Study Guide

Three Cups of Tea Characters

By Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

Greg Mortenson

Greg Mortenson is a classic unlikely hero in the vein of Tom Sawyer, the kid from Holes, or...

Mouzafer Ali

Mouzafer is the "ruggedly handsome" (2.25) Balti porter who offers to carry Mortenson's packs for...

Haji Ali

Haji Ali is the nurmadhar, or chief, of Korphe village. His kindness—taking Mortenson into...

Dr. Marina Villard

Dr. Villard is a doctor at the hospital where Mortenson works as he's just starting to get...

Dr. Jean Hoerni

Dr. Jean Hoerni is a former mountaineer turned multi-millionaire who gets Mortenson's cause off...

Tara Bishop

Mortenson's wife, Tara, really has next to nothing to do with his mission, but she's in the book,...

Mohammed Ali Changazi

Changazi is an ex-policeman turned businessman who helps Mortenson. Changazi means "of the family...

And the Rest

Mortenson meets a few other people on his journey up and down mountains, over gorges, and across...