Sonam Choden was born in Sumthrang, Ura valley, Bumthang. Her family belongs to the hereditary Ngoe lineage of which Pema Lingpa is a prominent exponent. The family founded the Nyoe foundation and the family monastery can be visited by our guests. Sonam currently pursues her Ph.D. in Tibetology at the University of Hamburg in Germany. She loves Buddhism and Buddhist history. She guides during her holidays in Bhutan and is mostly interested in pilgrimage tours, religious history and likes to focus on female saints in Bhutan.