Dear all Valuable Visitors,
Namaste and Greetings From Nepal!!
My name is Dammaru Niraula. I am from Kathmandu, Nepal, and have been working as a freelance trekking guide in the Himalaya of Nepal for the past 22 years. I am a registered trekking guide with an authorized government office of Nepal and have a license to guide foreigners in the mountain regions of Nepal. I have been associated with the tourism industry from 1988 and initially began work as a porter in this sector. After working as a porter for 2 years I had an opportunity to work as an assistant cook in the same field. Then after some years of experience in this sector, I began work as an assistant guide.
I then completed a two month course in trekking guide training from the authorized body of His Majesty’s Government of Nepal (now Nepali Government), which eventually helped me to become a permanent trekking guide. I also studied to become fluent in English language as well. I have also completed a Japanese language course. Now I am capable of speaking both the English and Japanese language. I have been guiding foreigners professionally as a registered trekking guide since 1990 and I have spent the past 18 years as a specialized trekking guide in the mountains of Nepal.
My professional working relationship with trekking agencies follows: I was associated with Himalayan Holidays Trekking Pvt. Ltd, Kathmandu as a full time employee and served in the field of operation for about 10 years. During my ten year with Himalayan Holidays I had an immense opportunity to develop my professional competencies in the field of operations and learnt how to provide high-quality services to the clients to satisfy them thereby making their trip a very memorable one. I must admit I am shrewd enough to know that if the clients’ are happy with our services, beyond all doubt, they can give a very positive recommendation about our services to those who intend to visit Nepal. As time passed I worked as a part time employee in this company, and am still employed by them, but I have the flexibility to start my own trekking office within this organization and have been working as a freelance guide.
I have led many treks in different regions of Nepal: Everest Region, Langtang Region, Annapurna Region, Lower Mustang Region, etc. Thus, I can confidently state that I am extremely familiar with these regions; I am also acquainted with the general history of Nepal, local flora and fauna, culture and traditions of various ethnic groups of Nepal including environmental issues of the areas popular for trekking.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is always a major concern during high altitude treks. Any negligence may be dangerous to the trekkers suffering from mountain sickness. I am aware with mountain sickness and its symptoms and hence I have been successful in timely rescue of the trekkers suffering from such sickness.
Nepal is famous for different kind of adventurous activities. However around 80% of total tourist who visit Nepal come for trekking. Basically two types of activities are organized, namely 1) Tea House Trek 2) Camping/Tented/Organized Trek. In the tea house trek we accommodate in local tea houses including all meals in local lodges. Unlike tea house trek, in the camping trek we accommodate in tents and the foods are cooked and served by the Kitchen team.
Before concluding, I would like to reiterate that the vast majority of my clients have been very pleased to have my companionship as their guide. For more information, please feel free to Google my website and check out my testimonials for more details. I am always keen to offer personalized services to all of my valuable clients in very competitive rates. I vouch to exert my best for you, your families, friends, relative’s lifetime memorable trip in my care and guidance. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any information or if you have any queries regarding any kind of treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Please remember I am always there to assist you in everyway that I possibly can.
Once again Namaste and best regards to you all!!
Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…
Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…
Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…
I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769…
My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…
Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.
My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.
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