Dear Rachel & Jayanti,
Just a short note to thank you both for arranging such a pleasant 3 days for me. All went well, and I can’t say enough good things about Mekh & Suk and the staff at all 3 lodges.
Starting with Utsab picking me up at the hotel, everything went smoothly. He was waiting in the lobby when I came down to check out and was extremely enthusiastic and personable. Given the construction going on in the domestic terminal, I appreciate that he escorted me to the proper entrance as otherwise I would have wondered if the building was even open for business!
My flight got changed from 8:30 to 8:00 so I arrived in Pokhara earlier than scheduled, but Mekh arrived within moments and we headed to the office to get organized. Again, another great personality, so that really made the trip fun. He was so enthusiastic about the trip and concerned about making sure I enjoyed everything and tried his best to tailor each day’s route to meet my needs and to give me a combination of good hiking, scenery, and also the opportunity to make stops to visit a few local people to learn more about their culture and how they live. That added a lot to the few days I spent there. Suk also did a great job, always cheerful and looking out to be sure I was comfortable and safe and being sure I had all my gear with me after any stops. Mekh has a great personality and is very gregarious so we had good discussions about Nepal and the USA during our time together. Plus, he taught me the pleasure of Khukuri rum with honey for happy hour!!!
The lodges were all excellent. Clean, well organized, good amenities, and excellent food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And as I’m sure you know, the staff are extremely friendly and efficient at each lodge. I can’t say enough good things about each and every person I interacted with from start to finish. The folks at Pokhara also found out the day prior to leaving that my flight had changed so there were no last minute surprises when I got there, and they arranged for Mekh to kill some time with me there until it was time to head to the airport.
So thanks to all for such a great finish to my holiday.