About us

PHILOSOPHY

With a vision to enhance the tourism industry through responsible and conscious traveling and contribute to nation building. We aim to be a bridge and create unique and meaningful journeys that encompasses mindful traveling, which render to self-discovery and exploration of the senses, mind and the heart for understanding, peace and prosperity.

PAST AND PRESENT

Bhutan Tours and Travels have been in the field of tourism since it’s inception in the early 1970s. Founded and established by our late father Dorji Gyaltshen who was one of the core team members entrusted by the Royal Government of Bhutan to implement its grand vision for the tourism sector. In the 1980s when the tourism industry was privatized, the Bhutanese government approved and issued a handful of private tour licenses, Bhutan Tours and Travels is one of them – as a business it was formally established in 1988. The story continues with us, a sister and brother duo with our team moving forward with hard work and dedication to innovatively use tourism and travel as a medium to create impact locally and globally.

We at Bhutan Tours and Travels aim to work closely with our clients to make your trip to Bhutan a memorable and exceptional one. We work best when we can work closely with you to create your own unique journey to our much beloved tiny nation. Though regarded by the world with an mystical admiration,Bhutan, like any developing nation, is plying the delicate road between tradition and modernity, spiritualism and materialism, and at the cusp of its own self-discovery with the objective to maintain a middle path to happiness and contentment and wellbeing. We therefore invite you to embark on this soulful journey of exploration and self-discovery with us.

THE TEAM

We work with a solid team who are dedicated and passionate about travel business and showing our beautiful country to you. Our guides, who are the ambassadors of our country, are all experienced and well-versed both, in the cultural traditions of the land as well as in conducting tour groups in comfort and safety through the high mountain terrains. We welcome you to learn more about our country, the history, the present, the beauty and the challenges and we look forward to taking you on a journey through our beloved country.

Bhutan Tours and Travels

Thinley Choden

CEO/THE SISTER

Thinley Choden is a travel enthusiast and enjoys being involved in many different projects to keep life full and interesting. Born and raised in Bhutan, she studied and lived much of her early adult life in India and the US. She is adept at inter-cultural communication and thrives in culturally diverse settings and threads well between the Bhutanese and western worlds. She enjoys organizing and engaging with people from around the world to design trips that are meaningful and thoughtful.

Thinley is social entrepreneur and also an independent consultant of development and strategy. A few highlights of her other endeavors are: Acumen Global Fellow (2016-2017), established/founded READ Bhutan (www.readlgobal.org/bhutan), Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University (2015-2016) and also worked for UN.

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Pasa Ugyel

MANAGER/THE BROTHER

Pasa Ugyel is a kind hearted gentle soul of a person. Of the many things that drives him, he has a strong enthusiasm for traveling and adventures that lead to learning. Pasa is well traveled and has spent time in India and Canada during his high school and college days. Having also spent a year in Austria studying tourism management with students from all over the world, he is proficient in communicating and applying in culturally diverse settings.

With 5 years of experience in guiding and still counting, Pasa will lead and guide you through your trips around Bhutan. Born and raised in Bhutan, Pasa is competent in both knowledge and skill set. He has a natural inclination towards traveling and acquiring new knowledge through different cultures while sharing his own knowledge and experiences about Bhutan, is his happiness!

Dawala

Freelance Guide

Dawala is a highly competent senior guide who has been working with BTT for more than 5 years and a guide for more than 10 years. His immense knowledge about Bhutan and passion for guiding is commendable.

Rabten Wangchuk

Freelance Guide

Rabten is originally from a remote village in Zhemgang called Buli. However he is now resettled in Gosaling, in Tsirang with his parents. He has been a guide for more the 7 years and has been with BTT for 3 plus years. Having a strong passion for traveling and sharing stories with visitors and learning from them is what drives him. His communication skills and attention to details are his strengths.

TULARAM PULAMI

Office Assistant

Tularam Pulami has been with BTT ever since the company started. You may never seem hom but he keeps the office functioning and together.

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