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review 23 Aug 2010

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

Seeing the Himalaya Mountains, seeing Everest so close up at base camp, TIBET, was amazing. The beautiful city of Lhasa, the debating monks in the monasteries. The scenery overall was breathtaking.

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

We travelled as a family of 4, with kids aged 13 and 11. Be prepared for the effects of the high altitude, although it doesn't stop you from doing everything on the trip, it does make you feel tired and headachy. Also, pray for good weather in July/August, we were lucky! Do not take your Lonely Planet Tibet book or have any other Tibet history literature on you as this will be confiscated by the Chinese authorities on arrival in Tibet. Our LP book was confiscated.

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

Yes, by engaging and buying things from local people as well as the fact that local Tibetans see westerners is a good boost to their morale, as the country is under miltary rule and the people have no freedom at all.

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

Fantastic holiday, although a bit hard with the altitude making it seem like an endurance test, the breathtaking scenery, being so close to Everest, the atmosphere and culture of Tibet makes this an experience of a lifetime and one I would recommend to any adventurous families.

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