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The man behind the inspiration.

Raj Tamang (CEO)Raj Tamang has been leading treks/tours and adventure holidays since 1988.He specializes in treks through out Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India.He has been involved in local charities for many years and has a great love and passion for his country and his job.In 2003 he became the liaison officer for the Royal Marines expedition of Everest in Tibet and even coordinated a wedding for an officer at base camp.He has lead many high altitude training camps for expedition groups wanting to go that extra mile and loves leading small trekking groups on holiday.He has great respect for the world around him and loves sharing his knowledge and amusing experiences with others.

Raj Tamang was born in Singapore to Nepalese parents. He spent his childhood and was educated there till 1988. His father was with the Singapore Police Gurkhas and upon his retirement in 1988, the family returned to their native land: Nepal. With learning from his family background and the education he received, the return home was an opportunity to put into place his aspirations: to be with his people.

In eighteen years he has built on valuable working experience. From Tour Consultant for World Travels (Nepal), to trek leader for World Expeditions an Australian Company. He has also traveled extensively in Singapore, Malaysia,

Thailand, Tibet, India, Bhutan, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, France and Spain. He is multilingual and speaks fluent Nepali, English, Hindi, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Hokkien (a Chinese Dialect) and Thai. He is also capable of getting by with several other languages.

In 1991 he joined International Trekkers (Nepal) as a sirdar. This was one of his most valuable experiences. For the next 5 years he trekked all over the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan learning about his region and coming back to his roots. He learnt how to run treks from small to large teams and prepare for the future.

In 1996 he left International Trekkers to work as a free lance leader until 2000. Since then he has continued to work as an independent trek leader as well as working for Explore Worldwide and later with the Imaginative Traveller, both UK based firms, as a trek leader.

The past eighteen years of hard work have helped him develop a good understanding of international trekkers needs. He is able to offer much of his experience and knowledge not only about trekking but about the whole Himalayan region, its traditions, religious life and the respect it deserves. He is a world class educator.

RAJ BAHADUR RAI - Operation Director
RAJ BAHADUR RAIMr. Rai comes from Rai community of Kirant ethnic group of East Nepal. He is a son of a retired military officer who served with The Brigade of Gurkhas in the Indian Army for 28 years.He went to Budhanilkanth School, Kathmandu-the national school of Nepal and graduated from Trivuban University (Nepal).

His career in tourism industry began as Trek leader in 1989. Apart from leading treks he has participated at various activities like campaigning for environment awareness, assisting locals to develop infrastructure for generating income. As a keen explorer, he loves exploring the least travelled regions of Nepal. He undertook a 30 day solo back pack exploration trip' of far west of Nepal in 1991 that included Rara and Dolpo regions. In the same year he worked as a liaison person for Venezuelan Expedition in Mount Pumori (7161m), one of the neighbouring peaks of Mount Everest. Mount Pumori-literally meaning "Daughter Mountain" is his favourite peak.

Now, he spends more time preparing itineraries, compiling information and logistic works.

Kamal Bhandari - Adventure Consultant

Adventure ConsultantKamal Bhandari son of an Indian Civil servant was brought up and educated in Darjeeling. He is a graduate of Botany. Kamal has attained both basic and advance mountaineering course from The Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. Besides having acquired excellent results in Wilderness medical training, he is also trained in Community Medical Services which includes first aid.

He has been leading adventures tours in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, Tibet and Bhutan since 1999 for various Foreign Tour operators. His field of expertise lies in leading Himalayan treks, Mountaineering expeditions and Cultural tours. He has an excellent record from more than 1200 clients from different organizations from commercial tour operators to charity groups to the physically challenged.

Bhakta Dev Singh. - Trek Leader

Trek LeaderBhakta is from the Newar community which makes up the largest ethnic group in the Kathmandu valley. Newari people are skilled craftsman and the prolific and stunningly beautiful wood carving, metalwork, stone sculptures and temple structures in Kathmandu were created by Newars in 17th century.

Bhakta is a holder of a Diploma in Political Science and Economic.

His first job was the setting up of the Coca Cola factory in Chitwan. He spent 3 years there but found that the stress involved with working in that field didn't really suit him.

In 1989 he joined one of the jungle lodges in the Chitwan National Park as a trainee nature guide. I remained at the lodge for 11 years reaching the position of overall in-charge of operation of the lodge and all wildlife activities. He has spent 3 months in South Africa undergoing training is bush management with particular emphasis on the rhinoceros.

He has become a Tour leader since Oct 2000. Since then he has led many groups on many different itineraries in Nepal, India and Tibet.

Prasan Lama. Trek Leader

Trek LeaderPrasan was member of Nepal's junior soccer team in several tournaments as a teenager.

Prasan started out in the tourism sector as a white water river guide for a reputed Australian company. He has been involved in tourism since 1983. He was trained as a trek leader by Raj Tamang in 1992. He is the first to lead a exploration trek to Mount Saipal in 98. Only very few mountaineering expedition teams have been up that way in very remote Nepal's far west.

He was also in charge of managing the ground logistics for BBC's documentary on 2 paragliders' adventure to fly from the Far West end of Nepal to Pokhara. He had been leading treks for several International tour operators until 2005, he is now a proud member of the Responsible Adventures' family.

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