Alex Buri

Growing up in the backcountry of north-western Canada, I gained a love for the outdoors from an early age. I spent 12 years traveling throughout Asia, exploring the various Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet. After founding TrekkingPartners.com in 2011, I started helping travelers find other like-minded people to adventure with. Now, with kimkim, we're excited to help travelers put together travel experiences that are unique to each of their interests.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I can give advice and recommendations for anywhere in India and most regions in Nepal. I'm more familiar with the longer trekking routes, but have done many of the shorter, local treks around Nepal, Ladakh and Sikkim. Would be happy to help people looking to do the same. I'm also familiar with British Columbia's northern backcountry, if you're headed in that direction."

How did you get involved in travel?

"My first travel experience was volunteering in remote Cambodia during university. After that, I continued on to southeast Asia, Tibet, Nepal, and finally India where I spent 7 months wandering throughout the Indian subcontinent. Over time, it became clear that the most meaningful travel experiences were those that came about through the help and recommendations of others. In 2010, I started a website called 'Wandering India' to help facilitate such connections. In 2011, I started another site in Nepal for connecting like-minded travellers that didn't want to travel alone. Lately, I've connected with a great team in Palo Alto to continue helping people find a better way to travel."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My memories of visiting a new country or culture for the first time are hard to forget. Otherwise, it tends to be the experiences that come about unexpected that are the most memorable. To pick one, it would be visiting Tibet in March of 2006 with my girlfriend, hiking to the northern flank of Mt. Everest together, and then hitch-hiking our way back to Kathmandu from Tingri (after a long day of watching jeeps fly by us, a friendly Germany couple forced their driver to stop and pick us up)."

Featured trips & expertise

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Inca Trail & Ausangate Trek - 14 Days

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Aerial View of Dubrovnik

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Cotahuasi Canyon Trek - 4 Days

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Sunlight on Machu Picchu

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Thousands of people visit Peru every year for a chance to hike one of the world’s most famous treks — the ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. In order to plan a great trek and memorable experience, here’s an insider’s guide on what to expect, what to avoid, and how to get started in organizing your trip.

Recent trip reviews for Alex

Family trip to hawaii, Hawaii

Traveler: Edouard T. - Local specialist: Alex Buri

I used kimkim for a family trip to Hawaii. Kimkim was particularly useful to help me cut through the noise and get the information I needed. Most importantly, they saved me a lot time in my planning process.

Alex Buri, kimkim staff, responded to this review:

Was a pleasure working with you, Edouard! Hope to have the chance again :)

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