Comments by: Wilhelm Rieder, from Germany May 2001, about Mustang trek
I have not forgotten to write you and tell you, that still very glad to have done the Mustang trekking with you in during that Tiji festival time of 2001. The tour was very well organized and all the days you have never been arrogant. Your handling with money was clear and correct. I appreciate this kind of partnership. You could tell us a lot about Mustang, the countryside and culture. And I remember too, Charlie as an extra present. (I mean your comedy is good)
Many thanks that you have managed for me that I could go to Garphu and Namgyal with the horses. It was not easy. Please give my thanks to the cook and porters. I'm well remembered to the good food. The food was original and has changed every day, it was excellent and I had never problems with my stomach. These man all (Mr. Dipendra, Santa, Meg Bdr, Gamsi, Ram, Kumar, Ids Bhadar, Gyan and Purna- I hope I did not forget one) have made a good and have been very reliable. When you will see Mr. Thapa, our Liaison Officer, please give him the best wishes from me. He will remember me, at least in connection with Dr. Amchi Gyasto Bista (Gemi, Lo Monthang). Al together it was wonderful trekking tour. We have been three tourists from three different countries, languages, age, sex and condition and we understood us excellent. October 2002, maybe I shall climb Dampus peak. I shall ask you about this tour in my next letter. I wish you all the best.
Wilhelm Rieder, May 2001
Comments by: Jennifer and Beth Halteman, USA, 03-14-2001, about Heart of Annapurna Trip
……We hiked about 105 miles uphill and down hill in the snow and loved every minute of it. The trek was filled with beautiful scenery and interesting people. Our guide had a great attitude and we loved his guitar playing and singing Nepalese songs. He even showed us Stuffed yak other trekkers seemed Jealous of how much fun we had with our guide. Our porter was friendly and working on his English. Over all our team really made the trek safe and fun.
We wanted thank the agency for planning a great trip for us, Thanks Rajan again.
Jennifer and Beth Halteman, USA, 03 -14-2001
Comments by : Carolyn Carter and Ljuslin Michael who did Mustang trek in Tiji Festival time of 2001
The Mustang trip was alternately health taking and terrifying. I could not have made it without the horse but some factors on the horse were extremely scaring as well as on foot. For me at age 62 the itinerary did not adequately describe the stamina and nerve refused for the trip, however, it therefore more than met my expectation of an adventure to remember. The Tiji festival was a real special. I have thought this trip for four years since meeting the prince of Mustang in Kathmandu. So it has been a dream fulfilled.
I cannot say enough positive things about Rajan to describe his professionalism, values, honesty, respect, kindness and efficiency. I would feel comfortable in his care to go anywhere. I wish him and Earthbound Expeditions every success.
Carolyn Carter, Arizona – USA,5 - 31- 2001, firstname.lastname@example.org
This trip was a dream come truth. 8 months ago I read this book of Michel Peissel, which make me dream about an unknown area in the north of Nepal, belonging to the Tibetan culture. The landscapes went beyond all expectation it looked shaped by human's hands. It's diversity in shapes and colors transported me another planet. Regarding the culture, It was very refreshing, different from all what I have seen in Nepal. The Tiji festival showed me there was still a place where the Tibetan Buddhism remains unmolested and practiced with fervor. And all this lops as wearing traditional dresses were very authentic. It's a pity that it seems the new generation is more attracted by Nike pullovers, Reebok Caps, Chinese shoes.
Concerning the organization, I found it very well, even if I was feeling little bit confuse to have so many people working for me. I'm usually used to a budget way of traveling, of doing everything by myself and these everything was prepared, cooked for me. Embarrassing and agreeable in the same time.
Ljuslin Michael - Switzerland, 03-06-2001