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About Gawaling Tours and Treks
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.
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m888ggg wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia134 contributions3 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Pattichiari54 wrote a review Oct 2019
Province of Rimini, Italy2 contributions
We had a great time in Bhutan with Gawaling Tours. My Wife and I were in Bhutan in October 2019 for 9 days. Our guide Nima and the driver Jimmy are very professional and polite. Thank you for this amazing experience !!! Riccardo and Patrizia
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Gawaling T, Owner at Gawaling Tours and Treks
Responded Oct 16, 2019
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Chooier T wrote a review Sep 2019
12 contributions1 helpful vote
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7 of us did Drukpath Trek 4195m for 4 days. Our guide Jamyang n his team 6 guys including horseman n chef with 15 horses leading us.All are very professional.They take good care of us.We have amazing experience on the mountain Tshewang was helpful and did a good arrangement.End of the trip we visit Tiger nest. Once again I would to thanks Tshewang,driver,Jamyang n team Highly recommend Gawaling trust worthy company
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Gawaling T, Owner at Gawaling Tours and Treks
Responded Sep 27, 2019
Thank you Chooier Ting for your feedback..
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TTodorova wrote a review Jun 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria10 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great time in Bhutan with Gawaling Tours. My mother had always wanted to go to this part of the world and I thought it would be a good time to have a bit of mother-daughter time in Bhutan. First off, the company showed great flexibility to tailor a program for us, because we thought the classic 4 nights/5 days tours were too short but 7 days would have been long because of our schedule. So they offered 6 days/5 nights including some of the requested from our side experiences - such as home stay. We were picked up by our guide Chogyal and driver Jimmy, who were extremely friendly and kind the whole time, very professional and accommodating. Chogyal is an excellent guide, knowledgable and able to present the history and religious details in a way that is very understandable and one can easily make links and learn quickly. Both showed great sense of humour and curiosity about our cultural background. Chogyal was very patient on the way to the Tiger's Nest as my mother is a slow trekker. The vehicle we were driven in was basically new, there was fresh water all the time, the hotels were all well selected, the home stay was also very special. I would recommend this company definitely and if I ever come back (maybe for the Snowman Trek, one day :)) I would contact them again.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Gawaling T, General Manager at Gawaling Tours and Treks
Responded Jun 17, 2019
Thank you for your review ..and we Gawaling team were pleased to serve you. Thanks
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kthai6 wrote a review Mar 2019
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I'm still processing my trip from Bhutan. I have been wanting to visiting this foreign land for years now and was finally able to do it on my own terms with Gawaling. Completely private and catered, I was so well taken care of every step of the way -- from planning my trip from the States on email with Tshewang to going to a hole in the wall, local restaurant my last night there. I'm not sure if I can fully encapsulate into words what Bhutan is -- it is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited, filled with kindness, stillness and and undercurrent of joy. If you are thinking about going, stop thinking, and just go. It will change your life and the way you see the world. I know it did for me. I can't speak highly enough of Nima, my tour guide, and my driver, Jigme, both of whom were respectful, professional and so incredibly kind. Plus Nima had quite the sense of humor and it made my trip filled with even more laughter than expected! We had quite some snowy weather but I always felt like I was in good hands. Nima in particular went above and beyond when we hiked up to Tiger's Nest in the snow. He constantly was pulling and pushing me up the mountain to make sure we could make it. What a gift this entire experience was. I will never forget Bhutan and hope that I will have the opportunity to visit it again in this lifetime. To the team at Gawaling, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my Bhutanese dreams come true and showing me why your country is called the Land of Happiness. I certainly walked away infinitely happier than when I arrived.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Gawaling T, Owner at Gawaling Tours and Treks
Responded Mar 10, 2019
Thank you Kim for your wonderful words and we are glad that you had wonderful time here in bhutan with the touch of Gwaling magic...
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