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    • Saagar's Profile Photo

      VT Itineraries for Nepal?

      Nepal Jan 7, 2017 at 6:06 PM

      I liked the idea of VT Itineraries, but never got around to write itineraries on my own VT pages. Instead, some two and a half years ago I started collecting itineraries - in the beginning as a response to all the questions on the Nepal Forum. That developed into a book which is coming out now in Kathmandu, "Adventures in Nepal. Discovering the Country and the People". I hasten to mention that I wrote this book with a friend for free (even paid our research expenses), and had the Norwegian Embassy modestly sponsoring the design, print and distribution. We receive no royalties. The book is for sale at a not-for profit rate, where the sales money go back into printing more copies according to market request and providing a distribution subsidy. Reasonably priced. A low-resolution edition of the book will be made available for free on an accessible web page of the Norway-Nepal Association later.
      The effort was done in order to attract visitors to Nepal, to familiarize them with simple how-to in Nepal, ease their anxiety after the earth quakes, and to encourage the spread of tourism jobs and salaries to other places than in the iconic areas and the crowded trails.
      We wrote nearly 130 treks and activities - all of them non-motorized, but not necessarily trekking - covering all but 17 of Nepal's 75 districts. You will hopefully recognize some of the VT spirit in this book. For several of the treks I have consulted VT Nepal pages for confirmation and relevance, but most of the itineraries go in areas that are not on VT/Nepal, in places not many would venture into, or areas people not described in traditional guidebooks. However, in the future the book will need an update, so I look forward to keep in touch with fellow Nepal clan VT'ers. Anyone out there?
      Our book does not undermine other guidebooks or web sites, but roll out the real map of opportunities that exist in Nepal. Then you go ahead and buy a specific guide book for your backpack. All we have described is commercially available (but no expeditions, charter helicopters etc.), modestly available, and downplaying the over-featured areas. I am amazed myself of all there is to see and do. My conclusion after all this research, statistics and screening of every district in Nepal, is that people will tend to go where "everybody else has been before". And they are just not aware of the opportunities beyond. From this I had intended to present some of the routes I have taken myself in VT Itineraries. And then, just as the book is ready from the printers VT closes down. If there were to be a dedication in that book, it would have gone to the VT Community and Spirit. The book will become available on Himalayan Map House in Kathmandu and their outlets shortly, and, give it some more time, there will be a free pdf version available on the net. Write me on for further info regarding availability and other questions. I am truly sorry VT and this Forum closes at the end of February.

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      VT closing down - what about the Nepal clan?

      Nepal Jan 7, 2017 at 4:59 PM

      There is a lot of valuable information saved between us on our member pages; any chance of a coordinated effort to save the Nepal info and make the info available somehow? With some of the features of the old VT, incl. the Forum? I am not a very technically capable person, that's why I ask. In fact, I am beginning to take down some of the info from my VT pages to my personal computer in word format, simple cut and past. Most of the original formatting is lost. Asn an example, my Svalbard pages alone (not arrived to Nepal yet) ran to 167 pages of text and thumbnail photos. I think my Nepal files are even larger. There are literally b o o k s of info on Nepal.

      To start with, let's keep in touch! My VT nome de guerre is Saagar, my real name is Olav Myrholt, and you can reach me on deurali@online no, and in a little while (about VT close-down time) . I maintain a Facebook page in my real name and I think I will establish my VT Friends group there for now.

    • missing Tyronne white

      by brepil Online Now 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.

      7 Answers May 4, 2015 at 9:29 PM
    • Health post/clinic staff and Langtang population

      by Virginia-Dixon Online Now 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...

      6 Answers Apr 29, 2015 at 12:41 AM
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      Finding Wei Wei Ong from Malaysia / Singapore

      by CocoLeeLangkawi Online Now 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...

      6 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 9:56 AM
    • Situation beyond Langtang Village?

      by bjornjohannisson Online Now 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

      12 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 11:32 PM
    • looking for family Bar 2 parents and 3 children

      by lovenberg Online Now 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


      12 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 9:55 AM
    • Located friend at Langtang

      by Sgaia68 Online Now 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

      15 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 7:14 AM
    • Locate a friend in the park area

      by nidhib Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 10:13 PM

      Hi, how affected is the park area due to the earthquake? My colleague's son went for 5-7 day trekking in the area last MOnday. Since yesterday's earthquake news, they are worried about his welfare, he is presently uncontactable. Is there any way to find out? I read articles on Langatang national park police being deployed in the area, how can they be contacted?

      68 Answers May 9, 2015 at 1:52 PM
    • Must See Places in Langtang

      by Prazwol Online Now Feb 11, 2015 at 9:04 AM

      Me and a couple of my buddies are planning to go for a short trek to langtang and we are hoping to be back in kathmandu In 5-6 days. how much far along can we go and What would be the best route?


      3 Answers Feb 13, 2015 at 12:40 AM
    • Independent trek in Langtang area

      by cepedano Online Now Oct 22, 2014 at 5:28 AM

      Is it easy and safe to follow the trail of Langtang and combine it with the Gosainkund and Hemlaru section through the Laurebina Pass. We are a couple going to Nepal in two weeks and we intend to do the Langtang-Gosainkund-Hemlaru trek by our own. On the other hand, I have read in some posts that there is a exposed section in the way up to Gosainkund lakes, is that right? And how exposed?

      2 Answers Oct 22, 2014 at 2:06 PM
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      Langtang valley Itinerary

      by ShakawatI Online Now Sep 21, 2014 at 1:29 AM

      Hi everyone

      I am planning to do Langtang valley trek starting on 12th october from Kathmandu. I have to be back in Kathmandu by 19th october, as on 20th, I will fly back to my country.

      So, in total 8 days, is it possible to cover Kyanjin Ri, Tserko Ri and Gosaikunda lakes? I am confused about the route plan, so can anyone offer me a good plan which will cover these landmarks?

      For your Info, I am a reasonably fit trekker, so i dont mind trekking for long hours.

      Thanks :)

      2 Answers Sep 25, 2014 at 1:41 AM
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      Langtang easy trekking

      by sintaling Online Now Jan 25, 2014 at 4:08 AM

      Hello, I am going to Nepal in March 2014. I am travelling with my 60 year old mother, she is quite fit, but there are limitations, so it is not possible for us to do sleeping outside kind of trekking. Is there a possibility of some easy treks, for about 3 days in Langtang? We can do about 20-30km a day, but not climbing. I would appreciate any pointers on how to get to Langtang from Kathmandu, which town to get to and some trek advises around. If there is lodding possible inside the park, and if they are as far from each other that we would be able to do a day trek from one to another. Any help is very apreciated.

      4 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 9:45 AM
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      Best Time for Langtang Treak

      by BipulD Online Now Jan 24, 2014 at 11:50 PM

      What is the best time for Langtang-gosiainkunda trek? I want to clear weather for photography. Is March - April suitable? Some one tell me weather is maximum time cloudy in March April, I cant see any pick.
      I have also experience in Oct-Nov. I want to Know as per clarity Oct-Nov & March - April is same or big different.
      Advance Thanks

      6 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 7:40 AM
    • Visit Langtang national park with kids

      by april_ays Online Now Aug 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      Wish to visit Langtang national park in December this year with my kids. My kids are 10 and 12 years old. Can I go there without trekking? Just to go for mountain viewing.

      4 Answers Aug 15, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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      Langtang Ganja La Pass-trekking Alternatives

      by Cruxer Online Now Jan 28, 2012 at 6:57 AM

      Hello again,

      I received some helpful tips from my last question about trekking the Ganja La Pass route in Langtang. I was wondering, if we did not want to hire a guide or porter but still wanted a challenge similar (less strenuous obviously) to Ganja La... what would be some alternatives? We will have about 14 days on our trek alone starting from our first day of actually walking. If you know the names of other passes, shorter peaks, or other mountaineering activities that WOULD NOT require a guide please share those! Thanks in advance. :)

      7 Answers Jan 24, 2015 at 7:05 AM
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      Ganja La Guide Question

      by Cruxer Online Now Jan 25, 2012 at 3:26 AM

      Hi. We are a small group of two with trekking/climbing experience. We have never been to Langtang before, but would like to trek the Ganja La Pass route. We are quite tight on money and will eat/sleep with friends in Kathmandu, so no accommodations are necessary. However, looking to hiring a guide (no porter), where is the best place to ask and what prices per day are we looking at? We would like to do our best to avoid a trekking agency... simply need a contact to arrange a guide. Thanks in advance for your help.

      1 Answer Jan 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM
    • Road condition from Kathmandu to Dunche

      by dalumie Online Now Oct 15, 2010 at 1:47 AM


      We are group of 7 pepople, and plan to take 4WD from Kathmandu to Dunche.
      We heard that the road was close before Dunche 3 weeks ago because of avalance.
      Do you know what are the conditions of this road now ?
      Where can we find 4WD to hire for this travel?
      What is the expected cost ?


      1 Answer Oct 16, 2010 at 9:49 AM
    • Kathmandu to Dhunche Langtang - Sharing a Landcruiser

      by Oliv33 Online Now Oct 4, 2010 at 8:41 AM

      Hi all,

      I am planning on going to Dhunche (Langtang) from Kathmandu on the 20th October. Departure in the morning.It can't be other dates for me.
      I would like to share a 4W Landcruiser with anyone interested. This way we reduce the cost. A landcruiser can accomodate 4 people or so apart from the driver so I am looking at 3 other people as I am travelling alone. Cost for the jeep is said to be between 100-150USD so if split 4 ways not excessive.

      A 4W Landcruiser is of course more expensive than the TATA Bus but surely more confortable, slighlty faster and safer too considering the bad road up there.... It is a long journey 8 to 12 hours which has been described as "nightmare" nerve-wrecking" or "hell" by many trevellers, hence this other option I am suggesting.

      Please let me know

      Happy and safe travel and trekking to all!!!


      11 Answers Oct 5, 2010 at 8:35 PM