Ugyen Tenzin

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Specialize in Cultural Guide, Trekking Guide

A political science graduate, Ugyen Tenzin has an intense passion for the flora and fauna of Bhutan and a specialist guide for travelers interested all things green, birds and mammals.

Originally hailed from Eastern Bhutan, Ugyen settles in the outskirts of Thimphu with his wife and son. When not guiding,  he spends his off-days tending to his plot filled with apple trees, broccoli, spinach, potatoes, asparagus,  herbs and a brood of chickens. The family’s farm is just a stone throw from the Renewable Natural Resources Research Centre of Bhutan, and the staff at the center had been instrumental in letting Ugyen learn about organic farming and continuing his search for knowledge about his pristine environment.

Ugyen joined Druk Asia in 2009  and had completed the Jomolhari trek thrice and Snowman Trek, the longest trek in Bhutan, once since.


An Unforgettable Bhutan Trip

Bhutan has been one of my travel destination list for a long time, and finally I decided and plan to travel.

Bhutan's exotic, serenity and magical land has attracted me and now I had experienced the happiness in the country.

With many breathtaking sights and warm hospitality during my stay in Bhutan, I felt the unique of Local Bhutanese & Environment that leaves me with a good sense of memories.
Together with my friends, we had received extremely, friendly, warm & courteous Tour Guide - Ugyen Tenzin & Tour Driver - Ugyen Tenzin (ShangPo) from day 1 till our departure day in Bhutan.

Our skillful driver - Ugyen Tenzin (ShangPo) drove us through many scenic and mountain drives.
Also appreciated with their patience and care

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Amazing Trip To The Beautiful, Mystical Country

First of all I would like to thank you for helping us arrange a trip that in the end becomes one of the most memorable trip for each and every one of us. I think we exchanged almost 100 emails from my very first query until the day we left for Bhutan. Lots of trivial questions and change of plan. But I always get prompt and helpful replies as well as some good advice.
The trip itself is amazing and beyond our expectation. Bhutan is very pure, peaceful and serene. Very different from the busy and crowded city we come from. The hotel and transportation are all good and comfortable.
But actually the highlight of our trip is Ugyen Tenzin and Penjor (spelling might be incorrect), our guide and driver who have become good companions and friends during our trip. Ugyen is very attentive, helpful,

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An Unforgettable Memory Of Druk Yul

Kuzu zangpo la,
Sonam, thank you very much for arranging this amazing trip to Bhutan. Bhutan has been one of my to -go- destination lists for a long time. Bhutan's exotic, serenity and magical land have attracted me for so long and now there is added by gross national happiness. Your tour arrangements make us feel like locals since we interact much with the local tradition, wear the local clothes, eat local bhutanese food and feel their energy of happiness.
We are very lucky to have Ugyen Tenzin as our guide. He is very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions not only about Bhutan but also about Buddhism. He always checked the food every mealtime to ensure we like the food served and indeed we like the chillli and the organic vegetables. Probably the best food

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Fantastic Memories in Bhutan

In my last evening in Bhutan I want to say thank you for a fantastic journey.
Everything has been great: the country is beautiful and I've got a lot of fantastic memories to take back home with me
But the planning of the trip and my guide and driver have done all possible to make my Bhutan experience the best.
I am glad I got to you and made you plan for me.

Thankyou very much.

Jose Luis

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My trip to Bhutan with Druk Asia

Dear Sonam,

Thank you for your email requesting feedback on my recent trip to Bhutan with Druk Asia. I had not intended to make any comment on my visit, however, whilst staying at the Zhiwa Ling in Paro I met a pair of British travel writers on a tour sponsored by the BTCL. I met them again at Paro Airport where we shared our experiences, and they suggested I should provide some feedback to you regarding the guide for my tour, Ugyen Tenzin.

The first days in Thimbu he was excellent, ensuring that I saw the lowering of the flag at Parliament, and showing me the Chorten with particular celebrations occurring.

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our family trip to Bhutan

Our tour wasn’t finished and we are already planning for our next trip back. . In all of our family trips we have never felt this way about a place. A very big part of that is due to Ugyen and Chimi and all the staff that we have come across. We felt so welcomed and so well taken cared for. The negative thing that I can recall but I wouldn’t phrase it as a negative. The tour operator should have suggested we make our trip longer to enjoy some free time to enjoy and for shopping.To advice that it was a holiday during our trip, so we didn’t get to visit some attraction but the guide Ugyen gave us some great alternative. I would use Druk Asia again as my next visit to Bhutan and I would recommend Druk Asia to my friends.

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TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER: We are in a small Drukair plane flying over the flat plains on either side of the Ganges, when suddenly the Himalayan range comes out of nowhere with massive peaks covered with eternal snow. Mt Everest and Jomolahri which we will see from Jomolahri camp with its imposing icy mass in a few weeks during our trek.
We are in Paro and I have never previously in any airport seen travellers getting off a plane and stopping on the tarmac to admire the surrounding scenery and taking photos. My anticipation of being on the Bhutanese soil has been so long that a few tears of happiness start swelling up in my eyes. I straightaway know that this country is going to offer some special experiences and emotions.
Outside our guide Ugyen waits seriously for us holding a piece

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A wonderful solo trip to Bhutan

Hi Sonam,

First of all, thank you for arranging such a wonderful trip for me. It's my first time in Bhutan and I had a fun time there. For city dweller like me, taking things slowly and enjoying the scenic route is hard to come by. Both Ugyen and Petma are really helpful and very friendly. It's a pity that I couldn't stay for a longer period in this beautiful country due to work commitment.

I especially love the view after hiking up the valley. I also highly recommend all visitors to Bhutan should go up to the Tiger's Nest. It's not easy for me to climb up the steep steps, but Ugyen took really good care of me, ensuring I'm all good along the way up. Hot Stone Bath at a farmhouse was an interesting experience.

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Bhutan by far the most memorable trip

Hi Sonam,

Sorry for the slow reply life is very busy when we come back

Hsia Wa and I had a wonderful trip to Bhutan. We have had many similar trips all over Asia and this was by far the most memorable. The itinerary organization and food were excellent.

But what made our trip so good was Ugyen and ST (our guide and driver). Nothing was too much for them and they went out of the way to help both of us.

Yes Bhutan is expensive but it is a trip well worth taking.

John Stanlake

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Bhutan a nice place to visit

Hi Mr. Sonam,

We've enjoyed ourselves in Bhutan, it's a nice place to visit :)

However, the weather (while we are there) is not to our liking ha-ha. We would have preferred a much colder weather then.

And I want to thank you for providing us the Oxygen canisters, though we are lucky not to have utilised it at all! Thank you so much for arranging our stay in Bhutan!



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