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. "
Featured trips & expertise
From physical preparation and training to packing and visas: there are a few things you must do before heading to the Himalaya to ensure a smooth, safe, and comfortable trip. While you don't need to be Superman or Wonder Woman to enjoy trekking in the Himalaya, the better prepared you are, the more you'll get out of the experience.
Looking to explore the cultural, more relaxing side of Nepal? Showcasing dazzling temples and world heritage squares, placid lakes and serene mountains, this week-long itinerary takes in the classic sights of Nepal as well as the more off-the-beaten path experiences, including Nepal’s famous lake town, Pokhara.