6 days, Apr 2014
I absolutely enjoyed organizing my trip with Social Tours. I loved how excited they were to show you about local culture and responsible tourism. Pratiksha was so helpful with planning my trek just the way I wanted via e-mail. She also took me out for coffee in Kathmandu, which was just lovely. Bipin briefed me before my trip and answered all my questions. He also took me out for breakfast, which was appreciated greatly. My guide, Kumar, was funny and responsible. He had a great sense of humor and took care of all my needs on the trek. My porter, Dil, was very good. He was always concerned about me and very kind. He liked to teach me about local things too. He even took time to show me around Pokhara,his hometown. I think he’ll make a great guide one day. My trek was beautiful and interesting. I was able to observe local, agricultural life on the Royal Trek. This trek was fairly easy and relaxing. I enjoyed staying in the homestays, which were much more comfortable than I expected. The experience was truly special and I enjoyed getting a glimpse of life in Nepal.The extra time that Pratiksha, Bipin, and Dil spent with me made Social Tours stick out in my mind! I appreciated it a lot. Thank you!