We’re thrilled to announce that two Intrepid local leaders have been named as finalists in the prestigious 2017 Wanderlust World Guide Awards.
Travellers sent thousands of nominations to Wanderlust magazine recounting outstanding experiences they have enjoyed courtesy of their guides over the past year. The judges have whittled those entries down to just eight guides from around the world, including two wonderful Intrepid local leaders. They are:
Dinesh KC, Nepal
Dinesh (pictured above), a native of Nepal’s Everest region, has worked as an Intrepid guide for 11 years, starting as a porter before becoming a group leader. A testimonial in his nomination for the awards says that an ability to create togetherness is Dinesh’s greatest attribute. Traveller Matthew Gates said: “He made us feel like a family after just a few days, a wonderful dynamic that made my trip so much more special.”
Khalid Lamlih, Morocco
Khalid grew up in Morocco’s Atlas mountains and has been an Intrepid local leader for three years. Nominating Khalid for the World Guide Awards, Wanderlust says: “Khalid loves showing visitors his home country, and still has a burning passion for meeting people from all corners of the world.” If you want some proof of that, read this profile, in which Khalid explains: “Travellers change my life and I change theirs.”
The World Guide Awards, now in its 12th year, will be judged by an esteemed panel of experts, with previous judges including Bill Bryson and Michael Palin. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at London’s Royal Geographical Society on 5 October 2017.
Wanderlust is calling everyone and anyone who has travelled with either Dinesh or Khalid to head over to worldguideawards.com and leave a testimonial about your experiences with them before 23 June 2017.
Alternatively, you can send an email to email@example.com with the name of the nominee in the subject line.