Ever since an idea of touring Sikkim came to my mind, I had been on the lookout for a reliable tour company and after a bit of Googling, had texted a few regarding my requirements. Some of them were responsive but didn’t seem that impressive, while some others scored quite downward on the response scale itself.
Enroute West struck me as quite a distinct name, and my interactions with them have been quite positive, right from the start. As someone from Kerala who was about to tour the highlands for the first time ever, I had lots of concerns, all of which were promptly addressed by Mr. Chopel Bhutia, and who very quickly put me at ease.
This was quite a long tour, comprising of seven nights and eight days, where in I would start off from Gangtok, move up north to Lachen and Lachung, and the West to Pelling. A lot of travelling around indeed, and in journeys as these, having the right person to steer you around is most important.
I was warmly greeted by a very young lad who introduced himself as Dorjee at the Bagdogra Airport, and we set off on a week long tour over the course of which, we struck up an excellent rapport that transcended cultures and age. Extremely supportive, punctual and downright polite, he is one of the chief reasons why this tour was delivered as promised.
Enroute West had sent me a detailed itinerary that was promptly adhered to, and there was absolutely no reason for me to contact them or to prompt them to make interventions. Everything went off as planned, and as per schedule, and this has to be one of the most hassle-free trips that I have ever ventured out on. Everything was well worked out in advance, including the accommodation at some of the most hospitable homestays across Sikkim, not forgetting to mention that there were constant enquiries regarding my comfort throughout the journey from their end.
These are some of the reasons I would readily recommend Enroute West to anyone who has plans of touring Sikkim, since I know and can vouchsafe from my own personal experience, that these guys go that extra mile to see to it that their customers have not one reason to complain about. Wound up my fantastic tour with a fab tete-e-tete with Gikdhal Bhutia of Enroute West, and I promised him that I would be back for more.
Way to go, Enroute West!!