The waiting time in India during the stops was very long. On the way there - 6 hours, on the way home - 8 hours!
Perfect does not exist, therefore a 9! Ashok the guide deserves a 10 though. The wait in Mumbai was too long. A stop can never be longer than almost your flight! They did not know what to do with us, and we had considerable problems at customs. This is not necessary if you plan better but also handle the flight schedules so that you don’t just go for the cheapest option!
A super fun trip with lots of different activities. Well organized, it was an unforgettable experience!
The tour guide was great fun. The flights booked by Shoestring were not at all good. I had to pay 50 euros extra for the flight, while we sat in Mumbai for 8 hours! It’s quite ridiculous that we had to do this!
Additional upfront costs could have been communicated better for example for the trek, Chitwan, etc...
Money spent per week (on food, tipping arranged by tour guide, etc) was much higher than stated on website. Also, the guide made group arrangements for food and tipping that seemed more expensive than when travelling individually.
: I wanted to take a warm sleeping bag (-20) but was advised that a -5 one would be ok. It was, I found it plenty warm enough! There was a pleasant atmosphere in the group and it was a wonderful holiday.