Chimi Rinzin hails from a quaint village in far eastern region of Mongar. And it is adequately reflected on the way he carries himself -soft spoken with gentle demeanour. But when it comes to his driving, he is altogether a different person. He is focused, patience and fiercely guards the driving decorum. He is stickler for cleanliness. Looking for strains or specks of uncleanliness in the vehicle is like proverbial looking for needle in haystack.
He started working for Wind Horse Tours in Thimphu from 2009. And guests always have good words for him for his conducts and driving.
Oct 12-16, 2015 Rating:
A handwritten note by the Lisa, who travelled with us from Oct 12- 16, 2016. A gesture she felt necesaary to put it in words before the moments becomes inexplicable. It was 5 days tour, but the moments she landed in Paro, she instantly felt connected with place, people and pristine nature. Largely, one aspects that stand out was the stellar role played by Yonten (Guide). The most amazing moments for her was walking down the Rinpung Dzong with perfect natural setting will linger forever in her memory. Lisa came as a guest and departed as a family. Even for
- Bhutan Walking Tour Grand Junction, Colorado, USA Trip Date:
Sept 24 - 07, Oct, 2015 Rating:
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
- There was a good balance within our cultural, physical and urban shopping activities. Ontario, Canada Trip Date:
March 31 - April 14,2015 Rating:
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
- I very much enjoyed the entire trip. The Tiger’s Nest was definitely the highlight of the trip. Georgia, USA Trip Date:
April 19-24, 2015 Rating:
TID - 8736 (April 19-24,2015) Guide - Pema Our guide, Pema, and our driver Chimmi were both very good. They were both professional, helpful and pleasant. I very much enjoyed the entire trip. The Tiger's Nest was definitely the highlight of the trip. My one criticism would be of the food. It wasn't bad, but it was always basically the same buffet. More opportunities to experience some different variety outside of a hotel restaurant buffet would have been nice.
- The communities of Merak and Sakten were so special – I will never forget my time there. Denmans, Elstead, UK Trip Date:
Oct 21- Nov 7, 2014 Rating:
TID - 772 (Oct 21 - Nov 07, 2014) Guide - Dorji Tshering Dear Anand, Apologies for such a delayed reply. The Merak and Sakten trip was incredible, I daydream about my time in Bhutan all the time now when I should be working! The driver, Chimi, and guide, Dorji, were friendly and welcoming and extremely hardworking - I feel very grateful to have met them. Our trek team were brilliant and so friendly. and The communities of Merak and Sakten were so special - I will never forget my time there. I am very interested in plants and birds so East Bhutan is
- Mr. Kinga was there for us with bright Wind Horse sashes and a smile as big as the country. 1420 Sunset Boulevard Trip Date:
Concise Druk Path Trek During our short stay in Bhutan, the people of this amazing country opened their hearts to us and instilled in us a love for their country. When we arrived in Paro, Mr. Kinga was there for us with bright Wind Horse sashes and a smile as big as the country. From that moment on, we were not only safe and well cared for , but pampered beyond anything we could have imagined. The next day we set out with our incredible Wind Horse guide, Pema, and our wondrous driver, Chimi, to begin a trip across Bhutan that
- The country and culture and people were every bit as welcoming and fascinating and beautiful. Princeton, New Jersey,USA Trip Date:
March 16 - 26,2014 Rating:
Grand Cultural Tour for Lemonick TID: 786 (March 16 - 26,2014) The trip was amazing--ideal in every way. We're planning to post very positive reviews everywhere we can think of, but I wanted to locate the paper where I wrote down Namgay and Chimi's names so I can mention them personally. The itinerary was great, the country and culture and people were every bit as welcoming and fascinating and beautiful as we'd hoped, and our guide and driver were simply outstanding.
- They ‘go the extra mile’ offerring their excellent skills and experience with guiding tours Minneapolis, MN USA Trip Date:
Dec 09-20,2013 Rating:
TID - 687, Dec 09-20,2013 Grand Cultural Tour We are so grateful and inspirted by our trip to the amazing country of Bhutan.. Our Windhorse guide, Jambay was so knowledgeable, and took extra good care of us all. Chimmey such a kind presence and capable driver , we felt so safe on the rough and winding roads through the beatiful, mountains, passes and valleys.Jambay included special experiences for us to experience , like a home visits and rituals as well as helping us deal with my husband's health crisis. Kinga and Deschen we Thankyou so much as well. for supporting us.
- What a marvelous trip! Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Trip Date:
Dec 09 - 20,2013 Rating:
TID 687 Grand Cultural Tour (Dec 09th to Dec 20th) 2013Well, Patrice and I have been back from Bhutan for about 10 days now. What a marvelous trip! Chimi and Jambay provided extraordinary service, flexibility, and good humor in accommodating our little group's challenges. Chimi's ready smile was always a pleasure and his driving skill exemplary. Jambay made numerous extra efforts for us, was always successful in providing us unique experiences. He also showed total patience and resourcefulness in helping us through William (and Merra's) medical crisis.Windhorse did an excellent job preparing us for the trip, and also in helping with
- We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver. San Diego, California, USA Trip Date:
Oct 14 - 23, 2013 Rating:
TID 707 Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan (14.10.13 - 23.10.13) Hello! Well we're finally back into our routines and feel like we're in the right time zone! We had a wonderful time during our tour thanks to the very capable Kinley and Chimmi our guide and driver. Each of them went out of their way to make us happy and comfortable. The hotels were always taken care of and so were our bags. I'm not sure whether it was purely Kinley's idea but at one point he told us he was able to get us a "better hotel" in Punakha and