Ugyen Yoesar is a native of the Bumthang (Tang Valley) in Central Bhutan, one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. He has successfully completed the Department of Tourism’s tour leading courses in cultural & trekking, including a course in field birding. His true passion is mountain biking that helped find his way to Belmont, Massachusetts, in the United States to study about biking as well as organizational logistics and environmental awareness related to trip leading. He played a key role in brain storming the founding of the Tour of the Dragon (www.tourofthedragon.com) - an international mountain biking race & was the first champion in the year 2010. Having taken part in all the race editions thus far, Ugyen feels he will continue to race and promote biking for health & environment as long as he can.
Ugyen’s knowledge of the country, his positive attitude & keen outlook to life has made him one of the most sought after trip leaders in Bhutan. During the lean seasons, he can be found in various parts of Bhutan exploring the country for new tours, hiking and biking possibilities. He has a solid record in both trekking and cultural tours and has built an impressive reputation for almost two decades of his guiding career.