Yupz, thanks for the tip on preventing condensation!

    I've read also to put the camera in a ziplock bag and squeeze out the air before switching between indoor and outdoor. Hope I will remember to do that!

    As I am considering to do the Everest Base Camp trek instead, I've started a new thread and will stop posting on this Annapurna Base Camp thread.
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...nd-Cho-La-Pass
    On the trail, the accommodation will not be insulated and heated, so it is actually unlikely you will encounter the problem of condensation when going from outdoors to indoors.

  6. #106

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    Anyone interested in coming March 2012, for ABC trek, conjuction with their Holi festive on 8March
    16/35, 50/14, 135/2, 580EXII

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    I am going to Nepal in late Feb, but not to ABC. Either AC or Khumbu.

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