Cho La pass, Everest region & Annapurna Sanctuary trek
35 days, April-May 2010
I want to personally commend Tassi for the great job that she did answering the myriad of e-mail questions that I submitted in advance of our trip and for her great hospitality at the evening meals in Kathmandu. In that regard, the meal that we had at the Palace and Rum Doodles were both great. The authentic music and dancing at the Palace was a great early introduction to Nepal.
The Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu and definitely the Hotel Barahi in Pokhara were both excellent and exceeded my expectations. The dollar amounts above are in addition to the amounts that I paid for my treks. The amount for services reflects my tips for Lhakpah, Karma and Sonam. I feel very good about how they treated me and vice versa. You all gave me an extraordinary gift that is hard to measure and reward.
A special thank you to Paljyor for helping me with extending my visa.
I really liked having Lhakpah as my guide for both treks. We had to work through challenges of language, age difference, fitness level and more. Once that was done, it became easier for me and maybe for her, too. I kidded with her many times that “I came to these mountains for happiness, not speed”. She is an absolute mountain goat and I was slow and cautious but undeterred. She was also very helpful and good company in the cities.
I want to thank you all and especially Lhakpah for helping me avoid any problem with gluten in the food that I ate. This relegated me to mostly eggs, potatoes and rice but I am not complaining.
The additional help that you all provided in helping me get to Pokhara by air during the strike is greatly appreciated, also. The Annapurna Sanctuary was deeply Spiritual and missing that trek would have been a very big loss indeed.
I did a lot of computer research before I finally selected Social Tours. The treks that you provided and at their value price points have left me feeling that I did a very good job in picking your company and your people. My trip was a total success! Thank you all.
All the Best,