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Chat on "Trekking in the Himalayas" dated May 18, 2006

    Susan Welcome to IWC chat on "Trekking in the Himalaya region"

     Susan Welcome to the mountains, seadweller

    SeaDeweller no one yet

    Susan Altaf is going to log in shortly-I just spoke with him

    SeaDeweller ok

    Susan Have you been on a trekking trip?

    SeaDeweller long back

    SeaDeweller i have been to Pindari & Kafani glaciers

    Susan Which part of India?

    SeaDeweller Bombay

    SeaDeweller how about u?

    Susan Where is Kafani ?

    Susan I live in Gurgaon

    SeaDeweller Near Pindari. Its in HP

    SeaDeweller I was int. in making a trip at least to the base camp

    SeaDeweller Mnt. Everest

    SeaDeweller have u made any treks yet?

    Susan I have been to Kedar nath wildlife sanctuary-trekked in Chopta, to Tungnath

    SeaDeweller u live close to the North

    SeaDeweller where is Chopta?

    SeaDeweller i love wildlife & adventure

    Susan Chopta is in Uttaranchal

    SeaDeweller whats ur profession?

    SeaDeweller ok

    SeaDeweller how was the exp.? & how many days did it take to trek?

    SeaDeweller still no one?!! u know i skipped my work to join the chat

     SeaDeweller no worries!!!

    SeaDeweller I like travelling to extreme places . thought might get some info.

     Susan Sorry Altaf called he has problems logging in

    SeaDeweller Anyway, i'll look around later

    SeaDeweller No worries, I live & work in Dubai

    SeaDeweller Im a Deep Sea Diver

    SeaDeweller I'll try to catch up later

    SeaDeweller take care

    Susan I run this website you can say that is my profession

    SeaDeweller Okie Dokie

    SeaDeweller Ur website has been very informative

    SeaDeweller u guys have been doing a good job

    Susan we do publish the chat transcript online so you can always read it later if you have to leave.

    SeaDeweller best of luck to the Wildlife Club

    Susan Oh Thanks. Suggestions on how to improve the site?

    SeaDeweller Do lemme know if i can do anything frm here to help the cause

     Susan May be we can have you to moderate a chat on deep sea diving one day?

    SeaDeweller im not an expert , but u guys r regular in sending news. I like it

     SeaDeweller Yeah sure. Mine is more of Commercial Diving & not recreational

    SeaDeweller But i have in my quest seen lots of marine life been destroyed for commercial purposes

    Susan Welcome Altaf

    Susan Seadweller , now you can shoot your questions

    SeaDeweller Hi Altaf

    Altaf It is great to be with all of you

    SeaDeweller How u doing

    Altaf not bad

    SeaDeweller could u tell me something about the Mnt. Everest Base camp treks

    SeaDeweller and any other exciting places i could go

    Altaf We are experts in the Indian Himalaya, however one can reach base camp without any experience as long as you are in reasonable physical condition

    Altaf have you been on any trek before and what altitude

    SeaDeweller how many days does it take

    SeaDeweller Just to Pindari, Kafani glaciers

    SeaDeweller but not of high altitude ones

    Altaf I would for sure advise you to go on Nanda Devi East base camp trek starting from Munsari or on Gochala Trek in Sikkim

    SeaDeweller Wanted to do Mnt. Killimanjaro & couple of others

    SeaDeweller any contacts i could get info

    SeaDeweller anyone organising in Sikkim

    Altaf Mt. Kilimanjaro is in Africa an is not a difficult peak at all it is below 6000mts, Try to do Stok Kangri in Ladakh which is 6100mts, a trekking Peak

     Altaf can I ask you name please, which part of India you come from

    SeaDeweller thats cool!!

    SeaDeweller Im Rajesh & im frm Bombay

    SeaDeweller But i work outside India

    SeaDeweller & always hafta plan my trips

    SeaDeweller As i get only 45 days leave every year

    Altaf Bombay is a lovely place

    SeaDeweller yeah & i have explored extreme corners of it

    SeaDeweller where u frm?

    Altaf You need only 21 days to climb Stok kangri, and about 14 days for nandaDevi base cmp and about 16 days for Gochala in Sikkim,

    Altaf I am from Delhi, born n Kashmir Himlaya, and have led may foreign expeditions in the Indian Himalaya

    Altaf Is there a lot to explore in Mumbai

    SeaDeweller yes , in & around we have hot springs & small hills to trek over a day

    SeaDeweller v also have National Parks & Beaches

    Altaf We are presently exploring trekking in South India ( western Ghats) and in Sri lanka, Mumbai could be a good option

    SeaDeweller Yeah especially in Monsoon

    SeaDeweller There r places like Malshej Ghat with water falls

    Altaf Not sure about trekking in Monsoon, that can be bit wet in tents

     SeaDeweller & Mahabaleshwar which is a Hill stn

    SeaDeweller Then winter is the best season

    SeaDeweller as its very humid in summer

    Susan Trekking in Matheran is a good outing for a day or two

    Altaf I think you should explore Himalaya more, for the sheer beauty and peace! Indeed any time after monsoon is good

    SeaDeweller i wanna ask u, have u heard anyone doing para gliding in the Himalays

    Altaf I think I am really happy to trek in the Himalays

    Susan I cannot agree more with Altaf

    SeaDeweller I probably agree

    Altaf Great, I think we should get a group together

    Susan Paragliding is done in Billing, H.P

    SeaDeweller its a non fuelled flight

    Altaf also in Manali, and we are exploring options in Kashmir

    SeaDeweller & u can travel around days in the mauntains with breaks

    Altaf Yes dont get lost and become Sadhu in gangotori

    SeaDeweller Hey GPS

    SeaDeweller i would love to fly around & land whereevr its beautiful

    SeaDeweller for treks , r there any company in India who make food which has more nutritional value & less weight

    Altaf Think of Ladakh, the exciting Landing over Mighty Himalaya and the Karakorms, and enjoy the beauty of High altitude desert

    SeaDeweller u know , i mean easy to carry for a week

    Altaf Conact Discovery Journeys at

    SeaDeweller got it!!

    SeaDeweller ive jotted the places u have mentioned & sure wil do my research in them

    Altaf Good bye, it is been great talking to you guys, I am just leaving on a trek to home

    SeaDeweller gotta go, take care wil b in touch

    SeaDeweller Cheers Altaf & Susan

    Susan Thanks Altaf and Rajesh

    Altaf Thanks Susan for the Invitation

    Susan Let us have more chats on adventure tourism

    Susan We have a chat on 18th of every month! For now good bye and thanks once again

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