Team of Earthbound Expeditions Nepal: Professional, friendly trek and tour leaders, guides, porters in the Himalaya who serve you with a smile
Our group leaders and guides are the cream of the crop! They are the reason that Earthbound Expeditions' all trip work so well and the reason why so many travelers return to us year after year. They are experienced guides chosen not only for their ability to make every trip more then you'd ever have hoped for, but also for their passion and commitment to Himalayas, it's people and environment and the Earthbound way of travel. All of Earthbound Expeditions' staff are locally employed and all our guides, porters are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. They are always caring , attentive and responsible and ofcourse well paid.
In addition to our native group leaders and guides, we also sometimes use western guides when we go climbing or visit special places. So we get the best of both worlds a western leader with the local know-how who understands your travel needs and our local friends and guides who share their knowledge and experiences. Read more here what our clients said about our guides at Testimonials section »
Our guides have worked with well known geologist, astrologers, lonely planet authors, Actor, pilots, writers and many other high profile customers. We are sure you will always get professional and personalized service with our cheerful guides, best tested in the field.
Our leaders, guides are here to organize the trip and provide you with advice and information, they will respect and encourage a traveler's needs to explore independently and will ensure the trip allows it. One of the great advantages of the Earthbound Expeditions' leader is the introduction they give you to the country you visit, pointing you in the right direction for the best place to eat or teaching some useful everyday phrases. However, you will probably find that you rely of them less and less during your trip as you become more adventurous and familiar with your surroundings. Our Nepal leaders are trained from the Nepal Academy of tourism and hotel management and registered license holder. Like wise our India, Tibet Bhutan tour leader / guides also trained from respected country's national tourist academy and registered license holder. All of them have general training about first aid medical course and eco - tourism.
Here you will get to know about the team of "Earthbound Expeditions", their personal and professional backgrounds and their current role. You can find the words of praise about them in our "Testimonials" sections by our clients. Please through our "Testimonials" sections to know more about them too. For more deeper understanding you can also read about them at trip advisor
Mr. Nischal Kunwar
[ Managing Director)
NIschal was born in a tourism hub of Nepal in Thamel district of Kathmandu. His Grand fathers were the fighters to save country from the forign invantation. From a very young age he start knowing about tourists and their activities in his neighbourhood so he decided to help them in many ways ( pointing them the name of the places in the Map to giving right advice what to do and what not). He was very passionate about the beauties and secrets that could be found within Nepal Himalayas. This together with his love for Hospitality encouraged him to come into the tourism industry.
He has led trips to some of the most beautiful parts of the Himalayan region (i.e. Langtang and Annapurna Regions).
Having met people from different countries and also travelled himself to few countries, he felt that the service provided by trekking companies in Nepal could be further improved to meet international standard. Therefore he started Earthbound Expeditions together with tourism experts.
Rajan Simkhada - Trip Planner and Leader ( one of the founder of the company)
Mr. Rajan started his career in tourism as a Front Desk Attendant at a Hotel in Thamel in 1994. In 1996, he joined a reputed trekking company, as tour and trek leader. During this period, he led the tours to entire Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sri-lanka and India. After leading many such tours and treks he established himself as a senior guide and later partnering with few of his friends, started an independent company with the banner "Earthbound Expeditions".
Rajan also renowned comedian here in Nepal, with radio and TV programs to his credit. You can visit the "Testimonials" section and check some of the comments about him.
At Earthbound Expeditions Mr. Rajan Simkhada mostly plans and some times still leads your trip. Of course we have a whole professional team of over three dozens of guides, porters and helpers here to serve you with a smile and care. Since Mr. Simkhada is the key person of our company, here is short introduction about him. Please follow this link if you wish to read more about his professional and personal background Read more about him from this link»...
Beside travel and trekking business we also believe in our responsibility towards our society and good Karma (deeds). We have been part of various social activities & philanthropic events. Please take the time to read what makes us different than most tour and trek operators in Nepal. Making a difference through tourism.
Mr. Tarek Lughod
Mr. Lughod is an International Representative of Earthbound Expeditions, he has taught Bhakti Yoga, Hindu philosophy and Mantra Meditation for the last 25 years. He lived and traveled in India and Nepal for six years where he took company and studied with many Gurus and Swamis, Sadhus. He is a certified Laughter Yoga instructor and expert storyteller and will be your main guide on many of the India tours. He coordinate many of our tour and treks.
Mr. Kedar Gajurel :
[ General Manager - GM]
A cheerful dedicated young man is our General manager. A student of a Management, he is here to help for our group operation from ticket re-confirmation to reservation to create your itinerary. He have been working in tourism over 8 years. He also lead trips some times in Nepal and Tibet and have been to all of the major trekking routes in Nepal including Tibet, Kailash and trainned as trekking guide from Govt. of Nepal. He love travelling so have travelled Europe and Asia quite a bit.
Mr. Hari Aryal : -
A cheerful young man is our office assistance in Kathmandu, Nepal. He will assist you to issue / reconfirm your tickets to desired destination. He also sometimes give hands in marketing, promotion and also go to trek in the field to get the first hand info. of the Himalaya Regions of Nepal. He is always eager to help our guest with a smile.
Mr. Ajay Dharel: -
Mr. Dharel has been guiding many Nepal treks since 2005 with us. He have successfully trekked almost all Nepal's Himalayas Everest, Langtang, Annapurna, Dhulagiri, Tilicho Lake, Tibet Himalayas. A cheerful gentleman is here to assist you and lead trips. Government trained and certified guide.
What they said ...
"Our guide Ajay was very helpful, polite and very friendly, very good organizing capacity. I will recommended him!! Our Annapurna trek went very well with him and team of friendly porter. Rajan and team arranged everything very well! for us, a great team of Earthbound...
Mr. Mingmar Sherpa :
Trekking Guide (English / French).
Mr. Mingmar has been guiding many trips since 1991. He is a very good cook as well. He have successfully trekked all Nepal and Tibet's Himalayas. He is a main person of our company to lead the high altitude treks specially with the French trekkers. He speaks French and have excellent knowledge about trekkers' food as a good cook. Government trained and ofcourse have the licence.
What they said ... about Mingmar
"Our guide Mingmar Sherpa was very helpful, polite and very friendly I will recommended him!! Our Langtang trek went very well in 2006 with him. Rajan had pre -arranged everything very well! for us "...
Anne and father from, the Netherlands, Langtang trek us Oct. - Nov. 2006
Mr. Shree Ram Adhikari
Trekking Guide (English / Japanese)
Mr. Shree has been guiding many of trips since 1998 and working with us since 2002. He have successfully trekked allmost all Nepal's Himalayas. He have also been to India Ladakh, Tibet Kailash many times. Have hobby on photography and travel, been to Europe as well. A very accomodating person, a good friend to tarvel with. Government trained certified guide.
What they said... about Mr. Shree
"To my trekking guide, Shreeram - the days we were together provided some deep insights into Nepalese culture and everyday life outside of the city. He give the visitor far more than can be found in a tourist handbook. This is meeting the real Nepalese people and finding a warmth that stays in the heart and travels home. This alone was worth the price of the journey. This does not even recount the sights brought to the eyes of the scenery, the monasteries or the palaces. The pictures do not do justice to these sights. Breathtaking does not describe them."...
Larry from USA, Oct 2006
Mr. Nabin Bhatta -
Trekking and tour Guide (English / French)
Mr. Nabin, a bachalor holder in ARTs, has been guiding many trips since 2006 and he joined Earthbound Expeditions as a guide in 2008. Nabin have been successfully lead all Nepal Himalayas including Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and he is certified city tour and trekking guide trained by Govt. Of Nepal. A cheerful friendly yong man is good to have as trek companion.
What they said...., about Nabin
The guide Nabin was very friendly and helpful and he knew a lot about the nature and culture of the Annapurna area. The accommodations he choose were very fine. I want to thank you for all your help from the beginning to the end. I am really happy that I booked both trips by Earthbound Expeditions.
" Kim - Oct 2009, Nepal trip
Mr. Sudip Baral - Trekking Guide (English).
Sudip has been guiding many treks since 2005 with us. He have successfully trekked almost all Nepal Himalayas Everest, Langtang, Annapurna, Dhulagiri, Tilicho Lake and Tibet Himalayas, Kailash. He even worked with Lonely planet authors to find new trekking routes in Nepal's new areas. A cheerful gentleman is here to assist you and lead trips. Government trained certified guide.
What they said... about Sudip...
..... Earthbound Expeditions took care of us from airport pick up to the trek. Our trek guide Mr. Sudip and porter Gokul both were very prepared for Tilicho lake trek. They are always nice, friendly and careful. They were able to understand how we were feeling just looking at us. They knew every single stone of the path we were walking on.We had always good accomodations in all the places we went...
Giulia Tonini and team from Italy August 2008
Mr. Gopal Tamang
Trekking Guide (English).
Mr. Gopal joined us in 1999 as trekking porter and worked with us until 2003, already became guide. Then he went Malasiya to work in a restaurent for 4 years when tourism was slow in Nepal and again came back and join us in 2007.
A Buddhist soft spoken gentle man have successfully trekked almost all Nepal's Himalayas Everest, Langtang , Mera Peak, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Government trained and certified guide.
What they said... about Gopal
... thanks to all the staff of Earthbound Expeditions, guide Gopal and helper Gokul did an excellent job of taking care of us. They were always attentive to our needs, friendly and good-natured. They did everything they could to ensure that our trip was enjoyable, safe and successful.
Andrea and Jim and Canada April 2009
Mr. Shree Ram Adhikari - (B)
Trekking Guide (English).
Mr. Shree joined us in 2007 as trekking supporter and now promoted as a guide. A bit shy gentle man have successfully trekked almost all Nepal's Himalayas Everest, Langtang , Annapurna and Kathmandu Valley Rim. Government trained certified guide.
What they said... about Shree
"our guide Shree was amazing as were our fantastic porters, always smiling, helpful and patient.
Shree was easy going and friendly and super accommodating, he arranged ponys from Tikhe dunga to Gorephani (up the many many steps!) and was very encouraging throughout the entire trek. I would encourage any travellers thinking of taking up a trek through Nepal to contact Earthbound expeditions and ask for Shree in particular, he helped make this trip an unforgettable one......
Mr. Gokul Prasad Adhikari :-
A cheerful man is a very experinced trekking cook and assistance. Always very friendly and welcome guests with his big smile. Very polite and hospitable and have been to almost all of the mountains of Nepal Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang, Dolpo, Tibet Kailash area. He is a great cook as well. Come and enjoy the hospitality of a truely Nepali guides and porters.
Mr. Kisan Nagarkoti :
Tour Guide (English / Chinese)
He has been guiding many trips since 1985. Very knowledgeable and accomodating person. He is one of the key person of our company to lead the tours around Kathmandu and other cities. Government trained.
Mr. Salik Ram Thapa :
Tour Guide (English / Chinese / German).
He has been guiding many trips since 2003 with us. He lead the tours around Kathmandu and other cities. Government trained guide in Nepal.
Mr. Da-Nima Sherpa:
Climbing / Trekking Guide (English).
He has been guiding many trips since 1992. He have successfully climbed Amadablam, Everest, Cho-Oyu and other small peaks many times. He is a main person of our company to lead the high altitude treks/climb. Government trained.
Mr. Gambu Sherpa :
Trekking Guide / high altitude cook (English )
He has been guiding many trips since 1989. He is a very good cook as well and have supported many expedition teams in Mt. Everest. He have successfully trekked all Nepal and Tibet's Himalayas. He is a main person of our company to lead the high altitude treks specially with the French trekkers. Well experienced safe hand.
Mr. Maule Tamang:
Trekking / Climbing Guide (English).
He has been guiding many trips since 1994. He have successfully trekked all Nepal and Tibet's Himalayas. He have been up to the North col of Mt. Everest, he is a good climber as well. This gentleman will assist our any country trekkers to make their trek successful and memorable. Government trained.
Mr. Kaji / Nabin, Gambu, Sarki, Hari , Sabin are our regular supporter (porters) and cook assistance.
These are our regular staffs but we hire a lots of porters , cooks and guides when necessary in season time.