About us

Bhutan Tours and Travels have been in the field of tourism since its 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 industry. In the 1980s when the Bhutan issued a few private tour licenses, Bhutan Tours and Travels is one of them – as a business it was formally licensed and established in 1988. The story continues with us, a sister and brother duo moving forward into the future with the hope to take visitors on a journey of mindful appreciation and contemplation of our tiny Himalayan nation.

The team – We work with a solid team who are dedicated and passionate about travel business and showing our beautiful country to our visitors. Our guides who are the ambassadors of our countries 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 to you 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.

Thinley Choden
CEO/The Sister

Thinley Choden is a travel enthusiast herself 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.

Furthermore, Thinley is also a development practitioner having worked for UN and other international organizations including the founding of READ Bhutan (www.readglobal.org/bhutan) – an international non-profit dedicated to education, enterprise and community development. She is also very passionate social entrepreneurship and women’s leadership issues.

Pasa Ugyel
Manager/The brother

Pasa Ugyel a kind hearted gentle soul of a person. With 4 years of experience in guiding and counting, Pasa will lead and guide you through your trips around Bhutan. Pasa spent an adequate amount of time in India and North America during his high school and college days. He has a natural inclination towards travelling and learning.



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