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Recent Reviews / Testimonials / Recommendations

 Namaste , Julley and warm greetings.

"Thank you Prem and our trekking team: guide Sherab, Cook - Ravi, helper - Phurba and pony man Disu. We trekked in 1999 from Darcha to Lamayuru (with Potala Adventurers) and now in 2016 with our 3 children, aged 7,11 and 13. We enjoyed trekking in Zanskar/Ladakh from Kelang Sarai to Photoksar. Sherab and the team took great care of the children and although at time there were challenges for the  children. They had a wonderful experience. Many thanks !."

Mrs Louise K (family of 5) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 26th Sept 2016

"Ravi cooking was very good and delicious. I liked his cakes. Disu riding horse was very lovely and well behaved. The sight were very nice."

Miss Elsa - aged 7 yrs, AUSTRALIA

"Thanks POTALA adventures for an amazing trek. It was a great fun and an interesting experience. I was expecting to find it a lot harder but our expert guide helped us every inch of the way !. I was amazed at the incredible skills of our cook Ravi and his helper Phurba, who cooked delicious food on a kerosene stove. They even made a few cakes !! Our horseman Disu was superb at getting the horses to behave. He was also very strong and fast, so even though he left after us he always beat us to camp, and when we arrived the tents were already up. The views were also breath taking !!"

Mr Owen - aged 13 - AUSTRALIA - 26th Sept 2016

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"Thank you Potala Adventures for a fantastic trek. We had a great adventure, saw stunning scenery and finished the trek with a great sense of achievement. Our Guide was experienced and always helpful and polite, our cook provided delicious food at every meal and there was always plenty - miracles emerged from that little tent every night. The pony man his team of ponies and his skills with them were a highlight of the trip. It was a good team, well organized and gave us a good experience."

Mr Eric, Mrs Diane & Group - Bega, AUSTRALIA - 21st Sept 2016

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Trek: Zanskar Traverse

Duration: 18 days

"Trekking crew supported us in every way. We had great luck to have Mr Gyaltson as a guide. Have a wonderful cook Mr Ravi and his helper and the strong and hard working horseman. Thank you for a great experience we will remember this for a long time ! For sure we will come back to India to do an another trekking. All I can say is Julley !!

We did the Zanskar trek which was 18 days but felt like less time, when you are having a good time ! Due to fantastic team we had a great time in a astonishing environment. Mr Ravi cooked us great meals every day making sure we had lots of energy. Mr Gyaltson was a good guide who helped us many times during this hard but beautiful trek. Thank you all for this wonderful experience."

Mr Leon Van Der & Mrs Margrit - NETHERLANDS - 15th Aug 2016

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"My entire journey was excellent. The two portions were like different trips. I very much enjoyed the trek.

Manali - Leh highway was brutal yet visually stunning. My time in Leh was also quite enjoyable I felt, Potala Adventurers had organized things very well. The hotel in Leh was wonderful and I am happy I cancelled the time in Srinagar due to the current political climate there.."

Mr Joseph Arison T.  - Beverly Hills - CALIFORNIA - 26th July 2016

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"I am glad that I chose your company to take the women's group. I was happy with your professionalism of your staff food, the arrangements. All was well done. You are welcome to also formally tie up with my company impact mountaineering will be back again in Sept and Dec."

Mrs Sangeeta S Bahl ( Mountaineer ) and group - GURGAON - 26th July 2016

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"All great thanks ! The team looked after us beautifully, everyone worked so hard, weather was great, excellent trip ! Thanks so much for organizing."

Ms Rahat R. and group of 5 - SINGAPORE - 14th July 2016

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"The trek was really good. Had best experience of the trek. We enjoyed a lot. It was a thrilling experience. Management was excellent. The food was also good. Tara bhai and Paldhan bhai were the coolest guide ever. They helped us a lot."

Ms Pooja D. Group of 17 people - MUMBAI -  10th July  2016

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"I would like to thank you my guide Sherab Gyaltson to assist me of completing the Pin Parvati & Hamta pass trek successfully. it's a nice & beautiful trek which I enjoy a lot throughout. During the trek, Sherab assisted me to overcome many obstacles along the way, boulders and river crossing. Walk over the scree, slopes, rocks & ice with soft snow. He also show me various types of flora & fauna and medical herbs which widen my knowledge. He also brought me to Langza village in Spiti valley for finding the fossils in the nallah and brought me to visit several Shepherds summer camps to have tea & chit chat with them which makes the trip more interesting and enhance me a better understanding of their life & hardship. I would also like to thank you Mr Prem Singh organize this trek successfully. He has great passion with deep knowledge of organizing treks and climb in the region. I am looking forward to the next adventure trip with Potala Adventurers."

Mr Stanley Lai - SINGAPORE -  22nd June to 10th July  2016

Stanley's 4th Great Himalayan trek with us.

1. Parang la & Kanamo peak - 2011

2. Zanskar Traverse - 2014

3. Umasi la & Kanji la - 2015

4. Pin Parvati & Hamta pass - 2016

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"Food, hospitality and management was very nice. We will definitely recommend to other people. We will also come next year or year later."

Mr Charuhas C. & group -  KOLKATA - 3 July  2016

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"The trek was amazing. Very well organized. The whole team was very helpful & courteous. Special thanks to guide Pritam for bearing with us. Thank you so much."

Megha, Chahat, Prateek & Litty - 27th June  2016

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" I speak on behalf of my group of 8 and I am glad that we have chose Potala Adventures. They organized our trekking to the best of their abilities which far exceeded what we expected.

Our guides and the whole team was really very supportive and we are glad that they were with us. Food was great !!! Our luggage carriers were also very nice people and we thank them for carrying our luggage.

Over all our experience has far exceeded our expectation and for that we  thank Potala Adventures and their whole team. Sincerely ."

Mr Ruchir, Meet, Roshani, Parth, Harshraj & group - Vadodara - Gujarat - 18th June  2016

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"Great professional team work. Team took special care of the needs of my children. Their first trek and camping experience was very good. They loved it. Thanks for doing a great job there. The food items were well prepared and the daily lunch box was always different, giving us a variety. I would always recommend Potala Adventurers to my friends. Great job. Keep up the good work ."

Ms Patricia K, Mr Marco K (Vaals - Netherlands), Mr M. S. Raman & family (New Delhi) - 10th June  2016

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"Trekking to Hamta pass through Potala was a lifetime experience !. The staff gave such a royal treatment that you would never expect on a camp. The quality of tents, sleeping bags, food etc was all superb. I would recommend Potala Adventurers to everyone. It is probably the best for camping ."

Miss Muskan K. - Delhi - 29th May 2016

"Awesome experience !!

Small details taken care of from the beginning. Thank you for the hospitality. Everyone was very nice from the cook to the porters. Special thanks for crew. They took very good care of us. Exceptional service and very courteous staff. Will surely come back !! - Thanks."

Shipra S. - Bangalore - 29th May 2016

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"Great team, superb food. Hamta pass trek with Potala was first trek. Overall great experience. Can't get any better"

"The trek was difficult but the team provided by the tour was really nice. Great food and great team"

"First trek was really nice. The guide was really helpful and experienced. Food was amazing. Can't wait to trek again."

Mr Nikunj, Rohan and Yash - Mumbai - 25th May 2016

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"It has been a very good journey. Kedarnath and Gaumukh are very beautiful at impressive locations. Many thanks for your organization and everything, what you have done for us. ."

Mr Wolfgang S, Mr Michael W. (Germany - Austria) - 3rd May to 18th May 2016

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"We are a group of 4 couples planning to trek and camp in Manali area. We found Potala Adventurers online and booked trek and camping with them. Mr Prem was very helpful in guiding us to the right trek. Mr Tenzin also helped us a lot and made arrangements to handle our other luggage's as well. The guides organized by them were very helpful. The entire trekking and camping was wonderful and memorable. All arrangements were hassle free. Thanks a ton to Potala Adventures and Prem and Tenzin for their support. Best wishes"

Mr Vivekanand K. - Pollachi - Tamilnadu - 6th May 2016

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"Thanks Potala Adventure team for organizing a fantastic cycling expedition to the Manali - Naggar - Kullu - Solang valley for 3 days in December 2015. Our cycling Guide was very supportive and responsible person. He was always on place with good attitude and having a good knowledge about cycling. We did off - road biking too. It was a great experience and I truly appreciate it. This was my 3rd trip with Potala Adventurers after Bhrigu Lake and Kalihani Pass trek and I wish more to come. Thanks and regards"

Mr Ashish and Mr Akash - 28 Dec. 2015

"Thanks Prem and the Potala Adventure team for organizing a fantastic trekking expedition to the summit of Stok Kangri in August this year over a 10 days period.

For our team of 3 from Australia (Ken, Scott and Michael) we encountered near perfect weather and thorough acclimatization through the Ladakh valley which resulted in a successful summit of Stok Kangri. We especially give thanks to our main guide Sherab, our climbing guide Raina, our cook and assistant, the horseman and of course 7 hardworking horses who carried all of the expedition gear and we all had a truly wonderful and exciting time trekking throughout the 10 days period.

Our main guide Sherab had excellent knowledge on all aspects of the region as well as logistics for our team and the climbing guide was also excellent in both knowledge and skill and safety aspects higher up the mountain when we needed it both. Our trek was relaxed and most often humorous and testimony to how we all got on so well as a team.

Our main cook and assistant actually knew a Nepali guide (Netra) we had on a recent trip to Nepal who was our guide on Annapurna circuit a year earlier so in an instance we had a rapport straight away with both of them and shared many jokes together.

The cook produced the most amazing meals each day with great presentation throughout the 10 day period and with such a great variety that we ate different dishes most days, in fact there was so much food that we quite often couldn't finish on some days. We started each day (on time) with warm washing water and breakfast and the routine was excellent and prepared us well for each day of trekking. Lunches were in the form of sandwiches, fruits, fruit juice and a chocolate bar or sweet on most days in a tight proof container which didn't spoil the meal - again excellent idea.

A special mention to the horseman (and his team of horses) who prepared his horses each day with no problem and we were amazed how much each morning he had to go and round up the horses who were away from the camps in surrounding valleys etc so to him a job well done.

At all times during the trek we felt safe and had excellent equipment and nothing was a problem for your team, we had a great time and everything was well planned and logistically well organized professionally throughout the trek, and because of this we have walked away with lifelong memories and friends from this trip to the summit of Stok Kangri.

Prem and team well done on a fantastic job and we would not hesitate to recommend Potala Adventures to anyone thinking of trekking in India - we had an amazing experience!! Thank you"

Mr Ken Harrison and group- BRISBANE - AUSTRALIA - 12 October 2015  

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 We had a great 3 days trekking adventures with good quality camping equipment, great food and lots of fun with horses. Nice family adventure! After we really had an interesting time. Once we stayed with nomads since the home stay was already closed, this was really interesting experience. Sure, the hotel in Leh was great. We enjoyed the lake and the staying at the small village, we got a lot of insight into local like, i.e. animal, farming with sheep, donkeys etc. It was a good trip with a lot of insights into local life which was an enriching experience. Thanks so much for organizing. All the best”

Annette, Frank + Luke. FRANKFURT - GERMANY - 28 Sept. 2015  

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 Good support on all various aspects. 4 season tent to keep me warm all night. Provide sleeping bag and thick mattress; provide rope carabiner for Umasi La glacier travel. Morning bed tea and hot water for washing. Gas stove are in good condition. Its play an important role to prepare a hot meal after a long trek. Porters are helpful for helping me to some obstacle on river crossing, glacier crossing. Folding chair, toilet paper, pass message to my family during trek where std is not available. Driver Raj is very experienced and knowledgable on the Manali - Paddar valley. To make us a safe trip. Arranged bus ticket from Delhi to Manali. I have to carry only my day bag during trek which i enjoyed. Always choose the best spot for set my tent, client came first. This is my third time of joining Potala Adventurers - achieves the objective with happy memories. I am looking forward to next adventurous holiday with Potala Adventurers in the near future. "

Mr Stanlay - SINGAPORE - 16 September 2015

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Mission accomplished. The first two days of trekking we did with Tenzing Gomber. The trek was very nice and very good to acclimatize. The trek the guide and others went with the carrier for back and passed us to set up camp. In the trek there was a mountain Yalung Nong 6080m, which was very good for acclimatization and with beautiful views. The 2 chefs did a good job on the whole tour. For example, after reaching the mountain, we had prepared tea with milk that made us recover quite well. The muleteer also did a good job. We are very happy with the team, as for the hotel in Leh, phenomenal."

Mr Gregorio and Group - Spain - 24 Aug 2015

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Everything went well and Chenab/Raina were excellent on summit night. We all enjoyed ourselves and the company of everyone on the expedition and had a very good time with good humour. Will forward a more substantial review when we get home to Australia. Again thanks and stay well”

Ken, Scott and Michael. BRISBANE - AUSTRALIA - 22 Aug. 2015

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TREKKING TOUR

LAMAYURU - CHILLING - ZINGCHEN - STOK KANGRI

DURATION: 14 Days

START/END: 16.7. - 29.7.2015

GROUP: 8 AUSTRIANS (GMUNDEN)

OVERALL we were very satisfied with the professional organization of the tour. In perticulara food was excellent* and equipment were above average. The crew was very friendly and helpful. Unexpected circumstances (weather, landslides) were managed professionaly by the guide. * (Variety of tasteful Indian and Nepali food). HIGHLIGHTS: Trek Lanaq - Chilling (wonderful landscape with wonderful stones). Trek: Last day to Stok La BC and Stok Kangri "

Mr HOLZMANN, Mr BERGTHALER - GMUNDEN - AUSTRIA - 29 July 2015

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 Our Guide was very competent and responsible person. He was always on place with a good attitude to all the staff. The trek was demanding according to monsoon time and we felt very safe and had no doubt we are in good hands. The kitchen staff was very helpful in all the situations. The food prepared by the cook was very tasty and we liked all the dishes. "

Dorota, Ewa & Malgorzata - Warsaw - POLAND - 15 July 2015

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Thanks for putting together a wonderful team for our Pin - Parvati trek. We had great time. We truly appreciate it. Now I don't have to search for agency for our next years Himalayan trip. Thanks much !!. "

Mrs B. Marwah & family - USA - 9 July 2015

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Dear Potala Adventures Team,

We really enjoyed the trek with the team. The food, planning, equipment were fantastic. Our guide was very helpful and caring. We could definitely recommend Potala Adventure and would again take services with Potala Adventures. "

Mr Anchal K. and group – VARANASI - 1 July 2015

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The guide and all the personal were very friendly. Tea, coffee, chocolates was always served before and after main meal and the food was good. "

Chan Adam and group – SINGAPORE – 25 June 2015

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Excellent service 5*. Staff very co-operative. Food was good, on time, great service. Transparency in the deal was very excellent. Guides were very good & accommodating staff was also helpful as we were family we did not find it difficult trekking. Food items well planned. Some words for the staff – Captain was excellent in conducting the whole adventure trip to Beas Kund. Supporting guide was also very helpful during the trip. Cooking staff also very nice and excellent. The chef was excellent. Horseman was excellent. "

Kusum J. and group – MUMBAI & AHMEDABAD – 20 June 2015

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First of all trek was awesome in terms of passage through we went, food was unmatchable tasty, guides were fantastic and accommodation was really warm in tough weather. So in all trekking experience with Potala was memorable experience. We hope that we meet again for new adventure. Cheers. "

Mr Nitesh – NEW DELHI – 18 June 2015

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It was nice experience trekking for the first time in life for all the group. Guides were very good. Cook and his group were fabulous. Food was amazing, it was getting better by better by every day. Hamta pass was amazing and thrilling because of ice. All the staff were helping and accommodation was amazing. We all love trekking for five days. Day by day trekking was getting better and flawless.

Potala Adventures are good and best also. "

Mr Krutik and group – RAJKOT – (GUJARAT) – 17 June 2015

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Wow! What an incredible and unforgettable trekking experience my mom and I had this trip! From the overnight camping locations to the personalized trekking pace to the gourmet camping meals, we could not have asked for any better.

Guide is so knowledgeable about the area. The vegetation, the culture, you name it and explanations from Guide. Guide did a fantastic job managing both our trekking levels, taking me on more challenging treks some of the days and making sure to watch out for both of us while trekking together.

The horseman always chose phenomenal locations, pristine, isolated and with unbeatable views! And the cooks surprised us every day with delicious meals that we never would have imagined eating in the Himalayas at 3500m. While trekking I became sick and all of the staff was offering their help or suggestions to get me better – all it took a bit of extra trekking! I always felt extremely well taken care of, and I will definitely recommend Potala to anyone I know coming to India to trek. The staff was infinitely flexible and understanding of my mom and my funny requests – like to have tea with breakfast. "

 

Every part of our 4 days trek was well managed by our guide and he took great care of me, a 60 year old and my daughter 22, making sure I make it up some challenging climbs and my daughter got more challenge. I probably gain weight on this trek from the amazing meals cooked for us also. We did the Deo Tibba / Hamta circuit which was amazingly beautiful – everything from villages to forests to waterfalls, to high snow-capped peaks. The camping views and locations were private, spectacular settings.

We highly recommend Potala Adventures and their guides for taking care of all our trip needs in the most professional and personal way. Thank you for a most memorable trek.

We will definitely come back to trek with Potala again. "

Susan Y. and Dani Y. Smith – COLORADO – (USA) – 29 May - 1 June 2015

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Had an amazing time and one of the most memorable & cherish able memory. Great hospitality at the camps and cosy accommodation. When it comes to the food, this is the best & the most luxurious food we ever eaten on any trek. Kudos to the kitchen staff,

Had a great leader, friend and guide with an ever positive, satirical and comical attitude. Over all a great experience, thanks to Potala Adventures for this well organised trek. "

Mr. Priyank B. – MUMBAI – 28 May 2015

 

One of the best experience of my life. I found the trek to be a little tough and I couldn’t make it to Bhrigu Lake, but the people incharge were extremely fun and caring. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide, whose sense of humour kept us laughing and energizing. Special thanks to kitchen staff for the memorable food. Looking forward to going on a trek with all of them soon. "

Miss Priyadharshini – MUMBAI – 28 May 2015

 

Loved the whole adventure and I am glad we got time to spend with such an incredible personality, inspiring period.

This has been the toughest trek so far. Guide made this trek look easy by motivating throughout the way. Looking forward to more such treks (easier ones though). Kudos!

Thank you for such an amazing & enriching experience. A special shout to our kitchen staff and guide for being so helpful, kind & caring. I had the best food & time on this trip. Thumps up!!! "

Mr Khanna, Mr Dalmia, Miss Sanjana. – MUMBAI – 28 May 2015

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As planned, we all had a great time for this vacation. Thank you for the great tour plan from you. We all had a good time in this adventurous trek. Especially the food was excellent. As always we will look forward to join the adventurous tour plan provided by you. Hope we will meet soon for the next adventure. Very soon. Thank you. "

Mr. Raghuveer and group – HYDERABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH) – 28 May 2015

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Dear Prem, Thank you so much for organising such fantastic trek  on Beas Kund. We had an amazing time. The views are certainly stunning + although the trek was slightly tough in places, the scenery around mad up for it. Our main guide Dharam was superb. He is very knowledgeable + very patient. We felt completely safe with him. He guided Lynne over all difficult stretches and never hurried us. He is good man. Our second guide Rajesh was also very patient + very attentive – again we felt very safe with him + it was good to have 2 guides. Our main cook Mani produced the most amazing meal + packed lunch. He was always smiling + delicious food was great welcome when we go back from the trek. All the porters were friendly helpful to. Many thanks for superb experience. We will certainly recommend Potala for trekking. Cheers. "

Mr. Nigel and Mrs Lynne P. – BRISTOL – (UK) – 21 May 2015

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We, a group to 7 people went on a trek to Beas Kund through Potala Adventurers. The trek was well organized. In spite of heavy snow our guide Tashi ensure that all of us did the trek wonderful well. Tenzin organized all the ground logistics very well. The food, nutritious and work of staff was very cordial and helpful. I will recommend Potala to anyone taking a trek in Manali. We had a wonderful time and will look forward to our next trek with them. "

Mr. Manish Gupta (Group leader) – GURGAON - DELHI – 3 May 2015

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"Ich hatte einen wunderbaren und aussergewoehnlichen Aufenthalt in Manali und einen grossartigen Trek. Prem organisierte zwei tolle Treks fuer mich und beruecksichtigte dabei alle meine Extrawuensche. In der Zwischenzeit konnte ich bei seiner Familie wohnen, welche meinen Aufenthalt noch besser machte. Mein erster Trek war super organisiert mit einem tollen Guide, sehr gutem Essen und einer wunderschoenen Tour. Mein zweiter Trek hat leider nicht geklappt, da ich krank wurde, aber Prems Familie hat sich toll um mich gekuemmert. Nachdem ich wieder fit war, hat Prem mich dafuer auf einige wunderbare Tagesausfluege mitgenommen. Ich habe meine Zeit hier sehr genossen und hoffe fr neue Trekkingtouren zurueckzukommen.

Vielen Dank fuer alles!

 

"I had an extraordinary marvellous stay in Manali and a wonderful trek. Prem arranged two great treks for me considering all my extra wishes and in the meantime I could stay with his family who made my stay even better. My first trek was super organized with a great guide, very good food and a beautiful tour. Prem took me on some awesome day trips. I really enjoyed my time here and hope to come back for some more trekking. Thank you very much for everything.

Sabine Rodel – Munich – GERMANY – 22 April 2015

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"We had a great 4 days in the Himalaya mountains with Ravinder, that was so patient, guiding careful and interesting guide. The view was amazing, also all the staff was very nice toni the cooker made a very good food and take care of us - very good experienced. Thank you very much."

Chen and Assaf - ISRAEL - 15 April 2015

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"To, Potala Adventurers, Manali

I would begin by saying you guys played a major role in making this Bhrigu Lake trip possible for us. Despite people pulling out of our group till the last moment, you were surprisingly accommodating and supportive.

For the three of us (Saurabh, Ashish & Aakash), the three day trek in the winters of late November will forever be unforgettable. The constant motivation by our tour leader Mr Prem ji during the steep climbs of 4200m, the hospitalitiy & great food service at all camps by the porters and all the arrangements made by Tenzin at Potala's office in Manali were fabulous.

We are thankful for the well - planned & organized trip to you guys at Potala Adventurers and will surely come back for more. Hopefully Chadar Trek, Zanskar in January, 2015. K. Saurabh "

Kumar Saurabh, Ashish Kumar & Akash Kamthan - NEW DELHI - 25 Nov 2014

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"We had an excellent trek with Potala Adventures ! They were very knowledgeable, flexible and helpful. The food on the trek was only eclipsed by the beautiful views of the mountains. We would recommend Potala Adventures to anyone. They helped with our logistics for coming and going and shared their rich knowledge of the area. The tents and bedding were excellent. Prem Singh was wonderful. We had an amazing experience."

Mrs Katherine and Mr Juan Carlos - KANSAS CITY- US and BOGOTA - COLOMBIA - 1 Nov - 3 Nov 2014

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"We had a very good time on our trek. The guide and staff were all fantastic. Knowledgeable guide and the food / facilities were top notch. Would recommend to anyone visiting Manali and wanting a great experience with some spectacular views of the mountains."

Duncan, Kelly, Ray and Kenny - LONDON - 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

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"Nous sommes deux etudiants Francais en echange en Inde et nous avons decide de faire le trek de Hampta pass avec Potala Adventurers. Le trek etait magnifique avec des paysages incroyables. Nous avons passe super moments avec l'equipe de 4 porteurs ainsi que le cuisinier et le guide. En conclusion, super trek et super equipe."

Theo & Louis - FRANCE - 8 Oct - 10 Oct 2014

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" Very good service and availability. Very good infrastructure, very good food. Hability to adopt to our schedule. Helpful guide and excellent service at 4000m."

Sonam P and Group - NEW DELHI - FRANCE - 3 Oct - 6 Oct 2014

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"The trek was really cool, the guide is really kind and attentive to our problems. He accepts to change the trek steps according to our needs which was really kind of his part. Moreover, everything was well organized, the food was incredible according to the highness where we were."

Benoit Richer - FRANCE - 1 Oct - 4 Oct 2014

 

"Nous avons passe un tres bon trek de 4 jours avec notre guide Prem. Il a tout organize pour notre group de 6 personnes: Le campement, les repas, meme les petits conseils pour s'adapter a l'altitude etaient au rendez-vous. Merci a toute l'equipe de Potala Aventurers pour le voyage."

Clement T - FRANCE - 1 Oct - 4 Oct 2014

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"Hi Prem, Me and my wife had a wonderful trek of Bhrigu with your team. My wife was first time trekker and new to the North of India. We did come with lot of apprehensions. But then your team made it easy for us and we had a great time with a life time memories...Food was awesome and hospitality by your team was really nice...The Guide took some really awesome pics for us too..

Overall we has a great time and awesome experience in the mountains. Also looking forward to have a another trekking with you guys to Ladakh in a couple of years."

Jobin Mathew & Elizabeth - TRIVANDRUM - KERALA - 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2014

 

"Had great trip to Bhrigu Lake with Potala, Manoj our guide was fantastic and so was the Tibetan cook ."

Romjan Ali - LONDON - 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2014

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"We arrived from Mumbai for this trek & from day 1 it was an amazing experience. The organizer (Mr Prem Singh) were very helpful. They guided us throughout our stay. Day 1 began with a small trek & towards the end it was of long duration. The arrangements made by the organizer were very good, especially the food. The guide Mr Ravinder was extremely good and provided us with all the information & the history of the places throughout the trek. Last but not the least it was a wonderful experience in the Himalayas. The organizer Potala Adventures made this trek much more amazing."

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Ajay K. Donta  - MUMBAI - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014

 

"Excellent trekking experience especially for first timer like me. I will definitely going to recommend Potala Adventures to anyone who wants to explore Himachal thrill. Properly organized treks with all amenities during camping. *FIVE STAR*."

Anshul Jadli - Hampta Pass - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014

 

"Trip arrangement was very good. For beginners it was well executed. Food quality, sleeping arrangements were up to the expectation. Travel was properly managed. Tour guide made all the trekking part easy & was fluent in communication which helped a lot. I`d give five star for entire trip arrangement & execution and will happily recommend to beginners."

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Ashwin Kalbhor - MUMBAI - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014

 

"Thank you for a memorable and adventurous trip in Manali. This is my first time visiting the Himalayas. I felt welcome and enjoyable. The home stay is comfortable and your family is hospitable.

Although tiring, this 5 days and 4 nights Hampta pass trek had given me a new experience. The guide Ravinder and the helpers are helpful and knowledgeable. I am very blessed and grateful that I have join Potala Adventures for this trek. If given a chance and time, I will definitely come for more trekking and adventures in the Himalayas with Potala Adventures. Thank you. Cheers"

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Chong Wen Hao, MALAYSIA - 29th Sept - 3rd Oct 2014

 

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"Perfect organization. Everything was on spot on and on time, even by Swiss standards. Extraordinary food ! Great cooks that make even bad weather a pleasure (Michelin 5* award). Thoroughly recommend Potala Adventures to anyone who is keen to have a good time in the mountains."

 

Manali mus pasitiko Prem iš Potala Adventurers. Jis mums suorganizavo visą logistiką nuo oro uosto iki kalnų ir atgal. Užsakė arklius, virėjus, nakvynes – viskas vyko labai sklandžiai ir už tikrai prieinamą kainą – REKOMENDUOJU!

Manali, we were greeted by Prem Potala Adventurers. He has arranged all the logistics from the airport to the mountain and back. Commissioned by the horses, cooks nights - everything was very smooth and the really affordable price - we recommend!

Gedas, Aras, Cyrill & Elias - ZURICH - SWITZERLAND - 14 Aug - 11 Sept 2014

 

Between hangovers and overhangs: Miyar valley, Himachal Pradesh

http://gediminassimutis.blogspot.in/2014/09/miyar-valley-himachal-pradesh.html

Hymalaya baby

http://www.painislove.lt/hymalaya-baby-nuotykiai-tuolete-uzgriuves-kelias-cobra-man/

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"This was my first experience on trekking (+living with nature) and it was amazingly exceptional. The guide was very friendly and helpful and the best part was the food, very diversified and good quality. The whole team was co-operative. I enjoyed the trip very much. Love from Bangladesh."

Mr. Adeeb , Mr Shriful, Mr Faizan, Mr Hasan, Mr Sultan, Mr Siddiqui - DELHI - BANGLADESH - 21 Aug - 23 Aug 2014

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August 11, 2014

"Having no experience in trekking what so ever, this trip has surely been an eye opener and a true vacation at the same time.

The organization was excellent in all respects, the guidance and infrastructure were professional and adequate. This enabled us to enjoy the mountains fully and evolve the high altitude safely.

We are already looking forward to trekking in the future, this trip being the inspiration to many more to come.

With many thanks to the staff and organizer. 

Mr. A. Priusken - AMSTERDEM - The Netherlands -3 Aug - 12 Aug 2014

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"Hi Mr Prem,

It was really a wonderful trip to Ladakh. The trekking was sometimes a bit hard because of the altitude, but the team every time very friendly and helpfully. I enjoyed the complete journey very much. Your service was perfect, the hotels in Leh wonderful. Thank you." 

Mr Wolfgang S. & Mr.  M. Wiplinger ( GERMANY - AUSTRIA) - 27 July - 15 August 2014

"Namaste Friends

Thank you so much for organizing our outstanding journey. It works all so perfectly and the boys did such a great job and so all our wishes come true....I am sure that will be not our last trip with you.

Hug." 

Mike - AUSTRIA - 27 July - 15 August 2014

 

 

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"Hi Prem, Nice hearing you.

For me, the most memorable and challenge one are Nigutse La pass, the other after Yongma La, and Phirtse La, the last pass. There are several passes in between are also nice. Ii find most spectacle is the rock formation after descend from Nigutse La, it's really amazing and impressive. Anyway it is still a very good trip, on the scenery, landscape and others.

What to say..we missed to cross some passes due to weather but we crossed others with different scene so never know, we missed something but also gain something.

Anyway, thanks so much for organizing, I want to say food and other services support during the trek are good, and almost excellent, food (quality and quantity) are good, I would put up my testimonial on the link. I hope I can join you next trek and also want to complete the unfinished trek business

Mr Stanley - SINGAPORE - 1 July - 24 July 2014

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Team: Prof. Pratyush Shankar with their family of 3

Associate Professor - Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University.

01 June - 05 June 2014

"The trek chosen by POTALA was just perfect for me and my family. (Me my wife and two kids of 5 & 9). His team is extremely professional. I have been hiking in the Himalayas for last 20 years and let me say that it is very rare to find such good tour operator.

Everything from Guide, cook, helper and transportation was perfact. The team really took care of my kids and we all thoroughly enjoyed the trek. I will highly recommend POTALA travels for treks, expedition and other adventure activities. " 

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Team: Dr Solomon, Dr K. Kumari, Dr Harika M, Dr S. Kartik & Dr K Sruti

22 May - 25 May 2014

"Trekking with your group is a great experience and fun. Your ambience is very good. We are happy all the ways. Food is also very good. We will come for some next time with more friends. Thank you. " Kartik.

"The trip was great. Arrangements were very good. You group took good care of us. Food was very tasty. We will be back soon. Thank you. " K. Sruti

" The trip was very nice. Had awesome experience. I liked the group who guided us, they took care of us very well. Food was good. Thank you. "  Krishna

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Team: Dr Rohit and Dr Sreemayi

Support staff: 7 porters Nepali, Guide Ravinder and Cook Karma.

19 May - 23 May 2014

"Potala .....An experience in itself ! The support staff & team they have (Kamal, Ranga, Direndra, Bhista, Kishan Baba) is 5-star quality. Recommend their  cook, who can whip up anything you like at any temprature. And not to forget Ravinder for his patience with 2 seemingly all knowing beginners.

Thank you Potala, you made the spectacular. Views very enjoyable in true "Adventure" style."

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Team: Mr V Bhimrao with their family of 3

18 May - 24 May 2014

"The entire arrangement was perfect. We had a good time and i want to thank you personally for making all the arrangement professionally.

I want to specially mention our trek Guide Preetham. He was fantastic. He had all the patience to be with us at all times, helps us through difficult trails and take good care of us in the camp. We enjoyed the food in the camp, the choice of menu and quality of food. I will definately call back on you for all our future treks to Manali and Shimla area." 

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Team: Mrs Lakshmi, Mr Vivek with their kids Antara and Siddharth) - Mumbai (Private family trip)

13 May - 17 May 2014

" Thank you for organizing this trek for my family. Trekking with small kids does feel uncertain, esp a 5 day one in the Himalayas. Your email assurances, my friend shanti sunders confidence in your company, made our signing up easy. Though it rained on the start and there was a little doubt if we should begin our trek on the scheduled day, the next 5 days were fine. Your support staff were patient with us and our kids, esp siddharth who had some hiccups. They were flexible about changing plans to suit our pace and ability. I am really grateful to pritam, karma and Shiva who carried siddharth in their shoulder after the child refused to sit on the pony. The food, the attention and care given to us was excellent. The last day was long and hard but we made it. Again thanks to the team for keeping the kids in good humors and encouraging them to go on. 
The camp sites were awesome. The snow play on the slopes was the highlight of our trip. The sleeping bags, shawls, tents and the walking stick were comfortable. Of course the closed toilet tents gave us warmth and privacy.
Karma's food was great. Simple, tasty, non-spicy...just the way kids like it. And a dessert every day. My daughter antara says...we are treated like kings....at home we don't get dessert every day.
Little things like campfires, hot packed lunches, chocolates and juices enroute, NUTELLA the saviour chocolate spread made our trip perfect.
On this trek, the resilient side of antara showed up on the last day...that was very special. We all had such childlike fun sliding on the snow....a perfect family trekking holiday. 
We wish your team good health and success and we wish more families experience the magic we did. Sincerely"

Thanks Lakshmi and vivek

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Team: Dr Emily T, Mr Paul T & Mr Pasquale - 13 May - 18 May 2014

Lino - ITALY

Manali 17 May 2014

"  It was a great experience. I loved so much to reach a peak (4200m), full of snow, it was look like a real paradise. I met a lot of great ad beautiful people. The guide was very expert. The staff was wonderful. Very amazing experience. To do it again. Thanks

Un trek di 4 giorni. Stupendo. Passagio, le montagne che dominano lorizzonte, aria e semplicemente meravigliosa. Una esperienza de ripetere, senza dubbio e anche rapidamente. La guide e stata unica. Vero abitante del posto, a ha patuto svelare tabtissime informazioni senza le quali lesperienza non sarebbe stata la stessa. Grazie. Lino - ITALY

Que dire....de la nature a part de vue. Magnifique trek jusqua camp a 3000m environ daltitude. Rencontre avec de bergeaux et leur famille, sans mot, simplement epoustauflant.  Merci mille fois a notre guide. Il etait un berger lui aussi, dailleurs que nous a fait decouvrir ces lieux sous un autre angle. Merci merci merci. "

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Team: Dr R Chander, Dr Ramakrishna Y, Dr Manjunath S, Dr Kailash S and Dr Parvees C

10 May - 13 May 2014

"3 days of continuous rain and snow at higher altitude - what to expact - a good sun and clear sky after all ------- Enjoy your time even though its raining snowing or far from home -----prepare yourself for this conditions too ---- by POTALA "

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Marie Christine Y. et Charlie Laplante

Quebec, CANADA

25.04.2014

3 nights  4 days trek end of April

" Nice welcoming by Prem and all Potala Adveturers team. We felt in good hands and that we will find the perfact trek for us. The guide had a lot of skills and knowledge in trekking. Great dynamic, respectfull, funny and safe. Porters were also sincerely respectful and helpful.

Food: Incredible ! Best food of India is in the trek. Sometime it was too much.

We had a wonderful time. We felt safe and was fantastic, breathtaking. The equipment was well adapted. We had time for enjoying a fire and singing song. :-) "

Thanks a lot !!!

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