One of the most holy and unspoiled places on this earth
From May 18th till June 19th your travel agency Earthbound Expeditions took us on a breathtaking journey to Tibet.
For my fellow travelers Subitha and Raja to fulfill their religious wish to make the khora around Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. And for me to visit one of the most holy and unspoiled places on this earth. For all three of us the journey of a lifetime!
Already in making the itinerary and preparing us for this journey you showed your experience.
You planned enough time to acclimatize to the Tibetan plateau, to do Lake Manasarovar khora before Mount Kailash khora and finish it before June 2nd so we could enjoy Saga Dawa festival in Tharboche.
Including the visit to Everest Base Camp was a good idea. Some stunning views on the way up there. From there to Lhasa the roads and hotels were getting better and we became tourists in stead of pilgrims. Shigatse, Gyantse and finally three days in Lhasa offered us the highlights of Tibetan culture.
During our stay in West Tibet the Nepali crew with you as our guide, Gambu Sherpa as our chef-cook and Ram Chandra Sapkota as assistant proved of immense importance.
Without your arrangements, support and good care the trip would never have been so successful and pleasant. The equipment you provided like tents, sleeping bags, down jackets were very good.
It still amazes me how Gambu Sherpa managed to make such wonderful meals in such difficult conditions. He surprised us every day!
Of the Tibetan crew, truck driver Tashi, jeep driver Tsering and guide Tenthar especially Cijilag (Tsering) excelled. He is our nominee for Tibet’s Best Driver. After almost 4 weeks of safe driving he expressed his friendship by inviting us to his home in Lhasa.
Before the journey I did not realize that you planned our stay in Nepal so wonderful!
We really appreciated that our journey started and ended in the luxury of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. Not only did we visit the most interesting places in Kathmandu like Durbar square, (Kumari Devi!) Pashupatinath, Bodhnath and Thamel. You also took us to Patan and Bhaktapur and we stayed the night at Nagarkot, to enjoy the fresh mountain air and the view of the Himalayas.
What you showed us of Nepal makes me want to come back. I’m sure that you have lots of interesting proposals (Mustang maybe?)
Last but not least I want to thank you for guiding us personally.
Your knowledge of so many topics and your humor makes you a great traveling companion. Thank you Rajan !
– Lydia Kersbergen, Holland