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Feb 11th, 2001, 01:08 AM
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Lukla FLights, Trekking recommnendations

Heard the Lukla airport is closed for repair tearly this year, so flights seem to be more expensive as one has to take a helicopter in. Prices are being quoted at about $280 round-trip to me via the web--anyone know this for a fact? Are there less expensive routes into Lukla?

Also, if anyone's been on the Everest Base camp trek recently, would appreciate any tips/warnings. Am wondering if I could follow the trail myself or if I'll need to hire a guide.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tom
 
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Feb 11th, 2001, 02:41 AM
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I did the trek last April with a guide. The trail is easy to follow and there are many trekkers to consult with along the way. If I were to do the trek again I would not use a guide. I stayed in the lodges along the way. They are adequate. If you don't want to carry your gear you can hire a porter. I carried my pack and had know problems.
 
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Feb 11th, 2001, 09:19 AM
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Thanks much. Very helpdul to know. Did you fly into Lukla or walk from Jiri?
 
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Feb 11th, 2001, 11:54 PM
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You might check out www.hec.org/ There are some helpful links with up-to-date info regarding the Lukla situation.
 
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Feb 27th, 2001, 08:34 AM
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I have a good friend in Nepal that like to answer questions.... check out his web site www.timaltrekking.com
I had head about 3 weeks ago that Lukla airport may never open back up so ya might have to walk a little longer than expected so add a few days to any trip to the everest region
 
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