About Us

Sonam Wangchuk

Enchanted Kingdom Tours is a Bhutanese tour operator registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan and offers personalized and tailor made escorted tours for discerning visitors to Bhutan. We use our extensive knowledge about the country to provide our clients an intimate experience that combines in-depth insights into the culture, religion, history and customs of Bhutan, with the best places to visit in the country. We can customize our itineraries to suit the interests and needs of our clients and we cater to solo travellers as well as small groups.

The founder and proprietor of the company, Sonam Wangchuk is a former government official who served for many years in senior capacities in various departments and agencies of the Government of Bhutan. Because of his extensive experience in government he has a wealth of knowledge about the country and this enables him plan tour itineraries which best suits the particular interests of our clients. During his years of service he also had the opportunity to travel widely to many countries around the world, and it was in part his travel experiences which motivated him to start his own tour company.

A special feature of our tour itinerary is a visit or short stay at Ugyen Choling, the proprietor's ancestral home in Tang valley of Bumthang district. The old estate and manor which dates back to over a century, today houses the Ogyen Choling museum which is the first, and so far only private museum in Bhutan. The museum has an extensive display of articles and objects that were of common daily usage in the household, and also a large collection of religious texts and other literary works. A tour of the museum provides an insightful peek into Bhutan's cultural legacy and the lifestyles of Bhutan's landed gentry until the advent of modern development around the middle of the last century. www.oling.bt.

The proprietor's sister Kunzang Choden, a well-known Bhutanese writer, is the brain and inspiration behind the museum.