1 independent reviews for Trekking in Bhutan adventure holiday
Reviews for Trekking in Bhutan adventure holiday
David Reynolds review 4 May 2018
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?Visiting mountain people in their homes. Our guide arranged for us to eat lunch in a house when a snow storm made eating outside less than appealing. The other participants on the trip where all very interesting, well traveled folks.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?Ignore the description which says that the temperatures in Paro range between 40-70 F. This info is useless. The weather on the trek is completely different. Bring lots of layers. Be prepared to eating in the evening after sun set in below freezing temperatures and sleeping in the same. I did have enough layers based on my previous hiking experiences, but I could see where someone could not bring enough and get stuck.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?Yes, the use of local pony and Yak herders was clear. We could clearly see how the kind of tourism we were doing was contributing to people's livelihood while at the same time protecting the environment. World Expeditions had use each carry yellow backs to pick up 10 pieces of trash per day. Very good idea! We picked up a lot of trash and set an example on the importance of not littering in the age of plastics.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?Best trek I have been on. Top quality guide and crew, Bhutan is amazingly progressive. In addition to the wonderful scenery, the Trek really helps you understand the Gross National Happiness in action.
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