One of the leading agencies, Nepal Sanctuary Treks is a government-registered trekking company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and recognized by the Ministry of Tourism as well as the Ministry of Industry. We are an associate member of both the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). With a growing reputation, we specialize in organizing engaging school tours that meet the requirements of students who seek highly personalized itineraries. Well-known for our quality service, we ensure that the students get real value for their travel money. Our track record goes back to 1999 when we began organizing tours for various International Schools from Hong Kong, England, Australia, and the USA to their complete satisfaction.

We take pride in our fine-tuned tours that allow students to highlight their Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) and Interim week to meet the requirement of their syllabus of IB, Cambridge, or A ‘level through our wide range of programs: treks, wildlife safaris, white water rafting, mountain biking, culture and, pilgrimage tours, community work at orphanages and government schools in Nepal with inadequate facilities in remote areas without disturbing the pristine nature of the setting. Many years of experience have led us to provide well-planned trips at a reasonable price, keeping the arrangements hassle-free with safety as our priority and striving to provide the best service in town. Our specialty lies in handling school groups on special missions, keeping in mind the anxiety of parents and teachers when sending children away on such excursions. While the children are in our care, our top priority is naturally, their security. But despite all the precautions that need to be taken, we allow the students’ freedom to enjoy all the good things the spectacular Himalayas have in store for them.


Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased awareness of their strengths and areas for development
  • Undertaken new challenges
  • Planned and initiated activities
  • Worked collaboratively with others
  • Shown perseverance and commitment
  • Engaged with issues of global importance
  • Considered the ethical implications of their actions
  • Developed new skills

Our Aims:

The program aims to develop students who are:

  • Reflective thinkers – who understand their own strengths and limitations, identify goals and devise strategies for personal growth
  • Willing to accept new challenges and new roles
  • Aware of the fact that they are members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment they live in
  • Active participants in sustained, collaborative projects
  • Balanced—they enjoy and find significance in a range of activities that involve intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences.

Benefits of our program:

The program enables students to enhance their personal and inter-personal development through experiential learning. Our well-thought out programs are designed to be challenging but at the same time enjoyable, resulting in a personal journey of self-discovery. For many students, our activities prove to experience that is profoundly influential and life-changing. They soon came to realize that many of the facilities that they enjoy in their schools in the west are a luxury for students here in Nepal. But despite the poor infrastructure, our students seem happy and oblivious of what they are missing in terms of facilities, which in the west are taken for granted.

Our Team

Tulsi Gyawali

Tulsi Gyawali Managing Director

For the past thirty years, Tulsi Gyawali has played a vital role in Nepal’s tourism sector, particularly in promoting the country as a preferred destination for trekkers in American and European markets. As the Managing Director of Nepal Sanctuary Treks, he actively advocates for adventure treks, mountaineering, cycling, rafting, jungle safaris, and cultural tours in Nepal.

Tulsi’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality services, promoting sustainable tourism, and fostering ecological awareness has garnered the trust of travelers from America, Europe, and Asia. With extensive travel experiences in Asia, Europe, and North America, Tulsi possesses a thorough understanding of clients’ expectations within the tourism sector. Through his dedication and hard work, Nepal Sanctuary Treks has made significant strides, earning a reputable standing in the industry.

Prasant Thapa Rana

Prasant Thapa Rana General Manager

Prasant who got into tourism in his mid-thirties, has over 20 years of experience in the field. He’s well-versed in organizing adventure and cultural trips. For the past 15 years, he’s played a significant role in the company’s success. Currently, he holds the position of General Manager at Nepal Sanctuary Treks. His responsibilities include planning how everything runs, ensuring the right guides are assigned to the appropriate trips, and keeping the guides and other staff motivated.

Prasant collaborates with Tulsi to select the best vehicles for travel. He personally visits the places where people stay during trips, carefully choosing the best options for our clients. Especially in the Everest and Annapurna regions, he explores more upscale accommodations for our important clients. Prashant is known for his high energy level, and he’s a crucial and valued member of the team.



Pramila Shrestha

Pramila Shrestha Business Development/Sustainability Coordinator

In 2018, Pramila Shrestha started working at Nepal Sanctuary Treks as a Business Development and Sustainability Coordinator. She has a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism Management from Assumption University in Thailand. She is responsible for collaborating with management to devise business strategies and overseeing the implementation and management of sustainability initiatives.

Since 2014, Pramila has been working in hotels, including a famous wellness resort in Thailand. She’s great for our team because of her knowledge in Tourism Management and her strong desire to help the industry. Additionally, her extensive travels to countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom contribute to her global perspective and enrich her professional insights.

Purna Shrestha

Purna Shrestha Quality Control Officer

For the past decade, Purna Shrestha has served as a dedicated Quality Control Officer, working closely with Tulsi. His unwavering passion for his role involves meticulously organizing and ensuring the quality of food and trek equipment. Purna takes special care to provide the appropriate food and equipment for each trek, including essentials like tents, PAC (Portable Altitude Chamber), Oximeter, and satellite phones, along with other standard high-quality camping gear and supplies.

In addition to his responsibilities, Purna actively engages in researching sustainable suppliers for procurement. This reflects his commitment not only to quality but also to environmentally responsible practices. By seeking out sustainable sources, Purna contributes to the company’s efforts in promoting responsible and eco-friendly trekking experiences. His holistic approach ensures that the equipment and provisions not only meet high-quality standards but also align with principles of sustainability.

Hari Tharu

Hari Tharu Driver and Office Assistant

Hari Tharu is a highly versatile team member who has been with us for a decade. His primary responsibility involves welcoming guests at the airport and ensuring their smooth transfers to and from the hotel. Hari is known for his honesty and sincerity in carrying out his duties and responsibilities. Additionally, he provides valuable logistic support and conducts sightseeing tours around the city for our clients.

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