Vidya and the entire Himalayan Glacier team.
Our sincere apologies for not writing sooner. As soon as we returned home, we had to move to a new house, and we had some other family issues to attend to.
Thank you thank you thank you! Kevin and I had a wonderful time. We saw so many things that we have talked with our friends about endlessly since returning. From the monasteries to the caving, to of course Mt. Everest we were in awe in all of the itinerary items. Kathmandu was great, as well as Lhasa. So much culture, but you can defiantly see how they are adjusting to modernization like the rest of us.
Our favorites were, of course, Everest, the Potala Palace, canyoning, and the safari. Our guides were great. Our guide in Tibet was amazing! He knew so much, and for where he lacked in English made of for it in character.
The food was great, and the places we stayed were fine. Of course, we did appreciate the advance warning of the occasional cold water shower and the squat toilets. The handkerchiefs came in handy when it came to those to cover our noses!
We did think there were probably too many monasteries on tour. Although fascinating to see them, you may want to cut a couple of them out. They can get repetitive in their overall themes and structures. However, very educational and we loved seeing the real people of Nepal and Tibet practicing Buddhism throughout.
Going through so many pictures, we would need to write a book to even brush the surface of our experience. We can sometimes live in an American bubble, and the culture there is so rich, and the people there were so friendly.
We included a few pictures to show you we had a great time. The Everest pictures we will always remember as Kevin, and I got engaged at Everest base camp and are getting married next year. Truly a trip of a lifetime and we will never forget Himalayan Glacier and all the special arrangements they made to make everything possible. Even with flight delays and hiccups along the way, you all were able to help us get where we needed to be.
Thank you again for an amazing adventure!
Tom and Kevin