I have to say it was the best holiday of my life!
I just returned from a holiday in Nepal with my husband and two children aged 14 and 17 and I have to say it was the best holiday of my life! Please don’t be put off by the current political situation of Nepal. As long as you are sensible and stay away from trouble spots you shouldn’t encounter any problems.
Tourists are so important to the economy that we are given priority when it comes to transport. During the strike, taxis carry special signs which say ‘Tourists only’ and these are allowed safe passage. Obviously I can only comment on the areas we spent time in. At the beginning of the trip we spent a few days in Kathmandu before flying to Lukla and fitting in a short trek to Namche Bazaar.
There was absolutely no problem on the trek. People are so kind and generous and delighted to see you. We were staying in tea houses and met lots of people who were planning to trek to Everest Base Camp or even just as far as Tengboche Monastery.
Unfortunately, we only had time to go as far as Namche but already the children are planning a return visit with the hope of making it all the way to Base Camp.We had organized the holiday through Rajan Simkada of Earthbound Expeditions in Kathmandu and we couldn’t fault it. From the moment he met us at the airport, everything was really well organized, including our guide and porter for the trek. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
You can contact Rajan at: email@example.com or visit his website at www.trektibet.com, I have to stress that at no time did we feel under threat or in any danger. The warmth and generosity of the Nepali people more than made up for it. Go and enjoy!
– Anne Stephen and Family, UK