Kencho was born in his ancestral home in the lush valley of Shengana that is nestled along the upper stretches of the Pho-chu river in Punakha. Shengana is fabled for producing the finest red rice in all of Bhutan. After his studies in Punakha and then college in neighboring Sikkim, India he pursued the career of a trekking/touring guide at an early age. Using his considerable local knowledge and his extensive network of friends Kencho has risen through the ranks to prove himself one of the foremost trek or tour leaders in the country. His enthusiasm and knowledge in local history and folklore have ensured that Kencho has received the highest praises from all those that have had the opportunity to tour or trek with him. An avid and accomplished fly fisherman Kencho has explored practically every lake and river in Bhutan that holds trout.