reliability of tour company

Old Nov 7th, 2006, 05:19 AM
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reliability of tour company

Does anyone know or have used this company..they do private tours and wonder if they are reliable... please any info...They are willing to do for us Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan... thanks in advance JoAn info below.

Office in Tibet: NangRe Road, Lhasa, Tibet, China

Tel: 0086-891- 6922114, 6832433,

Fax: 0086-891-6372311

Mobile Phone: 86-13989097084 (Tony)

86-13638992570 (Richard)

Email: [email protected]

http://www.VisitTibet.com

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Old Nov 19th, 2006, 04:40 PM
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Hi,

I'm not sure about the company in question but the one I would suggest is Solukhumbu Treks at
http://www.solutreks.com/
I was in Nepal in 2004 and now i have a very close friend there. His name is Pasang Kaji Sherpa and his family run a very fine trekking company that can attend to any of your needs. I do plan on returning in March 0f 2007 and I'm looking forward to it very much. kaji will take very good care of you and he is quite knowledgable about travel in Nepal and Tibet.
Please feel free to email myself at:
[email protected] in Canada
or Kaji at:
[email protected] in Nepal

Happy Trails!!

Ron Hawboldt
Ontario, Canada
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Old Nov 25th, 2006, 06:07 AM
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I don't know about any of those but a friend of mine just returned from Tibet and she used www.tibetplus.com and booked a personalized tour. She was very pleased with the service, accommodations and thought they were reasonable.
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Old Nov 25th, 2006, 07:55 PM
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Thank you for the reply... so far this company sounds good ... I like the fact that we are able to plan our trip and will be able to do the things we want... We are now looking at flying into Bangkok from the USA... stay 3 or 4 days then fly to Chengdu and visit the Panda research Center and then take the train from Chengdu to Lhasa and start our trip from there.. for about 17 days.. ending in Katmandu...then fly to Bangkok and then the USA..
We plan to do this around October 17th, 2007 and be back about Novenmber 12 , 2007
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Old Nov 25th, 2006, 07:58 PM
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This is the trip we are planning to do Starting Oct 17, 2007

23 DAYS DOES THAT SOUND GOOD.

Day 1..>>>>>..We can fly to Bangkok

Day 3-4-5- >>>>>>Spend in Bangkok

Day 6 >>>>fly to Chengdu Visit Panda Sanctuary,Panda Research Center

Day 7.>>>>.From Chengdu take the train to Lhasa

Lhasa from China Side, pick up from Train and bring to Lhasa Holy city Hotel with clean rooms and internet available in every room, 3 stars standard hotel

Day 8->>>>>> 3 days sightseeing in Lhasa is better, so 4 nights in Lhasa totally, and then overland tour out of Tibet, sightseeing all the programs on the way to KTM
Day 01 Please be aware of that we will deliver the Tibet entry permit to your accommodation in Chengdu or Beijing. Do you need airport pick up and airport-Hotel transfer when you take BKK flight to Chengdu or Beijing, etc??

This is our day 9>>>Day 02 Sightseeing Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Bazaar

This is our day 10>> Day 03 Sightseeing Lhasa, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

This is our day 11>>>>> Day 04 Free day in Lhasa and sightseeing what missed before departing Lhasa for Gyangtse

This is our day 12>>>>>Day 05 Lhasa-Lake Yamdrok-Gyangtse, Gyangtse Hotel (3 stars hotel and best available)

This is our day 13>>>>Day 06 Gyangtse sightseeing and drive Gyangtse to Shigatse, free afternoon, o/n at Shigatse Manasarover Hotel or similar 3 stars hotel

This is our day 14>>>Day 07 Sightseeing Tashilhumpo Monastery and drive Shigatse to Xegar (New Tingri)

This is our day 15>>>>Day 08 Xegar-Rongbuk, take horse carriages to EBC, excursion hours here, taking sun set pictures and sightsee all the peaks as mentioned, late afternoon, drive to have overnight stop in Old Tingri, Tingri Leopard Hotel (Best available) A bit of trekking for those who want to at the Everest base Camp EBC..As for the trekking interests, when you drive from New Tingri (Xegar) to Rongbuk Monastery which is 8 km away from EBC, you can trek to Base Camp and then back to Rongbuk, it may take about 2 hours from Rongbuk to EBC and vice versa, some of our guests trek to and take horse carriages back to Rongbuk

This is our day 16>>>>Day 09 Old Tingri-Zhangmu, Hotel best available (Gangjian Hotel or Zhangmu Hotel with hot water, heating, toilet, etc)

This is our day 17 >>>>>>.......Day 10 Zhangmu-KTM

Seeing to off to the Border area (Friendship bridge), our Nepal staff (Private tour vehicle, guide, Driver) will pick you up and transfer to Hotel Vaishali in KTM, and helping to issue the Nepal visa.

This is our day 18>>>>Day 11 Kathmandu - Chitwan. (Travellers Jungle Camp)

After Breakfast 4hrs Drive to Chitwan National Park by Toyota Haice, Check in to the Hotel. Lunch will be served. In the evening Cultural Program after Dinner.

This is our day 19>>>>Day 12 Royal Chitwan National Park (Travellers Jungle Camp)

Whole Day Jungle Excursion, such as Elephant Ride program, jungle Walk, Canoe trip, Village Tour, Elephant Bridling Camp Visit etc.

This is our day 20>>>Day 13 Chitwan National Park – Pokhara (Hotel Barahi)

Morning Bird Watching Program. After Breakfast 5hrs Drive to Pokhara, Overnight Hotel Barahi Standard Room

This is our day 21>>>>>>Day 14 Pokhara (Hotel Barahi)

Sightseeing Tour in Pokhara such as Davis Fall, Mahadev Cave, Fewa Tal Boating etc.. Overnight Hotel Barahi

This is our day 22>>>>>>Day 15 Pokhara

Early morning drive to sarangkot to see sunrise view if the weather clear. After Breakfast Free day on your own

This is our day 23>>>>>Day 16 Pokhara – Kathamndu

After Breakfast 5 hrs Drive to Kathmandu by Toyota Vehicle

This is our day 24>>>>>>Day 17 fly out of Nepal, our Nepal staff will see you off to the airport, your whole tour with our agency ends

Home bound... we flight to Bangkok and then USA
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Old Nov 27th, 2006, 05:55 AM
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Wow, what detail!
I am glad that you will be driving south through the mountains. This is by far the best way, as the approaching mountains are ahead of you, and it will be easy to tell the driver to stop for pictures. It will be chilly in September, but the Monsoon should have left Nepal by the time you get there. One problem to be prepared for is that the rains usually create land slips in the mountains. If the rains were bad, the slips will also be the same. The road clearing is usually faily prompt, but you could find yourselves walking up and around the problem. Just so you are prepared mentally if it should happen to you. Regards
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Old Dec 8th, 2006, 07:12 PM
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Thank you for all the replies, we are now all booked for our trip to Tibet and Nepal. So far there are 8 of us... I am very excited about the trip... we will also stay in Bangkok for 4 nights and then fly to Chengdu , of course visit the Panda Research Center too and then take the train to Lhasa......I would have liked ot go also to Bhutan, but our trip is already quite long, so we will wait and go there after our India trip with OAT... for for a pre or post trip.
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Old Dec 10th, 2006, 09:43 PM
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Well so far all is going as planned, we are now 10..2 more have joined our group, that is great. 2 of our travelers are planning ot break away early from Bangkok and fly to Xian to see the Terracota and then will join us in Chengdu.
I am so excited, all is coming together so far.
Has anyone got some ideas about the hotels we are going ot be using and how they are ..I am listing below some of the places our tour guide is sugggesting for us. Thank you again for responding.


Names:

In Chengdu: Chengdu Huayang City Garden Hotel or Tibet Hotel

In Lhasa: Lhasa holy city Hotel, Shangbala Hotel, Dhood Gu Hotel or similar 3 stars standard

In Gyangtse: Gyangtse Hotel (Best available standard in the county)

In Shigatse: Newly built Taixing Hotel or Older one—Shigatse Manasarover Hotel

In Shegar: Shegar Everest Hotel

In Old Tingri: Tingri Leopard Hotel

In Zhangmu: Gangjian Hotel or Zhangmu Hotel

In KTM: Hotel Vaishali 4 star standard, B.B Basis

2 Nights 3 Days Travelers Jungle Camp Chitwan National Park including all jungle Activities & all meals

3 Nights Hotel Barahi In Pokhara on Standard Wing on B.B Basis
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