Accommodation: “Sleeping bags were very high quality and tents were spacious. Shower
facilities provided at end of trek were an added bonus. Food: Surpassed all expectations. We were fed huge portions and there
were always enough snacks to get us up the last few hundred meters. Service: Everyone was very welcoming and helpful, always
ready to answer our questions. The friendly campfires at night topped off the experience. Trek: The Beas Kund trek was exactly
what we were looking for. The scenery was breathtaking and our guide Ravinder was always ready to accommodate our request
and take us up to 4000m. Overall: the fantastic few days in the beautiful part of the country made better by booking our trek
with Potala Adventurers Company. We would definitely recommend Potala Adventurers to our friends! ”.
Harriet M. & group - London, ENGLAND, 31
Oct - 03 Nov 2011
“We spent a total of 3 days in the Spiti Valley touring the monastries and 10 days
on the Pin Parvati trek. The team were fantastic, in particular our cook who prepared varied and delicious food for us every
evening, not to mention the little surprises we found in our lunch boxes, and a stream of tea and biscuits, and other little
treats. While we were worried about food hygiene in other parts of India, we had absolutely no concerns on our tour (and rightly
so)! This is a beautiful trek, crossing from the barren Spiti Valley into the beautiful green Parvati Valley on which we saw
no-one bar a few shepherds for days on end. All the equipment was modern and good, and we were very happy with the organization
of the tour”.
Jochen V. and Anne E. Germany, 28 Aug - 12 Sep.
"Potala was exceptionally response to our requests for specific itinerary concerns. We
wanted a slower than was originally planned and Potala made certain each day was perfect for our 70 years. Potala gave us
the feeling that nothing was more important to them than the success of our trek. It was a great experience.
Team work is so important in making a trip successful. Our Guide and cook, staff and horseman
all work together, each one making certain that our trek was successful. Tent went up promontly, food was delicious and horse
even carried lunches some days. Our guide was very attentive to river crossings, to good monasteries and school visits and
to our being happy. One staff member showed his knowledge of Himalayan plants with us. Everyone waited for us at Shingo la
that was so special".
Barbara, USA - 09-09-2010
"Potala Adventurers was responsive to all questions and concerns. They were willing to
take on our group of four, ranging in age from 62 to 70 years for the Zanskar trek culminating in the transverse of Shingo
la at 16700 feet – We enjoyed 8 wonderful days of trekking and 3 on the road. We are happy to recommend Potala".
Cynthia N, Georgetown, USA
"The Trek was excellent in all respects. The staff works well as a team and we enjoyed
interacting with them. They dealt effectively with the fact that our ages (62-70 ) made us a bit slower than most groups.
Sunder the cook prepared an amazing variety of tasty food. All equipment and arrangements work ed as expected. We would definitely
recommend Potala Adventurers".
Chris H, Massachusetts, USA
The trek has been very well organized. There was nothing we could complaint about. We
can recommend the agency - POTALA Adventurers - anybody who intends to make a trekking tour from Manali.
The staff made an excellent job, from the guide over the cook, who offered very tasty
food every day. They help us and each other in every situation and worked perfectly together, our great compliments to them.
E. Seltman and F. Ortlieb -- GERMANY -- 08 Aug.
The Himalayan trekking was extremely magnificent. Our Guide knew the ways of the mountains
and everything in it. Our food was great and was never a problem. Even my 12 YEARS OLD DAUGHTER loved and enjoyed it. Himalayan
trekking is wonderful and I would recommend POTALA Adventurers to everyone.
Nagveni M – TORONTO -- CANADIAN -- 09 July
“Despite the unpredictable weather (especially since it’s the monsoon period),
the company did its best to arrange a trek for us. Dealing had been most professional, during booking to the actual trek.
There was also personal touch where the company staff helped to shop for trekking shoes and gloves at the market to helping
to look for a medicine man to help treat strained ankle. The company went beyond what’s in the itinerary and for that
it’s much appreciated. The trek itself was a memorable experience, with “luxury” touch like a Persian mug
and checked table cloth & of course 5-star hotel food cooked on the mountains. Thank you so much for a great trek I would
recommend people (Avid experience trekkers & beginners) to be most of the incredible India experience in Manali.
Arlina A. & friend – SINGAPORE –
“One of the best trekking experiences of my life, the company was very accommodating
and tried to find a suitable trek for us despite unfavorable rain. Ravi, the guide was well versed in the area and showed
us beautiful landscape and scenery. Prem, the cook, was amazing! He can cook a 5-star meal out of thin air. Best food at 3500m
I have ever had. All in all it is the people who matter, and with POTALA ADVENTURERS, we were taken care of the minute we
got off the bus in Manali, and back.”
Ahmad R. – MALAYSIA – 10.07.2010
I’d like to thanks our guide Pritam for the excellent trek. He is a very good guide,
always in a good mood. He was helpful in all situations. During the entire trip everything was really very fine. Thanks for
him Zanskar Ladakh trekking was a real pleasure.
Warsaw – Poland 19 July 2010
All service given to us clients have been to my fill pleasance, my expectation have been
The kitchen was very good and always considering our special wishes
The guide organized a good team work with the staff and also made short and agreeable
advice of us clients. He has a good skill in leading people. This was showed also by a good atmosphere in the group, in the
staff and also he always made good contact with people we met.
The routing was also very nice and the guide always knew very well where to go, where
we are and how much time the hike still takes.
Special wishes from our side have been considered like watching the final world’s
football cup. Also I got good information about nature – culture.
I would recommend Potala Adventurers to other people and look back on an impressive time.
Judith B – Bern - Switzerland, 30 June
- 19 July 2010
“Our second step from Spiti valley to Manikaran, Pin Parvati trek was same perfect
organized as 1st part (Lamayuru - Darcha). Porters cook and guide did their work absolutely professional. Thanks to Potala
Adventures especially Mr. Tenzin Ningbo head organizer Potala Adventures ".
B Edelbacher - AUSTRIA. August 2009.
“From 16th July till 5th of August we did great Zanskar trek organizes by Potala
Adventures. Not only the trek was amazing, the crews cook, guide and horseman were brilliant and absolutely professional.
Whole 3 weeks through Zanskar was an unforgettable adventure".
Mr. B Edelbacher.
AUSTRIA. August 2009.
"Thank you very much for organizing this great trek. I really enjoyed it and it was fun.
The entire crew was great and did a great job. Guide was Ravinder, who knows very much about the Himalayas. He took care of
us and cook was Chandan, who did very well. I enjoyed every meal. I really can recommend Potala-Himalaya because they organize
good trekking adventures for fair prices. Thank you so much and see you next year ".
Mr. Phillip, Cologne. GERMANY 25th June 2009.
"When I first arrive in Manali, I knew i wanted to experience a trek. The only question
was which company. It is so difficult to put trust into an agency and hope they will come up with the goods. Potala delivered
an excellent trek, Ningbo told us not to worry about the service provided and he was right. The service was first class. Our
guide, cook, porter and horseman did an excellent job at keeping us fed, happy and safe. We were given the freedom to take
different paths if we wanted, which meant we felt a good sense of control over our trek. The 4 campsite were in beautiful
locations and for 3 of those nights we were the only camp which made it feel authentic. I would definitely trek again with
Potala because it was the first ever Himalayan experience for me and everything i could have wished for and more.
Adam A. Birmingham. ENGLAND. 25th June 2009
Dear Prem Singh and Tenzin,
"We would like to express our greatest appreciation
to all the efforts made by Govinda, Chin and Prem in making all aspects of our trek and climb enjoyable and memorable.
whole team worked very hard, even when they must have been in tired, to look after us on the trek and they catered for all
The food was of outstanding quality and was always varied, plenty full and very tasty. At all-time Govinda,
Chin and Prem went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable.
In Particular we would like to express our
appreciation for Govinda, who is an excellent guide - polite, cheerful and enthusiastic at all time. He was great company
to be with and we both feel privileged to have met him.
We would not have wished for a better trek and would thoroughly
recommend Govinda, Chin and Prem to any of your future clients". Yours,
and Ray, July 2008, United Kingdom
Our experience has been truly a memorable one. The scenery has been an incredible; the
interactions with other travelers most enjoyable, and the service provided by our guide, cook and pony man was exceptional.
Our guide Sanjay, has been without a doubt, the most accommodating and helpful in every way; Krishan, our cook created fresh
culinary masterpiece each day (include a surprise anniversary cake); and omu our pony man, was most gracious in every way.
We highly recommend Potala Adventures to all world travelers.
Kristie and Martin, USA, 30 July 2006
"We had a splendid trip in Zanskar!! We are very thankful to Sanjay, who did a splendid
job and also Tashi cooked wonderful! We hope we can come back sometimes. Warm greeting ",
Mr. Stefan and Els. Belgium. September 2004
Dear Prem, "we're finally back to Italy and could read just now your emails first of all
we would like to thank you for all the assistance for the trip. We loved very much the beautiful places we had the opportunity
to visit. We now have great memories of India and intense feelings of our vacation in that beautiful country. We arrived two
day earlier to Leh because: in tzo kar we found rain and could not bike all the way from pang to tzo Kar Lake but had to use
jeeps instead so we gained time. Also in tzo morini the weather was still very cold and rainy and could not spend the day
exploring the region as scheduled. So that's why we arrived to Leh two days in advance which we decided to spend visiting
Nubra valley. As far as the organization of the trip, all went fine. We have a great time and thank all of you for all the
effort and support. Best regards ".
Carlo Pedron and group. Milano. Italy. July-aug.
"At first, let’s thanks you for our trek, it was a big interesting experience with
really a kind people than Sanjay (always ready to help). Prem (who can made all food for you was like a magician), and Sonam
(shyest horseman in all the Himalayan mountains). They are discreet, helpful, always smiling all the things which are necessary
to have good time. We really enjoyed our trip, and sure that we will keep your address for us or friends who would like to
discover Ladakh. And we hope, we can come back later in this place to discover another part of Ladakh. Thanks lot, Jullay.
From Muriel and Stephane, France. September 2003.
"All in all we had a fantastic trek to Chandratal. The team was very helpful and the level
of service was impressive. They did everything they could to make us feel comfortable, and they kept the enthusiasm through
the hole trek. In particular we were impressed by the food that was served - some of the best we got in India :) Even though
it was the monsoon period, we had great weather, only raining once for a few hours. Because of the clear weather we were able
to enjoy the great landscapes surrounding us. After the trek KG took us for a day of sightseeing around Manali. This was a
very nice gesture and we were really overwhelmed by his kindness and hospitality. Thank you very much for a great trek and
a remarkable experience!! We have already recommended Potala Adventures to our friends. Send our best wishes to Tanzin, Gian,
Neema, Nirmal, his younger brother and KG. Kind regards-
Lars, Nashwan, Sachin and Soren, Denmark 18th-25th
"The team we are perfectly satisfied of the trek and its organization. The team was quite
efficient and also very kind scrupulous and mindful of everything. We appreciate to have realized all that was planned and
respected the schedule. The landscapes were beautiful and we like also the visit of monasteries. We were glad also to notice
that it was possible discuss alternating possibilities for the part of the itinerary and that they were studied careful (like
possibilities of making Stok-kangri ascent at Stok valley). We had a feeling of good communication with our team and it was
very pleasant. I also congratulate also for the good quality and various cooking. So our trek was perfect and we had a marvelous
of Ladakh and Zaskar".
From P WARSZTACKI, Bruxelles, BELGIQUE. July,
"Perfect ascent of Stok Kangri in a 4 days climb from Leh, one week in the area of
Leh is a perfect acclimatization. Base and advanced base camp in surrounded by beautiful nature. The summit of the elegant
6153 meter mountain is steep but without technical difficulty. The guide knows how to let enjoy this lovely country with surprises
of lovely food and friendship with I’ll never forget. This experience asks for another visit. When you saw already mountains
all over the world, you must go to Ladakh and ask for this guide! "
Paul Van A, Belgium July 2001