Hi Gary - i'm Allison, the daughter part of the mother and daughter coming on the trek. Sounds like three of us are in the same boat at least, not sure about Richard. First time in Nepal and first point to point trek for us too. Like Richard am nervous about being fit enough, especially for all the steps but really excited too! Am walking as much as possible and going to the gym on the dark evenings! Trying to figure out what kit is necessary for each part of the trek so can rationalise what to take, always hard for a girl!!! Also trying to decide whether to take or not take Diamox to prevent altitude sickness. Any advice appreciated.
Hi, it's good to hear from others who will be on the trip. It appears we are at a similar point - will I be fit enough, will I have the correct kit, can I get it down to 12kgs, what snacks and medication to take. Allison, I too have recently started up at the gym again to improve the fitness. However, once this is all out of the way and we begin the trip I am sure it will be a great experince. If I gain any answers or advice I will be in touch. Cheers...
Only one month to go!!! Getting really excited now!
Hope everyone's preparations are going well.
Looking forward to meeting you all soon.
My partner Marek and I (Silvia) are also on this trip :-) We have already done three amazing trips with exodus and are now very much looking forward to getting to know Nepal. I just finished our packing list and know now what to shop for the next weeks.
I like the idea of meeting up at the airport (provided that we manage to be there with some time to spare). I just checked on Heathrow's website what restaurants and bars are at terminal 4 after security: AMT Coffee, Bridge Bar and Eating House, Costa, Dining Street Restaurant, Garfunkel's Restaurant, Starbucks. Maybe Garfunkel's could be a good place to meet up??? What do you think?
By the way, will you get your visas already before?
Gary, thanks for mentioning that we only have 12kg on this trek; it will be a challenge for me to reduce my luggage ;-)
Allison, we are not sure yet whether to take Diamox with us or not. My GP advised against it as it seems to cover up warning symptoms. The best remedy would be to descend. From our last year's experience I would not take Diamox as a preventive measure, but maybe we will take some with us for emergencies. Theoretically the trip itinerary should give us enough time to acclimatise though.
Sorry Stephen, I did not know how to see a person's profile and hence did not know your name.
Hi all, I discovered this week that I have been referring to out of date trip notes please make sure you have up to date ones. I emailed Exodus with some questions about money and visas only to be advised that all the answers were in the latest trip notes. To follow up on some earlier points; I will be obtaining my visa on arrival. I have decided not to take Diamox due to it not preventing AMS and having some side effects of its own. Silvia, I can not see in the latest trip notes that there is any weight limit on the kit bag (but you might want to double check - I'm a bit paranoid about them now). Looking forward to meeting you all, hopefully for a pre flight drink at Garfunkel's subject to traffic, checking in etc etc..... Cheers
Hi all. Yes I think there's a problem re: the trip notes too. Spoke to Exidus on Thursday re: the 12Kg limit for the trek as I hadn't read this anywhere and not being kown for my lightweight travelling, only to be told the info is in the trip notes but it's not! There is a 12kg limit for the trek due to the flight to return to Katmandu apparently - sounds like it must be a really small plane, gulp!!!
Going to get visa when we get there, going to take Diamox with us and only use if necessary, advised to take cash in sterling to change rather than travellers cheques and that ATM's are good.
Looking forward to getting going now. Would be great to meet in Garfunkels!
Allison & Carole
Hi. All, just over a week to go now ,8 sleeps in a comfy bed ,make the most of them .still seem to be doing last minute shopping,dont think allison will have any spare space if I go over weight so may have to cut back on non essentials like clean clothes . Have been assured by exodus rep that we will alll end up smelling a bit.Good job this trip sounds so fabulous . Good to read all your comments look forward to meeting everyone on the 15th. Carole
Hi every body! I'm very happy to see I'm not alone to go to this trip:)
I'm come from Quebec,Canada (french) and I'm meet your only to Kathamandu saturday moorning! I'm very exciting to meet every one. It's my first trip to Nepal and the first to trek 10 days! If I'm understand, the max for the packbag is 12kg? I'm take my first plane April, 14th and I'm very nervous! Annie
Looking forward to meeting in Garfunkels on Friday, not long to go now - must do some washing! Anna
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