Gem Tshering, Founder & CEO

Gem was a guide and trip leader for National Geographic Expeditions (GeoEx), USA. While guiding for Geoex, Gem met a couple- Mr. Thomas L. Brunner and Mrs. Kathleen N. Brunner from Massachusetts, USA and they invited him to go to a college in the US where he graduated with an MBA degree in 1995. Thereafter, Gem  returned to Bhutan and started working for various organizations- United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, Save the Children-USA, in corporate sector and in consulting before he founded Gems Bhutan Travels. As being a beneficiary of tourism sector, Gem fully understands the needs of clients when they visit Bhutan and ensures they have a trip of their life time. 

Pelden, Founder & Director


Pelden has obtained his monastic education at an early age. However, he left it to pursue western education and graduated with a high school diploma. Thereafter, he attended international guiding courses and continued as a tour guide and tour leader with passion for more than a decade. Because of his compassionate and friendly, Pelden has obtained the name as Gandhi from his friends. He has traveled far and wide within and outside Bhutan and loves showing Bhutan to our clients.


Karma Dema, Finance Manager

Karma Dema joined Gems Bhutan Travels (GBT) in 2013 and takes care of all financial matters of the company. She has a knack for numbers and ensures books of accounts are transparent and taxes are filed on time. Karma has a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) from Gaeddug College of Business, Bhutan.


Sherab Zangmo, Chief Guide

Sherab joined GBT in 2015 as the Chief Guide. She is a TCB certified tour guide and has been working for the tourism industry for the last 10 years and has led many international groups and traveled widely to far flung corners of Bhutan. Sherab has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications degree from a college in India.  Apart from guiding, she loves reading and writing.


Rinchen Yangzom, Adminstrative Officer

Rinchen Yangzom joined GBT in 2014 and looks after administrative aspects of the company. She ensures that company's logistical arrangements, transports, visa  and all related admin functions are on track. She has passion for details and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan. 


Ugyen Dorji, Chinese Language Guide

Ugyen Dorji is a professional Chinese Language Guide. After his schooling, Ugyen left to start his career in tourism industry. He has been given a generous private scholarship to study Chinese language in China by a client who visited Bhutan where Ugyen was a guide.


Dorji, Driver

A high school graduate with more than 10 years experience in driving, Dorji ensures that guests are in a safe hand at all times. He joined GBT in early 2013. He is a certified and licensed driver. With his caring nature, he is always loved by our guests.