"Our trek with Potala Adventures was fantastic from start to end. Booking was quick and easy. The trek
itself was amazing. We walked Hamta pass and Chandratal. The food was outstanding and our guide extremely friendly and helpful.
Apart from the walking you wouldn’t know you were on a mountainside. I would recommend anyone trekking from Manali to
choose Potala Adventures. Thanks to them all. "
Mr Jonathan D. - UK - 8th -13th July
a fantastic time trekking from Manali, and would recommend to anyone Potala Adventures. Ravinder was a very kind and thoughtful
guide and cook Tashi is a genius cook. How did he manage to bake a cake up a mountain? Can’t wait to come back. "
Mr Thomas - UK - 8th - 13th July
"We were thoroughly impressed with every moment of our trekking experience, from the planning stages through
the completion of our 4 days trek. The guide, cooks and horsemen were wonderfully hospitable and professional. We can’t
say enough about how much we enjoyed this experience; we would highly recommend Potala Adventures for anyone looking to have
a memorable time leaving some footprints in the Himalayas. Thank you. "
Miss Koleena, Miss Kahla, Miss Kelly & Miss Heidi - USA - 7th-10th July 2013
had a wonderful time trekking up to the Hamta pass. Our guide Ravinder was very knowledgeable and experienced. I felt very
safe as he guided us up the mountain to the pass, over some challenging snow terrain. It was first time trekking in the snow.
He made me feel safe and relax. He also knew a lot about local culture, conditions and nature which he shared with us when
The cook was great and made tasty food for us
for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The porters were also very friendly and strong. I learnt to make roti/Chapati by the fire
before dinner with their help.
The equipment was excellent warm sleeping bags,
new tents, even a tent for the nature toilet. Lots of rice, dahl, tea and even hot chips.
The trek itself, the mountains and nature are
absolutely breath taking, plenty of waterfalls and spring fed streams. Beautiful big boulders, pristine rivers and snow. Large
Cedar, walnut, chestnut and plenty of other trees below the snowlines. Truly an unforgettable experience.
We will be come back to do it again and different
POTALA is great locally owned and operated company
and we highly recommend them. ”
Miss Catherine D. – AUSTRALIA & Mr John N. - GERMANY - 6th - 9th May 2013
“We the member of Parvat Abhiyatri Sangha (South), Tollygunge, Kolkata have completed the trek to
Hamta pass & Chandratal on & from 05.10.12 to 10.10.12 under the afornoted agency. The arrangement was excellent particularly
Ravinder, the guide & Prem, the cook. We were very well fed and the logistic supports, particularly the tent, sleeping
bags were in good condition. The only short coming was that no tent lamp was provided and the bed tea was given a bit late
than usual. We look forward for more such experience with Potala Adventurers. ”
Mr. Arun Kumar – KOLKATA – 11 October 2012 on account of Mr. Sankar
Nath Mukharjee, Mr. Debasish Mitra, Mr. Sekhar Kanti Roy, Mr. Subhanjan Dutta, Mr. Arnab Bhattacherjee, Mr. Pijush Kantikar,
Mr. Tapan Naskar, Mr. Kamal Das, Mr. Asis Chattopadhaya, Mr. Santanu Naskar
To Company: “good organization. Fast feedback/answers
on emails, great pickup at bus station at 4 am and breakfast at Tenzin’s home. Good equipment. To Guide: good communication.
We learned a lot about India.
Good advice for further travel planning, knows a lot about nature, animals and plants. We
are very satisfied with the guide. To Cook: Incredible great food. It’s amazing what he is able to produce in the middle
Good mixture of Indian, Chinese and international food. How we will survive without the cook in the future.
horseman: Unfortunately he couldn’t speak English, but he does a good job. ”
Mr C. Durichen and Mr R. Durichen – GERMANY – 05 – 08 Sept.
“We took a trip with Potala Adventures to
Hamta pass. All the people i.e. the group leader were excellent. The group helper was fantastic, the horseman did a fantastic
job, and overall the team was excellent. We all had a great time. We surely would do a trek again with same team. The food
we ate was excellent. ”
H. Daswani, P. Deora, Paras, Nihal – MUMBAI – 01 Sept. – 05 Sept. 2012
To Potala Adventurers
“Thank you so much
for an incredible experience in the Himalayas. As it was our first trekking trip, we were extremely grateful to have such
a wonderful team guiding us every step of the way.
Everybody was extremely helpful and welcoming. We will surely return
soon for another amazing adventure. A special shout out to Ravinder, he was an incredible guide – we have been on several
trips but have never been accompanied by such an exceptional guide. Thank you again. ”
Manisha B, Milind B, Tanvin B, Heena S, Kamlesh S, Mayur G, Madhavi G.-MUMBAI–
13 Aug – 19 Aug 2012
“Good communication with clients from UK –
regular updates about travel – itinerary and variations on possible trek.
Local knowledge excellent and efficient
rides up from hotel. Driver was superb – careful yet aware of deadlines.
Cook was first rate – variety of dishes
and regular thought given to packed lunch, breakfast + dinner.
Tents were comfortable, like sleeping bags + equipment.
was superb and extremely obliging – shared vast knowledge of flora and fauna regularly with us during trip, very attentive
+ industrious, polite + helpful throughout our trek. ”
Mr J. Greenfield and Mr N. Anderson, London, UNITED KINGDOM, 24 July – 28 July 2012
“Our Hamta experience was much more than we had imagined it to be. Our Guide Ravinder was
exceptionally helpful and went out of his way to make our trip an amazing experience. The food was also mind-blowing and TASTY.
Thanks to Prem our cook.
Our staff/porters were also very very helpful and pleasant. All in all the experience was beautiful
and our trip fulfilling and adventurous”
Priyanka, Mr. Vibhor and Miss Tahnee – DELHI - 10 June – 14 June 2012
service of Potala were exceptional, we are very much satisfied with the trek experience. Especially guide Mr. Ravinder was
exceptional and excellent”.
Mr. Ajit S. - On account of 10 pax – DELHI- 27th Sep. - 01 Oct. 2011
Hamta Pass and Chandratal Lake
“Days: 4 nights 5 days. Guide: Ravinder,
very informative, helpful and friendly. Took good care and guided well. Cook: Prem, cooked very delicious food, very fast.
Did not say no to anything we asked. Horseman: Megh Singh. Nice guy, friendly. Equipment: Excellent, all in good conditions.
About Potala: Overall I was a beautiful, memorable
experience. Service offered by Potala was very good and highly satisfactory. We would definitely recommend Potala to our friends,
thanks to Mr. Tenzin and his team, for organizing wonderful trek”.
Mr Karishnamurthy & Mrs. Shruti H. BANGALORE-Karnataka 19th
Sep. - 23 Sep. 2011
Manali: Hamta pass trek and Chandratal Lake
1) “We loved the trip; it was very well
organized by Tenzin and his team. Ravinder was our Guide, and he took great care of us through the entire trip. We loved POTALA
Adventurers and will come back for more next year. We love Lakpa Ji, Prem ji and Chotu helped with excellent cooking”.
Mrs Shanti S. Mumbai
20.7.11 – 24.7.11
2) “It was a fabulous, out of the world experience. It was very well organized by the Potala team,
A Special mention to our guide Ravinder, who turned out to our friend and philosopher. Our drive Mr. Lakpa Seth, and other
Mr. Prem Ji and Chotu were also a great team. We completely enjoyed the whole trip and hope to keep coming back”.
Mrs Hema A. Mumbai
3) “An excellent, adventurous and beautiful trip. We had an excellent team with us. The guide Ravinder
was the best person to accompany us, he help us all the way. The cook Prem made excellent food. Mr. Lakpa who drove us from
Chandratal to Manali was one of the best and trusted guy to drive on this mountainous road. To sure it, we had a great trip,
Thanks to Potala Adventurers”.
Mrs Jayshree N. Mumbai
4) I totally agree with this, it was really super excellent adventurous trip”.
Mrs Bhagyashri- Mumbai- 20.7.11 – 24.7.11.
“We completed our 4 days Hamta pass trek on 14th July, 2011. It was a really great experience with
all the modern facilities provided to us by tenzin ningbo. The taste of food along with the presentation of food at an altitude
of over 3500mts was just great. We were also amazed by the knowledge about the area in which we were trekking shared to us
by our guide Mr. Ravi. The trekking equipment’s used were also of good quality”.
Mr Hettal G and Mr R. Surey Gujrat India 11 July - 14 July, 2011
“Hi Prem, Our Hamta Pass trek was awesome. The entire Potala Adventurers team- Kenjil (your brother),
Ravinder (Guide), Dinesh (Cook), and the porters were very friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the trek and the company
of your team right from booking till the end.
The trek was beautiful and adventurous. Ravinder
and his team made the whole trekking experience wonderful. We were really impressed by Ravinder’s knowledge and passion
for the mountains. He was very friendly and caring which made the whole trekking experience even more beautiful. He also mastered
his team (cook and porters) very well. All the staff was very nice, committed and cheerful. The food and camping arrangements
throughout five days were excellent. Attached are few memories. We would definitely like to do many more treks with you (Potala
Adeventurers) in future, a big thank you to the Potala team. Keep it up and wishing you the very best”.
Cheers- Mrs Neha & Mr Avnish – New Delhi, 20 – 24 June 2011
“Potala Adventurers has gone out of the way to make my Hamta pass trek truly memorable. The Guide
and porters were true professionals. They were able to assist me in providing information to questions I have and also helped
me cross steep glaciers along the way. This is crucial for me, having little experience walking in ice. I also wish to compliment
them on the elaborated food dished out every day and appreciate the extra blankets when weather turns cold. I also deeply
appreciate the company for helping me make pre and post trip accommodation and onward travel arrangements without being asked
and providing invaluable advice”.
Mr David L. – SINGAPORE – 11 June 2011
on the Hamta pass trek in early June. I had not read much about the trek before I left, so I didn’t know what I had
coming. I was positively surprised with the good knowledge the Guide had about the areas we were passing through. He seems
to have real passion for mountains and trekking, which was really encouraging for me. The cook did his best to provide us
with the nice dishes as far as it could be done. All the staff on the trek acted professionally in every situation, even when
my trek partner was forced to make decision to return with the porters. The cook and the Guide did their best to serve me
the food I needed on the last two days of the trek, although we didn’t carry any cooking equipment with us. The tent
and sleeping bags we were given were also just right for the wind and weather conditions. Altogether an amazing experience
I won’t forget”.
Miss Charlotte L. – NORWAY, 13 June 2011
"Potala Adventures is superbly managed and operated adventure group. We have never expected the Hamta pass
trek to be so amazing, super punctual and efficient professionals. We also had the world best chai, mutton curry, pizza and
Chowmien at 14000 feet ".
Pranab Gohain. 04.07.10
Day 1: “By far most eventful and steep but very enriching. Great Hospitality, food, guide, cook and
assistant cook even the mule man very nice people. Day 2: Great day in getting to see the forest and beyond, harsh weather
but great experience. Coming back trekking down, we can really understand the felt we achieved. Thank, we can really understand
the felt we achieved. Thank you. Tenzin and team this is a startup, we will be back next year or so this time for Spiti valley”.
Mr Sai 04.07.10
To Potala Adventurers - "For the first time person like one coming to the Himalayas, with no apparent experience
in high altitude trekking. My mind was little tensed, but once we arrived at Manali and met Mr. Tenzin Ningbo and he detailed
us about the trip and when we met our guide our worries began to slow down.
I must sincerely thank the whole crew and Potala
Adventurers for organizing us such a beautiful trek. The whole crew was excellent.
The guide Mr. Tashi was superb. His care and
his skills in the snow and mountain was a pleasure to watch.
The cook Mr. Kishan was also helpful and caring,
preparing delicious food and watching us in each step.
The porter who gave us a good company and treated
us like real guests was also enjoyable.
In brief we had a beautiful experience and i
have made up my mind that I will be back for more in the Himalayas next time with Potala Adventurers”.
Mr Krishna and friend – BANGALORE- 31-05-2009
“I would like to recommend Potala Adventurers for organizing an excellent trek over Hamta Pass. As
I was on my own I was surprised to get such a good rate for my guide / cook. The scenery up to Hampta pass is spectacular
and the places we camped were picturesque. We took the five days slowly and you could do it faster. But if you are interested
in taking in what surrounds you. And like to take your time to acclimatize then the Hampta pass trek is for you. Thanks again
for Potala Adventurers for their excellent, advice and for their organization”.
Mr Peter Mallet, IRELAND
“Hamta pass, Lahoul valley 5 days. Prem was the guide, a good guide who knows everything on Himalayas
and local life. Lobsang was the cooker. He is a good cooker. He can make everything with nothing. Thanks for all”.
Mr D. Betzinger, FRANCE