Bhutan Dragon Adventures
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A native Bhutanese from East Bhutan Karma Gyeltshen whose guiding experience spans a decade. He received formal guiding training and certification from the Tourism Council of Bhutan in 1999.He decided to pursue his passion and put his vast experience to work and became one of the country’s most sought-after guides. He has since been escorting groups of many nationalities throughout the country. Karma’s engaging personality and deep knowledge of Bhutanese history, religion and art make him an incomparable guide in his beloved homeland, the Kingdom of Bhutan.
Presently he the foremost travel and trek coordinator in Bhutan. I am the proud to be owner and operator of Bhutan Dragon Adventures. We are a legitimate full service travel agency that is trusted by travelers all over the world. We help you plan your Bhutan trip from start to finish. We arrange your Druk Air line flight booking, room and board, food, tours and any other leisure activity you would like to do - such as Trekking in Bhutan, General Cultural tours to Bhutan, River Rafting, Mountain Biking and many more adventure trips within Bhutan.
AddressBhutan Dragon Adventures P.O. Box: 304
Aditya Rao & Sirisha Rao
“On the onset we feel that our Bhutan trip was definitely a “Dream come true,” a big thanks to Bhutan Dragon Adventures and Karma and his team for making our trip the most impressive. We visited Bhutan in May ’07 for our honeymoon. All the planning started way back in January ’07 when I touched base with Karma. Karma was lightening fast in responding to our queries, which really helped us mutually build a flawless schedule. Being Indians, we were a little apprehensive initially to register with a travel agent since we could not find any agency tailored to meet the needs of Indian tourists. But Karma was quick enough to come up with a great plan for us and we immediately decided on traveling with Bhutan Dragon Adventures.5
Karma also ensured that we got one of his best guides – Sonam – who had a vast experience of nine years and he ensured that our experience scaled to greater heights. We were really fortunate to have Sonam as our guide. Karma also ensured that we were given one of the best drivers (Sonam – coincidently), adept with the Bhutanese terrain. We were provided with a comfortable Toyota car.
Being vegetarians we were also a little anxious about getting quality vegetarian food, but Sonam and Karma ensured that we were provided with either Indian or Bhutanese vegetarian dishes. Karma and Sonam also ensured that we get permits to visit restricted places like Tiger’s Nest, Phunaka Dzong and the Haa Valley. We were also accommodated a value locations which made our stay very comfortable. We were so impressed with the hospitality and the stay that we cancelled our onward trip to Darjeeling and decided to stay in Bhutan for an additional day.
We will not hesitate to mention that the trip was “a great value for the money’ and we will treasure the moments we spent in Bhutan for our entire lives – thanks to Karma, Sonam and their team. We strongly recommend Bhutan Dragon Adventures for Indians and other national alike.”
Dr. Paul L. Jokiel, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii Kaneohe, HI 96744,
“Karma Gyeltshen is a remarkable person with a strong background in all aspects of the culture, religion, history, art and natural resources of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Moreover, he is extremely knowledgeable about the travel regulations and potential pitfalls of touring this country. Last November, Karma saved my travel group from a difficult situation with another tour company. We had already sent the money to this company for our Druk Airline tickets. We did not receive the tickets or our visas and were asked to pay for the rest of the trip, which included excessive surcharges and an extra day of billing for the day of departure that amounted to a total overcharge of several thousand dollars for our group. There was great potential for a disaster as the company would not give us our tickets or a refund. Karma was able to intervene. He obtained our tickets and visas and immediately mailed them to us. He went on to lead our tour of Bhutan.5
We requested a tour on the spiritual aspects of their culture and we were not disappointed. Karma arranged permission for many special visits to temples and holy places and provided much insight and information on the practice of Buddhism in Bhutan. Karma had obtained special permission for us to visit the sacred areas of Tiger’s Nest, which was very important to me.
Karma was sensitive to our needs as vegetarians and made special arrangements for us. As senior citizens with extensive travel experience in India and Nepal we were astounded at the high standard of accommodations, food, transportation and service provided in Bhutan by Karma. My experience in Bhutan was totally wonderful and positive. I highly recommend Karma Gyeltshen as a travel guide with high integrity and am looking forward to my next trip with him in the Kingdom of Bhutan.”
We did indeed enjoy our holiday in Bhutan. We were so pleased that you where able to put the trip together for us at such short notice, it is difficult to believe that it was all arranged in just 3 weeks and at no time did we feel that there was going to be any problem. I am sure that you had to work very hard in the back ground to get everything sorted out. Can you thank both Jigme and Kezang for making the trip go as well as it did. Jigme has a vast knowledge of Bhutan and was able to answer all of our questions and although he said he did not know any birds this was not the case. Kezang was a wonderful driver and we always felt safe even when travelling on the roads over the various passes, and both Linda and I appreciated the calm and patient way he stopped to allow us to look at birds and take photographs as we travelled along. It was as if nothing was too much trouble. Your kind donation of the bird book of Bhutan made all the difference to our bird watching and we hope to be able to find time to come to Bhutan again to visit the East of the country and concentrate on a little more Bird watching.
Thank you once again for a very enjoyable Holiday.”
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