leading the way in nepal

nepal groupThe magnificence of the Himalayas goes hand-in-hand with the kindness of the Nepalese and Intrepid’s local leaders get great satisfaction from introducing you to both. Abhi Shrestha has loved being a group leader in Nepal for over 4 years and it’s clear why…

“I came into this line of work, principally, to quench my passion for travelling and to be in the mountains. The Himalayas have always fascinated me, from the day I first gazed at them and was taken aback by their pristine snow-clad beauty. Something about these amazing mountains upholds my belief that they are living and breathing beings luring us towards them. Look at them, in solitude, glistening on a moonlit night and feel them speaking to you – and you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

I’ve always been a people person – always enjoying making new friends and sharing times with all sorts of characters and personalities. Taking up the challenge of understanding and pleasing people is what makes my job all the more stimulating. More than anything, the bond between a group during the course of a trek is something that can be hard to experience elsewhere in a lifetime. Sharing the ups and downs of rigorous trekking is amazing and a big motivating factor.

In a nutshell, I love the great outdoors and spending time with people, so the reasons are all too clear why I love and value my work. I hope to continue to do what I love until the day my knees give in!”

Tour Nepal with Intrepid on trips like these great small group adventures:
Langtang – 16 days ex Kathmandu, including teahouse trek
Annapurna Base Camps – 28 days ex Kathmandu, including teahouse trek

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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