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Bhutan Travel ( Nov 04- 14) 2015
This November I toured Bhutan with Wind Horse Tours, Treks and Expeditions. It was my second time travelling with them. Both tours were terrific and I hold them in the highest regard.
I organize small group tours (primarily for Baby Boomers) and much of the success of my trips is dependent on the local operator I work with. In Bhutan it is Wind Horse, and for the second consecutive year, they proved themselves to be a truly top-notch operation.
The administrative staff is responsive, helpful and always on top of things. Not surprisingly however, it is one’s guide and driver who can make the difference between a good trip and a great one. Wind Horse hires only the best of the best. Our guide this past year, Sonam Loday, was not just knowledgeable about his country and culture; he was fun to be with. Equally important, he was clearly vested in making our trip an exceptional one and constantly looked for opportunities to add value to our established itinerary. On two separate occasions he managed to have us at the right place at the right time to enjoy events that were unpublicized.
Our driver, Dorji Nidup was superb. Traversing the mountains in Bhutan is quite the experience – steep and narrow. It would be worrisome if you lacked faith in your driver, but we knew immediately that Dorji was experienced and careful, so we were able to relax and enjoy the fabulous scenery and views.
I can’t recommend Wind Horse highly enough. I’ve already booked another tour with them for next year.
Trip Dates November 4 – 14, 2015
Trip Rating *****