Valerie Lesfargue review 10 Jul 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The view of Everest from the base camp was a key highlight. The monks debating in temples as well. I also liked the atmosphere around the Namtso lake.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Do your homework beforehand in terms of history and culture as the quality of explanations from the local guides may vary. Be prepared for long hours in the bus enjoying the landscape
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Not really. Too many plastic bottles distributed for water. Not sure about the recycling of individual oxygène tanks (i did not use mine).
With respect to support local community, drivers and guides are local. Not sure about the ownership of the hotels we stayed at.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
I had a great time with a small group I kept in touch with. Views were amazing
and local humanity inspiring. Hurry up to go before it is too late.
Read the operator's response here:
Dear Valerie, thank you very much for sharing your travel experience here.
Our tour guide often asks clients to bring back their plastic bottles and individual
oxygene tanks, but a little go to do. Latter, we prepare glass bottles to offer hot-water.
In your group, did tour guide not deliver the glass bottles?
Yes, all tour guides, drivers, the ownership of hotels and company are local. If you are not sure, you should ask when you are in the hotel and read the hotel history. Thanks.