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A mountain range between and partly within India and Tibet that includes 9 of the 10 highest peaks in the world. Also partly within Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan. Includes Mount Everest which reaches to 29,029 feet above sea level.

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Everest Base Camp Hiking

What is the difficulty level and how much would that cost for Everest Base camp hiking? As for me, I'm pretty fit and do regular sport. Also, please tell me the best time of the year to do that.
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Is there a way to get to the top of Mount Everest without hiking too far?

The title says it all, really. Are there possibilities using helicopters for example? What are the prices? Any experiences?
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Is there a possibility to stay with a family in Himalayan or Karakoram mountainous regions?

How can I find a family to let me stay for a month in Himalayan or Karakorum regions of Northern Pakistan? Do you know if there is a company/tour operators who have such services? For example, a ...
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Is it compulsory to hire a local certified guide for trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park?

I am a fairly experienced and soon to be technically qualified(meaning Advanced First Aid and Wilderness Skills certification) Himalayan trekker. I wanted to know if hiring a guide to trek in GHNP(...
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Is it possible to trek from Zero Point to Gurudongmar Lake via Donkiala pass and Cholamu Lake in Sikkim, India

I want to trek from from Zero Point to Gurudongmar Lake via Donkiala Pass and Cholamu Lake in Sikkim, India. Recently I noticed in Facebook that some people visited this place last year. Unfortunately ...
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Where can I obtain Trek permits for Har-ki-doon?

I asked the same question here. But it seems this community have more members and activity. We are going to Sankri -- Har-ki-doon trek. So, from various sources in internet we found that a forest ...
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What is the best way to pick up packages in Northern India?

Setting: I am preparing a travel, by foot, across the Indian Himalayas. The duration would be about two months. There will be a general itinerary with a lot of uncertainty. Along the way I would like ...
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What will be the total duration and cost of Annapurna Base Camp trek?

I am from Nepal, but living in India. I will be visiting Nepal this year during Dashain and am planning to do the ABC trek in early October this year (2016). The plan is to complete the trek in at ...
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What are the coordinates of Trango Towers?

What are the coordinates of Trango Towers? I could see 35°46′N 76°11′E on Wikipedia, however they aren't visible on Google Earth.
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Is this November is a good time to go to Spiti Valley, Himachal India?

I am planning to visit Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India on this November first onwards, and planning to be back by the end of the month. How is the road condition now? Local transportation is ...
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Kaza to Manali via Rohtang Pass in bus / shared vehicle

I am planning to travel through this route entirely in bus/shared vehicles:     Delhi → Shimla → Rampur → Peo → Pooh → Kaza → Rohtang Pass → Manali → Kulu → Delhi Earlier I covered Delhi to Pooh and ...
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Have hotels been re-established in Kedarnath, India after the floods?

Have hotels been established in kedarnath? That is, if I go there, will I have to say at tents or hotels gave come up? Same applies for Gaurikund. I have heard, that being on shore of Mandakini, most ...
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Great Himalayan National Park in August: how are the roads? [duplicate]

I plan to travel Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in August by road (from Delhi). But I am not sure if its the right time to visit the hills during rainy season. How are the roads to GHNP? Can a ...
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