Small Group Journeys of Wind Horse Tours & Treks

Paro festival, Mask Dance, 2013
Paro festival, Mask Dance, 2013

There are aspects that are integral to sustenance and pre-design of a company. In the same context, from the outset, Wind Horse envisioned small group journeys. We started with a handful of small group journeys, which in course of time became our signature trip. With time, these group journeys grew in stature and popularity. In the process, it helped us to draw inspirations to spread our wings. We have as much as 10 small group journeys designed to meet the interests and needs of the guests from all walks of life.
Our main objective is to align these group journeys with the festivals and take into consideration the natural factors like weather and to ensure the best time to visit.
Mostly, without exception, the festival dates are based on Buddhist lunar calendar, which have a massive propensity to change. The date hardly stays the same with the previous year. Which actually don’t help our cause to our liking? It’s hardly a stroll in the park to pre-design and prescribed a date and incorporates all these elements to make the group journey see the light of the day every year. This is one reason which makes our tribes to stay away from having a group journey.
One thing that spectacularly stands out or propels us toward it in regards to our small journeys is the amount of camaraderie it helps to generate among the guests from different nationality and ethnic backgrounds. These group journeys are the melting pot. We have seen being under the same roof, same bus and together for certain stretch of time helps to develop a mere acquaintance into good friends forever.
Bhutan as a destination is not renowned for being less expensive in tourism fraternity. Which is a reasonable reason to denied traveler to visit the land of Gross National Happiness. With these views in mind we make every possible inclusion of cost effective measures to flourish with as much as less ramification on their purse while in pursuance to their desired goal.
In the similar context, we designed our group journey with maximum strength of 9 to 11 participants. We believe more than that can portray a picture of being overcrowded. It takes two to tango, in our case it’s the minimum number to guarantee the trip. For trek, in some case, it’s even lesser to 6 participants, for instance challenging Snow Man Trek.These group journey can be taken as private tour also but at slightly elevated price.
We have in total 10 small group journeys. And few among them are multi destination small group journey like very popular Three Himalayas Kingdom and Bhutan festival & Sikkim Tour(India).
Furnish below are the name of our small group journey.
1.Drukyul Walking Tour
2. Bhutan Festival Tour
3.Snow Leopard Jhomolari Trek
4. Above the Cloud trek
5. Merak and Sakten Trek
6.Bhutan Traverse from West to East.
7. Dragon Festival
Catering to the different interests, liking and needs of the guests. We have balance proportion of group journey for Cultural Tours as well as for Trekking.
When it comes to organizing a trek and specifically physically demanding Snowman Trek(Lunana), it’s no mean task. We had to forgo for 4 years to organised this trek as the locals of the region, whom we count for their animals to carry trekking gears and other logistic support chooses to collect cordycep, a caterpillar fungus, endemic to higher Himalayas region, supposedly with high traditional medicinal value and fetches high price in local market than supply their animals and other supports.
For these group journeys, there are few seats available till now, ostensibly, one aspect that seems to be unavailable, if not taken care at the earliest is the time. Opportunity as such certainly don’t deserve to let it go begging.
Below are our ongoing group journeys with seat status.
Snow man Trek (Lunana)
Based on numerous inquiries and growing demand, we restarted this trek. There are only few months in a year, these regions stay free from snow. Generally, last week of September till first week of November.
Around September, in these area, it’s invariably a visual treat for one and all, as flowers bloom in technicolor and so are trails paved with wild flowers and carpets and adorns the valleys with its beauty.
Total seat – 6
Filled seats – 4
Available – 2
For comprehensive detail please visit the link below:
http://www.windhorsetours.com/bhutan/snowman_trek_bhutan.php
Three Himalayan Kingdom

Potala Palace for Three Himalayan Kingdom (Tibet)
Potala Palace for Three Himalayan Kingdom (Tibet)

This is one of the most popular multi – destination small groups Journey.This small group journey highlights the best of three Himalayan countries – Bhutan, Nepal & Tibet.
Date- Sept 25 to Oct 08,2014
Total seats – 9
Filled seats – 5
Available seats- 4
For details, please visit the link below.
http://www.windhorsetours.com/destinations/trip.php?country=bhutan&tourid=72
And also link for further read for your info into Three Himalayan Kingdom
https://www.windhorsetours.com/blog/?p=1195
Snow Leopard Trek

Peach orange majestic Mt Jhomolari
Peach orange majestic Mt Jhomolari

One of the few trek that offer astounding view of sacred mountain of Bhutan, Mt Jhomolahari with rich bio diversity of flora and fauna on the roll.
Date – Oct,03 to Oct 19,2014
Total seat – 9
Filled seat- 6
Available – 3
For details Please visit
http://www.windhorsetours.com/destinations/trip.php?country=bhutan&tourid=127
Bhutan Festival Tour (Wangdi Tshechu & Thimphu Tshechhu Festival)

participant of Bhutan festival 2013 and our CEO presenting Wind Horse Cap
participant of Bhutan festival 2013 and our CEO presenting Wind Horse Cap

To see Bhutan dressed in its festival is such an enriching experience. Moreover, these festival especially Thimphu festival is considered as one of the most important and symbolic in Bhutan. Fun, frolic and gaiety fill the ambiance in striking traditional flavour.
Date Oct, 01 to Oct, 09, 2014
Total seat – 9
Filled seat- 3
Available – 6
For details please visit the link below
http://www.windhorsetours.com/destinations/trip.php?country=bhutan&tourid=238
Drukyul Walking Tour

Drukyul Walking Tour, 2013
Drukyul Walking Tour, 2013 with Takshang Monastery at the backdrop.

This is one of the most popular walking tours, which involve fair amount of moderate hiking thus providing greater opportunity to interact with local people, visiting school, farm house etc.
Date – Nov, 01 to Nov 14, 2014
Total seats – 9
Filled seats  – 5
Available – 4
For details, please visit link below
http://www.windhorsetours.com/destinations/trip.php?country=bhutan&tourid=153
Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour (Thimphu & Thangbi Festival)

Darjeeling Toy Train
Darjeeling Toy Train

This tour is the extension of Bhutan festival into the surrounding Himalayan region in India. After savouring festival in Bhutan, it takes its courses through sub-tropical forests and beautiful tea garden in Daurs to Sikkim state and to queen of hill station, Darjeeling in India.
Date – Oct, 03 to Oct,19, 2014
Total seats – 9
Filled seats –  6
Available – 3
For details, please visit link below
http://www.windhorsetours.com/destinations/trip.php?country=bhutan&tourid=126
Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour (Jakar Festival)

108 Chortens at Dochula pass
108 Chortens at Dochula pass

This tour visits another very popular festival in Jakar , Bumthang, cultural heartland of Bhutan in conjunction with unforgettable experiences of Sikkim and Darjeeling in India.
Date –  Oct, 27 to Nov, 12, 2014
Total seats – 9
Filled seats –  7
Available – 2
For details, please visit link below
http://www.windhorsetours.com/destinations/trip.php?country=bhutan&tourid=126
As mentioned, these group journeys are aligned with festival, as it pragmatically adds greater value to the trip. However, after having said that, this is also the time when most of tourists wish to visit Bhutan.Hence, infrastructure like hotels, flights etc fill in faster than I could say Group Journeys. In the same league, our available seats are subject to availability of these factors. In order to avail the seats, its early bird catches the worm basis.

Taktsang Monastery (Paro). The cultural icon and quintessential of Bhutan tour.
Taktsang Monastery (Paro). The cultural icon and quintessential of Bhutan tour.
 Small Group Journeys of Wind Horse Tours & Treks

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  1. Gatise | | Reply

    I want to say thanks for making this great blog and keep going the great job!

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