The trip was terrific. Bhutan is an amazing country. It is beautiful, wonderfully aware of the need for sustainablity, and carefully following a path to modernization while maintaining a firm hold on its culture. I don’t know of any other country so positively focused.
The plan for our trip was a great balance between seeing the many and wondrous sites, walks/hikes or other activities like archery, and free time. Our guide, Sonam was really excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and seems to know everyone in Bhutan. He quickly understood both our interests and our limitations and adjusted the schedule accordingly. Dawa, our driver, was a standout. He did an incredible job on the steep mountainous roads and the stretches of the National Highway that are under construction. He was also a consistent help on hikes.
We had a great time on the trip. As we had been warned, we did get bored with Bhutanese food by the end of the trip. That has nothing to do with you. Sonam was happy to schedule Indian or other kinds of food when asked.
WindHorse was an excellent agency to work with. Before we left it was easy to coordinate through the Minnesota office. Everything was planned and all the arrangements worked smoothly. Sonam was very clear that if there were any problems to let him know immediately. One evening when there was issue with a hotel, he had it solved within 10 minutes. Great job! We felt very well cared for.
I would, and will recommend WindHorse to any of my friends who are thinking of going to Bhutan.