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It is one thing to toot your own horn, but something else when some speaks for you. Following are unedited testimonials of some of our past clients, many of whom will vouch for us.

TID 763 Snowman Trek (21Sept to 17 Oct, 2014) Hi Anand and Jambay and Ugen, I wanted to comment, belatedly, on the Snowman Trek. I am still processing the whole experience, and truthfully think about Bhutan daily since I left. The trip was stunning, exhausting, gorgeous, and exhilarating. Frankly I was only in decent physical condition, but not expedition condition so the 16 consecutive days took it's toll. It's tough to get in shape for multiple days without spending multiple days getting in shape. Would I do it again? Absolutely. What I would do differently is eat more ( I lost 5 kg in the 16 days, but actually was a bit of a 'little piggy' before so the change is welcome), and plan some 2-3 day hikes before the trip. The trip was a great combination of cultural visits, site seeing, and of course the phenomenal trek. I chose the trek after reading 'Blossom Rain' by Kevin Grange, in 2011, and deliberated a few years as to whether I could afford to take off 4-5 weeks from work, and who would look after my patients while I was away. Once the decision was made, I chose 2014 to celebrate my 60th birthday, A person who had been to Bhutan suggested I invite someone to 'have my back' so my daughter Elliot agreed to come along. Other books which gave insight about Bhutan were ’Married to Bhutan' by Linda Leaming, and 'Circle of Karma' by Kunzang Choden. I chose Wind Horse mostly because the dates were ideal weather wise, and fairly close to my birthday. So glad I did. Pema was a superb guide, he shared cultural, religious, botanical, and personal information and was always ready to answer questions and help out. The cook and assistants did a good job, Namgay in particular. And the pony men were fun and helpful too. The accommodations, driving and air travel logistics had been thoughtfully organized, down even to selecting special rooms for us at Yangkhil Resort. Reaching out to us personally by phone along and after our trek was so thoughtful. Thank you also for the complementary Wind HOrse photo book about Bhutan. Thank you for such a memorable experience. The only thing I would like to do differently is to spend some time in conversation w the people living in the Lhasa district, perhaps invite them for a chat over a meal. Another thought is if there was a 1 night home stay option while trekking. So now I'm trying to decide if I should get in shape to compete in the Tour of the Dragon mountain bike race. Actually, I'd prefer to be trekking in the high hills away from distraction. Thank you again.
Posted on Dec. 22, 14
Shanny B
Danville Bouleverd, Alamco CA, USA
TID 8682 Darjeeling, Sikkim and Bhutan Tour - Dear Anand, We arrived 3 hours ago in Vienna, because after finishing your tour we travelled 13 days across West Bengal. Your guides and drivers were very professional. We can recommend these gentlemen for further tours. That we had problems with hiking and didn't see all major monuments is not their mistake. Nevertheless we are satisfied. Our rooms in the hotels in Pelling, Yokson and Thimphu were top, the rooms in Phuentsholing and Kalimpong were OK, the room in Paro had a little problem and from the Elgin in Darjeeling we are very disappointed. The hotel in Gangtok was very basic and not the standard for "western" tourists. In course of January 2015 you can read my statements at tripadvisor. kind regards
Posted on Dec. 22, 14
Gerhard H
Auerspergstrasse, Austria
TID 8575 India, Bhutan & Nepal Trip (Nepal Portion) Dear Rashmila Shingkhawal,I wanted to let you know how much we were awed by Nepal, and how much we appreciated all the arrangements that were made for us to make sure that we had a wonderful time and saw and did as much as we could during our stay Our plane had been delayed getting in by the typhoon that struck the east coast of India during our trip, but an amazing job was done in rearranging activities and accommodations, and we thank you for this. I decided to call our guides "companions", because that's actually what they became for us. In Nepal, my friend Dhiren Rai shared so many stories about the temples and artwork, and he made these stories enthralling. I couldn't wait to hear another one. From day one, he just was fun and comfortable to be with, and we feel we learned a lot about your country from him. He really made our trip fun, informative, even exciting, and it was great meeting him. Even just a glimpse of the Himalayas would have been priceless, and we saw so much more. We will come back. As I told Mr Gupta in India, my husband and I will be talking about our wonderful trip on Trip Advisor and some of the other travel sites. We think Wind Horse is a wonderful company. Thank you for everything.
Posted on Dec. 22, 14
Kathleen W
USA
TID 8575 India, Bhutan & Nepal Trip (India Portion) However delayed, I wanted to let you know what an amazing time we had on our trip in India with Wind Horse. Everything my husband had on his list of things he wanted to do and see was planned for and it was apparent to us that every representative we encountered from Wind Horse was intent on making sure that we were happy, and having the experience we wanted to have. Your country is amazing. Some of the most beautiful things I've ever seen are there, and I discovered one of the most beautifully impressive acts of kindness there as well (the kitchen at the Golden Temple). It almost brought tears to my eyes. Everything was an eye-opener which we felt lucky to experience. I also have to tell you that the guide we had (I believe his name was Shyam Vijay) turned out to be a wonderful companion. He knew so much to tell us about the temples and places we visited, but he didn't just convey the history and facts: he told us the stories too. That, and his passion, made our time with him, and in India, really wonderful. Thank you for being so readily available at the other end of the phone when we needed you. I hope you will share this with others in the India office who also made our trip so wonderful. My husband and I plan on reviewing our amazing trip through Wind Horse on Trip Advisor and some of the other travel sites. We came home with a great curiosity about the rest of India...hmmm, what the Southern part like? Or the Western part? I guess that means we'll probably be back!!!
Posted on Dec. 22, 14
Kathleen W
USA
TID 8575 India, Bhutan & Nepal Tour( Bhutan Portion) Dear Mr Kinga Dechen and Mr Rinzin Jamtsho, Bhutan is amazing. We were so far removed from our reality while we were there that I couldn't stop being excited for one minute of my stay. I have never been in such a nationally reverent and devout country, and am so grateful that I got to experience it. On top of that, we had the most wonderful guide (Nim Drugyel) who made our trip really interesting and fun. The sites we visited became even more significant because of his knowledge and his obvious passion for the places we visited. And he also told captivating stories related to the sites we saw in a very, very charming way. He showed a great deal of concern for us, was comfortable to be around, was personable, polite and fun. We don't know what we would've done without him. We also had a wonderful driver, Wangdi, who never failed to get to the car door before we did, so that we wouldn't have to open it for ourselves!!! (We're not used to being waited on here at home- it was wonderful!) My husband and I will be going on Trip Advisor and some of the other travel sites to review our wonderful trip. Thank you for all the arrangements that were made to show us the amazing things we found in your country. I believe we'll be back!!!
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Kathleen W
USA
Overall we had a great experience and would definitely recommend Windhorse to future guests. Penjor was amazing. He was very competent and very professional in all situations. He always managed to accomodate our special interests and added several small side trips on the way. We felt in very good hands from the beginning to the end. Baliman was always driving very carefully, bringing us safely to all places. On top of that, he was always very friendly and helpful. The hotels and the food were way above our usual standard. All hotels were nice and clean, and there was always more than enough tasty, but international food. Unfortunately, the resorts were mostly far away from town. Therefore it was very difficult if not impossible to go individually into town. We really enjoyed our short look at this beautiful country. The Bhutanese people are incredebly friendly and always smiling. We did not meet a single unfriendly person. Everything is so peaceful, respectful, and civilised. Of course, also the landscapes are breathtaking. Unfortunately, we very unlucky with the weather and only rarely had a good view. It goes without saying that the festivals were a highlight of the tour. And we were very happy that we did not only see them as plannend in Mongar and Trashigang (which already would have been great) but by chance also in Trongsa and Womrong. Thanks again to Penjor for finding that out! One thing, which Windhorse can probably not change on its own: One feels a bit like in a golden cage. We stay at special tourist hotels, eat at special tourist restaurants and goes to visit tourist sights. There is very little chance for interaction with the local people. Also it seems that these places (especially the hotels and restaurants) do not give an idea of how the people live. One sees alot during the day, but it seems a part of the cultural experience, the every day life of the local people, is missing. We assume that given the current system of tourism in Bhutan, it is difficult (if not impossible) to change that. Yet, maybe if Windhorse has some influence, it could be nice to open the system a little bit for tourists who prefer local hotels and restaurants instead of the very fancy ones we stayed at.
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Mr Christoph Alexander L
Esslingen, Zurich, Switzerland
I recently completed a 17-day Snowman Trek organized and guided by Wind Horse. The Wind Horse staff were outstandingly helpful, informative and friendly. From providing pre-trek instructions to leading us on the trek itself, Wind Horse was great every step of the way. Thank you for organizing such an amazing experience; we had an unforgettable time in your beautiful country! I highly recommend Wind Horse for anyone traveling to Bhutan.
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Ms Alexandra Elliot O
NW Hoyt, Portland Oregon, 97210 USA
Attention Ugen I want to thank you for putting up with my questions and phone calls. They were well worth it for me, as I think that Jon and I had a perfect trip. Our guide and driver,Duba and Sonam were the perfect choice .They couldn’t have been more obliging, sensitive to our wants and needs, and helpful in customizing the trip to our interests. You certainly have a couple of true winners in them. Jon and I both fell in love with Bhutan, the countryside and the people.We feel that this trip gave us a unique opportunity to visit the villages meet the inhabitants , and truly gain a knowledge of the culture. My interests in the art sand crafts, particularly the weaving, and Jon’s in photographing people were more than fulfilled, thanks to Duba and Sonam. My thanks again, best wishes,
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Janet S
Graham Drive, Calgary T3E, Canada
Hello, I want to thank you for a wonderful tour of Bhutan. The guide, Penjor; and the driver, Baliman, were top-notch. I certainly will recommend Wind Horse to my friends; and I hope to use your firm again in a return trip to Bhutan.
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Robert L
Chelsea Circle, Georgia, USA
Dear Ugen and Jambay, Just wanted to let you know that the trip went very well. The itinerary worked fine, although a bit rushed in order to see all the wonders. We can let you know the particulars at another time. Above all we want to say that the guides were excellent and the drivers were especially careful. Our guide throughout Bhutan was extremely knowledgeable, respectful, fun to be with and always concerned with our well being. Lots of great memories.
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Norman & Melanie M
Brooklyn, New York,USA
Hello... We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Bhutan -- except for the condition of the roads, everything was better than anticipated. Our guide Namgey was terrrific, as well as our careful and considerate driver Sonam--they both were exceptional in their jobs, and their patience, humor, and kindness completed the circle of excellence. They were very adaptable to our needs--we wanted to hike more than written in the original itinerary; seeing villages and mountaintops on foot was truly a highlight. A short hiking trip, walking from village to village--staying in simple hotels or comfortable homes--might be something to consider for future guests. We also appreciated your company's suggestions for the few hotel upgrades we had; I do agree that seeing Bhutan in all upgraded hotels would be a mistake, but it was very nice to spend our last few nights in the luxury of the Naksel. Our friends, who went to Bhutan with Wind horse last year, came home with Wind horse's lovely book on Bhutan. How might we be able to receive one? All in all, we had a wonderful experience enjoying the beauty of the people and the country--and would highly recommend Wind horse to our friends.
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Sally & James B
Chico, California,USA
We just returned from our trip from Bhutan and want to report that we had a wonderful experience thanks in large part to our guide Kencho Tshering. Kencho was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Bhutan and Buddhism as it is practiced in Bhutan. Kencho was very attentive to our needs. He was very organized and always on time. Kencho also has a great sense of humor. You are fortunate to have him working for you. Our driver, Bali(sp?), was great also. It is miraculous how he is able to drive on the roads. Than you for organizing this trip for us. We will be happy to recommend Wind horse to anyone wishing to travel to Bhutan.
Posted on Jan. 30, 15
Victor M
Hudson, New York,USA
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