We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver.
Hotels Thimphu - Khang Residency
Punakha - Punatsangchhu Cottages Hotel
Gangtey - Hotel Gakiling
Bumthang - Mountain Resort
Punakha - Meri Phuensum Resort
Paro - Tenzinling Resort
TID 707 Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan (14.10.13 – 23.10.13)
Hello! Well we’re finally back into our routines and feel like we’re in the right time zone! We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver. Each of them went out of their way to make us happy and comfortable. The hotels were always taken care of and so were our bags. I’m not sure whether it was purely Kinley’s idea but at one point he told us he was able to get us a “better hotel” in Punakha and that hotel ended up to be one of the highlights of the trip.Ugen was great as well.
It was a pleasure meeting him in Bhutan and sharing the ride from Bumthang to Thimpu one day. After chatting with him, we are now thinking of doing a hike in eastern Bhutan someday in the future.The only thing we can think of that may be helpful in the future is to have a first aid kit in the vehicle. At one point my husband cut himself (nothing major) and I got bit by something that made my arm swell up so having antiseptic or a band aid would have been helpful. You never know what will happen when you’re out in the middle of nowhere. We survived just fine but thought we might suggest that.We truly enjoyed ourselves and were pleasantly surprised how well everything went. We appreciate your concern with our trip as usually we never hear from the tour operator again after the trip is over.