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    • Nepalese name Payma / Paima

      Nepal May 12, 2015 at 8:14 AM

      Hi there, I travelled to Darjeeling in India and did some trekking in Singalila National Park. During the trek we crossed the border into Nepal and stayed in a village where we met a little girl who we fell in love with! We were told her name was Payma or Paima or possibly Bayma. I can't find any record of this as a Nepali name, or a meaning for the word, so wonder if I may have misheard or misunderstood the pronunciation.

      Any help would be much appreciated! We are expecting a baby are considering naming her Payma/Bayma but want to get the spelling and origin of the name correct if possible - if it exists!

      Thank you.

    • Ulaan Baator to Kathmandu direct flights?

      Kathmandu May 6, 2015 at 5:30 AM

      I'd like to go from UB to KTM by air by the quickest route. Have you done this trip? Any ideas?

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      Nepal Earthquake!

      Nepal Apr 26, 2015 at 8:59 AM

      If you are looking for your loved ones in Nepal, please call these Emergency Numbers in Nepal provided by Embassy of Nepal:

      00977 1 4200258
      00977 1 4200105
      00977 1 4200203


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      Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund: How to help

      Nepal Apr 29, 2015 at 3:40 PM

      As a global company, we believe we have a responsibility to not only support the communities where we live and work, but to lend a helping hand when disasters strike and one is needed. We wanted to let you know that the TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation (which includes VirtualTourist) has made a disaster relief grant to Global Giving in support of their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. These funds will support earthquake recovery and relief efforts in Nepal. The Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund will use all donated funds to help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. Once initial relief work is complete, the organization will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted local organizations.

      If you would like more information on the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund or would like to donate, you can do so

      For anyone who may have family or friends in the impacted areas, we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

      With kindest regards,

    • Health post/clinic staff and Langtang population

      Langtang National Park Apr 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM

      My name is Virginia and I am the founding Trustee of Langtang Valley Health Australia - we set up the clinic/health post in Langtang and employ 2 Nepalese nurses - Sonam and Chandrika. We do not know if they are okay; neither do we know if the President of KGLS , our project partner is ok, or Dawa, or beautiful landlady at Village View Lodge. If anyone has any information about any of the clinic staff or TP from Yak Hotel in Kanjen or Dawa at Village View lodge please let me know. We are desperate for news of them all and also for news of what happened...

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      Finding Wei Wei Ong from Malaysia / Singapore

      Langtang National Park Apr 26, 2015 at 9:34 PM

      Finding a single female traveler from Malaysia / Singapore.

      Name: Wei Wei Ong
      Nationality: Malaysian
      Gender: Female
      Age: 36
      Height: 155cm+-

      Note: Not sure date entering Langtang National Park, date between 19-22/5/2015.
      •WeiWei: Please update your Facebook or contact ur brother Hooi to ensure your safety.. God bless...

    • missing Tyronne white

      Langtang National Park Apr 27, 2015 at 11:31 PM

      Im looking for my bro Tyronne wade white from australia the last contact from him was from facebook saying he will leave kathmandu on 7/4/15 to go on a 3 week trek alone as far as I know. These were his plans: Off trekking in the morning for 3weeks or so between Kathmandu and the Chinese Border on the Helambu,Gosainkunda,Langtang and Tamang Trails. He may have also went to syafru and dhunche villages. I havent had any contact with him since the earthquake. If anyone has had any contact with him please contact me through email: phone +610410928776. Or facebook brettwhite75 thanks.

    • Joining your efforts

      Nepal May 15, 2015 at 12:20 AM

      I am flying in on May 23rd from US and will be there for a month to help in any way I can. I am taking first aid and CPR with the Red Cross prior to flying out and will be bringing a special water purification system (specifically kills parasite in water this season) and grains and light cooking equipment. I am answering God's request that I go and am traveling alone. Presently the airport is reported as being closed but I am hopeful that it will be open by the time I am scehduled to fly in. May I join your group's efforts? Because I am not a registered doctor I have not been taken on with any other group. I have donated money through organizations but feel in my heart that I must be there to help in the way God intends. I will be obtaining an international phone and in that way may be able to get in touch upon landing or will meet at a designated location depending on what the situation is. If there is anything that would be helpful for me to bring that is needed I would be happy to do so per your advisement. Thank you so much for your taking the time to read and respond. I look forward to hearing from you.

    • Situation beyond Langtang Village?

      Langtang National Park Apr 26, 2015 at 2:39 PM


      Are there any information about the current situation beyond Langtang Village?

      My daugther, Ina Sonne, and two of her friends, Sofie and Petter, all about the age of 23 years old and from Sweden should have left Langtang Village for Kyanjing Gompa on Saturday morning according to their plan.
      Our hope is that they can have passed the avalanche area and reached safety further into the valley.

      Any information about them is highly appreciated!
      My name is Bjorn Johannisson
      Phone number: +46709873124

    • looking for family Bar 2 parents and 3 children

      Langtang National Park Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 AM


      we are looking for Israeli family Bar: mother: Shira Luria, father Michael Bar, son Shefa 14 yeras, son Goni 9 years, daughter Ana 6 years

      they might have started yesterday or friday the frozen lakes trek.

      They might be travelling with another family Malka Peri 2 parents 3 sons

      Thanks for what you are doing


    • Located friend at Langtang

      Langtang National Park Apr 26, 2015 at 8:17 AM

      I have 4 Italian friends staying at a lodge Langtang we can not contact them by yesterday morning before the earthquake thanks Andrea

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      Are you still travelling to Kathmandu/Nepal?

      Kathmandu Apr 29, 2015 at 7:06 AM

      Hi all,

      Following the tragic earthquake which struck Kathmandu and environs, are travellers still visiting? My husband and myself are booked on non-refundable tickets to visit in 3 weeks and I'm a bit nervous. We may do a bit of volunteering but would like to see some of the rest of the country as well....Are there any like-minded travellers out there who will also be travelling there soon?

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      HI Nepal Trip In June 2015

      by samwax Online Now Apr 23, 2015 at 8:54 AM

      HI , Nepal Trip In June 2015 , travelling from manali tp nepal , any tips , etc transport etc appreciated specially the weather in nepal , in June 2015 thanks sam

      14 Answers Apr 23, 2015 at 11:17 PM
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      Jumla to Beni

      by kikuchi Online Now Oct 18, 2014 at 10:16 PM


      Reading the lonley planet this trek should be permit free (Hence no guide required). I would like to trek independently (No guide).

      From Jumla to Dunai and from there to Beni via Dhorpatan.

      Can someone second this for me? It would be very inconvenience if all of a sudden I'm blocked by some check post.

      Thanks in advance

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      Trekking Pokhara-Jomsom

      by 2047hakan Online Now Aug 24, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      Hi! I am going to trekk Pokhara-Jomsom in feb-15.Do I need a permit for this route? If so, can I get it in Pokhara or only in Kathmandu? If possible in Pokhara, is this a time consuming procedure,or is if possible to get the permit, go to the startpoint and start to walk the same day.
      Did this trekk 22 yrs ago,now i want to show my doughter. Is it still a good trekk.all the way or is it a idea to walk where the trail and road is seperated and go by bus where there is a road in order to save a day and spend more time in Kabeni/Muktinath? If you have any more info regarding this, please let me know...


      1 Answer Oct 19, 2014 at 4:40 AM
    • One day trip to Nepalganj

      by pl618 Online Now Aug 12, 2014 at 12:23 AM

      Is it worth going if I have to take a break from my hectic schedule? I wanna go to the place where I can get peace. Any leads are welcome.

      Cheers :)

      1 Answer Apr 3, 2015 at 8:10 AM
    • Transportation details

      by Pratyush.Bhandari Online Now Apr 21, 2014 at 1:39 AM

      Which Bus Should I take from KTM to Nepalgunj? Bus that is comfort and reliable with no passangers extra than that of the total bus seats.

      2 Answers May 12, 2014 at 1:04 PM
    • How can I get from Lucknow to Nepalgunj? How much will it cost?

      by Conner_up Online Now Dec 13, 2013 at 6:06 AM

      How can I get from Lucknow to Nepalgunj? How much will it cost?

      1 Answer Dec 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM
    • planning for EBC from JIRI.starting from may first week 2014.

      by sindabad Online Now Nov 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM

      Any one on during this time...

      5 Answers Nov 19, 2013 at 5:52 AM
    • Travelling in Nepal in July

      by Mandjules Online Now Jun 25, 2013 at 7:41 AM

      I am supposed to be travelling to Nepal in July and am worried about the monsson and flooding. We've had lots of different answers form people. We intend to do an Annapurna trek and spend time in Chitwan and Katnmandu valley. Does anyone know if it is pointless trying to trek in this season or whether it is worth going ahead. The other alternative is changing plans and going to Ladahk. Any comments and ideas would be very welcome

      4 Answers Jul 9, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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      visa requirements

      by puma_2002 Online Now Jun 22, 2013 at 3:37 AM

      hi guys,

      I'm rusty at the requirements - where do I get my tourist visas for nepal,seoul and philippines? I'm in Australia

      5 Answers Jun 23, 2013 at 2:55 AM
    • is it antique shops/dealers in Nepalganj?

      by fortross13 Online Now Dec 5, 2006 at 7:21 AM

      Hello,did any one have seen antique shops or dealers in Nepalganj?
      I'm mostly interested in archaic wooden sculptures from west Nepal....
      I'm gratefull to you for the answers beforehand!