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Anura Rai

Since I started in travel, have been communicating and weaving dream holidays for travellers into Nepal. I love hearing from travellers about their interests, and figuring out how that translates into a wonderful trip thats memorable!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Kathmandu and Pokhara are my specialities"

How did you get involved in travel?

"My parents are already involved in the trekking business - specially in gear retailing, and have always been around travellers from around the world. I have always found them amazing, the different knowledge they bring and the books they read. Its a natural progression for me to be in travel developing dream vacations!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are a lot of experiences I have had with travellers but nothing really stands out!"

Featured trips & expertise

Himalayan views from Nagarkot on the edge of Kathmandu Valley
Nagarkot Trek & Kathmandu Tour - 5 Days

One of the most popular short treks in Nepal, this route to Nagarkot is ideal for beginners of all ages. You'll make your way through oak, pine, and rhododendron forests and learn about village life while taking in views of the Kathmandu Valley and snow-capped Himalayan peaks in Nagarkot. Wake up to a sunrise view over Mount Everest before enjoying more time in Kathmandu.

View of Pokhara & Phewa Lake from Sarangkot
Annapurna Yoga & Luxury Trek - 11 Days

Embark on special yoga spirit trek in the Annapurna foothills of Nepal's sacred Himalayan Mountains. Led by an experienced international yoga instructor, this trek focuses on energizing yoga, meditation, and breathing to revitalize your inner self. With overnight stays in luxury Ker & Downey Lodges, this trip is an ideal introduction to trekking in Nepal.

A young woman meditates in the Annapurnas
Best Yoga Retreats and Treks in Nepal

While many yogis flock to the tropical beaches of southern India to hone their practice, it's hard to beat doing downward dog or meditating against the backdrop of the world's highest peaks. This roundup of the best yoga treks, retreats, and adventures in Nepal, from a yoga rafting trip on the Sun Kosi to a luxury yoga trek in the Annapurnas, will have you booking a flight before you can say Om-M-G.

Pokhara's Phewa Tal from above
2 Weeks in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Two weeks in Nepal is enough time for a truly satisfying adventure, whether you’re interested in doing an epic trek or making your way around the country to learn about its culture and history. If you’re inspired to have an authentic experience, you can stay in the homes of local villagers or in remote hilltop monasteries. You can hike to Everest Base Camp or explore the world’s tallest mountain from the luxurious comfort of a private helicopter tour. Far-flung exotica more your thing? Go on safari in Chitwan National Park or explore the wild Mustang region, which was previously forbidden to outside tourists.

Kathmandu's famous Boudhanath Stupa
5 Days in Nepal - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Nepal ranges from very high mountains to jungle-filled plains—which means that, despite being a geographically small country, hopping quickly around the country can be a challenge. With five days, you’ll have time to see the cultural highlights of Kathmandu and Pokhara, or get a taste of the adventures Nepal is famous for with short treks and whitewater rafting. You can even visit Everest Base Camp (if you don't mind taking a helicopter to get there!).

Recent trip reviews for Anura

Daniel

Holiday Nepal · Nepal - Jul 10 - Jul 20, 2018

Traveler: Daniel E. - Local specialist: Anura Rai

Anura was amazing!

She's the best!

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Anura Rai, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much Daniel :)