There was a good balance within our cultural, physical and urban shopping activities.
Person Name Deirdre H
From Ontario, Canada
Travelled with us on Customised Drukyul Walking Tour
Travelled Date March 31 - April 14,2015
Guide Chimi Rinzin
Hotels Paro - Tashi Namgay Resort
Thimphu - Khang Resendency
Gangtey - Hotel Dewachen
Bumthang - Mountain Resort
Punakha - Meri Phuensum resorts
Haa - Lechuna Heritage Hotel.
TID 8628 (March 31- April 14,2015) The guide – Dechen Duba
It is now more than a month since we finished our trip with Wind Horse. It was truly the best trip we’ve had in a very long time and one we’ve been hoping to take since the mid-80s. I know the places we visited are places that many tourists see; however, Duba, our guide, introduced the places in an understandable and relevant way. Chimmie, our driver, kept us safe on the roads and managed the blocks so as to minimize the time we had to spend waiting for road openings. Our accommodations were all fine and ranged from OK to amazing. We loved the Lechuna Heritage Hotel in the Haa valley, the Khang Residency in Thimpu and the Hotel Dewachen in Gangtey.
We enjoyed having a break from driving, monastaries and towns with our almost-daily hikes. There was a good balance within our cultural, physical and urban shopping activities.
One suggestion is that hotels have better fire detection equipment. I know this is not an area where you are likely to have much influence, but maybe you can raise the issue whenever it is appropriate. Many hotels use a lot of wood in the construction and with wood-heat a feature in many hotels, sprinklers and fire extinguishers should be installed.
As far as the tour itself, we had full, interesting days. We only wish we had more time to explore the eastern part of Bhutan and do a trek.
Thank you for planning this trip for us. I would recommend your company to anyone who is interested in visiting Bhutan.