A good sense of humour is the currency that prevail everywhere regardless of the time or circumstances. An asset that that has potential to make even the ordinary trip into extraordinary. Sonam Loday has this traits in abundance. This is intrinsic and come as naturally as bees to the flower. He wears it in his sleeve in every tours that he conducts and this is one aspects that steal the limelight when we receive the feedbacks from the guests.
He finished his higher secondary school in 2005. Subsequently, he was at loose end trying to find meaning to his life and career, a chance meeting with a group of tourists resurrected his passion for the trade. He did his cultural guide course in 2005 and trekking in 2007. He burn the midnight oils to complete his senior guide course in 2008. He joined Wind Horse Tours in 2009 and has led countless tours with flair and his brand of humour.
Along with great sense of humour, he is well versed on both aspects cultural as well as trek. The Horse riding course refuelled his passion for horses to a new height in 2010. He is the coordinator and manager of Wind Horse Ranch and Riding Club – a low carbon footprint product.
When it comes to giving air to his interests and passion, he has varied propensities, it ranges from being cultural and trek guide to horse manager to his new found passion – mountain biking, his new best friend. On weekend, perhaps he will be one among the many guys to come across in Thimphu biking zone. And also among the few to volunteer first for audacious Haa to Phuentsholing Trip.
- Customised Trip for Holger Germany Trip Date:
Oct 14 - 26,2017 Rating:
Thank you very much for the good organization and the impressive journey. Special thanks to the driver and the guide. We have not yet seen our pictures. I hope we see each other for the ITB in Berlin
- Customised Trip for 12 days for Anita & Daniel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Trip Date:
Nov 13 -24, 2017 Rating:
Hi Anand, The trip was terrific. Bhutan is an amazing country. It is beautiful, wonderfully aware of the need for sustainablity, and carefully following a path to modernization while maintaining a firm hold on its culture. I don't know of any other country so positively focused. The plan for our trip was a great balance between seeing the many and wondrous sites, walks/hikes or other activities like archery, and free time. Our guide, Sonam was really excellent. He is extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and seems to know everyone in Bhutan. He quickly understood both our interests and our limitations and adjusted the schedule
- Bhutan Festival Tour – Fall 2017 Miami Beach, Florida Trip Date:
Sept 26 - Oct 04, 2017 Rating:
Dear Anand, First, I would like to thank you and the entire staff of Wind Horse for the effort spent to set up our tours. We greatly appreciate the way that we were kept informed from the initial booking through our final departure. Your ground staff, both guides and drivers, were always well informed. In general both tours were very special as they took us to places that are hard to navigate and we were always visiting sites that we had only dreamed of seeing. Suggestions would be: 1. Try to do long drives every other day … not two consecutive days. On Day
- Fantastic Bhutan Tour – august 6-16 2017 Milan, Italy Trip Date:
Aug 6-16, 2017 Rating:
Hi Yonten and Sonam; happy to get in touch with you again. We came back to Italy few weeks ago, after a fantastic time and custom trip in Bhutan. The travel was great, the accommodations really nice,the food excellent. We have to make a special mention of our guide, Sonam: he did an outstanding job both driving our pick-up and providing us with a lot of information, friendly, attentive, accommodating and helpful for 10 days, sometimes in very difficult moments along a road in restoration from west to east . The country has a fascinating history based on its religion. Sonam was able to
- Three Himalayan Kingdom May, 2017 San Francisco, California, USA Trip Date:
May 14 - 28,2017 Rating:
We planned a trip with Wind Horse for Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, traveling for approximately 2.5 weeks, with a local guide and driver in each of the three destinations. We opted for the Three Kingdoms Tour. Wind Horse has many different pre-packaged tours to choose from, from challenging, lengthy treks, to horseback riding adventures, to culture tours with mostly easy walks. They can also customize the trip for you depending on your preferences. We planned this trip from the comfort of our homes in the U.S. Communications/email was fast and easy during the entire planning process. They helped us book flights
Sept 24 - Oct 08, 2016 Rating:
We spent 15 days in Bhutan touring the country on mountain bikes, 4 wheel drive, horseback, and day hiking. It was an adventure of a lifetime, and really made so by our guides, Sonam and Sonam, and the organization of Wind Horse Tours, Treks, & Expeditions. This was a custom trip, as it was just two of us. The people at Wind Horse were really great at putting our trip together. They were extremely flexible and had a lot of great ideas for things a bit off the beaten track. I don't even really know how to describe it, except
- Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan USA Trip Date:
Sept 5-15, 2016 Rating:
Dear Anand Apologies for not replying sooner. Thank you for setting everything up. We were very happy with the whole experience of our Bhutan trip. We always felt we were in good hands and enjoyed the company of both Soman and our driver, Chimi. The way the schedule was arranged worked well and made us appreciate the very different and contrasting areas, from the remoteness of the village life of Jakar with the stunning open plans of the Phovjika valley [Blackneck crane valley] and the busier town life of Punakha, Thimphu and Paro. The highlights were trekking through the Bumthang and Phovjika
- Mountain Biking and other active outdoor adventures Santa Cruz, California, USA Trip Date:
Sept 24 -Oct 08,2016 Rating:
Dear Ugan and Jambay, We just wanted to take a minute to thank you and your team (the two Sonam's) for a wonderful adventure traveling in Bhutan, Sonam and Sonar took such good care of us, were very professional and so much fun to be around. Traveling with people for 15 days is not easy, but we all got along so well and enjoyed each other's company, we laughed all day every day! We really enjoyed the cultural aspects of learning about Bhutan and it's people, and found the people we met to be friendly and welcoming. The biking was a real adventure
- Bhutan Tour and Nepal Trek Arkansas, USA Trip Date:
May 21- June 06,2016 Rating:
Bhutan Tour and Nepal Trek (Spring 2016) Ugen and Jambey, Michel and I want to thank you for the amazing job your team did in organizing our recent tour to Nepal and Bhutan. Every detail was perfectly arranged and exceeded our expectations. Our guides in Bhutan and Nepal were very knowledgeable and very pleasant and the pacing of the trip (even the trek in Nepal) was perfect. I have been traveling the world for almost 40 years (on organize trips and by myself) and your company did among the best jobs I have ever experienced. If future clients have questions about your
- Trip to Bhutan London, England. Trip Date:
Oct15 -25, 2015 Rating:
Dear Anand and Jambay, Sorry it took me some time to get back to you with feedback - the end of the year is always extremely busy at work. Sorry also that I was not able to meet Jambay when he was in London - I was away the Friday Jambay suggested to meet - otherwise it would have been my pleasure. I hope we meet another time - WTM events in London are held every year! Overall I was very pleased with my trip to Bhutan, and very happy I chose Wind Horse. I would not hesitate to recommend Wind Horse to