4 independent reviews for Activity vacation in Nepal

Reviews for Activity vacation in Nepal

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review 3 Jun 2012

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

Trekking in the mountains, the bridge swing at last resort. Elephant bath time at Chitwan. The chilled out atmosphere in Pokhara. The people I met along the way.

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

Take your own light weight sleeping bag for the mountain lodges. plus a pair of sandals for the mountain lodges in the evening. Waterproofs were not essential, as the monsoon rains fall only in the evening. Take very light weight cool clothing. Take a book and pack of cards. At this time of year, you are likely to be the only guest in the mountain lodges, so make sure you have enough to keep yourself entertained.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, locals benefited to some extent, but I think the agents and the owners of large hotels benefited more. Tourism is rapidly changing the landscape of the mountain trails, most of the villages we visited were just a collection of tourist lodges, and everywhere we visited had building work going on. However, I was very happy and the vacation was exactly what I expected.

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

9/10

review 31 Oct 2008

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

The mountain flight to Everest from Kathmandu, and bathing with an elephant in Chitwan National Park.

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

Take many warm layers to Jomsom for the time of year - and warn them of controlling airport officials.

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

Yes.

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

Very good - had a great adventure.

review 29 Oct 2007

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

I think probably all of it! Each bit was so different from the others it is difficult to. The scenery is breathtaking, the people wonderful and the rafting was so good. Chitwan was a totally different world and we felt very pampered and spoilt.

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

Don't take too much luggage. Make sure you have enough warm clothes for the trek but you don't need lots of changes. It is also very important to keep the weight down for the porters.

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

From what we saw, any income going into the country is good for the people. Most of our accommodation was pretty eco friendly.

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

An amazing experience. Not for the faint hearted but well worth the effort you have to put into it. The operator and their associates were very good and we felt very safe in their hands. They are highly responsible as far as eco travel is concerned and I would recommend them to anybody.

review 13 Apr 2005

On behalf of my wife, Rosemarie and myself, I wish to express my thanks for the way in which you handled our booking. From our arrival in Kathmandu on 30th March to our departure on 17th April everything went according to plan. Our special thanks to Prerna who handled my initial enquiry and who then went on to arrange our total itinerary. Basically my demands were for white water rafting and a ten day trek. Time available was in excess of time required to fulfil my requests so she perfectly used that time by arranging a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu on the first clear day and a fantastic “hotel with a view “ (Club Himalaya) on the penultimate day. Also special thanks to Raj who met us on the first morning at the Manislu Hotel and who put life into our existing paper schedule. He answered all of our questions and gave excellent advice. I cannot quote a single highlight of that vacation – it was one long highlight. Having spent the previous three months in India, Nepal proved to be a breath of fresh air in more ways than one! White water rafting was all that we had hoped and expected it to be. The attention to detail and safety could not be faulted. What can I say about the trek? Two people (my wife and I) supported so ably by a team of eleven including guides cooks and porters. Before finalising my booking with you I stated that I had a medical condition that required the exclusion of wheat and all wheat products. The whole team understood that and almost stood guard over all of my food. The cook managed to provide “normal” meals for my wife whilst keeping mine completely wheat free. Our guide showed great concern for my wife and insisted upon carrying her daypack, both the guide and his assistant were always on hand at any slightly difficult crossing, my wife really appreciated that concern. Our support team was depleted by three at a police and military check post when it was found that papers were not fully in order but that loss of manpower made absolutely no difference to us, the remaining members of the team just redistributed the load an carried on smiling as before. A really nice touch came at the very end when we were invited out to dinner by Raj and Prerna and met two young ladies who had just flown in from England and were about to embark on a trek. I trust that they will have enjoyed their trek as much as we enjoyed our entire stay. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to any whom I might meet that are considering a vacation in Nepal or Tibet.

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