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Tulsi Gyawali

Tulsi Gyawali has been intimately connected with the tourism sector of Nepal for the past two and half decades, mainly promoting Nepal as a trekker's destination in the American & European markets.  He is the Managing Director of Nepal Sanctuary Treks which is involved in promoting adventure treks, mountaineering, cycling, rafting, jungle safaris and cultural tours in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and some parts of India.


With his uncompromising commitment to provide quality services, promoting responsible tourism and ecological awareness, he has earned the unwavering trust of American, European and Asian travelers.


Tulsi has widely traveled in Asia, Europe and North America and has a thorough understanding of clients’ expectation of services in tourism sector. Nepal Sanctuary Treks has gained significant mileage through his dedication and hard work.

Prashant Rana

Prashant in his mid-thirties has more that 15 years of experience in Tourism.  He has a sound knowledge of adventure and cultural tourism and is accredited with the successful operation of the Company over the last 10 years. He is currently General Manager of Nepal Sanctuary Treks and takes care of operations, allocation of the perfect guide for the selected trek or tour, guiding and motivating concerned  guides and operation personnel.

He also checks out the best fleet for transportation and frequently visits lodges along the trekking trail to check and identify the best in order to use them for our clients. He also visits  the more up market lodges in the Everest and Annapurna regions for use by our more demanding clients.


Purna Shrestha

Purna has been working as quality control officer for the last 10 years under the guidance of Tulsi.  He is very passionate in his job of sorting out quality food and trek equipment, makes sure to have the right food and equipment for each trek such as tents, PAC (Portable Altitude Chamber), Oxy-meter and satellite phones, with other regular high quality camping equipment and provisions.


Brian Whyte-Singh:

Brian has been involved in the many sectors of tourism  almost since its inception in Nepal.  Now semi-retired, he continues to work a little more slowly but is always there to guide us through when we find ourselves up against a wall.  Beginning  as a humble Communications clerk with the world renowned Pan American Airways while at college in Calcutta, he has worked his way through jungle lodges, lakeside resorts, 5-star hotel properties, trekking the  open regions of the Nepal Himalaya, Bhutan and Tibet, picking up a wealth of first hand experience and local lore which he willing shares with us and our clients, providing an in depth knowledge of the region concerned.


Sanctuary Crew

There are over 40 guides and supporting staff who are friendly, professional, and responsible, well trained having experience for years in providing customized services and speak very good English. They are trained first aiders and carry a comprehensive First Aid kit. They are talented and know how to cope with mountains and how to capably deal with rescue services should an emergency arise. They are always by your side,  making  sure trip is everything and more than you expect.

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I've been trekking & climbing in Nepal for many years and Nepal Sanctuary treks is without doubt the best agency I have used. Tulsi, Prashant and other staff worked hard to ensured that our trip to the Khumbu Himal was one of the most memorable. Our thanks to you all. We're looking forward to seeing you all again in 2016.

Ray D Voorburg, The Netherlands