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Drukyul Walking Tour – Bhutan

Grand Walking Tour of Bhutan

13

Days

WALKING

Drukyul Walking Tour – Bhutan Trip Map, Route Map
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.

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)

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

  • MealsAll meals

  • Trip AccommodationHotels and Guest Houses through-out

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

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

  • Trip SeasonsFor private tour, it can be done throughout the year however for the group departure we align with festivals in Spring or Fall.

  • Best MonthsMarch, April, May, October, November

  • Good MonthsJanuary, February, December

  • Lean MonthsJune, July, August, September

Prices & Dates

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 $2775 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 dateEnd DateRemarksStatus 
12 Sep, 201824 Sep, 2018 With Wangdue & Thimphu Festivals Available
9-2 = 7 Seats left
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21 Oct, 201802 Nov, 2018 With Jambay Lhakhang & Prakar Festivals Limited
Only 4 Seats left
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11 Dec, 201823 Dec, 2018 With Trongsa & Druk Wangyal FestivalsAvailableBook now!

Included

  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
  • Accommodations in listed or similar Hotel (best available standard tourists hotels)
  • All meals, evening tea/coffee etc through-out the tour in Bhutan.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • Experienced English Speaking Wind Horse Tour Guide.
  • Paro-Bumthang flight as listed separately.

Not included

  • Flights into and out of Bhutan
  • Optional Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others

Accommodations


Hotels in Thimphu

Hotels in Paro

Hotels in Punakha

Hotels in Phobjikha

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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Hotels in Ugyencholing

Hotels in Bumthang

Trip Guide/Leader


  • Dechen Duba

    Dechen Duba

  • Penjor Lhendup

    Penjor Lhendup

  • Yeshi Penjor

    Yeshi Penjor

  • Kezang Norbu

    Kezang Norbu

Reviews / Testimonials

  • Matthew Caretti
    Blandon, Pennsylvania, USA
    Nov 2018
    Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016 ( Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016)
    5 " " 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

    Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016 Dear Anand, Greetings from India! As you may be aware, I continued my travels here in India after departing Bhutan. And

  • Trang Chau
    California, USA
    Jan 1970
    Walking Tour ( Walking Tour)
    5 " " 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

    Walking Tour Dear Ugen and Jambay, I am finally back home from my trip. I would like to send you this email to thank

  • Kathleen S
    Grand Junction, Colorado, USA
    Jan 1970
    Bhutan Walking Tour ( Bhutan Walking Tour)
    5 " " 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

    Bhutan Walking Tour TID - 8663 - Bhutan Walking Tour We booked a walking tour with Wind Horse Tours. We were met at the

  • Renay & Peter B
    Norman Gardens, Queensland, Australian
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    We loved walking through the small townships and visiting the local stores. TID 8556 - Private Drukyul Walking Tour- Dec 02 - 14, 2014 (Guide - Yonten) We want to Thank Windhorse tours

  • Deirdre H
    Ontario, Canada
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    There was a good balance within our cultural, physical and urban shopping activities. TID 8628 (March 31- April 14,2015) The guide - Dechen Duba Hello Anand, It is now more than a month since we

  • Jeans & Bryan Enis
    Preston, chevy chase, Maryland, USA
    Mar 2018
    Bumthang Owl trek was the highlight of the trip ( Bumthang Owl trek was the highlight of the trip)
    5 " " 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

    Bumthang Owl trek was the highlight of the trip TID 8721 (March 4-17) 2015 Guide Duba Hello Anand - Firstly,  we want to tell you how amazing our guide was!  Duba

  • Margaret & Carter T
    Robinson Street, Carson City,Nevada, USA
    Jan 1970
    We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for ( We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for)
    5 " " 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

    We loved our trip! It was everything we had hoped for Dear Anand, I apologize for my slowness in answering your letter. Since our return from Asia some 10 days ago, we

  • Richard and Janet
    Maryland, USA
    Jan 1970
    The country was breathtaking!! ( The country was breathtaking!!)
    5 " " 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

    The country was breathtaking!! TID 8680 (Walking Tour ) Feb - 15 to Feb 28 (Guide Yeshi Penjor) Hello -  We enjoyed our trip to

  • Barbara K
    Ontario, Canadian.
    Apr 2018
    It was terrific!!! ( It was terrific!!!)
    5 " " Drukyul Walking Tour(April 04-17,2014) TID 740 It was terrific.Karma was an awesome guide and very knowledgeable

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

  • Brad D.B
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Apr 2018
    Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic! ( Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic!)
    5 " " 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

    Karma was a fantastic guide his knowledge was encyclopedic! Drukyul Walking Tour(April 04-17,2014) TID 740 I am still traveling so this will be brief. Karma was a fantastic guide his


  • Seattle, Washington, USA
    Nov 2018
    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

    I have to say that it was seeing Bhutan through our guide Sonam’s eyes. TID 692 Drukyul Walking Tours (12.11.13 – 25.11.13) When people ask me what my favorite part of Bhutan was, I have

  • Louise Green
    Seattle WA
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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. TID - 692 - Drukyul Walking Tour (12 Nov - 25 Nov, 2013) I couldn't have asked for a better Bhutan

  • Susie P
    Downey, California, USA
    Nov 2018
    I couldn’t have asked for a better tour! ( I couldn’t have asked for a better tour!)
    5 " " 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

    I couldn’t have asked for a better tour! TID-692 Drukyul Walking Tour (12Nov – 25 Nov,2013) Hi Anand,The trip went wonderfully, I couldn’t have asked for a better tour!

  • Charlotte Kahn
    Ipswich Massachusetts
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    The Bhutanese people embody that goal as well as the nation’s explicit Buddhist traditions and philosophy. TID 715 Private Drukyul walking Tour with Horse Riding in Bumthang ( 28.10.13 - 11.11.13 ) The highlight of our trip

  • Barbara T
    New York
    Oct 2018
    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 " " 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.

    I am so very satisfied with your tour to my favorite country Bhutan. 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

  • David & Sandra R
    Kingwood, West Virginia,USA
    Oct 2018
    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 " " 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.

    It was a wonderful trip and we were very happy with all of your people. Dear Ugen, These are very late comments on a wonderful trip we had to Bhutan with Windhorse Tours. My wife Sandi

  • John M
    Oakland, CA,USA
    Jan 1970
    They are excellent at what they do, accommodating and consistently pleasant. ( They are excellent at what they do, accommodating and consistently pleasant.)
    5 " " 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

    They are excellent at what they do, accommodating and consistently pleasant. I believe it is important that all members of a tour get the same treatment. It is only fair. Several

  • Yuliya D
    Gabriola Island B. C Canada
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    My trip was perfect. I could not ask for better guide pema and better driver dawa. Tour ID: 512: Bhutan Walking Tour from 25 Sept -08 Oct, 2012 My trip was perfect. I could not ask for

  • Dee Lutz
    Durham, North Carolina
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    Thanks so much for providing us a fantastic opportunity to visit the beautiful and fascinating country of Bhutan. Drukyul Walking Tour Talo & Paro Tsechu 2012 (March 26 - April 8, 2012) Dear wonderful people of Windhorse, Thanks so much

  • Daniel L.
    Calgary, Canada
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    It was a fantastic experience and one I’m extremely privilidged to have had the chance to visit your country. Walking Tour for Wilson, Pezzack & Party 03 – 16 Oct,2011 Hi Guys, Thank you for an excellent adventure and very well-guided

  • Murray & Debbie S
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    And generally the people of Bhutan, left us with a very positive impression of the country. Drukyul Walking tour with Tamshing Festival from Oct 03 - Oct 16,2011 Hi Jambay, We were in India for 10 days after

  • Carrie M
    Venice, California
    Mar 2011
    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 " " 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

    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. Greetings Ugen, I haven't written for a while, lost everyone's addresses when the computer crashed last September. I am still

  • Helmut G
    Potsdam,Germany
    Mar 2018
    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 " " 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

    Our travel was very well organised and we enjoyed it very much. Drukyul walking Tour- 17 Mar-27 Mar. 2011. Dear Jambay,sorry for the late response, I thought that Rosa had sent already a

  • Ken and Carolyn Whiteside
    Toronto, Canada
    Oct 2018
    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 " " 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

    I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed working with you and Windhorse. Drukyul Walking Tour with Jampay Festival : Oct 17 2010 - Oct 30 2010 Ugen, my wife Carolyn and I arrived

  • Cecilia R & Christian B
    Luxemburg
    Oct 2009
    Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good ( Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good)
    5 " " 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 Everything was well organised,the hotels were all good (some really good, others just good, as one expects making such a

  • Beryl Donenfeld and Jack Donenfeld
    Nov 2009
    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 " " 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

    The people are truly the happiest people we’ve ever seen. Everyone smiles. People are friendly Dear Family and Friends, Jack and I just returned from Bhutan - the trip of my dreams. It really is impossible

  • S. Selvarajan
    Switzerland
    Apr 2009
    It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time. ( It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time.)
    5 " " 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

    It is a beautiful country, and we had a great time. Drukyul Walking Tour (March/April 2009) 7 pax Ugen, thank you again for all your help in arranging our trip to Bhutan.

  • Eric W
    New York City, New York
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    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. Drukyul Walking Tour 28 Mar-09 April 2009 I am back in NYC and adjusting to the jet lag...Just wanted to thank

  • Paul and Barbara S
    Arizona,USA
    Oct 2018
    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 " " 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

    Everything went well and we are very pleased with WindHorse and your Bhutan staff. TID 177 and 179: Pretrip of Angkor Wat, Bangkok and Drukyul Walking Tour -13 Days (5-21 Oct, 2008) Ugen, Everything went well

  • Kay Fong
    Los Angeles, California
    Jul 2006
    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 " " 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

    I can relive my beautiful memories of Bhutan through my photos and definitely hope to travel there again Dear Ugen and Postak, I loved the trip to Bhutan and the extension to Ladakh that we experienced this past June/July

  • Lucinda & Tom Roein
    Miami, Florida
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    Tom and I truly loved our trip to Bhutan! We hope to be able to travel again to Bhutan in the future. Hello Ugen: We just returned from our trip. Drukyul Walking Tour (Join-in) October 2007 Everything was EXCELLENT! Kado and Lal took great care

  • Eileen B
    Edwards, Colarado
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    our guide, Chencho, and driver, Renchen could not have been better. They were so responsive and sensitive to our needs and wishes. I am so sorry I did not write before now. Arriving home presented lots of complications, plus being sick with

  • Jamie V
    Steamboat Springs, Colarado, US
    Apr 2005
    The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you! ( The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you!)
    5 " " 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 tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you! Drukyul Tour - Spring 2005 The tour was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you, thank you! The accommodations were great, I especially liked

  • Sally M
    West Vancouver, B.C. CANADA
    Mar 2018
    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 " " 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

    I was provided adequate information about the trip prior to going to Bhutan 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

  • Susan R. with private group of 11 people
    Schertz, TX, USA
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    The sounds of the chants, smell of incense and sight of the monks and Lamas will stay with me forever! Cambodia, Thailand & Bhutan ( Mar &April, 2006) Dear Ugen, I just returned from 3 weeks in Europe--got in at 2

  • Christina Chow
    Hongkong
    Jan 1970
    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 " " 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

    Bhutanese are amongst the friendliest and most hospitable that one is ever likely to come across. Dear Ugen I returned HK yesterday after 14 wonderful days in Bhutan . I r eally appreciate Wind Horse' professional supports