" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.
I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back"
I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt
I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host.
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip. Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared. Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest. On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!
We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme. His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.
Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.
We had 2 great treks, thank you Tsering and team, for making it an exceptional memory. Our kids had so much fun playing "Eke" with you all, they still talk about it! We will be back, I really want to see the flowers in spring one day!
Isabelle Lacoste & family. Bridim Trek in Dec 2013 and Ghandruk Trek in Jan 2014.
We have been to Nepal twice now and have had the pleasure of getting to know Tsering, who organized both trips for us. He is an experienced guide with good local knowledge, excellent organizational skills and extensive contacts in Nepal. In Bridim we were made to feel very welcome and we were also very spoilt - having our own chef, a Buddhist monk to teach us meditation, porters to carry our luggage, hot water bottles when we camped and ‘bed tea’ every morning. We are looking forward to our next visit!
Tsering asked me to write a short piece to recommend him to anyone considering a trekking visit to Nepal. This I do without hesitation. If you have any doubts about whether a trek is for you, of course, your decision must be based on your own understanding of your fitness and mobility. But if you think you are able to walk in relatively wild landscapes with limited luxury, then Tsering will look after you every step of the way.
He is a very experienced mountain guide, with twenty years of experience. He has trained up a great team of helpers who will become your friends. He knows the terrain he travels inordinately well and he also knows the lurking dangers that may befall an inexperienced trekker. He will warn you of these and will make sure that you avoid them. If an unexpected event occurs, he will have the solution. For instance, if someone is taken ill, he will arrange an appropriate return, with an escort, and allow the rest of the party to continue if appropriate. I admire his understanding of all aspects of Nepali life and culture so far as it affects the western traveler, and his knowledge of written and spoken English is immaculate.
(I cannot speak for other European languages). I think any European or American visitor to Nepal could not possibly have a better guide to the wonders and beauty of Nepal and its delightful people.
A small group holiday to walk in Nepal was our aim. Mike and I were that'group'! Tsering from Dolma was our guide and companion for ten days in the Langtang National Park. He anticipated all our wishes and turned them it to reality, making us aware of local traditions and the way of life in his own and other villages so that we now have a better understanding of the Nepalese people. Tsering was a true friend and a very knowledgeable guide.
I have been on several trips with Tsering/Dolmatours and on every Occasion been treated in a professional manner and felt the security aspect of the trips being well taken care of. Tsering / Dolmatours shows extensive experience in all the aspects of organizing and leading trips to the mountain regions of Nepal.Tserings/Dolmatours contact network in the national parks and tour routes is extensive, and on my trips, I felt the food and sleeping accommodations were very well chosen.