Our Team
Why Local Tibetan Guide?

When you travelling into an unknown place with full of wonders and interesting cultural differences, your tour guide plays a crucial role to tell the real stories beyond the superficial objects and the breathing cultural, so only a local Tibetan guide can achieve the purpose by sharing the knowledge that he/she experienced from their childhood or heard from their elders. Moreover using local guides is part of our core motivation to practice the Responsible Tourism and employ local people as much as we can.
In the past years, we have conducted several trainings to our guides and crews to improve their service ability and first aid kit trainings.
Here we have selected some of our representative staff photos and brief biographies.

Sonam Jamphel(General Manager)
I am Tibetan born and grew up in Tibet, but did not truly discover the beauty of my country until I explored its wonders with my guests in the past years. The more I traveled, the more I came to love the land that I call home. The task of educating our guests inspired me to study our ancient culture, traditions, religion and history through both books and the elders of my village. In my experience
Samdup Gyal (Sales Manager)
Samdup Gyal is 29 years old and was born in a small and humble nomad family in Amdo (far eastern Tibet). He studied abroad and returned after he finished his college, then he worked as tour guide for more than 5 years, he was certified with China National Tour Guide license and attended annual guide trainings led by the Tibet Tourism Bureau to improve my skills in service and problem-solving strat
Kalsang Namgyal (Travel Consultant)
Kalsang Namgyal was born in Lhasa, Tibet and grew up in foreign country. He received bachelors degree of Business Administration there. In 2006, he came back to Tibet and started his job, working as a Tibet Tour Guide till 2013. In 2008, he worked at Lamsang Language School as an English Teacher. Then in 2009, he obtained China National Guide License from Tibet Tourism Bureau with necessary and pr
Dolma (Travel Consultant)
Dolma was born in 1986 at central Tibet called Utsang. Since she was a child, she became so interested in foreign languages and when it came to middle school, she put her full efforts to learn English. Hence, after middle school she went to a private language school to realize her dreams. While learning English from private school, she realized that she wanted to be a translator or tour guide in o
Tenzin Norbu (Travel Consultant)
My name is Tenzin Norbu, 30 years old and I was born and grown up in Lhasa, as my parents have very strong Tibetan cultural and traditional background, I am proud of born in such a family and experienced our culture and traditional in my daily life. English is my third spoken language and in 2009 I was certified with China national tour guide license and worked as tour guide for couple of years, b
Sherry (Travel Consultant)
Sherry obtained her bachelors degree of Arts from Sichuan International Studies University in Chengdu. From the year 2009 to 2012, she has been studying English as major. Besides, she had strong interest in learning this language since middle school. Thus a good English skill is one of her advantages. After graduation from college with passing the highest test for English major in grade 8 (TEM8),
Nyidon (Logistic Dept)
Nyima Dolma, 29 years old. She was born in the capital city of Tibet in a humble family. Since from child, she was very interested in learning English and step by step she learned English from different private schools in and around Lhasa. After middle school at the government school at Shol, she was able to find different kinds of works. Due to her rapid improvement on English language, she conti
Tse Dhondup/Rooney (Tour guide)
My name is Tse Dhondup and sometimes also call me Rooney, I am 28 years old. I am a Tibetan born in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. I completed my class X in social science. I loved to participate in different extra-curricular activities in the school, both academic and sportive. I shouldered responsibility as a school prefect for several years and won the School Environment Club Membership certifica
Phurbu Tsering : (Tour Guide)
He is from Meldro Gongkar and he studied Tibetan Buddhist at Nechung School for 8 years, then he learnt English from a private language school, he work as tour guide since from 1998 and he is one of the oldest guides in Lhasa, who has extensive background of Tibetan culture and religion. Moreover his humorous nature and professional service attitude receives lots of excellent reviews and feedbacks
Namgyal (Tour Guide)
Namgyal is a knowledgeable tour guide who was born in Lhasa and having deep Tibetan cultural background, since from his childhood, he was very kind and showing deep interest in Tibetan Buddhism, so that later he got great opportunity to study Buddhism philosophy for more than 2 years. Then later he studied English in some private language school for more than 7 years. From 2005, he work as tour gui
Tsetan Namgyal (Tour Guide)
Tsetan Namgyal is 30 years old and was born in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. After he finished his middle school, he went abroad to study English and returned around 2002, from his childhood he is very keen to learn more about Tibetan culture and tradition, and he specially valued Tibetan language and always love to learn from elders. Over past decade, he encountered different works and experie
Tenpa Tenzin (Guide & Driver)
Tenpa is from Minyag region of Kham(far eastern part of Tibet plateau), he came back from India after finishing my class XI in arts, then learned advanced mountain driving since 2004. Currently he lives in Kangding (Dartse Do) and well experienced in traveling in the Kham region. He speaks good English and fluent Khampa local dialects as well as Chinese. In the past 6 years he travelled almost ever
Tashi (Driver)
Tashi is 46 years old and he was born in Phenbu County which is only 100km north of Lhasa. He also received his driving license at his early 20s and at that time drove trucks for construction site. Later he bought a minibus and transport local Tibetan pilgrims to different holy sites ranging from Mt.Kailash in the far-west Tibet to Mt. Kawakarpo in the east, holy lake Lhamo Lhatso in south to Lake
Tenzin (Driver)
Tenzin is 32 years old and he was born in Tolung County which is adjacent to Lhasa. Driving in Tibet is very challenging and requires great skill and a good river. Tenzin obtained his advanced driving skills from his father who was one of first batch driver that transport tourist by trucks in early 90s. Tenzin received his driving license in his early 20s, but in the beginning, like most other driv
Namlha (Tour Guide)
Namlha was born in a nomad family in the Amdo region of Tibet which is currently known as Qinghai, later he went abroad for study, besides Tibetan and English, he also speaks Hindi language. After he returned to his home Tibet in 2006, he worked as tour guide and worked with different travel company and travelled almost all part of the Tibetan plateau. He born as Tibetan, he has deep knowledge of T

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