Feedback From Clients
Here are some of the posts from guests who visited Bhutan through ‘Bhutan Mountain Holiday’:-
Dear Mr Karma,
Sorry for this message so late but we had no WiFi for 5 days! We had a wonderful travel in Bhutan with your agency and we enjoy every day and had a deep experience in your nice country. We will keep the memory of all what we see: landscape, temples, fortress and festival!! A special recommandation for our so clever guide, ST. He is a excellent ambassadeur for Bhoutan country, history of bouddism, culture and nice!!! And our carefull and nice driver Ringshen was so nice as well! They were the great pair to be with us all the time, also to find the right taxi to Darjeeling. So, thank you for everything and best regards, Genevieve Ziegler & friend, Switzerland
Thank you for organizing my trip to Bhutan. Sangay was extremely knowledgeable about the history and the current environment within Bhutan. We had many good conversations about the desire of the government and the royal family to ensure the maintenance of the Bhutanese way of life while modernising the infrastructure for the people.
Sangay was also very accommodating with my medical conditions restricting my abilities to climb Tiger Nest Monastery at the pace of most other individuals. The quality of the hotels was excellent and I especially enjoyed the 2 nights at the Bongde Institute Training Hotel, the staff were extremely attentive and polite, the room was comfortable ant the WiFi was reasonable. My only with some of the hotels was the strength of the WiFi, this is only a minor issue though for such a great experience.I have no hesitation in recommending yourself and Sangay to my friends considering a trip to Bhutan. Regards, Stephen Arnold, Queensland, Australia
Hello Karma, Just a quick note to say thank you for organizing our adventure and to share how much we appreciated both Sangay and Khandu. They were both attentive and tolerant during long days. If they would like to share email addresses, we can send them links to photos. Thank you also for the Bhutan woven bags. We will put them to good use. Also, I want to thank you for the thoughtful birthday cake. It was delicious. How did you know I would prefer chocolate? We hope to return to Bhutan—among the most beautiful countries in the world.
Best regards, Joseph & Group, USA
Thank you so much for taking the time to meet us when we visited Buthan. We have now arrived safe back in Norway, filled with fantastic memories from Buthan. Thank you for providing us with a great tour plan, Nice hotels and everyhting taken care of. Most importantly we would like to give all our best words to Norbu and Dorji – they made a great difference. We loved that they were able to give so much of them selves: we joked and laughed a lot, got personal, relaxed atmosphere, but at the same time they had a professional part that made sure that we got a lot of historical and relevant info and everything was taken care of smoothly. We feel that we have two friends for Life. We will absolutely recommend your Company to others.
Our best wishes, Regards Marcus and Hege, Norway
We are writing to thank you so much for organizing such a fantastic holiday for us in Bhutan. We had a wonderful two and a half week stay and this was largely due to everything you did for us, both in helping us plan our trip and all the arrangements you made for us.
In particular we would also like to thank and commend both our guide Bist and our driver Mr Dhoji. Bist was extremely knowledgeable about everything we did and was eternally patient and flexible in allowing us to spend the time we needed doing what we wanted. Mr Dhoji is a driver who inspires one hundred per cent confidence, especially on the difficult roads. He too was always there when we needed him and never seemed to mind when we ended up spending rather longer than planned on one of our many walks! Above all, though, they were both delightful company throughout our stay and without their good humour our stay would not have been the same pleasurable experience that it was.
Our holiday in Bhutan has given us many memories that will remain with us for the rest of our lives. If we hear of anyone else considering visiting Bhutan we will definitely encourage them to do so and to arrange their trip through Bhutan Mountain Holiday.
Thank you again for everything. We wish you all best wishes for the future and should you ever find yourself in the South West of England again, be sure to contact us and it will be our pleasure to entertain you. With kind regards, Richard and Susie Bennett, United Kingdom
On a recent international trip to Bhutan, we were very fortunate to use the services of Bhutan Mountain Holiday. Our schedule was a bit hectic but more than worth it. Our guide and driver were just the most amazing accommodating guys, always supportive but flexible when new opportunities arose. Our guide’s knowledge of the country and Buddhism could not be bettered, he knew and shared his knowledge passionately at every opportunity and we soaked it up like sponges. We really feel that we saw the real Bhutan during this 2 week immersion. Thank you for the wonderful trip. Regards, Dr Caroline Vafeas & Group, Edith Cowan University, Australia
We are back in Canada and I wanted to thank you for all that your did to ensure that our trip to Bhutan was a success. From the moment we met Tashi, she took us under her wing and did such memorable and special things with us, that it truly was a trip of a lifetime. Not only was she a knowledgeable guide, but the extras she added made our trip truly unique. In addition to the perfect itinerary you provided, we also visited with her family, attended a local festival with Tashi and Rigzin, went to a school and spent time with grade 3 students and then had lunch above Taksang with the monks in the monastery.
Tshering did a good job in making sure that we did all that we could in India – rode the toy train, visited tea plantations and even saw a huge crocodile and a tiger in the Sunderbans – so thank you for the referral to him.
But it was Bhutan that had been on my list for 35 years and it did not disappoint. I have some wonderful pictures and our trip will hold many special memories for years to come. And if we ever return to Bhutan for a visit to the eastern part and to have a longer trek, I look forward to booking it through you and seeing Tashi again.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Susan Clegg and Christian Jager, Canada
Thank you very much for organising a great trip for us. We enjoyed it very much. Tashi and Ugyi (not sure how to spell his name) looked after us very well and made sure we got the most out of every day. Also thank you for your generosity in providing us with suitable outfits to attend the Punakha Tsechu. We wore them with pride as you can see in the attached photo.
Please let us know if you or any of your family come to Sydney in the future. We would be pleased to return your hospitality.
Thanks again and our best regards, John D. Navin & April A. Navin, Sydney, Australia
We returned safe and sound to Austria last friday and are still enjoying all the beautiful memories from our trip. We would like to take this opportunity to give you a short feedback of our tour:
We have just arrived home after our Bhutan tour and two days’ transit in Delhi. I must tell you what a superb time we had in Bhutan. The itinerary that you arranged was perfect for the 16 days of our stay and the accommodation (mostly in small and quiet places, as we requested) was ideal for us. In particular, the success and enjoyment of our visit depended very much on the excellence of our guide and driver. Sangay Tenzin was an extremely knowledgeable, capable and friendly guide, at all times sensitive to our interests and requirements. He was authoritative on all aspects of Bhutanese history, society and religion, and his ability as a birdwatcher was quite exceptional. I cannot praise him too highly. Rinzin Dorji was a fine driver under the most difficult road conditions, and also a kind and engaging travelling companion, whose sharp eyes added much to our sightings of birds and plants. Together they were a perfect team. Throughout the trip there was never a moment’s friction, loss of humour or disagreement among the four of us. Altogether, this was one of our very best holidays.
Thank you too for taking the time to meet us in Thimphu and for your kind gifts.
With our best regards, Dr David Reid & Stephen Jeffcoat (United Kingdom)
I just wanted to send a note now that we’re back from our trip to say thank you and that we had a wonderful time! We really enjoyed the itinerary and the beautiful sights, and we learned so much. Our guide Bista (I’m sorry I’m not sure if that is spelled correctly) was fantastic – knowledgeable, methodical, kind, and professional. We know friends of friends that will be visiting Bhutan in the fall, and we recommended your company and more recently Bista.
Thank you, Chelsea Megan Chandler, California, USA
Heather and I are safely back at home amazed at how quickly our trip sped by. I want to say a big thank you to you for arranging all the details of our Bhutan trip. Everything went smoothly, the hotels were fantastic (especially the Gangety Palace, what a palace!), the food excellent and all the excursions wonderful. We especially enjoyed the company of our wonderful guide Namgay and our ultra-safe driver Dambar. Namgay is a knowledgeable guide, we liked his soft-spoken demeanour and he was absolutely the gentleman, seemed to be able to pick up our needs intuitively and quickly.because of his charming personality and professionalism, we were able to attend special events/ceremonies. As for Dambar, we appreciated his patience and skill, he is a man of few words, but his little chuckle speaks volumes.
Because of your excellent team, we had a wonderful, magical and safe experience of Bhutan. I hope we can return and see the east side. We will also make sure to recommend your company to others who are planning a Bhutan trip.
Many happy regards, Julie Price & Heather Drummond, Canada
Dear Karma, I cannot wait to to share with You the excellent feedback after my holiday and sincerely thank You for making all arrangements to make my visit to Bhutan possible in such a short notice. It was a very spontanious wish to add Bhutan to my 3-month journey plan and now I know it was probably the best idea of all 🙂
First of all, the agenda You prepared for me is very well thought. I had a chance to taste a bit of everything in a really short time but without rush. There was time to see the nature and history, listen to so many interesting stories, enjoy the thrill of river rafting, relax in hot stone bath, walk across ricefields, try archery, ride a mule, hike… The company of Bishwa and Ngawang made it wonderful and unforgettable. They both did beyond expected to make me feel comfortable, happy and I wish to meet more people like them on my way. I have taken beautiful pictures but the most important ones, I took with my eyes. I cannot resist to feel that Bhutan is a pearl of Himalayas, the secret kingdom guarded by only 9 pilots who can land planes in Paro 🙂 My heart tells me that this unique country should stay a secret, with such a rich culture and history, mind blowing dzongs, peaceful monasteries, pure environment and lovely smily people. The hospitality I experienced makes me very emotional. Food and accommodation were spot on and I probably put on weight because everything was so delicious 🙂
Well I know, one cannot keep treasures as secret for too long and Bhutan will be soon discovered by more and more tourists. I only wish and keep my fingers crossed that the country will maintain the charm and pure environment for long. It astonished me how cautious Bista is to this matters, it gave me hope every time I saw him picking up the litter from tourist tracks to keep the site clean. I will definitely promote Bhutan among my friends and will recommend Your company as the great operator because I trust You know best how to make tourism right. I will definitely return here one day, as I wish I can show this paradise to my family and dearest friends.
P.S 1: I know you were concerned about the airport pick up at my arrival. Please disregard this as it was the airport staff who started offering to make phonecalls for some tourists. I waited only 4 minutes and did not feel anything went wrong. Every minute of my stay was more than perfect and I have million beatiful memories, for which once again I would like to thank You. The service You and Your Team offer is royal. I am sending You the biggest hug, bigger than Himalayas, to prove how happy You made me!
P.S 2: The only one complaint: I have to leave Bhutan… 😉
Wishing You all the best, Barbara Kolomanska, Poland
Hello Karma, Just a note to thank you and Sonam (such a nice and competent person) and the rest of the excellent team for a wonderful trek. Everything met, and mostly exceeded, our expectations. Bhutan is a lovely country – both the people and the countryside – and this trek will remain in our memories as a fantastic experience. In due course we will send you a link to some of the many photos we took during the holiday. No doubt you already have more than enough photographic material for your website, etc, but if you wish to use any of the photos you will be welcome to do so.Please do pass on our thanks to Sonam and his team. Thanks also for your kind gifts. With all best wishes, Jeremy Charles Bacon & group, United Kingdom
Dear Karma, I hope this finds you well. Priya and I are safely back in Mumbai and have resumed work. It was hard getting back into our routine here in Mumbai after the 10 day holiday in Bhutan. Both of us want to thank you for the splendid time we had in Bhutan. The tour was perfectly organized; we visited and did everything we had planned to do and read about. We especially appreciated being accompanied by Amber and Rinzin. They were wonderful escorts and the dynamic between them made for a very enjoyable 10 days. Their patience with us and willingness to accommodate some of our special needs especially when it came to food are much appreciated too. Thank you also for meeting with us and for the memory gifts! We will carry wonderful memories of our time in Bhutan. I, personally know that I’ll be making a trip back sometime in the future. I am determined to visit Bumthang and Eastern Bhutan once the roads are more passable; I will definitely reach out to Bhutan Mountain Holiday again!Many thanks, Namita Manohar & Priya Ramalingam, Mumbai, India
Dear Mr. Karma,
Trust you are doing well. It’s been sometime since we are back to India and back to routine after a wonderful holiday in Bhutan and I’ve been meaning to email you for sometime now. Bhutan is a truly blissful country, blessed by the divine.We would like to thank you and the entire staff of Bhutan Mountain Holidays for giving us a chance to explore your beautiful country. I’d like to complement you on ur staff, especially Mr. Dumbar and Mr. Thinley Tobgay. They are both very pleasant and friendly and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. They went out of their way to take care of our needs and made us feel at home . They are both experts in their respective fields, Dumbar a very cautious, alert and attentive driver. And Mr. Thinley shared with us his tremendous knowledge on the cultural and natural history of Bhutan and at all times patiently and willingly answering all our questions . Thankyou for taking out the time to meet us. We were very pleased to meet you. We are back in India after with very fond memories to last us a lifetime. We shall definitely recommend Bhutan as a holiday , trekking/ hiking destination to our friends and family and Bhutan Mountain Holidays travel agency too. Thank you very much once again.
Dr. Ami Isharani & group, Mumbai, India
Hello Karma, We came back from Bhutan via Bangkok on Monday night. We wanted to thank you for organizing this wonderful trip. Everything was perfect and we especially appreciated the kindness and professionalism of Naimgué and Dambar who made us discover this beautiful country that is Bhutan. Except for one or two problems with the hotels you settled quickly, to our satisaction, everything was perfect. We will not fail to give the name of your agency to those of our friends who want to visit Bhutan. Have a good day.
Cordially, Christine et Jean Mino & Group, France
P.S. I will say thank you Karel Kunc for giving us your contact information
I wanted to tell you what a great time my wife and I had traveling in Bhutan with Thinley and Rinchen. Your country is beautiful, everyone is very friendly and, above all, your organisation and the care of Thinley and Rinchen were perfect. Everything went exactly as planned – with the possible exception of the road re-construction! – and it really is hard to imagine how the trip could have been better. We both thank you very sincerely and will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who may want to travel to Bhutan.
With very kind regards, Tim (and Martha) Brosnahan, USA
I’m just sitting in the airport waiting for my flight and I wanted to send you a note to say thank you for an amazing time in Bhutan. The whole experience was just wonderful, and I will carry it with me for a lifetime. Everyone was so lovely, and the whole trip was so relaxed and comfortable. The accommodations were stunning, and way more than I expected. Namgay was so knowledgable and spent the whole trip ensuring I was comfortable and all my needs were met, even after we parted ways. And the food!! I think I’ve gained 15lbs on this trip!! Bhutan has become, by far, one of my favourite places in the world, and that is because of the experience I’ve had with Bhutan Mountain Holiday. I look forward to my next trip here, and as I’ve said before, I will be telling everyone and anyone that not only do they need to come to Bhutan, they need to come with your tour company. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Warm regards, Zipora Sarah xx Canada
Hi Karma, I just arrived home from my trip to Bhutan. The trip exceeded my expectations. I have been telling my friends, “it’s hard to imagine that a place like Bhutan exists today”. Your country and people are very special. Namgay and Rinchin were exceptional. They were very professional, personable and friendly. They went out of their way to fulfill my requests. I always felt safe and in good hands. It felt as if I was with friends. As a solo traveler this is very meaningful. During the entire trip I was relaxed and without worry. This is priceless. Thank you for allowing me to do the Druk Path trek so late in the year. It was a great experience. The food was amazing. The cook worked very hard and seemed to have unlimited energy. He deserves special commendation for his efforts and great cooking. The young man who worked as support staff was also very good. He went out his way to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. He always had everything ready when I arrived to camp. I hope to return in the future to do another trek. I will definitely choose Bhutan Mountains Holiday. Thank you. Steve Murphy, NY, USA
Today(December 4th 2016) I fly out after a fantastic trip. I can’t believe it’s been one week already. It’s flashed by so fast. I guess it’s true what they say, time flies when you’re having fun. I’ve been waiting for this trip for a long time and boy was it worth it. I’ve learnt and done so much in such a short time. I would like to express my gratitude for arranging the trip and fitting in exactly what I wanted to do and how I wanted to do it. Your responses have been timely and very professional. I also would like to extend my gratitude to my guide Tashi. Her impeccable knowledge, professionalism, total commitment and understanding of the job, and ultimate flexibility have certainly made this trip even more special and personal for me. I totally appreciate that. I also would like to mention my drivers, Singye and Kinzang for their safe driving skills in such difficult mountainous roads be it day or night. I’ve never at any moment felt in danger thank you so much.There were many highlights in this trip. However, I have to say that my biggest highlight had to be the farmhouse stay. From the stone bath to the taking part in cooking to the great banter with the landlady … It was definitely the best dinner. A lot of great moments have been etched into my memory. Would I do this again? Absolutely without hesitation. I’d be counting on your services again in the future! Thank you so much. Mohamed Rezki, United Kingdom
In short, my tour to your beautiful country of Bhutan was so enjoyable. Both Tashi(guide) and Sacha(driver) were polite, professional, proficient and above all else very personable. I now consider them my new friends. I thank Bhutan Mountain Holiday for this great trip. Michael G Meehan, Illinois, USA
Paro: best bathroom.
Haa: best pillow.
Thimphu: best wifi and loved the toothpaste taste, most fun staffs.
Punakha: Quiet, even though many guests, best dinner.
Loved the river-rafting and next time will Kayak. Beautiful scenery, incredible tour.
Thank you everyone, I`ll be back. Robyn Mary Green, New Zealand
Simply amazing, somehow booked a trip in less than 3 weeks & found a female guide. Karma was so incredibly responsive to my emails & replies written in wonderful english. A special treat meeting Karma! Enjoyed our conversation. His recommendation of a tea cured my cough & sore throat. You could tell he really cared about his business and his clients. I am lucky to have found him. I am so grateful for the experience and Bhutan Mountain Holiday`s incredible hospitality. My deepest thanks. Valerie Martin Valesky, Georgia, USA
Dear Karma, Thank you for organizing a wonderful trip for me and for your prompt responses and suggestion a on the trip. I`ve had an amazing trip and I take back with me beautiful and fond memories of Bhutan. Amritha Salian, Mumbai, India
The trip planning was very well done. All the places we visited were worth visiting and the effort made the experience worthwhile. Also our Guide(Tashi) and Driver(Rinchen) on getting to know on the motion sickness of one of our friends were quick to change schedule to make it easier. That was very thoughtful and kind. Comfortable brand new bus, good food at the hotels/restairants made it all more worthy. Fabulous trip, we would definitely visit again and highly recommend BMH to others. Rahul Sharavu Shastry & group, Bangalore, India.
Dear Karma, I just wanted to say thank you to you for helping to organise my tour to Bhutan, and also to my guide and driver who were fantastic. They were especially helpful in taking me to hospital to see a doctor when I had some food poisoning. I had a great time in Bhutan and will certainly recommend your company to anyone that intends to travel there.
Regards, Martin White, United Kingdom
Thank you for making the trip extraordinarily special to me. Guide: You impressed with well-spoken english, deep knowledge concerning cultural and religious life of Bhutan and expert driving skills of the driver. Highly recommended!
Daniel Wagenknecht, Germany
We found Mr. Karma`s replies very prompt, clear and inclusive of the Drukpath Trek that we were very keen on doing. It was very kind of Mr. Karma to bear the expenses for our extra day in Thimphu. We have great memories, thanks to all of you at Bhutan Mountain Holiday who were a perfect team for us in such a short span of time in setting the tour.
Thanks and regards, Sneha and Tarun Godhwani, Singapore
Dear Karma, the time goes and I haven’t think you for our marvelous trip. Your team was perfect and the tour allowed us to know better your country. If I meet somebody who want to come in Bhutan, I’ll strongly recommend your company.
Kind regards, Christine Maddalena & Group, France
Our trip was excellent. We had an amazing time in Bhutan. The itinerary was well-planned and well-suited to our interests. Our driver, Mr Tashi, was outstanding. He was friendly, knowledgeable and drove very safely. Also, his English was excellent and he was, on a personal level, a pleasure to speak with. Our Guide, Mr. Karma, was very punctual and friendly. We enjoyed spending so much time with him. He was very knowledgeable and was excellent at answering our many, many questions. He was also very considerate, as he kindly tracked down and gave us two souvenirs we had been struggling to find! Mr. Karma was also very flexible with our itinerary, and we really appreciated him accommodating our mid-trip request to stay somewhere warmer than a tent on our last day of the trek. That homestay was our best overnight accommodation on the trip. As for the meals, they were delicious on the trek. In the cities we would have preferred to have had the option in advance to choose local restaurants over tourist restaurants. When we requested this of Mr. Karma he found several restaurants in Thimpu for us–which we loved. Thank you again. It was an amazing experience! Jonathan Adam Ages, Canada
We all have returned home safely. We have enjoyed tremendously our time in Bhutan. What an enriching experience! Words are not adequate to describe the beauty of Bhutan’s amazing landscape and uniqueness of the culture. We want to thank you for arranging our trip. We appreciate Rinzin in driving us safely to many places. Last but not least, we really want to thank Sonam who was helpful, kind, and always smiling. Without them two, I don’t think this trip would have been as enjoyable.
Thanks again. Vu Nguyen & group, USA/Belgium.
Diana and I came back this weekend from our journey and we wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful vacation we spent in Bhutan! We liked the tour program very much, it was so special to see all the lakanghs, Bhutans countryside and the rich culture you have. We enjoyed especially having Sangay as guide, she told us a lot about Bhutan and was always very nice and concerned that everything would be fine, also our driver Damber was excellent. We hope that we can visit Bhutan again in the future, it will always be in our hearts! We are deeply impressed by the Bhutanese people and we wish you all the best for the future! Regards to everybody. Evi and Diana, Netherlands
Dear Karma, I am writing this email to show my sincere gratitude for all of you. Now I am safely in my hometown, I would like to express my truly feeling. During the time I spent with Sangay Chozom and Leki Tshering, I was so much joyful of their service. They are so kind, patience and friendly. I feel like what they did was beyond the expectations of the tour. Thank you so much for your team’s effort. I had such a pleasure journey. Hope your company will be more prosperous in the future.
Best regards, Tina Cheong, Macau
Hi Karma, I´ll like to thanks you for organizing our trip to Bhutan, Everything was perfect, We loved your country, people, culture very much. Thanks to our confident guide, He was very helpful, we received from him the best service we could imagine, and also to our driver with his responsibility and kindness, Thank you Karma for making such a fantastic holiday for us, We´ll be very happy to recommend you and your company to any friend that would like to go to Bhutan, or for are we´ll let you know if we want to comeback. Kind regards from Colombia, Jaime and Ana Isabel Corral
Dear Karma: With these lines we would like to thank you for the visit of my niece Arantxa. Both the guide and the chauffeur were very helpful and the full organisation made the visit a very interesting and pleasant experience. We hope to be able to visit your country, albeit we don´t see it in the near future, but…you never know. I would like to tell our experience with your company in places like “Trip advisor” or ” Lonely Planet” to help others like us in their organisation of a trip to Bhutan. Do you have the links? Receive my kind regards and thanks. Marina, Argentina
We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed visiting Bhutan and what a great tour we had. Sonam Tshering was a remarkable guide. He was so knowledgeable, warmhearted and attentive. Also Lekey was an excellent driver. Our friends are touring with you in late March and know they will find the trip rewarding. We are so thrilled to say we have been to Bhutan the country of gross national happiness!!!!! Thanks again for everything. We highly recommend you.
Sandy and Steve Fessler, Ohio, USA
An incredible holiday with BMH, services beyond expectation. Great guide Sonam and excellent driver Rinzin. Highly recommend of BMH.
John Hannesburg & Group, California, USA
We really enjoyed our stay in Bhutan with Bhutan Mountain Holiday. Everything was as promised beforehand and even better. For example the spontaneous visit to a Bhutanese karaoke was an unforgettable experience.
Jouni Wilska & Sanna Nieminen, Finland
I have never experienced such a great travel company from the initial inquiry, payment process, driver and guide I couldn’t have expected more. My guide Sonam was unspeakably great, he adjusted the entire itinerary to suit my desire to see Bhutanese Architecture. Visiting Bhutan is like stepping into another world, like turning back the clock on life, when I return to this life I will be using Bhutan Mountain Holidays and requesting Sonam. Thank you for everything.
Adam Zoupantis, Australia
Thank you very much for the excellent and wonderful arrangement of Bhutan Mountain Holiday(BMH). The itinerary of the trip was well organized and the tour ran so smoothly. We enjoyed visiting monasteries, museums, the other sightseeing on the program and the relaxing hot-stone bath. We are impressed by the excellent service we received. Our guide and driver were great as well. Thank you so much. We will absolutely recommend BMH to our friends. Wish your business every success and become the number one company in Bhutan. Yan Kwok Chung & Lei Lei Tam, Hong Kong
Very very happy overall. The guide was good and very knowledgeable. The organization was good as well. Only regret is the fact that the hotel in Thimphu was out of town which made it difficult to hang-out. I should have thought of asking for a hotel in town when making the reservation. Otherwise service was excellent throughout the trip. Cyril Legrand, France
I`m pleased in every aspect of my tour in Bhutan with BMH. The itinerary was a great balance of outdoor and cultural as per my request. I would definitely recommend BMH to my friends. Aaron Levy Kanter, USA
The trip was perfect for me. I had only a short time available but was able to see the most of important sites. The itinerary was well put together, the trip well organized and I enjoyed it very much. Made the best use of 05 days in Bhutan.
Simon Ronald Gledhill, UK
Thanks once again for a very successful and smooth trip through Bhutan. Everything went according to plan, even the weather and the festivals. Thanks again. See you on my next trip to Bhutan.
Bradley Mayhew, Travel-writer, LONELY PLANET
Bhutan Mountain Holiday is impressively prompt and clear in all arrangements – the mark of a responsive tour operator. Bhutan Mountain Holiday offers the most impressive rate amongst the tour operators I`ve emailed – definite bonus for the not-so-jet-set-but-still-avid-traveler. Ching Whee Main, Singapore
Thank you for a wonderful trip to Bhutan! We truly enjoyed every aspect of our experience visiting this unique and special country. Bhutan Mountain Holiday was accommodating to all of our requests and was incredibly professional. Karma was very quick and responsive as we developed our itinerary. Sonam, our guide was gracious and anticipated our every need. Damber, our driver kept us safe on the difficult mountain roads. We would recommend Bhutan Mountain Holiday to anyone traveling to Bhutan. Karen Mizell & James Mizell III, California, USA
Open for every question also in advance were amazing, all to make the journey a great experience. Flexible in changing restaurants, open-minded guide and staffs. Will return for sure. Thanks a lot. Diana Bula, Switzerland
Nov. 2013: We had a wonderful time in Bhutan with BMH. Since the first time that we make contact, Karma was very helpful. Our guide was very good and always concerned of our comfort. Our marriage ceremony was very specially organized and we`re very happy. Karma also made a video of our marriage ceremony and I thank you very much. We certainly will come back. Rodrigo Taboada & Isabela Tolentino, Brazil
Karma San, Thank you very much for arranging my tour. I had a wonderful time in Bhutan and hope to see you again. Saki Yokota, Osaka, Japan
Nov. 2013: Bhutan Mountain Holiday arranged the best possible 10 days mountain biking, rafting holiday for my son and I. Our guide Kinley was outstanding in his knowledge, courtesy and flexibility. Our driver was punctual, safe and attentive. Karma from BMH was a gem in organizing a custom trip for us to meet our needs completely and has earned our enduring goodwill and appreciation. Michael Dee & David Dee, USA
Thanks Karma for organizing a wonderful tour in Bhutan. When planning the trip via email you were always very prompt in replying my emails and thorough in answering my questions. My Guide, Tashi was an excellent resource on all aspects of Bhutan. Mr driver Gembo did a great job driving around the many windy, narrow roads. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Bhutan; the very unique culture, beautiful scenery and magnificent monasteries and dzongs. Thanks very much.
Carolyn Holness, Cape Town, South Africa
Very friendly staffs. Met up with Karma, makes you feel welcomed. A very enjoyable trip. Will recommend friends to BMH services!!
Ho Si Hui Carol & Nornadia Binte Othman, Singapore
Very good company, can be trusted to address problems if they occur(like changing hotels etc.). Good communication via email to prepare the trip. Excellent guide and driver. We had a great time in Bhutan. Would definitely use your services if we come back!
Cecilia Malmberg & Marc Benazera,Sweden
Bhutan Mountain Holiday gave us a wonderful, memorable experience in Bhutan! The itinerary was excellent, and our guide and driver were extremely reliable and courteous. We had an amazing time in Bhutan! We saw many wonderful sights and the tour was a perfect mix of day hikes and cultural activities. Thank you and we highly recommend.
Katherine Webber & Virginia Webber, California, USA
We`re very happy with the responsible/excellent services provided by Bhutan Mountain Holiday. Thank You Karma, very much.
Lee Su Win & Group, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Karma has been excellent in organizing our special trip to meet the itinerary we requested. Email communication has been very punctual and all details regarding passports and visa requirements payment has been clear and thorough. We exhaustively researched Bhutan tour companies at the beginning and our decision to use Bhutan Mountain Holiday was right. We strongly recommend Bhutan Mountain Holiday to anyone who wishes to experience the rich culture and history that Bhutan has to offer in an authentic, personal and friendly way. Thank you for making our trip a special one.
Andrew Starks & Lakshi Starks, Victoria, Australia
Excellent! Our family had a wonderful experience in Bhutan. With the kids (6 & 10), we really needed a custom itinerary. From the very first interaction we had with Karma in planning the itinerary to our last meal in Bhutan, the trip was flawless. I cannot recommend BMH enough. Thank you Karma, Rinchen and Rinzin for providing memories that will last a lifetime.
Dennis Harrison & Family,California, USA
We highly recommend Karma Gyeltshen of Bhutan Mountain Holiday for arranging visit to Bhutan. As with every trip we take, we create a detailed spreadsheet with each days information. If you would like more information, email me at: email@example.com
Kerry Brock and Mary Lawton, New Mexico, USA
Note: Kerry has published a review of their Bhutan tour with us on `International Travel News` Magazine (July 2013 Issue) www.intltravelnews.com
Bradley Bhutan Tour April-May 2010: I traveled for a month with Karma’s Bhutan Mountain Holiday while researching the Lonely Planet guide to Bhutan and would unreservedly recommend his company. I particularly appreciated Karma’s flexibility with the itinerary, accommodation and restaurants. Karma’s attention to detail, flexibility and efficiency was a joy to work with and the result for me was smoother travel and better research. Thanks so much.
Bradley Mayhew, Travel-writer, LONELY PLANET
Bhutan is amazing! The people, the culture, the history, the landscape are fantastic. Our brief stay was packed full of inspiring experiences. We could not have had a better guide. Our guide Sonam was extremely knowledgeable and kind. Our driver Rinzin took care to ensure our comfort and safety. We made many new friends and hope to return soon. We will definitely use Bhutan Mountain Holiday and Karma again.
Brian Douglas Stuart Bedford, Canada
Great holiday, great guide, great driver, fantastic food, amazing country. A very nice experience. Georgius Duits and Zulayka Martis, Netherlands
Bhutan Mountain Holiday made our dream honeymoon come true. This experience made us see a glimpse of Bhutan and it`s people. The carefully planned travel itinerary made us appreciate the culture of Bhutan without the hurried pace. The services provided by BMH allowed us to enjoy our honeymoon. This is a trip we will cherish forever. Indeed Bhutan is a place of great happiness.
Lorenzo & Kate, Philippines
I really appreciate your hospitality and was felt welcome to this country as always. I am quite relaxed and feel well balanced because this trip was very good and successful for my friends and myself. Kadrenchhe la !!
We really enjoyed the trip. Food, temples, flowers and festivals, all very wonderful. We really appreciate from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you so much!
Hitomi, Sakiko San & Group, Japan
Bhutan Mountain Holiday organized a great holiday for our family. The preparation was excellent, as was the guide, which allowed us a fantastic insight into Bhutan. Thank you very much. Philip Balaam & Family, United Kingdom
We had a very good time in Bhutan with everything well organized by BMH! A fine and excellent trekking with a good guide Ugyen, cooks and other staffs. A very good trip in Bhutan from west to east with an excellent/safe driver. Nice Rafting, superb climb to Tiger`s Nest Monastery in Paro. We thank Karma for this beautiful well organized trip.
Johan Vandermeulen & Group, Belgium
Well organized brilliant trip with positive experience. We will be recommending other people to come to Bhutan & use BMH as their trip organizer. It was also good to have fast responses to email queries as it made planning the trip easier. Thanks!
Julie Shuttleworth & Lauren Elliott, Australia
Thank you for providing attentive and great service from planning to the end of our trip. We enjoyed the sights (especially the GNH meeting) and had a great tour guide and driver. We will definitely recommend BMH to our friends.
Teresa Lo & Group, Hong Kong
We would like to thank you for the excellent service provided during our holiday in your beautiful and unique Country. We are bringing back very good memories!
Vladislav Lesnikov & Family, Russia
Excellent Services. Thanks for the faithful services!
Sang Hoon Kang(Tour Leader) & Group, South Korea
The best service we could expect. Perfect Guide and Driver, wonderful accommodation, good eating everywhere. BMH forever! See you next time! Dr. Antonio Venza & Group, Italy
Our 17 days trip to Bhutan was fantastic due to BMH`s excellent services. Karma was very helpful and flexible in designing our customized program. It is hard to think there are better tour operators in Bhutan. We also had a wonderful Guide and Driver. We would definitely recommend BMH to anybody thinking of going to Bhutan. Fabien F. M. Rouveyre & Naia D. S. Johns, France/USA
1. BMH gave me a wonderful planning for my trip.
2. All requests and inquiry replies very fast and efficient.
3. The guides are polite, considerate and helpful.
4. The drivers drive safe and have good driving skills. Also they are cheerful and polite.
5. The Boss, Karma is so kind, friendly, generous and very helpful!
Jo (Ng Chui Lam), Hong Kong
Bhutan Mountain Holiday has done an excellent job of making Bhutan come alive for us and showing us the beauty of the topography, religion and people. Thanks you all.
Douglas Benjamin & Ellen Benjamin, MA USA
10 out of 10 for BMH Company! They had great organizational skills and worked as a team to give us the best experience. We feel privileged to have been clients of this company – our holiday was much more than executing the itinerary – everyone involved shared a part of themselves so that we could connect with the people and places of Bhutan.
James Aston, Christina Aston & Anthony Aston, Australia
Bhutan Mountain Holiday was a very good option to plan our tour. They immediately answer our emails and program the activities as per need. Staffs very knowledgeable about tourism in Bhutan. They know where to take you. Very satisfied with their services provided pre and during our tour. Ahtziri Gonzalez & Nora Gonzalez, Mexico
Very well organized tours, very attentive on booking and post booking. Excellent tours that delivers what you paid for! A truely Bhutanese experience. Pedro Mantis Burti & Rodrigo Iorio, Brazil
Bhutan Mountain Holiday offers personalized services with it`s management looking into every detail of the holidays and comfort of the guests. Standard of service is excellent and is on par with first world countries. Neo Ling Sim & Group, Singapore
I am very glad to have chosen Bhutan Mountain Holiday. This has been an unforgettable tour to me. I enjoyed all the activities organized for me. Thanks Karma for your patience in answering all my queries. You are an excellent team and certainly I will recommend your company to my friends. Lisa Shuk Yin Chan, Canada
The booking process and all email correspondence was excellent. Clear answers and good advice! Highly recommendable.
Marieke den Das & Group, Netherlands
Excellent program, fine and colorful. Dmitrii Girin & Group, Russia
Wonderful. Thanks for all your help with my trip, it couldn`t have gone more smoothly.
Robert James True, Queensland, Australia
Our trip throughout Bhutan has been the highlight of our three week adventure. Our guide Sonam and our driver are highly recommended. Our itinerary was wonderful and the company was very accommodating when we wanted to change our itinerary. Thank you Bhutan Mountain Holiday for showing us around your magnificent country and for making us feel so at home when we are so far away from home. This is a journey we will never forget and cannot wait until the day we can return. Angela & Isaboe, Brisbane, Australia
Good competitive price, flexibility in arranging the itinerary & lots of extras included – all inclusive program(drinks, folk music performance, hot-stone bath). Would definitely recommend Bhutan Mountain Holiday services.
Michal Rutkowski & Group, Poland
We had a wonderful stay in the land of the Thunder Dragon and Bhutan Mountain Holiday did their very best to arrange for a memorable holiday.
Dr. Harald Seifert & Group, Germany
Bhutan Mountain Holiday is definitely number one tour operator! We`re very impressed with the personal services we received in organizing the trip from the owner, Karma. He was exceedingly helpful with all his advice and guidance. We received a discount and also got a number of things included such as drinks, laundry and white water rafting which was gratefully received. Both our guide and driver were excellent and very friendly. many thanks for a superb holiday.
Louise Anne Carlstrand & Group, London, UK
A short visit full of impression, a vivid program with many different sites. If we come to Bhutan again(which we hope), we`ll contact your company. Ingrid Hauge Aasaaren & Family, Oslo, Norway
Karma, your responses to all our emails were amazing, we think you must never sleep, since you responded so quickly at any time of day or night! Your recommended itinerary was an excellent combination of bicycling, trekking and cultural sightseeing. We experienced so much of your wonderful country by visiting all three regions. Bhutan Mountain Holiday offers an excellent value, and we feel confident in recommending your company group or custom trips, tours, treks or bicycle travel in Bhutan. Ms. Carol York and Pete Fotheringham, USA
Bhutan Mountain Holiday was the excellent choice for our 07 days (April 17th to 23th, 2011) cultural tour in Bhutan. The owner, Mr. Karma Gyeltshen arranged our entire tour. The Guide and Driver were very helpful and friendly. The Toyota Bus was new, the hotels in Paro and Thimphu very good. Therefore we highly recommend Bhutan Mountain Holiday. Thank you very much!
Dr. Johann Anton Meier & Group, Austria
Snowman Trek (21/10 – 13/11/2010):
Bhutan Mountain Holiday helped us pace, prepare and enjoy the perfect honeymoon. Such a beautiful country, so much to explore, we`ll be back! Thanks for the great trip. Antonia Gawel & Randall Krantz, Switzerland
We are most appreciative of the expertise and services rendered by Bhutan Mountain Holiday. They were the foundation of what turned out to be an amazing experience. We experienced Bhutan Mountain Holiday as very client-focused and service-driven, always interested in making it happen towards the client’s expectations and preferences. Our holidays were well organized and the recommendations provided – either upfront during the planning phase or during our stay – proved to be invaluable. Bhutan Mountain Holiday paid attention to details and gave our holidays a personal note, whether it was by the choice of guide and driver, by the personal welcome and welcome “accessories” or by the personalized itinerary. High flexibility, reliability and accessibility are how we got to know Bhutan Mountain Holiday. As an outcome, we were blessed with unique and enriching experiences during our stay in Bhutan. Sonja Nitschke & Stephan Hinkel, Germany
I am so glad that I chose Bhutan Mountain Holiday as my tour company. From the very first email I sent, Karma was so helpful and patient with helping me organize my Bhutan holiday. I thought Bhutan would be a once in a life time vacation but after having such a great time, I will be back and will certainly use Bhutan Mountain Holiday again. Jacqlyn Jae DuCharme, Colorado, USA
Bhutan Mountain Holiday`s services is an excellent tour provider. It has all the notes to meet demands of an enjoyable holiday. It is able to meet the demands of good service. I`ve travelled to many countries and it is the first time an agency boss called to talk to the client personally to enquire about services provided by staffs. I would not hesitate to engage the agent services if I come back to Bhutan.
Yeo Tew Chin & Seah Moh An, Singapore
We had an unforgettable and memorable holiday in Bhutan. We highly recommend Bhutan Mountain Holiday to all.
Oleg Romanov & Dmitry Lats, Republic of Belarus
We had a very fun and interesting holiday with Bhutan Mountain Holiday. We`re very happy with the itinerary the company suggested. We`d not hesitate to recommend Bhutan Mountain Holiday to our friends. Wang Lin, China & Johannes Erik Zantingh, Netherlands
We chose your company as it offered a comprehensive tour. We`re not disappointed. Very very good value for money-very professional. The hotel accommodation was far better than we expected. Thank You. Laura Savill & Iain Maclean, United Kingdom
A very professional approach was obvious from the very beginning. Every e-questions answered clearly and precisely. The reality in the field than confirmed the competence and high-level organization. Perfection: I cannot find a single flaw. Bhutan Mountain Holiday is clearly very experienced reliable agency. The program was adopted to my personal taste and I will now need a few weeks to digest the activities and impressions of 8.5 days very filled days. Also the guide and driver were very conscientious and very helpful, they did their best to satisfy my every wish(sometimes even anticipating it). Thank you for a memorable stay in Bhutan. A new trip to Bhutan is already planned!
Karel Kunc, France
Excellent caring service, great driver and guide. Great trip + highly recommended.
James Patrick Yearsley, United Kingdom
The proprietor and guide went out of their way to tailor our trip in Bhutan to suit our interests. I appreciate the flexibility of the itinerary. Thanks you for a fantastic and memorable adventure! I am sad to be leaving your beautiful country. Teri Ann Gorham, USA
Incredible experience! Educational, relaxing and adventure all in one unique experience. Jeffrey Alan Smyly, USA
We had an excellent and unforgettable memories of Bhutan from the tour organized by Bhutan Mountain Holiday. We thereby highly recommend the company to all.
Katsumi Nakazima & Group, Tokyo, Japan
We had such a wonderful tour in Bhutan organized by Bhutan Mountain Holiday. Highly recommendable.
Ajay Bishwajeet and Group, Mumbai, India
It indeed was an incredible holiday in Bhutan that we will cherish for many years to come. The trip organized by BMH was beyond what we expected. What Mr. Gyeltshen, the CEO of the company said when we met him was very true (under promise and over deliver), you did that! We highly recommend Bhutan Mountain Holiday to all. We`ll see you next in 2011. Steven, Sarah and travel mates, California, USA
I first met Mr. Karma Gyeltshen(CEO, Bhutan Mountain Holiday) in 2003, when he was on his further studies in tourism in Austria. He was the first Bhutanese who responded to my request for information about his country, as I was to be a 5 month volunteer at the National Hospital in Thimphu. Despite, my many questions, Karma’s answer were patient and detailed and very useful to me in preparation. I, then, met Karma, after he returned to Thimphu and found him in person, to be the same intelligent, patient and easy to talk too. We, continue, to be friends, though, I am back in the U.S. I would recommend his services and as a trustworthy individual for your Bhutan trip without reservation. Tashi Delek.
Michael Ferdun, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sehr Gute! A very nice holiday in Bhutan set by Bhutan Mountain Holiday. The trekking part especially was the highlight of the trip. We wish you good luck and good business. Markus / Stacy Gardner, Munich, Germany
The overall trip was fun and well-organized. The part on hotels in Wangdi and Bumthang from our trip was not so good. So better choice of hotel will be an added goodness. Otherwise it was perfect, well-informed friendly guide, good driver and new SUV.
Johnny Barn, NY, United States
We found that the people from Bhutan are respectful of one another, their government, their religion and their law. They have kept these values despite the pressure of modernization on their culture. Change, however is inevitable in the global world and Asia in particular. Mr. Karma and his staffs have exemplified all this and we hope they will be among the leaders in the future development of tourism in this wonderful little Kingdom. Patricia Ellen Kvill (Canada) & Larry Joseph Calloway(USA)
Outstanding and exceptional. Bhutan is a very very special country and Bhutan Mountain Holiday(BMH) is a special company. BMH is focused on quality services. The hotels they arranged for us were excellent and exceeded our expectations. The guides were first class in their knowledge and their friendly ways. They made our trip hugely rewarding. The company`s fleet of vehicles were also excellent and the drivers experienced and safe. One example of the service is when we had an Indian visa problem, the company director(Karma) personally took our passports and made several visits to the Indian Embassy on our behalf and secured the necessary paper-works while we got on our enjoyed vacation ….Exceptional service! What a great company, what a fantastic country. Keep Bhutan special – We love it. Thank you for everything.
Paul John Butler & Maya Victoria Butler, United Kingdom
Overall my trip was excellent because of good service by your company and staff. The itinerary was very good and mixed with major sightseeing and minor ones. I especially enjoyed the hike to Shukdra Monastery(Bumthang) very much and could sit there for a while which too was very nice because I personally do not like to mix with many people. So it is nice to visit places on my own pace. Again I was quite impressed by Gonkhar Guest House (Bumthang). The way of their service was excellent. I did not expect to have such good service level and I think that I learned some points from them personally. My trip was two weeks but I felt that I was in Bhutan for a short while ago. Thank you very much for the excellent service. Hitomi Harada, Tokyo, Japan