Druk Path Trek with Culture
Person Name Rut Nele Pennekamp
From Dominican Republic
Travelled with us on Drukpath Trek with Culture.
Travelled Date Oct 21 - Nov 02, 2018
Guide Pema Dhendup
Hotels Paro - Hotel Gangtey Palace
Haa - Lechuna Heritage Hotel
Camp - Tent
Thimphu - Namgay Heritage Hotel
Punakha - Meri Phuensum Resort
Paro - Hotel Gangtey Palace
We had a great trip, fantastic weather, good hotels and a wonderful trek. Thanks for checking on us.
Program was pretty good, not too hectic yet a lot of impressions – just as we wanted it.
The team was also great, no complaints. Super driver Jigme (!) , super trek team (cook was amazing) and a guide that was really fun to be with.
So all in all I believe a real good trip, well organized and no complaints. Thanks.
One thing perhaps as an improvement area – while we did like to be around with “Timepass”, our guide (he is a fun guy to be with) – we had at times the feeling that he really has been doing it so often, that there is no more attention to detail. Example: when you arrive at a campsite and everything is new to you, e.g. on a first day, you would want some guidance – what’s next, can we have a little walk, is there anything around to see, what should we be mindful of. Instead he just vanished in his tent after arrival and we were sort of left to ourselves. That was not a problem for us, we managed to do some walks and took care of ourselves, but it may be an issue for others. A bit of guidance and leadership there might make a difference. Same goes for the explanation in monasteries and other sights. We found ourselves at times listening to other group’s guides because Timepass really did not share much relevant information… it was very quick and superficial. If we were into culture and religion, we would have been rather disappointed.
Just a few thoughts to share with you. Nevertheless, it was a fun trip and everything went well. Thanks as well for you and your support.