Before I get into the feedback, I would like to comment upon the tremendous commitment you have shown towards the trip. Despite there being cancellations, you proceeded with the trip to keep your commitment to me, and I cannot thank you enough, for it turned out to be the best vacation I’ve ever been on.
Right from day one, I knew this was going to be a special holiday. The hotels chosen were ultimate in luxury and comfort. Bar the one in Tsomoriri, all the guest houses and home-stays were really good too. Special mention here for the hotel in Hunder, which was so beautiful, I wanted to stay in for the evening just to enjoy it. No regrets on ‘wasting’ a sight-seeing opportunity, for what is this life, if one can’t stop to smell the roses.
The Ladakhi guide chosen for this trip, Rigzin Namgyal, was a treasure trove of knowledge. He knows his culture, region and religion very well, and told us so many tales hitherto unheard of in my usual reads. So much information about the land and Buddhism, and the culture and art there, that I was tempted to start recording every word he said for future reference. The merits of having a local guide for your trip cannot be emphasised enough, and EIT has aced this one.
Ritu is the best trip leader one can ask for! Enthusiastic, flexible with plans, and a clear head in times of unforeseen circumstances. There is a reason she is good at what she does, and this is her true calling. She made sure I was always comfortable and having a good time.
The spots we visited were utterly gorgeous and mostly untouched by tourists. I cannot get over all the wonderful little stops we made, the uncrowded places we went to, the little impromptu detours that lead us to sights unseen, thanks to the enthusiastic Rigzin, and the always ready to explore Ritu. They both also instantly complied when I said I am not interested in seeing Bollywood-famous sites, but the real Ladakh. The minute my fascination for water bodies became clear, we waited at every brook and river that time would permit, and I got to dip my feet in them at every safe opportunity. This made the trip extra special for me.
Special mention here for the environment friendly and local friendly attitude of EIT, promoting responsible tourism.
What was not included in the package advertised was the laughter, amazing conversations and company, and the unexpected experiences and opportunities that popped up. This has been an unparalleled holiday, from start to finish. And the fact that I still feel this way nearly three months after returning, is proof that it’s not the after-vacation high talking. Given a choice, I will plan EVERY vacation of mine with Ease India Travel, and if Ritu were to lead the trip, it would make for lashings of icing on the cake complete with a cherry on top.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Wishing Ease India Travel never-ending trips and amazing guests always.