Born in Leh in 1987, Tempa is a student of Tibetan medicine who also works as a guide. He studied at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) school – founded by the Dalai Lama – and, at the age of 15, left Ladakh for two years to finish his schooling in Dharamshala. Tempa is currently studying at the Buddhist Institute in Leh, where his intensive six-year medicine course is complemented by teachings on Buddhist philosophy. In 2015, he will qualify as an amchi, a doctor of Tibetan medicine.
Tempa’s passion for travel has led him to explore southern India, where he has befriended monks from the great Buddhist monasteries and spent much time debating Buddhist philosophy. His thirst for knowledge has also drawn him to study Tibetan ethnology, as well as attend many Buddhist teachings, including the Kalachakra, as taught by the Dalai Lama.
Tempa is an extremely friendly and open guide who loves to share his personal experiences, together with his cultural and spiritual knowledge.