Founder directors Tilak B. Lama and Dilli B. Gurung have proven records of achievements in organizing and leading treks, tours and other special interest package trips + office management in their uninterrupted career in travel and tourism fields. All our field staff, cooks and guides are not only trained and certified but, also get regular refresher courses. Our guides speak many languages – English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish in addition to local and other regional languages. The Himaland team is well organized with a perfect combination of 25 years long working experiences and high academic & management knowledge led by Tilak Lama. As a result, the Himaland as a trek/tour operator is well known for professional and personalized service for over 15 years.
Tilak B Lama:
Tilak B Lama born in a remote mountain village of Nepal – Kavre and started tourism professional career by working in the outdoor trips as an assistant-trekking-guide in 1983. Since then, he has been working continuously in travel trade industry in different capacities – trekking guide, tour officer, accountant, holiday trip expert and so on. Combined with extensive field trip experiences on trek and tours in many parts of Nepal, Tibet and India and a long working experience on office management in executive levels plus higher academic background – MBA, a university degree enriched his knowledge & skill which have been valuable in leading the Himaland team and the company to cater professional and personalized service to the Western tourists. He speaks five languages; Tamang, Nepali, English, German and Hindi.
Opportunity to travel extensively in Europe, America, South East Asia and South Asia has given him lots of experience to have insight knowledge about people of different cultural, social and economic backgrounds and moreover, many different ways of life around the world. His extensive traveling gave him a chance of experiencing needs and interests of a traveler or a tourist in different situations. This understanding in fact, has been one of the important skills to satisfy the varied needs of different clients.
He is actively involved in important tourism associations like; TAAN, NMA, STN – NTB, NCA and other organizations in different positions – president, general secretary, executive member and core member. The Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Government of Nepal appoints him as tourism expert. Mr Lama's contribution towards innovative product development, responsible and sustainable tourism, policy formulation etc. has established himself not only as a leader but, also as a tourism expert in Nepal.
Dilli B Gurung:
Dilli B Gurung also born in and grown up in the rugged and remote district of Nepal – Solukhumbu where Mt. Everest stands skyhigh is one of the founder directors. His tryst with trekking started in 1985 and has been working non stop in deferent capacities in the trekking and mountaineering field. He has guided numerous trek groups especially from Europe on countless trek routes of Nepal and Tibet. His mountaineering training and long experience on high altitude treks have made him successful in climbing several peaks in the Himalaya and European Alps . Mr Gurung's first-hand experience on many remote trek routes has made him an expert on programming unique trek itineraries. Mr Gurung has also gained experiences working in Austria and has a good knowledge about quality service. He is fluent in four languages.
An important part of a successful trekking or an expedition is service of the field staff. We are proud of our long experienced and well motivated staff- guides, cooks, assistants and porters. To name a few of them; Ratna, Pemba, Bhakta, Buddha, Damaising, Niru, Lalsingh, Kanchha, Norbu, Pasang, Kalu, Serkyang, Laldoj and on... Some of them have experiences of more than 25 years. They are on duty and attentive to your overall welfare round the clock while on the trips. To keep their skills and knowledge upgraded, we provide them regularly different kind of trainings on safety, hygiene, guiding, cooking, mountaineering, first-aid, environment etc.
Our out-door camping equipment: tents (sleeping, kitchen, dining, toilet ), chairs, tables, sleeping bags, utensils etc. are of the best available quality, up to date and well maintained. We work together with our mountaineers/climbers to make best choice.