Dr. Ulrike Cokl (Ph.D.)

FOUNDER/TRAVEL DESIGNER/RESEARCH/GUIDE, Europe/Bhutan Ulli has lived in Bhutan on and off  for many years. For her Ph.D. in social and cultural anthropology she has conducted ethnographic research on traditional hospitality practices, travelling & gift-exchange in rural communities. Thus she is very familiar with village livelihoods all over the little kingdom. Together with Sonam and Nedup she decided to explore unique and sustainable ways of farm/homestay tourism. This should support farmers to generate some extra income. With such great passion for Bhutan, Ulli also co-founded the Bhutan Network, an Austrian based association to facilitate equal exchange between people in Bhutan and Europe. When in Bhutan Ulli is always on the move, exploring new homes in remote places. She loves developing unique itineraries that offer a glimpse into the rich cultural traditions and practices of Bhutanese society. Ulli’s mother tongue is German, an advantage for our German speaking guests. Ulli occasionally guides tours in German and English language. Contact: ulrike@bhutanhomestay.com