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Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Worth the wait

We waited two years (due to covid!) for this trip to happen. Was it worth the wait? Definitely! Bhutan is a wonderful, beautiful experience, unlike anywhere else in the world I have been. The trip was well organised even given the last minute changes to the itinerary, the guide was very professional as was our driver but most of all, the Bhutanese people were so friendly and welcoming. Being offered tea with the locals on the Tiger's Nest trek was perhaps the highlight of the trip!

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

One of the best trips we've had

What a beautiful country Bhutan is. The scenery is stunning. The people are so friendly and welcoming. Our guide was excellent. His knowledge of the country and Buddhism was excellent. Our driver drove us well around the endless bends. We were lucky to have blue skies most of time. The accommodation was good although rather cold on occasions. The staff were always welcoming and food mostly good. Our trip was one of the best we’d had. It was a shame we only had 9 days there!

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Beautiful countryside with a great guide

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE! Great guide - Tshering, was very respectful, patient and informative, plus able to be flexible at times. Driver Karchan was very safe and sensible. There could have been more time to stop and contemplate on walks, which tended to be paced by the fastest walkers, so although guide Tshering said go at your own pace, it wasn't really possible to do so as it would have meant others waiting longer than they would have liked. Fantastic temples and zhongs, well explained.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

What a treat Bhutan is!

Bhutan is as friendly, colourful and quirky as we had hoped it may be, but with better infrastructure than we had dared hope. Some lovely walks in valleys and over ridges with far reaching views of the Himalaya. We stayed in some charming traditional houses, ate some good food, and enjoyed the company of an entertaining group, all aided by the expert leadership by our guide Bhim, and outstanding driver Ugyen who made everything run so easily, giving us lots of local insights and stories, as well as some top souvenir tips!

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Gentle Walking Bhutan

I think the ‘gentle’ part of your title could be reviewed! Either Gentle Trekking or Mountain Walks might give a better hint of the fairly strenuous days. Your altitude guide could perhaps be emphasised - though none of these comments detract from our huge enjoyment of an amazing and greatly enjoyed adventure.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

A wonderful experience!

This was a wonderful trip and an experience I will remember for a long time, particularly the climb up to the Tiger's Nest Monastery! We were very lucky to have Tshering as our tour leader, a very experienced guide and a really nice man. Everything went smoothly, thanks to the hard work he put in behind the scenes. Thanks to Mountain Kingdoms for offering such a good trip.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Bhutan, an experience!

When you say that you are going to Bhutan, most people say, "Where's that?" but honestly what a place! Starting with a night at the Dwarika's Hotel in Kathmandu which was an oasis in the chaos of Kathmandu and on to Paro in Bhutan. From the moment you drive out of the airport you know that you are somewhere different, soaring mountain scenery and crashing rivers in the valleys. Most of the people you see and meet are in National costume and are very friendly. The local festivals are brilliant brightly coloured events for the locals to put on their Sunday best. Travelling high across mountain passes on roads (well almost) you would not believe, the skill and patients of the driver was incredible! The Dzongs and Temples are fascinating structures, but some such as 'Tiger's Nest' do take a bit of hiking uphill to get there, but it is worth it when you are there. If you are looking to go somewhere different, this is definitely the place to go, but hurry it won't stay this way forever!

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Gentle Walking Bhutan

Group size just right. A good mix of ages. The trip ran smoothly as far as meals were concerned everywhere, prompt and efficient.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

I had a seriously good time on this trip!

Personally the trip exceeded expectations in terms of accommodation, comfort, food etc and every day was just excellent. Bhutan has been a dream for a long time, and I was just in awe of the scenery, the wonderful people and all the special experiences.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Gentle Walking Bhutan

This trip was well structured to provide a very interesting look at a beautiful country. The balance of culture, hiking and being in nature, culminating in the Paro festival and ascending the Tiger's Nest monastery worked well. The walks were challenging but provided the perfect build up to Tiger's Nest.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Gentle Walking Bhutan

Thank you for a fabulous holiday, my husband and I enjoyed every minute and have many precious memories. We look forward to planning our next trip!

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Overall a wonderful experience

It was a very enjoyable holiday, we had a great time.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Brilliant Bhutan

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent holiday to Bhutan. It is a beautiful Country with stunning scenery and lovely people. The standard of hotels and the food were better than we had expected and our guide and support team couldn't have done more to make our trip more enjoyable. The information and support we received from Mountain Kingdoms, both before and during our trip was impressive and our small group of 12 gelled well during our two weeks together. November was also a very good time to visit Bhutan, the weather being superb during our stay, with lovely blue skies and clear visibility. Although cold at night, it was warmer than we had expected during the days and my very expensive winter jacket remained in my case for the duration!

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Memorable holiday to Bhutan

A fantastic and memorable experience which exceeded all my expectations, superbly organised with excellent guides and drivers. A holiday of a lifetime, thank you all so very much.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Gentle walking in Bhutan

The trip was well organised.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

A fascinating introduction to a fascinating country

Absolutely perfect introduction to Bhutan with a mix of walks, guided tours of temples and dzongs, and a festival. Hotels were of high standard of comfort. Guide was knowledgeable, personable and really made the trip. Even the driving was a fascinating experience.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Good service from Mountain Kingdoms

The staff at Mountain Kingdoms were helpful and were easily contactable by telephone or e-mail. The booking was straightforward and all my questions were answered. Guide was excellent, he had good command of the English language and was very knowledgeable about the temples and Bhutan. The food was nearly always buffet style and therefore you could pick and choose what you wanted. Overall it was a good trip. The overall organisation was very good and I hope to use Mountain Kingdoms again.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Wonderful two week holiday in Bhutan

A great two weeks spent exploring Bhutan with a great guide - Karma. This is my third visit to Bhutan and I was happy to be seeing new places. Everything went to plan and both Guide and Driver could not do enough to ensure we were well cared for. We had some super "spontaneous" experiences - came across the semi-final of an Archery competition; a darts match; and even met and spoke to the King!! Also stumbled upon a Buddhist ceremony involving a bonfire and firecrackers. The walking was challenging, being at altitude, but there was always an alternative if you couldn't or didn't want to walk.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Bhutan walking holiday

Prompt relies to emails, clearly laid out and comprehensive trip dossier and itinerary. Whole trip well-organised, guide and driver experienced.

Gentle Walking Bhutan          

Magical holiday to Bhutan

Bhutan is a magical experience - it surpassed our expectations. Excellent organisation. Superb attention to detail. This is the third time I have travelled with Mountain Kingdoms and every time the trips have been excellent. Mountain Kingdoms are our first choice of company for this type of trip.

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