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Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan 10 Days

Paro - Bumthang - Punakha - Thimphu - Takstang Tour.

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Bhutan Grand cultural tour is the best 10 day tour option for Bhutan. Grand Cultural is a step back in time for a glimpse of traditions and customs fast disappearing from the rest of the Himalayan world. The small kingdom of Bhutan is so traditional, so ancient, and so completely- culturally intact that it can seem almost unreal. Here you’ll find an independent people who have not rejected their spiritual heritage for modern ways. They live in a gentle land of winding country roads, forests of juniper, whitewashed farmhouses, and verdant valleys dominated by thriving fortress-monasteries.
In order to cover this extensive itinerary, we take advantage domestic flights between Paro and Bumthang, just started recently.As this domestic flight do not operate daily, we have to adjust the schedule accordingly. Due to weight restrictions rules of Civil Aviation, only between 25-35 passengers may fly at a time and therefore to adjust with the availability, it may be that you travel overland to Bumthang first and fly back to Paro at the end, instead of flying to Bumthang first.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 1: Arrive in Paro
Arrive by flight into Paro.Upon arrival at the airport, clear immigration & Customs. Meet your Bhutanese Guide and driver outside the terminal, and after introduction, transfer to your hotel.
This afternoon or evening as per your arrival time, transfer short distance to Rinphung Dzong, built in early 17th century. Like most dzongs, Rinphung Dzong houses both the monastic body and district government offices, including the local courts. Rinpung Dzong (meaning fortress on a heap of Jewels) is one of the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you’ll see. The massive buttressed walls tower over the town and are visible throughout the valley. Scenes from Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1995 film Little Buddha were filmed here. After visiting the Dzong, walk downhill, across a traditional wooden covered bridge that spans the Paro Chhu River, past Ugyen Pelri Palace and arrive in town area. Stroll around the charming small town of Paro, lined with colorfully painted wooden shop fronts and restaurants. As per available and interests, our guide will plan other visits accordingly. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Paro Valley 
In the morning, we visit Dumtse Lhakhang temple built in 1433 by the iron bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo. It is shaped like a chorten (stupa) with three floors and the murals inside are said to be some of the finest in Bhutan. Then visit National museum of Bhutan, housed in an ancient Watchtower. Visit beautiful 7th century Kichu Lhakhang temple complex, one of the most sacred and revered places in Bhutan.
In the afternoon, head short distance south to Bondey village and then take a short walk to visit a cliff-side temple complex of Dzongdrakha. Then visit local village and farm houses and return to your hotel.

Days 3 & 4: Fly to Jakar, Bumthang
Transfer to the airport in time for your early morning flight to Jakar, Bumthang. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel.
Bumthang is justifiably regarded as the cultural heartland of the kingdom with its many temples, holy sites, languages and traditions. We spend nearly two full days in and around Jakar visiting its monuments and cultural sights. Most places can be covered by drive but some places are easier and more interesting by walk. Among others, visit Kurjey Temple complex, the 7th century Jampay Lhakhang temple, Chakar Temple and Tamshing Monastery. Stop at the Swiss farm to sample local produce of cheese and beers. Visit local home, villages, and we may also have an opportunity to visit a school. We will also visit Kharchu Dratsang monastery, during their active evening debate or communion prayers. Visit Jakar Dzong and walk downhill through village and seeing some hidden shrines. See the giant water turned prayer wheels near Wangducholing Palace and if time permits, we can also visit Membartsho (‘burning lake’), a holy site where Pema Lingpa, one of Bhutan patron saint is said to have discovered religious treasures.Overnights in the hotel.
You can also sample some local buckwheat dishes during your stay in Bumthang.
Alternatively, one full day can be used for excursion Tang Valley and Orgyencholing Manor Museum, which you can decide while you are in Bhutan.

Day 5: Drive to Punakha
From Jakar, start early for a long drive to Punakha (210KM/7hrs). From Jakar, cross Youtongla pass and arrive in Trongsa. Along the way, we stop briefly to see the Yathra weavers in Chumey. In Trongsa, visits Trongsa Dzong, one of the most aesthetic and magnificent works of traditional Bhutanese architecture. It is a rambling collection of buildings trailing down the ridge with succession of beautiful courtyards, overlooking Mangde Chu river. Continue our scenic drive, passing many small villages, waterfalls with spectacular landscape, and cross Black mountains at Pele La pass (3420m). Mt. Jumolhari and adjoining peaks can be seen from here on a clear day. Lunch will be served along the way. After the pass, the road descends, passing through ever-changing vegetation and arrives in warm subtropical valley of Punakha and Wangdue. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6: In Punakha & Wangdue
Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang are administrative centers of their respective district. Located close to each other and being in the same valley, they are often described together. Compared to Thimphu, Paro or valleys of Central Bhutan, Punakha-Wangdue valley is at a lower elevation of about 1250m above-sea-level. Therefore it enjoys subtropical climate with warm summers and pleasant winters. The valley boasts two crops a year, along with growth of oranges, bananas and other subtropical fruits.
Punakha was also the former winter capital of Bhutan, the tradition that is still followed by central monastic body. The head of the clergy of Bhutan with his entourage of monks spend the winter in Punakha Dzong and summer in Thimphu.
Visit Punakha Dzong, located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers. Drive short distance north of Punakha, through idyllic countryside, from where you can hike uphill through rice fields for about 40 minutes to beautiful Khamsum Yuelley Chorten, which stands out on a ridge with great view of Punakha valley. Later visit Wangduephodrang town and if time is available, you can take a short and easy walk to visit Chimi Lhakhang temple. Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to popular saint Drukpa Kuenley, also popularly known as divine madman, famous because of the outrageous nature of his teachings which he administered in the most unexpected ways, often with strong sexual overtones and inclinations. Overnight in hotel.

Day 7: Drive to Thimphu
Our destination today is the Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, about 3.5hrs west across Dochu-La pass (3100m). This spectacular pass is heavily adorned with countless prayer flags and a series 108 chortens. Panoramic views of eastern Himalayan peaks, (most of Bhutan’s snowcapped peaks) along the border with Tibet, can be seen from here. We stop to enjoy the view over cup of tea or coffee at the cafeteria. After lunch at your hotel, begin a familiarization tour of Thimphu visiting Tashicho Dzong, a revamped fortress that is the main seat of Government and central monastic body. Stroll through the town area and down to vegetable market. During weekends (Fri-Sun), the vegetable market is more active. Depending on available time, we may visit or incorporate some of tomorrow’s sights. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 8: In Thimphu
Thimphu being the capital has number of sights to visit and depending on which may be of more interest to you, the Guide will cover them first and visit rest as per available time. The main sightseeing tour of Thimphu valley include visiting Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lakhang, Takin (national animal) Sanctuary, Sangaygang View point, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional Art School (Painting School), Indigenous Hospital, National Library and Handicraft workshops. Later you can visit Textile Museum, Handmade Paper factory, National Smiths, drive up the valley north, towards Dechencholing palace area for general view of the area. In the evening there will be time for stroll on your own. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 9: Paro (Taktsang Hike)
Drive to Paro (1.5hrs) and transfer directly to the trailhead for hike to famous Takstang (tiger’s nest) monastery, a quintessential Bhutan experience. Riding ponies can be arranged for uphill portion of the hike till the view point. The hike uphill to the first view point takes about 1hour and another hour to the monastery itself, but the whole excursion including the stops is expected to take all day. Return to Paro for final stroll around the town. Farwell dinner! Overnight in the hotel.

Day 10: Departure 
Departure transfer to the airport in time for your flight.

  • Trip Price From US$ 2000 | See Details

  • Trip AccommodationBest available standard hotels in Bhutan. Options available for upgrade. See Details

  • Group SizePrivate with any group

  • MealsAll Meals

  • RouteThimphu - Gangtey - Jakar- Punakha / Wangdue - Paro.

  • Trip Type Cultural Sightseeing Tour

  • Trip SeasonsPossible through-out the year. Best from Feb till May & from Sept till Nov.

  • Best MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Prices & Dates

Cost Information

Cost is based on number of participants and travel dates.
Contact us for details.
From $2370 In Peak season.Cost is based on group size, dates of travel and types of accommodation chosen.
Plus: Internal flight $185 Per Person for Paro-Bumthang(estimated)

• Single room supplement $320.

From $ 1930 .If travels are within 1st Dec till 25 Feb and from 1st June till 25 August, following discounted rates apply.
Plus: Internal flight $180 for Paro-Bumthang(estimated)
Single traveller cost includes single supplement

• Single room supplement $290.
Please request cost after deciding on the choice of hotels.

Trip Dates:
Private Journeys for independent travel with your own dates.

Start date End Date Remarks Status  

Included

  • Accommodations
  • All meals, including some high tea/snacks
  • All land transfer and transportation by good quality private vehicle
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • English speaking Guide.
  • Bhutan Visa, Tourist fees and all taxes
  • Travel permits

Not included

  • Flights into and out of Bhutan. (Visit Druk Air website).
  • Internal flight cost from Paro to Bumthang (estimated around $150-250 Per Person) depending on the airline and date of travel. Contact us with dates.
  • Travel/Medical Insurance (Recommended).
  • All personal expenses including optional tips/gratuities to the local staffs, drinks, beverages, laundry and other personal expenses.

Accommodations


Hotels in Thimphu

Hotels in Paro

Hotels in Punakha

Hotels in Jakar

Trip Guide/Leader


  • Yonten Phuntsho

    Yonten Phuntsho

  • Penjor Lhendup

    Penjor Lhendup

  • Yeshi Penjor

    Yeshi Penjor

  • Pema Namgay

    Pema Namgay

Reviews / Testimonials

  • Marisa
    Milan, Italy
    Aug 2018
    Fantastic Bhutan Tour – august 6-16 2017 ( Fantastic Bhutan Tour – august 6-16 2017)
    5 " Marisa " Hi Yonten and Sonam; happy to get in touch with you again. We came back to Italy few weeks ago, after a fantastic time and custom trip in Bhutan. The travel was great, the accommodations really nice,the food excellent. We have to make a special mention of our guide, Sonam: he

    Fantastic Bhutan Tour – august 6-16 2017 Hi Yonten and Sonam; happy to get in touch with you again. We came back to Italy few weeks ago, after

  • Nilza Tizuko
    Sao Paulo
    Jan 1970
    Grand Cultural Tour for Nilza ( Grand Cultural Tour for Nilza)
    5 " Nilza Tizuko " Visiting Bhutan was the trip of a lifetime. I loved the Bhutanese people, always kind and smiling, the atmosphere at the temples and monasteries, the architecture, the artwork (paintings, sculptures, carving, etc), nature (mountains and valleys, rhododendrum starting to bloom !!), .... I am not used to travel with an organized tour,

    Grand Cultural Tour for Nilza Visiting Bhutan was the trip of a lifetime. I loved the Bhutanese people, always kind and smiling, the atmosphere at the

  • Julia Lopez
    Brazil
    Feb 2018
    Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan for Julia ( Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan for Julia)
    5 " Julia Lopez " Dear Ugen, Jambay and the whole Windhorse Team, This is a quick note to thank you all for the support and wonderful vacation we had in Bhutan. We had very high expectations, and the trip was even better than we ever thought it could be. It usually goes by unnoticed when absolutely

    Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan for Julia Dear Ugen, Jambay and the whole Windhorse Team, This is a quick note to thank you all for the support and

  • Peter
    UK
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan Tour for Peter and Sue ( Bhutan Tour for Peter and Sue)
    5 " Peter " Dear Kinga, We do hope that you had a successful trip to the UK in October. Sue and I were very pleased to meet you in Thimphu before you went. Windhorse certainly deserves to be in the top rank of travel agents for our type of holiday. Our trip to Bhutan

    Bhutan Tour for Peter and Sue Dear Kinga, We do hope that you had a successful trip to the UK in October. Sue and I were very

  • Cheryl Stockton
    New York, USA
    Jan 1970
    Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan For Cheryl and Wil ( Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan For Cheryl and Wil)
    4 " Cheryl Stockton " Dear Anand, Sorry for our delay. Life has been very busy since we returned. We loved our trip. Bhutan is beautiful, the people, our guide and drivers were very kind and thoughtful. We also had quite an adventure since the monsoon decided to stay longer than anticipated, which has made for a

    Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan For Cheryl and Wil Dear Anand, Sorry for our delay. Life has been very busy since we returned. We loved our trip. Bhutan is beautiful, the

  • Antoine Willem van Agtmael
    Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Jan 1970
    Cultural Tour ( Cultural Tour)
    5 " Antoine Willem van Agtmael " Dear Jambay, We enjoyed our dinner with you and I am sure that I speak in behalf of my travel companions when I say that we came away not only with a great impression of Bhutan but also of Windhorse. The book you gave us on Bhutan is quite well done

    Cultural Tour Dear Jambay, We enjoyed our dinner with you and I am sure that I speak in behalf of my travel companions

  • Nicholas John Pisaris
    Miami, Florida, USA.
    Oct 2018
    Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan. ( Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan.)
    5 " Nicholas John Pisaris " Bhutan is a fascinating country and visiting it was easily one of the most memorable trips I have ever taken. The planning on the part of Wind Horse (superlative), guides (most knowledgeable) and drivers (the best and safest) made our visit ideal. Only the drive on the East-West highway with

    Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan. Bhutan is a fascinating country and visiting it was easily one of the most memorable trips I have ever taken.

  • David Mark
    USA
    Sep 2018
    Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan ( Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan)
    5 " David Mark " Dear Anand Apologies for not replying sooner. Thank you for setting everything up. We were very happy with the whole experience of our Bhutan trip. We always felt we were in good hands and enjoyed the company of both Soman and our driver, Chimi. The way the schedule was arranged worked well

    Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan Dear Anand Apologies for not replying sooner. Thank you for setting everything up. We were very happy with the whole experience of

  • Trudy A
    Ohio, USA
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan Festival Tour ( Bhutan Festival Tour)
    5 " Trudy A " Grand Cultural Tour with festival  Dear Anand, Thank you so much for the photos!  I love them!!  Jambay is obviously a great photographer.  Our trip was wonderful.  It exceeded our expectations.  We are in love with the country and the people of Bhutan.  Everything went very smoothly.  Our guides and drivers were

    Bhutan Festival Tour Grand Cultural Tour with festival  Dear Anand, Thank you so much for the photos!  I love them!!  Jambay is obviously a great

  • William McComas
    Arkansas, USA
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan Tour and Nepal Trek ( Bhutan Tour and Nepal Trek)
    5 " William McComas " Bhutan Tour and Nepal Trek (Spring 2016) Ugen and Jambey, Michel and I want to thank you for the amazing job your team did in organizing our recent tour to Nepal and Bhutan.  Every detail was perfectly arranged and exceeded our expectations.  Our guides in Bhutan and Nepal were very knowledgeable and

    Bhutan Tour and Nepal Trek Bhutan Tour and Nepal Trek (Spring 2016) Ugen and Jambey, Michel and I want to thank you for the amazing job your

  • Martin H
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Jan 1970
    Highly Flexible Bhutan Tour for Martin ( Highly Flexible Bhutan Tour for Martin)
    5 " Martin H " Flexible Bhutan Tour This trip was honestly so much more amazing in real life, and far exceeded my original (high)expectations. Thanks to everyone in the office at Windhorse who were always efficient and helpful in answering questions over e-mail, and willing to be flexible and build the itinerary round what I wanted to achieve -

    Highly Flexible Bhutan Tour for Martin Flexible Bhutan Tour This trip was honestly so much more amazing in real life, and far exceeded my original (high)expectations. Thanks

  • Theresa B
    Duvall, Washington, USA.
    Jan 1970
    Grand Cultural Tour ( Grand Cultural Tour)
    5 " Theresa B " Grand Cultural Tour ( Penjor Lhendup) guide Hello Anand, Thank you for your interest in hearing about the experiences we enjoyed and our suggestions on what would have made our trip to Bhutan  more memorable. We enjoyed our trip very much and found the Bhutanese people and culture to be fascinating and wonderful.

    Grand Cultural Tour Grand Cultural Tour ( Penjor Lhendup) guide Hello Anand, Thank you for your interest in hearing about the experiences we enjoyed and

  • Anna A
    London, England.
    Oct 2018
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    5 " Anna A " Dear Anand and Jambay, Sorry it took me some time to get back to you with feedback - the end of the year is always extremely busy at work. Sorry also that I was not able to meet Jambay when he was in London - I was away the Friday Jambay suggested

    Trip to Bhutan Dear Anand and Jambay, Sorry it took me some time to get back to you with feedback - the end of

  • Samuel C O
    Ross, California, United States of America
    Jun 2018
    The hikes and the temples for me were the greatest parts by far. ( The hikes and the temples for me were the greatest parts by far.)
    5 " Samuel C O " TID -8775, June 7 - 17, 2015. Guide - Penjore Lhendup Sorry for the long delay, I have just returned home from my second trip and leave tomorrow for my next adventure! The hikes and the temples for me were the greatest parts by far. I was loving every second of those

    The hikes and the temples for me were the greatest parts by far. TID -8775, June 7 - 17, 2015. Guide - Penjore Lhendup Sorry for the long delay, I have just returned home

  • Don N
    USA
    May 2018
    I had a simply stunningly wonderful horse trek – there is little I can say that is better than that. ( I had a simply stunningly wonderful horse trek – there is little I can say that is better than that.)
    5 " Don N " Tashi Delek Ugen, I write from Kathmandu - just returned yesterday and I leave for USA tonight. I had a simply stunningly wonderful horse trek - there is little I can say that is better than that. I also had a very nice meeting with Rinzin and the other staff at

    I had a simply stunningly wonderful horse trek – there is little I can say that is better than that. Tashi Delek Ugen, I write from Kathmandu - just returned yesterday and I leave for USA tonight. I had a simply

  • Flora & Norman S
    Sacramento, California, USA
    Jan 1970
    Our trip to Bhutan was FABULOUS ( Our trip to Bhutan was FABULOUS)
    5 " Flora & Norman S " Dear Anand - Our trip to Bhutan was FABULOUS. We can't stop talking about it with all of our family and friends.  Bhutan is a magical country. All of our living arrangements were marvellous (especially in Thimbu). We absolutely LOVED our guide, Penjor and our driver, Arum.  We have traveled extensively

    Our trip to Bhutan was FABULOUS Dear Anand - Our trip to Bhutan was FABULOUS. We can't stop talking about it with all of our family

  • Charles H. L
    Park Row, New York, USA
    Jan 1970
    Huge appreciation towards Wind Horse and your staff. ( Huge appreciation towards Wind Horse and your staff.)
    5 " Charles H. L " - TID-8675, March 24 to April3, 2015. Guide Sonam Loday Jambay - Several weeks have passed since the group I participated with in Bhutan, said goodbye to that Beautiful country and that team of Guide and Driver Wind Horse provided. I write this day, to satisfy my own need to express the huge appreciation

    Huge appreciation towards Wind Horse and your staff. - TID-8675, March 24 to April3, 2015. Guide Sonam Loday Jambay - Several weeks have passed since the group I participated with in

  • Mr Marco & Mrs Silva
    Arrigoni 4,Locatello,Italy
    Jan 1970
    The hotels were above expectation almost in all cases, and food was equally very good. ( The hotels were above expectation almost in all cases, and food was equally very good.)
    5 " Mr Marco & Mrs Silva " TID - 8572 from 28 Sept to Oct 7 Dear WH team, Warm greetings! A few months after returning to Italy from our honeymoon, we finally find some time to give you our impressions about the trip. During the planning phase everything went smoothly, and the regular exchanges with Jambay and Ugen made us

    The hotels were above expectation almost in all cases, and food was equally very good. TID - 8572 from 28 Sept to Oct 7 Dear WH team, Warm greetings! A few months after returning to Italy from our

  • Norman & Melanie M
    Brooklyn, New York,USA
    Jan 1970
    The guides were excellent and the drivers were especially careful ( The guides were excellent and the drivers were especially careful)
    5 " Norman & Melanie M " TID - 8564 (Oct 23 - Nov 14, 2014) 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

    The guides were excellent and the drivers were especially careful TID - 8564 (Oct 23 - Nov 14, 2014) Dear Ugen and Jambay, Just wanted to let you know that the

  • Sally & James B
    Chico, California,USA
    Jan 1970
    Seeing villages and mountaintops on foot was truly a highlight. ( Seeing villages and mountaintops on foot was truly a highlight.)
    5 " Sally & James B " TID -8594 (Oct 23 - Nov14, 2014) 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,

    Seeing villages and mountaintops on foot was truly a highlight. TID -8594 (Oct 23 - Nov14, 2014) Hello... We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Bhutan -- except for the condition of

  • Joan & Conrad G
    Kanata,Ontario, Canada.
    Jan 1970
    Tashi could switch to an equally excellent experience when circumstances required a change ( Tashi could switch to an equally excellent experience when circumstances required a change)
    5 " Joan & Conrad G " TID 756: Grand Gultural tour for Gregoire & Party Oct. 27 - 05, 2014 Dear Ugen and Jambay, I wanted to write to let you know how our experience with Windhorse in Bhutan (October 27 to November 5) went. First of all, thank you for setting us up with your "A" team.

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  • Susan G.A
    Richmond Road, Ottawa Ontario, Canada
    Jan 1970
    He was completely profession at all times, with a delightful sense of humor at moments ( He was completely profession at all times, with a delightful sense of humor at moments)
    5 " Susan G.A " Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan- 27th October 2014- 5th November 2014. TID 756 Greetings: Please forward this to the President of Windhorse Tours. Re: Outstanding and superior tour guide Tashi Gyeltshen Please be aware that Tashi Gyeltshen of Paro, Bhutan, provided outstanding and superior services as tour guide for a Wind

    He was completely profession at all times, with a delightful sense of humor at moments Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan- 27th October 2014- 5th November 2014. TID 756 Greetings: Please forward this to the President of

  • Alexander G
    Encino, California, USA
    Jan 1970
    You did a phenomenal job organizing the whole trip and everything ran incredibly smoothly. ( You did a phenomenal job organizing the whole trip and everything ran incredibly smoothly.)
    5 " Alexander G " Grand Culture Tour with Extension Druk Path for Jordan x 3 TID: 8569 Jul. 31, 14 - Aug. 09, 14 Dear Anand, The trip with Windhorse was excellent. You did a phenomenal job organizing the whole trip and everything ran incredibly smoothly. Namgay was an excellent guide, always courteous, polite and informative. I would

    You did a phenomenal job organizing the whole trip and everything ran incredibly smoothly. Grand Culture Tour with Extension Druk Path for Jordan x 3 TID: 8569 Jul. 31, 14 - Aug. 09, 14 Dear Anand, The

  • Amy L.J & Roger T.B
    Woodman Way, Newburyport Massachusetts, USA
    Jun 2018
    We had a lovely trip and hope to return to Bhutan at some point in the future. ( We had a lovely trip and hope to return to Bhutan at some point in the future.)
    5 " Amy L.J & Roger T.B " TID 775 Grand Cultural Tour with Bumthang Owl Trek ( June 06-18,2014) Hello Jambay, Sorry for this tardy email. We've been busy catching up after our trip. We'd like to start by saying our visit to Bhutan was a wonderful experience. The countryside and the people were lovely and Windhorse, Yeshi and Tshering

    We had a lovely trip and hope to return to Bhutan at some point in the future. TID 775 Grand Cultural Tour with Bumthang Owl Trek ( June 06-18,2014) Hello Jambay, Sorry for this tardy email. We've been busy

  • Alyssa liang
    Cameo court, Hongkong
    May 2018
    We were very happy with the service and the arrangement of the tour ( We were very happy with the service and the arrangement of the tour)
    5 " Alyssa liang " Bhutan tour for Alyssa & her friend TID: 8544 Hi, Anand. Thank you for the following-up email.My sister and I had a great time in Bhutan thank to Windhorse Travel and its tour guide Sonam and driver Sonam. We were very happy with the service and the arrangement of the tour.

    We were very happy with the service and the arrangement of the tour Bhutan tour for Alyssa & her friend TID: 8544 Hi, Anand. Thank you for the following-up email.My sister and I had

  • Richard V & Family & Mark & Family
    New York, USA
    Jan 1970
    He was warm, caring, and attentive to our needs, extremely knowledgeable and his spirituality made Bhutan come alive for us ( He was warm, caring, and attentive to our needs, extremely knowledgeable and his spirituality made Bhutan come alive for us)
    5 " Richard V & Family & Mark & Family " TID 691 (March 26-April 06,2014 Dear Ugen and Jambay - I am writing to thank you for the fantastic tour we just completed and especially to let you know what a superb guide Sonam is. He was warm, caring, and attentive to our needs, extremely knowledgeable and his spirituality made Bhutan come

    He was warm, caring, and attentive to our needs, extremely knowledgeable and his spirituality made Bhutan come alive for us TID 691 (March 26-April 06,2014 Dear Ugen and Jambay - I am writing to thank you for the fantastic tour we just

  • Micheal D L
    Princeton, New Jersey,USA
    Jan 1970
    The country and culture and people were every bit as welcoming and fascinating and beautiful. ( The country and culture and people were every bit as welcoming and fascinating and beautiful.)
    5 " Micheal D L " Grand Cultural Tour for Lemonick TID: 786 (March 16 - 26,2014) The trip was amazing--ideal in every way. We're planning to post very positive reviews everywhere we can think of, but I wanted to locate the paper where I wrote down Namgay and Chimi's names so I can mention them personally.

    The country and culture and people were every bit as welcoming and fascinating and beautiful. Grand Cultural Tour for Lemonick TID: 786 (March 16 - 26,2014) The trip was amazing--ideal in every way. We're planning to

  • Karen K
    Tanjung Tokong, Penang, Malaysia
    Feb 2014
    This was an amazing experience that Dan and I will always treasure. ( This was an amazing experience that Dan and I will always treasure.)
    5 " Karen K " Dan and I enjoyed our time in Bhutan. It is a beautiful and unique country. Sonam was a wonderful guide who introduced us to the stories of Guru Rinpoche (the Second Buddha), Pema Lingpa (the treasure finder), Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgal (the founder of Bhutan), the five kings of Bhutan, subduing

    This was an amazing experience that Dan and I will always treasure. Dan and I enjoyed our time in Bhutan. It is a beautiful and unique country. Sonam was a wonderful guide

  • Merra Young
    Minneapolis, MN USA
    Dec 2018
    They ‘go the extra mile’ offerring their excellent skills and experience with guiding tours ( They ‘go the extra mile’ offerring their excellent skills and experience with guiding tours)
    5 " Merra Young " TID - 687, Dec 09-20,2013 Grand Cultural Tour We are so grateful and inspirted by our trip to the amazing country of Bhutan.. Our Windhorse guide, Jambay was so knowledgeable, and took extra good care of us all. Chimmey such a kind presence and capable driver , we felt so safe

    They ‘go the extra mile’ offerring their excellent skills and experience with guiding tours TID - 687, Dec 09-20,2013 Grand Cultural Tour We are so grateful and inspirted by our trip to the amazing country

  • Dan T
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Jan 1970
    What a marvelous trip! ( What a marvelous trip!)
    5 " Dan T " TID 687 Grand Cultural Tour (Dec 09th to Dec 20th) 2013 Well, Patrice and I have been back from Bhutan for about 10 days now. What a marvelous trip! Chimi and Jambay provided extraordinary service, flexibility, and good humor in accommodating our little group's challenges. Chimi's ready smile was always a pleasure

    What a marvelous trip! TID 687 Grand Cultural Tour (Dec 09th to Dec 20th) 2013 Well, Patrice and I have been back from Bhutan for

  • Judy & Kevin W
    San Diego, California, USA
    Jan 1970
    We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver. ( We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver.)
    5 " Judy & Kevin W " TID 707 Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan (14.10.13 - 23.10.13) Hello! Well we're finally back into our routines and feel like we're in the right time zone! We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver. Each of them went

    We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver. TID 707 Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan (14.10.13 - 23.10.13) Hello! Well we're finally back into our routines and feel like

  • Ewa & Adam S.
    Edmonton, Canada
    Jan 1970
    Overall, it was an excellent trip, which left us with unforgettable memories and a longing to do it again. ( Overall, it was an excellent trip, which left us with unforgettable memories and a longing to do it again.)
    5 " Ewa & Adam S. " TID 676 Mr.& Mrs Szymanski Grand Cultural Tour Bhutan ( 3.10.13 - 12.10.13) I just returned from a trip to Bhutan. I was planning it for almost a year in advance, reading travel books, travelers’ reviews, and checking internet pages of many tour companies. After a thoughtful consideration I picked the

    Overall, it was an excellent trip, which left us with unforgettable memories and a longing to do it again. TID 676 Mr.& Mrs Szymanski Grand Cultural Tour Bhutan ( 3.10.13 - 12.10.13) I just returned from a trip to Bhutan.

  • John S
    Lincoln road, Singapore
    Oct 2018
    I particular we found the guiding services of Namgay and the driving service of Rinzin of very high quality. ( I particular we found the guiding services of Namgay and the driving service of Rinzin of very high quality.)
    5 " John S " TID 700 John Stirk family Grand Cultural Tour (10.10.13- 19.10.13) We enjoyed our trip very much. I particular we found the guiding services of Namgay and the driving service of Rinzin of very high quality. Namgay was a very knowledgeable guide who made huge efforts to ensure that we had the

    I particular we found the guiding services of Namgay and the driving service of Rinzin of very high quality. TID 700 John Stirk family Grand Cultural Tour (10.10.13- 19.10.13) We enjoyed our trip very much. I particular we found the

  • Lampris C
    Ioannina,Greece
    Jan 1970
    Your country is very beautiful, with great landscapes and nice monuments. People are very friendly, everywhere we felt safe and warm ( Your country is very beautiful, with great landscapes and nice monuments. People are very friendly, everywhere we felt safe and warm)
    5 " Lampris C " TID 689 Bhutan Tour for Christos and friends (6.10.13-15.10.13). The trip over all was very nice. Your country is very beautiful, with great landscapes and nice monuments. People are very friendly, everywhere we felt safe and warm. The only problem was the roads, especially the road from Punakha to Bumthang. This

    Your country is very beautiful, with great landscapes and nice monuments. People are very friendly, everywhere we felt safe and warm TID 689 Bhutan Tour for Christos and friends (6.10.13-15.10.13). The trip over all was very nice. Your country is very beautiful,

  • Simon B
    Israel
    Sep 2018
    It was a legendary journey ( It was a legendary journey)
    5 " Simon B " TID 671 Culture Scapes Bhutan Tour from Sept 10 to 22 Sept 2013 11 Days of Journey in Bhutan were organized and carried out by travel company WINDHORSE. They knew how to match our preferences and special requests. It was a legendary journey. The best representatives of this legendary country were

    It was a legendary journey TID 671 Culture Scapes Bhutan Tour from Sept 10 to 22 Sept 2013 11 Days of Journey in Bhutan were organized

  • Wendy A. B
    637 Valley Drive,Vista,USA
    Jan 1970
    From beginning to end our trip was well-organized, comfortable, educational, relaxed, fun, inspiring, filled with joy and laughter and we will always have nothing but incredible memories. ( From beginning to end our trip was well-organized, comfortable, educational, relaxed, fun, inspiring, filled with joy and laughter and we will always have nothing but incredible memories.)
    5 " Wendy A. B " TID 642 Wendy & Family Grand Cultural Tour (June 10th – June 19th, 2013) My family and I just returned from a 10-day cultural trip with Tashi and Dawa. From beginning to end our trip was well-organized, comfortable, educational, relaxed, fun, inspiring, filled with joy and laughter and we will always

    From beginning to end our trip was well-organized, comfortable, educational, relaxed, fun, inspiring, filled with joy and laughter and we will always have nothing but incredible memories. TID 642 Wendy & Family Grand Cultural Tour (June 10th – June 19th, 2013) My family and I just returned from

  • Christian J
    Duluth, MN, USA
    Dec 2018
    I liked knowing I had someone in the US I could call with questions ( I liked knowing I had someone in the US I could call with questions)
    5 " Christian J " TID 607-Grand Cultural Tour of Christian & Wife (Dec. 21-30, 2012) My wife and I had a great time in Bhutan, thank you. I chose your company because talking to Ugen on the phone was very helpful before I made the booking. I liked knowing I had someone in the US

    I liked knowing I had someone in the US I could call with questions TID 607-Grand Cultural Tour of Christian & Wife (Dec. 21-30, 2012) My wife and I had a great time in Bhutan,

  • Chris R
    Working in Kathmandu, Nepal
    Jan 1970
    Thanks for putting together a great itinerary and for doing all the upfront work in getting our visas and plane tickets, etc. ( Thanks for putting together a great itinerary and for doing all the upfront work in getting our visas and plane tickets, etc.)
    5 " Chris R " TID 626 Grand Cultural tour of Chris and Charles (Dec. 28, 2012-Jan 6, 2013) Jambay and Ugen, We had a great trip to Bhutan. Penjor and Baliman were excellent in leading us from Paro to Bumthang and back again. I will definitely add a positive review to trip advisor. I do have

    Thanks for putting together a great itinerary and for doing all the upfront work in getting our visas and plane tickets, etc. TID 626 Grand Cultural tour of Chris and Charles (Dec. 28, 2012-Jan 6, 2013) Jambay and Ugen, We had a great trip

  • Seffi B Joseph
    Israel - Lower Galilee - Sharona
    Jan 1970
    I still can’t find the right words and the proper way to express my deep feelings. ( I still can’t find the right words and the proper way to express my deep feelings.)
    5 " Seffi B Joseph " TID 559: Culture Escapes Bhutan Tour Sep 20 till 01 Oct , 2012. Dear Pelden & Sonam, Only now, after coming back from another trek - in Ethyopia - I find the moment to thank you and your company, again and again, for the imaginary and unforgottable trip around Bhutan last October.

    I still can’t find the right words and the proper way to express my deep feelings. TID 559: Culture Escapes Bhutan Tour Sep 20 till 01 Oct , 2012. Dear Pelden & Sonam, Only now, after coming back

  • Merete D
    Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Nov 2018
    It is a very beautiful country & we enjoyed the walks, especially to Tigers Nest. ( It is a very beautiful country & we enjoyed the walks, especially to Tigers Nest.)
    4 " Merete D " TID 592-Merete & Kristian Bhutan Tour (9-19, Nov. 2012) Hi Ugen and Jambay We had a nice trip to Bhutan. It is a very beautiful country & we enjoyed the walks, especially to Tigers Nest, but thought we spend far too much time in the vehicle. We were happy with our guide and driver

    It is a very beautiful country & we enjoyed the walks, especially to Tigers Nest. TID 592-Merete & Kristian Bhutan Tour (9-19, Nov. 2012) Hi Ugen and Jambay We had a nice trip to Bhutan. It is a

  • Scott. K
    Plymouth, MN, USA
    Jan 1970
    A thank you to your team, our guide and driver for a wonderful time in Bhutan. ( A thank you to your team, our guide and driver for a wonderful time in Bhutan.)
    5 " Scott. K " Grand Cultural tour Bhutan Tour for Mr. & Mrs. Scott (Oct. 25-Nov. 5, 2012)Team Wind Horse, A thank you to your team, our guide and driver for a wonderful time in Bhutan. The hospitality was terrific and we appreciated the hard work of our crew. Thanks again.

    A thank you to your team, our guide and driver for a wonderful time in Bhutan. Grand Cultural tour Bhutan Tour for Mr. & Mrs. Scott (Oct. 25-Nov. 5, 2012)Team Wind Horse, A thank you to your

  • Mark C.
    Limerick, Ireland
    Jan 1970
    Thanks for a great trip we really enjoyed ourselves. ( Thanks for a great trip we really enjoyed ourselves.)
    5 " Mark C. " TID 564 Bhutan Tour with Owl Trek (Sept 21-Oct. 01, 2012) Jambay Thanks for a great trip we really enjoyed ourselves. Pima and Chimmy were both excellent. Thanks

    Thanks for a great trip we really enjoyed ourselves. TID 564 Bhutan Tour with Owl Trek (Sept 21-Oct. 01, 2012) Jambay Thanks for a great trip we really enjoyed ourselves. Pima

  • Eppie V
    Vorden, The Netherlands.
    Jan 1970
    We appreciated very much his professional way of guiding us through your wonderful country ( We appreciated very much his professional way of guiding us through your wonderful country)
    5 " Eppie V " Dear Windhorse team, From 30 September - 20 October we were in Bhutan with the SNP-group. Sonam Loday was our guide and we appreciated very much his professional way of guiding us through your wonderful country. He was very kind, took care of people, was interested in people and willing to

    We appreciated very much his professional way of guiding us through your wonderful country Dear Windhorse team, From 30 September - 20 October we were in Bhutan with the SNP-group. Sonam Loday was our guide

  • Craig and Sharon
    Portland, Ohio, USA
    May 2011
    Thank you for a great tour in Bhutan. Sharon and I had a wonderful experience. ( Thank you for a great tour in Bhutan. Sharon and I had a wonderful experience.)
    5 " Craig and Sharon " Ugen and company, Thank you for a great tour in Bhutan. Sharon and I had a wonderful experience. We so much appreciated your efforts to facilitate the trip at the last minutes and find us an excellent guide and driver. I posted on Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet and was happy to

    Thank you for a great tour in Bhutan. Sharon and I had a wonderful experience. Ugen and company, Thank you for a great tour in Bhutan. Sharon and I had a wonderful experience. We so much

  • Miriam R
    Bay Area, SF, USA
    Nov 2018
    I also hope that Bhutan will continue to succeed in its fine balance of development/modernization and preservation of its culture and heritage. ( I also hope that Bhutan will continue to succeed in its fine balance of development/modernization and preservation of its culture and heritage.)
    5 " Miriam R " Miriam R x 02 : 01-08 November 2010 Hi Ugen, I have now been back for a few days from my wonderful trip to Bhutan and started to settle back in. It is important to me to take a moment to thank you, Wind Horse Tours and your great team for

    I also hope that Bhutan will continue to succeed in its fine balance of development/modernization and preservation of its culture and heritage. Miriam R x 02 : 01-08 November 2010 Hi Ugen, I have now been back for a few days from my

  • Robert Keatley
    Washington, DC
    Nov 2009
    We had the rare privilege of being guided around Bhutan by Kinga Dechen ( We had the rare privilege of being guided around Bhutan by Kinga Dechen)
    5 " Robert Keatley " In late November, 2009, as members of a group of seven visitors on a ten-day tour, we had the rare privilege of being guided around Bhutan by Kinga Dechen. His impressive knowledge of his nation’s history, traditions, religion and social conditions gave us special insights into Bhutan and added enormously

    We had the rare privilege of being guided around Bhutan by Kinga Dechen In late November, 2009, as members of a group of seven visitors on a ten-day tour, we had the rare

  • Jacquie V
    Coupeville, Washington, USA
    Oct 2018
    Sharlene and I are home after our fabulous trip to Bhutan. We loved every minute! ( Sharlene and I are home after our fabulous trip to Bhutan. We loved every minute!)
    5 " Jacquie V " TID 140: Bhutan Tour for Pearson & Vincent Oct 6-21 Hi Ugen; Sharlene and I are home after our fabulous trip to Bhutan. We loved every minute! When we had lunch with Rinzin Jamtsho in Thimphu, gave me an evaluation sheet to complete. I did not get it done, so will try

    Sharlene and I are home after our fabulous trip to Bhutan. We loved every minute! TID 140: Bhutan Tour for Pearson & Vincent Oct 6-21 Hi Ugen; Sharlene and I are home after our fabulous trip

  • Marlene and David Lomas
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Jan 1970
    We talk about Bhutan everyday and only wish we could have seen more of your fantastic country ( We talk about Bhutan everyday and only wish we could have seen more of your fantastic country)
    5 " Marlene and David Lomas " I would just like to thank the entire Windhorse staff, but especially Ugen and Pelden for planning and executing our wonderful visit to Bhutan. It is a daunting task to go anywhere with a group of 19. Our trip went off like clockwork, our accommodations and transport were wonderful, and

    We talk about Bhutan everyday and only wish we could have seen more of your fantastic country I would just like to thank the entire Windhorse staff, but especially Ugen and Pelden for planning and executing our

  • Lara & Nick B,
    Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan is a fascinating and wonderful place—like no other place we have ever been ( Bhutan is a fascinating and wonderful place—like no other place we have ever been)
    5 " Lara & Nick B, " Evaluation Form of Wind Horse Bhutan submitted by email Lara and Nick B ( 13.05.06-25.05.2006 Guide: Mr. Namgay Driver: Mr. Lhakpa 01. Were you provided adequate information about your trip Yes. The information we were provided was adequate and we also supplemented by reading a number of books (fiction and travel guides) before and during

    Bhutan is a fascinating and wonderful place—like no other place we have ever been Evaluation Form of Wind Horse Bhutan submitted by email Lara and Nick B ( 13.05.06-25.05.2006 Guide: Mr. Namgay Driver: Mr. Lhakpa 01. Were you