Tour Bhutan In October / November we went to North India and Bhutan for two weeks. We did not have a good
Berlin, Germany Jan 1970
Exploring Bhutan from West to East Dear Rinzin Jamtsho, A big hello from Berlin. Let us thank you and your amazing team for a wonderful journey through
Toronto, Canada. Jan 1970
Bhutan Traverse from West to East (Fall, 2015) Bhutan Traverse From West to East. Hi jambay Sorry my reply is late but I really wanted to give some feed back.. My tour
Huntington, NY, USA Jan 1970
Bhutan Traverse from West to East, Oct, 2015 Bhutan Traverse from West To East, Oct, 2015 In October, 2015 we traversed Bhutan over 21 days with Wind Horse Tours
Witikonerstrasse, Zürich, Switzerland. Jan 1970
Positives were the beauty of the country and friendliness of people in general. TID 8650 March 25 - April 08, 2015 (Tashi Gyalteshen - Guide) First of all, let me say that i enjoyed
USA Jan 1970
Bhutan is a beautiful country made more so by the art, architecture and customs of its people Bhutan, India, Sikkim Tour Dear Amit, We were very happy with the Complete Bhutan tour. A good guide can make such a
Esslingen, Zurich, Switzerland Jan 1970
We felt in very good hands from the beginning to the end. Bhutan Traverse from West to East – Tour(TID 8532) Nov 19- Dec 03, 2014 Overall we had a great experience and
Graham Drive, Calgary T3E, Canada Jan 1970
Jon and I both fell in love with Bhutan, the countryside and the people. TID - 8607 (Nov 18 - Dec 04, 2014) Attention Ugen I want to thank you for putting up with my
Chelsea Circle, Georgia, USA Jan 1970
The guide, Penjor; and the driver, Baliman, were top-notch. Bhutan Traverse from West to East – Tour(TID 8532) Nov19 - Dec03, 2014 Hello, I want to thank you for a
Edinburgh, UK Jan 1970
I couldn’t ask for more… except for more time in Bhutan. TID 741 - Dec 4 to 18 Bhutan Traverse from east to west ( in reverse order of Bhutan Traverse
Ontario, Canada Oct 2019
Our guide and drivers looked after us exceptionally well like we were family. TID 595 Bhutan Traverse from West to East (11.10.13 – 25.10.13) Dear Windhorse Tours We recently concluded our trip Bhutan Travers
Canada Jan 1970
We all enjoy hiking in a pristine environment so anyone including the locals should adopt the policy of “Garbage in Garbage Out” TID 595 Bhutan Traverse from West to East (11.10.13-25.10.13) Let me first say that we enjoyed our trip immensely! The sight
Calgary, Canada Jan 1970
I look forward to an ice cold Druk 11000 and a bowl of chili cheese and some great conversation again. TID 655-Bhutan Traverse from East to West (March 14-April 1,2013) Thank you for the great trip from which I am still
Lakewood, WA, USA Jan 1970
These two itineraries are EXACTLY what I wanted. I couldn’t be more pleased about the overall experiences gained on these two tours TID 562/563-Bhutan Traverse From West to East & Extension Tour of Sikkim/Darjeeling (11-29, Nov. 2012) I just finished Wind Horse's Bhutan Traverse, from Paro
Hasselt, Belgium Dec 2012
We have appreciated the interesting conversations with Tashi, our guide, about Bhuddism and we have certainly appreciated the safe and gentle driving of Dawa, our driver. We have just come home after a fascinating trip to Bhutan. We were surprised by the kind way of welcoming
Paris, France Jan 1970
Our trip was excellent and Bhutan is fascinating. Bhutan East to West (23rd April - 6th May) Bhutan Traverse from West to east in reverse order Dear Jambay, Our
Minnetonka, Minnesota Sep 2019
This was the trip of a lifetime for me! As I mentioned, I am happy to give you my personal feedback on this trip. This was the trip of
Florida,USA Sep 2019
the many faces and experiences of Bhutan are indelible fixed in our minds Just a few selected photos to give you a hint of what we were doing in Bhutan. Ugen, I'll send
London, UK Mar 2010
It has been a wonderful experience and loved every minute of it I have just returned from your exquisite country still wishing I was there… It has been a wonderful experience and
Astridlaan XXXX Knokke Heist, Belgique. Apr 2006
In French, one says : Jamais deux sans trois, which means Never two without three,and I am already contemplating a new journey to be organized by Windhorsetours Pour un futur voyageur au Bhutan. Je recommande vivement Kinga Dechen et son agence WINDHORSETOURS. En janvier 2006, j'ai passé 12
Meadowbank, HouseCraggs HillOver Kellet, Carnforth UK Oct 2019
We had a marvellous time! Both Jambay Dorji and Mr Baliman, our driver, could not have been more helpful. TID:147: Complete Bhutan Travese into India (Oct 6-21,2008) Dear Ugen, We had a marvellous time! Both Jambay Dorji and Mr Baliman,
Benowa, QLD, Australia Jan 1970
the Lundmarks had a great time and TL thoroughly enjoyed his 50th birthday Again some very happy travellers have returned from Bhutan – the Lundmarks had a great time and TL thoroughly enjoyed
San Diego, California, USA Jan 1970
I hope to someday return to Bhutan as your client and continue with my discoveries. West to East and return to West Bhutan Gentlemen, I am sorry to have taken so long to write. When I arrived
Alta, Utah, USA Jan 1970
Thanks for all the help putting the tour together for us. It was more than we had hoped Chomolhari Laya Gasa Trek and across Eastern Bhutan 32 Days trip with Wind Horse in Bhutan - Oct & Nov 2005 And.......thanks
Bhutan Traverse Tour from west to east Bhutan is extremely exciting journey passing from idyllic west to old fashioned charms of far east through gamut of vegetation, which also gives a fascinating insight into its ever changing landscapes and lesser-known eastern quarter before crossing over the southern border into India.
Combine the colours of the Western and Central Valleys with the wilderness of Bhutan’s un-spoilt forests and the lush tangle of its tropical jungle. You will be surprised at the diversity of its vegetation in such a seemingly tiny Kingdom. The only aspects of the journey which never change are the friendliness of the people and the awe-inspiring views, which delight at every twist and turn of the road.
Our odyssey across this emerald jewel of the Kingdom begins in the West, through towns of Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. Then journey through the cultural heartland of Bumthang. Savor the distinct corners of the country as you slowly travel further and further back in time. Work your way to the Eastern-most outpost of the Kingdom and exit into India via beautiful and rarely visited Assam.* All small group journeys are scheduled to visit at least one festival, allowing you the unique opportunity to experience lively festivities that attract thousands of villagers from afar and near. There are some exciting short walks, most of which are optional.
P.S. Almost always the tour starts in West, but some Bhutan Traverse tours also start in the east and ends in the west (mentioned in the Detailed Trip brochure), in order to fit with the festival or for favorable weather conditions (eastern part is warmer and lower).
Day 1 & 2 : In Paro
Upon arrival, meet your guide. Visit serene Paro valley by easy stroll and short drives covering historical monuments, temples and villages. Overnight in hotel in Paro.
Day 3: Hike to Takstang (tiger’s nest) monastery
Hike to the iconic Takstang monastery and upon return, transfer to capital Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 4: In Thimphu
A full day tour in the capital, where we also visit local market and have some time for stroll. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 5 & 6: Punakha & Wangdue
Drive east across spectacular Dochula Pass to Punakha and Wangdue valley. On the pass, we spend some time to enjoy the views and explore.We have an afternoon and a full next day to explore this sub-tropical valley. Overnight in hotel in Punakha/Wangdue.
Day 7: Gangtey (Phobjikha)
Three hour drive takes us over the Black-mountains ( JSW National Park) to a wide picturesque alpine Gangtey, also called Phobjikha valley. Overnight in hotel. From late October until March, the black-necked cranes are in residence in the valley.
Day 8, 9 & 10: Trongsa – Jakar, Bumthang
En-route to Bumthang (on the Day 8), visit Trongsa, drive over Youtonga pass to visit Chumey valley and arrive in Jakar, Bumthang. We have two full days to visit Bumthang valleys, dotted with ancients temples and monuments. 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 in Jakar, Bumthang.
Please note that one day out of Bumthang is used for Ura or Mongar to attend their respective festivals.
Day 11: Drive to Mongar
This long but a beautiful drive east from Jakar to Mongar, passes through Ura village, crosses Thrumshing La pass (3800m)with spectacular mountain vista into Sengor village. Then the road descends through ever changing vegetation, until it hits the lowest point in Kuri Zampa at 570m above the sea level. From here it is little over 1100m climb to the town of Mongar located on the hillside. It is a long drive, but nonetheless a scenic one, with opportunity to see wide varieties of flora and fauna. Overnight hotel in Mongar.
Day 12: Mongar – Trashigang
Visit Mongar Dzong and drive to Trashigang, which takes around 3hrs. Along the way, we will visit local village, if possible school etc. Upon arrival, visit Trashigang Dzong and visit the town area.
Overnight in a hotel in Trashigang.
Day 13: Excursion to Tashiyangtse
Drive to Tashiyangtse, visiting Gomkora temple, Doksum village along the way. In Trashiyantse, visit traditional Art School, Chorten Kora and stroll around its’ small town.
Return to Trashigang for overnight.
Note: Trashyangtse excursion will be skipped for some trips to Gomkora festival or Trashigang festival respectively
Day 14: Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar
Another long but also beautiful drive from Tashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar, goes past many villages, towns, as you descend through the foots hills and arrive at the small frontier town of Samdrup Jongkhar.
Day 15: Exit Bhutan to Guwahati – Departure
After breakfast, drive across the border into India. (Indian Visa required). Transfer directly to Guwahati airport (just under 3 hrs. drive), in time for your departure flight.
From Guwahati, there are flights to Delhi, Bagdogra and Kolkata. Flight costs are extra and charged at best available fare. If you arrange this flight yourself, be sure to choose an afternoon flight. You may take also wish to take some of our private tours in North East India.
Group Size9 members maximum.
MealsAll meals included
Trip AccommodationGood hotels (3-4 star) hotels through-out.
RouteParo, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue, Gangtey, Trongsa, Jakar, Ura, Mongar, Trashigang, Yangtsi, Samdrup Jongkhar & Guwahati.
Trip Type Cultural Tour
Trip SeasonsTrips are scheduled at the best times.
Best MonthsMarch, April, October, November
Good MonthsJanuary, February, May, September, December
Lean MonthsJune, July, August
Prices & Dates
Tier Pricing cost based on the total sign-ups. Starting from $3300 Per person.
Plus airfares to Bhutan and out of Guwahati.
Price is subject increases. We guarantee our prices for those who have already signed-up. Full price details upon request.
|Start date||End Date||Remarks||Status|
|12 Mar, 2019||26 Mar, 2019||Attending Gomphu Kora & Dzongdrakha Festival||Open||Book now!|
|24 Nov, 2019||08 Dec, 2019||Attending Mongar & Tashigang Festival||Open||Book now!|
- Bhutan Daily tourists fees & taxes
- Bhutan Visa and Permits
- Accommodations in listed or similar.
- All meals in Bhutan.
- Evening tea/snacks
- All land transfers by good quality vehicle
- Sightseeing with entrance fees
- English Speaking Bhutanese Leader/Guide.
- Bottled water and other complimentary services in the vehicle
- Flights into Bhutan and out of Guwahati (listed separately)
- Indian Visa.
- Travel / Medical Insurance (recommended)
- All other optional personal expenses such as Tips, Bars, Beverages, Telephone, Laundry, Gifts and other personal expenses.
Hotels in Thimphu
Hotels in Paro
Hotels in Punakha
Hotels in Trongsa
Hotels in Jakar
Hotels in Mongar
Hotels in Trashigang
Hotels in Samdrup Jongkhar
Kezang is a graduate from Gedu Business School college in Bhutan, but he was always interested in the Buddhist Philosophy, which made him alter his ambition to being a tour Guide.
He is super polite and Buddhist to the core, because his parents and their parents were all affliliated to a monastery as a Lama etc. He comes from Dramtse region, between Mongaer and Trashigang.
Pema Dhendup is the one among the few young guns at Wind Horse Tour, Bhutan. He possess an infectious smile and exuberance that rub off to child and old alike. Unwarily, he has a mature head on his young shoulder and it is most conspicuous when he is among guests, untying knots of religion and its intricate iconography with ease and dexterity.
It took him to many different regions in the country to finish his school as his father’s job demanded. This helped to pick up different local dialects of the region. Currently, this stand in good stead for him. In 2011, he completed his Degree in Arts with history as major from Darjeeling, a hill station in India. He knew what he wanted and it was such a easy choice to opt for guide training. He led his first group 2013 at Wind Horse Tours and the rest the guests’ feedbacks and testimonial itself speak volumes.
He harbours a new found passion for birds, which was ignited when he was doing a tour with bird enthusiast.
For over a decade, Penjor Lhendup has been guiding. He is senior guide at Wind Horse Tour. He chose to work as free lancer, for he has to divide his time to pursue his passion as a guide in the process also make a living and to devote time to look after his old parent and his farm land in eastern Bhutan- Mongar.
He comes from modest background and clearly reflected in his grace, perception and countenance.But the way he conducts while on tours speaks volume for his experience and his forte as a linguistic, for he can easily speak most of the local dialect that prevail in different districts and this stand in good stead when visiting remote villages and farm houses in different region with the guests.