Being invited to share in a butter tea with some local elders at one of the temples
TID 8716, April 14-29,2015
Hi Anand, We had a safe trip back home (via a couple of nice days spent in Thailand!) and are now stuck back into work. I just wanted to re-iterate the feedback we gave to you throughout our trip, that we had an incredible time visiting Bhutan and were very impressed by the service and experience offered by Wind Horse.
We had high expectations of what we hoped to get out of our trip and we can honestly say that we were not disappointed in the slightest. We left feeling like we had really been able to authentically experience the culture and beauty of the country and that what we did and saw was really genuine.
We cannot rave more highly about our guide Namgyel who was instrumental in us having such a great time. He was extremely knowledgeable, but more than that, he was fun to be around and became a good friend. Sonam, our driver, was also lots of fun and a very professional driver, which we very much appreciated on all the winding, bumpy and dangerous roads!
We also cannot thank Wind Horse (via Namgyel and Sonam) enough for helping to organise a special little celebration for our 1st year anniversary. It was a complete surprise and such a lovely thought. It really helped make the occasion very special for us.
On a more practical note, the hotel selection throughout the trip was great and it was nice to build in days where we didn’t have to pack up and move every day. The only hotel we thought didn’t have very good food was the last one in Paro, however we were able to have most of our meals in a nice local restaurant where the food was lovely. Also, the van we were being driven around in was quite comfortable (well, as much as it could be on those roads!) and provided lots of opportunities to see the scenery.
In terms of passing on some of the highs of our trip (there were no lows!):
– Being invited to share in a butter tea with some local elders at one of the temples
– Hiking up to Tigers Nest along with most of Paro (we went up on the National Holiday)
– Visiting Tang valley
– The Wind Horse walk up to the temple at Dochula Pass (through all the rhododendrons – it’s like a magic forest, despite the fact that it was raining)
Thanks again and look forward to staying in touch. We love the region and are hoping to make a trip to Tibet in the next couple of years and would love to go through Wind Horse again.
Marissa & Alex
Marissa W & Alex T
Travelled with us on
Bhutan Cultural tour with concise Bumthang owl trek
April 14 -29, 2015
Thimphu - Hotel Osel
Punakha -Meri Phuensum Resort
Bumthang - Mountain Lodge & Chumey Nature resort
Trongsa- Yankhil Resort
Phobjika - Hotel Dewachen
Paro - Tashi Namgay Resort