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This month we feature our Nepali guide extraordinaire - Ashok !

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Poon Hill Trek Part of the Annapurna Circuit, the Poon Hill Trek is a great trek for those that don't have the time to do a longer hike in Nepal, but still want a taste of the Himalayas and the incredible vistas. This trek is part of our Mountains and Mantras 13-day Adventure, but we have had so many inquiries for the trek solo, that we are now offering it as its own trip. Including return flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, your own porter and English speaking guide and private transport to the start and end of the trek, this is a great add-on to any trip to Nepal. Check out a short clip of some of the views you will see here.

Psst..Did you hear? There is no better recommendation than word of mouth and no better confirmation that you are doing something right than returning clients. So with that in mind we would like to introduce the Original Trails Rewards Program. ROYALTY PROGRAM When you book a private custom designed tour to any of Original Trails destination within three years of your return date, you will be eligible for a reduction of 5% of the total cost of your next trip.**

REFERRAL PROGRAM In appreciation of your trust and loyalty, we're please to offer you savings through our referral program. Enjoy a $100 referral fee when someone you refer to Original Trails books one of our Suggested Tours or similar custom designed programs.
7 Quick Vietnam Travel Tips:
*Remove your shoes before entering a pagoda and don’t point your feet or show the soles of your feet towards a person and especially towards a Buddha image.
*Crossing busy moped-filled streets in Vietnam’s cities can seem daunting. The trick is to slowly walk across the road making eye contact with the drivers and keep going forward!
*Learn some Vietnamese and earn the praise of the locals. Essentials are “Xin Chau” (hello) and “Cam On” (Thank you).
*Avoid giving sweets and pens to local children; this can create a begging culture. Instead donate books and pens to a school.
*Motos (mopeds) are a great way to get around in Vietnam. They are quick in traffic and breezy! Negotiate the price with the driver before you leave for your destination.
*Take a hotel card with you before exploring for the day. It makes getting lost a lot more enjoyable when you can find you way back to your hotel!
*Try Pho, a traditional noodle soup with either beef or chicken and vegetables. It’s cheap, delicious and found almost everywhere in Vietnam!
See more interesting info and our Vietnam adventures here!