“Being the traveller ourself first” is what Kinga Dechen advocates and guiding philosophy that define him. This trait and wanderlust in him droves him to many places trying to find expression and meaning to his travel craving . Once he said ” Travelling is the best education”. After passing his class 12 from Bhutan, and to take his disposition of travel further up, he enrolled for guide course conducted by Department of Tourism. After completion in 1995, and during the course of journey as a guide, to hone his skills, he relentlessly pursued further towards the new frontiers of Bangok, Thailand, Salburgs in Austria and Israel for training in the arena of Tourism.For him this open up flood gate of new perspectives towards tourism.
He joined office of Wind Horse Tours, Thimphu, Bhutan in 2008 as a local partner, a fitting tribute to company’s core philosophy. Now, he is man behind every tours that are conducted in Bhutan, in other words he is operational head.
During his formative year in his village, birds piqued his interest and mesmerise him especially by the birds distinct call and sound . He knew the name of birds locally by then, later he joined birding workshop and classes to delve deeper into his passion. Since then he has led countless number of birding tour across every nook and corner of the country.
More often than not, the call of the quaint villages, wilderness of trek is so intense that he set aside his desk works and leads the tour, this is how or the only way he knows to unwind himself from stress of daily life.
Oct 27-Nov 07 Rating:
Amazing Bhutan Trip I just returned from a 10-day trip to Bhutan with Wind Horse Tours. Our guide Kinga was phenomenal! I have spent a lot of time traveling around South Asia (both on my own and with groups), and this was by far one of the best experiences that I've had. Kinga was kind, extremely knowledgeable, and accommodating to all of the needs of our group. When unexpected issues came up that were beyond anyone's control (such as traffic jams and rainy weather), he was quick to offer solutions, and worked hard to keep everyone in our group happy and
- Thank you for a fantastic time – 3 weeks! – in your beautiful country! Trip Date:
May 20-11,2015 Rating:
Dear Kinga! Thank you for a fantastic time - 3 weeks! - in your beautiful country! You were the perfect guide for us and we equally enjoyed and learned from your knowledge about Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism and your skill at identifying bird songs! You really went above and beyond the normal call of duty to help us out in everything we needed and wanted to see and taste and do.We also appreciated your ability to adapt and modify the program depending on the conditions (though when it's snowing heavily on your campsite, there aren't that many options available!).We would also like to
- A journey is not completed when one arrives home, but rather, when one uses the experience as best one can. U.S.A Trip Date:
Nov 26,2010 Rating:
Hi Kinga, It's been almost six weeks since I returned from Bhutan. I want to thank you again for making that brief visit so special! A journey is not completed when one arrives home, but rather, when one uses the experience as best one can. Not one day has passed during the last weeks that I haven't thought of Bhutan. Specific experiences and images rise to the surface from my memories and field notes and photos; as well as lots of questions. As you said, our brief visit was "intense" and I'm grateful for that. You presented Bhutan so well with
Nov-27, 2009 Rating:
In late November, 2009, as members of a group of seven visitors on a ten-day tour, we had the rare privilege of being guided around Bhutan by Kinga Dechen. His impressive knowledge of his nation’s history, traditions, religion and social conditions gave us special insights into Bhutan and added enormously to what we were able to take away from our visit. His company made excellent advance preparations for our tour, and he adjusted these with efficiency and good cheer whenever we requested changes to meet new interests acquired along the way. By the end of our tour, the seven of
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,
Nov 20, 2009 Rating:
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
July 07,2009 Rating:
Wind Horse Dear Kinga, thank you for being such a wonderful guide. We are all absolutely delighted with our trip, and with the quality of your services. We appreciated your knowledge, your boundless energy, patience and unwavering smile. You went out of your way to make this trip as smooth, enjoyable and interesting as possible. Dorji was a star driver, we all felt very safe on these treacherous roads. Please accept this picture as a token of our appreciation.Best, Pascaline, July 7, 2009
April 09-15,2010 Rating:
James Weiss from 09-15 AprilDear Kinga + Pema Thank you for the excellent trip that we had in Bhutan. First, let me say to Mr. Kinga that you found the correct balance between showing us your beautiful country and meeting our individual personalities and likes. Mr. Pema, Thank you on your excellent driving skills around those sharp curves along the mountain roads. Your travel customers + FriendsJim Weiss + Gail Hochfeld
March -20,2009 Rating:
Dear Kinga, You have beaten me to the email. We returned from Cambodia 6 days ago and I was planning to write today and tell you that I posted a CD to you 2 days ago with just over a hundred pictures. I have included some portrait shots of you and of Tashi as well as some of LB and the camping crew. I would be grateful if you could show them the photos and arrange for them to have copies if they so wish.The rest of the photos are mostly scenery as you requested with a few of the
April 20,2006 Rating:
Pour un futur voyageur au Bhutan. Je recommande vivement Kinga Dechen et son agence WINDHORSETOURS. En janvier 2006, j'ai passé 12 jours au Bhutan et ai visité Thimphu, Punakka, Paro et environs avec un guide épatant, KINGA DECHEN. Grâce à sa connaissance remarquable de l'histoire, de la religion, de la nature du Bhutan ( et des régions avoisinantes) , grâce aussi à sa présence toujours pleine d'attention, à son intelligence et à son excellent sens de l'humour, j'y ai fait un séjour inoubliable.je m'étais promis de revenir et c'est chose faite. En novembre (2008), j'e suis venue de Gauhati, dans l'Assam,