First of all, my partner and I loved every employee and team member who was part of (organizing) this trek!
They provided us with everything we needed and much more. Took our wishes into account and you can really tell they wanted to provide us with the best experience possible.
We did the Bajre Dara Trek, private tour since we wished to do it on specific data. We were quite unlucky with the weather the first days but this has nothing to do with the agency. The last two mornings (waking up at 5 a.m.) made it possible to have a clear view! In the end we did have the views we wished to have.
There is only one reason why we give a four star review instead of five:
The first drive to starting point, second and third day (hiking) were a bit too short for our taste. According to the average time it takes for people doing this trek it took them about 6 hours of trekking. My partner and I did it within 2,5 hours with breaks. We think the day could have been done within 4 days which would allowed us to see Darjeeling.
I think if your fitness levels are similar to ours (sporting 3/4 times a week, both fitness and running), you can suggest to do it in 4 days! We are pretty sure they can make it happen.
This would mean you take it a little easy on the first day or second one in order to get used to the higher altitude that you might be used to.
If it was based on the staff only we would have given it a 5 star review, 100%.
To finish our review we will say that our next trekking in India we will most defiantly book with HT again. We will for sure ask for Ram as our guide since he felt like family to us. He’s one of a kind with a good sense of humor.