TID 8680 (Walking Tour ) Feb – 15 to Feb 28 (Guide Yeshi Penjor)
Hello – We enjoyed our trip to Bhutan so much that it is difficult to find the proper way to talk about it with friends and family. The people everywhere were so gracious most especially our guide Yeshi and driver Tashi who both were always early for each day’s excursion and were easy going, confident, and interesting in sharing their knowledge of life in Bhutan with us. The country was breathtaking, all the history and lessons on Buddism were so helpful in helping us to appreciate the places we visited. We were really pleased that you talked us into a walking tour because we both felt the walks and hikes we took were the best part of the experience. We would have loved to stay another day with the Black Neck cranes in that valley to just enjoy the quiet there.
The hotels were fine though we were not happy with the hotel which was under construction – very cold and seemed not completed. (I think it was the Jakar Mountain Inn in Bumthang). At the same time the staff who served us in the dining room were probably the most welcoming of all the staff we met.
We want to recommend the trip to the Haa valley – which was the highlight of our travels. We felt it came the closest to a real Bhutan experience – we loved the farm house we stayed in.
Yeshi was really helpful in adjusting the schedule when it was necessary or helping us figure out what to choose if we had options. We would definitely recommend to anyone interested in traveling to Bhutan that they use Windhorse tours.
I am including a couple of photos (we took hundreds!) and please let us know if there is anything more we can share about what truly was a trip of a lifetime for both Richard and I.