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Nanette Lareau Sep 19, 2014 at 03:35 PM

Hi Helen, are you leaving October 12? My husband and I are taking this trip also, but we fly out of Chicago. It will be a marathon just getting to Kathmandu! :D Look forward to meeting you. - Nanette

Helen Wolfson Sep 10, 2014 at 06:49 AM

This is starting to feel very real to me, and I'm both apprehensive and excited. We're wondering who else might be in the New York airport on the 12th so that we can connect there. We were hiking on Mount Mitchell on Monday -- the highest we can get around here (North Carolina). Wondering how different steps will be from wet rock!
Kirk Avent Sep 10, 2014 at 07:23 AM

Nancee and I made the trek in Oct 2012. We are in Asheville.

John Tobler III Aug 29, 2014 at 04:17 PM

The trek is hiking from lodge to lodge. There are no connecting roads so taking a day off is not an option. When you get to Gandruk, you could skip the next day going to a school, but we would not suggest it. That was a wonderful experience. You do need to get in shape for all the mountain steps, but the scenery and lodges were simply awesome! Worth every bit of effort. This trip is one you will never forget! Hope you decide to go!
Beth and John Tobler

Ernie Hurwitz Aug 29, 2014 at 12:50 PM

as I recall, all treks moved us on to the next inn, except one optional afternoon walk. get in shape before-hand, and you won't be sorry you made the effort...
Sari Oxman Aug 29, 2014 at 01:43 PM

thanks for responding so quickly....i'm in great shape (getting ready to run a marathon) but arthritic knee sometimes acts up...i'm worried about too many stair type hikes. THANKS again
Ernie Hurwitz Aug 29, 2014 at 05:30 PM

well, frankly, all the hikes are on steps. that's what there is. you are offered hiking poles which will help with your knees. i agree with john, it's a worthwhile trip.

Sari Oxman Aug 29, 2014 at 12:31 PM

thinking of this trip. Wondering if days trek seems too difficult is there an option to stay back

Ernie Hurwitz Aug 28, 2014 at 02:59 PM

we went in November. no one on our trip had intestinal problems from either food or water. you are supplied with ample purified water. if you are spice-sensitive, you may want to avoid indian cuisine, and perhaps notify the tour leader so he/she can inform the cooks at the various inns...but almost all of the food on the trekking portion is westernized. we loved our trip!

Karla Brown Aug 25, 2014 at 06:59 PM

We are considering the Feb -March trip 2015. Anyone been there at that time? How was the weather? Also wondering if anyone experienced intestinal problems from food or water.. do you have to purify? Thanks
Peter Randazzo Aug 25, 2014 at 08:16 PM

Hi Karla
Peter Randazzo Aug 25, 2014 at 08:25 PM

I did that trip in 2013 and had a great time. The weather was almost perfect, daytime temps in the 60s and night temps in the 40s. Each of the mountain lodges we stayed in had down jackets for us. Very little, if any, rain. One person in our group had severe intestinal problems but the rest of us were OK. There was enough bottled water to drink and brush our teeth and the porters carried purified water. Each morning the porters filled out water bottles and kept our bottles filled during the day. Some of the food was a bit on the spicy side but there was enough other food if hot spice bothers you. You'll have a great time.

Manoj Aryal Jul 30, 2014 at 04:42 AM

am Manoj - group leader who used to lead this trip in Nepal, anyone needs suggestions I would be happy to assist you all.
David Yu Aug 12, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Did you have anyone who needed to curtail the trip because of altitude sickness? That is what I am most afraid of.
Manoj Aryal Aug 12, 2014 at 02:36 PM

yes I did have but those were clients who had undergone major heart surgery otherwise this is a tolerable altitude, Tibet is a bit higher but there is absolutely NO altitude problem in Nepal and Bhutan.
David Yu Aug 12, 2014 at 02:44 PM

Thank you. I am relieved. Do you think taking Diamox is necessary?
Ernie Hurwitz Aug 14, 2014 at 10:59 AM

absolutely not!

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