Kuzuzangpo is a Bhutanese greeting that means “Good Health”. My name is Karma and I am the founder of Bhutan Acorn Tours & Travel. I am a passionate, ardent traveler, curious about people, food and cultures, traditions, landscapes, nature and unique experiences we all get from our journeys.
My own journey took a long time. I was born and raised in a small far-flung and idyllic village in Eastern Bhutan. Without TV or telephone, life was slow but woven in the tapestry of tradition, religion and community that respects all cultures and thrived in complete harmony with nature. I spent my primary school days herding cattle, doing family chores and helping on the farms surrounded by pristine environment and majestic Himalayan mountains.
After completing my engineering education, I worked for the Royal Government of Bhutan as a systems manager for almost 15 years and then move on to live in 4 countries (Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Bangkok in Thailand, New York in USA and Beirut in Lebanon) between 2002 to 2016.
Having lived in different countries of completely different cultures and have had opportunities to interact with people from all walks of life and background, it gave me a great opportunity to appreciate my own cultural heritage and value the age-old traditions I was brought up in. That is why I started my own travel company specializing in responsible and sustainable tours offering exclusive and guaranteed authentic experiences ensuring minimal impact on the environment and local communities while bringing economic benefit to the local people.
Bhutan has some of the best trekking routes in the world taking you through pristine untouched forests home to some of the endangered species of flora and fauna, snow-capped mountains and scenic valleys, meet highlanders herding yaks and experience their semi-nomadic lifestyles. We bring you close to nature and local people!
When on cultural tours, some of my favourite activities that I include in each of my tour programs are letting my guests immerse in our culture through experiential learning, visiting a family home and savouring home-cooked local cuisine, participating in farming and communal events that are essential for thriving community vitality. Of course, a trip to Bhutan is not complete without indulging in gentle walking and hiking through nature enjoying the pristine environment that Bhutan has fiercely protected over centuries. I am fortunate to have skilled, informed and passionate group of guides working with me.
Come visit Bhutan with us for an adventure of a lifetime! We would be delighted to be a part of your once-in-a-lifetime journey.