Mr. Pedersen Karsten and Ms. Overgaard Lane from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were with us this spring from March 7, 2013 to April 9, 2013 for their long awaited trek to the most popular trekking destination of Nepal- Around Annapurna Trek.
Admired by the trekking aficionados from Denmark, this route enclosed whole Annapurna massif and gave them a life time chance to witness the sights of Annapurna’s from different positions. Besides the magnetic settings of the mountains, the diverse landscapes from low alpine woodlands to bone-dry deserts akin to Tibetan ones, the wealthy cultures and traditions, historic monasteries and genuine villages enticed the Danish trekkers to the region. The trek kicked off from Besisahar (760m) and then entered the entryway to restricted area Narphu valley- Manang, and then gradually soared up towards the world’s biggest pass, Thorang La (5416m) and then finally plummeted down to the holy temple of Muktinath. Then the trial slided down the valley of apple orchard- Jomsom. The trek completed the whole circuit via Ghorepani to Tatopani, which presented the myriad natural hot springs and then to celebrated viewpoint of Poon Hill finally ending at naturally blessed city Pokhara.
Post Around Annapurna Trek, the Danish visitors also had the experiences of wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park, cultural encounter at Kathmandu, Bungmati and Khokana and the hiked to mid-hills of Samari before departing back home on April 9, 2013.
Mr. Kartik and Mairead Rawal were on the Best of Nepal honeymoon tour with Explore Himalaya this spring. After the completion of the tour the couple gave the feedback regarding their entire tour and the services provided by the service suppliers. Here it goes their feedback on their Best of Nepal Tour.
Meeting and handling was great. Gobinda was excellent. Mr. Gobinda is a very good agent. His support was very much vital for our trip. He made our first meet special and handled it so well.
Our Tour Guide Bhuwan Bhandari was above average. He was very much knowledgeable about the area. We would be more pleased if he was bit more energetic and proactive. However, it is understandable.
At Kathmandu Hotel Dwarika was brilliant. It had great rooms, good food and outstanding facilities. It was bit expensive but worth it. It was perfect for a honeymoon trip. Tiger Tops at Chitwan was also excellent. It provided absolutely brilliant service. Hotel Shangri-La at Pokhara was equally good but we felt like the rooms were little bit outdated. Redecoration will make them perfect. Bandipur is an exotic place but to serve the guest, especially the guests on their honeymoon tour, few better hotels or resorts are necessary. Despite of wonderful location the services at the hotels were limited.
The transportation was very good. Itinerary was great but I wished I had skipped Bandipur. The place is great but obviously needs the additional infrastructures and amenities to entertain the tourists.
Overall, we enjoyed the trip very much. I would love to thank Mr. Gobinda who was so important for us throughout the trip. One last thing,I would recommend to use the face mask to avoid dust during the tour of Kathmandu.
Three Danish Madsens – Ms. Poul Arne, Ms. Anne Marie and Ms. Anne Brigitte through our Exclusive Country Partner Kipling Travel were on the multi-activity Nepal tour with Explore Himalaya from March 22, 2013 to April 3, 2013. Their tour covered the cultural delights of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur as well as they were on the soft hikes to the Nepalese mid-hills like Nuwakot, Samari and Bandipur. During the latter half of the trip they explored the natural paradise- Pokhara and they eventually didn’t miss out the wildlife thrill during the wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park. Ms. Poul Arne Madsen quoted few charming lines regarding their entire tour of Nepal with Explore Himalaya.
“Meeting and Handling was absolutely perfect. The trek and tour guides as well as the supporting staffs did their job very well. Everybody was nice, friendly and professional.”
“Meals somewhere were very delicious, somewhere it was good but the food during the home-stay was exceptionally excellent.”
“Overall, we stayed in the very good hotels throughout the trip and the means of transportation were comfortable prioritizing safety which was very much appreciable. We enjoyed to the fullest and hope to come back next time for the longer vacation.”
Ms. Ulla Mein Sparre and Ms. Anna Lodberg Sparre from Denmark arrived to Kathmandu on 13 February 2012.The visitors through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel had planned 10 days long vacation in Nepal with Explore Himalaya. Their flawlessly designed pleasure holiday covered Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Nagarkot.
The encounter with the culturally affluent sites of Kathmandu kicked off their trip. Boisterous streets of Kathmandu blended with ancient and medieval cultural and historical architectures of the region make Kathmandu one of the delightful cities of the world. Penetrating the bustling streets of the city, Sparres settled for couple of nights at Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a hill top very easily accessible from Kathmandu. The picturesque view of the Himalayas glittering like gold during sunsets and sunrises is a moment worthwhile captivating at Nagarkot. The short hikes to its vicinity into the dense woods along the graveled trial are an outstanding experience.
Winding through the black pitched serpent- Prithivi Highway to Pokhara was another highlight of Sparre’s trip. Upon reaching Pokhara, they were transferred to exotic Base camp Resort. Next day was full of fun as they witnessed the most beautiful valley on the earth. Pokhara is a small valley with jam-packed beauties in the nature. Verdant lakes, mystical gorges, rushing falls, narrow- opening caves and most importantly the charming views of Himalayas including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Fishtail have always made Pokhara a very special destination to numerous visitors.
Finally, the tour was now on the finishing stage, but one more luring destination popular for wildlife lovers was still on the list. Chitwan National Park is one of the most amazing parks for wildlife lovers and adventurers. A safari through the bushes of the dense woods on a back of a giant Asian elephant is unique experience. More than that, the expectation of wild animals from these bushes is always thrilling. The encounter with the culture of Tharu tribal completes the Chitwan trip. Our Danish visitors had the greatest time before they made their final departure back home on 22 February, 2012.