Bhuchung K. Tsering was born in Tibet. His family fled to India following the Chinese invasion. He studied in India, thereafter working as a reporter for the Indian daily, Indian Express, in New Delhi, before working for the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamsala, India, in 1984.

He joined the International Campaign for Tibet in Washington, D.C. in 1995 and is currently the Vice President of Special Programs, overseeing Chinese outreach and Tibetan empowerment programs.