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Sep
3
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
@PersianCat Both Yes and No. Yes because, all the mentioned ones are in the Himalayan range. No because, the Himalayan weather is very very unpredictable. Also, each mountain has its own characteristics. Conditions vary from one peak to other even in terms of snow/avalanches/crevices. The best would be to view each mountain in isolation and work with it.
Sep
3
comment Can the Swiss Alps be hiked in the winter?
I agree, heavy snowfall is a killer when it comes to orientation and avalanches. Long distance hiking requires agreeable weather. Winter, my friend, is not one of those agreeable ones!
Sep
3
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Thanks for the valuable inputs. I was targeting Mera Peak or Island Peak in Nepal. Although both require some mountaineering skills, they are basic. Regarding EBC/Annapurna/Kanchenjunga base camps, the only problem is, they are not "summits". I also read about "Aconcagua" : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aconcagua. But I'm worried about the cost!
Sep
2
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Thanks for the info! I'm planning to travel to Nepal next year. I hope to do it on a budget :D
Aug
30
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Stok is difficult if you take a route other than the traditional one from Stok village to Stok base camp. We went through Shang->Shang Phu->Gangpoche->Manokarmo->Basecamp... Summit climb anyway is pretty difficult with a straight trek of around 12 - 14 hr.
Aug
30
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Also, in the group with which I did the Stok Kangri trek, there were around 4 EBC trekkers. They did mention that EBC was easier than the route we took for Stok Kangri.
Aug
30
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
I've heard of the EBC trek. But the only reason for me still not being sold out on it is that the trek itself is pretty crowded. That way, Stok was relatively crowded as well, but the saving grace is that it's still a peak climb and many people opt out of it.
Aug
29
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Aug
29
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Also, how is Nepal in terms of cost? In India, I know that unless you are a local, it's pretty costly. Are there other peaks in Nepal that you know of?
Aug
29
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Well, that's a shame. I guess Stok Kangri too will get commercialized badly in the years to come. It already has a cafe at the basecamp. I won't be surprised if we end up seeing internet cafe at the base camp in the next few years.
Aug
29
revised Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Corrected the name of the peak.
Aug
29
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
@WedaPashi Thank you for the suggestion. But do you know of any peak higher than Stok which are still viable for trekking?
Aug
29
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
@Oreotrephes So is it possible to do multiple peaks during a span of say, a couple of weeks?
Aug
29
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Aug
29
comment Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range
Just to add to your answer, I've heard of a peak named Island peak in nepal. Although the last stretch of the peak is difficult, it's still doable is what I've heard.
Aug
28
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May
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comment Sailing with an infant
+1 for the nappy part! :D
Apr
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Apr
25
comment What is considered a water source, and why is it recommended to camp so far from them?
On a lighter note, if you sleep walk, you might end up in a lake full of alligators. ;)
Apr
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