My group (4 adults, 3 kids aged 11, 10 and 8) have just returned from what can only be described as a magical 9 days with Bhutan Pelyab. After researching and communicating with several Bhutan tour agencies, I chose Pelyab based on the promptness of reply by Ugyen Wangdi (agency owner), his quick understanding of our needs, and above all his genuinely warm demeanor.
We were able to fully customize our itinerary, which was focused on day hikes and cultural activities, as well as adventurous, high-quality dining. Our accommodations, selected by Ugyen, were also excellent and generous.
Although we had set a basic framework to our itinerary in the planning process, our guide, Tenzin, and our driver, Dorji, allowed us complete freedom to select and change the activities and pace that we required, on the fly, which is essential for a group including kids. We were initially concerned about our kids' ability to do the hiking, but the trails that Tenzin chose were not only completely doable and enjoyable for our kids, but strenuous and stunning enough to satisfy the adults. Tenzin led us on some of his own favorite hikes, and his knowledge of the area was superb.
I can't stress this enough.. Tenzin, Ugyen and Dorji literally stopped at nothing to satisfy our every request. They made sure we were able to visit the most important sites, hike the most stunning trails and eat the most delicious food on offer. We never felt rushed, or "templed out", or pressured to do our buy anything.
If you are contemplating a trip to Bhutan, you would do well to select Bhutan Pelyab as your tour operator.