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Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour - 17 Days Bhutan, Sikkim, Darjeeling & Delhi

On this specially designed trip, you will visit at least one of the colorful festivals in Bhutan, tour it’s serene countryside, visit its ancient Dzong’s (fortresses), monasteries, colorful markets, villages, and meet with its friendly people. At the end of our 10-day Bhutan tour in temperate central valleys, descend through area of rain forests – waterfalls and mountainscapes, into warm sub-tropical frontier town of Phuentsholing.

Cross into India, through vast stretches of lush tea gardens, deep jungles and climb up hills to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. We tour this what was once an independent Buddhist Kingdom until 1974. Our final stop in this region is at the quintessential hill resort of Darjeeling, once a British sanatorium and retreat for the officer of Raj. Finally we fly to Delhi, the capital of India, from where you can extend your tour or return home. We have done this tour for over 6 consecutive years and so we can say that we have turned every stone and know every bit of what can be best done on this trip.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Arrive by flight to Paro, Thimphu (L/D) Upon arrival in Paro by flight, meet and transfer to capital Thimphu, where we spend two nights. Thimphu the capital city with about 80,000 people has a youthful exuberance that constantly challenges the country’s conservatism and proud tradition.A full day tour to cover its many intresting attractions, including visit to colorful farmer’s market.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 3:Thimphu – Gangtey, Phobjikha  (B/L/D) Drive east across spectacular Dochu La, a 10,000-foot to beautiful Phobjikha valley. The valley is one of the protected areas within Jigme Singye W National Park.
Overnight in Phobjikha

Day 4: Gangtey – Trongsa -Jakar (Bumthang Valley)(B/L/D)Traverse 11,300-foot Pele La pass, and descend to Trongsa, After visiting Trongsa, continues toward Jakar in Bumthang district, across Yotong La pass. En-route visit the weavers in Chumey valley. Overnight in a hotel in Jakar.

Day 5: Full day tour of Jakar (Bumthang) (B/L/D) Full day tour of Bumthang, the cultural heartland of Bhutan.
Overnight in the hotel, in Jakar.

Day 6 & 7: Bumthang – Wangdue/Punakha (B/L/D)  Retrace your long drive back across Yutongla pass to Trongsa and then across Pele la pass to descend into semi-tropical Punakha – Wangdue valley. Along the way, stop in some of the villages and sights missed earlier. Next day, we have a full day tour of Punakha and Wangdue valley.
Overnights in the hotel.

Day 8: Punakha – Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D)  Head back to Thimphu, re-crossing the magnificent Dochu La Pass. Then continue to Paro, where we spend the rest of the afternoon touring beautiful Paro valley.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 9: Paro Valley (B/L/D)  Paro valley is one of the loveliest in Bhutan. We’ll tour to see its many attractions such the Ta Dzong watchtower Museum, Rinphung Dzong, beautiful 7th century Kichu Lhakhang and also cover Dumtse Lhakhang temple, known hold some of the finest murals in the kingdom. Visit local village.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 10: Paro (Hike to Takstang)(B/L/D)  Hike to the most famous pilgrimage site in Bhutan: Taktsang Goempa (tiger’s nest) monastery. It is one of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan. If for some reason, some of the members wish to skip hike to Taktsang, our Guide and driver can arrange other interesting alternatives for them. You can also hire pony for the uphill part, till the view point but you must be able to walk back downhill. While some will probably not make it all the way to the monastery, but even to get to the first view point is really worth a try to experience the magic of the place. Return to Paro, where we may have more time for stroll around the town.
Overnight in Paro.
On the April trip, you will be provided an option to wake up early (at dawn) to see the unfurling of giant Thongdrol Thangka

Day 11: Phuntsholing (B/L/D) Six-hour drive makes twists and turns, and descends down to the warm frontier town with India. Along the way, you will pass small towns, and see great views of mountains, gorges and waterfalls. Stroll around the town.
Overnight Druk hotel or similar.

Day 12 : Drive to Gangtok (Sikkim) (B/L/D) Cross the border into India (visa required). Drive through the Duar Plain, passing vast tea estates. Approximately one quarter of India’s tea is grown in West Bengal state. On arrival there will be time for a wander in the town, MG Marg and Lal Bazaar market.
Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 13: In Gangtok (B/L/D)  Gangtok is a bustling, friendly hill station, and the capital of the state of Sikkim. The name Gangtok is derived from the Tibetan word for ‘hillside,’ and the city currently has a population of around 100,000 – a mixture of indigenous Sikkimese and people of Nepalese and Tibetan ancestry. Full day for touring local monasteries, view points, hindu temple, flower Expo, Musuem, Cottage industry workshop, showroom, orchid nursery etc.
Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 14: Gangtok – Rumtek -Darjeeling (B/L/D)  In the morning, visit large Karmapa monastery in Rumtek, located on ridge top, opposite of Gangtok. Continue our scenic hill drive, through tea plantations to Darjeeling. We may be able to stop and visit local tea estate along the way. After enjoying high tea with views of Mt Kanchenjunga massif (weather permitting) in your British Raj style hotel, head out for stroll on Chowrasta Mall and lower market.
Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 15: In Darjeeling (B/L/D)   Early this morning (before dawn), you can take an optional drive to the visit Tiger Hill, for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. After breakfast in the hotel, we have a full day to explore Darjeeling. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and along the same way you can visit Zoological park too. Walk downhill or transfer to the Tibetan Self Help Center. Later visit Dali Gompa and others as per available time. You will also take a short joy ride on the famous ‘toy train’ till Ghoom. Visit old Ghoom monastery and return to your hotel. Your guide will improvise itinerary as per your interests. If you have not seen tea-estate (factory), you can visit today! Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 16: Delhi  2-3hrs drive takes us to Bagdogra airport, from where we fly you to Delhi.(B) You may choose stay longer in Darjeeling, depart for Nepal, Kolkata or other destinations after Darjeeling. Upon arrival in Delhi airport, meet and transfer to your hotel, which is located in the heart of New Delhi in Connought Place area. You may also choose to connect with your international flight back home. If are doing this, remember to keep flight after late evening – say after 8pm.

Day 17: Delhi -Departure (B) Departure transfer to the airport in time for your flight.


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Trip highlights

  • One or more of the Bhutan’s colorful festival.
  • Bhutan attractions in capital Thimphu, Punakha valley, Trongsa, Bumthang and Paro valley.
  • Visits to villages in Bhutan
  • Visits to local markets
  • Hike to Famous Taktsang
  • Exciting overland journey from Bhutan to Sikkim through Dooars
  • Sikkim, Darjeeling tour

Trip Overview

Trip Price From US$ 3250 | See Details

Trip Accommodation3-4 star type hotels in Bhutan, 4 star type hotels through-out Sikkim/Darjeeling and Delhi.

Group Size Max. 8 (Min 2) (Guaranteed)

MealsAll meals in Bhutan, Sikkim & Darjeeling. Only breakfast when in Delhi. As specified in the itinerary Breakfast(B), Lunch(L), Dinner(D)

RouteBhutan, Phuntsholing, Gangtok, Darjeeling & Delhi

Trip TypeCultural Tour

Best MonthsMarch, April, October, November

Good MonthsJanuary, February, May, September, December

Lean MonthsJune, July, August

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Arrive by flight to Paro, Thimphu (L/D) Upon arrival in Paro by flight, meet and transfer to capital Thimphu, where we spend two nights. Thimphu the capital city with about 80,000 people has a youthful exuberance that constantly challenges the country’s conservatism and proud tradition.A full day tour to cover its many intresting attractions, including visit to colorful farmer’s market.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 3:Thimphu – Gangtey, Phobjikha  (B/L/D) Drive east across spectacular Dochu La, a 10,000-foot to beautiful Phobjikha valley. The valley is one of the protected areas within Jigme Singye W National Park.
Overnight in Phobjikha

Day 4: Gangtey – Trongsa -Jakar (Bumthang Valley)(B/L/D)Traverse 11,300-foot Pele La pass, and descend to Trongsa, After visiting Trongsa, continues toward Jakar in Bumthang district, across Yotong La pass. En-route visit the weavers in Chumey valley. Overnight in a hotel in Jakar.

Day 5: Full day tour of Jakar (Bumthang) (B/L/D) Full day tour of Bumthang, the cultural heartland of Bhutan.
Overnight in the hotel, in Jakar.

Day 6 & 7: Bumthang – Wangdue/Punakha (B/L/D)  Retrace your long drive back across Yutongla pass to Trongsa and then across Pele la pass to descend into semi-tropical Punakha – Wangdue valley. Along the way, stop in some of the villages and sights missed earlier. Next day, we have a full day tour of Punakha and Wangdue valley.
Overnights in the hotel.

Day 8: Punakha – Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D)  Head back to Thimphu, re-crossing the magnificent Dochu La Pass. Then continue to Paro, where we spend the rest of the afternoon touring beautiful Paro valley.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 9: Paro Valley (B/L/D)  Paro valley is one of the loveliest in Bhutan. We’ll tour to see its many attractions such the Ta Dzong watchtower Museum, Rinphung Dzong, beautiful 7th century Kichu Lhakhang and also cover Dumtse Lhakhang temple, known hold some of the finest murals in the kingdom. Visit local village.
Overnight in Paro.

Day 10: Paro (Hike to Takstang)(B/L/D)  Hike to the most famous pilgrimage site in Bhutan: Taktsang Goempa (tiger’s nest) monastery. It is one of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan. If for some reason, some of the members wish to skip hike to Taktsang, our Guide and driver can arrange other interesting alternatives for them. You can also hire pony for the uphill part, till the view point but you must be able to walk back downhill. While some will probably not make it all the way to the monastery, but even to get to the first view point is really worth a try to experience the magic of the place. Return to Paro, where we may have more time for stroll around the town.
Overnight in Paro.
On the April trip, you will be provided an option to wake up early (at dawn) to see the unfurling of giant Thongdrol Thangka

Day 11: Phuntsholing (B/L/D) Six-hour drive makes twists and turns, and descends down to the warm frontier town with India. Along the way, you will pass small towns, and see great views of mountains, gorges and waterfalls. Stroll around the town.
Overnight Druk hotel or similar.

Day 12 : Drive to Gangtok (Sikkim) (B/L/D) Cross the border into India (visa required). Drive through the Duar Plain, passing vast tea estates. Approximately one quarter of India’s tea is grown in West Bengal state. On arrival there will be time for a wander in the town, MG Marg and Lal Bazaar market.
Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 13: In Gangtok (B/L/D)  Gangtok is a bustling, friendly hill station, and the capital of the state of Sikkim. The name Gangtok is derived from the Tibetan word for ‘hillside,’ and the city currently has a population of around 100,000 – a mixture of indigenous Sikkimese and people of Nepalese and Tibetan ancestry. Full day for touring local monasteries, view points, hindu temple, flower Expo, Musuem, Cottage industry workshop, showroom, orchid nursery etc.
Overnight in Gangtok.

Day 14: Gangtok – Rumtek -Darjeeling (B/L/D)  In the morning, visit large Karmapa monastery in Rumtek, located on ridge top, opposite of Gangtok. Continue our scenic hill drive, through tea plantations to Darjeeling. We may be able to stop and visit local tea estate along the way. After enjoying high tea with views of Mt Kanchenjunga massif (weather permitting) in your British Raj style hotel, head out for stroll on Chowrasta Mall and lower market.
Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 15: In Darjeeling (B/L/D)   Early this morning (before dawn), you can take an optional drive to the visit Tiger Hill, for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. After breakfast in the hotel, we have a full day to explore Darjeeling. Visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, and along the same way you can visit Zoological park too. Walk downhill or transfer to the Tibetan Self Help Center. Later visit Dali Gompa and others as per available time. You will also take a short joy ride on the famous ‘toy train’ till Ghoom. Visit old Ghoom monastery and return to your hotel. Your guide will improvise itinerary as per your interests. If you have not seen tea-estate (factory), you can visit today! Overnight in Darjeeling.

Day 16: Delhi  2-3hrs drive takes us to Bagdogra airport, from where we fly you to Delhi.(B) You may choose stay longer in Darjeeling, depart for Nepal, Kolkata or other destinations after Darjeeling. Upon arrival in Delhi airport, meet and transfer to your hotel, which is located in the heart of New Delhi in Connought Place area. You may also choose to connect with your international flight back home. If are doing this, remember to keep flight after late evening – say after 8pm.

Day 17: Delhi -Departure (B) Departure transfer to the airport in time for your flight.


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Dates & Prices

Small Group Journeys

Tier Pricing cost based on the total sign-ups. At the time of sign-up, the cost will be taken on the basis of 2 passengers and the final invoice will be raised based on total number of sign-ups.
Starting from $3270 Per person.
Single room supplement.$720
Plus airfares to Bhutan and return from Bagdogra (approx.) $520 per person.

 

Start date End Date Remarks Status  
03 Apr, 201719 Apr, 2017 With Talo, Paro Tsechu & Dzongdrakha (3) FestivalsOpen Book now!
10 Apr, 201726 Apr, 2017 With Paro & Dzongdrakha festivalsOpen Book now!
26 Sep, 201712 Oct, 2017 With Wandgue & Tamshing FestivalsOpen Book now!
01 Oct, 201717 Oct, 2017 With Thimphu & Thangbi FestivalsOpen Book now!
01 Nov, 201717 Nov, 2017 With Jambay Lhakhang Drup & Prakar FestivalsOpen Book now!

Accommodations

Best available hotels are chosen; for the location, service and atmosphere. They are primarily 3 star with few 4 star ones.


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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  • Hotel Jumolhari

    The 26 room hotel is situated in the centre of the town and describes itself as a boutique hotel. It is perfectly situated within the walking distance to explore the town and to access the local sights and shops. It has been extensively refurbished a...

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Hotels in Punakha

Hotels in Phobjikha

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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  • Hotel Ugyenling

    Ugyenling hotel (former Wangduechholing hotel) was inaugurated in 2009 as a new hotel. Its location is near former Wangdicholing Lodge, which has taken over by Aman Resort. The hotel is owned and operated by BTCL. There are 20 very spacious rooms wit...

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Hotels in Phuentsholing

  • Druk Hotel

    Hotel Druk Phuentsholing is the oldest tourist hotels in Phuentsholing. It is one the best hotels in the town and well located with private drive through. In 2009, the hotel was going through major renovation and update. All the floors had hard floor...

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Hotels in Darjeeling

Hotels in Gangtok

Hotels in Paro

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    Dear Anand - Thank you so much for your email. I was planning on writing and giving my thoughts, but you prompted me to get started. Firstly,  I would like to thank everyone for their help in such  a splendid trip.  We thoroughly enjoyed every moment.For the sake of simplicity and time, I will condense my comments instead of in a paragraph form.  ORGANIZATION Excellent. Over the course of the past year, my questions were always answered promptly and professionally. GUIDES. Excellent. Very attentive and wanting to please. DRIVERS Excellent. I still admire the way they navigated the mountain turns! ACCOMMODATION. Excellent. One exception being Hotel Y.T. Punakha.  Not


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    5 "Peter W" Bhutan Festival Sikkim Tour TID 781 Oct. 03 - 19, 2014. My partner and I recently participated in the Wind horse Tour to Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling. We had a marvelous time. We were both extremely impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of our Bhutanese Guide, Sonam. And our bus driver,

    Bhutan Festival Sikkim Tour TID 781 Oct. 03 - 19, 2014. My partner and I recently participated in the Wind horse Tour to Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling. We had a marvelous time. We were both extremely impressed with the knowledge and enthusiasm of our Bhutanese Guide, Sonam. And our bus driver, Arun, did an amazing job keeping us all safe amidst the traffic on the curving mountain roads. Our guide in Sikkim and Darjeeling was excellent as well. Plus, the Wind horse office staff was efficient and did all they could to make the appropriate arrangements for the trip in a


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    TID 693 From 10.04.14 to 24.04.14 Dear Anand! We are very sorry for our delay for writing comments and feedback. Time now is a bit more relaxed, summer holidays already started and for the next 2 month sometimes even you are not on holidays you think somehow you are. You try to call someone or send an email and you get the response that the person you wanted is on holidays for 2 or 3 weeks. First of all thank you to Windhorse travel and all persons involved for the perfect planning, realization and finish of your trip. We could it make us simple and


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    5 "Sue Glassford" Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour TID 598 (Mar. 22-Apr. 07, 13) Ugen/Jambey.Hello Have returned home from the above trip which was enjoyed immensely. It was also nice to have met you after so many emails back and forth over the last few months! I enjoyed the trip very much indeed; it was

    Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour TID 598 (Mar. 22-Apr. 07, 13) Ugen/Jambey.Hello Have returned home from the above trip which was enjoyed immensely. It was also nice to have met you after so many emails back and forth over the last few months! I enjoyed the trip very much indeed; it was a great experience to spend time in your wonderful country. Penjor was a delightful guide who was very efficient and unassuming. I liked him very much indeed! I did find that he struggled a bit with his English and consequently did not always offer the information that he would have done


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    5 "Jim & Carol" Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour:TID 598 (Mar 22-Apr 07 2013) Dear Ugen,Jim and I have traveled to 106 countries. The Bhutan Festival & Sikkim tour we booked through you was fantastic and ranks as one of our favorites. It was truly a journey of discovery.The small group size (9 pax) was

    Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour:TID 598 (Mar 22-Apr 07 2013) Dear Ugen,Jim and I have traveled to 106 countries. The Bhutan Festival & Sikkim tour we booked through you was fantastic and ranks as one of our favorites. It was truly a journey of discovery.The small group size (9 pax) was manageable and made for a more personal experience.We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and abundance of food along with the choice of accommodations. All were more than we had expected.Penjor, our Bhutan guide, was one of the most considerate, caring guides we have ever met. He handled everything so


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    I found the guides to be satisfactory, and the drivers to be wonderful. ( I found the guides to be satisfactory, and the drivers to be wonderful.)
    5 "Laura M Lucier" Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour TID 598 (Mar. 22-Apr. 07, 13) Ugen, Jambay:It was a pleasure meeting you too. I enjoyed the trip immensely, and would have no hesitation in recommending Wind horse in the future. I found the guides to be satisfactory, and the drivers to be wonderful. My only

    Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour TID 598 (Mar. 22-Apr. 07, 13) Ugen, Jambay:It was a pleasure meeting you too. I enjoyed the trip immensely, and would have no hesitation in recommending Wind horse in the future. I found the guides to be satisfactory, and the drivers to be wonderful. My only recommendation for improvement would be to explore alternate hotel options in Gangtok. The hotel there was badly in need of new linens – all bed sheets and towels were terribly stained, giving the impression that the hotel was not clean, even though the room appeared otherwise clean. Also, the hot


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    We really liked Bhutan, the sights and the people ( We really liked Bhutan, the sights and the people)
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    TID 630 Bhutan Festivals & Sikkim (Jambay Lhakhang) Hi Ugen Just wanted to give you some feedback now that we are back home. We were on the festival tour Oct. 16. We really liked Bhutan, the sights and the people, but unfortunately we were not really satisfied with our guide. Namgyol was very knowledgeable about Buddhist sights, but unfortunately he provided little or no information about the culture, social and educational information, etc. although we kept asking him those types of questions. He was very concerned about our comfort when we checked into hotels. Therefore we learned very little about the country


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    It was truly a journey of discovery ( It was truly a journey of discovery)
    4 "Carol and J" TID 598 Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour (March 22nd to April 7th 2013) Dear Ugen, Jim and I have traveled to 106 countries. The Bhutan Festival & Sikkim tour we booked through you was fantastic and ranks as one of our favorites. It was truly a journey of discovery. The small group size

    TID 598 Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour (March 22nd to April 7th 2013) Dear Ugen, Jim and I have traveled to 106 countries. The Bhutan Festival & Sikkim tour we booked through you was fantastic and ranks as one of our favorites. It was truly a journey of discovery. The small group size (9 pax) was manageable and made for a more personal experience. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and abundance of food along with the choice of accommodations. All were more than we had expected. Penjor, our Bhutan guide, was one of the most considerate, caring guides we have ever met. He


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  • Bhutan is a beautiful country and I would certainly consider another visit with other family members. Texas, USA Trip Date:
    March 22 -April 7, 2013
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    Bhutan is a beautiful country and I would certainly consider another visit with other family members. ( Bhutan is a beautiful country and I would certainly consider another visit with other family members.)
    5 "Gregory L" TID598 Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour (March 22nd to April 7th 2013) Ugen: Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling Tour. As my daughter Laura expressed in her earlier e-mail we were very satisfied with both the tour, our guides and our drivers.Bhutan is a beautiful country and I would certainly consider another visit with

    TID598 Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour (March 22nd to April 7th 2013) Ugen: Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling Tour. As my daughter Laura expressed in her earlier e-mail we were very satisfied with both the tour, our guides and our drivers.Bhutan is a beautiful country and I would certainly consider another visit with other family members.I highly recommend Wind Horse tours to my friends and colleagues. It was a pleasure to meet you personally and I wish you every success with your future ventures. Best wishes, Greg


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  • Bhutan is a country to be seen now, not in ten years. Chapel Hill, North Carolina Trip Date:
    Oct 12,2012
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    Bhutan is a country to be seen now, not in ten years. ( Bhutan is a country to be seen now, not in ten years.)
    5 "Judith Glasserr" Bhutan is a country to be seen now, not in ten years. And Windhorse has a wonderful itinerary to explore Bhutan. Judith G - Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour Sept-Oct 2012

    Bhutan is a country to be seen now, not in ten years. And Windhorse has a wonderful itinerary to explore Bhutan. Judith G - Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour Sept-Oct 2012


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  • My husband and I were very pleased with the tour. Feldafing, Germany Trip Date:
    Nov 7 - 23,2011
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    My husband and I were very pleased with the tour. ( My husband and I were very pleased with the tour.)
    5 "Ute P." Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Nov.7,2011- Nov. 23,2011 Dear Ugen, Jambay and team, I prefer to give a personal comment (the links were indicated as perhaps insecure). My husband and I were very pleased with the tour. We think the guide, Robin Gurung, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to help

    Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Nov.7,2011- Nov. 23,2011 Dear Ugen, Jambay and team, I prefer to give a personal comment (the links were indicated as perhaps insecure). My husband and I were very pleased with the tour. We think the guide, Robin Gurung, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to help our friend to get around which was not always easy. The driver, Mr. Dorje, as well is an excellent driver and was very helpful. The planned itinerary was rather full. In retrospect we would have preferred some extra time to wander around or just relax and watch. If I would do


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  • The trip was very well organised and we liked the guides as well as the hotels. Atlanta, GA, USA. Trip Date:
    Sept 28-Oct 14, 2011
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    The trip was very well organised and we liked the guides as well as the hotels. ( The trip was very well organised and we liked the guides as well as the hotels.)
    5 "Kathrina & Douglas M," Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour Sept 28-0ct 14, 2011 Hi Ugen,We are still digesting our trip - we had a great time and will write you a favorable review. The trip was very well organized and we liked the guides as well as the hotels. Kathrina & Douglas M, Atlanta, GA, USA

    Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour Sept 28-0ct 14, 2011 Hi Ugen,We are still digesting our trip - we had a great time and will write you a favorable review. The trip was very well organized and we liked the guides as well as the hotels. Kathrina & Douglas M, Atlanta, GA, USA


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  • A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour Lindsay Holgrem & John Anderson Trip Date:
    March10,2009
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    A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour ( A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour)
    5 "Lindsay & John" Dear Amit, We were very happy with the Complete Bhutan tour. A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour and Sonam was wonderful. He’s very open and friendly and we learned a lot about Bhutan from him, not only about the places we visited, but

    Dear Amit, We were very happy with the Complete Bhutan tour. A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour and Sonam was wonderful. He’s very open and friendly and we learned a lot about Bhutan from him, not only about the places we visited, but also the food and customs and religion. Gudu was an excellent driver and also a pleasant traveling companion. We were very fortunate to have good weather almost the whole time. We found the Bhutanese to be friendly, particularly the children. We were happy with the accommodations; we were prepared for


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  • I did manage to sneak a morning or two to just soak the ambience on my own Wells Road, Beaumaris Trip Date:
    March22-April 07,2013
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    I did manage to sneak a morning or two to just soak the ambience on my own ( I did manage to sneak a morning or two to just soak the ambience on my own)
    5 "Julian acuna" Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour:TID 598 (Start Mar 22-Apr 07 2013) Like the Canadian person before me, after a month of being back home, I too am suffering from Bhutan withdrawals.Before our trip, we checked out many of the travel operators in Bhutan. We chose WindHorse Tours for their quick response.We

    Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour:TID 598 (Start Mar 22-Apr 07 2013) Like the Canadian person before me, after a month of being back home, I too am suffering from Bhutan withdrawals.Before our trip, we checked out many of the travel operators in Bhutan. We chose WindHorse Tours for their quick response.We were shown a grand tour of Bhutan by our guide Penjor and our driver Dorji.Loved everyday we spent there. Perhaps a day of wondering around (free day) would have been excellent, as we were on the go every day. I did manage to sneak a morning or two to just soak


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  • Thank you for arranging a great trip and we are grateful for the wonderful experience of seeing a beautyful country and meeting interesting people Jacksonville, Oregon Trip Date:
    March26 - April 08,2009
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    Thank you for arranging a great trip and we are grateful for the wonderful experience of seeing a beautyful country and meeting interesting people ( Thank you for arranging a great trip and we are grateful for the wonderful experience of seeing a beautyful country and meeting interesting people)
    5 "G Fleming" Fleming & Zabala Tour of Sikkim & Bhutan 26 Mar till 08 April 2009 Ugen, Just wanted to let you know that Teresa and I had a wonderful trip to Darjeeling, Sikikim and Bhutan. I am glad that my thought about leaving Bhutan to the end of the trip, was a

    Fleming & Zabala Tour of Sikkim & Bhutan 26 Mar till 08 April 2009 Ugen, Just wanted to let you know that Teresa and I had a wonderful trip to Darjeeling, Sikikim and Bhutan. I am glad that my thought about leaving Bhutan to the end of the trip, was a good one. Bhutan was definitely the highlight of our trip.The drivers and tour guides were very good and accommodating to our wishes and needs. I suppose that you have heard about the night we slept in the car.Because of the rockslide on the road to Thimpu, we decided to take


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  • Beth and Joe have returned from their trip and everything was wonderful. They had a marvellous time. West Hartford, Connecticut Trip Date:
    Nov 07-23,2008
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    Beth and Joe have returned from their trip and everything was wonderful. They had a marvellous time. ( Beth and Joe have returned from their trip and everything was wonderful. They had a marvellous time.)
    5 "Beth & Charles Joseph F" TID 163: Bhutan Festival & Sikkim 17 days - Nov 7-23,2008 Dear Ugen, Beth and Joe have returned from their trip and everything was wonderful. They had a marvelous time. It was a pleasure to work with you and i look forward to working with you again. Thank you for everything. Rita

    TID 163: Bhutan Festival & Sikkim 17 days - Nov 7-23,2008 Dear Ugen, Beth and Joe have returned from their trip and everything was wonderful. They had a marvelous time. It was a pleasure to work with you and i look forward to working with you again. Thank you for everything. Rita E. - Huntington Hay Travel, 32 East Man St. Ovon, CT 06001


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