Our main motivation is to offer the best possible work in setting up your travel program, preparing and during your trip so that you can experience in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet the most beneficial and meaningful experiences possible. Surely, you will get to know us during your trip, it is not a commercial motivation. But that in an extremely professional way we share our EXPERIENCE, let's make it easy e let us support his days in these countries, which are very important in our lives.
We understand that today we are the travel agency in Brazil with greater field knowledge in organizing travel throughout India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. You will benefit from the services of those who have been guiding, accompanying and organizing trips in these countries for more than 19 years, and most of this time we are traveling, studying and living in these regions.
We seek to assimilate the values e Learnings of many years in contact and studying in these countries. Transparency, helping in the best possible way, respect for your time and investment, respect for our time and dedication, taking care of many small details of your trip - which we know, personally accompanying hundreds of travelers in these regions for 19 years, are characteristics that together make differences from the very serious to the most subtle in the quality of your experiences – they are natural aspects of our work to facilitate and support your trip.
We know that it is not a commercially interesting work format in the most common sense of the word. As we explained above, this is not our main motivation, from this point of view, but, among other aspects, to take care, for example, that don't be surprised during your trip. We know very well what we and you, Chörten Travelers, most often friends and friends of our friends, cherish most in our travels. So, in order to support and facilitate your experiences as much as possible, on thematic trips with Brazilian experts, we have already included a good part of the contributions to extra activities, described and provided for in the travel programs, to the temples, ashrams e monasteries that we see, as a good part of the tips which are not few: drivers, driver's assistants, transfer assistants, departures assistants, luggage carriers in hotels, train stations, shoe caretakers, guides and so on. As you can see, an important part of these cultures with a frequency and quantity quite different than here in Brazil, North America and Europe. We know very well that this way the final value of the land part increases significantly but that this value will be spent anyway during your trip in these countries. Still, we're able to provide that level of care for your experiences while delivering excellent value when we do the math for the actual value (explained below) and the end of your trip.
Details of your itinerary, such as choice, time and order of visits, development of experiences and contents that we have contact with, details on displacements, travel by car, train, plane, check-ins, check-outs, meals, all added, make a very big difference in the utilization of your trip, assembled for you. Thus, they are designed and organized in an extremely personalized way, so that you can enjoy your days in these countries with security, tranquility and quality.
We are and see you as a friend traveling with us, as travelers and not tourists. Thus, we plan our programs and visit each destination in a very different way, from what even our own local partners are used to. You will travel very smoothly, respecting e taking care of of their interests during our days in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
It is common to hear, from those who have not yet traveled with us, that they found better values for the trip. Until today every time we check the services and values with due care, we saw that in the best of cases the values were the same or, in most cases, we usually see that we offer the most specialized services and, even so, for this reason, among other reasons, with the best values. If you've found something that looks better, we offer to look carefully and understand what is really included and considered in each option for your trip. It will be a pleasure to talk and analyze your trip together!
Hotels in these countries, even those belonging to international chains, are not usually managed (maintenance, cleaning and technical capacity of their professionals) as in Brazil. We also need to think that the cultural differences are so many between what we are used to and what we will live in these countries, as well as the amount of information we will receive on the streets and walks, that we can rest at the end of the day in a bed and room clean makes a really big difference in our enjoyment of the trip. We often hear from our friends, Chörten Travelers, before our trips, that 'simple and clean hotels are enough'. We agree 100% but we also know well, from many years of experience, that in these countries this issue is much more delicate and complex than it seems from our references in Brazil. Whenever possible, we work with hotels in the category of the Radisson, Ramada and Holiday Inn chains. Except when your rates are too high for what we would like to offer to Chörten Travelers, as is the case in the city of Delhi. In these cases, we opted for a slightly simpler category, hotels that we know well and have had good experiences recently, thus providing better value for money. In smaller cities where these categories of hotels do not exist, we work with hotels that have a combination of the best services and facilities available, which we also know well, we know how they will receive us, with an appropriate service and possible for the structure of that city.
All bank transactions are made in Brazil. you won't have to worry with remittances of payment abroad, bank contracts, calculation of fees and taxes involved in these types of foreign travel transactions. Everything is taken care of by our structure to make your trip and experiences as easy as possible.
Another important point for the quality and tranquility of your experiences in these countries is the our follow up and, as far as possible, managing the work of local service providers. in mind the reality and quality in the way we work in these countries, we have partnerships with several local service providers, more than one per region, as it is quite common to have to change partners at the last minute, even during travel. Thus, we always have backups so that, with our experience and work taking care of the set of local services, we guarantee as much as possible that transfers, assistance, reservations and all needs during your trip are offered in the best possible way.
Group size is essential to the quality of our experiences while traveling and, therefore, in thematic programs our groups are notable. maximum 12 people. In specific trips with long important lessons, we try to have a bigger structure and not limit the number of places. Specifically in trekking, with our partners of more than 19 years of Morgado Expedições, we have more than one guide, thus being able to have larger groups as well.
We try as far as possible to visit each location with calm e quality. There's a big difference between being tourists and travelers. We identify ourselves and we will surely always provide you with the second way to travel! It is common for our local guides, when we agree on what we will do during the day, to ask us: and what will they do in the afternoon? It doesn't take them long to realize that we are not ordinary tourists. Our interest and way of enjoying each visit, walking, therefore time in each place, are really different.
We always suggest a lot, as much as possible in our work and vacation availability, to make the best use of yours. time and financial investment having been to these countries, you can spend between 18 and 21 days in your main program or in combination with other extension programs in these countries. A feedback that we always hear too: if you can extend your trip for another day, two days or more, after these days we always hear that it was great to be able to stay longer, which was very well spent.
An important calculation to understand and compare land value of your trip is to divide it by the number of nights and days of services on your trip in these countries and not the days in transit (international air), in which naturally there is no land part included. That is, from the day we arrived until the day we left India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. This is one of the important points to analyze the value of your trip, along with all the other points listed here so that we can always make your choice easier.
Another point that greatly influences the value of the trip is related to internal displacement, within or between India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. If by plane: how many flights and with which airlines. If by train: what class will you travel in, well-chosen routes and trains within India's possibilities. If in own vehicles: which vehicles. Small groups: newer, safer cars (within the possibilities in each region). Medium and large groups: buses with enough space for everyone, never fully occupied and, for example, we also do not consider the last seat in the back that generally bounces more and with a back that does not recline. They are Details e care, who have been organizing trips and traveling with groups for over 198 years, who add up quite positively in their experiences on these trips, perhaps unique or first of many, in these regions of the world.
In addition to information about travel arrangements to these countries being organized on our website in an easy to use way, different in many ways from our trips in Brazil, North America and Europe, we will have a briefing before your trip to share our experience and we explain important questions cultural, de logistics e tips very practical. Among them, we'll talk about food safety, what kind of clothing to take for each region and time of year, traffic, means of transport, food safety, how to bargain, better enjoy your visits and your time, and so on.
Our website is constantly updated to offer the latest information possible, such as visa issuance procedures for each country, way of working of local operators in each region, details of arrival in each city, restaurants, visits, hotels, roads, based on our own experiences, traveling and living for most of the year in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
You will always have Chörten very close to you following the progress of your trip, in person or by phone, Whatsapp, email and Skype. On your themed group trip you will also have assistance from a Brazilian travel specialist. In each region of these countries you will also be assisted by our local representatives, often friends with whom we have worked for many years and offer a differentiated service. So, together, you will have our assistance available 24 h per day in 7 days of the week.
Finally, traveling and living in these countries is certainly a rare and valuable opportunity to review our values , vision, Forms of to live e we live together. We will do our best so that this possibility is facilitated and supported with our work. If I happen to share that point of view, then that support becomes mutual and our friendship, with that quality, is just beginning.