Yonten Phuntsho

Yonten Phuntsho may give way to being  shy guy bordering with man of a few words. But he is man who loves to be in thick of action . He leads from the front whilst on the tour. Behind  his facade lies the guide whose knowledge and passion runs deep for the love of his works. His aptly quote Barbara Kingsolver “I do my best work if I think about what it is I have to offer”.

From the outset, he knew what he wants to do in his life. Right after finishing his Class 12, he enrolled for guide course for culture initially then extended few more month to complete course on Trekking as well in 2008. After doing free lancing for a while, he joined Wind Horse Tours in 2010.

For most Bhutanese, appeals that mountainous terrains throw in for an out door adventures are native. In the case of Yonten, it was no exception. He easily gave in to the temptation of Mountain biking with its advent. He explored and lead tours in his bike but his allegiance is more inclined to off road biking trips that leads to quaint villages. To explore the unknown and love for nature, these attributes  that he cultivated while trekking the alpine highlands and wilderness in remote corner of country was what prompt him to readily agree to embark on audacious Haa to Phuentsholing on mountain bike, overcoming challenges of carrying bike in tough terrains, untamed vegetations and unexplored areas.

 

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  • Bhutan Tour & short Trek
    Bhutan Tour & short Trek Trip Date:
    Nov 20-27,2016.
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    I traveled with 3 other adult family members to Bhutan in November 2016. We did a mix of cultural tourism and trekking in Thimpu, Paro, and Punakha over 7 days. We are so glad we found Windhorse Tours in the Lonely Planet guide. We can't recommend our guide, Yen Den and driver Mr. Jimmy enough. They were both incredibly kind, generous, and hospitable. Yen Den's English was excellent, and we had great and inspiring conversations about life in Bhutan. The man is a walking encyclopedia of information. He can tell you anything about anything in Bhutan. We were in awe of


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  • Short Trek and Cultural Blend
    Short Trek and Cultural Blend Sweden Trip Date:
    May 20 - 23, 2016
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    Short Trek and Cultural Blend Dear Anand, We are back in our daily routines for sure, it's been hectic but at least I have recommended Wind horse to two friends in Dhaka who are looking to go to Bhutan in the near future, So yes, we were very pleased with our trip and grateful that you guys were flexible enough to change plans along the way. It is not always that you want to follow a certain schedule to 100 %. If we planned the trip ourselves fully we would probably have gone for a wider range of food, but the last day


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  • Above the cloud Trek, Spring 2016
    Above the cloud Trek, Spring 2016 Australia Trip Date:
    April 19- 09May, 2016
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    The 13 day 'Above the Clouds Trek' is a magnificent walk. I rate it more interesting, enjoyable and challenging than the Everest Base Camp walk which I completed 15 months earlier. The trek takes you through remote and wild country. For much of the time, the trail follows along the southern edge of the Himalayas and only 2-3 hours walk from the Tibetan border. It is also the home of the snow leopard. Although it is unlikely you will see one, the realisation that you are walking in their country is exciting. I felt privileged to see the paw prints of a leopard that had  walked the trail


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  • Amazing Bhutan Trip
    Amazing Bhutan Trip Taiwan Trip Date:
    Dec 11- 19, 2015
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    Amazing Bhutan Trip Dear Anand Happy new year. It’s nice to hear from you. The office work is so overwhelmed after I came back from Bhutan. Sorry I couldn’t reply to you sooner.The trip in Bhutan was truly amazing. Taiwan is almost the same size as Bhutan, but we have 23 million people. It seems a little bit too crowded sometimes. While I was in Bhutan I felt peace and quiet and really relaxed. Phobjikha Valley is my favorite spot definitely. The view of the valley in the morning (just after sunrise) is astonishing.It’s quite hard to find travel information about Bhutan


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  • Above the cloud Trek
    Above the cloud Trek Clovelly NSW, Australia Trip Date:
    Sept 22- Oct 12, 2015
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    Hi Anand, It was good to talk to you while I was in Bhutan. As I said before, I really enjoyed my trip and was very happy with the standard of care I received. Although the trek had its scary moments, Yonten made sure I was looked after and he encouraged me when I needed more confidence. Things like lots of mud and bridges being washed away are out of your control and they just have to be dealt with. It adds to the adventure.  All the Windhorse employees I met were a credit to your company. The only thing I wasn’t


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  • Perfect trip in Bhutan
    Perfect Trip in Bhutan USA Trip Date:
    Oct 12- 16, 2015
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    Perfect Trip in Bhutan I visited Bhutan for the first time, and the trip couldn't have been more perfect! I would definitely recommend Wind Horse Tours and my guides (Yonten and Chimi) to anyone who is planning a trip to Bhutan (or other countries that they operate in). Even before the trip, the planning process was effortless. The e-mail communication with the planning staff (Jambay and Ugen) was timely and efficient, and it was easy to set up my trip. I was by myself, and my guide was Yonten and the driver was Chimi. Yonten was extremely knowledgeable about not just every site we


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  • Amazing moments - walking down the Rinpung Dzong (Paro)
    Amazing moments – walking down the Rinpung Dzong (Paro) Gahanna, USA Trip Date:
    Oct 12-16, 2015
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    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


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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
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    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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  • But not all can “pinch-hit” when plans have to be changed, and Windhorse did a great job! 7872 Fairview Rd, Boulder USA Trip Date:
    May 13 - 29,2015
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    TID 8595 -May 13 - 29,2015 (Yonten Phuntsho - Guide) Dear Jambay,  Thank you to all at Windhorse for such a wonderful trip! We all enjoyed our visit, and Yonten and Yumraj were both excellent. It was a trip of a lifetime for us, and we enjoyed seeing your beautiful country and learning about your rich history and culture. Yonten was flexible, accommodating, knowlegable and professional--he worked very hard to tailor each day to our interests in birds/animals, short hikes, cultural stops. Yumraj was a wonderfully reassuring driver.  Thanks also regarding the Druk flight from Jonkar to Paro--they tried very hard to operate


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  • Want to be sure to let you know how pleased we were with everything about our trip from start to finish. Washburn, Wisconsin,USA Trip Date:
    Dec 26 - Jan 02, 2013
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    TID 582-Introduction to Bhutan Tour for Peggy and Family ( 26 Dec. 2012- 02, Jan. 2013) Dear Ugen and company, I have finally posted on Trip Advisor (Sammy10dog) and want to be sure to let you know how pleased we were with everything about our trip from start to finish.  Your office was helpful in our planning and our guide and driver (I don't think I could spell either name properly :(...) were wonderful. In any other country with such new development I might have been worried about food or safety or travel in the mountains.  I know that it is mainly


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