Royal Himalayan Holidays
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Rajesh Dharel

Office Manager

Mr. Rajesh Dharel was born and raised in Tripurasundari, Dhading District, Bagmati Province, Nepal, on April 7, 1983, located in the Central Region of Nepal and about a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu. He spent most of his childhood in the village until moving to Kathmandu in 1998. Carrying his deep interest in the tourism sector, on the eve of the Visit Nepal 1998 campaign, he started working as a trekking porter, assistant guide, and trekking guide simultaneously. 

His deep interest in the trekking field from an early age, strong self-confidence, hard work, and 20 years of work experience have helped him to realize his dreams and possibilities in this profession. For that purpose, he is cooperating in the service by giving information about various places he has experienced by traveling throughout the different parts of Nepal. 

With the required knowledge and expertise, he is the Operation Incharge at Royal Himalayan Holidays. And is responsible for managing all aspects of travel operations, including reservations, ticketing, travel coordination, and customer support. All in all, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. 

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Sahas Itani

Operation Incharge

Born and raised in the picturesque district of Dhading, Nepal, Mr. Sahas Itani has always had a deep appreciation for nature. His childhood was spent exploring and learning from the stunning surroundings. Currently pursuing a master's degree in travel and tourism, he has dedicated himself to this dynamic industry for over 5 years.

Driven by his passion for turning challenges into opportunities, Mr. Itani set out on a journey to discover the hidden treasures of Nepal. With visits to over 25 districts under his belt, he has personally witnessed the untapped potential and natural beauty that Nepal possesses. He firmly believes that through travel and tourism, he can not only grow personally but also showcase Nepal's vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes to the rest of the world.

Having obtained his trekking guide license in 2022 and tour guide license in 2023, Mr. Itani is now thrilled to collaborate with Royal Himalayan Holidays. With his fresh knowledge and experience, he aims to create unique and exhilarating travel experiences for customers seeking adventure in Nepal. 

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Hari Dharel

Managing Director, Founder

Mr. Hari Prasad Dharel is a travel and trekking entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry. He is the Honorary Consul of Denmark to Nepal and has been contributing to strengthening diplomatic and commercial ties between the two countries. Also, as the former chairman of the Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA), he has been supporting the Government of Nepal in promoting mountain safety. 

Additionally, he is actively involved in social work in various capacities, for example, he is a life member and general member of several organizations such as the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). As a president of the Nepal Climbing Sport Association (NCSA) - the national governing authority for sport climbing in Nepal, Mr. Dharel has been promoting sports tourism nationally, regionally, and internationally. He is also a former General Secretary of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) - an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the country.

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Barsha Dharel

Managing Director, Co-founder

Ms. Barsha Dharel is an avid traveler. In the past 15 years, she has lived in Europe, America, and South Asia. Her passion for the travel and tourism sector has led to her co-founding Royal Himalayan Holidays, where she advocates for sustainability and eco-tourism.

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Lakpa Dorji Sherpa

Climbing Guide, Trekking Guide

Mr. Lakpa Dorji Sherpa has been working in the mountaineering industry for 21 years, and the trekking industry for 18 years. A resident of Solukhumbu, Juving, Mr. Sherpa has received training in various courses, such as; a Basic mountaineering course, High mountain rescue, Rock level one, and Helicopter Marcelling. He became a licensed trekking guide in 2018.

With the help of various training and his know-how of the Himalayas and the terrain, he has successfully guided mountaineers, trekkers, and tourists to their destinations. His experience in expeditions includes Mt. Everest summit, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak, and Mera Peak. And now working together with Royal Himalayan Holidays, he is elated to deliver great service and knowledge of Nepal to you! 

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Sarala Nepal

Trekking and Tour Guide

Namaste, I am Sarala Nepal from Nuwakot. A professional English-speaking trekking and tour guide working with Royal Himalayan Holidays to deliver satisfactory trips to our customers. 

My career began in the tourism field in 2013. However, I always had a longing to stay close to nature, the mountains, rivers, and forests. Meet new people and develop and strengthen relations with the local community. To attain this dream, I left my office job and started working as a trekking and tour guide in 2018. I have guided several trekking groups through various trekking trails including the Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang, Annapurna Circuit, and so on. 

I am very much looking forward to guiding more trekkers and tourists throughout Nepal and showcasing our beautiful and unique culture which will make you want to come back for more!

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Tendu Sherpa

Climbing Guide, Trekking Guide

Mr. Tendu Sherpa is an energetic and hardworking climbing and trekking guide with several years of experience in accompanying clients throughout the mountainous and hilly regions of Nepal.

With excellent communication, time management, organizing, and problem-solving skills, he has been guiding tourists within the designated time frames and through different seasons. Mr. Sherpa has successfully summited Mera Peak, Mount Everest (North & South), as well as years list as a climbing guide (SARDAR).

The Royal Himalayan Holidays is delighted to have Mr. Sherpa on board and eager to provide our clients with exceptional customer service and a delightful travel experience with the help of our determined team!  

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Art representing various natural and cultutal heritages of Nepal