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Sonam Loday

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.

guest reviews

  • Window to Bhutan -April, 2018 USA Trip Date:
    18 - 24 April,2018
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    Our group of 4 just returned from a 7 day tour of Bhutan. From the beginning of my contact with Bas, to touring the amazing countryside of Bhutan with Sonam and Tawa (guides from Bhutan). My experience was phenomenal, two thumbs up for the curtosy, kindness and professionalism of all the staff.


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  • Upper Assam & Eastern Bhutan
    Upper Assam & Eastern Bhutan California, USA Trip Date:
    6 - 20 March, 2018
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    As world travelers, my wife and I have taken several organized l tours around the world. Most of them are with a big group of people. The itinerary is usually packed with touristy spots. However, with Wind Horse, it is totally a different level of traveling. It was the experience and culture learning that makes this trip so memorable. We loved both Assam & Eastern Bhutan. The locals were so welcoming and very friendly everywhere we go.This would not be possible without the excellent service from the Wind Horse team. The entire trip was so well planned and organised from A to Z. Anand, our


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  • Eastern Bhutan Tour
    Eastern Bhutan Tour California, USA Trip Date:
    10 -20,March, 2018
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    I visited Eastern Bhutan with 3 other friends and family on a custom tour with WindHorse. It was my 2nd time going with WindHorse. The first time I joined the 13-day Drukyul Walking tour and I was mesmerized by the landscape and pristine beauty of Bhutan. So I decided to come back to see Eastern Bhutan which is known to be less touristy. Going on a tour with WindHorse one was assured the top quality of service. WindHorse prepared everything from how-to-prepare, what-to-pack, visa to greeting and touring without a hiccup. I enjoyed very much emailing with Jambay, preparing for the


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  • Customised Trip for Holger Germany Trip Date:
    Oct 14 - 26,2017
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    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


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  • Customised Trip for 12 days for Anita & Daniel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Trip Date:
    Nov 13 -24, 2017
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    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


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  • Bhutan Festival Tour – Fall 2017 Miami Beach, Florida Trip Date:
    Sept 26 - Oct 04, 2017
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    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


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  • Fantastic Bhutan Tour – august 6-16 2017 Milan, Italy Trip Date:
    Aug 6-16, 2017
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    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


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  • Three Himalayan Kingdom May, 2017 San Francisco, California, USA Trip Date:
    May 14 - 28,2017
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    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


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  • Customised Mountain biking with active Adventure
    Customised Mountain biking with active Adventure San Francisco, California Trip Date:
    Sept 24 - Oct 08, 2016
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    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


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  • Grand Cultural Tours of Bhutan USA Trip Date:
    Sept 5-15, 2016
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    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


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