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Kencho Ongdi

Hi! I'm Kencho, recent graduate of the London School of Economics in the UK. I'm half Tibetan and half Bhutanese but I was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal; it's been quite a cultural extravaganza to be in my household, to be honest. I joined the family business in September of 2017.

I work in the Marketing aspect of Everest Summit Lodges, getting as many people to see how fantastic Nepal is. My approach to traveling is just to be conscious (not just figuratively); conscious of the environment, the culture, of the moment, if you will.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Anywhere in Nepal and Bhutan"

How did you get involved in travel?

"My grandfather started INTREK in 1969, then my father started a sister branch of Everest Summit Lodges in 2002, and now I'm involved too, I'd say it's been in my blood. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When I was 18 I went on a three week trip to Dolpo, an ancient Tibetan Kingdom now in Nepal. We stayed in tents throughout, and sometimes we'd all be drenched in the rain. One day we were camped near Phoksundo Lake, I was meant to be hearing back from universities I'd applied to, and I prayed and asked for a sign that everything would turn out ok, and when I looked up I saw a vibrant rainbow over the waters."

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Recent trip reviews for Kencho

Shanna

Best of the kathmandu valley in 2 days, Nepal - Mar 8 - Mar 10, 2018

Traveler: Shanna R. - Local specialist: Kencho Ongdi

I really had a great experience in Nepal thanks to Kencho and the guide, Mr. Sherpa. It was really a sweet escape and I just had a blast. Everyone was so nice and helpful (starting from the pickup-drop), the resort was great, the track and tour was also memorable. I am so happy that the trip really captured what I want and I really look forward to be in Nepal again

Kencho Ongdi, local specialist, responded to this review:

I am really pleased you had a good time Shanna! I will personally let Mr. Sherpa know you enjoyed the days we planned. I am looking forward to hearing from you again :)