We went with “Off to Bhutan” (Bhutan Birding) to see the birds, cultural sights and trek in Bhutan. They are an A+ company! The owner, Mr. Norbu, worked with us to meticulously plan our 12 day trip. The company is locally owned & uses certified, local bird, cultural guides, & drivers. The driver’s skills are as important as the guide’s – given Bhutan’s sometimes challenging roads. The costs were exactly as stated. The tour was planned to give us the maximum number of days to acclimate to the altitude, before doing our trek. It is a green company – sensitive to footprints on the local habitat. “Off to Bhutan” provides excellent value for the money. Tshering Dorji was a charismatic, caring & knowledgeable bird & cultural guide, as was Karma, our driver. Both had great communication skills – personable and outgoing, and wonderful senses of humor. We laughed, a lot, together. Tshering was very knowledgeable about birds, their habitat, migratory times & calls. He was patient, kind & encouraging during our trekking (we are seniors). He had expert knowledge of cultural sights. Both Tshering and Karma shared entertaining vignettes of their lives as Bhutanese. We saw into many windows in the world of Bhutan. Accommodations were top drawer. We never had a complaint. “Off to Bhutan” is the “piece de resistance” of tour, travel & birding companies. Its owner and employees are superb! You simply cannot do any better in your travels to and in Bhutan, than by traveling with “Off to Bhutan”!


Happy and KenGuam