Bhutan's Chomolhari Trek and the Thimpu Festival
Bhutan, Trek & Walk, 14 days - from £2,495 (land only) - from €2,995 (land only) - from $4,115 (land only)
By: Eva Samualsson, London, UK
I most enjoyed the Thimpu festival and trekking.Dorji has very good cultural knowledge - he would benefit from being slightly less detailed - there were times of information overload. Superb having the thermarests provided!!! Also, excellent to have an additional fleece blankets provided.
KE has a habit of underestimating tipping budget - this needs improvement to help clients budget for the trip, i.e. needs approximately doubling. (However, in this case there were little opportunities to spend so the total was more than adequate.
Delete visits to the Thimpu Buddha. Minimise stay in Kathmandu - I used to like Kathmandu, but it has become totally manic, polluted & dangerous (traffic).
By: Colin Hebden, Crowthorne, UK
What I most enjoyed - The cleanliness of Bhutan and the friendliness of its people.The group dynamics - an interestingly varied collection of trekkers.
By: Sophie Gueroult, Nimes, France
The leader was really great. She helped us any time she could, she did a great job with all flight problems and changes of schedule. She explained us a lot of things, on any kind of subject, she was perfect. Please thank her one more time for me!!
,br/>I really enjoyed the trekking crew and the leader. The tents were nice, the food was very good.And of course I really enjoyed the views.I also enjoyed the moment when I had the chance to visit a school.
By: David Brown, Liverpool, UK
I did phone the KE office on my return to say thank you for all the help they gave me. They were all very helpful. It was excellent to be able to call into the office and meet a person to chat with about my trip.
The Trip leaders were excellent . They realy made you feel welcome at the start and took a great interest in us all throughout the trip. I chose KE as I have tried for a few years to take a trip like this.
I think KE have it spot on. The team they have in Kathmandu and Bhutan were excellent. I hope the next trip can be so well delivered as this on.
I have called in the office in Keswick several time and was always impressed with how helpful the staff were. At last I was able to go and my first choice was to be KE.
It was a full trip we were always involved with some activity either trecking or on a cultural visit. I enjoyed the trekking as the trekking crew were so good. The cultural visits were excellent as the guide was so good. The transport never let us down and we were never left standing about waiting.