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Festivals of Bhutan BI

Visiting: Nepal , Bhutan
Trip Duration 12 Days
 

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Festivals of BhutanScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
(9 out of 10)

Cuba

Bhutan is wonderful. A country full of charm and quiet serenity. Th great plus was that everything was included in the price: breakfast, tea and coffee, lunch and dinner. No messing about with separate bills and wasted time looking for restaurants, that is until we were in Kathmandu. Given the opportunity I would have skipped Kathmandu and just focused on Bhutan. Sad to say, Kathmandu is getting steadily more crowded, with increased refuse and pollution problems: to enjoy Nepal you have to get into the countryside and away from the urban sprawl. We were told that much of the sewage still flows untreated into the rivers. The atmosphere in Kathmandu is frantic with beggars and street sellers crowding around tourists - as in India. In Bhutan this never happened and I didn't see anyone begging, or hassling people to make a sale.
Bhutan itself is not crowded with tourists and until we did the Tigers Nest walk, we hardly saw other Europeans. The towns and countryside are quiet and clean, the hotels we stayed in were good with some being excellent. The food was often very good and vegetarians are well catered for.
I enjoyed the 'all- inclusive price', the lovely people of Bhutan, the friendly guide and the courteous service provided by the people we met. I also enjoyed the Paro Festival although some of the dances became repetitive, it was different just being with the locals. We also saw the King a few times and yes, he really does mingle with his people. Importantly, I have never experienced such a relaxed holiday. The pace is leisurely and there are very few early starts to the day, the scenery is interesting and the culture is sufficiently different to that of India and Nepal.
The quality is reflected in the price and although the holiday might seem expensive, it offers a unique opportunity to visit a nation measuring its prosperity through its 'Gross National Happiness - GNH. Go before Bhutan becomes the next 'must see experience'.
Confirmed traveller: 27 March 2016
Published on: 06 April 2016
(8 out of 10)

Ulrich

Elsau, Switzerland
The tour was a full success mainly due to the fantastic company and guidance from Namgyel and Tashi.
It's impossible to mention all the colourful and heart touching moments they gave us.
Slight critic: 2 days at the end in Kathmandu hard to bear contrast to the peace of Bhutan. Instead of Kathmandu walking tour and Pashupatinath do Bakhtapur and Swayambunath! People who want to walk Kathmandu can do so from the very good and central located Annapurna hotel anyway.
Confirmed traveller: 27 February 2016
Published on: 08 March 2016
(9 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

Bhutan is such an unusual country and has so many positive aspects (though the roads are not good). The Paro Festival provided ample opportunity for people watching as well as enjoying the festive atmosphere of the dancing and religious ceremonies. The Bhutanese multi-coloured national dress is stunning. The Paro Festival and Tiger's Nest Hike were both memorable. I enjoyed all 3 hikes and it was a bonus to see daphne, rhododendrons and primula growing wild. The dzongs and monasteries were far more colourful than I'd imagined and there were ample opportunities to take photos of monks who were very photogenic.Singye was knowledgeable, competent, helpful and sensitive. A modest man, his knowledge seemed encylopaedic and he coped admirably with our questions and requests.
Confirmed traveller: 15 April 2015
Published on: 07 November 2015
(10 out of 10)

Sue

Chichester
i like their type of holidays and found both office staff and tour leaders and drivers to be very pleasant and helpful. Always enjoyed my trips so far, and plan to book more.
Confirmed traveller: 17 November 2014
Published on: 26 September 2015