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Three Himalayan Kingdom (Aug 13 -26,2015) Namgay (Bhutan Portion) Dawa (Tibet Portion)

Lhasa (Tibet)
Dawa was an outstanding tour guide.  He encouraged questions and was always happy to answer.  Liked that we stayed at a Tibetan owned and operated hotel near the center of old Lhasa.  We found Lhasa fascinating.  Loved Yamdrok Lake and the drive to and from.

Great hotel, Yak n Yeti, great tour guide.  Enjoyed seeing the sights in Katmandu…unfortunate that there was so much damage to the historical sights, but there was still a lot to see.
Went to the 1st night of the reopening of the dinner/cultural show venue…..several of us got really bad diarrhea from the meal we ate there.  Was not impressed with the cultural show.
Great shopping in Katmandu.  Terrible traffic.

Awesome tour guide Namgay.  He encouraged questions and was always eager to answer.
Hotel Osel in Thimphu was outstanding and the dinners there were superb.
Hotel in Punaka was just so-so……and the food there was not very good.
Hotel in Paro was nice.  food there a little better, but still not very good.
Fortunately, Windhorse had previously advised us that the food in Bhutan was not tasty, so we were prepared for that.
Used the laundry services at the hotels.  It was very expensive at the Yak n Yeti.
More reasonably priced at the Punaka and Paro hotels.
Did not buy anything in Bhutan….most things were expensive.  That’s ok.
All of the drivers were excellent.  It is nice that there is drinking water available in the van.
Ran out of water the 2nd day in the Tibet van so my daughter and I were scrambling to buy water as we were taking Diamox for the altitude and it is very important to drink a lot of water. So a suggestion would be to make sure that there is ample water on all of the vans for the entire length of the tour (especially in Tibet).

Let me know if you have any questions.

Unfortunate that there was so much damage to the historical sights, but there was still a lot to see.

  • Hotels Beijing (China) - Citic Hotel, Beijing Airport
    Lhasa (Tibet) - Kyichhu Hotel
    Kathmandu (Nepal) -Hotel Yak and Yeti
    Thimphu - Hotel Osel
    Punakhha - Meri Phuensum Hotel
    Paro - Tashi Namgay Resort
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