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Reviews for Nepal holiday on a shoestring


review 14 Dec 2016

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

At the end of each day, I could've easily said "that was definitely the best day". Every day of the trip was memorable and exciting; from seeing Everest, to seeing wild rhino and elephant in the jungle. The feeling of being amongst the Nepalese culture and getting a really up close and authentic experience is something I am very grateful to have experienced. Our guide, Ram, was an especially wonderful part of the trip, he taught us a lot and made sure we had a fantastic experience.

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

- Bring a neckerchief: some of the locals wear them, and you might find it useful as Kathmandu can be quite dusty and polluted in the afternoons. - Eat local: some of the most interesting parts of the trip were venturing into local Nepalese restaurants to eat with the locals. On the way to Phokara from Chittwan, our guide even asked whether we would prefer the tourist food or the local food - we chose local and had the most delicious traditional dal bat for the equivalent of 50p!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, definitely. Our hosts were open about the fact that almost none of them had travelled outside of Nepal or even the neighbouring areas before, so they were so grateful we had come to visit them and help them make a living. I felt like any tips we gave were appreciated, and we were more than happy to tip because the people were so kind. We were surprised at how environmentally concerned Nepal was, and how they pride themselves on their organic tea and coffee, so anywhere we could support small family businesses or environmentally friendly cafes, we did.

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

Absolutely fantastic. I feel like we really got to know Nepal, and we experienced SO MUCH in a relatively short time. Looking forward to returning again!

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