2 independent reviews for Tibet tour, Lhasa and Lake Namtso

Reviews for Tibet tour, Lhasa and Lake Namtso

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review 11 Jul 2018

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

The trip to Everest Base Camp was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. We were really lucky with the weather and had a perfect view of the mountain at sunrise. But the whole trip was memorable/exciting - Tibet is a beautiful place :)

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

The whole trip involves being at very high elevations - and there are HUGE changes in elevation within a day. For example you go from Shigatse (3800m) to Everest (5200m) in one day, and from Lhasa (3500m) to Namsto (4700m) in one day. This can make parts of the trip uncomfortable - we didn't sleep well at Everest. Be prepared for this (maybe discuss with your doctor before you go) and be prepared to be flexible if someone on your trip gets really sick (this happened to us on the way back from Namsto). Also there is a LOT of driving and lunchtime is very flexible - bring lots of snacks with you :)

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

I feel like it benefited those who were employed by the company e.g. tour guides and bus drivers, and those who ran the accommodation where we stayed (particularly at Everest and Namsto). I'm not sure about the environmental impact of so many tourists visiting those areas - although they were generally good about removal of rubbish etc

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

It was great - our flight to Tibet was cancelled and we arrived two days late, and the company were very good about moving around our trip so we could still do all of it. As a result we had three different tour guides over the course of the trip - ranging from excellent to ok (the ok guide being a last minute substitute when another guide's son was in hospital). We learned a lot about Tibet and enjoyed our visit :)

review 20 Apr 2017

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

Visit to Everest Base Camp

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

Take enough really warm clothes and pace yourself well

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

We certainly brought business to them and I feel that we didn't cause an environmental impact.

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

It was truly excellent. I had been to Lhasa before but this trip to EBC was magnificent.

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