I’m a bestselling travel writer (“Turn Right at Machu Picchu,” etc.), who needed to assemble a somewhat complicated tour to Sikkim that combined serious trekking with deep cultural reporting–and to set it all up in less than two weeks, from a 10 1/2 hour time difference. Sapta at Himalaya Trekkers asked all the right questions, tailored the trip to my exact needs (including visits to hidden places even his team had never gone before), assembled an A-plus group of guides, translators and support staff (cook, driver, porters, etc.) and brought the whole thing in at a very reasonable price. Two months later, I’m convinced of two things: Everyone should see Sikkim once in their lifetime, and they should hire Himalaya Trekkers to handle the job.