Fernando Masaya review 16 Nov 2017
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The visits to the Everest Base Camp and the Potala palace, and the journeys in Gangtey.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
To look for another travel agency and, definitively, avoid the vacation provider.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Not at all.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
I have to separate my feelings of frustration related to my experience with the vacation provider (which I rate 2/10) and my feelings of satisfaction related to several of the places we visited (which I rate 8/10). I rate 8/10 and not 10/10 because in Nepal we visited some places which were really far and which could be reached only through very bad long roads, but which didn't deserved that time or efforts (like Pokhara), Besides, earthquakes damages to Kathmandu were, unfortunately, severe in many places.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you very much for your reviews regarding the vacation with us. Our listed vacation trip is for 18 days but we tailor-made your trip for 27 days as per your choice and needs which includes Sikkim & Darjeeling. Later on you and we came to know there was internal problem and you decided to cancel the trip to Darjeeling and then you decided to visit some of the Nepal part.
We made a new vacation trip to include Chitwan, Lumbini, Palpa & Bandipur instead of Sikkim and Darjeeling according to your choice and needs. In the all cities distance is just 3 to 5 hours, you have reached in all cities on time except from Kathmandu to Chitwan but that was not our fault, it was technical problem.
Regarding responsible tourism, we provided you with local guide and local transport in each places even we took you to local restaurants for the food in the all cities. In the Bhutan there is fixed daily price for tourist by Bhutan government and Bhutan Government takes some royalty, it means you are supporting local culture, education and environment.