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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 19, 2013, 03:58:03 PM »
Sounds like you should start a new thread with a full TR :)
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2013, 04:09:00 PM »
Sounds like you should start a new thread with a full TR :)

Dan I will start a new thread for this amazing trip report.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2013, 04:20:00 PM »
Wow! TR is a must. I'll be holding my breath waiting for it.
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2013, 04:25:32 PM »
Actually the trip was CX F JFK- HKG-PVG     PEK To the middle of China then train to Lhasa, tibet then driving to Everest base camp then driving Everest base camp to Grand Hyatt KTM. I'll post the pics soon.
How did you drive EBC to KTM?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2013, 04:53:12 PM »
How did you drive EBC to KTM?

There are side roads that goes from EBC to KTM, we hired a driver, Guide  and a 4 wheel,   just be forewarned , I consider myself very healthy someone who rarely gets a cold so is my friend who I went with and we both got High Altitude sickness I vomited like 4 times during my stay in Tibet\EBC even our guide who is Native to Tibet got headaches and felt sick @ EBC.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2013, 04:54:28 PM »
There are side roads that goes from EBC to KTM, we hired a driver, Guide  and a 4 wheel,   just be forewarned , I consider myself very healthy someone who rarely gets a cold so is my friend who I went with and we both got High Altitude sickness I vomited like 4 times during my stay in Tibet\EBC even our guide who is Native to Tibet got headaches and felt sick @ EBC.
Was it easy to arrange visas? Who did it for you?

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2013, 04:59:31 PM »
Was it easy to arrange visas? Who did it for you?
 
 Our tour company arranged all the Visas for us A to Z before we departed to china, it was a package deal for Tibet Hotels, SUV, Driver and guide, you must have a guide in Tibet anyways.


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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2013, 05:15:37 PM »
There are side roads that goes from EBC to KTM, we hired a driver, Guide  and a 4 wheel,   just be forewarned , I consider myself very healthy someone who rarely gets a cold so is my friend who I went with and we both got High Altitude sickness I vomited like 4 times during my stay in Tibet\EBC even our guide who is Native to Tibet got headaches and felt sick @ EBC.
thanks for the warning, I've been to the area :)
 Seems like you weren't there for too long, did you take time to acclimatize?
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2013, 05:19:17 PM »
thanks for the warning, I've been to the area :)
 Seems like you weren't there for too long, did you take time to acclimatize?

No, we did a quicky using a vehicle,  unlike trekkers who trek on the Nepal side from Lukla to EBC, which I would have loved to do, but no time.  I did trek some of Annapurna in 2008 from Pokahara we were in EBC from late noon till 8AM, those wind GUSTS during the night were WOW, just like in the movies we slept in a massive tent @ EBC.

 How many pics can I post in one message? I know Flyertalk allows 20.

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2013, 05:26:08 PM »
No, we did a quicky using a vehicle,  unlike trekkers who trek on the Nepal side from Lukla to EBC, which I would have loved to do, but no time.  I did trek some of Annapurna in 2008 from Pokahara we were in EBC from late noon till 8AM, those wind GUSTS during the night were WOW, just like in the movies we slept in a massive tent @ EBC.

 How many pics can I post in one message? I know Flyertalk allows 20.
there's a DEFer who did it, I'm on my phone but you can search 'Everest base camp's to see his TR ;)
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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2013, 03:10:15 PM »
wouldn't mind some more info about Dubai.. did you see anything?

planning on going skiing, and to burj khalifa.. any other musts? although arrive early morning, and leaving later night, will probably take a hotel to rest a little.. planning on staying near the mall...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2013, 05:41:38 PM »
wouldn't mind some more info about Dubai.. did you see anything?

planning on going skiing, and to burj khalifa.. any other musts? although arrive early morning, and leaving later night, will probably take a hotel to rest a little.. planning on staying near the mall...
if you could get a seaplane tour its definitely worthwhile

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2013, 05:44:26 PM »
seems like a waste of money at $400 pp...

did the seaplane thing in maldives for cheaper...

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2013, 05:48:01 PM »
check cobone.com

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Re: Dubai Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2013, 06:01:33 PM »
thx i'll keep an eye on it..

seems like this dessert safari thing is offered all over, but I would hate to waste my time at their BBQ, belly dancing and beduin tents.... would much prefer having a short visit with only the things that we want to do.

what else did you do?

any tips for deals on hotels? want something near the ski/mall...

tons of great hotels, but feel stupid spending $200 for a day...