Sonam Pelden, our guide, felt like a member of the family within the first couple of days. His nuanced English was invaluable in helping us understand the complexities of Bhutanese Buddhism and culture -we also laughed a lot! He gave us good suggestions and guidance. It was clear that he was respected by the hotel and restaurant personnel where we stayed. He was a delight.
Chimi Rinzin, our driver, had a smile that light up the car and our lives. He is a careful and experienced driver who actually made the rough Bhutanese roads seem less arduous. We felt completely safe with him at the wheel