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It’s taken me almost 2 months to post but finally the day has arrived! With my guide Namgay and driver Jigme, I had a wonderful 2-week trip in Bhutan (last half of Oct., 2019). (Last year I did the Jomolhari trek.) This year’s trip was a custom tour, with some trekking (Owl trek), lots of hiking (thank you, Namgay, for finding great trails no matter where we were, always surprising me that you knew of yet another one, and tailoring all hikes to my wishes), lots of driving since we visited remote areas of Eastern Bhutan (thank you Jigme for your excellent driving, including in some challenging situations–I always felt safe and in good hands), and visiting towns, homes, monasteries, dzongs…the list goes on! I got a real taste of Bhutan hospitality, by which I mean, people (including Namgay and Jigme, both of whom were always sensitive to my wishes and needs) bending over backwards to give me what I wanted. (That meal you guys cooked for me–including the fish you knew I loved, Namgay, and Jigme’s delicious yak cheese & egg dish–I am so glad I have a picture of that plate so I can always look at it and salivate :)). Thank you, both of you, and all the Bhutanese who were so kind to me. It was a treat to get to more remote places this year and get more familiar with this extraordinary country.

Custom tour Bhutan, Fall 2019

  • Person Name Marcie Kaplan
  • From Boston, USA
  • Trip Name Custom trip, combining Bumthang Owl Trek & Eastern Bhutan Tour
  • Travelled Date 16 - 30 Oct,2019
  • Hotels Thimphu Hotel Druk
    Gangtey Hotel Dewachen
    Bumthang-Chumey Nature Resort
    Camp Tent
    Bumthang Mountain Resort
    Mongar Trogon Villa Lodge
    Mongar Wangchuk Hotel
    Trashigang Ugen Lhaden Farm House
    Merak Ngaden Tshogpa
    Rangjung Dzong
    Trashigang Druk Doethjung Hotel
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