Growth in Tourism in Bhutan has also its share of impact on young minds. With tourists freely moving around, the curiosities to know them, talk to them holds ground firmly on young minds . Namgay is one among many youth whose imagination was captured by razzmatazz of tourism.
He has his career goal cut out, he could have easily opted for some comfortable desk jobs, after passing out in flying colours from prestigious St Joseph college Darjeeling in 2010 but he chose to pursue his dream, he loved to be in field, among the guests, so it was only matter of time to enroll for guiding course.
His first foray into job was in 2013 at Wind Horse Tours and still he is going great guns. Feed Backs from guests that he led are great testimonial to his dedication.
He prodigiously read books that open up new frontiers and interaction with guests coupled with sound command of English takes his outlook towards learning and experiences altogether to different height.
March,02 -15,2017 Rating:
Ugen, we have now returned from the wonderful trip you planned for us. Excepting an unexpected snow storm everything worked great. We enjoyed the Radisson very much for our one night layover in Delhi on the way to Bhutan, and Druk air was able to ticket our luggage directly to Chicago via our Air India flight, making that much more convenient. Our guide Namgay was charming and a pleasure to be with. I would be happy to share more details with you but for now I wanted to touch base and thank you again. We look forward to planing further trips with
Dec 10 -20, 2016 Rating:
Hi Anand, Firstly, apologies for my late response. It's been a particularly busy time at work and I've had 3 days off in the past month! Nevertheless, enough excuses and time for my thoughts. I first came to know about Bhutan when reading this website about the 25 least visited countries in the world a year or two ago. I like to go off the beaten path, and the idea of an entire country with centuries of history, it's own unique culture, people, and way of life, can exist with so many people not even knowing about it's existence is surreal to
8 -22, Nov,2016 Rating:
Hi Anand, Thank you for your email. Our trip was excellent in every respect and we have no hesitation in recommending a holiday in Bhutan with Wind Horse to all our friends. From the start: • Ugen was extremely helpful in assisting us to plan our two week trip taking into account our interests • The pre departure information was very comprehensive and useful • All the documentation arrived in a timely manner and Jambay answered any queries very promptly • Our guide, Namgay, was excellent – very knowledgeable and friendly and his English was very good. • Our drivers (Tenzin around Paro, and Chimmi for the rest
Jan 21-26,2016 Rating:
Hi Anand, Apologies for taking so long to write this review. We did a tour with Wind Horse in January 2016 (Trip ID 8855) as part of our honeymoon. We had a wonderful time! The Wind Horse staff was very helpful, from booking the tour, flights and visas with Ugen in the Minnesota office to working with our guide, Namgyel, and our driver, Dawa Tshering, in Bhutan. Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. Namgyel was a great guide - friendly and full of information and suggestions for extra sights. He was a big part of making our trip so enjoyable. He
Dec 27 - Jan 01, 2016 Rating:
Anand, Apologies for the belated reply and not having shared a few words re: our experience earlier. After we returned to NYC, we just resumed our routine and our promise slowly faded. Alas, it is not lost. See it below. In a few words, we loved our trip to Bhutan. We went to Tibet in 2013 and could notice that the two regions share a lot of similarities: strong Buddhism faith, the Himalayas, blue never ending sky and humble people. However, the "small things" found in Bhutan made it unique and I dare say more special than Tibet in our view: the
Oct 07 - Nov 05, 2015 Rating:
Above the Cloud Trek (Bhutan) Travelling in Bhutan is fabulous and amazing, but travelling in and experiencing Bhutan with the team at Wind Horse makes the experience truly unique and memorable. The Wind Horse difference is immediately obvious; from the support you receive in designing your adventure, the range of Wind Horse exclusive walks, homestays, horse riding, cultural and adventure activities that can be used to make your itinerary uniquely yours, to the wonderfully experienced and knowledgeable guides, drivers and trekking staff who will do all they can to assist you in getting the most out of your adventure. The Wind
Sept 16- 30, 2015 Rating:
TID - 8838 (Guide Namgay) (Snow Leopard Trek, Sept 2015) Anand & Wind Horse Team, Thanks for the reminder. As I mentioned on the phone, I had a great experience on the trip. In advance of the trip, I was grateful for Ugen and Jambay's flexibility in arranging an itinerary on short notice. During the trip, the guide, drivers, cook, assistant, and horseman were very flexible, often deviating from the standard itinerary in order to provide me with a more authentic and unique experience. They were also very supportive when I felt unwell upon first reaching 4000m in elevation at Jangothang. In
- Three Himalayan Kingdom review (August, 2015) USA Trip Date:
August 13 - 26, 2015 Rating:
Three Himalayan Kingdom - Aug 13 - 26, 2015 Anand -We have been very, very busy catching up and have been unable to respond. We enjoyed the trip very much, including Nepal. The quality of the guides and drivers was very high. In particular, we liked the Yak & Yedi and Osel Hotel/Resorts. The food was also was particularly good at those two locations. Dawa in Tibet is particularly experienced as guide. All guides were informed and competent, as mentioned. The driver and guide in Bhutan took good care of Ed when he could not walk to Tiger's
- Unfortunate that there was so much damage to the historical sights, but there was still a lot to see. Weatherwood, California.USA Trip Date:
Aug 13 - 26,2015 Rating:
Three Himalayan Kingdom (Aug 13 -26,2015) Namgay (Bhutan Portion) Dawa (Tibet Portion)Lhasa (Tibet) Dawa was an outstanding tour guide. He encouraged questions and was always happy to answer. Liked that we stayed at a Tibetan owned and operated hotel near the center of old Lhasa. We found Lhasa fascinating. Loved Yamdrok Lake and the drive to and from. Nepal Great hotel, Yak n Yeti, great tour guide. Enjoyed seeing the sights in Katmandu...unfortunate that there was so much damage to the historical sights, but there was still a lot to see. Went to the 1st night of the reopening of the dinner/cultural show venue.....several
- I would say it was both challenging and wonderful! Newton, Massachusetts,USA Trip Date:
May 25 - June 14, 2015 Rating:
TID - 8769, Above the Cloud (May 25 - June 14,2015) Guide - Namgay Dear Anand - Well! Jeremy Gansler and Paige Williams called the trek "the experience of a lifetime." I would say it was both challenging and wonderful! Windhorse staff were terrific- starting with our outstanding guide- Namgyel Buh, and Our cooks Ninjer and Pur Bah! I was particularly grateful to Namgyel for Arranging the personal meeting between Myself and the vice-chancellor of RUB! I posted over 240 pics on my Facebook page - Feel free to take a look. I am entering the Journal now- there will be A link on my Facebook