Above the Cloud (Fall 2018)

  • Person Name Therese B Class Class
  • From Reno, Nevada USA
  • Travelled with us on Above the Cloud (Fall 2018)
  • Travelled Date 23 Sept - 16, Oct, 2018
  • Destination
  • Guide
  • Hotels Paro - Hotel Gangtey Palace Thimphu - Hotel Druk Haa - Lechuna Heritage Hotel Paro - Tashi Namgay Resort Paro - Hotel Gangtey Palace Trekking - Trek Camp Punakha - Meri Phuensum Resort Thimphu = Hotel Druk Paro - Tashi Namgay Resort
  • Ratings
I loved almost everything about our trek.   Our guide, Namgye, was fantastic.    He answered all of our questions, instructed us skillfully through the trekking, had a great feel for guiding each one of us individually as well as guiding us as a group.   The cook, Mon, made delicious and nutritious meals and allowed me to watch him cook.   His momos were fantastic.   All the assistants were helpful and so kind.    The pony masters were also talented and so fun!
However, I would recommend getting new mats.   The mats were pretty thin.   I’d recommend the folding waffle-like plastic ones used for backpacking.  Those would be thicker and more comfortable and would take up less room.   Also, if there is some way we could have more guidance before we leave on tipping, that would be great. For instance, what is appropriate for our guide, the cooks, the number of assistants, if it is necessary to tip the pony masters and drivers and if they are paid by windhorse, etc.
The itinerary, equipment, cars, recommended training, gear requirements, etc were all superb.
I love  Bhutan now and would highly recommend windhorse.
Thank you all for the wonderful experience!