He fulfilled those prophecies and turned into one of the most relevant figures in Bhutanese history.
On his way from Tibet, he first reached Lingshi, where he was welcomed by the nomads, and then went on to Taktsang, where he meditated for a month. During this time Guru Rinpoche appeared to him in a vision and prophesied that he had to meditate at twelve locations. In a further vision he learned later that he would find his consort, who would be a reincarnation of the famous Yogini Machig Labdrön (1055-1145). In a wonderous episode he actually found her and started a line of descent with her.
During the 13th century four sons of Phajo Drukgom Shigpo settled in the four valley-communities of western Bhutan to spread the Drukpa teachings. They married into respectable local families and started local aristocracies (chöje* and shelngo). Since these families pursued spiritual as well as secular tasks, they developed into the most important and influential force in western Bhutan.
They continued their good relations with the Gya* clan, the leading Drukpa family in Tibet. From the 14th to the 16th century they repeatedly invited abbots of the Drukpa schools to Bhutan, so that they could do missionary work and found further monasteries. One of them was Ngagi Wangchuck (1517-1554), the great grandfather of the future founder of the state, the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.