Standing for a decade, the Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Temple was built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother in the late 20th century. This temple is dedicated for the welfare of the Kingdom and for a long and prosperous life of our Druk Gyalpo.
The majestic temple stands firm on a strategic ridge above Punakha valley. The temple is the epitome of the finest Bhutanese craftsmanship and artistic traditions. It is located in the countryside; a 30-minute drive from Punakha Dzong will bring you to the base of the hill on which the temple stands. You then have to cross the suspension bridge, walk through rice paddies and hike up a slightly inclined trail. You will be greeted with the best view of Punakha valley from the 4-storeyed temple. The hike totals up to an hour and is followed by a short hike down of approximately 30 minutes. The walk can be slightly muddy and slippery during summer. Enjoy the hike and the view.
This tour was a great introduction to Bhutan, its people and culture. We were totally impressed by the architecture, the scenery and the history. Our tour guide Yeshey was superb; he made our visit very special. He was informative and always gave attention to the details of the tour. Our driver Dechen, must be the best driver in Bhutan. Our lives were in his hands but we always felt safe even on the difficult mountain passes. They both made a fantastic team.
Bhutan is a lovely place to visit and Bhutan travelers made everything easy, from communication with Karma via email, to selecting an d purchasing out trip, to Dorji our fantastic guide, who supported us throughout our journey. During our Jumolhari trek, the cook provided delicious and varied foods and was efficiently supported by his assistant cook Karma. The 18-year old horseman performed way beyond his years. We had no complaints and only joy for the Bhutanese and Bhutan Travelers.
From beginning to end, Bhutan Travelers fulfilled our dreams of a visit to Bhutan. We were extremely satisfied with Bhutan Travelers. From the first email response to the Airport drop-off – our every need was met with professional ease and charm. The guides went out of their way to make the trip personal and special to me. All information that we received was accurate and our questions and requests were answered promptly. I highly recommend this destination and service provider.
We took this trip with the intention of learning about the culture of Bhutan, the people, countryside and wanting to see it before too much change took place. This trip, our guide, driver and all communications with Bhutan Travelers exceeded our expectations. There are many tour operators to choose from and I don’t think anyone needs to look any further than Bhutan Travelers. This country and the people in it will take your breath away.
Bhutan Travelers provided our family with an excellent introduction to this fascinating country and its culture. Our 12-day cultural tour and trek was well organized and gave us a good overview of Bhutan’s history, the lifestyle of the people here and their Buddhist practice. Our guide was very friendly, helpful and informative and worked hard to make our experience an enjoyable and memorable one. I highly recommend Bhutan Travelers for their service, friendliness and responsiveness to our needs and interests.
The trip to Bhutan was a months-long awaited desire in my mind. Working with Bhutan Travelers for the 8-day experience makes t absolutely worthwhile and memorable. It has been an amazing trip combining knowledge and enlightenment from both ancient heritage and equal developments. I would encourage everyone to come to experience the grace of Bhutan’s history, nature and people. Bon voyage!
Originally I had contacted three of Bhutan’s tour operators- but easily whittled it down to one - Bhutan Travelers. Informative and very prompt replies were always forthcoming- all ready for a good visit. The guide provided by Bhutan Travelers was excellent, knowledgeable, informative, insightful, interesting and entertaining- and good humoured; great company. The driver too was experienced, competent and a very nice, patient guy. All of Bhutan Travelers on-tour organization was A1. Welldone Bhutan Travelers! They will be my next tour operators when I, inevitably, return to Bhutan.
We would highly recommend Bhutan Travelers for their courtesy, professionalism, friendliness, and excellence of service. We felt like we had VIP service instead of being in some large tour group. They were prompt, the driver took great care to be safe and the guide was very humorous and knowledgeable – together they made our trip not only educational and cultural, but also fun!
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