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Q&A 6 day trek in Nepal Himalaya

What are some easy/moderate hikes in the Nepal Himalayas that do not span more than 6 days of walking? I looked at Jomsom trek but it is 8 days. I am looking for a trek that offers nice scenic beau...

3 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Victor123‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Is there really no way to rescue a climber from the death zone?

I have watched many documentaries about accidents on Everest and what I learned is, that it is impossible to rescue anybody from the death zone. It is simply too hard for the sherpas, or anybody el...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user1721135‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What easy 6,500m peaks would serve as easy qualifiers for Everest?

So there's been talk of this for a while, but it seems like the Nepalese government is finally committing and closing Everest to inexperienced climbers. So from now on, as a safety measure, if you ...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A RIMO III (elevation: 7,233 m, coordinates, 35&#xB0;22&#x2032;31&#x2033;N 77&#xB0;21&#x2032;42&#x2033;E): first ascent date?

RIMO III is one the 6 peaks of the Rimo mountain massif, situated in Indian Kashmir. First ascent: 1985, by an Indian/ British expedition led by Harish Kapadia. Can't find the exact date of this ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Varus Septimus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why is the "alpine style" of climbing not as popular in the Himalayas?

While there have been some accomplished climbers who have done this in the Himalayan peaks, alpine style remains relatively rare in the Himalayas. Most climbing is done in the expedition style with...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Yogesch‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What makes some of the lakes in the Himalayas saline?

I recently had a tour to Ladakh, a region in India's Jammu and Kashmir state. The plan included a visit to (and camping at) lakes Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar. These lakes are saline. Is i...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fitness for hiking to Everest base camp

I'm wondering what general fitness would suffice to hike to the base camp of Everest? Does it requires special fitness regime and focus on main body parts like legs and core strength?

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Vishwa‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I have to have a guide for the Milam Glacier trek in India?

Does anybody know whether it is mandatory to have a guide for the Milam Glacier trek in Uttarakhand, India? What about permits?

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Vladimir Vinarsky‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using the Yosemite Decimal System, how difficult is Everest?

I've often heard that it is the altitude and exposure that makes Everest most challenging, but technically speaking, it's not a very challenging climb at all. Supposedly, if base camp for Everest w...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I expect to visit Camp 1 and beyond on an Everest base camp expedition?

I am planning to do a 16 day "standard" Everest base camp trek in Nepal coming September. Can I expect to visit Camp 1 (or even beyond?) as well or is this completely off limits for casual tourist...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by user1721135‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trekking Har ki doon (India): Permits and Guides

We are going to Sankri-Har-ki-doon trek. So, from various sources in internet we found a that a forest permit is necessary for the trek. From where should we obtain this ? And is it mandatory to h...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Dib‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trek-able peaks in the himalayan range

Recently climbed a summit name Stok Kangri(6153m) in Leh, India. I wanted to know if there are similar high altitude peaks which can be climbed without much of mountaineering expertise required in ...

5 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Acquiring a Camp Site at the Everest Base Camp

I was just going through the details about processes and dependencies, and associated tough-nuts with planning and executing a trek to Everest Base Camp from Nepal side. In the same context, I had ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How safe is it to travel from Kathmandu to Lukla without Flying the distance?

I am planning a trek around Mt Everest. I intend to cut the cost as much as I can, because I'll be planning a more exhaustive expedition in the same region in a short while after this trek, so I ju...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by WedaPashi‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Trekking in the himalayan region

Which are the better trekking routes in the himalayan region? Also, how safe are the routes? If any of you guys have been around in the region, I would like to know your personal experiences as w...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Ricketyship‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are corpses on Mount Everest used as way-points?

A friend of mine loves to brag about his Mount Everest experiences. He's a great climber and adventurer but sometimes I think he might exaggerate his stories a little ;). However, lately he came up...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe to climb everest base camp in the month of september?

I am visiting Nepal for the first time this year most probably in the month of September. I am planning to trek Everest base camp starting from namacha bazaar till khumbhu icefall. Please let me kn...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Lokesh malik‭

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Q&A Training to Circumambulate Around Mount Kailash

I wish to circumambulate around Mount Kailash on foot. This is roughly 33 miles of mountaineous terrain. Many people do this for spiritual reasons, i.e circumambulate once to wash away your sins, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Rhonda‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you boil water on top of Everest?

We recently had the question Can you get burned by boiling water on everest? and not to long ago the question Why aren't there any electric stoves that can be used for cooking where you can't build...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you get burned by boiling water on everest?

At sea level, pure water boils at 100°C. In my hometown, water boils at 97°C, and being at a higher elevation we always had to boil or cook our food longer than the recommended times given in recip...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A What happens when someone dies on Mount Everest?

I have read that Rob Hall's body (who died very near the summit in 1996) was discovered. However I have not seen any validation of that. I just watched the movie Everest and I'm curious. Has it bee...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by toing_toing‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What do mountaineers eat and drink on the day of an Everest summit?

I was watching Everest (2015) on the weekend and was wondering what the mountaineers do for sustenance on the day they attempt to summit. It appeared they left around midnight, aiming for a 2pm su...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by WW.‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Bottled Oxygen on Everest

After watching Everest this weekend, and reading the books about the 1996 events, I was wondering just one question. Why would you not carry 3 or 4 bottles of O's to get you up and back? Or why w...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by pcieluch‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What temperature to prepare for on Everest base camp trek?

I'm doing the popular tourist trek from Lukla to Everest base camp in late April / early May. I know the minimum temperature is on average -1 Celsius (30.2 Fahrenheit) in the Khumbu region at this...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Simon Gibbs‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A How much would a base camp shower cost in the Himalayas?

It's about -30°C this morning, and a couple random thoughts popped into my head while enjoying a nice hot shower. The first was how terrible would it be to get out of a shower at -30°C in a tent. T...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A Color vision deficiency a dead end for mountaineering career, as an athlete?

Is having color vision deficiency a problem for mountaineering ? Can one so, pursue mountaineering as a career ? Do professional mountaineering schools and expeditions accept climbers with color vi...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by user7524‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I go camping in Nepal and Northern Pakistan?

A group of friends would like to go camping in Northern Pakistan on their own. The only problem is to know some locals who can help us with food and a place to find where we can put up our camps. H...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by amjad‭  ·  last activity 9y ago by System‭

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