Elizabeth & Jane: A Change of Path for the Right Journey
Elizabeth and Jane have been clients for almost two decades and we've been lucky to have them! We've so enjoyed being able to create trips that fulfill their dreams of spending time in the mountains and with each other.
Their most recent itinerary was an ambitious one, but promised lots of space for the staff on the ground to alter days incase the ladies were especially enchanted by one village or another. But the first day of trek one of the ladies unfortunately hurt her leg, which left their trek up in the air. How were they going to continue on trek? What were they going to do? Did they have to cancel their trek?
This is when the benefits of a custom trip made a big difference. Their itinerary was rerouted and altered to allow for slower pace and shorter days. Tents were swapped out for tea houses wherever possible and the staff made sure to be available to help out along the trail. In the end, these ladies proved how tough they are and what wonderful spirits they have, as they reported enjoying the trek and the staff raved about them and how wonderful they were as well.
Their abilities and comfort level unexpectedly changed - which happens in places like the Himalayas - but that doesn't mean they couldn't complete their trip or had to give up on their journey. We were more than happy to do adjust whatever they needed and to do anything else we could to help. To us, this is the benefit of choosing a custom trip with a company that cares about the outcome of your journey.
Day 1: Depart USA | Day 3: Arrive Kathmandu | Day 4: In Kathmandu | Day 5: Drive to Gorkha | Days 6-14: on trek | Day 15: Picked up by the chopper and fly through the peaks of the Himalayas to Kathmandu | Day 16: in Kathmandu | Day 17: Depart Kathmandu | Day 18: Arrive home