About Us

Posted by Andy on Tuesday, September 7, 2010

iTrekNepal

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. 


 

Rick Nooft, Nepal and USA

Director and Adventure Advisor

Rick photo

Phone: +1-970-343-2565
Email: click here

Background

After a 12 year career in banking Rick left the sunny shores of Australia to work for iTrekNepal full-time. Shree and Rick partnered together after the 2015 Nepal earthquake to provide disaster relief to remote villages across the country and this partnership has continued with the management of iTrek.

Originally from the U.S., Rick loves to hike and has travelled extensively throughout the world. In 2011 he and his wife thru-hiked the 3,500 km Appalachian trail in the eastern United States but still firmly believes “it’s about the smiles, not the miles.”

Rick oversees the daily operations of iTrekNepal, working closely with our staff in Bhaktapur. He and his staff are very knowledgeable about all aspects of trekking in Nepal and are always available to answer any questions our guests may have about planning and preparation for their treks.

When Rick is not in Nepal during the trekking seasons he now resides in Colorado, USA with his wife Bec, who also works with iTrek as guest services manager.


 

Shree Prasad Koju

Operations Manager and Adventure Advisor – Nepal

Phone: (977) 984-1334375
Email: click here

Background
In addition to overseeing our Nepal operations Shree is a very experienced Nepal cultural guide who is renowned for exceeding company guidelines to insure that iTrek guests are as happy as possible every moment they are in Nepal.

He has worked in tourism for 10 years and is certified by the the Nepal Tourism Board as a “Heritage of Nepal” City guide as well as being a member of ECO tourism association.

Shree was the Nepal national champion in gymnastics for 10 years and currently coaches the sport

 

Office Manager – Jyoti Pradhan

 

Email: click here


 

Rebecca Nooft

Guest Services Manager

Bec

Email: click here

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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 Shresta

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


 

Guides Information

Phurtiman Tamang

   Hometown/region: Solukhumbu

   Education: Higher Secondary

   Trek guide experience: 18 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 6 

   Trekking specialty:Everest region and peak climbs

 


Ranjan Jyakhow

   Hometown/region: Bhaktapur

   Education: Higher Secondary

   Trek guide experience: 5 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 4

   Trekking specialty: Annapurna region

 


Santa Ghale

   Hometown/region: Bhorle-1, Rasuwa

   Education: Higher Secondary

   Trek guide experience: 10 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 7

   Trekking specialty: Everest  and Manaslu regions

 


Kumar Magar

   Hometown/region: Tanahun

   Education: Higher Secondary

   Trek guide experience: 10 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 6

   Trekking specialty: Everest Region

 


Dilman Ghale

   Hometown/region: Solukhumbu

   Education: Higher Secondary

   Trek guide experience: 14 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 5

   Trekking specialty: Annapurna and Everest  region 

 


Sonam Sherpa

   Hometown/region: Beni-2,Solukhumbu

   Education: Higher Secondary

   Trek guide experience: 5 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 5

   Trekking specialty: Everest and Annapurna regions 

 


Suman Koju

   Hometown/region: Byashi, Bhaktapur

   Education: Higher Secondary

   Trek guide experience: 2 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 4

   Trekking specialty: Annapurna region and Kathmandu Valley

 


Tika Magar

   Hometown/region: Solukhumbu

   Education: Self-taught

   Trek guide experience: 12 years

   Years with iTrekNepal: 1

   Trekking specialty: Everest region, Kanchenjunga, Makalu

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Guest Services Representatives

ITrekNepal staff members plan and manage every aspect of our guests’ trekking itinerary with great care, from the minute you arrive until we bid farewell. Our guest service representatives in Nepal and the U.S. are always available to help you plan an ideal adventure holiday. 

 

Jyoti

 


 

Technical Services Co-ordinator

Sabina