Filter Staff

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

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

Jamyang Lekshey

Jamyang Lekshey is a certified cultural and trekking guide hailing from East Bhutan. When he’s not with guests trekking or traveling around the country, he loves reading historical literature, travelling, bird-watching and pursuing physically engaging outdoor activities like biking and hiking. … 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

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

Ngawang Tenzin

Ngawang is our newly baked culture and trekking guide. His family originally hails from Bumthang and he therefore speaks fluent Bumthangkha. Ngawang loves outdoor activities and exploring new places in his beautiful country. He also enjoys reading about Bhutanese history, culture and religion.… Read More