Hiker's Journey to Bhutan

Festivals and Hikes in the Land of the Thunder Dragon


Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).



Departure Dates: October 15-26, 2021

Lebo, whose Bhutanese name translates as “good boy,” was born in the village of Katsho in Bhutan’s little-visited Haa Valley. He attended high school in Thimphu, complementing his professional training with studies in Buddhist ...

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Khandu Dorji

Departure Dates: September 26-October 7, 2020, December 11-22, 2020, September 15-26, 2021

Khandu Dorji has been guiding since 1983 and joined the WT Leader Team in 1998. Over the course of his career, Khandu has trekked nearly every route in Bhutan. Formally educated in Thimphu, he also participated in a three-month intensive mountaineering course ...

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Kipchu Dorji

Departure Dates: March 2-13, 2020, October 19-30, 2020, November 7-18, 2020, February 20-March 3, 2021, November 6-17, 2021

Kipchu Dorji, whose name translates to “Calm Water Thunderbolt,” was born in the village of Katsho in Bhutan’s little-visited Haa Valley. Kipchu attended Dr. Graham’s School in Kalimpong, India, and completed his professional training back in ...

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Kinley Gyeltshen

Departure Dates: March 28-April 8, 2020, November 23-December 4, 2020, March 18-29, 2021

Kinley Gyeltshen hails from Gaselo village in Bhutan’s green and rugged southwest, where traditional farming is still the center of daily life. When Bhutan first opened its doors to the outside world, Kinley was among the early guides selected and formally ...

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