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Glimpses of Bhutan!Guide : "Excellent knowledge especially of all things Buddhist which is my interest. As well as walks, hikes in special places. Very helpful and a real pleasure to be on the trip, I learned so much thank you Kinley!!" Driver : "Excellent carefull driver, very helpfull and delightful person on the trip, thank you Ugyen!! Vehicle clean comfortable car." Accommodation : "All hotels were good, outstanding hotels upgrade to cabin in Olathang, Paro. Also excellent was hotel in Thimphu. Meals all hotels were very good and local restaurants for lunch were interesting to attend. The hot stone bath and dinner, a look at authentic farm life was one of the highlights of the tour (one of many!)." Overall rating : "Excellent tour saw and experienced so much in a short time. Kinley went out to show me as many experiences in as possible" – a week long Bhutan tour June, 2023, C.D. Sydney, Australiatestimonials
Glimpses Of Bhutan!   |   Australia
SAFGR Nepal Golf April 2023Soorali Imtiaz "Thanks for the prompt response team Asian Bhrikuti. Thank you once again for all the meticulous arrangements you have made." Abhijit Das "Today leaving Nepal! Going back with lots of happy memories of all the wonderful events organized over last 3 days. I can't thank enough Purna ji, Bhairaja, team Asian Bhrikuti & Pragya for arranging everything with excellence! Hope to see you all again someday!" Madhukar Parikh "Thank you very much for reuniting me with my multiple loved one. This was the icing on the cake of making the Nepal Trip exciting, exhilarating and with lot of curves. Thank you Nepal team specially to our team Asian Bhrikuti, Purna and Bhairaja. Will love to return next year." Group Capt Ravi Gaekwad "A special thanks to Rtn Purna Sakya who did all the ground and spade work to conduct the tournaments, the special welcome dinner we had on Wednesday evening which included arranging for sponsors. He was the main person behind the fashion show too. He was assisted by team Asian Bhrikuti and together they ensured we had a memorable interaction in Kathmandu. Thanks once again." Ajith Atari "Dear Bhairaja, Purna, William Asian Bhrikuti and Team Nepal, We truly enjoyed our trip to your lovely country. Wonderful golf, superb hospitality and lots of fun and fellowship. The program was well planned and executed. This will remain in my memory for years. Thank you so much for all the arrangements and look forward to catching up again. Warm regards" J P Tiwari "Dear All, this is to put on record our sincere thanks to all the organisers of events on both days, which included warm reception, hospitality, fashion show, excellent round of golfing at RNGC n Gokarna. Social evening at Bhairaja's place, entertainment galore n my best performance in golf having won prizes on both days. Made lots of new friends including a number of defence officers. Tx to SAFGR chair, Chairman Himalayan golfers, SAFGR Nepal, DG Nepal, Other dignitaries if I have missed anyone. Special tx to Golfers from Nepal, Bangladesh n India. Enjoyed the salubrious climate of Nepal . Spl tx to William Ma team Asian Bhrikuti, Pragya n administration of both clubs n supporting staff for making our stay comfortable. Leaving tomorrow at 2PM. Best wishes n regards. Jai n Veena" SAFGR - South Asian Federation of Golfing Rotarians played at Gokarna Golf Resort and Royal Nepal Golf Club April, 2023testimonials
SAFGR Nepal Golf April 2023   |   Nepal
Ainars Una family"Kopra ridge trek this October was our return to Himalayas and Nepal after 14 years. Many things have changed since our last visit, also in the mountains. Some for good, some not so. Our trek to the Annapurna Dhaulagiri avoided the heavily trekked popular route. In the intervening years, thanks to local initiatives the new and more remote trails has been developed allowing to enjoy the authenticity and beauty of Himalayas at its best. Kopra ridge trek is one of them and we would like to thank William Ma and Asian Bhrikuti Holidays & Bhrikuti Himalayan Treks for suggesting it to our family. The trek is relatively short 11 days, but very diverse - you can experience the dreamlike forests, small and still authentic villages, steep cliffs and snow peaks of Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Fish Tail seemingly just a stone’s throw away. It has also it’s own viewpoint - Mulde at 3630m, which is still undiscovered compared to Poon Hill and you can admire the rising sun almost alone or just with a few other trekkers. It was a wonderful experience for all our family from the ages of 14 till 71 and we were so happy to discover that there are some things which doesn’t change also in our turbulent world - it is a hospitality and service of Bhrikuti Himalayan Treks we did with them also on our previous treks. And our guide Tika which we unexpectedly met again on trail with us after 14 years and the great adventure together in Mustang before.” on the Annapurna Dhaulagiri trek - Una, Ainars, Katrina, Gustavs and Ruta, Latvia.testimonials
Ainars Una Family   |   Nepal
Rankas in NepalNepal is full of natural beauty, great history, wonderful architecture, Kumari is living goddess worshipped by Hindus as well as Buddhist in Nepal with everyone seeking blessings from her! Fortunate to do Sagarmatha aka Mt Everest from about 10 miles away by Airplane✈️. It’s life time dream to be close to tallest peak in the world and other beautiful mountains Gaurishakar, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Kanchenjunga amazing awesome peaks! Could not conquer Sagarmatha but "phir bhi dil to jeet hi liya" ... Airplane took us almost near to these peaks ... Life time experience to be close to Sagarmatha ... Jai ho ji! Thank you very much for such a wonderful vacation! ~ J.K. and V.K. Ranka June 2022 to Kathmandu and Pokhara.testimonials
Rankas In Nepal   |   Nepal
Ebba, Winnie & Lisbeth, Copenhagen DenmarkWe were back in Denmark – after a most amazing trip! Thanks ever so much Asian Bhrikuti Holidays. It was such a good experience and we are more than pleased all of us – that you arranged our trip !!!! And everything was so well organized !! Send our happy greetings to all we got to know on our big trip from Beijing to Kathmandu. A highlight was to meet you all on the border Kyirong Rasuwa (thanks once more) and we felt so safe while you were taking care of us on the whole trip. We are very thankfull. I think Winnie is the one who has had most time for happy memories. Lisbeth had to do some work straight away. On our way back home...... I said to the girls.... I think in the future, that I now and then will send some pictures from Denmark - Lighthouses, Beaches, Bridges, Windmills! All the best from all of us – Ebba, Winnie, Lisbeth from Copenhagen, Denmark. (By train Beijing to Lhasa, Tibet TAR touring and drive overland to Kathmandu)testimonials
Ebba, Winnie & Lisbeth, Copenhagen Denmark   |   China
Adam & Sophia, USA, Annapurna hike February 2020.Thank you very much for organizing a truly special and memorable honeymoon trip for us! We had a wonderful time, now we have memories to last us a lifetime. And we will be sure to reach out to you the next time we plan a trip to Nepal and India! Sharing our sunrise view from the Australian camp. We had a lovely time in Pokhara! Will have to come back for a longer trek! All the very best. (Visited Kathmandu, toured Durbar Palace Square, Kumari Living Goddess, Bhaktapur ancient city, took an awesome Everest flightseeing, flew to Pokhara city of lake, trekked in the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas – Adam & Sophia, USA, Annapurna foothill hike February 2020.testimonials
Adam & Sophia, USA, Annapurna Hike February 2020.   |   Nepal
Jacqueline & friends USA, Phillipines, Our Guide Suresh was very attentive to our needs, always found a way to address emergent issues - an excellent Guide. We liked our personalized attention during our guided tour and having him consistently throughout our trip helped in making our experience smooth and trouble free. Our driver Raju was very carefull, always safe and cheerfull! It was an amazing experience! (Visited Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park for safaris and wildlife viewing, Pokhara city of lake, Patan ancient city sightseeing, Mount Everest flightseeing) – Jacqueline, Jennifer, Julieta, Marites, Mimi, Mary J & friends, CA, U.S.A., Manila, tour "Nepal Adventure" October 2019.testimonials
Jacqueline & Friends USA, Phillipines, "Nepal Adventure" Tour Oct 2019   |   Nepal
Bandana & family, Annapurna Base Camp October 2018Thank you once again for all your help. We had the most amazing experience which would not have been possible without the flawless arrangements which you and your team organised. The flexibility due to the unexpected hurdles were much appreciated. Kumar the trek guide’s patience and calmness was just astounding- my daughter has specifically asked for him should she attempt future ventures. All the porters were also extremely helpful and they all made sure our trip was as comfortable as possible. We would definitely request your help again in the future. Thank you once again. A photo at the ABC with us, Kumar and his team. Regards Bandana and family, from UK and US Annapurna Base Camp Trek October 2018testimonials
Bandana & Family, Annapurna Base Camp October 2018   |   United Kingdom
GSD, Oslo Norway , September 2018 overland Nepal Tibet TAR roundtrip tourOur Guide Phuntshok was excellent. Lots of information but more important taking great care of everybody especially those who did not feel well, for me he is a friend ... one of a kind! Impressed that we were able to get so many single rooms! Among the meals we must say Hilton Hotel Milin food was superb! Transportation was excellent. Pasang is a very good driver, he kept the bus neat and clean, he was cheerfull, very nice and friendly to the group. We loved him more and more! GSD, Oslo Norway , September 2018 overland Nepal Tibet TAR roundtrip tourtestimonials
GSD, Oslo Norway , September 2018 Overland Nepal Tibet TAR Roundtrip Tour   |   China
Annapurna Ghorepani trek February 2018 - Sabine & Christian, AustriaOnce again thank you so much for this great vacation. It was definitely organized most professionally so that we could enjoy the short time we had available. Thank you also for sorting out the miscommunication and reimbursing, I highly appreciate it. You have an awesome team - Songju with organizing everything and catering to all our needs, Puskar for the city tours - informative and good English, as well as Tika and the porter very attentive and helpful, good English! We will recommend your company to everybody planning a trip to your destinations. We'd also like to see India but we'll need to book on short notice again! Annapurna Ghorepani trek February 2018 - Sabine & Christian, Austriatestimonials
Annapurna Ghorepani Trek February 2018 - Sabine & Christian, Austria   |   Nepal
So & Valencia family tour to India, Nepal & Bhutan May 2017We really enjoyed our trip especially with your assistance and hospitality. For sure we are coming back to hike the Mt Everest BC soon!! We have been telling and inviting friends to come with us. We got the best seats on the flight and already arrived in Bhutan! Thank you so much - we really enjoyed Nepal! Tour to India, Nepal, Bhutan May 2017, visiting Delhi, Jaipur pink city, Agra for the Taj Mahal, Kathmandu city, Pokhara city of lake, Mount Everest flightseeing, Paro's Tiger's Nest monastery, Punakha dzong and Thimphu - So & Valencia family from the US & Phillipinestestimonials
So & Valencia Family Tour To India, Nepal & Bhutan May 2017   |   United States
Diana R. - U.K. Private group train to Lhasa, Tibet tour Jan 2016Just to let you know that we really enjoyed our trip and everything ran very smoothly. Your colleague called a few times to check that everything was going well, and our guide and driver were both very good. If there is a social media site you would like me to review your service please let me know as I'm happy to write a testimonial. John and I wish you a very happy and prosperous 2016. Many thanks and kind regards, Diana R. - U.K. Private group train to Lhasa, Tibet tour Jan 2016testimonials
Diana R. - U.K. Private Group Train To Lhasa, Tibet Tour Jan 2016   |   United Kingdom
Amanda & Letizia family on Dunhuang Silk Route June 2015Thank you for giving us a wonderful tour. The trip would be in our minds for a long time, we had a fantastic visit! The guides were very professional and overall, beside Airlines, the transportation and connections were seamless. We had a deeply engaging and meaningful time, seeing China from completely different perspective. We really enjoyed our time and wished we had a few more days. I will be recommending this trip to my other friends and family. Thanks again for helping us get out there - Amanda, Letizia family California US.testimonials
Amanda & Letizia Family On Dunhuang Silk Route June 2015   |   United States
Roger & Vicki, Mississauga, CanadaWe are home in Canada and are well and fit. Thank you Asian Bhrikuti Holidays so much for organizing and presenting such a great trip for us. We were extremely happy with our itinerary as too with all the guides and porters that waited on us hand and foot. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek was beautiful and with Jangbu at the helm it seemed effortless for us and he was in a great leadership roll and got us great accommodation and food, he is indeed a super person as were the porters also. We would definitely recommend Asian Encounters to others. Thanks again! Cheers, Roger & Vicki T, Mississauga, Canadatestimonials
Roger & Vicki, Mississauga, Canada   |   Canada
Dieter Gutmann Hamburg GermanyIt is all a matter of trust! In 30 years I've been on eight treks from Annapurna to Kanchanjunga range, a tour in Tibet, three days rafting down Trishuli river; tiger safaris in Chitwan, Bardiya and Suklaphanta, a tailor made five days' safari trek through Churia range inside Chitwan National Park, a fantastic trip to Bhutan to see the black necked cranes, overland crossing to India, enjoying a unique and most enjoyable cruise on the Brahmaputra river all organized in perfect and secure style by William Ma and his Asian Bhrikuti team. Select your tour operator carefully as in some cases you would literally hand over your life in their hands! Enjoy your thrills and adventure with a professional tour operator! - Dieter and Elizabeth Gutmann, Hamburg, Germanytestimonials
Dieter Gutmann Hamburg Germany   |   Germany
Mary Chatfield Seattle USI first met William and Reenchen owners of the company in 1993 on a trip to Nepal with a travel agent. Subsequently I have done six more treks with them. Some alone, one with a friend and one with my three daughters. They have always done a superb job of organizing my treks and their staffs have been just great. Over the course of almost 20 years I have become friends with them and a member of their extended family! I have no hesitation in recommending them to arrange for hotels, treks and any other tours. Besides Nepal, they have organised trips for me to northern India. My treks through their agency to Annapurna Circuit, Everest, Langtang, Mustang, Phaplu, Jiri to Lukla, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Kalimpong - all bring back fond memories for me. Besides being such good friends, they continue to be very professional in their services.testimonials
Mary Chatfield Seattle US   |   United States
I too would like to express a heartfelt thanks to Joy and William Ma and their staff for arranging and re-arranging the trip. The experience was completely stunning! And I also want to give a big thanks to Jangbu Lama as well as Nima and Jigmy (sp?) for their good will, hard work and great sense of humor and patience throughout our trip. I just downloaded the last of the photographs last night and some of them, even many are incredibly stunning! I stayed up until quite late reviewing many of them more than once. I've never seen anything to compare to the valleys and mountains that we walked through! I also want to express thanks and gratitude to everyone on the trip for their patience and graciousness during an expedition that seemed to change just about every day if not more often than that. It's not often in my experience that a group of people who don't really know one another is able to stay positive and in good humor when faced with so much uncertainty. I must say that given the possibilities for rain, getting stuck in Lukla, getting stuck out of Lukla, getting stuck in some camp or a doctor's office, not to mention the discomfort of being there- there were a lot of things that could have gone wrong. But in the big picture, just about everything was incredibly beautiful. From the photographs, it looks like every mountain was the star of the trip! I would be happy to share photos with any of the group. Bruce on Joy & Friends Everest Base Camp trek May 2014testimonials
Joy With Friends Everest Base Camp May 2014   |   United States