Elaine Alster November 2007
I travelled to Bhutan last November on a trip organized by Linda Fessette,
and she askd me to email you to tell you about the experience. It
was wonderful! The trip was put together based on my requests
for a trek, cultural touring, and festival attendance. She
put together an itinerary that included all the elements I requested
plus some additions that I would not known about had she not included
them. The staff were very friendly, knowledgable, accommodating,
and good company. The equipment for the trek, the vehicles
for touring, the hotels and food were all good.
I will definitely travel with this agency again if (or maybe I should
say when) I return to Bhutan, and I recommend them without reservation.
Just returned back to New York and have been raving to people over
my Bhutan adventure. All was excellent. Tashi was a wonderful guide
and we all found him kind, thoughtful, organized and fair.
I took over 500 pictures of the trip and am looking forward to downloading
them into my computer to share with the others in the group and friends
The experience in general was great and to come up with a highlight
is near impossible.The blessing by an 8 year old lama? Or the 11 month
The exhilaration of making it to the pass at 7,000 meters? Or the
amazing sight of thousands of prayer flags sending peace into the air?
The faces of the children as I showed them their images on my digital
camera? Or of the ancient monk who had the same wonderment of seeing
himself on the tiny screen? Eating rice oozing with butter in my bare
hands as the oils dripped down my elbow in the temple in the Ura Valley
or trying to swallow the butter tea at the same celebration? The homemade
beer or the home made ara?
The mountains, valleys, waterfalls all natural beauty? Or the thousands
of man made Buddha images and beautiful paintings in the monasteries
and temples? Head shaving day at the monastery?
Too many images to choose from. I am very happy with the trip -and
all that were involved were kind and generous.I am glad I chose
(my tour) thru you, Linda. I Would like to go again .
I want to thank you...for the wonderful and exciting
adventure into Bhutan.
Bhutan was more beautiful than I imagined, the people more hospitable
and so very happy and warm. What an incredible country.
(My) host Soenam and you Linda, attended to each and every
detail and no desire was left unfulfilled.. Bhutan is forever with
I would be glad to recommend ... Linda Fessette to anyone
who might ask.
Again thank you for the lifelong memories of peace and beauty.
March 2002 Tour into Bhutan.
Thank you. The trip to Bhutan in November 2002 was a great adventure
and memory for life! You ... did really everything for
the group - we had a wonderful time together.
I found that Bhutan is a very beautiful country with a most interesting
culture, Buddhist and hospitable people throughout a country still
rich with its cultures. Wonderful memories forever. Thank you.
Thank you Linda and Soenam ..., for the incredible hospitality,
wonderful guides and friendship you give me each time I visit your
wonderful country. As you know Linda I have been to Bhutan three times
now with (Soenam) and yourself, and each time is treasured and
I believe I will continue to return to Bhutan time again.. Friends
say why? I say, in Bhutan I am happy.. It is that simple, and I thank
Hello Linda and all;
I thought I would share with you a few of my thoughts and photos of our recent trip to Bhutan. I had a wonderful trip through Bhutan and very much enjoyed the people, landscape, cultural ideals and the entire experience. Bhutan is a beautiful country. Tenzin was an experienced and patient tour guide and we had a great time with him at the lead. The people In Bhutan
were generous and thoughtful, including Sonam and her husband who invited us into their home for a meal and spirited discussion. Linda, thank you for your organization of a great tour through Bhutan. I think the one thing we all wished was different, was to have a few straight roads from time to time,
especially on the long days of driving. But the winding roads are not something anyone can change in Bhutan! Again, thank you.
Take care Linda - and I hear you are going to Bhutan in 2009. Enjoy!
Were back and had a wonderful trip. All went smoothly. Lakie our guide and driver were great. They help make our trip. I would highly recommend both of them to other travelers. You can use us for any recommendations. The poles were a must for us but we made it to Tiger's Nest. Took oxygen liquid and had no altitude problem. Never got sick on the trip. Saw another festival. No complaints except would of liked to of spent more time in Bhutan.
Linda, thank you for all your support and help. Traveler Mel
I just wanted to let you know that our trip was fantastic!
Christelle and I had a wonderful time in Bhutan (she is still there for another 10 days).Our guide was friendly and Sonam was simply lovely, taking care of us as if she had known us for years .It was quite exciting to be there during the Paro festival and for the election, so I don't think we could've timed it any better. Thanks for all your help!