iTrekNepal team and Family

The mission of iTrekNepal since its inception has been to provide a higher level of quality and care than has ever been available to trekkers in Nepal. These high standards are reflected in the quality and dedication of our employees and the quality of accommodations, transportation, food and all the other services that we provide on every trek.

Our local office and experienced guiding staff in Nepal insures that you will have a genuine, Nepali-style, full-service trek. You also have immediate access by e-mail or phone to our staff of Nepal trekking experts who can answer any question about trekking in Nepal and help you plan your trip.

ITrekNepal is the only Nepal trekking company based in Bhaktapur, a beautiful World Heritage city just outside Kathmandu. Guests staying with us in Bhaktapur will find a peaceful refuge from the clamor of Kathmandu, with easy access to both the Nepal countryside and central Kathmandu.

iTrekNepal Office Staff
iTrekNepal Office Staffs

Top left to right:
Jyoti Pradhan, Urmila Jadhari, Sabina Joshi, Narendra Malla, Andrew Leonard, Shree Prasad Koju, Nani (Rondi Leonard)

iTrekNepal Guide Staff

Our guides are dedicated to iTrekNepal and are the most important members of our company. All ITrekNepal guides are specially trained by the Nepal Academy of Tourism Management (NATM) and licensed by the Nepal Ministry of Tourism. More importantly they are a lot of fun to be with and are devoted to ensuring that you have a fantastic trekking experience.

iTrekNepal Guides

Top row left to right:
Phurtiman Tamang (PM), Santa Gale, Kumar Magar, Ranjan Jyakhow, Sanjay Shrestha

Bottom row left to right:
Yudhaa Magar, Sonam Sherpa, Bir Magar, Suman Koju, Rajesh Prajapati

Read more about our individual guides on the links below:

Trekking Outlook 2015/2016

The April earthquake in central Nepal had a devastating impact on two of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal. The Langtang Valley trek was the victim of a massive landslide that has closed that trekking route, at least for tea house trekking. A new trail has been cut through the landslide area which will make it possible to do camping treks there until the lodges are rebuilt sometime next year.

ITrekNepal trekkers near Mt. Everest  - October 2015

ITrekNepal trekkers near Mt. Everest - October 2015

The Manaslu region was also severely affected although not as badly as Langtang. The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum valley treks are closed for now for regular trekking but should reopen for organized tea house treks in the spring. The Everest region had some quake damage but reconstruction of the trails and lodges was very quick and the region is back to normal. We have already had a several groups enjoy successful treks to Everest Base Camp and crossing some of the high passes. The Annapurna region was minimally affected by the earthquakes and all the major routes including the Circuit and Base Camp treks are in good shape. We have already had several groups complete treks to Annapurna Base Camp this season. All other parts of Nepal are open for trekking, including the Kathmandu Valley, Makalu, and Rara Lake.

ITrekNepal guest from Denmark on Annapurna Circuit Trek - October 2015
ITrekNepal guest from Denmark on Annapurna Circuit Trek – October 2015

With the help of the New Hope Society and donations from many of our friends around the world, the ITrekNepal has helped the families of our guides and porters to build shelters in their villages where they will reside while their homes are being rebuilt. The ITrekNepal guides and porters are now safe and secure, and are looking forward to the opportunity to start trekking again.

Lodging and Transportation in Nepal 2016

Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara were not seriously damaged by the earthquakes. When the fuel shortage abates the level of comfort and services in these areas should return to the previous standards. The major roads in the Kathmandu valley and to Pokhara and Chitwan are also in good shape with buses running on limited schedules.

All domestic flights are on their regular schedules. If you are planning to arrive in Nepal this year you can check with us on the current fuel and transportation situation.

View from Bhaktapur Paradise

View from Bhaktapur Paradise

Our guests who have already completed treks with us this fall have enjoyed the traffic-free cities and peaceful solitude in the mountains. In many ways this is the best time ever to visit Nepal.

Please feel free to contact Andrew or Shree by email, skype: itreknepal or andrew-itreknepal or phone any time if you have any questions or would like to have us arrange a Nepal trek, volunteer assignment or tour.