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Ugen and company,
Thank you for a great tour in Bhutan. Sharon and I had a wonderful experience. We so much appreciated your efforts to facilitate the trip at the last minutes and find us an excellent guide and driver.
I posted on Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet and was happy to tell others about the great service. We will send any business your way that we can.

Craig and Sharon

PS Posted following: I recently finished a 12 day trip with WindHorse Tours in Western and Central Bhutan (May 2011). A lady friend of mine accompanied me for the first 6 days for the Western portion. We both had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend Bhutan as a travel destination and WindHorse as an organizer. Our decision to go was last minute and required a custom itinerary due to the different time lines available to the two travelers.
From our first contact with Mr. Ugen in MN, USA until the end of the trip, we had personalized attention and delivery of promised services. They were recommended by Lonely Planet which is always a good gauge and we would recommend them now after our experience.

Bhutan at the end of May is not the classic time to go. The festivals are not going, the view of the high mountains rarely happens, and the Rhodedendrum forest blooms are almost gone. But the small number of tourists, seeing the procession of the Chief Abbott from Punahka to Thimpu, and the jacarandas in bloom at the Punaka dzong made up for it. While there may be better times to go, for us, this was still a very good time to go and we had nice weather and travels.

For the true Bhutan officianado or someone who wants the “perfect” time to go, then I guess earlier or later in the year (March or October perhaps) would be best. But if you are going on a cultural tour (not trekking or there for a specific thing like birdwatching or rafting), then we would say don’t be afraid to go in May if this is your only time to go.

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