We recently travelled to Bhutan and instantly fell in love with this beautiful country and its people. When initially researching our trip, we contacted a number of companies but from our first contact with Sonam, we knew that Bhutan Journeys was the company for us.
Sonam’s email communication was prompt, professional and informative. I asked an overwhelming number of questions but nothing was ever too much trouble, there was never any pressure to book and Sonam made us feel that our tour with Bhutan Journeys would be personalised and that we would be well looked after.
We were not disappointed! We cannot recommend Bhutan Journeys highly enough. The moment we arrived at Paro airport, we were greeted with big smiles and open arms by our fantastic guide Tashi, and our friendly and safe driver, Passung and we instantly knew we had made the right decision to book our tour with Bhutan Journeys.
Sonam and all of his staff, including our trekking crew, were professional, courteous, friendly, patient and always did their utmost to ensure we were happy and comfortable at all times during our stay. Tashi was personable, informative and fun and his pride in his country was evident as he enthusiastically shared his knowledge with us.
The hotels and restaurants all exceeded our expectations and as it wasn’t quite full peak period, we were very fortunate and grateful to be given some upgrades to rooms with fantastic views.
The scenery in Bhutan is absolutely breathtaking and our trek through the peaceful and serene Haa Valley was a wonderful experience, despite the altitude being a little challenging at times.
It was fantastic to immerse ourselves in Bhutan’s culture, from the beautiful architecture of the Dzongs to attending the colourful and vibrant Tsechus, devouring Bhutanese meals and trying dried yak cheese, puffed rice and butter tea, drinking local peach wine and beers, playing archery and khuru, and soaking ourselves in the rather warm but traditional “hot bath”!
We absolutely loved our trip to Bhutan, which is now one of our most treasured travel experiences. We cannot thank Sonam and his team enough for making our trip so special and memorable. We love Bhutan and hope to return in the future. In the meantime, we will continue to recommend this beautiful part of the world and to experience it with Bhutan Journeys.