Good teamwork is the basis for the success of our trips. We have the great fortune to work together with many great people. As a team we complement each other. The weaknesses of one are compensated by the strengths of the other. And most of all, it is a lot of fun to work in a diverse and colorful team. No matter where, no matter with whom, respect and communication on eye level are the A+O of our work. We see ourselves as a family, not as superiors and subordinates.

Everyone in our dream team has important skills, which in their entirety contribute to making your vacation a beautiful and unforgettable experience. We treat all our employees with respect and dignity. We expect the same from our guests.

We are family

Tashi Wangail
Tashi WangailHead India
Tashi was born in 1969 in Nubra (northern Ladakh). Coming from a humble background, he is a true self-made man. 20 years ago he started to do back-work in the tourism industry, then he learned all the skills necessary to guide tours and the following years he worked very successfully as a tour guide. Not only in Ladakh, but almost in every single region of the Indian Himalayas, Rajasthan and Bhutan. In 2004 he then decided to become self-employed and founded Gesar Travel in Leh, Ladakh.

Tashi is the professional who knows his home country like the back of his hand, he can assess situations realistically and he has a down-to-earth approach and stays calm all the time. He is the perfekt link between customer and host, as he himself has been living in the west for many years. He is the the bridge between home and abroad. Til date he is a dedicated mountain and nature lover and seeks any chance to be out in the field.

Tsering Dolma
Tsering DolmaOrganisation
Tsering Dolma organises all the requirements on your tours and at times, she also leads tours as guide. Since she is the only female working among a team of all men, she is therefore favoured with a high regard not just by the colleagues but our guests too feel that considerably. She is the mother of one son and comes from Nubra Valley like Tashi. Before she joined our team to work in tourism, she has worked for a few years in Police department of the state where she also got trained in mountaineering. This experience brings her in a group of a very few women belonging to Ladakh who can lead an expedition and trekking tours.
Vajira is the younger brother of Tsering Dolma and for several years been an integral part of the team. As a guide, he accompanies diverse tours not only in Ladakh but also in Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu and many more regions in India. He is extremely diverse in his endeavors and holds a deep knowledge on Buddhism. He is also an excellent trekking guide and has accompanied motorbike tours as well. Since some time he also speaks good German and is continuously improving on his knowledge.
Kalyan is our support from Zanskar. Like Vajira he has studied for many years in Karnataka and later he has been an abmitious and a very friendly guide in our team, guiding some outstanding cultural and trekking tours (specially in Zanskar ) where he belongs. He is very polite and always cheerful to enchanting our guests, they have been always enthusiastic about his honest nature; he always gives out his knowledge and is prepared to deliver the best. He also belongs to the good German speakers in the team.
Tsering Angmo
Tsering AngmoGuide
Angmo is another female support in our Ladakh team of which we are particularly proud. She is one of the very few women who has successfully completed the mountaineering training in its entirety and has already climbed several 6,000-meter peaks in India. She speaks some German and is characterized by her humor and great empathy.

Angmo comes like many from our Team from Nubra.

Sonam Dorjay is not only one of the jewels in the team of Gesar Travel; he is also the older brother of Tashi Wangail. Being a father of three sons and a daughter he is a devout Buddhist himself, there can be hardly anyone who could have such deep insight into the religious side of Ladakh as he does. Many people, who were traveling with him, were delighted with his rather quiet, yet very warm and honest nature. As a trekking guide, he has accompanied many tours over the years and thus he knows almost all corners of Ladakh. More importantly, however, he accompanies our guests to his home, Nubra valley, where you always meet and greet people with him. These spontaneous encounters are extremely valuable and memorable.
Kunzang Lharjay
Kunzang LharjayGuide
Kunsang has been a part of Gesar – Family since years. He started out as an assistant since our earliest treks. Today he is one of our best climbing guides who has been leading and climbing a vast number of peaks here in Ladakh successfully with our guests. Like Tashi Wangail he is from the village Khardong and also a good naturalist. Among his many qualities he is caring and attentive to everybody with a bright welcoming smile and because of his great sense of humor he is a popular guide among our guests. Since a few years he also does speak a little German.