Nov 12 - 23, 2013 Rating:
TID 681 Bhutan Tour (12.11.13 - 23.11.13) Rating of the Trip Below: 1 means "far under our expectations" 2 means "under our expectations" 3 means "responding to our expectations" 4 : "above our expectation" 5 : "far above our expectations" General rating of the trip : 4 1) Bhoutan Guide Yeshi : 4. Commentaires intéressants. Très prévenant et attentif. Driver Sonam: 4: excellent conducteur, très prudent. Sur les routes du Bhoutan un vrai plus que nous avons tout particulièrement apprécié. Également prévenant et attentif. Programme bien organisé et intéressant: 4 Hôtels: 2/3. The level of comfort is good, but almost all of them have some problem of maintenance, isolation or electricity.
March 27-April 07,2013 Rating:
TID 639 Engehaugen & Party from March 27-April 07,2013 Dear Ugen, We are very satisfied with our Bhutan-tour, and we hope we will get a opportunity to go back. My family and I (ages 29-55) traveled in Bhutan for 11-12 days in spring (March - April) 2013. We chose Wind Horse as our tour operator and did not regret. The planning went smoothly. Our contact persons answered quickly and relevant in perfect English. There were no misunderstandings or cultural related confusions. Our guide met us at the airport as planned, and we had a wonderful start as we entered the Paro Tshechu
April 17 -30,2013 Rating:
TID 647 Mario & Families 17.04. 2013 to 30.04. 2013 Hi there Wind Horse. Portugal’s calling. Me and family, we've spent last 2 weeks of March travelling around Bhutan. 2 weeks seemed enough, but at the end we would gladly spend another 2, there’s so much see and experience. Many thanks to: Ugen and his team (Jambay, Pema, Yam). Regards,Mario, Maria, Martim
Sept 21 -Oct 02,2009 Rating:
Bhutan Tour Sep 21 -Oct 02, 2009 Hi Ugen, We are back in Spain from our trip, and we just wanted to say thanks a million for everything!! Bhutan is a wonderful country and the people is really kind. The guide and the driver were very friendly and very professional, and the planning was absolutely flawless. All the accommodations, the tours and the planned events were great as well!! We will definitely reach out to you in the future for more trips and refer you to anyone interested in travelling to Bhutan. I would like to thank you once again for your
Oct 23,2008 Rating:
Dear Kinga & Chimi, We hope that you are both well and it was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks again for the very kind gift of the kira, it was a lovely thought. We're now safely back in New York, going through our photographs of our trip and recalling the wonderful time which we enjoyed in our time there. It has taken us a little longer than planned to provide you with feedback, but we hope that this is still useful to you both.We considered it best to provide you with our consolidated feedback via e-mail, and we believe
Hi Ugen, The trip was great and met all our expectations, the guide & driver were also very good and went out of their way to ensure that we saw all that we wanted to. We had dinner in Thimphu with Anand and he checked throughout the trip that all was going well. If we go to Tibet, India or Nepal we will be sure to contact Windhorse for our arrangements Best Regards,
Steve and I had a fantastic time in Bhutan. It was the highlight of our 5 week Asia Trip. All the Wind horse staff were knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. I will be sure to recommend Wind horse to my friends. Thank you again for organizing our trip on such short notice! Warmest Regards
Oct, 26,2006 Rating:
Bhutan Oct 2006 Thank you for all you did to arrange our trip! I had the most wonderful time in Bhutan. It was such an honor to be in a country with such a rich culture, sensible policies, warm people, and beautiful environments. During my stay I felt very joyful and have brought some of that feeling home with me. I learned lots and felt very inspired. I can't say enough about Sonam. He was so informative, patient, and flexible. His knowledge helped to make it such an enriching experience. Aita who drove our van was also wonderful. I'm often nervous in vehicles
The guide and all accommodations were excellent; the sights were among the best I've ever experienced--in over 40 years of travel around the world.
May, 06, 2005 Rating:
Private Tour of Bhutan in May 2005 Both Joyce and I LOVED Bhutan, and our guide and driver. There were a few minor suggestions that we wrote down to give to the office in Bhutan, but all in all, we both enjoyed ourselves immensely. The visit renewed my faith in humanity that a place as special as Bhutan can exist in this world. I am interested in further trips with Windhorse.
Just wanted to let you know that our trip was fabulous. We enjoyed the whole experience very much. The guides were all wonderful. Since we spent most of our time in Bhutan, I wanted to let you know that our guide Chokie and our driver Lol took very good care of us. Chokee was very informative and he had a good sense of humor and was very patient. Bhutan is a truly beautiful country and the people are so friendly and warm. Thanks for putting this wonderful trip together for us. It was truly a memorable experience. If I ever encounter
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN This is to inform you that our trip to Bhutan met all our expectations, particularly due to our guide and our driver, who escorted us with care and difference. The accommodations were the best Bhutan could offer wherever we went and the food preparation showed a lot of consideration for our western taste. Our driver was great. However, we formed an appreciation for the Bhutanese way of life because our guide listened to our interests and was able to accommodate them in our excursions and our visits to the Bhutanese monuments. Our guide was very well informed
I have found all the employees at Wind Horse to be very professional and helpful. Very quick service. Highly recommended!
Bhutan History, Culture & Colorful Festival Tour 12 Days
Highlights of Dragon Kingdom with Festival
Trip Price From US$ 2230 | See Details
Trip AccommodationOur set of hotels are tourist standard, designed to meet the western guest needs. In some places, where there are opportunity to upgrade, we avail, such as Tashi Namgay Resort and Hotel Druk (4*) in Paro and Thimphu respectively. See Details
Group Size Private trip with your own group
MealsAll Meals including evening Tea.
RouteParo, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Gangtey, Trongsa, Jakar
Trip Type Cultural Tour
Trip SeasonsSpring (March -May) and Fall (Sept -Nov) are ideal not just in term of weather but also some prominent festival fall during this period. Although tour can run throughout the year however during july & August, It can get wet due yto monsoon. You may see snow in high passes during Dec & Jan but valleys are usually devoid of it.
Best MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
This trip commemorates the spirit of Bhutan, the magnificence of its old ways, where you go back in time on a comprehensive cultural odyssey, for a glimpse of traditions and customs fast disappearing from the rest of the Himalayan world. Gigantic mountains covered with thick primeval forests, the generous and welcoming attitude of its unassuming people who have not rejected their spiritual heritage for modern ways; all makes for a unique cultural experience.
As you visit the country’s impressive whitewashed Dzongs (fortress-monasteries) that are thriving centers of worship and culture, and meet the people as you travel through the countryside, you’ll see how the past remains an integral part of the very vibrant present. One of the highlight is the Tsechu, a religious festival, an exuberant and earthy affair featuring fancifully costumed dancers performing masked dance-dramas before hundreds of onlookers. Mingling with the locals in this joyous celebration, a highlight of their social calendar – is a unique honor, bestowed to only a limited number of visitors each year.
Days 1 & 2: Arrive in Paro – Thimphu .Upon arrival in Paro airport, meet and transfer to Thimphu. We spend this afternoon and the following day visiting Thimphu’s many monuments and colorful weekend market.
Day 3 & 4: Punakha and Wangdiphodrang. Drive across Dochula to relatively lowland of Punakha and Wangdiphodrang valley. Visit monuments, farms and local homes. Overnight hotel.
Days 5 & 6: Jakar (Bumthang Valley) From Punakha, we make a long and scenic drive across two major mountain passes into Bhutan’s cultural heartland of Bumthang valley, where we spend two nights. Here we visit many monasteries, temples, village homes, weaving centers and like.
Day 7: Drive to Trongsa.From Jakar, we retrace short drive to Trongsa, visiting Chumey valley along the way. In Trongsa, visit one of the most impressive fortresses of the Kingdom.
Overnight in Yangkhil or Phenzhe resort.
Day 8: Gangtey, Phobjikha. A short drive across Pele la pass brings us to secluded and beautiful Phobjikha valley. Here we visit Gangtey monastery and walk in the valley that is also inhabited by endangered Black-necked cranes from Oct till March.
Overnight in Dewachen Resort.
Day 9: Drive to Thimphu. From Gangtey, drive back west via Wangdiphodrang, across spectacular Dochula pass to Thimphu. We have time in the afternoon for rest or visit some sights in the capital.
Days 10 & 11: Paro Valley. We have two full days in beautiful Paro valley to visit its sights and monuments. We also hike or ride a mule/horse up to Takstang Monastery’s view point. Those who wish to opt out of Takstang hike can spend the time in valley.
Overnight in hotel.
Day 12: Departure. Departure transfer to the airport in time for your flight.
Date and Price
Cost on Request
- Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees.
- Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (Best A class hotels available).
- All meals.
- All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
- Local English Speaking Tour leader/Guide.
- Flights into and out of Bhutan
- Travel/Medical Insurance
- Personal expenses such as bar/beverages, optional tips, gifts etc
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Hotels in Thimphu
Hotels in Paro
Hotels in Punakha
Hotels in Phobjikha
Hotels in Trongsa
Hotels in Jakar
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