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Mieke Arendsen

It's hard to explain the deep love that I have for Asia and the Himalayas specifically. It already started long before my eyes caught sight of these magnificent mountains, when I read about these distant places and diverse cultures in college. It inspired me to study anthropology, thus gathering more knowledge about these isolated cultures. And after my first actual visit, some two decades ago, it was unstoppable. There's just something tranquilizing about the crisp mountain air, the magnificence of the vistas and the peacefulness and friendliness of the local people that blow me away every single time I visit.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Bhutan has a very special place in my heart, being a country where you can experience an almost-isolated culture in a very pure form. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have been in the travel business exploring remote corners of Asia for two decades and still I am surprised every time."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"If I must highlight one small anecdote of what I find so typical about travelling in the Himalayas I'd like to tell about one thing that happened while trekking in Ladakh in July years ago.
As you might know, this is supposed to be the dry season. Packing lightly, I didn't bring rain gear along. You guessed it.. we were surprised by some very heavy rainfall. After an hour of trekking through the rain we reached a few farmhouses. Our guide Tashi told us it so happened that his aunt lived there. Unfortunately, she didn't seem to be at home. That did not stop Tashi to invite us into her home (of course unlocked) and to put the kettle on. He went through her storage room and just when we felt uncomfortable about him offering us her cookies, she entered the kitchen. A stunning old lady with a face so hardened by this climate. I half-expected her to scold us for invading her house, drinking her tea and eating her cookies. But her face just cracked into the biggest slime I have ever seen, delighted with the sight of her guests and her nephew.
After having enjoyed her hot butter tea and completely warmed up, we moved on, but not without her insisting (and believe me, she was quite persistent!) that I took her rain coat. I staggered of course, because how would she get it back? No problem at all, she said, because another nephew would be going to the village where our cook lived, to visit the weekly market in a few days. And so it happened.
Meetings like these do more than just warm your cold body - they warm your soul!"

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Recent trip reviews for Mieke

Thrilled with our journey to Bhutan 🇧🇹
Bhutan | Jul 2 - Jul 7, 2024

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Michael G.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2024
Thrilled with our journey to Bhutan 🇧🇹 which was expertly organized by Mieke. We had a very helpful dialogue before finalizing the booking regarding lodging and trade offs at various price points which I appreciated. The guide Sonam and driver Dawa were outstanding. And traveling to Bhutan in the low season (July) turned out great as the hotels and attractions were pretty empty. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mieke to others. Read more

Thrilled with our journey to Bhutan 🇧🇹 which was expertly organized by Mieke. We had a very helpful dialogue before finalizing the booking regarding lodging and trade offs at various price points which I appreciated. The guide Sonam and driver Dawa were outstanding. And traveling to Bhutan in the low season (July) turned out great as the hotels and attractions were pretty empty. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mieke to others.

Hotel Reviews
Uma Punakha
Punakha
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
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Druk Hotel
Thimphu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Zhiwa Ling Heritage Hotel
Paro
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen

Fabulous Bhutan
Bhutan | Mar 22 - Apr 5, 2024

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Jill M.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

We had a fabulous trip to Bhutan - their traditional life practices are being carefully preserved as they work to modernize the country. Our guide, Tashi, was so knowledgeable about the culture, as well as the geography - taking us on some great off-road adventures (on bike and by foot)! Our drivers were adept at maneuvering the mountain switchbacks, and providing support as we pedaled our way across the passes. When the clouds lifted and we took in the spectacular mountain vistas, it was clear why the Bhutanese are so happy.

Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Apr 17, 2024

Hi Jill,

Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure organizing this active and adventurous trip for you. Glad the bikes were large enough:)
On behalf of Wind Horse family, thank you for choosing Bhutan as your destination.
Wishing you all the best,
Mieke

Great trip!
Bhutan | Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2024

Shalini
Shalini S.
San Rafael, CA | Reviewed on Apr 03, 2024

Had a fabulous time at the Paro Festival, Tiger's Nest, Punakha, and Thimpu.

Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Apr 03, 2024

Dear Shalini, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you have had such a wonderful trip. On behalf of Wind Horse family I would like to add that it has been a pleasure hosting you here.
Wishing you all the best!
Mieke

A magical week in Bhutan
Bhutan | Mar 5 - Mar 12, 2024

Natalie
Natalie Z.
Canada | Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Thank you Mieke for planning my trip to Bhutan. There was a good mix of culture, nature. hiking and lots of wonderful photo opportunities. The highlight was the hike to the tiger’s nest and the hike and overnight stay at the Dodeydrak monastery. The guides and driver from WindHorse tours were excellent especially Namgyel & Taschi - punctual, professional & helpful. I fell in love with Bhutan and its people. I would definitely go back!

Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Mar 21, 2024

Wow Natalie, thank you for your kind words and sharing those amazing pictures! Glad to know you have had such a good time. If you are ready to return we would love to host you here again :)
Wishing you all the best,
Mieke

Overall, the trip exceeded our high expectations
Bhutan | Feb 17 - Feb 26, 2024

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Amy S.
Baltimore, MD | Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024
Overall, the trip exceeded our high expectations. Mieke was great and responsive and flexible. Our guide Yonten and our driver Dawa were superb, five stars! They could not have been better in any way. We could have used more explanation beforehand from Kim Kim about the home stay, to have a better appreciation of the simplicity of the lodgings and the economic benefit it brings to rural Bhutan. Read more

Overall, the trip exceeded our high expectations. Mieke was great and responsive and flexible.

Our guide Yonten and our driver Dawa were superb, five stars! They could not have been better in any way.

We could have used more explanation beforehand from Kim Kim about the home stay, to have a better appreciation of the simplicity of the lodgings and the economic benefit it brings to rural Bhutan.

Hotel Review
Dhumra Farm Resort
Punakha

Beautiful peaceful lodgings with the best and freshest food we had the entire trip.

Authenticity & Character
Food from the garden
Location
Great views, peaceful setting
Staff
Very helpful and kind
Cleanliness & Comfort
Gorgeous and spacious
Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Feb 27, 2024

Hi Amy
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure hosting you here. Also on behalf of Yonten and Dawa, thank you for choosing Bhutan as your destination for this trip! We're glad you have enjoyed it so much!
Wishing you all the best,
Mieke

3 weeks cycle&hike in Bhutan
Bhutan | Nov 18 - Dec 8, 2023

Rob
Rob C.
Canada | Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023
Pema, our guide, was as knowledgeable, flexible, helpful and keen to cycle&hike as any guide we've ever had. He also gets five stars.
The routes were all scenic and reasonably challenging.
All of our drivers were really good.
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Pema, our guide, was as knowledgeable, flexible, helpful and keen to cycle&hike as any guide we've ever had. He also gets five stars.
The routes were all scenic and reasonably challenging.
All of our drivers were really good.

Hotel Reviews
Bhutan Suites
Thimphu

really friendly and helpful staff

Dewachen Hotel
Phobjikha

nice place

Yangkhil Resort
Trongsa

really nice place. We would have enjoyed an extra night here

Chumey Nature Resort
Chumey

nice place but worst breakfast of the trip (everything was cold including the instant coffee)

Ura Homestay
Ura

interesting experience, great breakfast. It would have been better if they could have conversed with us

Trogon Villa
Yonkola

Took a few tries to get a room with hot water, but otherwise was a reasonable place

Wangchuck Hotel
Mongar

Beautiful hotel and location, Great, helpful staff.

Red Fox Hotel
New Delhi

Decent place, really good breakfast

Mountain resort
Jakar

Beautiful hotel

Lingkhar Lodge
Trashigang

Beautiful place, large unit. helpful staff, nice to have a bath in the unit

Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge
Ha

Room was not well sealed and was therefore cold, but staff was very accommodating and even put in an electric mattress heater which helped a lot! I believe that we actually stayed in a place nearby with a similar name

Tashi Namgay Resort
Paro

beautiful place

Wangdue Eco Lodge
Wangdue Phodang

nice place but I don't agree that no wifi in our room is eco-friendly as they suggest

Activity Reviews
Thimphu City Walk (Thimphu)
Thimphu City Walk (Thimphu)
Thimphu

It was good to have a look around. Best done on foot

From Thimphu to Wangdue Phodrang by bicycle
From Thimphu to Wangdue Phodrang by bicycle
Thimphu

Dochu La pass was a good one to start with

From Wangdue Phodrang to Phobjikha by car and bicycle
From Wangdue Phodrang to Phobjikha by car and bicycle
Wangdue Phodrang

Lawa La pass is a tough climb. It gets steeper near the top. Need to be careful going into the blind corners as sometimes oncoming vehicles are trying to pass... The road down into the valley is mostly paved.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cycling in Phobjikha Valley
Cycling in Phobjikha Valley
Phobjikha

We walked instead of cycling. Nice to see the cranes

From Jakar to Ura Valley (cycling)
From Jakar to Ura Valley (cycling)
Jakar

Another nice ride

From Ura to Yonkola (cycling)
From Ura to Yonkola (cycling)
Ura

Another nice ride with an amazing descent into warm weather

Visit Trashigang Dzong
Visit Trashigang Dzong
Trashigang

Another well built and scenic dzong

From Mongar to Trashigang (cycling)
From Mongar to Trashigang (cycling)
Mongar

The descent in the middle portion of the ride was surprisingly chilly, but otherwse it was yet another great cycle route. Nice to see monkeys along the route.

Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Paro

Amazing place. We were well acclimatized for the hike after our 3 weeks in Bhutan. We hiked up to the next temple as well which was worth it for the views and additional photos

Trying out bicycles
Thimphu

It was good to ride a bit to see that the bikes were working fine

Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten  & Punakha Dzong
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten & Punakha Dzong
Bhutan

Punakha Dzong was one of the nicest ones to see

From Phobjikha to Trongsa (partly cycling)
From Phobjikha to Trongsa (partly cycling)
Phobjikha

A nice ride with a lovely descent into a warm valley

Paro valley hike to Dzong
Paro valley hike to Dzong
Paro

Nice short hike to the museum and dzong which are both worth seeing.

Trongsa Dzong & Museum
Trongsa Dzong & Museum
Bhutan

The museum is interesting. We didn't have time to see the dzong. Would have enjoyed an extra day here.

From Yonkola to Mongar (cycling)
From Yonkola to Mongar (cycling)
Yonkola

A good ride, with warm weather the whole distance. It felt good to walk into the great hotel and enjoy the views

Ha Valley hike
Ha Valley hike
Ha

We did the hike up the ridge from Chele La, the panorama hike and the hike over the pass towards Paro during our few days in Ha Valley, The latter two were in mostly pine forests. We did see a sambar deer. The views from the ridge above Chele La were great - could see Jomohari quite clearly

From Chumey to Jakar (partly cycling)
From Chumey to Jakar (partly cycling)
Chumey

Another nice ride

From Trongsa to Chumey (partly cycling)
From Trongsa to Chumey (partly cycling)
Trongsa

Another nice ride

Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Feb 12, 2024

Dear Rob and Karla
Great to hear you have had such a good time. And you have managed to do quite so much of cycling! Thank you for your kind words about Pema, we are indeed lucky to have him on board.
Wangdue Ecolodge comment about no wifi in the room being eco-friendly made me frown - what a silly thing to say :)
It was a pleasure hosting you here. Our best wishes, on behalf of all Wind Horse family,
Mieke

A wonderful holiday! Thank you for everything!
Bhutan | Nov 11 - Nov 17, 2023

Daiana
Daiana V.
Switzerland | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2023
Mieke was fantastic in organising our trip. She was always punctual in her replies, kind and very helpful.
Our guide, although novice, was very friendly and willing.
The thing that left us most speechless was the Taktshang Goemba. Absolutely fantastic.
Thank you for a fantastic holiday! Read more

Mieke was fantastic in organising our trip. She was always punctual in her replies, kind and very helpful.
Our guide, although novice, was very friendly and willing.
The thing that left us most speechless was the Taktshang Goemba. Absolutely fantastic.

Thank you for a fantastic holiday!

Hotel Reviews
Bhutan Suites
Thimphu

Very friendly staff, very spacious room and excellent food.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Zhingkham Resort
Punakha

Very good hotel but the food was always cold.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tashi Namgay Resort
Paro

Very nice room, but the food was always cold and the quality of the food was low.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Paro
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Buddha Dordenma (Thimphu)
Buddha Dordenma (Thimphu)
Thimphu
Thimphu City Walk (Thimphu)
Thimphu City Walk (Thimphu)
Thimphu
Memorial Chorten (Thimphu)
Memorial Chorten (Thimphu)
Thimphu
Simthoka Dzong (Thimphu)
Simthoka Dzong (Thimphu)
Thimphu
Punakha Dzong (Punakha)
Punakha Dzong (Punakha)
Bhutan
Prayer ceremony at local nunnery (Punakha)
Prayer ceremony at local nunnery (Punakha)
Bhutan
Hike to Lungchutse Lhakhang from Dochu La pass
Hike to Lungchutse Lhakhang from Dochu La pass
Bhutan
Kyichu Lhakhang (Paro)
Kyichu Lhakhang (Paro)
Paro
Punakha - Chimi Lhakhang
Punakha - Chimi Lhakhang
Bhutan
Rinpung  Dzong & Ta Dzong  (Paro)
Rinpung Dzong & Ta Dzong (Paro)
Paro
Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Dec 08, 2023

Dear Daiana, Thank you for your review and kind words and feedback. It was a pleasure organizing your trip for you, and you have been wonderful guests :)
On behalf of Wind Horse family, thank you for visiting Bhutan
Tashi Delek!
Mieke

18-Day Cultural Tour in Bhutan
Bhutan | Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2023

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d l.
Seattle, WA | Reviewed on Dec 04, 2023
I'm a very spontaneous solo traveler. I'm not used to booking a guided trip with a planned itinerary but rather buying a plane ticket and figuring out the logistics when I land. I reached out to several agencies with a two weeks prior to my trip and Mieke was the most prompt and accommodating to my travel needs. She planned out an itinerary and booked everything accordingly despite the short notice I gave her. I arrived in Bhutan and had THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE! My driver,... Read more

I'm a very spontaneous solo traveler. I'm not used to booking a guided trip with a planned itinerary but rather buying a plane ticket and figuring out the logistics when I land.

I reached out to several agencies with a two weeks prior to my trip and Mieke was the most prompt and accommodating to my travel needs. She planned out an itinerary and booked everything accordingly despite the short notice I gave her.

I arrived in Bhutan and had THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE! My driver, Jigme, and my guide, Tshering, provided to with a very adaptable and professional experience. Jigme always kept the car clean and shiny that I felt like a diplomat or celebrity everywhere I went. However it was Tshering's breadth of knowledge in his culture from history, traditions, and Buddhist teachings brought me into Bhutan's culture. By the end of my time, I started to feel like I could fit in like any other local. This has made me rethink how I solo travel and considering hiring a guide in my future travels for a more in-depth cultural experience.

In summary, if you are looking for a good cultural tour through Bhutan you can put your trust in Mieke and Windhorse Tours.

Hotel Review
Homestay in Tang Valley
Tang Valley
Authenticity & Character
Staff
Activity Reviews
Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Paro
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Experience a homestay in Bhutan
Experience a homestay in Bhutan
Bhutan
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Dec 04, 2023

Hi Dharyll
Thank you for your kind words!! It surely was a last-minute thing, but we nevertheless but our hearts and souls in it to design you the best possible trip for your needs and wishes. I am very glad to hear that it turned out so well.
On behalf of Jigme and Tshering, and all Wind Horse family: it has been a pleasure hosting you here, and 'tashi delek' for the future!
Mieke

A wonderful trip to Bhutan
Bhutan | Nov 5 - Nov 21, 2023

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Jan P.
Canada | Reviewed on Dec 01, 2023

My review of Bhutan
1. All hotels chosen were very good. I loved that almost all had a view- made the accommodation exceptional
2. The food was generally simple and healthy. The Olathang hotel in Paro the food was the plainest.
3. We did 13 days-in retrospect 9 to 10 days would have been sufficient. We could have eliminated the Haa Valley as it didn’t add anything more than what we’ve already seen. Many people do a day trip to the Chelela pass and hike and that would have been...
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My review of Bhutan
1. All hotels chosen were very good. I loved that almost all had a view- made the accommodation exceptional
2. The food was generally simple and healthy. The Olathang hotel in Paro the food was the plainest.
3. We did 13 days-in retrospect 9 to 10 days would have been sufficient. We could have eliminated the Haa Valley as it didn’t add anything more than what we’ve already seen. Many people do a day trip to the Chelela pass and hike and that would have been sufficient.
4 Lhab the driver was exceptional. Very caring and attentive to our needs.
5. Sangay was an exceptional guide for in-depth Buddhist knowledge. His explanations of temples and paintings was also exceptional. For those like us with limited Buddhist knowledge, we were not prepared for the amount of information and would have liked if there had been some suggested readings to do in advance.
6. We flew from Jakar back to Paro- such a good plan ( rather than driving back to Paro) and great to see the high Himalayan peaks
7. Mieke was absolutely exceptional. When it came to helping me plan the trip she spent over a year, fine-tuning the details, answering my questions and adjusting the itinerary.

Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Dec 01, 2023

Dear Jan

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experiences. Great to know that you got along real well with Sangay and Lhab - we are happy to have them on board indeed!
It's also very useful to know how you experienced the duration of the trip and the stay in Haa valley.
Sending some information in preparation about Buddhism is indeed a very good idea! Thanks for sharing that with us, we will surely arrange accordingly for future guests.

Wishing you all the best,

Best regards,
Mieke

"Nothing is impossible for you!"
Bhutan | Nov 13 - Nov 21, 2023

nene
nene n.
Thailand | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023
My experience with Bhutanese culture and people wouldn't be possible without the help of Mieke! Kimkim and Windhorse. In Bhutan, Namgyal, Phuntshol and I were a good team. I was very happy with how the trip went. As a solo traveller, Namgyal accompanied me everywhere, I think that was a privilege! They also helped me out with this and that when I was a little slow. So, yeah, that is how we got everything done! I have to kudos to them! Read more

My experience with Bhutanese culture and people wouldn't be possible without the help of Mieke! Kimkim and Windhorse. In Bhutan, Namgyal, Phuntshol and I were a good team. I was very happy with how the trip went. As a solo traveller, Namgyal accompanied me everywhere, I think that was a privilege! They also helped me out with this and that when I was a little slow. So, yeah, that is how we got everything done! I have to kudos to them!

Hotel Reviews
The Village Lodge
Paro

We saw 2-3 Ibisbills here =) Beautiful scenery also

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dhumra Farm Resort
Punakha

I believed I got the best-view room here!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Very caring stuffs.. they also introduced me to Ezay chilli paste! And that was when I became a happy tourist in Bhutan
Cleanliness & Comfort
Yangkhil Resort
Trongsa
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dewachen Hotel
Phobjikha
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heritage Home Babesa
Thimphu
Authenticity & Character
Loved it!
Location
Staff
2 of their stuffs stayed overnight and taught me how to make Ezay in the morning! They were very friendly also.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The area was under construction so sometime there were no hot water. Or water at all. But they have traditional style stone bath which helped a lot.
Activity Reviews
Chele La pass (38110 m) & Kila nunnery (Paro)
Chele La pass (38110 m) & Kila nunnery (Paro)
Paro

I went there after I just landed. It was beautiful and a fun hike

Quality of Experience
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Paro Birding afternoon excursion
Paro Birding afternoon excursion
Paro

Not bad but not good either Luckily in the day we left, we saw 3 Ibisbills!!

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Bongde village
Bongde village
Bhutan

I supposed to visit this place but I fell asleep in the car and they didn't wake me up.

Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Hike to Tigernest Monastery aka Taktshang Goemba (Paro)
Paro

A casual hike with beautiful view of Takshang Goemba as a reward. On the way down, we did some birding along the way. As I didn't went all the way through, we have some time to visit Paro museum. It was a good experience, very educational. I enjoyed it.

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Kyichu Lhakhang (Paro)
Kyichu Lhakhang (Paro)
Paro

First experience with Bhutanese Buddhism.

Quality of Experience
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Transport
Birding on the way from Paro to Punakha
Birding on the way from Paro to Punakha
Punakha

We were lucky that the weather was so perfectly clear throughout the trip. I was happy we got to stop and walk a bit in between

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Birding in Punakha Valley
Birding in Punakha Valley
Punakha
Quality of Experience
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Birding in Trongsa
Birding in Trongsa
Trongsa

No birds in Trongsa. But that was not the problem because everything else had made up for it.

Quality of Experience
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Phobjikha - Black-Necked Crane Information Centre
Phobjikha - Black-Necked Crane Information Centre
Phobjikha

They've got a good presentation overall

Quality of Experience
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Lunch @ Gangtey Lodge
Lunch @ Gangtey Lodge
Phobjikha

Very welcoming atmosphere, good food, beautiful view and stuffs.

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Birding day excursion in Phobjikha Valley
Birding day excursion in Phobjikha Valley
Phobjikha

Another highlights of the trip. It was amazing views especially in the morning

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Trongsa Dzong & Museum
Trongsa Dzong & Museum
Bhutan

One of the highlights of the trip, it was a beautiful scenic drive and Trongsa Dzong itself was very beautiful on both the inside and out. Trongsa museum was closed at the time we visited

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National Institute for Zorig Chusum - aka Painting School (Thimphu)
National Institute for Zorig Chusum - aka Painting School (Thimphu)
Thimphu
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Birding from Dochula Pass with Lungchutse hike
Birding from Dochula Pass with Lungchutse hike
Thimphu

A lovely hike near Dochula pass. We did some birding along the way

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Trashichu Dzong (Thimphu)
Trashichu Dzong (Thimphu)
Thimphu

In Thimphu, we visited Takin sanctuary park, Choten stupa, Trashichu Dzong and the Buddha Point.

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Local specialist: Mieke Arendsen
Mieke
Mieke Arendsen
Local specialist in Bhutan/Netherlands | Replied on Nov 22, 2023

Dear Nat, Thank you for taking the time to review your trip and all the services. Wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Bhutan so much. It has been a pleasure being a small part of making it happen.
Wishing you all the best on behalf of Wind Horse family,
Mieke