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TID – 772 (Oct 21 – Nov 07, 2014) Guide – Dorji Tshering

Dear Anand, Apologies for such a delayed reply.
The Merak and Sakten trip was incredible, I daydream about my time in Bhutan all the time now when I should be working!

The driver, Chimi, and guide, Dorji, were friendly and welcoming and extremely hardworking – I feel very grateful to have met them. Our trek team were brilliant and so friendly. and The communities of Merak and Sakten were so special – I will never forget my time there. I am very interested in plants and birds so East Bhutan is the best place I have ever been to see so many different and rare species.

My only worry is that, because of Bhutan’s organisation that you pay the same amount per day if you stay in a 5* hotel or a homestay that nobody stays in smaller guesthouses or with families. Our group were all quite young, but many people we met on holiday in Bhutan were quite old! I really like to stay in homestays and in more simple accommodation – but I know lots of older people like luxury. But I worry that the big hotels are not very environmentally friendly and you do not get to know the people who work there. Maybe people who like nature might like to stay in homestays and simple accommodation – so this might be an option for people who choose to go on the Merak and Sakten trip.

I hope this helps, please ask if there are any specific questions I can answer.
Thank-you very much to everyone at Windhorse for organising our journey.

Best wishes,

The communities of Merak and Sakten were so special – I will never forget my time there.

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