Meet Book Bhutan Tour's Team

“Individuals can and do make a difference, but it takes a team to really mess things up”

Ram Dorji Tamang

Ram Dorji Tamang

Founder / Managing Director

Book Bhutan Tour is the outcome of a career in International Cooperation. For the past 15 years, I have worked for German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation (HSI) and Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC) in Bhutan; it gave me vast experience in office management, logistics and guiding. I have accompanied trekkers on all trekking routes of Bhutan, from the high Himalayas to lower altitude sub-tropical zones. I have also travelled many European and South East Asia countries which backs me up with global knowledge.

Additionally, I expanded my skills with a graduate course in Advanced Management at Kesetsart University Thailand in 2007.

I enjoy every tour as a new and unique experience. Basic knowledge of flora & fauna identification, bird watching, and textiles, as well as a sound knowledge of religious sites and adventure travel in Bhutan, turns every journey into something new, something fascinating.

I am very happy to welcome you to my country, show you its wonders and help you get in touch with its beauty. It’s my pleasure to turn your wishes into reality as I am seeing my dream of a travel agency that truly connects Bhutan to people from all over the world come true.

OUR INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Tina Roner

Tina Roner

Sales Executive and Tour Leader (Switzerland/Bhutan)

Tina Roner is the managing director of Mountain Grassroots GmbH,  (CHE-428.308.82) a Swiss based social enterprise committed to the development of mountainous regions. Tina Roner holds a Master in Sustainable International Agriculture, and is currently working on her second Master in Sustainable Mountain Development. She has been engaged in international development cooperation for several years, and worked in Bhutan and other mountainous countries. For many years she has also been leading cultural and trekking tours in Bhutan.

Mountain Grassroots GmbH organises encounter tours and agritourism in Bhutan. The traveller has the opportunity to experience culture and nature as closely and intimately as possible. The visits to local projects, farm stays, and personal encounters with locals form the basis for an exciting cultural exchange. From each tour, 5% of the travel price is donated to development projects under the Mountain Grassroots Association. Website: https://mountain-grassroots.org/en/home/

Lisa milnor

Representative and ‘Joyful’ Tour Leader (United Kingdom)

On my first visit to Bhutan I instantly fell in love with the country’s dramatic and varied landscapes, its culture and spiritual heritage and above all the kindness and happiness of its people.  It felt only natural to want to share this with others and consequently I now arrange and lead cultural and walking tours in Bhutan with an emphasis on joyfulness!  Optional activities offered in these Joyful Tours include yoga and meditation often practiced outdoors in the most stunning of locations. I also assist with fundraising and raising awareness of the charity Opening Your Heart to Bhutan  (founded by Emma Slade/Ani Pema Deki.

We are really grateful for the kind donations that Book Bhutan Tour make to this charity which supports initiatives that offer training to less-abled and disadvantaged children and young adults across Bhutan. For details of next year’s tour to Bhutan please kindly visit website here https://shapingclarity.com/events/joyful-yoga-meditation-bhutan-tour-retreat-october-2020/ 

Gino

Gino Granieri

Photographer/Tour Leader (Zurich, Switzerland)

Since I am 15. IT education and beside Photography of about 60 weddings. Later photo customers like Bridgestone, Emmi, Dior, Mercedes-Benz, Alpenglühn Optics (Reportage for a charity project in Bhutan) and other famous brands.
As per September 2019 official student of Spéos Photography School, Paris and then be full time Photographer. Visit website: https://granieri-fotodesign.ch/home/

Mark Beukeboom

Sales Executive and Tour Leader (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Since I’m 17 I’ve regularly been taking long trips to new countries. I currently work in IT consultancy in Amsterdam, and I’m an avid photography hobbyist. During my trips, I’m always looking for distinct landscapes, unique cultures, and new cuisines. Bhutan truly has it all. The people are very friendly, and the culture is unique in every way. My advice to you, goes hiking in Bhutan for at least a day, and talk to the people around you. You’ll find that Bhutanese people speak surprisingly good English. If you have any questions regarding places to visit, what to bring, or other questions on logistics etc., feel free to contact me as I’m a representative of Book Bhutan Tour in Netherlands.

Utami

Sri Utami

Sales Executive and Tour Leader (Indonesia)

I have been traveling many countries but after visiting Bhutan I totally admire Bhutan, such amazing country and interested in the mountains, and cultures of Bhutan, set up and sympathetically accompanies Utami our groups through Bhutan. If you have any questions regarding places to visit, what to bring, or other questions on logistics etc., feel free to contact me as I’m a representative of Book Bhutan Tour in Indonesia.

Local Employees

Purna Bdr Tamang

Senior Finance Manager

Purna Bdr Tamang has been associated with Book Bhutan Tour for several years in the finance division. His position as the Finance Manager allows him to work with numbers, his favorite subject. He holds a Diploma in Public Accounting from United Kingdom and has undergone many intensive courses in finance management.

Purna senior most in finance, is an excellent finance with more than 15 years of experience working under Royal Audit Department in Royal Government of Bhutan and currently working with Book Bhutan Tour.

Ticketing Manager

Tshering Lhamo

Ticketing Manger

Tshering Lhamo is a strong passionate woman well known for her utmost ticketing service for Book Bhutan Tour. Her work ethics and her ability of being the social butterfly makes easy going on any kind of ticketing dealings. 

She is from Samtse (Southern Bhutan). Her highest education was till the high school. Ever since the completion, she has pledged to take part for Book Bhutan Tour as an Ticketing Manager.

 

Bhutan Hotel Reservation

Zangmo Tamang

Hotel Reservation

Zangmo Tamang has shown a great impression at work from the very first day.It’s really admirable to to see how she deals the work from conception to completion. 

She belongs from Tsirang(Southern Bhutan). She has completed her high school and ever since then she has been a loyally working for Book Bhutan Tour.

Arjun Kumar Rai

MTO & Driver

Arjun Kumar Rai ranks among the gentle souls who provide an impression of a man of few words bordering with shyness. A few lines of conversation with the guests he turns red with blushes. He fit the bills perfectly with his traits of gentleness, humbleness, calmness that require most in order to man work graceful roads of Bhutan.

He is from a rural village in from Samtse (Southern Bhutan), He has completed grade 10 then join training in Technical Training Institute Thimphu Changzamtog, Thimphu.

After being a driver and with a handful of experience, he joined Book Bhutan Tour in 2020. And he has been driving with great level of dedication.

Sajan Rai

Cultural & Trekking Tour Leader

Sajan, one of Book Bhutan Tour’s senior most guides, is an exceptional guide with more than 15 years of experience under his belt. As a second-generation member, he understands the tourism industry thoroughly. He is one of the first guides in the country to be formally trained by the Tourism Council of Bhutan as a cultural tour leader.

Sajan is described as a very Jolly and humorous man. He never fails to put a smile on the faces of his guests and enjoys a tour full of laughter and jokes. Sajan was born in the Tsirang Southern. He loves making new friends and periodically meets up with his guests from time to time to share old jokes and memories.

 

Migma Tshering

Cultural Guide

Development in Tourism in Bhutan has also its share of impact on young minds. With tourists freely moving around, the curiosities to know them, talk to them holds ground firmly on young minds. Migma is one among many youth whose imagination was captured by razzmatazz of tourism.

He has his career goal cut out, he could have easily opted for some comfortable desk jobs, after passing out in flying colours from prestigious Degree in (Political Science Honours at North Bengal University, India but he chose to pursue his dream, he loved to be in field, among the guests, so it was only matter of time to enroll for guiding course. Worked as a free-lance tour guide in different travel company for the past five year and currently working permanent in Book Bhutan Tour.

Passang Moktan

Cultural Guide

Moktan started his career at a very young age of 18 as a culture guide after being inspired by his father who himself served Bhutan tourism industries for such a long time. He always has been a fun loving guy who tries to be happy in every aspects of life.

He is a full packaged entertainer as dancer, singer and delicious meal maker,it is what he always does and wants to do.

He likes to explore hiking trail constantly as it keeps him engaged in learning new things and teaches to accept challenges in life.

“Working as a guide in tourism industry has always made always a better person every day.”     -Moktan.


Chhogyal Wangdi

Chhogyal Wangdi

Cultural Senior Guide

Chhogyal Wangdi and he from southwest part of Bhutan called Phuentsholing. As growing teenager he love to enjoyed visiting places and meeting new people but couldn’t figure out in which profession his hobbies fit. He started to work in tourism industry in 2008 in one of office where he was designated for reservations and corresponding with office’s agents abroad, and once he got chances to visit for tour with one of agent from United State of America (USA). He establish out interest is in guiding, and from 2017 he started to work as full time guide in Book Bhutan Tour. He really adores present profession where he get chance to meet different people from around the countries, talk and share knowledge and visit places.