Phurba Dorji has been working with Yangphel for the last 20 years. In that time he has become an extremely knowledgeable and experienced tour leader and an advisor to our trekking and touring department. He has completed Department of Tourism schooling in tour and trek guiding and among the top five to be licensed as senior tour leader in Bhutan. In 1998 he traveled to the United States to receive training in wilderness survival from the Pacific Crest Outward Bound organization along with an extensive training in the first responders field course from the National Outdoors learning School (NOLs from the USA). Phurba hails from the Sha village of Wangdiphodrang district.