SOI YAKSA TREK
Marty S. & Carol J. Berkeley, California
My wife and I recently visited Bhutan for an eight day cultural tour followed by a six day trek. I don’t ordinarily write reviews, but our experience with Bhutan Travelers was deeply gratifying and inspiring.
Both of us felt consistently attended to in a variety of ways, and our needs were always considered. I had not done much research about Bhutan Travelers, but a good friend gave the company a glowing recommendation and he suggested that we request Karma Tashi as our guide. Although all of the guides have excellent reputations, Karma is the company founder and most experienced. Fortunately he was available, and was waiting at the airport upon our arrival.
His warmth, wit and capabilities were immediately apparent. We didn’t really know what to expect in terms of pacing(our itinerary was written out), but what we found was that Karma had arranged a variety of activities and places to visit that were fascinating. We also had time to rest as needed and the accommodations were extremely comfortable. We were able to meet many locals and have interesting interactions quite off the beaten track. Karma is an expert in local history and was always willing to engage in conversation about his beloved country and culture. We never felt overwhelmed by the amount of information or cultural stories that were shared with us.
There was always another interesting place to visit or eat at if we so desired. Also, Karma and our driver were simply fun to be with.
At the end of the cultural part of our tour, we felt satiated with the wonders of Bhutanese religion, architecture, arts and cuisine.
Although nervous, we were ready for our trek. Karma introduced us to our chef, assistant and two horsemen.
It became quickly apparent how capable and warm the rest of the staff were. They were obviously committed to doing everything they could to support us and have our wilderness experience be as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible.
Their English was not as clear as Karma’s, but their warmth, caring and professionalism was palpable.
Treks are demanding (at least for us) and we were encouraged every step of the way. The beauty that we experienced on this part of our adventure was unforgettable. We always felt safe and safeguarded by the staff.
Bhutan was an amazing place to visit and we will always feel grateful to Karma and the staff at Bhutan Travelers for their generosity of spirit and kindness. I highly, highly recommend this company and these dedicated people for your journey to Bhutan.
LAYA GASA TREK
Andres Reutter, Chile
Our visit was for 21 days, Karma was very well suited to our request. We did a 12 day trek Laya Gasa Trek Beautiful and exactly as described by the agency, Skip the Gasa Hot Springs in my opinion.
Our guide Geshi and hit team were exelent, I recomend that you ask for him if aviable.
Hotels in the base package are Ok, the last night we did an upgrade and I highly recommend these hotels are much better than the basics, for very little extra we were in a very nice hotel, and very well attended.
Dont miss Haa valey!!
CHELE LA TREK
Sarah & friends, Australia
We throughly enjoyed our time in Bhutan. The communication before the trip was excellent and were very accommodating to our requests. Yeshey (guide) and Tshewang (Driver) were fantastic. They were always willing to go above and beyond to ensure our holiday was everything we wanted. The car, accommodation and food were all great.
Mr.Tai & friend, Hongkong
We are very pleased with Bhutan Travelers. The itinerary was very helpful. We loved and enjoyed our time in Bhutan. We are planning to come back in the next few years. Thank you!.
Pema is a wonderful guide, very attentive and efficient. Tenzin is a very good diver. We enjoyed with both of them. Trekking team are all wonderful, experienced and friendly.
CULTURAL TOUR & HIKKING
Mrs.Fiona Healy & Mr.Hanat Herzidorreh, Dublin
We had a fantastic time in Bhutan. We received a brilliant service from Bhutan Travelers. Dechen was very good at replying to our emails quickly and always provided all the requested and relevant information. Sonam and Tshewang were very professional and fun. We enjoyed spending time with them. We would without a doubt recommend Bhutan Travelers to family and friends. Thank you for everything, including the complimentary bottle of wine.
Ms. Kathryn Joan Scott & Mr. Robert Lee Scott, USA
Karma’s expertise in planning and executing our tour was outstanding!
Home visit was super cultural exchange.
I would highly recommend Bhutan Travelers!
DRUK PATH TREK
Rebecca Cheetham, United Kingdom
The whole trip had been really well organized and I have seen many different things in a very short span of time. Pema and his team were all been great – really friendly and efficient and wanting to show me Bhutan at its best. The food on the trek in particular was excellent and very much appreciated. I have been very well looked after by everyone and thanks to Pema’s knowledge of the country and culture. I have learnt a lot too! Thanks for a great trip and hopefully I will come again.
DAGALA THOUSAND LAKES TREK
Mr. Uday Shanbhag & friends, India
The trip with Bhutan Travelers has been an excellent experience. The trek was planned and executed very well with the team altering schedule keeping weather changes in mind evening out the work loads. Pema in particular was a brilliant guide and anything required was done even before we asked half the time. Overall a great experience and i would not hesitate to recommend Bhutan Travelers to anyone visiting here.
CULTURAL TOUR AND HIKKING
Laura Maria Howley, Ireland
Bhutan Travelers were wonderful from the first email exchange. they replied promptly and created a personalized trip based on my interest. My guide and diver were friendly, fun and knowledgeable and amusing throughout the whole trip. They were patient with my slow hiking pace and never made me feel bad about it. I would happily recommend the company and my wonderful guide and diver, very highly. thank you for every thing.
DRUK PATH TREK AND CULTURAL TOUR
Mr & Mrs Jenkin, Canada
The quality of care of myself when ill was professional and excellent. The guide revised the trek plan to cope with this illness and allowed for a wonderful cultural holiday plus opportunity to hike another day once i was better.I really appreciated his care and expertise. We have had a wonderful holiday when it could have been just the opposite.
BHUTAN TOUR AND SIGHT SEEING
Mr & Mrs Thomas, United Kingdom
Both our guide Ugyen and diver Tshewang kept us entertained during the drives between places. The made us laugh a lot and appreciate this wonderful country. We had no complaints, as it was what we expected and would whole heartedly recommend your company to others.
Thanks for a great holiday and a little insight to your very special country and its people.
CULTURAL TOUR & SIGHTSEEING
Ms.Anna Domingo & Mr.Angelo Torres, Philippines
Bhutan has always been on our travel list and we are very happy to have Bhutan Travelers arrange our exotic experience. Everything was arranged professionally and hassle free. We loved all or hotel rooms, and the pacing of our activities/ sightseeing is just perfect! Will highly recommend to all our friends who have been planning to go to Bhutan.
PS. Our driver Tenzin and tour guide Thinley were amazing! They are proud ambassadors of your country. Their attention to details and hospitality skills are excellent.