Etho Metho (Rhododendron in Dzongkha) is one of the oldest and most experienced tour operators in Bhutan. The company was founded in 1990 by Dago, Jochu & Nim who were colleagues in the former government-run Tourism Department. Etho Metho was formally established in 1991 when tourism was privatized. In 2008, Etho Metho became a private limited company with the addition of Sangay, a loyal employee, as the fourth director.
Through their collective experiences in the tourism industry and the goodwill generated from their clients and the local community, they have been able to rise from a very modest beginning to the very top. Currently, they have a total of 55 permanent staff comprising of an efficient office team, experienced guides and drivers, and a professionally trained trekking team. They also have a well maintained fleet of 25 Toyota vehicles.
They combine their passion, experience, and knowledge to offer customized travel from exciting adventures to insightful journeys. They strive to provide value-added services to discerning travelers who come to experience their country. Equipped with a team of dedicated professionals and supported by an excellent infrastructure, they are committed to offering you the very best. They will guide you to all that is special about Bhutan, whether it is gazing at beautiful snowcapped mountains, attending the Kingdom’s colorful festivals or simply the charm and gracious hospitality of the people. Mindful of the fragility of the natural environment, their aim is to “take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but footprints” when introducing their visitors to this small, green Himalayan jewel – Bhutan. Let us help you begin your journey into an enchanted realm.
Their mission is to provide value-added services to the discerning travelers who come to experience their country. Equipped with a team of dedicated professionals and supported by an excellent infrastructure, they are committed to offering you the very best. They will guide you to all that is special about Bhutan, whether it is gazing at beautiful snowcapped mountains, attending the Kingdom’s colorful festivals or simply the charm and gracious hospitality of the people.
They cultural tours introduce visitors to unique aspects of Mahayana Buddhist culture, including various religious festivals and pilgrimage sites. Whichever tour you select, you will enjoy fascinating excursions to villages, temples and scenic spots for a closer look at a culture and a land which remains the most unspoiled and beautiful example of the traditional Himalayan way of life in existence today.
The scope for trekking in Bhutan is immense – from short walks to arduous treks. The very moment you step off the road to start your trek you will be totally de-linked from the stressful sights and sounds of urban life. Instead, you will enjoy views of snowcapped peaks, dense forested hillsides and river valleys, and the sounds of birds and gushing streams.
Special Intrest Tours
1. Bird Watching
2. Alpine Flowers / Botanical Tours
3. Handicrafts & Textile
4. Fly Fishing
5. Kayaking & Rafting
6. Mountain Biking
7. Shamanism /Animist Tours / Eco Tours
8. Buddhist Teachings & Meditation (Introductory & Refresher)
Etho Metho can tailor make programs to meet individual needs and preferences.
When you travel with Etho Metho, you can be sure that your accommodation in lodges, guest houses, smaller hotels and tented camps will be up to the best available. All accommodations used by Etho Metho are certified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
They have a well maintained and an up to date fleet of 20 Toyota vehicles, comprising of coaches seating 18-20 people and smaller vans seating 2 to 5 people. Their drivers are competent professionals with over 10 years of driving experience on the small winding roads of Bhutan.
All their tours are escorted by well trained and knowledgeable local guides fluent in English. They will try their best to provide Japanese, German and French speaking guides. All their guides are certified and licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan.
Etho Metho’s professionally trained and experienced catering team will accompany you on the treks. All members of their catering team are certified and licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. When travelling with Etho Metho, you can be confident that they are totally focused on making your Bhutan experience a culturally rich and spiritually rewarding odyssey.