"Dear sir , it
was a great experience to travel to ladakh. ur arrangements for our travel from delhi to manali and then to leh including
trek to hamta was fantastic. Tashi and Ishi were really good . only because of them we could enjoy Arya bday. Pritam was always
helpful. " regards
Shrirang B. family
& A. Mainkar family - Mumbai 15th May - 6th June 2013
“We made Markha trek with Pritam as a guide and Thile as a cook. Everything was perfectly organized.
Pritam is very good, professional guide, we felt comfortable and safe all the time. Food prepared by Thile was excellent and
we couldn’t believe it’s possible in high mountains. The trekking was a real pleasure for us. ”
Dorota Nejmann and
Mr. Adam, WARSAW, Poland
“I have completed the Parang la trek from Karzok to Kibber and Kanamo peak from 08 Aug. 2011 to 20
Aug. 2011 organized by Potala Adventurers, with leading Guide Umesh and assistant Guide Ravinder. They are professional, experience,
knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Umesh has assisted me several times on
the river crossings and willing to wait for me, as I am always walking slowly. With no complaints, and also give me support
with encouragement on passing the Parang la pass (5450m) and on the Kanamo peak and give full support on during the road blocking
on the Batal – Chatru. He also shared with me of his climbing experience and others about the regional history &
culture to make the trip interesting. Ravinder served as assistant guide but
also acted as cook on the trek. He has done a good job on cooking includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. I
like much of his fried rice and noodles, potato chips and mixed veg. He also clean up campsite area and burnoff the garbage
before leaving, in support of the eco-tourism.
I also like to
thank you Tenzin Ningbo to secure me the bus ticket New Del / Manali / Del and the booking on the sunshine guest house which
provide me the comfortable and nice stay. As well as to Ningbo for all his support me during my stay in Manali.
Last but not least,
I would like to thank you Mr. Prem Singh of Potala Adventurers to well organize of this trek, the trek is challenging and
overall the trip is rewarding, especially on the Spiti valley tour. I would like to come back very soon in the near future
for another trek”. Yours
Stanley Lai, Singapore
"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 promptly, food was delicious, 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".
"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 Neely, Georgetown,
"The Trek was
excellent in all respects. The staff work 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 worked as expected. We would definitely
recommend Potala Adventurers".
Chris Hamilton, Massachusetts,
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 all the trip everything was really very fine. Thanks for him Zanskar Ladakh trekking was a real pleasure.
Dorota Nejmann -
Warsaw - Poland
All service given
to us clients have been to my fill pleasance, my expectation have been fulfilled
n The kitchen
was very good and always considering our special wishes
n The guide
organized a good team work with the staff and also made short and agreeable advise 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.
n 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.
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 a impressive time.
Judith Buhler - Bern
" From 16th July
till 5th of August we did great Zanskar trek organise by Potala Adventures. Not only the trek was amazing, the crew cook,
guide and horseman were brilliant and absolutely professional. whole 3 weeks through Zanskar was an unforgettable adventure".
Mr. Bar Edelbacher - Austria
Dear Prem Singh
" We would like to express our greatest appreciation to all the efforts made by Govinda, Chin and Prem in
making all aspects of our treck and climb enjoyable and memorable.
The whole team worked very hard, even when they must
have been in tired, to look after us on the treck and they catered for all our needs.
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 treck and would thoroughly recommend Govinda, Chin and Prem to any of your future
Antje and Ray Mackenzie, United Kingdom
has been truly a memorable one. The scenery has been a incredible, the interactions with other travellers most enjoyable,
and the service provided by our guide, cook and pony man were 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
Kristie and Martin
" 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 ",
Stefan and Els.
" 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 is 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 .
Muriel and Stephane,
"The team we are perfectly satisfied of the trek and its organisation. The team was quite efficient
and also very kind scrupulous and mindful of everything. We appreciate to have realised all that was planned and respected
the schedule. The landscape 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 marvellous of Ladakh and Zaskar".
Pierre and Ginette
Warsztacki, Bruxelles, Belgium
of Stok Kangri in a 4 days climb from Leh. One week in the area of Leh is a perfect acclimatisation. 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 Aelst, Belgium
" Overall, the
trek went very well, spectacular scenery, fascinating gompas, a look at rural life. Karma cooked excellent food throughout,
even when the supplies i.e. vegetable, ran low, as we were unable to buy supplies in Padum ( due to circumstances at Kargil
). He structured the trek, to avoid very long, difficult days, assisted with river crossing and was very helpful. Vilati is
an excellent and efficient pony man. He treated the animals well when unwell and particularly impressed with getting over
Shingo La so early in season (May). Also to Prem for assisting up until this stage over pass and for cleaning up campsite
it was very good to see this attitude to the environment 5 sacks of other begs as rubbish at Zanskar Sumdo. Tsering did an
excellent job thanks also for assistance with translating throughout .
Anthony Chenhall &
Luise King, Australia. 25 May -16 June
"We did the beautiful
and very scenic trek from Darcha to Padum. It was not only good because of the scenery but especially of the good relationship
we had with our horseman and our guide who was on the same time an excellent. We had many various dishes from India, China
and local Zanskarian food. The whole trek was a big experience. Our guide gave us the possibility to get a deep look in the
daily life of the Zanskarian people. We can just thank our trekking team for those wonderful days and want to recommend them
Tharas and Mike Shawk.
"Dear Sir, on
our trekking tour from Darcha to Padum we had been very much satisfied with our guide Yeshi and our 2 horsemen Nawang and
Valram as well. All of them helped us in every, sometimes difficult situations and made us the life on our four as comfortable
as possible. All of them cared very friendly and specially helpful about our 13 years old son Babhew. So he was able to enjoy
the tour in the same may we did. Thanks for everything and we can and will recommend the Potala Adventurers every time it
will be necessary. Thank you very much and may be see you next time". Yours
Vibaus, Sonja, Babhew
"The Darcha Padum
trek is wanderful and not too strenuous, other than Shingo La pass. Tashi was a friendly guide, keeping up good humour in
the group. Very nice. They all cooked up dhal, soups, samosas etc and the hot chocolate went down a treat. Nurbu , the helper
was excellent, very helpful and friendly. And the horseman too were good members of the group, horses and luggage arrived
safely every evening. Thank you".
En résumé : génial
Nous avons fait ce trek avec « Tifaine » et Carlson » , respectivement guide et cuisinier. Ils sont tous
charmants, plein d’attention. Le trek n’est pas très dur pour les gens entrainés. Pour moi l’enfer (parfois).
Je vous recommande donc vivement cette agence.
Gilles et Christophe
we went on the most amazing 16 days trek from other side of Rohtang Pass. Through Lahoul and Spiti and over Parang La and
pass at 18.300 ft to the lake Tso Moriri and ending up at Pang on the Manali Leh road. It was a demanding but fabulous trek
which I highly recommend to anyone who wants a real adventure. Our guide Prem and cook Lobsang were excellent, they took very
good care of us and were great company as well. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a well organized and exciting trek"
Jannaca Chics, Zev,
Dan and group . Canada
"At first I had
no intention of using a trekking agency to backpack from Darcha to Lamayuru. 20 minutes in the Potala Adventurers office changed
my mind. They are by far the friendiest agency in Manali. Our on the trail they provide more of an experience then I could
have hoped for. Urgen and crew are an exceptional choice of the villagers you pass through, especially if you want a chilled
pitcher of Chang at the end of the day. All in all, highly recommended. The only choice if you ask me".
Ryan Damron, San
1."We would have
no hesitation in recommending Potala Adventurers for wilderness trekking during our 22 days using them we found then to be
honest, reliable and professional. I am sure anybody using their services will not leave them disappointed".
Michel Stewart, Catherine
Macdonald, Glasgow. Scotland
2." A great trek
with great scenery and beautiful camp spots. We were thoroughly spoiled with excellent food, excellent camping and excellent
cards games. We were all looked after by the Potala team and I hope to trek with them again one day. Wonderful".
"Done 22 day trek
with Tenzin. He had unlimited strength to keep the motivation going. Especially on the high passes. We had tea / coffee brought
to us in bed every morning and we got fed like kings. Also Tenzin (horse man) carried our guitar on his back for 10 days which
we were very grateful. For all in all we had a very great time and hopefully I will come back and do it again".
John Mcneill. Scotland
"I was so happy
to be in the same group as Thomas and Ulike and get to know Tempa their cooker. He served different kinds of food everyday
and also let us taste it. I'll think he must be the best cooker in your company. He also have a very nice attitude and make
everybody feel very welcome. He is a very good, warm friendly interesting man. We all would like to see again".
Anne Baitl, Norway
"Raaj and Karma
from Potala Adventurers in Manali were treating us with excellent guidance and delicious food during our 22nd day trek from
Darcha to Lamayuru. The food was well prepared and the variation amazingly. We highly recommend Potala Adventurers to everyone
who wants " goazmet " food and cheerful guidance during the trek".
trek from Darcha to Padum via the Shingo La. Stunning scenery and breathtaking views of the mountains. Very well organised
tour and good value for money. Excellent. Thank you. "
Daniel Black. United
"Tashi was always
very cheerful and positive during the trek and handy with the beedies when they were needed. His cooking is very tasty and
filling. Norbu was a great helper always working very hard and doing his best to please everyone. He was also very friendly
and bouncy. Top marks to a great helper he should go far. I don't really know anything about horses but the horseman seemed
to do their jobs well, although their singing needs improvement".