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We were in Bhutan from October 12 – November 2, 2013 with two friends. About a year before that we contacted Wangda (Mr. Wangda Tobgyal), the Managing Director of Bhutan Lakhor Tours & Treks. Our friends had used Wangda’s company a few years before and could not stop enthusing about his service.
And they were right! From the very beginning, Wangda assisted us in all the paperwork and financial transactions that a trip to Bhutan requires. In addition, he helped us with all flight arrangements with Druk Air, and contacted them on our behalf when we mistakenly double-booked one of our flights! Any questions we had were answered immediately. And he ensured that we met all deadlines by his gentle reminders. We knew we were in good hands from day one.
Wangda purposely has kept Bhutan Lakhor Tours & Treks a small company to ensure personal service for each and every customer. Although he was unable to be our tour guide, when we arrived in Bhutan Wangda was there with our tour guide Kezang to personally welcome us. The first half of our trip was the Jomolhari Trek. Kezang kept Wangda abreast daily of how we were faring. When I left my hat behind on day one of the trek, Wangda came to meet us at our camp on day two to bring me my hat!
A trek requires a team, and as Wangda is a tour guide as well, he knows the people who work on his teams and knows also how to put together a good team. We experienced luxury camping with a team who took care of our every need and our gourmet cook Dechen.
The second half of our trip was the cultural tour. Kezang was very knowledgeable in Bhutanese and Buddhist history. As you know, Bhutan requires a fixed fee per person per day. Wangda ensured that the best hotels, best food and best services were provided for that money. Our driver Karma was a master of the tricky narrow roads of Bhutan, always cheerful and always helpful. And in the cities Kezang and Karma were also available in the evening when we wished to experience the nightlife of Bhutan.
We highly recommend Bhutan Lakhor Tours & Treks. Please see their ad here in Trip Advisor, and when you contact Wangda, tell him hi from Thomas and Regina.Rosenberger@villagaiberg.de. We hope this was not our last trip with his company!