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Gem Tshering

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Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Thimphu, Bhutan

  • Activities

    Cultural Immersion, Lifestyle

  • Guiding Experience

    25 years

  • Languages

    Dzongkha, English, Nepalese

  • Favorite Trip

    Essence of Bhutan

Guide Bio

Before I founded Gems Bhutan Travels, I was working for NGOs such as United Nations in New York, Save the Children in the US, and WWF, corporate sector and as a consultant. I was a guide for National Geographic Expeditions initially and later as their trip leader which I greatly enjoyed. While working as a guide for GeoEx in 1993, I met Thomas L. Brunner and Kathleen Ney Brunner from Massachusetts, a wonderful couple who sponsored me to go for a graduate study at Eastern College in Wayne, Pennsylvania where I graduated with an MBA in 1995. I can never thank enough the Brunners in a million years for their generosity, love, and affection. I came back to Bhutan in early 1996 and was leading trips for the GeoEx as and when I could.

Thus, having been a beneficiary of the tourism sector myself, I feel very passionate about helping people from other countries have the best trip of their life when they visit Bhutan. Our guiding principle is client’s service, safety, accountability, happiness and teamwork. We go the extra mile in meeting the needs of our guests and, above all, we are completely trustworthy.

Gem Tshering's Reviews

  • Claire Pollart
    Reply

    The name “Gem” best describes, our trip, the experience and most of all Mr. Tshering as a human being. I’m planning to return to Bhuton while my son is studying abroad and for me there is no other choice then to have Gem and his company work with us on all the details. His guides are fabulous and at one point of the trip Gem himself picked me up as I was leaving earlier then the rest of my group and he toured and took fabulous care of me until I stepped on the plane. We keep in touch and he has become a dear friend. Look no further, he’s your guy!!!

  • Suhair Affash
    Reply

    May 2016
    I visited Bhutan
    From the moment I arrived to the airport, I was taken by the scene
    My trip was arranged by Gems Bhutan Travels
    No words cab describe their serves, warm welcoming
    My trip was so safe, comfortable, the tour guide was beyond my expectation
    Thank you a lot

  • Claire MILNE
    Reply

    I can back up Gem’s trustworthiness, which underlies everything else he says. He has given me and my husband a wonderful time in Bhutan, allowing tactfully for our advancing years and coping calmly with every eventuality (of course, in a developing country, things don’t always go as expected). Feel free to contact me if you’d like to know more.

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