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Pema Namgay

From the outset, Pema Namgyal knew what he wanted to do in life. He love to keep things simple. Right after finishing his Class 12 from school in Thimphu in 2004, he joined guiding course to aspire to be a guide. Initially he started as cultural guide but with time, he felt more connected with wilderness, he did course for trek in 2008.

After a fruitful experiences with other companies, he joined Wind Horse Tours in 2010. He has led many treks, and I seriously doubt, if there are any tourist trails that he hasn’t tread upon. One trek that stand out is challenging Snowman Trek, he comes highly recommended for this. In October, 2014 he successfully completed Snowman trek with 4 guests.

guest reviews

  • Cultural Tour & Trek – Snow Leopard Trek, October 2019 USA Trip Date:
    Oct 05 -18,2019
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    My son and I just returned from a truly wonderful 2-week trip (1-week cultural tour, 1-week trek) to Bhutan with Windhorse. The firm is well-established and very professional, and our trip was well-planned from beginning to end. Our kind and knowledgeable guide Pema, excellent driver Kinzang, and hard-working cooks and horsemen took great care of us. Pema would always say, "You're satisfaction is my satisfaction" and he genuinely meant it. Our Himalayan trek took us far away from the modern world and offered the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen. I highly recommend Windhorse and can't wait to return to


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  • Window to Bhutan Tour for Shantelle & Friend Canada Trip Date:
    16 - 22 March, 2019
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    Dear Anand, We greatly enjoyed our trip. Please find our review below: Bhutan has achieved the perfect balance between cultural preservation and modernization. We felt as though we had a genuine experience yet at the same time we were not lacking for comfort in the hotels or with our guide Pema and driver Dowa. I am not generally a fan of guided tours and was wary of a mandatory guide but I can say without hesitation that these were the best guides I’ve ever had. Attentive and friendly, but not overbearing. Pema took us on some awesome hikes that were wild and


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  • Bhutan Custom Tour – 16 Days United Kingdom Trip Date:
    Nov 16 - Dec 01, 2018
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    Happy New Year to you and your family! Sorry to be so late replying about our WONDERFUL holiday - thank you so much for all your hard work organising it, and I wish we could go back there soon!! It more than lived up to my expectations - the people, the landscape, the temples, the whole atmosphere...   I think our itinerary worked really well too - flying to the east* and then driving back towards the west, so we had a chance to experience the whole country - and I would definitely recommend it to any visitors who have the time (*though I'm


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  • 8 days in Bhutan with Windhorse
    8 days in Bhutan with Windhorse USA Trip Date:
    13 -20 August, 2018
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    My husband and I took our first trip to Bhutan with our 20yr old daughter.We chose Wind Horse as our guide service via Kimkim travel service. I was more than happy with our team. We were well taken care of and came to appreciate all the preparations and in spite of our apprehension about being led around by guides it actually was one of the highlights.In the 8 days we spent together our guide Pema Namgyel and driver Sonam Tenzin came to feel like travelling companions rather than hired travel company employees. Pema's professionalism and knowledge of the history and culture


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  • Bhutan Tour for John Begale North Fairfield, Chicago, IL, USA Trip Date:
    15 - 19, June, 2018
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    Anand, Thanks for reaching out!  Would love to share about my experience, because it was incredible! Not knowing much about Bhutan, if anything really, I was hoping to see Tiger's Nest and left the rest of what I was to do up to Wind Horse.  As you know, I spent time in Paro and Thimphu, learning about the culture, history, Buddhism, and general way of life for the current Bhutanese people. Ugyen (spelling?), was a great tour guide, providing a constant smile and a lot of laughs.  He opened my door, tried to carry my backpack, etc. and always attempted to make the


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  • Bhutan Tour for Jenny x 4 – March 2018 New Zealand Trip Date:
    12 - 18,March,2018
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    Steve and I really enjoyed our trip to Bhutan. Highlights for us was visiting the art school, textile museum and paper making factory in Thimphu. The hotel was lovely but the downside was not being able to sleep because of the many dogs barking in the square. The fort at Punakha was amazing. The four of us were all surprised when Pema explained that we would have a 6 hour car drive the following day to the Ha Valley - as it was stated in the itinerary it was 3 hours. However, Pema did explain that was the distance from the temple


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  • Bhutan Tour with short Trek for Eric and Sarah TID: 9127 US Trip Date:
    Nov 17-25,2017
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    On our 9-day tour in November my husband and I had an amazing time! We were particularly blown away by the temples, unspoiled landscapes, and the kindness of the local people of Bhutan! The accommodations were very comfortable - we especially loved our hotel up in the hillside in Punakha! We also loved touring all of the temples and dzongs, and really appreciated the patience and wisdom of our guide Pema, who was also very willing to go on all of the hikes that my husband insisted on! Another highlight was visiting the Artist College in Thimphu - as a


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  • Bhutan Travel for Parenti Florida Trip Date:
    Jan. 02-10, 2018
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    Dear Anand, Thank you for your email. We have finally adjusted to the time changes, and are settled in back home. First, we want to thank you and your staff for such a wonderful trip. Our trip included India and Nepal, but our time in Bhutan will always stand out as the highlight. We also want to thank Pema and Sonam for their knowledgeable and friendly service. Pema was especially helpful to me, since I suffered a fractured ankle in September was sometimes a little less than sure-footed. He made sure to steady me up and down stairs, as well as on the


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  • Bhutan Trip for Corina Germany Trip Date:
    Oct 24 - Nov 03, 2017
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    In general I`m still amazed by what I was able to experience. I´ve never expected anything like this. It was one of the best countries I´ve seen and experiences I´ve made. I`m very grateful I was able to do this journey. A big Kadrinchhe la to you and to Wind horse for putting this together for me. I always felt it`s very professional and I know it was the best choice for me to chose Wind horse. I already recommended Wind horse to some other friends and people. The Itinerary For me, everything was just perfect. Even though the schedule was quite tight from the way I used


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  • Snow Leopard Trek -Fall 2017 San Francisco, California, USA Trip Date:
    Sept 27 -Oct 10,2017
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    A little late to responding to this but just wanted to say that the trip was fabulously planned and organised. From the beginning, we were set up with the packing list, the itinerary etc. Pema was an amazing guide - always happy to answer our questions and support us through the toughest parts of the hike. The rest of the crew was also incredible - so SO helpful. The food was fantastic and all of the camping gear was excellent. Thanks for such a great adventure! TID 8990


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