1 independent reviews for Nepal and Bhutan 15 day tour
Reviews for Nepal and Bhutan 15 day tour
David Talbot review 9 May 2023
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?All of it!! Memorable was the lovely, friendly people we encountered especially the staff at the tour operator and all our guides/drivers. The culture was amazing with stunningly beautiful buildings in both countries, like nowhere else we have been. Exciting for us was seeking out the wildlife (our passion) and seeing the one-horned rhino and gharial up close, also some of the amazing birds we had identified as possible 'target' species before the trip. Fab views of Everest on our return flight from Bhutan on a glorious morning was also pretty exciting!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?As this was a bespoke trip, possible other travellers wouldn't do just the same itinerary but we would say that such a trip isn't for the faint-hearted! there were no rest days or really even 'easy' days but that's what we love. If we go so far to such amazing countries we don't want to waste a moment and want to experience anything & everything possible, with an open-mind and great enthusiasm. If this sounds too much, travellers should allow for some part days 'off' from the schedule but that's a bit of a waste of time to us!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?Yes, to a certain extent. The tour operator has a great approach/philosophy regarding just what they offer. The hotels they use are small, local, typical buildings owned and run by people from the 2 countries. They also support local communities/individuals as and when possible. We visited wildlife projects and cultural/conservation areas where our entrance fees go towards the upkeep and maintenance of projects which aim to conserve the national culture in terms of buildings/museums etc but also their precious wildlife
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?The tour operator arranged a great trip for us. Everything worked efficiently and in a timely manner. Any (small) inconsistencies were swiftly resolved via a quick WhatsApp message or through the guides who without exception were excellent - knowledgeable, caring, helpful, friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them. Well done to the tour operator, we rate them highly and would recommend them to anyone wishing to visit these 2 fascinating countries.
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