I am the General Manager of Everest Summit Lodges and look after the day-to-day operations, but more specifically I focus on the management of the Lodges and product development, so innovative and new itineraries to constantly upgrade Nepal from a bucket list place to a home you come back to.
At ESL we believe in responsible and creative travel, and we love to tailor-make experiences outside what we offer to go that extra mile. Because we work in such remote areas, we are super aware of the need for a harmonious balance between nature, local culture, and traveler, so we're always working on bettering our practice.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"International Trekkers, ESL's parent company, are pioneers in trekking in Nepal. After running as adventure travel operators since 1970, we decided to take a step forward, in 2002, and build comfortable mountain lodges in some of the highest regions in the world."
How did you get involved in travel?
"I was looking for a change in my career. I worked in Education for 15 years as an English Teacher and Administrator at a secondary school here in Kathmandu and as rewarding as it was, travel was the one industry that appealed to me because it combined commerce, conservation and culture. So I started 11 years ago, and I haven't looked back since. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"In my younger days, I traveled to the Himalayas (Sikkim) tending to the yaks and sheep with my cousins. We'd go from dawn 'til dusk; I loved how freeing it was to be in the mountains. "
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Trip to Nepal
May 12 - May 24, 2018
Damber was quite possibly the best guide I could have asked for. He was considerate, extremely knowledgeable, caring and very entertaining. The journey was significantly easier under his care. Many fellow trekkers didn’t make it, or struggled intensely. I am convinced much of my journey was made easier based on following his very experienced advice. I strongly recommend both the site and Damber specifically. In spending the time and money to attempt to get to EBC, make the effort to get the best guide possible. Damber is it.