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510-222-5307 (Call) govind@himalayantravels.com
CST 2005360-10


Enjoyed our Nepal trip!

Dear Govind:

I have thought many times to send this e-mail to you and for one reason or another was interrupted. I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to Nepal during New Year’s!

Every hotel, every tour arrangement and every detail that you organized was just perfect. We fell in love with the culture, the people and the beautiful country that is Nepal. We made some new friends and experienced every moment completely, due in large part to the fact that all of the details had been arranged so professionally. You provided a tremendous service in making all of the arrangements so that we did not have to think of anything during our trip.

I am sorry for the delay in letting you know our appreciation, but I cannot thank you enough for your good and kind service. I will certainly contact you in the future for trips I am interested in to your areas of expertise and I will recommend you wholeheartedly to my friends and associates.

Thank you again for helping to make the Millenium New Year’s celebration for us so special.

All the best

Christine Perakis

Dream came true…

Mr. Shahi

I have just returned from a dream come true; my first visit to Nepal and Tibet. All the arrangements went perfectly. The information packet I recieved prior to leaving was especially helpful. Each of the four of us on the trip had complete confidence in our guide in Tibet who is named Lha Lha. I will never forget him. When I left Tibet, I left behind a true friend for life. Lha Lha representing CITS was so understanding, so professional, and so at ease with us. You must insure CITS keeps your business. Further, I found the people of Nepal and Tibet most gracious. This wasn’t a trip it was a journey. I’ve been to 43 countries now so I’m giving an informed opinion. I won’t hesitate to give you and your clients in travel 5 Stars. What a fabulous trip. Thank you ever so much again,

Best regards,

John Casperson

A seamless trip!

Hi Govind,

Our entire trip was seamless. We now realize that Cathay Pacific is a top airline worldwide, and appreciate your guidance. Footprints (Lotus & our guide Nwang) were exceptional, as was our guide in Agra. We will go again to India, but can’t imagine a better itinerary.

We had a great time in Ladakh too and look forward to more travel/trekking there or elsewhere. We very much liked what we saw of ‘Little Tibet’ and its people. Any thoughts from you concerning a similar trip are welcome, and we will definitely seek your assistance on future travels.


Anna & Jeff

Excellent! Had a Wonderful time.

We just got back from Thailand and Cambodia and I wanted to let you know that our trip to Angkor Wat was excellent. The hotel was very nice and the guide & driver were terrific. Everyone in our group had a wonderful time. I will be in touch again if I am ever planning another trip to that part of the world.


Gaynor Legge

Amazing honeymoon in India

Govind – Our honeymoon in India has been truly amazing. Every detail was carefully planned and each stop on oru tour, was fantastic. We can’t thank you enough fo helping us arrange this trip of a lifetime. We hope to return to India in the future and India in the future and we will certainly contact you to help us.

Thanks again,

Joanne (Pasternack) & Robert Bardin

Wonderful time in India

Hi Govind

I want to report on the India trip. We had a wonderful time. Sunshine Tours did a great job! We each took along a big box of school supplies for a school near Chennai. The Sunshine Tours rep took us to a 24 hours, open everyday post office. What was new was having to get the boxes sewed up, sealed with wax at the corners, the wax stamped, and then mailed. The boxes got there within 48 hours as promised.

We were met and taken care of at every destination. Every domestic flight was delayed, but we got there. The drive to Bandhavgarh took 7 hours. (All the drives took longer.) We had our own private jeep and saw a tiger on our morning drive. The temples at Khajuraho were very impressive. Bharaput was disappointing, but only because of the small monsoons the previous years. A lot of the ponds were dry and so there were fewer birds. Ranthanbore was very nice, The lodge staff there was especially helpful.

We saw a tiger, again on the first day, very close, in a pool of water. The next day, instead of going into the park we were offered a drive to a lagoon to see birds and to visit the Ranthanbore Fort. We enjoyed those also. Pushkar was great – an experience. I think the timing was right – there are only so many camels you want to see. Jaipur was very interesting also. All in all, a great trip, though the flights were long. We did not have to pay a transit fee in Hong Kong.

Thanks again,

Dorothy Kakimoto

A memorable “Trip to India” with Himalayan Treasures & Travel

We had to leave Delhi in a hurry on 2 March because, as an airline employee, we travel “space available”. Our guide (Raj) was very helpful in helping us gain the information we needed but I had failed to confirm departure time of the flight. Originally we had planned to leave on Saturday 3 March on Cathay to Hong Kong. However, Cathay said their flight was fully booked so we would have to leave earlier. I thought AI 308 on the 2nd departed Delhi at the same time AI 306 departed on the 3rd which was 2135. At 4pm on Friday we found out that the flight left at 1830. My wife and I called Ramesh Seth and remarkably we we on our way to the airport at 4:13pm! We made our flight but regrettably we were not able to say personal and face-to-face thank yous to Ramesh who is quite a fine, dedicated, enthusiastic, professional. On our third return to Delhi (by train) I told Ramesh that it was great to be met by a friend which he truly became.

The last minute needs and arrangements made by my wife and myself for this journey were handled so very professionally by Govind Shahi in California and then your organization in India. I wish to extend honors, thanks, and respect to the following people we were so fortunate to have guide us throughout our journey:

Agra: Mueen Ahmed Khan
Varanasi: Kameshwar Singh
Udaipur: Rameshwar (Ramu) Jethi
Jaipur: Vikram Singh
Delhi: Gaurav Sharma
Orissa: Shankar (I have forgotten his surname)
And of course, in Delhi: Ramesh Seth.

These men, each of them, were so excellent. I have copied in Govind so he is aware of the excellence of his colleagues in India, and the service Sunshine provides. I will fill out and fax the evaluation forms if this letter is notenough. You will be sure, I will recommend Sunshine in highest terms to all my friends in the travel industry.

With best regards,
Your travel colleague,

John Casperson

Amazing Adventure…

Our trip to Myanmar was an amazing adventure. Thank you so much for all of your help on the journey. Cheers to you.

Dawn + Matt