Having started out as a small family-owned business in 2014 with a team of just three, Kincho Tours and Travels, now one of the most recognized names in the industry is still very aware of the value of connecting to each person. Every person is different and so is your tour with us. We take great pride in getting the small details right and at the same time, taking nothing away from the originality and authenticity of the Bhutan experience. You will not want for anything from our professional and certified tour guides and drivers but each of the 14 team members at every level in the company is readily available to you any time of day or night.
Kincho Tours does not believe in fenced perceptions or experiences and that is why customizability and flexibility are what we are best known for. Remember those hectic days of follow-the-tour-guide holidays? These many minutes in these many places for these many memories are not what we are about. See a majestic 13th-century building or a 21st-century screw-up? All you need is to tell your guide to see in detail the juxtaposition between the traditional and the modern that developing Bhutan is all about and the conscious effort poured into striking a balance between the two; the middle path that is the basis of Bhutanese lives.
Each itinerary is finalized after extensive correspondence with enquirers in order to learn individual preferences and we do our best to meet each and every whim and fancy of our globetrotters. After all, it is your once-in-a-lifetime trip and not a muscle memory motion for us.
Tshetim Namgay (Cultural, Current Affairs, Hikes, Biking)
Having been a guide since 2009, Tshetrim has a treasure trove of information and fun facts about anything Bhutan.
The many guests that he led have commended, without fail, his sense of humor, and that omnipresent smile of his. As an avid reader and a journalist at a renowned national newspaper, he is well-versed in everything that a guest could ever want to know.
Tshetrim is a civil engineer by education and yet chooses to work as a tour guide.
Tshetrim specializes in cultural tours, current affairs, and iconography, not to mention his meticulous care for travelers.
An English tourist has said Tshetrim was Wodehouse’s Jeeves in the flesh. Ever since he has taken it as his sacred duty to remind the rest of the team every other day about that.
Jamyang Yeshi (Cultural, Hike, Photographer)
Jamyang is a devout Buddhist. Buddhism the religion but Buddhism the way of life as he likes to clarify.
Since joining in 2009, Jamyang has led numerous pilgrimage tours across Bhutan to her holiest sites.
Besides his primary inclination for pilgrimage tours, Jamyang also leads cultural and trekking tours. Fluent in Hindi, Jamyang has also led tourists to the neighboring Indian state of Assam and West Bengal. which has numerous sacred sites.
Phub Tshering (Cultural, hike, Photography/Videography)
Phub Tshering joined the Kincho team in 2011 and has become a pillar to the company since then.
Besides the many cultural tours he led, Phub Tshering has also traversed on such grueling trails as the laya trek that climbs 200 meters of straight elevation over the tree line. He has also led groups on the snowmen treks that span a month’s trekking closest to the edge of the snow line.
Phub Tshering has a passion for photography and has obtained an outline diploma certificate in photography. So if you want as wonderful a memory as your trip, Phub is the man for you.