Difference with Wind Horse
Wind Horse is well established adventure travel outfitter since 1998. We specialise in small group journeys and personalized custom private trips to Bhutan, India, Nepal and Tibet. Guide Books, Bhutan Tourism and several popuar travel organisation recognizes Wind Horse Tours as a leading tour operator for the region. We have offices in each of our focus countries and regions. Our offices are based in in Minneapolis (USA), Thimphu (Bhutan), New Delhi (India) Gangtok (Sikkim, India) and a dedicated customer support office in Phuentsholing, Bhutan, right at the border of India and Bhutan, and convienently close to Nepal and Sikkim as well.
Bhutan Airlines Representative
Wind Horse is appointed the Bhutan Airlines Representative in USA. We are continue to patronise Druk Airlines, the national carrier of Bhutan.
At Wind Horse, we are passionate about off-the-beaten track travel and about giving our travelers the thrill of close encounters with unaffected cultures as well as regions of wilderness and of unblemished natural beauty. These trips are what we ardently call, the "trips of a lifetime".
Small Group and Private
Small Group Journeys are set date trips (Scheduled Trips) designed for Travel with a small group of kindred-spirits travelers, sharing the enjoyment and experience of the destination(s).
You can take any of our Small Group Journeys and create an independent private trip with your own dates or choose from the collection of our Private Journeys.
Join-in Group Private Journeys
Join-in Group is a small group trip, that begins when one or two call to set up a tour for themselves according to their wishes and invite others to join.
Village Tour of Western BhutanBhutan Village tour is our sincere effort to show real Bhutan found in its villages, where time have stood still. ...
Extension tour in NepalGetting there is easy. Knowing where to go with so many choices that can be difficult. We can help. As we get ...
Everest Cultural Trek till Namche BazaarThis is an easy trek, staying in very comfortable trekking hotels that has attached bath with running hot waters, ...
Merak & Sakten TrekThis new trekking route into Merak and Sakteng is a truly incredible cultural journey and nature trek into a region ...
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Our Guest Says
TID 8525(Grand cultural tour with extension)
Firstly, we must note how our journey through Bhutan was made all the more special by our guide, Yonten Phuntsho (and the very able driver, Mr. Sonam). Yonten’s steady hand, patience, experience and broad knowledge allowed us to understand more about Bhutan that we’d hoped for in our tour. He was able to share important insights on local activities, history, current affairs, nature, etc. in ways that were heartfelt, thoughtful, and not “canned” tourist-talk. We all felt very fortunate to have their services during our time in Bhutan. Thank you, again, to him and Mr. Sonam.
Highlights along the way (in order of our itinerary): the Traditional Art School and the Textile Museum, Heritage Museum, the Takin Preserve, Giant Buddha statue (we’d love to see it when completed!), Tango Goemba, Gangtey Gompo, the Phobjikha Valley (though the crane center is closed for renovations), the small newly completed temple in the valley, monks practicing their festival dances with an instructor in the valley, Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Khamsum Yuley Chorten, Paro National Museum, Kyichu Lhakhang, Chele La Pass, Tiger’s Nest hike,
One thing we didn’t understand before arriving in Bhutan was that our guide and driver were, in the main, working from 9-5pm (during our recent visit to Africa, guides were with us from 8am to 8pm, with a break midday due to the heat). So I think one improvement that Windhorse and its guides might offer are some suggestions (in writing and with a local map) for restaurants in Thimpu and Paro. Especially, in Thimpu, where we were staying in the center of town at Druk Hotel. The itinerary says “In the evening free to stroll in Thimpu town” but we really were clueless as to what might be interesting to see at night, and would have liked some “pre-approved” alternatives on eating. We did some internet searching and managed to find a good pizza place, which was a nice break from local cuisine. Our Paro accommodations (Tashi Namgay) were pleasant enough, but far out of town so again, “evening free to stroll in Paro town” was not possible (or not made possible by suggesting a taxi service and/or restaurants in town for a change of venue).
And thank you for rounding up the walking sticks for us… though we didn’t need them all the time, it was so helpful to have them when we DID need them (Tiger’s Nest, etc.). SO much easier than bringing our own, and a special effort on your part that we genuinely appreciated!
With thanks for everyone’s efforts, and best wishes for a prosperous, safe, and healthy 2015!
Nancy Carmichael / Michael Washburn...
Ossining New York