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Sudarshan Shrestha

Born and raised in Kathmandu this city has always been my home. Having experienced a lot that this city has to offer, I believe it gives me the knowledge that I can pass on to my dear travelers and clients. I believe in travel which is beneficial to both the traveler as well as the locals who we pass by.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Working for a first class adventure travel company with experience of over 30 years. I specialize in treks and luxury travel."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Four years ago I started my career in the travel industry working for European tour operators. During this time, I have had the opportunity to travel to places which made it easier for me to plan someone else's holiday. This experience of traveling and helping other travelers explore is very rewarding for me."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Hiking across Larkya La Pass (5106m), breathing heavy and taking small steps :-)"

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.

Catch panoramic views of Ama Dablam by helicopter
Namche Trek & Helicopter Tour - 7 Days

Visit Namche Bazaar, a traditional Sherpa village and unofficial capital of the Khumbu region on this fast-paced trip. During 4 comfortable days of trekking, you'll pass through Sagarmatha National Park, through alpine forests, and visit ancient Buddhist sites. The adventure ends with a helicopter tour of the snow-capped Himalaya, including a stop at the base of Mount Everest.

The Prince's Trek through the Annapurna Foothills - 9 Days

Originally designed for the Prince of Wales, this easy trek takes you on quiet, off-the-beaten-path trails through the foothills of the Pokhara Valley. From the ridge lines and local villages where you'll stay each night, you'll have stunning views of the Annapurna Himalaya and experience a more rural and traditional side of Nepal.

Helicopter flying through the Annapurna region
Best Helicopter Tours in Nepal

Nepal is beautiful from every angle, but there's something special about seeing it from the air. Helicopter tours are a unique way to combine transport with sightseeing among the world's tallest mountains and deepest valleys—and it's the perfect solution if you're short on time. Here are some of the best helicopter excursions to incorporate into your trip.

One Week in Nepal: 3 Suggested Itineraries

Although small in land area, Nepal is an extremely diverse country in terms of culture and landscape. In seven days you can scratch the surface, see many beautiful sights and have a lot of fun. Ancient culture in Kathmandu, trekking trails through the forests and hills, white-water rafting on the Trisuli River, wildlife spotting in Chitwan National Park, beautiful lake and mountain views in Pokhara — you may not be able to do it all in a week, but you can have a go!

Early morning in Chitwan National Park
Best of Chitwan - 8 Days

While Nepal is known as a country of hills and mountains, many visitors are pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the Terai, the lowlands bordering India. The Chitwan National Park is a jewel on the Terai. It has run a very successful one-horned rhinoceros breeding program, and visitors on safari are almost guaranteed to spot one of the spectacular animals, as well as other wildlife. This tour gives you time to fully explore the highlights of Chitwan, while staying in some luxurious--as well as unique--accommodation.

Recent trip reviews for Sudarshan

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 25, 2018

Traveler: Monika R. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

My guide was Tmazin Tamang or Timal
He was professional, reliable, attentive. I was very satisfied with his service
I spend with him 14 days on the trek, and i always felt safe and the journey was very pleasant with him in general.
the places we visited were all interesting and different.

Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Monika. Thanks a lot for your superb review and we are happy to know you had a great experience trekking the Annapurna Round with Timal. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.

Sue

Best short treks in nepal - trekking itineraries ranging from 3 to 10 days, Nepal - Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2018

Traveler: Sue C. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

We had such a short time in Nepal - only 5 days - but a wonderful experience thanks to Sudershan's expert planning. He was very patient as we emailed back and forth trying to decide what kind of trip suited us and always replied very promptly. It was a very stress free experience as we were met at the airport by Sudarshan, our guide Sanu and driver Amrit, and were whisked off to the first night of our 3 day Balthali Trek. All 3 nights accommodation were very comfortable with excellent food... read more

We had such a short time in Nepal - only 5 days - but a wonderful experience thanks to Sudershan's expert planning. He was very patient as we emailed back and forth trying to decide what kind of trip suited us and always replied very promptly. It was a very stress free experience as we were met at the airport by Sudarshan, our guide Sanu and driver Amrit, and were whisked off to the first night of our 3 day Balthali Trek. All 3 nights accommodation were very comfortable with excellent food and service - but the highlight was Namu Buddha Resort! A series of cottages spread out through a lovely garden - we had a large 2 story house just for 2 of us - and superb vegetarian food all grown on the property. The walk to the nearby Tibetan monastry was well within our capabilities and the monastry was spectacular. We were very well looked after by Sanu, who gauged our level of fitness and adjusted walking times accordingly, and answered our many questions about Nepalese lifestyle and customs. We were also very appreciative of Amrit's superb driving skills on very challenging roads. Both Sanu and Amrit were charming, helpful and considerate and we highly recommend their company - Blue Sheep - to travelers wishing to gain an insight into Nepalese culture. Sudarshan met us on our return to Kathmandu and was very helpful with advice for our brief visit to that very vibrant city.

Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue. Thank you so much for your kind review. We here are very happy to read it and are glad that you really liked the service of Sanu and Amrit. Hope you had a very good tour around Rajasthan as well. Wishing you all the best :-)

Rachel

Explore and discover nepal, Nepal - May 19 - May 26, 2018

Traveler: Rachel S. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

Sudarshan is an amazing host, pre-trip and during the trip! He gave very speedy replies and was very efficient even though I made multiple changes throughout the planning of the trip.
He also constantly stayed in contact with me throughout the trip via whatsapp to make sure that everything was going fine and gave us up to date information on what was going to happen next.
He even invited our group out for dinner on our final day! (Although we had to decline as we weren't feeling very well).... read more

Sudarshan is an amazing host, pre-trip and during the trip! He gave very speedy replies and was very efficient even though I made multiple changes throughout the planning of the trip.
He also constantly stayed in contact with me throughout the trip via whatsapp to make sure that everything was going fine and gave us up to date information on what was going to happen next.
He even invited our group out for dinner on our final day! (Although we had to decline as we weren't feeling very well).
The long bus rides between cities however is something I would probably never do again (Sudarshan did warn me on this before the trip).
Sudarshan's hospitality and reliability is something that will make me return again.
Everything went very smoothly and pleasantly!

Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Rachel. Thank you for your wonderful review. It was great to meet you and your group in Kathmandu. Glad that you had a good experience. We would be more than happy to organize another amazing tour for you :-)

Annapurna circuit trek - 16 days: one of the classic treks in nepal, Nepal - Mar 2 - Mar 15, 2018

Traveler: Sebastian S. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

Sudarshan was super reliable at any times. He always answered within an hour. Has been very helpful with the planning of the trek. Super professional but also always worried and concerned about how my trek was going. The guide he provided me for the trek was one of the nicest human beings I have met throughoutmy life (Takta). I couldn't have asked for more, I had a great time with him. Making it an unforgettable experience for me. Sudarshan would always make sure the trek was tailormade to my... read more

Sudarshan was super reliable at any times. He always answered within an hour. Has been very helpful with the planning of the trek. Super professional but also always worried and concerned about how my trek was going. The guide he provided me for the trek was one of the nicest human beings I have met throughoutmy life (Takta). I couldn't have asked for more, I had a great time with him. Making it an unforgettable experience for me. Sudarshan would always make sure the trek was tailormade to my preferences. And he makes sure to meet with you after the trek to give some feedback on how things went throughout the trek. The one thing I can assure is that Sudarshan is highly recommendable to anyone seeking for some adventure in Nepal. He has the knowledge and professionalism to satisfy your needs.

Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Sebastian. Thank you for your kind feedback. It was great working for a traveler like you who loves new challenges, experiences and reaching new heights (5416m). All the best for the remainder of your trip around the world :-)