Thank you very much for your help with our trip. We were happy with almost everything!
The guide and drivers were friendly and informative but not that chatty. We had to ask a lot of questions along the way. However, they took good care of us and we felt safe with them.
Everything in Lhasa was nice and the visits that were organized were interesting and well done.
The itinery was good all the way to lake Namtso. The ride is really beautiful and the lake is magnificent. Sleeping in tents at that time of the year was not possible so we slept in the guest house. This was probably better for us anyway.
After Lake Namtso, the VERY long ride on a dirt road to Reting was beautiful and interesting but Reting was a big disappointment and not worth going all this way for. It is not a well kept monastery and the people there were not friendly. There was no cook there on our arrival at 2PM and they did not know when the cook would return. The guest house were damp, dirty and not inviting at all. So we decided not to stay there and left after the visit. We ended up sleeping in a town called Landrung (I think) but there was not much there to see or do, although our guide was good enough to organize the visit of a small monastery and a nice village.
As you already know, flights in and out of Lhasa seem to be often late so my flight choice was not a good one and I had to change my plan last minute. I am glad that I did because I would have missed my flight to Hong Kong for sure on the Saturday.
We had a beautiful trip and would recommend it to others with some changes after Namtso lake.
I attach a few photos for you,