Gawaling Tours and Treks
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Welcome to Bhutan – The land of Happiness – one of the most sought after travel destinations today.The jagged and unforgiving terrain of this country, often referred to as a country frozen in time, has never been a roller coaster journey for most travelers and enthusiasts alike and, more often than not, leave without having even known the actual Bhutan that many have actually wanted to see.
Thimphu, Bhutan

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m888ggg
Sydney, Australia283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
From the moment I contacted Gawaling, everything was perfect. They were responsive, prices were good, and everything was taken care of for me, from proposing itinerary to getting visa, and suggestions on flights. They even dealt with last minute changes without hassle.

I had a 5 day tour booked. From the moment I arrived I was greeted by my guide Nima and driver Jigme. I am a regular traveler and these guys were the best I have come across.

We were taken care of from every aspect with a lot of care and attention. From what we liked to eat to making sure we got extra blankets to when we should put our coats on...

Conversations about the country never felt like reciting something from a book, they talked about their country with heart and passion.

It was a fascinating journey and thank you Gawaling, Nima and Jigme for showing me your beautiful country.
Written January 13, 2020
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Wojciech W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We booked 5-days Land of Happiness Tour as a couple. From the very beginning we were treated in a very special way, with fabulous assistance of the guide and the driver, who put a lot of effort not only to present Bhutan, but also for us to feel comfortably. We enjoyed every hour of our stay, we strongly recommend going to Bhutan which is the very special place in the world as well as Gawaling Tours, that delivered us perfect experience!

PS We met the Queen Mother on the way to explicitly beautiful Tiger's Nest:)
Written November 7, 2022
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stellakohsn
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
14 of us had recently went to Bhutan for 7D6N holidays. I really enjoyed my time in Bhutan & it was highly recommended by my friend to take Gawaling Tour Agent.
Mr. Tshewang was helpful, he has helped to manage our flight ticket, visa and hotel accommodation. We have also Mr Karma our tour guide, he was a very professional, flexible for any of our request and perfectly speaking English. He also take good care of us during our hiking to Tiger's nest the most famous landmark in Bhutan. it's really tough for us & we took 4 hours to reach the beautiful monastery.
Written November 3, 2017
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Aurelio L
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
I, my wife and 3 friends, did the Chamolari 2 trekking between 12 and 17 October, with Mr. Jamyang as a guide and his team consisting of a chef, 4 boys and a horseman with 8 horses.
The behavior and professionalism of the group has been exemplary in every situation. All of them always available and ready to prevent all our wishes and also preparing a cake cooked to the field to celebrate my birthday.
At the end of the trek, we visited the cities of Paro, Punakha and Timphu, with temples, markets and fortesses of greatest interest.
Even in this situation, completely different from that of trekking, our guide Jam has always been up to the situation, accompanying us in various places, presenting Bhutanese culture and responding to all our curiosities about Buddhism, how it works their company and more.
In conclusion, I can only confirm the goodness of the choice I made by referring to Gawaling for organizing our stay in Bhutan.
Thanks to Tshewang, Jamyang and all other companions.
Written October 28, 2017
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sngsc
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
If you are thinking of going to wonderful and friendly place for holiday, Bhutan is definitely the choice.
The Punakha Dzong, monasteries, 100ft suspension bridges,vast of natural environment, organic foods, friendly Bhutanese, scenery.. stay in eco lodge...and most iconic temple the Tiger's Nest.

The trip has been filled with fun and laughter. Kudos to all the participants of this trip and grateful to our guide Karma Ghaley..he is knowledgeable in the history and keeping us entertained as well. Also to our skillful driver Passang.
Book through Gawaling Tour and Treks, they do go extra mile in planning and customizing the tour for our big group.

We had a great time, amazing experience that cannot be explained... you have to experience it yourself.
Written December 16, 2016
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Thanks for your review and feeling the touch of Gawaling Magic. hope to serve you again in near future...
Written May 15, 2017
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Nurul_karim2013
indonesia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
The 6 days and 5 nights trip was fun. We brought back lots of good memories. Climbed up to tiger nest was great. I could not belief myself i really did it. I love the rivers, especially the one in Pharo.

mr Lana(guide) and mr Budha (driver), thank you for taking care the 7 of us since day one.

We answered all your riddles including the hardest in inless than 10 minutes
Written October 24, 2018
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Thank you for your review...
Written October 25, 2018
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Ajay Kumar
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The 4 days tour was great include with food, accommodation and hospitality. Mr. Nala (our guide) & driver was so supportive. Recommended.
Written June 22, 2018
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Novi_MandaAyi
Bandar Lampung, Indonesia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Our trip at Bhutan was amazing! We loved the people, the cultures, the temples and of course Tiger's Nest was the highlight. Our travel agent was excellent in arranging our tour. We liked the hotels very much and enjoy the delish foods (especially momo in Punakha hotel 😋). Our gratitude goes to our guide, Nala who was very knowledgeable, helpful dan funny; also to our kind driver Mr. Karma. Thank you Gawaling, Thank you Bhutan! 😇
Written February 28, 2018
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Hendra_Fu
Bandar Lampung, Indonesia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
I was traveling with 4 of my friends in Bhutan by using Ghawaling Tour. Ghawaling tour is a very professional tour operator who helps us arranging an interesting itinerary, cozy accomodation and of course introducing us to local delicacy in some restaurant. The tour guide knows well how to create such exciting ambiance during the trip and he is very helpful when explaining some adequate information about some tourism sites and also Bhutanese culture. If there is a chance to go back in Bhutan I woill definitely use this tour operator again! 😁
Written February 28, 2018
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sy3717
Subang Jaya, Malaysia999 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Without Gawaling Tours and Treks, my 7D6N holidays in Bhutan won't be so wonderful, so sweet and so perfect! Very good stay, good food and well arrangement. The tour guide, Nidup Gyeltshen, young and energetic, friendly and helpful. Without him, I won't have taken so many beautiful and memorable photos. Jigme Dorji, the young, humble, helpful and quiet driver, always help us to carry our things and waited for us without any fuss. Not forgeting their boss, Mr Tshewang gave us a dinner treat on our first day arrival. Thanks all of you, thank you so much for the memory I have in Bhutan.
Written October 27, 2017
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