4 independent reviews for Family adventure vacation to Nepal

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review 17 Apr 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole experience will live with us forever and it is almost impossible to single out separate elements. Overall the people were fantastic, so friendly, helpful and humorous and our guide was simply outstanding. I suppose the highlights were: * Arriving in Kathmandu was the culture shock we had been told about * The trek was unbelievable - the people, the scenery, the ingenuity and strength of the Sherpas and the views * The wildlife, and in particular bathing the elephants * The variety of transport and accommodation really made a difference and gave us a really complete experience * Surprisingly, we were amazed when the five boys in our group taught six Nepalese boys how to play rugby on piece of flat ground some 3,000 feet up a Himalayan mountain using a burst volleyball. It was magical. The British won, but only just!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't hesitate it's fantastic. If you're going with children we found it vital that they went with children roughly their own age. Camping for three nights and walking for four days meant that they could bond and play together. We did our research and chose this vacation partly because the children were of similar age and as a result everyone got even more out of the experience.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, our guides and Sherpas were local people (all of them never having left Nepal before) and they rely on us for a living. The trekking was very environmentally friendly and the development work (tourism infrastructure) that the operator is doing with local people is there for all to see.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We saved up for a long time for this vacation, convincing ourselves that it would be our vacation of a lifetime (none of us had been outside Europe before). It didn't disappoint - it was a wonderful, unforgettable, truly memorable experience. Easily five star.

review 25 Feb 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The snow - so long since we have had 'real' snow in the south of England.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take lots of thin layers - outer wear provided by company excellent = boots, gloves, hats, outer romper suit.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I hope so - many souvenirs locally made and beautiful.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Lovely. It gave a taste of winter sports for the uninitiated without exhausting or scaring too much.

review 27 Oct 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The trek was an excellent adventure - Jagan, our guide was outstanding, especially with our children (7 & 5 years old) who were able to walk the entire trek! 2. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment? I think making an opportunity to speak English with the locals (mostly children) helped them gain confidence in their abilities. 3. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall? We had a great vacation - lots of things to see and do. The people of Nepal were very gracious hosts. We will consider returning when the kids are older for a longer trek.

review 31 Dec 2005

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Trekking in the mountains, the guide Raj ,the team and the local environment made it a most memorable experience.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Book it.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Benefited some people directly involved, was not sure if it benefited the towns we trekked through that much. Yes, minimised impact locally on environment, though just by taking part in such travel so much fuel is used.

4. Any other comments?

Nepal is a beautiful country with wonderful people. Our guides Raj and the team on the trek were absolutely brilliant.

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Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
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