Everyone call Dorji Nidup fondly “Ata” a Bhutanese term for big brother. He is senior driver at Wind Horse Tours, Thimphu. Soft spoken, polite and down to earth. His driving experience is more than a few new young executives at Wind Horse Tours at Thimphu.
He is on wrong side of 40 and as with age comes the experiences, it rub off while driving – patient, well paced, calm and composed on the twists and curvy roads of Bhutan.
Before joining Wind Horse Tours in 2004, he worked for almost 15 year in Bhutan army as a driver.
- We’re enjoying our time in your beautiful country. United States Of America Trip Date:
Jun 22-30,2013 Rating:
Introduction to Bhutan Tour TID 690(Jun.22-30,2013) Dear Ugen:Andrew and I are in Punakha with Yeshi and Dorgi. Right now, Yeshi and I are in the open-air lobby of the Hotel Meriphuensum. Everybody else seems to have gone to bed early so he and I are sharing our thoughts about life.We're having a great time and I want to send you special thanks for arranging for Yeshi to be our guide and for Dorgi to be the driver. Yeshi is a wonderful guy. He's charming and intelligent, has a highly-developed sense of humor, and he possesses a special sensitivity that is rare.
- 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 Rating:
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
- My husband and I were very pleased with the tour. Feldafing, Germany Trip Date:
Nov 7 - 23,2011 Rating:
Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Nov.7,2011- Nov. 23,2011Dear Ugen, Jambay and team, I prefer to give a personal comment (the links were indicated as perhaps insecure).My husband and I were very pleased with the tour. We think the guide, Robin Gurung, was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to help our friend to get around which was not always easy. The driver, Mr. Dorje, as well is an excellent driver and was very helpful.The planned itinerary was rather full. In retrospect we would have preferred some extra time to wander around or just relax and watch. If I would do
Dear Kinga/BirderGuru, Rosie and i would like to thank you so much again for making our visit to Bhutan so fantastic and special. We reflect on the time together with you, the things that we saw, the people we saw and met, the places we visited, the festivals we were so privileged to have attended, and all we learnt.....not to mention the birds I saw, of course....and we cannot imagine that we could have had a more fascinating and enjoyable time. This of course is all down to you and your planning of the trip. It all went so very well,
- We had an amazing time and feel very privileged to have visited your beautiful and mystical country. London, UK Trip Date:
Nov 20 - 28, 2009 Rating:
Tsaluna Trek Bhutan( Reverse & concise version of Druk Path Trek) with group of 5 from UK and Malayasia Nov 20-28, 2009. Dear Ugen, Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for organising a journey of a lifetime! We had an amazing time and feel very privileged to have visited your beautiful and mystical country. We are grateful to have had Tashi and Dorji lead our tour and honoured to have met Mr Kinga, who are all testament to Bhutanese hospitality and have helped us form many fond memories which we will cherish for a long, long time.Thanks again and we
March22-April 07,2013 Rating:
Bhutan Festival & Sikkim Tour:TID 598 (Start Mar 22-Apr 07 2013) Like the Canadian person before me, after a month of being back home, I too am suffering from Bhutan withdrawals.Before our trip, we checked out many of the travel operators in Bhutan. We chose WindHorse Tours for their quick response.We were shown a grand tour of Bhutan by our guide Penjor and our driver Dorji.Loved everyday we spent there. Perhaps a day of wondering around (free day) would have been excellent, as we were on the go every day.I did manage to sneak a morning or two to just soak
- The trip to Bhutan was fantastic. It is quite different from anywhere else that I have ever been and was well worth the money. Cuesta Del Cerro, Alcobendas, Madrid, SPAIN Trip Date:
Oct 5-20, 2008 Rating:
TID 153/187: India, Bhutan & Nepal (Oct 5-20, 2008) I got back yesterday morning. The trip to Bhutan was fantastic. It is quite different from anywhere else that I have ever been and was well worth the money. Everything in Bhutan ran very smoothly and I would particularly like to mention both Tashi the guide and Dorje the driver, who were both excellent. At one point, I lost the key to my suitcase and by ringing around, Tashi managed to locate it at the place where we had stopped for morning tea and the next day, it arrived via one of
- An excellent guide. Went out of his way to be helpful considering he was ill with flu Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Trip Date:
Sept 30,2008 Rating:
TID 153: Introduction of India, Bhutan and Nepal (Sep. 30 till Oct 20 2008) Bhutan portion of the trip: Guide: Tharpa Tashi, Driver: Dorji Needup 1) Were you provided adequate information about your trip prior to coming here ? What did you need to know more? Should have been informed that we could not cash 500 or 1000 Indian rupee note in Bhutan 02.Were you met at the point of arrival with the maximum efficiency and courtesy? YES!! 03. Did the tour get off to a good start? Yes!! 04. Did your guide fulfill your itinerary? Yes, an excellent guide. Went out of his way to be helpful considering
- Sonam was a wealth of knowledge and answered all of our questions about Bhutanese culture, traditions and Buddhism Handel Place, Boca Raton, Florida Trip Date:
01. Were you provided adequate information about your trip prior to coming here ? What did you need to know more? Mostly except for the banking situation. I didn’t know I wouldn’t be able to get my funds once in the country. More importantly, I didn’t realize INR 500 notes were not able to be changed in Bhutan. Ugen knew we were arriving from India. This should have been made clear. As a result, I had to change more US Dollars (instead of the rupees to bought) and had less to tip the guide and spend on souvenirs. 02. Were you met