Namaste and greetings from the Himalayan country of Nepal.
To help you get to know me better. I would like to tell you a little about myself and how I became a trekking guide.
I am unmarried and live in Pokhara. My home village where I grow up is called Serachour and is in the region of the Annapurna Himalayan. My family still lives there.
My first trekking work was being a porter in 2004. I trained with the Pokhara Tourism Training Centre and his majesty’s government of Nepal Ministry of Culture Tourism Civil Aviation to become a professional governmental licensed guide. My guide training consisted of two parts.1- the theoretical course lasted for three months and provided the general information mainly about the topography, culture, scenery the history zoology, first aid, training with board information how to recognize and treat altitude sickness, rescue and other associated topics and 2- After the theoretical part that was 45 days in length include rock climbing as well as camping organization.
I started to work for a company first as an assistance guide accompanying with a senior group leaders after many trips into various regions.
I escorted my first group as a senior guide in 2007. This is my 10 years as either a senior guide of independent trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal.
I became an independent guide because during the period I worked as a guide for other trekking companies. I saw a lot mishandling of clients
and trekking staff because of the tight competition among trekking agencies. Working independently was a risky decision for me because big companies are able to attract many tourists through their advertisement. Being an independent trekking guide I am able to work directly with my clients and provide them quality services. I emphasis to have clear understanding between us while having adventure and I will jointly plan your visit and trek together via email and through these email we will also become friends.
Your safety and well being are at the top of my priority. I will create a trek or tour that meets both interests and needs. I am able to handle all the logistic of your trip from meeting you at the airport to make reservations at guest house/hotel arranging bus and air transportation and most importantly to over see every details of trek in our amazing mountains. It is importance in Nepal be everything you want it to be.
Please write to me if you have more questions about me that I have not addressed here in this little piece about me. (DAMODAR ADHIKARI, ANKIT.)