Inspired by the Country's Cultural Heritage &
The Passion for Crafts

We’re a well established company based out of Thimphu in Bhutan. With guides of up to twenty years experience from all over Bhutan, and a ground team who’ve organised travels for renowned companies, expeditions and even documentary makers.

A New Label Was Born

As the only outfit in Bhutan with international standard rafting equipment, the only qualified rafting guides and a fleet of mountain bikes we maintain ourselves, we’re uniquely placed to add as much or as little adventure to your Bhutan experience as you wish for.

Our Team

Our Experts

Abhinaya Man Singh Shrestha (Abhi)

Chief Operating Officer – Nepal
Email: info@ruralheritagebhutan.com / abhi@rural-heritage.com / Phone: +977-01-4422617, +977-01-4422618 Cell: +977-9801097561

Pema Nidup (Pema)

Operations Manager – Bhutan
Email: opsandres@ruralheritagebhutan.com / Phone: +975-02-335671, +975-02-335672 Cell: +975-17474180

Palpasa Shrestha

Operations Co-ordinator
Email: palpasa@rural-heritage.com / Phone: Cell:

Robin Lal Shrestha

Operations Co-ordinator
Email: robin@rural-heritage.com / Phone: Cell:

Our Guides

All Rural Heritage Bhutan guides are both professionally qualified and licensed by the Government of Bhutan. But, there's a lot more to becoming a qualified Bhutan Guide. Not only do we hand-pick Rural Heritage Bhutan guides based on qualifications alone, guides are selected only with proven knowledge and experience criteria, but more than that…we look for personality too…a friendly nature with a “can do” attitude. And yes, being able to speak English.

Karma Tsering

Mountain biking, Trekking, Culture & Archery

Karma has 17 years of guiding experience in Bhutan. He’s very keen on mountain biking, trekking and is very knowledgeable of Bhutanese history and culture. He’s from Paro which is certainly his favourite place to take you on a tour. He’s married with one child, has a big smile and in his free time you’ll find him practising his favourite activity – archery, but with the modern compound bow!

Chencho

Cultural Guide, Great knowledge of birdlife, Rafting guide

Chencho is also from Paro Dzongkhag (district), just 20 minutes from the town itself. He has just over six years of experience taking tourists all over Bhutan.He’s very knowledgeable about the cultural place you’ll visit and will be able to tell you the name of any bird you see on your travels. Bhutanese are generally wary of rivers, after all they are glacial meltwaters and fast flowing in many parts. However, since first learning the skills of kayaking and rafting, Chencho is an addict. He’s worked as an assistant cameraman for Gerry Moffat’s kayaking film of Bhutan’s rivers and is one of only two guides in Bhutan qualified in Swift Water Rescue Technique (Kinley, below, is the other). He’s married with one child and that’s soon to be two. And his wife lives just 5 minutes from our riverside camp. He’ll certainly recommend adding rafting to your itinerary. While rivers are not especially sacred, they’re an integral part of life here – for agriculture and hydropower, which both bring wealth to Bhutan.

Tshering Dema

Female Guide

Kuzuzangpo la! My name is Tshering Dema. I have been working as tour guide in Bhutan both Cultural & Trekking for almost 9 years now. I have certified the officially as licensed Cultural & Trekking guide in Bhutan since 2012 beginning, after completing formal training in all aspects of tourism related. Past many years as tour guide I have gained immense knowledge about our country along with being a consummate host taking care of every detail in our logistics are perfectly organized. I have come to love my job more every year as I lead different groups of tourist from all over the world showing them my country Bhutan in all its cultural uniqueness and richness, our pristine and beautiful natures. Energetic and dynamic I love sharing information with my guests on our country’s history and Bhutanese way of life with natures.

Jamyang

Mountain Biking Guide

There is a variety of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. With better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment. Many of the biking trails lead through small villages and temples which can provide interesting and informative diversions should you wish to take a break.


Our Support Crews

The real 'stars' of your trip are our support crews that are so hard working, conscientious and cheerful in enabling our clients to experience Bhutan to the utmost. Invariably our clients return from their Himalayan treks and adventure journeys full of praise, admiration and respect for all the Bhutanese people who have ensured their holiday has been both wonderful and memorable. Of course, the type of support crew you'll have will depend upon the itinerary itself.

Driver

Rizin Norbu

Riverside Camp Team

Namgay Dorje – camp team member

Tashi Wangdi – rafting & cultural guide

Kaka – camp team member & assistant cook

Kinley Dorji – rafting & cultural guide

Camping Crew

Pem Tshering (Camping Coordinator), Yeshi, Dechen Phurba, Phub, Pemba

A Place of Commitment
and Creativity

Come Around for a Visit

Customising a tour depending on the time of year, festival dates, and your own personal preferences. If you let us know how long you have and when you’d be arriving, we can send you our suggestions based on our experience. Just fill in the form below, giving us as much information as possible to guide us.

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