2 independent reviews for Tibet holiday

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review 13 May 2010

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

Seeing the Potala Palace and Mount Everest with my own eyes, instead of on TV or in a photograph.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

The first week in Lhasa is easy going and paced well to allow gradual acclimatisation. The second week is hard going and not for the faint hearted. Drink plenty of fluids, even in Lhasa, keep a sense of humour, and never forget how privileged you are to be visiting Tibet.

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

Yes, I spent an afternoon talking with young Tibetans training to be tour guides who saw tourism as being a way toward a brighter future for the people of Tibet. It is also important for westerners to see for themselves conditions inside Tibet and the impact of Chinese rule (some good, some bad, some very very bad). Whilst there visitors can also set an example of keeping the environment clean such as putting waste into bins instead of on the street.

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

Very good, enjoyable, hard work but always worth it.

review 22 Oct 2006

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

See Mt. Everest from Base Camp.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Expect the worst toilets you can imagine and they will be worse.

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

Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

4. Any other comments?

Excellent. Group leader Gorpal was terrific.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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