Like all these years of work helping Travelers in these countries, we experimented with different ways of working. It is quite clear today that this, explained in detail below, is the format that best enables us to deliver what we consider and hear from Chörten Travelers (see feedbacks here) be the most important for the experiences and enjoyment of your trip:
We have already experimented with countless work formats, partnerships, etc. Today it is quite clear that taking care of your trip, with our knowledge and experience, from the beginning of the preparations, during the trip in a very close way, even when not in person (see: Feedbacks Travelers Chörten), when you return to Brazil, it makes a huge difference in the result of the service delivered, significant and positive experiences on your trip. So your trip will be taken care of. from start to finish by those who know these countries very well, services and local possibilities.
In order for the above points to be considered and appreciated, with their many positive aspects, a normal commercial format does not work. The type of organization that best illustrates our work, with their due differences, are Buddhist centers and ashrams. As in these places, where we have lived for many years and have very close contact, we seek to have the best possible motivation (within our possibilities) in the work we offer, taking care of each Traveler and Trip. On the one hand, it is a very professional job, in the sense of trying to deliver the best possible service, responsibility, and so on. On the other hand, there is no way, it doesn't work, to have a large team of employees, with different motivations and knowledge (also quite noble but different) from those we value and want to offer you.
Our structure is, at the same time, 100% formalized in Brazil and very mobile so that we can be as close as possible to you during your trip, traveling and living in these countries most of the time. As explained above, we are intentionally small, which is a great challenge in view of the demand for our services, but which we will not give up until it is possible to grow in the way we believe.
Unlike what happens 99,99% of the time, we do not receive travel programs requested from local representatives and we pass them on to you. Most of the time, we will work for weeks or months on your travel schedule., as explained, in every detail we know will contribute to your experience and, taken together, will make a significant, very positive difference. Likewise, we take care of numerous aspects of local services during your trip, such as who is traveling with us at that time, because we know the difference they make in the quality of your experiences.
One of our pillars, working in these chaotic countries, is the organization of our work. Thus, we dedicate ourselves a lot so that each step of the journey, each procedure, is as organized and efficient as possible. Only in this way is it possible to take care of every detail in a calm way for everyone involved, especially you Chörten traveler who will soon be on vacation enjoying your days here. Still, we haven't arrived at the timing of large organizations, with countless employees. We will always continue to work in this direction. At the same time, we know that other priorities we take care of on your trip will contribute much more to your experience here. I return to the image of Buddhist centers and ashrams, with other timings (sometimes respecting the possibilities and specificities of each moment a little more), values (such as the greatest possible care with the points that matter most) and priorities (final result in a way perhaps broader). We see ourselves that way a lot because we identify with these environments, qualities of human relations and service to you.
In a way our trip and contact with the culture of these countries starts before arriving in Delhi or Kathmandu, as explained above. We hope you enjoy it a lot. Thank you so much for, in some ways, traveling together in these cultures and learning.