Bhutan Green Travel (BGT) welcomes everyone to Bhutan, traditionally known as “Druk Yul” (means “Land of the Thunder Dragon.”) A tiny Buddhist Kingdom, comparably the size of Switzerland, is perched in the great Himalayas between two giant neighbours, Tibet (China) to the north and the Indian States of Assam to the east, Arunachal Pradesh to the west and Sikkim & West Bengal to the south. This is a country that has been described as the last Shangri-La in the world, where few travellers have journeyed and is, today, one of the most sought after travel destinations. The country is slowly opening up to the modern world maintaining a fine balance with its ancient traditions. It promises you an adventure like no other.READ MORE ABOUT US
“In March 2020 we spent a week in Bhutan with Bhutan Green Travel. We found the whole experience from start to finish seamless, with everything taken care of as expected and felt looked after both before departure and while we were in the country. We met Ugyen at the Travel Show and despite there being other Bhutanese tour operators there, Ugyen was the most informative giving us comfort that what we would be getting is a truly unique, and truly personal tour in the Kingdom of Bhutan. This couldn’t have turned out to be more true as the itinerary he helped us put together was tailored exactly around what we wanted to see, with his recommendations, and we were free to choose what level of accommodation we wanted in each place to suit our budget and needs. Ugyen was always very responsive on email coming back often within 24 hours and answering all our (many) questions and various itinerary requests until we were completely happy with it. All the internal flight arrangements, travel and food were all taken care of so once the booking was made all we had to worry about was our international flights to Kathmandu.
Once we arrived we were greeted at the airport by our guide Kuenzang and driver Kinga who both went out of their way to look after us and ensure we had an incredible time until the moment we departed. Kuenzang had a deep knowledge of the country, its history and traditions and there was no question we challenged him with that he didn’t know the answer to. He was a very welcoming and warm host who became a good friend to us on our trip. Kinga was an excellent (and safe) driver, always on hand to help us. The food from start to end was excellent and often an experience in itself sometimes being served as a picnic at the edge of a river overlooking a magnificent Dzong, other times more traditional cuisine eaten within a historic site – we were able to try a whole range of foods and were invited to try a number of local delicacies. The hotels were all excellent though we found the boutique offerings much more personal and intimate than the big-name brands (which should probably have been expected) – the Gangtey Lodge in particular was an accommodation we will not forget and experience that should not be missed! All the historic and religious sites we visited were very well kept, and while Tiger’s Nest was the main one we were keen to see we were treated to some very delightful surprises along the way. We will definitely be back and will certainly look to Ugyen and the BGT team to help with our travel arrangements then too.”
It was wonderful to meet Ugyen in person in Thimphu.
Dan and I returned safely to our home in Scotland yesterday and we are now reflecting on a fantastic holiday. It was truly a wonderful experience. We loved Bhutan and are already thinking about when we can return. Next time we would like to explore the Eastern part of the country.
Thank you so much for all of your support and help in creating the perfect itinerary for us. We loved the mix of trekking, camping, festival, cultural experience and staying in all of the lovely local guest houses and hotels. Tenzin was the best guide and I would request to have him as our guide on our next trip to Bhutan! He was knowledgeable, easy to spend time with and cared that we were having a good time.
Dan had kept the bottle of K5 whisky to try when we got home and he had his first dram (Scottish word for a drink of whisky) last night. He really enjoyed it. It was a lovely gift and one we both appreciated.
I will certainly promote BGT to friends and family who might like to visit Bhutan and I will certainly get in touch with you in the future when Dan and I have saved up enough money to come back to your beautiful country again.
If you are in Scotland please let me know. Dan and I would love to host you in our beautiful country.
Warmest wishes and thank you again