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89 Years Young on Top of the World (Well Almost)

Altogether Travel is a Supported Travel company that has been providing Holiday Companions since 2013, which allow our customers to travel and enjoy a holiday once again.

                                89 years young Nora on Everest base camp – Nov 2018

Take a recent trip to Kathmandu – not a place for the faint hearted but a destination that was on Nora’s bucket list and in November 2018 got the chance to visit for a once in a lifetime trip.

Nora started each day with breath-taking views of the Himalaya’s from her Mountain View hotel (weather dependent). Then after a hearty breakfast we accompanied Nora to visit the following:

  • Durbar square Kathmandu.
  • Pashupatinath, the Nepalese cremation site – not everyone’s cup of tea but very interesting and a moving experience with loads going on.
  • Swayambunath, the monkey temple.
  • Buddha Stupa.
  • The Old palace in Kathmandu.
  • Patan, one of the three old kingdom cities.
  • Bhaktapur the third old city.

Most afternoons consisted of lunch back at the hotel or at a nearby attraction, followed by a stroll through the streets of Thamel, (tourist market area) or a visit to the relaxing garden of peace. Nora also visited Chitwan National Park and went on a canoe trip (a dugout tree), a jungle walk, and visited the elephant programme.

The highlight for Nora was a one day private helicopter flight to Lukla airport and then to Everest base camp where she was simply spellbound by the incredible scenery at Everest base camp. The helicopter carried oxygen, as travellers can experience some dizziness at altitude. Although Nora was a bit lightheaded this proved to be no problem.

Nora who lives in Cardiff said:

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that at my age I could get to Everest base camp, this is breath-taking (literally!)

Altogether Travel’s companions can accompany customers who have varying forms of disabilities, sensory impairment or even just old age and require the reassurance of a caring companion with them.

Altogether Travel is effectively the combination of a registered care company and a travel company. This unique service allows us to plan, book and accompany our customers all over the world.

We plan and create every trip to suit our customers’ needs and wants for holidays here in the UK or worldwide.

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