Dear Anand, First, I would like to thank you and the entire staff of Wind Horse for the effort spent to set up our tours. We greatly appreciate the way that we were kept informed from the initial booking through our final departure. Your ground staff, both guides and drivers, were always well informed. In general both tours were very special as they took us to places that are hard to navigate and we were always visiting sites that we had only dreamed of seeing. Suggestions would be: 1. Try to do long drives every other day … not two consecutive days. On Day 2 we spent most of the day driving From Paro to Punakha. Very enjoyable with interesting stops along the way. Day 3 we were told that the drive to Gangtey would be rough (which we knew in advance) and that it would take 4 hours each way (not 3 as in the tour outline) which was going to leave almost no free time. The three of us discussed this and quickly decided that it was too much for one day and cancelled that part of the tour. I strongly suggest that if this is definitely something that should be included in the tour that it be done over two days (one day over and the second day back).
2. The highlight of the trip was the Dance Festival in Thimphu. That said, we felt that too much time was spent (parts of two days) at the festival site in Panakha. One day … The second day which was much better attended and therefore much more interesting… is enough. We enjoyed seeing basically the same dances the next two days in Thimphu. They were spectacular with the high quality of the dance and music and the setting at the Tashichho Dzond as a backdrop.
3. The Custom Tour arrangements in Nepal were very good. The Maya Manor Hotel is wonderful. I could not compliment their staff enough. Our tour guide, Mahendra Raj Bhusal was GREAT. His choice of drivers was also good. The right amount of time was available to see the sights chosen. We should have spent two nights at the Namo Buddha Resort which is my fault.
Again, thank you for your assistance in making this trip both interesting and enjoyable. I would certainly recommend your company to my friends who are considering a trip to Bhutan or Nepal.