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Drukyul Walking Tour – Bhutan - 13 Days Grand Walking Tour of Bhutan

This beautiful tour around Bhutan’s most scenic places takes us to the country’s finest locations with an unparalleled diversity. This is one of our signature trips that we started first in 1999. Along the way, we have made few necessary and recommended changes. This is the perfect trip to experience the delight of crossing high hills as well as the wide windswept meadows filled with wildflowers, across sleepy hamlets, through fragrance filled forests, rice fields and orchards. There is no real trekking that requires outdoor camping with exhaustive long day walks; but it has moderate hikes and excursions to villages from the comforts of your Hotel. An active vacation without roughing it! The itinerary covers the regular tourists’ sites, as well as some off- the-beaten places. Walk out to visit villages, farms, and monasteries and ancient temples from the towns of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue phodrang and travel as far interior to Bumthang District. Between the drives, we shall make unplanned stops at local villages. All of our small group departures are scheduled to attend the local festivals and therefore some parts of the itinerary may be revised slightly to incorporate these colorful events.

We sincerely believe that walking is the best way to enjoy and experience Bhutan and this itinerary has been tried and tested over the years.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Arrive & tour Paro valley. Arrive by flight into Paro. Upon arrival you are met by Bhutanese Guide and driver and transferred to the Emerald green Paro Valley at 7,500ft, is one of Bhutan’s most beautiful and most fertile valley. Numerous shrines, fortresses and farm houses dot the landscape and graceful willow trees grow along the edge of Pachhu river, which passes through paddy fields and farmlands. During our time here, we will do many short easy walks in the valley and cover visit to local villages, farm houses and also some of the popular monuments and attractions such as the Rinphung Dzong, Dzongdrakha, Kichu Lhakhang. Dungtse Lhakhang and the ruins of Drugyal Dzong. We also have two evenings to stroll the charming small town of Paro, lined with colorfully painted wooden shop fronts and restaurants.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 3 : Fly to Bumthang – Tang. In the morning take a short 20 min flight east into the central heartland of Bumthang district. Meet your guide and driver and drive for about half hour to the hilltop Padselling monastery. After exploring the monastery, interacting with the monks, begin 2-3hr walk over the hill and descend into Bapzur village in Tang, where we can visit Pema Tekchok Choeling Shedra a large nunnery. Meet your vehicle and drive further north, passing through several villages for about 1hr along the rough road deep into Tang valley. En-route we stop to visit Rimochen Lhakhang and walk to visit local village. We have Horse Ranch here and if they are free, you can ride in the valley and tour the villages/ local school etc.
Tang is the most remote of Bumthang’s four valleys. There is a dairy and sheep farm and not so long ago, locals were yak herders.
Overnight in a simple village lodge.

Day 4: Tang – Jakar, Bumthang. In the morning we walk to visit Ogyencholing Manor and museum. Explore the area further and drive to Jakar which takes about 2hrs. Along the way we stop to take a peek at Membartsho gorge. In the afternoon, visit Jakar Dzong and walk downhill into the town area, passing through local village, visiting some hidden shrines/temples along the way. In the evening, visit Kharchu Drastang monastery, possibly during their evening debate and prayers. Visit Swiss Farm area. Stroll through the township.
Overnight hotel in Jakar.

Day 5: In Jakar, Bumthang. Jakar, Bumthang or Chokhor valley is the cultural heartland of the Kingdom, dotted with many ancient monasteries and UNESCO heritage sites. After breakfast we begin our valley walking tour, visiting 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, followed by short stop at Chakar Lhakhang and then visit Kurjey temple complex. Cross the river over the suspension bridge to Dorjibi village, where you should be able to see a local weaving center and a village temple. Later walk Tamshing monastery and meet your vehicle and visit Wangduecholing Palace area, with its water turned prayer wheels. In addition to visiting village, we may have an opportunity to visit local
Overnight hotel in Jakar.

Day 6: Jakar – Tharpaling -Trongsa. Our agenda for today is to journey along a scenic forest trail for about 3-hour hike, gradually climbing uphill to Tharpaling Monastery, one of the most important monasteries founded by Longchen Ramjamba, the famous saint in the Nyingmapa sect. Meet the vehicle and drive down to Chumey valley, and continue over Youtongla Pass to Trongsa (2hrs).
Upon arrival in Trongsa, visit the imposing Trongsa Dzong and the Tower of Trongsa Museum. In the evening stroll around the town.
Overnight hotel in Trongsa.

Day 7: Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley. Drive till Pelela pass, from where we take a side diversion road into the hidden and beautiful Phobjikha valley, a protected wildlife conservation area within Jigme Singye National Park. From mid October till March, this beautiful valley is also winter home for rare black necked cranes that migrate from Tibetan Plateau. Visit ancient Gangtey Gompa, one of the oldest Nyingma monastery, located atop the hill. Then walk along the nature trail, a footpath encircling the winter roosting grounds of the crane, for about 2hrs. When the crane is not in residence, walk to the local villages, and also visit Nature Info center.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 8: Gangtey – Punakha. A short scenic drive through ever changing vegetation brings us to Punakha and Wangdue valley. Visit Richengang, a unique village with houses clustered together. Later walk short distance to visit Chimi Lhakhang temple, dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley (1455 – 1529), popularly known as ‘the divine madman, a folk hero and a cultural icon around whom countless yarns of facts and fiction, stories and legends have been spun.
Overnight hotel in Punakha valley.

Day 9: 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 semitropical climate. 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 with his entourage of monks spend the winter in Punakha Dzong and summer in Thimphu. Drive to the idyllic countryside north of Punakha, and start forty-minute walk up to Khamsum Yuley Namgay Chorten on Nyinzergang hill. Upon return, drive back to visit the architectural wonders of the 17th century Punakha Dzong, straddling at the confluence of Pho and Mo rivers (male & female). From Punakha Dzong walk across the bridge, and gradually climb up the hill for about 2-3hr to Limukha village. Meet your vehicle near Limukha and drive to the hotel.
Overnight hotel, in Punakha valley.

Day 10: Punakha- Dochula – Thimphu. Drive from the sub-tropical Punakha valley to 10,500ft at Dochula pass in two hours. After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of Bhutan’s snow capped peaks along the Tibet border over cuppa and snacks at Dochula, begin 2hr ridge top walk to Lungchuzekha temple/ retreat center. The trail is through rich vegetation of moss laden birch, hemlock and rhododendrons trees, with excellent views of peaks and the valleys. This trail is adopted by Wind Horse since 2009. Our guides clean and maintain this trail. Picnic at the monastery. The views are astounding and the walk is through rich fir and rhododendron forests. Instead of returning to Dochula, walk 1hr downhill to another retreat and monastic center of Trashigang located on a hilltop, from where we meet our vehicle and drive short distance to Thimphu, where we visit the great Tashicho Dzong, and the giant Buddha statue as the sunsets in the valley.
Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 11: In Thimphu. We have a full day to tour and visit the capital of Bhutan as per interests.  You can visit Memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, Zilukha nunnery, Traditional Art School, Hospital for traditional medicine, National Library, Textile Academy and Museum, Changlimithang ground where you may see Archery, Centennial farmers’ market, which is more vibrant over the weekend (Fri-Sun) or you can spend half day hiking to Cheri or Tango Monastery north of Thimphu.  You can decide these activities with you guide when you are here.
Overnight hotel in Thimphu

Day 12: Paro (Hike to Takstang). After breakfast, drive for about an hour to Paro and continue north to the trail head. As you will have covered more grounds on foot and well acclimated by now, we hope to take you bit beyond what regular tourist generally cover; that is to hike to the legendary Takstang (tiger’s nest) monastery and also to visit some of the temples higher-up like Zangdopelri and Ugyen Tsemo. This special hike beyond Taktshang provides a rare view and look at the Takstang monastery and also its surrounding temples, monasteries and hermitages. Return to Paro for farewell dinner.
Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 13: Departure. Transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight.

(Note: All Small Group Journeys dates are tied into attending one or more festivals.  Itineraries will be modified slightly to incorporate these colorful events)
For events and festival, Please check cost and dates.

Customize a Private Walking Trip with your own dates & duration.
If the dates don’t work or the duration is too long or short, we can customize a walking trip based on your abilities, duration, interests and other requirements. If you add two more days, we can incorporate Druk path Tsaluna trek from Thimphu to Paro. Similarly, there are many other day excursions from Thimphu, Paro or Bumthang that can be incorporated. Walking is one of the best ways to experience Bhutan and we have done all walks in Bhutan over the years to know them well. After learning about your interests, we can put together this special and unique trip for you. Call or email us with your phone number to discuss the possibilities. For private trip using the same itinerary and hotels, the cost will increase between $100-200 per person.

(Itineraries may be altered slightly for some dates that incorporate festivals)


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Trip highlights

  • Moderate day walks. Long walks are between 2-4hours and short walks are 10 minutes to less than hour.
  • The Best Way to see and experience Bhutan;  by many short light/moderate day hikes.
  • Visit weekend markets, villages and local homes, opportunity to meet with local folks, local schools and others.
  • Most dates are also tied into attending one or two festival.

Trip Overview

Trip Price From US$ US$ 3070 | See Details

Trip AccommodationHotels and Guest Houses through-out

Group SizeMaximum 9 passengers for small group journeys or any size group for private departures.

MealsAll meals

RouteThimphu - Punakha -Wangdue- Bumthang - Trongsa - Gangtey- Paro

Trip TypeExtensive Walking tour without camping (easy to moderate walks)

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

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Arrive & tour Paro valley. Arrive by flight into Paro. Upon arrival you are met by Bhutanese Guide and driver and transferred to the Emerald green Paro Valley at 7,500ft, is one of Bhutan’s most beautiful and most fertile valley. Numerous shrines, fortresses and farm houses dot the landscape and graceful willow trees grow along the edge of Pachhu river, which passes through paddy fields and farmlands. During our time here, we will do many short easy walks in the valley and cover visit to local villages, farm houses and also some of the popular monuments and attractions such as the Rinphung Dzong, Dzongdrakha, Kichu Lhakhang. Dungtse Lhakhang and the ruins of Drugyal Dzong. We also have two evenings to stroll the charming small town of Paro, lined with colorfully painted wooden shop fronts and restaurants.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 3 : Fly to Bumthang – Tang. In the morning take a short 20 min flight east into the central heartland of Bumthang district. Meet your guide and driver and drive for about half hour to the hilltop Padselling monastery. After exploring the monastery, interacting with the monks, begin 2-3hr walk over the hill and descend into Bapzur village in Tang, where we can visit Pema Tekchok Choeling Shedra a large nunnery. Meet your vehicle and drive further north, passing through several villages for about 1hr along the rough road deep into Tang valley. En-route we stop to visit Rimochen Lhakhang and walk to visit local village. We have Horse Ranch here and if they are free, you can ride in the valley and tour the villages/ local school etc.
Tang is the most remote of Bumthang’s four valleys. There is a dairy and sheep farm and not so long ago, locals were yak herders.
Overnight in a simple village lodge.

Day 4: Tang – Jakar, Bumthang. In the morning we walk to visit Ogyencholing Manor and museum. Explore the area further and drive to Jakar which takes about 2hrs. Along the way we stop to take a peek at Membartsho gorge. In the afternoon, visit Jakar Dzong and walk downhill into the town area, passing through local village, visiting some hidden shrines/temples along the way. In the evening, visit Kharchu Drastang monastery, possibly during their evening debate and prayers. Visit Swiss Farm area. Stroll through the township.
Overnight hotel in Jakar.

Day 5: In Jakar, Bumthang. Jakar, Bumthang or Chokhor valley is the cultural heartland of the Kingdom, dotted with many ancient monasteries and UNESCO heritage sites. After breakfast we begin our valley walking tour, visiting 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, followed by short stop at Chakar Lhakhang and then visit Kurjey temple complex. Cross the river over the suspension bridge to Dorjibi village, where you should be able to see a local weaving center and a village temple. Later walk Tamshing monastery and meet your vehicle and visit Wangduecholing Palace area, with its water turned prayer wheels. In addition to visiting village, we may have an opportunity to visit local
Overnight hotel in Jakar.

Day 6: Jakar – Tharpaling -Trongsa. Our agenda for today is to journey along a scenic forest trail for about 3-hour hike, gradually climbing uphill to Tharpaling Monastery, one of the most important monasteries founded by Longchen Ramjamba, the famous saint in the Nyingmapa sect. Meet the vehicle and drive down to Chumey valley, and continue over Youtongla Pass to Trongsa (2hrs).
Upon arrival in Trongsa, visit the imposing Trongsa Dzong and the Tower of Trongsa Museum. In the evening stroll around the town.
Overnight hotel in Trongsa.

Day 7: Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley. Drive till Pelela pass, from where we take a side diversion road into the hidden and beautiful Phobjikha valley, a protected wildlife conservation area within Jigme Singye National Park. From mid October till March, this beautiful valley is also winter home for rare black necked cranes that migrate from Tibetan Plateau. Visit ancient Gangtey Gompa, one of the oldest Nyingma monastery, located atop the hill. Then walk along the nature trail, a footpath encircling the winter roosting grounds of the crane, for about 2hrs. When the crane is not in residence, walk to the local villages, and also visit Nature Info center.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 8: Gangtey – Punakha. A short scenic drive through ever changing vegetation brings us to Punakha and Wangdue valley. Visit Richengang, a unique village with houses clustered together. Later walk short distance to visit Chimi Lhakhang temple, dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley (1455 – 1529), popularly known as ‘the divine madman, a folk hero and a cultural icon around whom countless yarns of facts and fiction, stories and legends have been spun.
Overnight hotel in Punakha valley.

Day 9: 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 semitropical climate. 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 with his entourage of monks spend the winter in Punakha Dzong and summer in Thimphu. Drive to the idyllic countryside north of Punakha, and start forty-minute walk up to Khamsum Yuley Namgay Chorten on Nyinzergang hill. Upon return, drive back to visit the architectural wonders of the 17th century Punakha Dzong, straddling at the confluence of Pho and Mo rivers (male & female). From Punakha Dzong walk across the bridge, and gradually climb up the hill for about 2-3hr to Limukha village. Meet your vehicle near Limukha and drive to the hotel.
Overnight hotel, in Punakha valley.

Day 10: Punakha- Dochula – Thimphu. Drive from the sub-tropical Punakha valley to 10,500ft at Dochula pass in two hours. After enjoying the spectacular panoramic views of Bhutan’s snow capped peaks along the Tibet border over cuppa and snacks at Dochula, begin 2hr ridge top walk to Lungchuzekha temple/ retreat center. The trail is through rich vegetation of moss laden birch, hemlock and rhododendrons trees, with excellent views of peaks and the valleys. This trail is adopted by Wind Horse since 2009. Our guides clean and maintain this trail. Picnic at the monastery. The views are astounding and the walk is through rich fir and rhododendron forests. Instead of returning to Dochula, walk 1hr downhill to another retreat and monastic center of Trashigang located on a hilltop, from where we meet our vehicle and drive short distance to Thimphu, where we visit the great Tashicho Dzong, and the giant Buddha statue as the sunsets in the valley.
Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 11: In Thimphu. We have a full day to tour and visit the capital of Bhutan as per interests.  You can visit Memorial Chorten, Takin Preserve, Zilukha nunnery, Traditional Art School, Hospital for traditional medicine, National Library, Textile Academy and Museum, Changlimithang ground where you may see Archery, Centennial farmers’ market, which is more vibrant over the weekend (Fri-Sun) or you can spend half day hiking to Cheri or Tango Monastery north of Thimphu.  You can decide these activities with you guide when you are here.
Overnight hotel in Thimphu

Day 12: Paro (Hike to Takstang). After breakfast, drive for about an hour to Paro and continue north to the trail head. As you will have covered more grounds on foot and well acclimated by now, we hope to take you bit beyond what regular tourist generally cover; that is to hike to the legendary Takstang (tiger’s nest) monastery and also to visit some of the temples higher-up like Zangdopelri and Ugyen Tsemo. This special hike beyond Taktshang provides a rare view and look at the Takstang monastery and also its surrounding temples, monasteries and hermitages. Return to Paro for farewell dinner.
Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 13: Departure. Transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight.

(Note: All Small Group Journeys dates are tied into attending one or more festivals.  Itineraries will be modified slightly to incorporate these colorful events)
For events and festival, Please check cost and dates.

Customize a Private Walking Trip with your own dates & duration.
If the dates don’t work or the duration is too long or short, we can customize a walking trip based on your abilities, duration, interests and other requirements. If you add two more days, we can incorporate Druk path Tsaluna trek from Thimphu to Paro. Similarly, there are many other day excursions from Thimphu, Paro or Bumthang that can be incorporated. Walking is one of the best ways to experience Bhutan and we have done all walks in Bhutan over the years to know them well. After learning about your interests, we can put together this special and unique trip for you. Call or email us with your phone number to discuss the possibilities. For private trip using the same itinerary and hotels, the cost will increase between $100-200 per person.

(Itineraries may be altered slightly for some dates that incorporate festivals)


Request Detail Info

Dates & Prices

Cost Information

  • 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 $2720 Per person.
  • Plus airfares to and from Bhutan
  • Single room supplement.$410
  • Plus airfares to and from Bhutan depending on where you fly in or out to.
  • Bangkok-Paro-Bangkok at the time of print is costs $850 per person Cost vary for private trips.
  • Domestic flight Paro-Bumthang $185 per person.
Start date End Date Remarks Status  
27 Mar, 201708 Apr, 2017 With Paro Tshechu & Dzongdrakha festival 1 Available
9-2 = 7 Seats left
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09 Apr, 201721 Apr, 2017 With Paro Tshechu & Dzongdrakha festival 2Available Book now!
30 Apr, 201712 May, 2017 With Domkhar FestivalAvailable Book now!
26 Sep, 201708 Oct, 2017 With Tamsing FestivalSold Out Book now!
31 Oct, 201712 Nov, 2017 With Jambay Lhakhang Drup & Prakhar festival Available
9-2 = 7 Seats left
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22 Dec, 201703 Jan, 2018 With Trongsa FestivalAvailable Book now!

Accommodations


Hotels in Thimphu

Hotels in Paro

Hotels in Punakha

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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  • 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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Testimonials

  • Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016
    Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016 Blandon, Pennsylvania, USA Trip Date:
    Nov 04 -16,2016
    Rating:
    Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016 ( Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016)
    5 "Matthew Caretti " Dear Anand, Greetings from India! As you may be aware, I continued my travels here in India after departing Bhutan. And I can state without a doubt that I truly miss Bhutan. An amazing culture, kind people and beautiful landscapes! In terms of specific feedback regarding the trip, I will begin with

    Dear Anand, Greetings from India! As you may be aware, I continued my travels here in India after departing Bhutan. And I can state without a doubt that I truly miss Bhutan. An amazing culture, kind people and beautiful landscapes! In terms of specific feedback regarding the trip, I will begin with some constructive criticism. It would be good, I think, to work with the guides (perhaps both the senior guides and those new to Windhorse, who might have a fresh perspective) to review the itinerary of the Drukyul Walking Tour. It seems that nearly every day we had to change what


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  • Walking Tour
    Walking Tour California, USA Trip Date:
    09 - 21 Oct.2016
    Rating:
    Walking Tour ( Walking Tour)
    5 "Trang Chau" Dear Ugen and Jambay, I am finally back home from my trip. I would like to send you this email to thank you for the great trip and the service WindHorse has provided. Bhutan is the 2nd most beautiful place that I have seen in the world. Except one incident with the hotel

    Dear Ugen and Jambay, I am finally back home from my trip. I would like to send you this email to thank you for the great trip and the service WindHorse has provided. Bhutan is the 2nd most beautiful place that I have seen in the world. Except one incident with the hotel in Trongsa, I have a lot of positive comments to say about WindHorse and the itinerary. I am sure you have put a lot of thoughts about the proposed walking itinerary which is the best to my opinion. The flight to Bumthang made a lot of sense. Starting from Bumthang back to


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  • Bhutan Walking Tour Grand Junction, Colorado, USA Trip Date:
    Sept 24 - 07, Oct, 2015
    Rating:
    Bhutan Walking Tour ( Bhutan Walking Tour)
    5 "Kathleen S" TID - 8663 - Bhutan Walking Tour We booked a walking tour with Wind Horse Tours. We were met at the airport by our guide, Leki, and driver, Chimi. It was a private tour, so we spent 2 weeks with just the two of them. They were both incredible ambassadors of

    TID - 8663 - Bhutan Walking Tour We booked a walking tour with Wind Horse Tours. We were met at the airport by our guide, Leki, and driver, Chimi. It was a private tour, so we spent 2 weeks with just the two of them. They were both incredible ambassadors of Wind Horse and Bhutan. They made us feel like family instead of tourists. Our walking tour of Bhutan was breathtaking. The land is beautiful and the Bhutanese are the warmest and friendliest people we have ever met. We absolutely loved our experiences in Bhutan, and a great deal of the credit


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  • We loved walking through the small townships and visiting the local stores. Norman Gardens, Queensland, Australian Trip Date:
    Dec 02 - 14, 2014
    Rating:
    We loved walking through the small townships and visiting the local stores. ( We loved walking through the small townships and visiting the local stores.)
    5 "Renay & Peter B" TID 8556 - Private Drukyul Walking Tour- Dec 02 - 14, 2014 (Guide - Yonten) We want to Thank Windhorse tours management and organising staff for their wonderful service and taking the time to promptly answer any and all of our questions.  You were so easy and great to deal with. We

    TID 8556 - Private Drukyul Walking Tour- Dec 02 - 14, 2014 (Guide - Yonten) We want to Thank Windhorse tours management and organising staff for their wonderful service and taking the time to promptly answer any and all of our questions.  You were so easy and great to deal with. We want to especially thank Yonten (Guide) and Yamraj (Driver) for a wonderful memorable holiday that we will never forget.  We had been wanting and planning to visit Bhutan for over 5 years and to finally get there and enjoy it much as we had hoped was unbelievable.  We have been recommending


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  • There was a good balance within our cultural, physical and urban shopping activities. Ontario, Canada Trip Date:
    March 31 - April 14,2015
    Rating:
    There was a good balance within our cultural, physical and urban shopping activities. ( There was a good balance within our cultural, physical and urban shopping activities.)
    5 "Deirdre H" TID 8628 (March 31- April 14,2015) The guide - Dechen Duba Hello Anand, It is now more than a month since we finished our trip with Wind Horse.  It was truly the best trip we've had in a very long time and one we've been hoping to take since the mid-80s.  I

    TID 8628 (March 31- April 14,2015) The guide - Dechen Duba Hello Anand, It is now more than a month since we finished our trip with Wind Horse.  It was truly the best trip we've had in a very long time and one we've been hoping to take since the mid-80s.  I know the places we visited are places that many tourists see; however, Duba, our guide, introduced the places in an understandable and relevant way.  Chimmie, our driver, kept us safe on the roads and managed the blocks so as to minimize the time we had to spend waiting for road


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  • Bumthang Owl trek was the highlight of the trip Preston, chevy chase, Maryland, USA Trip Date:
    March 04 -17,2015
    Rating:
    Bumthang Owl trek was the highlight of the trip ( Bumthang Owl trek was the highlight of the trip)
    5 "Jeans & Bryan Enis" TID 8721 (March 4-17) 2015 Guide Duba Hello Anand - Firstly,  we want to tell you how amazing our guide was!  Duba really made our trip.  He was professional, punctual, knowledgeable, kind, and exceptionally friendly.  For example, our guide would always rush to open our door, carry our handbags, and would ask

    TID 8721 (March 4-17) 2015 Guide Duba Hello Anand - Firstly,  we want to tell you how amazing our guide was!  Duba really made our trip.  He was professional, punctual, knowledgeable, kind, and exceptionally friendly.  For example, our guide would always rush to open our door, carry our handbags, and would ask us how we were feeling. Other positive factors were: -The Chumey nature valley resort was exceptional -The trek was very beautiful and a highlight of our trip -The fertility temple was very interesting -Our driver was safe and curteous Some negatives: -The food was redundant so in Thimphu Duba was able to give us more western food


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  • We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for Robinson Street, Carson City,Nevada, USA Trip Date:
    Feb 26-11 March, 2015
    Rating:
    We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for ( We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for)
    5 "Margaret & Carter T" Dear Anand, I apologize for my slowness in answering your letter. Since our return from Asia some 10 days ago, we have been busy doing chores. We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for. The itinerary allowed us to see many parts of your beautiful country and interesting culture. Attending

    Dear Anand, I apologize for my slowness in answering your letter. Since our return from Asia some 10 days ago, we have been busy doing chores. We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for. The itinerary allowed us to see many parts of your beautiful country and interesting culture. Attending the Tharpaling Thongdrel, while in the itinerary, was an unexpected highlight. Tashi, our guide, and Sonam, our driver, were excellent. Tashi and my husband liked to joke with each other which made our hikes and walks extra enjoyable.  Someday we hope to return to Bhutan to visit the eastern portion of the


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  • The country was breathtaking!! Maryland, USA Trip Date:
    Feb15 - 28, 2015
    Rating:
    The country was breathtaking!! ( The country was breathtaking!!)
    5 "Richard and Janet" TID 8680 (Walking Tour ) Feb - 15 to Feb 28 (Guide Yeshi Penjor) Hello -  We enjoyed our trip to Bhutan so much that it is difficult to find the proper way to talk about it with friends and family.   The people everywhere were so gracious most especially our

    TID 8680 (Walking Tour ) Feb - 15 to Feb 28 (Guide Yeshi Penjor) Hello -  We enjoyed our trip to Bhutan so much that it is difficult to find the proper way to talk about it with friends and family.   The people everywhere were so gracious most especially our guide Yeshi and driver Tashi who both were always early for each day's excursion and were easy going, confident, and interesting in sharing their knowledge of life in Bhutan with us.  The country was breathtaking, all the history and lessons on Buddism were so helpful in helping us to appreciate


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  • It was terrific!!! Ontario, Canadian. Trip Date:
    April 04-17,2014
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    It was terrific!!! ( It was terrific!!!)
    5 "Barbara K" Drukyul Walking Tour(April 04-17,2014) TID 740 It was terrific.Karma was an awesome guide and very knowledgeable

    Drukyul Walking Tour(April 04-17,2014) TID 740 It was terrific.Karma was an awesome guide and very knowledgeable


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  • Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic! Albuquerque, New Mexico Trip Date:
    April 04-17,2014
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    Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic! ( Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic!)
    5 "Brad D.B" Drukyul Walking Tour(April 04-17,2014) TID 740 I am still traveling so this will be brief. Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic! He should be paid more as he is an asset to your company. Also Baliman was excellent as well. Could not have been happier with driver and

    Drukyul Walking Tour(April 04-17,2014) TID 740 I am still traveling so this will be brief. Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic! He should be paid more as he is an asset to your company. Also Baliman was excellent as well. Could not have been happier with driver and guide. A few suggestions the Dochula restaurant was not the best and we ate there four times! Same menu served two and half of the times. The communication with Minneapolis could have been much quicker, clearer and more responsive. The other women on the trip almost cancelled due to this.


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  • I have to say that it was seeing Bhutan through our guide Sonam’s eyes. Seattle, Washington, USA Trip Date:
    Nov 12-25,2013
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    I have to say that it was seeing Bhutan through our guide Sonam’s eyes. ( I have to say that it was seeing Bhutan through our guide Sonam’s eyes.)
    5 "" TID 692 Drukyul Walking Tours (12.11.13 – 25.11.13) When people ask me what my favorite part of Bhutan was, I have to say that it was seeing Bhutan through our guide Sonam's eyes. Being in the presence of a devout Buddhist and hearing stories of his life and the people of

    TID 692 Drukyul Walking Tours (12.11.13 – 25.11.13) When people ask me what my favorite part of Bhutan was, I have to say that it was seeing Bhutan through our guide Sonam's eyes. Being in the presence of a devout Buddhist and hearing stories of his life and the people of Bhutan was remarkable. His enthusiasm made me feel like we were his first personal guests in Bhutan! While most people seem to really like their guides, I am convinced that Sonam is the best la! I felt I truly entered another world, so different from my life in the USA


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  • Walking from village to village along the many footpaths was certainly the highlight of the trip. Seattle WA Trip Date:
    Nov 12- 25, 2013
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    Walking from village to village along the many footpaths was certainly the highlight of the trip. ( Walking from village to village along the many footpaths was certainly the highlight of the trip.)
    5 "Louise Green" TID - 692 - Drukyul Walking Tour (12 Nov - 25 Nov, 2013) I couldn't have asked for a better Bhutan experience! We were a group of 4 very compatible women. Sonam,our guide and Barlemon, our driver absolutely made the trip zing. The country just came alive because of Sonam's excellence.

    TID - 692 - Drukyul Walking Tour (12 Nov - 25 Nov, 2013) I couldn't have asked for a better Bhutan experience! We were a group of 4 very compatible women. Sonam,our guide and Barlemon, our driver absolutely made the trip zing. The country just came alive because of Sonam's excellence. Walking from village to village along the many footpaths was certainly the highlight of the trip. We were able to experience the local residents rather than see the country from the window of the van. The hotels were exactly what I expected - basic and clean. Same with the food.


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  • I couldn’t have asked for a better tour! Downey, California, USA Trip Date:
    Nov 12-25, 2013
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    I couldn’t have asked for a better tour! ( I couldn’t have asked for a better tour!)
    5 "Susie P" TID-692 Drukyul Walking Tour (12Nov – 25 Nov,2013) Hi Anand,The trip went wonderfully, I couldn’t have asked for a better tour! I want to thank Wind Horse for setting us up with a fantastic guide Sonam and driver Barlemon. Positives: I liked how the tour incorporated walks and hikes, yet gave us enough

    TID-692 Drukyul Walking Tour (12Nov – 25 Nov,2013) Hi Anand,The trip went wonderfully, I couldn’t have asked for a better tour! I want to thank Wind Horse for setting us up with a fantastic guide Sonam and driver Barlemon. Positives: I liked how the tour incorporated walks and hikes, yet gave us enough time to relax at the hotel in the evening. Time management was efficient, our days were packed with enough activities. Excellent tour guide, driver, and tour mates.Small group, 4 people seemed like the perfect size. I saw some other groups with 10 plus people and I thought that was too many.I


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  • The Bhutanese people embody that goal as well as the nation’s explicit Buddhist traditions and philosophy. Ipswich Massachusetts Trip Date:
    Oct 28 - Nov 11, 2013
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    The Bhutanese people embody that goal as well as the nation’s explicit Buddhist traditions and philosophy. ( The Bhutanese people embody that goal as well as the nation’s explicit Buddhist traditions and philosophy.)
    5 "Charlotte Kahn" TID 715 Private Drukyul walking Tour with Horse Riding in Bumthang ( 28.10.13 - 11.11.13 ) The highlight of our trip to Bhutan was a two-day overnight horse riding trek in Bumthang, which was the brainchild of one of the Wind Horse guides, Sonam Loday, who also provided us with his

    TID 715 Private Drukyul walking Tour with Horse Riding in Bumthang ( 28.10.13 - 11.11.13 ) The highlight of our trip to Bhutan was a two-day overnight horse riding trek in Bumthang, which was the brainchild of one of the Wind Horse guides, Sonam Loday, who also provided us with his expert knowledge of all things Bhutanese, including Himalayan Buddhism. We went from Wind Horse’s horse farm in the Tang Valley up into the hills past small villages on an ancient trail over a mountain pass into the Jakar Valley, which was used by everyone until the recent establishment of roads


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  • I am so very satisfied with your tour to my favorite country Bhutan. New York Trip Date:
    Oct 14-27,2013
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    I am so very satisfied with your tour to my favorite country Bhutan. ( I am so very satisfied with your tour to my favorite country Bhutan.)
    5 "Barbara T" TID 684 Drukyul Walking Tour (14.10.13- 27.10.13) Hello, I just want to let you know that your tour was superb. I am so very satisfied with your tour to my favorite country Bhutan. Prenjor, our guide was terrific, so very caring and fun and careful with us. The driver was superb.

    TID 684 Drukyul Walking Tour (14.10.13- 27.10.13) Hello, I just want to let you know that your tour was superb. I am so very satisfied with your tour to my favorite country Bhutan. Prenjor, our guide was terrific, so very caring and fun and careful with us. The driver was superb. The only criticism is that the tip information in 2 different places is very unclear and I think Prenjor did not receive all the money he should have. I will be happy to speak to you about this. I wish you such good luck and health and continued growth in


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  • It was a wonderful trip and we were very happy with all of your people. Kingwood, West Virginia,USA Trip Date:
    Oct 3-16, 2012
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    It was a wonderful trip and we were very happy with all of your people. ( It was a wonderful trip and we were very happy with all of your people.)
    5 "David & Sandra R" Dear Ugen, These are very late comments on a wonderful trip we had to Bhutan with Windhorse Tours. My wife Sandi had dreamed of seeing the Himalaya's since she was a little girl. We were very happy with the advanced information that was provided. We were well prepared for the trip.

    Dear Ugen, These are very late comments on a wonderful trip we had to Bhutan with Windhorse Tours. My wife Sandi had dreamed of seeing the Himalaya's since she was a little girl. We were very happy with the advanced information that was provided. We were well prepared for the trip. Our Guide and Driver (Karma Letho and Dorji Nedup were great. Karma had a group of varied age and ability and he was able to keep everything moving smoothly. He was very knowledgeable and energetically shared it with the group. Karma was always there with information or a helping hand


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  • They are excellent at what they do, accommodating and consistently pleasant. Oakland, CA,USA Trip Date:
    Sept 24- Oct 7, 2012
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    They are excellent at what they do, accommodating and consistently pleasant. ( They are excellent at what they do, accommodating and consistently pleasant.)
    5 "John M" I believe it is important that all members of a tour get the same treatment. It is only fair. Several times, on my recent Drukyul Walking Tour, I found myself in rooms that were by far a lower standard or location than other members of my group. It does not

    I believe it is important that all members of a tour get the same treatment. It is only fair. Several times, on my recent Drukyul Walking Tour, I found myself in rooms that were by far a lower standard or location than other members of my group. It does not seem equitable when I paid extra for a single supplement. If a hotel cannot accommodate all members with equivalent accommodation, another accommodation should be found. People should either get money back for lower standard rooms without views or the poorer rooms should be systematically distributed so no one is having


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  • My trip was perfect. I could not ask for better guide pema and better driver dawa. Gabriola Island B. C Canada Trip Date:
    Sept 25 -08 Oct, 2012
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    My trip was perfect. I could not ask for better guide pema and better driver dawa. ( My trip was perfect. I could not ask for better guide pema and better driver dawa.)
    5 "Yuliya D" Tour ID: 512: Bhutan Walking Tour from 25 Sept -08 Oct, 2012 My trip was perfect. I could not ask for better guide pema and better driver dawa. Pema was full of knowledge and my driver dawa made me feel safe and I was looked after like a queen. The accomodations

    Tour ID: 512: Bhutan Walking Tour from 25 Sept -08 Oct, 2012 My trip was perfect. I could not ask for better guide pema and better driver dawa. Pema was full of knowledge and my driver dawa made me feel safe and I was looked after like a queen. The accomodations were more than what I expected. Thank you for a wonderful experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Wind Horse Tour company or bhutan for a magic and care-free vacation, full of beauty and adventure.  


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  • Thanks so much for providing us a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful and fascinating country of Bhutan. Durham, North Carolina Trip Date:
    March 26 - April 8, 2012.
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    Thanks so much for providing us a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful and fascinating country of Bhutan. ( Thanks so much for providing us a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful and fascinating country of Bhutan.)
    5 "Dee Lutz" Drukyul Walking Tour Talo & Paro Tsechu 2012 (March 26 - April 8, 2012) Dear wonderful people of Windhorse, Thanks so much for providing us a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful and fascinating country of Bhutan. Our guide, Jyampsho, was an absolute joy. One of our reasons for wanting to visit

    Drukyul Walking Tour Talo & Paro Tsechu 2012 (March 26 - April 8, 2012) Dear wonderful people of Windhorse, Thanks so much for providing us a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful and fascinating country of Bhutan. Our guide, Jyampsho, was an absolute joy. One of our reasons for wanting to visit Bhutan was to learn more about Vajrayana Buddhism and we could not have been luckier than to travel with Jampsho who is so knowledgeable about Buddhism, and so generous is sharing his knowledge. We did the Drukyal Walking tour, and thoroughly enjoyed all of the hikes, the sites along the


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  • It was a fantastic experience and one I’m extremely privilidged to have had the chance to visit your country. Calgary, Canada Trip Date:
    Oct 03 – 16 ,2011
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    It was a fantastic experience and one I’m extremely privilidged to have had the chance to visit your country. ( It was a fantastic experience and one I’m extremely privilidged to have had the chance to visit your country.)
    5 "Daniel L." Walking Tour for Wilson, Pezzack & Party 03 – 16 Oct,2011 Hi Guys, Thank you for an excellent adventure and very well-guided tour in Bhutan. It was a fantastic experience and one I'm extremely privilidged to have had the chance to visit your country. I would be happy to leave some positive feedback for

    Walking Tour for Wilson, Pezzack & Party 03 – 16 Oct,2011 Hi Guys, Thank you for an excellent adventure and very well-guided tour in Bhutan. It was a fantastic experience and one I'm extremely privilidged to have had the chance to visit your country. I would be happy to leave some positive feedback for you on the sites you suggested. I'd also like to ask you a favour - I have misplaced the email address for our guide, Pema. Coud I ask you to put us in touch by sending me his email? Much obliged and much thanks to you. Happy new year!


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  • And generally the people of Bhutan, left us with a very positive impression of the country. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Trip Date:
    Oct 03 - 16,2011
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    And generally the people of Bhutan, left us with a very positive impression of the country. ( And generally the people of Bhutan, left us with a very positive impression of the country.)
    5 "Murray & Debbie S" Drukyul Walking tour with Tamshing Festival from Oct 03 - Oct 16,2011 Hi Jambay, We were in India for 10 days after we left Bhutan so we are just barely getting back to normal. Our sleep patterns are now only about 2 hrs out of whack. I got up at 5am this

    Drukyul Walking tour with Tamshing Festival from Oct 03 - Oct 16,2011 Hi Jambay, We were in India for 10 days after we left Bhutan so we are just barely getting back to normal. Our sleep patterns are now only about 2 hrs out of whack. I got up at 5am this morning and keep trying to sleep till 7. The good thing is I get a lot done before most people are even out of bed. I was composing a review of Windhorse when Debbie received your email so the vibes must have been in the air on both sides of


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  • I just watched the National Geographic series on the tiger corridors through Bhutan and got to see how magical your country is again from afar. Venice, California Trip Date:
    March-26,2011
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    I just watched the National Geographic series on the tiger corridors through Bhutan and got to see how magical your country is again from afar. ( I just watched the National Geographic series on the tiger corridors through Bhutan and got to see how magical your country is again from afar.)
    5 "Carrie M" Greetings Ugen, I haven't written for a while, lost everyone's addresses when the computer crashed last September. I am still in touch with Marianne, the vet in Thimphu via skype. I just watched the National Geographic series on the tiger corridors through Bhutan and got to see how magical your country

    Greetings Ugen, I haven't written for a while, lost everyone's addresses when the computer crashed last September. I am still in touch with Marianne, the vet in Thimphu via skype. I just watched the National Geographic series on the tiger corridors through Bhutan and got to see how magical your country is again from afar. I am hoping to come back next year. Thank you for enriching my life! Carrie M


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  • Our travel was very well organised and we enjoyed it very much. Potsdam,Germany Trip Date:
    Mar 17 -27 . 2011.
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    Our travel was very well organised and we enjoyed it very much. ( Our travel was very well organised and we enjoyed it very much.)
    5 "Helmut G" Drukyul walking Tour- 17 Mar-27 Mar. 2011. Dear Jambay,sorry for the late response, I thought that Rosa had sent already a statement for the three of our small group. Indeed, it was a big pleasure to be in Bhutan and meet you in person. I just add three photos representing our

    Drukyul walking Tour- 17 Mar-27 Mar. 2011. Dear Jambay,sorry for the late response, I thought that Rosa had sent already a statement for the three of our small group. Indeed, it was a big pleasure to be in Bhutan and meet you in person. I just add three photos representing our meeting in at the Dzong in Thimpu, our excellent guide Penjor in full action explaining the Chinese calendar and the titel of my fotobook about our travel which I prepared myself (96 pages).Our travel was very well organised and we enjoyed it very much. Penjor helped us in a very


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  • I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed working with you and Windhorse. Toronto, Canada Trip Date:
    Oct 17-30,2010
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    I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed working with you and Windhorse. ( I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed working with you and Windhorse.)
    5 "Ken and Carolyn Whiteside" Drukyul Walking Tour with Jampay Festival : Oct 17 2010 - Oct 30 2010 Ugen, my wife Carolyn and I arrived safely home last night on our Cathay Pacific non-stop flight from Hong Kong, after a wonderful 45-day trip to Nepal, Bhutan, Bangkok and Siem Reap, Cambodia. I wanted to send

    Drukyul Walking Tour with Jampay Festival : Oct 17 2010 - Oct 30 2010 Ugen, my wife Carolyn and I arrived safely home last night on our Cathay Pacific non-stop flight from Hong Kong, after a wonderful 45-day trip to Nepal, Bhutan, Bangkok and Siem Reap, Cambodia. I wanted to send you a note immediately to let you know that all of our arrangements worked out perfectly, regarding flights, tours, hotels, guides, visas and the myriad other details that helped to make it such a wonderful experience for the both of us. I sincerely appreciate your patience with me as we


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  • Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good Luxemburg Trip Date:
    20091029
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    Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good ( Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good)
    5 "Cecilia R & Christian B" Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good (some really good, others just good, as one expects making such a long tour). Just at Badami Court it didn't work out as foreseen, because the hotel was overbooked and Christian was sent to very poor premises. But to excuse themselves they

    Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good (some really good, others just good, as one expects making such a long tour). Just at Badami Court it didn't work out as foreseen, because the hotel was overbooked and Christian was sent to very poor premises. But to excuse themselves they offered compensations, so it was no tragedy. The Hotel Dewachen in Buthan was lovely in it simplicity, but the nice people who manage it still have to learn a lot about receiving guests; when we arrived every place was very cold, both dining room and bedroom (and temperature outside was


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  • The people are truly the happiest people we’ve ever seen. Everyone smiles. People are friendly Trip Date:
    Nov 20, 2009
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    The people are truly the happiest people we’ve ever seen. Everyone smiles. People are friendly ( The people are truly the happiest people we’ve ever seen. Everyone smiles. People are friendly)
    5 "Beryl Donenfeld and Jack Donenfeld" Dear Family and Friends, Jack and I just returned from Bhutan - the trip of my dreams. It really is impossible to describe the country, the people and the culture. It truly is Shangri La. The physical country is breathtakingly gorgeous, with mountain range after mountain range after mountain range until

    Dear Family and Friends, Jack and I just returned from Bhutan - the trip of my dreams. It really is impossible to describe the country, the people and the culture. It truly is Shangri La. The physical country is breathtakingly gorgeous, with mountain range after mountain range after mountain range until finally the highest snow covered peaks imaginable. Pictures don't do it justice. Because Bhutan is so close to the equator, the tree line is incredibly high, so there are pine trees covering mountains at 14,000 ft. and beyond. There is no pollution and the air smells fragrant, almost peppery like


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  • It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time. Switzerland Trip Date:
    April10,2009
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    It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time. ( It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time.)
    5 "S. Selvarajan" Drukyul Walking Tour (March/April 2009) 7 pax Ugen, thank you again for all your help in arranging our trip to Bhutan. It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time. I'm sorry it has taken a while, but here is some feedback from our trip. Our guide, Tshewang, was

    Drukyul Walking Tour (March/April 2009) 7 pax Ugen, thank you again for all your help in arranging our trip to Bhutan. It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time. I'm sorry it has taken a while, but here is some feedback from our trip. Our guide, Tshewang, was knowledgeable and approachable. He openly answered all our questions, and gave us a feel for local customs and traditions. Our driver, Guddu, was careful and friendly. He had to negotiate some difficult roads in the mountains, and did an excellent job. The itinerary was good overall; it gave us a view


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  • I am back in NYC and adjusting to the jet lag…Just wanted to thank you and your team for an excellent trip to Bhutan. New York City, New York Trip Date:
    March 28- April 09,2009
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    I am back in NYC and adjusting to the jet lag…Just wanted to thank you and your team for an excellent trip to Bhutan. ( I am back in NYC and adjusting to the jet lag…Just wanted to thank you and your team for an excellent trip to Bhutan.)
    5 "Eric W" Drukyul Walking Tour 28 Mar-09 April 2009 I am back in NYC and adjusting to the jet lag...Just wanted to thank you and your team for an excellent trip to Bhutan. I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to see such a wonderfulcountry.I also wanted to let you know

    Drukyul Walking Tour 28 Mar-09 April 2009 I am back in NYC and adjusting to the jet lag...Just wanted to thank you and your team for an excellent trip to Bhutan. I feel really fortunate to have had the opportunity to see such a wonderfulcountry.I also wanted to let you know that Tshewang was an excellent guide and Gudu was a very careful driver.They always took care of whatever we needed.Hopefully, I will make it back to Bhutan or the nearby countries soon. I will definitely touch base with you regarding Windhorse's offerings. Thanks again, Eric


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  • Everything went well and we are very pleased with WindHorse and your Bhutan staff. Arizona,USA Trip Date:
    Oct 05-21,2008
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    Everything went well and we are very pleased with WindHorse and your Bhutan staff. ( Everything went well and we are very pleased with WindHorse and your Bhutan staff.)
    5 "Paul and Barbara S" TID 177 and 179: Pretrip of Angkor Wat, Bangkok and Drukyul Walking Tour -13 Days (5-21 Oct, 2008) Ugen, Everything went well and we are very pleased with WindHorse and your Bhutan staff. Gallay and Singay were very knowledgeable and friendly. They were very professional. We are telling our friends what a

    TID 177 and 179: Pretrip of Angkor Wat, Bangkok and Drukyul Walking Tour -13 Days (5-21 Oct, 2008) Ugen, Everything went well and we are very pleased with WindHorse and your Bhutan staff. Gallay and Singay were very knowledgeable and friendly. They were very professional. We are telling our friends what a great trip it was and we are giving them yours and Wind Horse’s name. I will be making a slide presentation at work of all our pictures. The Cambodia/Angkor Wat tour was equally great with your subcontractor. Thank you for a wonderful experience.


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  • I can relive my beautiful memories of Bhutan through my photos and definitely hope to travel there again Los Angeles, California Trip Date:
    July 13,2006
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    I can relive my beautiful memories of Bhutan through my photos and definitely hope to travel there again ( I can relive my beautiful memories of Bhutan through my photos and definitely hope to travel there again)
    5 "Kay Fong" Dear Ugen and Postak, I loved the trip to Bhutan and the extension to Ladakh that we experienced this past June/July 2006. I believe that the trip wouldn\'t have been as enjoyable had it not been for the excellent guide in Bhutan, Choki Dorji, and the excellent driver, Rapten.(I hope I

    Dear Ugen and Postak, I loved the trip to Bhutan and the extension to Ladakh that we experienced this past June/July 2006. I believe that the trip wouldn\'t have been as enjoyable had it not been for the excellent guide in Bhutan, Choki Dorji, and the excellent driver, Rapten.(I hope I spelled his name correctly). Driving through the mountains with their curvy, narrow roads having to watch out for cattle, other animals, the roadside workers, our driver was awesome and safe! Even though other tour companies that I had contacted, did not have tours during the summer because of the monsoon


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  • Tom and I truly loved our trip to Bhutan! We hope to be able to travel again to Bhutan in the future. Miami, Florida Trip Date:
    Oct,19,2007
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    Tom and I truly loved our trip to Bhutan! We hope to be able to travel again to Bhutan in the future. ( Tom and I truly loved our trip to Bhutan! We hope to be able to travel again to Bhutan in the future.)
    5 "Lucinda & Tom Roein" Hello Ugen: We just returned from our trip. Drukyul Walking Tour (Join-in) October 2007 Everything was EXCELLENT! Kado and Lal took great care of the group. The hotels were delightful- they were extremely comfortable and the staff was wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice the rooms were! The meals were tasty

    Hello Ugen: We just returned from our trip. Drukyul Walking Tour (Join-in) October 2007 Everything was EXCELLENT! Kado and Lal took great care of the group. The hotels were delightful- they were extremely comfortable and the staff was wonderful. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice the rooms were! The meals were tasty and plentiful – I love spicy food, so Kado made sure that every day we had Ema Datshi and ezee! The new bus was a great treat too! The group decided not to go to Haa and we stayed an extra day in Thimphu where Kado took us on a walk


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  • our guide, Chencho, and driver, Renchen could not have been better. They were so responsive and sensitive to our needs and wishes. Edwards, Colarado Trip Date:
    OCT, 19, 2006
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    our guide, Chencho, and driver, Renchen could not have been better. They were so responsive and sensitive to our needs and wishes. ( our guide, Chencho, and driver, Renchen could not have been better. They were so responsive and sensitive to our needs and wishes.)
    4 "Eileen B" I am so sorry I did not write before now. Arriving home presented lots of complications, plus being sick with bronchitis which continues. First, our guide, Chencho, and driver, Renchen could not have been better. They were so responsive and sensitive to our needs and wishes. Really, I would highly

    I am so sorry I did not write before now. Arriving home presented lots of complications, plus being sick with bronchitis which continues. First, our guide, Chencho, and driver, Renchen could not have been better. They were so responsive and sensitive to our needs and wishes. Really, I would highly recommend them again to anyone. I had some trouble understanding Chencho's English pronunciation, but do not think Eleanor or Christine did. The tour as set up was just fine. Eleanor might have better input on this and Christine, both very well traveled. Bhutan was disappointing at first as I expected


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  • The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you! Steamboat Springs, Colarado, US Trip Date:
    April -08, 2005
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    The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you! ( The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you!)
    5 "Jamie V " Drukyul Tour - Spring 2005 The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you! The accommodations were great, I especially liked Tamshing in Bumthang (people, location, etc…) – but all were fantastic. The food was good too! Dorji was a great guide and put up with all of us quite well.

    Drukyul Tour - Spring 2005 The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you! The accommodations were great, I especially liked Tamshing in Bumthang (people, location, etc…) – but all were fantastic. The food was good too! Dorji was a great guide and put up with all of us quite well. The driver (I don’t know how to spell his name) was amazing as well. They were both quite punctual, highly considerate, and both just fun to be around. They couldn't have been better. Wind Horse has my highest recommendations! Please let me know if you would like a reference or testimonial


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  • I was provided adequate information about the trip prior to going to Bhutan West Vancouver, B.C. CANADA Trip Date:
    March 4-17, 2006
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    I was provided adequate information about the trip prior to going to Bhutan ( I was provided adequate information about the trip prior to going to Bhutan)
    5 " Sally M " Druk Yul Walking Tour March 4-17, 2006 Guide: Choki Dorgee, Driver: Kesang Pre-trip:I was provided adequate information about the trip prior to going to Bhutan. In fact, it was quite detailed. The one thing which could be added was clarification of choices. Since this was clearly focused on walking, and I was

    Druk Yul Walking Tour March 4-17, 2006 Guide: Choki Dorgee, Driver: Kesang Pre-trip:I was provided adequate information about the trip prior to going to Bhutan. In fact, it was quite detailed. The one thing which could be added was clarification of choices. Since this was clearly focused on walking, and I was also very interested in culture as well, I would have liked a few options, such as staying longer at festival, more time in Thimpu to visit the art school, folk museum, fabric centre, governmental cultural offices, etc. Food:We often did not have time to do everything! The drives seem to take


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  • The sounds of the chants, smell of incense and sight of the monks and Lamas will stay with me forever! Schertz, TX, USA Trip Date:
    March,25,2005
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    The sounds of the chants, smell of incense and sight of the monks and Lamas will stay with me forever! ( The sounds of the chants, smell of incense and sight of the monks and Lamas will stay with me forever!)
    5 "Susan R. with private group of 11 people" Cambodia, Thailand & Bhutan ( Mar &April, 2006) Dear Ugen, I just returned from 3 weeks in Europe--got in at 2 A.M. today and am still bleary-eyed, but read your e-mail and again I want to tell you how much we all enjoyed our trip to Bhutan, Cambodia and Thailand This

    Cambodia, Thailand & Bhutan ( Mar &April, 2006) Dear Ugen, I just returned from 3 weeks in Europe--got in at 2 A.M. today and am still bleary-eyed, but read your e-mail and again I want to tell you how much we all enjoyed our trip to Bhutan, Cambodia and Thailand This spring. Everything you arranged went smoothly and we had such good guides and pleasant accomodations. We loved our experiences in Bhutan and the beauty was breathtaking. It seemed that each day brought a miracle to one or another in our group. We were able to go to the family compound of our


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  • Bhutanese are amongst the friendliest and most hospitable that one is ever likely to come across. Hongkong Trip Date:
    Aug,11,2004
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    Bhutanese are amongst the friendliest and most hospitable that one is ever likely to come across. ( Bhutanese are amongst the friendliest and most hospitable that one is ever likely to come across.)
    5 "Christina Chow " Dear Ugen I returned HK yesterday after 14 wonderful days in Bhutan . I r eally appreciate Wind Horse' professional supports in planning my itinerary and the cares rendered so far. As evident by your goodself , my guide Mr. Karma Krinle Oser, as well as the Bhutanese I've encountered during

    Dear Ugen I returned HK yesterday after 14 wonderful days in Bhutan . I r eally appreciate Wind Horse' professional supports in planning my itinerary and the cares rendered so far. As evident by your goodself , my guide Mr. Karma Krinle Oser, as well as the Bhutanese I've encountered during the trip, I totally agree with the remarks made by other travellers that Bhutanese are amongst the friendliest and most hospitable that one is ever likely to come across. My special thanks to Oser who has tried his very best to personalise the trip for me so that I could extensively


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Trip Leader


  • Anand Thapa

    Anand Thapa who hail from Jaigoan – one horse town that border with south west commercial hub, Phuentsholing, Bhutan. He had his schooling in Bhutan. Later he went to Darjeeling to pursue further education. With the lush green tea garden, colonial churches and looming Mt Kanchenjunga captured his imagination, this is how travelling struck him deep.

    After his studies, he went to Kathmandu and to different cities in India, making a living doing odds jobs. Finally, he joined Wind Horse tours overlooking the affairs of guests relations, marketing in 2013. Meeting and interaction with guests from different walk of life have fuelled his passion to a new height and claims to be a huge influence as a  learning experience.

  • Binita Thapa

    Binita Thapa is lady behind the fact and figure of the company for Sale & Support office, Phuentsholing and USA office. She is a Accountant. To a larger degree, she let us sleep soundly with a feeling that all is well on financial front. Her job doesn’t merely rest as accountant only. Sometime it also include to provide support to booking reservations, when the going get tough specifically during on season. Her versatility come more than handy in smooth functioning of daily affairs in office.

    She hails from Jaigoan, bordering with Phuentsholing, Bhutan. She did her initial schooling in Bhutan, after which it took her to many places in India, finally doing her Bachelors of Commerce from Kuersong college in Darjeeling Districts.

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