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Bhutan Dragon Festival Tour - 13 Days Definitive Cultural & Festival Tour of Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world’s little known treasures. Here in the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” quality of life is measured in terms of Gross National Happiness, instead of material success – though Bhutanese live comfortable, serene lives. Until quite recently this tiny country remained in splendid isolation, dedicated to preserving its rich Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. Small number of guests each year visit to discover Bhutan’s natural and cultural wonders.
On this Dragon festival trip, you will attend at least one or multiple colourful festivals, and get insight into Bhutanese culture and tradition, while visiting its unique fortresses, monasteries and ancient temples. On few occasions, your dinners will be hosted by local families. We’ll visit local farms, villages, schools and have an opportunity to meet and learn from locales.
First introduced in 2001, Dragon Festival Tour has be modified slightly each year, to keep up with changing conditions. As the Road Widening Project has somewhat slowed the driving, this year, we have added one extra day to allow good pace of the tour, without feeling that too much time is spent on the road.
Join us on this definitive Cultural immersion Journey, among ancient monasteries and temples, Himalayan peaks and glacial rivers, rare flora and fauna and extraordinary people. We assure you that this will be one of your most memorable trip.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paro, Bhutan

Arrive by flight into serene Paro valley. Upon arrival at Paro airport, meet our Guide and transfer short distance to hotel nearby.
A short familiarization tour around Paro valley including visit the Rinphung Dzong (fortress cum monasteries that are also local District Administrative centers) and stroll around the charming township. Overnight in Paro.

Day 2 & 3: Punakha & Wangdue valley

Along the way, cross Dochula pass with spectacular mountain vista and descend to sub-tropical Punakha-Wangdue valley. We have one and half day to tour the valley.

Day 4: Trongsa

Our journey to central Bhutan begins today. From subtropical valley the road gradually climb up the black mountains (JSW National Park), through ever-changing vegetations and winds up on Pele la pass (3350m), with good view across of Mt. Chomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake and others (on a clear day). Overnight hotel in Trongsa.
Day 5 & 6: Jakar, Bumthang
Bumthang is considered the cultural heartland of Bhutan. It was here that Buddhism was introduced by Padmasambhava in A.D 746, and the area continues to thrive as a spiritual center. The wide valleys with fields of buckwheat, apple orchards, and chalet-like houses, surrounded by pine forested hills, make Bumthang extremely beautiful. Overnights in hotel.

Day 7 & 8: Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley

Retrace drive back, recrossing Yountong-la and Pele-la, stopping in some villages en-route. Gangtey or Phobjikha as this area ss sometimes called,  is a beautiful wide, unspoilt glacial valley.

Overnights in hotel.

Day 9 & 10: Thimphu Valley

Driving to Thimphu and with few stops along the way, takes almost all day.
Next day, we have a full day tour in which we try and cover most of the interesting sights/attractions of the capital.
Established as the permanent capital of Bhutan in the 1950s, Thimpu has gradually grown over the last decade but remains a relatively small town. With no traffic lights, Thimpu boasts an atmosphere that is relaxing and friendly.

Day 11: Thimphu – Paro
We can cover any sights missed in the morning before driving short distance to Paro.
Along the way, visit charming nunnery in Sisinag village. Shenchen nunnery was founded by famous master Dilgo Kyentse and has more than hundred female Buddhist practitioners.
Paro valley is one of the loveliest in Bhutan. The willow trees and apple orchards line many of the roads. Large whitewashed farmhouses and temples complement the terraced fields with forested hills rising on either side to create a beautiful, organic and peaceful whole. Paro is also excellent agricultural land and the people here are better off than many elsewhere in Bhutan.

Day 12: Paro (Hike to Takstang)
Our journey in Kingdom culminate in a hike to iconic Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery .

Overnight in Paro

Day 13: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Paro airport according to your flight times.

Please note that the schedules are revised for each trips to incorporate the festivals and events.


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Trip highlights

Visit to one or two festivals.
Stroll and visit the colorful markets .
Optional hike to Taktsang Monastery and Chimi lhakhang.
Opportunity to meet locals, visit local villages, homes. etc
Escorted locally by expert and friendly Bhutanese Tour Leader.


Trip Overview

Trip Price From US$ 2900 | See Details

Group SizeMaximum 9 members

MealsAll meals included

Trip TypeCultural Tour

Best MonthsMarch, April, May, October, November

Good MonthsJanuary, February, September, December

Lean MonthsJune, July, August

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paro, Bhutan

Arrive by flight into serene Paro valley. Upon arrival at Paro airport, meet our Guide and transfer short distance to hotel nearby.
A short familiarization tour around Paro valley including visit the Rinphung Dzong (fortress cum monasteries that are also local District Administrative centers) and stroll around the charming township. Overnight in Paro.

Day 2 & 3: Punakha & Wangdue valley

Along the way, cross Dochula pass with spectacular mountain vista and descend to sub-tropical Punakha-Wangdue valley. We have one and half day to tour the valley.

Day 4: Trongsa

Our journey to central Bhutan begins today. From subtropical valley the road gradually climb up the black mountains (JSW National Park), through ever-changing vegetations and winds up on Pele la pass (3350m), with good view across of Mt. Chomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake and others (on a clear day). Overnight hotel in Trongsa.
Day 5 & 6: Jakar, Bumthang
Bumthang is considered the cultural heartland of Bhutan. It was here that Buddhism was introduced by Padmasambhava in A.D 746, and the area continues to thrive as a spiritual center. The wide valleys with fields of buckwheat, apple orchards, and chalet-like houses, surrounded by pine forested hills, make Bumthang extremely beautiful. Overnights in hotel.

Day 7 & 8: Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley

Retrace drive back, recrossing Yountong-la and Pele-la, stopping in some villages en-route. Gangtey or Phobjikha as this area ss sometimes called,  is a beautiful wide, unspoilt glacial valley.

Overnights in hotel.

Day 9 & 10: Thimphu Valley

Driving to Thimphu and with few stops along the way, takes almost all day.
Next day, we have a full day tour in which we try and cover most of the interesting sights/attractions of the capital.
Established as the permanent capital of Bhutan in the 1950s, Thimpu has gradually grown over the last decade but remains a relatively small town. With no traffic lights, Thimpu boasts an atmosphere that is relaxing and friendly.

Day 11: Thimphu – Paro
We can cover any sights missed in the morning before driving short distance to Paro.
Along the way, visit charming nunnery in Sisinag village. Shenchen nunnery was founded by famous master Dilgo Kyentse and has more than hundred female Buddhist practitioners.
Paro valley is one of the loveliest in Bhutan. The willow trees and apple orchards line many of the roads. Large whitewashed farmhouses and temples complement the terraced fields with forested hills rising on either side to create a beautiful, organic and peaceful whole. Paro is also excellent agricultural land and the people here are better off than many elsewhere in Bhutan.

Day 12: Paro (Hike to Takstang)
Our journey in Kingdom culminate in a hike to iconic Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery .

Overnight in Paro

Day 13: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Paro airport according to your flight times.

Please note that the schedules are revised for each trips to incorporate the festivals and events.


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Dates & Prices

Price in US Dollars (Per Person)
Tier Pricing cost based on the total sign-ups.
Starting from $2820 Per person.
Plus airfares to and from Bhutan
Single room supplement.$410

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Start date End Date Remarks Status  
01 May, 201713 May, 2017 With Domker festival & Ura FestivalOpen Book now!
26 Sep, 201708 Oct, 2017 Wangdue & Tamshing TshechuOpen Book now!
01 Oct, 201713 Oct, 2017 Thimphu Tshechu & Tangbi Mani festivalOpen Book now!
01 Nov, 201713 Nov, 2017 Jambay Lhakhang & Parker TshechuOpen Book now!

Accommodations


Hotels in Thimphu

  • Hotel Druk

    The Druk hotel is a part of Druk group of hotels with hotel in Thimphu, Phuntsholing and few more coming up in Bhutan. Druk Hotels are among the pioneers of hotels industry in Bhutan. Thimphu Druk Hotel is located at the center of town, overlooking ...

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Hotels in Paro

Hotels in Phobjikha

  • Hotel Dewachen

    Dewachen Hotel features sixteen double rooms with modern bathroom fittings, comfortable bedding. The restaurant is cozy with magnificent views and the meals prepared by a professional chef are delicious. The hotel or lodge is located in the pine fore...

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Hotels in Trongsa

  • Yangkhil Resort

    This relatively new hotel is built on a steep hillside next to the paddy field with wonderful views overlooking the gorge, Mangde Chu, and also provides picturesque view of Trongsa Dzong. All 21 spacious rooms are built with modern design combined w...

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Hotels in Jakar

  • Mountain Resort

    Mountain lodge is located about one km north of Jakar town, on the way to Kurjey temple, overlooking Wangdicholing. It is one of the oldest hotel in Bumthang, owned and operated by the family. The eldest son was trained in Austria in hotel management...

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Hotels in Punakha

Testimonials

  • Definitely recommend Windhorse team to any of my friend who is planning to go to Bhutan. USA Trip Date:
    March 28 to April 7,2015
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    Definitely recommend Windhorse team to any of my friend who is planning to go to Bhutan. ( Definitely recommend Windhorse team to any of my friend who is planning to go to Bhutan.)
    5 "Hoa, Kent & Miki" Dear Yonten, We've had the most memorable trip in Bhutan. Please send our thanks to the Windhorse team behind  the scene who makes sure that our trip is safely arranged and well-organised. We are specially thankful to Kinley and Tshewang for a wonderful trip, they always went beyond our expectations to

    Dear Yonten, We've had the most memorable trip in Bhutan. Please send our thanks to the Windhorse team behind  the scene who makes sure that our trip is safely arranged and well-organised. We are specially thankful to Kinley and Tshewang for a wonderful trip, they always went beyond our expectations to make sure that we enjoy the trip the most, from small little things like buying newspapers everyday for me, borrowing scarfs for all of us, driving with at most care, to trying to give us a taste of true Bhutanese cuisine. They are very professional at work and we found


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  • I wouldn’t have made it to the Tiger’s nest without his support along the hike. Fairway Garden, Homantin, Kowloong Trip Date:
    Oct 4 - 15, 2014
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    I wouldn’t have made it to the Tiger’s nest without his support along the hike. ( I wouldn’t have made it to the Tiger’s nest without his support along the hike.)
    5 "Ms Angelina C. M. L" TID 8538 Bhutan Dragon Festival (4 Oct - 15 Oct,2014) Dear Anand, Thanks for your email below. I do like to write a few words regarding this trip : - overall, I find it good in terms of introducing the tourists to the Bhutanese culture. - I guess due to the geographical locations of

    TID 8538 Bhutan Dragon Festival (4 Oct - 15 Oct,2014) Dear Anand, Thanks for your email below. I do like to write a few words regarding this trip : - overall, I find it good in terms of introducing the tourists to the Bhutanese culture. - I guess due to the geographical locations of the different villages, we do have to spend quite a number of hours driving on the road. - I was just s bit upset that there was a sudden change in one of hotels we we were going to stay (From this Meri resort to YT hotel), though I had to


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  • I’m happy that we were able to visit a country than is so unique Schertz, Texas, USA Trip Date:
    Oct 4 - 15,2014
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    I’m happy that we were able to visit a country than is so unique ( I’m happy that we were able to visit a country than is so unique)
    5 "Mrs Sandra B" TID 8538 Bhutan Dragon Festival (4 Oct - 15 Oct,2014) Overall, the trip was quite nice. We didn't like the change in accommodations for the first 2 nights. I suppose it was a little like a bed and breakfast, but it was a bit uncomfortable to have to share the apartment

    TID 8538 Bhutan Dragon Festival (4 Oct - 15 Oct,2014) Overall, the trip was quite nice. We didn't like the change in accommodations for the first 2 nights. I suppose it was a little like a bed and breakfast, but it was a bit uncomfortable to have to share the apartment with somebody that we didn't know. We did get the master bedroom, so that was at least better than it was for the single person, but still we had to be pretty much fully dressed to come out of our bedroom. We had a tub in the bathroom, but it


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  • Tiger’s Nest monastery is an amazing sight. United States Of America,Connecticut Trip Date:
    Oct. 10-21,2013
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    Tiger’s Nest monastery is an amazing sight. ( Tiger’s Nest monastery is an amazing sight.)
    5 "Frank and Sally Keen" Dragon Festival Tour with Jakar:TID 641(Oct. 10-21,2013) Dear WindHorse Tours, We just finished our Dragon Festival Tour and we want to thank everyone at WindHorse. We had a wonderful time. Bhutan is a very special country. We were impressed by how friendly everyone is and by how well Bhutan has preserved its natural

    Dragon Festival Tour with Jakar:TID 641(Oct. 10-21,2013) Dear WindHorse Tours, We just finished our Dragon Festival Tour and we want to thank everyone at WindHorse. We had a wonderful time. Bhutan is a very special country. We were impressed by how friendly everyone is and by how well Bhutan has preserved its natural environment. The temples and dzongs are beautiful and the Jakar festival was fun to witness. Tiger's Nest monastery is an amazing sight. Everything on the tour was well-organized and ran smoothly. We were amazed at how much we were able to see. We want to give special thanks to our tour


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  • The trip was majestic and the introduction to the culture of Bhutan amazing. New York Trip Date:
    Sept24,2010
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    The trip was majestic and the introduction to the culture of Bhutan amazing. ( The trip was majestic and the introduction to the culture of Bhutan amazing.)
    5 "Helen C" Dear Windhorse - I traveled with you in Bhutan in Sept 2010 for the festival tour. I\'ve just recently returned to the US after months of travel and can't speak enough about Windhorse or Bhutan. The trip was majestic and the introduction to the culture of Bhutan amazing. I am most

    Dear Windhorse - I traveled with you in Bhutan in Sept 2010 for the festival tour. I\'ve just recently returned to the US after months of travel and can't speak enough about Windhorse or Bhutan. The trip was majestic and the introduction to the culture of Bhutan amazing. I am most grateful for your wonderful office staff who made all visa/prep arrangements and our guide "Jombe" and driver. Both were amazing staffers. I hold my trip to Bhutan close to my heart and look forward to a trip to the east once it opens up to more tourism. Most grateful in


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  • We especially enjoyed interacting with the children – they were a delight. Hudson, Ohio, USA Trip Date:
    Oct 16,2008
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    We especially enjoyed interacting with the children – they were a delight. ( We especially enjoyed interacting with the children – they were a delight.)
    5 "Loretta & Gary Day" Dragon Festival Tour (Oct 2008) Thanks Ugen, We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Everything went very smoothly. Sonam was a wonderful guide and LB was a great driver. The country was beautiful and the people were very friendly. We especially enjoyed interacting with the children – they were a delight. The weather

    Dragon Festival Tour (Oct 2008) Thanks Ugen, We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Everything went very smoothly. Sonam was a wonderful guide and LB was a great driver. The country was beautiful and the people were very friendly. We especially enjoyed interacting with the children – they were a delight. The weather was picture perfect. We were surprised at how warm it gets in the sun – we were not quite prepared for that. We loved staying at the Villa Italia. We were invited for tea by Patrizia and Ugyen and enjoyed that unexpected experience. With the exception of the one night,


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  • Bhutan is an amazing country, with beautiful, loving people. I delighted in the serenity, beauty and color everywhere. Burlingame, CA, USA Trip Date:
    March,19,2008
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    Bhutan is an amazing country, with beautiful, loving people. I delighted in the serenity, beauty and color everywhere. ( Bhutan is an amazing country, with beautiful, loving people. I delighted in the serenity, beauty and color everywhere.)
    5 "Nina W" A belated thank you for all of your assistance in arranging my trip to Bhutan! The trip exceeded all of my best expectations! It was superb from beginning to end. I had the pleasure of meeting Anand who spoke so highly of you! Our guide, Ratna, was wonderful as well as the

    A belated thank you for all of your assistance in arranging my trip to Bhutan! The trip exceeded all of my best expectations! It was superb from beginning to end. I had the pleasure of meeting Anand who spoke so highly of you! Our guide, Ratna, was wonderful as well as the driver. Bill Williams was a delightful traveling companion and we all had a lot of fun! Bhutan is an amazing country, with beautiful, loving people. I delighted in the serenity, beauty and color everywhere. I truly hope to return one day soon. In gratitude, Nina W (Bhutan Mar, 2008)


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  • The staff at Windhorse are proud of their country and company, and it shows with their personal care for each clients needs. 974 Leatherleaf Loop Trip Date:
    April, 26, 2006
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    The staff at Windhorse are proud of their country and company, and it shows with their personal care for each clients needs. ( The staff at Windhorse are proud of their country and company, and it shows with their personal care for each clients needs.)
    1 "Barbie Hawkins" There can not be enough said in regards to the professional commitment displayed by Ugyen and the staff selected during my tour of Bhutan. Ugyen provided exactly what he has posted on his website and more. Before selecting Windhorse, I had done about 4 years of research on the best

    There can not be enough said in regards to the professional commitment displayed by Ugyen and the staff selected during my tour of Bhutan. Ugyen provided exactly what he has posted on his website and more. Before selecting Windhorse, I had done about 4 years of research on the best way to get to Bhutan. I am not particuarly fond of group tours so it was important for me to travel with a small group. Since at the time I could not afford a private tour, I was all set to go with a company that charged twice as much


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  • The guide, demonstrated excellent service, insight, and knowledge of tantric Buddhism. Trip Date:
    Sept,22, 2006
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    The guide, demonstrated excellent service, insight, and knowledge of tantric Buddhism. ( The guide, demonstrated excellent service, insight, and knowledge of tantric Buddhism.)
    5 "James Douglas Lee" Except for the hotel in Thimphu, I was satisfied. Pelton, the guide, demonstrated excellent service, insight, and knowledge of tantric Buddhism, which I have a particular interest to investigate. I would travel again to Bhutan, provided the guide had the professionalism of Pelton. I am also interested in another trip,

    Except for the hotel in Thimphu, I was satisfied. Pelton, the guide, demonstrated excellent service, insight, and knowledge of tantric Buddhism, which I have a particular interest to investigate. I would travel again to Bhutan, provided the guide had the professionalism of Pelton. I am also interested in another trip, possibly to Tibet or Nepal. I would book with your tour group again.


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  • Bhutan was such a amazing country – the scenery, culture, and nicest people! New York, NY Trip Date:
    September,30, 2006
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    Bhutan was such a amazing country – the scenery, culture, and nicest people! ( Bhutan was such a amazing country – the scenery, culture, and nicest people!)
    5 "Stuart Framm" Bhutan Sept 30-Oct 9, 2006 The trip was wonderful! Sorry I hadn't written sooner - I recently got back to the US and have been exhausted. Bhutan was such a amazing country - the scenery, culture, and nicest people! Sonam and Aitta really made the trip special. I had very little

    Bhutan Sept 30-Oct 9, 2006 The trip was wonderful! Sorry I hadn't written sooner - I recently got back to the US and have been exhausted. Bhutan was such a amazing country - the scenery, culture, and nicest people! Sonam and Aitta really made the trip special. I had very little knowledge of buddism prior to the trip, but I learned so much - it's incredible how the religion is so integral to the Bhutanese culture. I've already recommended Wind Horse to my friends.....thanks again for making this a once in a lifetime experience!


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  • I did, indeed, have a fabulous time in Bhutan. It’s a wonderful country. New York City, USA Trip Date:
    Oct,13,2004
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    I did, indeed, have a fabulous time in Bhutan. It’s a wonderful country. ( I did, indeed, have a fabulous time in Bhutan. It’s a wonderful country.)
    5 "Ronni Berger " Thanks for your follow-up call. I did, indeed, have a fabulous time in Bhutan. It's a wonderful country and both Buddha and Gyem Dorji were warm and welcoming. They both provided valuable insight and information about Bhutan and its people and both went out of their way to ease my

    Thanks for your follow-up call. I did, indeed, have a fabulous time in Bhutan. It's a wonderful country and both Buddha and Gyem Dorji were warm and welcoming. They both provided valuable insight and information about Bhutan and its people and both went out of their way to ease my stay there. I don't know exactly when, but I hope to make it back there one day to do some trekking (even though Buddha practically had to push me uphill the whole way to Taktsang!). Thank you again for all your pre-trip assistance. I felt very prepared, unlike other folks I met


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  • I truly enjoyed Bhutan – what wonderful people and great scenery. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Trip Date:
    Oct,14,2004
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    I truly enjoyed Bhutan – what wonderful people and great scenery. ( I truly enjoyed Bhutan – what wonderful people and great scenery.)
    5 "Lorraine Palkert " Dear Ugen, Thanks for your concern. Luckily it wasn't until the end of the trip (Sunday) that I was not doing well. Tshewang had never had taken a tourist to the hospital. Kunzang was a real pro and handled the hospital situation very well. He was familiar with the hospital situation

    Dear Ugen, Thanks for your concern. Luckily it wasn't until the end of the trip (Sunday) that I was not doing well. Tshewang had never had taken a tourist to the hospital. Kunzang was a real pro and handled the hospital situation very well. He was familiar with the hospital situation since he had taken his mother to one. He was a great help. The doctor said I had strained muscles in my side - combination of carrying my camcorder and camera on that side and climbing steps while carrying them. With the help of the medication the doctor prescribed and the


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  • My time in Bhutan was made comfortable by the wonderful guide he arranged, an easy-going, affable gentleman who spoke fluent English. Sweden Trip Date:
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    My time in Bhutan was made comfortable by the wonderful guide he arranged, an easy-going, affable gentleman who spoke fluent English. ( My time in Bhutan was made comfortable by the wonderful guide he arranged, an easy-going, affable gentleman who spoke fluent English.)
    5 " Lorraine J. Clark " Travel to Bhutan was a dream I had waited to fulfill all my life. When I finally had the chance to go, I found that I had a very window of opportunity right at the height of the festival season. I never thought that any agent would be able to

    Travel to Bhutan was a dream I had waited to fulfill all my life. When I finally had the chance to go, I found that I had a very window of opportunity right at the height of the festival season. I never thought that any agent would be able to pull off the arrangements at the last minute but luckily, after being turned down by other agencies, I contacted Kinley at Wind Horse Tours, Treks & Expeditions. Due to his energetic efforts and much to my surprise, I was able to squeeze onto the last possible flight. My time in Bhutan


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Trip Leader


  • Jambay Dorji

    Since kid, Jambay Dorji was sold to idea of travelling, growing up  amidst the bountiful nature in Trongsa, left an indelible imprint in his mind. His fascination grew stronger as the time flew. He joined the travel industry, right after his completion of Bachelor degree from Kalimpong college of arts.

    Like most of colleague at Wind Horse, he started his career in travel trade as travel guide, he came through ranks, and now he is a Sale Director. Although he completed his training in both – cultural and trekking aspects. But affiliation towards trek is more  strong.

    His love for nature is so deep seated that he find himself at peace in the wilderness of trek as well as the passion that he holds so dearly – Birds.He attended birding classes and workshops that gave wings to his passion and given any opportunity, he is either trekking or amidst the vegetation watching birds in action, probably the only way  he know to let his hairs down, after  hard days at work.

    As a kid, his head start in schooling was in Trongsa, and went to different school in the country.He was instrumental behind the opening of Sale and Support office in Phuentsholing. Currently he is settled in Thimphu. He looks after the sale as well as lend helping hand in the affairs of operation of the tours in Thimphu.

  • Dechen Duba

    For Dechen Duba, nothing is much more fulfilling than being in tour with guests. He comes a long way from quaint village of Mongar to the capital city of Thimphu. It wasn’t a easy journey, nothing was served on a platter. He earned every bit of rave review  from guests through his hard work and dedication. His favourite line “Hard works beats talent”.

    To be part of tourism fraternity was what he desired most, he made a splash headlong after  class 12 by enrolling for Tourism and management course. After its completion, he joined Wind Horse in 2013 and has been leading groups umpteen times.

    You may find him in basketball court playing hard, when he is not leading the group.

     

  • Yonten Phuntsho

    Yonten Phuntsho may give way to being  shy guy bordering with man of a few words. But he is man who loves to be in thick of action . He leads from the front whilst on the tour. Behind  his facade lies the guide whose knowledge and passion runs deep for the love of his works. His aptly quote Barbara Kingsolver “I do my best work if I think about what it is I have to offer”.

    From the outset, he knew what he wants to do in his life. Right after finishing his Class 12, he enrolled for guide course for culture initially then extended few more month to complete course on Trekking as well in 2008. After doing free lancing for a while, he joined Wind Horse Tours in 2010.

    For most Bhutanese, appeals that mountainous terrains throw in for an out door adventures are native. In the case of Yonten, it was no exception. He easily gave in to the temptation of Mountain biking with its advent. He explored and lead tours in his bike but his allegiance is more inclined to off road biking trips that leads to quaint villages. To explore the unknown and love for nature, these attributes  that he cultivated while trekking the alpine highlands and wilderness in remote corner of country was what prompt him to readily agree to embark on audacious Haa to Phuentsholing on mountain bike, overcoming challenges of carrying bike in tough terrains, untamed vegetations and unexplored areas.

     

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