September 2008

Posted by Andy on Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Itreknepal a Nepal Trekking Company

As we move toward the winter trekking season here at iTrekNepal, we are offering more new, exciting adventures than ever before! Our Nepali staff is the most experienced and talented ever, and ready to assure our guests the most enjoyable, memorable and safest trekking adventures in Nepal. Take a moment and check out our website for our unsurpassed selection of unique, quality treks.

   Parent Company iTrek Group HK Receives Equity Funding

In early September our parent company iTrek Group HK announced the completion of a significant round of equity funding, led by private investment firms Lucky Developments and Gramercy Ventures.

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   iTrekNepal Moves to Bhaktapur

In the past year we’ve made several improvements to our operations to allow us to serve our guests better than ever. Among these changes are we have moved our Nepal office and operations to the World Heritage city of Bhaktapur, eight miles east of Kathmandu.

Many iTrekNepal guests have stayed with us at the Bhaktapur Sanctuary Lodge on the hillside just outside the town, away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur offers beautiful scenery and quiet evenings, while also being close to a thriving town rich in Nepali culture.
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   Moving Forward with New iTrekNepal Management

We have recently brought on new staff in Nepal to manage our growth and improvements. Hari Bhuju is our new trekking operations manager, working closely with our customer service management. We have also hired several new guides and implemented a comprehensive training program for all of the iTrek guide staff to ensure their professionalism and total commitment to customer service.

Ambir Garung, our former director of trekking operations, has left the company. We are very proud to announce that Ujjwal Shrestha has joined iTrek as our Nepal company director, responsible for overseeing all of the operations in the region. Ujjwal is a very successful and respected business owner in Nepal who brings considerable management experience and expertise to our operations in Nepal.

   Introducing New iTrekAsia Team Members

We are pleased to announce these additions to our team operations:

Nick Clayton
Nick Clayton joins the iTrek Group’s board of directors as a major investor. Nick has a track record of taking successful small companies to the next level, and helping them sustain growth and profitability.

Amy Swartz
Amy Swartz joins iTrek Group’s board of directors, having successfully co-founded Gramercy Venture Advisors. Her wide range of management skills and experience will be invaluable in helping us grow.

Trapp Lewis
Trapp Lewis also joins the iTrek Group board of directors. Trapp, is currently supporting Yahoo! ’s global sales efforts in Southeast Asia. Trapp is a former executive with both Global Sources and, brings extensive knowledge of the online media marketplace.

For more information about new iTrekAsia team members, click here.

   Featured Blog Post: Mustang and the Kingdom of Lo by Leigh Wilson

In early July this year I took many of our Nepali team on a thank you trip to the “forbidden” Kingdom of Lo. The Kingdom of Lo in the Mustang Region of Nepal is one of the most remote kingdoms on earth. One of the few remaining authentic Tibetan cultures still left in the world, the northern part of this astounding kingdom is open to a small number of permit holders each year. Sheltered by such massive Himalayan peaks as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Mustang is a rugged moonscape of walled monasteries, windy plains and towns that time forgot. Read more about this unforgettable destination here.

   Featured iTrek Video: Annapurna Hot Springs

Take a look at the Tatapani Hot Springs and enjoy a peek at the stunning vista that is the Annapurna massif.


   Featured Hotspot: Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu

An outstanding example of how tourism and cultural preservation can go hand-in-hand, this UNESCO Heritage Award-winning building has also been described as both a palace and a museum. The magnificence of The Dwarika’s is its buildings of intricate carved wood and terracotta work. Every brick is handmade and every piece of woodwork a centuries-old original. Dwarika’s is a remarkable blend of old style charm and modern comfort. Facilities & Services: 74 Deluxe rooms, swimming pool, massage, restaurants and bars.

   What Our iTrekNepal Guests are Saying:

“I just wanted to let you know that I had a great trek with your company and especially enjoyed having Santa as a guide. He was the best guide I could have asked for, his intimate knowledge of the mountains and the culture was fantastic and he shared so many great stories with us that I will not soon forget. I could not have asked for anything better, the service was excellent and all the people I met were very friendly. I just wanted to thank you for making my first trip to Nepal a very memorable one. I am definitely going to have to make plans to go back again.”

Michael M. – U.S.A.

“Overall our experience with iTrek was great. I love that you guys are flexible and accommodating with all our schedules and that you specialize in Nepal travel. We also very much appreciate that iTrek gives back to Nepal.”

Winnie C. – Singapore

“Just wanted to take a moment and let you know what a great experience Michelle and I had. Everything was perfect, starting from the pickup at the airport, over ground support in Kathmandu, to transport to Pokhara and back. The (Annapurna) trek itself was the experience of a lifetime. Santa was the perfect guide and our porters worked incredibly hard to make our vacation the ultimate adventure. Let me say that I am very impressed with your organization and would definitely recommend iTrek to anyone looking for the best team to work with for trekking in Nepal. I feel that we had the best guides compared to other travelers we’ve talked to, and it was great to know that Santa had everything planned perfectly as far as the accommodations were concerned. It was great to see that we had no issues whatsoever, in contrast to other trekkers, who were battling communication problems and struggled to comprehend the itinerary. I must say it was worth every penny, and I feel good knowing that you are working to support the Nepalese community of trekking guides so professionally.

Marc M. – USA

  Have Questions/Need Help?

If you have any questions about trekking in Nepal or would like to have us design a custom trek itinerary for you please don’t hesitate to contact us directly:

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