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SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

Charleston, SC
2 posts
SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

Has anyone heard of SnowLion Tours?

I am considering going on one of their "Nomad Adventures" and camping with Tibetan nomads. I haven't found many other companies that do this kind of trip.

Has anyone else used this company? Do you recommend them?

So far their service seems good, I just want to see if others have had any experience with them.

Their website is www.snowliontours.com.

New Hampshire
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15 posts
1. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

Yes, SnowLion Tours is one of the few Tibetan-owned travel agencies operating on the Tibetan plateau. The owner worked for a number of major travel agencies before starting his own. They provide sustainable tours that help benefit Tibetan communities and come highly recommended.

Support Tibetans in Tibet.

Hong Kong, China
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8,880 posts
175 reviews
2. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

They have begun to post quite a lot on Lonely planet thorntree recently giving good advice. Some frequent posters on thorntree recommend them as well. As above says they are Tibetan owned and run which is usually a good sign in Tibet.

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8 posts
3 reviews
3. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

I'm currently planning a trip with them to Lhasa. Everything seems to be going smoothly so far, and I'll write up a report after I get back from my vacation.



Charleston, SC
2 posts
4. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

Thanks, y'all! I guess I'll go ahead and book with them. Still a while till I get my summer vacation, though.

Doug - please let us know how your trip goes!

Brooklyn, New York
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774 posts
34 reviews
5. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

we are doing a trip with them in 10 days. they have been very responsive and a pleasure to deal with. i will post after the trip.

Berlin, Germany
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10 posts
13 reviews
6. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

Snow Lion Tours has been extremely responsive to me. And, their responses are detailed and answer all my questions.

I would like to travel with them, but as of today, they do not have a group together for the itinerary that I want (one that skips EBC). They gave me a good price, but as only one person, it was too expensive.

They concentrate on tours that travel to Everest Base Camp and to Nepal, or Nepal border.

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3 posts
72 reviews
7. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

How was your trip? Do you still recommend Snowlion tours?


Iowa City, Iowa
1 post
8. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

We are planning on going from Lhasa to Mt. Everest from the 29th of June through the 7th of July via Snow Lion. I will try to remember to post a report here. Also, if anyone is interested in traveling with there are up to two spots available if interested.

Edited: 17 June 2010, 12:19
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3 posts
5 reviews
9. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

I am looking for a trip to Tibet that doesn't include the EBC. Will check this group out. Want to travel in October at the earliest. Am solo so far.

San Francisco...
2 posts
10. Re: SnowLion Tours -- Recommended?

hi i am interested in joining your group. (two ppl including myself)

We are plannining on arriving Lhasa around June 30th(if fly into) or July wnd. (if take a train from Xining)

We are also interested in doing Ganden - Samye (4days out of Lhasa) trekking also and thinking of adding it.

Please let me know your itinerary in detail . my email is cherieyoun@gmail.com