We are social enterprise in the Swiss mountains (Engadine). We work with various partners in mountainous regions worldwide.
Tina grew up on an organic farm in the Swiss Alps (Engadine). Several stays in remote mountain areas have raised her fascination for mountainous regions and their inhabitants. She is particularly fond of the “roof of the world”, the Pamir-Himalayan region.
Tina holds a Master in Sustainable International Agriculture with specialisation in International Organic Agriculture, and a Master in Sustainable Mountain Development. She has been engaged in international development cooperation for many years, and worked in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, and Tajikistan. For several years she has been leading cultural and trekking tours in Bhutan, and recently also in Central Asia.
Our partners in Bhutan
Kingdom Essences is a social enterprise in rural Trongsa, that was founded by the young entreprenuers Kuenga Dhendup and Pema C. Gyaltshen. By steam distillation they currently produce six different essential oils organically. The raw materials are from wild collection or are locally sourced from a farmers group. Kingdom Essences strives to promote organic farming and sustainable income generation in its community.
Book Bhutan Tour
Book Bhutan Tour is a local travel agency in Thimphu. Founder and Manging Director Ram Dorji Tamang worked in development cooperation before starting his own company. Book Bhutan Tour organizes cultural and trekking tours in Bhutan for individuals and small groups. The travel agency has been awarded by the Swiss Embassy for its excellent services.