For the last few years I have been bringing groups from Thailand in the Himalayas and working with Blue Dragon Adventure and Travels in Darjeeling, Blue Dragon Adventure has been fulfilling all our needs so far and hope they will continue to do it in future also. This is my Personal recommendation that Blue Dragon Adventure and Travels is the best choice for your trip in the Himalayas such as Darjeeling, /Sikkim, /Nepal, and Bhutan. Whatever Adventure you want they will do it such as cycling/camping/tour/and trekking. I wish Mr Dawa Sherpa, the owner of the company success long lasting partnership.
My wife, Jenny, and I have been fortunate to go on two Blue Dragon tours which include Bhutan, Nepal and India. Their organisation of the tour, knowledge of the area and general sense of fun and exploration have made the tours a highlight of our holidaying. We will be using Blue Dragon Tours again.
My wife and I travelled to Nepal and Bhutan in 2012, and to Nepal, India and Sikkim in 2014 with Blue Dragon Adventure. The knowledge and professionalism of their staff and guides made our travels safe, fun and fascinating. We look forward to our next adventure with Blue Dragon Adventure to Ladakh in 2016!
What an absolutely remarkable and delightful experience. Blue Dragon Adventure guides and porters together with the management made certain we were picked up and delivered to all airports, accommodation was arranged in advance and our safety was always forefront of their planning. This together with the local experience in following religious rituals from the spinning prayer wheels to the chanting of the monks made our trip all the more memorable. We spent an remarkable 5 days travelling through Nepal and the outer suburbs, visiting ancient monuments and religious cultures mixed with side street shopping and a wide variety of food products to experiment with. After shopping for the right equipment it was off to a new adventure, spending three weeks trekking from Lukla along the magnificent mountainous terrains and snow covered tracks of the Himalayan trails, to conquer Everest Base Camp and the Goyko Lake area before returning to Lukla for a very well earned hot shower. Upon our return to Nepal we had planned a trip to an elephant reserve but due to local conditions this was not possible. The staff of Blue Dragon Adventure then came into a dominion of their own, developing alternatives for our consideration and checking daily our needs were met.
I can't recommend Blue Dragon Adventure and Travel, and the owner Dawa enough! I thankfully had met Dawa through a friend a few years back and loved how much fun and how knowledgeable he was, and so promised to return to Darjeeling to do one of his day treks. I have just returned from this day trek, and i must say Dawa and his team went above and beyond! I was concerned about my fitness levels but everything was catered to my pace, they are very safe drivers and i never felt unsafe on the mountain roads. I loved that i got to see beautiful areas i would never get to on my own. The weather was beautiful as was the scenery, but the best part was spending time with Dawa, learning about the area, eating a traditional lunch and laughing the whole way. It was honestly one of the best day I've had in India! Do yourself a favour and book with them, i am already planning my next trip!
Dear Dawa Thank you for leading our recent trek to Sandakphu for my group of uni students. It was a wonderful experience for everyone and I cannot speak highly enough of your skills and care for every single one of us. Everything was expertly organized as well. I’ll be back with more groups soon! Fr David Braithwaite SJ Director of The Cardoner Project +61450601472
5-star vacation with BlueDragon: We two from Chennai decided to explore Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Gangtok. With flights and hotels booked we were searching for a reliable travel agent who could be a single point of contact for the entire duration of 9 days. A casual google search led us to bluedragonadventure.com & Mr. Dawa. Reply to my 1st email made me believe that I am dealing with a very professional guy. Exchanged everything via email and every time Mr Dawa was straightforward and very courteous. D Day -1 : we were promptly given driver and vehicle details without any reminder D Day : A very friendly driver was assigned who helped us with interesting trivia as we traveled to Darjeeling. Upon reaching Darjeeling, we requested a change of vehicle as we were not comfortable & it was immediately accepted. No arguments at all which is rare nowadays. In order to keep us comfortable, Dawa made sure that driver remains the same while we are in Darjeeling and Kalimpong. It was a wise decision indeed. As we moved to Gangtok, we were welcomed by an even more friendly driver or rather I'd say the friendliest of all we've come across. The good thing about going through BlueDragon is voluntarily taking care of the next day itinerary. In our case , they promptly collected our docs for inner line permit for Nathu La. The whole journey was handled very professionally right from Mr. Dawa to the drivers. This is all you need if you are on a vacation. Peace of mind guaranteed with them. I highly recommend their services to one and all. Trust me, you'll not be disappointed and will come back to write a lengthy testimonial like this.
EBC with Scott Doolan Dawa from Blue Dragon Adventure lead team Apexgen to Everest Base Camp. This insisted of Scott Doolan (the now crowned first paraplegic to climb EBC) which dawa went above and beyond for. 2 Cinematographers which dawa used his understanding of the mountains and area to help them set up and frame shots. And myself who couldn't have a better opinion of this incredible person. He led the whole team with extreme professionalism and outstanding service. Would recommend to everybody and anybody. If he can get Scott up there, he can get you up there! Do not underestimate this man. A true hero.
Mount Everest Base Camp with Scoot Doolan Dawa lead our party of 7 to Mount Everest Base Camp. The whole purpose of the trek was to get Scott Doolan, whom is a Australia paraplegic athlete to Everest Base camp, to motivate and inspire others, plus to rise about doubt and overcome advertising. My role being a Cinematographer and Photographer. The trek to EBC was carefully planned and calculated with a number of contingencies in place for whatever reason that may arise. Dawa himself was super friendly and professional and went out of this way to make sure every single member of our party were okay through out the entire the Trek. The knowledge and expertise Dawa and his team is next level. He pretty much answered any question that I had. Dawa even help me out a number of times planning to get shots or giving me a heads up of a vantage point or a feature of the trek ahead. I without hesitation would recommend Blue Dragon Adventure to any one of my friends for anything adventure related.
Everest Base Camp | Scott Doolan Did Everest Base Camp trek with Scott Doolan who is a paraplegic, Dawa and Blue Dragon Adventure. Dawa and the team were awesome! He was professional and extremely fun. Everything was well organised and made the journey that much easier. The Trek was beautiful and a once in a lifetime adventure. Would recommend Blue Dragon Adventure to anyone.
Excellent service and attention! I hired a car with driver for a week trip to Sikkim and Darjeeling. Everything went smoothly and I really enjoyed my trip. I managed to visit many interesting sites and I got to enjoy this unique destination. Also, my driver was very punctual, attentive, and drove safely. I would be happy to hire Blue Dragon Adventure again in the future.
Dawa and his team are the best in the business! I did the Sandakphu trek with an Aussie group in early Feb 2018 and absolutely loved it. The trek itself is so beautiful but it was made so much better by Dawa, Tenzing and the rest of the Blue Dragon team. The knowledge they were able to impart and the fun we all had up on the mountain made the trip very special. I could not recommend this enough and I look forward to coming back and climbing Island Peak with Dawa and others in the next few years.
A Truly Wonderful and Unforgettable Experience ! Blue Dragon Adventure & Travel organised a trek for our group through the Himalayas to Sandakphu in earlier this year, and simply put, it was magnificent ! With Dawa as our guide, who is such an inspiring and formidable man, we were in the best hands. The story of his youth, his accomplishments, and all his plans for the future, were thought-provoking and motivating whilst both braving the Himalayas together; as well as relaxing by the fire at the end of each day. And his expansive knowledge on both India and Nepal, and their culture and history was amazing to encounter. The trek itself offered unrivalled views of the Everest and Kanchenjunga Ranges, which towered above us as we perched above the clouds at 3636 metres. And whilst this was my first trek, the experience just passed already has me planning the next ! And I'll definitely be trekking once again with Dawa and the Blue Dragon team when the time comes ! Thank you again Dawa and your whole team at Blue Dragon - wishing you every success for the future and I look forward to seeing you soon in Australia.
Awesome Trek!! Blue Dragon trekking provided an absolutely amazing trekking experience! Dawa and his knowledgable team of sherpas made the trip so fun and enjoyable. Our group of 12 undertook a 4 days trek on the Singalila trail, Dawa ensured that everyone was made to feel comfortable and catered for everyone’s individual abilities, while giving great insight into trekking, the local area and so much more! The lodges and the food provided was beyond my expectations, with a variety of different food types throughout the trip ranging from noodle soups to momos. All the team were so easy to get along with and created a happy atmosphere! This is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life and is definitely not one to be missed!
Braving the Wilderness My friend and myself on our short trip to Darjeeling went on an impromptu mountain cycling to an eco- village called Chatakpur. It was an adventure of a lifetime from zig zagging our way past people in the busy market of Darj to peddling amidst the wild but beautiful forest of Chatakpur road. The 20+ km distance with steep climbs and rocky terrain was definitely tiresome but it truly was worth every drop of sweat. Many thanks to our guide, Rohan who tirelessly led and guided us with great enthusiasm and energy throughout our expedition. My friend and I will most certainly avail Blue Dragon's service again the next time we're here and also recommend to all our friends and family members. And also to the people reading this review, go for it- you will not regret.
Mountain biking We had an amazing adventure, this turning out to be the highlight of our Darjeeling trip. The route was an extremely testing one. Our guide for the trip Pema Rohan Tamang, a national level cyclist, was the best we could ask for