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.

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  • Bhutan Perspective
    Bhutan in Perspective Oakville, Ontario, Canada Trip Date:
    I -26, April,2017
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    June 7, 2017 The lure to travel to and experience Bhutan began more than 20 years ago when its relative isolation lent it an “other-worldly Last Shangri-la” sheen. Over the years, the call became even more pronounced as Druk Yul (a.k.a the Land of the ThunderDragon) adopted the seemingly abstract vision of measuring Gross DomesticHappiness versus Gross Domestic Product to gauge its economic development and the quality of life of its people. More recently, Bhutan’s Constitution which mandates that it maintain no less than 60% forest cover, makes it a carbon negative country. At present, Bhutan’s forest cover which approximates 72%


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  • Bhutan Festival Tour (April 1-9) 2017 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Trip Date:
    April 01 -09
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    Dear Anand — I am sorry that I am so slow in giving you a report on the trip to Bhutan that my son, Peter, daughter-in-law, Martha and I made to Bhutan the first of April.  We did the cultural tour of Bhutan first and then Peter and Martha stayed on to do the Jomolhari trek.  Our guides were Pema, Tshering, and wonderful driver, Guddu.  Thank you to all of you for a wonderful trip.  I will let Peter and Martha speak for themselves but I enjoyed the trip thoroughly.  Pema was so well informed and obviously so dedicated to


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  • Excellent Bhutan Festivals Tour! Trip Date:
    April 01 -09
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    I have traveled with Windhorse Tours in April 2017 for Bhutan Festivals tour and was very happy with the quality of the services the company provided. The booking process was very smooth and Ugen was always very responsive to answer any questions I had. The tour itself was very well organized and run. The quality of the transportation provided was great; both our guides, Pema and Tchering, and our driver, Guddu, were superb and took a great care of the group throughout our tour. The accommodations provided were very good and comfortable and service at the hotels was very good. One


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  • Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016
    Day Walking Tour, Fall 2016 Blandon, Pennsylvania, USA Trip Date:
    Nov 04 -16,2016
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    Dear Anand, Greetings from India! As you may be aware, I continued my travels here in India after departing Bhutan. And I can state without a doubt that I truly miss Bhutan. An amazing culture, kind people and beautiful landscapes! In terms of specific feedback regarding the trip, I will begin with some constructive criticism. It would be good, I think, to work with the guides (perhaps both the senior guides and those new to Windhorse, who might have a fresh perspective) to review the itinerary of the Drukyul Walking Tour. It seems that nearly every day we had to change what


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  • Drukpath Trek for Racheal
    Drukpath Trek for Racheal Kuala lumpur, Malaysia Trip Date:
    Sept 21-28,2016
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    Dear Bas,Thanks for the email, been catching up with work since we got back! We would like to say that overall it was very well organised, and certainly all correspondence was swiftly managed by yourself and your colleagues. We would like to thank you for your flexibility in payment and also we were extremely grateful for your recommendations and most of all, the upgrades we got! The extra mile that all the hotels/lodges went with decorating our room has made it very, very memorable and it was truly special. Ive taken a photograph of every single room we stayed in!Pema was knowledgable


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  • Bhutan Festival Tour
    Bhutan Festival Tour Ohio, USA Trip Date:
    June 11- 20, 2016
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    Grand Cultural Tour with festival  Dear Anand, Thank you so much for the photos!  I love them!!  Jambay is obviously a great photographer.  Our trip was wonderful.  It exceeded our expectations.  We are in love with the country and the people of Bhutan.  Everything went very smoothly.  Our guides and drivers were knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.  The accommodations were very comfortable.  We hope that we can have the privilege of visiting Bhutan again sometime and to work with WindHorse.


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  • Snow Leopard Trek – Spring 2016 Switzerland Trip Date:
    April 16 - 29, 2016.
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    Dear Anand Thank you for you email and sorry for the late answer. But no worries, the trip to Bhutan was just wonderful! I loved especially the trekking although it was quite short, so a good reason to go back in the near future… I loved the campsites and the living in this beautiful area and of course the trekking crew did a superb job! They cooked such delicious food every day and were so friendly and again a big thank you to Minchu, Kinsey, Kinsang and the Hotrseman, which name I forgot (I hope I spelled the others right) but


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  • Jomolhari Snow Leopard Trek – April 2016 Canada Trip Date:
    April 16- 29, 2016
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    Jomolhari-Snow Leopard Trek - April 2016 Hi Jambay, I've been back for two days now and wanted to write while the impressions are still fresh in my mind. First off, let me say that the communication and client service was excellent. Unfortunately the nature of my work makes longterm planning difficult but you were able to make me a last-minute addition to the trip which I really appreciated. As for the trip it itself, it was amazing. Bhutan is a place that delights and challenges the mind, halfway between isolation and invasion - in the form of outside world forcing a way


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  • Bhutan Tour for Sharon Trip Date:
    April 01-08,2016
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    Dear Anand, We enjoyed our trip immensely. And couldn't have been happier with our guide Pema and driver.  They were very helpful, and did everything we wanted. We thought all the places we visited fitted with just what we wanted to see and it was a good mix of cultural and natural.  We were really happy that the 2 guys decided to walk up to the Tigers nest with us and they were helpful and encouraging. Hotels were great, in fact better than we expected. Food also good. We enjoyed seeing your country so much, it was a real dream come true and lived


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  • Private Hiking Tour
    Private Hiking Tour Lexington, MA, USA Trip Date:
    Nov 5 - 18, 2015
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    Private Hiking Tour Dear Anand, Our trip to Bhutan with Wind Horse was extremely successful and the experience of a lifetime.   I would not hesitate to recommend Wind Horse to others, and our guides and drivers were exceptional.  We didn't get to know our driver and guide very well for the first couple days in Paro and Haa as it was only a couple days, but they were knowledgeable, friendly, and very accommodating.   Pema and Dawa, with whom we spent the remaining 11 days, were both wonderful to work with.  We felt very comfortable with both of them.  Pema was knowledgeable, approachable,


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