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Sonam Choeden

Sonam Choeden worked in the Education Sector in various capacities for close to 2 decades before she started her own tourist hotel which she managed for 6 years. The idea to start a tourist agency developed when she realized that some guests did not seem to quite get ‘what they were promised on their trip’.… Read More

Ulrike Cokl (Ph.D.)

Ulli is deeply connected to Bhutan and her people. She has lived, studied and worked in in the little kingdom on and off  for many years. For her doctoral degree in social and cultural anthropology (UCL, U.K.). Ulli conducted extensive ethnographic research in remote places of the kingdom. … Read More

Nedup Dorjee

Nedup Dorjee was born in Eastern Bhutan. He studied Hotel Business administration in Germany and completed a Masters in Tourism Marketing at Surrey University, U.K. In the 1980s he was in charge of Trekking and Mountaineering under Bhutan Tourism Corporation. … Read More

Marina Beck

Marina is our Bhutan Homestay partner in Switzerland. While studying environmental science at ETH, Zurich, she spent one and a half  years in Bhutan where she worked as an intern for Helvetas between 2008 and 2011. Marina loves mountains & mountain forestry, forest management and trekking.… Read More

Sonam Chophel

Sonam holds a Bachelor degree in science from Sherubtse College in Kanglung. He worked as a research assistant and is well trained and equipped to explain and interpret local cultural practices to foreign guests. Sonam is a multi-skilled jolly and very knowledgeable young man. … Read More

Kuenzang C. Tenzin

Kuenzang Choeden Tenzin was born in Lhuntse and completed a degree in English Language Literature from CMS college of science and commerce, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Kuenzang is well grounded in village life and loves supporting farmers and artisans. She is married to a wood carver herself. … Read More

Pema Thinley

Pema Thinley was born in Tralang, a picturesque village in Tang valley, Bumthang. He holds a B.A. in Dzongkha and History from Sherubtse College. Pema is an ardent soccer player and loves outdoor activities. In his free time Pema is sociable and loves to go on hikes with his friends.… Read More

Chencho Wangdi

Chencho Wangdi is from Khangkhu in Paro district. He holds a diploma in Financial Management and works as an accountant. Chencho spends most of his free time with outdoors hiking, bird watching and wildlife photography. He also organizes and accompanies trekking tours.… Read More

Karma Choden

After completing class XII, Karma obtained a diploma in commercial accounting and worked in a private company for a while. Karma is very knowledgeable when it comes to village livelihoods, especially women, local rituals and hospitality practices due to many years she spent on her family farm. … Read More

Sonam Choden

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. Sonam currently pursues her Ph.D. in Tibetology at the University of Hamburg in Germany. She loves Buddhism and Buddhist history.… Read More

Rinzin Wangmo

Rinzin Wangmo started weaving at the very young age of 10 years. Many years later in 2008 she represented the Bhutanese art of weaving at the Smithsonian Exhibition in the USA. Rinzin now combines her passion for weaving and textiles with her keen interest in social work.… Read More

Jamyang Thinley

Jamyang is from East Bhutan. He holds a BA in Geography and Economics from Sherubtse College in Kanglung, Trashigang. During his studies he worked as a research fellow with guest researchers from Kyoto University. He often leads our more challenging tours and is great at connecting with local people.… Read More

Nim Dem

Nim Dem has been described as “smart, knowledgeable and energetic” by some guests. She is well liked by our homestay hosts due to her grounded, helpful and hands-on mentality which reflects her deep interest in social work. Nim Dem is certainly great company to our women travelers.… Read More

Karma Yangchen

Karma Yangchen was born in the beautiful valley of Naja under Paro district. She has a Bachelor degree in Life Science (B.Sc.) from Sherubtse College at the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB). Karma has a deep interest in flora and fauna. She loves exploring new things and getting to know people.… Read More