A Cultural Journey With Nature Trek in Central Bhutan

A Cultural Journey With Nature Trek in Central Bhutan

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A Cultural Journey With Nature Trek in Central Bhutan

14 Days Starting and ending in Paro International Airport

Visiting: Paro, Jakar, Tang Valley, Trongsa, Jangbi Village, Kudra, Nabji Village, Korphu, Nimshong Village, Phobjikha Valley, Punakha, Thimphu, Paro Taktsang

Tour code:

71355P15

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

2 - 10

Physical rating:

Medium, Includes 5-day trekking

Age range:

18+

Special diets catered:

We respect dietary needs

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Hiking, Trekking, Walking

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

This two-week cultural journey through the six districts of Bhutan – Paro, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha and Thimphu offers a deep understanding of Bhutan’s rich culture and traditions that have remained untouched for centuries. The trip includes 5 days of easy and enjoyable trekking around scenic extreme remote villages in the central Bhutan district of Trongsa.

The climate is warm and pleasant as the trail stays between 1000-1500m in altitude and there is a wide array of flora and fauna observable along the route including the rare Golden Langur, Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bears, Rhesus Monkeys, Rufous-necked Hornbills and Clouded Leopards. This is the perfect trek for visitors looking to learn about and experience traditional rural life firsthand while enjoying the natural beauty and biodiversity of Bhutan. The best time to embark on this journey is from late February to early June and late September to early December.

Highlights

  • You'll be welcomed like family by our team and take care of you every step of the journey

  • Admire stunning mountains and appreciate the pristine natural environment with intact ecosystems

  • The 5-day trek will take you to hidden monasteries and enchanted rural villages where ancient culture and traditions still vibrant

  • Observe several species of birds and come across some of the endangered species of fauna

  • Visit magnificent fortresses, ornate temples and appreciate sacred paintings and exquisite architecture

  • You will see how Bhutan manages to embrace modern development while still holding on to its age-old traditions

  • Hike to the famous Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) perched on an 800m rock cliff

Places You'll See

Home-Cooked Local Cuisine Of Bhutan

Enjoying Local Cuisine At A Village Farmhouse

A Farmer Harvesting Rurnip In Central Bhutan

Playing Traditional Game Of Khuru (Dart Throwing).

Children Goes To Witness Local Festival

School Children

Hiking & Trekking

Taking A Break During Trekking

Hikers Descending To Lower Altitude

On The Trial To Taktsang Monastery

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Paro International Airport & Sightseeing In Paro (2,195M)

Location: Paro

Accommodation: Hotel, Resort, Khangkhu Resort or Bhutan Mandala Resort

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Our guide and driver will receive you at the Paro Airport and then you'll be on your first adventure in the ‘Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon’. We'll visit an auspicious 7th-century monastery Kyichu Lhakhang and the National Museum of Bhutan. Later you will explore the Paro town and witness archery match if the game is in progress.

7th-century Paro Kyichu Lhakhang was built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in 659 AD to subdue the spirit of demoness who was obstructing the propagation of Buddhism.

Visit the National Museum of Bhutan housed in the 17th century watchtower to get insights into the rich culture & traditions of Bhutan.

Day 2 : Paro / Transfer To Bumthang In Central Bhutan By Domestic Flight (2800M)

Location: Jakar

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Kaila Gues House or Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will take a domestic flight to Bumthang in central Bhutan. This domestic flight service has helped the visitors cut short travelling time from 12-hour strenuous drive to just under 30 minutes and the flight presents stunning aerial views of the pristine valleys and mountainous topography of Bhutan.

On arrival in Bumthang, you'll visit Swiss Cheese & Wine Factory which was established by Mr. Fritz Maurer, a Swiss volunteer who came to Bhutan in the early 1960s and made Bhutan his home.

Then visit Tamzhing Lhakhang, a temple built in 1501 by the patron saint of Bhutan, Terton Pema Lingpa. Among the many treasures and religious artifacts handcrafted by the Pema Lingpa himself, there is an armoury that stood the test of time for five centuries bearing no rust or any sign of deterioration. It is believed that you will be cleansed of all your past sins and defilement if you circumambulate the inner sanctum of the temple 3 rounds carrying that sacred armour.

Leisure time in Chamkhar, the main town of Bumthang District.

Day 3 : Drive To Tang Valley & Sightseeing In Bumthang (2800M)

Location: Tang Valley

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Khaila Guest House or Mountain Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, drive for about 45min to the sacred lake called Mebartso from where a sacred statue and other religious treasures were discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa. Visit the nearby Tang village and ramble through the rural settlements to understand the daily lives of the farmers of Bumthang. Home-cooked local cuisine unique to Bumthang will be organized at one of the village farmhouses for lunch. After lunch, spend some time with the local family.

If interested visit Ogyen Choling Museum owned by the ancestors of the Royal family of Bhutan. You'll get profound insights not only about the lifestyles and living conditions of households of the religious and nobility during the 19th and 20th centuries but also on how Bhutan has changed over the years.

We then drive back to Bumthang also known as Jakar and visit two sacred temples - Jambay Lhakhang and Kurjey Lhakhang. Jambay Lhakhang wasalso built by the same Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo who built Paro Kyichu Lhakhang Both the temples are believed to have been built in a single day.

Visit Kurjey Lhakhang which is built on the sacred site blessed by Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th century. Guru Padmasambhava brought Buddhism to Bhutan and is revered as the second Buddha in Tibetan Buddhism.

Driving Time: 2-hours round trip

Day 4 : Bumthang / Transfer To Trongsa In Central Bhutan (2200M)

Location: Trongsa

Accommodation: Hotel, Tashi Ninjay Guest House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following hearty breakfast at the hotel, drive to the district of Tongsa. En route, stop briefly at Chumey village to see Yathra Weaving Center (Yathra is the colourful textiles hand woven out of sheep and yak hair) and get insights on the traditional attires and the weaving culture of the people of Bumthang. From there continue to drive gaining altitude gradually and reach a serene mountain pass, Yotong La at 3,425m/11,235ft and then descend to Trongsa.

After lunch in Trongsa, visit Trongsa Dzong which holds a significant place in the history of Bhutan as it was from here that the ancestors of the Royal family of Bhutan emerged as the most powerful rulers in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The first and second hereditary Kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat of power. There is a tradition that the crown prince must be invested as Trongsa Penlop (Governor of Trongsa) here at Trongsa Dzong before he ascends the golden throne of the King.

From there walk up to the promontory on which the Royal Heritage Museum housed in the 17th-century watchtower is located. The Royal Heritage Museum provides an insight into the significance of Trongsa in Bhutan’s history and showcases the religious and artistic traditions of Bhutan.

In the neighbourhood, there is also Thruepang Palace which you can visit if interested. This two-storied simple palace situated just above the highway in the town is the birthplace of our Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It was here that on 2nd May 1928, His Majesty was born to King Jigme Wangchuck and Ashi Puntsho Choden. He spent most of his early childhood days here in this Thruepang Palace.

Driving Time: 2-hours

Day 5 : Trek Begins: Tongtongphey / Jangbi Village (1500M)

Location: Jangbi Village

Accommodation: Camp, Full-service outdoor camping near Jangbi Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we drive for about 2.5 hours along the Trongsa-Zhemgang highway to the starting point of the trek, Tongtongphey.

En route, stop briefly and visit Kuenga Rabten Palace, an important heritage in Bhutanese history. It was built in 1929 as the winter palace of the second king. You will learn about the early days of Bhutan’s monarchy.

We then drive to the starting point of the trek and hike down to the Mangdi river where you cross a suspension bridge. On this stretch of the journey the otherwise rare Golden Langurs, an endangered species of primate are abundant and almost impossible to miss. You will come in contact with the Monpas who are believed to be the first inhabitants of Bhutan.

A glimpse into their lifestyle coupled with mythical legends about their origins further validates this claim. The campsite in Jangbi stands on the valley sill, which offers a resplendent view of the Mangdi valley.

Distance 7-10km
Hiking Time 3-4 hours
Campsite Altitude 1,350m/4,430ft

Day 6 : Jangbi Village / Kudra Village (1500M)

Location: Kudra

Accommodation: Camp, Full-service outdoor camping near Kudra Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The morning allows you to further interact with the Monpas. Before you proceed, you can also pay a visit to the orchid garden that houses around 75 different varieties of orchids. The trail to Kudra is especially interesting as it passes stone imprints of Guru Rinpoche’s footprints, dagger and phallus. Lunch is served just before you arrive at Phrumzur, one of the Monpa villages. After a quick visit to the village Lhakhang in Phrumzur and you then proceed to the campsite in Kudra. En route, you’ll encounter another small Monpa village called Lekpogang, after which, the campsite in Kudra is just an hour’s walk. The campsite offers a bird’s-eye view of Nyimshong village and also of Zhemgang town.

Distance 13-14km
Hiking Time 6 hours
Campsite Altitude 1,500m/4,921ft

Day 7 : Kudra Village / Nabji Village (1370M)

Location: Nabji Village

Accommodation: Camp, Full-service outdoor camping near Nabji Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This part of the trek is a collage of streams, waterfalls and thick forests that will give you an invigorating feeling of being out in the wild. Animals such as Himalayan Squirrels, Rhesus Macaques, and small snakes are often spotted along the trail. Himalayan black bears, Red pandas, tigers and Clouded leopards are also present this region. Upon arrival at the holy tree in Nabji, the villagers will give you a warm reception. Nabji is a beautiful village with paddy fields circling the clustered houses. You can also hike to the community school and interact with students.

Distance 11-14km
Hiking Time 5-6 hours
Campsite Altitude 1,370m/4,495ft

Day 8 : Nabji Village / Korphu Village (1550M)

Location: Korphu

Accommodation: Camp, Full-service outdoor camping near Korphu Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

En route to Korphu, Nabji temple is located amidst verdant paddy fields. Inside, there is a stone pillar on which Guru Rinpoche imprinted the thumbs of two warring kings as a symbol of resolution after bringing about peace. Korphu is situated on a mountaintop at an altitude of 1,500m. The most striking thing about Korphu is that the people exemplify hospitality almost treating you like royalty.

You have the option of being welcomed with a traditional ‘Chipdrel’ procession and a ‘Marchang’ ceremony. These ceremonies are typically reserved for royalty but here the villagers will greet you by singing these traditional songs of praise and wellbeing. They also perform the traditional ‘Tashi Labey’ dance to bid you farewell. The villagers can explain and demonstrate and even allow you to participate in the quintessential Bhutanese games of ‘Khuru’, ‘Dego’, ‘Sok-sum’, and ‘Gee-dum’.

You can also visit the village temple that houses sacred relics of Pema Lingpa, the most famous Terton or ‘Treasure revealer’ in Bhutan. Lunch can be provided in the village campsite which also provides a spectacular bird’s-eye view of Nabji and other surrounding areas.

Distance 11-12km
Hiking Time 4-6 hours
Campsite Altitude 1,550m/5,085ft

Day 9 : Korphu Village / Nimshing Village (1300M)

Location: Nimshong Village

Accommodation: Camp, Full-service outdoor camping in Nimshong Village

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The hike from Korphu to Nyimshong is pleasant and arguably the best location for bird watching as it is home to over 395 avian species. The elusive Rufous Necked Hornbill has its nesting holes adjacent to the trail. The walk is interspaced with waterfalls and, streams and cantilever bridges. The evening brings you to Nyimshong village. The campsite is equipped with an amphitheatre. The women of Nyimshong have a penchant for singing and dancing and often put on cultural shows for visitors.

Distance 11-12km
Hiking Time 4-5 hours
Campsite Altitude 1,300m/4,265ft

Day 10 : Nimshong Village / Transfer To Phobjikha Valley (3000M)

Location: Phobjikha Valley

Accommodation: Hotel, Yueloki Guest House or Dewachen & Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You begin by descending towards the Mangdi River. You are likely to see Herons, River-lapwings and even Golden Langurs in this region. A steep hour-long climb will bring you to the road from where your driver will be waiting. From there we drive to Phobjikha valley via Trongsa. Lunch will be served at Trongsa town.

Hiking Distance 5-6km
Hiking Time 4-5 hours

After lunch at Trongsa, drive to Phobjikha valley. Phobjikha is a vast U-shaped glacial valley at an elevation of about 3,000 meters and it is a winter home for endangered Black Necked Crane from November and migrates back to Tibetan plateau by the beginning of March.

On arrival in Phobjikha, you will visit the famous landmark in this valley, Gangtey Monastery popularly know as Gangtey Gonpa (gonpa literally means “high remote place” and is usually a place of religious significance) founded in 1613. The name Gangtey is derived from the fact that the Goenpa is built on a peak (Tey) of a hillock (Gang). The present abbot of this monastery is the ninth Gangtey Trulku His Holiness Kunzang Rigzin Pema Namgyal. The monastery also has a monastic college where hundreds of monks study Buddhist philosophy for 9 years.

In the evening before dinner, you might want to take a therapeutic and revitalizing hot stone bath for an additional fee of about $15 per person.

Distance to Phobjikha Valley 160km
Driving Time 5 hours
Phobjikha Altitude 3,000m/9,842ft

Day 11 : Phobjikha Valley / Transfer To Punakha Valley (1200M)

Location: Punakha

Accommodation: Hotel, Resort, Lobesa or Meri Puensum Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, begin Gangtey Nature Trail Hike. The trail is about 5km long and takes approximately 2.5 hours including ample time to take photographs and observe pristine natural surroundings. The nature trail begins from Gangtey Monastery and leads through wonderful meadows, forests, beautiful traditional village houses, farmlands, crystalline streams. This short nature trail gives you a great feeling of the valley and understanding of the community living there.

Distance to Punakha 85km
Driving Time 2.5-hours
Punakha Altitude 1,200m/3,937ft

Arriving Punakha, visit Chimi Lhakhang Temple located about a 30-minute walk from the nearest road through the beautiful terraced rice fields and farmhouses. Chimi Lhakhang was built in 1499 by Lama Ngawang Chogyal on a site blessed by his older brother, Lama Drukpa Kuenley who was known as ‘Divine Madman’ for his obscene behavior and unorthodox ways of propagating Buddhism. He would often express his desire for sex and use phallus as a medium to subdue malevolent spirits. Today, one of the relics of Chimi Lhakhang is a phallus. The blessing of the phallus is considered sacred particularly to women who are unable to conceive a child as it brings fertility to women, giving them the ability to bear offspring. Because of this belief, people like to call Chimi Lhakhang as “Temple of Fertility”. Married couples who are unable to conceive a child often come to this temple seeking blessings from the Divine Madman. As much as it sounds ‘too good to be true’, there are many stories of happy couples who are blessed with a child after visiting the temple.

Day 12 : Punakha Valley / Transfer To Capital City Thimphu (2334M)

Location: Thimphu

Accommodation: Hotel, Resort, Kuenphen Rabten Resort or Amodhara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will visit the historic Punakha Dzong and transfer to the capital city Thimphu.

The historic Punakha Dzong locally known as “Palace of Great Bliss” was built in 1637 to guard the region against Tibetan forces. This beautiful and most impressive Dzong in Bhutan is a fine example of traditional Bhutanese architecture, painting and craftsmanship. The Dzong served as the administrative centre and the seat of the Government of Bhutan until 1955. It now serves as the office of the District Administrator (Dzongdag) and the winter residence of the Chief Abbot of Bhutan, Je Khenpo.

Transfer to Thimphu via Dochula Pass.
Distance to Thimphu 74km
Driving Time 2.5-hours
Thimphu Altitude 2,334m/7,657ft

En route to Thimphu, stop at Dochula, a sacred mountain pass at an altitude of 3,150 meters above sea level from where you can see, on a clear day, some of the highest peaks of Bhutan. Before the construction of these beautiful 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens (stupas) in 2004, this mountain pass remained only as a sacred place blessed by a famous Buddhist saint, Lam Drukpa Kuenley in late 15th century. Lunch will be served at Dochula Cafe.

On arrival in Thimphu, visit the magnificent 169 feet tall bronze statue of Lord Buddha located on a hilltop overlooking the Thimphu valley. It was built to celebrate the 60th birth anniversary of the Fourth King His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The giant Buddha statue houses more than 100,000 8-inch tall Buddha statues of the same type. The construction began in 2006 and was completed in 2015 after almost 10 years.

Leisure time in Thimphu town.

Day 13 : Thimphu / Paro / Hike To The Famed Paro Taktsang Monastery (2195M)

Location: Paro Taktsang

Accommodation: Hotel, Resort, Khangkhu Resort or Bhutan Mandala Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today after early breakfast, drive to Paro and hike to the famed Taktsang Monastery. In the evening visit a farmhouse for home-cooked local cuisine.

Distance to Paro 55km
Driving Time 1.5-hours
Paro Altitude 2,195m/7,200ft

On arrival in Paro, hike to the famous Paro Taktsang located on the face of a sheer 800-meter rock cliff in Paro. It normally takes about 2 hours to reach the monastery from the road head. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Bhutan. Taktsang which literally translates to ‘Tiger’s Nest’, is regarded as one of the most important monasteries in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava (known as Guru Rinpoche), the Indian saint who came to Bhutan and introduced Tantric Buddhism in the mid-eighth century AD.

The trail takes you through the ancient path shaded by pine trees. After an hour of steep uphill hiking, you will reach a nice cafeteria from where you can see a spectacular view of Taktsang monastery perched on the face of a steep rock cliff. It takes a further 1 hour to reach the monastery.

Towards the late afternoon, visit one of the beautiful farmhouses and experience the traditional Bhutanese way of life. If you are interested, you can soak in a traditional hot stone bath for an additional fee of about US$15 per person. Specially selected stones believed to contain minerals are heated in a wood-fired fireplace and dropped into a chamber of wooden tub releasing minerals. If desired, you can lighten up with a warm cup of locally brewed liquor known as “Ara”. Delicious dinner of authentic home-cooked local cuisine will be served.

Day 14 : Transfer To Paro Interntional Airport For Departure

Location: Paro International Airport

Accommodation: No accommodation on the last day of the trip

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey. Your guide will assist you to complete all exit formalities before you check-in.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    The price includes standard twin sharing accommodation at 3-star hotels certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. Our partner hotels are handpicked based on the recommendations and good experiences from our past guests. You will be informed of where you will stay at each destination before your arrival. During the course of trekking, we provide full-service outdoor camping in the pristine wilderness at designated campsites. Our trekking crew will transport the tents and camping equipment, pitch the tents, prepare and serve meals, washings will also be done by our trekking staff. You just have to bring a sleeping bag and a travel pillow. We will send you a suggested packing list after we receive your booking. You will also have an option (prior arrangement required) to stay at village homestay/farmhouse at few destinations to get insight into the local culture and feast on delicious local cuisine and take part in preparing some of the popular dishes of Bhutan.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Round trip airport transfers included in the price

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

    Transport included as per itinerary for the entire duration of your stay in Bhutan. Also included is the domestic flight from Paro to Bumthang on Day 2.

  • Country Entry Visas

    Visa Fee is included in the price. We will also process your visa and send you the approved e-visa letter within 3-4 business days.

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    All hotel accommodations have wi-fi Internet connections. You will not have wi-fi internet connection during camping.

  • Fully Guided

    Experienced English-speaking licensed tour guide included. Guide speaking other major languages can be arranged at an additional charge.

  • Local Taxes

    All internal taxes included

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

  • Extra experiences like traditional archery and dart throwing

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

    Bottled mineral water in the car

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What's Not Included

  • Drinks with Meals

    All drinks not included except bottled mineral water in the car

  • International Travel

    International flights are not included.

    There are only two airlines (Drukair & Bhutan Airlines) operating in and out of Bhutan and so securing air tickets can be difficult especially during the months of high season.

    Currently, Bhutan is connected with these cities - Bagdogra, Bangkok, Delhi, Dhaka, Guwahati, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Singapore.

    We recommend you to book a few months in advance especially if you plan to visit during the high season months of March - May and September - November.

    If you need help in arranging flights to/from Bhutan, please let us know much in advance.

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Entry Fees

    All entrances fees to the museum, national monuments and sacred sites are not included

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, your guide will accompany you at all times during the tour as required by the government.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping is optional but our guide and driver work hard to offer the best experience. You may tip them if you feel satisfied with their services.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    We recommend you to get fit as it involves trekking through the wilderness often with rough terrain.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    All our transports are air-conditioned.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    All our guides are English-speaking and licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. We can arrange guides speaking other major languages (French, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean) at an additional fee.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We have been in the business since the beginning of 2016.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Visitors are required to provide a COVID vaccine certificate and negative PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before the date of entry. Facemasks are mandatory at all places. Our guides and drivers will maintain a high degree of COVID-19 safety protocols. Vehicles are regularly sanitized.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, you may not join the tour that has already departed. In case you have booked that particular tour, you may join but you will not receive any refund for the portion you have missed. You also have to pay the airport pickup charges because separate transport has to be arranged.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All of our hotels are certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan and are regularly inspected by the authority for health and COVID-19 safety regulations.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can always change the date of the confirmed booking. We highly recommend you let us know a few months before the original date of arrival to ensure the flights and hotels are available on the new dates especially during the high season. A trip once booked can be postponed to any future date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You'll receive a copy of your BHUTAN e-Visa and an outline of the itinerary with the list of hotels where you will stay before you travel. We always let our guests know in advance the hotels they will stay in. No surprises and disappointments! If you are coming for a trekking adventure, we will send you a suggested packing list.

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27-Sep-2023

Life changing experience that was underpinned by our two wonderful guides - Tashi and driver Sonam. They are exceptional at their jobs and we could feel their hospitality and pride in their country at every step of the trip. Karma the managing director was also extremely communicative, detail oriented, and thoughtful throughout our entire stay. His ability to curate a wonderful stay was only topped by his flexibility in accomodating for our needs. Overall highly recommend!

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05-Jul-2024

A Great Tour I can't express enough gratitude to Acorn Tours Manager Director Mr. Phuntsho for helping me out arranging this unforgettable Bhutan tour. During the planning phase, I chose a start date based on limited knowledge about Bhutan. Later I asked if I could see a festival while I'm in Bhutan. Mr. Phuntsho altered my previous itinerary and recommend a new start date so that I could go to Tshechu festival in Domkhar on day 5. Seeing the festival turned out to be one of the most impressive experience of the tour. Our tour guide and driver are excellent too. They were professional yet considerate and caring. It was a pleasure to spend 10 days with these two wonderful Bhutanese people. I've visited many countries, Bhutan stood out as one of the most impressive ones. Its serenity, spirituality, pristine land, and its unique somewhat otherworldly culture all worth a visit. Definitely Recommend it!

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11-Nov-2023

We were planning our trip for a long time as initially we had booked to go in 2020 -- Karma was amazingly helpful and always answered our questions quickly and thoroughly. He also helped us get our initial airline ticket refund from Bhutan Airlines.

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21-Nov-2019

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