Tandin Gyeltshen is from from Nobgang village in Punakha. After his high school in Bhutan, he graduated from the North Point College in Darjeeling, India studying commerce. His passion was to become a tour leader to serve as the ambassador of the country interacting with guests that visit his country, which led him to pursue a tour guide license from the Department of Tourism in 1998.
He prides himself as being a fine resource for Bhutanese culture, Buddhism and ancient folk tales of Bhutan. There are hardly any treks or cultural trips in Bhutan that he has not been on. He speaks about five languages including Japanese. He was instrumental in assisting John Berthold who wrote the guide book of Bhutan, “The land of the Thunder Dragon.” When not guiding, he spends time taking part in his favorite sports like basketball, table tennis, archery and birding.